when you try and try
to make a snowman
the fluffy, sticky, wet snow is gone
the icy, hard, dry snow is here
you think and think
of another way
just decorate a bump that you find
make a flat-puffy snowman
and there you go.
“creativity doesn’t wait for that perfect moment. it fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones.”
– bruce garrabrandt
Pick Up Truck Swimming Pool
What it is: A pool made from a pickup truck bed
What You’ll Need: A pool liner
Estimated Cost to Make: $20
Paddling pools are great, but they often pop or get misshapen. If you happen to be the proud owner of a pickup truck, then consider investing in some pool liner. In no time at all, you could have a sturdy metal pool right there in your truck bed that can hold the whole family. Of course, you can’t let the kids get too crazy or they might get a bruise or two, but it’s a wonderful idea. There are even companies out there that sell liners, especially for trucks. It’s a great way to customize your Ford for the summer!
“start where you are
use what you have
do what you can”
who knew? enjoy your holiday weekend.
one of these folks has been around for awhile and has always been ahead of his time.
“ideas shape the course of history.”
-john maynard keynes
image credit: british medieval history
oh, audrey, class of 2020 –
this harkens back to my days
in the 70s
painting on my best friend’s parents’ new car
(my parents said absolutely not)
proudly plastering on
the glory of our days in school
the coming glory of our leaving
driving around all day
in the hot sun
noticing with surprise
when we scrubbed it all off
even though the paint was gone
the sun had baked our message on
the marks from the paint remained
never able to be truly washed off
memorializing our message into eternity
my friend’s parents with an equally surprised reaction
at least audrey painted on the windows, not the body
she will go far, that one.
“no one knows what’s a good idea or a bad idea until you try it.”
when you go to the grocery
to get some ice
for your food
after a wild and windy rainstorm
knocked your power out
you pull out your bags of ice
only to find
a secret ice cream stash
placed there by a brilliant grocery worker
hidden for later
and your day is made.
“greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.”
we’re gonna’ need a bigger boat
“ideas are easy. it’s the execution of ideas that really separates the sheep from the goats.”
image credit: white lotus farms, ann arbor, michigan, usa
on the occasion of one of my favorite director’s birthday
happy alfred hitchcock day
“ideas come from everything.”
image credit: afi
the grandies offered me a chance
to choose my superpower –
flight, strength, invisibility, speed, or shape shift?
i chose invisibilty
got inside of the machine
they powered it up
when i came out
they confirmed that i was now invisible.
except for my feet
which did not fit in the box.
i can live with that.
“the things that make us different, those are our superpowers.”
like warm cookies and milk delivered to you
at your house or your dorm
and just brilliant.
Insomnia Cookies was born out of the dislike of heavy meals late at night, love of food delivery, and the realization that by the time you get hungry at night, nothing is open. The concept was founded by Seth Berkowitz in 2003 from his dorm room while attending the University of Pennsylvania. Berkowitz started baking and delivering warm cookies to students late-night on campus… and Insomnia Cookies was born.
and now, when i see the truck heading out through the streets of ann arbor, i smile every time.
I usually travel with a posse. I roll deep.
I travel like a rapper, but without the artillery.
We don’t carry guns, we carry cookies.