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FReeper Canteen ~ Hints & Tips Thursday ~ 2 August 2007
August 1, 2007 | Entertaining the Troops Committee

Posted on 08/01/2007 6:00:30 PM PDT by beachn4fun

FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT

Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before.

HINT & TIPS

Welcome to another installment of the FReeper Canteen Hints & Tips. Hopefully, you’ll find something here that you’ve never heard before. If you have tried one of these hints, please share your thoughts on it.

Tonight, we’ll do some general household hints.

*** Metal cookie cutters double up nicely as unique napkin holders for special dinners. If you want, spray paint them to match the decor.

*** Remove adhesive from stickers on glass by rubbing vegetable oil with a soft cloth or paper towel, then wash.

*** Pan size is measured from the top, not the bottom.

*** Put used steel wool scrubbing pads in a plastic bag and store in the freezer to help prevent rust.

*** Trouble putting the lid on a plastic container? Run the lid under hot water for 20-30 seconds and it will close easily.

*** Glass tabletops will sparkle if you rub gently with lemon juice or with vinegar, then dry with paper towels and polished with newspapers.

(All hints found on websites. Management makes no claims to the effectiveness of any hints)

Join us again next week for more hints.



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To: LUV W

Good evening Luv :)
How are you tonight?
HUGS!


121 posted on 08/01/2007 7:06:14 PM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Ma :)
HUGS!


122 posted on 08/01/2007 7:07:20 PM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: beachn4fun; AZamericonnie
wh!!

beachy.....#50!!
AZ.....#100!!

Thanks, Sonora, for the cute WooHoo.


123 posted on 08/01/2007 7:07:57 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Good evening, Mac.
124 posted on 08/01/2007 7:09:00 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: GodBlessUSA

Hey, there!

Good to see you..did ya have tea? :D

((((hugs))))


125 posted on 08/01/2007 7:12:48 PM PDT by LUV W (Thompson)
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To: GodBlessUSA
Hi GB...((HUGS))

Hi, Booboo...((HUGS))


126 posted on 08/01/2007 7:14:44 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: bannie
Apparently I need to spend more time learning “paint”!
127 posted on 08/01/2007 7:15:20 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: StarCMC; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Kathy in Alaska; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...

Chocolate facts

Chocolate is derived from cocoa beans. Bean is a vegetable.
Sugar is derived from either sugar CANE or sugar BEETS.
Both are plants, which places them in the vegetable category.
Thus, chocolate is a vegetable.

To go one step further, chocolate candy bars also contain milk,
which is dairy. So candy bars are a health food.

Chocolate-covered raisins, cherries, orange slices & strawberries
all count as fruit, so eat as many as you want.

Another important thing is to put “eat chocolate” at the top of
your list of things to do today. That way, at least you’ll get
one thing done.

Before I forget, a nice box of chocolates can provide your total
daily intake of calories in one place. Now, isn’t that handy?

A special reminder: “Stressed” spelled backward is “desserts”!


*What did the hungry computer eat?

Chips, one byte at a time.


*Why do fish avoid the computer?

So they don’t get caught in the Internet.


128 posted on 08/01/2007 7:18:06 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

LOL! Like your chocolate logic!

As a chocoholic myself, I need all the help I can get!


129 posted on 08/01/2007 7:19:38 PM PDT by LUV W (Thompson)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

Thank you for our National Anthem & pics of our finest!


130 posted on 08/01/2007 7:19:47 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

I’m off for home...back in a bit. Gotta stop for a gas fillup. This should be fun. The stations I pass on the way to work are all 2.95...hoping Costco is less. We will see.


131 posted on 08/01/2007 7:20:21 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: GodBlessUSA

LOL....cute graphic Gracie! *Hugs*


132 posted on 08/01/2007 7:21:10 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

Hi Connie :)
How are you tonight?
HUGS!


133 posted on 08/01/2007 7:22:08 PM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

LOL!!! :)


134 posted on 08/01/2007 7:22:32 PM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: GodBlessUSA

I’m just fine cutie....ready for a weekend though.

Big T & little T stayed up almost all night watching movies...and I believe their main intent was to wake me up!

They both had the day off & I had sleepy eyes all day at work! lol


135 posted on 08/01/2007 7:28:53 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: StarCMC; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Kathy in Alaska; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...

Silly Hints

Lint from your navel makes an excellent fire starter. Be sure to remove the lint before setting a match to it.

While the Swiss Army Knife has been popular for years, the Swiss Navy Knife remains relatively obscure. It’s single blade can function as a tiny canoe paddle.

hen camping, always wear a long-sleeved shirt... it gives you something to wipe your nose on.

A potato baked in the coals for one hour makes an excellent side dish. A potato baked in the coals for three hours makes an excellent hockey-puck.

Always carry a deck of cards when you take a hike in unfamiliar territory. If you find yourself lost and alone, simply sit down, begin to play a game of solitaire and someone will soon come along to reach in and place the red nine on the black ten. Happens every time.


136 posted on 08/01/2007 7:31:49 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: StarCMC; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Kathy in Alaska; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...

Safety Tips From Corporate Lawyers

“For external use only!” — On a curling iron.

“Warning: This product can burn eyes.” — On a curling iron.

“Do not use in shower.” — On a hair dryer.

“Do not use while sleeping.” — On a hair dryer.

“Do not use while sleeping or unconscious.” — On a hand-held massaging device.

“Do not place this product into any electronic equipment.” — On the case of a chocolate CD in a gift basket.

“Recycled flush water unsafe for drinking.” — On a toilet at a public sports facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

“Shin pads cannot protect any part of the body they do not cover.” — On a pair of shin guards made for bicyclists.

“This product not intended for use as a dental drill.” — On an electric rotary tool.

“Caution: Do not spray in eyes.” — On a container of underarm deodorant.

“Do not drive with sunshield in place.” — On a cardboard sunshield that keeps the sun off the dashboard.

“Caution: This is not a safety protective device.” — On a plastic toy helmet used as a container for popcorn.

“Do not use near fire, flame, or sparks.” — On an “Aim-n-Flame” fireplace lighter.

“Battery may explore or leak.” — On a battery. See a scanned image.

“Do not eat toner.” — On a toner cartridge for a laser printer.

“Not intended for highway use.” — On a 13-inch wheel on a wheelbarrow.

“This product is not to be used in bathrooms.” — On a Holmes bathroom heater.

“May irritate eyes.” — On a can of self-defense pepper spray.

“Eating rocks may lead to broken teeth.” — On a novelty rock garden set called “Popcorn Rock.”

“Caution! Contents hot!” — On a Domino’s Pizza box.

“Caution: Hot beverages are hot!” — On a coffee cup.

“Warning: May contain small parts.” — On a frisbee.

“Do not use orally.” — On a toilet bowl cleaning brush.

“Please keep out of children.” — On a butcher knife.

“Not suitable for children aged 36 months or less.” — On a birthday card for a 1 year old.

“Do not recharge, put in backwards, or use.” — On a battery.

“Warning: Do not use on eyes.” — In the manual for a heated seat cushion.

“Do not look into laser with remaining eye.” — On a laser pointer.

“Do not use for drying pets.” — In the manual for a microwave oven.

“For use on animals only.” — On an electric cattle prod.

“For use by trained personnel only.” — On a can of air freshener.

“Keep out of reach of children and teenagers.” — On a can of air freshener.

“Remember, objects in the mirror are actually behind you.” — On a motorcycle helmet-mounted rear-view mirror.

“Warning: Riders of personal watercraft may suffer injury due to the forceful injection of water into body cavities either by falling into the water or while mounting the craft.” — In the manual for a jetski.

“Warning: Do not climb inside this bag and zip it up. Doing so will cause injury and death.” — A label inside a protective bag (for fragile objects), which measures 15cm by 15cm by 12cm.

“Do not use as ear plugs.” — On a package of silly putty.

“Please store in the cold section of the refrigerator.” — On a bag of fresh grapes in Australia.

“Warning: knives are sharp!” — On the packaging of a sharpening stone.

“Not for weight control.” — On a pack of Breath Savers.

“Twist top off with hands. Throw top away. Do not put top in mouth.” — On the label of a bottled drink.

“Theft of this container is a crime.” — On a milk crate.

“Do not use intimately.” — On a tube of deodorant.

“Warning: has been found to cause cancer in laboratory mice.” — On a box of rat poison.

“Fragile. Do not drop.” — Posted on a Boeing 757.

“Cannot be made non-poisonous.” — On the back of a can of de-icing windshield fluid.

“Caution: Remove infant before folding for storage.” — On a portable stroller.

“Excessive dust may be irritating to shin and eyes.” — On a tube of agarose powder, used to make gels.

“Look before driving.” — On the dash board of a mail truck.

“Do not iron clothes on body.” — On packaging for a Rowenta iron.

“Do not drive car or operate machinery.” — On Boot’s children’s cough medicine.

“For indoor or outdoor use only.” — On a string of Christmas lights.

“Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly.” — On a child sized Superman costume.

“This door is alarmed from 7:00pm - 7:00am.” — On a hospital’s outside access door.

“Beware! To touch these wires is instant death. Anyone found doing so will be prosecuted.” — On a sign at a railroad station.

“Warning: do not use if you have prostate problems.” — On a box of Midol PMS relief tablets.

“Product will be hot after heating.” — On a supermarket dessert box.

“Do not turn upside down.” — On the bottom of a supermarket dessert box.

“Do not light in face. Do not expose to flame.” — On a lighter.

“Choking hazard: This toy is a small ball.” — On the label for a cheap rubber ball toy.

“Not for human consumption.” — On a package of dice.

“May be harmful if swallowed.” — On a shipment of hammers.

“Using Ingenio cookware to destroy your old pots may void your warranty.” — A printed message that appears in a television advertisement when the presenter demonstrates how strong the cookware is by using it to beat up and destroy a regular frying pan.

“Do not attempt to stop the blade with your hand.” — In the manual for a Swedish chainsaw.

“Do not dangle the mouse by its cable or throw the mouse at co-workers.” — From a manual for an SGI computer.

“Warning: May contain nuts.” — On a package of peanuts.

“Do not eat.” — On a slip of paper in a stereo box, referring to the styrofoam packing.

“Do not eat if seal is missing.” — On said seal.

“Remove occupants from the stroller before folding it.”

“Access hole only — not intended for use in lifting box.” — On the sides of a shipping carton, just above cut-out openings which one would assume were handholds.

“Warning: May cause drowsiness.” — On a bottle of Nytol, a brand of sleeping pills.

“Warning: Misuse may cause injury or death.” — Stamped on the metal barrel of a .22 calibre rifle.

“Do not use orally after using rectally.” — In the instructions for an electric thermometer.

“Turn off motor before using this product.” — On the packaging for a chain saw file, used to sharpen the cutting teeth on the chain.

“Not to be used as a personal flotation device.” — On a 6x10 inch inflatable picture frame.

“Do not put in mouth.” — On a box of bottle rockets.

“Remove plastic before eating.” — On the wrapper of a Fruit Roll-Up snack.

“Not dishwasher safe.” — On a remote control for a TV.

“For lifting purposes only.” — On the box for a car jack.

“Do not put lit candles on phone.” — On the instructions for a cordless phone.

“Warning! This is not underwear! Do not attempt to put in pants.” — On the packaging for a wristwatch.


137 posted on 08/01/2007 7:44:04 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: AZamericonnie

I was trying to, but the pain medicine I took is apparently keeping me awake. So I have decided to FReep for a while and catch up on the goings on.


138 posted on 08/01/2007 7:49:23 PM PDT by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
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To: AZamericonnie
LOL :)

My dog kept waking me up last night. She was restless. I took her for an extra long walk today. ;)

I hope you get a good rest tonight. :)

139 posted on 08/01/2007 7:56:01 PM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: StarCMC; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Kathy in Alaska; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...

Human Resources Helpful Hints

Take the prospective employees you are trying to place and put them in a room with only a table and two chairs. Leave them alone for two hours, without any instruction. At the end of that time, go back and see what they are doing.

If they have taken the table apart, put them in Engineering.

If they are counting the butts in the ashtray, assign them to Finance.

If they are waving their arms and talking out loud, send them to Consulting.

If they are talking to the chairs, Personnel is a good spot for them. If they are wearing green sunglasses and need a haircut, Computer Information Systems is their niche.

If the room has a sweaty odor, perhaps they’re destined for the Help Desk.

If they mention what a good price we got for the table and chairs, put them into Purchasing.

If they mention that hardwood furniture DOES NOT come from rainforests, Public Relations would suit them well.

If they are sleeping, they are Management material.

If they are writing up the experience, send them to the Technical Documents team.

If they don’t even look up when you enter the room, assign them to Security.

If they try to tell you it’s not as bad as it looks, send them to Marketing.


140 posted on 08/01/2007 7:56:24 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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