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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

ONR Science & Technology

Friday, August 11th, 2006

ONR Science & Technology

Welcome to the Office of Naval Research’s site on Science and Technology. That sure is a mouthful! So, what do you think you are going to explore here? Well, Oceanography, Space Sciences and more!

Oceanography – This section is devoted to oceanography. Use the side menu to navigate within this section. Your choices are: Ocean in Motion, Habitats, Ocean Life, Ocean Regions, Research Vessels… Continue reading

Homework Center

Friday, August 4th, 2006

Homework Center

Welcome to Fact Monster’s Homework Center. This is a fabulous Web site to bookmark for your kids or grandkids who are probably heading back to school very soon. Here they kind find help on specific subjects, along with an added bonus of a huge reference section to search in. In the middle section of the page, you’ll find the Search Engine, which will search almanac, atlas… Continue reading

The Swing Years

Friday, August 4th, 2006

The Swing Years

Today’s cool site is short and sweet. I really enjoyed it and I thought that it could stand on its own without a lot of frilly writing!

Swing took this country by storm in the 1930s, but had already started formulating in the late 20s. Now you can relive or discover swing with this Web site! You will need Real Audio which you can get… Continue reading

Internet Public Library

Friday, August 4th, 2006

Internet Public Library

Welcome to the Internet Public Library, brought to you by a class from the University of Michigan’s School of Information. This Web site is also now being used in many other schools. To learn more about how it got started, check out the section under the Inside heading, specifically the link “How the IPL Consortium Came To Be.” Or, you can check out the About the… Continue reading

Space Shuttle Discover STS-121 Mission Complete

This is a very stellar set of pictures and I’m so excited to be sharing them with you! They have such astonishing clarity and detail. I fully recommend just clicking on the first image and then clicking the next button to explore the whole series of pictures.

If you scroll down on each picture, you can check out people’s comments on the image… Continue reading

Yard Sale Database

Friday, August 4th, 2006

Yard Sale Database

One of my favorite summer weekend activities is to go to yard/garage sales. It’s like being on a treasure hunt sometimes and is an awesome way to find stuff you need around the house cheaper than at a store.

Well, this site not only has yard sale information, but it also uses those amazing Google maps! So, I bet you are wondering how it all works… Continue reading

Pets on the Go

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Pets on the Go

It’s hard to travel places when you have pets. Do you take them with you, do you hire a sitter or maybe you even kennel them. Well, this site is here to make the decision to travel with your pets easier. Find lots of pet-friendly places, whether you are looking for a hotel, bed and breakfast, resort, inn or private rental.

Let’s start with the… Continue reading

The Aviation History Museum Online

Friday, July 28th, 2006

The Aviation History Museum Online

Welcome to the Aviation History Museum Online. Navigation is very straightforward here, compared to some museums online. You’ll find all the sections right on the main page. They are: Aircraft, Airman, Engines, Theory, Photo Gallery, Early Years, Other Sites, WWI Aeroplanes, E-column, Jesse Davidson Archives, Aircraft Year Book Project, Garber Restoration Facility Tour and Aviation Models.

Aircraft – In this section, you’ll find the… Continue reading

Wildlife Artist

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Wildlife Artist

Okay, so I’m on a wildlife kick at the moment, but I thought these paintings were so fantastic that I had to share them with you. They are so realistic and quite amazing. Let’s get started, shall we?

Navigation can be found on the side menu. The sections are: What’s New, Galleries, About Me and Guestbook.

What’s New – Here you can find out what’s been recently… Continue reading

The Paunsaugunt Wildlife Museum

Friday, July 28th, 2006

The Paunsaugunt Wildlife Museum

With our wildlife disappearing more and more everyday, there is a museum that is preserving it for future generations to see. Since it’s located in Utah, I can’t just hop in the car and head there, so I have to be content with a computer chair trip there via the Web site.

You can learn all about the museum in the Museum Information and… Continue reading

Hubble Site

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Hubble Site

I love this site. I keep coming back to it every couple of years and thoroughly exploring it all over again, because it is just so amazing. The last time I brought you this site, I was gaga over the Tonight’s Sky section. While it’s still a great section that you can check out, this time my attention was captured by the Black Holes section.

Black Holes… Continue reading

One Across

Friday, July 21st, 2006

One Across

Word puzzles have always been something I’ve loved. I think it was a trait I inherited from my mother. She still pours over the crossword puzzle in the newspaper and you can find a plethora of word puzzle books on her bookshelves. It’s really annoying when I do a crossword and only miss a few of the answers, not to mention frustrating.

Here at One Across, you… Continue reading

Geocaching

Friday, July 21st, 2006

Geocaching

Do you want to go on a treasure hunt? Well, Geocaching is a great modern way of hunting treasure and has become very popular since the arrival of GPS units. And now that GPS units are easier to get your hands on, even more people can play. Geocaching is a treasure hunt for people who own a GPS unit. You can both hide and seek!

If you want… Continue reading

Kartoo

Friday, July 21st, 2006

Kartoo

So, I bet you are wondering what the heck Kartoo is. Am I right? Well, so did I and I was really surprised to find that it is a Meta search engine. Yeah I know, who needs another search engine, right? Well, I do. This one is different though, which begs the question of how? I must say, I can’t wait to tell you!

First of all, this… Continue reading

Best Friends Animal Shelter

Friday, July 21st, 2006

Best Friends Animal Shelter

So, by now you all know I’m an avid pet lover. I have three cats and two loveable dogs. (The cats would qualify as lovable if they didn’t have evil moments!) But, one of our cats has been going through a territory issue and doing things it shouldn’t have been doing all over my house. Which, to be honest, hasn’t thrilled me. My roommate… Continue reading

Scam Busters

Friday, July 21st, 2006

Scam Busters

There are a ton of Internet scams out there today and keeping yourself safe can be a tedious job. But, you can get a great start by visiting this site! Internet scams come in all varieties. From trying to steal your identity, money or even to get you to stop giving certain companies your business, the best way to deal with these scams is to be prepared… Continue reading

Desert Island Library

Friday, July 14th, 2006

Desert Island Library

Do you enjoy recommending books, movies and music to your friends and family? Well, if you do, this site is for you! If you are always looking for something new to read, watch or listen to, you will definitely enjoy this site. And the really cool thing is that it’s free!

The first thing you need to do is register. You can find the link to… Continue reading

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