They just arrived and I couldn’t resist sampling a few. Oh my word, they truly live up to their name!
The one DIY skill most of you don’t have (according to last weekend’s poll) is the ability to tie a bowline (knot, that is). Unless you’re a sailor or a Girl or Boy Scout, you’ve probably never heard of a bowline (pronounced “boh-lin”). But this super-useful knot creates a loop that’s strong enough to put around someone’s waist and pull them out of the water, or hold down heavy objects, and it’s very easily undone. Hit the play button above to learn how to tie a bowline using an easy-to-remember bunny metaphor. Just recently I hung a hammock using a bowline. Any knot nerds out there put the bowline to good use in regular everyday life? Any other knots you know and love? ‘Fess up in the comments.
While researching my current annoyance, I rediscovered a bit of engineering silliness I recall from many moons ago. The text you see below appeared at FiveAndDime.net. It was near the bottom of their “Icons, Cursors and Freeware” section that I found this chemical engineering spoof. It caught my eye because my Grandfather was a chemical …
My wife records The Oprah Winfrey Show and watches it as often as opportunity permits. It’s not uncommon for her to get started on an episode, skim the highlights, and move on to the next episode in rapid succession until she’s caught-up on her backlog of recorded episodes. During these times I do my best …