Random Monday.

More ice sounds.

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Crocheted Tetris blanket.

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Felted stones.jpeg 

Felted stone mat, $500.

All the above found via BoingBoing.

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From author/musician/stand-up artist Michael Perry's blog:

Talked to a retired sheriff’s deputy last night.  He says the key to
successfully breaking up a bar brawl is to turn the siren on about a
mile out and slow down so everyone has plenty of time to clear out…

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Test your powers of observation. Link from CursingMama's blog.

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I sent this to #2 son. He sent back the following; he said it is as old as the internet, but I had never read it before. Enjoy!

Whenever I get a package of plain M&Ms, I make it my duty to
continue the strength and robustness of the candy as a species. To this
end, I hold M&M duels.

Taking two candies between my thumb
and forefinger, I apply pressure, squeezing them together until one of
them breaks and splinters. That is the "loser," and I eat the inferior
one immediately. The winner gets to go another round.

I have
found that, in general, the brown and red M&Ms are tougher, and the
newer blue ones are genetically inferior. I have hypothesized that the
blue M&Ms as a race cannot survive long in the intense theater of
competition that is the modern candy and snack-food world.

Occasionally
I will get a mutation, a candy that is misshapen, or pointier, or
flatter than the rest. Almost invariably this proves to be a weakness,
but on very rare occasions it gives the candy extra strength. In this
way, the species continues to adapt to its environment.

When I
reach the end of the pack, I am left with one M&M, the strongest of
the herd. Since it would make no sense to eat this one as well, I pack
it neatly in an envelope and send it to M&M Mars, A Division of
Mars, Inc., Hackettstown, NJ 07840-1503 U.S.A., along with a 3×5 card
reading, "Please use this M&M for breeding purposes."

Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

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Tomorrow: actual knitting content. And dog hair. (But not knitting WITH dog hair, at least on purpose.)

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0 Responses to Random Monday.

  1. Kym says:

    I think the water/marbles thing is really cool! I have to show my chemist husband. . . maybe we can try it at home. . .
    I can’t even look at the Tetris blanket. I’m an addict. If I take a peek at the blanket (and I can imagine what it must look like!), it will set me down a path I just don’t care to tread!
    But I do want the felted stone mat. . .

  2. Chris says:

    Those rocks are really cool!

  3. Cindy says:

    Michael Perry is so right.
    Love the felted stones.

  4. Dang. I had a bag of M&Ms and didn’t stage a single duel. Now I have to go get another bag…

  5. soxanne says:

    That felted stone mat is amazing!

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