Fun with Magnetic Letters

It has been a long time since my last post!

There was a project dry spell for a while. Then when I got started again, like a person given a glass of water after a terrible thirst, I just drank and drank (arted and crafted) without stopping to breathe (post).

Here is one of my recent projects. No genius here. As a teacher I had a ton of colorful magnetic letters, that it turns out I really don’t need anymore … at least not in the numbers I had them.

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I had the thought to spray paint them, and was so proud of my unique idea … until I found about a million pins on Pinterest of people doing the same.

However, the big “in” thing is gold. And I dig it. Nothing against gold. But it wasn’t really what I wanted for our kitchen. So I just went black.

So still unbeknownst to the apartment building owner (whew), I took the letters out on a big sheet of cardboard to paint them such.

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I cleared the rest of the clutter off our icy friend to leave it just simple black and white. Two of each letter stay on the fridge for easy access, and the rest go back in the green tub to avoid cluttering the fridge too much. Turns out these letters are a lot of fun!

Daniel’s and my routine has become the following:

I write a message. Later I walk in to find Daniel has changed around the letters to spell something entirely different (which may or may not make sense). Here are just a few examples…

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Good morning” becomes “Goon dorming.”

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What’s for dinner?” becomes “Finned thor wars.”

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Hello Handsome” becomes “No sad hell home” or “Mend shoal hole.”

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So spiky” (Don’t ask. We’ve been watching a British show.) becomes “OK Pissy.”

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and “Weekend fun” becomes “We need funk.” Same thing, really.

It turns out “I’m too bootylicious” has too many Os and Is to re-spell anything. Here are some of our attempts:

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“I’m too bootylicious” becomes …

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And finally, success!

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“Oily tooticious mob.” Indeed.

And then sometimes they just get left to be nice.

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