Tuesday, May 15, 2007

ICE SOCKS

I was day dreaming today and an idea for an invention just popped into my head. Has this ever happened to you? I mean this is more of an innovation or improvement to what is out there already.

Take for example the lawn mower it started with a push mower, then someone added an engine and that was pretty good. Still you had to push the damn thing! So, someone added power to the wheels so you just followed it around and now you can even get them with seats and drive them around like a car. Well I didn't come up with any innovations for lawn mowers but if I did I think it would be , remote control lawn mowers..you know like the remote control cars and trucks all the kids get for their birthdays. I mean you could drink beer on the porch and just use a little hand control and direct your mower around the yard. It would be fun!

But I didn't think of that one today. No today I was sitting down, with the bad ankle..2 WEEKS now, and putting ice on it. Now ankles are tough to apply ice to by yourself. I mean you have to kinda do a sit up to get the ice bag in place and then when you sit back it's always sliding off or in the wrong spot so you find yourself trying to tie it in place with a scarf or something you bought at the drugstore that's supposed to make it easy. So there I was , sitting there when I noticed the basket of rags and orphaned socks was right on the floor next to my chair. I saw a particularly old, stretched out sock and the Idea was born!!

I pulled the loose fitting sock onto my bad foot and put a reusable ice bag over my ankle and then stretched the top of the sock down over the bag, It held the bag snugly and firmly against my sore ankle. I could even hobble to the fridge for a beer and it stayed in place!! The ICE SOCK will be HUGE! Bigger than the Pet Rock. I'll probably start selling my old stretched out orphaned socks here to boost traffic. Maybe I'll give them away as PRIZES for BEST COMMENTS.

Now I wish I had a remote for the lawn mower so I could cut the grass!!

12 comments:

choochoo said...

I wish I had a slave-robot who could do all my gardening for me. It would have to be a robot, cause regular slaves whine too much and you have to feed them. I hate gardening. Gardening turns me into an aggressive beatch.

Ken Albin said...

I'm waiting for a completely automated mower kind of like our Roomba vacuum cleaner. Just push a button and watch it go!

eastcoastlife said...

Yikes! You still have a swollen ankle? Take care buddy.

Oooo... I would love a robot too! To massage me! Hey .... Tom can do it too. hehehe....

Please dun send me your Ice Socks! :)

toes said...

Anyone who has ever tried to apply ice to their ankle will appreciate the tip!

Louisa said...

I don't have need to ice my ankle often, but...what also works well is sticking it in a bucket of ice water for a few minutes and taking it out to thaw.

Your sock idea sounds like genius (pls don't send me one)!

TOM said...

Choo Choo, step away from the garden.

Ken, I'm working on it

EASTCOAST...I'm on my way don't go anywhere...I just have to find my other sock!!

Toes, that's why I'm here to make everyone's life a little easier

Louisa, it takes a very smart woman to recognize my genius, thankyou for stopping by..I won't send you a sock, but as you know it will probably be very valuable as it is one of the first prototypes!!

Attila The Mom said...

I could definitely get into ice socks!

I'm one of those people who sleep "hot", and I can't bear to have blankets or sheets over my feet because they just burn up.

Of course this annoys the hubster to no end when I'm kicking all the covers around in my sleep.

Ice socks would be perfect!

TOM said...

Attila just don't start giving the hubster "The cold ankle"

Sebastien said...

You are going to be very rich from these wonderful innovations, especially the ice sock. As your default manager and agent, I demand at least 75% of your profits. If I have to do any actual work, that number jumps to 95%.

TOM said...

Sebastien, please don't get up I wouldn't want to pay workers comp on top of the 75%..

Bluey said...

I'd like to see 2 mowers go at it Robot War style where one gets to run over the top of, and shred, the other. After the lawns been done of course.

TOM said...

Bluey, how about chasing the dog around the yard??