Monthly Archives: April 2013

It’s Alive!

Avocado pitWell, it looks like I spoke entirely too soon about my perceived avocado pit fail. I was meandering past it this morning, and was totally shocked to see that it is now very much split open! It’s a darn good thing I didn’t throw it away. The increasingly longer days, warmer weather, and more intense sunlight must have finally triggered the germination process. I guess the big takeaway lesson here is patience. After almost three long months of waiting, we’re finally in business, baby!

Previously and related:

Avocado plant update

Guacamole and Growing an Avocado Plant from Seed

Avocado Plant Update

Avocado seed

My avocado pit that has been sitting on the windowsill since the Super Bowl has yet to sprout. At this point, I think it is safe to say that it’s not going to happen. I was supposed to keep it in a warm place, and my hunch is that sitting on a windowsill in the dead of winter was just way too harsh of an environment.  Now that it is spring and things are warming up, I think I’ll give it another go. Time to make some more guacamole!

Magazine Inserts Make Great Mini Paper Airplanes!

Magazine inserts

I had previously thought that grasping for a fallen magazine insert at the local bookstore to use as a makeshift tissue as my two-year-old unearths a massive boogie from his left nostril and begins to flail it about towards my face was the best possible use for such magazine debris, but  I’ve since found another great use. Out of boredom, I folded one into a simple airplane and gave it a toss. To my surprise, the little bugger (not booger) shot across the room like a missile, and with great accuracy, too.

Of course, now I’m thinking I should research some paper airplane videos on YouTube so I can test out some better designs. You might as well try folding these suckers up and launching them at your own trash cans, too. It’s kind of fun, and besides, they’ll end up there anyway.

Disclaimer: Just watch you don’t poke an eye out!

I’m still alive and kicking, and photographing utility poles!

Whew! Well, I haven’t been giving the blog much love lately. All of my non-kid, waking hours have been consumed with two major projects, neither of which are blog worthy. Although I intend to post more regularly, please keep in mind that even when I’m not actively blogging, you can still see what I’m up to via Twitter.

As an update to my telephone pole fail post several months ago, I’ve been noticing more and more interesting utility pole situations, so I’ve continued to snap pictures whenever possible. I think this now qualifies as a hobby, and a rather odd one at that.

Holey Poley1I’m not sure why I’ve been fascinated by these. I guess it’s just fun trying to imagine the story  and thought processes for how these things are thrown together. As a child, I remember staring out of the backseat car window (pre-Nintendo Gameboy) during very long family car rides, and becoming totally entranced by the telephone lines zipping by. I’d watch the lines swing from pole to pole, measuring out the intervals of cable just like a steady pulse in music, until car sickness began to rear it’s ugly head, breaking the hypnotic pattern.

Holey Poley2So, is this common in your neck of the woods? Do you care? Odd as it is, I’m interested to see what you can find in your area, so send some of your own photos my way!