Title:  Blonde Sanders and the Paper people. ( draft/ Science fiction)

 

I was sitting the lunch room, eating a cheese sandwadge, not because I was hungry, I like cheese, I was just pasing the time. I had also been flolding origami animals. I made a swan, and several smaller swans I lined up behind the mother swan, I sat back and admired my creations. You need a hobby on these long scouting missions.

I was sent here on a scouting mission as my ship explored each planet one by one in this solar system.

You can’t understand a planet just by looking from above. I was given, a 7 water shots that will last the week, and 10 food shots so I don’t go hungry. Though I am happy to fast for a few days, hunger keeps me sharp and alert.

I packed them into my backpack. Along with the usuall emergency supplies: oxygem helmet, ray gun and first aid kit, and of course my intergalaxtic passport. I am always forgetting that.

I arrived on the planet in what seems to be mid morning. The locals we a little startled as I made such a racket coming down. But I made the intergalactic greating and began my tour of the planet.

I look around at all the quaint houses, neat in every way. The ground, the buildings, even the sky had a neat proper perfect look to it. It took me some time to put my finger on it why things looked so neat.  I placed my hand up against a building and absurved its texture, and thats when I got a paper cut. A yes, this world is made of paper, paper roads, paper buildings, paper clouds in a paper sky, and paper people walking on by.

I spoke to the locals and followed a crowd to a town meeting. There I spoke to the mayor and asked if someone could show me around. He got his assistant to show me around. A paper lady, with paper hair curls.

“Greetings I am Blonde Sanders” – I said out aloud. In an all too loud voice.

“ hehe, no need for such formalities, you sound like you are from a 1950’s space film. Carrie is the name. I am the assistant to the mayor at Paperville” –  Carrie said with a smile.

on an origami world I met an origami girl.

We had much to talk about my human world, and her paper thin world.

Her skirt hung of her paper thin waste, with just the right folds.

We went a park to watch ducks swim on a blue paper lake,

And although I cannot live here, and live on paper spaghetti with a red paper sauce, with paper cheese shavings. I am not meant for this angular world.

Design Appreciation: The humble air mattress.

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The humble air mattress.

The three images are the first air mattress, a vinatge air matress, the current air mattress and also a possible air matress of the future!

I take one of these every time I go camping,

It inflates with an attachment that plugs into the cigertte lighter of the car.

And packs down nicely into a small space in my car,

When I look at it, I feel thankful that I was born in the age of plastics,

as old materials may have been more rough and bluky, and expensive,

as the air matress is rather cheap.

I take a look on the internet at old designs,

I love the colours, and the boxes,

There we such great designs back in the day.

It was used in the house, as a pool toy and then eventually for camping.

” The first air mattress was invented in 1889 by the Pneumatic Mattress & Cushion Company in Reading, Massachusetts.” edition.cnn.com

Wow I did not think they went that far back, and made of rubber.

 

 

source:

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/LIVING/06/03/camping.equipment.history.mf/

http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1939342_1939395_1939657,00.html