Friday, August 21, 2009
A father developed a cleaning obsession following a cornea transplant that he says "must have come from a woman." Before the operation, Will Palmer, 46, was happy to leave household chores to his partner Sarah Gadsby. However, since the father-of-three had a cornea transplant in March this year he has taken to doing the dusting and washing up and developed an aversion to grime he didn't have before.
thanks to arbroath
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Be sure to refill the ice trays, we’re going to have company.
Watch for the postman, I want to get this letter to Willie in the mail today
Quit slamming the screen door when you go out !
Be sure and pull the windows down when you leave, it looks like a shower is coming up.
Don’t forget to wind the clock before you go to bed.
Wash your feet before you go to bed, you’ve been playing outside all day barefooted.
Why can’t you remember to roll up your britches legs? Getting them caught in the bicycle Chain so many times is tearing them up.
You have torn the knees out of that pair of pants so many times there is nothing left to put a patch on.
Don’t you go outside with your school clothes on!
Go comb your hair; it looks like the rats have nested in it all night.
Be sure and pour the cream off the top of the milk when you open the new bottle.
Take that empty bottle to the store with you so you won’t have to pay a deposit on another one.
Put a dish towel over the cake so the flies won’t get on it.
Quit jumping on the floor! I have a cake in the oven and you are going to make it fall if you don’t quit!
Let me know when the Fuller Brush man comes by, I need to get a few things from him.
You boys stay close by, the car may not start and I will need you to help push it off.
There’s a dollar in my purse, get 5 gallons of gas when you go to town.
Open the back door and see if we can get a breeze through here, it is getting hot.
You can walk to the store; it won’t hurt you to get some exercise.
Don’t sit too close to the TV. It is hard on your eyes.
If you pull that stunt again, I am going to wear you out!
Don’t lose that button; I’ll sew it back on after awhile.
Wash under your neck before you come to the table, you have beads of dirt and sweat all under there.
Get out from under the sewing machine; pumping it messes up the thread!
Be sure and fill the lamps this morning so we don’t have to do that tonight in the dark.
Here, take this old magazine to the toilet with you when you go, we are almost out of paper out there.
Go out to the well and draw a bucket of water so I can wash dishes.
Don’t turn the radio on now, I want the battery to be up when the Grand Ole Opry comes on.
No! I don’t have 10 cents for you to go to the show. Do you think money grows on trees?
Eat those turnips, they’ll make you big and strong like your daddy.
That dog is NOT coming in this house! I don’t care how cold it is out there, dogs don’t stay in the house.
Sit still! I’m trying to get your hair cut straight and you keep moving and it is all messed up.
Hush your mouth! I don’t want to hear words like that! I’ll wash your mouth out with soap!
It is time for your system to be cleaned out. I am going to give you a dose of castor oil tonight.
If you get a spanking in school and I find out about it, you’ll get another one when you get home.
Quit crossing your eyes! They will get stuck that way!
Soak your foot in this pan of kerosene so that bad cut won’t get infected.
When you take your driving test, don’t forget to signal each turn. Left arm straight out the window for a left turn; left arm bent up at the elbow for a right turn; and straight down to the side of the door when you are going to stop.
It’s: ‘Yes Ma’am!’ and ‘No Ma’am!’ to me, young man, and don’t you forget it!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Ok – where was this when I was little?
You could could just take regular cookie dough and add food coloring. But these edible play dough balls come already packed and in different shades of color.
Completely delicious and 100% safe, this groundbreaking clay can be shaped, baked and eaten. Simply add water, mix it, knead it and then model it into whatever takes your fancy. Once you’re happy with your creation, bung it in the oven for 15-30 minutes and hey presto, colourful biscuits ready to eat!
Despite the vivid colours, Yummy Dough contains vegetable-based colouring agents only, so parents can rest assured kiddies won’t turn into Violet Beauregarde-style blueberries after a few too many biccies.
Ready to eatTalking of colours, each Yummy Dough pack comes with four dough sachets in four different colours (red, blue, green and yellow), and just like regular playable dough you can mix ‘em up to create new colours (that’ll be brown, then). You also get a moulding tool for intricate details and a leaflet packed with ideas. Judging by the reaction down at the Firebox crèche, kids absolutely adore this stuff and will happily fiddle with it for hours on end. We’ve seen Spongebob shapes, animal shapes, fishy shapes, flowery shapes, Christmassy shapes - you name it. Some big kid even made an amorphous blob that looked like something a radioactive dog might deposit on the pavement.
Friday, August 7, 2009
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Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Bobby McFerrin addresses the audience in a music lesson during the 2009 World Science Festival, June 12, 2009. The seminar was called "Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus." I love how he knew exactly the way the audience would follow along. (via Metafilter)