Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thursday Thoughts - Earthquake Safety and Wallpaper

I thought I'd be writing to say something mean,
like the fact that wallpaper is unstylish, not keen,
but the reason behind this is noble, I've seen,
and watching that earthquake safety test was serene.

Will it also help flimsy shacks made of plywood?
Can it make any minimally safe place all good?
How many different colors will launch this year?
How soon will it be available to me here?

Will I have to paper my house inside and out?
Can I skip the shower?  I just re-did the tile and grout.
And, what about the floors? Should I paper under?
Or should I continue to layer over the last floorings, I wonder...

I hope your commercials will answer my questions.
I'm certain you'll take serious this silly American's suggestions.
I just can't wait 'til it hits the shelves at Home Depot!
Will there be a new product sale?  Oh, I hope so!


Rachel Hoyt
of Rhyme Me a Smile

P.S.  Can I have some for free if I promote funky wallpaper style?

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  1. Good luck with that.
    As thought by the cat
    It is just another money suck
    For when a big earthquake comes nothing is safe no matter your spent buck

    1. I'm sure you are right about the big one,
      but for the little quakes, some protection is better than none.


  2. It would be quite pointless if the entire building falls. I guess it would be a whole lot neater being all held together like that.

    I wonder what that scientist would think of your rhyme! :D

    1. I wonder what the scientist would think of my rhyme too! :) Smiles. :)

  3. I suggest you build under to avoid the thunder,
    of the earthquake that will come
    from the manta above

    Just a suggestion, mind


    1. Can't the ground crumble even quicker?
      Perhaps I'll wait for a plan that's slicker. :)

  4. this is a pretty cool idea esp considering all the shaking our world is doing currently you know...but intrigued by the conceptually...smiles.

    1. I'm glad you were intrigued conceptually as well. It's an amazing idea. Who knows what they're going to work on next! :)

  5. I can see its market niche
    Is going to be the nouveau riche
    To protect themselves, they'll spend the bucks
    The rest of us are out of luck!

    1. It definitely does not sound to cheap, but I'm hoping the price won't make me say something that needs a *bleep*. :P

  6. Fascinating, but it does cry out - expensive!!!
    I am so thankful I don't live in an earthquake-active zone . . .
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. I'm thankful I don't have to deal with snow, tornados, or hurricanes. :)

  7. "How many different colors will launch this year?"

    Ah, this made me laugh. Very nice.

    1. Hehe. Thanks! Of course the answer is one, but writing the question was quite fun. :)

  8. I thought this video was sweet!
    Since I'm a techie and science geek.
    Wallpaper that can help save lives?
    Wow, super cool! I give it a high five!

    Thanks Rachel! I learned a lot from watching this piece and as always I enjoyed your fun poem. Cheers!

    1. I'm glad I found some nerdalicious news. It helps ensure the rhyme readers don't snooze! :) Cheers!

  9. Wow, this video was really neat,
    the creativity coming from the human mind
    is hard to beat!

  10. I hope that I never have to experience anything as a huge earthquake. That is one thing that scares the whits out of me!

    1. I've managed to sleep through a few decent sized ones, so I guess I'm destined to be happy here. :)


Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...