Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Beach in a Bottle

Boy, once in a while, something comes along that just blows me away.
I'm a simple sort of dude, satisfied by life's simple pleasures.
As long as it has something to with Italian Alloy Goodness(IAG) that is.
Then again, sometimes I find or am shown something that's so simple, it's lovely.
A co-worker went on vacation to the Continent and brought something back for me.
Well, okay it's not the stuff that was brought back, it was something that was collected and made.
I call it a Hawaiian Snow Globe(HSG):



A bottle, some sand, and some shells.
Brilliant!
Amazing!
Stupendous!
Or something!
The thing I dig about it is that you can shake it up and reset the "scene":



I swear this is like the coolest thing since sliced bread, and sliced bread is pretty cool!
There's just something zen like when you shake it up and this shell laden beach happens.
I mean you can look at it and look at it and look at it and when you're tired of looking at it you just shake it up and it changes!
Inconceivable!
Unbelievable!
Incomprehensible!
Or something!
It's so freakin simple.
One of those "why didn't I think of that" thingys that I wished I had thought of.
It isn't too big or too small, it's just the right size to put on your desk and think about where you wished you were.
I can almost feel the waves and sun and smell the salt air.
If you know what I mean.
Boy I'm pretty stoked I got this.
I still goofing around with it trying to get that perfect composition.
I could do this all night!
I may!
Do this all night I mean.
Of course it's not a real Hawaiian Snow Globe unless it's got like real Hawaiian sand in it.
Authenticity don't you know.
Okay, it's seems sort of lame to have something like this when I live like ten minutes away from the beach, but hey! you can't take the beach home with you.
Until now.
Can you feel it?

4 comments:

John Romeo Alpha said...

I dig it, but your beach-in-a-bottle requires a small model of the yellow Lanikai express to be complete.

limom said...

You know I was fooling with it last night and was thinking that it needed some kind of remnant.
Like maybe one of them umbrellas they put in tropical drinks.
Or not.

tracy w said...

Hey! We had one just like that in our front bathroom several years ago when it was decorated with a beach theme (don't ask!)!

Chandra said...

I likey!

Paz :)