Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet,
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
For a mere $30,000, you could buy yourself a 24-carat gold covered MacBook Pro with an Apple logo that features multi-color diamonds. Computer company Choppers, will personalize any high-tech gadget and also offers the chance to cover your favorite product in white, rose and yellow gold. You can also choose copper, black and silver chrome. The will take any device and strip it down to the bare metal and engrave and personalize it for a customer and then go ahead and plate that with 24 karat gold. For a price the company will coat just about anything, from Nintendo game controllers to iPhones and Blackberries, raspberries strawberries and blueberries. Discounts are available for multiple orders should you want to kit-out your crew, posse, team or just the whole of Blogville. They should use the slogan ‘Pimp my laptop’ or ‘Ain't such a thing as too much bling! How about ‘Give your rabbit hutch the Midas touch’?
Think that is bad? Well you can never have too much bling according to Mexican soldiers who seized an arsenal of gold-plated and diamond-encrusted weapons believed to belong to the Valencia gang, allies of the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel. They seem to be fans of hip hop more flip flop we say. These flamboyant gang members spend much of their ill-gotten gains on pimped pistols. Yep pimp my shooter is in! Gold or silver plated they were also encrusted with diamonds. Three of the assault rifles are almost entirely gold-plated and there was even a silencer plated with gold. One particularly image-conscious gangster has made his pistol unique by adding rows of gaudy red and green jewels and a Ferrari logo.
If you could be outrageous what would you have done? I am going to get my dumb phone done with a new ringtone, ding a bling! Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘going for gold’, Ka-ching!
Our friends over at Max The Quilt Cat have told us about Sheila Wedegis who is a great painter of dogs. She is doing 30 Paintings of 30 Dog Noses in January. If you’d like to be included just email your nose photos to sophieATpalm-spiritDOTcom. Her web site isHere Let us have some fun. I have sent mine off for my nose portrait. It is going to be well better than Kates' was yesterday.
There is No Doom or Gloom In Mystic Mollys' Fortune!
As part of the Blogville Circus we will be hosting the Fortune telling tent. Leave me a comment from now until the 1st Feb saying you would like your fortune told and let us know if you want me to look into our crystal ball, read the tarot, tea leaves or playing cards. Charge is $1, which you can pay on the 15th & 16th details later. All proceeds will be going to good causes.