You may remember a post we wrote a few weeks ago on unique headbands for women, wherein I “oohed” and “ahhed” over an assortment of geeky and cheeky noggin accessories. My favorite of the bunch were the adorably sweet teacup crochet headbands from Etsy artisan Priscilla of “You Cute”, and I was delighted when she offered to send one my way. That’s me up there, rocking her violet teacup. I’m such a “teas”. =^_^=
You Cute crochet headbands are such a treat; the level of detail is wonderful, with the teacup sporting a wee tag that says “T” and two sugar cookies on the saucer. But if teacups aren’t your style, Priscilla also creates a number of other whimsical food treats: from s’mores to cupcakes, slices of pie to my favorite – a stack of pancakes complete with a dollop of butter and a puddle of syrup. Nom nom!
You’ll also find a wide variety of floral crochet headbands for women, girls, and even in wee baby sizes. An especially sweet idea for the latter are her “bun covers”: crocheted scoops of ice cream that fit snugly over a little one’s hair bun. All together now: d’awwwww! <3
Know what doesn’t break out nearly randomly enough? Hockey games.
Not many droll, drab tux-and-tails affairs couldn’t be improved vastly by 12 gentlemen and ladies spontaneously fashioning a crude puck of a canapé or tuna can, sticks from a few brooms (or, would one be so inclined, actual hockey sticks), and a net from a pet kennel or fireplace. And here you go, folks: now, you needn’t even want for skates.
The friction-resistant plastic base and foam foot grip of Simtec’s Carpet Skates fit over any athletic shoe (up to an adult size 15) with an adjustable hook and loop closure. Find a big carpeted room with some wide open space, like a hotel conference or banquet room, and imagine that any place is center ice at Madison Square Garden. For you showier sorts, check out the DVD that comes included with your carpet skates with bonus performance tips and artsy tricks.
Or … just glue it together with about six or seven other DVDs, and you’ve got another puck. Watch the DVD. Hit the DVD. To each, their own.
If Clerks should’ve taught us anything, it’s that there isn’t a bad place on God’s green Earth for a good pick-up game. Whoopity-doo, so Mom told you never to play ball in the house? Don’t use a ball. Use a puck. GAME ON!
Many a Lord of the Rings fan (including our very own writer, Dr. Tomorrow) owns a “One Ring” replica, but we’re willing to bet that it’s not nearly as nom-worthy as it is “precious”. So here’s your chance to right that oversight, and to pay homage to both the Tolkien classic and a nostalgic candylicious favorite, with the One Ring (Pop) t-shirt. But you’ll have to hurry – it’s available today (May 18th) only!
Whoever devised this universal wrist charger: get out of my head, you can’t afford the rent. Also, thank you.
Group road-trips can create a unique quagmire. Most cars come equipped with fewer cigarette lighters than the car actually seats. Fine for smokers, since it’s a given they’ll all probably have their own lighters. For everybody else, that creates a whole different problem: charger usage.
Everyone’s phone will need charging eventually. As conversations drift, people will whip out iPods, portable game systems and the like. You know what eventually happens, though: batteries die. Sometimes, they die fast. When various devices croak simultaneously, every passenger has an impassioned and convincing argument for why they should have a lease on the cigarette lighter. And woe betide those who have no charger, once restlessness sets in and License Plate Bingo has reached the end of its natural 15 minute lifespan of interest. Mario, like a hover-board over troubled water, can’t save you without power.
This Universal Wrist Charger has a lithium-ion battery, and like almost any good gadget worth its salt, charges up with a USB plug-in. Once it’s juiced up, it will charge any mini USB-compatible device, including an iPhone, PSP, Nintendo DS Lite and DSi, to name just a few. It comes loaded for bear with the USB wrist-band battery, a mini USB cable, charger output cable and nine connectors for various devices.
Forget adapters. Adapt yourself.
Like sands down a picture frame … this is my productivity sliding down the tubes.
Will these desktop sand windows back up my hard drive? No. Help me take better pictures, make better meatloaf, or woo my dream woman? No. Can this thing even find lost car keys? No. But it will briefly help you forget that you lost them!
Just let the flowing sands cased within a black beech-wood or walnut picture frame slide over one another. While the sand windows’ speeds and directions change to form their own perfect landscapes before your eyes, it’s like watching the creation of an utterly unique work of art, right before your eyes – and right by your side at your desk or on your end-table.
It’s instant, customizable, interactive art at your fingertips. It’s unusual we wax philosophical about these products, but it really reaffirms the miracle of something being created from nothing to watch something so simple as moving sands create a seemingly random (yet undeniably beautiful) landscape before one’s own eyes. Each sand window also includes a small syringe for removing water and air, the regulation of which will alter the way the sand flows and thus, what majesty it creates with each turn.