Odds and Ends: Fun Links


★~ Odds and Ends Winner:

Congratulations, Joanne, you won last weeks Odds and End give-away! We will ship out your Nancy Boy products on Monday! See below for this weeks Odds and Ends Give-A-Way.

★~  Another Point of View:

John Klass

The Chicago Tribune insists you sign up to read most of their articles on the internet and then spams you with subscriptions requests. I have copied and pasted the article into my Evernote account for ad free reading. I do not agree with Klass’s point of view, but I do respect his point of view and believe it deserves to be heard.  Link via Evernote. 

★~  Suspended:

suspended coffee

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have coffee houses restaurant’s or even grocery stores in every town where the less fortunate could find hope and support? I have no idea where the original post came from, I have seen it sourced to a number of different place, but I think the idea is brilliant:

“We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re approaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter: ‘Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended’ They pay for their order, take the two and leave. I ask my friend: “What are those ‘suspended’ coffees?”

My friend: “Wait for it and you will see.”

Some more people enter. Two girls ask for one coffee each, pay and go. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers – three for them and four ‘suspended’. While I still wonder what’s the deal with those ‘suspended’ coffees I enjoy the sunny weather and the beautiful view towards the square in front of the café. Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in through the door and kindly asks

‘Do you have a suspended coffee?’

It’s simple – people pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can not afford a warm beverage. The tradition with the suspended coffees started in Naples, but it has spread all over the world and in some places you can order not only a suspended coffee, but also a sandwich or a whole meal.

★~ It’s Not Heavy It’s Your Water:

half full

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”

It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down! -author unknown

★~ Paranoid Prank Returns: 


★~ Finally an Honest Cable Company:


★~ Tough Love:


★~What Your Daily Calorie Allowance Looks Like:


★~ You Snooze You Loose: 


★~ Fun to Scroll along and look: Des Hommes et des Chatons


I’ll admit it I scrolled through a few times.

★~ Fascinating Photos: Famous Authors as Teenagers

ernest hemingway

A 17-year-old Ernest Hemingway as a high school junior.

★~ A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words:




(Thank you Odd friend Irene for both groundhog pictures…I know Odd Friend Carol appreciates them most of all! )



Have you heard of the product Sugru? If not, you are missing out on one of the coolest products ever. Sugru is the exciting new self-setting rubber that can be formed by hand. You can use the play-dough like product to fix anything from the dishwasher to your boots. It is strong, waterproof, and flexible and comes in cool colors. It’s good for about eight fix-its around the house, car, or office; inside or outside; or just about anywhere. The best way to learn more about Sugru to click over to their website and watch the video. I have a multi- pack of Sugru to give away. Just leave a comment below for a chance to win some Sugru of your very own! I will throw all the comments into a hat and draw one lucky winner, who will be announced on Odds and Ends next Saturday (4/6/13).

My favorite tweet from this past week: “I buried a time capsule when I was 9. This is the year we are going to dig it up. I can’t wait to see how big my puppy got.” I know you love me!

Odd Loves Company!

None of the products used for give-aways on Odd are affiliate links. I’m just sharing products that I like with you. It’s FUN.

I always try and make sure all the links on Odd have as little spam as possible. If you ever click on something that seems spammy, has a ton of pop-ups or you know I would hate it, please let me know so I can remove the link. ♥




11 thoughts on “Odds and Ends: Fun Links

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  2. Wow that sugru looks amazing. I plan to try some wither on not I win. Love the groundhog pictures. Punx really blew it this year (no pun intended, maybe). The cable guy is fun, it only it wasn’t so true. As always, I enjoyed reading Kass. Hopefully tolerance will flow both way some day.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Well, from the looks of your comment, the last part of my post was not screwed up. Good (I realize this make not sense—everything is fine.) Sugru is amazing! I was worried someone was going to take a hit out on Punx. It was getting nasty!
      Glad you liked the links.

  3. suspended coffees……nice idea.
    glass of water & stress….nice analogy
    2000 calories……truth hurts sometimes!
    will wait for rascal’s special easter message………
    good day!

    • As noted below Ok…The last part of Odd made no sense because of a cut and paste error. It was right and then it was wrong. It’s right again. I’m was working on Rascal when I noticed the Odd error. Be back soon.

  4. Love the teenaged photos of the authors! And what a neat idea, suspending coffee or an entire meal so those less fortunate can have something.

    Domer and I did the Easter Egg hunt (with Pupperoni snacks tucked into plastic eggs!) for Darling Dallas, and he ate them up! Literally!!

    Easter dinner this year was prime rib, with cheesy potatoes. Yum, delicious! I don’t much care for ham — I’ll eat it, but it’s not my favorite.

    • Ok…The last part of Odd made no sense because of a cut and paste error. It was right and then it was wrong. It’s right again. :-D. I posted that link for the authors with you in mind! So, I’m glad you liked it. I’m sure Rascal would love to hunt for treats. However, for the time being Cole still claims the hunt.
      Prime rib and cheesy potatoes sound delicious!

  5. I won. I won. I WON!!! I never win anything. What fun. I can’t wait to try out my prize. When I checked out the website it looked just like the type of products I would like.

    Sugru looks cool. I’m with Geri – it’s something I’m going to check out win or lose. I have a broken headset I love that it will be perfect for!

    Hope you had a fantastic Easter – aside from whatever Gap debacle you had. I gave up on them long ago.

    • Yes, you WON and the package is in the mail. Actually one package and one envelope. Will look forward to hearing how you like the Nancy Boy products. FYI, the guys love the shaving cream.
      Sugru is fab. I use it on kinds of things. Not always attractive but very useful.
      The Gap. DONE!

  6. Hey I DO know about Sugru!! Found it on Daily Grommet and gave some in stockings to the boys but I don’t know if they have ever even used it!!! Great post today as always!!! Thanks for all the great giggles and info!

    • It’s so great. You need some for yourself. I also use it for those occasional, sussie gifts (just a little something) Colorful duct tape and WD40 pens are a couple of my other favorites. Ohhh did you see the push pin hooks? Wait. We have to stop. We must.
      Fun is more fun when it shared. Thanks for dropping bye to visit.

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