I first thought up the Jigsaw Pumpkin about a week after Halloween 2012. I wish I could say that, with nearly a year or preparation, I knew exactly how I wanted to do it. But I didn’t. I kinda just winged it. Regardless, I think it turned out pretty well. It holds itself together and looks pretty neat with some light shining from within. I’m pleased with it, it amuses me. Check out the gallery/slide show at the bottom for more pics.
I have a hard time finding a shampoo that is made for my hair style. Shampoos advertise that they are ‘for Voluminous Hair’, others are ‘for Shiny & Silky Hair’ and some are ‘for Healthy Scalps’. But I don’t have any of that. Why isn’t there a shampoo ‘for Dirty, Matted and Oily Hair’?
Because of these oversights, I have my doubts as to whether shampoo even works. Especially for guys (or more accurately, people with short hair) it doesn’t seem to do much. Does it actually do anything other than foam up on your head, drip down into your eyes and blind you for up to, but no less than, 3 hours?
This is the part of the post where I’m supposed to say that I was curious enough about this subject to perform a test. The test would involve something like not using shampoo on my hair for a period of time while documenting the condition of the follicles, scalp, cowlick, hairline, etc. Then the test would move to a phase where I did use shampoo regularly and documented all the differences in the condition of scalp, follicles, and so forth.
Then this would be the part where I explained the differences and came to one of two conclusions. Option 1 would be that the shampoo worked and I would then back a certain brand, gain sponsorship and live an easy life. Option 2 would be that I found that shampoo didn’t have an effect on anything and I would swear off the stuff and go to live in the mountains.
However, I didn’t do any research, scientific testing or even much hypothesizing. I suppose I could try to make a change, but more than likely I’ll keep on using Head & Shoulders, although sometimes I forget the other half and end up just using it on my head.
Have you ever mixed two different games together to enhance the game-play of one of the games, or to create an entirely new game all together? I mixed one of the best-selling board games of all time, Clue, with a classic game from my childhood, Guess Who. The result: Guess Clue.
The game actually plays exactly like Clue, but you have some fun visuals to help you figure out whodunit, wheredunit, and withwhatdunit. As you progress through the game and figure out more and more clues, you knock over the locations, weapons and suspects that you know were not involved. By the time you get to the end of the game, you’ll only have 3 cards left up. Once you’ve got it, make your final accusation and win the game!
What are some of the fun game combinations that you have come up with?
I have ancestors that I know almost nothing about. The sad thing is that some of them didn’t live that long ago. I don’t expect to learn a whole lot about relatives who lived back in 240 B.C. (if I even had any, I still have doubts). But it’s hard enough to know a whole lot about people who lived even just 100 years ago.
The main documented facts that we can learn about our ancestors come from birth, marriage and death certificates, census records, ships’ passenger lists and very few personal journals. These provide us with a basic skeleton of the life events of the individual, but they don’t tell us who they really were. I could find out that a great-grand-relative was born in England, took a voyage on The Mayflower and died after the first winter spent in the New World. But who was this person? From this description, I don’t even know if it was a man or woman.
Within the last several years, the technology has been invented to preserve all the information that we could ever wish to share about ourselves. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, personal blogs and many other sites all have the capacity to save personal information about ourselves for all of the foreseeable future. We can save full and robust histories of activities, interests, jobs, accomplishments, relationships, etc. But what things are we actually preserving?
If your great-grand-descendants found your old blog, Facebook profile or Twitter feed, what would they learn about you? My descendants would learn that I was a fish tank enthusiast, sarcastic, enjoyed amusing things and that I liked to voice my opinion. They would definitely be able to find out more things about me, but is any of it worth knowing?
I submit that it is not worth knowing. So at this point I feel like I have two choices. I can either start documenting things that are worth while, or I can program a self destruct into my online profiles so that they don’t have any more info about me than I have on my ancestors. Unfortunately, one of those would be really difficult. Thank goodness for FakeBlock.
Most of the credit for this setup goes to my wife. The fish tank decorating has always been my thing, but she really got excited about this setup. She helped plan the general layout and came to the dollar store with me to get the supplies. She also picked out and named some of the new fish for this setup.
Using random kitchen supplies was one of the first ideas I had for aquarium decorations, I just couldn’t figure out exactly how I wanted it done until now. Here is the finished product, the Kitsch(en) Aquarium.
I decided to go for a little ride last night. When I began I had no idea where I was going to go. I decided to take my phone with me so I could track the whole ride. I’m really glad I did, because out of sheer happenstance, the route I took ended up looking pretty cool.
In all, I went 11.6 miles in just a little under an hour. I totaled 36 right turns, 38 left turns, 23 U-turns and only 32 times where I went straight through an intersection. It was one of the most amusing rides I’ve ever gone on.
I decided to share it with you, because it amuses me.