Tuesday, August 20, 2013


I was in blog nadir again this morning. The only "thing" that came close to an idea for a post was whether or not postmen (people) get attached to their routes. You now, they deliver mail to houses and maybe start to wonder what sort of people live there. They try to puzzle out personalities by following the types of mail they receive......meh! save that for another day - postcards from the edge or something like that.

Ironically I was saved from the above post by the postman. He had just delivered a magazine that we never intended getting. Somehow we have been selected to receive this publication - free of charge!! It's called "Brainspace" and it is billed as a periodical for Canadian students, parents and educators - whew heady stuff!!

I didn't have much time so I stopped at page 5 to peruse what was new in trends and gadgets.  Here is a list:

1. Strip Designer - an app that lets you make a comic strip from your own personal pictures. If you don't want to use photos you can paint or draw your own images - $2.99 from the iTunes store.

2. Storybird - a free website - www.storybird.com with over 5 million stories published on-line, this apparently is the largest storytelling community. Here is where you get to share your creative tales and images with animators around the world.

3. JamStudio - a place to make your own music - www.jamstudio.com - for a small fee $4.95 per month.

4. Cube 3D Printer - a 3D printer that allows you to make children's toys!! Anything from dinosaurs to rocketships for a mere $1,299.00US.

5. Cubelets - building blocks with brains. Assemble modular robots with battery blocks, action blocks, sensor blocks and flashlight blocks. These robots perform tricks as they respond to light - $159.00

I think that I have to have Strip Designer and something like a 3-D printer that makes adult toys. Well not those kind of adult toys - but you know kitchen gadgets or garden gadgets or any other type of gadgets!! On second thought maybe I don't need one of these printers - I'm trying to de-clutter!!

garlic press
The picture? A gadget I haven't used in a long time. Chopping garlic is just so much easier, but I'm sure that you could make one of these with a 3D printer.

Have an amazing day!!

1 comment:

  1. I have never understood the point of a garlic crusher. However a couple of years ago I came across this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Garlic-Twist-GTRED-Red/dp/B000TZK2TU/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1377025337&sr=8-11&keywords=garlic+twist

    One word -perfect :)