Friday, October 17, 2008

Round Up

Enter your surname into the World Name Profiler site and find out about yourself.

The last remaining survivor of the Titanic is auctioning off some of her relics to pay for nursing home fees. This is interesting and sad all at the same time

A blog about Ampersands.

I think everyone knows that Martha Stewart loves Halloween. That's actually what sort of drew me to her in the first place. She loves Halloween, as do I, and she and her staff come up with all of these very creative ideas. Her website has loads of Halloween decorations and recipes for some spooktacular treats. Last week she had a woman on her show that made these very cool shrunken heads out of apples. They had all of these heads floating in a big pot of cider. Here is the process (very simple). Everyone would get a kick out of these.

These witch hats are adorable and super easy to make. They would be easy even if you used your own scratch dough.

I would love to attend, well anything, where the Global Elders were speaking. Here is a list of the elders.

The incredible shopping penguin.

Are your children concerned about this economic situation. Here are some books to read to your children about hard economic times.

The VPI Pet Insurance Company has a list of wacky and unusual pet names.

American Libraries (magazine for the American Library Association) has a blog-AL Inside Scoop.

Check out Jay Walker's incredible personal library (Wired Magazine article).

WOW!! A German court ruled that the use of thumbnail images in Google is copyright infringement.

Safeway is promoting public libraries on the back of cereal boxes.

I saw this idea in some magazine, but can't recall what magazine it was. When you make somemores, what about using ginger snaps instead of graham crackers. Yummy!!

Now I would probably go into a coma if I ate these, what with all of my problems with sugar lately, but these homemade Snickers bars look crazy good. I bet they are fun to make as well.

This 2008 Presidential Search Engine was created by the University of Kansas Library. It's a Google Custom Search Engine.

Have a good weekend.

"Normal is getting dressed in clothers that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for-in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it." Ellen Goodman

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