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Beastly Despot
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Remember...a layer of dust protects the Wood beneath it.

Dusting

"A house becomes a home when you can write "I love you" on the furniture."

I can't tell you how many countless hours that I have spent CLEANING!

I used to spend at least 8 hours every weekend making sure things were just perfect - "in case someone came over".

Then I realized one day that no-one came over; they were all out living life and having fun!

Now, when people visit, I find no need to explain the "condition" of my home. They are more interested in hearing about the things I've been doing while I was away living life and having fun. If you haven't figured this out yet, please heed this advice.

Life is short. Enjoy it! Dust if you must.......

but wouldn't it be better to

paint a picture or write a letter,

bake cookies or a cake

or

plant a seed, ponder the difference between want and need?

Dust if you must, but there's not much time, with rivers to swim and mountains to climb, music to hear and books to read, friends to cherish and life to lead.

Dust if you must, but the world's out there

with the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair, a flutter of snow, a shower of rain. This day will not come around, again.

Dust if you must, but bear in mind, old age will come and it's not kind.

And when you go - and go you must - you, yourself will make more dust!

Share this with all the wonderful friends in your life.

It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.
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Well, as glurge goes its not so bad. Kind of a nice thought, really, in a Wonder Bread kind of way. I take issue with the idea that everyone who is not dusting is out living life to the "Carpe diem"-est, but whatever.

The irritating thing about this is it came from a judge who sent it out to all court services employees. The weird format is because it was loaded with lame animated .gifs (or whatever the he77 they are).

Its so irritating to get this stuff from people who should know better and would never put up with receiving it.

Ah well, the world keeps on spinnin'

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Dr. Dave
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Isn't there a happy medium? Like don't be so obsessive that you ignore life, family, and friends, but tidy up enough that you can find stuff and your kids don't die from an asthma attack or some infection because of all the dust and squalor?
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"Medan Agan" is the phrase, vs "Carpe diem."

Then again, that might be why the Romans conquered Greece. [Big Grin]

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Memo to glurger--some of us have to dust at least every now and then, 'cause some of us have dust allergies. One of the many good things about air conditioning is that it cuts down on the need to dust.

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Ya know, this glurge really spoke to me. But why stop with just dusting? I'm gonna quit washing my dishes too. I'll just get the disposable stuff and get back at least fifteen minutes every night. Ooh! Just think of all the time I'll have if I stop dragging that trash can to the curb every freakin' week. I may be living in squalor, but at least I'm living, dammit! [Big Grin]

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DawnStorm
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And while you're at it, think of the time you'll save by not flushing the toilet or cleaning out the cat's litter box!

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Beastly Despot
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quote:
Originally posted by Ligeia:
Ya know, this glurge really spoke to me. But why stop with just dusting? I'm gonna quit washing my dishes too. I'll just get the disposable stuff and get back at least fifteen minutes every night. Ooh! Just think of all the time I'll have if I stop dragging that trash can to the curb every freakin' week. I may be living in squalor, but at least I'm living, dammit! [Big Grin]

Dang! What a great idea! When the wife tells me to help clean up, I'll just holler from the TV room, "Sorry, I'm busy LIVIN!'"

btw, does anyone else suspect that the author is kind of misreading the situation when she thinks no one visits her b/c they're out living? I would bet there are *ahem* other reasons that no one comes to see her.

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I kind of like this.

Some friends of ours have a sign in their home that says "Please excuse the mess and noise, our children are busy making memories"

Much glurgier than this post but still true.

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A Cat Named Easter
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What the...?

Noise and memories don't even rhyme!

Isn't there a law that says glurgy little signs in your house have to rhyme?

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DawnStorm
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quote:
Originally posted by Beastly Despot:
I would bet there are *ahem* other reasons that no one comes to see her.

Maybe the lack of regular bathing/grooming? [Big Grin] Think of the time that takes!

Dawn--probably doesn't get many e-mails either--Storm

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Now this is a glurge I like...I support anything that justifies one not cleaning their house. [lol] [fish]
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Sign on my fridge: I cleaned my house last millennium. Sorry you missed it.

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Once a year I rent a back hoe so my daughter can clean her bedroom.

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I'm not going to dust anymore. In fact, I'm not going to vacuum anymore, either. I'm going to save all the fur Rory the Wonder Dog has shed, and knit a sweater out of it, making more precious memories for the poor orphanged glurge children, come winter time...

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quote:
Originally posted by TrishDaDish:
I'm going to save all the fur Rory the Wonder Dog has shed, and knit a sweater out of it, making more precious memories for the poor orphanged glurge children, come winter time...

You are SO compassionate!
This glurge reminds me of an ad (for a local bank I believe) that ran on the radio about a two years ago. It featured this I'm-so-terrible-busy woman saying that in so many words she didn't even have time to fart. I can still hear part of the ad: 'Minute rice?! Who's got time for that?' What a dumb ad! [Razz]

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How could I not involve orphaned children and a fur/sweater providing dog into a glurge? What would a glurge be without destitute children and puppy doggies?

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Well, I still liked this glurge, it reminded me of my mother. She'd say that she didn't want to deal with the dust bunnies until they actually started negotiating with the Russians for weapons. She also hid dirty dishes in the oven if company was comming.
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If I went to someone's dirty-ass house, and they started spouting rhymes about the life they've lived, well, I'd commend them on a life well lived, and never, EVER, come over again. Damn hippies.
Write a poem about Comet Cleanser, why don't ya?

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DawnStorm
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quote:
Originally posted by Tee Hee:
Write a poem about Comet Cleanser, why don't ya?

Comet, will make your hair turn green
Comet tastes like gasoline
Comet will make you vomit
So buy some Comet
And vomit
Today.
[Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by notacoolname:
Well, I still liked this glurge, it reminded me of my mother. She'd say that she didn't want to deal with the dust bunnies until they actually started negotiating with the Russians for weapons. She also hid dirty dishes in the oven if company was comming.

I love your mother! [lol]

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[lol] As do I! [lol]

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quote:
Originally posted by DawnStorm:
quote:
Originally posted by Tee Hee:
Write a poem about Comet Cleanser, why don't ya?

Comet, will make your hair turn green
Comet tastes like gasoline
Comet will make you vomit
So buy some Comet
And vomit
Today.
[Big Grin]

YOMANK!

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quote:
Originally posted by DawnStorm:
And while you're at it, think of the time you'll save by not flushing the toilet or cleaning out the cat's litter box!

Sometimes you have to make time to flush. Here's a good rule of thumb:

If it's yellow, let it mellow . . .
If it's brown, flush it down!

[fish]

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But what if it's green or day-glo orange?

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Then you've been eating Fruit Loops or those cereals with the colored marshmallows again.

Why are you all staring at me? What?!

This must be a regional thing. I learned the frist verse to the song as:

quote:
Comet! It makes your teeth turn green!
Don't get me started on the "Diarrhea Song".

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DawnStorm
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Thanks Trish, it IS teeth! [dunce]
Been a while since I heard the song!

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Well for our contract, we require a duster daily in each pod. The air conditioner is turned off nightly and restarted in the early morning which blows out loads of dust and can end up being recirculated into the air filters clogging them up.

Which is also why we have to service vacuuming the air filters every year to six months as well over time too.

So the dusters have to go every day and wipe down cubicle by cubicle on every pod for what they are able to dust unless they request the customers to remove their personal affections for a minute before they can dust.

If you opened your house air conditioner's blowing vents or having the house serviced, you can see how much dust can build up in the a/c over the year.

Not to mention, dust can also contaminate you by breathing it in causing asthma amongst other issues.

Either dust or vacuum out your dust, or buy a very good air filtration unit like the Ionic Breeze to capture the harmful particles. Otherwise, the health concerns.

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quote:
Originally posted by Beastly Despot:
quote:
Originally posted by Ligeia:
Ooh! Just think of all the time I'll have if I stop dragging that trash can to the curb every freakin' week. I may be living in squalor, but at least I'm living, dammit! [Big Grin]

Dang! What a great idea! When the wife tells me to help clean up, I'll just holler from the TV room, "Sorry, I'm busy LIVIN!'"

and the Voice of Reason Being Goaded wafts out from the kitchen "That can be remedied, dear."
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quote:
Originally posted by DawnStorm:
Thanks Trish, it IS teeth! [dunce]
Been a while since I heard the song!

I learned it as:
"Comet, it makes your mouth so clean
Comet, it tastes like Listerine . . ."

Dust bunnies? We have dust buffaloes.

I recall a conversation from early in our marriage:

ME: Do you think you could dust tomorrow? I want to start painting when I get home from work.
Mrs. driver: Dust? What's that?
Me: It's the white stuff all over the furniture.
(sound of my body hitting the floor)

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quote:
Originally posted by mgbdriver:
Dust bunnies? We have dust buffaloes.

A few years ago, when I worked in a different building, the janitorial services had been cut way back (due to 9/11 etc.). For some reason, one particular stairwell kept getting missed in the apparently random vacuuming missions. Finally, an anonymous coworker made up little signs and named the largest dust bunnies, starting at the ground floor and working up. We had Velvetine and Peter (as well as Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail) and just about every other famous rabbit you can name.

It took less than a week for the stairwell to be vacuumed.

[Smile]

Seaboe

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quote:
Originally posted by notacoolname:
She also hid dirty dishes in the oven if company was comming.

Ahhhhh! I tried that once, and that was the last time for that. A group of friends was coming over to my apartment, and I hurriedly cleaned up, because one of the guys was coming over for the first time, and I liked him (we're now married). So I put all of the dishes in the sink into the oven. "Aren't I clever?" I thought.

They all get there, and as promised, had brought snacks. One of the guys (now my brother-in-law) said, "Look what I brought! Pizza rolls!" Grrrr....

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Heh. I tried that once in my batchelor days and found a pot of pea soup (you can imagine the condition) about three months later.

You might ask why I didn't notice the odor. Let's just say my wife has helped me clean up my act. You might ask why a sloppy batchelor was making pea soup. I can't help you there.

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quote:
Originally posted by notacoolname:
Well, I still liked this glurge, it reminded me of my mother. She'd say that she didn't want to deal with the dust bunnies until they actually started negotiating with the Russians for weapons. She also hid dirty dishes in the oven if company was comming.

I have dust grizzlies.
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Sometimes people turn on the oven without checking it.

(What's that smell?)

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quote:
Originally posted by Beastly Despot:
Heh. I tried that once in my batchelor days and found a pot of pea soup (you can imagine the condition) about three months later.


It didn't crawl out on it's own?
[Roll Eyes]

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quote:
Originally posted by noreen:
quote:
Originally posted by Beastly Despot:
Heh. I tried that once in my batchelor days and found a pot of pea soup (you can imagine the condition) about three months later.


It didn't crawl out on it's own?
[Roll Eyes]

Pea soup doesn't crawl. It kind of oozes around; creepy, but mostly harmless. On the other hand, leave a lasagna in the oven for three weeks... it grows teeth and attacks your cat. Believe me, I know.

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