Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Logos Gone Bad

Hopefully good for a laugh today!
Have a great week!
Lee Ann

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The music in me

Studies have shown that music can make it easier to learn.
Just think of one of the first songs you learn as a child... The Alphabet Song.

It also can mark a place in time.
There is no way for us to experience the future and know what it will be like for us; we can only recall an experience from the past and remember what it was like.
Music is one of those things that can trigger a memory and take us back to that moment in time.
Whether it be a first kiss, a special dance, your best friend's first boyfriend, a campfire, a football game, etc., music can take you back to that moment.

As I was working out this morning, I was listening to Bruce Springsteen on my Ipod and it made me recall being at his concert years ago. I could actually visualize being there and watching him sing the song I was listening to.

Just as when I hear "Little Pink Houses" by John Cougar Mellencamp, I think of the time I was driving on A1A in Palm Beach (as it was playing on the car stereo).

Music, the great escape!

What song takes you back to a special moment in time, and what was that special moment?

Have a great week!
Lee Ann

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earth Day

From time to time, Google will change their look.
They take the theme of the day, season or holiday.
Today is Earth Day and they have gone green!
I love this one.

Have a wonderful Earth Day!
Lee Ann

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.

Here are this year's winners. Read them carefully.
Each is an artificial word with only one letter altered to form a real word.

Some are terrifically innovative:

1. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

2. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

3. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

4. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.

5. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

6. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

7. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

8. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

9. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

10. Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's, like, a serious bummer.

11. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

12. Glibido: All talk and no action.

13. Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

14. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

15. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

16. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.

And the #1 pick:

17. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole.

It's a good idea to obey all the rules when you're young just so you'll have the strength to break them when you're old.

Tell me some of the words that this list missed. Give me the term and the definition!!
I am always looking for new words...

Have a "spectacerful" ~ Spectacular and wonderful week/weekend.
Lee Ann

Monday, April 14, 2008

Little creatures of the night...and early morning...

Look what I saw the other morning on my way home from the gym.

This little fella was sitting in the middle of the road.

Fortunately it was very early in the morning so there was not a lot of traffic.

I did not want to scare the little thing, so I backed up and shone my headlights on him until he finally trotted off to the grass on the side of the road.

Can you see "Rocky"?

It was the cutest little thing. It sat there just looking up at me with those big eyes. He let me take several pictures, but it was so dark, they did not turn out too good. Plus it was taken with my phone camera.

Have a good day!

Lee Ann

Friday, April 11, 2008

Not Paper Dolls!

Entries for an art contest at the Hirshorn Modern Art Gallery in DC

The rule was that the artist could use only one sheet of paper.

(Click on the photos to enlarge)


Have an awesome weekend!

Lee Ann

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Alternatives to the Housing Market!

Pretty creative, wouldn't you say?

Have a great day!
Lee Ann

Olympic Torch Turmoil

A Pro-Tibet demonstrator waves a Tibetan flag on the route of the Olympic torch parad shortly after its start near the Eiffel Tower, seen in background, in Paris on Monday, April 7.

Rescuers, in red, reach activists from French media watchdog Reporters Without Borders on the Eiffel Tower after the activists unfurled a black flag with the five Olympic rings depicted as handcuffs on Monday, April 7.

Police security run around the bus where the torch was placed after setting off from the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Monday. Protests over China's crackdown on Tibet forced organizers to put the Olympic torch on a bus to protect it from demonstrators.

Pro-Tibet protesters clashed with police and tried to put out the Beijing Olympics flame as the torch was being taken around London on Sunday, April 6. Police jumped on demonstrators who tried to disrupt the relay.

Turkish actress Ozge Namal runs with the Olympic torch, flanked by police officers and Chinese security members, as they past the Ottoman era New Mosque at the mouth of Golden Horn during the Olympic torch relay in Istanbul on Thursday, April 3.

All of this saddens me.
You all have probably heard me say this before, but if only …
...everyone would live by the Golden Rule.
Have a great week!
Lee Ann

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Down to the Nitty Gritty!


Click on the image to enlarge!

These are beautiful and amazing!
Hope you have a beautiful and amazing weekend!

Lee Ann