“writing cannot express all words, words cannot encompass all ideas.”
photo credit: google images
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
in my little front yard
mama and papa rabbit
waiting for babies
to hop out of the nest
head out into the world
all on their own
full of curiosity
“ideas are like rabbits.
you get a couple and learn how to handle them,
and pretty soon you have a dozen.
– john steinbeck
team problem solving
4 grandies and 1 wagon
lots of sizes
lots of weight
lots of ages
lots of ideas
lots of feelings
1 bent axle
1 road at the end
how to get it back up the driveway
who wants to pull
who wants to push
who wants to ride
who wants to walk
how can we do it so no one cries?
“if you want to go quickly, go alone.
if you want to go far, go together.”
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.