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Totally silly ways to waste time:
Shorter days. Colder weather. Time to cuddle up with
the cats on the couch and read a book.
the Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, by Gregory Maguire
of a Witch, by Gregory Maguire. I'm hooked. The only drawback about
these is waiting for the next book in the series.
Lincoln Lawyer, by Michael Connolly. Tightly plotted, brilliantly
paced, impossible-to-put-down legal thriller.
City of Falling Angels by John Berendt. One of my favorite cities,
Venice, is at the center of this well written nonfictional account of
the people and places the author becomes familiar with.
for America's "Lost Colony" Gets New Boost
In August 1587 a ship with 116 settlers arrived at Roanoke, but three
years later the colonists vanished virtually without a trace. Their disappearance
remains one of the most perplexing puzzles in U.S. history. Recent research
and a new agreement with the U.S. government have given archaeologists
new hope for solving America's oldest mystery
in Plain Sight
Photographer Art Wolfe, 53, has more than 60 books and plenty of wildlife
action shots to his name, but in a new book, Vanishing
Act, he defies conventions to show what he calls “animals’
incredible ability to vanish in plain sight.”
Poul Beckmann presents stunning close-up studio photographs of one of
varied and beautiful families of species on the planet, the Beetles.
Tse-whit-zen is the largest ancient Indian village ever unearthed in Washington,
and one of the region's most extraordinary archeological finds. The state
Department of Transportation uncovered Tse-whit-zen in August 2003, while
building a dry dock on the Port Angeles waterfront. After spending about
$60 million — and finding 335 intact skeletons — the state
abandoned the project. The future of the site is unknown.
Many people confuse spiders with insects. The easy way to recognize the
spider from an insect is that spider has 4 pairs of legs and an insect
has 3 pairs. There is also one major difference. The insects have compound
eyes whereas the spider has singular eyes with lenses. Unlike insects,
spiders do not have antennas.
This website is an excellent reference source about
spiders, their webs, and their enemies.
Washington Observatory - Photo Gallery
Mount Washington is the highest peak in the northeastern United States.
It is infamous for having the “worst weather in the world”
with regular winter temperatures of -47 degrees, and in 1934 set the record
for land-measured wind-speed at 231 mph. There is an obseratory at the
summit, where scientists and volunteers spend their days taking readings
and doing research.
The photo gallery covers a wide range of topics, including
beautiful alpine flowers, a daily photo journal, a virtual tour, and best
of all, photos of the feline
residents who keep observatory staff company.
This website chronicles the life and death of the Essex Mountain Sanatorium
which was established in Verona, New Jersey in 1907 and abandoned in 1977.
After the Sanatorium's close, mystery and superstition
began to surround it when questions arose about its abandonment. Why had
all its contents been left behind, still in place, as if former occupants
had just simply vanished?
dressed for Halloween
Dogs dressed for Halloween
Skivvies: The Archives
This online exhibit is chock full of everything you ever wanted to know
about men's underwear but were too horrified to ask. Lots of history,
from the ancient beginnings of men's intimate attire to the 20th century.
From boxers to briefs, from long johns to drop seats, there's more than
enough here to satisfy the most prurient of underwear aficionados. So
if you want your undies all in a bunch, this site's for you.
and Clyde: Romeo and Juliet in a Getaway Car
Bonnie Parker stood 4’11" in her stocking feet, weighed 90
pounds, had Shirley Temple-colored strawberry-blond ringlets, was freckle-faced
and, according to those who knew her, was very pretty.
Bonnie Parker assisted her partner, Clyde Barrow ,
in a nationwide crime spree that lasted from 1932 until their deaths in
1934. The pair combined to commit 13 murders, numerous kidnappings, and
several burglaries and robberies. The FBI and other law enforcement agencies
engaged in one of the largest manhunts the United States had seen up to
that time, capturing national attention.
Bonnie Parker was born October 1st. So was I.
Totally silly ways to waste time: