SMALL THOUGHTS @ LARGE

Something useful, something interesting, something funny and something wise. You get to decide which is which.

Instead of a loooooong deep heavy post today, just some little thoughts and things of interest I’ve read in the last day or so….

From the June 2009 issue of Real Simple magazine, Kristin Appenbrink in the “Moneywise” section calculates that the Lewis and Clark Expedition (St. Louis, MO to Oregon, with nine states in between) today would cost about $308 for gas, roundtrip. I wonder if L & C would think that was wonderful or depressing? Of course, traveling by car, they also never would have met Sacajawea, and she was pretty cool.

From the June 2009 issue of Family Circle magazine, “Health News” by Jane Bianchi features little D+Caf Caffeine test strips to see if your restaurant coffee really is decaf. Sort of like a pregnancy test for coffee.

I tried this cool little free tutorial from JewelryLessons.com on how to oxidize sterling silver with an egg. It was the best one I found online, involving the least mess, with great illustrations. Thank you to Sarah and Jen from tae kwon do, who, when I described the method to them last night, pointed out that I might want to recheck the part where you put the egg and jewelry back in the microwave to heat up. Yep, you’re right, I missed the part where the author said to take the jewelry out first.

I’m at that point in life where, when I put on eye shadow, my eyelid skin stays where the brush pushes it. Scary, but funny, too.

And the words that jumped out at me the last week or so were, “Life is too short to lose good friends.”

Enjoy!

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4 responses to “SMALL THOUGHTS @ LARGE

  1. my wife is a big “Real Simple” fan but what I don’t get is, if it’s so simple, why is it so thick?

  2. At first I thought Davis was posting a shameless plug for HIS blog, but then I read it & thought it was very, very funny. Go visit him, tell him I sent you, and enjoy a moment (or two) of merriment.

  3. Reading the cost of the L&C expedition, I’m reminded of something my husband read: One of the first golf courses built in the US was financed by the members. Total cost: less than $50. The members bought some sand and grass seeds and did all the work themselves, and only built as many holes as they had money for.
    So why is it that as we have “progressed,” it now costs $100,000 for some guy in a suit to analyze a project and deem whether it is worthy to spend another $15 million on it?
    I find it very encouraging that sometimes, thinking “backwards and simply” can be the most rewarding, the most fun and creative, and doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg :) Now that’s truly being creative and thinking outside the box!
    Thanks for these tidbits – they were fun.

  4. Enjoyed your snippets. My eyelids are doing the same thing too! Depressing.

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