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Musings from the Laundromat: OINTB, Too Chatty & Still Craving that Burger Edition.

I feel like a mini-monster.

I haven’t seen glaucoma man in weeks – due to coming late or doing laundry on different days.  He’s here, and he wanted to catch up and I just needed him to stop talking.

I started doing that ‘slowly inch away from the person shuffle’ but my hints were not received.

I adore him.   But I’m tired.  We still managed to cover everything from Jackpots to Blood Pressure to Talent – before I made it to my table.

I literally woke up after less than 6 hours of sleep  – with a raging Orange Is the New Black binge hangover.  Blurred vision, theme song repeating in my head – stumbled to the bathroom and brushed my teeth.


If you’re a fan, I won’t put any spoilers here – but I WILL say that after an amazing Season 1, then (for me) a disappointing Season 2 – this latest Season hit it out of the park.

To my honey’s credit – he watched every single second of all 13 episodes with me.

Made sushi this weekend – and yesterday morning.

It’s VERY cheap to make!  And easy.  I taught Jim how to do it and he became quite the pro – didn’t even use a rolling mat.



SO a plate full of sushi and fresh coffee and then our Netflix marathon ensued!

Our original breakfast was to be sausage and eggs …. I bought 4 garlic/onion pork sausages –  but after my last post, didn’t think that chowing down on pork was the best route to take.  ALTHOUGH … they are already in the house, and defrosted, and we can’t be wasting money or food.

Ok! Ok, I’m still craving meat.


But I have been good.

And I’m REALLY going to try to stick to the no cow or pig diet.

I’m on the fence about chicken … and definitely still plan to eat fish.

Baby steps.

Like shuffling away from a conversation in a laundromat, I’m inching away from the meat.

Musings from the Laundromat: Mens razors vs womens razors


I have always held the belief that the razor industry has been screwing us gals.

We shave more skin footage than men (is ‘skin footage’ a thing?  It is now) we also have curvier ‘bits’ than men (ie: ankle bone) … and don’t play the ‘but the face is more sensitive’ card with me either – we all know we women shave areas FAR more sensitive than a face.  And yeah, as we age, on occasion, we shave OUR faces too.

I remember a time women would get 2 blades versus men’s 3.  Then the razor companies stepped up their game and when men got 4, count ’em FOUR blades, we eventually got 3 – and so on.

The problem with the ‘ladies’ razors is – THEY DON’T BLOODY WORK!  Well, they DO bloody us.

And when we’re nicked, and that first spray of water hits our tiny wound, shower water suddenly transforms into lemon water.  This, I am certain, is a scientific fact.


So you try the ‘safety blades’.  You know the ones – they have those little vertical wires across the already ridiculously ineffective horizontal blades.


Look how happy this woman is shaving ….


She even drew a happy face into her shaving cream, you know why she was able to?  Because the blades are so dull there was no danger. And GAWD! Don’t get me started on shaving cream!  Too late.

I don’t WANT perfumed, expensive gels or foams on my leg.  Especially when a blade and skin is involved.  Who in their right mind wants fragrance involved in a skin nick?


Plain old $1 Barbasol works for me – never mind paying triple for gel that is going to leave my shaved parts itchy.


‘Designed for the way a woman shaves’.  What does that mean?

Men apparently shave WITH the grain of their facial hair growth, but not on the neck.

Well, I’m here to tell you that there are parts we shave with the grain, and parts we don’t.  So I really don’t know wha the big difference is.

I do know one difference.  The price of the flipping razors.

We’re screwed there too.

I just stopped buying women’s razors all together and got better results and less financial hemorrhaging to boot.

Won’t be long before they start selling tiny little squares of toilet paper geared toward women to put on their curvy cut bits.  And the crazy thing is – there are women who would buy them!

And they’d be twice as expensive as toilet paper!

Stop the maddness!  And give us ladies a razor that works – for the same price as a man’s one!