|I am Abraham Lincoln and I am happy!|
|I am Abraham Lincoln but now I am sad. And also have a huge forehead!|
He says it used to be much trickier back when the faces were small on the bills. See how much harder we had it?! *shakes fist*
If you have already seen this and are not impressed like me, then just...get off my lawn. Whippersnapper.
We also made candles last night with the kids, once I was able to put down the bills. This also, while not The Most Amazing Thing I've ever done, blew my mind a little bit too, because I remember watching them do it on Mr. Wizard and resolving to try it and then taking fourteen years to get around to it. Sometimes being a grownup is awesome because you can do all the stuff you meant to when you were little and didn't have a car. Or income.
So we made ice candles. Have you done this?
Because I am a grownup and also a genius, I figured we could just melt some dollar store candles in dollar store cake pans on our stovetop. If it fucked something up, I could just pay someone to fix it and not get yelled at by my mom! Childhood: pwned! (Also, Michaels: pwned, because I sourced candle-making supplies there at christmas, and it was so prohibitively expensive per candle that I junked the idea. Maybe melting and reforming existing candles doesn't count as "making" anything, but my house my rules and I say it was awesome!)
|please excuse the experimental color on the walls.|
So what you do is, grab some random containers and throw in a wick, surround it with ice, and dump some melted wax in there. Done. It turns out cool and takes seconds to do = my kind of craft.
Don't tell me this shit don't look cool!
So. I apologize in not-quite-advance for talking about random kid-related things; I have nothing against mom-oriented blogs, I just don't want to write one. Be that as it may, it is summertime and no matter how many times I tell them to get off my lawn, the kids keep coming back. Something about "but we live here...". Whatever. So you might have to put up with some kid-activity-talk as I ramble on about how I spend my summer in between slipping out the back door for out-of-state races. I'll try to keep it mind-blowingly awesome. Like today.