Saturday, August 25, 2012

My Face: What I'm doing to it now

I know I never seem to commit to anything but here's what I'm doing with my skin care regimen now.

Don't touch!

SIMPLE!!!! I'll see how it goes

Currently I'm using mild natural bar soap to cleanse
Witch hazel to tone
and coconut oil to moisturize (bonus it has a little SPF and smells yummy :P)

I'll update when I can to let you know how that goes, I have a nasty yucky big breakout right now so if that goes away then I''ll call this one successful :P

True Pay Simplified

I realized today that the true pay equation I posted was far to complicated to understand so I made a simplified version.

True pay

The equation is essentially your how much you profit from working (regular pay minus the cost to drive there (if thats how you get to work)). divide that all by the amount of hours you put into your job (regular work hours plus the time taken to travel there). See? It's an easy concept :P

Here's the equation if you drive

((Regular pay)-(Cost of gas to get there))/((Weekly hours)+(Time spent travelling))

wh=Weekly hours
tpt=time per trip
td=trip distance
aokmpl=amount of km per litre
cpl=cost per litre
aot=amount of trips
Regular pay= wh*w
Cost of Gas= ((td*aot)/aokmpl)*cpl
Time spent traveling=(tpt*aot)/60

If you take a taxi or public transit here's an equation for you too

((Regular pay)-(transportation costs))/((Weekly hours)+(Time spent travelling))

wh=weekly hours
tpt=time per trip
cpt=cost per trip
aot=amount of trips per week
Regular pay=w*
Transportation costs=cpt*aot
Time spent travelling=tpt*aot

Or if you don't have to pay to travel to work (biking or walking), here's your equation

Regular pay/((Weekly hours)+(Time spent traveling)

wh=weekly hours
tpt=time per trip
aot=amount of trips per week

Regular pay=w*
Time spent travelling=tpt*aot

It's also useful for when your trying to figure out how much more of an increase in pay would be required to make switching jobs worthwhile.

You'd do that one like this

(your desired true pay)=(insert appropriate equation here)
then you just use good 'ol BEDMAS to solve for W

I hope this is helpful! I find it very useful in figuring out if a job is going to be worth more than another when they vary in distance away from home, hours, and pay.


Monday, August 20, 2012

Sims 3 problem

So this is my problem. I load the game fine then when I get to my household this happens
Can't click anything and there's a glowing spot on the floor.. Not in tab mode. I'll post an update when I get a solution.

Sunday, July 15, 2012


It's been one hell of a long time since I posted anything! As an update for all my acne stuff, I've had mediocre success with them all, they tend to slip back into breakouts. It's as if my body figures it out and starts to ramp up the acne again (boo). I've recently returned from a trip to New Brunswick and I've started a regimen from a soapery I went to. The soapery is called Olivier and they do sell products online. Their stuff is organic and as natural as possible and I had a tour of their facilities which showed that they do a lot of things by hand. Their bar soaps so far I've found to not be very harsh and they can be used for hair without needing any rinses like an ACV rinse. My face has broken out like mad over my vacation though (I was being bad I picked). The regimen is a sage soap twice a day with a lotion that has essential oils for acne. There's also a tonifying spray that you can spray throughout the day. I'll let you know how it all turns out if I remember to.

Wasn't faithful to this one and everything just kinda got put in a drawer.... It was nice stuff to use though I do recommend trying it. I use the soap now just for washing int he shower and it doesn't leave residue or dry out my skin.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

It's been a while...

Hi all,

It's been a long time since I've done anything with this blog. I haven't written, I haven't scanned, frig I even forgot it existed. I got discouraged when no one was looking at my posts so I felt it was all for nothing. I'll try to write some more articles soon.


Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I know I haven't posted in a while but I've been really busy working two jobs. Anyways I just found this brain traning site called cognifit that I wanted to share with you all. It's completely free and trains your cognitive abilities to sharpen your mind. Who doesn't want that? it uses games and tracks your progress. Give it a try!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Noxzema Original Deep Cleansing Cream: Conclusion

As a conclusion to the Noxzema Original Deep Cleansing Cream trial, I'm writing this. After using Noxzema for probably more than just a couple weeks I still use it every night. My acne is still on my chin, but I think that's more due to the fact that I pick at it more frequently lately than the Noxzema itself. My skin looks very nice although I've stopped using Noxzema on my nose as it seems to dry it out. When the tub I have is done I'll try the Noxzema with added moisturizers and see what that does.

#1 Best thing overall:
Nice skin, nice smell, multiple awesome uses, affordable

# Worst thing overall:
Still have acne, dry skin on nose

Overall, not a miracle worker but definitely the best thing I have ever use for my skin, and will continue to use.