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Watching water dry

This one is kind of genius. It’s a piece of slate and a paintbrush. You paint on the slate with water, and as it fades away, your worries magically fade away with it.

As a meditation aid, it’s brilliant. I think I want it.

No, I haven’t taken a turn for the woo, dear reader. I’m still the same weasel I ever was: as psychic as a potato.

I started the week doing an eBay search for pieces of quartz crystal with inclusions, because I think they’re pretty. And that took me to the crystal ball aisle. And from there, it was a hop, skip and a jump to ghost boxes, copper pyramids and Buddha boards. There’s a whole industry out there.

Anyhoo, enough of that! Come back here tomorrow for DEAD POOL ROUND 111. I’ll break out the Ouija board. (Seriously. There’s over 700 to choose from).


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: June 28, 2018, 9:52 pm

It’s all right. I’ve increased her medication.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: June 28, 2018, 10:23 pm

Dang. I need to buy two Buddha boards—one for my 15 y.o. granddaughter and one for me—so I can practice lettering with a brush. Occasionally Husband asks me to paint a sign for his business, and it takes me a whole day of practicing to get my “hand” back so I’m not ashamed of my lettering. And Granddaughter would just flip out over one.

Also: what a very cool thing to set out when you have a party or family gathering.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: June 28, 2018, 10:28 pm

They sell paper that does the same thing. It’s for practising your brush strokes. Probably alot cheaper that slate and wont break.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: June 28, 2018, 10:29 pm

Sounds like stoaty has become a hippy. 🙁

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: June 28, 2018, 10:43 pm

I think my neighbor belongs to a cult. One of those swammy whammy ding dong cults. There is a website called ratemyguru and I looked his up on it. They said scam. He follows the Ohono business model. You know – invented by the kook they ran out of Oregon. It’s popular because gurus can make a lot of money off it. It’s a cult for rich people. You peasants need not apply. They push the use of this South American psychedelic drug, Ayahuasca. I’ve read at least 3 deaths associated with it, the last one being a uber rich guy. Think he was a Mellon. I just dont understand how idiots fall for that crap.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 29, 2018, 7:48 am

Oh, boy. I knew someone who took ayahuasca regularly. (Internet knew, not real life knew). He got weirder and weirder. I haven’t peaked in on him in a few years…

My mother’s midlife crisis involved becoming a hippie. She was a bit old for it, but she showed willing. Hence I spent a few of my formative years on a commune.

It means I have hippie tastes and nazi thoughts. I’d be the perfect double agent.

Comment from F X Muldoon
Time: June 29, 2018, 10:41 am

I started the week doing an eBay search for pieces of quartz crystal with inclusions…

Search for Herkimer Diamonds, which frequently have inclusions of various types.

They can be found at Ebay and other places online, or you can always go to Herkimer and mine your own.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: June 29, 2018, 10:46 am

“Hence I spent a few of my formative years on a commune. ”

Well Sweasy, given that you handed out the age clues…

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, and for then, it was the weirdest of times.
Just imagine what would have happened if she’d had the internet, Farcebook and tweeter available to her for ideas instead of having to call reference pages like me on the tellyphone at the public library to find out what the hell ayahuasca was.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: June 29, 2018, 6:22 pm

Welsh beer with pub train engines: https://twitter.com/PurpleMooseBrew

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