Sunday, August 22, 2004

Gonna wash that blue(grey) right outta my blog (hair).

Where to start?  I'll begin with the next installment of WWMD.  You will think I am crazy for this one. Or, do you think that already?  Another domestic dilemna arose in the house of Robbie yesterday.  I decided to mop the kitchen floor yesterday.  Alas, I was out of those disposable pads that velcro to the bottom of my Swiffer mop.  But what to do?  I hadn't showered yet so running to the store was out of the question. Okay, it wasn't out of the question. After all, that's what baseball caps are for.  Right guys?  However, I hate this Swiffer contraption.  I had no intention of buying more of those velcro pads. What I intend on doing is cleaning my floors the old-fashioned way. But, that meant an extended trip to Target to pick up a bucket, brush, and Mr. Clean.  I didn't have time to run out to Target because I had made an appointment for a facial.  But, I couldn't leave with a dirty floor.  Think Robbie, think.  What would Martha do? Aha! I grabbed a sanitary napkin and stuck it to the bottom of the mop. It worked pretty darn well as evidenced by the dirt on the thing.  I do, however, recommend the brand without wings, those boogers kept getting in the way of the spray.

Today, should be a great day!  I will be going with Freeepeace shortly to see Jamey of the Sublime Dance in his current musical production.  I am hoping we will get to meet him afterwards.  Pictures will be forthcoming.  I know one journaler will be jealous as all hell.  But, hopefully, my visit to her in a few short weeks will appease her, but I fear it won't since she'd probably prefer that I brought Jamey along instead of just the pics and me.  Robin, will I see you there too????

29 comments:

donah42 said...

All right, I'm beginning to get insanely jealous of all these J-Land meetings. You get to meet Mumsy too?! And maybe Robin?! Have I told you lately that you SUCK?!
I've thought about that Swiffer/Pad thing before, and always feel a little better knowing I could use a Swiffer pad as a Maxi pad in case of a sudden menstrual emergency. However, if I ever have to resort to that desperate measure, I promise NOT to take photos:)

txsguinan said...

Honey, you slay me!  Martha would NOT have thought of it in a million years ~ she would have called her assistant and sent out for a cleaning woman.  But call your agent; I believe the Kotex people want to talk to you about a new advertising campaign.

You guys are all meeting in Illinois?  I need to read on...

babyshark28 said...

hmmm, very interesting invention there!  It does work, lol!   They definately are the quicker picker upper.....oh, wait, that's bounty.   Great entry!

readmereadyou said...

We women are so inventive. LOL! Last week I wrapped my daughter's cut finger in a panty liner after she got a pretty bad gash. Worked great. LOL!
Oh forgot to say why! Out of bandaids. : )

ggal3133 said...

ROFL! You would definately give Martha a run for her money :)
Have fun with Freee watching Jamie, can't wait for pics and an entry for that one.

ladydriversammie said...

LMAO at the sanitary napkin...not a bad idea!  Whatever works, I always say.  :)

Sammie

http://journals.aol.com/ladydriversammie/MovinOn

magogos said...

Some people may wonder why I, a post-menopausal woman. keep pads around-and this sort of thing is the answer-you never know when you'll need one! I went into an ER once,with terrible blisters on thr soles of my feet, wearing a pad on each foot. The men averted their eyes, but the women loved it! Margo

karensull12 said...

Ok, I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that Martha probably wouldn't resort to putting a sanitary napkin on the end of a swifter mop, but that's just my guess...I hope you had a great afternoon!

lisita15 said...

Robbie!!!!! OMG!!!! I was sitting here reading your journal and kept looking at the picture and I couldn't figure out why your mop looked so funny!!!!!! Of course, I kept reading and then I was rolling on the floor!!!!! Too funny!!!!! Very inventive!!!

http://journals.aol.com/lisita15/lisita/

merelyp said...

I am so jealous I could scream!  His show will close by Labor day, right?  He knows his way around Decatur, ya know... he should come with.  I'll settle for pics, but I WILL pout.
I just got home to find out you and Robin are really coming to my patio party!  I better get out my maxipads and scrub!
Woman, you are shameless!

Sooooo excited!
~~mumsy

robbush6 said...

You can bet your maxi on it. 3 hours and 28 minutes and I'm sipping a cool one by the lake. I have to meet the woman who would personally research and attempt to acquire a third hairball for me. Leave the mop behind. That's disgusting.

mlraminiak said...

I have to admit, your Swiffer rag solution was a stroke of genius.  You should send that one to Heloise!  Lisa  :-]

pollysci said...

Genius! I think you've just devised a far better ad campaign than those blue liquid comparisons.  :D

tara =]

derossetfamily said...

That is the funniest thing I think I've seen this week. ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You should really look into having your own show--WWMD would probably be an apt title. :P Hope you have a great time tonight!
~Mary

pippe said...

You definitely have one up on Martha with this invention!  Puts a new meaning to "pads", huh? LOL

lisbnjvi said...

Hee-hee!  I have a Swiffer also and when I need a new disposable pad for it, I say "Hey Bethany, grab me one of those period pads will ya'?".  Guess I am not the only one that thinks that they look EXACTLY like one, just bigger!  Hey, and if it works, I will keep that in mind for the day I run out!!  You are a trip showing the pics and everything!!!!  :)
Hugs and love, Lisa

ryanagi said...

OMGosh Robbie! Brilliant! LMAO!!! And to think, stupid me, I tried to use one of the old Swiffer "Wet" pads on my WetJet (2 different animals). It just didn't work well. Then I tried paper towels. Nope. The maxi idea is a stroke of genius! -B

ckays1967 said...

and now I've offically seen it all.......WINGS.....lmao.

(spit out my food thank you)


very funny entry Robbie!


plieck30 said...

What a smart girl you are! Glad I don't have those things in my cabinet anymore. Paula

indigosunmoon said...

Robbie!!!!!
That picture is just hysterical!!  I've got some of those
super duper sanity pads!  I might just have to try that!
My Swiffer has been out for weeks now!  LMAO!!!
-Connie

bridgetteleigh75 said...

Hmmm...sanitary napkins, huh?  Great idea.  Mine aren't exactly needed at the moment anyway.  <grin>

It's been so long since I've visited...there are some awesome pictures of you in here, kiddo.  I love the new look of the journal.  

I really hope you're having a great summer.  My days have been so full, I can't seem to get it together.  Besides, I'm too darn pregnant anyway.  I miss the days when women were allowed to do absolutely nothing but sit and drink iced tea while they were pregnant.  LOL (Not really...I'd be insane in about 2 hours flat).

Anyway, I hope you and Trish had a great time on Sunday.  Fill us in!

Love,
Bridgett

ondinemonet said...

Hello Robbie :)

ROFLMAO! We girls have to be creative and resourceful sometimes. I use them as shoe inserts...nothing like a heavy foot day. LOL.

Love, Carly :)

slowmotionlife said...

ROFL!  Oh NO you DIDN'T just swiffer with a maxi-pad!!!  tehehehehehee....  I don't even think Martha would have had the genius to think *that* one up.  LOL!!!  You're toooo funny.  LOL

judithheartsong said...

oh, the sanitary napkin is killing me! You are brilliant. They (swiffer) will sue you!

ann7inflorida said...

OMG...that is hilarious & genius all at the same time!!! I was just over at Amys journal & read how you & Free are going to help Peachy. : ) Just like I told Freee- You guys are Good souls!!!  This is the kind of stuff that makes me grateful to be part of this community! You ROCK!!! ~Ann : D

lamove04 said...

There's got to be some household task that I can use my Magnum condoms on... oh, btw, I thought you were referring to me when you talked about some other journaler being jealous of your theater outing!  --Albert

musefrancais said...

Hheheeh, you're ingenious!

grassriver said...

OMG....that is hysterical! And the fact that it worked is the best part!
XOXO.....Kelli

lights4me40 said...

<cracking up> I was just blown away by this..I was so happy that I wasn't that only one that used a sanitay napkin with my swiffer mop..hehe..I ran out like you and didn't want to run to the store..really did work pretty darn good..I cut the wing part off though..hehe...I think I'm going to go back to a "real" mop also..that swiffer is really a pain in the rear!