Today's Wonder of the World is...Tubes! And All Things Tubular!
Flickr photo by bitzi
Isn't that the most beautiful picture of straws you've ever seen? Great job, bitzi!
Here's another sucky thing. It's the one that inspired this post.
Flickr photo by skippy haha
Just in case you live in a country where people actually use their legs and walk into a bank instead of living in their cars, allow me to introduce this to you. This, my friend, is a vacuum tube machine (sorry, I don't know the official word for this thingamajig) for making deposits and withdrawals from the bank drive through.
Not too long ago, someone asked my nine year old what kind of things he likes.
Did he say throwing baseball, or riding his bike, or spying on his older brother and sister when they had their teenage friends over?
Sam said, "You know those sucky things at the drive through's at banks? The things that they put your money in and send them over to you in a tube? I LOVE those things!"
It got me thinking how unique Sammy is.
It also got me thinking about tubes.
I'm the daughter of a drainage engineer, and I'm married to a Michelin man, so I've got to like tubes! (Think drainage pipes and inner tubes.)
But you know what my favorite tube is?
Flickr photo by langnewspaper
Yum! Oh man. I want some now.
I will try to distract myself with other tubes that I like.
I'm also crazy about this flower, now that I've discovered it.
Flickr photo by Rainer Fritz
Look carefully. The petals are all tubes!
I used to be a chemistry teacher. So naturally I like test tubes.
These days I like them best holding flowers!
Flickr photo by ryansmintheus
I also like tubing!
Flickr photo by bearfont
But I'm a little scared to ride a tube like this.
Flickr photo by metalsnowski
Although if I got washed up on the shore, maybe I'd find one of these. Even with decorated with the artful workings of a tube worm!
Flickr photo by Perk's Pics
After all I do love scallops. I wouldn't let a little tube worm scare me.
And besides, when I was in London in college, I went underground through my own little tunnels. As in The Tube! When I think of it that way, I was kind of like a tube worm.
Flickr photo by London SLR
I also enjoy remembering tube tops.
Flickr photo by babyburd
No, not those! Although they are kind of pretty.
I meant a tube top like this:
Flickr photo by senoritahollywood
Apparently they're back now! And you know what tube tops remind me of?
The boob tube!
Flickr photo by The Nixer
Sorry! That's what we always called it in my house growing up.
Maybe because if you watch it too much, it turns you into a complete boob.
Unless you're watching Project Runway, or Ace of Cakes, or The Next Food Network Star, of course!
Can you think of any other tubes you like? Ones you see in food, art, nature, or whatever?
Oh! I know another! Those tubular ducts in my house that carry my air conditioning! It's supposed to be 98 degrees today, so I'm LOVING them!
Have a totally tubular Tuesday y'all!