Each spring, April Fool’s Day arrives & I am woefully unprepared.... Here are ten tricks found to be fairly harmless, pretty funny… &, yes, just a little lame.
2 - “Frozen Water” Frisbee. Fill a frisbee with water & freeze it. Take the frozen frisbee to the door of your victim. Carefully slide out the frozen disc of water and slip it under their closed door (?). The ice will melt, and your victim will spend hours(?) trying to figure our how that puddle of “water” got there.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Organizers shelved a peace conference meant to show how sports can bring people and nations together because South Africa's government - fearing trouble with China - won't allow the Dalai Lama to attend.
Friday's conference was intended to highlight ways soccer can promote peace, and all Nobel peace laureates had been invited, along with world statesmen and celebrities. Irvin Khoza, who is chairman of the South African committee organizing the 2010 World Cup, also heads the professional soccer league that was arranging and funding the conference.
[The] Ultimate [authority] must always rest with the
-- Dalia Lama
You Named Your Baby WHAT?! [03.25.09]:
...and then there’s the preggers Jill Scott, who recently visited Steve Harvey’s radio show and told the comedian that she was considering naming her son — get this —Frisbee!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Should you pay $75 for a Tshirt?
Would you spend $75 on a Tshirt?
Patagucci's Wool 1 T-Shirt
Descrip: Stay dry & cool in this ultra soft, merino wool/polyester blend baselayer that combines wool's natural odor control & insulative-when-wet properties with polyester's excellent wicking performance & speedy dry time.
Color: kinda brownish Wildwood (Men's)
Price: $75 (equiv to TWO SL-ankets)
Dissed the state of Illinois
Left covered in scandal
Sez the darndest things
Has great hair
Loves dodgeball & tap dancing
Vows to return to politics
e-slapped Sludge nation
Left robed in a brown hoodie
Has the darndest throws
Was great when here
Enjoys poker & MAC classes
Vows to return to the home of politics
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Want to get a workout in & also some family time? Well, you can do both if you get a little creative. Also, your kids will more than likely enjoy it more if you are sweating along with them. It can be as easy...
1. Avoid the word "exercise" and instead look for ways to be physically active.
3. Give kids time to rest. They don't know how to pace themselves as well as adults.
5. Look for group activities. Socializing with friends helps engage kids.
8. Keep a ball or Frisbee in the trunk of the car. Pull them out at the park for active fun.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Our resident vacation spot realtor seeks your input:
> Is you in?
(Mon 10/12 = Columbus Day)
> Shall we risk it /or/ reserve now?
...the possibility of doing a partial-week rental for a house this year...they won’t even consider partial week rentals until 2-3 weeks before the rental date (i.e. end of September).
As you can imagine, we wouldn’t get a truly prorated price (i.e. you divide the base price by 5, not 7, and multiply by the number of nights you want to stay), but we could save around $1100-$1200 if we did this for a house that would otherwise cost $5k base. While there would be a substantial risk that all the 12 room houses in Corolla would be gone, she seemed to think there would definitely still be 10 room houses left in Nags Head or Kill Devil Hills. There are currently 23 houses that fit our parameters (i.e. oceanfront, pool, hot tub, 10 rooms or more).
Remember: actual price is a good 15% higher because of taxes, pool heating, etc.
Issue with kill devil/nagshead as well as some other non-corolla houses: we’ve not always had good beaches. (We seem to have had consistently good luck with Corolla beaches.)
Monday, March 23, 2009
Ceremonies continued to begin the game – the dreaded Down 0-2 Ritual. At which point, sideliners hoped for more points than pre-game SL-Haikus (3). On-field Sludge break'd the notsofast start to even the game at two-slot.
Turning up the browning method to a respectable MEDIUM, Sludge took a shirt-changing lead @ 5-3. The unstaled toasty brown relied heavily on person D against the untoasted.
Up 8-6, Sludge continued browning well on the flip side. The sideline trap offense worked the disc up until midfield where a timely breakforce cut &/or swing kept the flow. Like in a toaster oven, keeping the disc in middle of the rack [field] is optimal & some burning on the sides can occur if positioned off-center.
Sludge demonstrated Wonder-ful patience and an offense resembling slathered peanut butter on an out-of-the toaster piece of bread. O-
A last turn of the dial at 14-11 supplied a game-winning play from Brian-to-Chris-to-MicHael.
+ Charlie had ZERO throwaways + NO turnovers
+ 'MISSion acComplisHed' became a rallying cheer
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Today's Features: Meg & Gayle + David.
Q: Where in the World is Meg?A: Meg is in Chicago.
Q: Where in the World are Gayle + David?A: Gayle + David are in Turks + Caicos.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Three Haikus in Honor of Our First Game
Smiling Sludge in Brown
Limbs glad to follow the pull
Chris H. is so fast
Sludge is kind to kids
And so they teach kids kindness
And so I love sludge
Some say it is just too far
Have you tried the slide?
Old Books - A New Source of Lead Poisoning? [PDishy 02.20.09]
Books published prior to 1985 were often printed with lead-based inks and paints. Under the recently passed Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, lead limits in anything intended for kids aged 12 and under is strictly regulated. Lead exposure in children has been linked to lower IQ and criminal behavior.
The U.S. government fears that those old books won't make you smart -- they may cause brain damage! ...
There are plenty of things to worry about when you're raising kids -- worrying that a book might make them sick is a waste of energy. If you must, tell your child not to put "The Three Little Kittens Who Lost Their Mittens" in her mouth -- or take it away altogether until she's old enough to read it, not eat it. But don't give up on a whole generation of books. That's just silly.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
For anyone who loves a good reusability art project + recreational usability + DIY! Anyone? Hello?
Baskets made from tires, metal, bowls, PVC tubing, wood, dowels, chains, plastic plant holder, rope, bike tire rims.
Just...about any material to make Disc Golf...Baskets.
Prefer to contribute to the economy?
Buy one instead: This one /or/ that one.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Week# - Date @ Location & Time [updated 05/28/09]
Week 1: BYE
Week 2: March 21: 10am @ Montgomery Hills Field #2
Week 3: March 28: 10am @ Sligo Lower Field #1
Week 4: April 4: BYE
Week 5: April 11: 10am @ Anacostia Field #3
Week 6: April 18: 2pm @ Anacostia Field #4
Week 7: April 25: 10am @ Montgomery Hills Field #1
Week 8*: May 2: 10am + 12pm @ Polo Fields #1b
* = 2 games
Week 9*: May 9: 10am + 12pm @ Lk Fairfax Field #2
* = 2 games
Week 10: May 16: 12pm @ Montgomery Hills Field #1
Week 1: May 30 @ Montgomery Hills
Week 2: June
we ran the whole way, and did 5 miles in 50 minutes. (Brian could've easily chopped off at least 5 minutes -- maybe 10 -- from his time, but he stuck w/ me.) Around mile 2, my bum right knee started hurting a lot and it got stiffer and stiffer and progressively more painful for the next 3 miles. ... Anywhichways, it [the knee, not Brian] slowed me down quite a bit, but i was determined not to walk. Instead, i figured out that a odd-looking leap jump-run off that knee felt better than plain running, so for much of miles 3 & 4, i looked like a total freak from a bad SNL ballet skit. But, that fit right in with the folks running in doc martens and kilts, i suppose.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
5S is happy to announce the winner from the SLhaiku contest entries. The winner is...
On your frisbees.
And inside you.
fidel, pls contact me to receive your 2 tix for Saturday's show of the Harlem Globetrotters @ Verizon Ctr!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Rob (pictured above) - the feller who left'd for Cali, whom we 'palooza'd, who we let win! ya know him, you may have missed him - officially returns [moves back] in April
In a weird twist of fortune appropriately on Alfred Hitchcock Day, Sludge just made a team decision to pickup & move to California in May 2009. I s'pose if Rob hadn't made that fateful decision to unsubscribe from the team's email distro list, he would have known. Enjoy DC, Rob!
Barbie(R) Millicent Roberts was first introduced to the world in 1959 at the New York Toy Fair. She was named after her creator Ruth Handler's daughter Barbara.
Even so, Barbie(R) remains an enduring icon, who, at 50, has kept her youthful physique - even if plastic has had a part to play.
Per Russ: counsel is being consulted on whether this off-hours hoops game may have been a violation of CH's contract with Sludge.
*According to the Ultimate Injuries Study, ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries in Ultimate. According to the Ultimate Smiles Study, happiness is one of the most common side effects of Ultimate.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Like it /or/ not, our recreation relies on thermoplastic material called polyethylene-the largest volume polymer consumed in the world.
Addicted to Plastic - A feature-length documentary (Canada, 2008, 85 mins) about solutions to plastic pollution.
Details: This ‘point of view’ style film encompasses 3 years of filming in 12 countries on 5 continents, including 2 trips to the middle of the Pacific Ocean, where plastic debris accumulates. The film details plastic's path over the last hundred years and provides a wealth of expert interviews on practical and cutting- edge solutions to recycling, toxicity and biodegradability. These solutions, which include plastic made from plants, will provide viewers with a hopeful and informative perspective about plastic in our future. Directed & produced by Ian Connacher.
Show Times [DC Enviro Film Fest]: Tonite @ 6:30pm
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
...Sludge Dumps Into Potomac (AP 03.10.09)
About 4,000 gallons of potentially toxic fly ash sludge spilled into the Potomac River after a pipeline ruptured at a coal-burning power plant, Maryland environmental officials said Tuesday.
The spill was small compared with December's billion-gallon spill of fly ash sludge in Kingston, TN. Still, Maryland state regulators were concerned about a potential environmental threat from the sludge, which could contain high concentrations of selenium, sulfate, arsenic, iron or manganese.
If MattHew had his way, 4K would not be enough dump-&-swings for Sludge.
Monday, March 09, 2009
Super Capers - In Movie Theaters March 20...
Details: In this sci-fi action adventure/comedy, superhero impersonator Ed Gruberman is forced to join the Super Capers, a misfit team of superheroes-in-waiting. He quickly proves himself in a fight against villains Cretan and Captain Sludge (pictured), but not before they escape with a fortune of gold bullion and Ed is blamed for the villains' escape and the missing gold.
Ed & the team are arrested, and he soon learns that a vigilante TV star, a judge, a supposedly innocent mugging victim and his parents' bizarre deaths are all connected. The Super Capers must fend off the TV star's henchman when Ed saves the day by taking the Capers' Winnebago time machine and traveling back in time for the final showdown in his past.
Saturday, March 07, 2009
Friday, March 06, 2009
1 - "Saving" - singular, not plural
2 - You're saving utility energy, tho losing bodily alertness due to a lack of that glorious 2am-3am Sunday nite sleepytime range.
3 - Attempt this leap forward activity on a clock first, then apply it your legs in preparation for the spring season.
5S has obtained the giveaway rights of 2 tickets to an entertaining show (Saturday 3/14 @ 1pm EDT) where you're sure to have a "ball."
+Add a comment to this post with your Save-Our-Seasons SLhaiku*. *No rules on the SLhaiku format. See past 5S postings.
+Include your name.
+More than one entry is acceptable & encouraged.
+One winning entry will be chosen by 3/11.
Thursday, March 05, 2009
"The frisbee might be an inexpensive piece of plastic, but it's so great graphically that it's also a piece of art for my wall. ...I love the frisbee even more than that. It's so utterly of its moment."
-- fashion PR Mandi Lennard
|Screengrab from article|
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Size: 60" x 95"
Color: Chocolate (dark brown)
Price: $37.99 + s/h
Isn't "blanket" + "sleeves" = "bleeve"? "Sludge" + "blanket" = "Sl-anket".
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Being a math nerd, I asked my math class on November 19, 1999 when would be the next day with all odd numbers in it???