Monday, July 30, 2012

Olympics opening ceremony with James Bond and Queen Elizabeth

In case you missed the opening ceremonies . . .

http://mashable.com/2012/07/27/james-bond-escorts-queen-to-olympics/

More olympics.

Image of Daniel Craig c Flickr user wonderferret

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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. 
Travel articles to inspire and help you plan some spectacular local and foreign getaways.

 

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? . . .

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

Monday, July 16, 2012

Carol Burnett exercises

I miss "The Carole Burnett Show."  Here she is at her slapstick best.

More Carol Burnett.

Travel articles to inspire and help you plan some spectacular local and foreign getaways.




Friday, July 13, 2012

typewriter plays with symphony

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




Actually, I like this version better.

More typewriter items.

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


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.