Archive for August, 2005

Cloudy Pool Solution

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

If you have a cloudy pool(green or not)5,000 gallons or less here are the easy to follow steps for restoring your pool to crystal clear goodness.

Step 1. Make sure you have a brand new filter cartridge.

Step 2. Purchase some Floc and Clear. Yup, that’s what it’s called. Say it out loud. Call the store and say “Do you have any Floc and Clear.” More effective if you slur the last three words.

Step 3. Purchase some Algaecide.

Step 4. Purchase some Shock (Super chlorine!)

Step 4. Run your filter for eight hours straight. Add Floc and Clear, Algaecide and Shock! Occassionally stop the filter and clean the cartridge with a hose.

Step 5. Repeat above steps three times.

Step 6. Come home to find your wife has dumped the pool and refilled it.

Just like that the water is crystal clear.

This really works.


Monday, August 8th, 2005

The other day which wasn’t all that long ago I asked one of my kids if they’d seen any bandits. It was probably the fifth or sixth time I’d asked her that question. She responded with this…

“No, I didn’t see any bandits. And I don’t think they exist.”

Bandits do exist.

Sliver or splinter

Thursday, August 4th, 2005

What’s the difference between a sliver and a splinter? I don’t know. Maybe one is under the skin, or perhaps one is bigger than the other.

“Ouch, I got a splinter.”
“That’s no splinter, that’s a sliver.”

Sliver sounds smaller than splinter.

Ted Williams was the Spendid Splinter. That’s not a bad nickname. Heck of a lot better than the Splendid Sliver which makes no sense. Not that Splendid Splinter makes sense. I guess it was something to do with being skinny and a good (splendid) hitter.

Anyway, I am curious what the difference is. I looked them up in the dictionary and found no difference so perhaps there isn’t any.