Here are this week’s Life Pro Tips.
1. When cooking things on aluminum foil, first scrunch the foil up, then lay it loosely flat again out on your baking tray. The juices will stay put – and the food will not stick to the foil half as much, if at all.
2. Clean your marijuana tools regularly. Otherwise, you could get sick.
The build-up of residue inside your pieces will cause mold and another fungus. The ash and wax have a lot of Nitrogen and Carbon that get released into the water (for water pieces, and non-water pieces due to typical humidity levels) which promotes life/growth. You should rinse them out every couple of uses, and if you see residue building up along the inside walls/once a week (even for light smokers) follow the cleaning procedure below:
Rinse thoroughly with hot water.
Put some rubbing alcohol in there.
Cover both holes and gently shake for a minute. (This step is optional, unless it’s really gross in your piece)
You can usually create a decent seal and still have a good grip using your palms.
Pour in coarse/table salt and more rubbing alcohol.
Cover holes, and gently shake the piece.
The salt ‘scrapes’ the gunk off the inner walls.
Let it sit for a little bit soaking in the alcohol.
The more gunk, the longer it sits.
Rinse with hot water.
Add some Dawn (or other grease cleaning dish soaps) and a little hot water, then shake.
This is to get any residual alcohol out and break up the last little bit.
Rinse the soap out!
If you need to clean a small pipe, and covering the holes isn’t feasible, put it in a Ziploc bag and shake that up.
Repeat this process until clean.
Don’t forget pipe cleaners! They’re cheap and well, designed for cleaning pipes.
Be safe, stay clean, marijuana is safe, but not if you’ve got colonies of bacteria or mold in your pipes.
3. Hang pictures on your wall at 57” in the center, which is the standard gallery viewing height.
You’ve probably been hanging them too high, and it will feel weird at first!
57” (145cm) puts pictures right at an optimal position and is the accepted “standard gallery” viewing height. When you use this as a standard, your living space will look much cozier. There is always an exception of course but this is a good rule of thumb.
Do a little math to figure out where to poke your hole on the wall:
- Measure your picture’s height and halve it.
- Figure out how far the distance from the top edge of the picture is to what the picture will actually hang on. Sometimes that’s a piece of wire – take your finger and pull the wire up like it’s hanging on a wall, and measure from your finger to the top of the frame. Or, if it’s a hanging clip, measure the distance from the top of the clip to the top of the frame. Subtract this from the first value.
- Add 57 if working in inches, (or 145 if working in centimeters)
I have a picture that’s 24” tall. Half of that is 12”. The hanging wire when fully taught leaves 3.25” from the top of the picture.
So, 12 – 3.25 + 57 = 65.75”
Measure up from the floor 65.75” and make your hole!
4. Don’t use words that you don’t completely, totally, understand in a professional setting like work or school.
The risk of misusing words cannot be understated. As you speak, even if you are tempted, do not use any words that you don’t fully and completely understand. People around you may not correct you, and they will judge and remember. Your credibility is on the line every time you speak, especially in professional settings, so if you don’t completely understand a term, word, phrase, etc. then be sure to fully research it before attempting to use it in a sentence.
5. If you have a difficult phone call to make, turn the volume down on the receiver.
If you aren’t looking forward to breaking some news to someone over the telephone, lower the volume of their voice and suddenly they’ll sound far less threatening, thus giving you much more confidence in a difficult situation.