The life of a rock star

I have been in the process of cleaning up the flat. After having been left to it’s own devices for some time the flat was starting to look a bit grubby. So doing a bit of cleaning every day has started to show off.
Now am I the only one who finds vacuum cleaner bags a pain in the arse to get? My local shop used to sell the bags to my trusty Nilfisk but now when I was all out and had an invasion of dust bunnies I couldn’t find them anywhere. I was in several shops before I gave up and did what I should have started out with, I ordered them online.

I got new bedding to the hedgehog. I know it’s the wild life of rock n roll. Yeah Baby! His kind is apparently allergic to ceder and fir tree so it can be a real pain finding bedding to him as a lot of the sawdust packs to pets just has an ingredient list that says : Wood. I mean I’m not a complete idiot. I didn’t think it was made of stone or teddies. I’m just the weirdo who what to know what type of wood is in it. I mean wood is a pretty broad term to use when you’re looking to avoid certain types. Don’t even get me started on his food. In the end I found some that was made out of hemp so that is what he’s walking around in now. Leggy suggested that I give him some rolling paper too.

We did almost get a new family member. No not a baby. My close friend has a gorgeous little Cairn terrier named Anton. He is the happiest dog I’ve ever met and we totally love each other. But my friend’s daughter is more of a cat person so they’ve taken in two kittens from the wild cat that came with the house. So of course the child is over the moon about the kittens and so Anton has been forgotten a bit which made him rather depressed. He was moping around and wouldn’t really leave his bed. So my friend was asking me if maybe I could adopt him seeing as we are so happy together. But all he needed to get his mojo back was a visit and he is now back to his happy self. I’m really glad he’s back to normal and get to stay with his family, but a small part of me is a bit sad I didn’t get to adopt him.
Susie has been a bit frustrated. I bought Sims 4 from some Christmas gift money so my lap has been occupied by the laptop rather a lot. Of course me being me I started out creating Slutty Sim and made it my goal to see how weird I could make their family tree. She ended up getting 9 children with 3 different men and her eldest daughter ended up marrying her step father and having an affair and getting a love child with her step sisters step brother. It was very strange. Yet another reason why I shouldn’t be god. There’d be a lot of webbed fingered banjo players out there before I got bored of that.

Now going back to the cleaning I have a trick taught to me by the Mothership that I figured I’d share with you guys. If you drink a lot of tea like me or coffee like Leggy you may know about how the mugs after a while starts looking all brown and grubby inside. Now what you can do is to wet the mug, then take a kitchen sponge moist it and the add about a tea spoon of salt on to it. Then you just scrub inside the mug like you were cleaning it with soap. It may take a bit of pressure and sometimes the scrubby side is best. Then when you’re done you just wash the mug and Bam! it’s as good as new. I’ve even taken pictures of the process TV shop style.

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Today’s music is inspired by cd’s I got for my birthday and Christmas. I was very lucky and got all the cd’s that I had put on my wishlist so I was a very happy camper. I may soon have to find a new storage place though as my current shelves are starting to fill up. But that’s a problem for future Steffie.

Florence + The Machine – Ship to wreck

I was sure I’d put this one on before but a quick search didn’t show anything. I got their album How Big How Blue How Beautiful and I absolutely love it. One of my favourites.

Lana Del Rey – Music to watch boys to

I have her debut album on vinyl and I’ve heard it so many times. It is beautiful. So when I got her two new albums on cd I was very happy. I’m not entirely sure what I think of Honeymoon yet. It seems very much the same all the way through. I’m hoping it’s one of those that win you over after a few plays

The Pierces – Secret

Now this is a cd where I’ve heard almost all of the songs loads of times. They always feature on my music streaming service play lists and somehow I just never got around to buying the album. But now I have it and it can live cozy in my collection.

Sara Evans – Suds in the bucket

Now this is pretty much as country as you can get. At least in my head but I am still a fan and was very excited about the 5 cd collection I’ve got.

The Brothers Bright – Blood on my name

Now this is one I haven’t got in my collection. I haven’t been able to find it anywhere but I absolutely love this song and I’ve been playing it like a mad woman. And yes, I totally found it watching The Blacklist. That scene was so awesome!

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31 thoughts on “The life of a rock star

  1. “Of course me being me I started out creating Slutty Sim and made it my goal to see how weird I could make their family tree. She ended up getting 9 children with 3 different men and her eldest daughter ended up marrying her step father and having an affair and getting a love child with her step sisters step brother. It was very strange. Yet another reason why I shouldnโ€™t be god. Thereโ€™d be a lot of webbed fingered banjo players out there before I got bored of that.”

    Now I know why Leggy likes ya so much! :>

    Not clear about the cups though. I tried what you said and they came out all looking weird with this bright white color… kinda like ones you see in stores where nobody drinks out of ’em and they’re evidently just for decoration.

    – MJM

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  2. Ah, vacuum cleaner bags. It’s odd, really, how shops that sell vacuum cleaner bags always seem to stock every type of bag except the one you need. I’ve given up on bags now, and use bagless cleaners. A bit of a pain to clean the filters, but it takes less time than going to the shop(s) and not buying the bag you need.

    Your hedgehog’s allergy must be to conifers. Cedar is a conifer, and ‘fir’ is a generic term that encompasses most conifers. It must be the resins he’s allergic to. So don’t offer him any retsina as a nightcap, or he’ll go into anaphylactic shock. I can keep a bag of hardwood shavings next time I’m running something expensive through the planer / thicknesser and send them to you if you like. I quite often do oak. LI’s idea is a good one, given the hemp bedding you’ve bought. Although he may find a one-toke pipe easier to manage. That’s the trouble with claws – they tear the paper when you’re rolling one up.

    The other trick for cleaning mugs is to squeeze a little toothpaste onto the Scotchbrite pad. Works a treat – they look like new afterwards.

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    • I originally bought the vacuum cleaner from that chain of shops so I did find it extra odd that they suddenly stopped selling the bags to it. I know the parents have had a few bagless ones but they haven’t been too pleased with them. Or The Mothership didn’t like one of them so it was sent to exile in the garage.

      Oh I didn’t know they were related. But yes, it’s something about the oils in the woods can give him bad rashes and the dust can coat his lungs. So I always keep an eye on his nose and eyes to be safe. I did get 200 L of the hemp bedding so I should be set for a while but I may take you up on the offer when he’s running out.
      Think you can get a tiny epi-pen?
      He could get an earth bong or one of those water ones.

      I’ve heard you can use toothpaste if you have a scratched cd but I’ve never dared to try it.

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