Wednesday, January 16, 2008

At my mother's request (yes, she is still the boss of me even at age 24) I am posting some more videos of Max. As you can see, I'm not the only one obsessed with him. :)

Monday, January 14, 2008

Spreading a little Max joy

Some videos of my adorable nephew Max. I got to spend the entire weekend with him. He brings me so much joy every time I'm around him. Maybe he'll make you smile too. :)

Saturday, January 12, 2008

A little Lysol goes a long way

I just don't understand why people don't provide air fresheners in their home bathrooms. It's almost as if they want others to know what you've done in there. The worst is when you know someone else is out there waiting to go in the bathroom when you've finished. On the one hand, if they're waiting outside of the door, they probably know how long you've been in there so there's really no point in trying to partially cover the smell. On the other hand, it would be nice to have something like roses or fresh cotton for the next occupant to smell in addition to the other smell so that it doesn't seem quite as strong. Some people carry pocket-sized air fresheners in their purse for this very reason. Unfortunately, I am not one of those people. For as much as I enjoy planning my every move and every possible outcome, you would think I would be well equipped for just about any situation. That was not the case one tragic morning. I had been in the bathroom for so long, that someone actually came and knocked on the door to make sure it was actually occupied. That's such an awkward situation when someone knocks on the bathroom door and you're in there. What is the appropriate response? I never know what to say. On this morning I decided to say "Yes?" The knocker immediately apologized and she went back to waiting. I knew time was now of the escence so I needed to hurry things along. I was troubled knowing that as soon as she walked in she would know what I had been doing, and because no air fresheners had been provided, there was no way for me to even attempt to mask the smell. Or was there? As I was washing my hands I decided to get creative. Why not sprinkle hand soap around the room in order to have a slight smell of lilacs? Seemed like a great idea. That is until I was walking out and noticed I had left water drops all over the toilet. Great. Now I look like I not only took 10 minutes in the bathroom, but I also got pee all over the seat and didn't even bother to clean it up. What had seemed like a good idea at the time now seems to have made the situation worse. I frantically wipe the seat down with toilet paper and exit the facilities. Much to my surprise no one was standing outside waiting. I had taken so long they gave up. I got off the hook this time, but next time I might not be so lucky. I encourage everyone to provide air fresheners in their bathrooms so that no one else has to experience this high level of stress.