I want to use this system for a small-scale system - a desk that automatically lights up in certain areas when items are placed on them - and think the sidewalk is a good place to start. Any ideas?
Asked by SJBarag 9 years ago
I want to use this system for a small-scale system - a desk that automatically lights up in certain areas when items are placed on them - and think the sidewalk is a good place to start. Any ideas?
Asked by SJBarag 9 years ago
I'm wanting to touch up some chips on ceramic tile which is on our sidewalk. The tile is different from the typical smooth gloss single color which you commonly see in bathrooms. This tile has a bit of a texture and some speckles. The texture (no doubt) is in place to keep you from killing yourself walking when it gets wet from rain etc... I was dreaming of using some sort of opaque paint marker(s) and a perhaps some sort of epoxy sealant. Maybe laying down some paint marker and then manually adding some speckles.... I'm using these terms loosely. Any suggestions? See picture of sample chip. I put a quarter in the picture to give you some sense of scale. You may notice some discoloration around the grout area - that's probably because I had just wiped the tile area clean with a wet paper towel.
Asked by bobzjr 6 years ago
I am planning to plant beside my sidewalk,one side is sun,the other part shade,how to choose the correct edging plants,and what about symmetry?
Asked by cathycarr 9 years ago
Times are bad and my kids bord. Making inexpencive outdoor playtime fin in the sin!
I am doing a little advertising for a website; Branchwhipped. They are giving away a free pair of Sanuk Sidewalk Surfers. I absolutely love these Sandals, and I recommend anyone to try them out. Giveaway ends July 10th: http://www.branchwhipped.com/sanuk-sidewalk-surfers-grifter-go-anywhere-sandal-review-giveaway/ Visit Sanuk.com, and check out their selection. Find a dealer near you, because these are a sandal that you cannot go through summer without. Cheers!
Posted by Brennn10 8 years ago
The other day I was shooting at one of the invading spawn of killerjackalope with my slingshot. The ickle bastard teleported away, and my BB struck my sidewalk instead, ricocheting into my front window...
Posted by KentsOkay 10 years ago
Hello, I am looking to make a pretty bright, solar powered light, for use in the yard. I have a very bright, 3 LED flashlight, that uses 3 AAA batteries. I would like to make a light for the yard that has 2, or or more LEDS to light the sidewalk. Any assistance would be appreciated.
Asked by Big Pics By Steve 8 years ago
The Eyewriter 2.0 Urban Survival Kit Emergency Rescue Gun 3D Paper Snowflake Magic Photo Cube Adjustable TV Oscilloscope Eggnog Recipe Schoolhouse Rocks Recycled Lumber Sidewalk Utensils for Kids Tricky Wine Bottle Puzzle Daily Gift Giveaways Featured Author: caitlinsdad Adult Johnny Jumper
Posted by randofo 7 years ago
I work in a child care with preschool aged children. We just got a massive donation of powdered tempra paint. I was wondering if there was any interesting craft ideas that we could use other than 1. add water 2. paint with brush Other than using tempra powder to make sidewalk chalk I have been coming up with a blank. Any new/creative ideas for this product?
Posted by lizapest 6 years ago
In New York City, a Radio Shack exploded this morning. Well, to be more accurate, the sidewalk right in front of it exploded. A manhole explosion led to a transformer catching fire which led to 100 people being evacuated. So far, it looks like nobody was hurt, which is pretty amazing. But still, a "manhole explosion"? They just explode now? I thought that only happened in Die Hard. Link
Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago
The Kid's Chalk Art Project out on Alameda Point, CA is attempting to break some sort of sidewalk chalk drawing record. That, granted, is mildly ammusing.However, what is really interesting is that they are having a satellite picture taken of their work on Saturday, June 7. So, if you have anything you want to write really big in that general area, now would be the time do it. Thanks Tim!
Posted by randofo 10 years ago
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Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago
I'm trying to convert my street bike to electric and I'm looking for a cheap motor that I could find at almost any local hardware store. the motor needs to be able to move me and the batteries on my 27 inch bike at least at 25 mpr on flat road and sidewalk. and at least at 15 mpr up hill.... the motor needs to also be quiet as to not scare and walkers.
Asked by rangerweavere 6 years ago
I'm talking guerrilla warfare. We don't have sidewalks and narrow country roads so walking with a stroller or a dog means you risk life and limb to leave the house--no one drives the 25 MPH speed limit (except me). The town police and the town traffic commission are useless and totally closed minded to any traffic calming suggestions, especially those that cost money. I just want them all to slow down. Any suggestions??
Asked by TeaQueen 8 years ago
Yesterday while getting out of my car, my phone slipped out of my gym shorts and hit the sidewalk. I came to a complete halt and slowly but carefully picked up my phone. "Maybe it got a couple of scratches and that's it?" But when I flipped the phone over, I discovered that it had a bunch of spiderweb cracks. I would like to repair this myself, I found a good video guide: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxKlNJ577sGSnZAb5fLPD1g Should I follow this instuctions, I think it is pretty decent job, what is your opinion?
Posted by jerry9spinger1 9 months ago
This is so intriguing to me. A NYC based artist, Kacie Kinzer, did a very interesting social experiment. She wondered if a human-like creature could traverse the sidewalks of New York City, and perhaps provide insight into human interaction and urban connectivity.So she built robots. Naturally.The artist built small robots (which were rather errily similar looking to our robot!), attached a white flag to the top stating the its destination, and let them loose. The results were surprising - not a single robot was crushed, chomped, stolen, lost or broken. All the "tweenbots", as their creator dubbed them, safely reached their destinations with the help of kindhearted citygoers.Link
Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago
I have some SG90 servo motors.I just bought some mini lasers on Ebay.I programmed an arduino to oscillate the servo back and forth 45 degrees.I mounted a tiny laser on the servo arm. I want to repeat this 20 times and make a moving laser show to be incorporated into my Christmas lights next year. I'm thinking I could mount the servos under the roof overhang and have them pointing down at the sidewalk, sweeping back and forth. My question is how reliable are these servos? Will they run for 5 hours a night every night in December? I have one on my desk sweeping back and forth and it seems ok, but I haven't run it for a month either. Thanks in advance
Asked by sdtag 5 months ago
I need to know how to make a motor driven horn, the kind that goes OWOOOOOOGA! OWOOOOGA! Any tips? I know I need a motor of some sort, got one, unless it's not big enough(one of the little ones that can run off a D battery, even one AAAA drove it pretty good), I know I need some type of funnel(or do I?), but what can make it go OWOOGA! OWOOOOGA! By the way, I'm putting it on my bicycle. Yeah, I know. It's weird. But imagine it; You are walking in the street(not enough sidewalks around here) and OWOOOGA! OWOOOOGA! You turn around and a bicycle goes by you. No cars around. That would be different.
Posted by extremegtafan 9 years ago
Via Laughing Squid's Twitter feed, I came across this; Filmmaker Ross Ching created this eerie time-lapse of San Francisco in which all the city’s streets, bridges, and sidewalks are completely empty. The effect was achieved not by shutting down San Francisco’s streets, but by clever digital trickery. San Francisco is my absolute favourite place in the world, and watching this video brought on a weird kind of homesickness - there are streets I walked several times a day, some within a block or two of the apartment we used in August, or only metres from HQ, and watching them without the lively crowds is both fascinating and creepy. Enjoy: Of course, you're a Maker, and you're curious about how the cars and pedestrians were erased from the city... *sigh*
Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago
Well, i dont have an etnies sponsorship because i am a basic skateboarder. but my ride was so smooth, i wanted to tell you. I got a pair of their shoes yesterday. today, i went for a ride with them. they were pretty comfy when i walked, they felt comfier on the skateboard. i landed a perfect ollie on the first try (never did that before), and kept landing perfect ollies for the majority of the ride. I even used the neighbor's garage ramp and skated from there and ollied off the sidewalk, something i never did before...................... overall, my ride was a lot smoother than when i was wearing nikes and vans........................i really liked it, and it encouraged me to keep practicing
Posted by DJ Radio 9 years ago
CNN discovers the growing Guerrilla Gardening movement, in a nice article by Lara Farrar:Guerrilla gardeners green their city on secret moonlit missionsStory Highlights# Guerrilla gardeners cultivate neglected land without asking for permission# Guerrillas meet for digs in night to make over derelict patches of dirt# Richard Reynolds says he has helped create 28 guerrilla gardens in London# Artist Liz Christy founded first guerrilla group in 1973 in New York CityOf course, here on Instructables, we've known about Guerrilla Gardening for quite a while. Check out the following cool projects:Moss bombsWater bottle sprinkler capHow to plant flowers on your sidewalkMoss GraffitiElectric seed hopper for remote gardeningThere's also the Reap what you Sow & Guerilla Gardening group...
Posted by Patrik 10 years ago
Hello everyone, I am not sure if anyone has made something like this but I thought it might be a cool idea for a weekend project or product. Here's the pitch: Have you ever dropped your precious iPhone in the water or on the ground? Wouldn't it be great if someone could create a simple case that inflates like an airbag before the phone hits the ground or water. The case could read accelerometer data from the phone and when it detects free-fall, if could use a Co2 cartridge to inflate an air bag type device that saves the device from sinking into the water or hitting the hard sidewalk. It's just an idea. If anyone wants to discuss this idea, feel free to comment below. I'll let you have all of the rights to this idea if you want it. Kyle
Posted by robotkid249 5 years ago
Every day on my way to and from school I have to walk a long way to the bus stop, and i often come too late because i miss the bus. the way is asphalt-only, but there are some small stones on the sidewalk too. I was wondering if I could build a jig attachable to any shoe that had 3 or more wheels on it, so I could skate to the bus stop and not be late. The wheel jig should be able to hold quite some weight because of my backpack and should be able to fit inside it for me to take it to school. I cant take a skateboard or scooter because I don't have any and it's not allowed to chain it to the bus stop and I don't even have a lock or a bike. I have access to the local skateboard shop as well as the hardware store and a Tailor and carpenter too (if leather or string or even wood is needed), and also to the local supermarket. Thanks!!
Asked by sky0 7 years ago
My well-meaning parents bought me a half-size acoustic guitar as I was adding to my collection. Bad news is, it's useless. It not only has no adjustable truss rod but, as far as I can tell, no neck reinforcement whatsoever, so it's slowly turning itself into a slide guitar. The intonation is so far out that, despite all the useful guides, I despair of bringing it anywhere near something playable, even if I knew what key it was intended to be tuned to (it feels close at a G or an A, but it's still so far out it's crazy). Even if I could fix all of the above, the keys are so loose that three seconds of playing loosens the string anyway. Help! What can I use an unplayable guitar for? :D Should I strip it for parts? Should I turn that lovely sound box into a drum? Turn it into a table? I need inspiration! I'm the kinda gal whose favourite guitar was rescued from a sidewalk, so I don't want it to die; but despite its shape, it's not a guitar. :(
Posted by fireflyfae 7 years ago
Hi, Mike. Thanks very much for these lessons. It's tying together a lot of what Dad and I did when I was a kid (sidewalks mostly), and some of my engineering classes, but I never really looked into the details of the process. One of my interests is making planters for growing food plants (tomatoes and so forth). Our yard is resting on the "bones of the world" (bedrock) and therefore we have super-shallow soil, especially where there's light for growing. I like the thought of concrete planters for durability versus wood. But, is concrete a suitable container for food crops, or only should be used for decorative planting?A second question is related to coloring. I had researched concrete polishing once for our foundation slab, and came across one image where a penetrating dye had been used to highlight the cracks in the slab. For small applications like this, does fine cracking occur naturally as part of the curing process (I am guessing not if done properly), and if no, would there be a way to induce cracks without destroying the integrity? This would be for decorative projects, not the previously mentioned planters, I definitely don't intend to use dyes in a crop container.Thank you again!
Asked by visualdreamz 1 year ago
Hey everyone, I had a couple of ideas for getting trash out of our storm drains/oceans/streams/rivers, the first one, this one has a couple of flaws: This is a very basic idea to skimming trash off the surface of water, a net. Preferably one with small holes to limit the amount of trash flowing out of it with the water. BUT, fatal flaw: It can also catch wildlife in it, and I'm still trying to figure out how to work around this. Any suggestions? Second, a filter of sorts for storm drains/streams: Imagine a metal mesh wedge, kind of like a snowplow wedge, that would go in front of drains and such (I'm thinking more for the type of streams and drains that have those big tunnels going under roads and sidewalks and emerge on the other side). The wedge could allow water to flow through, but direct trash off to the sides to collection tanks. I'll try to illustrate it below. - - - - - - - - I'm eager for any suggestions/tips, improvements, and thoughts on these!
Posted by Zem 8 years ago
I love my Xootr Scooter. I'd probably love it even more if it didn't keep trying to kill me. I live in NYC and ride the scooter on both streets and sidewalks. The problem is that whenever the front wheel hits a sudden discontinuity greater than about half an inch, it flips, attempting to take me with it on a 360º journey that would no doubt end with my brains splattered on the pavement. So far my reflexes have remained fast enough to leap off at the last microsecond; but I'm not getting any younger; which also means I would feel like a fool wearing a helmet to ride the same type of vehicle children so blithely scoot up and down the block on. Anyway: I've looked for inflatable tires that fit the scooter. They don't seem to exist. I've considered trying to add a suspension, but I don't weld and it's probably beyond my abilities anyway. My most recent idea is to use a drill to honeycomb the front tire with holes and then fill the holes with a 'bouncier' substance. (Sugru, perhaps?) Any suggestions, advice, or comments would be greatly appreciated.
Posted by joachimboaz 7 years ago
Funky Ball Idea. I had a crazy idea pop into my head last night. These things happen. I call it Funky Ball. I am not quite up to the task at the moment as I have my hands full of several other projects. I consider my ideas "Open Source" so hope someone with more time and talent will find this a challenge and run with it! The only "Licensing" condition, post pictures and a video here and let me copy them to my personal project page. Here is the idea posted on my site. ------------- Here it is here ! ( same thing but I might update stuff on the site later ) --------- This idea came to me...I have no idea why. A transparent or translucent ball with illumination inside so there is a glow when seen rolling down the sidewalk. The tough part. Only one side glows! The tougher part. That side is always NORTH ! ( or South depending on your politics ) So here we have a ball rolling down a dark path with the same side always illuminated. It should appear as if it is floating down the path because the illuminated side never changes position. Options: One color on NORTH and one on South. Perhaps color changing RGB LED's? Perhaps a "head light" always illuminating direction of travel with a tail light. The illuminated side is always the side in the direction the ball is rolling. Methods: Arduino and compass or gyro/attitude shield? Anyone ?
Posted by paulckruger 3 years ago
Seen anything interesting in traffic lately?I recently sat along our town's main cruising street and counted how many motorcycles went by. 15 in an hour. That's up from when gas was cheaper! We'll see about when winter gets here, though.One of my professors has a Triumph 900, the classic-looking one. He wants to get rid of it. He wants to trade for a Harley. I don't have a Harley. It's still his.One of the security guards nearly took his own head off on his sportbike of unknown bloodline by coming screaming around a corner and almost clipping the No Parking sign.On my way home, a very nicely done cafe racer that looked like a modern-parts Vincent passed me on the highway.On the way across town, we were at a light next to a long, low, and loud chopper, with an ultradetailed paintjob.A few months ago, we were at a light when a '24 Harley went by on the cross street.I have a bike that can move under it's own power, which you have all seen if you've read about my custom seat at https://www.instructables.com/id/Build_a_motorcycle_seat/Seven Road KingsFive scooters, two of which were of the sewing-machine, park-on-the-sidewalk-and-piss-us-all-off sortTwo Victorys"And a partridge in a pear tree"
Posted by Rishnai 9 years ago
So i've been into hv stuff for years,currently engineering undergraduate, just never did anything practical. So recently we got a new microwave, therefore old microwave= junkyard ^_^. Anyway, i acquired a MOT i also took the capacitor and diode, and the magnetron (never know when you could crave instant cooked meat ^_^ kidding). Then a few days later (last week) someone left a computer monitor outside on the sidewalk, which equals source of flyback ^_^. clearly someone up there wants me to play around with hv (or is it someone down there..?) and so thats how i came into possession of a flyback. i could have had one a while back, we had a big tv, which had one of the big old flybacks which are way better than modern ones, but this is before i knew about flybacks and so i dismissed it as some large junk...to this day im still slapping my forehead over the fact that i let that go... Naturally, i have a few questions: 1. I hooked up the mot to mains (deadly i know) but the arcs were insane. i tried ballasting it with a cfl bulb, 15 watts, however, when connected the mot did nothing. touching the hv to ground only made the cfl brighter. why? 2. i pulled the flyback with the circuit, i actually took out the whole board from the computer monitor. how can i use this as a driver? i know i could pull components out and make one but seems to me whats already there would be good enough. 3. Found out i can use a cfl to drive the flyback, can i also use this for the mot? one other thing, i was thinking of using the mains transformer (torriodal transformer) from the monitor to power the mot and/or flyback, using it as a step-up or step-down transformer. Is this possible with the flyback? Thanks, and sorry for the loong question im just excited ^_^
Asked by fire_fist_ace 7 years ago
So the number 1 thing to do with knex guns is to organize knex wars. But what if you can't go to a war? Don't worry, I have come up with 2 more fun things to do that don't involve nearly as much organization and knex as a knex war. To make it more fun, I have made a point system that gives you bonus points depending on the scenario. 1. The hit and run (20 points) 1. Gather up 2 friends and give them guns. The guns you will use should have a fast ROF, like a knexsayer, ZKAR, or handle pump TR. 2. Pick out a house. Have your friends go on each side of the door of the house, while you stand directly in front of the door. 3. Ring the doorbell. 4. When victim opens door, open fire! Bonus 5 points if you emptied 5 or more shots from your gun before the victim reacted Bonus 15 points if you got your ammo back. Bonus 30 points if the victim waved his fists in defiance and vowed revenge. 2. Hit and run- soliciter version (20 points) You know those guys that hang around stores and sidewalks with cardboard signs asking for money and stuff? Well go get a NAR or a TR and have fun! 1. Go find one of these solicitors. They usually hang out in front of big chain stores like WalMart and Target. They might even be at the local mall. 2. Pull out a TR or a NAR and shoot a few rounds into their cardboard sign. 3. Repeat until you get chased off. Bonus 10 points if they had a sandwich sign or a 2 piece cardboard stand sign and your shot went through both ends. Bonus 20 points if said solicitor was working for a charity like the salvation army. Bonus 5 points if you got kicked out of the venue. Bonus 10 points if you got your ammo back. Well, that's all I have time to post. I'll post some more stuff later on, k?
Posted by DJ Radio 8 years ago
One day, you might find yourself lost in the woods while camping! One day, the stock market will crash and are YOU ready to survive? Traps and Snares are one of the most important things while surviving. Blake Alma, the founder of The Art of the Outdoorsman once said, "A trap is as someone else hunting for you when you can't, it is truly your best hunting buddy!" This is so true. Unlike fishing poles and firearms, traps and snares work when you are sleeping! Hence, learning how to make a simple snare indeed helpful and lifesaving for it is an art of an outdoorsman! Let's get started on this foothold snare. You need: A shovel, 550 lb. test paracord, and bait. Note: There are laws regarding trapping. Step 1: Digging your Hole Picture of Digging your Hole I hope you got a good shovel and back! You will need to dig a hole 2 to 3 feet deep. Yes, I know it is a true pain, but it can save your life or get you free food! Diameter of your Hole: - Raccoon/Opossum/Mink/Groundhog/Large Rabbit (6 inches) - Coyote/Fox/Bobcat (8 inches) - Animals under 550 pounds/Deer/Small Elk/Very Small Bear/ect. (12 to 18 inches) Step 2: Camouflaging After digging your hole, add leaves, thin sticks, tree bark, or grass over the hole. Do not put to much "camouflage" over the hole or else you may prevent the animal from falling down in the hole. Step 3: The Snare Wrap the paracord around a stick or you finger making a small loop. Tie the small loop, and pull your finger out. Make sure the knot is very strong. Put the other end of the paracord through the small loop. You should then have a giant loop, known as the snare itself. Make the loop's (snare) diameter slightly smaller than your hole's diameter. Tie the snare extra line around a tree, sapling, or log near by. Make sure it holds. Place the snare itself over the hole, on top of the "camouflage". Step 4: The Path of the Least Resistance Sense the animal has plenty of ground to step on, it might be hard to get him in your hole. Hence you need to create a the path of the least resistance. You need to make him limited to where the animal will step. Make a path to your foothold snare using leaves, sticks, logs, and grass. Make it easy for the animal to walk through. Like us we want to walk on a nice smooth sidewalk, not on a beaten trail. They want to walk on a path with the least resistance, they don't want step on pointy sticks. They want to step were the feel most comfortable. That is way you need to make a path to your snare, so it will step into your snare! Step 5: Baiting your FootHold Snare Picture of Baiting your FootHold Snare Place your bait two to three feet ahead of your foothold snare. Raccoon and mink like fish. Opossum like processed meat like hot dogs. Groundhogs like sweet apples. Coyote and fox like meat. Deer like deer feed (duh!). How it works: The animal will smell the bait and take your path of the least resistance. While walking up to your bait on the path, he will step his foot in the hole. It will pull his foot out of the hole and continue walking. (When we pulls his foot out the snare comes out with him.) Then the snare tightens around his foot, making him trapped. Instructable page: https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Foothold-Snare/
Posted by The Art of an Outdoorsman 2 years ago
I'm usually not one to write but...I don't know I guess I just had an idea for a story that might be good if I continued it. Right now the one below is still being worked on theres some parts that still don't sound right or are missing something. I also really shouldn't say "stories" because truly this is my only one. Anyway, just thought I'd share it. Any ideas for how to take the plot further would be greatly appreciated. Here it goes: My over-active imagination was running away with me again. I've woken up twice in the last hour to something...I can't explain the sound. I just want to sleep until morning and have been doing my best to ignore it, but it just keeps getting louder. Alright, thats it. I shoved off the covers and expertly dodged the piles of clothes that seem to grow bigger over night, to the door. Slowly, I turned the knob. It creaked. I breathed sharply through my teeth hoping nobody heard. Then again, who couldn't hear whatever that racket is? I nudged open the door and slipped into the hallway. It was dark but I wouldn't dare risk turning on the light. Luckily, the big bay window downstairs cast a light over the steps. Jeez, I never knew a house could have so many things that creaked. So I took the stairs two at a time to just cut down on noise. From where I stood, at the base of the stairs, It sounded like the noise was coming from the kitchen, though it was muffled. As I walked into the kitchen, I looked around. Nothing too out of the ordinary. Plates are still stacked up in the sink, waiting to be cleaned. The trash still needs taken out, but what's that sound? Wait, the trash...oops. I don't want that to still be here when Dad wakes up. I was supposed to take it out after dinner, well guess I'll take it out now... I bent down and jerked up the bag. It seemed heavier than normal but I didn't take that into mind. We did have a big dinner that night. I opened the back door to the night. The air was crisp and cool. It was the middle of fall and already it gets to be almost freezing at night. I shivered then walked quickly down the steps and down the sidewalk, careful to not let the bag scrape the ground. Heaving the heavy bag in the trash can, I looked around. It's been awhile since I've been up this late. I'm glad I'm usually not, it's eerie out here. Everything is quiet, there's not a person in sight, the road seems to just go on into the darkness. What makes it especially creepy though is that now that same sound is coming from the trash can in front of me. I just stood and stared. I have to see what it is. What if it is something alive and it needs help? Shakily I reached out and pulled off the lid. It fell to the ground with a loud clang, but I don't care. Now my curiosity was over coming the fear. Slowly, I reached up, untied the bag and looked inside. Then woke up. I reached down and unplugged my blaring alarm clock, not trying to even look for the button that would shut it up. Groggily, sitting up, I remembered the dream. I've been having weird dreams like that. Ever since we moved into our new...well new to us, but still old house. So I tried not to give it much thought. As I lumbered out of bed I could smell the aroma of breakfast come from the kitchen. I was hungry and the smell didn't help me whatsoever. I quickly pulled on a pair of jeans and the shirt I wore yesterday, then rushed out of my room, glancing at the mirror in the hall. Staring back at me was a kid who looked like he hadn't slept in years. My black hair was out in every direction and I had a looked like I was about to fall asleep right then and there. Well, good thing it's a Saturday! I was just starting to turn around to head downstairs when I saw my dad at the bottom of the steps holding a trash bag. "Crud", I said under my breath. I guess my dream was right... Silently I walked down the stairs. He didn't have to say a word. I took the bag out of his hands and headed out back. Lifting up the lid to the trash can I remembered my dream. What was in that bag? I looked around quickly. No one in sight. I undid the strings and looked inside the dark bag. Nothing but trash. Sigh. I almost wished there was something in there. Just to add some excitement to my week. With a dad being an ex-NAVY Sgt. He liked to keep everything on schedule and organized. for him everyday was nearly the same. Me? I'm anything but organized. Him being like that bugged me. I like change once in a while. Not just the same humdrum stuff everyday. But I'm used to it. "Matt?"-I nearly knocked over the trash can. "Are you OK?" My sister was standing beside me with a curious look on her face. I hadn't realized I had my head still in the trash bag for nearly five minutes. "Yeah, I'm fine." She still had that weird look, " Why did you have your head in the trash?" "I...uh...how 'bout you go inside and get some breakfast?" She didn't say anything. She just slowly turned around, still confused. For once she didn't keep asking me. Normally, If she asked something she wouldn't shut up until she got an answer. I shook my head. Why do I always do that? I get thinking about something and then sort of zone off. It's embarrassing sometimes, like just now. "Matt, get in here!" Bah, I did it again. I ran inside. It looked like I missed breakfast. All the plates were put up besides mine. I sighed, and then threw my plate in the microwave. â Hey, Trash Sniffer!â I turned around , my younger brother Aaron was looking up at me grinning. â What were you doing in the trash?â â I wasâ¦umâ¦thinking.â âIn the trash?â âYou wonât leave until you get an answer, will you?â He just stood there, still grinning. â Fine, I was daydreaming again about a dream I had.â I glanced at him. He now had a more serious look. â You said you didnât have those dreams anymore.â Then I realized I shouldnât have said that. Remembering how when I first told him about the weird dreams and how they about scared him to death. He would wake up every morning worrying about if I had a bad dream. I ended up lying to him that I didnât have those dreams and that he helped make them go away. Now, I could tell he was already starting to worry. I quickly said, â No, no, not one of those dreams. It was a nice one and I was just trying to remember it. âReally?â He said glancing up at me. I nodded. âOk, I just didnât want you to have bad dreams again.â And with that he turned and walked away. Crazy 6 year olds.
Posted by Rockerx 9 years ago