Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Today is the birthday of the Corvette

In 1953, GM's Corvette was introduced as the first plastic laminated car. Trivia fans: The first five Corvettes to come off the assembly line did not have an outside rear view mirror.

"After a time, you may find that 'having' is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as 'wanting.' It is not logical, but it is often true."

-- Mr. Spock, Star Trek

Baby Hook 'Em!

YUMMY: Chocolate Yogurt Snack Cakes, Chocolate Sorbet,

CRAFTIES: All about sergers, buttonholes & buttonholes, cute vintage dress,

Great interview questions...

Hook 'em!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Today is Out of Control Science Projects Day

In David Wiesner's children's book, "June 29, 1999," Holly's science project goes totally out of control and gigantic vegatables float down from the sky and land at various places in the United States. Watch what you plant and see it grow! ;-)

"He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees."

-- Benjamin Franklin

AWWWW: Lynx Kitten

The stars die in batches, not in sets of 3...Billy Mays, I will miss hearing "Billy Mays here..."

HEALTH: Peanut Butter nearly halves the risk of heart attack, Impacts of over-eating, info of women lifting weights, Top 5 diet.com workout videos,

How junk mail, bills, etc. make me feel.....overwhelmed.

FREEBIES: Furniture Polishing Cloths, Free foldable dog water bowl - (Step 1: Become a fan. Step 2: Send them an email with the address you'd like the sample sent. (Please send to facebook@cloudstar.com).

YUMMY: check this out!

Hook 'em!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Today is the birthday of the first Color TV Broadcast

On June 25, 1951, CBS broadcast the first color TV program, a one-hour special broadcast to four cities. Few consumers, however, had color TVs to watch it on yet, but it was fun anyway. ;-)

"If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative."

-- Woody Allen

Advertising major loves ads...imagine that:

YUM: Cinnamon Rolls, Easiest Chocolate Cake - Sarah Magid

CRAFTIES: Decorative Machine Stitches, Buttonhole goodness, cute sea stuff

KIDDOS: Automoblox, What fun!

HOUSEHOLD: Cool veggie garden idea, Best Old House Neighborhoods - one in each state! The throne!

LOVE: Bike

WHY? OH, WHY?: Bumpits - is the conehead look in style? I missed the memo; This is eerie but I like it - it comes from this; chairs so everyone can see your cellulite,

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Today is Picasso Art Day

In 1901, Pablo Picasso's first art exhibition opened in Paris, France. Trivia buffs:
Picasso's full name was Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Maria de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso! Wonder if his mom used his full name when she was mad... ;-)

"He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law."

-- Pablo Picasso

YUM: Speengies

WHY? OH, WHY?: Inverted books, chair socks.

FAME: A faculty member I worked with at Theatre and Dance.

Gotta go...hook 'em baseball!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Today is Cyberbaby Day

In 1998, the first live Internet broadcast of a woman giving birth took place from an Orlando, Florida hospital. More than a million people watched the event worldwide.

"It is a waste of time to be angry about my disability. One has to get on with life and I haven't done badly. People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining."

-- Stephen Hawking

If love kitties and check out the cards!

Would you really want to be crowned the king or queen of clutter?

FREEBIES: Flixsticks,

DEALS: Book Closeouts, Firefox Add-On - let's you know if the site you're on has coups available, printable coupons (pizza, etc.), BillShrink - I gotta try!, Instead of buying - rent it from a nearby owner, DealCatcher which has a price comparison engine, and you gotta love Brad's Deals, this place not only compares prices but tells you if there is a coup.
Not gonna apologize for my bargainess --- just gotta say "it's in the blood."
"It doesn't matter if you're black or white... the only color that really matters is green." - Family Guy

TIPS: Interview, $ Saving Resources

YUMMY: Summer Cocktail Roundup, I love me some peanut sauce!

HUH?: Mr. Dyson, I'm shocked! Our dyson is only a few weeks old and I have used it like the workhorse it claims to be. This weekend I had to tear it apart because there was a big dustball stuck in the beater bar. It was pretty cool how it comes completely apart. It doesn't do very well with us long-haired wonders and there are two in my house when you count son's GF Mich. I had to de-hair the beater bar from the clumps wrapped around it. It does have great suction and I like that it doesn't eat my throw rugs like all other vacuums have.

We will soon be raising hens and harvesting eggs. After all the wedding hoopla settles down we will begin the cage build. It looks like no matter what eggs you buy, hens are not being treated very nice.

Hook 'em!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Today is National Electricity Day

In 1752, during a thunderstorm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Benjamin Franklin flew a kite to prove that lightning is electricity (an iron key suspended from the kite attracted a lightning bolt).

"There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means - either may do - the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier."

-- Benjamin Franklin

INTERESTING: No global warming?, Ginormous Neutrino

MOVIES: The Hurt Locker

HOUSEHOLD IDEAS: I like these, outdoor fun, how to clean the 10 dirtiest things in your home, areas important for home appraisals.

CRAFTIES: No more sewing machine needles mystery, make your own collapsible fabric box(es)

PRODUCTS: For us water lovers, a book I want - I saw one of his amazing houses when I was in high school, clip tabs - I soooo need these and these - a link to the new line, shoes - glorious shoes and right now they're BOGO 1/2 off, BOGO vitamins sale - I suck down loads of these daily, ever heard of Marmite?

A quote I love:

“The question is not what you look at but what you see.”

- Henry David Thoreau

At my house, a difference of opinion always results in a game of this. Real hands, of course.

Good things to always remember:

"The kinder and more thoughtful a person is, the more kindness they can find in other people."

Leo Tolstoy
1828-1910, Novelist and Philosopher

"The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking."

Robert H. Schuller
Minister and Author

I'll leave you with some humor:

Hook 'em!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Today is the anniversary of International Human-Powered Flight

In 1979, 26-year-old Bryan Allen flew the 70-pound Gossamer Albatross across the English Channel. It was the first international overseas human-powered flight (a flight of 22 miles). Paul MacCready Jr., known as the "father of human-powered flight," designed that first aircraft.

"Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric."

-- Bertrand Russell
I love this little pitcher.

YUMMY: Summer Squash Gratin, I know hubby wants to join this! We make a special trip to Walmart just to buy it, Apricot Tea Cakes

FUN STUFF: I love this and am thinking of ordering it for DSIL Kevin for the birth of his baby boy. Flight Rules - entertaining. We love, love, love our firepit and this link (when it isn't bogged down) will tell you how to make one for $28. What a fun wedding invitation! This backyard reminds me of PA. I would love these for our herbs. Cute baby slippies! Luv the water in the backyard! Cool pool! Huh?

That's all she wrote...hook 'em!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Today is Great Barrier Reef Discovery Day

In 1770, Captain James Cook discovered the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia when his ship, the Endeavour, ran agroundupon it. Trivia buffs: The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space and is the world's biggest single structure made by living organisms.

"Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they're supposed to help you discover who you are."

-- Bernice Johnson Reagon

Grammy's Tasing:


Hammer Dance - this song will always be near/dear to my heart. This song was popular when my son was about a year old. We were waiting in the car for his dad to come out of the store and my son was loose in the back seat with a full diaper. I told him "C'mere" so could unload the olfactory offensive diaper and he started singing "Can't touch this" and dancing across the seat away from me. Here's to Will:

Couch Kitteh:

To open your root beer, of course!

YUMMY: Salmon

IDEAS: Hubby and I are trying to get "just the right" lighting for our back porch and here is another look that appeals to me. It has to be just right since Helen Keller (me) can't see in too dim of lighting.

I love these little drawers. And not sure I'd wanna eat on these but they're fun. This, I find humorous. Great balls of knitting!

I'm not one to dust until I need to but I do have to ask...WTH?

All I got...hook 'em!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Today is Where the Wild Things Are Day

On the birthday of Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are, we celebrate all author/illustrators of children's books. Sendak was born on June 10, 1928, in
Brooklyn, New York. Read a book today!

"There are generations yet unborn, whose very lives will be shifted and shaped by the moves you make and the actions you take."

-- Andy Andrews

THEME RELATED:Space Monkey anniversary

FUN STUFF: Cold War Kids, RoboPenguin

FREEBIES: Music Downloads


That's it for today. I have my annual review at work today and then I'm heading to the movies to meet hubby and watch the new Terminator movie. Hook 'em!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Today is National Rocky Road Day

Enjoy a cone of rocky road ice cream today! Heck, any flavor of ice cream will do!

"Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a
scoop of ice cream fall from the cone."

-- Jim Fiebig

WEB SCOOP: Blissfully unemployed, Mind reading keyboard (no more carpal tunnel?), Interesting bird scoop, Feeling your way around town, You're a potato head!

I wanna go a party where I can carry this. I wonder how much a matching dress would cost?

YUM: Cookies I gotta try!

WHO'S WHO: The smartest in the world? GB got all As and perfect attendance his final semester (6-weeks?) in school. I gotta think up sumpin' special for that soon-to-be fourth grader.

Hook 'em!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Today is the start of Fiction Is Fun Month

"It is books that are the key to the wide world; if you can't do anything else, read all that you can."

-- Jane HamiltonYarn bowl....I want! Just cuz it's cool, not cuz I have time for doing anything.

FUN WEB STUFF: Pics of peeps you know and/or famous peeps, 10 Awesome Moment from Sesame Street, I Heart Faces -- this makes my heart happy

I'm sad knowing that I'm missing the annual Lily of the Valley blooms. Another fav of mine and this is my 27th year away.

Doesn't this just beg for a pitcher of ice tea and lemonade?

Would love to have this bathtub! To put in the Bueller friend's residence! Who doesn't love a cupcake? I swear! that I thought of this first! My style is a lil different but same concept. I shoulda patented my idea! I'm such an interior designer (in my NY mind) that I will be downloading this app today!

WHY? OH, WHY? A banana? Something here is Ick.

Heading out early. Gotta get my toes did and my lip waxed for da wedding on Friday. Yeehaw!

Hook 'em!