Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Weird Link Wednesday

I'm procrastinating today...lots of things I should be doing but haven't worked up the energy to do yet. So, I decided to put up a post with links to weird things...

There's this guy in England who has spent the equivalent of $93,403 on modifying his car. What kind of car, you ask? Not a BMW or a Mercedes or a sports car of any sort...a Ford Escort! It's got 29 speakers, 8 amplifiers, 6 TV screens, a DVD player, a Sony Playstation, an iPod, Sat Nav and more. BBC Essex wrote a short article on him and has a photo gallery of the car. It's nice to see someone enjoying their car and having fun, isn't it? I personally think 29 speakers is a little overkill for such a tiny space...but maybe he has hearing problems? His wife's a good sport, but notice she mentions wanting a BMW...and sometimes he lets her drive!! sheesh.

I was wandering through other people's blogs today and found a very creative woman who made Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treats. (Scroll down the page to see the picture) Some people are so amazingly crafty. I think of myself as somewhat so, until I see what others can do.

I let my sons order some Greek mythology figures off the Internet the other night. They used their allowance money. Surprisingly there weren't many options out there for mythology action figures. I'm always on the lookout for good start-up business ideas...maybe I've found my market! lol

Last one for now...my 11 yr old loves his subscription to National Geographic Kids Magazine. He always learns interesting facts and looks forward to receiving something in the mail regularly. In one of the last issues, there was an article on a mysterious mummy uncovered deep inside an ancient pyramid in Peru. What makes this a mystery is that this tribe was ruled by men...but this mummy that was buried in the VIP spot is a woman and she's covered in tattoos they don't understand. It's a very interesting article!!

There is also a National Geographic Little Kids Magazine that my 6 yr old receives and enjoys that is more age appropriate for him.

ok, I lied, one more. My friend Seth sent a Tibetan Personality Test that's pretty short and sweet. Interesting...

As I continue to procrastinate today, I may add more...

11 comments:

Kel said...

I'm procrastinating, too, although I don't really have much to do anyway. Is it still procrastinating if you're not busy?

Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treats? Sounds like that lady doesn't procrastinate much...unless she meant to make them last year and is just getting around to it.

Rhea said...

Hey, Kel. Glad you're not busy. I have a job for you...you need to publish a new post on your blog! Now get crackin'! (just kidding!)

Kim said...

According to that test I think sex is yummy and my life is salty! :-o Oh how very odd.

Misty Dawn said...

I LOVE your photo in your header!!!

Rhea said...

Kim, that's too funny.

Thanks, Misty Dawn! I took that picture in Point Lobos State Reserve in California last April. There was a cove full of pregnant seals and mommy seals who had babies with them. We couldn't get too close, but my camera has excellent zoom.

KP said...

$93,403? really? on a car? on a FORD???? lol. waste of money if you ask me.

thanks for the comments new friend!

Rhea said...

I know, KP, I can't imagine putting that much money into a car...especially a car that isn't even worth anywhere near that much. Craziness!

Lynn said...

I thought the personality test was fascinating. Coffee = taboo [for me, I'm LDS] = sex = also taboo [for me, as a single LDS]. And the "priorities" section came out right on the money [which came in dead last].

Rhea said...

Lynn, glad you enjoyed it! Why is coffee taboo? I remember reading somewhere that LDS members couldn't have it but I don't remember why...

I don't drink coffee myself. I just don't like it. I prefer hot tea. :o)

InspĂ­derwiht said...

Mythology action figures? What an interesting concept. I had no idea that those were even made.

Rhea said...

I know, inspiderwiht, I had no idea either...until my son wanted some.