I never had thought about the fact that we talk more about sex with teenagers and not relationships. And relationships are so complicated and difficult to navigate. Hopefully parents are having these conversations with their kids, but apparently the rise is abusive relationships among teens suggests otherwise.
First Meeting: I knew I Loved You by Savage Garden or Somethin’ Like That by Tim McGraw
First Date: Today was a Fairytale by Taylor Swift
Falling in Love: It’s Friday, I’m in Love by The Cure or Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley
Proposal: Love Song by Adele
Marriage: Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton or Make You Feel My Love by or Adele Little Houses by Doug Stone or Spend My Lifetime Loving You by Marc Antony
Family: My Front Porch Lookin’ In by Lonestar or One Boy, One Girl by Collin Raye
Overcoming a Big Fight: Madness by Muse
Aging: Follow you into the Dark by Death Cab for Cutie or If You Get There Before I Do by Collin Raye
So someone ingeniously figured out how to make popcorn more dangerous and charge more money for it. And most people foolishly bought Microwave Popcorn, including myself.
There are potentially/confirmed dangerous chemicals in the butter for microwave popcorn. Half the corns doesn’t pop, or gets burned while trying to pop a decent amount in the bag. Trust me, the only thing worse than stinking up the office with popcorn smell, is stinking up the office with burned popcorn smell; which for some reason clings to my hair and clothes to remind me of the awful decision to make a quick snack. And thats all the single serving bags are good for, i can’t get a serving of edible popcorn from it. I’m not a big fan of too much butter or salt either.
Now that I have a gas stove again, I’m back to popping corn in a pot with a little bit of oil, over medium heat. Kids are fascinated by this alternative popcorn production. But I could also get an air popper and save money and my health that way too.
Many people who don’t have stainless steel think that it never gets stained. Many people who do have stainless steel, do not realize that it requires special cleaning.
General cleaning should include warm water and a soft cloth. You do not want to scratch the stainless steel. You can purchase special polishers to improve the finish of the stainless steel if it gets scratched, but I don’t know how well these work.
After 20 minutes cleaning
To remove rust stains, I cleaned the stainless steel with vinegar and a lot of rubbing. I used the scratchy side of an old sponge which scratched the surface of my garbage can, but it’s a garbage can and I don’t mind so much. The above photo shows the worst section partially cleaned, and this photo here shows how clean it got from about 20 minutes of rubbing. I could work on it some more, but I won’t. My bf can if it’s important to him when he gets home. This should work great on sinks, but be careful with stainless steel appliances that you don’t want to damage the finish.
I got the suggestion from Apartment Therapy, but now thinking back to girl scouts as a kid, we soaked pennies in vinegar to clean the rust off them. Smelly but effective. And it’s great to avoid using harsh chemicals that can have a major impact on the environment.