Since the beginning of summer I’ve been experimenting with juicing. I’ll start off the day with a fruit and soy milk smoothie for breakfast. Then for lunch I’ll usually blend up spinach and pear with a pinch of nuts or seeds. Maybe it sounds unappetizing but it makes me feel more energetic and healthy!
Lately I’ve been coming across vintage juicers at thrift stores and garage sales, so I now have a small collection. Here are a few classics in pen, ink and colored pencil.
Try this yummy smoothie recipe:
1 C almond milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 medium sized banana
2 ice cubes
Blend and enjoy! 🙂
It was Sylvia and Bernice’s most cherished moment of the morning. The kids had just been sent off to school with their lunch pails, diorama creations and book reports. The husbands were sent on their way with a peck on the cheek before squeezing into the neighborhood carpool. Ah yes, it was time to savor a little peace and quiet with a freshly brewed cup of hot java, and the satisfaction of a job well done. Sometimes it wasn’t an easy task, taking care of a family, but they supported one another, and that was a comfort to them both. So as they sipped their coffee, they’d talk about all the things in common that they shared; their ups and downs, their challenges and rewards and… their ecosystems.
Here is a very territorial One-Eyed-Bot. He’s intent on zapping a Wee-Bot that has strayed into his personal space. Luckily for the little guy he’s pursuing, he moves very slowly with those cumbersome tri-pod legs, and his tiny T-Rex hands are practically useless. All the Wee-Bots know to steer clear of it’s extended whipping tail with it’s electrically charged tip. Sadly, One-Eyed-Bot-taunting has become a popular sport among Wee-Bots, and a singed butt simply a badge of honor. Hmmm…so who’s the bully?
I love making junk-bots. Call me crazy, but old junk inspires me. I tried joining in on Alpha Bots! and was keeping up with making a robot for each letter of the alphabet. Then I had made a “kaboom bot” with an explosion coming out of it’s head for the letter K and was ready to post it when the bombings happened in Boston. My timing stunk. Luckily I didn’t post it but I lost my momentum and stopped making them. Junk-bots A-I can be seen on my earlier posts.
It’s been ages since I participated on IF. When I saw this week’s topic, I had to join in on the fun. I love ALL of your illustrated robots!!
Also known as Insectoboticus maximus, this lace-winged robot insect can be found flying around the junk yard searching for prey. They have extremely large eyes and a long slender abdomen. With their large mandibles they can chew quickly, easily, and while on the move. Their favorite food consists of rusty pieces of scrap metal, old batteries and junk car parts. Their role in the ecosystem is an important one, for they are efficient recyclers of our discarded old junk. And, their detritus can be a healthful tasty snack when a good recipe is followed. *See recipe below.
*You really think there’s a recipe for bug poop? Yuck!
Go on over to Alphabots! a sure fire recipe for fun.
(Click for XLG pic.)
“I don’t know, I heard New Jersey has a lot of iron in the water. I’m gonna start to get bottled from now on.”
Visit Alphabots! where you might see something you’ve never seen before.
Calling Gigundo Bot very large would be an understatement. He is a walloping, tremendous, super-colossal monster robot. Just the sight of his massive figure causes panic in the streets. In the right hands, he can be an invaluable asset to heads of governments and superpowers. When things get out of control they call on Gigundo Bot. He solves the really big problems. If a dictator in a foreign land mistreats his own people and threatens neighboring countries, the people call on Gigundo Bot. If an oil spill is spreading out of control putting delicate ecosystems at risk, they call on Gigundo Bot. If elected officials protect the super rich and hold the country hostage instead of doing the right thing for average citizens, Gigundo Bot is the one they call on.
You go Gigundo Bot!
So if you find you need help with a larger than life problem, you can call on Gigundo Bot. Or you can visit Alphabots! where you’ll find robots big and small ready to assist you.
The Eensy-Weensy bot went up the water spout, down came the rain and washed the bot out…and that is exactly what the function of the Eensy-Weensy bot is. With its tiny size and razor-sharp blade, it can fit into any pipe or spout and clear out your most stubborn organic clog. The patented flywheel chopping blade on top of its head can be programmed to pulverize any dense blockage in seconds, from leaves to limestone. The Eensy-Weesy bot is so efficient, pipes that haven’t been clear in years will be clean as a whistle in no time. Come on now, Eensy-Weensy bot, there’s a problem in the bathroom…then Grandma is next!
Disclaimer: Eensy-Weensy bot, its inventor and manufacturer, will not be held liable for the mis-use of their product. Must be operated by persons 18 years or older. Do not operate while drowsy or under the influence of a substance that may effect your judgment.
Be sure to visit Alphabots! where you can see other robots ready to serve your needs.
Sit boy…stay…good Dogbot! Now you can eat your favorite crunchy meal of rusted nuts and bolts kibble. Later we’ll go to the dog park and maybe some of your pals like Astro, Santa’s Little Helper and Scooby Doo will be there!
What’s this on the rug Dogbot? No, Dogbot, No! It’s back to the scrap metal pile for you!
Be sure to visit Alphabots! where you’ll see plenty of house broken robots in alphabetical order.
Here is installation number three in the Alphabots challenge of a robot for every letter of the alphabet. I recommend that you visit Alphabots to see the creative work being done over there.
Meet Cagebot. He’s feeling a little low and a bit fed up right now. The birds make fun of him all day long and taunt him with their chirps and tweets. He knows it’s because they’re free to fly, while he has to look at life through the bars of a cage. He’s tried to join in with their singing, but it just comes out like a rusty squeak.
The Cagebot sings
with fearful trill
of the things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the Cagebot sings of freedom.
It’s sacrilegious, I know, to make fun of the great Maya Angelou’s sacred poem. I feel just terrible about it.