Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Fun on the Web Dec 30 '09 A Better Evite

If you haven't sent out your invites yet, it's not too late if you do via the internet. Check out what the NY Times has to offer for just that here:

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Fun on the Web Dec 12 '09 Jamaica mon

Need a quick break? Grab a Red Stripe turn on some Bob Marley and watch the video.
It's 2 and a half minutes of Jamaica mon.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Fun on the Web Dec 10 '09 NYC Savings

New York City is an incredibly expensive place to live and can also be very unaffordable for tourists if they are not careful so here are some sites that can help you find the gems among the rest of them. eight weekly deals about stuff in the city has an extensive list of free and reduced-admission hours for museums to rent short-term apartments in the city

Bank of America’s Museums on Us program - first weekends of every month for the Met, Whitney, Bronx Zoo, Aquarium and Intrepid.

Check for free (or low-cost) classical music concerts at city churches (especially St. John Divine, St.Thomas Church on 5th avenue, and St. Bart’s), Midsummer Night’s Eve at Lincoln Center, summer movies on the Hudson in the Village, park, and NYPL events.

If you haven’t done this before, study and/or to learn how to play the system — Biddingfortravel’s hotel lists are usually up-to-date for Priceline.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Fun on the Web Dec 7 '09 COOKIES!

Wow Christmas is really sneaking up on us fast. Betty Crocker kidnapped me and has been in my kitchen baking so I thought I would share some of her favorite sites for cookies.
OK I admit I was up looking at the last site till after 1 am

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Fun on the Web Dec 6 '09 Use Mint has been named the best online personal finance tool by Money Magazine, PC Magazine, and is PC World’s Editor’s Choice.

Read more about Mint here

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Fun on the Web Dec 3 '09 Tech Buying Guides

Tech buyer guides - what to snatch up this holiday season,28757,1937994,00.html
I like that luggage scale priced at $25 that could be worth it's weight in gold if it prevents a hefty fee for overweight luggage at the airport.

These people get my vote for not recommending MS Office. When did we all drink the Kool-aid? More importantly why and why do we continue buying these less than adequate programs?

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fun on the Web Nov 25 '09 Turkey Talk

If its now time to panic about the big meal tomorrow you may want to "ask the experts"

Butterball Turkey Hotline (800) 288-8372

Empire Kosher Poultry Hotline (800) 367-4734

Foster Farms Turkey Help line (800) 255-7227

HoneySuckle White Turkey (800) 810-6325

Reynolds Turkey Tip Line (800) 745-4000

Shadybrook Farms Dial a Chef (800) 723-4468

USDA Meat & Poultry Hotline (800) 535-4555

For More ideas

For a few laughs try:

Monday, November 23, 2009

Fun on the Web Nov 23 '09 Spice up fruits and vegetables

Do you reuse your vegetable water? Let me know what you think; make a comment.

“I like to mix pumpkin into my brownie mix. Take a box of brownie mix (any brand) and add a large can of Libby’s 100 percent pumpkin. Nothing else—no water, eggs or oil. Mix well. It’ll look a little dry, but it’s not! Bake as usual. Your brownies will be vegetable-packed, fat-free and low in cholesterol.” From — Sophie Pachella, founder of

Friday, November 20, 2009

Fun on the Web Nov 20 '09 Aliens

The only thing that scares me more than space aliens is the idea that there aren't any space aliens. We can't be the best that creation has to offer. I pray we're not all there is. If so, we're in big trouble.
- Ellen DeGeneres

Monday, November 16, 2009

Fun on the Web Nov 16 '09 Sunscreens

Sunscreen effectiveness: This may seem like a strange topic at this time of year but I worry about the sun all year long. With my fair complexion I can burn quickly no matter what time of year it is if I'm outside long enough (and for me that's not very long).

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Fun on the Web Nov 15 '09 Holidays

Every Year I wonder when certain Holidays are. This is a great site offering civil and religious holidays from 2006 to 2017. It also explains each holiday briefly. I have it bookmarked now.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fun on the Web Nov 12 '09 Bank Robbery Notes

Actual bank robbery notes

They say:
"Banks are considering implementing a ‘dress code’ to deter robbers. 90% of bank robbers use the hats/hoods/sunglasses disguise. They like to blend in with other customers until they reach the teller window, where they display a robbery note or gun.

“…“If you see a guy (in a bank lobby) with a baseball cap, dark glasses and a mustache (or) beard, it’s probably a bank robber, not a customer,” said Lt. Larry Faulkner of the Dayton Police Department. Faulker said the disguise is so common, he advises tellers to call the police if they simply see a man dressed in that manner waiting in line.

The FBI and police nationwide are advising banks to adopt a policy of “no hats, no hoods, no sunglasses, no cell phones” to head off robberies. More banks are doing so, but in some cases the idea is pitting police against bankers concerned about alienating law-abiding customers.

Special Agent Harry Trombitas of the FBI’s Columbus office says bank robbery numbers could be lower if more banks had a “no hats” policy."

I say: Based on reading this if you see a guy (in a bank lobby) with a baseball cap, dark glasses and a mustache (or) beard, it's time to LEAVE do not pass go, do not cash a check just GO.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fun on the Web Nov 10 '09 Thoughts to Ponder

* Live life for the moment
* Accept what is, even if things don’t go your way
* Happiness is here, right now if you stop resisting and start accepting

By: Dumb Little Man aka Jay Wright

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fun on the Web Nov 8 '09 Add-Ons

Since I have been using Firefox I have discovered a whole range of add-ons like SimilarWeb, XMarks, due to this website which pops up when I login now and again

I think I really like SimilarWeb which shows other similar websites (in a sidebar) to whatever you are looking at on the current page. Right now it is showing me other Blogger Tools.

Read a review for Similar Web

Install Xmarks on each computer you use, and it seamlessly integrates with your web browser and keeps your bookmarks safely backed up and in sync. Get site info before you click. Simply move your mouse over the site info icon to learn more about that site. Xmarks shows you bookmark popularity, average review, related topics and more.

DownThemAll lets you download all the links or images contained in a webpage and much more: you can refine your downloads by fully customizable criteria to get only what you really want. It features an advanced accelerator that increases speed up to 400%, it allows you to pause and resume downloads at any time.

YSlow analyzes web pages and suggests ways to improve their performance based on a set of rules for high performance web pages.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Fun on the Web Nov 7 '09 Quote

God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fun on the Web Nov 6 '09 Online Office Suite

While still in Beta stages this looks like a great suite of programs. Store, edit and share your personal documents. You don't need the Microsoft Office program to be installed on your computer, simply edit your online document directly from your web browser. Works with many types of files including DOC, DOT, RTF, PPT, POT, PPS, XLS, XLT, DOCX, PPTX, XLSX, PDF, and HTML.
  • 1 GB of free file storage
  • The Power Tool lets you access the documents stored in My Office while Offline
  • Create Documents, Spreadsheets and Presentations
  • A powerful WYSWYG blog editor!
  • Collaborate with your friends and colleagues
  • Search for public documents around the world



2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/3 cups butter
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons rum
3/4 C raisins & 3/4 C Craisins or 1-1/2 C raisins
1 cup nuts
2 1/2 cups uncooked oats (regular)

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Soak the raisins and Craisins in the rum.

In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon. Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter and the sugars. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.

Add the vanilla and rum in which the raisins have soaked; beat until well blended. Add the nuts, and oatmeal to the dry ingredients and stir into the liquid mixture. Stir in the raisins and Craisins.

Mix for about 3 minutes.

Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in a 350°F oven for 10 to 14 minutes or until light brown, being careful not to overbake.

Makes 4-5 dozen cookies, depending upon size of cookies made.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fun on the Web Nov 4 '09 11/11/11 11:11

prepare for the best 11:11 wish ever....

on November 11th, 2011, at 11:11 there will be one minute to make the most epic wish ever (because it will be 11/11/11 11:11).

it's not at a certain place(or time zone) for everyone to do together. just a reminder to make a super wish during that one minute

oh and for all those people who commented saying they'll forget about it, it's an event so it'll pop up with your other events/ friends birthdays 2-3 days before the actual day.... so yeah.

11;11 am, 11:11 pm, or both. it doesn't matter.

invite everyone on Facebook.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Fun on the Web Nov 3 '09 Quote

"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'" -- Ronald Reagan

Monday, November 2, 2009

Fun on the Web Nov 2 '09 Recipes

Sendiks (a premium grocery store for those outside the Milwaukee area) has a blog which features some awesome recipes so far. Check out the Roast Chicken and Loaded Baked Potato Soup from last week.

The Quiche recipes looked fabulous too.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Fun on the Web Oct 30 '09 Internet Turns 40

The Internet turns 40! Of course it's not the WWW we have all come to know but was a test interface display with a computer that took up a refrigerated room. It was only available to universities, scientists, and the very largest companies.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fun on the Web Oct 29 '09 Recipe for Stress

My favorite fictional character's quote comes from Diane Mott Davidson's Goldy Bear (Schultz)
. . . "recipe for stress 'take chocolate and call me when it's over' . . . "and ". . . chocolate always tastes best with more chocolate."

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Fun on the Web Oct 24 '09 Funny

Thanks to Lori for this one:

A new supermarket opened in Atlanta, GA. It has an automatic water

mister to keep the produce fresh. Just before it goes on, you hear the

sound of distant thunder and the smell of fresh rain.

When you pass the milk cases, you hear cows mooing and you experience

the scent of fresh mown hay.

In the meat department, there is the aroma of charcoal grilled steaks

with onions.

When you approach the egg case, you hear hens cluck and cackle, and

the air is filled with the pleasing aroma of bacon and eggs frying.

The bread department features the tantalizing smell of fresh baked

bread and cookies.

I don't buy toilet paper there any more.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fun on the Web Oct 21 '09 Free Tech Support

Had a bit of an issue Monday which reminded me I need to have access to free tech support

Tech support since 1996

404 Tech Support Articles

Although not a teaching tool, this can be great to look up a file to determine if it's legitimate or a potentially unwanted program.

Gizmo's Freeware & Websites

Best of Links

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fun on the Web Oct 20 '09 Write a Novel

The Great American Novel? Maybe not but NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, is a competition to write a 50,000 word novel entirely in the month of November. Beginning on November 1st, (but you can sign up any time during October or November), this contest is for writers of all ages who are willing to take the challenge.

For more info look here:

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Fun on the Web Oct 17 '09 Cake Wreck

"A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places."

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fun on the Web Oct 15 '09 More Scrabble Resources

A preprinted scoresheet's main advantage over a blank page is a preprinted list of the 100 tiles with which the bag starts. Most players will freely let others copy the printed scoresheet they use. The following are freely available on-line:

2 letter word list with meanings

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fun on the Web Oct 14 '09 Scrabble Resources

In case I haven't mentioned it lately I love to play Scrabble. I'm starting a new club locally so I can see if there is anyone who likes to play so I want to put together some resources.

Word Builder - enter up to 12 letters, 3 ? as wildcards, Words with "Q" without "U" following it, Two Letter Words, Words with no vowels or "Y" in them, Words with all vowels (no consonants)

This one will Scrabble you rack, has rules, and history

This one offers games, a dictionary with definitions, plus a word builder tool

Dictionary plus links to other resources including playing online

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fun on the Web Oct 13 '09 Quotes

Don't cry over anything that can't cry over you. ~~ Perdita Dylan (character) by Katie Fforde

Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead.
~~ Erma Bombeck (1927 - 1996)

I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death. ~~ George Carlin (1937 - 2008)

Weather forecast for tonight: dark. Continued dark overnight, with widely scattered light by morning. ~~ George Carlin (1937 - 2008)

Seriously though, we saw snow here already!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fun on the Web Oct 11 '09 Bentos

Although I'm currently making most of my meals at home I thought I might experiment with Bento type cooking to see if its something I could sustain when I need to make lunches to go. I recognize that my last set of circumstances got me into some bad habits with the no meat issue and being lactose intolerant didn't help. Perhaps this is a way to get more healthful food, while reducing the cost of eating "out" every day.

This site includes basics and how to help

More about Bento lunches including speed tips and recipes

To obtain Bento Boxes or accessories

More fun accessories for lunch

Friday, October 9, 2009

Fun on the Web Oct 9 '09 Which brand tastes best?

Ever wondered how good a particular brand is? Try Spirits Review:

Drink Hacker covers a wider variety of spirits, plus bar food, drink recipes, garnishes, and hang over cures.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fun on the Web Oct 8 '09 You Know You Are From Milwaukee

You Know You Are from Milwaukee When. . .

Its always Miller Time

You call Air Force Ones Dookies

You call Lake Michigan "the lake"

You tailgate for more than just football games

You know where the bubbler is

The smell of yeast does not phase you

You've cruised on HWY 100

You call it Mil-town

You know what and where the "village" is

You understand the difference between the green and the blue street signs

You use the lake to give you a sense of direction

You have gone to Summerfest for more than just the music

You have had many meals that were just beer, brats & kraut

You know the best brats are cooked in beer before they are grilled

You know what the "beast" is

You measure distance in time

You can drive 65 in 3 inches of snow

You go out to the suburbs to go trick or treating

You go to a fish fry every Friday in the summer

You know how to polka

You know to get all your alcohol bought before 9 pm

You vacation in Door County

You have the goal of going to Madison for Halloween at least once

You can eat a whole cream puff and probably even two

You use "up north" and "down south" to describe where you went for vacation

You drink soda, not pop

You go to Brewers games for one reason - The Sausage Races

You pronounce it Mawaukee instead of Milwaukee

You know people with the 262 area code aren't really from Milwaukee

You know the difference between ice cream & frozen custard

You think humidity is a typical part of summer weather around the country

You know better than to swim in Lake Michigan, even if the toxic warning signs have been taken down

Brett Favre holds a special place in your heart and always will

You keep track of the summer months by what festival is happening at the summerfest grounds

The sight of the Jesus Car fills you with enjoyment instead of anxiety

You hear tyme machine and think money instead of time travel

Your heart skips a beat everytime you watch Anchorman and hear Ron Burgundy say "Baxter is that you? Bark twice if you're in Milwaukee"

You know why every George Webb's has two clocks

You know that at one time both the Packers & the Brewers played at County Stadium

You remember the great days of "The Box" on channel 8

You are proud that it is the drunkest city in America and the second best party town.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fun on the Web Oct 7 '09 Rehorst Vodka

Got a chance to see the Rehorst Distillery or rather Great Lakes Distillery bottling under the Rehorst label. It is the only distillery in Milwaukee and Wisconsin's first distillery since prohibition.

Although I have been on tours of breweries and wineries, I had never seen how liquor was made. I would highly recommend this tour and tasting for locals and tourists alike. During the one and a half hour tour you learn about how spirits are brewed and then distilled into varying products. Currently the offer Vodka, Gin, Brandies, and Absinthe with some seasonal Pumpkin Vodka. They promised a Rehorst Rum in the spring. I can't wait!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fun on the Web Oct 6 '09 Funny

After noticing how trim my husband had become, a friend asked me how I had persuaded him to diet. It was then I shared my dark secret: "I put our teenage son's shorts in his underwear drawer."

Monday, October 5, 2009

Fun on the Web Oct 5 '09 Bookstore

Visited a great book store in Waukesha. They offer a truly wide range of books, classes, and other products aimed for youngsters since they merged with Cuddles

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Fun on the Web Oct 3 '09 Watch TV Online

So it's the beginning of the fall TV series and I'm finding I have already missed episodes of shows I might like. Well now you can watch online and pick up those beginning episodes at the individual station websites:

and at sites that offer a broad spectrum of episodes

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fun on the Web Sept 30 '09 Net Lingo

Fabulous collection of thousands of definitions that explain the online world of business, technology, and communication including the largest collection of text messaging shorthand, and net acronyms.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Fun on the Web Sept 28 '09 Haunted

The season is definitely fall here . . . brrrr! Saw all the colors along the highway on my way to Milwaukee and back. Makes me think about Halloween. For some virtual fun:

Here's a local attraction

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fun on the Web Sept 23 '09 Free Stuff

Don't forget there are lots of free samples to be had in these tough times. I don't mean the fill out the 72 offers before we cough it up but the genuine free kind. My favorites are:

like this one that has a printable Free Sample Coupon found on Sample a Day

Monday, September 21, 2009

Fun on the Web Sept 21 '09 Different Portals

An unusual archive of music, images, down loadable software, cartoons, anime, texts, home movies, and loads of other fun not readily found on the internet.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fun on the Web Sept 17 '09 Ignite

"Imagine that you're on stage in front of an audience of hundreds of people, doing a five-minute presentation using a slide deck that auto-forwards every 15 seconds, whether you're ready or not. What would you do? What would you say? Could you stand the pressure? Every week, find out . . . "

Found their channel on Youtube

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fun on the Web Sept 16 '09 Flu Tips

With flu season sneaking up on us here is the big advice:
Wash your hands. Yep just like Mom told you!

A Flu Shot might not hurt either if they ever become available.
Use one of these Flu Shot Finder Sites.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Fun on the Web Sept 13 '09 L Word

Watching TV series from the library during the end of summer slump. So far I caught up on Entourage and Weeds. Next I will be checking out the L word.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fun on the Web Sept 8 '09 Trade Gift Cards

Are you looking at gift cards you got last Christmas? Then you probably don't want to go there for whatever reason. Why not trade them in? (Actually you can, buy, sell, or trade.)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Fun on the Web Sept 6 '09 Creepiest Fast Food Mascots

Just like I love IMDB, I love Fanpop to find info on Movies and TV

Take a look at the creepiest fast food mascots here:

I do have to say that IMDB is more all inclusive and my first look for info

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Fun on the Web Sept 3 '09 Cat Years

Ever wondered about the age of your cat? Is it like dog years?
The longest documented cat life is 35 yrs (sorry readers I stand
corrected as 25 years) according to Guiness Book of World Records
but there are other claims of 34, 36 and 37 years out there. This
chart shows the age in human years relative to cat years.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fun on the Web Sept 2 '09 Quitting Facebook

One of the number 1 most emailed articles this week from the NY Times

It points me to the fact that I spend way too much time there and even
more time playing Mafia Wars and other games. Perhaps I need to quit
before I need a 12 step program. If you feel that way too, see:

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Fun on the Web Sept 1 '09 Coffee Online

Enjoy a Coffee on me.
Just cause its so hard for us to get together for a coffee...
have one on me....

This is cute. I don ' t know how they figure all this stuff out. Enjoy

to start click

Monday, August 31, 2009

Fun on the Web Aug 31 '09 Andy Rooney on Women

In case you missed it on 60 Minutes, this is what Andy Rooney thinks about
women over 40:

As I grow in age, I value women over 40 most of all. Here are just a few
reasons why:

A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask,
'What are you thinking?' She doesn't care what you think.

If a woman over 40 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around
whining about it. She does something she wants to do, and it's usually more

Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at
the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you
deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you, if they think they can get
away with it.

Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's
like to be unappreciated.

Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a
woman over 40.

Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far sexier than her
younger counterpart.

Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off if you
are a jerk, if you are acting like one. You don't ever have to wonder where
you stand with her.

Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately,
it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman
over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of
himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize.

For all those men who say, 'Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for
free? here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against
marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig
just to get a little sausage!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Fun on the Web Aug 29 '09 Entourage

Ok, we have hit the dregs of the TV preseason, so I have been playing with my cable On Demand feature which offers many TV series archives and with the library which offers previous seasons episodes on DVD. My new favorite, is Entourage with Adrian Grenier as Vincent Chase (the star), Kevin Dillon as (his brother) Johnny 'Drama' Chase, and Jeremy Pivens as Ari Gold a wise cracking agency head. If you haven't already, check it out. It's on HBO.

Great Quotes
A lifestyle is a terrible thing to waste.
Fame. It's more fun with your friends.
Life Changes, Friends Don't

Fun on the Web Aug 29 '09 Dry Herbs

Dry Herbs with Microwave

Friday, August 28, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Fun on the Web Aug 27 '09 George Foreman

Have I ever mentioned I love my George? I am on my
3rd, 4th and 5th ones now. Yes I have multiple grills:
the indoor outdoor version, a small one for cooking
for one, and the large Next Generation.

I have always cooked by the seat of my pants but
sometimes you just need a feel for how long things
will take. The web is awesome for checking that out:

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fun on the Web Aug 26 '09 Quote

We are born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society.

Judith Martin aka Miss Manners

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Fun on the Web Aug 16 '09 Snoopers

There's a new snooper website which has even found me (and I have taken pains for years to be not found on the web). Which website(s) finger you? See your digital footprint:

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Fun on the Web Aug 15 '09 Quote

A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought. ~~ Warren Buffett

By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth. ~~ George Carlin

Friday, August 14, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fun on the Web Aug 12 '09 Quote

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye. ~~ Miss Piggy

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Fun on the Web Aug 9 '09 Tarot Cards

Recently I had the pleasure of a class in Reading Tarot Cards.
For many years I had someone who read my cards but now
she is gone so I may start reading them myself. To do that I
must find a deck I like myself so I have been doing the home-
work. This site shows images and reviews for hundreds if not
thousands of different decks so you don't get them home, open
them up and discover they just won't work for you.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Fun on the Web Aug 8 '09 Blues Fans


If you have never seen my Blues website, check it out:

Local news
Grafton Paramount Blues Festival Aug 21 & 22

I have to point out Davy Knowles who opened for Buddy Guy at Summerfest. He is an amazing young guitarist whom I will be watching in the years ahead.

Video filmed at Summerfest

August 11, 2009 is the release date set for Robert Cray's first studio album in four years. The nine-track CD called This Time, produced by Cray himself on his own Nozzle Records will be distributed by Vanguard Records. Featuring Cray, bassist Richard Cousins, veteran blues drummer Tony Braunagel, and keyboardist Jim Pugh for this recording.

1. Chicken In The Kitchen
2. I Can't Fail
3. Love 2009
4. That's What Keeps Me Rockin'
5. This Time
6. To Be True
7. Forever Goodbye
8. Trouble And Pain
9. Truce

Imagine my surprise when I got online today and found an article about a new Jeff Healy album! Ruf Records announced a September 8th US release date for "Songs From The Road". Released in Canada by Stony Plain Records in July, a new collection of eleven previously-unreleased live performances taken from concerts recorded in Norway, England, and Canada during 2006 and 2007.

Produced by Healey's friend and band member, bassist Alec Fraser, Songs From The Road displays a mix of original material and cover songs such as:
White Room (Cream)
Come Together (The Beatle's)
Whipping Post (The Allman Brothers)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps (George Harrison)

Healey also offers an updated version of his 1988 hit "Angel Eyes."

Friday, August 7, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Fun on the Web Aug 6 '09 Quote

There is nothing more dreadful than imagination without taste.
~~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Fun on the Web Aug 5 '09 Quote

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
~~ James Thurber

Monday, August 3, 2009

Fun on the Web Aug 3 '09 Free Mocha

And BTW get your free Mocha at McDonald’s. Freebie Monday has rolled around one last time! That means you can get a free 8 Oz. Mocha or 7 Oz. Iced Mocha for free today (Monday) until 7:00 PM. Just go into a participating McDonalds and ask for it. No coupon Needed!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Fun on the Web Aug 2 '09 Offbeat Tourist Sites

In time for that last roadtrip before schol starts visit this site that promotes offbeat tourist destinations to plan a few stops along the way.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Fun on the Web Aug 1 '09 Sad But True

A teenager brings her new boyfriend home to meet her parents. They're appalled by his haircut, tattoos, piercings and vocabulary. Later, the girl's mom says, "Dear, he doesn't seem to be a very nice boy."

"Oh, please, Mom!" says the daughter. "If he wasn't nice, would he be doing 500 hours of community service?"

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Fun on the Web July 30 '09 Answers

Have a question? Need an answer? Librarians from around the country are available whenever you need information -- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Fun on the Web July 29 '09 Save

Pick a product, pick a price, get an email when the price falls

Check deals at your local grocery stores

Print online coupons and search coupon codes

Monday, July 27, 2009

Fun on the Web July 27 '09 Free Mocha

And BTW get your free Mocha at McDonald’s. What is the occasion? Well it is Freebie Monday! That means you can get a free 8 Oz. Mocha or 7 Oz. Iced Mocha for free today (Monday) until 7:00 PM. That doesn’t make sense… shouldn’t the Iced Mocha be larger then the non iced Mocha (to make up for all that ice).

The free sample offer is also valid on Mondays until August 4th, so consider this an early reminder if you missed it Just go into a participating McDonalds and ask for it. No coupon Needed!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Fun on the Web July 25 '09 Quote

"Most people are willing to change, not because they see the light, but because they feel the heat!"

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Fun on the Web July 22 '09 Quote

Every man is wise when attacked by a mad dog; fewer when pursued by a mad woman; only the wisest survive when attacked by a mad notion. ~~ Robertson Davies

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Fun on the Web July 19 '09 Freebies

This one will send you email if you want or you can just look here:

And BTW get your free Mocha at McDonald’s. What is the occasion? Well it is Freebie Monday! That means you can get a free 8 Oz. Mocha or 7 Oz. Iced Mocha for free today (Monday) until 7:00 PM. That doesn’t make sense… shouldn’t the Iced Mocha be larger then the non iced Mocha (to make up for all that ice). Hey, I don’t make the rules!

So maybe you are pissed that you didn’t read this free sample description in time? No worries… The free sample offer is also valid on Mondays for the next two weeks (Until August 4th), so consider this an early reminder if you missed it Just go into a participating McDonalds and ask for it. No coupon Needed!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Fun on the Web July 18 '09 Times for Grilling

During the summer we all grill out but sometimes
we need to coordinate with other food cooking.
How long do things take to cook on the grill?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Fun on the Web July 16 '09 WORLDS SHORTEST FAIRY TALE

Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl , "will you marry me?"

She said "no".

And the guy lived happily ever after & rode motorcycles & went
fishing & played lots of golf & drank beer & scotch & left the toilet
seat up & farted & wanked whenever he wanted. THE END.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Fun on the Web July 14 '09 Captive

The Cat's Diary:
Day 983 of my captivity. My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed some sort of dry nuggets.

Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength. The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet.

Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates my capabilities. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a "good little hunter" I am. Jerks!

There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of "allergies." I must learn what this means, and how to use it to my advantage.

Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow, but at the top of the stairs.

I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released, and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded. The bird must be an informant. I observe him communicate with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe. For now.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Fun on the Web July 13 '09 Funny

What does it mean when a man is in your bed gasping for breath and calling your name?

You didn't hold the pillow down long enough.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Fun on the Web July 11 '09 Spices to Fight Disease

Turmeric for Pain?,8599,1910028,00.html

Well I have tried the Cinnamon for Diabetes and reduced my own blood sugar
This aromatic spice may be good for more than stirring a hot toddy or sprinkling on a cappuccino. Cinnamon, it turns out, contains a molecule with insulin-like properties that may help people with Type 2 diabetes. A small study in Pakistan showed that 30 patients with diabetes had significantly lower blood levels of glucose, triglycerides and cholesterol after taking cinnamon for 40 days. In a separate study, however, scientists at the University of California at Santa Barbara and the Sansum Medical Research Institute found that not all cinnamon is created equal. While some varieties had no impact, others lowered blood-glucose levels in studies of obese mice. . ."

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Fun on the Web July 9 '09 Bing vs Google

Did Microsoft finally make a better product than someone else. David Pogue of the NY Times says so

and so does this website

If you haven't tried it yet here's Bing:

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fun on the Web July 7 '09 Fun Date

Tomorrow at 5 minutes and 6 seconds after 4am on July 8th of this year, the time and date will be...... 04:05:06:07:08:09 This will not happen again until the year 3009!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Fun on the Web July 3 '09 Sears Tower Glass Ledge

OMG 103 floors up and the floor is GLASS

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Fun on the Web July 1 '09 Davy Knowles

Saw an amazing new artist who played before Buddy Guy last night. He's 22! His second album came out in June and the 300 dates on his 18 month tour may have something to do with the fact that Peter Frampton is the producer of the album and appears on it as well.
His website
or listen on Myspace

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Fun on the Web June 30 '09 Preacher Joke

Reverend Boudreaux was the part-time pastor of the local Cajun Baptist Church and Pastor Thibodaux was the minister of the Covenant Church across the road.

They were both standing by the road, pounding a sign into the ground, that read:

'Da End is Near

Turn Yo Sef 'Roun Now

Afore It Be Too Late!'

As a car sped past them, the driver leaned out his window and yelled, 'You religious nuts!'

From the curve they heard screeching tires, and a big splash...

Boudreaux turns to Thibodaux and asks, 'Do ya tink maybe da sign should jussay.....'Bridge Out?'

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Fun on the Web June 28 '09 Quote

Women are like phones:

They like to be held, talked to, and touched often.

But push the wrong button and your ass is disconnected.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Fun on the Web June 27 '09 Packing List

I have had a computerized packing list for years but this could be a good start if you don't have one. You can edit the list as needed once they generate a basic one for you.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Fun on the Web June 26 '09 Sam's Club

Shop at Sam's Club - one day pass

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Fun on the Web June 25 '09 Bing

New search engine - is it better than Google?
I'm a huge Google fan so I don't know,
but it's worth checking out.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Fun on the Web June 24 '09 Guest of a Guest Blog

Do people really care about this stuff? Apparently since they get over two million age views per month. I just don't "get it" but perhaps you will.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Fun on the Web June 20 '09 Summer Size your Menu

Meet the Hungry Girl for Tips on getting slim;_ylt=AoFldmk5tovZeTwDbU.1xy1mY.Y5

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Fun on the Web June 15 '09 Podcasts 4 Learning

Podcasts to learn from for the geeks out there

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Fun on the Web June 14 '09 Quote

There is nothing more demoralizing than a small but adequate income.
- Edmund Wilson

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Make Your Summer Plans

Fireworks in Milwaukee

PrideFest: June 13 after the 9 p.m. headliner Etta James finishes.

Polish Fest: June 19-20 starting at 10:30 p.m.

U.S. Bank Fireworks: 9:25 p.m. rain date July 4 same time.

Fourth of July: at these Milwaukee County parks July 4th : Alcott, Gordon, Humboldt, Jackson, Lake, Lincoln, Mitchell, Noyes, Washington and Wilson, about 9:15 p.m.

Summerfest: June 25 at 9:30 p.m., earlier than in past years. BTW it looks like the music schedule is all finally posted.

South Shore Frolics: all three nights July 10-12. July 10th will be short about 10:30 p.m.
July 11-12, there will be a 60-minute "Atomic Fireworks Show" at 10 p.m each night.

Gathering On The Green July 11th 9:30 BTW NOT FREE

Festa Italiana: every night of Festa -- July 16-19 -- about 10:15 p.m. The best on its last night.

German Fest: all three nights of the fest -- July 23-26.

Arab World Fest: Aug. 8 at 9:30 p.m.

Watertown Riverfest Aug. 8 at 10 pm

Indian Summer: Sept. 11-12 at 9:30 p.m. Friday, 10 p.m. Saturday.


* Special Music Events (for me at least) *



Jun 18 at Jazz in the Park

June 19th Rosa's Lounge Chicago

June 20st Blues on the Fox Aurora IL

June 20st Rosa's Lounge Chicago


July 2 Summerfest Harley Stage Milwaukee WI 5:30 pm

July 3 The Roadhouse Carlsville WI (Door County) 9 pm

Roadhouse Carlsville 5790 State Highway 42

Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 (920) 743-4966‎




Greek Fest June 26 & 27

Irish Fest Aug 13-16 are there fireworks? Bartolatta says yes

Mexican Fiesta August 21-23

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Fun on the Web June 7 '09 Goals

"Other people often have great ideas. You can get inspiration from others. Adopt a goal as your own or set up your own goals from scratch. . ."

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Fun on the Web June 2 '09 Cosmic Calendar

For a change the stars are not all in opposition or squared and are now forming trines and other more favorable arrangements in the sky. I know the horoscope has been "right on" for me lately. How about you?

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

Fun on the Web May 29 '09 Read 1st Chapter FREE

Really tired of spending good money on a book only to find that you are not enjoying it or even worse that you have aready read it before? Now you can read the 1st chapter free:

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Fun on the Web May 28 '09 Extreme Rednecks


1. You let your 14-year-old daughter smoke at the dinner table in front of her kids.
2. The Blue Book value of your truck goes up and down depending on how much gas is in it.
3. You've been married three times and still have the same in-laws.
4. You think a woman who is out of your league bowls on a different night.
5. You wonder how service stations keep their rest-rooms so clean.
6. Someone in your family died right after saying, 'Hey, guys, watch this.'
7. You think Dom Perignon is a Mafia leader.
8. Your wife's hairdo was once ruined by a ceiling fan.
9. Your junior prom offered day care.
10. You think the last words of the Star-Spangled Banner are 'Gentlemen, start your engines. '
11. You lit a match in the bathroom and your house exploded right off its wheels.
12. The Halloween pumpkin on your porch has more teeth than your spouse.
13. You have to go outside to get something from the fridge.
14. One of your kids was born on a pool table .
15. You need one more hole punched in your card to get a freebie at the House of Tattoos.
16. You can't get married to your sweetheart because there's a law against it.
17. You think loading the dishwasher means getting your wife drunk.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Fun on the Web May 20 '09 Cool Cubicles

Cool photos from "The Office",29307,1898369_1885474,00.html

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Fun on the Web May 19 '09 Free Drug Plans

Every pharmaceutical company in the USA and some international have Patient Drug Assistance Programs. Also, Doctor's offices have all of the forms for all of them but you have to ask. Here are more links for the best free patient assistance drug programs. Keep this in mind as you know the economy is only going to get harder for us all and we all need to help each other:
1. Free Medication As seen on Montel Williams patient assistance ...
2. RxAssist - Patient Assistance Programs
3. Patient Assistance Programs
5. Pfizer announces free medication program
6. Free Prescriptions

Monday, May 18, 2009

Fun on the Web May 18 '09 College

Back in days when the economy was good and Clinton was in office those spendthrift Democrats (can you feel the sarcasm) created a plan for dislocated workers. Because I am dislocated AGAIN I'm going to try to go back to school with the aid of this program:

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Fun on the Web May 17 '09 Quote

"Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then." Katherine