This is a stick-up.

June 30, 2011


I’m sure I’m not the only one to have come up with this, but it’s still fun.

Long ago, Lloyd and I bought a bunch of rare earth magnets for a badly-run prank. We had read about how you use 3v button batteries, magnets and LED lights to make these lights you can throw at steel buildings or whatever and make it beautiful. Well, we made up a bunch and headed to Concordia to stealthily wow the kiddos!

We bought 1.5 batteries and these were wicked hard to make.

Sneaking them over in my purse.

We had plans to stick them on the ‘Jesus Frees Us’ statue in the middle of campus, then sit back and watch the reactions. Well, it turns out that the statue is the wrong kind of metal. What else could be used? What…… else…..?

That's right, a fire hydrant.

Yeah. It was super lame. We left them there for a while but nobody walked by. We moved them to a secondary location but there was a big event on campus that everybody was attending, so it was super-super-super lame. We got tired of our spy stakeout after half an hour and gave up. We picked up the lights after church the next day.

Anyway, I have all these magnets sitting around the house. This seems like a good use for them.

They are stuck to nails in the cabinet.

Whew. That story was too long.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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6 Responses to “This is a stick-up.”

  1. Gretchen Said on:

    I bought some of those once and they came with a warning to keep them away from pregnant women. That really made me wonder.


    • Lauren Said on:

      Maybe most babies are made of fire hydrants?

      I do know that Bucky Balls come with a warning to NOT EVER EAT THEM. If two get in your intestines and stick together with intestine walls between, you are in for a world of expensive surgery.


  2. Brad Said on:

    I used those tweezers to pull a nose hair. I thought I should tell you.


  3. Kristi Said on:

    All you need is a metallic Christmas tree, and you’re set.


  4. Mark Said on:

    Stick ’em on somebody’s car just before they head home for the night. Make a smiley face on the trunk!


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