The third world server ate my post today. I do not have the heart to write it all over again but here are the highlights from Buddy’s 5th grade Invention Convention on Friday:
1) a hamster wheel that lights up when the hamster is working out so that the hamster won’t be afraid of the dark.
2) dress pads make of female sanitary napkins. Buddy thought they were disposable diapers. This was heartening.
3) a fan with an attachment to dry socks.
4) a “Dad Belt” with a beer can holder, cell phone, forks and knives, remote control, and deoderant. I thought it could only be improved with a slot for a magazine and an extra roll of t.p.
Buddy‘s invention was a “topper popper”, a device used to remove the thick plastic seal covering the mouth of a jug of drinking water. He is thinking of patenting this device because so many people wanted to buy it. It is only for use in third world countries where water is not potable. We are bringing it with us to China. His featured inventor was Tony Fadell, the inventor of the iPod which was created (?) on my 40th birthday. Coincidence? I think not.
Salutations to all the partiers of Irish descent in the 425 area code. We are wearing our green here in Brazil, even though no one knows about St. Paddy. We know it will be a rockin’ good time. Put on the Tenors and sing Danny Boy for me. This is one party I am sad to miss, the downside of being an expat princess. We are going to Braz for pizza and caipiroskas (the lime is green) with the Rev. and his lovely wife. Erin Go Bragh!