!>http://www.doxycide.org/gwape/painting_thumb.jpg! Just saw the movie, “Girl with a Pearl Earring”:http://www.doxycide.org/gwape/about.php and while a little obscure, it sure was a beautiful period piece. The painting of course is known as the Mona Lisa of the North and it is pretty amazing. Some interesting facts: * It all started from Johannes Vermeer (often credited as Jan Vermeer […]
Zelary (2003). Well, this was a strange movie. I have to admit I don’t know why I got it for Connie. It is about the a life in the Czech Republic during World War II. Amazingly accruate at least it ties well with what Max Hastings says in Armageddon, a history of the 1944-45. Brutal, […]
!http://www.perlerbeads.com/perlergraphics/openstockrotating.gif! Perler Beads Home Page. These are terrific little crafts. The kids have loved them since they were tiny. You make a pattern with these little plastic things and then you iron it all together. Great for creative kids!
Connie’s group is finding that there is a vaccine that can help prevent Cervical Cancer. They found a protein that assembles itself into viral-like particles that targets the virus that causes the cancer. Technology News: Health : Good Results on Cervical Cancer Vaccine. A good technical explanation. “MSNBC has Connie on TV”:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6463252/. Its a nice […]
Another potential game are to have a name on your back and then you have to go find the other person who matches. Kind of a mixer and there is a prize you get if you find your opposite: * Famous Couples. An entire web site. * “Famous Movie Couples”:http://www.imdb.com/Couples/. All the folks who are […]
We’re having a Holiday Party and I like to invent fun games. Here’s one, match the famous person with what they drink. So, you have folks who have the name of a famous person and match it to what their favorite libation is. Here are some websites to pick from: * Absintheusa.com. Absinthe was drunk […]
Connie wants a “clutch” (no dummy no the car kind, the purse kind). Amazing how hard it is to shop on the Internet for clothes. I tried froogle.com, bizrate.com, etc. “Ebags”:http://ebags.com seems to have the most selection. Interesting there isn’t a service that directs you even after a bunch of google searches. I finally settled […]
Maui’s Best Whale Watching Cruises | Pacific Whale Foundation. Here’s a blow-by-blow of every whale trip last year by the Pacific Whale Foundation. useful if you are whale-geek or if you are trying to figure out if there are going to be many whales during spring break this year 🙂
Maui Whale Watching counts. Connie just loves these creatures and is dying to show the kids. Here’s a note from 2002 on when the whales are holding court. They are around january to May.