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Things I Think I Know

1. I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I’m pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren’t going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don’t want to have to restart my collection…again.

13. I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. I keep some people’s phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

16. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

17. I wish Google Maps had an “Avoid Ghetto” routing option.

18. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

19. How many times is it appropriate to say “What?” before you just nod and smile because you still didn’t hear or understand a word they said?

20. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

21. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

22. Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still do not know what time it is.

23. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey – but I’d bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!

24. The first testicular guard, the “Cup,” was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important. (Ladies…..Quit Laughing.)

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The Making of “I’m on a Horse”

If you’ve seen the “I’m on a horse” Old Spice commercial and wondered how it was all put together, here’s your answer. In a nutshell, there’s not as much CGI as you might think.

Stand by Me

A must-see video:

Stand by Me

The Wii Derby Car

My son and I decided to do a “fun” car this year for his Cub Scout Pack’s Pinewood Derby, rather than a traditional-styled car. After brainstorming a few ideas, we settled on something that was already shaped like the provided block-o-pine and took a minimal amount of cutting: a Wii remote.

There actually wasn’t a whole lot of cutting involved; just a bit on the very front which was easily taken off with a coping saw. We used a Dremel and some sandpaper to round off the edges. The buttons on top are just some balsa wood that was cut out in various shapes and glued to the top with wood glue.

One extra feature that I suggested was to light up the Player One indicator:

Not pictured on the underside is a groove between the two axles that holds an AAA battery with a piece of balsa cut out to act as the battery cover. We drilled a hole all the way through for the mini 1.5v light. The wires are all hidden away under the battery. Luckily, with the wheels, the weight of the car was exactly 4 oz, so we didn’t have to do any modifying of the two 1/2 oz weights we picked up at the hobby store. I just carefully drilled the 3/8″ hole in the back over the top of the battery compartment, inserted the weights, and we painted over them to look a bit like the Wii nunchuck port.

I was going to paint the logo on the top, but decided that it would be a little to putzy, so I found a font that looks like the Wii typeface (Continuum Medium) and just printed it out, trimmed with an knife and glued it on.

It’s not very aerodynamic, so who knows how fast it will be. Unlike last year’s car where we just installed the wheels as they came, this time we wet-sanded the axles and polished them to a mirror finish, so hopefully we’ll get a little more speed that way. The race is Friday, so we’ll see…

Wee Planets

Wee planets is a cool photography technique where you take a panoramic picture and alter it to make it look like a small planet.

Happy Square Root Day

It’s Square root day, and the last one until 4/4/16.