Saturday, October 27, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Instant Artist!

Left click to change colors & space bar to start fresh.

Feeling A Little Stressed?

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Landscaping Update

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We have been working on filling in the yard with raised beds. The top two photos show an area that refused to absorb moisture and created a standing water area in the back corner of the yard. Can you say Mosquitoes? We raised the whole back corner with 20 dump trucks worth of dirt! The last four photos represent our attempt to slow down the wind across the back patio. We will see how this experiment works out come next spring.

Zip Skinny

Enter your ZIP code to see U.S. Census data and comparisons with neighboring ZIPs.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Free Rice Vocabulary Booster!

How does playing the vocabulary game at FreeRice help me?

Learning new vocabulary has tremendous benefits. It can help you:

- Formulate your ideas better
- Write better papers, emails and business letters
- Speak more precisely and persuasively
- Comprehend more of what you read
- Read faster because you comprehend better
- Get better grades in high school, college and graduate school
- Score higher on tests like the SAT, GRE, LSAT and GMAT
- Perform better at job interviews and conferences
- Sell yourself, your services, and your products better
- Be more effective and successful at your job

After you have done FreeRice for a couple of days, you may notice an odd phenomenon. Words that you have never consciously used before will begin to pop into your head while you are speaking or writing. You will feel yourself using and knowing more words.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

'Second Earth' found, 20 light years away

Scientists have discovered a warm and rocky "second Earth" circling a star, a find they believe dramatically boosts the prospects that we are not alone.

The planet is the most Earth-like ever spotted and is thought to have perfect conditions for water, an essential ingredient for life. Researchers detected the planet orbiting one of Earth's nearest stars, a cool red dwarf called Gliese 581, 20 light years away in the constellation of Libra.

World Privacy Forum's Top Ten Opt Outs

As privacy experts, we are frequently asked about “opting out,” and which opt outs we think are the most important. This list is a distillation of ideas for opting out that the World Privacy Forum has developed over the years from responding to those questions. The list below does not contain all opt outs that are available. Rather, it contains the opt outs that we believe are the most important and will be the most useful to the most consumers.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Got A Wii?

Nintendo is now including the Wii Remote Jacket for the Wii Remotes in all new hardware being shipped. For Wii owners who purchased their systems prior to this addition, we are offering to send free Wii Remote Jackets for their existing Wii Remotes. If you would like to request a Wii Remote Jacket, please start by completing the information form below.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Scientists may have found appendix’s purpose

Some scientists think they have figured out the real job of the troublesome and seemingly useless appendix: It produces and protects good germs for your gut.

Meal Time

Fruit, I like it. Arroz con Pollo Especial makes a great meal!
Coffee, that's good.

But I put my foot down when it comes to Chocolate Cheese!

Friday, October 05, 2007

Hammer Time!

Disgust

Test your sensitivity to disgust and take part in a real science experiment.

It has 20 questions and should take between 5-10 minutes.

The questionnaire is split into two sections. Section one consists of 19 questions. Section two consists of a single vote.

It was developed by Dr Val Curtis of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

The Birds & The Bees


Costa Rican Dinosaurs!


The stuff you run into in the jungle!

Metallic Beatles



Yes boys and girls these are real! Worn by natives as living jewelery and prized by collectors.

Costa Rica Butterflys








Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Interesting Elevators

Take a peek... these are pretty wild elevators!