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Purse safety tip…

18 Jun

Last night and today I have seen the video of the 82 year old woman in a Florida Publix store having her purse snatched, slamming her and her 80 year old brother to the ground. I think I have seen it a few dozen times. Hey, I had an early docs appointment and had some mellow rest as the sleep I should have had overnight was punctuated with kid feet (we had thunderstorms last night) and some of my ‘betes technology was beeping every hour. Fun. Anyway….

I can’t remember where I first learned this suggestion, but since I have stopped sporting a backpack diaperbag everywhere I go and have returned to a smallish bag/handbag/purse, I find that it doesn’t replace vigilance and care, but it does help a little.

If you put your bag (even a regular diaper bag could be secured this way) in the fold out seat near the handlebar of the shopping cart- simply use the seatbelt (if it is not being used for a small child) and loop it and clip it through the handles or strap of your purse and click-it closed (and if your purse closes for Pete’s sake, close it! No need to tempt anyone who might be up to no good).

It might not be 100%, but with hooligans (yeah, I said it. Call me an old lady. Go ahead. I dare you. *shaking cane in air*) afoot, it is best to take precautions to ensure the safety of you and your belongings. At any rate, even if you do fall (and hopefully are unharmed) the perp will hopefully be slowed down quite a bit by the rolling metal cart he is dragging around by a handbag.

***Of course, the cart-tie method is in no way perfect or guaranteed, use it at your own risk***

xo
Bek

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What are YOU looking at?

15 Jun

What are YOU looking at?

Originally uploaded by CleverGirlBek

Rambutan! Tasty tasty fruit…

Although this is not what is looks like when it is ripe and just picked…Apparently the dark brown-ness happens if it isn’t refrigerated or eaten within days of picking…

BUT

still so tasty…

Kind of like a green grape crossed with a lychee…

Texture is a cross between a peeled grape and a gummy bear- bouncy but not rubbery…

Sweet and very much a dessert flavor….

Yum.

Ok… A picture without the googly eyes:

and now for the closeup….

(you peel them by scoring them around the middle with a knife and then prying the skin off… there is an almond shaped nut/seed in the middle…don’t eat the seed…)

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