Autism Awareness Month reminder and Craft Corner Deathmatch

It’s Autism Awareness Month. I meant to post this a while ago, but forgot until now. Anyways, at work, we just got these blue wrist bands that have five words that create a “mantraâ€? about interacting, understanding, and appreciating people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders(ASD). I guess everyone who has a message they want to get out to the public is jumping on the bandwagon with rubber bracelets like the original yellow bracelets by Lance Armstrong.

We were watching this show that Stan taped for us (yes, can you believe it?) called Craft Corner Deathmatch. It’s “Martha Stewart Living” meets “Iron Chef.” So they have “craft-offs” where the contestants’ work is judged to see who is the better crafter. Anyways, they were trying to make some stuff with leaves when the show cuts over to a “brief history of leaves”:

(announcer narrates in British accent)
Leaves were first used as underwear. Then they put it in water and made tea.

A most excellent summary.