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A Nifty Little Technique

Let's share nifty techniques for everyday living that we've developed.

I'll start: I like a little sugar and powdered creamer in my coffee and I used to use a spoon to stir it, dirtying up a spoon that I'd later have to wash.

Now I pour my coffee from the coffee pot into my mug from about a 12-18" height.

The greater height creates enough kinetic force to thoroughly blend the coffee, cream, and sugar -- no spoon required!

I'm a clever little minx, ain't I?

by Anonymousreply 6102/09/2013

No everyone knows if you put the cream in first it mixes when you pour the coffee, not clever at all.

by Anonymousreply 102/09/2013


Only the type of person who uses powdered creamer could think that's clever.

by Anonymousreply 202/09/2013

I slap people's faces as soon as I see them, that way i don't have to deal with their shit later!

by Anonymousreply 302/09/2013

I pre-lube.

by Anonymousreply 402/09/2013

It's a nifty technique if you don't like hot coffee, OP, but pouring coffee from 18" would cool it down too much for my taste.

by Anonymousreply 502/09/2013

Putting milk or cream in first is is sign of poor breeding.

The habit started in the late nineteenth century by nannies who got it into their head that pouring hot liquid on the milk would sterilize it, and was better for the children.

Adults never put the cream, milk or sugar in first.

by Anonymousreply 602/09/2013

lol r3

by Anonymousreply 702/09/2013

R6 you are full of shit.

by Anonymousreply 802/09/2013

r6, you ignorant slut.

by Anonymousreply 902/09/2013

R9, is that you, Jane???

by Anonymousreply 1002/09/2013

I remember coming up with OP's nifty spoon saver and then enduring the r6-type backlash.

From all of that, I learned that some people have big long sticks up their asses and that, had they been paying attention to the reality of the situation instead of to the flashes of light and noises in their head, they would see that a spoon washing was being averted, not the end of "proper society" as we know it,

by Anonymousreply 1102/09/2013

After ruining dozens of coffee makers and percolators because of hard water, I purchased a cheap french press.

You use the same amount of grounds, but get two large cups of coffee. Since you boil the water, the coffee remains hotter than a drip maker.

Since I don't adulterate coffee with milk or sweetener, that second cup of lava leaves me bouncing off walls.

by Anonymousreply 1202/09/2013

Hey, Dan at r10.

by Anonymousreply 1302/09/2013

I have a small pocket sewn into the lining of each caftan. I put the earrings in it and save a great deal of time in every respect.

by Anonymousreply 1402/09/2013

R10, I knew that was you, Jane. Hope you're doing well...

by Anonymousreply 1502/09/2013

A solution of bleach water (1/2 tsp in a quart size spray bottle) is strong enough to disinfect everything in your kitchen and bathroom (with out having to rinse off everything but surfaces that food will touch, like a plastic cutting board, or leaving your house smelling like a pool). It's also weak enough to lift a lot of stains off light colored clothing without bleaching out the color in the fabric. Found this out by accident while I was cleaning/doing laundry and found a red wine stain on a shirt and grabbed the wrong spray bottle.

After time the bleach water looses it's disinfectant properties so you should make up a new bottle every other day.

by Anonymousreply 1602/09/2013

I disolve my Viagra under my tongue. It works faster that way and I like the blue color it leaves in my mouth.

by Anonymousreply 1702/09/2013

I cut off the top six inches of an empty 2 liter soda bottle and use it as a disposable funnel when I have to put oil in my car

by Anonymousreply 1802/09/2013

r17 I used to chew mine to make it work faster. Now I switched to Cialis. Much better

by Anonymousreply 1902/09/2013

I hate it when queens pull the Lady Evelyn act as at r6.

by Anonymousreply 2002/09/2013

r20, below stairs, milk in first. Above stairs, milk in filled cup.

by Anonymousreply 2102/09/2013

r21, On the stairs, a queen taking notes so she can come to DL and play the lady of the manor.

by Anonymousreply 2202/09/2013

r22, you sound like you need some Red Velvet Cake, hon.

by Anonymousreply 2302/09/2013

Milk in first for tea and last for coffee was what I grew up with. Not sure why.

by Anonymousreply 2402/09/2013

Poor people used to put milk in their cups first because they couldn't afford cups that could take the shock of heat without cracking.

The rich people, who underpaid the poor, enjoyed making fun of the impoverished people they created for this.

by Anonymousreply 2502/09/2013

R17 I put the viagra tablet with the marking side down on my tongue and let it disolve a while. It acts like a temporary tatto.

When I see someone at the baths I stick my tongue out and they see the imprint. I am a top so usually they smile and bend over.

by Anonymousreply 2602/09/2013

[quote]Poor people used to put milk in their cups first because they couldn't afford cups that could take the shock of heat without cracking.

That is absolute bunk. Stoneware can take the heat of boiling liquid just as well has hard paste porcelain. Milk first was an affectation of the nursery.

by Anonymousreply 2702/09/2013

Seems to me a china manufacturer would not be in business very long if their goods could not take boiling water.

by Anonymousreply 2802/09/2013

[R12] The French press is the only way to make a good cup of coffee. I found it was often no hot enough so I fill the container with boiling water for a few minutes, then drain and add the coffee and hot water.

by Anonymousreply 2902/09/2013

You can nail thick canvas straps or a pair of Birkenstock sandals to large wooden scrub brushes to mop-skate your bare floors. It's a lot of fun.

by Anonymousreply 3002/09/2013

How do you get the sugar and powered cream in the cup without using a spoon?

by Anonymousreply 3102/09/2013

Putting cream and/or sugar in coffee is very juvenile. As an adult you should enjoy the strong taste of a good cup of black coffee. Adding anything to it destroys its integrity. Do you also add ice cubes to your red wine?

by Anonymousreply 3202/09/2013

If you rinse the spoon after you stir, then you don't have to wash it. It's not like it's been in your mouth.

After you cut an onion or tomato, just rinse the knife off, no soap needed. It's not like the inside of the veg/fruit has bacteria.

If you wait awhile to clean (say after dinner), then you'd want to wash it.

by Anonymousreply 3302/09/2013


Sugar packet and a canister of nondairy creamer – just tap some in.

by Anonymousreply 3402/09/2013

When making cole slaw, put the mayo in first and smear it all over the sides and bottom of the bowl. Then put in the cabbage any any other ingredients. This way when you're stirring it all to mix it will all combine much easier and you won't have a big blob of mayo rolling around in the cut cabbage. This also works well for a tossed salad if you're using a particularly thick dressing.

by Anonymousreply 3502/09/2013

Save your cardboard paper towel tubes. Once you've used some wrapping paper from a roll just slit the paper towel tube on one side all the way down and use can use it as a cuff to keep the wrapping paper from unrolling.

by Anonymousreply 3602/09/2013

The sides of aluminum foil and plastic wrap boxes have little tabs that you press in that will prevent the rolls from coming out when you pull them.

You're welcome!

by Anonymousreply 3702/09/2013

I hull strawberies with a straw. It works pretty good.

by Anonymousreply 3802/09/2013

Make your own lemon infused water by getting a pitcher, slicing up 2 or 3 lemons and pouring water into it. You can also do this with cucumbers. It's an easy way to offer company options when they request some water and makes you look very classy IMO.

by Anonymousreply 3902/09/2013

An old FB used to use a plastic pop bottle to douche.

by Anonymousreply 4002/09/2013

R40 is a variation of a warm bottle of coke shaken up and used as a spermicide after (straight) backseat sex in the 50s.

by Anonymousreply 4102/09/2013

[quote]An old FB used to use a plastic pop bottle to douche.

And ended up with a mountain of doo.

by Anonymousreply 4202/09/2013

R12's liver is now getting the same mistreatment those coffeemakers did from his bad water, and nobody says a thing.

by Anonymousreply 4302/09/2013

I always soak my my dildoes in hotwater until I get a reading of 130F. Then I dry them off and wrap them in an electric blanket and keep it on HI for a few hours so they feel like a real human appendage making love to me.

by Anonymousreply 4402/09/2013

Whenever my tub faucet has a leak I cram a tampon in it.

by Anonymousreply 4502/09/2013

Maybe R12 and anyone with hard water can use this tip. We have sulphur water where we live. It's too strong to drink (excellent for the plants, though), they make products that you really should use once a month in your dishwasher and washing machine that are all-natural highly concentrated citrus tablets and/or solutions. They help to slow or prevent the damage from the hard water.

For the coffee machine-even though we use the spring water we hav delivered to make coffee, the carafe and basket are washed in the dishwasher-so I brew a whole pot of white vinegar once a month on the coffee maker's clean cycle. Followed by two full pots of spring water also brewed on the clean cycle-it helps a lot.

Hard water is a real hassle, but we knew we'd have it when we had the house built. I grew up drinking it, so I though I coul go back to it-but, I couldn't so we have water delivery. It really ages the appliances and kitchen and bath fixtures.

But, it is actually healthy and really good for the indoor plants (I grow orchids, my partner grows tropical plants) and for watering outside with the hose.

by Anonymousreply 4602/09/2013

When I was a kid, our mother made us make our beds before school.

I developed a technique to make mine while on my knees at the top of the bed.

Only took a minute or two for my twin bed.

I was a time-and-motion specialist even at a young age … ah, I just love me.

by Anonymousreply 4702/09/2013

I'm weirdly fascinated by r47's post. Especially the 'motion specialist part.

by Anonymousreply 4802/09/2013

For R48:

by Anonymousreply 4902/09/2013

OP, if you don't want to use a spoon, why not buy a large package of coffee stir sticks at Costco?

R36 Paper towel tubes are also a good way to store a rolled up Silpat silicone baking mat.

by Anonymousreply 5002/09/2013

You can also store plastic super market bags in a paper towel tube

by Anonymousreply 5102/09/2013

R6 is correct. In fact, referring to someone as "milk in first" is rather disparaging, indicating the person is a prole.

by Anonymousreply 5202/09/2013

R25 is correct

by Anonymousreply 5302/09/2013

When blitzing a sauce in a food processor, stretch a sheet of cling film over the top before closing the lid. It will save a laborious cleaning job on the lib assembly.

by Anonymousreply 5402/09/2013

You can make a delicious frosting by mixing Crisco, powdered sugar and vanilla together.

by Anonymousreply 5502/09/2013

I make my bed once a week when I change the sheets, R47.

by Anonymousreply 5602/09/2013

Are you French, R56?

Does your bed "stinque?"

by Anonymousreply 5702/09/2013

All I learned from R47's post was that he spent alot of time on his knees even as a child and that he's a quick fuck.

by Anonymousreply 5802/09/2013

LOL at R3 and R30!

by Anonymousreply 5902/09/2013

R3=Miss Joan Crawford

by Anonymousreply 6002/09/2013

You can dip Tiffani Thiessen's head in batter to make fat face cookies.

by Anonymousreply 6102/09/2013
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