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Ashes and Snow

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Ashes and Snow

When you first load this site, you have the option between the enhanced and basic experience. For the enhanced version, you need Flash Player 8 and a broadband connection. If your computer can handle the enhanced version, I highly recommend checking it out.

Basic Exhibition – If you chose this option, you are taken directly to the more streamlined version of this site. You’ll have the… Continue reading

Wild Cam

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Wild Cam

This site is filled with awesome footage of wild animals! The first thing you’re going to want to do when you get here is register. Don’t worry it’s free and it’s pretty instantaneous. Once you’re logged in, you’ll find navigation on the side menu. The sections are: Message Boards, Webcams, Look Again, Animal Guides, More About and Sitemap.

Message Boards – Here you will find six message… Continue reading

Giggle Poetry

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Giggle Poetry

Well, once again, school is out for most kids around the country, and now diligent parents and grandparents might be wondering what they can do to keep their children learning and having fun. Well, I have one option for you today. Welcome to Giggle Poetry: a site devoted to funny poetry for children. This reminds me of the summers I had as a child, getting kids’ poetry… Continue reading

Safe Kids

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Safe Kids

Well, for most kids, school is out and they have a lot of free time on their hands. How are they going to fill that time? There are always the normal pleasures of the summer like bike riding, swimming or hanging out with their friends, but some may turn to the Internet for fun this summer. This is where you (the parent or grandparent) comes in. You… Continue reading

Sky.fm

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Sky.fm

Okay this is an awesome radio site, but to start with, you need to learn how you can tune in. Go to the Help tab and choose How to Listen from the drop down menu. This will explain in detail what you need to listen to it and how to set it up. Once you’ve gotten that sorted out, go to the Listen Now tab.

Listen Now &ndash… Continue reading

Beatles Number 9

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Beatles Number 9

Welcome to Beatles Number 9, where you can find all sorts of information on the Beatles. There are a couple ways to navigate here. You can use the links in the introduction paragraphs or you can scroll down and use the side menu. Where is the side menu, you ask? Well, scroll down the page past the search engine and on one side, there will be… Continue reading

Patently Silly

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Patently Silly

Welcome to Patently Silly, a quirky site devoted to patents that are strange, unusual or just down right silly. I can tell you that they are, at the very least, odd. On the homepage, you will find the major parts of the site.

In the Archive section, you can see all of the previous patents archived by category. They are just waiting for you to explore them!… Continue reading

Paul Scharff Photography

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Paul Scharff Photography

Welcome to Paul Scharff Photography, where you can see beautiful photos of things all around you. Whether photographing animals, still life or the environment, there is one thing you can count on: the photographs are always lovely.

You’ll find navigation on the side menu both functional and pretty. Not to mention, easy to use. The sections are: The Photographer, Photo Gallery, Guestbook, Free Wallpaper, Free Photo… Continue reading

Playa del Carmen

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Playa del Carmen

Have you been thinking about taking off for a vacation? Well, a lot of people head to Mexico for vacation and now you can get a travel guide that’s written by the locals. And yes, there’s a live cam (it seems like all the sites I’m finding recently have them). There are also videos you can watch, which you can find under the Multimedia tab.

You… Continue reading

The Elephant Sanctuary

Friday, June 9th, 2006

The Elephant Sanctuary

Welcome to the Elephant Sanctuary, which I consider a little patch of heaven for elephants that can be found in Tennessee. You can find out all about why the Elephant Sanctuary exists by visiting the Mission section.

On the main page, you have several navigation options: Contents, What’s New, Mission, Newsroom and Hawthorne Elephants. You can also… Continue reading

World Beard Championships

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

World Beard Championships

This site used to be in our archive and I can’t wait to tell you all about it again. Welcome to the World Beard Championships site. There is a lot of information on the front page about the upcoming championships, as well as, the past championships.

The twelve photos near the top of the page can be clicked if you’d like to see the image larger… Continue reading

Database of Oldies Records

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Database of Oldies Records

I was cleaning house and ran across my roommate’s stash of old records, which got me thinking that it would make an interesting subject for my cool sites. Welcome to the 45RPM Records Database of Oldies Records. This database has records from the 1950s all the way to the 1980s.

Warning: this site does have sound and animation when it loads (it has to load… Continue reading

I Make Pots

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Well, if you haven’t guessed by now, I’m a rather crafty kind of person. I crochet, make soap, paint (badly), cook, scrapbook, etc. One thing I’ve always wanted to learn to do was pottery. After seeing this site, it has just renewed my interest in the craft. I fell in love with the beauty of these pots.

When you get to the site, you’ll find the menu… Continue reading

EarthCam

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

EarthCam

Okay, so I’ve gotten really addicted to live Webcams of places that I’ve never been to or want to go to, which is why this site lured me in and kept me interested. Here you can find tons of Webcams placed all over the world so that you can see what a day in the life is like, or watch live feed.

There are a lot of wonderful… Continue reading

Take Me Fishing

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Take Me Fishing

One of my favorite summer activities when I was kid was going fishing with my dad. I was watching TV the other day and a commercial came on for this site. It touched my heart and made me remember all those times I went fishing with my dad.

You can actually view a couple of these commercials on the site. Just go to the Share Your… Continue reading

The Greatest Accordion Show on the Planet

Unlike most people from my generation, I actually like accordion music. So, when I found out there was a whole Web site devoted to the best of the best in the accordion world, I had to check it out. This site is brought to you by the Kimberley International Old Time Accordion Championships (Kiotac). While I’m not suggesting you purchase a ticket… Continue reading

Gas Price Watch

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Gas Price Watch

I know you probably think I’m going nuts with all these gas sites, but I really want you to be able to get the best deal for gas around your area. Gas prices have already climbed into the $2.85 range here and they show no sign of slowing in their climb up to $3.00. So, it’s really important to me to find the best deal on… Continue reading

Treasure Joe

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Treasure Joe

Welcome to Treasure Joe, an interesting site that explores the history of mining, ghost towns and other subjects like metal detecting, gold panning and coin shooting. What lured me into this site was actually the metal detecting. That has always been one of my dad’s favorite past times. As a kid, he’d take me down to the beach and we’d search for treasures with a metal detector… Continue reading

Kitelife Magazine

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Kitelife Magazine

I’m not really bringing you the magazine itself to view, but rather this amazing kite video of Multiple Kite World Champion Ray Bethell. He is also the World Record holder.

You’ll need Windows Media player to watch it. You can get it here.

In the video, you will see the kite champion control multiple kites at the same time and make them do amazing… Continue reading

How To Clean Anything

Friday, May 19th, 2006

How To Clean Anything

That’s right, our minds have all turned to Spring cleaning. It’s getting warmer, or if you live in Ohio like me, rainier. It’s rained constantly for about a week now. At least that probably means Spring is here to stay though!

Okay, since I started this out by talking about Spring cleaning, you will find an excellent Spring cleaning check list/guide in the first orangey… Continue reading

Extreme Bird Houses

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Extreme Bird Houses

My aunt simply goes gaga for birdhouses and if she saw the ones on this site, she would jump for joy! Welcome to Extreme Bird Houses, where you will find bird houses that amaze you. You will see some other great work here as well.

Navigation is simple. Just scroll down the page, choose the thumbnails that you like and click on them to enlarge… Continue reading

Howard Williams Photography

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Howard Williams Photography

(This site require Shockwave. You can get it here.)

There are times when photographs become fine art, so allow me to take you on a tour of these fine art images. To begin, click the Fine Art Button on the page. It’s the one with the Tree backed by a beautiful sunset.

Once you have clicked into the Fine Art section, you will… Continue reading

MooTube

Friday, May 19th, 2006

MooTube

I’ve probably mentioned this a million times before, but my mom loves cows! Because of that, I’m always on the look out for Web sites about cows and I found a gem in this one. Here you can see cows from the viewpoints of other cows. You can also see what cows see.

Some of the cows on this ranch have been given their very own video cameras… Continue reading

Live 365

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Live 365

Pandora is wonderful when I have time to sit in front of the computer and rate songs, but I started thinking about all those times I wanted music, but didn’t want to rate the songs. Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a site that let me play radio stations instead? Enter Live 365. Here you can sign up to be a free member and listen to… Continue reading

Junk Store Cameras

Friday, May 12th, 2006

Have you ever been in a junk store and see a pile of old cameras for sale? Or, maybe even a box that looks like it should be something, but you just don’t know what it is. You ask and you’re told that it is an old camera. Well, I’ve done both, so I was really excited when this site was submitted to me.

The site is pretty easy to… Continue reading

Notes From the Road

Friday, May 12th, 2006

Notes From the Road

Are you fed up of poetically spun travelogues that are more about painting a pretty picture rather than honestly describing an area, be it a town or a vacation spot? Well, after looking at about 100 travel sites, I have to confess, I am. I want someone to tell it like it is. Thankfully, I found Notes From the Road, a site dedicated to the… Continue reading

Size Matcher

Friday, May 12th, 2006

Size Matcher

Want to compare how tall you are with hundreds of celebrities? This quirky site just struck me as a lot of fun, so I wanted to share it with you! It’s easy to use too. Just put in whether you are male or female, insert your height and then click the Compare button.

For example, I’m female and I stand 5’8.5.” (Yes, that half inch is important… Continue reading

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