Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Blow Dryers, Alcohol and Ear Infections

Since becoming an adult, there are some things I just assumed I'd leave behind.  Ear infections top that list!

Several weeks ago, I started having some issues with my ear.  Of course, I let it go too long without doing anything and ended up with excruciating pain that would wake me in the middle of the night.  I gave in and went to our local clinic (one of the many perks of my job) and was given some antibiotic/steroid drops to put in four times a day for ten days.

The doctor asked if I was a swimmer?  Once I finished laughing, I answered "no, only in the shower".  He suggested I buy a bottle of alcohol and after showering and washing my hair, I should put a drop in each ear.  Alcohol evaporates water!  Well, who knew??  The whole time he is talking I'm thinking how my rum is gonna help with an ear pain unless of course, I drink enough of it!

He also suggested that I use the blow dryer to make sure my ears are dry after my shower.  I walked out of that clinic almost laughing.  One of the things I use the blow dryer for is to make sure my feet and between my toes are dry after a shower to keep from leaving my feet wet when I put on my shoes.  My hair is frizzed curly so I don't blow dry it.  So many uses for a modern appliance and none of them for their intended use.  I'm sure you can see me rolling my eyes, here.

So now as I get out of the shower every morning, I'm gonna turn on the blow dryer and dry my feet, pour alcohol in my ears and then blow dry them! I may even take a big swig of the rum just for good measure! This getting old thing sure does suck!

So what have you found to be some of the strangest things you do to ward off the evils of getting older?  Do you blow dry your feet?  Do you put alcohol in your ears?  Do you sleep with garlic in your pillow for health reasons?  Come on, you can tell me!  ;)

Monday, August 12, 2013

Ozeri WeightMaster Digital Bathroom Scale, with MICROBAN® Antimicrobial Product Protection Review

I received an awesome Digital Bathroom scale to use and review.  The product was free in exchange for an honest review.

In an age of trying to get rid of germs with antibacterial wipes and people being more aware of the environment around them, I was a little shocked that none of us have thought of our bathroom scales.  How many of you weigh several times a week?  I do!  Sometimes, it's at night after walking all over and still with dirty feet and then sometimes, it's right out of the shower in the morning with clean feet.  I can't believe I never considered all the germs on that scale! I clean my bathroom about once a week but I never think to wipe down the scales unless they are visibly dusty.

The Ozeri WeighMaser Digital Bathroom Scale, with MICROBAN Antimicrobial has thought of that very thing. Not only is it very stylish but is also lightweight and thin.  The digital display is easy to read, even for those of us who are getting a 'little' older. The Scale can be purchased here on Amazon.

Product Description from the Tomoson review guidelines:

Ozeri, a specialty manufacturer of digital lifestyle products, is proud to be the first manufacturer of bath scales to champion Microban® antimicrobial technology that inhibits the growth of odor and stain-causing bacteria. Infused at the point of manufacturing, Microban® antimicrobial protection works for the lifetime of the product to disrupt the growth of bacteria and helps maintain surface cleanliness. On an unprotected bathroom scale surface, bacteria can double in number every twenty minutes with frequent skin contact and exposure to moisture, which is often the case with typical bath scale usage. And only when they've multiplied to hundreds of thousands, can the bacteria be seen by the naked eye. With Ozeri WeightMaster Bath Scale, Microban® protection begins to work immediately, disrupting key bacterial cell functions so that the bacteria are unable to grow or reproduce on the surface. The WeightMaster Bath Scale by Ozeri is the first bathroom scale to combine an elegant design, Microban's antimicrobial solution and advanced weight measurement technology. The Ozeri WeightMaster uses 4 of the latest generation G sensors to accurately capture weights in increments of 0.2 pounds or 0.1 kilograms. The Ozeri WeightMaster features the industry's largest blue-backlit LCD with xBright technology for easy-to-read results from afar, and utilizes ultra ABS slip-resistant material on the outside with impact-resistant tempered glass on the inside. Whether your goals are weight loss or muscle gain, the Ozeri WeightMaster Bath Scale features the latest
generation of StepOn technology to display your body weight upon stepping onto the scale, with no tapping required. It also turns off automatically to conserve battery power, and runs on 2 AAA batteries (included). Your Satisfaction is 100% Guaranteed.
Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1 x 14 inches ; 4.7 pounds
Shipping Weight: 7 pounds

I'm very pleased with my Ozeri WeightMaster Digital Bathroom Scale, with MICROBAN Antimicrobial and plan for it to be a new addition to my bathroom.  Not only will I always know if I am staying within my goal weight but I'll also know that the germs are kept to a minimum. My favorite part of this scale is the lightweight feel, the larger display and the slip-resistant feature of the standing pad.

I would highly recommend this product and intend to do a review for Amazon, as well.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.