Winery Offers $10,000-A-Month Dream Job →
This will be my new job. I’ll let you know when I have my new address. Since “on a constant quest for good wine” is my middle name, it’s a perfect fit. I don’t play Liar’s Dice (though I’d like to learn), but I do play poker, and I can teach the good folks at Murphy-Goode Winery how to play bunco if they don’t already know.
The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who...– William Lyon Phelps
Giant Rats Invading Major US City →
No, no, no, no! To bastardize a phrase spoken by Indiana Jones, “Rats. Why’d it have to be rats?”
The World's Worst Taxi Rides →
American Idol’ gets down to final four →
I admit it. I’m an American Idol fan.
Become a joyologist →
I have found my new career calling. I am all about the joy.
Engrish Funny →
The inherent humor of foreign text translated (poorly) into English. Or, on fewer occasions, vice versa.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper...– Robert Frost (1874 - 1963)
I never cease being dumbfounded by the unbelievable things people believe.– Leo Rosten (1908 - )
If you are flammable and have legs, you are never a fire hazard.– Mitch Hedberg
Rival high school football teams replay tie game... →
The Stateliners played the Easton Red Rovers to a 7-7 tie in 1993. Sunday, the two teams met again to settle the score. That’s right. The same players from that 1993 game, now in their early 30s, took the field again, adding a new wrinkle to the 102-game rivalry.
Nick Van Bloss, pianist with Tourette Syndrome, in... →
Condition is a blessing as well as a curse, musician says, after 15 years playing to an empty room.
Happiness is a warm puppy.– Charles M. Schulz
Left Lane Drivers →
While I’m thinking about it, this is a cause I can get behind! It drives me crazy when people are in the far left lane, yet driving slower than many, if not all, of the other cars. People: Use the left lane for passing and then move to the right, even if you are driving fast. There’s no reason to stay in the left lane unless you are moving past other cars. Is this so difficult? It...
Dictionary of Awkward Japanese →
This caught my eye because my older son is captivated by all things Japanese. Thanks to “Daily Meh” (http://dailymeh.tumblr.com/) for bringing this to my attention.
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.– Irish Proverb
American Pie Council →
Heard about the Great American Pie Festival happening this weekend on the radio and immediately thought about my younger son who loves pie. Who knew there were so many events centered on pie?! Too bad we already missed National Pie Day (January 23) this year.
Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely...– Bill Watterson
Horses, Shaman and Mongolia (oh my) - How they... →
As a parent, you do what it takes. Sometimes, the biggest difficulty is determining what that should be.
Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear....– Thich Nhat Hanh (Vietnamese Monk, Activist and Writer. b.1926)
Animals Get The Boot From Bronx Zoo →
Even zoo animals are being affected by the economy.
Clarifying the Rules of Recycling →
Are bottle caps recyclable? What about aluminum foil? Every day, the average American produces four and a half pounds of trash — 75 percent of which is recyclable. Here, Good Housekeeping clears up the questions to help you do the right thing.
I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to...– Jimmy Dean
Rebound Designs →
Isn’t this a great idea? Purses, made out of books. I LOVE words and I love books, so this just calls to me. I’ve seen books used for many things before, but never in this way.
Judging A Book (Bag) By Its Cover by Nell...
Caitlin Phillips goes through 500 to 750 books every year. But not because she’s a speed reader. Instead, she cuts out all the pages and replaces them with beautiful fabric, to transform old books into stylish purses. “Sometimes people are like, ‘I can’t believe you did that to a book!’ ” says Phillips, who admits that it was a little weird at first to take a...
Eight ways green travel can save you money →
These are some great ideas that are actually doable. Take a look.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.– Native American Proverb
Four Corners Markers Are Wrong →
“Tourists who think they’re putting a hand or foot in each of four U.S. states at the Four Corners area are apparently missing the mark — by about 2.5 miles.”
Meet the newest rock supergroup: Tinted Windows. →
“Tinted Windows will no doubt make some music fans ask the question, is this for real? But anyone familiar with the back catalogs of the band’s members knows that the collaboration makes good sense—and makes for good fun.”
Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.– Mildred Barthel
Google Earth thief jailed after stripping lead... →
A thief who used Google Earth to zoom in on historic buildings before stripping lead from their roofs has been jailed — just weeks after being spared jail… Magistrates heard how Berge, a builder by trade, would find a potential target on the popular internet tool, which shows aerial photographs of towns across the world, to pinpoint buildings with lead roof tiles. He would then scale...