Are all confessions good for the soul?

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Sitting on the throne

Even before the sitcom "Married With Children" we knew, as men, how important a bathroom is. Al Bundy didn't tell us anything we didn't already know. It's where the throne is, and it's every man's right to sit on his throne as often or as long as he wants to.

A lot of people will take this as a comfortable quiet time away from a house filled with chaos in the morning. It's a great place to read the paper. a few chapters in your novel, or read news online from your cellphone. And it isn't just men who seek the quite refuge. It turns into a meeting house for teenage daughters and their friends after school. This is where they take their best pictures to post to Facebook.

Truly, if a man's home is his castle, the throne room could really use a little work. Why not a throne that gives dignity and respect to the importance of  the king of the household? A throne like the one to the left would go a long ways to accomplish the significance of such a room. Perhaps some trophy heads of Bison, moose and deer could adorn the adjacent walls. Let people know that the owner of such a throne is not only the magnificent ruler of the house, but a man among men. A vital member of the community! One who should be worshipped, not only by his family, but the entire city, perhaps even the state, where he resides!

Admittedly, Al Bundy and I are not the only ones who hold the throne room sacred. I found a you tube video with Tim the Toolman showcasing some other improvements that could be made to a mans throne room. Check it out below:

It's time for men everywhere to take back their throne. Make it stand for something. Even if you have to add on a second bathroom for the wife, dogs and teenagers. It's your throne! Make it a representation for everything you have worked so hard to achieve.


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Build a home or cottage for under $50,000

 

How would like a home for under $50,000? And how would you like it built from recyclable material? This is what Cob Homes or cottages are.  Although I've only recently learned of them, apparently Cob is an ancient building material, that may have been used for construction since prehistoric times.

Cob is made by mixing the clay-based subsoil with sand, straw and water ; quite possibly, even found on your own land. It may not sound that attractive, but watch the video below:

This book was written by Ianto Evans, an applied ecologist, landscape architect, inventor, writer and teacher with building experience on six continents. If you would like to get your hands dirty and start building your own Cob Home, you may wish to take a look at this. For more information you might consider attending a Cob Workshop. There is a website that has a listing for cob building workshops and events. You can find it at cobworkshops.org

 

Since the walls in these type of homes or cottages are quite thick (up to 2') they stay very warm in the winter, and cool in the summer. They are ideal for a variety of climates.  And it just isn't the walls and roof that can be built with cob. Some counters, bed frames, shelves and even closets can be built with the same material. You are only limited by your imagination.

 


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Lose your manual for that gadget?

The worst part of it is.... when you get that sneaky suspicion that you may have thrown it out with the box and plastic your appliance or electronic gadget came in. Then you try and find another one online someplace and they want you to register for an account and cough up some dough....

There's a website online called ManualsLib with a database consisting of more than 54,2700 pdf files. Search results include manual name, description, size and number of pages. You can either read manual online or download it to your computer. And there isn't any need to create an account or register to search and download the manual you're looking for.

This is a great resource to bookmark


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Whatever will be; will be!

Me and the kid think alike.....

Me and the kid think alike.....

So there is this new site online called Clever Bot. On one of the pages it says:

Cleverbot is Artificial Intelligence. Say whatever you like - songs, jokes, memes or anything, and it will respond. It learns what people say, in context, and imitates. Cleverbot is an entertainment — not made to be logical, give advice, or be useful. Many people keep talking for hours, and say it's too clever to be a bot — that it must be human. Yet it never is: it is a bot. Cleverbot is software. Maybe it even contains a little Actual Intelligence.

I thought I would give it a try just to see how smart it was..... so I asked it: "Will I ever get married again?"

Its reply was: "Do you want to get married again?"

Damned straight and damned smart — if you ask me...


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