Thursday, February 20, 2014

Awesome Homes - Everybody Live In Hobbit Holes! Here's Why....

  With so many trees and heavy branches falling in the Northwest,
 tornados and super cold weather (such as the polar vortex) in the Midwest, and 
big hurricanes in the South, why can't we figure out a better way to build homes?
  What about hobbit holes?

  "Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, 
bare, sandy hole... it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort." ~ J. R. R. Tolkien's The 

  Take the advice from nature, itself: The rabbits, the ants, the bears, the burrowing owls. They sleep/hibernate in the ground and work outside. So, why can't we do the same?
  Not only does being underground keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter, it also eliminates/reduces the chances of your home from becoming a scattered pile of toothpicks after a tornado/hurricane/wind storm. 
  It's also a green thing to do. Reduces global warming, your garden can grow on top of your 
house, you can get free water through the rain seeping through the dirt into a water-cleaning machine thingamajig on your "roof" (invention?), and a number of other things. 
 That said, somebody make this happen!


or this?


Hobbit holes ought to be put to the test in storm country. Don't you think?


If You Bought the Most Expensive Thing on from Each Department, This Would Be Your Grand Total

Bored in the middle of the night, I got this curious idea. Decided to carry it out.

*Note: The items & prices are subject to change at any time.
*Second Note: I did not include shipping/handling/tax.
*Third Note: Ha! There is no third note.

Wine: $3,999.99
Watch: $99,999.99
Video Game: $7,798.62
Toy: $999,999.00
Home Improvement: $253,998.00
Tools: $169,520.85
TOTAL: $1,537,196.45

Sports: $751,531.73
Outdoors: $68,299.00
Software: $82,219.22
Shoes: $34,060.00
Pet Supplies: $18,190.87
Patio, Lawn, & Garden: $455,000.00
Office Products: $21,349,006.96 for a common stapler!
TOTAL: $22,758,308.30

Musical Instruments: $169,999.00
Music: $118,828.82
MP3 Downloads: $599.00
Movies & TV: $150,000.00
Magazine Subscriptions: $62,784.00
Kindle Store: $16,870.00
Jewelry: $123,420.00
TOTAL: $642,500.82

Industrial & Scientific: $3,880,007.51
Home & Kitchen: $800,000.00
Health & Personal Care: $115,550.00 plain ol’ deodorant soap!
Grocery & Gourmet Food: $11,536.00
Gift Card Store: $54,043.05
Electronics: $8,905,572.51
TOTAL: $13,766,709.10

Computers & Accessories: $8,905,572.51
Collectibles & Fine Art: $824,500.00
Accessories: $100,000.00
Clothing: $47,095.00
Cell Phones & Accessories: $99,996.99
Books: $64,076.43
Beauty: $99,999.00
TOTAL: $10,141,239.90

Baby Products: $25,000.00
Automotive: $3,880,007.51
Arts, Crafts & Sewing: $999,999.00
Apps for Android: $999.99
Appliances: $111,908.93
Amazon Instant Video: $29.99
TOTAL: $5,017,945.42

TOTAL: $1,537,196.45
TOTAL: $22,758,308.30
TOTAL: $642,500.82
TOTAL: $13,766,709.10
TOTAL: $10,141,239.90
TOTAL: $5,017,945.42
GRAND TOTAL: $53,863,900

That's a lot of money, folks. Especially for a stapler and a bar of soap.