International Highway Sign Makeover

How would you design a traffic/ road sign? All the elements of sign design you never thought of, come into play when you really start planning a better road sign.

The idea isn’t new. I’ve saved screen captures from the Wayback Machine from the older site (below). Glad to see someone else has taken up the idea and kept it going on another site. I’m linking there first so people can see what’s new and contribute ideas of their own.

I used to send possible highway route signs to the owner of The Great International Highway makeover website, Mr. R. V. Droz, a while back. Well I found out recently that his email link at his website is inoperable. Rats. I hope it’ll work well in the future.

Source: International Highway Makeover 2

From the old site, by Robert V. Droz.

Highway route markers have gotten boring over time. In the 1940’s, there were many varied shapes and colors. Many governments opted for the MUTCD default (circles) or plain blank squares. The justification for those sparse designs is that they provide for increased number visibility and easy recognition. True enough, but nothing says you can’t design a useful sign that’s graphically attractive. Linked below are many examples of potential re-designs.

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Save the Bees!

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Ontario Bee Rescue (and Facebook page)

Ontario Bee Rescue was established in the summer of 2014. The objective is to maintain a list of beekeepers in Ontario that are willing and able to assist in the rescue of honey bee swarms. To maintain professionalism, only registered beekeepers are eligible. If you are a registered beekeeper and wish to be on our swarm capture list, please notify us through facebook or our website. We are working closely with OBA to ensure that honeybees are saved from being destroyed by exterminators and pest control companies. Spread the word – Save the Bees

Sexy, Hot, Sweaty Men Serving Food

I’ve never tried a Hooters restaurant and this male version of it interests me even less. I don’t have anything against Hooters. But, I prefer to spend my money where a good meal is the point, not a good body.

However, this Tallywackers with shirtless, sweaty-looking men, is something I’d like to avoid. For health reasons.

The website is dynamic looking (lots of red colour) but from there it’s slim pickings with code problems, text errors and not enough information.

Tallywackers Bar, Restaunt, Entertainment Venue. Come see the scantily clad male servers everyone’s been talking about!

Source: Tallywackers

Seven or Better?

From Maxim: Check Out The Dating Website For Women Who Only Care About Big Dongs

To become a member (hee hee, MEMBER!), you need to do a few things. First and foremost, get out your ruler and measure your package. Are you at least 7 inches? Great, you’re in. You’re six and three-quarters inches? NOT BIG ENOUGH. You will be relegated to the tiny ween dating site called Match.com.

Sounds more like it’s a site for men to talk about how great their big dicks are. I don’t know any women who actually want a big cock. No matter what popular culture happens to believe, there is only so much that will fit inside a woman’s vagina. This big cock site is more likely for men and online dating for gay men.

My First Divorce

Originally posted to Sex Kitten (2003 – 2004)

That was when she looked at websites about disposing of bodies. Not that he was quite a body, he was still breathing after all. But… she was only curious really.

His head was heavier than expected, kind of like a really big cabbage she’d once cooked for making cabbage rolls. She had a hard time fitting it into the pot, the cabbage, not his head. Although, cooking him was an alternative under consideration.

What do you do with an extra husband after all? Once the marriage was over, he became kind of disposable, like an extra toaster after the wedding. You could always give it away, but somehow that seemed so small minded. Why saddle someone else with your spare toaster? Even more so with a used toaster, one you had cleaned up after, slept with and all that other labour and time not so well spent. Maybe, it was really more like having a sixth finger than an extra toaster. Imagine how awkward that sixth finger would be? Holding a pen would be like a wrestling match and typing would be, well… interesting. Continue reading My First Divorce

The Fly in the Room, Continued by Request

I wrote The Fly in the Room and thought it was a complete story. But, I had a request for a part two. So here it is…

He said his name was Fred. Of course it wasn’t. I found that out when I noticed a pile of mail on a side table by the door.

I’ll call him Fred because he does look something like a caveman and his expectations were primitive too. Fred was freshly cleaned up and showered but he had not done much about brushing his hair, cleaning under his fingernails or timming his finger and toenails. Poor grooming has always been a turn off for me.

As it turns out most other women feel the same way. That was how I had met and become friends with a few other local Dominant women. We were all annoyed with the local men who expected so much and returned so very little. Not even bothering to dress up or clean up, as if we should be satisfied with so little. Continue reading The Fly in the Room, Continued by Request

What is World Drawing Day?

The next World Drawing Day will be sometime in June, 2013. Nothing posted about this year on the site, so far. Drawing Day

“Drawing Day is a world-wide event encouraging everyone to drop everything and draw on one day. Simply draw, then submit drawings to our website or any of our participating websites.”

One day each year just pretend you can draw. Even if you can already draw, draw something more. Challenge yourself.

As a kid and a teenager and then a young woman, I always thought I could not draw. Even now, I know I’m not a great artist. It doesn’t matter. I can draw. I can draw because I want to. I enjoy drawing just because I want to do it. I don’t have to be great, I don’ t have to make masterpieces or get something in a gallery (other than the gallery I made myself).

World Drawing Day is a day for people who want to draw. People who wish they could draw and all those people who think they can’ t draw. On World Drawing Day you don’t need any special qualifications. Just draw.

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