1. I noticed the other day that my liquid/foam hand soap has an expiration date on the bottom of the bottle. Can soap actually expire? If so, what happens to me if I use expired soap? Will it not really clean my hands anymore if it is past its prime? Luckily, it was not, so I guess I'm o.k. for now.
2. Eating in the locker room at the gym is not something I understand. There is a woman who is apparently on a similar workout schedule to me, because we are frequently in the locker room together. Every time I see her, she takes a moment to eat while in the process of "getting ready". She does not go to the couch/T.V. area that is out of the main locker room hub bub, but sits on the bench next to the locker she is using and eats. The truth is, it kind of grosses me out. I mean there is hair spray, perfume, deodorant, and who knows what all flying around all over the place. Not to mention many a lady in various states of undress and cleanliness...depending on if they are still sweaty from their workout or newly clean from the showers. Anyway, I would just rather wait and eat in my car, at my desk, or basically most other places than where she chooses to eat. Her menu is something that I wouldn't choose either. It is always the same...a diet Mountain Dew, and a peanut butter and jelly Uncrustables. Apparently, this is a woman (although I am sure she is very nice) with whom I have very little in common.
3. I do not understand the male fascination with facial hair. Yes, on some it looks great (hey, T I'm talking about you! ;) ), my husband, however is not one of those men. Yet every now and again, he decides that some incarnation of facial hair is a great idea, and my son (the other male in our house) goes right along with him. Now is one such time. The darling man has decided to grow a "soul patch". A "soul patch" is when they grow a small patch of hair right under their bottom lip. You know kinda like in the "Three Little Pigs" when they talk about the hair on their "chinny chin chin", I'm pretty sure they were talking about a soul patch. Whatever. My daughter and I aka the two sane ones in the house are all for him to shave it off, and honestly you would think after his last unsuccessful adventure into the wonderful world of facial hair, he would have learned his lesson. Oh well, I guess he will just be channeling his inner rock star for awhile, or at least until his "soul patch" starts to itch.
4. The budget in the state in which I live is in a very bad place indeed which is causing the "esteemed" politicians some really crazy ideas on how to fix said budget. I live in Illinois, so when I tell you these ideas, please keep in mind that since 1977 over 1000 elected officials have been indicted on fraud and corruptions charges to the tune of costing our fair state over 300 million dollars a year (averaged out). Nice. Here are their suggestions...a GPS device in all cars so we can be charged a tax for each mile we drive. Yes, I know that in a rare moment of sanity on the part of the federal government this idea was squelched as it related to a national policy, however, it is still being considered at our state level. Can you say "Big Brother"? The state is also considering charging us for all the water that leaves our house. In other words, they will know how many times we flush our toilet, do the dishes, take a shower, wash our clothes etc. If the total inavasion of privacy isn't enough to make your skin crawl, please keep in mind that we already pay for the water to come into the home, and now we will be paying for the same water to go out of our home. Big brother watching and paying for the same thing twice, that goes beyond things that make me go...hmmmm, to things that make me go...AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.