Friday, September 11, 2009

Round Up

September 11, 2001 Digital Archive.

SCRIBD-social publishing site. Very cool.

This would be nice for Valentines Day-chocolate-scented stamps. (original stamp site is in French)

I saw a photograph of the largest drain hole in the world and became transfixed. It's located at/in the Monticello Dam, which is located in Northern California. Here is the Wikipedia entry. I think the Wikipedia entry is a bit sparse. Hmmmm.....

I was saddened to hear that Reading Rainbow has been cancelled. I was already way too old for this program when it first aired, but I thought it was a great format to interest children in reading. I can't believe that it was on for 26 years.

50 Most Stylish Men of the Last 50 Years. Some of these gents I have never heard of before. When I first started the slideshow, I wondered if they would include a few that I immediately thought of and they did.

Tee-Hee-llama caddy.

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month.

I've never run into these people, but apparently there are folks who make elaborate lunches to take to work. Most of the folks I know take something to heat in the microwave, or some sort of power bar or less healthy fare. And then there are these extremely creative people who have way too much time on their hands-Insanewiches. These are really so much fun. Wonder how they taste.

I have always been a huge fan of John and Abigail Adams. I devour any information I can find about them. I stumbled across this very well done WGBH forum presentation of a reading of some of their many letters they wrote to each other. If you have an hour give a listen. WARNING: You may want to turn your audio down a bit. I had mine down fairly low and the sound was still booming.

I like Foodzie for the same reason that I like Etsy. The consumer can purchase directly from the artisan.

Normally things like the new Prius commercial would sort of give me the willies, but there is something about the commercial that I just love. I don't know if it's the colors or the happy, bappy music or what, but I love it. Here is a clip on how the Prius Harmony commercial was produced. And ignore some of the ignorant, snarky comments.

List of the geekiest invented languages.

Once upon a time I would have been all over this Praline Bacon. First of all before I became a vegetarian bacon was one of my favorite things. In fact, the smell of bacon can still, after all of these yeares, make me heady. And pralines, candy, anything sweek-I'm your girl. Alas, those days are over. I would love to get a whiff of it though. Here is one recipe, another and another.

I bought my mom a really spiffy can a few months ago. She occasionally needs it when her arthritis is acting up. When I had my first surgery I used a cane for a short period of time. I say short period, because the cane they gave me looked like Winston Churchill should have used it. If I had seen these canes at Elegant Cane I probably would have used my the prescribed amount of time. For some odd reason I can't link to the Elegant Cane Company, but you all know how to search for things. They have very nice canes.

John Lennon's alphabet. The New Yorker's fabulous Book Bench blog has a nice entry about John Lennon and his fascination with the alphabet. Even more reason to love this magical man.

It's cool and rainy and I am loving it.

When I think of the September Song I think of Ol' Blue Eyes himself-Frank Sinatra. I was going to post the YouTube video of him singing September Song, but the embedding has been disabled. (the Internet is raining on my parade today). So if we can't have Frank, why not Sarah? I love Ms. Vaughan's voice, but for this song, nobody does it like Mr. Sinatra.

"I have always felt that the moment when first you wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the 24 hours. No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that .... absolutely anything may happen. And the fact that it practically always doesn't, matters not one jot. The possibility is always there." - Monica Baldwin

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