guardian angels or microphones in the car?

Etch-A-Sketch Art. All copyrights acknowledged.

I’m not sure how this all works….whether it’s God, the cosmos, Guardian Angels or if someone is following me around with a microphone. But it seems as soon as a topic of interest comes up in my life or I think I have an understanding of something, some how I gain new insight or information from a totally unconnected source. It’s weird; here’s what happened.

This weekend my wife (or as David Feherty refers to his wife in his columns “She Who Must Be Obeyed”) and I got to talking about Etch-A-Sketches. The knobby drawing device many of us had as kids (I think we were talking about toy options for our child). She mentioned what a useless toy that was because she could never draw anything worthwhile on it. I wholeheartedly agreed as I couldn’t draw much on it either. So we agreed we’d never buy one of those useless Etch-A-Sketches.

(Stand by for a lesson in social media. Count the connections and also see how new connections are made. It’s a fun game with no height requirement )

Fast forward to today’s early morning review of the Google Reader and I pop in on Mitch Joel’s blog on Podcamp Singapore (that guy does all the cool stuff). In Mitch’s article, he referenced a blog by Andy Nulman entitled POW! Right Between the Eyes (which is as great a title for a blog as I have come across…content to match.) On Andy’s blog he writes about an Etch-A-Sketch artist who really knows how to turn those knobs.

OK, so “She Who Must Be Obeyed” and I were not so much wrong, it turns out, just both terribly Etch-A-Sketch challenged. The talented artists who create on their red canvas are really terrific! We’re still going to hold off on getting the Etch-A-Sketch because while she has proven to be a great artist in the Crayola world, the baby is clearly at a genetic disadvantage on the Etch-A-Sketch front.

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2 Responses to “guardian angels or microphones in the car?”

  1. Can you imagine this guy just finishing an incredible Etch-A-Sketch work of art and then…

    he gets the hiccups!?!

  2. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Elaine that is too funny!

    I was showing my wife the clip last night and she was stunned at the art.

    Then she got incredulous…”what do they do with the etch-a-sketch when it’s done?!” she asked.

    My guess was “don’t jostle the one you just finished and buy a new one every time you create a new piece.”

    Best always,
    – Peter

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