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Big time nostalgia

This morning many New Yorkers were puzzled by the presence of a particularly prodigious Rubik’s Cube, floating along the Hudson River on a barge.

RUBIKSCUBE

Or maybe not. (They live here….they’ve seen everything by now.)

The colossal cube was created by the Liberty Science Center in neighboring Jersey City as part of their weekend-long celebration of the popular game’s 40th birthday.

While you are recovering from that punch to your sense of time and space, think about this –

What other games from our childhood deserve to be made ginormous and set afloat on a nearby body of water?

Easy Bake Ovens?  Troll Dolls?  Pet Rocks?

Cast your vote in the comments!

 

 

Raise your hand

THIS JUST IN –

The models on The Price Is Right and Let’s Make a Deal strike distinctively different poses with prizes!

It’s true.

price is right model poseExhibit A:  Rachel, The Price is Right

Note the ‘broken arm’ approach, open palm, hand on hip.

I think we all agree this is the traditional way to ‘Vanna’ an item.

 

 

 

 

lets make a deal model poseExhibit B:  Tiffany, Let’s Make a Deal

While Tiffany also balances her approach with the hand on hip, she elects to use a straight arm technique topped by a twisted, closed hand.

As you can see, this stance is effective both standing still or while walking across the stage as seen at left.

 

 

 

Which model pose do you prefer?  Game show models want to know!

Vote in the comments section.

(This is very important.)

 

On your mark

I’ve always thought of waterproofing strictly for fabric protection.

Raincoats. Couches. Suede.  You get the idea.

Well, tonight I discovered that very same protection makes possible a great mealtime game  –

water droplet on clothWater Drop Races

At dinner earlier this evening, I spilled some water on the hotel conference room tablecloth.  By accident or design — I can’t remember which — we discovered if you blew on the drop of water, it raced across the table intact instead of dissipating into a wet splotch.

This was very entertaining to all of us.

(We’d been traveling all day.  Perhaps we were tired.)

1,000 pieces

On our evening walk today, Central Park was every shade of green.

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As I came upon this gorgeous view, all I could think was…

What a doozy of a jigsaw puzzle it would make!

Got goo?

Have you ever accidentally typed “goo” into the Google search window?  (You know, Google was there before you thought it was…and you started typing the URL again?)

Well, I did today and discovered The World of Goo.

goo people

There they are….just looking at me.

Now, you’re all probably way cooler than I am and already know about the goo balls. Play the game on your iPhones all the time. Damaged your index finger years ago from all the repetitive motion the game requires.

goo balls climblingI just downloaded the free demo and am pretty sure I should stop right there. It is way too addictive for me.

But I can feel them there.

Waiting.

Feet first

So, I’m putting on my socks this morning — newly washed yesterday, gotta love freshly laundered clothes — and when I unrolled them, they were inside out.

And I put them on that way.

inside out socksNow, I do this a lot.

Inside out socks do not bother me a bit.  The only time I might take the extra time to turn them right side out is when I am headed to the airport and know that my socks are going to be on display in a most public way.

Otherwise, I let them be.

Who’s with me?

Rory (not the dog)

I took one of those Buzzfeed quizzes during a break in the action today –

Which Rory Gilmore Are You?

Now, I have watched every episode of this amazing television show — more than once, thank you very much — so I figured I would be the best version of Rory Gilmore. And the survey says –

rory and dean
Puppy Love Rory Gilmore

Ewww.

No offense to Dean — he was a great guy.  But Rory was so very young and clueless back in the puppy love years.  Can someone as cynical as I still have even a morsel of her naivete?

I thought for sure I would be the older, more sophisticated Rory that we saw surface during her years at Yale…perhaps –

rory and logan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Love the Things Money Can Buy Rory

Yeah, that’s the ticket.

More Craig!

Guess who’s going to be hosting another show on television this fall?

craig celebrity name game

One of Craig’s guests mentioned it on Late Late Show Monday; he confirmed it; and the Google machine had the detes.

Celebrity Name Games is based on the board game “Identity Crisis.” Contestants partner with celebrity guests to guess famous identities from clues provided.  And with Craig as host, you know there will be lots of improvised fun.

It’s syndicated, so cross your fingers that it will be showing in your market.

(Mine are braided.)

The little people

I have often dreamed — and schemed –about winning the lottery.

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How I would react. What I would buy. How my life would change.

This week I won the Powerball — albeit $4, but a win nonetheless — and learned something new to add to my imaginary lottery list:

How my family would glom onto me.

I won a lousy four bucks, and they all wanted a piece. I mean, after the $2 ticket price, the profits wre slim to none. But they still wanted their cut. So if I won a multi-million dollar jackpot, it seems pretty clear…

Changing my phone number is now job one.

IMHO

hashtag

 

I do not know Toneh Perry.

But when he offered his thoughts in a hashtag game on Twitter yesterday, I thought he and his entry deserved a larger audience.

 

 

The hashtag — #confessyourunpopularopinion

Toneh’s submission:

It is not
Poetry
Just because
You
Write
A sentence
Vertically

Word.