Wednesday, December 3, 2008

dynamite

Tonight I got a Christmas tree (be assured, more to come on that) and when I was done putting it up I found myself covered in sticky, gooey sap. My next item on the to-do list was setting up my new DVD player but obviously didn't want to do it with sticky fingers mmm Wingers so I went to wash the sap off. I used soap and water and washed over and over and over but nothing. Still a sticky mess, just sort of globbing together into a tar-like substance. Then I remembered that I maybe had heard something about peanut butter that could be relevant, so I opened up my trusty jar of Jif and smeared the stuff all over. Presto! All the sap was instantly slicked off. It was a pretty good trick. But then I had to rinse the peanut butter off of my hands and so put them under the faucet and rubbed and rubbed and rubbed but the creamy delight would NOT come off. Irony! But then I got really innovative and tried washing it with soap, and wouldn't you know, it came right off. And finally my hands were clean. I think there is a lesson to be learned from all this, I don't know what it is yet, but I do know that from now on instead of playing rock-paper-scissors I am going to play sap-peanut butter-soap. I'm still working on the hand gestures for each.

9 comments:

Ethan T said...

Fast Orange is your friend. It's always good to have some around the house for just such occasions. The scratchy pumice feel lets you know that it works, and it smells great, too!

http://www.permatex.com/brand_fast_orange.htm

Brad said...

You need to work on some good gambits, like the peanut butter sandwich (soap, pb, soap), or the sentimental suds (sap, sap, soap).

http://www.worldrps.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=20&Itemid=33

Tracy said...

Is that real??? It gave me the lols.

Mom said...

Oh to be the mom of two such clever children.

Astrid said...

That would be the only good use of peanut butter. But I'm not sure I could cope with the smell even then. ;)

April said...

I swear by orange-based de-goopers too.

You should post a picture of your tree. I love seeing other people's Christmas trees.

Tracy said...

I'm definitely putting pictures up April. I'm just trying to get the perfect lighting/angle/etc. Thank you for your continued patience...

Ems said...

let me know when you do figure out the hand gestures...cus then I'm IN.

Erica said...

I am so glad that you were blessed with two clever children, mother. It must be hard having those other two morons bringing you down.

 
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