Thursday, July 09, 2009

Round Up

R.I.P. Jerri Nielson Fitzgerald-this doctor showed remarkable courage when stationed at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station discovered that she had breast cancer. Her brave story was chronicled in the book Ice Bound: A Doctor’s Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole, written with Maryanne Vollers.

I am a nut for household tips. I have lots of them, but the one that everyone gives me odd looks about is the plastic wrap tip. I have been keeping my plastic wrap in the refrigerator for years. It's the only way I have found that keeps it from wrinkling and sticking to itself when you are unrolling it to use.

Well, this tip tops that one. In all of the literally hundreds of boxes of plastic wrap and aluminum foil that I have purchased through the years I have never looked at the ends of the boxes. Check the ends the next time you use either of these products. On each end is a perforated circle that you can push in-Why you ask? If you do this it keeps the roll from falling out of the box. I still can't believe I never noticed this before.

Have any interest in learning how to drive a Bobcat? Attend Bobcat Boot Camp.

This is why I am a such a huge fan of Maira Kalman.

I am always touched when people go that extra mile for an animal in need.

Newsweek wants us all to read these 50 books now and they also tell us why.

People's collections have always interested me. I thought I had heard of everything possible that people collect, but some folks collect envelope security patterns, and I am beginning to see why. More and more used for crafting.

I recall when the entire Bernie Madoff case broke some of the media pronounced his last name as "mad off". The more that came out about this case, the more the media started pronouncing his name "made off". I wonder which is the correct pronunciation. If "made off" just seemed better to use for this person who "MADE OFF" with millions of dollars.

Oh, I so want a Pashley bike.

Yes, there is site that chronicle the neckties that President Obama wore in his first 100 days.-Neck of State.

Hamburger cupcakes.

If Wikipedia were a book.

Having a bad day? Maybe a shot of frosting/icing will perk you right up. There was a time when I would have loved this. Lets face it, I would still love it. However, my body would slip into a sugar-induced coma and/or I would have such neuropathy that it really wouldn't be worth that 1 minute of pure, culinary bliss.

Diggin' this Morris Traveler.

Finally, finally, finally-colorful garden hoses.

Even though I don't like summer, I like the various and sundry fairs and festivals that "greet the heat" so to speak. Here are some, let's say, different fare than the usual funnel cake, quilt and pretty cows show.

PieLab-don't go there just for the pie alone. Nice story-great idea.

Two librarians had a wonderful idea. A blog devoted to truly Awful Library Books.

That's all. Have a fun weekend.

“The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.” Wendell Berry

1 comment:

Rhea said...

"Ice Bound" was a really interesting book. What it's like to live in a horribly cold place, something I would never do.