Tuesday, March 15, 2016

my toothbrush's home

My toothbrush lives in a tube in my everyday bag, and like most of my stuff is also rainbow.

This is actually the second version of my toothbrush tube. The previous version was wrapped in painted hockey tape. It got really dirty after a while, so it had to go.

Now the tube is covered in acrylic paint and Mod Podge, which is basically white glue, leaving a plastic finish.

Having something looking like this got the attention from greyhound security when they searched my carry on bag.  This is a thing Greyhound does now, they check carry on bags for weapons and stuff, and make everyone empty their pockets, at the occasional terminal.  I got to see quite a look of surprise on the security person's face when they opened the tube and found a toothbrush.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

"The nest has fridge poetry"

"The nest has fridge poetry" has been on the wall for several months.

The last person I saw with some on her fridge said that she had made it themselves, I think that was the story.

Today I went to Staples up the hill and picked up a package of magnetic paper, there were four sheets in the pack.  When I got back to the nest a quick Google search found do it yourself magnetic fridge poetry directions.

The parts:
- words
- word processor
- magnetic paper
- injet printer
- sissors

I took the words from the general service list, as the directions suggested.  Put the text of the word list in a text editor, cut the extra bits out of the text leaving only a list of words one per line.  Took that list and joined the lines together separated by three spaces resulting in a long spaced out line. Put that long line in OpenOffice writer, set the font to "Verdana" 12pt and collapsed the margins. Printed the first page. And cut up the magnet with scissors.

I still have two and a bit sheets of magnetic paper, I think I will do an analysis of one of my programming projects and find the most common words and symbols and make a sheet from that.  Programmer fridge poetry, is that a thing yet?  I can find Geek Fridge Poetry, but none for Java. Interesting.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Flour on the counter

I had an empty large container that formerly contained ground coffee, and wanted to put flour on the counter for easier access when making bread.  After cleaning the container out and drying it well it worked well. Later I had an empty flour bag and decided to make a label from it.  Even later I was at a Dollarama with Cassandra and she pointed out some rainbow wrapping paper and mentioned that I can cover things with it. With much gratitude I covered the silver container with Mod Podge and wrapping paper, another layer of Mod Podge and the label, and another over top of the label to seal it all down.