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In need of help and a movie date!

Ok, so I desperately need your help with something. Strangely enough, it has to do with my hands.

(Yes, this picture is from the day of our engagement. I don’t just take gratuitous pics of my hand. )

So, I was sooo on top of things on Monday chopping, cooking, and freezing billions of onions. The problem is that my hands STILL smell like onions. I have already done the following:

1) Washed them a MILLION times with hand soap, and dish soap.

2) Washed them with lime juice (citrus is supposed to get rid of smells)

3) Coat my hands in peanut butter and wash my hands to neutralize the odor

4) Soak my hands in tomato juice for 5 minutes

…..AND THEY STILL SMELL! What the heck?! Being sprayed by a skunk is easier to get rid of than these silly onions.

Does anyone have any tips? I am desperate. It is rather unpleasant to smell like onions–eek.

In other, better smelling news, tonight I am took out our “little brother” for a fun weeknight adventure. We went to see this little movie:

It was super cute! Also, I was totally “that person” that asked: “What lessons did you learn from this movie.” I feel So. Old.

I had fun going to the movies on a weeknight! It still feels so illicit! However, I am definitely paying for it now, as I am frantically editing grad papers WAY past my bedtime. Eeeek!

Ok, my break is officially over! Have a good night!


Do you do fun, “weekend-ish” activities on weekdays? Do you like going to the movies at odd times–or are you a Friday/Saturday night movie person?




About paleorunnergirl

I am obsessed with cooking, running and reading! I teach American Literature at the college level, but enjoy books of all kind! After years of GI issues and being prescribed numerous medications, I found perfection in eating Paleo! I am no longer bloated, nauseous, or miserable on a daily basis. I have delved into creating Paleo recipe-making and embracing an active and playful life!

27 responses »

  1. Pamela @ Pamcakes and Coffee

    I bet that was a cute movie! I don’t mind going to the movies at random times when it’s not so crowded. There were so many movies that I wanted to see in the theater that I wasn’t able to get to recently. I’ll have to keep an eye out at Redbox and watch at home! 🙂

  2. Pamela @ Pamcakes and Coffee

    Oops! My link wasn’t correct above. Hope you have a great weekend!!

  3. That’s weird about the onion smell. I can’t say I’ve ever had that happen, but maybe I just haven’t chopped enough onion all at once. We usually don’t go out during the week, so if we did, it would be a fun treat.

  4. Washing your hands with a stainless steal spoon is supposed to work, I have never done it though…. Once, I burnt my poor hands with hot peppers. I don’t know what it was about those peppers but it made my hands feel like they were on FIRE. I tried alllll of the things that you did plus a few more. The only thing that finally worked, hours and hours and hours later was to was them in vodka. I swear when I poured it on my hands I could feel the relief instantly. I don’t know that it would work with smells but if nothing else works- I’d give it a try….

    • I need to try the spoon idea first and then if that doesn’t work, I am heading to the liquor store! Your story makes me VERY thankful that my hands just smell–there is no burning! That sounds awful! I am glad that vodka worked. Thanks for the tip!

  5. That’s strange! I’ve never had that happen before!

    I love that you asked your little brother what he learned from the movie! haha

  6. Shoot! I don’t know how to get rid of the onion smell on your hands!

    I actually prefer going out during the week so that my weekends can be as laidback as possible…aka laying on the sofa watching movies!

    P.S. I gave you an award on my blog! Congrats! 🙂

    • I am right there with you on saving your weekends for relaxation! I hate having to endure ridiculous crowds so it really works out to do things on weekdays. That empty theater was nice!

      Also, thank you SO much for the award. It totally made my day! 🙂

  7. Try COFFEE grounds. When I have bad onion breath, drinking coffee gets rid of it. And you know perfume counters always have some coffee grounds to clear your pallette for smelling different scents. So hopefully it will work on your hands. I have the same problem – the smell stays with me for over a week. So a few years ago I just quit cutting onions. I will buy the frozen, pre-chopped onions – much cheaper than the fresh, pre-chopped. I never tried the coffee, but it may work!

    Enjoying your site!

    • Leslie,

      I never thought of that! That is brilliant! Plus, I love the smell of coffee, so this will be a win/win situation.

      I have also decided that frozen onions are the ticket! No more raw onion chopping–ever! 🙂

  8. My roommate in law school had this metal plate … I’m not sure where she found it but it was about the length and width of soap. It was awesome and always got rid of the onion smell on our hands!

    I love to go out on the weekends, but spend Sunday doing absolutely NOTHING. This weekend the main event will be the LSU v. Bama game .. let’s geaux tigers!!

  9. omg the image of you coating your hands in PB… too funny ahah! I occasionally go to movies on sunday nights. And I do go out for dinner and to bars on thursdays sometimes too! It’s fun to break up the week that way when you have time to.

    • Let me tell you, the PB situation was not ideal. I think I still have peanut butter in the crevices of my wedding ring. (Of course I forgot to remove it pre-PB).

      Your college social life makes me miss college SO much! Weekdays were just as exciting as weekends! Each night had a million possibilities! Enjoy every second–it goes too fast!

  10. Whenever I chop up an onion for my omelets in the mornings, the smell always lingers. I hate it!!

    I dislike going to the movies on Friday/Saturday nights. It’s just too crowded and not enjoyable. I’m babysitting today and I think Puss in Boots is in the game plan 🙂 ! (Is it embarrassing to admit that I typically like the kid movies I get “dragged” to?….)

    • When we watched all the previews, I kept thinking: “I am SO glad I have a little brother, because now I have an excuse to see ALL of these movies!” Haha! Puss in Boots was cute! I can’t wait to see what you thought. I love kid movies! 🙂

  11. What a great teacher you are, asking what he learned from the movie. I love it 🙂

  12. I didn’t know about the lime juice technique, I hope the smell is gone by now, good luck 😛
    My husband and I am planning on watching that movie as well, let me know if it’s any good 😀

    • Totally go see the movie!!! I didn’t see the 3D version because I always get nauseous from it. But the 2D version was great–funny and cute! Gotta love a good kids movie! 🙂

      Well, the lime juice technique completely failed this time–it usually works, but I think these were some extra smelly onions!

  13. I looooove going to movies at odd times. Packed theaters are overrated! Although it is fun to LAUGH with a lot of people if it’s a hilarious movie. I have no idea about the onion hands. I hate it when my hands smell weird. Especially if they smell like a dirty dishrag after I’ve been cleaning — YUCK!

    • Ok, the dishrag smell has GOT to be one of the worst smells ever. I have just started throwing away rags when they start to do that–eek!

      I am a total weekday movie convert! That empty theater was nice!

  14. I usually chop onions in my food processor so I can’t say I have had any issues like that but I sure hope you find something that works!!! I hate the smells of onions so I feel for you. Good luck and let us know what takes care of the smell in case it happens in the future! 🙂

    • Well, before I destroyed my food processor attempting to make coconut butter, I used it for onions, too. Gosh, I miss that little fellow! I am totally asking for one at Christmas!

      I think the smell is slowly but surely dissipating. No more onion chopping for me–that is for sure!


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