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Stolen from someone else:

1. Grab the nearest book.

2. Open the book to page 123.

3. Find the fifth full sentence.

4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

5. Don't search around for the coolest book you can find. Use what's actually nearest to you.

"Vacuum them regularly with a brush attachment, or use a dust mop with a disposable pad, working upward, since drips onto soiled areas can cause streaks that are hard to remove."

--from How to Clean Practically Anything, The Editors of Consumer Reports


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May. 4th, 2005 09:37 pm (UTC)
Does that book tell you how to clean cigarette tar off of walls?
May. 5th, 2005 07:52 am (UTC)
Ammonia and elbow grease.

After I quit smoking back in the 20th Century, I washed the walls in my apartment (the previous tenant had been a smoket, too). It took two days and several changes of water, but I finally got it off
May. 5th, 2005 02:32 pm (UTC)
Strangely, no--I guess that falls under the "unpractically" heading.

Long ago when I used to smoke, the worst thing (other than my resiratory health) was the grey-brown film of nicotine/tar on the inside of my car windshield (I smoked the most when I was driving). Like Jeff says, it took ammonia-based Windex and lots of elbow grease to get it off.

My mother used to smoke like a chimney, and the ceiling over her spot at the dining room table (where she sat most of the day, watching TV, doing crossword puzzles, drinking coffee, talking on the phone, and smoking all at the same time) would turn golden brown from the constant smoke. We would just paint it over every year or so.
May. 5th, 2005 07:50 am (UTC)
I *heart* you, Jack! :-)
May. 5th, 2005 02:24 pm (UTC)
Ditto!!! I stole it from you!!!!!
May. 5th, 2005 01:19 pm (UTC)
"The notice shall advise the respondent that review of the proposed certification must be requested, in writing, within 30 days of the date of the notice and shall include a list of the available defenses and other information set forth below, and the manner in which a review of the proposed certification based on such defenses may be otained:..."

Oops, I must have grabbed the "coolest book" I could find.
May. 5th, 2005 02:25 pm (UTC)
Hehheh...dontcha just love legalese?
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May. 5th, 2005 09:55 pm (UTC)
I just love a woman with a gravelly, ciggie-smoking, whiskey-guzzling voice. Brenda Vaccaro, Demi Moore, and Harvey Fierstein come to mind.....

BTW, the bulldog is cheating.
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