A new way to have fun with words!
T minus 8 and counting! Virgin Galactic will unveil the first consumer-purposed spaceship on December 7, 2009! I am so excited to be invited to attend! Want to attend? Reserve a ride on Virgin Galactic! Email me to make your reservation: firstname.lastname@example.org
What would you add? Me? I’d add the unveiling of the first spaceship for consumer use, Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship 2, on December 7, 2009!
As an aside, it seems sad that some sensational 15 minutes of fame get as much attention as some major tragedies (Does anyone remember the huge Tsunami that took over 200,000 lives?)
2009 has been a year of twists and turns, joys and challenges. Through it all you were there for me and for all of us at Great Getaways! Thank you for standing by me and for allowing us to do what we do best—designing memorable, and often life-changing, vacations!
Happy Thanksgiving 2009 with a an extra helping of gratitude!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 marks the 150th Anniversary of the publication of this man’s famous book
2009 is his 200th birthday (okay, he’s not still alive but we can celebrate, can’t we?)
He developed much his theory in The Galapagos
Who is he?
Okay, how many of you said, “Charles Darwin?” I knew it! You guys are so worldly!
Why not celebrate his birthday, his book, your birthday, any day by visiting the Galapagos? I’ve been twice and would love to go back! It’s unique, magical and life-changing! Wouldn’t this make a very cool holiday gift for your family? Please call now and I’ll help craft this celebration! email@example.com
A Free Site For Finding The Cheapest Gas In Your Area
from : Netted by the Webbys (netted.net)
Planning to hit the open road for the holiday? Unless you drive a battery-powered Tesla you’ll probably have to buy gas a few times.
To avoid being gouged at the pump try GasBuddy.com, a free service that provides real-time information on the lowest gas prices in your local area.
The site is easy enough to use—Just type in the zip code of a locale where you’ll be driving and the grade of gas you want (regular, mid-grade, premium or diesel), and it lists prices and addresses of low priced gas stations (along with a mapping function), starting with the cheapest.
The site relies on user input to gather pricing information, and as such it serves as an example of the utility that can come from the communal, crowd-sourced nature of the Internet. That, and users who post pricing information are rewarded with points. Earn enough points and they’ll send you a $250 gas card.
And if you need a quick dose of relative happiness check out their historical charts and just be glad it’s not July of 2008.
November 20th, 2009 | by Ben Parr
Name: Fido Factor
Quick Pitch: Fido Factor is a dog-specific local search and review site and iPhone app built for dog owners. It’s a “Yelp() for dogs.”
Genius Idea: We dog owners love our canines: it’s really that simple. We raise them, feed them, play with them, sleep with them, and fall in love with them. We want to take them almost everywhere we go too, but that’s where you start running into problems.
The problem is also simple: there aren’t a lot of places where you can take your dog. It’s only appropriate to bring your pup to certain restaurants, parks, and hotels, but it’s practically impossible to know which places are OK for your loyal companion.
That’s where Fido Factor comes in. The site calls itself “the ultimate guide to dog-friendly locations.” Its purpose is really clear: to tell you where you can bring your dog in your city. Fido Factor goes beyond that, though, with a well-designed website and companion iPhone app.
Fido Factor compiles a user-generated list of dog-friendly locations. Currently, it’s only available in four cities: Boston, San Francisco, New York City, and Portland, but that list is growing. Simply search for a location type (i.e. restaurant) and you’ll find a list of dog-friendly locales, along with ratings, reviews, and a filled-in Google Map. It really is a lot like Yelp, but for dog lovers.
There are few other cool features to note. The biggest one is the Fido Factor iPhone app, which not only tells you about nearby locations for your best friend, but even has a feature called “Pooch Pics,” where you can take a picture at a location and upload it for all to see on the website. The website also boasts Facebook Connect integration.
Fido Factor is still small, and it is very simple, but it really solves a constant issue for dog owners effectively. Finding a place to gather with your dog-loving friends has never been so easy.
|I just posted a video about 7 “Magical” words. Now I hope you’ll look at the list of 100 words every high school graduate should know. Please tell me I won’t have to repeat my high school years beacuse I don’t know” all of these words!. Imagine how smart you and I would sound if we did use these words on a daily basis! Nah, I’ll stick to Kevin Hogan’s Magic words! Thank you very much!|
| 100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know