Yesterday I posted a stiod for charger tables in restaurants, bars etc. Today, while surfing around I came to this great thing I have not seen before (published here): a charging station. In a Burger King restaurant in Philippines you can find this:
A station to charge up your cellphone that has not only the outlets but the chargers so you can plug in your mobile and save your day! Just notice that there are three Nokia chargers and one Samsung, one Sony Ericsson and one Motorola. It seems that the Finish company is bigger out there in the Philippines.
It could be a great thing if mobile companies got inspired and found it as a marketing strategy, making charging totems available in different places in some cities, so their client’s devices would get charged when they were in battery need. 😀
What if this charging stations took solar energy?
Some years ago I would thank the gods if some place here in São Paulo had wireless connection so I would be able to type everywhere. That is not a big problem nowadays since I can have mobile internet almost where ever I go. This makes my text working rather flexible and I can write at any bar, cafe or bookstore. But not always do I remember charging completely the notebook or the mobile and there I go. Sometimes the battery just empties in a sudden. Out of batteries all the time I planned to surf out of home is gone.
That are many places that even offer wireless and that is really good and sometimes those networks are faster than my network provider. But that are places that won’t allow me using any electrical outlets that I find free on their walls. There was this mall with nice decoration etc. and I sat near the wall for a while. Mobile battery just abandoned me and I found this outlet smiling at me. I just plug it and this security guard comes censoring me: “Lady, you cannot use our contact!”
After a while feeling a robber and coming silently home (no battery, no music on the phone, no typing notes… no-thing!). In my quite way I went thinking of this post: Produce tables with inbuilt electrical outlets for clients charging their devices in restaurants, shopping malls etc.
I think that more than allowing us to charge our devices, the tables in this “public” places should offer on their tops some contacts so we can charge our devices while we are consuming, just as an extra service. I would prioritize more a place with this feature than a cheaper one. And that would make it much more convenient than paying a guard to stop me “stealing” their electrical stream.
Again a stiod I thought of my own – despite I’ve see some fancy version (here) from Japan on youtube, some weeks ago – was thought of before me and has indeed a patent registered. A step further to come to existence though.
My concern toward the toilet seats come from long time ago when I shared an apartment with two boys. They would never fold back the seat top after using the toilet seat. When you get married that comes also to happen sometimes – though seldom home by me.
It is not a good problem if you are wide awake and your toilet room is warm and nice. Take it when you are sleepy in the middle of the night, and the toilet is a heck of a cold place to sit, that can be a distress to marriage. You crawl out bed and snail into the toilet room, roll out your pajamas etc and sit in a freezing cold porcelain. Someone forgot to pull down the soft warm seat to its place.
The invention will help you to save your marriage by not needing to scream of surprise for the cold bottom and not complaining everyday about the same thing. Your fine toilet seat should come with springs, that help the boys to have it up while they need it but will slowly and nicely pull it back to its due place after being left loose.
The patent text I read here.
The picture above is another version that focuses more in the toilet lifter. (here)
Get a cold and rainy day. Put together five kids. Add three bowls of popcorn. Mix all together, then turn the TV on and let it be for about an hour.
If your leaving room is clean after that, congrats, you can skip reading. If not I suppose soon your little guests (or kids, if your are a parent) will need more stimulus. In our endless search for distractions for those challenging kids I found out some fun contest:
Kids are to be divided in two groups (little Hugo got to be in the white zone) – we draw and assemble some medals, then start the race:
The group who gets more popcorn into the little bag will get the gold medals, the other team would be given the silver ones.
The floor would get a bit easier to vacuum cleaning and the little angels have a bit of fun – as well as the “old Ant” Sonia.
Rita and John’s Marriage Certificate (Photo credit: mary hodder)
I thought this would be a perfect Idea for a wedding if I had one again. | Just hope I’ll never need to.
The church thing is quite beautiful I can’t deny. When I said the definitive yes, Husband and I were in a very cute church, with no many square meters by a still lake in Swedish summer afternoon.
If we did not have that idyllic scene, I’d have something totally different:
- Instead of a priest wise wo/men.
- Instead of an altar, a round table
- Instead of church sermon, philosophy on sharing lives, living together and matrimony.
- Best men and ladies of honor would have a talk about their conceptions of marriage.
- The reverends would object and/or defend marriage.
- In face of it all, the pair is questioned if they agree in doing such a life-long intended binding – and then, the Yes.
For a wedding music- The Valkyries, Carmen, Figaro…
For ceremony guests, round tables with wine and bread. The decoration would remind a cafe, with plenty of luxury, why not?
All this arrangement would make you marriage go under the sign of common thought and not empty promises.
It has been a good while you can go to the drugstore and buy a pregnancy test. Before that you’d have to go to hospital and wait until one give you the result: positive x negative.
The first tests you would pee on a piece of special paper and wait some minutes and get the result: one line – negative, two lines positive.
But we are ahead on time, years after I was terrified doing one of this home exams, I
wished thought it was possible it was happening after one day delay in the period.
Go to the drugstore and they sell me some stripe I would have to stick into a glass with urine in it and wait some minutes. One line – negative, two lines positive. Ok with the plastic free tech. But you have to be quite handy to not pee your hand etc. Than, into the frenzy of getting one or two stripes you just
freak flatter out and drip this disgusting pee all over.
Idea: Some chemical you pour into your toilet and it will react with your urine and change color. For example: blue positive, red negative or which ever colors.
That is, just using a common pine detergent in my toilet it changes its color. I read some years ago of a liquid you poured into the swimming pools and it would show if someone kissed in it. So we are half way to the do-ability of the idea. One change in color, the test is going on and negative. Other color the test is positive.
You are allowed to know if you are pregnant or not in a very cleaner way. 😀
BTW – it was negative :’-(
That is time of freeing the fantasies and going to Paulista Ave. showing or supporting gay pride – sorry there is an acronym but as it changes each year I can’t cope with it all.
Husband’s friends use to make fun of him telling he was seen in high heels last year. I thought why not? Have been thinking of some costumes that are appropriate for the occasion.
Either if not in São Paulo and your gay parade hasn’t occurred this year yet you can of your gay parade has already been, you can come back later and consider the ideas as well.
You will not want to wear a sexy costume will you? Just as everybody? For that you don’t really need a stiod. What I was thinking here I love the Drag Queens, they are just wonderful.
- What I think this year could be a most aggressive defense of the gay pride: Take to the streets figures that are themselves against gay marriage, sex freedom etc. Why not religious homophobic figures, homophobic politicians, etc.
- Also, If I was a man, I would wear myself a big pregnancy belly, and create an androgynous figure. It will both represent the right of lesbians turning into a masculine body and still getting pregnant or of gay couples having kids.
- Thinking of wearing male costume myself and getting Husband going hand by hand with a guy. And this is another idea. Homogenizing hetero couples so to show sympathy to the Gay Cause.
And you reader. Do you have any tips for enjoying gay parades?