Thursday, October 25, 2007

Round Up

First let me say that my heart goes out to all of the folks in Southern California. My parents, thankfully, did not have to evacuate, but their neighborhood is still a smokey, ash-filled place, but nobody lost their home. I wish some brilliant person could come up with some preventative measure to ensure that this does not happen again. What about wetting down the entire area before the Santa Ana winds arrive in late October? Sounds silly, but it might work.

And now to more light-hearted talk.

Do you remember when you finally learned up to jump rope and you thought you were the coolest thing? Or what about when you learned how to "jump in"? I always loved jumping rope and I still jump rope occasionally only now it's more for weight control. I love the Double Dutch Divas. They are amazing and they look like they are really having a blast.

Feed hungry people and test your vocabulary at the same time at Free Rice. Today I learned that cumbrous means unwieldy.

There was a time when I use to collect baskets. I had quite a few. Nothing so grand as a real Shaker Basket or these wonderful Sweetgrass Baskets.

I have become such a fan of these repositional graphics or wall decals. I have some on the wall of my office, but I would love to have some from Ferm Living. Now the company has a USA prescence and I would love to get some of their decals. Love the power pole , but really, really, really diggin' the Love Birds. They even have a blog.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture won't be opening until 2015, but there is website.

The GrayLit Network is a searchable database of U.S. Federal Government gray literature. And you might be asking, "And what my dear is gray literature?" Gray literature is literature that is not easily found. I could go on and on, but that is basically what it is.

That's all for this week. Have a good weekend and be thankful for everything you have.

"The world is too dangerous for anything but truth and too small for anything but love." - William Sloan Coffin


Rhea said...

I loved Free Rice. And I am thankful.

The Laundress said...

Hello there Libby!

More wonderful links, thank you for the web tour.

I had fun with "Free Rice" too, they chose great words, pretty challenging.

Loved the Double Dutch Divas -- wow! They are inspirational, just watched a YouTube video of them in Central Park. Fun + Fit +over Forty!! My new role models.

best to you!