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Break glass in case of emergency

Break glass in case of emergency

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Water, Water Everywhere

I’m a heavy drinker. When I’m home, I always have a HUGE mug filled with ice and water.

I hate the incessant dripping on the outside of the glass, so my modus operandi is to drink from an insulated tumbler.

At least in the summer, every glass I’ve tried (and I’ve tried a lot) has condensation on the outside which eventually drips on me when I take a drink. I always thought it was due to an inferior cup. Insulated should be just that – a barrier that prevents humid air from condensing on the outside.

My search for the perfect cup

My search for the perfect cup

After nearly giving up in my search for the perfect glass, I was overjoyed to find a Tervis tumbler on sale. I snapped it up, thinking my days of being dripped on were behind me. After all, Tervis is a top brand and if anyone can make quality insulation, it should be them.

Sadly, my Tervis tumbler drips as well.

I’ve finally given up my search for a new glass because the perfect one does not exist. Instead, I’m experimenting with ways to collect the condensation before it falls on me.

I’m using a cloth cozy on the bottom of the cup and a magnetic can holder through the handle.

My innovation on the right. Maybe I should patent it!

My innovation on the right. Maybe I should patent it!

If you have any better ideas – please send them my way.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,

Pam

Home Sweet Imaginary Home

Our house is located next to a busy street so we hear traffic sounds 23.14159265 hours a day. In order to reduce the noisy irritation, I pretend I’m in a different setting.

I imagine that my house is situated near the ocean. The traffic is really the sound of water hitting the shore interspersed with fog horns, barking sea lions and crashing waves. Periodically I hear ski jets and cruise ships passing by. I visually confirm my oceanside fantasy by interpreting the massive dust in the house as sea spray.

By placing myself in this tranquil environment, I’m able to tolerate the constant barrage and I’ve even reached a point where the noise isn’t that noticeable. Of course we’ve done other things as well such as putting up a fence and planting trees. We’ve even put a small fountain in our yard to compliment the ocean sounds. (In my mind it’s a mountaintop waterfall – sans mountain.)

I’ve gotten used to “living near the sea” and often wished for a view of the water. Well, you know the old saying – be careful what you wish for because you just might get it? Our neighbors installed a pool and I can see a little bit of it through the trees so – voilà! – I have a lake view!

It’s so nice to relax to the sounds of the ocean and the sight of a lake. Not many people have that luxury. I feel very lucky.

Isn’t imagination wonderful?

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,

Pam

I’m sure our property value will go up now that we have a “lake” view.

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