Monday, July 30, 2012

Olympics opening ceremony with James Bond and Queen Elizabeth

In case you missed the opening ceremonies . . .



More olympics. 

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Image of Daniel Craig c Flickr user wonderferret

Friday, July 27, 2012

toddler pandas on a slide


How cute can something get?


Watch pandas live via webcam.

A place to visit pandas.

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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.




Here are some travel articles to inspire and help you plan some spectacular getaways.

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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