Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Fun on the Web Dec 22, 2010 Just funnies

Every December it was the same excruciating tradition. Our
family would get up at the crack of dawn, go to a Christmas
tree farm and tromp across acres of snow in search of the
perfect tree. Hours later our feet would be freezing, but
Mom would press on, convinced the tree of her dreams was
"just up ahead."

One year I snapped. "Mom, face it. The perfect tree doesn't
exist. It's like looking for a man. Just be satisfied if
you can find one that isn't dead, doesn't have too many bald
spots and is straight."


"A man in Sicily had himself arrested so he wouldn't have
to spend the holidays with his relatives. How many guys are
going, 'Why didn't we think of that?'" -Jay Leno


As we were putting out cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve,
I accidentally dropped one. "No problem," I said, picking
it up and dusting it off before placing it back on the

"You can't do that," argued my four-year-old.

"Don't worry. Santa will never know."

He shot me a look. "So he knows if I've been bad or good,
but he doesn't know if you dropped a cookie on the floor?"

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fun on the Web Dec 21, 2010 1 Minute Stories

Wonderful Blog with 1 Minute Stories

For more on this interesting author see:



* Whenever possible, buy gifts that are already wrapped. If,
when the recipient opens the gift, neither one of you
recognizes it, you can claim that it's myrrh.

* The editors of Woman's Day magazine recently ran an item
on how to make your own wrapping paper by printing a design
on it with an apple sliced in half horizontally and dipped
in a mixture of food coloring and liquid starch. They must
be smoking crack.

* If you're giving a hard-to-wrap gift, skip the wrapping
paper! Just put it inside a bag and stick one of those
little adhesive bows on it. This creates a festive visual
effect that is sure to delight the lucky recipient on
Christmas morning

Your wife: Why is there a Hefty trash bag under the tree?

You: It's a gift! See? It has a bow!

Your wife: (peering into the trash bag) It's a leaf blower.

You: Gas-powered! Five horsepower!

Your wife: I want a divorce.

You: I also got you some myrrh.

In conclusion, remember that the important thing is not what
you give, or how you wrap it. The important thing, during
this very special time of year, is that you save the receipt.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Fun on the Web Dec 20, 2010 Talk About Fattening

It's that time of the year when we are out shopping, rushing to get done, and need to stop for a meal. Don't stop for these meals that start at 3000 calories and go up from there to a whopping 8500 calories!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Fun on the Web Dec 19, '10 Crazy Christmas Lights

Crazy Christmas lights: scroll down and visit all three pages for more and more
The second from the bottom on the third page has more amazing Christmas Fun available as links from YouTube

If this is your thing visit
to find out more about how to do this

Friday, December 17, 2010

Grand Opening Luxury Single Living Community

Today is the ribbon cutting ceremony for our new luxury senior living complex. The Grand Opening will be Sunday December 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Public is welcome to attend. Com'on down.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Fun on the Web Dec 17, 2010 Computer Backup

Do you back up? We all know we should, but do we?
Here are some places to start the hunt:,2817,2288745,00.asp


I'm the postmaster for a small town in Pennsylvania. One of
my regular customers, Jeff, bought several sheets of newly
released commemorative stamps.

Soon after he left, a woman came in carrying two crisp
sheets of Harry Houdini stamps she'd found in the parking

The next morning, I gave Jeff the sheets of stamps he'd
lost. "You know," Jeff said to me, "I'm not at all that
surprised the Houdini stamps reappeared."

Fun on the Web Dec 16, 2010 Organize

Happy Birthday Dan!

Organize for Life

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Fun on the Web Dec 15, 2010 Free Shpping to Military

Whole Foods announces free overseas shipping of its holiday gift boxes to APO, FPO and DPO addresses. While I don't typically promote stores and such I do applaud the free shipping to soldiers thing so they are getting a plug.

You can pick from:
* The Gift of Grub ($60). Summer sausage, pretzel crisps, aged cheddar cheese straws, peppermint stick chocolate, classic shortbread and gourmet pecans.
* You're Zenzational ($60). Soothing lavender lotion and shower gel, mineral bath salts, a sleep mask, a bath pillow, and even a candle and tea to further calm the soul.
* Get Warm, Get Fuzzy ($50). Specialty coffee, tea and hot chocolate paired with caramel sweetener, fruit-and-nut mix, mocha wafers, biscotti bites and dark chocolate espresso beans.
* You Rock Box o' Choc ($50). Chocolates, dipped sandwich cookies and brownie bites, peanut butter chocolate wafers, chocolate cherry trail mix and hot chocolate.
* Ciao Down ($40). Italian herb pasta sauce, basil pesto, extra virgin olive oil crostini, dry roasted almonds and truffled espresso clusters. Buon Appetito!


"The annual 'Christmas Village' in Philadelphia has been
renamed the 'Holiday Village.' In fact, they're not Santa's
reindeer anymore...they're now 'nondenominational venison.'"
~~ Jay Leno

"President Obama has set aside over 180 million acres of
land for polar bears. When Sarah Palin heard about it, she
said, 'Todd, get my gun!'" ~~ Conan O'Brien

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Fun on the Web Dec 14, 2010 Luggage Limits

Traveling for the holidays? Check out the luggage limits for your flight here:


As a potential juror in an assault-and-battery case, I was
sitting in a courtroom, answering questions from both sides.
The assistant district attorney asked such questions as: Had
I ever been mugged? Did I know the victim or the defendant?

The defense attorney took a different approach, however.
"I see you are a teacher," he said. "What do you teach?"

"English and theater," I responded.

"I guess I better watch my grammar," the defense attorney

"No," I shot back. "You better watch your acting."

When the laughter in the courtroom died down, I was excused
from the case.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Fun on the Web Dec 13, 2010 Frozen Car Doors

The longer I am up here the more I appreciate being able to get in my car and get the heat going but what if you can't get the door open? Tips from Accuweather
My musician son decided to play guitar at his own wedding
reception. That day, tuning his strings was taking longer
than usual. "It's a little harder to do with a ring on,"
he apologized to the waiting guests.

That's when a man called out, "Everything's harder with a
ring on!"

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Fun on the Web Dec 12, 2010 Spelling Bee

10 Spelling Bee Sites to Help Your Child

and check out the Best of Lists too


My Dad and I were talking the other night about love and
marriage. He told me that he knew as early as their wedding
what marriage to my Mom would be like. It seems the minister
asked my Mom, "Do you take this man to be your husband."
And she said, "I do."

Then the minister asked my Dad, "Do you take this woman to
be your wife," and my Mom said, "He does."

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Fun on the Web Dec 11, 2010 Warm Hands

Nothing makes me cold like freezing fingers and toes. Now that we try to use cell phones while we are outside these gloves could be the next best thing to sliced bread.

Of course I still have and use Wristies
While hiking in the mountains one day I came across a gor-
geous gorge that I thought was an echo canyon. I shouted,
"Hello there." But the response sounded to me like, "Hello

I tried again. "How do you do?"

A moment later the report came back sounding like, "How do
I do what?"

Baffled and amused I decided to give it the ultimate test.
"You're not really an echo canyon, are you?"

The response from the big ditch confirmed my suspicions.
"Brilliant deduction, Einstein."

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Fun on the Web Dec 8, 2010 Online Shopping Codes

Still shopping?

Promo codes for Kohls online from 12-9 to 12-12
20% on $100 or more code is HOLLY 20
15% on any purchase code is HOLLY 15

Lane Bryant Online
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at Coldwater Creek

Monday, December 6, 2010

Fun on the Web Dec 6, 2010 Food for Thought

Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good.
- Thomas Sowell

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Fun on the Web Dec 3 '10 Martinis

Having trouble finding my favorite mixers up here so I guess I have to learn to mix from scratch. Brought some supplies from the last time I ran into Milwaukee but they won't last long. This might be a place to find a few ideas.

Does anyone have a favorite bar tending website?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Fun on the Web Dec 2 '10 Sick of Recorded Messages

Need a company phone number? Other tips or information?
GetHuman is the ultimate consumer tool with phone numbers,
shortcuts, reviews, tips, and more for companies worldwide.


"California has no money. Our budget situation is a mess.
So a state representative introduced a bill to legalize
marijuana and he claims it will raise almost a billion and
a half dollars a year in taxes. And another $3 billion in
Cheetos sales." -Jimmy Kimmel

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Fun on the Web Dec 1 '10 Answers

Clear answers for common questions


Although I had arrived 20 minutes early for my one o'clock
doctor's appointment, I watched patient after patient dis-
appear into the various rooms. Now, I know things happen,
and that more serious issues are typically dealt with first,
so I was able to accept that those coming in after me were
seen first, But when I was still sitting in the waiting room
1 1/2 hours later, I'd had enough and had become pretty

Fortunately, as I got up and went to the receptionist, I
calmed down enough to handle it without anger.

Instead I calmly said, "I know my son's appointment was for
one o'clock. Can you tell me if that was a.m. or p.m.?"

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Fun on the Web Nov 30, 2010 Reuse Old Greeting Cards

Some great ideas for reusing old cards

"Warner Brothers announced that it wants to remake 'The
Wizard of Oz.' This version is going to be totally updated
for 2010. For instance, each of the flying monkeys has to
be patted down and go through a body scanner before they
can take off." -Jimmy Fallon

Monday, November 29, 2010

Fun on the Web Nov 29, 2010 Plan Your Garden

Now is the time to start planning a garden for the spring. You have plenty of time to order catalogs to get those heirloom tomato seeds, sets, and starter plants. Besides what better way to warm up than to think about spring?

They suggest "In the North, try this trick we learned from one of our gardeners. Surround your cool weather vegetable beds with hay bales. Find some old windows at yard sales. Place the windows over the hay bales to create a roof for your garden. The hay will insulate your garden, and the windows let sun reach your soil and plants. Even with snow piled around your beds, your vegetables will stay warm enough to thrive all winter!"

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Fun on the Web Nov 30, 2010 Save Time Tips

Helpful Tips to save time

Some neat Lists to download and have on hand


A blonde calls Delta Airlines and asks, "Can you tell me how long it'll take to fly from San Francisco to New York City?"

The agent replies, "Just a minute..."

"Thank you," the blonde says, and hangs up.

Fun on the Web Nov 28, 2010 Celeb Auctions

Have you ever wondered where you could buy those designer clothes worn by celebrities

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Fun on the Web Nov 27, 2010 Blues in Chicago

Thinking this might be an awesome diversion and the music streaming on the website didn't hurt my feelings either.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Fun on the Web Nov. 26, '10 Black Friday

Well its finally arrived! The biggest shopping day of the year. I'm staying inside where its warm. It was 7 when I woke up today!

Stay warm, stay safe, shop smart, the internet is open 24 hours a day.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010


We got snow! Not as bad as we could have but its here.

Fun on the Web Nov. 14, '10 Best Guitarists

First we had the Top 50 Guitarists of All Time List by Gibson with a slightly different list selected by readers

and now we have the Top 50 Acoustic Guitarists of All Time List by Gibson but check out the readers list too (just scroll on down the page)


Questions and Thoughts to Ponder

1. Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?

2. Why is it that no matter what color of bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?

3. Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?

4. Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?

5. On electric toasters, why do they engrave the message "oneslice"? How many pieces of bread do they think people are really gonna try to stuff in that slot?

6. Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?

7. Why is it that no plastic garbage bag will open from the end you first try?

8. How do those dead bugs get into those closed light fixtures?

9. Considering all the lint you get in your dryer, if you kept drying your clothes would they eventually just disappear?

10. When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart than apologizes for doing so, why do we say, "It's all right." when, it isn't all right?

11. Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?

12. Is it true that the only difference between a yard sale and a trash pickup is how close to the road the stuff is placed?

13. In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?

14. How come we never hear father-in-law jokes?

15. If at first you don't succeed, shouldn't you try doing it like your wife told you to do it?

16. The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends, if they're okay, then it's you.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Fun on the Web Nov. 13, '10 Best TV of All Time

100 Best TV Shows of All Time,29569,1651341,00.html

"To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the moon landing President Bush met with Neil Armstrong. There was one odd moment when President Bush said, 'I hear you're doing well in that Tour de France.'" --Conan O'Brien

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fun on the Web Nov. 12, '10 Best Inventions of 2010

50 Best Inventions of 2010,28757,2029497,00.html


As the coals from our barbecue burned down, our hosts passed out marshmallows and long roasting forks.

Just then, two fire trucks roared by, sirens blaring, lights flashing. They stopped at a house right down the block.

All twelve of us raced out of the back yard, down the street, where we found the owners of the blazing house standing by helplessly.

They glared at us with looks of disgust.

Suddenly, we realized why.........we were all still holding our roasting forks with marshmallows on them...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fun on the Web Nov. 10, '10 Fired for Facebook Post

Well it may not stand up but that's how it started

Monday, November 8, 2010

Fun on the Web Nov 8, 2010 Planet Christmas

"After more than 20 years of setting the display up outside . . . the 200,000-bulb computerized light show by Chuck Smith — an elaborate collection of illuminated elves, light-up evergreens and snowflakes that appear to dance and twinkle — is happy to be back on the job and in The Factory at Franklin for the first time. . ."

The site includes forums, blogs, chat and links to share with other enthusiasts all your know how (or whatever part you are willing to share.)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Fun on the Web Nov. 4, '10 News Thru Time & Space

A new way to look at the news - explore throuh time and space


Laws of Life:

* Murphy's First Law for Wives: If you ask your husband to
pick up five items at the store and then you add one more as
an afterthought, he will forget two of the first five.

* Kauffman's Paradox of the Corporation: The less important
you are to the corporation, the more your tardiness or
absence is noticed.

* The Salary Axiom: The pay raise is just large enough to
increase your taxes and just small enough to have no effect
on your take-home pay.

* Miller's Law of Insurance: Insurance covers everything
except what happens.

* First Law of Living: As soon as you start doing what you
always wanted to be doing, you'll want to be doing some-
thing else.

* Weiner's Law of Libraries: There are no answers, only

* The Grocery Bag Law: The candy bar you planned to eat on
the way home from the market is hidden at the bottom of the
grocery bag.

* Lampner's Law of Employment: When leaving work late, you
will go unnoticed. When you leave work early, you will meet
the boss in the parking lot.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Fun on the Web Nov. 3, '10 Early Autism Therapy

Autism Therapy for Infants


If the left side of your brain controls the right side of
your body, then only left-handed people are in their right


"Satellite TV is now available in cars. I guess cell phones
weren't distracting enough! Now you can actually watch TV
while talking on your phone while driving." --Jay Leno

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fun on the Web Nov. 2, '10 Eat Healthy Cheap

10 Tips to Eat Healthy on the Cheapside

Funny of the Day
One day, Hercules, Snow White and the Quazzimodo (Hunchback of Notre Dame) were standing around talking. Hercules spoke up and said, "I bet I am the strongest man in the world."

Snow White then looked around and said, "Well I bet that I am the most beautiful person in the world."

Then Quazzimodo looks around and quietly said, "I suppose that I am the ugliest man in the world."

An old man who had been listening in on there conversation said, "There is a psychic on top of that hill up there, why don't you each go in there and ask her yourself?"

The three friends agreed and they hiked to the top of the hill. Hercules went in first and came out a few minutes later and said, "I was right, I am the strongest man in the world."

Snow White went in next. She came out a few minutes later and said, "I was also right, I am the most beautiful person in the world."

Finally it was Quazzimodo's turn. He went in and after a few minutes he came out scratching his head. He looks up at his friends and said:

"Who is Dennis Rodman?"

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fun on the Web Nov 1, '10 GeoTags and Staying Safe

As reported on TMJ4 this am, many SmartPhones are equipped with GeoTag functions which may or may not be activated in your phone.

Many people aren't aware of this function, and don't know that if the GeoTag is "ON" -- taking photos with a SmartPhone and posting them online will also attach the exact GPS location of the photo taken.

The website was started by a guy who realized that as he was posting photos of his child online, he was ALSO posting his home location.

So -- anyway --- just something to be aware of. If you have a SmartPhone and don't know whether your GeoTag is on or off --- it's something you might want to find out more about (and you might want to mention it to your friends/relatives).

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fun on the Web Oct. 22, '10 Is This the New Social Network

For those of us who blog here, it may be sacrilege to say is the new social network, but ease of use, photosets, no ads in your theme, private posts, bookmarklets,and 3rd party apps may make make this the replacement for Facebook or dare I say it Blogger? Hundreds of gorgeous themes to choose from or make your own, copyright your work, use custom domains, tweet, or import your work from elsewhere. I know I have to check it out.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fun on the Web Oct 19, 2010 Urthots

A new kind of Social Network - Free Tools and services for Artists or just share thots with friends and family. "urThots is a place where you can express yourself while meeting others that share your taste in music, games, and film."

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fun on the Web Oct 18, 2010 Planting Fruit Trees

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation - (Their) "programs strategically donate orchards where the harvest will best serve communities for generations, at places such as public schools, city parks, low-income neighborhoods, Native American reservations, international hunger relief sites, and animal sanctuaries."

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fun on the Web Oct 16, 2010 Jazzed-Up Marshmallows

Had to go to Fort Atkinson where I ended up across from the Farmers Market. Well it was a lovely day so of course I wandered over there. Lo and behold there were my favorite egg roll ladies so I scored the last egg rolls they had but for dessert I tasted these awesome Marshmallows so I just have to share:

or friend them on Facebook

Fun on the Web Oct 16 '10 Test for Success

Somewhere during your career you will be asked to take one of these tests

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fun on the Web Oct 15 '10 Best Websites

Most of us have our favorites but I will admit I drank the Koolaid when it comes to Google. From Gmail with its unique non-folder flag system, to Chrome with tabbed browsing more stable than IE (both of which I use extensively) to the Google Book Project and Picasa (both of which I have only played with a bit), they do seem to offer free programs that are among the top performers in each arena. If you haven't tried any of these, go for it:

Another favorite when you need answers is Refdesk. No matter if you need driving directions, a dictionary, quick access to News Sources, Cheap Gas Prices, Youtube or other Daily Diversions, RefDesk puts the info out there on the web at your fingertips in a concise way.

Gizmo's list of Best Tech Websites - they are awesome at finding the best freeware, tips, tweaks, guides, tutorials, and Technical Support Sites.

They even have a huge list of free audio books online (which is a habit I acquired while unemployed. Unless I am writing, while I am on the internet I have an audio book playing or music in the background.)

For news I look at aggregate sites that gather news from many sources like
However, all the above have their own political agenda, 2 right wing and 2 liberal, below are more non partisan attempts at news particularly during the current mudslinging season.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fun on the Web Oct 13 '10 Overcome Information Overload

"TheBrain's patented user interface is so flexible and fluid that you can link any file or concept to anything else. With our products you can visualize thinking on your computer desktop, collectively on a server, or in the cloud at" See how your ideas and information are related.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fun on the Web Oct. 7, '10 Lyric Store

Visiting, the music fan can get the words to their favorite songs plastered on a T-shirt, sweatshirt, mug, or mouse pad. The lyrics are completely licensed and 100% legal, with royalties paid to the songwriters and music publishers.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Fun on the Web Oct 2, 2010 Fall Foliage

Wow the foliage in central WI is beautiful! See what the forecast is near you:

If you can't get out to see it live, here are some webcams

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fun on the Web Sept 14, 2010 Mark Twain Quotes

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.

A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge.

I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.

Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.

An Englishman is a person who does things because they have been done before. An American is a person who does things because they haven't been done before.

Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.

All by Mark Twain

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fun on the Web Sept 13 '10 Click to Donate

There are over 1 Billion malnourished people (that is one person in six), so spend a little time to help that please. The first site will even teach you some new words, while you play.

Play this word game to donate food for the poor

Click a few times to give food, mammograms, and free children's health care

Even more click to give sites and some free ecards to send so its a great site to bookmark!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fun on the Web Sept 8, 2010 No Time

circumstances prevented my blogging this week
new job
virus where I am living
general pandemonium
look for me to return here on Saturday morning

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

Fun on the Web Sept 6, 2010 Whyzz

On a long weekend we can become all too aware of how many questions kids can ask. Answer them with help from Whyzz.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Fun on the Web Sept 5, 2010 Real Simple Newsletter

Preview of the newsletter from Real Simple. I like their style bu the magazine is too expensive on the newstands and the article disappears off the internet too fast so maybe this is the way to access their stuff for longer. Going to try it out.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fun on the Web Sept 2, 2010 Microwave Foods?

I don't know about you but I use my microwave to reheat many items and to cook frozen or fresh veggies. It is in use most days unless dining out or having salads.

Food for thought on Microwave Cooking

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fun on the Web Aug 22, 2010 Google Patches Chrome

As opposed to Microsoft, who has us Beta test and then might repair or not, Google offers a bounty to those who find bugs in their software. In all, Google paid out slightly more than $10,000 in bounties Thursday, a record for an update.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Fun on the Web Aug 21, 2010 Kids Sites

Great site for kids: coloring, games, and crafts

Free storybooks to read, phonics, riddles, and coloring

This is an amazing site to subscribe to but has some free materials that are worthwhile too.

A Storytelling Community For Children - Stories read and/ or presented, write stories about familiar characters or original works, and other fun things for kids.

Website Reviews for Kids, Teachers and Families

Games, Music

Educational Software Reviews

Empowering Girls

Friday, August 20, 2010

Fun on the Web Aug 20, 2010 Reworking your Wardrobe

This is a great article about working on the wardrobe and has links to others like how to revive your misfits, cashing in, and pegging your personal style. Really if your are unemployed I think subscribing would be a great idea since they have good ideas and experts on topics that are very useful.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Fun on the Web Aug 18, 2010 Computer Tips

You all may know I have been taking computer classes. Consequently I have found scads of great websites to share:
Scores of sites for free email, free online storage, free hosting, free auto-responders, and much more

Top 10 Free Programs
Top 10 Facebook Tips

Top 10 Google Tricks

Top 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Top 10 Firefox Shortcuts

and more are here:

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Fun on the Web Aug 12, 2010 Fun Quotes

"I'm Not Suffering from Insanity... I'm Enjoying Every Minute of It!" ~~ Karen Scalf Linamen ********************************************************************
‎"The best candy shop a child can be left alone in, is the library." ~ Maya Angelou ********************************************************************"
"It's never just a game when you're winning." ~~ George Carlin
"I made a lot of bad decisions in my life, but at least I made them." Josephine Baker
"Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave/ When they think that their children are naive." ~~ Ogden Nash
I just read that 4,153,237 people got married last year. I don't want to start any trouble, but shouldn't that be an even number?
"You're never too old to become younger." ~~ Mae West
"I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it." ~~ George Bernard Shaw
Money can't buy happiness, but neither can poverty. ~~ Leo Rosten

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Fun on the Web Aug 7, 2010 No Farms No Food

No Farms No Food - I was shocked when I saw this:

"Did you know that we don’t produce enough fresh fruits and vegetables for everyone to eat a balanced and nutritious diet? In fact, it is estimated that we need another 13 million acres of farmland growing fruits and vegetables in this country just for Americans to meet the minimum daily requirement of fruits and vegetables set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture."

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Fun on the Web Aug 4, 2010 Readability

Get rid of all the blinking and distractions. Readability is a simple tool that makes reading on the Web more enjoyable by removing the clutter around what you're reading.

And it works for Firefox too

Monday, August 2, 2010

Fun on the Web Aug 2, 2010 BadgerLink

BadgerLink is a project of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning to provide access to quality online information resources for Wisconsin residents.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fun on the Web July 28, 2010 Thrift Stores

OOOooooo a National Thrift Store Directory

Of course you can always look up Goodwill. You can find a local store here:

But did you know they have an online auction type store? Although its not as feature rich as eBay it sometimes has more interesting things and better prices, particularly if you can pick it up at a location near you. They don't have many of those locations.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fun on the Web July 27, 2010 Budget Depression Remedies

There is a page called Bitches on a Budget that offers great advice (and wrote a best selling book). They often have great advice; here is some on home remedies for depression.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Fun on the Web July 26, 2010 Eat Local

Do you know how I feel about eating local? Do it, it's good for you and the planet plus it tastes so much better! Real Food, real farmers, real community:

My links to Farmers Markets (they should be loaded with goodies by now)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Fun on the Web July 23, 2010 Betty Boop Festival

Betty Boop Festival in Wisconsin Rapids sounds like fun. I never knew that the illustrator was from Wisconsin. He went on to work for Disney on Snow White as the primary illustrator and helped animate Mickey Mouse in Fantasia (among other things). He also worked on Popeye and Gulliver's Travels.

Wisconsin Rapids WI, which is hosting the festival August 5-8 in part to honor the original animator of Betty Boop – native son Grim Natwick, born and buried in Wisconsin Rapids – and to celebrate Betty Boop. According to the ASIFA-Hollywood-International Animated Film Society, “Grim Natwick is undoubtedly one of the most influential animators who ever lived. . .

In addition to Betty Boop events, organizers are planning many other artistic and entertainment activities, such as an expanded Grim Natwick animation exhibit; scenic motorcycle tours; an animated film festival; visual art gallery; animation art collectors show; a dance, and other activities.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Fun on the Web July 21, 2010 Abecedarian Sentances

We all know "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" but have you seen these fun alternatives? I like the first one "Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs."

Friday, July 16, 2010

Fun on the Web July 17, 2010 Rehorst at Festa

There are now cocktails at Festa Italiana!

Rehorst is serving their spirits at the Harley Stage area. Try Palermo's. I can't get into my email right now so the details are fuzzy.

Also they will be serving at State Fair - Starting August 5th they'll be available at Hooch's Backwoods Bar located on the east end of the expo center. New for 2010 they will also be at a second location at the north entrance of the Expo Center.

and the
3rd Annual Big Taste at Pier One with unlimited samples from 20 of Milwaukees finest restaurants, live music, and Festa Italiana's Fireworks topping off the night.

Fun on the Web July 16, 2010 Jezebel

A bit lighter than my usual reading but fun anyway

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fun on the Web July 13, 2010 TSA Jobs

Job offers on a pizza box???

Franklin Roosevelt once said,"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much, it is whether we provide enough to those who have too little."

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Fun on the Web July 7, 2010 Tenutas Deli

I have probably mentioned the lack of Deli here in town. Here is an old fashioned Italian Deli and Grocery Store complete with wines, exotic beers, spices, breads, and a huge square deli case in the middle of the store offering prepared goodies, cheeses, meats, and bakery. The smell of spices intermingles with the popcorn they make throughout the day. A small bag is just a quarter!

There is an Outdoor cafe with Usingers brats, Italian sausages, ice cold soda including Point (which is a brewery in Stevens Point that makes a premium soda.) This used to be a regular stop for us whenever Sheila ran out of Parmigiano-Reggiano. Although the prices are reasonable I would always come home with so many goodies that I would spend a pile of money. Then I would eat more Italian foods for a few weeks since I would incorporate the ingredients into my menus.

This time I got some good cheese, spices, and 2 kinds of Greek olives plus a Muffolatta sandwich. We ate the popcorn and cannolis in the car before we even got out of the parking lot. Yum!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fun on the Web July 6, 2010 Time Flies on Vacation

Was off on vacation, visiting with family. Stopped for some tourist things on the way home, Kopps was at the top of everyone's list. (We had burgers and onion rings.)

As was Le Duc's (This was for custard.)

I have passed this place thousands of times but never went to Mars Cheese Castle before yesterday. It was mobbed but fun.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Fun on the Web June 27, 2010 35 Rules of the Universe

1. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

2. Don't worry about what people think; they don't do it very often.

3. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.

4. Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

5. Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.

6. A person who is nice to you but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person. (This is very important. Pay attention! It never fails.)

7. For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program.

8. If you look like your passport picture, you probably need the holiday.

9. Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks.

10. A conscience is what hurts when all of your other parts feel so good.

11. Eat well, stay fit, die anyway.

12. Men are from earth. Women are from earth. Deal with it. Embrace your differences. Love each other.

13. No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes.

14. A balanced diet is a pie in each hand.

15. Middle age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places.

16. Opportunities always look bigger after they have passed.

17. Junk is something you've kept for years and throw away three weeks before you need it.

18. There is always one more imbecile than you counted on.

19. Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

20. By the time you can make ends meet, they move the ends.

21. Thou shalt not weigh more than thy refrigerator.

22. Someone who thinks logically provides a nice contrast to the real world.

23. It ain't the jeans that make your butt look fat.

24. There is a very fine line between 'hobby' and 'mental illness.'

25. People who want to share either their religious or political views with you never want you to share yours with them.

26. You should not confuse your career with your life.

27. Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

28. Never lick a steak knife.

29. The most destructive force in the universe is gossip.

30. You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight saving time.

31. You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests that you think she's pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment.

32. The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers.

33. Your friends love you anyway.

34. Never be afraid to try something new on your own. Remember that a lone amateur built the ARK. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.

35. How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

Monday, June 21, 2010

Fun on the Web June 21, 2010 -Blues Festivals

What I wish I could afford to do with my time:

Summer Blues Festivals Guide

June 2010

Eureka Springs Blues Festival
June 3-6 @ Eureka Springs AR

Michael Arnone's 20th Annual Crawfish Fest
June 4-6 @ Augusta NJ

Waterfront Blues Festival
June 4-6 @ Toronto ON Canada

Mariposa MicroBrews & Blues Festival
June 5 & 6 @ Mariposa CA

Highway 61 Blues Festival
June 6 & 7 @ Greenville MS

Chicago Blues Festival
June 11-13 @ Chicago IL

Minneapolis, MN

June 12-13 @ Madison, WI

Billtown Blues Festival
June 13 @ Hughesville PA

20th Annual W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival
June 12-19 @ Henderson KY

June 18 & 19 @ Aurora, IL

June 18 & 19 @ Rochester, MN

June 19 @ Madison, WI

Riverfront Blues Festival
June 25 & 26 @ Fort Smith AR

June 25 & 26 @ Urbana, IL

25th Annual Monterey Bay Blues Festival
June 25-27 @ Monterey CA

June 26 @ Grafton, WI

June 25-July 4 @ Milwaukee, WI

July 2010

July 1-4 @ Berwyn, IL

July 2-4 @ Davenport, IA

22nd Annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival
July 2-5 @ Portland OR

July 8-11 @ Madison, WI

Great South Bay Music Festival
July 9-11 @ Patchogue NY

North Atlantic Blues Festival
July 10 & 11 @ Rockland ME

Bluesfest International - Windsor
July 15-18 @ Windsor ONT Canada

July 16-17 @ Tri-Lakes, Bloomington, IL

Bluesfest International - London
July 16-18 @ London ONT Canada

Sidetracked Bar Outside Stage, W12907 Hwy 16 in the WI Dells
No cover! Free Camping!! Things get started around 2:00PM
July 24 @ Wisconsin Dells, WI

MINOCQUA BLUES FEST - 3 nights of blues starting at 9 pm
July 29 - 31 @ Minocqua, WI

July 30 & 31 @ Prairie du Chien, WI

Notodden Blues Festival
August 5-8 @ Notodden, Norway
August 2010

Cincy Blues Fest
August 6 & 7 @ Cincinnati OH

Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Fest
August 6-8 @ Clarksdale MS

August 8 @ Madison, WI

August 7 & 8 @ Durand, WI

Mile High Blues Festival
August 7 & 8 @ Denver CO

Northern California Blues Festival
August 7 @ Auburn CA

August 13-14 @ Delafield, WI

August 13-15 @ Duluth, MN

August 19-21 @ Wausau, WI

Summertime Blues! 2010 Nanaimo Blues Festival
August 19-22 @ Nanaimo BC Canada (Vancouver Island)

Edmonton's Labatt Blues Festival
August 20-22 @ Edmonton AL Canada

Byron Crossroads Blues Festival
August 28 @ Byron IL
September 2010

15th Annual Howlin' Wolf Memorial Blues Festival
September 3 @ West Point MS

Rendezvous Rhythm & Blues Festival
September 3-5 @ Oroville WA

Marquette Area Blues Fest
September 4 & 5 @ Marquette MI

Sun Prairie Blues Festival
September 11 @ Sun Prairie, WI

Paramount Blues Festival
September 17 & 18 @ Grafton, WI

The 17th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
September 17-19 @ Telluride CO

2010 Willy Street Fair
September 25 & 26 2010 Madison, WI

25th Arkansas Blues Festival formerly King Biscuit
October 7-9 2010 @ Helena Arkansas

February 2010

Knology Clearwater Sea Blues Festival
February 19-21 @ Clearwater FL

Saskatoon Blues Festival
February 25-28, 2010 @ Saskatoon Canada

Blues Blast 2010
February 27, 2010 @ Phoenix AZ

March 2010

Bonita Blues Festival
March 12 & 13 @ Bonita Springs FL

Milwaukee Blues Festival
March 2010 Milwaukee, WI

Johnnie Walker St. John Blues Festival
March 17-21 @ St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

April 2010

Tampa Bay Blues Fest 2010
April 9-11 @ St. Petersburg FL

April 11 @ Janesville, WI

7th Annual Juke Joint Festival
April 16-18 @ Clarksdale MS

Beale Street Music Festival
April 30 - May 2 @ Memphis TN
May 2010

Moulin Blues Festival
May 7 & 8 @ Ospel, Limburg NETHERLANDS

24th Annual Carolina Blues Festival
May 8 @ Greensboro NC

13th Annual Doheny Blues Festival
May 22 & 23 @ Dana Point CA

13th Annual Freedom Creek Festival
May 28-31 @ Old Memphis AL

May 28-31 @ Madison, WI

May 29 @ Trempealeau, WI

May 29 @ Watseka, IL

18th Annual Santa Cruz Blues Festival
May 29 & 30 @ Aptos CA

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fun on the Web June 20 '10 County Fairs

Happy Fathers Day!
If you need ideas for breakfast in bed check this out:

Starting the end of June and running through mid September are Wisconsin County Fairs. Go ahead catch one or two. It's a fun day and can be as economical as you make it. Pack a picnic basket and cooler. You don't have to spend a lot of money even as a family event.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Fun on the Web June 19, 2010 - Progress Report

Class two is done and on to the next one. Currently learning the 2007 version of Word and Excel (both have substantial changes from the 2003 version). Monday we are adding IT Service Concepts which will cover customer service, industry trends, teamwork, IT professional work habits, how to solve and prevent problems, and the importance of documentation.

I have qualified for the IT Network Security Program and am waiting to see if the appropriate classes will be available to me. This is now just a waiting game but I'm busy and will have 10 credits at the end of summer. Many of these apply to the degree so its one step in front of the other.

Next its off to visit with a friend with a birthday to celebrate. We are going to the Summer Solstice Music Festival and then to hear music with a few rummage stops on the way. Print the flyer for a reduced entry fee to the Urban Garage Sale: