Monday, July 5, 2010

Why Didn't I Think Of That?

    Hello you bloggers, froggers,(those who jump from one blog to the next blog) and foggers (those just getting out of the shower and checking their computer screen), how are you today?! My wife allowed me to write this post today and I want to thank her. Now here's my thoughts...

The webster dictionary defines "invent" as "to think out or produce". Lately I've seen trends of how people will invent something and other people will fall in love with it, making the inventor a millionaire. There's an invention out now, or can I say a 'trend', and it's with these rubber bands. I have seen in stores now little bags of rubber bands that have different shapes. And the kids are going crazy over these things!!! A friend of ours' kids has these rubber bands. (The pictures shown are of the ones I borrowed from the kids.)
One looks like a cowboy hat...
   And one looks like a pineapple...
  Ain't they cute?!...They tell me you can get these from the store for a dollar. And I've seen them as high as $3.00.
    And I thought: "I could have invented these things!!!" As a matter of fact, here are some pictures of my own rubber bands...
 ...formed into different shapes...Here's a hat...

...Here's number 8...
And this one I call: "Oooh Noooo!"
   As you can see, I'm quite talented! LOL...But these things remind me of the different trends that I've seen in the past. (The next pictures will be things my wife helped me find on her etsy site. I thank all of them for letting me use them.) For instance, beanie babies,... rocks,...
 (You can get these ones, "Pebble Pet Family...Plus" , at "lindabutterfly" )...
...marshmallow shoes,...
 I couldn't find a direct picture of them, but they looked like this, with white soles. (These are "Size 6 Black Leather Platform Shoes Stacked Heels" These are at "MetroVintage" )
...and mood rings...
{By the way, I had one. It never changed colors. It stayed black! It was kind of depressing because everybody else's changed colors! LOL}.
  So I encourage you out there, you inventors, you artists, and craftsmen, to continue to produce your fine works, your gifts. And maybe one day you will be discovered. That's what I'm hoping for with my lovely wife.
   I know my wife always ends her post with a poem she has written, but I don't write poems! And you don't want to hear what kind of poems I would write! LOL But I thought this one was appropriate to end this post with. It's by Rudyard Kipling.


If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream–and not make dreams your master,
If you can think–and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ‘em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings–nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And–which is more–you’ll be a Man, my son!

–Rudyard Kipling


  1. Ha ha ha!!! I LOVE it!! You're "Mr. Bill" is hilarious!!! And thanks for the encouragement too! And also, you're right about your lovely wife - She make wonderful crocheted items and writes wonderful poems too, and needs to be discovered!! Great job!!

  2. YAY, Mr. Wug!!!! What a wonderful DH and I were just talking about the new shaped rubber bands yesterday!!! Amazing! Love your post and the Kipling poem was perfect! :-) Hugz to your wife! :-)

  3. Says Hubby: "Thank you very much for your wonderful comments! Hopefully I will be invited to do another post...maybe once a month. Thanks again."

    Deb says: "WHEN PIGS FLY!!!!!!" LOL

  4. Only once a month??? :-)

  5. Gordon, YES!...and definitely, YES!!! Don't encourage him!! LOL

  6. That was HILARIOUS!! Loved it! I needed a laugh today...I think most of the nation is thinking the same thing about those shaped rubber bands! BTW, my daughter has NINETY-TWO of them! The extra fancy packs of Disney shapes are $4.00 a pack, but you get 20 instead of a measly (hahaha) 12. Have a great day.

  7. Spanishlullabies, you're probably not going to believe this, but I had never heard of or seen them before!!! I had no idea what he was talking about until I saw them...and I still don't get it!!! LOL

    He did do a great post about them though!

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  9. Hi there! Love the thought of Mr. Wug blogging once a month on your page!!! Great idea!!

  10. Hahaha! I love your rubber bands! We don't have these rubber bands in our stores here in Estonia, I guess the inventor is from the states ;)

    Oh and it's nice to finally meet you! :)

  11. Craftgal, Shhhhh! What are you trying to do? Start something?!!!! LOL

    Mariann, Believe me, in my opinion, you're not missing anything!!! LOL...And he smiles at your "meet you" comment!

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  13. "If you can dream–and not make dreams your master"

    Absolutely. I saw I was surrounded on the beach with eyeless Pebble Pets and all I needed to do was make them live, and list them. Even though there are a few more stones on Southsea beach waiting for google eyes, I don't want to be a millionaire. So I don't dream of millions, but I do dream of being continually creative.

    Thanks so much for adding my Pebble Pets here and for making me smile.

  14. LoL.. You crack me up with those rubber bands! I love the pet rock... I could get one and see if my girls can keep this one alive-lol

  15. Thanks Linda, And don't give up your etsy day job to become a pet rock millionaire....I think someone else already did it!!! LOL

    Valerie's Essentials, hubby says: "Yeah, rap a rubber band around it, paint it blue or paint it pink, and you'll have a boy pet rock and a girl pet rock! LOL Resuscitate at will!!!!"

  16. Anonymous7/09/2010

    Love the blog and the poem from Kipling! Thanks for featuring my retro shoes!

  17. Anonymous, Thank you! They were a perfect fit! :-)

  18. Thanks Everybody! :-)


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