Wanna hear some good and positive news? Like, you know, get away from all the crazy hate and confusion, at least for a bit?
Here ya go...
So the pie job finished, which was sad in a way, cause it was fun and most of the people were nice. Which was a relief in a way, because me and my old car were suffering a bit, from driving 100kms a day.
But the best part is that I've taken the leap, and become self-employed. You'll never guess....I'm selling anti-headlouse kits. Yep, the mayo clinique continues! And prospers...not just kits for lice, but also for bedbugs (ugh, remember that crazy night?!), dog and cat fleas and ticks, wooden floorplank fleas, roaches, ticks on humans.
And....soap. The soap part evolved from the battle against the headlice, as that kit evolved to also include a bar shampoo that's repulsive to headlice, which evolved to bar soaps/shampoos that are repulsive to fleas, to ticks, to bedbugs...and then I got to chatting to the woman who produces the soap for me, who also makes all kinds of other, really beautiful soaps...she mentioned one that has salt in I, and the lightbulb clicked on in my head!..
....We're a town that produces salt...I went to see the salt bosses...they were happy to have me be affiliated with them...our new salt soap, with amazing crystals in it, is now being poured, cured, and shipped...and the first expo and sales of salt soap, felted salt soap (to resemble the local river rocks), plus sort of moderny-smelling, purpley one that will certainly appeal to young men, plus the producers' other more beautiful soaps, and the lousekits, petkits, hunter/hiker kits, and bedbug kits, will be at our local salt festival at the beginning of next month! Along with mosquito nets (whose kits are being formulated), diatomaceous earth, essential oils used to deter critters, extra licecombs, gloves, masks, hairclips, tick ID and pinch kits...and lotsa mayo, too, of course.
Lol, I've debated having an old barbershop or hairstylist chair, too, and offering free de-lousing...but it seems that I'm the only one that thinks it's a good idea.
I've been doing a video, trying every single cure/remedy/solution/recipe for getting rid of headlice. Mayo, of course, conditioner, olive oil, vicks, vaseline, ground up silica gel kitty litter, ground up borax, cow poop (used in Africa), cornstarch cooked with water and lemon, kerosene, straight vinegar, you name it, slathered onto my hair and rubbed into my scalp, with approval ratings for each product (mayo might be messy, but it wins). If I can't get the video up and showing on my stand, then it'll be screenshot pictures, poster sized, hanging as backdrop.
I guess you could say that I've found inspiration. Which was a bit difficult to find there, for a time, what with gog, the kids flying the coop, the mid-life crisis, and all of the craziness of the past few years. The goal is not just a market stall or a local fete...the goal is total louse eradication, the whole world over. See, there's no point in getting rid of yours, if the person next to you doesn't get rid of theirs, too. And if they don't have the know-how or the $$$, then you're just gonna catch headmonsters all over, again, and keep the vicious cycle going. But if everyone shares the knowledge, and the combs, repellents...mayo recipes...then everyone wins!
With this in mind, 20% of all sales profits will go towards donations of kits to those in need. I'm going to try to save the world (from headlice), one head at a time. And help the inside of my own head while I'm at it.
Voila! Your good news for the day, right here at UB's.