Lemonade Stand of the Day: Joshua Smith was determined to help Detroit ease its desperate financial burden. So he did what any industrious 9-year-old would do — he launched a successful lemonade stand.
Joshua’s new business, which he ran with his pals for five days last week, garnered more than $3,340 in donations, with “sales” pouring in from as far as Canada, South Africa, Uganda, and the U.K.
By Friday, he had received an award for outstanding achievement from the Detroit City Council, sold lemonade to members of the University of Michigan’s men’s basketball team, and been awarded a $2,000 college scholarship from the Rosa L. ParksScholarship Foundation.
“I’m really happy that a lot of people supported me,” Joshua said. “It was successful but tiring.”
Detroit will use the proceeds from Joshua’s stand to maintain a park and playground near his house.
Up IRL of the Day: The house in Utah modeled after Carl Fredricksen’s home in Pixar’s Up recently sold for a respectable $400,000. But residents of the Salt Lake City suburb where the house is situated say its new owner must abide by the same homeowners association rules as everyone else, and repaint the exterior.
“When we originally bought here, we were told that all the houses had to abide by certain paint colors on the outside,” said neighbor Josh Bohrn. “We expect it to be painted an earth-tone color similar to the other houses in the neighborhood.”
In typical Pixar movie villain fashion, Bohrn said he wanted the “Up house” to blend in more with the ones others around it.
The unit’s builder, Blair Bangerter, said he was aware of the rules, and the initial approval to paint a light pastel facade “Was conditional.” He did not elaborate.
Not all Herriman dwellers agree with Bohrn, however. “We like it how it is,” said Nicole Marsh, who lives across the street. “It’s unique and brings people to the area.”
Clint Hamblin, who purchased the house last month, said he hopes the homeowners association will let him keep the exterior as-is, but added that he would avoid “ruffling feathers” if forced to make the change.
Sounds to me like someone is about to go on a magical balloon ride to Paradise Falls, South America.
I love this
Lip-Smacking Lip Balm of the Day: New from Lip Smacker: Girl Scout Cookie-themed lip balm tubes featuring five famous flavors: Thin Mints, Trefoils, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, or Samoas.
Finally, a Girl Scout cookie that won’t do a thing to your hips no matter how long it’s on your lips.
Available individually or as set ($5). A liquid lip-gloss version will be released next year.
SHBOSS BOY SWAG!!!!
The Shboss Boys need to enroll in my school immediately. I also have to wonder if this would be inappropriate to play for kids while they clean up or something. I need my whole class to know the words to this pronto.
This is the best thing I have ever seen!