May 30, 2010

Week in Review, Week Ahead

Happy Sunday to all! Last  week, I had plans of exercise and getting back to my scavenger hunt. And maybe baking. And...well...I did the exercise.

Links! It's time for links:

Last Sunday, we said goodbye to Lost. Or in my case, Monday, but whatever. In honor of that, check out these awesome Lost Fan Art.

Funny Patient Form Answer

The Origins of 10 Nicknames 

Do Fish really Have a Three Second Memory?

The Facts in the Case of Dr. Andrew Wakefield - a webcomic about the vaccination controversy.

Which Item has more Calories? A whole box of corn pops or a large movie theater popcorn? A 6 oz can of Pizza Flavored Pringles or a pizza hut personal pan cheese pizza? Take the quiz!

This week, I'm going to do my last week of the 4 weeks to a better body. Other then that I have no plans.

How was your week?

May 29, 2010

Apple Blossom!


Apple Blossoms (2), originally uploaded by deedoucette.

It's Apple Blossom!

May 28, 2010

Things I Love...Friday

I wrote this all up yesterday, and then I totally forgot to post it. Oops. So anyway, lets pretend it's Thursday. Or whatever.

Things I love:

Coffee, yogurt, goals, old fashioned sour cream glazed donuts, TV Shows: Castle, Dark Angel, Dollhouse & NCIS, Memo and Jasmine, The Boyfriend (especially when I forget my coffee at home, and he drops it off to me later on. Without being asked. or expected. Yay! Day Saved!), Not being Sick, new notebooks, new pens, thin burger buns, burgers! with bacon! and cheese!, writing reviews, almonds, reading in the sunshine, tulips, exercise, sleeping well, maps, videos of adorable animals, sandals and capris, Pizza with bacon, hot peppers, pineapple and feta cheese (seriously, you have no idea how awesome this was), the smell of lilacs, The Apple Blossom Festival is this weekend! - Looking forward to (maybe) going to the fireworks, the parade and...I don't know...whatever else happens, taking photos, cooking, My new bbq, hanging out with friends, chinchillas (you know those hamster ball things?  did you know they make chinchilla sized one? They're totally hilarious), kittens, salad with creamy poppy seed dressing.

May 24, 2010

May 23rd, 2010


May 23rd, 2010, originally uploaded by deedoucette.

May 23, 2010

Week in Review, Week Ahead

Welcome to another Sunday! Last week, I had lots of big plans. Or, I guess they were little plans, but there were a lot of them. I got my photo editing done. And I got my exercise in. I made it out for one walk. Other then that...enh. Halfway there, I guess.

Here's some cool stuff I found online last week:

In a Perfect World...

Did you know that you can not be buried in Venice? They use the nearby island of San Michele. Mental_Floss's Strange Geographies takes us on a tour.
 
Fairy Light Appreciation ♥ I've always called them mini lights, but whatever you call them, they sure are pretty!

A new study found that a lot of people who think they have allergies don't.

Arial is not a font - The difference between font and typeface. Also, why we say "uppercase" and "lowercase".

"someone might have a reason to buy a bag of infants. But what could they possibly KEEP them in?" 

Check out this beautiful night sky. Can you imagine standing there in person? I can, but I bet my imagination wouldn't even come close doing the real thing justice. Want another beautiful landscape shot? Ok, try this one. Stunning. Although, that one I'd rather just look at the picture. Snow and me...we're not really friends. 

Zombie Disney - So great!

Cats vs Dogs - an info graphic

Beach Art - What is most incredible about this one, is the scale of it. Giant, beautiful works of art in the sand.

Speaking of beaches, here are 7 Beautifully Bizarre Beaches. Green sand, pink sand, black sand...this world we live in is incredible, weird, wonderful and gorgeous.

Seven Crimes to consider before Music Piracy. If you live in Illinois, anyway. But I'm sure it applies loosely to other places as well.

Top Ten Reasons You Should Quit Facebook - I don't actually use my facebook, and I probably wont go as far as deleting my account, but it's an interesting read, no matter how you feel about facebook.

10 Things I Wish Someone Told Me 10 Years Ago

This week, my shifts at work are back to normal, making it easier to get things done and plan ahead. Mostly though, I want to keep up with the exercise I've been doing so well with lately, and I want to take photos for my scavenger hunt, which I haven't been doing well with. And maybe bake something.

How was your week?

May 19, 2010

Things That Make Me Giggle: Kitties in the Fridge

Kitties in fridges! Lots and lots of kitties in fridges. Click on images for links to original photo.


May 16, 2010

Week in Review, Week Ahead

Happy Sunday to all! Last week, I planned to get some exercise in. And I did, even though on Sunday I came down with a particularly awful cold and my shifts at work have been really all over the place. I've been using this plan, but I dropped most of the cardio component last week on account of the fact that I was stuffed up and having trouble breathing. You know how it is. I'm pretty proud of myself, not letting work and sickness get in my way like I normally would.

Hey, how about some links?

Some Palm Trees Can Survive Freezing Winters as cold as -27.5 °C! Crazy.

Great articles from Cracked.com: 6 Supposedly Ancient Traditions (That Totally Aren't) & 5 Cheap Magic Tricks Behind Every Psychic & The 6 Most Psychotic Rip-Offs of Famous Animated Films (the part about Spider's Web is my favorite. "Are you following the logic of this so far? If so, you should probably be on some sort of medication."

Yes and Yes has a great guide to networking, and it has an awesome title: How To Hustle Like A Gangsta' - Networking with Substance, Style + Soul (part 1) and (Part 2)

This is awesome. I'm not really sure how to describe it in one sentence, so you should probably just click the link.

These are not your average college degrees. Popular Culture studies, Puppetry, Bakery Science and Management...and more!

Sciene Tattoo emporium - Very cool.

Nikola Tesla talked about mobile technology in 1909

The 7 Most Glaring Inconsistencies in TV Sitcom History

Beautiful Photos of Africa - Seriously beautiful.

Canceling a TV show: The Network's POV and it's follow up Explaining 12 things TV networks do that seem crazy are both very interesting.

20 Awesome Things to Know About Bacon info graphic!

Know what's better then info graphics? FLOWCHARTS. (This is a FACT) check out these 10 Funny Flowcharts.

This week, I'm going to keep up on the fitness front. I've also got to get cached up on my photo editing, apply for some jobs, post here more regularly and some other things that haven't been getting done recently. My shifts are a little more regular this week, so I should be able to get a lot more done then in the last two. I hope so, anyway.

May 13, 2010

Things I Love Thursday


Coffee, reading, exercise, The Boyfriend. The kitty and puppy, TV Shows: Castle (Just stated watching. Great show. I Love Nathan Fillion, and the beginning of the Halloween episode from Season 2 was brilliant), Dark Angel, Mental, Bones., Family, Chinese Food (especially Hot and Sour Soup and egg rolls), giving presents, My pond, heated seats in my car (great on cool spring mornings and evenings), stars, my cold starting to go away (Best thing ever), Dark Sparkly Green, tulips blooming in my garden, bright pink phlox, sunshine.

May 9, 2010

Week in Review, Week Ahead

Happy Sunday! And happy Mother's Day to any moms out there. Last week sure was eventful! Sunday my parents came over and we put a wall along the driveway and put in a small pond. Mega cool. There's a little more landscaping to do, but it looks really awesome. We're going to have goldfish in it eventually. Monday, we made a trip out to New Ross to buy a car. It's only two years newer then our old car (a '98), but it's in much, much better shape. AND it has heated seats. HEATED SEATS! Do you know how nice that will be in the winter? Very exciting. I tried them out on the way home. Friday night we finished the pond and fixed up the garden. The rest of the week was mostly uneventful.

Taken on Sunday. before it was totally finished

Links:

Weird? This graphic is way awesome.

"For Canadian soldiers asked to clear improvised bombs in Afghanistan, every step may be their last. Photographer Louie Palu spent five days on patrol with Canadian soldiers searching for hidden bombs in Afghanistan. He captures their mission and the endless fear."

Cutest envelope opener ever.

LOLcat: Stoopid Cop...
LOLdog: cell phone puppy

30 dogs in wigs. Yes, seriously.

One Dozen Unique Food Tattoos.

Review: Hello Kitty Wine It should not surprise me that there is such a thing as hello kitty wine, but it does.

Spring Fever in photos.

Have you seen this flier?

7 celebrities that are fashionably insane - Emphasis on the fashionably.

Out of Order - Awesome. This made me laugh.

What's the Difference between Kettle Chips and regular chips? Mmm, kettle chips...they're my favorite.

This week, I'm going to get some exercise in. As much as possible. The last few weeks have been lacking in that department. Everything else is just icing on the cake or whatever.

How was you week?

May 6, 2010

Things I Love Thursday


Coffee, list making, ideas, excitement, new goals, teeny tiny things (like this snail...too cute!), rainbows, finally finishing the book I was reading (it took me forever because I wasn't really enjoying it and I have this problem that I have to finish books I start, even if I'm not enjoying it. It's weird, I know), starting to read a new book that I'm really enjoying, reading!, strawberry muffins, The Boyfriend, sunshine on days when they're calling for (more) rain, purple, green, blue, sparkles, My NEW CAR! - And by new, I new to me, not new new, photography, walking, getting things done, four day work weeks (took Monday off to buy the car), rice, Memo and Jasmine, Capri pants, sandal weather, exercise, black and white polka dots. 

May 3, 2010

10 Silly Things: My first attempt at origami

On of my 10 silly things is to learn two origami shapes. I thought I'd start with the obvious: The Paper Crane. Should I maybe have started with something easier? Probably. But if I'm only perfecting two, this would have to be one of them. Might as well start strong. I used these instructions.

I first needed some paper. Perfectly square paper. I was not going to waste any good paper on a first attempt, so I made a square out of a sales flyer.

Square, more or less...


Uh, yeah. I know. The edge I cut is not exactly straight. Even though I drew the line to cut on with a ruler. Awesome start.

...and then I got confused at step 11, got things all unfolded and refolded wrong and then ended up tearing my paper.

You can't see it, but it's totally torn.

Paper crane, attempt #1: Fail.

May 2, 2010

Week in Review, Week Ahead

Welcome to a new week! Last week was mostly uneventful. I did my and the boyfriend's taxes and filed them, with two days to spare. I think that's a new record for me. I know last year I filed them right on April 30th. I'm so glad they're done. Tax forms make my brain feel mushy. The boyfriend fixed the aquarium, so I no longer have a bucket of fish in my living room. I tried to get some exercise in, and was modestly successful. I made my first attempt at origami and failed miserably (more on that later). The boyfriend and I decided to buy a car because ours is going to cost way, way too much to fix (we're picking it up tomorrow! So excited). Uh...yeah. I guess that's it. Needless to say, it's been a busy week.

Time for links:

10 common fast food sandwiches way worse then KFC's Double Down

Sticking with a food theme, here are 20 awesome cupcakes. And they are awesome.

Ok, that's enough about food. Lets move on to diseases (naturally). Here are 6 Terrifying Diseases that Science Can't Explain. Yay!

Thinking about learning a second language? If you want to start with an easy one, don't pick one of these.

Well...That was kind pathetic. Here, how about some pictures I took this past week instead:






This week, I'm going to get out walking again, since there is some sunshine (or at least days without rain) in the the forecast. After today, anyway. Today I'm doing some landscaping. Other then that...I don't know. Anything could happen.

May 1, 2010

Videos

It's Saturday! Happy weekend to all! To ease into this weekend morning, I'm offering to you some videos that I found interesting. One really has nothing to do with the next. Anyway, enjoy!


I never really thought about it, but that's probably totally true. That's probably why people sometimes don't like movies that were made from books.


It was only a small pitcher, but still - impressive.


Oh my god, he's Happy Gilmore, but without the swearing and punching and hockey. And Canadian. Very cool.


I liked this. That's all I have to say on that matter.


Kinda creepy. That voice. Kinda Awesome too though.


Great idea, as long as the egg is for you. Other people may be appreciate you blowing on their food. Just saying. 


Ok, that's just crazy. Crazy AWESOME!


"I'm an old man, so you can trust what I say." Too funny. I love this.


And finally, some kittens playing with an easter egg. Can't top that. I guess we're done. 

Enjoy your Saturday!