Sunday, June 12, 2011

Newspaper Map

Newspaper Map is an awesome site for reading newspapers from all over the world.
You peruse the map by country, language, etc.  Find a newspaper you want to read and go from there.
There are countless papers listed on the map, color coded by language.
This is a news junkies dream.
Also for those who use Chrome it comes as an app as well.
I was surprised when I set it to show only English newspapers just how many are out there is parts of the world where I would not have expected.
Also some listing give options to have to newspaper pages translated so you are not stuck with only the ones that are in English or whatever.

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

A little help from my friends.

Ever since i started rehab the first of the year, it has been an expensive process.  This has caused me to get behind on regular expenses.  Being on a fixed income it can be hard to "catch up" when something unexpected happens.  Now I am behind a full utility payment.  A dear friend found out I was having some financial trouble and decided to create a couple fund raising auctions to help me out.  If you have the time feel free to take a look and see if these would interest you.

I appreciate your time and thank you for your attention.
Patrick B

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Monday, May 9, 2011

useful site TeuxDeux

Couldn't sleep so I was sitting around surfing for anythiing interesting on the net and found this site.   TEUXDEUX

TeuxDeux (pronounced To Do) is the simplest most bare bones easy to use to do list calendar ever.
All you get is 5 days at a time.  Type what you want to do and enter.  It's that simple.  Tasks are drag and drop and you can even drag them back into the enter field to edit them.
Below the calendar is a Someday section where you can list thing that are not date specific.
When a task is done click it to mark through it or delete it.

I've tried similar sites but they are so feature heavy they become bogged down.
This one was almost idiot proof.
Hope it is useful.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A great site that can help change your life and habits.

Daily Feats provides encouragement as you do daily activities that are good for you, your family, your neighborhood and even beyond.  Stop and take a deep breath, get a point.  Workout, get 10 points.  Go to church and get points, say thank you and get points.  Laugh and get points.
I've already earned 18 points and I just joined yesterday.
The cool thing is that as you gain points you can trade them in for rewards such as coupons of for bigger points gift cards to big name stores.
There are lots of options for feats to do, and none are that hard.
And there are bonuses for turning a feat into a habit.

So join me and give it a try.  Get rewarded for doing good things.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow In Georgia

Well last night it snowed.  Now it might not look like a lot ot some, but for us Southern born this is bordering on disaster.  However it is a pretty disaster.

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Gonna be busy for awhile

Hey friends,
Just wanted you to know I won't be around much for the next three months.  Tomorrow I go to sign up for Cardiac Rehab.  The first trip is orientation, but starting Monday I go full force.  Twelve weeks of classes three times a week   So each Monday, Wednesday and Thursday I go to Athens Regional Cardiac Rehab Center for an hour of exercize and then a short class in living with heart issues and avoiding any more of them.  The hardest part for me is the nearest class is a one hour drive each way.  So it will be about 3 1/2 hours a day.  My last class will be March 31. Non Emergency Medical Transport is taking me so it will be a free ride.  However, it means riding in a van, bus, suv, or whatever for an hour there and back.  And I get car sick easily.  (I can't take anything for it as all the usual remedies knock me out)

So if I an very quiet, you know why.

Patrick B

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Friday, December 24, 2010

12 Thank You Notes of Christmas

Dec 25
My dearest darling Edward,
 What a wonderful surprise has just greeted me! That sweet partridge,
in that lovely little pear-tree; what an enchanting, romantic, poetic
present! Bless you, and thank you.
Your deeply loving,

Dec. 26
Beloved Edward,
 The two turtle-doves arrived this morning, and are cooing away in the
pear-tree as I write. I'm so touched and grateful!
With undying love, as always,

Dec. 27
My darling Edward,
 You do think of the most original presents! Who ever thought of
sending anybody three French hens? Do they really come all the
way from France? It's a pity we have no chicken coops, but I expect
we'll find some. Anyway, thankyou so much; they're lovely.
Your devoted, Emily

  Dec. 28
Dearest Edward,
 What a surprise! Four calling birds arrived this morning. They are
very sweet, even if they do call rather loudly - they make telephoning
almost impossible - but I expect they'll calm down when they get
used to their new home. Anyway, I'm very grateful, of course I am.
Love from Emily

  Dec. 29
Dearest Edward,
 The mailman has just delivered five most beautiful gold rings, one
for each finger, and all fitting perfectly! A really lovely present!
Lovelier, in a way, than birds, which do take rather a lot of looking
after. The four that arrived yesterday are still making a terrible
row, and I'm afraid none of us got much sleep last night. Mother
says she wants to use the rings to "wring" their necks. Mother has
such a sense of humor. This time she's only joking, I think, but I do
know what she means. Still, I love the rings.
Bless you,

  Dec. 30
Dear Edward,
 Whatever I expected to find when I opened the front door this
morning, it certainly wasn't six socking great geese laying eggs all
over the porch. Frankly, I rather hoped that you had stopped sending
me birds. We have no room for them, and they've already ruined
the croquet lawn. I know you meant well, but let's call a halt, shall we?

  Dec. 31
 I thought I said NO MORE BIRDS. This morning I woke up to find no
more than seven swans, all trying to get into our tiny goldfish pond.
I'd rather not think what's happened to the goldfish. The whole
house seems to be full of birds, to say nothing of what they leave
behind them, so please, please, stop!
Your Emily

  Jan 1
Frankly, I prefer the birds. What am I to do with eight milkmaids?
And their cows! Is this some kind of a joke? If so, I'm afraid I don't
find it very amusing.

  Jan. 2
Look here, Edward,
 This has gone far enough. You say you're sending me nine ladies
dancing. All I can say is, judging from the way they dance, they're
certainly not ladies. The village just isn't accustomed to seeing a
regiment of shameless viragos, with nothing on but their lipstick,
cavorting round the green, and it's Mother and I who get the blame.
If you value our friendship, which I do (less and less), kindly stop
this ridiculous behavior at once!

  Jan 3
As I write this letter, ten disgusting old men are prancing up and
down all over what used to be the garden, before the geese and
the swans and the cows got at it. And several of them, I have just
noticed, are taking inexcusable liberties with the milkmaids.
Meanwhile the neighbors are trying to have us evicted. I shall never
speak to you again.

  Jan 4
This is the last straw! You know I detest bagpipes! The place has now
become something between a menagerie and a madhouse, and a
man from the council has just declared it unfit for habitation.  At
least Mother has been spared this last outrage; they took her away
yesterday afternoon in an ambulance to a home for the bewildered.
I hope you're satisfied.

  Jan. 5
 Our client, Miss Emily Wilbraham, instructs me to
 inform you that with the arrival on her premises at
 7:30 this morning of the entire percussion section
 of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and several of
 their friends, she has no course left open to her
 but to seek an injunction to prevent you importuning
 her further. I am making arrangements for the return
 of much assorted livestock.

I am, Sir, yours faithfully,
G. Creep
Attorney at law

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