Monday, December 22, 2008

don't trust them old people!!!

Seniors Bus Tours

A tour bus driver is driving with a bus load of seniors down a highway when he is tapped on his shoulder by a little old lady. She offers him a handful of peanuts, which he gratefully munches up.

After about 15 minutes, she taps him on his shoulder again and she hands him another handful of peanuts.

She repeats this gesture about five more times.

When she is about to hand him another batch again .....he asks the little old lady, 'Why don't you eat the peanuts yourself?'.

'We can't chew them because we've no teeth', she replied.

The puzzled driver asks, 'Why do you buy them then?'

The old lady replied, 'We just love the chocolate around them.'

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Pictures of and from Space

If you are anything like me, you love great pictures. Do you have hundreds in your PC memory and change your desktop fifty times a week? Well, NASA has some great pictures and videos. This is a MUST for homeschooling. Here is a taste. This is Jupiter and its moon Ganymede. And this is just one of thousands of images on their site. There is also news items and reports.

Go ahead and click HERE to check it all out. Sometimes we forget the basic places we can go to for information and fun. And with the "vastness" of space of the World Wide Web, we forget about the 'vastness' of space itself.

A Happy Sky Over Los Angeles

Credit & Copyright: Dave Jurasevich (Mt. Wilson Observatory)

Explanation: Sunday, the sky seemed to smile over much of planet Earth. Visible the world over was an unusual superposition of our Moon and the planets Venus and Jupiter. Pictures taken at the right time show a crescent Moon that appears to be a smile when paired with the planetary conjunction of seemingly nearby Jupiter and Venus. Pictured above is the scene as it appeared from Mt. Wilson Observatory overlooking Los Angeles, California, USA after sunset on 2008 November 30. Highest in the sky and farthest in the distance is the planet Jupiter. Significantly closer and visible to Jupiter's lower left is Venus, appearing through Earth's atmospheric clouds as unusually blue. On the far right, above the horizon, is our Moon, in a waxing crescent phase. Thin clouds illuminated by the Moon appear unusually orange. Sprawling across the bottom of the image are the hills of Los Angeles, many covered by a thin haze, while LA skyscrapers are visible on the far left. The conjunction of Venus and Jupiter will continue to be visible toward the west after sunset during much of this month. Hours after the taking of this image, however, the Moon approached the distant duo, briefly eclipsed Venus, and then moved on.

I totally copied and pasted that last paragraph from the archives of NASA's featured photo of the day.

Ya'all really need to check it all out. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Come be a squirrel

One of my favorite forums in the world is the frugal squirrel forums. On this site, one can learn all kinds of new and exciting things as far as how to take care of oneself.

You can learn how to grow and cook your own food, what a B.O.B. is, hunting and fishing tips, about guns, and my favorite part: read some good stories. There are a couple boards that have stories. One is strictly Christian fiction and the other has all types of 'survival' stories.

I even have a couple on there.

Yes, you have to register, but I don't think you'll be disappointed.

HERE is the link. So go explore and learn a little something, who knows, you might just learn enough to save your butt if we have a nuclear war.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It's a brand new day!

Well, I've decided to revamp the blog. I'm done with it for class so I'm going to be adding all kinds of stories or just 'whatever' I find interests me. There may be a theme, or may not. I'm currently trying to add links to my favorite sites on the side bar, but so far; I've not figured it out. I'm not surprised, lol.

So I may even post some of my new story I'm working on or one of my old ones.

Ya just never know! But I sure hope you enjoy!