Righty tighty, lefty loosey. Oh and summer’s almost over.

I have a hard time remembering which way to turn a screw in order to tighten or loosen it (depending on my particular goals at the time). I am not sure why most folks find the saying, “righty tighty, lefty loosy,” to be such a big help because it depends entirely upon one’s starting point on the circle that is the head of a screw. If you start at the top, you might indeed tighten by turning to the right, but if you start at the bottom, you’ll tighten by turning to the left. Why would you ever start at the bottom, don’t people always start at the top? Well, no. I for one like to get to the bottom of things, so I may just as easily start at the bottom as top. And if using a screw driver to get into tight places, I am MUCH more likely to have the handle pointing out towards me which means, again, starting at the bottom an “turning left” to tighten.

I have a much easier time remembering “clock to lock” to tighten screws. Starting top or bottom clockwise is still clockwise. It came in handy after the August 23rd earthquake we experienced in northern Virginia. I wanted to make sure the pipes were tight (I’d found they’ed worked their way loose once before.)


Dear Haagen-Dazs

I would like to know if it’s wrong to consider your Bananas Foster ice cream to be breakfast food. I like bananas and milk on my breakfast cereal. Brown sugar and cinnamon can be yummy too. And your Bananas Foster ice cream has all of those. So if I sprinkle some cereal on top, it is then officially breakfast food or can it work as breakfast food without the cereal?

Also, I’ve noticed Bananas Foster is a Limited Edition flavor, what exactly do you mean by that? How limited? Why would you limit my breakfast foods? Can you not limit it for a long time, please? We all like it. I know we could always choose Banana Split ice cream instead, but that one has other stuff including chocolate syrup which I have a harder time categorizing as breakfast food.

Thank you.


Deb K.