Welcome to Saturday Snippets. This is where I share links and odd bits of info from the past week.
1. As an unabashed dog lover, I have a difficult time watching movies or TV shows where there’s a possibility of a dog getting hurt or dying. On more than one occasion I’ve had family and friends contact me quickly after the release of a popular dog movie (Marley and Me) to tell me, “you DO NOT want to see this movie”. So you can imagine my complete amazement when I discovered the website www.doesthedogdie.com. So far they have listed 734 movies involving dogs. Just look up the title, check the dog icon and soon you’ll know if it’s one you want to watch.
2. I subscribe to a blog called “How To of the Day”. You never really know what they’re going to show you how to do, but it’s always interesting and always something you’d never think you’d need to know how to do. Like How to Prepare to Fly an Airplane in an Emergency. I must confess I actually read it all the way through and was cautiously optimistic that I would actually be able to fly an airplane in the event of an emergency. When I reached the end, I knew without a doubt that any flight that needed me to take the controls would be in trouble. At least I learned that much ;-).
3. I do love a good pen. Every now and then I’ll find one that’s my ‘favorite’, use it for a good long while and then find another that’s my new ‘favorite’. Do you remember erasable pens? I think Bic came out with the first erasable ball point that I remember, but it always left a bluish residue. In my estimation, it wasn’t really ‘erasable’. Well, I’ve found a truly erasable pen. The Pilot FriXion is a gel pen that uses friction to erase the ink. It’s TRULY erasable, writes really smoothly and comes in a variety of yummy colors. This is my new ‘favorite’.
4. I love knitting and especially knitting for a cause. I’m not sure if I’ll do this, but I was intrigued when I found this request for pouches for baby kangaroos from WIRES, Wildlife Rescue in Australia. Here’s what they have to say, “When juvenile marsupials come into care they need to be kept warm and quiet. WIRES carers are always in need of suitable pouches. Many people who would like to help our wildlife but are unable to commit to rescue or care volunteering, can help by making pouches and linings.” They even included a pattern. If you’ve ever wanted to knit a pouch for a kangaroo, here’s your chance.
5. Ever wanted to learn how to sew in a zipper? Well today’s your lucky day. Craftsy is offering a free class to show you how.
Well that’s all the snippets I have for today. Have a wonderful Saturday,
1. Knit a scarf for Margaret. Margaret is my grandmother’s cousin and she’s someone we always see when we go to England to see my grandpa. She is one of the kindest, most generous people I know and I’ve always wanted to make her a gift. The north of England gets pretty cold in the winter, so I thought a scarf would be nice. I’m ashamed to say this is something that I’ve wanted to do for years and have never done. So it made the list.
This is what I look like when I’m watching a movie and something bad happens to the dog. So happy you found that website.