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Posts Tagged ‘just for fun’
Tags: just for fun, just for you, miscellaneous, relaxation, Saturday, the weekend
Tags: just for fun, Mona Lisa, photo, San Francisco, street photography, Wordless Wednesday
Tags: flowers, hairy balls, humor, just for fun, Naperville farmer's market, Nature, North Wichert Gardens, photos
Spotted at the Naperville farmer’s market on Saturday. You can’t make these things up.
Tags: apps, distortion, iPad, iPad apps, just for fun, Photo Booth, photo fun, technology
After almost six days of working to get 28 years worth of things packed and ready to move, or tossing them, I’m ready for a bit of fun. Since the Photo Booth app came up in blog conversation a few days ago, I thought I’d play around with it a bit as I sat comatose in my chair in the evening, thinking about what to blog. Here’s what happened when the focus was on my laptop.
Laptop as art with the kaleidoscope:
Tags: Baba Yaga, egg cup, just for fun, photo, Russian fairy tales
Our younger daughter brought this home with her from France. It’s one of those things I find interestingly quirky and reminds me of the story of Baba Yaga that my mom read to my brother and me when we were little. Baba Yaga’s house sat on chicken legs and could rise up and turn around. Wikipedia said this:
“For example, in a version of “The Maiden Tsar” collected in the 19th century by Alexander Afanasyev, Ivan, a handsome merchant’s son, makes his way to the home of one of three Baba Yagas:
He journeyed onwards, straight ahead [...] and finally came to a little hut; it stood in the open field, turning on chicken legs. He entered and found Baba Yaga the Bony-legged.”
Oldrussia,net describes a much more sinister hut:
“Baba Yaga lives in a hut deep in the forest. Her hut seems to have a personality of its own and can move about on its extra-large chicken legs. Usually the hut is either spinning around as it moves through the forest or stands at rest with its back to the visitor. The windows of the hut seem to serve as eyes.
All the while it is spinning round, it emits blood-curdling screeches and will only come to a halt, amid much creaking and groaning, when a secret incantation is said. When it stops, it turns to face the visitor and lowers itself down on its chicken legs, throwing open the door with a loud crash.
The hut is sometimes surrounded by a fence made of bones, which helps to keep out intruders! The fence is topped with skulls whose blazing eye sockets illuminate the darkness.”
I don’t expect to see the egg cup start spinning around any time soon, at least I certainly hope not, but I thought you might enjoy this rather unusual item. This is definitely NOT your mother’s Easter morning egg cup!
Unless, of course, your mother is Baba Yaga!
Tags: Chipotle, Chiptole coupon, fine print, good writing, humor, just for fun
Fine print generally isn’t. It’s the written equivalent of the page (or even two) of disclaimers that follows an ad for a drug or the here-are-all-the-exceptions spiel rattled off at the end of a radio or television commercial by someone who might be an auctioneer in his or her spare time. No one read it or hears it and we can get caught out by not doing so, when someone says to us, “But it says right here in the fine print…”.
However, several days ago I was chatting on the phone with our older daughter while perusing the fine print on a coupon for a BOGO (buy one, get one) coupon for Chipotle. For those of you not familiar with Chipotle, they are, in their words, a Mexican grill, offering a limited but tasty menu of gigantic burritos, burrito bowls, salads and tacos. And their fine print was the finest I’ve ever seen. Read it and tell me what you think. (more…)
Tags: art, food, furit, humor, just for fun, nudes, peaches, photos, Rubens, similarities
Tags: flowers, If you're going to San Francisco, just for fun, memories, music, oldies, photo, Scott McKenzie