Winter Concept Map and 10 Silly Ideas
I began by watching some episodes of Season 8 of How I Met Your Mother on Netflix streaming. It is the only sitcom I've watched in years. I started watching on DVD, and I think it was because of the press and Neil Patrick Harris. I don't normally like the sitcom format, but HIMYM has a lot of qualities like dramas that seem to work. I enjoy the metaplots for each season, the interaction of the characters, and the call backs that reward longtime continuity watching. Also, I am in the right age bracket, from Cleveland, like the main character, and live in the Twin Cities, not far from the home town of one of the supporting characters. These attributes contribute surprisingly often.
My concept map began with Winter and expanded, in no particular order, to include:
Smaller fingers expanded out from these secondary categories.
The Three Sub-Themes that emerged include:
10 Silly Ideas
The Silly Concepts included:
Car Flamethrower snow clearer
Electric Blanket Long Underwear
Hot Chocolate Thermos Vest
Minnesota Dog Carrier
Luminous Dye Figure Skates
Snow Tent Bike Saddlebags
Many of these ideas are concerned with my own winter experiences, upon review. They are aimed at getting by in the winter snows, easing commutes, and keeping warm. I have a couple little dogs that have trouble in the snow. A few ideas are related to winter play activities like skating and snowball fights.