Six Word Stories

A six word story is exactly what it sounds like. Using only six words, the author creates a story containing a beginning, middle and end. Hemingway’s attempt, probably one of the most famous and disturbing six word stories, has always been one of my favorites. Try it. Tip: Punctuation plays a significant role in this endeavor.

Examples of six word stories:

“Gown removed carelessly. Head, less so.” – Joss Whedon

“With bloody hands, I say good-bye.” – Frank Miller

“It’s behind you! Hurry before it- ” – Rockne S. O’Bannon

“The baby’s blood type? Human, mostly.” – Orson Scott Card

“K.I.A. Baghdad, Aged 18 – Closed Casket.” – Richard K. Morgan

“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” – Ernest Hemingway

Source for examples: Norman Cooper

23 incredible new technologies you’ll see by 2021

We’ve gone about as far as we can go. Well, maybe not. Portable laser pens that can heal wounds? Energy from a fusion reactor? The paralyzed will walk again? The sunscreen pill? The world’s first zero-carbon, sustainable city?  Just a few things that are  predicted to happen by 2021. And a wooly mammoth will be reborn among other now-extinct animals in 2016! Go woolies!

 

How to Make a Growth Chart for Your Kids

When my son was growing up, we measured him just inside his closet and kept track of his growth spurts by writing the date and height on the wall. Big mistake. You can’t exactly take the wall with you when you move, and if you paint…. Well, you see what I mean. Here are a couple of links to growth chart tutorials.

I found How to Make a Growth Chart over at How Does She. She actually cut those cute toppers out with a band-saw, but if you aren’t handy, I bet you could find something in your local craft store and just hot glue it on the chart.

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Over at Cobwebs, Cupcakes and Crayons you’ll find Little By Little, Inch By Inch: Making A Measuring Keepsake.

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Easy Embellished Drapes…

Look at these. Aren’t they great? They’re no-sew, y’all! All you need is inexpensive, grommet-style drapes from Ikea (or anywhere), a coordinating fabric, and fabric glue. No, I’m not kidding. Oh, and scissors.

And here’s a pillow, too. Go over to Nesting Place and get all the details to create this fabulous project. Go on, now. She’s so clever.

What’s your ideal weight?

Most people will find this site interesting – Halls.Md. Some of the topic pages you will find: Body Mass Index, Ideal Body Weight, Breast Cancer Risk Calculator, Child Growth Chart, Adult Height and Weight charts, etc.

The Breast Cancer Risk Calculator  provides a “detailed breast cancer risk assessment, that educates as it estimates a woman’s chances of developing breast cancer.”

Some of the most visited pages on this site: Body Mass Index Calculator and Ideal Weight. You will find the site map listing all pages here.