Monday, February 22, 2010

Fun on the Web Feb 22 '10 Brand Yourself

BrandYourself is a platform to build, optimize and promote a remarkable web presence that advances your career. Here they talk about using new social media

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Fun on the Web Feb 18 '10 Amazon Shipping Fees

I have to admit I saw this on Kim Komando but frankly we all should use it for the odd time when we need just a little bit more to get free shipping on Amazon at that $25 level. You know it kills me to pay for postage too but I usally head for the CD's.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fun on the Web Feb 17 '10 Infamous Pirates

Just took a quiz on infamous women and was found to be like Anne Bonny (a famous or infamous pirate) so I looked her up and found this great pirate website:

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy Mardi Gras

"Laissez les bon temps rouler! aka "Let the good times roll"!

Too late to head for New Orleans now but in other years it falls much later
Future Mardi Gras Dates:

2010 February 16 2017 February 28
2011 March 8 2018 February 13
2012 February 21 2019 March 5
2013 February 12 2020 February 25
2014 March 4 2021 February 16
2015 February 17 2022 March 1
2016 February 9 2023 February 21

There is a link to checking for hotel rooms here:

If you want to check the Mardi Gras fun on cam try here:

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Fun on the Web Feb 14 '10 Chinese New Year

Happy Valentines Day! Happy Chinese New Year!

Today we enter the Year of the Tiger also known as Geng Yin. Since the Chinese use a lunar calendar the date is variable but basically it starts on the second new moon after the winter solstice. That makes it fall most often in late January to mid February.

The Year of the Tiger can be a challenging year as two tigers will fight together. Also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, it is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It consists of a two week period of celebrations, starting with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ending on the full moon 15 days later. The 15th day of the new year is called the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated at night with lantern displays and a parade of children carrying lanterns .

This explains the different customs before and during the two weeks of celebrations:

More about the Spring Festival customs and taboos

For more on this check out:

History, traditions, all about the festival, even greeting cards

Cool video of a Dragon Dance

Here is a newly revised section on Chinese New Year

This one has New Years Superstitions

Chinese Zodiac

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Fun on the Web Feb 13 '10 Quote

"Don't confuse the edge of a rut for the horizon." Nanamama to Doctor Cross in Cat & Mouse by James Patterson

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Fun on the Web Feb 11 '10 Carlinism

I don't like to think of laws as rules you have to follow, but more as suggestions.
~~ George Carlin

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

Fun on the Web Feb 5 '10 Quote

Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they? ~~ George Carlin

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Fun on the Web Feb 4 '10 What would you . . .

Amusing blog shows things they would rather have chocolate than have or have happen. Well that's almost anything for me. Not too many things better than chocolate!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010