Today's Wonder of the World is...Ties!
No, sorry. Not that kind.
But as long as I'm here...Hey there, my handsome hubby in your wide burgundy tie! Hey Celeste! Hey Stu!
Sweetheart, what's with your strange half smile? Are you slightly embarrassed that you and Stu are dressed like Good Humor Ice Cream men?
Just kidding! Ha ha.
But back to ties!
Neck ties are nice, but I'd like to invite you to ponder with me all the wacky wonderful ways we tie one thing to another.
You know, like Velcro!
Flickr photo by David- in Austin
I've always wanted to try that! Except maybe not while looking like a clown.
Though if you wear a suit of Velcro and stick yourself to a wall, I suppose that qualifies you as a clown, stripes or no stripes!
And then there's bungee cords!
Flickr photo by gilligguy
I love to say the word bungee.
See how fun that was?
And hey! What kind of camping trip was that bungee cord user going on anyway?
(I don't know about you, but I don't usually take a headless mannequin in swim trunks with me.)
Then there's good old fashioned rope.
Flickr photo by Aphotic Aura
That bridge makes me a little nervous. I've watched too many Roadrunner cartoons.
And frog ties! How I love frog ties!
Flickr photo by rboyne
No! Not tied frogs!
Frog ties! Like this.
Flickr photo by kmjeuph
But when it comes to attaching things, it's hard to beat a roll of duct tape.
Flickr photo by ironicofoeva
Yes! Those prom clothes are made of duct tape!
Haven't you ever heard of a duct tape prom scholarship? It's for real! Look HERE and see the amazing finalists! They should go on Project Runway!
My sweetie Sarah has had her own duct tape fun. She and her friends Sarah and Beth went to the Destination Imagination Global Finals a few summers ago, and brought duct tape guitars!
Okay, so they didn't attach anything, but they were still cool!
And I love this zipper fish.
Flickr photo by raumoberbayern
Call me old fashioned, but my favorite way to tie has got to be the button.
Flickr photo by turnsoleluna
Sarah likes them too.
A few years ago she hid in her room and did this!
If I were a more practical person, I might have been upset.
But I'm not always practical.
I saw that phone and a tear welled in my eye.
"This calls for a BIG HUG!!" I said.
My precious baby is a girl after my own heart!
I LOVE THAT PHONE!
The buttons might not tie anything, but Sarah always keeps the phone tied up! Does that count?
Have a Wonder-Full Thursday, y'all!
And be sure to tune in tomorrow if you can! Big Changes are about to happen around my house, and I need all the advice I can get!!
PS. Enjoy this old David Letterman meets Velcro youtube video!