I'm still searching for the perfect hairstyle - you know, the one that makes you look 10 years younger and 10 pounds thinner? That one. I've become so desperate that I've almost succumbed to watching the soaps on TV to find it. And that reminds me of this Small Thing...
I got lured into watching Days of our Lives back in the Bo and Hope days, when they were Daytime's Hot Couple. It was the mid-80's and I had just had my first baby. Desperately looking for a new hairstyle, Days' cast sported enough permed do's and bangs with impressive height to keep me glued to my TV. Before I knew it, I was rooting for Bo and Hope to run off together for a weekend of love that they so deserved. Hope had some seriously big hair, and I blame it for my lack of moral judgment.
Every soap has its sleazy evil characters. They are constantly ruining people's lives by switching babies, poisoning people, pulling plugs on ventilators and spreading malicious rumors. I suppose the stories wouldn't be nearly so interesting without characters you love to hate, but they certainly have their share of scum suckers.
You could say they are Soap Scum.
And speaking of soap scum, let's segueway into Today's Small Thing, which is indeed, very small. I have four sinks and three tubs in my house. (Trust me, it just SOUNDS luxurious.) At each location is a soap dispenser or soap dish that often gets overlooked. The hardworking pumps at the sink edges are manhandled and abused daily by a busy family, and the soap dishes by the tubs are pretty much ignored, except when we're showering. But even a casual glance at them reveals a sticky situation. There is a tendency for goo to collect and ooze down the dispensers onto the counter tops. The tub dishes look a little um, scummy.
Today's Small Thing is to get rid of the villainous scum that lurks around the soaps at your house. Put an end to the suspense and wipe it out for good. (Well, the scum may return as an evil twin in a later episode, but for today you can enjoy a sweet, clean victory as the world turns.)
POINTS: 10 for each soap area cleaned
Check out your "pretty" soaps...the ones that came in a gift basket but never get used. They tend to collect dust and bathroom goo. They might could use some gentle cleaning. Maybe you oughta break down and actually USE the pretty soap today!
Song of the Day: Theme from Days of our Lives