Thursday, January 8, 2009

Odds and Ends

Garlic: I can report that squeezing a clove of garlic between thumb and index finger does pop the skin right off. Unfortunately, the French grandmother trick didn't work for me. Either French forks have thinner, sharper tines or else French grandmothers have greater upper body strength, always a possibility.

The Dentist: I had my teeth cleaned yesterday and at the end, the technician gave me a little, tiny toothbrush - think "suitable for a mouse" - and said that as we age, our gums recede (much like our hairlines, libidos and investments) and to use it between my back teeth.

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