Monday, April 29, 2013

Just for fun.

I saw this at NETA this year and it is just too good not to share.  Enjoy.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Just watched this talk -very interesting.  It made me think of many a Facebook thread I have read in the last 6 months about how texting is killing language skills.  I love the speakers optimism and how he disproves the naysayers.  I really agree with him that texting is not destroying language skills nor is it the scourge of communication.  I am still not too good at texting like I talk.  It is hard for me to not write in complete sentences with punctuation - thanks to Mrs. Pearson my 7th grade English teacher.  However, just because I prefer to text in a more formal way does not make me smarter (although it might make me appear so, but that is another post entirely).

Friday, April 19, 2013


I have always loved to yo-yo.  This guy takes it to a new level.  What I love most is not that he is awesome, but that he followed his passion, even though it wasn't something his family/society thought was valuable.  It just goes to show that if you follow your passion and work hard at making yourself the best you can, success will follow.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Hyper lapse

Just ran across this and my mouth literally fell open. I love Google maps and this is amazing. I need to make a video of my own...  Reminds me of  the wilderness downtown. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Robots! I want one.

Just watched a great TED Talk about personal robots. This guy (why are robots almost always guys?) looks like a ton of fun and would be great to have around the house.  My kids would go nuts playing with it.  I wonder if it is iPhone 5 compatible though.  I am still frustrated with Apple for changing the format of the plug.  It will take a while before everyone is able to switch over to the new connection. Anyway, watch the clip, it is super cool.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


Just watched this TED talk.  What inspires me most is not the simple idea he had to keep the lions away, but that this simple idea changed the lives of so many.  This video is more proof that to be great you don't need to be old, rich, well connected, or any other sort of privileged status.  Instead, you just need to believe in yourself and do your best.  If you do that, greatness will be inevitable.