My brother, T.
Have you seen the new Off! Clip-On?
When I recently had the chance to try one, I
forced asked my son to wear it to work and try it out. He worships me so he did.
It protects against mosquitoes without the use of sticky, smelly lotions and sprays. It runs on (2) AA batteries and each refill lasts 12 hours. There is an on/off switch so the 12 hours don’t have to be all in a row, but each refill pack should be used within 14 days of being opened.
So, how did it work?
My son works outside from before sunrise to mid-afternoon, so mosquitoes are a constant nuisance. He attached the Off Clip-on to his belt loop and it worked! No bites! For his particular job, the size and placement really isn’t practical, but, it was the effectiveness I wanted him to test, and in that regard, it did very well.
guinea pig son had given me the all clear signal, I tried it myself. I sat out on the deck in the early evening reading a book, while stretched out on a chaise lounge. I put the Off Clip-on on the table next to me, turned it on, and hoped for the best. I sat out there for over an hour without getting any insect bites.
We didn’t have to spread those awful chemicals on our skin and we didn’t have to be subjected to that obnoxious smell, because the clip-on is odorless. The Off Clip-on was great!
(I wish I had tried it sitting at a table with my legs under the table because I’d be curious to see if my ankles and feet would still be protected, but I didn’t think of that until just now. If somebody else tries that, let me know the results!)
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This post was written for the Family Review Network as part of a program by SC Johnson, who also supplied the product for review.
**I was trying to see if my library had a copy of a book I wanted to read so I searched for it on their online catalogue. I typed in “Good Things.” The only result that came up was for a book titled Devil Worship…. hmmmmm…no thanks.
**I love pancakes but how come both sides of a pancake never look the same? The first flip always has that smooth beautiful golden look but then the other side is all lumpy and not nearly as pretty. EXPLAIN IT!
**I wrote myself a note to include this in my random post: No weight on feet. I have absolutely no idea what I was talking about.
**I’m pretty sure chewing gum gives you gas.
**Now I’m starting to worry that typing devil worship in this post is going to bring me a group of people I wasn’t trying to befriend.
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Around this time of year, I start getting psyched up for college football, the only sport I care about and actually watch. I love me some Ohio State!
This year I’m extra special ready because I have some Football Guys! I don’t get the same thrill from staring at their butts as I do the full grown dudes on tv, but they’re awfully cute, nonetheless.
Kaskey Kids sent me the collegiate football kit for my beloved Ohio State for review. The set includes 26 college football players, 1 referee, 2 goal posts, a washable felt football field, and a container to hold it all neatly.
The little 2″ players stand up on their own and are designed for the active and imaginative play of 3-8 year olds. Kids, moms, dads, grandparents, anyone… can run real plays or make up their own.
I set these up myself using the diagrams included with the set and I love how it looks when you get down on the floor with them. Can you imagine the fun kids would have?!
Each set contains enough players to play a “real” football game. Just divide them up by jersey color, pick your formation and strategy…and give the opposing team a whoopin’.
Check that out! No, not the butt (but that too). I’m talking about the perspective you get while playing with these. How can you not cheer for your team when you’re playing right alongside them?
I grew up with four brothers who played with “little guys” like this nearly every single day. This is exactly the type of toy little kids love.
And adults can use them as table decorations or on top of a football themed cake!
Oh, and one more thing…if my sister and I had gotten a hold of these, I can tell you right now we would have had them dating our Polly Pockets within five minutes, so don’t be afraid to go all girly with ’em.
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Dougito Staggros was his name and I abhorred him. We were in the same 6th grade elementary class and he was an incessant bother to me: a flea, a mosquito, a maggot. He would not leave me alone no matter what I did. He would pick at me, tease me, pull my hair, and throw little paper balls at me.
He followed me around at indoor recess and he followed me around at outdoor recess. He was a shadow of the most annoying kind. He did this for nearly the entire school year.
One day Dougito Staggros had pushed me to my limits. It was indoor recess and he just kept standing by my desk pulling on my pigtails saying, “What’s the matter? Am I bothering you, blueviolet?”
With a slow burn, I lifted up my head to confront my nemesis, stood up beside my desk, looked him dead in those beady little eyes of his and roared, ” I HATE YOU, DOUGITO STAGGROS!”
Then I drew back my right foot as far as it could go, and I dropkicked him in the shin with every bit of pent up rage an 11 year old can muster up.
He never bothered me again.
Moral of the story: DON’T mess with blueviolet, especially when she’s wearing saddle shoes.
And if you’re wondering if Dougito Staggros was his real name, really, do you have to ask?
Introducing Handerpants… with hundreds of uses…
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Daniel X is in pursuit of an alien called Number 5, who has recently arrived in the town of Holliswood with a dastardly plan. He uses electronic brainwashing to get the townspeople to break out into humiliating dances, and then they are obliterated. It’s all in the name of alien “endertainment” and is broadcast live to alien planets.
Daniel X, a good alien, uses his imagination to conjure up characters who team with him in his quest to stop the bad aliens. These characters and his relationship with them is incredibly interesting, and adds a terrific element to the story.
The novel is addictive for all ages and with the short 2-3 page chapters, the reader is convinced to read just one more chapter, then one more, over and over, to see what could possibly happen next. The pace is quick, the excitement is palpable, and the story is just great fun!
James Patterson, you’ve done it again!
A big thank you to Mother Talk for providing the review copy of the book and for allowing me to take part in the blog tour.
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My question o’ day is: What childhood injury do you most remember?
Yep, you heard me right. He’s a looker.
We have to hide food from him.
All food has its own special place in the fridge and the pantry, and he knows this, but he will still look behind, under, everywhere…just to look.
His looking means no food is safe. We all know this.
So when a special treat comes in the house and it belongs to the kids, they say “hide it from Dad.”
If we don’t, he’ll eat it.