Saturday, December 29, 2007

On Ebay just today: 2 EAGLES vs BUFFALO Tickets Philly ENDZONE/SIDELINE 12/30 - (eBay item 230207979075 end time Dec-30-07 11:04:57 PST)

2 Awesome Eagles Tickets - Eagles Endzone/Sideline Seats!
I'm trying to just break even due to an Xmas present that didn't work out in the end!!!

Super-Hard to Find for the Eagles home game in Philly at the Lincoln Financial Stadium, for:
Sunday, December 30th Game against the Buffalo Bills!
Section 106 Row 23

These are amazing seats for any Eagles fan...
Right between the Eagles Sideline & Endzone!!!

Tickets will be available at the Lincoln Financial Field and information for pickup will be provided upon payment for tickets (Paypal only!!!)

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Holiday Time: Solar Powered MP3 Charger, SOLIO Universal Portable MP3 Charger

For an eco-conscious gift, this solar powered gadget is awesome...whether the recipient is an eco-conscious individual won't even matter here :o)

Solio™, the Universal "Hybrid" Charger is powerful enough to charge all of your handheld electronic products at home or on the move, anywhere under the sun.

Solio is a Hybrid because it can accept power from either the wall socket or Sun storing this energy within Solio's internal rechargeable battery. Solio then uses this energy to power your gadgets at the same rate as if they were plugged into the wall. Solio will also hold its charge for up to a year.

Solio limits your need to purchase and carry around multiple chargers for all of your gadgets and is your one stop charging solution for all of your products from cell phones and iPods, to digital cameras, game players, and GPS.

One hour of sun will give you enough juice to play your iPod™ for about an hour or provide up to 25 mins of additional talk time on most cell phones.

When fully charged Solio can store enough power to charge a typical cell phone or an iPod Nano at least two times. Have you plugged into the Sun lately?

Provides emergency power for your mobile gadgets anywhere you go.

  • Provides an emergency power source when away from power outlets.
  • Adapter tips allow you to power multiple gadgets with a single charger ( tips for most products included in pack.)
  • Works with multiple gadgets, including mobile phones, iPhone™, Bluetooth® headsets, smartphones/PDAs, MP3 players, portable gaming devices, digital cameras, GPS and much more.
  • Reusable - use it again and again.
  • Compact lightweight design - convenient for travel or emergency use.
"Solio Classic Hybrid Charger offers the greatest range of compatibility with your devices, right out of the box! Your Solio includes: Click on tip for compatibility. o Adapter tip system cable o USB Port Replicator tip (powers iPhone and iPod) o Mini-USB tip o Nokia tip o Sony Ericsson tip o Samsung tip o LG tip o Global travel charger with US/UK/EU/AU-NZ adapters o Window suction cup o Instruction manual Award-winning, compact and versatile - Solio stores power from the sun or socket; freeing you to recharge your mobile phone, iPod and other handheld devices anywhere, anytime. A fully charged Solio will recharge the average phone up to two times, or give you up to 15 hours of MP3 music. Solio's intelligent internal circuitry and Adapter Tip System lets you charge devices at about the same rate as their dedicated wall chargers." Tech Specs

"Give it to me straight"

Solio Classic

  • Rated Output: 4 -12V, 0 - 1 Amp (max)

  • Solar panel output: 155mA @ 6V

  • Weight: 5.6 ounces

  • Internal Battery: Rechargeable 3.6 volts, 1600mAh lithium-ion

  • Wall charger: 6v / 420 mAh Global travel adapter with US/UK/EU/AU/NZ adapters

  • Dimensions (LxHxW): 4.7 x 1.3 x 2.5 in.

  • Temperature Range: -20°C to 55°C ( -22F to 131 )

(Photos from Neiman Marcus --where the device can be purchased in the sweet piano black color shown in the second image!)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Christmas Tree Life Extending Formula- Recipe Courtesy of the USDA Forest Service


When you get home, re-cut the end of the tree by 1 inch and let it stand in a bucket of the "Christmas Tree Life Extending Formula" (recipe below) until you’re ready to bring it indoors. Fill the tree stand reservoir twice a day (morning and evening) with the remaining mixture.

"Christmas Tree Life Extending Formula"

2 gals. of hot water
2 cups corn syrup
2 oz. liquid bleach
2 pinches epsom salts
1/2 tsp. borax
1 tsp. chelated iron (garden shop)

How does this "Christmas Tree Life Extending Formula" work?
The corn syrup provides sugar, which allows the tree to soak up a lot more water than it normally would. Without sugar, only a small amount of water is absorbed by the branches and needles. You can expect the tree to soak up 1-1/2 gallons of the recipe during the 10 to 14 day period your tree is up, which is about 800 percent more water than it would have absorbed growing in the forest.
The boron (in the borax) makes the water and sugar move to every needle of your tree. The epsom salts and chelated iron provide magnesium sulfate which helps chlorophyll production, keeping your needles green. Bleach stops mold from forming when water and sugar stand too long in the tree holder.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Apple - Hot News - iPhone SDK

A Message from Steve (you know his last name):

Apple - Hot News: "Third Party Applications on the iPhone Let me just say it: We want native third party applications on the iPhone, and we plan to have an SDK in developers’ hands in February. We are excited about creating a vibrant third party developer community around the iPhone and enabling hundreds of new applications for our users. With our revolutionary multi-touch interface, powerful hardware and advanced software architecture, we believe we have created the best mobile platform ever for developers."

It will take until February to release an SDK because we’re trying to do two diametrically opposed things at once—provide an advanced and open platform to developers while at the same time protect iPhone users from viruses, malware, privacy attacks, etc. This is no easy task. Some claim that viruses and malware are not a problem on mobile phones—this is simply not true. There have been serious viruses on other mobile phones already, including some that silently spread from phone to phone over the cell network. As our phones become more powerful, these malicious programs will become more dangerous. And since the iPhone is the most advanced phone ever, it will be a highly visible target.
Some companies are already taking action. Nokia, for example, is not allowing any applications to be loaded onto some of their newest phones unless they have a digital signature that can be traced back to a known developer. While this makes such a phone less than “totally open,” we believe it is a step in the right direction. We are working on an advanced system which will offer developers broad access to natively program the iPhone’s amazing software platform while at the same time protecting users from malicious programs.
We think a few months of patience now will be rewarded by many years of great third party applications running on safe and reliable iPhones.
P.S.: The SDK will also allow developers to create applications for iPod touch. [Oct 17, 2007]

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Eddie Izzard: From Dressed To Kill

For Politics of Sexuality Course Meeting:

Religion ala Eddie Izzard:

Do you have a flag?


Thursday, July 5, 2007

Bob's Birthday! I can't forget to make reservations-Fogo de Chão

Don't let me forget to call asap! His birthday is July 13th! AHHH!

Welcome to Fogo de Chão: "Philadelphia
1337 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19107

Friday, June 29, 2007

Today is a good day to buy a cell phone (the iPhone effect on every other wireless service/phone co.)

Here's one that's a perfect, caught me off guard, sorta illustration of "The iPhone effect":

The Motorola MING is an unlocked phone with all sorts of crazy-fun stuff, AND IT'S UNLOCKED! No contract required to get the phone at $289.99

Ming Unlocked Cell Phone
(and I thought just holding out on my t-mobile contract renewal would be smart....we'll see about that just might be irrelevant)

Motorola MING--Fast and Elegant
Ming Unlocked Cell Phone The Motorola A1200 MING phone combines eye-catching style with Linux-powered PDA substance. With its 2.4-inch touchscreen and 1 GB memory capacity, this phone has it all. Best of all, it's unlocked.

(Click the phone to go to Amazon--where I found this crazy deal!)

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The funniest "inspirational" poster...made my day...and not an easy day to make today!

Make your coworkers (or whoever encounters you on a daily basis) happy...I found this one using stumbleupon, but hang it somewhere (cubicle, office, make an iron-on and wear get the drift)'s just funny like that!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Photos from Bob's Dad's Wedding

I'll have to elaborate on one of them later- but to see the album, click below:

Terry AND Gloria's Wedding

The one that needs more context is one of the funniest photos of "Americana" that you have to view and "look" for the uh...gravitas!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Webkinz Locator - Newtown PA

Webkinz in Newtown, PA
Store Locator Guide PA

or try

Searching here - finally resorted to it after driving around Bucks County for hours!

22 S STATE ST NEWTOWN PA 18940 215.579.1060

408 SOUTH STATE ST NEWTOWN PA 18940 215.860.3601

317 S STATE ST NEWTOWN PA 18940 215.497.9057

2833 S EAGLE RD NEWTOWN PA 18940 215.953.6800

2833 SOUTH EAGEL RD NEWTOWN PA 18940 215.968.6850


Sunday, April 15, 2007

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Webkinz Locator Lahaska PA - Peddler's Village

Peddler's Village ( Lahaska, PA)
Store Locator Guide PA

or try

Searching here - finally resorted to it after driving around bucks county for hours!

You can find Webkinz plush toys at the following locations:

69 PEDDLERS VILLAGE LAHASKA PA 18931 215.794.8292

US RT 202 & 263 SHOP 78 LAHASKA PA 18931 215.794.7572


Friday, April 13, 2007

Webkinz Locator Doylestown PA (since the site is screwy and won't let me bookmark!)

Store Locator Guide PA

or try

Searching here - finally resorted to it after driving around bucks county for hours!

Doylestown, PA

You can find Webkinz plush toys at the following locations:
1814 SOUTH EASTON ROAD DOYLESTOWN PA 18901 215.348.0877

1057 N EASTON RD DOYLESTOWN PA 18901 215.766.7800

5 S MAIN ST DOYLESTOWN PA 18901 215.340.9395

5 S MAIN ST DOYLESTOWN PA 18901 215.340.9395

595 W STATE ST DOYLESTOWN PA 18901 215.345.2238

4373 W SWAMP RD DOYLESTOWN PA 18902 215.345.0710

200 WEST STATE ST DOYLESTOWN PA 18909 215.345.7123

462 N MAIN ST DOYLESTOWN PA 18901 215.345.8055


DOYLESTOWN PA 18901 215.345.8055


Sunday, April 1, 2007

MacGyver Tip: Make paint dry faster from Lifehacker

Can't go wrong here, love MacGyver references and DIY...

Lifehacker, the Productivity and Software Guide: "MacGyver Tip: Make paint dry faster

Ever heard that old adage that 'a watched pot never boils'? Wrong, suckas - and it applies to paint, too.

Here's the thing: the more you watch paint dry, the faster it will dry. In fact, more and more studies are coming out to prove this theory - including the official Watch Paint Dry webcam, a scientific project that has been opened up for the first time to the public at large. Be sure to take advantage of this new technology if you have any kind of painting tasks coming up soon. — Wendy Boswell
The Official Watching Paint Dry Webcam
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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Why Intelligent People Tend To Be Unhappy | Clipmarks

clipped from
in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
- Ernest
Hemingway, author and journalist, Nobel laureate (1899-1961)
develop along four streams: intellectual, physical, emotional (psychological)
and social. In classrooms, the smartest kids tend to be left out of more
activities by other children than they are included in. They are
"odd," they are the geeks, they are social outsiders. In other words,
they do not develop socially as well as they may develop intellectually or even
physically where opportunities may exist for more progress.
tend to believe that intelligent kids can deal with anything because they are
intellectually superior. This inevitably includes situations where the
intelligent kids have neither knowledge nor skills to support their experience.
They go through the tough times alone. Adults don't understand that they need
help and other kids don't want to associate with kids the social leaders say
are outsiders.

Why Intelligent People Tend To Be Unhappy | Clipmarks

Blogging in College: The Gender & Pop Culture Blog Experiment

Blogging in College: The Gender & Pop Culture Blog Experiment: "Blogging in College: The Gender & Pop Culture Blog Experiment

The home of the big blog experiment! 27 students enrolled in Gender & Popular Culture (Women's & Gender Studies) at The College of New Jersey. Each student has chosen a topic of interest, which is within the broad category of pop culture. Each student's blog is the primary element of this (on-campus, non-distance/online learning) course, which is where s/he will examine his/her topic of choice through the lens of gender. Please visit their blogs and feel free to leave comments!"

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Shopping...awesome ecofriendly site for hot clothing!

Blogging mainly so I don't lose the link (found it stumbling w/ stumbleupon) b/c they actually make pretty kick ass clothing--not your burlap-sack wear at all!

BTC Elements - your lifestyle store for eco-friendly, fairly traded products
BTC Elements - your lifestyle store for eco-friendly, fairly traded products

Friday, February 23, 2007

a feminist, lost in the patriarchy

Nice blog! Ah...I'm comforted by the knowledge of other feminists "somewhere" doing something :o)
a feminist, lost in the patriarchy

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Blogging in College: The Gender & Pop Culture Blog Experiment

In my absense from here...I've been having massive amounts of fun teaching this course :o) Check it out...all 28 students in my class are blogging about gender & pop culture (on topics of their choice). It's hardly a project that's beyond its beginnings...but there are some seriously talented students here :o) Feel free to give them feedback (post comments on the students blogs if you see something that you love, needs some tweaking, or perhaps a little direction....either about the content or the blog technicalities) :o) All expertise areas are welcome to participate...everyone can participate :o) I'll post more of the course materials once I know it's okay with the higher ups at school :o).
Blogging in College: The Gender & Pop Culture Blog Experiment

Friday, February 2, 2007

American Heart Association Jump Rope For Heart 2006 - 2007 - General Donation

American Heart Association Jump Rope For Heart 2006 - 2007 - Logan's Jumping Rope for Heart!
I realize this may be silly, but I'm posting his "web page" that he typed himself, in order to try to get some help with this event :o)
Hi Everyone, My son Logan is super-enthusiastic about this project...he's a kindergartener and it's just super-sweet that he's so into doing good stuff! The clip is straight from the site that they link in the emails, so you may want to go to (otherwise you might end up at's main site) .
I realize it's a reach, but if you could help, it would be awesome!!!

Friday, January 19, 2007

LOVE IT! Know me...know my attempts to MacGyver everything!

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No Dig Gardens (a REALLY cool site with great advice on improving raised bed gardening)

This site is great for those of us who live in an area that's not garden-friendly. I love container gardening on my deck and (since I live in a townhouse) my front "yard" ("s b/c it hardly qualifies as a yard due to years of property (mis)management company's awful choice in lanscaper/lawncare co) can be treated like a big container garden...I believe I will be purchasing some edging so I can really treat it like a raised bed/no-dig garden :o) Definitely check out this's got plenty of great ideas for all levels of green thumbiness ( word!).
No Dig Gardens are the quickest easiest method to get growing!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Better Later than Never...Bill O’Reilly vs the “coolest 8 year old girl in the world”

Read the Article Here:
The Cincinnati Beacon
How insecure is this man?
Honestly, he actually needs to discuss it on his show and bring in an "expert" for backup? Not exactly someone with a lot of um...balls?...intellect?...self confidence?...
you decide :o)
Watch Original Video

Then Watch O'Reilly's (um...she's is it still considered a...) Rebuttal:

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

NPR : Applying for Financial Aid

It just keeps getting worse and worse in US Education...
1. No Child Left Behind insures you're an idiot-consumer (My son's kindergarten classroom has a "smartboard...yes...the kind you'd see in a corporate conference room or on CNN--the big touchscreen monitor that the kindergarteners can doodle on it? Chalk, it's soooo 1900s, cold war era, it?...).

Actually, all the classrooms in the school have smartboards (or will have them soon) don't you think that's a great use of education/tax/$? It's a good thing there aren't any needy kids at poor school districts in the US...oh wait...there are...and kid has a 30k smartboard in his classroom?...yes, I'm the parent and I'm disgusted by this type of absurdity-induced spending by subtle federal encouragement (they barely contribute to the district's budget, so it's not like his school needs the federal dollars...they could deny them and be freed of the NCLB...but no...this district touts their smartboards as evidence of what a great district they are...and they don't need federal incentives to purchase expensive crap...they'd probably do it they have encouragement...

Where are the smarty-pants parents/teachers/admin pointing out the stupidity of smartboards in kindergarten classrooms? Guess I be all by myself in this one!

Back to the topic I was posting apologies for digressing!

2. College... interesting story (to listen to online) from NPR about the financial aid madness that grows increasingly confusing by the year!
Click the link below to listen to Michelle Singletary's report:
NPR : Applying for Financial Aid

A Digg of my own! Meet the Real Sacha Baron Cohen: Listen as BORAT meets NPR!

Digg - Blog: Meet the Real Sacha Baron Cohen: Listen as BORAT meets NPR!

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Outlines of a Revolution - Feminism

A site that's awesome/scary...not sure how I feel about all of the graphics for "feminism"...some a bit too militarized for me...and definitely not for everyone..just thought I'd share my stumble :o)
Outlines of a Revolution - Feminism

Saturday, January 13, 2007

I just found my old ebay profile...hence the ebay ad was a product of this old profile

This one is pretty funny considering how outdated it is, particularly the links (I think Howard Dean as still a presidential primary hopeful at the time I made it!) hehehe...though thankfully aside from having longer, less blonde hair, I still look the same a few years later...that's kinda reassuring :o)
Click on my old ebay logo for the about me page (where I found the profile referenced above):

Friday, January 12, 2007

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Techno-interventions in meditation

Mindware Forum: Health
Check this one out! I love the relaxing mp3 guided meditations before bed, and here's a website dedicated to a ton of similar brain/mind/meditation meets techno for specific/general issues. The only thing that worries me about this one is the fact that we have no way of knowing what it is that the brain (if anything at all) is being told to do (i.e. what if the message is nothing at all positive). Sorry...not trying to be anxiety-woman, just the idea of these ones:

Too margaret atwood for me...though it's only titles that are sending scary signals to I'm hoping the innocuous titles are just that, innocuous! :o)

Monday, January 1, 2007

Eddie Izzard talking about Thanksgiving

Saw this one on Thanksgiving...and loved it!!!
Eddie Izzard talking about Thanksgiving