Thursday, August 30, 2018

red crabs everywhere


Red crabs on Christmas Island in the Pacific Ocean near Australia migrate annually in October.


More crabs.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

crochet a bouquet of flowers


These flowers are a snap to crochet. They require little yarn so you can use up scraps. I like to crochet them when I am visiting my grandchildren. The flowers keep me busy when I get bored and when the kids ignore me. Often they will check in with me to watch my progress. I always give the flowers away, and sometimes just leave them laying around to be discovered. Who doesn’t like a flower?  
Pattern here.


More crochet.

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Friday, August 24, 2018

amazing card tricks


These guys know how to move cards around!


More card tricks.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

"Havana" is Best Video of 2018


A few days ago this video directed by Dave Meyers was declared best video of the year at the VMA Awards. It is funny AND sexy. Do watch.


More music videos.

More singing.


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Thursday, August 16, 2018

photo gallery of old-time store-front kiddie rides


During my many visits to Jackson Heights in Queens, New York, I’ve discovered some wonderful old-time kiddie rides outside in front of shops. They wait patiently for someone to insert a few quarters for a ride. Sometimes it is a very long wait. The rides include horses, a dinosaur, and an elephant.
See the photo gallery.

I’ve also discovered that these artifacts from the past still exist in other neighborhoods, too, and in many other places around the world. So I also have a yellow elephant from Manhattan’s Chinatown, a taxi from the Santa Monica Pier in Southern California, and a quarter horse from Amarillo, Texas.

Do some still exist in your neighborhood, too?


More photo galleries.

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image ©2018 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

mother beside child on horse kiddie ride in Jackson Heights, Queens, NYC
mother beside child on horse kiddie ride in Jackson Heights, Queens, NYC



Tuesday, August 14, 2018

updated mary jane tea


Curious about those medical marijuana teas? Watch this informative video aimed at women. I think I need some of that Positivi-tea. Which one could you benefit from?


This is what a cup of tea looks like around the world.

Top tea times around the world.

More tea items.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

1920s Dodge car hits the bumpy road


Don't try this at home with a modern car! Looks like they made cars a little more sturdy back in the day. This Dodge Brothers sedan from the 1920s drives over bumpy dirt and mud roads with ease. Eventually it lands at a gushing oil well.


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Monday, August 6, 2018

bus ride on scary Nepal road flooded from a waterfall


This bus continues along a scary road that is made scarier with a flood from a waterfall.


More scary stuff.

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Friday, August 3, 2018

elegant Chinese tea ceremony


This Chinese tea ceremony takes a while. The way the lady makes the presentation is like a little dance. It takes place at the Zaoyua Hotel in Yan'an in the Shaanxi Province of China.


This is what a cup of tea looks like around the world.

Top tea times around the world.

More tea items.

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