Weekend Diversions: April 18

I’ve got four great diversions for you this weekend. We’ve got a game, a blog, a video and a fun way to design your own baby bedding. Let’s start with that last one first.

Carousel Designs has this fun tool which lets you design your very own baby bedding from the ground up. You get to choose the fabric for each part of the bedding ensemble which includes a bumper, crib skirt, sheet and comforter. Each piece has several options. For instance, the bumper can have a separate fabric for the front, back, trim and ties. I think I could spend hours designing cute bedding ensembles for our baby, due in July. I’ve already made two sets that I love – and the best part is, once you’ve designed that great set of bedding you can actually order it to buy. So whether you are window shopping or actually in the market, this is a really nifty little tool.

Ready for something else? Try this fun ball dropping game called BallDroppings (clever, huh?). When you open the page balls will literally start dropping into the screen. Drag your mouse to draw lines and catch them. Set up a sort of obstacle course for the balls to bounce through. Each time the balls hit a line you’ve drawn it makes a fun little sound that starts to become rather melodic and hypnotizing. So you may be getting brainwashed while you play but I’m guessing you’ll be so intrigued by the game play and diverted and whatnot that you probably won’t notice.

If you are a fan of Cake Wrecks and / or grammar then I am thinking The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks will be right up your alley. Basically it’s a collection of pictures taken of signs, products, etc. where quotation marks have been used unnecessarily and the results are typically hilarious. Example?

Alright, last thing for today is the youtube video from Britain’s Got Talent that seems to be taking the web by storm. Proof that you really shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover?


Tootsie Roll I think I’m in love with you

tootsie-rollTootsie Roll is a family name in our household. It is one of the first candies we grab when we are in the need for a chocolate fix. At Halloween time this is the candy we all fight over! 

Since 1896, Tootsie Roll Industries has grown to become one of the worlds biggest candy companies. They make some of the most popular candy including (but not limited to):

  • Blow Pops
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Andes
  • Junior Mints
  • and more

The Easter Bunny will surely be filling baskets for my girls with Tootsie Industries candies. For the holiday we always do an egg hunt. This year we are planning to fill plastic eggs with tiny candies. Wouldn’t the Tootsie Roll Midgets fit so well in those plastic eggs? I can’t wait to see my daughters faces when they open them up to see the candy inside.

Who else gets reminded of this video when you think of Tootsie Roll?

This LIVE giveaway begins April 3rd, 2009 @ 6:00pm EST. Comments will be closed until this time.

The rules:

  • You must leave an initial comment telling us what candy from Tootsie Industries is your favorite. Include your email address in this comment, if this is not done all other comments will not be considered for winning.
  • The person to be comment number 414 will win the above pictured 14lb box of Easter Candy!
  • Commenting opens at 6:00pm EST on Friday April 3, 2009.
  • If you are the only one commenting you better start twittering the contest and shouting out to your friends to get the party going.
  • You cannot have two comments in a row, if you do then the second one will be deleted
  • Comments must be more than one word.

Weekend Diversions: math that isn’t math, the telephone game minus the telephone & a fake apology

This weekend’s diversions are all about things that aren’t exactly what the seem, because they are actually better. Last things first, Jen posted this awesome video on her blog and I just had to share it here. Watch as Portia De Rossi apologizes for marrying Ellen…

So next I thought we’d have some fun with math, or rather the New Math. Basically it’s like the best kind of math ever because it’s funny AND you’ll understand it. Don’t believe me? Check out some of these equations and tell me if it doesn’t all add up to you…

Alright. I saved the best for last – this diversion comes courtesy of Jean and has been probably the best part of my entire week – and my husband’s week, too, because after I got sufficiently addicted, I got him hooked, too. It’s called Broken Picture Telephone and it’s awesome. I’m guessing you guys have played that Telephone game in school or something where someone says something to someone else, etc. etc. and by the time you get to the end the message is completely changed? Yeah this is like that except with pictures and it’s hysterical. I’ll show you a quick example and then you have to go try it for yourself, kay?

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