WINE & MUSIC
©Richard L. King
From the book Memories & Time
stereo on random, volume not quite to the max.
a glass of favored wine, yet still unable to relax.
the blues causing sadness, mix in a little country.
crank up the volume, smoothing a road so bumpy.
rose colored glasses, a second glass of wine.
slowly now more mellow, beginning to unwind.
a quick roll in the grass, now clearly in the garden,
soon he’ll call her up, beg and plead her pardon.
a mistake once made, apologies extended,
consequences remain, relationship now ended.
the stereo on random, volume nearly at its max,
another glass of wine, clearly he’s now relaxed.
Gramps use’ta say
About: Selecting a mate
“Beauty don’t keep ya warm
and it damn shore won’t feed ya.”
(Lessin yer a pimp.)
From The Hints Book Almanac II
We’re in the kitchen doing some miscellaneous cleaning…
MISCELLANEOUS CLEANING – Sponge – Microwave a wet sponge for 60 seconds, or run it through the dishwasher during a normal cycle. Or put your sponges in a bowl and pour the vinegar over them. Let it sit for 5 or 10 minutes. This kills 99% of the bacteria. Cleaning stainless steel – Put rubbing alcohol on a sponge or paper towel and wipe. Works on anything stainless steel and makes them sparkle! Also, soaking a sponge in club soda, wiping down the sink, and drying it with a soft cloth will clean it and keep it scratch-free. Lysol® works too. Should your bread bag accidentally touch your hot toaster, try nail polish remover, it will take off any plastic which has melted on the toaster. Cleaning kitchen utensils such as cheese graters can be a pain in the butt and can be dangerous to your knuckles. Keep a tooth brush handy then clean the toothbrush in the dishwasher after using it. When hand washing dishes, add a tablespoon of baking soda to your soapy water. It softens hands while cutting through grease. Can’t remember if the dishes in your dishwasher have been washed? Place a shot glass upright in the top basket, if it’s full of water, the dishwasher has run through its cycle. Wood kitchen cabinets – Restore your wooden cabinets by mixing ¾ cup canola oil and ¼ cup apple cider vinegar, place in a jar and shake, shake, shake. Take a cotton rag and rub the oil onto the cabinets then wipe with another clean cloth. You’ll be amazed with the outcome!