Saturday, August 20, 2011

caturday





Bubba likes to soothe himself by suckling on this blanket. He likes to knead the material while he nurses. Sometimes you can hear a soft purr...



Friday, August 19, 2011

super elastic bubble plastic



Super Elastic Bubble Plastic was an odd toy from my childhood - it smelled toxic, it never made those large balloon-like bubbles that lasted for hours, but yet we still bought it every chance we had:)






Most of our creations from this substance were more like stretched out blobs that quickly lost it's generous elastic nature and hardened into a ball of discolored mess.






We would loose the straws, and the tube would get blocked with hardened plastic. We would try the playdoh method of shaping it, without success. We would use the goo to cement our legos together or smear it in Barbie's hair for a 'perm'. GI Joe needed some hand grenades, so the balls would be used in his arsenal.






It's really no wonder that Super Elastic Bubble Plastic isn't a popular item in today's market. It now lives in our memories and a strange retro toy.







Thursday, August 18, 2011

Appalachian Trailblazer


I'm amazed with Jennifer Pharr Davis for hiking the entire Appalachian Trail in on 46 days! This trek would normally take a rec hiker about 6 months to complete, and not a challenge taken lightly at any pace.






But Davis was on a mission to set a speed record and decided to take a 'supported' journey through the 2, 200 miles of the Appalachian Trail.



During those 46 days, she saw 32 bears and numerous snakes and creatures of the wild!



Check out this news story Set a record and view Jennifer's blog about her feat.





Take a hike?!




Hike much?!






Wednesday, August 17, 2011

wordless wednesday




Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Made in America



Now, here's a campaign I can get behind... Buying American made products, and creating jobs for thousands!




ABC World News with Diane Sawyer is running a series called MADE IN AMERICA




I can see how this issue has touched so many people. The in-depth articles and easy to nav website shows just how simple this idea can be:


view videos, make searches, take a quiz, buy a t-shirt and learn what impact the consumer can make on Made in USA goods.




map on MADE IN AMERICA 'where do your goods come from?'






Have you ever purchased an American flag (or similar patriotic product) and found it to be Made in China? I have.



I was disappointed at myself and vowed to find a suitable flag. I felt redeemed when I located the AmVets site that sells Made in USA flags! My father in law had purchased this flag from AmVets and the box it was packaged in was printed in bold lettering 'Proudly Made in the USA'






It's empowering. It's important.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

chat lives

I'm lost without the chatrooms on Etsy. It was a place where we had fun showing off and acting silly. We were friends for the moment. Of all the robust features on the site, the chatrooms were my favorite. Now, the Etsy chatrooms are gone.






sigh






But I found another site with chat called CHATSIE






as more people find it and start using it, we'll finally have a place to sit back and conversate:)






I hope to see some of my old chat buddies on there very soon....bbl
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