Friday, September 3, 2010

Thing 143 Giant Bubble

We're moving house soon. Gas bill came in the door this afternoon. NCT is due in three weeks, and the Gardai are expecting a vaild cert to be presented before the nineteenth of this month. Mr Binman subscription expired - no bins will be collected. I've a night shift tonight, after one last night. My credit card is maxed.

There's only one thing to do to get back on top of all of these important adult problems.

Make giant bubbles. Done and done.

Everything else can wait till tomorrow, hell even Monday. Today I got home, and Token Northy had gone out of his way to pick up a giant bubble making kit, so that I could add one more amusing thing to the list. I saw all the local kids outside, playing on their bikes and having fun. I looked at the Bord Gais letter. The sun was still shining.

What would you have done? Bubbles it was.
Bucket - half full with water, a mug of yellow fairy liquid, a mug of corn flour (corn starch if you're from Minnesota, or anywhere else in the US for that matter) and two table spoons of baking powder. Stir it up. Skim off the foam, as everyone who's cool knows, foam is bad for making giant bubbles.

Assemble contraption. Basically a long stick with a sliding arm that allows you to open or close a large loop of fabric.

Dip in bucket. Withdraw from bucket, allowing excess to drain away. Open the loop and turn... Voila. Giant bubbles.
Damn kids put me to shame though. It wasn't quite as easy as the box made it out to be, or at least that's what I thought. The local little people however managed to get some thoroughly excellent bubbles going. I guess it was more fun for them too.

Sometimes being a grown up is a pain in the ass.

Remember being small and leaving the house on a Saturday morning, disappearing till lunch, home to eat, get given out to for ruining clothes, out again, to ruin more clothes, home for dinner, and gone again before you'd finished the last mouthful of grub? That's way more entertaining than stupid a stupid NCT.

Kids cartoons on a Saturday morning. Bosco. Transformers cartoon. Skeleton Warriors. Sharky and George. James Bond Junior. Begging your ma to be allowed to watch one more episode of Captain Planet before homework... Beats the crap out of banking 365.

Wearing pyjamas and not getting judged (yes, I have PJs - no, I don't care if you think that's lame). Eating jam from a jar. 75p pocket money for all the jellies you could handle... Trumps recycling any day of the week.

I think more giant bubbles, and less bill paying from now on. Let's see how that pans out for a while yeah?


  1. yr so reverting to childhood dan, cant say i blame you, it was MUCH more fun!!!

  2. If you like that, you'll love this.
    It's the same thing you tried, only this guy did it right, and captured it in HiDef too.