Archive | May, 2011

English to Chinese- EZ Fun Foh Yoo!

May 30, 2011

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Hey! Want to learn Chinese, perhaps improve your furniture assembly reading skills? I saw this at Disgruntled Republican and almost laughed my head off. I showed my kids and we all came up with some hearty additions to the list. Bwahaha! It’s best if you read them aloud. You’ll learn it better that way. 😉 […]

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The Phishing Hole

May 30, 2011

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…that would be my email inbox. In case you didn’t hear, Verizon– my telephone carrier as well as my Internet service provider– was hacked into. The *only* thing the creeps stole were email addresses, house addresses and other “harmless” information. :rants: Harmless, my eye! I don’t care for ANYONE to have that information! Hello! Why […]

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Random Toodles #456

May 27, 2011

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My son has been doing a very intense writing course in English. The book has him do maybe a dozen little paragraphs every day. He’s tired of writing paragraphs (even though I tell him that’s what I do all day long, too!) and his writing has become a bit droll. As I was proofreading another […]

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Dog Training – Is It Possible?!

May 26, 2011

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We’ve heard it a million times: You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. It’s a proverb that I think I have always believed, literally. I mean, with old dogs. Every dog we’ve had, once it hits a certain age, FORGET IT. Maybe it’s just that I am no good with dogs. (I do actually […]

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Punny Scientific Conversions

May 24, 2011

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I got these in my email today. Scientific Conversions 1. Ratio of an igloo’s circumference to its diameter = Eskimo Pi 2. 2000 pounds of Chinese soup = Won ton 3. 1 millionth of a mouthwash = 1 microscope 4. Time between slipping on a peel and smacking the pavement = 1 bananosecond :rofl: 5. […]

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The Beauty of Storage Heaters

May 24, 2011

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Well, I *think* the winter heating system has FINALLY ended. I can’t believe how cool it’s been! Last week, we had to fire up the gas heaters and the electric heater for the dogs, it was mighty chilly. After all is said and done, I think we did pretty well for the year. We used […]

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Meet Me on Monday #46

May 23, 2011

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Another Monday! I can’t believe it’s been a whole week since we left Virginia. 🙁 I miss the ocean. Questions: 1. What is your favorite bagel flavor? Hmmm…. I don’t eat bagels that often. I rarely eat breakfast (even the smell of food in the morning makes me queasy). When I lived in New York […]

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Spectacular Time Lapse Video of Canary Island Skies

May 21, 2011

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Absolutely stunning. My favorites are the galaxies and stars rising in dust clouds over the horizon. What are your favorites? Prepare to be wowed! Psalm 19 1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal […]

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My Very Cool Logo

May 20, 2011

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Finally, after nearly 6 years of full-time blogging, I have a logo! Woohoo! Ladies and gents, this is my official brand for my travel blog, New York Traveler.net. My travel blog, in which I recorded the family day trips– replete with historical backgrounds and loads of photos– began in 2006. I started it as a […]

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SETI To Stop Scanning Skies for Aliens

May 18, 2011

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A little rejoicing in our house today…. we read in the news that the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute (SETI Institute) will stop scanning the skies for alien life forms. Apparently, their funding has been hit. The Mountain View, California, Allen Telescope Array has been switched off and placed into hibernation, as of April 22, […]

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