Tuesday, April 28, 2015

About Those Boxes Your Adult Children Still Haven't Removed from Your House...

I can't tell you how many times I've had a conversation with a parent whose adult children still have a few items they haven't come back for...yet (I remember listening to a neighbor years ago relate how she had gone around picking up LEGO bits from various nooks and crannies and boxing them up in the hope that her twenty something son would spirit them away to his new home). I've got quite a few items here myself that will, I'm sure, be claimed one day when my sons finally settle into roomier domiciles.

Some people are content to wait (I'm fine with it). Other people really need the extra room turning over all those boxes and furnishings will provide. Either way, I found this Hertz ad amusing (and hopefully not prophetic).

Have a great tomorrow! (The roofers were at my house all day and will be back to finish tomorrow. They're doing a great job, but I think I can still hear the pounding in my head. I'm craving a bit of quiet. Wish me luck).


Friday, April 24, 2015

A Bookstore With Staying Power

Whenever I visit Bar Harbor, Maine, I love to stop in at Sherman's Book Store. It's not the prettiest store and it definitely isn't the largest, but it's a staple of the town and a testimonial to the power of the written word. The fact that it's been there since 1886...well, how awesome is that?

Sherman's Book Store

Another view of Sherman's Book Store
They used to print the newspaper (they don't do that anymore) and they have four other stores in Maine that I've never visited, but I can attest to the fact that Sherman's is a great resource for information on Maine (which is, as I'm sure I've mentioned before, one of my favorite places). This shop feels like a piece of history, and I'm glad it's still there.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wonderful Advice for First Time Parents

I am long past the new parent stage, but I remember those days so well. And yes, I agreed with most of the advice in this video. (And, no surprise, I did shed a few tears).

Wishing you all an incredibly happy day!


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

For Lion and Movie Lovers

If you're a movie lover, you've probably seen the Metro Goldwyn Mayer lion many times. Here's the history of the lion as logo.

If you click through to YouTube, you'll see the list of movies featured in this video.

The lions pictured are as follows (also from the YouTube page):

1. Slats (1917–1928)
2. Jackie (1928–1956)
3. Telly (1927-1932)
4. Coffee (1932-1934)
5. Tanner (1934–1956)
6. George (1956–1958)
7. Leo (1957–2015)

Monday, April 20, 2015

For All Flower and Nature Lovers

This footage of the Dutch flower fields near Keukenhof in The Netherlands was filmed with a drone. So beautiful!

And while I was looking for a companion video of other flower fields, I came across this one which contains not only beautiful flowers, but some other amazing natural wonders.

I would love to see some of those places in person!

Have a great day!


Thursday, April 16, 2015

My Vacuum Cleaner Family

I'm not a particularly great housekeeper (or even a good one), but last week I broke down and bought a new vacuum cleaner, because the one I've been using for the past eight years seems to feel heavier each time I have to drag it upstairs. I don't have a lot of storage space for an extra vacuum upstairs, so I bought a baby vacuum. It weighs around eight pounds compared to the other one that weighs in at over twenty. Nothing fancy or exciting, it's not self-propelled (that would add weight), and it only has a couple of attachments, but it wasn't expensive and it does the job. Mostly, though, I think I like it because it looks like an adolescent next to my very powerful but heavy Eureka. Almost...cute in comparison.

2 vacuum cleaners, small and large
Baby and Mom

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

More Than a Mouse

This perfect little houseguest earns star status by helping out. (I need one of these).

What a cutie!

Monday, April 13, 2015

A Brother's Special Best Man Speech

In case you missed this viral video (over 2 million hits), you'll need to have the tissues ready. A brother sings his best man speech and does a great job.

Cargo Container Restaurant

I am fascinated by people who reuse cargo containers and turn them into buildings. Here's a time lapse of a restaurant being constructed of the containers. The Smoky Park Supper Club is in Asheville, North Carolina and will be the biggest shipping container restaurant in the United States.


It's an interesting and useful concept (I think).

Have a great day!


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

If We Operated the Way Email Does

We've all had those days when email glitches occur. That's so embarrassing! (Oh, the bad memories). But what if people interacted in real life the way email works.

And yes, it's a commercial, but I thought it was mildly amusing.

Have a fantastic day!
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