using vinegar to clean

DIY: the CURSE A BITCH edition

So yeah, follow up to this post.

You’ll need:
• polymer clay
• nails
• paints and brushes
• a jar
• a taglock
• salt
• black pepper
• tabasco
• vinegar (the clear kind you use for cleaning)
• dirt
• gutter water
• candles

First I salted all my windowsills and my doorstep with salt to make protect my house. To make sure the bitch wouldn’t be able to counteract, I created a home guardian who acts as a “bouncer” of sort.

Then I made a small poppet out of clay. I tried to make it look as much like the bitch as I could at that scale. Then I drove nails into her, telling her each time why she was being stabbed. “This one is for when you made fun of coworker S”, “this one is for when you bullied coworker B”, “this one is for when you took pictures of me”, etc… I finished by driving a nail in her mouth “that’s to teach you to stop spreading gossips and lies”

I made her look anguished and in pain because that’s why I want for her. Then I baked the poppet, leaving the nails in. I roughly painted it afterward.

Once it was dried, I glued her inside the jar. My taglock this time was a note she wrote me. Her name was even on it, so that was good. I put it inside the jar and lit it up. Watching the flames lick her frame was cathartic.

Once it was done burning, I covered the ashes with salt to ward off her influence and irritate her. Then I ground some black pepper and poured it along some tabasco on her, to burn her. Then I went outside and scraped some dust and hair and dead bugs from the ground and poured it on her, so her reputation gets as dirty as she tried to make mine.

Ew, gross.

I added nails to the mixture so that every time I shake the jar, she’s hit by the weight of what she’s done.

Then I filled it to two third with vinegar. At first I wanted to use the cooking kind, but in the end, the cleaning kind made more sense. I mean, she’s a huge disgusting stain on the surface of earth, so… I topped it off with some gutter water because that’s where she belong, and spat in it three times, thinking about all the crap she had done to me and the others.

Once I was done, I just sealed it with wax and placed it in a dark place where it never sees the light of day.

I poured some salt and pepper on top of it, hence the grains. The color is a lot grosser irl, haha.

Anyway, there you go: how to curse a bitch.

danceswchopstck replied to your post “So far today my laptop battery has given out and the TV remote stopped…”

it just so happens that about a week ago I cleaned out a remote that had batteries corrode in it yeeeaaarrrrssss ago. I got it working again. The process turns out to be simple. double-bag the batteries for hazardous materials disposal. brush loose material out of the remote into the trash. use cotton swabs dipped in white vinegar to clean out the remote battery compartment. rinse with swabs dipped in water. dry. insert new batteries. ta-da!

Normally that works! I did give it a try, but couldn’t get any of the various AAA batteries I tried to work. I think possibly one of the contact plates on the back end is borked – and also there’s something rattling around inside the remote so possibly something snapped off. :D

I could just buy a replacement remote, universal remotes run about $15. I don’t use the TV very often, so I might just wait it out; my folks said they want to buy me a new TV when I move (GOD KNOWS when that will be). I just have to mark out on the side of the TV where the volume and source buttons are, those are the only ones I use anyway….

Teeth Hygiene Throughout History 

The first toothbrush was not patented until 1857. Obviously from accounts in history of even the wealthiest and most royal of people having brown teeth, that most people didn’t get them all too clean. That was probably because of the methods that were used. 

Medieval
* Rinsing mouth with water to remove gunk from mouth.
* Rubbing teeth with a clean cloth to wipe tartar buildup and left over food particles from the teeth.
* Chewing herbs to freshen breath, mint, cloves, cinnamon, sage
* Using “toothpicks” to clean out the teeth.
* Mint and vinegar mixture, used to rinse out the mouth.
* Bay leaves soaked in orange flower water and mixed with musk.
* “Barbers” would also be used as dentists and would extract teeth that were rotting or bothering a person profusely. They sometimes were able to muck out the junk in teeth and create a filling of sorts.

Elizabethan
* Rubbing teeth with the ashes of burnt rosemary.
* Powdered sage rub used to whiten teeth.
* Vinegar, wine and alum mouthwash
* After dinner comfits were eaten to freshen breath

Renaissance
* The same practices for cleaning were in use, but the “barbers” aka dentists had begun to learn more about dentistry.
* The first dentures, gold crowns, and porcelain teeth, were constructed in the 1700’s.
* 1790 brought about the dental foot engine, similar to the foot pedal of a spinning wheel, it rotated a drill for cleaning out cavaties.
* The first dental chair was made in the late 1700’s.


Regency
* They again used the same methods.
* A letter from Lord Chesterfield to his son urges the use of a sponge and warm water to scrub the teeth each morning.
* The recommendation of using one’s own urine in France was widely flouted by Fouchard, the French dentist.
* Gunpowder and alum were also recommended.


anonymous asked:

Ok so I'm guessing by my own frequent respiratory problems that using undiluted bleach as a cleaner is not a good idea but my dad uses undiluted chlorine bleach from the bulk container to clean, frequently. Is this bad or am I just overreacting?

You’re not overreacting. Chlorine bleach has recently been discovered to be a cause of respiratory illness in young people and is especially harmful to anyone who already has respiratory issues (asthma, allergies, etc.). The American Lung Association even lists chlorine bleach as a volatile organic compound, which could lead to respiratory issues or allergic reactions. If you’re having difficulty breathing or have some other kind of reaction to the chlorine, ask your dad to switch to a different form of cleaner. 

Here’s the American Lung Asociation’s suggestions for alternatives:

As a safer cleaning alternative, warm water and soap often will do the trick, especially at home. Baking soda is good for scrubbing. A mix of vinegar and water can clean glass.

When using cleaning or household products, keep the area well ventilated. Open windows and doors. Never use cleaning products in a small, enclosed space.

This is also a good time to mention that chlorine products should NEVER be mixed with ammonia products, as they can lead to severe respiratory issues and even death.