Friday, April 20, 2007

Call Me Johann Sebastian Box...

So, you may recall that a while back, almost a year ago actually, I had this brilliant plan to make notebooks out of recycled paper and the cereal boxes that they don't let us recycle here in the land of things that they won't let us recycle. Anywhich, I made a bunch of them and then, like every brilliant idea I have, I got bored and moved on to some other dumbass project. So, the basement is full of boxes of recycled paper and huge assloads of chipboard boxes -- cracker boxes, cereal boxes, macaroni and cheese boxes, tampoon boxes, boxes that used to contain other boxes... you get the idea... assloads of unrecyclable shiznit.

Well, wouldn't you know that the hippy farmer folk who run the farmer's market are having a special chipboard box recycling day tomorrow. They're probably gonna dump a steaming load of vegan tofurrhea in their hemp nappies when they see me drive up with my five grocery bags of Cheezit and Cheerios boxes. I think I'll still keep a few of the more interesting boxes for notebooks, though... maybe the tampoon ones and the wacky off-brand cereal boxes.

But I think it's high time I moved on to my next brilliant project -- finding something to do with the 200 Altoids boxes I've been stockpiling. Just gotta figure out what the shit to turn them into... maybe some sort of wallet, or iPod case. Or a bong. No, wait! I've got it! Maybe I could use them to store some sort of small round candies.

To the basement!

5 comments:

Jon said...

May I suggest that with the tampon box notebook you include a white pen that has a string on it?

Make magazine had a whole thing on what to do with old Altoid tins. You can check it out here:

http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/altoids_and_tin_cases/

nora said...

May I suggest the pen writes in red ink?

Jon said...

Definitely needs to write in red. Maybe one end can be a red pen and the other end can be a red marker, for "heavy days"?

crabbydad said...

Jon and Nora, you two are brilliant... and disgusting. Maybe I should call it "Aunt Flo's Note Pad: For all your writing needs... period!"

I think you're crazy just like me said...

HAH! That's a good one.