Figtionary – April 20, 2010

idiocracy (Not really a request. My friend Donna used this word and I had to create a definition.)

  1. Function: noun – The aggregate of those believed to be idiots. A social class comprised entirely of idiots – Usage: I met someone on the subway today who was clearly a part of the idiocracy.

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Days Like Today Make Me Want To Live Forever


I realized when I came home that work was all right.

I helped my daughter in her quest to learn how to ride a bicycle.

I worked on the garden.

I hugged my wife.

Bin There Done That? I Don’t Think So!

Bin Lauding

The raccoons have been terrorizing the neighbourhood recently. With such a mild winter, they have been out tearing open the “wildlife-proof” Green Bins, strewing food waste all over the place after they have eaten their fill. On top of that, our back yard kind of looks like a war zone.

After removing the asphalt from our side yard, we were left with a gravelly mess. Our garbage, recycling, and food waste bins all sat along the fence, across from our side door, a necessary eyesore as we had no where else to put them.

Enter Bin Solutions!
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Has Bin

A house down the road has a nicely constructed cedar garden shed. I have seen similar enclosures before in my meanderings about town. The company that makes them is called Bin Solutions. Not only do they make large sheds; they make custom enclosures for all of your waste bins!

Looks great on the ouside; spacious on the inside!
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They are having an awesome sale right now, so I cashed in. I ordered myself the extra large enclosure in kit form (DIY), and the ordering process was easy. We scheduled a time; they bettered the delivery date; there was a glitch at the processing centre, so they delivered it and put it together for free. That’s what I call awesome customer service!

They asked if I wanted this tag on there. Hellz yeah!
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If anyone is looking for a solution similar to the one that we got for our yard (that is both functional and looks awesome), I highly recommend you look these folks up. I’m not getting anything for this endorsement, for the record. They were extra nice to me, so I figured I would give back! Sale ends April 30th.

Ketchup Art

Idle Mind?

This is what happens when there is a little ketchup left over from eating Pogos on a Friday night, as well as a knife…

Art. Ain’t it grand?
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At least I made use of the wasted ketchup, right?