Wednesday, December 19, 2012

recipe: Christmas cookie recipes galore


Missing a cookie recipe?
Looking for a new one?
Visit Mrs. Claus' Kitchen for endless inspiration.


More SuperSimple Recipes.

More Christmas items.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

bring my daddy home for Christmas


All this child wants for Christmas is for her daddy to come home from Iraq.  You'll be tearing by the end.


More Christmas items.

More Santa items.   

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Monday, December 10, 2012

gangstas making latkes


Learn how to make latkes from these menorah-lighting, dreidel-spinning, Hanukkah-celebrating gangstas!  Rated R for language.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

a sorta sexy Christmas treat


She's not really that slutty.  I think they exaggerate.


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Friday, November 30, 2012

donate your excess airline miles to a worthy cause


Miles donated to Make-A-Wish help make it possible for terminally ill children to travel to their wish destination. The average number of miles needed for one domestic round-trip ticket is 50,000, but as few as 1,000 miles can be donated from participating airlines: Delta, United, and US Airways. More than 70 percent of all wishes involve air travel for the child and their family, so donating unused or soon-to-expire miles can have a profound impact. Once donated, miles do not expire.
Currently, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® does not have formal relationships with airlines not listed above; however, Make-A-Wish® chapters can use transferable airline vouchers or tickets on a case-by-case basis. To learn more, contact your local chapter. 

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Faces of Hope charity fund


Have some extra change you'd like to donate to a really good cause that goes right to the people who need it?  Consider the Faces of Hope Fund, a charity operated by top travel photographer Alison Wright.  She says, "With first hand experience I have seen how much a little money can do when put into the right hands."  Let's help her do more.


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image cAlison Wright

Monday, November 19, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

donate unwanted fur items


Do you have an unwanted fur coat or other fur item?  Here's an opportunity to put it to good use.  Return it to the animals by donating it to Coats for Cubs.  Wildlife rehabilitators make use of the fur to provide wamth and comfort to orphaned and injured wild animals. 


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image courtesy of Humane Society website

Monday, November 12, 2012

comedy website


Hankering for a little bit of funny?  Check out the Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee website for some laughs.  The current video being featured will delight Seinfeld fans--"A day in the life of Jerry & Kramer."  This is a long one, but well worth the time investment.


More "Seinfeld."

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

cat conversation


It's been a long time since I shared these videos with you, and it is time to enjoy them again.


More talking cats.

More cats.

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what you hear


what they are really saying


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

cat and mouse


This animated cartoon from Simon depicts what many of us with cats have experienced first-hand.


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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

the real scoop on seniors


This lady is a resident of a retirement community and is giving a dinner talk to a group of retirement community managers.  Watch to the end; it gets better and better.


More senior citizen humor.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

the nothing box--a tale of two brains


A bit Seinfeld-esque, this hilarious demonstration by Mark Gungor had me laughing so hard I teared.  Allow 10 minutes or you will be very frustrated.  

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Monday, October 1, 2012

stuffed cat music


Henry Dagg performs "Somewhere over the Rainbow" on stuffed cats.  You have to see it to believe it.


More cats.

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Friday, September 28, 2012

mother teaches baby otter to swim

Someone has to do it!  Here's a mama otter at the Columbus Zoo teaching her tiny pup to swim.


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Friday, September 21, 2012

and you think traffic is bad where you are!


This traffic snafu happened on a mountain road in Norway.  Watch how the big rig and bus turn a jam-up into a smooth pass.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

sightseeing over America


This spectacular video lets you fly over some of America's major sights in a vintage bi-plane--with a Yessian Music accompaniment.  It's reminiscent of IMAX, but smaller. 

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Friday, August 31, 2012

separating the egg yolk from the egg white


You don't need to understand Japanese to learn this trick.  Just keep watching.  You'll be amazed.  And I dare someone out there to leave a comment below!  Is there anyone OUT THERE?

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Friday, August 24, 2012

running with the bulls


If you've always wanted to run with the bulls, do watch this.  You might want to put this event at the BOTTOM of your Bucket List!

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Beauty's bionic beak


The bald eagle was shot in the face and living with tremendous disabilities.  Here's how some kind folks helped her.


More eagles.

More birds. 

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Monday, July 23, 2012

go virtual scuba diving


Go under the sea with me amid the coral reefs of Fiji and Tonga.  You'll see exotic creatures and listen to beautiful music.


More underwater photography.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

waiter slang


Hash-house slang has intrigued me ever since I learned that a non-fat decaf cappuccino is referred to as a "why bother."  Though it has a colorful history dating back to the 1850s, usage is dying out because so are coffee shops and diners.  Maybe some of the terms were overheard by customers who then decided to cancel their order (I think I'd give it a second thought if I ordered hash and heard the waiter holler out "clean up the kitchen"!)  How many of these have you heard of? . . .


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image c2012 Carole Terwilliger Meyers
photo taken at R&G Lounge in San Francisco

Monday, July 16, 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

typewriter plays with symphony


Enjoy this delightful symphony piece enhanced by a typewriter played as an instrument.




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More typewriter items. 

Actually, I like this version better.




Wednesday, July 11, 2012

let's race up Pikes Peak


Enjoy this mesmerizing, record-breaking, and surprisingly relaxing trip by race car to the top of Pikes Peak.


A few more fun road trips in Fiji:

Monday, July 9, 2012

a conversation with my 12 year old self


This guy, who is 32 now, made a video of himself when he was 12 years old.  Then he made another one of him at 32 and spliced them together for a mind-boggling conversation with himself.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

hugs from lion cubs


An armful of lion cubs give a worker plenty of hugs and licks on his last day at work.


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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

eagle swims its prey to shore


This video was shot at the Mallard Lakes subdivision in Baton Rouge.
A nutria (a large semiaquatic beaver-like rodent) was floating dead in the water.
It is amazing to see what this eagle did to bring in his dinner.


Click here to see a nesting eagle live!

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More birds.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

swaddling a slippery baby sloth


My friend Chris says, "This is the sloth sanctuary I went to when I went to Costa Rica!  They are so cute and cuddly."



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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

a murmuration of starlings


Each fall, thousands of starlings dance in the twilight above England and Scotland. The birds gather in shape-shifting flocks called murmurations, having migrated in the millions from Russia and Scandinavia to escape winter.


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More animal groups.

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Monday, May 14, 2012

this little old lady is still chugging along


This amazing 101-year-old lady drivies an 81-year-old car and changes the oil and spark plugs herself!  Notice at the very end when she steps on a little red towel to get into the car so she won't dirty the running board, then picks it up and puts it in the car so she can use it when she gets out!  

Read the whole story.   


Senior citizen humor.


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Friday, May 11, 2012

stranded dolphins are rescued


These stranded dolphins are saved by local people in Arraial do Cabo, Brazil.


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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Rita Hayworth Is Stayin' Alive


Great title for a great video!  Old Rita Hayworth movies are cropped into a very entertaining dance video.


More dancing.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

cat as alarm clock


This is hilarious!  My own kitty sometimes throws herself against the door.  Maybe I should try to catch that on video.


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Monday, April 30, 2012

superb horsemanship


The girl riding the horse is twenty-something Stacy Westfall. Her dad had just died 24 days before this performance, which is dedicated to him. Notice that it is just her and the horse--no bit, no saddle. She just uses signals and verbal cues.


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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Annabel Carberry hula hoops "A Glass of Red"


Usually I don't want to spend the time watching a video that runs over 3 minutes. This one is the exception. Annabel earns her sip of red wine.


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Monday, April 16, 2012

is this cat singing?



I can't quite believe this cat is making the sounds, and I'm not sure if I think it is funny. Anyone know why a cat would act like this?




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image c2012 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

new use for iPad


So Dad, how do you like the new iPad we gave you?
(Even if you don't understand German, you will understand what is going on here.)


More iPad items.

More senior citizen humor.

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Monday, April 2, 2012

penguins on a plane


Two special guests recently flew first class on Delta from San Antonio to Atlanta. Their names are Pete and Penny.


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More airplanes.

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See more penguins live at http://webcamtraveler.blogspot.com/2012/03/penguins-san-diego-california.html