Dear Heloise: When I record a movie, I clip from the newspaper's television section the blurb describing it and tape it to the VCR tape. Of course, I also identify the movie on the side of the tape. When I go back to watch the tape, I read the "blurb," a nd then I remember what the movie is about.
So many times when you tape a movie and just list the title, by the time you get around to watching the movie, you have forgotten what it was about.
I found this to be a wonderful addition to my library of tapes. -- Sylvia Segal, Boynton Beach, Fla.
This is a good hint that helps keep the guessing game at bay. -- Heloise
SEND A GREAT HINT TO:
P.O. Box 795000
San Antonio, TX 78279-5000
Instead of tossing an old toothbrush, sterilize it and save it for one of the following:
Cleaning or removing dust from small knickknacks.
Cleaning around the bathroom faucets.
Cleaning the refrigerator's bottom grate.
Cleaning a narrow-neck vase.
Dear Heloise: I've always had trouble with my rolls of wrapping paper unrolling or getting torn up when being stored.
I discovered that if your take the empty cardboard from a used roll, you can cut a slit the length of the roll and use it as a sleeve to wrap around your good rolls of paper!
It works to protect the new paper from dust, tearing and unrolling. -- Julie Williams, Indianapolis
Dear Heloise: My pet peeve is wanting to watch a made-for-TV movie, and the background music is so loud, I cannot hear the dialogue.
It is ridiculous, and I get so frustrated, I just turn off the television. -- M.T.L., Columbia, S.C.
I hope the advertisers and producers are listening! You are one of millions (including me) who also MUTE commercials because they are excruciatingly loud! -- Heloise.
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