Chatham closes South Beach after great white shark sightings – Local News Updates – MetroDesk – The Boston Globe

Chatham closes South Beach after great white shark sightings – Local News Updates – MetroDesk – The Boston Globe.

OK, so I am odd.  I admit it.  I really want to go to Chatham today.  (Not going to, it isn’t very realistic.) Oh, the idea of seeing a 14 ft great white shark in nature… Awesome!

Just in time for Shark Week (premiers tomorrow!) too.

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Africam.com

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Monkey on Africam.com

There is something about watching lions in Africa in real time that makes the world seem so very small.  This is a recording, but I was actually viewing at the time of the recording.  I love this site (Africam.com).  If you have a moment check it out.  The lions were seen at the Nkorho Pan webcam.  Stop by often because you really never know what you are going to see.

I seem to be unable to embed this video for you to see, but if you get a chance check it out here. http://www.africam.com/wildlife/lionswatching.

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Kudos to making memories!

Many moons ago, more than I can even recall I purchased a magnetic stamp kit from making memories.  I’m pretty sure at the time I had a project in mind, but never got around to making it.  The lovely little stamp kit got put into a box in the back of a closet.  It stayed there forgotten.  Fast forward the same many moons later to present day. I find my lovely little stamp set and set about trying to use it, when I realize that it is useless to me as it has 2 letter ‘ T ‘ and no letter ‘S’.  I  was sad, but I decided to write to making memories an email to see if I could get either a replacement set or just a letter ‘S’.  I received a prompt reply from Lisa at their customer service department, and although my product was not only well past any provided warranties (which are quite generous to begin with) it had been discontinued a year and a half ago. Lisa, however said that she would see if there was one hanging around some where.  Well today in the mail the letter ‘S’ arrived.  Wooo Hooo!  I can now stamp my niece’s full name or stamp “She sells sea shells by the sea-shore!”  Thank you Lisa for coming through, and thank you memory makers for being a company that truly cares about customer service and is willing to do those extra little things.  I will certainly be buying your materials again and will be quick to espouse your  company and its great customer service.

And a very special thanks to Lisa for going the extra step.  Thank you!

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What do you want to do; when you grow up?

Do you know those questions you always get asked while searching for a job? The ones like this; “If you could do anything in the world  worrying about skill set or money, what would you do?” Well my answer to this question is usually – Be Terry Gross. But, that gig is taken already and “there can be only one!” [ a close second would be Ira Glass, but that is even less likely! ] BTW if you do not know what I am talking about check out Fresh Air on NPR and This American Life also on NPR. Lets face it, these things take time and work and although they make it look easy I know it is not!  I’m not in a position to do much interviewing of notable people, nor do I have much in the way of story telling prowess, what I do have – opinions and a love for pop culture.  So whats a girl to do?

Well … I’ve been giving it a lot of thought and decided that I would just start writing essays about stuff.  For instance, if I see a movie that I really enjoy (or really did not!) , I write about it… not just a review per se  – although if it helps some one make a choice to view or not to view, then kudos for me – but a thoughtful critique or opinion piece.  The issue here will be consistency.  I mean it is all well and good to write something once, or even twice, but to come-up with something on a regular basis, now that is the challenge. In order to give myself some breathing space and a chance to develop this, I am going to start with 2 x a month on a Friday I will post an essay.  I’m not promising greatness here.  No in fact I’m not even promising mediocrity.  Just an exercise in the dream.  So, since today is June 19th… I will post an essay on Friday the 25th and then July 16th and July 30.  I’m skipping the 2nd and the 9th (That weekend I turn 40 I’m not going to want to write anything.). That is as far ahead as I’m willing to go.

OK so now I need a name for this essay series.  I think I will keep it simple. Friday op-ed.   So there it is Friday op-ed .   Now lets hope I get it done!

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The Envelope Project

Meet me at Mike's - The Envelope Project

Meet me at Mike’s – The Envelope Project

Pip at Meet me at Mike’s has started this great whimsical project. I already sent off an envelope with some goodies and of course, being me, forgot to take a picture of it to post. So I am going to say that I did it on purpose so that my envelope would be a surprise. That is my story and I am sticking with it!

The project ends in six weeks, and Pip is in Australia so if you are in the States don’t dawdle for too long. As much as I love both the Royal Postal Service and the United States Postal Service, we all know things happen with International mail. Anyway if you want to join in the fun follow this link. I’m thinking I might send another one, just for the heck of it.

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