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Paper ornament or plastic ornament?

Beta preview of the Maldre Christmas card

I have a penchant for creating really complicated Christmas cards. This year I decided to print fifty photos onto strips of paper. Then slide those strips into a clear plastic ornament. Kinda crazy. But also kinda fun. Here’s a preview of our Christmas card: There are six strips of paper inside this ornament. Sliding the […]

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Kitten Yoga planner calendar found at Jewel-Osco grocery store

Yoga Kittens discovered at a grocery store

Your local grocery store is a discovery-land, full of many hidden treasures. Today I found such a gold mine. My wife Sarah has a Secret Santa at work that likes yoga. She asked me to go to Jewel to see if they have any yoga magazines. Sarah was putting the presents inside a cute, fuzzy, […]

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Christmas projection lights

Christmas projection lights, your thoughts?

You know those projection Christmas lights? I can’t decide if they are incredibly awesome, or incredibly lazy. I suppose it depends on how you do implement the projection lights alongside other decorations. Pair it up nicely with other decorations, and it might be pretty cool. If it’s the only decoration you put up — well, […]

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Chicago behind the curtain: Christo Attacks!

Christo Attacks!

Anytime you see something wrapped in public, it’s like the artist Christo has attacked. In fact, that should be the official hashtag for photos of wrapped things in public: #ChristoAttacks! Take this statue of Thomas Jefferson (photographed by Steve Tanner). It’s completely wrapped with plastic — #ChristoAttacks! Who is Christo? Christo is the artist who […]

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Plastic bag collection features Venture bag

I’m kinda jealous of this guy’s plastic bag collection

The fact that I like this guy’s plastic bag collection must mean I have hoarding inclinations. I’ve always wanted to start a paper napkin collection. The various embossed patterns, the range of thickness of the paper, the designs of the imprints. Paper napkins hold a range of variations that would make them fun to collect. […]

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1989 Donruss Cameron Drew & 1991 Fleer Joe Bitker

How to find your Epoch Evil Twin

I have two baseball players that are my Epoch Evil Twin. Cameron Drew and Joe Bitker. What is an Epoch Evil Twin? And how do you find yours? Let me explain. What is Epoch? Programmers needed to assign a unique number to every second in existence. To do this, everyone needed to agree upon one […]

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