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.”
dedicated to all
or at least pretend to
you are a captive audience.
credits: google images, word porn
me – “can you tell about what you wrote?”
kinder – “look up at the top.
the brown part is the idea mark.
all the rest are the ideas.”
i thought this to be brilliant
and perhaps should be our newest form of punctuation.
move over semicolon; the idea mark is here to stay!
“words are but the signs of ideas.”
“writing cannot express all words, words cannot encompass all ideas.”
photo credit: google images
and it was so good, too…!
L’esprit de l’escalier (French)
literally, stairwell wit—a too-late retort thought of only after departure.
credits: harper lee, purple clover
with fall comes the ultimate scourge of lawn work: raking leaves. all of those gorgeous, oxygen-giving trees in your backyard become instruments of torture, littering their leafy bounty all over the lawn and sidewalk.
according to the inventor of the the leaf pants, the leaves aren’t the problem. it’s the rake – that pronged nightmare that strains backs, blisters hands, and poses a real threat if left lying in the grass. but a leaf-blower isn’t the answer either. instead, the inventor insists, what humanity needs is a method that is “compatible with the natural body movement of a person.”
enter the ‘leaf chaps’, a pair of zip-on, flexible tubes that slip over pant legs with a net fastened between the two so you can gather leaves as you stroll. the net corrals the leaves and collects them in front of you, so with just a few extra steps, you’re forming piles that are easily picked up later.
not merely convenient, the chaps also promise to make you more productive. rather than struggle with bulky tools, do something you’d be doing anyway (walking around your lawn), while getting work done! sure, that walk is more like a waddle, but that’s the price you pay for innovation.
“if you’re not prepared to be wrong,
you’ll never come up with anything original.”
– sir ken robinson
credits: mental floss magazine