Friday, January 31, 2014

BYO drinking glass to the hotel


I've seen this before, and perhaps you have, too, but I realize I can use a reminder.  I am going to to start packing plastic glasses along with the bottle of water I always carry in my suitcase.  Geeze.


Great ideas for travel adventures in California and the U.S. and around the world.  Don't forget to bring your own drinking glasses! 


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

kitties help the mailman


Is your kitty a hinderer?




or a helper?




More cats.

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Friday, January 24, 2014

backyard roller coaster


This backyard must be the most popular on the block.  I wonder if this daddy is going to quit his day job and market his wonderful device.


More roller coasters.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

celebrating National Pie Day is easy as apple pie



National Pie Day rolls around every January 23. Are you ready for tomorrow? If not, consider this SuperSimple recipe for my Mom's Apple Pie.

Here is a less simple way to make Mom's apple pie, demonstrated in videos by Joyce Maynard, author of the novel Labor Day, which is coming out soon in movie form. For the film, she taught actors Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet how to make a pie.


More pies.

More SuperSimple Recipes.

More movies.

Great ideas for travel adventures in California and the U.S. and around the world.

image © 2014 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Monday, January 20, 2014

dancing across China


This guy spent 3 months dancing across China to a Bruno Mars song.


In case you missed Matt dancing around the world.

More dancing.

More things to do in China.  

Great ideas for travel adventures in California and the U.S. and around the world.

Friday, January 17, 2014

recipe: SuperSimple Lentil Soup


This SuperSimple recipe for Lentil Soup is perfect for a family meal.



More SuperSimple recipes.

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image ©2014 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

doggie pinwheel


Check out this living pinwheel formed by some darling Scottie pups.


More dog items.

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item contributed by Irene Lloyd

Monday, January 13, 2014

very sleepy cats


"Anyone who has a cat knows they have the marvelous ability to sleep wherever they want, however they want. These pictures will show you just how funny or weird their sleep positions can get . . .
Check out this blog posting of "30 Cats Who Have Mastered The Art Of Sleep-Fu."



More cats.

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item contributed by Suzanne Flores
image depicts a cat they forgot they forgot to include in the article; photographer unknown

Friday, January 10, 2014

current affairs quiz


How much do you know about current affairs? Test your knowledge with 12 questions.


More quizes

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

most popular baby names


Isabella--the name my daughter is thinking of for her baby girl--was the #1 female name in 2009 and 2010, and #2 in 2011.  If you're curious about which baby name is #1 this year, check out Name Voyage at Baby Name Wizard.



More babies. 
  
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item contributed by Peter Czukor
image c2014 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Monday, January 6, 2014

iPad painting of Morgan Freeman


Artists have been painting with the iPad for a while.  I recently saw an exhibition by David Hockney in San Francisco that showed some of his amazing iPad paintings.  This video shows you how it is done.  I gather it took artist Kyle Lambert more than 200 hundred hours and almost 300,000 strokes to achieve this image.


More iPad items.

More art.

More how-tos.

Great ideas for travel adventures in California and the U.S. and around the world.


Friday, January 3, 2014

amazing card trick


Does anyone out there have any idea how he does this?


See more magic.

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