Sunday, April 03, 2011

great ideas that need more work

I bet this has happened to you.

You see or hear about some “must-have” product and think why didn’t I think of that.

Of course, thinking of it is much different than implementing it.

Now I think the following is a great idea -
Colored bubbles for kids

I have enjoyed blowing bubbles with my kids and then years later with my grandkids. Hot summer day, kiddie pool, add some bubble blowing and you have a kids party. I find bubbles sorta magical as they float around and then just pop on their own.

Coloring the bubbles seems like a great way to enhance the bubble experience.

Apparently the color shows up fine but then it doesn’t go away very easily.

The Sunset Orange bubble soap that dripped on the floor of Emily Vanek’s garage dried in dark red splotches resembling blood, the Denver mother says. The blue bubbles turned her two boys “into Smurfs.”

The warning continues: “Do not use at weddings or indoors.”

“There are too many restrictions — you can only play with these in the grass on a sunny day where it might rain later and wash it away and only while wearing the oldest clothes.”

Now can imagine a bride being bombarded by blue bubbles and then the nice spots they would leave? I would not want to be holding a bottle of bubbles anywhere near that scene.

Another idea that needs more work (at least at the place I went to).

Back in March, I posted about the Denny’s Maple Bacon Sundae. I made it out a Denny’s just to try this out. I was disappointed. It could be that this particular Denny’s failed because of their staff. The place was not very popular the afternoon I showed up with a friend of mine.  We had many many tables to pick from.

Maybe I didn’t get the notice but I always thought a sundae should have whipped cream on top. If you look closely at the picture (took the picture before my first bite) of my sundae will not see any whipped cream. I think it was the first time the staff at this location made one. It’s the last time they make one for me.

Regarding the bacon - it was tasty and the combination reminded me of eating waffles with syrup and some bacon on the side.

another circus 


Kristina P. said...

Yeah, sounds like fun, but realistically, bad idea!

OneStonedCrow said...

Now why didn't I think of writing a post like this?

I was just looking at the pic and thought "That can't be bacon?" ... and then you tell me it IS bacon ... a Bacon Sundae?

Bearmancartoons said...

That might be the new craze in how to tie dye a shirt.

Thisstopwilloughby said...

I just finished reading the story about the Crayola Colored Bubbles on Yahoo. I can't say that I'm terribly surprised that parents are having trouble with the color. When I saw the commercial on TV, I noticed the disclaimer "May require repeated washings". My kids are too old for bubbles, but I remember how the solution would get everywhere when they played with them years ago. I saw comments after the Yahoo article where people said you shouldn't have a problem if you play with them on the grass and wear old clothes. True, unless the wind blows the bubbles at your house or your neighbors and stains the siding. My house is yellow, my next door neighbor's house is white. Can you imagine what that would look like?

Your bacon sundae isn't nearly as pretty as what I've seen in the Denny's ads! But I guess if it tasted good, that's what really matters.

oceangirl415 said...

I also thought Sundaes should be taller than the glass.

The warnings are really funny.

lisleman said...

Yes, I wish they had been more generous with the ice cream. thanks

lisleman said...

Hey, you could use your artistic skills of cartooning and sell signed originals of T-shirts that were bubble dyed. thanks

lisleman said...

Too old for bubbles? How could that be? Didn't Lawrence Welk play with bubbles until he died an old man? But I would not play with these colored bubbles. The sundae did taste good but I think it would have been better had it been made right. thanks

oceangirl415 said...

You see, if I have disqus, I don't have to do this;)

Lisleman, please don't miss my C post, because it was actually a part of an answer to a question you gave me, what is the most interesting place I have visited. I am still thinking about how to answer that question.

I am youtubing the rod stewart's songs you mentioned.

Jene said...

Aw, I'm sorry that your bacon sundae didn't fulfill all of your wildest bacon sundae dreams. You should see if you can find this chocolate bar in your area - - I wouldn't pay $10 to buy it off the interwebs, but our local Fresh Market carries it for a much better price. Mmm, just noticed that they also have a bacon truffle collection.

lisleman said...

Milk chocolate bacon bar sounds like a good thing to try. Since you know about your local market carrying it, can I leap to the conclusion that you have tried it?

Jene said...

Yes, but the dark chocolate variety. I'm not a big fan of the lighter stuff. It was surprisingly tasty.

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