* If only the gerbil didn't have dibs: Love this idea from You Grow Girl of starting seeds in toilet paper rolls (which I discovered via ParentHacks, natch). It's not rocket science or anything, but she gives step-by-step instructions and photos for the process at the website. You just plant the whole shebang and the t.p. roll will dissolve after it is planted. Great kid friendly gardening project! (Of course, Skyler's gerbil would probably go through withdrawal if we cut him off of his supply of t.p. rolls for gnawing.)
* Read about this very cool service that is available in Miami called Bagster: Dumpster in a Bag. It kind of looks like a reeeeallly giant IKEA bag, to me--and I mean REALLY giant: it holds up to 3300 pounds of debris or waste. You buy it all folded up at Home Depot for about $29, and when you're ready to clean out your garage, re-landscape your yard or remodel your kitchen, you unfold it, set it up, and start filling it with 3300 pounds of junk--you can even throw a bathtub in there! Then you call for local pickup ($119 for the first bag, $99 for additional bags). Much less expensive and less obnoxious than having one of those metal dumpsters sitting in your yard, and according to the website, the Bagster can hold just as much waste as a rental dumpster.
* Can't help it--I'm still digging Ke$ha's Tik Tok. Especially when the Simpson's rock out to it here:
* Ah, Hugo, you had me at "tool of terror". Which is how Chavez apparently described Twitter BEFORE he got his own Twitter account, and hired twenty, yes twenty, staffers to manage it. As is typical of your average megalomaniac, Chavez has 268,058 followers, but follows only...5. Oh, and as far as that "tool of terror" business? Now that he is the #1 Twitter-user in Venezuela, he's explained that Twitter is "a weapon that also needs to be used by the revolution."
* Gummy Bear Surgeries. Need I say more to make you click on this link? I think not. Go on, click to see this gallery of Experimental Gummy Bear Surgeries. Bizarre, yet totally adorable. And makes me want to eat gummy bears. Mmmmmm. Thank you to Lisa's Weekend Coffee Links at the Outspoken Media blog for this one!