Saturday, March 16, 2013

Play Time!!!

Despite the fact that I'm over 30, I still find it impossible to walk past a playground without taking at least a moment to indulge in a little fun.  Recently I ran across Playscapes a really great blog about non-commercial playground design, and playground design as art.

My favorite playground item was always the Merry-Go-Round, which I thought must have been called something else, since it is not the kind with the horses, and found, thanks to 1000 Awesome Things (#980 Old, Dangerous Playground Equipment)  that it can also be called "The Big Spinner".  Somehow children were always getting trapped and mangled under its giant spinning wheel.  I noticed as a child that these were usually children who decided they were going to take over the ride and run the show rather than playing as a group and/or taking turns being in charge, hence karma sucks their tiny dictatorship under the wheel of doom.

However, Dr. Nick Laslowicz, Chief Engineer at the Institute For Centrifugal Research in Florida has researched the brains interaction with the effects of centrifugal force (perhaps why kids enjoy the old merry-go-round of doom so much).  Some of these rides look pretty amazing, but also, scary as hell: 

(The Centrifuge Brain Project from Till Nowak on Vimeo.)

For now I think I'll stick to the monkey bars because I can handle a few blisters, or even a dislocated shoulder from an ill timed Cherry Drop.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I Love Vending Machines

New, old, refurbished, re-purposed, you name it.  I love shoving my money in a machine and out comes product...ahhhhh, isn't capitalism wonderful ;)

One of my favorite re-purposed machines is the Art o Mat® , made from vintage cigarette machines (remember when America was too dumb to realize easy access for children to cigarettes = probably a bad idea).  However, if you haven't had the pleasure of stumbling upon an Art o Mat, the A.I.C. now offers the Art o Carton®.  Pretty sweet! 

Art O Mat® Vending Machine

Saturday, November 17, 2012

I love this Breaking Dawn Pt II Drinking Game from Forever Young Adult which is much more complex than my simple: "Drink every time the crowd goes wild simply for Robert Pattinson's face appearing on the screen, drink twice every time Taylor Lautner rips his shirt off".

Friday, September 14, 2012

I Got Librarian Problems



Friday, August 24, 2012

Shark Week 2012 is over, but I just discovered the page dedicated the Shark Week Countdown

And this awesome Shark Week Drinking Game

There's always next year...

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Great Quotes from Mark Twain

Just some of my favorite quotes from my man M.T.

"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with." 

"Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

"Under certain circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer."

"Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society."

Friday, August 3, 2012

Come on Ride the Train!

If you want to see amazing fashion, not mention amazing moves, just go to YouTube and search Soul Train Line Dance. This is one of my favorites...lust after every outfit in this!!!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

May is National Physical Fitness Month...

Get a head start to movin' yo bootie! 
I want to ride a bike, go swimming, and do yoga everyday