Thursday, September 20, 2012

Walk & Talk the Vote - The West Wing is BACK!!

The West Wing is back! The West Wing is back! The West Wing is back!!!!!

Okay, I may have overstated that a little, but it is. Sort of.

Here's the scoop: A woman named Bridget Mary McCormack is running for State Supreme Court in Michigan and she got the cast of The West Wing (complete with Josh and Donna!) to shoot a commercial for her. How did she manage this magnificent feat? Glad you asked. She happens to be the sister of a Mary McCormack, who was part of The West Wing cast from 2004 through 2006. How awesome is that?! So her sister and all her friends filmed a 4-minute commercial for the next Michigan State Supreme Court Justice.

And while they're at it, they even manage to teach you a lesson as memorable and important as the Schoolhouse Rock lessons. Yes, I'm serious.

Trust me, I wish I'd been there.

Now watch it and remember to vote for ALL the races and issues on your ballot this year. And if you live in Michigan, vote for Bridget Mary McCormack.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Do You Know How to Load a Dishwasher?

I'm sure you think this is a rhetorical question, but I'm serious. If your dishes come out of the dishwasher and their cleanliness is hit or miss, then you don't know how to properly load your dishwasher.

I have a friend, who is super anal about how he loads his dishwasher. We'll call him Greg. Of course, that's a pseudonym. Names have been changed to protect the guilty. He won't let anyone, including his own mother, load the dishwasher because "no one does it correctly." I kid you not. I've attempted to load his dishwasher when I've made dinner and he stands over me to ensure it's done to his standards. Frankly, this is hysterical because I'm more OCD than he is.

Anyway, back to your ability to load your dishwasher. You probably aren't doing it correctly, so take 5 minutes and watch the "how to" video below. Trust me, you'll get a good laugh.

There's also a handy dandy guide right here that you might peruse.

Now that you've learned how to load your dishwasher, I'm going to tell you that I disagree with a lot of the advice, except for the part about not blocking the soap. That bit about not loading the silverware by type is just stupid. If you rinse off your dishes and utensils prior to loading, you won't need to worry about the gunky spoons not getting clean. Personally, I prefer to organize my dishes and silverware by type to make the unloading process quick and easy.

What do you think? Do you have any tips to make doing the dishes super easy?