Archive for October, 2009

More important websites.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

I am so glad I did the blog on websites.  I have had several new sites given to me and one that I totally forgot about.  Here they are:

 

 I Can Has Cheezburgerhttp://icanhascheezburger.com/   Oh how can I forget this one!  I still (and I am totally being truthful here) laugh when seeing that poor seal thingy have his bucket stolen.

New to me

Google Reader: https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?   You have to login to this site, but I’ve had a couple people say they can’t do without their updates.

Passive Agressive Noteshttp://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/  Their Motto:  Painfully polite and hilariously hostile writings from shared spaces the world over.

My Very Worst Roommatehttp://myveryworstroommate.com/  Their Motto: Dispatches from the shared houseing frontline: sloths, thieves, oversharers, tv hogs, etc.

My Very Worst Datehttp://myveryworstdate.com/  Their Motto:  Love is a Battlefield

Important Web sites.

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

 *         It has come to my attention that there are still a few people that use the internet in a very limited way.  For instance my best friend Jean.    Our conversations go like this:

Jean – “I can’t find a good pumpkin pie recipie.  I have looked everywhere.”

Me – “Did you look on the internet?”

Jean – “Oh gosh, no!  I forgot about the net.”

Jean has had a computer for 10 years. 

    But, this article is not about research but about really cool websites that some people have never heard of.  Maybe they didn’t think to look, who knows.  I don’t know how many times I have ask people, that own computers, if they have a Flickr account.  They reply, “Whats Flickr?”

So here are my top favorite websites that I think all people should know:  (I am leaving out things like Facebook and such.)

http://www.flickr.com/  – photo posting sight. Great for sharing images and especially images of art and crafts.

http://www.craftster.org/ – A online craft community where you can discuss craft, art and post your projects.

http://www.etsy.com/ – Online handmade product store.  The love of my life.

http://craftzine.com/ – Online craft magazine.  Crafts new world order’s favorite mag.

 

Fun Stuff

http://cuteoverload.com/ – Cuteness is everywhere on this site. Puppies, Kitties, bunnies galore!  This site has cuteness down to a science.  They have also developed there own Cute Speak, which I love.

http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/ – This site is one of two site that will make me laugh so hard that I will cry,    Their motto is “When Professional cakes go horribly, hilariously wrong”

http://www.engrish.com/ – What can I say?  This is the second site that brings tears to my eyes.  Who thought that bad translations could be so, well, BAD!

    I know that there are a ton more sites that are important, in one way or another, so please let me know what you think.  I would like to list new web sites in another blog entry. 

* The artwork used in this blog entry, even thought it doesn’t fit the topic, is a print that will be coming out real soon. 

 

Here are some of my favorite words.

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

     Here is some of my favorite words.  It seems that a lot of my families vocabulary is made up or from cartoons. 

 

Seethe*To be in a state of turmoil or ferment. To be violently excited or agitated. When you say this word you can actually clinch your teeth if you want.  The sound when saying the  word SEETHE invokes simmering anger.  Another definition for SEETHE is PMS.                                                                                             

* I can’t believe that I orginally misspelled this word!  Thanks Valerie!

 

Meh Indifference; to be used when one simply does not care. Thank God for the Simpsons!  Many of my favorite words come from this show.  As soon as my daughter and I heard the word MEH we started using it.  When using this word it is very effective to also shrug your shoulders. Such a little but effective word.

MmwahPronouced Mmmm-Wah.  A fake high society kiss.                                                                        This is a family word, but I suspect others use it too.  Great for quick, silly goodbyes.  In our family we never use is for hello.  Also works great over the phone.

 

Craptacular – Intended to be perceived as spectacular, but actually perceived as extremely poor quality. Another Simpson word.  There is a whole lot in this great big world that can be described as CRAPTACULAR.  It also brings to mind Las Vegas.

 

Hah-winkPronouced, Haaah-wink. To be used in concert with a highly dramatized eye wink.  Basically it means “This is a secret, but not really”  or “Hey, good lookin'”.  Hah-wink works best if done in close proximity to the person, or persons, that the secret  or admiration is about.  It’s just not any fun unless everyone hears, and sees you doing it.

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To the Bottom and Back, IV

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

  Here are some images of the Grand Canyon while hiking down the South Kaibab Trail. 

  I like showing the actual trail.  I think it helps gives a idea of the conditions of heading down the canyon. 

 Please notice the steps.  They look pretty harmless, But let me tell you, they where made by Satan hisself.  Most of the steps are awkwardly higher and wider than normal stairs.  They are knee jarring.  Young or old, when you finish with these steps and stand your knees giggle up and down on their own accord.

Still think that it’s no problem?  Well try 7 some miles of it.  It is not good.

  I really hate these steps.

New Prints for local gallery

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

   Gnome by Andrea Zuill

Here some new prints that will be going in a local gallery here in S. Calif.   I price things different when a piece goes in a gallery since they have to take a percentage.  I also frame these pieces.  The image size is 5″x7″.  They will be available the beginnng of December.  If you are interested in these pieces Let me know and I will give you the prices. 

  Zombit Rabbits by Andrea Zuill

To the Bottom and Back, III

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

   Grand Canyon, Hermit’s Rest Trail. Fossils called Brachiopods. Once you know what the rock looks like thans contains these fossils you can see them everywhere, at the right level that is. I also found them on the on the Bright Angel Trail.

To the Bottom and Back, part II

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Mrs. Zuill, We would like to thank you for you inquiry regarding condos for sale in Arizona.  We have found two such units that might meet your needs.

The first condo is a mutli-level Southwestern style home.  For some reason this home was abandoned a while ago, but the tenants left it in good condition with only the need for some minor roof repair.  The front yard is a nature lovers paradise.  Walnut trees and rattle snakes abound!  If you are interested you’ll have to move fast on this creek veiw home.

Our second property is a neat little pool side number. It may be smaller than the first property but there is tons of storage for your corn, squash and basket weaving supplies.

This unit’s pool  is great for swimming, entertaining, and staving off drought.   Great fun for family and Friends!

This unit also comes with a Granny Flat.  Perfect for visitors or renting out for extra income!

To The Bottom and Back, part 1

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

  Since it’s been a couple years now since I have lost a bunch of weight,  I try to stay healthy by setting up events that will keep my weight on track.  This usually means trips that require me to hike.  Basically, I have to keep my weight down to survive the ordeal. 

I have just completed my second trip to the Grand Canyon where I hiked down to the bottom, then back up to the rim.

  First stop on my trip was Prescott, Arizona.  I stayed in the historic The Hassayampa Inn.

 The Hassayampa Inn was decked out for Halloween, and it is said that the hotel is haunted.

  I loved the hand painted lobby ceiling.

  I don’t know who the artist is, but these beautiful and haunting dolls added a romantic touch to the spooky decorations.