Friday, March 23, 2007

Round Up

I learned a new word this week. Blint.

Blint: The glob of dried product that is found at the dispensing tip of products like lotion and hair conditioner when excess product has accumulated there.

Of course these folks would have blogs:

Google Employee Blogs

Yahoo Employee Blogs

RUSA (Reference and User Services Association/ALA)

Mental Floss Magazine Blog

Another charitable search engine-Charity Cafe.

This is for all of the Harry Potter Fans out there and also a few philatelists. France has issued a Harry Potter stamp. The collection will feature Harry, Hermione and Ron Weasley.

Progressive Farmer Magazine has released their annual 10 Best Places in Rural America to Live list. Glad to see that some place in Pennsylvania made the list. Not my neck of the woods, but that's okay.

This is the International Polar Year. I have always had this raging interest in the Arctic and Antarctica. It upsets me that our lifestyle is, and I say that definitively, ruining these magical, pristine places. Do we really want to live in a world without (probably because I've always been so freakin' hot) no polar bears?

I have been going round and round about purchasing a pair of Crocs. I had some on the other day and didn't purchase them and then I went in the Hallmark store and they had them in there. I probably will be getting a pair or 2 in the next month. Hallmark also had the ever popular Jibbitz.

I read Population 485 by Michael Perry and fell in love with him and the book. I don't read a lot of books by males. It's not even a conscious decision. I just tend to gravitate towards books by females. Now I'm reading Truck. It is just as wonderful as 485. I would love to be able to write the way this man does. I have a friend who is simply ga ga over politician. She always says that she's a politician groupie. Well, I am an author groupie. If I ever met Michael Perry I know I would behave like a babbling school girl.

Have a good weekend.

"An optimist is the human personification of spring." - Susan J. Bissonette

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

More Blogs

Sorry I haven't been posting. I have kind of lost my blogging enthusiasm. Not in reading blogs, but in my own blog. I'll just hang in there and see what happens.

I have come across some interesing blogs and I thought I would share.

If you enjoy reading environmental blogs, then you must add Achieve Green to your list.

Brass Goggles is, well, I'll just say it's a very interesting blog. There's posts on Victorian science-fiction, inventions and steam engines. Get ready to be fascinated.

Coffee, tea and chocolate. Most people like at least one of these dietary mainstays. Check out the coffee, tea and chocolate blog. There's a recipe for chocolate bread pudding that looks scrumptious. And I'm not much for bread pudding.

We just bought a new stove and refrigerator and I can't tell you how exhausting that was. With our trusty Consumer Reports (Aug 2006) in hand off we went to all the usual places trying to find exactly what we wanted. It took us 2 weekends, but we finally did. There's still more we would like to do to our kitchen and perhaps the Elegant Kitchen Remodeling Blog wiil give us more ideas.

The Red Lobster Blog gives the reader a glimpse of what it's like to work at Red Lobster as well as some talk about the phone. Those Cheddar Bay Biscuits are 170 calories-each. Ouch!!!

The Rocketry Blog has everything you want to know about rockets, paper rockets and rocket history.

Think you have seen everything there is to see in America. The Scenic America Travel Blog may prove you wrong. This well-written site (mostly personal journeys) includes discount travel specials and festival dates.

"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." Mark Twain

Tuesday, March 06, 2007


The word on my Forgotten English calendar for today is poupics. It is a mess of victuals made of veal steaks and slices of bacons. Yeah, them eats.

A couple other interesting words that I have come across in the last few days are globster and lagan. Globster, or blob, is an unidentified organic mass that washes up on the shore of an ocean or other body of water. Lagan is cargo or equipment thrown into the sea, but attached to a float or buoy so that it can be recovered. Similar to flotsam and jetsam.

I also came across Wikipedia's list of paradoxes.

Interesting lists of wiki on Wikia.

Check out the French Word-a-Day blog.

Ever need to know the longest abbreviation or the longest place name. Look no further.

I really, really, really want to purchase some of the very cool Blik Wall Graphics. Blki has a blog.

Nature definitions. So there is a difference between a stream and a creek.

Did you ever wonder why some items like milagros and the number 7 are considered lucky? Do you ever feel the need to know some of the odd and strange things considered to be lucky? Well wonder no more. The Lucky W Amulet Archive is here to answer your questions and then some.

The National League of Junior Cotillions has come out with its list of the 10 most best- mannered people. Do you see your name? There are also past years lists on the site. What's sort of strange about this is I see the list for 2005, but nothing more recent. Hmmm.

I've been collecting names for years, and there's a few on this list that are new to me.

Check out this very unique castle. (thanks K.)

List: 1. A series of names, words, or other items written, printed, or imagined one after the other: a shopping list; a guest list; a list of things to do. 2. A considerable number; a long series: recited a list of dates memorized American Heritage Dictionary (4th edition)