Archive for December, 2008

Wordless Wednesday – Sign that Makes No Sense

No Swimming?

No Swimming?


Um… am I missing something here? This is a sign at either the Garden City or Surfside beach. The nearest lifeguard is miles away.

December 31, 2008 at 3:34 pm Leave a comment

Going for the Giant Squid

No, it’s not some deep sea expedition, though that sounds like fun. The end of December marks the doldrums at About Chemistry so I’ve been playing over at Squidoo making lenses. I’m trying to get 50 good lenses up before the end of the year, which means there isn’t a lot of time left. I’ve been making progress though. I’ve been writing about some of my non-chemistry interests like:

How to Set Up a Native Aquarium
How to Make Beaded Snowflakes
How to Give a Cat a Pill
Burwell, Nebraska
Rock Tumbler Basics
Hot Cocoa Recipes
Lip Gloss Recipes

It’s addictive. Is it profitable? Indirectly. You can put your RSS feed on each page, so maybe it serves as a source of traffic. The RSS feed and linkbacks are nice, but the real value for me lies in writing something different using a different format and different tools. It’s nice to get a fresh perspective. It’s liberating to write about absolutely anything. I think there is lot of potential for Squidoo pages. They do well in search and are set up for a high level of reader interaction. You can help people, plus make a chunk of change for yourself and/or your favorite charity. Pretty cool.

December 29, 2008 at 2:19 am Leave a comment

Outer Banks Sunrise

Outer Banks Sunrise

Outer Banks Sunrise

Outer Banks Dawn

Outer Banks Dawn

Here’s sunrise this morning in Avon, NC. The dolphins were out playing. So cute!

December 23, 2008 at 1:32 pm Leave a comment

Wordless Wednesday – Wolf Laurel, North Carolina

Sam in Snow

Sam in Snow

Sledding!

Sledding!

Sunrise on Wolf Mountain

Sunrise on Wolf Mountain

Sunset on Wolf Mountain

Sunset on Wolf Mountain


December 17, 2008 at 2:37 pm 3 comments

Happy Agnostica!

If you’ve been wondering which of the winter holidays I celebrate the most, I’d have to say it is Agnostica. Agnostica is a relative newcomer to the holiday scene, tracing its origins back to Darren Bleuel’s Nukees strip that ran December 13, 1999. I think the Agnostica season technically starts on December 14th, Quantum Mechanics Day, but it’s all good. Last year I mentioned the paper atom decorations, similar to paper snowflakes, that you can make to help get into the holiday spirit. Playing with scissors is almost as fun as playing with fire. Now get to celebrating!

December 14, 2008 at 9:55 pm Leave a comment


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