LOTD – Christmas Rocket

Well, Christmas is officially over in our household. All the decorations are down, the tree has been undecorated and removed from the house, and today I took down the remaining lights outside and inside. The only thing left to do is get the tree chipped, and we have a charitable organization coming on Saturday to do that.

I wonder though. Is there still time for this? I’ve always wanted to fire a rocket.


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LOTD – Green Possible

In recent years it has been very vogue to go green. More people think about it now which is awesome, but some companies now market their existing products as green. I try to do little changes to my life that over time can add up to a lot. Changing driving habits, refusing plastic bags as often as possible, reusing items when it is safe to do so. Every once in a while I come across a list that really makes me feel good about what I do.

This is one such list. 50 Ways to Help the Planet. When I first read the list I was suprised at how many of these I was already doing.

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I ran across another list recently on reducing food waste. 50 Ways to Never Waste Food Again

For our family we don’t waste a lot of food because we do menu planning. For 95% of the grocery items we buy, we buy because we need them, and the other 5% are for sale items on things we use regularly. Still, there are some good ideas in there that I might like to try some time.

LOTD – TShirt Reference

The basic tShirt is something that everyone needs and wears. A true geek needs geeky tShirts. Here are some good ones I have stumbled across.

Just what every Jedi needs: an eco-friendly lightsaber.

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Getting myself dressed is hard. I can’t imagine if I had to choose a head to go along with that. Lego mini figs have it rough

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Sometimes you just need to spell it out to people. How many of these icons apply to you?

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I may not drink caffeinated coffee any more, but I still enjoy a cup now and then. I also still feel my coffee tank running on empty throughout the day.

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Nothing like a good CSS reference to fill your geek quotient.

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What’s better than one CSS reference? Two CSS references.

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Finally, something for the math geek in all of us. If you don’t get the shirt, I’m not going to explain it to you.

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LOTD – Lego Time

Holy, Lego talent batman. Take one large collection of Lego, mix in one talented person, toss in an idea about a pop up book, stir with lots of time. You end up with this.

That is one awesome Lego creation. I can’t begin to imagine the time and frustration that went into that creation.

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LOTD – Nightlight Bum

Ever since having kids, I’m always on the look out for cute, useful gadgets. My son has a nightlight in his room, but it is pretty plain.

Maybe he needs an upgrade? This one is shaped like a bum, and you turn it on and off by squeezing it. Seems pretty funny to me.

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LOTD – Bikes Stunning

This post is all about bikes. It is a bunch of links to cool/interesting bikes I have found on the net.


This advanced looking bike features an onboard computer that collects data about how you ride, in order to help you ride better.
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This wooden frame biek simply looks gorgeous. I can’t imagine the longevity of the frame though. Headtubes on metal bikes oval over time. Wood is pretty soft in comparison. Still, it is a stunning looking bike.
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Now for the city dwellers, come a couple interesting ideas.


This folding bike looks extremely simply to use. Arrive at your destination, fold it up, wheel it around. Nice.
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This bike has a locking mechanism built into it. Ride up to the bike rack and snap it in. No reason to carry an extra lock.
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This looks like a fun stroller/bike combo unit. Looks like a stable way to carry a couple kids to daycare, or to the park … once they have their helmets on.
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This looks like oit would be a blast to ride off road. At our local trails we have some excellent fireroads this thing would rip on. Not so sure about the trails though.
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