The CTRL+cat command.
CTRL+cat would undo the last action your cat did on the keyboard. Like a little reverse macro. If your cat took multiple actions with his four feet, you could just press it multiple times until you got back to your normal state.
There's no other way to figure out the precise combination of keys that 7 pounds of cat on four feet can produce. Believe me - I've tried to walk it back - it can't be done.
We need computing power to figure that out.
Now for something completely low tech. Last weekend, I had to do the summer ritual - raking all the oak leaves out of the flower beds, cutting out dewberries, pulling weeds, adding compost - all those things that make your back hurt.
During this exercise, a spider bit me, which I didn't realize until the next evening at our HOA meeting, where my elbow swelled up to 35 times its normal size and became very painful. Since I get bitten by spiders all the time, I knew what it was, but the spiders are all different, and this one was unusual. I took a Benadryl, iced it, did all sorts of stuff. The next day, nothing had changed. Then, I remembered that my brother in law had convinced me a few months earlier to go buy this "miraculous" Living Clay, and that it would cure anything on your skin. I had exhausted all other options at this point, so I thought I'd give it a try.
It was a milagro.
In two hours, it was half the size, and the next morning - it was almost normal. Amazing!
I'm totally a believer now!
It makes me not so mad at the spider, whose home I'm sure I destroyed during the chaos of gardening.
And it makes me remember how happy I was when I dug up this.
Pardon the dirt on my hands. I was laboring in the earth.
Speaking of squirrels - I'm really mad at mine. They are digging up all my plants right now. They dug up two of my silver ponyfoot plants last night and tossed them onto the lawn. Mad.
Gotta devise a squirrel proof cover tonight.
Here's a fun project from my embossing technique class this weekend. We had so much fun - we did five different heat embossing techniques. Imagine 12 heat guns going at once!
This one was one they showed us at Regionals in Dallas - I love the abstract design. It's Tempting Turquoise and Tangerine Tango and Whisper White embossing powder. Fun, eh?
Now - the most exciting news EVER! I contributed to my first ever Kickstarter campaign for a little company called Louie's Box. I loved their pitch and I thought it was a great idea, so I pitched in. So did a lot of other people, and their little venture got funded! Here's their pitch video.
I was so happy to go to the mailbox after work and find a package all the way from Jerusalem.
It contained my reward for helping them - a prototype Louie's Box and three T-shirts.
It took me two minutes to put it together, and then I think my review team kind of says the rest.
Splotchy LOVES this box. As a matter of fact - Maddie has not been allowed inside yet.
So fun to see a small business with a great idea come to life.
Maybe I'll set up a kickstarter for CTRL+cat.