Ok. Tell me that wasn't the nicest way to start February! I don't know what the temperature was, but if felt like about 15C. It was sunny, warm and practically a perfect day (the only thing bad about it was that I was at work...ha ha!). Today will be pretty much the same and please enjoy it because we are going to see rain for the next three days after that...yep, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are all calling for rain. <sigh> The weather will stay above 10C so I guess that is one good thing. The end of the week will see sunny skies return but bring with it cooler temperatures-by next Saturday, the high will be only around 6C.
Have you heard of either of the two things in the news yesterday?
I hadn't, well not directly anyway.
Andrew Cassagnes was the inventor of Etch-a-Sketch. I don't know a single Canadian kid who didn't have one of these when we were growing up. I had no idea who the inventor was, but EVERYONE had one of these...
Did you have them in Japan when you were a kid? I loved mine when I was growing up. It's sooooo difficult to draw a picture on, but it's so fun and easy to erase. You just hold it upside down and shake it and start over.
Well, Mr. Cassagnes, whose fun invention, which was also called the 'magic screen', passed away in Paris at the age of 86 yesterday. His invention brought smiles to millions and will continue to after his death.
On the other hand, this lump brought a smile to only one man.
Do you know what ambergris is? Well, to put it bluntly-it's whale vomit. That's right. Whale vomit. And do you know what it's used for? It's used in women's perfume. The gold colored lump that his dog found on the beach is worth about \15 million! I think I might start going for my runs along the beach! Ha ha! Who knows what I might find? It'd be like winning the lottery!
Apparently, it's pretty stinky stuff and hard as a rock. If you found one, would you pick it up and carry it home? Hmmm...I'm not so sure...for \15 million I probably would! What am I saying? "Probably"?! Without a doubt I would! Ha ha!
Have a great day!