Sunday, April 3, 2011

Ciao tutti!

So, yesterday I was sitting in my room reading a book called The Castle of Otranto (No, I wouldn't suggest it. It pretty much follows the classic recipe for a Gothic novel [Also, before you ask: yes I do actually read books for class that I truly enjoy. No, it doesn't happen often, but it does happen. I did choose this minor for a reason. I am not a masochist.]). While I was so engaged, I heard my roommate give a small laugh. Eager for any excuse to extract myself from the haunted and gloomy castle, I perked up my ears and inquired as to the cause of her amusement.

This is what she showed me. Personally, I didn't think it was funny. I thought it was amazing and brilliant! Why hasn't anyone done this before?! Who would not want a moss carpet that is watered by your leftover shower drips? Genius. That's what it is. Simply Genius. (Of course, my enthusiasm and excitement only caused her further amusement.)
This episode reminded me of yet another reason why I love the internet. Aside from providing a universe of possible distractions (which, while pleasant is certainly not always a good thing), it offers an imaginative space that is not available in any other medium. Yes, the person who designed this rug did not necessarily need the internet to do so, but I definitely would not have found out about said rug without it.

Love you guys,


  1. lol! wouldn't you just have to keep hopping back into the bathtub to clean off your feet after stepping on it?! think of all the bugs who'd 'move in'. guess if it was bigger, you could roll around in it. :) luv, mumsy xo