Archive | July, 2012

This One is For the Nerds…

July 31, 2012

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Dinner is over. ‘Twas a nice meal (zucchini and sausage in tomato sauce over pasta). We are sitting around the table, just relaxing. The two boys are absorbed in an iPod Star Wars type game, so tinny sounds of laser guns (pwew pwew!) and speeding spaceships (rrrroorz) pepper the air while the adults chat. Dad: […]

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Monday Quiz About Me Meme

July 30, 2012

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Wow have I been a slacker here lately. I only wrote two posts last week, me thinks! Sorry, pals. I’ve not been much company. I took last week off (for the most part) — we went on two day trips and I’ve been busy writing about those for the travel blog. I also discovered TWO […]

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Brilliance Is Back!

July 30, 2012

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Astrobrights Papers by Neenah Paper for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I'm starting to see the school supplies line the store aisles again. I can't believe it's almost August! The summer has gone by so fast and I hardly had a chance to […]

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Random Toodles #879

July 26, 2012

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When I type, my keyboard buzzes. It’s annoying. *** While I could easily be a “crazy cat lady” and am drawn to cats no matter where I go, I worry about pet owners who give their cats middle names. It seems… odd. *** Do any of you guys want a free audio/video tour of New […]

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Monday Quiz About Me

July 23, 2012

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Ugh. I got up early enough but everything has been going in slow motion today. Upstate New York is back to bathing in the scalding hot weather again…. still no rain in over a month for my area. Very odd, especially considering that we had a slew of hurricanes and other monsoons hit us year […]

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Frugal Alert: iPhone Ringtones App

July 23, 2012

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The iPhone is a really amazing little device. I use it everywhere! Unfortunately, so does everyone else. :meh: And we all happen to use the same few ringtones… so when we hear the phone ring with its familiar “Marimba,” “Timba,” “Strum,” or “Chime,” we all reach for our phones. Ugh. I have purchased a few […]

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Freight Train, Freight Train, Going So Fast….

July 21, 2012

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Anybody remember that old folk song? I grew up with folk songs. While my peers were rocking to Jimi Hendrix or Donny Osmond, I was listening to Elizabeth Cotten, Burl Ives, Pete Seeger, and James Taylor. I later found out that Elizabeth Cotten lived in Syracuse in her later years — just a hop, skip, […]

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We Visited William Seward’s House

July 18, 2012

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We traveled out to Auburn, NY, recently and had a little extra time before heading home. On a whim, we stopped at the William Seward Home and Historic Site in downtown. I knew very little about the man (something about Alaska and Abraham Lincoln?) but what I learned on the visit knocked my socks off. […]

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See Ya Later, I’m Going to Antarctica

July 17, 2012

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So there I was: slunk over the couch, limpid from the heat while my little window air conditioner sputters to keep the room cool at 76 degrees. I’m surfing my feed reader for interesting tech news, and then it hits me: Engadget’s story on Google’s Street View of Antarctica! Oh yeeeeeeeaaaah! In a brief burst […]

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Monday Quiz About Me Meme

July 16, 2012

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Another super-hot day in Upstate New York. The weather dudes are all a-flutter, we may hit 100 degrees tomorrow. Oh yay. :ik: Four more months…. only four more months…. 1. If you could be on a reality tv show which one would you want to be a part of? Tough one. I haven’t ever seen […]

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