So, I'm back in Kuwait now (sniffle, whimper, booo hoooo). Some trivial information I discovered while I was in Virginia:
Use a spatula to tuck in sheets while making the bed. I learned this while on my 4th or 5th visit to Bed Bath and Beyond. They have everything you never knew you needed - and MORE. Display Dude was making a very tight bed using a spatula. Who knew? Great idea for those who don't want to hurt their finger nails (and don't have a maid. Seriously?? In Kuwait? Who doesn't have a khadama?? Yeh. Tell her to use a spatula.) I think the one thing my dad (God rest his soul) kept from his time in the Navy was making a tight bed. You could bounce a quarter off his bed. And yet, I don't believe he ever used a spatula. The man was an artist.
Use sunblock. Okay, everybody knows this one but I'm an idiot and decided that I could go up against my year-round-brown sister, a Professional Tanner, and spend time with her in the pool. What WAS I thinking? I'm a frick-in lobster. One minute I'm shivering uncontrollably; the next I'm leaving a pool of sweat in the middle of my matress. This sucks and is one of the reasons I NEVER go out in the sun. I don't care if I'm pasty white. The men over here like that and I'm going to be wrinkle free (Botox) when I'm 90.
AFR is the abbreviation of "Accidental Fecal Release." I learned this on an episode of "Undercover Boss" (which I LOVE) when a female CEO of a chain of resorts was asked to clean one up from the bottom of a pool. I believe I will find many uses for "AFR" within conversation; I just don't know how yet.
Along the lines of turds....
If you have a big dog and you have to shovel poop (not that it would ever happen in Kuwait because you can just get your "guy" to do that): Coat the shovel front and back with WD40. It makes for easy on/easy off. I guess the same could be done with horse poop.
So obviously, I have more to write about, but I'm going to save it for later. Next post....