Friday 5: Mist It by That Much

Don’t worry.  I do plan to put up something interesting (at least interesting to me) besides these Friday memes.  Just finding my groove while still trying to address the malware on my other WordPress sites.  It’s not just cleaning up the mess, but doing what I can to prevent this kind of thing later.

From here.

  1. What did you most recently spray out of a can?
    Shaving cream, and that was last Sunday, although I’m seeing  a concert this evening so I’ll be cleaning myself up sometime before I go to town.  I like shaving gels, actually, something I originally picked up because it’s what my dad mostly used when I was growing up.  But I’ve tried various options over the years and keep coming back to the gels.  My favorite was a medicated (not aloe, but something else) Edge that really made my skin feel good.  It was discontinued by the time I got through the first can.  Nowadays, I shave in three different places (home, my folks’ place, and the office) and I have a different gel in each place.  So I’m kind of picky, but there’s a bit of range to my pickiness.
  2. What’s your favorite food (or food product) that’s sprayed from a can?
    I have to admit I really love (‘though almost never indulge in) that spray cheese you supposedly put on crackers.  Still, what’s better than whipped cream?
  3. When did you last spray-paint something?
    I think it was five years ago when I was the publications advisor at the community college.  We cleaned up and painted the old newspaper boxes around campus.  Took a lot of ridiculous energy but they looked nice.
  4. What’s something that’s not sprayed from a can but would be pretty cool if it were?
    I really think we haven’t explored far enough the possibilities of better ways to use butter.  Real butter.  Spreading it on stuff that’s not hot can be a real pain, and while the butter stick incarnation is great for most cooking uses, it fares poorly as a condiment.  What about softened or whipped butter out of a can like with spray cheese or whipped cream?  As long as you didn’t have to add too much to it, and if you could maintain all the wonderful qualities that make butter butter, I’d be down to give it a try.
  5. What’s conceptually the oddest thing sprayed from a can?
    I know everyone’s probably going to say fake hair from a can, and that’s certainly a worthy contender, but as an island boy for most of my life, I have to say spray can snow for Christmas trees.  I especially don’t get it for people who live here.  Other contenders: spray air (like for cleaning computer stuff) and spray noise.

3 Replies to “Friday 5: Mist It by That Much”

  1. 1. What did you most recently spray out of a can?

    Computer screen cleaner.

    2. What’s your favorite food (or food product) that’s sprayed from a can?

    Betty Crocker frosting.

    I love frosting. At family weddings, Christmas, etc., I always get the first piece of cake with the largest frosting decoration even if it involves the center piece of a store-bought sheet cake. On the Fourth of July or Dolls’ Day I get my special cupcake with the extra frosting. This stems from an early childhood incident when I put up such a fuss at one of my sisters’ birthday parties. Which is also why I am addressed as “Princess” not as a term of endearment but as a sarcasm enhancer.

    Trust me, you are better off getting out the mixer and making your own frosting.

    3. When did you last spray-paint something?

    Last year I painted the wooden stakes of my coaster wagon pink. Now you are thing to yourself, “Why does a grown woman without children have a coaster wagon?” Neighborhood parties and going to the beach.

    4. What’s something that’s not sprayed from a can but would be pretty cool if it were?

    WD-40 is not a lubricant. I checked and there is an aerosol graphite so someone beat me to the punch. We’ll have to add hardware store to the shopping list. That squeaky wheel on the coaster wagon isn’t going to fix itself!

    5. What’s conceptually the oddest thing sprayed from a can?

    a. There is a girl who works at a night club. She wears a sparkly sequined one piece swimsuit-type outfit and carries a tray with a strap around her neck like one of those “cigar, cigarette” girls when smoking was permitted. One of her excursions will involve red roses wrapped in cellophane; another will feature plushies. Teddy bears, puppy dogs. Not even practical plushies such as Hello Kitty for pity’s sake. Now there are wholesale prices and there are retail prices followed by food and beverages at a stadium prices. But nothing can compare to roses and plushies at a night club prices. Guys will be tripping over themselves buying that outrageously overpriced junk to impress girls. Sometime during the evening she waltzes around with cans of Silly String which is my cue to go to the powder room.

    PRO TIP: If you are trying to pickup a girl, do not spray her with Silly String. As if you had a chance before.

    b. My most hated part-time high school job was working at an electronics repair business. In the old days people would have things fixed instead of just buying something new. Crazy.

    One of the technicians asked for a strand of my hair. “Are you checking my DNA?” No. “Are you testing me for drugs because you’re going to need more than a strand.” No. I plucked out a strand of hair just to get rid of him.

    Let me explain something. Aerosol refrigerant is used to freeze components to isolate intermittent shorts on printed circuit boards. Think of it as dry ice spray.

    I heard laughter from the repair room and went to investigate. The technicians had captured a fly, frozen it with the refrigerant, tied the strand of my hair to one of its legs and the poor thing was flying in slow circles as the other end of the strand was fastened to the workbench with a thumbtack.

    I left and never went back.

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