Showing posts with label Ridiculously Awesome Things. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ridiculously Awesome Things. Show all posts

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Ridiculously Awesome Thing #4: The Book of Awesome

I started a little list on here (a long, long time ago) highlighting Ridiculously Awesome Things.

Turns out someone wrote a book on many awesome things called, appropriately, The Book of Awesome, which appreciates both grandly awesome things like #964 - The day when you first realize you can drive and the simple things in life, like #837 - Pushing those little buttons on the soft drink cup lid.


The author's blog is what started it all, and now the awesomeness has spread to the bestseller list. I'm challenged to continue adding to my own list!

What awesome thing have you uncovered recently?

Friday, February 27, 2009

Ridiculously Awesome Things #3: Wordle.net

I discovered this amazing website from a digital scrapbooking magazine: Wordle.net. The site creates a customizable word cloud from any text you provide, and you can do significant tweaking to achieve the look you want. The text came from my "O History" journal entries. Here are my two results:

Using "Chilled Summer" colors and "Gnuolane Free" font (using our favorite colors):

Using "Loved By the King" font and "Heat" colors:

Like I said, ridiculously awesome.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Ridiculously Awesome Things #2

Italian paper store called Fabriano with centuries of expertise in making quality paper supplies. They sell stationery, pens, pencils, sketch books, children's stationery items, calendars, some office supplies (cleverly fashioned), and a host of other things. I held myself back from buying one of everything in the store the first time I visited there, limiting myself to two journals.

My second visit, I was compelled to buy a dachshund keychain made from leather:

Established: 1264 (as in, A.D.)
Personally Discovered: 2007 in Rome
Products: Awesome

Ridiculously Awesome Things #1

So I was in the midst of yet another sugar craving in the midst of a house empty of sugar-filled items. (Except for sugar itself, but that would be gross to eat straight sugar. I'm not that desperate.)

Yearning for something sugary, I remembered - there's leftover generic Cool Whip in the freezer from John's birthday last week! Crisis averted.

Don't worry, I only ate 2 bites (ok, more like 5). But as I put it away, I thought about how I am a Cool Whip fanatic (generic equivalents also accepted).

It's not only sweet, but delicately sweet, so that your taste buds aren't overwhelmed to the point of throwing up. I seriously could eat an entire bowl of Cool Whip. Never have though. Perhaps I should add that to my list of things to do before I die? But only after I'm 80, when it won't matter if my teeth fall out.