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Quit Meter

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Quit Meter

One of the best things my roommate ever did was quit smoking! So, to show her how much she has saved financially by quitting, I went searching for a calculator. And that’s when I found Quit Meter!

Not only can you find out how much you’ve saved, but you can also keep track of how long it has been since you quit and how many cigarettes you… Continue reading

Just Say Hi Quizzes

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Just Say Hi Quizzes

The quiz I’m bringing you today from Just Say Hi is called “How Many Colors Can You Name in Five Minutes?” It’s so much fun!

This quiz is truly a test of your recall abilities. To play, just start typing names of colors in the text box and hit Enter. There are 238 colors in total. When your time is up, a pop up box… Continue reading

Path to Health

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Path to Health

This is a very interesting health Web site! I suggest you start out by reading the preface to the newsletters, which you can find here or by clicking the “Please click here to read the instructions for proceeding to the Newsletters” link. Either way works!

Navigation is fairly straightforward. Just scroll down the page and click on the topic you would like… Continue reading

Story Online

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Story Online

Welcome to Story Online, a Web site where interesting children’s books are read by SAG (Screen Actor’s Guild) members. On the main page, you’ll find some featured stories. While I was there, those stories were:

Enemy Pie – read by Camryn Manheim
Romeow and Drooliet – read by Haylie Duff
White Socks Only – read by Amber Rose Tamblyn
When Pigasso Met Mootisse &ndash… Continue reading

Meemix

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Meemix

Are you ready to listen to the soundtrack of your life? I have to say, I am a real sucker for these kinds of Web sites that allow you to create custom music stations based on your music preferences and mood!

Here at Meemix, all you need to get started is the name of a song or an artist you like. The site will then give you a… Continue reading

What the Font?!

Friday, February 1st, 2008

What the Font?!

Have you ever run across an image with a font you really liked, but didn’t know what it was? Well, never fear! Now, you can identify those mystery fonts with ease on this Web site. Oh yeah!

How does it work? Well, it’s quite simple! You just click the Choose button and then find the image with the font you like wherever you saved it on… Continue reading

Swing-Sked

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Swing-Sked

Welcome to a great Wikispace, where you will find plenty of swing music! More specifically, you will find music dating back from the 1930s to the 1950s. The introduction explains the type of music you’ll find, what all of the codes mean (for example, ET means Eastern Time, PT means Pacific Time, etc.), as well as, what format the station is in.

Beneath the Introduction area, you’ll find… Continue reading

Seasoning Mixes

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Seasoning Mixes

You should know by now that I’m always looking for new recipes! Well, I happened to run across this Web site that is full of seasoning mix recipes and I just couldn’t wait to share it with all of you. I am a huge fan of seasoning mixes. From the pre-made pot roast mixes to my favorite poultry seasoning, nothing can make me happier than having… Continue reading

The Butterfly Universe

Friday, January 25th, 2008

The Butterfly Universe

When Sonja was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, her husband J. began turning their house into a kaleidoscope of colors, because the doctor said the brighter colors would be easier for her to see. The results are amazing and their house is something joyful to behold. I just couldn’t wait to share it with all of you!

I’m starting you on the About page, where you… Continue reading

Changing the Face of Medicine

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Changing the Face of Medicine

On this Web site, you will discover the women who have changed the face of medicine presented for you by the National Library of Medicine. You have a couple options to choose from when browsing this site. Let’s go!

First, you can click the womens’ photos at the top of the page and learn about each woman individually. You can also get to… Continue reading

Travel Pod

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Travel Pod

It’s a rather dreary day here in Toledo. It’s all gray and my yard is blanketed with snow, but with mud peeking through as well. I think it’s time to do some computer chair traveling. So, today, I’m bringing you Travel Pod! It’s a free travel blog Web site that allows you to not only discover other people’s journeys, but share your own as well!

Signing up… Continue reading

Office Invaders

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Office Invaders

Need a break from the office? Well, let’s take one together by playing Office Invaders! This game requires Shockwave to play it, so if you don’t have that on your computer, you can get it here for free!

You start by choosing the character you want to be. Your options are Peter or Dawn. Use the right and left arrow keys to move your… Continue reading

Rainlendar

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Rainlendar

I get a ton of e-mails asking for Web sites with desktop wallpaper that features the current month’s calendar. Well, I’ve gone one step further and I’ve found a site that offers a free download of a desktop calendar that is very customizable!

I have to tell you, I’m already in love with it! Not only can you have a moveable calendar on your desktop, but you can… Continue reading

Pugs

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Pugs

Pugs have a charm all of their own! So much so, they have a fan following of pet owners, cute enthusiasts and even casting directors. Here at the Pug Center, you can learn all about Pugs, as well as, check out photos of them!

Navigation is pretty easy as well. You’ll find all the links you need to explore right under the Navigation heading. The sections are as… Continue reading

Fake Name Generator

Friday, January 18th, 2008

I have a lot of different uses for this Web site! One is to make up realistic character names for stories I’m writing. Another use is to name characters in a game I play. When every name I could possibly think of is already taken, I turn to the name generator.

One of the uses suggested by the F.A.Q. section is to use it to provide information… Continue reading

Healthology

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Healthology

In my search for ways to be healthier, I ran across this Web site and because of the wealth of knowledge I discovered, I couldn’t wait to share it with all of you! Navigation is exceptionally straightforward as well. You basically want the Consumer Health Library.

Once Daily – Here you will find a daily interactive video. While I was there, the video was about Automated External Defibrillators… Continue reading

netRocket

Friday, January 11th, 2008

netRocket

Finally! A Web site that lets you store all of your bookmarks in one place and is 100 percent free. It is really easy to get started with too. Just click Create Account beneath the username field. You do need an account, because it will keep track of all your bookmarks, allowing you to access them from anywhere.

To register, just fill in the fields: Username, E-mail Address… Continue reading

Who is Sick?

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Who is Sick?

Have you ever been sick with something that everyone says is going around? Well, what if you could see who was sick in your area and what was wrong with them? Now you can! It’s a weird concept, I know, but I think it will really take off due to everyone’s curiosity!

When you first go to the Web site, you will be greeted with a… Continue reading

Cue Prompter

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Cue Prompter

Whether you need a teleprompter for your child’s school play or just for fun, you’ll find this free one to be pretty awesome! A school play was the only practical idea I could come up with for why the average person might need a teleprompter. But then again, who cares about practicality? This could be a lot of fun!

To get started, just type in the text… Continue reading

The World’s Healthiest Foods

Friday, January 11th, 2008

The World’s Healthiest Foods

One of the top New Year’s resolutions every year is to eat healthier and on this Web site, you can discover the World’s Healthiest Foods! Not only will you learn about healthy foods, but you will also get great advice on how to prepare them, as well as, recipes to try with them.

Each week, a different healthy food is highlighted. While I was visiting… Continue reading

Sesame Street Videos

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Sesame Street Videos

I grew up watching Sesame Street and I’m pleased to see that it is a show that continues to teach children. I learned my ABCs, how to count, tolerance for peoples’ differences, how to differentiate what was the same and what was different and what friendship was all about from Sesame Street. So, as you can imagine, I was thrilled when I discovered this Web site!… Continue reading

Spoken Text

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Spoken Text

Alright, I’m not really sure why anyone would need to do this, but it is really cool, so I had to share it with you all! This Web site transfers text to speech and you can then download it as an MP3 or iPod file. Cool, huh?!

To get started, you will need to register. Don’t worry, it’s free and it only takes a few seconds to… Continue reading

What’s Large Where: By State

Friday, January 4th, 2008

What’s Large Where: By State

I find huge sculptures and odd buildings interesting, so when I stumbled across this Web site, I couldn’t help but share it with you. What you will find here is a big list of what is large in the U.S.A.!

The listing is in alphabetical order, starting with Alabama and ending with Wyoming. You’ll notice some of the postings have links done in… Continue reading

New Year’s Eve History

Friday, January 4th, 2008

New Year’s Eve History

Today, I wanted to bring you a little history on New Year’s Eve! I chose to look at a very famous American tradition: the history of the celebration in Times Square. I remember trying to stay up to watch the ball drop as a little kid. Every year, I’d set up my pillows and blankets in front of the TV, eat my share of… Continue reading

ZIPskinny

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

ZIPskinny

So, what’s the skinny on your zip code?

Welcome to ZIPskinny, a Web site where you can get Census information by your zip code and compare it to neighboring zip codes around you. It’s really easy to use too! All you have to do is type in your zip code or the zip code you want to know about (I did my mom’s, as well as, my own)… Continue reading

America’s Best Restroom

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

America’s Best Restroom

An odd topic, I know, but who doesn’t enjoy a nice bathroom?! We have a McDonald’s in town that was just newly renovated and it has a nicer bathroom than I have in my house!

I have to admit, I’m proud that Jungle Jim’s in Fairfield, Ohio took the number one slot for 2007. They are really neat! The outside looks like a port-a-potty, but inside… Continue reading

Buzzword

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Buzzword

Welcome to Buzzword! It is a Web based word processor that I’ve quickly come to adore. In order to use it or even take a gander at it, you need to click the Sign Up link in the top right corner of the page. Just provide a name, e-mail address, a password, agree to their terms and you’re ready to go! It works with Internet Explorer, Firefox and… Continue reading

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