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Explore the Pyramids

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Explore the Pyramids

Welcome to Nova Online’s Pyramid. I’ve decided to bring you to the site from the table of contents, simply because it makes it easier to explore everything.

The table is broken down by pyramid and sphinx, as well as, excavation and the usual credit links.

The pyramids are Khufu, Khafre, Menkaure and you get the bonus of the Sphinx.

Khufu – Here you can view… Continue reading

Monkey Around

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Monkey Around

Welcome to Monkey Around, a game and activities site that’s here to monkify you!

Start by getting initiated into the monkey madness by using the name generator. Just put in your first and last name and click the “Monkify Me” button.

My name is Crazy Banana Lover. That made me chuckle.

The other sections of this site include Monkey Reading & Writing, Monkey Mumblings and Monkey Games… Continue reading

I Took Photos

Friday, September 15th, 2006

I Took Photos

I love the photographs on this site. Taken by Stephen Folkes, they are pretty amazing. You can learn more about the photographer in the About section, which you will find at the bottom of the page right next to the archive link.

To view the gallery, just click the arrow buttons at the top. Since the most recent photo is shown first, you will want to… Continue reading

Maps in the News

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Maps in the News

This is a very interesting way to view current affairs. Check out Maps in the News brought to you by Utopia. Whether you want see the maps of the War in Iraq, the Israel-Lebanon War or just the Gas Prices in the U.S., you can access those maps here. Just look toward the middle of the page.

I was really interested to see their map… Continue reading

Breeder Web

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Breeder Web

Remember the nature photography site I wrote up recently with dogs I couldn’t identify? Well, thankfully I have very faithful readers who help me out. The dogs are German Wirehaired Pointers. But one of my readers also sent me this terrific site.

Joining this site is free, but the form was down when I tried. You can sign up as a breeder or as a dog lover… Continue reading

WebMD Drug Index

Friday, September 15th, 2006

WebMD Drug Index

Have you ever come home from the pharmacy and thrown away the drug information that came with your prescription? I know I have. It never fails that later, you want to know something about what you’re taking and don’t have the information anymore. Well, provided you have the name (brand or generic), you can find out about it from this Web site. You can even search… Continue reading

Let’s Cook

Friday, September 8th, 2006

Let’s Cook

One of the slogans on this site is “The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home.” I find that saying to be so true. Where else do you sneak off to for a midnight snack or to cook meals that your family loves? The kitchen is definitely the heart of my home. I love to cook

Blown Glass Artwork

Friday, September 8th, 2006

Blown Glass Artwork

I was reading a book on glass blowing and simply found the whole concept fascinating, so when a reader passed this site my way, I was so happy! Are you ready to explore Mark McCourt’s glass artwork?

There are two different menus on the site. There’s the side menu, which has all the art categories and the top menu, which has all the artist information.

The… Continue reading

Ian’s Shoelace Site

Friday, September 8th, 2006

Ian’s Shoelace Site

Well, I recently had the joy of trying to teach a little boy I baby sit for to tie his shoes. He really loves the lacing part, so I looked up shoe lacing and printed out some fun examples from this site.

There are 31 ways to lace shoes. Some are easy and some are harder, but all of them are pretty darn cool. I… Continue reading

Care2 Make a Difference

Friday, September 8th, 2006

Care2 Make a Difference

Do you want to make a difference in the world we live in? Not sure how to get started? Well, this site is a pretty good starting place and their goal is to make the world a better place.

How are they doing it? Well, the site provided is a meeting place for different organizations and individuals to get together so that you can make… Continue reading

Colorblind Homepage

Friday, September 1st, 2006

Colorblind Homepage

Are you colorblind? Have you ever wondered why colorblindness occurs? Do you think you are colorblind, but aren’t sure? Well, this site has answers and explanations that will answer all these questions.

What is Colorblindness? – This section covers what colorblindness is and describes the different types. There are four different kinds and they are explained in detail with a color chart for each.

Why Are You… Continue reading

Backpack

Friday, September 1st, 2006

Backpack

Welcome! On this site, you can sign up for free to help you stay organized. You can plan events and trips, make to-do lists and much, much more. The first thing you have to do is sign up. They don’t ask for too much information; just your name, e-mail address and they ask that you create a user ID with a password. Pretty simple.

I know a lot… Continue reading

Parking Perfection

Friday, September 1st, 2006

Parking Perfection

There are people in this world who are parking perfectionists and I must admit that I am one of them. I have to get my car parked just so or I’m unhappy while I run my errands or shop. So, when I found this game, you can probably guess that I was hooked from the get go.

This is the most addicting game I’ve found in a… Continue reading

Wildlife Photography

Friday, September 1st, 2006

Wildlife Photography

It must be summer that is making me turn to all these wildlife photographer’s sites. Yet again, I’ve found amazing wildlife images that you just have to see to believe. This site displays the professional wildlife photography of Carl Sams and Jean Stoick. They are from Michigan and have some of the most incredible photographs of deer and other wildlife.

Bios – This is where you can… Continue reading

Oceangram

Friday, September 1st, 2006

Oceangram

I thought this was a rather fun way to send your friends and family messages, so I figured I’d share it with you all!

Just click the bottles to send a message. Your bottle will be tossed out into the ocean for anyone to discover! You can also just wait at your beach and see if a bottle comes in!

To send a message to your friends or… Continue reading

Wildlife Photos

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Wildlife Photos

Just so you know, this site is in German, but I feel that the photos really transcend any language barrier. I don’t need words to describe to me what’s going on in the photos. With their beautiful clarity and amazing shots, I wanted to share this site with you all.

It’s so easy

Strangest Things in Space

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Strangest Things in Space

Normally, we take a more serious approach to science. Well, let’s forget that for today as we take a look at the strangest things in space!

Not only can you check out the Top 10 strange things in space, but you can rate them too. On a scale of one to five, one being not strange and five being really strange! Once you rate… Continue reading

Bookcrossing

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Bookcrossing

If you love to read (and you know I do), I think you will love this site. Bookcrossing is a very interesting twist on a book club. How does it work? Well, the first thing I did was register/join bookcrossing. This is free, fast and easy to do. Just click the Join Bookcrossing link on the side menu, fill out the requested information and click the Join Now… Continue reading

Official 2006 Holidays

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Official 2006 Holidays

Sometimes my life gets so busy that I just don’t know whether I’m coming or going and then a holiday sneaks up on me and I didn’t even remember it was coming. Now I start each month by heading to this site and checking out what holidays fall within that month. The bonus is that this site also lists all the bizarre, strange and unusual holidays… Continue reading

Annuity Truth

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Annuity Truth

I get so sad when I hear about senior citizens being taken advantage of by con artists or even financial institutions that want to take advantage of their money without giving the correct benefits. So, that’s why I’m bringing you this site. Here you can learn all about annuities, as well as, how to protect yourself from these types of things. I also have some information for… Continue reading

The Animal Rescue Site

Friday, August 18th, 2006

The Animal Rescue Site

So, I happen to think this is a good cause and better yet, it doesn’t cost you a thing! You just have to take a moment out of your time and click the Fund Food For Animals button. Each click provides the value of .6 bowls of food and care to animals in shelters. Every click counts and while .6 doesn’t seem like… Continue reading

The World Fact Book 2006

Friday, August 18th, 2006

The World Fact Book 2006

Welcome to the newly updated World Fact Book. As you may know, the fact book is updated every year to add new information or to update old information so that it is always current. What will you find inside it? Well, you’ll see maps, flags and country information.

Navigation is really simple. It’s right in front of you on the main page. There’s… Continue reading

Wildflowers of Tucson

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Wildflowers of Tucson

This site simply blew me away! There are 330 different species of wildflowers in this collection. That means there are 330 different species of wildflowers in Tucson! Can you believe that?! Wildflowers are my absolute favorite kind. There are several ways to navigate through the flowers on this site.

You can browse them by color: Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, Violet and White. You can also check… Continue reading

Let’s Say Thanks

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Let’s Say Thanks

Want to say thank you to the soldiers serving our country, but you don’t know how? Well, it can’t be any more simple than going to this site. How does it work? Well, you choose a postcard design from the ones that scroll across the page or you can click the View All Designs button. Select a postcard and then you fill in your name, hometown… Continue reading

The Telegraph Office

Friday, August 11th, 2006

The Telegraph Office

Welcome to a site that is a “Tribute to Morse Telegraphy.” You’ll find navigation on the side menu or in the middle of the page. The side menu is a more complete navigation area than the middle of the page, so I’d focus there if I were you.

Main Page – This link will always bring you back to the front page of the site.

There… Continue reading

The Cemetery Project

Friday, August 11th, 2006

The Cemetery Project

Before you get freaked out by this unusual project, I want you to start your journey at the “Why Such an Unusual Hobby”? section. This is where you will learn why Michael Reed not only maintains this site, but does it as his hobby. You might also want to check out “Who are You”? and the “What is This”? section. All of these are found in… Continue reading

Air Show Journal

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Air Show Journal

I love this page, because it reminds me of the air shows my parents took me to see while I was growing up, so it’s very nostalgic for me. The site itself is very straightforward.

You’ll find the show index across the top of the page on the brown bar. That’s the easiest way to see all the shows that are in the journal.

Your other… Continue reading

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