little phillies fan

11 November 2008 at 10:25 pm (Uncategorized) ()

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happy birthday, mom!

17 January 2008 at 7:07 pm (Uncategorized)

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mom and me 1976

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mom and me 1990

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the mysterious history of fortune cookies

16 January 2008 at 12:46 pm (Uncategorized) (, )

“Solving a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a cookie

Some 3 billion fortune cookies are made each year, almost all in the United States. But the crisp cookies wrapped around enigmatic sayings have spread around the world. They are served in Chinese restaurants in Britain, Mexico, Italy, France and elsewhere. In India, they taste more like butter cookies. A surprisingly high number of winning tickets in Brazil’s national lottery in 2004 were traced to lucky numbers from fortune cookies distributed by a Chinese restaurant chain called Chinatown.

But there is one place where fortune cookies are conspicuously absent: China.

Now a researcher in Japan believes she can explain the disconnect, which has long perplexed American tourists in China. Fortune cookies, Yasuko Nakamachi says, are almost certainly originally from Japan.”

from the international herald tribune – read more

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the vegetable orchestra

11 January 2008 at 7:10 pm (Uncategorized)

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singing backwards

31 December 2007 at 4:55 pm (Uncategorized) ()

i can’t imagine how much time and practice it must have taken to put this together!

via neatorama 

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hallelujah chorus like you’ve never seen before

31 December 2007 at 4:51 pm (Uncategorized) ()

performed by turtle creek chorale from dallas, tx

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mahalo

14 December 2007 at 6:42 pm (Uncategorized) (, )

a very different way to search the web.

mahalo

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10 easy arithmetic tricks

14 December 2007 at 6:15 pm (Uncategorized) (, )

interesting tricks. now if i could just remember them when needed.

10 easy arithmetic tricks

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how it all ends

14 December 2007 at 6:09 pm (Uncategorized)

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why pipsqueak?

14 December 2007 at 5:39 pm (Uncategorized)

my dear friend, harmony, suggested i start a blog to share some of the interesting things i find online. i know there are tons of others out there doing the same thing, but she assured me that one more wouldn’t hurt.

i chose the name ‘pipsqueak’ because it was the name of one of my favorite toys when i was a kid. the original pipsqueak was a pink, stuffed-animal mouse, saucer-shaped, a little over a foot in diameter, that had a pouch in its stomach for carrying pajamas. i lost her sometime in 1989 and have never seen another one like her. the internet is a wonderful place, maybe i’ll find another pipsqueak out there someday.

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