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The History of Valentine’s Day

Friday, February 16th, 2007

The History of Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day has always been something I’ve celebrated. From the days of my childhood when I made my parents Valentine cards with red construction paper, crayons, glitter and glue to today when I drop a Valentine’s card in the mail for everyone I care about. It’s a day where we celebrate the ones we love, whether they are our significant other or our… Continue reading

Acronym Finder

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Acronym Finder

Welcome to Acronym Finder. This is the place where you can look up just about any acronym, abbreviation or initialism to find out what they mean.

It’s really easy to use too! Just type in the acronym you want to find. I used ZOMG. Then just click the Find button. You can also fill in the bullet for whether it’s an acronym you’re looking up or a… Continue reading

Party Ideas by Evite

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Party Ideas by Evite

Are you thinking of throwing a party? Are you just not sure where to start? Well, here at Evite, you can get great party planning ideas and help. I’ve been toying with the idea of throwing a Valentine’s Day party for all my friends who are single, so I went looking for some ideas and this site is where I ended up. Take note of… Continue reading

Paperback Swap

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Paperback Swap

Welcome to Paperback Swap, a site recommended by one of my readers after they saw my write up on BookMooch. This site is completely dedicated to paperbacks though. I have to say that I love this site’s layout. Everything is so easy to find and there was nothing I had to search for too long.

I started my visit by clicking the “How Does it Work”? link… Continue reading

Sammy Snowplow

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Sammy Snowplow

I couldn’t wait to bring you this site once I checked it out. The site discusses the dangers of playing in the snow near the road and it talks about snowplows.

Winter safety is an issue that is near and dear to my heart. I had a friend who got hurt when I was in grade school, because a snow fort she was digging caved in. So… Continue reading

Cute Overload

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Cute Overload

I thought I’d share one of my daily traditions with you. When I get up everyday, I get myself some breakfast while the computer boots up and then I head over to this site. It’s called Cute Overload and it helps me start my day with a smile.

I’ve been visiting this site for awhile now, but it was a video that is shown there that made… Continue reading

Amusing Facts

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Amusing Facts

Welcome to Amusing Facts, the place where you can find fun and interesting facts on many different subjects. And if that weren’t enough, they even have a free newsletter, so you can get these facts directly in your Inbox!

Navigation is pretty simple. You can use the Content Channels menu on the side of the page or you can use the thumbnails in the middle of the… Continue reading

Gum Art

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Gum Art

So, I’ve seen a lot of different mediums of art in my day, but I have to admit, chewed gum art is a new one for me. This site is divided into sections and they are: Pictures, Articles, Media Clips, About and Artist’s Statements.

I started my visit off in the About section. It was there that I learned that this all started in 1998 and has… Continue reading

Official Line-Rider

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Official Line-Rider

Okay, so you’re probably wondering why I am bringing you the Line-Rider site again (I featured it awhile back as well). Well, you see, I got several e-mails from readers with the link to the “official” site and it just has more options to choose from and I was so excited that I just had to share it with you all again!

One of the really… Continue reading

Last Best Places

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Last Best Places

This cool site is divided into three of the world’s most interesting and amazing ecosystems. They are: The Great Barrier Reef, Tongass National Forest and The Grand Canyon.

The Great Barrier Reef – Click this section’s column to be taken to the introduction for it. Then click the Begin Your Journey link at the bottom of the page. I was upset to find that the… Continue reading

The Paperback Revolution

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

The Paperback Revolution

The year is 1935, the place is Britain and the revolutionary idea is paperbacks. Can you imagine not having paperbacks? Some of my most favorite books that I’ve ever read are paperbacks. Most of them can’t even be found in hardback editions either!

So, let’s explore this revolution. Click the Revolution tab to begin. One of the neat things in this section is the Animated… Continue reading

Classic TV Outtakes

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Classic TV Outtakes

I adore outtakes from my favorite movies, so you can bet I was pleased when I found this site. I was so excited to know that I was going to be able to watch outtakes from some of my favorite television shows.

You will notice there is a profanity warning on this site, so you may not want your youngsters to check it out at all… Continue reading

Poem Lovers

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Poem Lovers

Welcome to a site that celebrates the love of poetry, quotes and stories. The site mostly focuses on poetry. On the main page, you will find the Featured Poems Categories, The Love Poem of the Week and Popular Love Quotes highlighted for easy access.

You can also use the side menu to delve deeper into the different sections. The sections are: Love Poems, Friendship Poems, Love Quotes… Continue reading

Learn About Coal

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Learn About Coal

I believe in being aware of all my options when it comes to things like heat and electricity. So, when I found this site, I had to share it. It’s a site that is trying to make people more aware of coal as an option for electricity.

The first thing you will notice is the little girl chatting at you from the bottom of the page… Continue reading

Online Conversion

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Online Conversion

Well, you all know that math is not my strong suit and in following suit, neither are conversions. So, I found a site that will help us all out with that. This site is very straightforward. You just look down the list for what you want to convert and click the link for it.

What will you find here? Well, the conversion range from Length, Temperature, Weight… Continue reading

Happy Slob

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Happy Slob

So, it’s a new year and you want to get organized, but in order to get organized, you have to clean your house up first. And yes, I’m speaking from personal experience.

I’m just getting over a very nasty bout of the flu and my house is a mess. There are dishes that need done, laundry is piling up and vacuuming to get to. Not to mention… Continue reading

The National Hurricane Survival Initiative

With keeping the devastation wrought by hurricanes in the past in mind, when I came across this site, I knew I had to share it. I want for all of you who live in hurricane prone areas to have this information at your fingertips.

Here you will learn how you can best prepare yourself for a hurricane. The best thing you can do is… Continue reading

Cute Core

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Cute Core

Okay, by now, you probably have a hunch to the fact that I am an animal lover. Well, I just couldn’t resist sharing this site when I stumbled across it. It is full of pictures of utterly adorable animals.

You can browse a couple of ways. One is just to scroll down the page, look at all the cuteness and then click the More Cuteness link at… Continue reading

Stuff People Write on Money

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Stuff People Write on Money

I can’t imagine writing on money, let alone doodling on it. To me, that has always been quite disrespectful. However, I do find myself curious as to what other people have written on it. I also wonder why they do it. So, as such, I was drawn to this site when I saw it. Today, I want to share with you a site… Continue reading

Hank’s Truck Pictures

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Hank’s Truck Pictures

I love automobiles. I used to dream of restoring cars and trucks when I was a little girl. This was probably influenced by the car sitting in my grandfather’s garage circa the 1940s, covered by a pristine white sheet. So, when I stumbled across this site, where I could see photos of many, many trucks, I was quite happy.

Now, you’re not going to be… Continue reading

Astro-Space News

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Astro–Space News

Welcome to Astro-Space News, a site where you can find the latest astronomy and space stories that might interest you. You can come to the Web page to read the latest issue or you can subscribe to the newsletter and receive it in your e-mail Inbox. It’s up to you.

What’s really great is that you are getting in on this news in the beginning of 2007… Continue reading

Giveaway of the Day

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Giveaway of the Day

This is an awesome site! The only trick to it is that you need to keep up with it daily to get the most out of it. What this site offers is a different piece of software that you can get totally free everyday.

No, it’s not a free trial offer either. It is the full licensed version of the software. You get the whole… Continue reading

Mona Lisa and the NRC

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Mona Lisa and the NRC

So, while at a first glance, this may just look like an article about the “Mona Lisa,” you’ll be surprised at the depth at which you’ll get to explore this famous painting. The National Research Council of Canada has delved deeply into this painting’s layers to shed some light on its many mysteries. Using their 3D laser, they have produced an amazing scan… Continue reading

Book Mooch

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Book Mooch

Welcome to Book Mooch, a site where you can give books away and get books you want to read in return. It’s absolutely free to join and browse. The only cost is to ship your books to others. All in all, it is a really sweet deal.

I recommend joining right off the bat. To do so, click the Join tab and fill out the fields that… Continue reading

StartCooking

Friday, January 12th, 2007

StartCooking

I want to start by telling you all that I adore this site. Not only is it great for the beginning cook, but there are some handy tips that you can pick up as a more experienced one as well. Even if all you get out of this site is the recipes, you will still come out a winner.

There are three tabs at the top of the… Continue reading

The Fast Check Forum

Friday, January 12th, 2007

The Fact Check Forum

Welcome to The Fact Check Forum, where you can find unusual factoids that are frequently updated and are always interesting.

Did you know that there are over 3.5 million patents for mousetraps submitted to the patent office? Or that 1,450 tons of chocolate were consumed during the 2006 holiday season? Well, those are just two of the facts that I found here.

On the main… Continue reading

Tropical Glen

Saturday, January 6th, 2007

Tropical Glen

Well, from the title of the site, I certainly didn’t expect music, but that’s what I got and in spades! Here you will find 100 years worth of popular music. How does it work? Well, let’s dig right in.

To listen to music, you can either select a year or scroll down and browse through the featured artist collections. You can check out the category selections as… Continue reading

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