Friday, 3 June 2011

Friday Fun: Blogger Problem Resolved & Dust Elimination

A huge thank you to Belle for suggesting I download Google Chrome to solve my blogging problems. I have, and I can now comment. Hurrah.

So on with today's blog post: The Write Steps To Dust Elimination

You know you want a pair!

  1. Ignore dust until it reaches letter-tracing levels.
  2. Use sleeve of top to make a token effort to wipe it away.
  3. Calculate the time it would take to get up from chair, walk over to cleaning supplies, and bring them back, as being greater than the time needed to calculate the time it would take and thus decide it would take too long.
  4. Decide that as dead skin accounts for 80% of all dust, it would be easier if humans had reptilian skin, which they would shed just once a year. Then realise it would not be ideal for the whole population of a country to shed their skin at the same time, as other countries might take advantage of the populations' indisposed state. Worse still, if the whole of Earth's population shed their skin at the same time aliens could invade.
  5. Forget about the dust; you've now got a brilliant new story featuring reptilian humans and alien invaders to write.

Any one else experience moments like this?

24 comments:

  1. The trick is to go straight to #5 and not to disurb the growing dust... at all. As soon as you make a token effort, it's all over because the dust gains a voice and it screams "CLEAN ME!" until you do.

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  2. I love the slipper idea! it was nice when I had a toddler (ages ago) who did a lot of floor cleaning with his hands, knees, and blankie.
    On a related note, hoping that this comment goes through since I tweeted you I haven't had probs with IE8. I tried Chrome, BTW, but it was just so different I couldn't get my head around it. I'm not so good with change!

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  3. I'm a hopeless housekeeper and have the glove version of those slippers but I'm permanently covered in cat hair!

    When the Muse is feeling brave she will try Chrome.

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  4. So funny. Yes, I have moments like that where thoughts quickly jump from mundane to bizarre or fantastical. My analyst at work does the same thing, and as we share an office, it makes for interesting conversation :)

    I fight a continuous battle against dust, too. particularly on the coffee table It seems every dust mite I remove produces two or three more.

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  5. I leave all my dusting and cleaning to my silly muse. But I will have those slippers!! In pink!
    :-) Take care
    x

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  6. Excellent blog Ellie, have to be short as I only have a limited access to the Net from where I am in the US.
    home next wednesday,

    Take care.
    Yvonne.

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  7. those are awesome excuses, i mean valid reasons, for not dusting!
    i will borrow them =)
    have a nice wknd!

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  8. Very reasonable points. Maybe we could have shedding weeks assigned to us alphabetically.

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  9. Not quite like that! But you're right, some things require too much effort to bother.

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  10. OOh I love those snazzy lime green slippers and the dust philosophy. Google chrome, now that's a new one on me. Hope your work day(s) are fab. See ya again soon :O)

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  11. I start sneezing when I near anything dusty, so I have to be a cleanliness freak. It is a great idea for a short story, humans shedding their skins at the same time and being attacked by aliens.

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  12. I love it when everyday things lead to interesting brainstorming for speculative fiction.

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  13. Love this! It happens to me all the time too. :)

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  14. Now I must get myself a pair of those!

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  15. I have a pair of those green slippers, and I still don't dust. What is wrong with me!!?

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  16. or you can put slippers on your pets and get them to do the dusting for you!

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  17. Dust = Character!

    My house has plenty of character, set beautifully against the cat and dog hair.

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  18. Hi Ellie,

    Great slippers, and fun to follow your train of thought. I, for one, am glad that my skin sheds a tiny bit at time, even if it does accumulate around the house, lol.

    Have a great weekend,

    Kathy M.

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  19. Looking forward to your game picks for Monday's blogfest!

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  20. a current study found some dust is good for you... yay!

    always hated to visit places too sterile to live in, those are best left for surgical areas!

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  21. Glad to help Ellie! My daughter has a pair of those slippers; they were given to her as a joke. To me, I can't see how you can get under the dining room table. I like the alien idea.

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  22. I'll think of this next time I don't dust. Which is often.

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  23. My workshop is about an inch deep in dust all the time. I have a dust extractor on all the machines, an air filtration system and respirators. Enough? No, I need special shoes that dust the floor. I just have to have them.

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  24. Cool slippers.

    I use my shirt sleeves quite a bit.

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