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Refrigerator magnets, on the move January 17, 2013

Posted by Samuel Snoek-Brown in Kitchen & Bath, Smiley.
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One of my happiest refrigerator magnets.

One of my happiest refrigerator magnets.

I’ve had this happy magnet for ages. It’s part of a whole gang of smiley (and not-so-smiley) faces that lives on my refrigerator.

The whole gang -- including a few cool smileys, a leering mischievous smiley, and a grumpy old frown.

The whole gang — including a few cool smileys, a leering mischievous smiley, and a grumpy old frown.

The gang isn’t exclusive — these smileys do pal around with other smileys, including a different style of “cool” smiley, some of the smiley clips I’ve featured on the blog before, and — not in this photo, but in the vicinity — a smiley face for the state of Wisconsin, where we lived for a few years.

But lately, this particular gang of smileys has been commuting to work: they’re serving double-duty on my dishwasher. I use the traditional smiley when the dishes are clean, the frown when the dishes are dirty, and, once, the mischievous leer when I ran a cleanse cycle on the empty dishwasher.

Right now, the dishes are still dirty.

Right now, the dishes are still dirty.

 

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Singing magnet (“You Are My Sunshine”) June 21, 2012

Posted by Samuel Snoek-Brown in Kitchen & Bath, Smiley, Video.
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Singing magnet (“You Are My Sunshine”). From my personal collection.

Not exactly sure where I picked this up, but I love it. When I’m in the kitchen making dinner — or breakfast, or just grabbing a snack — I like to push the “nose” on this thing. Yeah, the music is tinny and electronic and maybe a little grating, but it’s such a happy song! Makes me smile, every time. šŸ™‚

Kitchen magnet clips May 10, 2012

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Kitchen magnet clips. From my personal collection.

You’ll notice these are empty. I’m supposed to tuck coupons andĀ receiptsĀ andĀ recipesĀ and notes from my wife (yes, milk is on the list) into these little clips, but I don’t. 1) We have a LOAD of clips andĀ magnetsĀ and pouches for storing all those things, and they’re all on other parts of the fridge. And 2) I like to leave these happy (and one surprised) guys alone, no work required — I let them just hang out on the fridge and enjoy themselves. (And 2.5, I keep my grocery list on my iPod.)

Actually, my fridge is COVERED in smiley magnets, including a very cool homemade one, and a few of those smileys do hold up some ads and sticker sheets and business cards. But, lest I overwhelm you, I’ll save those smileys for other posts.

I am curious, though: what’s got the second smiley face so shocked? Whatever it is, I think the winky face had something to do with it. And the dude in the sunglasses isn’t telling anyone…. šŸ˜‰