Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bobbi's Bargains guest blogging on Bargain Babe blog

What could be finer than a romp through flower fields?

How about finding out that Bobbi will be a regular guest blogger on the Bargain Babe blog?

Check out my official introduction and my first post on (of course) garage sales. You can also read up on my insights into decorating Easter eggs.

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Feel free to write comments letting the world know how much you enjoy my posts! It will make my day and then I will really romp through the flowers.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

OK Go - This Too Shall Pass - Rube Goldberg-like Machine Video

When I was little, I used to go to an amusement park in Southwestern Pennsylvania called, Kennywood Park. Kennywood was known for it's antique merry-go-round and roller coasters. However, I loved Kennywood because of a small attraction (in a glassed case) that housed a Rube Goldberg contraption. I was fascinated watching how all the gears, strings, old boots, bowling balls and other assorted odds and ends were used to do a simple task like "open a door."

Now, one of my favorite artists, Rube Goldberg, has inspired a music video that is quickly going viral. Be one of the first million to view OK Go's new video "This Too Shall Pass."

I've also included the followup videos on the "making of" TTSP.


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

California and Worldwide Library Search

Anyone that knows me, knows that I simply love libraries. I think that they are one of the greatest assets we have. I also love that there is something that is being done with my tax dollars that I agree with.

I just found this great site where you can search for materials and find out which libraries have it.

I have this very, very rare book that I always search for when I am looking to see how good a book search engine is. My rare book is a children's book called, "Boppet, please stop it" by Ida Binney. It is without a doubt my favorite children's book. We had a copy of it when I was a little girl and it is just a great read. When the great family estate was distributed, my nephew got the book. Of course, he currently has the youngest child in the family, so I guess it is only fair that he have the book. I certainly hope he is taking care of it.

But, I have lost the point of this post. This really cool search engine where you can search for your needed material. You can search specific areas of California or the entire world. Cool.

The search will let you know where you can find your needed book, manuscript, tape, article, etc. The libraries are listed out starting with the one nearest to you.

The name of the search site? Simple enough... California Libraries Catalog...

Happy reading.