Life, Less Hairy

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A guest blog post by Kimberly Pongpaet.

Let’s face it. There are some places that just aren’t cool to have hair. I personally think women shouldn’t have it under their arms, and men shouldn’t have it growing out their nose. But more importantly, I don’t want it on my bedding. I dislike waking up in the morning coughing up hairballs because I’ve inhaled enough cat hair in my sleep to produce one.

I’m an obsessive compulsively clean person. This often creates frustration when it comes to my cat (whom I love dearly – though I think my husband believes her to be the anti-christ- LOL). I’ve bought endless lint/hair rollers to lift her little hairs from the bed. They’re often poorly made and never really remove any significant amount of hair (unless I use the whole roll). This has led me to dragging the vacuum into the bedroom with the brush attachment daily. The process is cumbersome and time consuming.

So what’s a woman to do about all this unwanted hair?????

FINALLY I’ve found a product that not only does the job, but I would endorse. Hell I would go door to door and demo it, just to show people how great it works. I’ve already bought one for my best friend as a gift and she loves it.

What could it be… this modern marvel of hair removal? It’s the Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair. It’s under $5.00 and comes with two coupons in the box for $1 off the purchase of your next one. Oh, and there WILL be a next one I assure you. This thing works like magic! Just a few short side to side strokes and it pulls up all the pet hair. It’s neatly stored in the clear dome shaped attached holder ( so you can see just how much disgusting pet hair you had laying around). A real treat for someone with my OCD.

Here’s the catch. It’s not reusable. It would have be easy enough for them to make the plastic top to pop off and be emptied. But then…why buy more? Smart for them, sucks for the consumer. Oh well. It won’t stop me from buying more. They do soften the blow considerably with the $1 coupon, and when you see those removable paper rollers for $5 a pop it seems like a bargain.

I tip my hat to the R&D people at Pledge. Good job. Now I can ensure my hubby sleeping peacefully knowing the pet hair is where it should be (on the cat).

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Streets Smarts Meet Book Smarts – Two worlds Collide

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A guest blog post by Kim Pongpaet

I have to say that day after day my husband never ceases to amaze me with his creativity and vision. Not only is he masterful writing code and creating design, he has a pretty darn good memory when it comes to things he’s read or seen. He consumes knowledge like a fat kid consumes cake.

Me, I’m more the common sense (street smart) kinda girl. I was raised in an upper middle class home with two parents that never divorced (as so many of my friends parents did). Our house was the party place and there was always a bunch of people from every race and ethnicity laughing and eating and drinking and having a good time. Early 70′s must have been a blast for my folks and I was carefully watching –probably more than they knew or would have liked.

While I liked school; I loved English, Creative Writing, Psych, Sociology…But throw science and math at me and it was like kryptonite. Anything but that! It was too analytical.

I went my whole life without any need (practical application need) of anything I learned in Algebra, Geometry, dissecting frogs, pigs and any other poor thing that couldn’t get away fast enough.

So when I met the love of my life, and he was the analytical, book smart, reserved person I was like ……huh. Well either he’s the ying to my yang or we’ll kill each other. He’s patient and softer spoken. I’m impatient and always ready to speak up. Yet as different as we are, we’ve found that we compliment each other in so many ways. We’re truly soul mates.

Enough mushy stuff. So my technological/ internet savvy (on a scale of 1-10) was like a 3. I could turn on my computer, check email and surf the web. What more did I need it for anyhow? But my husband (who understands the inner workings of these things) see’s the infinitely possibilities. In his never ending quest to share his interests with me without stuffing them down my throat, I’ve found there actually is more to the net than checking email and finding movie times.

Myspace, Facebook, Shelfari, Linkedin, Blogs, Monster, Careerbuilder, Social media sites, all these things were totally new to me and some were quite cool. I met my husband on Myspace actually. I had no clue how to build a page … but a girlfriend of mine insisted that I had to have one and helped me build it. I no longer have it, as I think it doesn’t really fit my “demographic” LOL. But there are plenty of other things I have plugged in to, that I never would have known if not for him.

Open mind. That’s all I can say. Everyone out there keep an open mind. Technology is advancing at light speed. Things we see as amazing (like online banking and bill pay) are things our parents would never have dreamed of. I can only imagine the world our children will grow up in (well, after we have some of course).

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