Monday, April 24, 2006

The jury's in . . .

. . . and the Scrubbing Bubbles Shower Cleaner is my new best friend! As of today (Day 5), my previously mildew and mold stained shower is sparkly white, my chrome faucet is mirror-like, and I still pull the curtain back and peek into the shower every time I walk into the bathroom.

I have absolutely no pull with the Nobel Peace Prize committee, but I think I have a candidate suggestion. The Scrubbing Bubbles Magic Potion Machine could very well save the sanity and knuckles of literally millions of owners of disgusting showers and tubs worldwide.

Now, in the interest of full disclosure, I do have to state that my husband introduced HIS best friend, the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, into the equation around Day 3. Left to its own devices, I think that the Scrubbing Bubbles Heavenly Cleaning Angels Machine would have cleaned the shower to its current level of sparkliness in 7-10 days, as advertised. But aided by a few determined rubs from Hub and his Magic Eraser, we achieved the spotless shower in a record 4 days (Hub loves the Magic Eraser since he discovered that it would take grubby handprints off the walls and remove Kool-Aid stains from our cheap white formica countertops.)

So, its a one-two punch for the nasty, grimy shower.

If you are as lazy as I am, then I highly recommend the Scrubbing Bubbles God in a Bottle machine. If you have a deadline, or are so inclined to participate in the cleaning, then by all means, add in the Mr Clean Magic Bar of Goodness.

Now I gotta find something good (read: easy and miraculous) for my poor wood floors.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

I just bought a maid . . .

. . . for my shower.

Don't get pissy - I didn't take advantage of a poor immigrant. I'm just repeating verbatim the promises that were made to me whilst perusing bath and shower cleaners in the aisle of the CVS earlier today.

I had the displeasure of attempting to clean my master bath shower the other day. Not just a quick scrub and rinse, either . . . I had the shower curtains down, all manner of chemicals and scrubbers at the ready, and when I was done, the damn thing looked exactly the same as before I started. Stupid fiberglass piece of crap shower inserts!

Anyway, I was still grumbling about my failure as I was searching around at CVS for a new clear shower curtain liner when lo and behold . . . the sun shone and the birds sang, and my deliverance from the the hell known as shower stall cleaning appeared before me . . .

The Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner.

This thing promises to give me a sparkly clean shower within a week, and keep things sparkly forever and ever.

I grabbed the one and only starter pack off the shelves and gleefully drove home. When I hit the front door, I nearly sprinted to the master bath, assembled the thing, pushed the magic button, and listened with glee while it hosed my den of filth down with whatever magical poisonous elixir it emits to be able to make such huge promises.

After I caught my breath, I went to the fancy schmancy website, while popping 50% off jelly beans into my mouth (yeah, I got hooked on the damn things over Easter.) The Scrubbing Bubbles people have a cool little show for all of you non-believers:

The damn thing better work. Promises have been made.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


Man, you should have seen the hailstorm that hit here around lunchtime today! The stones were dime and nickel sized. It almost looked like it snowed outside!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Spring Break '06

Well, there were no beer bongs, screaming guys, second degree sunburns, group sex parties or incriminating pictures to live down later, but I had a ball during Spring Break this year.

Hub and I took the kids to North Myrtle Beach, SC, and I can't recommend it highly enough. We never ran out of things to do, the weather was PERfect, and by damn, you couldn't ask for more Putt Putt courses.

Or pancake houses.

Myrtle Beach loves them some pancakes and Putt Putt! Not sure what the deal with that was, but literally on every corner, you either ran smack dab into one or the other - sometimes both!

When we weren't on the beach, we were in the heated outdoor pool of our fantabulous condo, or the 2 heated outdoor hot tubs, or the indoor pool, OR the indoor hot tub. Swanky.

When we weren't soaking our bods, we were out seeing what there was to see, eating what there was to eat, and doing what there was to do. And there was alot of everything!

One of the coolest things we did was visit a place called MagiQuest. We completely dorked out, running around this virtual castle/fairy/crypt/dungeon playsite like nimrods, waving our magic wands and giggling when all manner of magic happened.
Coolest place ever.

And holy crap - the Ripley's Aquarium was amazing. I pet a skate, we saw sharks, all kinds of crazy fish, octopus, jellyfish, living coral - that was one of the best parts of the week!

The kids LOVED the ghetto Build-A-Bear workshop - I think it was called Construct a Teddy or something equally infringing on the copyright.

OH, and everywhere we went, we had a chance to squash a penny into a momento of the occasion, attraction, or town. And squash we did!

If you've never been . . . by all means go. It was a hoot.
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