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How to Tie a Tie

Friday, October 13th, 2006

When I was a little girl, I was fascinated with watching my dad tie his ties. I always begged him to teach me how to do it. He taught me how to tie a Windsor knot and a Half Windsor. Boy am I ever grateful too. This is a skill that has allowed me to help a lot of my guy friends out. Whether

Willard Wigan

Friday, October 6th, 2006

Willard Wigan

You should know by now that I’m an avid lover of art, so when I found this art site, I was blown away by what this guy creates and I think you will be too. Willard Wigan creates art that is so tiny, it’s amazing. It so small, it seems impossible. Ready to explore?

Home – This will bring you back to the main page at any… Continue reading

Ultimate Flash Face

Friday, October 6th, 2006

Ultimate Flash Face

Have you ever wanted to be a police sketch artist? Or just wondered how they use the computer to generate their sketches? Well, now you can do both with Ultimate Flash Face. It requires a flash player, which you may have guessed from the title. If you don’t have it already, get it here.

To begin, choose a feature. Select either hair, head… Continue reading

Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?

Friday, October 6th, 2006

Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?

Do you remember playing 20 Questions as a kid at parties? It’s a great game to play with your kids or grandkids on a rainy day or in a long car ride.

I played it as a child on long car trips with my mom. She would always start it out and then the winner would go next. We also played games like “I Spy”… Continue reading

Paula’s Workshop

Friday, October 6th, 2006

Paula’s Workshop

Welcome to Paula’s Workshop! Paula is a self-taught published artist and writer who’d like to share her work with you. There’s nothing to buy. It’s just art and writing for you to enjoy.

To learn more about Paula, check out the Bio section. There you can read a very professionally written biography. I particularly enjoy that she considers her cats the very best co-workers she’s ever had… Continue reading

Digital Picture of the Day

Friday, October 6th, 2006

Digital Picture of the Day

Welcome to the Digital Picture of the Day site! I must confess that I am a daily photo junkie. So, when I found this site, I bookmarked it right away of course! Why, you ask? Well, because there was this amazing photograph of these raccoons the day I visited and that just told me I was in for a great treat… Continue reading

Meebo

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Meebo

Meet Meebo! What is Meebo? It’s good of you to ask! Meebo is a Web based instant messenger that lets you use your instant messaging service from any computer that has an Internet connection and a browser. It is compatible with Internet Explorer, Firefox and Camino. For a full list of browsers it has been tested on, check out the Help section and choose the Compatible Browsers link.… Continue reading

Kent Nerburn

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Kent Nerburn

I was somewhat hesitant when I went to write up this Web site. Not because of the content, but because I was unsure where to begin. So, I’ll start off simply. This is writer, Kent Nerburn’s site. This is where he shares his thoughts on the world around him. I confess, I have never read a book of his, but I will now after having read his… Continue reading

Amusement Park Physics

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Amusement Park Physics

It won’t be long before the amusement parks are closed for the winter around here, so let’s take one last look at them and the physics behind them.

My favorite thing about this site is the Design a Roller Coaster section, because it allows you to put together a coaster of your own. You can then see why or why not your coaster would fail… Continue reading

Missouri Skies Rainbow

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Missouri Skies Rainbow

It has been down right dismal here in Ohio and we are becoming firmly entrenched in what I call gray sky season. So, I was most happy to stumble across this link in my e-mail. I’m bringing you directly to my favorite on this site, but I’ll discuss Missouri Skies as well, so you’ll be able to check out the other neat stuff on the… Continue reading

The Cloud Appreciation Society

Friday, September 29th, 2006

The Cloud Appreciation Society

For as long as I can remember, I have always been a cloud watcher and to me, sometimes there is nothing more beautiful than watching the sunrise or sunset with what it does to the sky.

If I was going to paint, I would paint clouds or skyscapes. So, as you can imagine, I was in for a real treat when I scrolled down and… Continue reading

Best Apples

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Best Apples

It’s apple season! That means it’s time to go to the orchard or the local grocery store and pick some apples for pies and such. Well, now you can learn all about the different apple varieties before you go and buy them!

The varieties that they describe here are: Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith, Braeburn, Jonagold, Cripps Pink and Cameo.

You can mouse… Continue reading

Locate Bands

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Locate Bands

Welcome to the site that allows you to locate bands. Registration is free for both bands and listeners. Just fill out the information on the Sign Up page and click the Submit Information button and you’ll be good to go. As soon as you log in, you can set up your profile.

On the Home page, you’ll get the latest news updates, as well as, be able… Continue reading

SketchSwap

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

SketchSwap

Welcome to this highly addictive sketching game. How does it work? Well, you use your mouse to draw an image. When you are done, click Submit a Drawing and you will get to see a drawing that someone else created. Then you can click Draw Again to draw another picture.

I found that both the drawing and the receiving of an image were fairly addicting and a lot… Continue reading

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

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