Just For Fun

Happy Friday!!!


Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins on the ice in Antarctica?
Where do they go? 

Wonder no more ! ! ! 
It is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird which lives an extremely ordered and complex life. The penguin is very committed to its family and will mate for life, as well as maintain a form of compassionate contact with its offspring throughout its life. 

If a penguin is found dead on the ice surface, other members of the family and social circle have been known to dig holes in the ice, using their vestigial wings and beaks, until the hole is deep enough for the dead bird to be rolled into, and buried.

The male penguins then gather in a circle around the fresh grave and sing:

Penguin Funeral

“Freeze a jolly good fellow.”
“Freeze a jolly good fellow.” 
“Freeze a jolly good fellloooooooowwwww.”

You really didn’t believe that I know anything about penguins, did you? 

I am sorry, an urge came over me that made me do it!!! 

I fell for it too that’s why I passed it along 🙂  I don’t know who originated it, but if you liked it spread the love!

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Hack of the day

The daddy hack for today is a bunk bed made from a pottery barn 3-in-1. It is designed to be a crib, toddler bed and a day bed, until I added the toddler bunk bed hack.


Inspired by Ikea Kura that I saw at a friend’s house.

I had actually secured a Kura on Craigslist and was scheduled to pick it up the next day when my wife called me to say that one of our friends was going to give us their bunk bed. So I canceled the Craigslist appointment and wondered when the next opportunity would be to pick up the bunk.

That evening, I was putting Zoey to bed in her pottery barn 3-in-1, when she abandoned me to lay down next to Trystan and Shelly. As I lay there in her bed, I stared at the side (head and foot) walls of the bed and thought to myself. “There is enough headroom here for a bottom bunk!” Besides Shelly often turns the bed into a tent by draping blankets over the top, and the kids love it! Well, it was too late to start the project now. Surprisingly I was able to fall asleep without much problem, considering my mind was full of ideas for a new project.

I woke up in the toddler bed the next morning before the rest of the family and started working. I removed the mattress tray and flipped it upside down. I placed anti-stick furniture feet to the top of the side walls so the paint doesn’t get ruined. Then I flipped the whole bed upside down and placed the mattress on the floor underneath. For the top bunk I used the mattress from Trystan’s toddler bed. Next I bought a 48″ x 12″ shelf from the local hardware store and got some fasteners to make the guard rail.

The final touch was a ladder made from the mattress beams from Trystan’s toddler bed.


I finished the project just before noon. Perfect timing for the kids’ nap. They went to bed enthusiastically and slept soundly for their first nap in their “new” bed.