Wednesday, February 8, 2017

"Here, the house is full of nitrogen and oxygen."

This is my daughter's birthday gift wish list:



23 comments:

A. Marie said...

Looks as if Marie's chemistry lesson got mixed up with her wish list. But keep an eye on her anyway. Next thing you know, she'll be wanting to join an Alkaline Metal band.

Anonymous said...

This is one for the photo montage at her wedding. Funny on so many levels besides the elements.

I love the specification on the pool table. And the instructions for the watch and rockets. The girl is smart. I remember asking for walkie talkies one year and being so disappointed when I unwrapped a box and saw my beloved walkie talkies were tethered together by a wire probably not longer than 15 feet.

So specific. And yet no description needed for the knife? And that being listed ahead of puppy and kitty. Maybe she knows those 2 are a longshot. All priceless in any case.

Renee said...

i kind of want blacksmith lessons too. Marie and I would get along just fine

M. Covington said...

Did you realize you published this on Mendeleyev's birthday?

fiberman said...

Blacksmithing is fun (so is farriery, make sure she means blacksmithing and not horseshoeing).Get her the lessons but insist on proper eye protection.

Anonymous said...

I wanted to take blacksmith lessons ... then I remembered that I was out of shape and would probably have to get off the couch and go somewhere to learn it.

bobbie said...

Vibraphone?!?!?!

Ms. Donna said...

Ear protection, too, fiberman. Grumpy, fiberman is right -- the blacksmith lessons might mean she wants to learn to be a farrier, and that means . . . HORSES! (Something dear to young female hearts.)

But M. Covington is also right, it is Dmitri Mendeleev's birthday. So unless Marie wants a chemistry set, I question that. Of course the trans uranium elements WOULD get a visit from Homeland Security.

I also like the Level 2 model rocket. I remember Estes fondly from my misspent youth. Of course, that was the dark ages, when Pluto was still a planet. Can she attach a GoPro camera to that rocket?

Packer said...

So the Amazon gift card has to be around 6700.00 dollars. Happy Birthday.

Crazy RxMan said...

Just give her a lot of GOLD and she can get the rest.

was1 said...

give her a large box, nicely gift wrapped, tell her it's filled with oxygen and nitrogen.

ronstew said...

Forget Bionicles. Get her barnacles.

Anonymous said...

You should at least get her this. The periodic table shower curtain from the TV show The Big Bang Theory. https://www.amazon.com/Periodic-Table-Shower-Curtain-vinyl/dp/B00176V42O

Anonymous said...

I like how she wrote Argon as Arigon. Makes me wonder if she was thinking Eragon, the tweener dragon movie.

Anonymous said...

Get her a bottle of Mg citrate and a roll of toilet paper. ;)

lost lenore said...

All the elements of a great birthday

gloriap said...

A list? Has she mistaken you for Santa Claus? With very deep pockets?

James Smith said...

Go with the rockets for sure.

Mage said...

At whatever age she might be, she leaves me laughing. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

oh the places she will go...

Anonymous said...

Maybe some combination of the elements would be more appropriate? Just a big bottle of fluor is just asking for trouble - a little.

C said...

overall, very STEM

not sure about the puppy and the knife being one right after the other though

Peter B said...

There's antimony, arsenic, aluminum, selenium,
And hydrogen and oxygen and nitrogen and rhenium,
And nickel, neodymium, neptunium, germanium,
And iron, americium, ruthenium, uranium,
Europium, zirconium, lutetium, vanadium,
And lanthanum and osmium and astatine and radium,
And gold and protactinium and indium and gallium, (gasp)
And iodine and thorium and thulium and thallium.

 
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