What to do when your neighbor’s kid won’t stay out of your driveway

When your neighbor’s kid won’t stay out of your driveway

I loved the above linked article. The home owner kept getting alerts that someone was in his driveway, so he had to do something about it. Grab your chalk and do a little research! Build a racetrack.

I am glad the article went the way it did. There are just too many grumpy neighbors out there. I was impressed when other neighbors were using the racetrack. I loved how they showed the child improving over time. Stay within the lines, kiddo.

I do hope that the child’s mom does something nice for the racetrack owner. His driveway seems to be infested by neighbors. It doesn’t really put him out much, other than a little noise and security camera alerts. I hope they have fun.

Unicorn and Mermaid Waffles

Unicorn and mermaid waffles

According to the above linked article, these beauties actually exist. The description in the article tells about adding some sweet to your morning. Cotton candy or blue raspberry? That does not sound delicious. It does sound very sweet, especially with the suggested addition of whipped cream.

If I was required to add color to my breakfast, I think I’d rather choose green eggs and ham. Maybe I’m being too critical because I’m not big on sweet breakfasts? Still, I don’t think this one will be a big seller.

Halloween costumes for book lovers

Halloween costumes for book lovers

The above linked article shows some great costumes for book lovers. Some of them are really simple. Here’s the list, but the article shows the photos and the explanations.

Nancy Drew from the Nancy Drew Series 

Greasers and Socs from The Outsiders

A Handmaid from The Handmaid’s Tale 

Frankenstein’s Monster from Frankenstein

Miss Clavel, Madeline, and Co. from the Madeline Series 

The Pigeon from Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Ms. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus from The Magic School Bus Series

Lisbeth Salander from the Millennium Series

Waldo from Where’s Waldo?

Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara from Gone with the Wind

Robin Hood from The Adventures of Robin Hood

Hunter S. Thompson 

Sherlock Holmes (and Watson) from the Sherlock Holmes Series

Alanna the Lionness from The Song of the Lionness

Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy from Pride and Prejudice 

Dorian Gray (and His Portrait) from The Picture of Dorian Gray

Sam Vimes from the Discworld series

Mary Poppins and Bert from the Mary Poppins Series 

Hogwarts Faculty from the Harry Potter Series 

Miss Marple from the Miss Marple Mystery Series

Charlotte the Spider from Charlotte’s Web

50 Shades of Grey

Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Westley, Buttercup, and Co. from The Princess Bride 

Things You Shouldn’t Eat

Things you shouldn’t eat

Some of these things in the above linked article look like they’d be edible, but when you realize what they are, you realize that they definitely aren’t. Below are some of the listed photos that actually look like I might want to try them, but I know better.

Packing peanuts look just like Cheetos puffs without the cheese
I actually had to look up this product to find out that it’s cleaning solution. I guess the smell would be a tip-off?
Microwaved soap

High Functioning Anxiety

I found this on www.blessingmanifesting.com. These are so me! The website/blog is worth checking out. There are some good tips there for dealing with anxiety and depression. The list below shows the signs of high functioning anxiety. It shows that what’s on the surface isn’t always what’s going on below.

I am not quiet about my anxiety, because I find that if others know what my problem is, they give me a break, a little. I have people who tell me that I don’t have anxiety because I don’t look like I am struggling. I am. Note how I write everything down and put everything on the calendar? That’s because my world will fall apart if I don’t.

I do have friends who make fun of my time anxiety, though. One friend, knowing that my fear of flying is really a fear of missing the plane, doesn’t put up with my getting to the airport two hours before my flight. I will no longer share a ride with her when I fly. Thankfully, this isn’t often.

The Far Side Comics – The New Stuff

Far side, the new stuff

I have always loved The Far Side Comics. For years, they were featured in the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, so I think I managed to read all of them.

I was thrilled to hear that Gary Larson was drawing new comics. The above linked website shows them. Unfortunately, there are only two new ones on there, so far. The old ones are still there, though, so it’s worth looking into.

Movie Flops

Movie flops

It is interesting to me that the movies named in the above linked article are considered flops. There are a few on the list that I’ve wanted to see, but I wasn’t able to get to them in the theaters. They haven’t been as much of a draw to me to bother to find them on TV or online, though, so I guess they could be considered flops.

I don’t like the way that this website loads up, so I will share some of my thoughts on some of the movies listed.

Gemini Man is one that I really wanted to see. Never got to it.

Dudley Do-Right. How can you go wrong with these two?

I think I saw Monkeybone, but it didn’t leave enough of an impression for me to remember it.

I really did enjoy Tomorrowland, and I have seen it twice.

I missed Dark Phoenix, but I have loved the rest of the X-Men movies.

I don’t think the rest of the movies listed here were even worth commenting on.

Quoting Shakespeare

Quoting shakespeare

The above linked article tells about common phrases that people use without realizing they are quoting Shakespeare.

“Off with his head” is one of these quotes. I assumed it was taken from the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland.

“Live Long Day” was one that I thought came from the song about working on the railroad.

The others didn’t strike me as usual, but it was interesting to find that they were quoted from Shakespeare and it was nice to know which play they came from. I found it an interesting article.