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Don’t ride with Hitler ~ 2007-05-16
When I was younger than I am now one of my favorite snacks was Ice Tea Mix stuck to a Melty Ice Cube. I would take the cube and dip it into the mix (usually right out of the container) and suck off the mix. Yum. For some reason I have the taste of it in my mouth. It’s been years and years since I have even thought about such a thing.
On to other random thoughts -
I have found some super cool links in the past few days, and months, and years. I thought I might share.
- Here is a link to a site that outlines the methods and numbers for a variety of sock heels. So. Cool. (via Big Sister by way of Ravelry’s discussion boards.
- Sock sizing Tips
- DIY BabyLegs. BabyLegs are just about the cutest things since sliced bread. Leg warmers for your wee one. Now you can make them yourself. By the way – Old Navy has knee-highs. (via Pumpkin Mama)
- Gnooks. You can put in the name of an author and it will return a word map with authors who are similar
- This Next. Yet another cool site to catalog your material wishes and get ideas from others. This is incredibly easy to use and is highly functional. I love it. I have not gotten around to making recommendations yet but I have started a wee bit of a wish list.
- Cook’s Thesaurus. There is an ingredient of the month! Kind of like a playmate of the month for the foodie. Ohhh, braised red cabbage you are so fine, you make my heart race.
- One Look Reverse Dictionary. You know how you can think of every other word to describe something but you can’t actually think of the name of that something? This is for you. I have not used it enough to figure out if it actually works
- The National Archives website directory of America’s Historical Documents. Wanna see Elvis’s letter to President Nixon? This is the place. One of my all time favorite posters (below) is part of the Powers of Persuasion Exhibit. So Interesting.
10 Comments »
Oh good, I’m not alone. I used to do the ice tea mix thing except with carrots and lemonade mix.
Comment - May 16, 2007 : 11:51 pm
yikes. i ride with hitler A LOT. he’s very small.
Comment - May 17, 2007 : 6:42 am
Kathode Ray Tube says:
I used to eat iced tea mix by the spoonful. All that sugar!! Thanks for the memories.
Love the “Hitler” carpooling poster.
Comment - May 17, 2007 : 7:59 am
Suzanne V. says:
Wow–maybe those posters are what we need today to get people to carpool! Hmmm. That might make less sense now than during the 1940′s. What about trading Hitler for Osama? (My special field in college was Nazi propaganda, and I did my senior thesis on Nazi era German literature. This has totally captured my imagination.)
Comment - May 17, 2007 : 11:27 am
I always just made my iced tea double strength for a full sugar rush. Now I want to pretend to be a kid and try your ice cube trick.
Comment - May 17, 2007 : 11:39 am
Riding With Hitler, huh? Perhaps this approach could help lower fuel consumption here (“When you drive your grossly oversized SUV all alone, not only are you addicted to oil, you’re also riding with The Angry-Jihadists-Who-Want-To-Kill-Us-For-Our-Freedoms…” or some such.)(Um. Hope I’m not being too political… I guess I’ve just been surprised lately that we’re At War, but there’s no War Effort like back in the WWII days.)
The sock heels outline is awesome – I printed it out to carry in my knitting bag. You’ve got the best links!
Comment - May 17, 2007 : 12:54 pm
I dippied lemon wedges in the ice tea mix and then licked the mix of the lemons. Oh, memories. Thank you for the links, all very useful and appropriately time filling. I did an intership and at a National Archives Branch, there are some of the most intersting things in those archives. And I will make sure to try not to ride with Hitler.
Comment - May 17, 2007 : 2:27 pm
thanks for the great links. i’m digging gnooks.
my mom used to have this protein shake mix that i would dip into with apples. never did the ice tea thinkg but feeling like i missed out.
Comment - May 18, 2007 : 9:35 am
Thanks for the linky dinks.
Comment - May 20, 2007 : 12:47 pm
Love the gnooks thing! Thanks for that… the library of congress has an interesting blog that does a ‘today in history’ article I really love, just random interesting stuff.
I’m pretty sure you’ve mentioned librarything before, but have you played with the Unsuggester?
it’s a little like the gnooks thing, on its head. I got some really weird results, somewhat like the amazon ‘people who bought this book also bought’ thing. Those can be completely random, in fact the last couple things I bought ( fiction and dvds ) came up with ‘people who bought * also bought turbo tax’. So there’s always that unrelated stuff thrown in, still fun to play with…
Thanks for the links!
Comment - May 22, 2007 : 12:34 am