Saturday, July 5, 2008

Things to Ponder when Painting

Why does cedar oil repel mosquitoes when cedar trees attract them?
Procrastinator says: apparently the oil (at least, for Alaska Yellow Cedar) has a compound in it called nootkatol that's a repellant. Mosquitoes like leafy places to hang out in the middle of the day, which is clever because people are also attracted to leafy shady places in the middle of the day. So not only do the bugs get to relax, they get lunch delivered. They're not exposed to the oil that would repel them unless the branches break, and that would take an awful lot of overfed mosquitoes.

How do you get paint off flagstone?
Procrastinator says: grind it off or buy yourself a present from

How long can a certain chocoholic go without another of her cousin's amaaaaazing chocolate brownies? Procrastinator says: an embarrassingly short time. And Procrastinator will also share the recipe when she gets it.

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