Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
First, Helen printed up cover sheet and gave it to them -- highlighting, bolding and italicizing human resources department information.
But, the job center kept trying to send the fax to Helen's cell phone -- her phone rang in the job center for 45 minutes until she convinced them to stop.
Then, the fax wouldn't go through because the number was busy. Helen called the prospective employer and got a second fax number and gave it to job center employee.
15 minutes later Helen checked back, but was told at this time that needed to fill out a new cover sheet with the number. She did.
15 minutes later staff tells her: "It keeps coming back busy."
Turned out, they were faxing the busy number on the first coversheet request and hadn't tried the new coversheet.
Added to which, the front desk clerk kept herself busy petting a lap dog.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I Heart Reading
"I Love Reading" heart design for writers, readers, teachers, and anyone that loves a good book. This button is set as a template and the word "reading" can be changed to anything you love. Create your own button!
Lovely night photography featuring the Aurora Borealis over Canadian skies. Described by the photog: Rippling curtains of Auroral light fill the sky above Inuvik, Northwest Territories, early on the morn of September 15.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
"Democrats ... liberals are not used to ever having to hear an alternative point of view."Later this evening I found a blog where a self-admitted ultra-liberal blogger was so upset by conservative passerbys that the blogger had dedicated a whole post to saying she didn't need or want anyone nuts leaving comments. And, it wouldn't really matter if people did try to argue with her because conservatives and religious people are nuts and she's known that a long time.
I'm not pointing the poor lady out because, well, obviously the comments had mattered enough to require her to vent. I feel no overwhelming need to make her day worse. Besides, her post really isn't necessary to make this generalization...
Some liberals do a better job of proving Ann Coulter right than proving her wrong.
This picture and links are to the US Zazzle Site:
Here is the link to the same item on the Canadian Zazzle site for shoppers in Canada.
A fantastic pen and ink drawing by Anita Inverarity features her interpretation of the Mad Hatter's Tea Party from Alice in Wonderland. The drawing wraps around the coffe cup.
There is also a matching black and white pen and ink drawing of the Queen of Hearts to create a set.
I Heart Fly Fishing
Spread the love of stuff with these cute "I Love" heart buttons. This particular button is set as a template and you can add any two words you'd like to create your own I Love STUFF button.
I Heart Vancouver ~ I Love Vancouver T-shirt described by designer: Vancouver! Everyone's Favorite Canadian City! It's the greatest city in Canada. Whistler is right nearby. Vancouver has the best weather in all of Canada. We put snow on the letters because there's great skiing just outside the city and there are going to be winter games there in 2010. Skiing, ice skating, all that good stuff!
Link for Canadian Shoppers!
"I Love" T-shirts and gifts with a lovely green shamrock design.
Basic T-Shirt ~ The classic heavyweight t-shirt. Tagless design for ultimate comfort. Pre-shrunk, 6.1 ounce 100% cotton. Double-needle stitched bottom and sleeve hems. Loose, classic fit, wears well on anyone. Imported. See this on sweatshirts, sustainable shirts, and more!
"Alaska's Flag" design on a tee. Below you'll find the song that explains the flag's design....
Lyrics written by Marie Drake
Composed by Elinor Dusenbury
Eight stars of gold on a field of blue,
Alaska's flag, may it mean to you,
The blue of the sea, the evening sky,
The mountain lakes and the flowers nearby,
The gold of the early sourdough's dreams,
The precious gold of the hills and streams,
The brilliant stars in the northern sky,
The "Bear," the "Dipper," and shining high,
The great North Star with its steady light,
O'er land and sea a beacon bright,
Alaska's flag to Alaskans dear,
The simple flag of The Last Frontier.
The tee shown is a: Basic American Apparel T-Shirt ~ The softest, smoothest, classic medium-weight T-shirt. 100% fine jersey cotton, combed for comfort. Flattering, stylish fit on virtually any body type. Made in the USA by American Apparel. You can see this design on sweatshirts, sustainable shirts, and more!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I've got a bit of a roller coaster theme going today. Search the blog for "roller coaster" and you'll find other cute gift ideas.
The design is featured on a Toddler Long Sleeve Shirt. The classic toddler long sleeve. 100% super-soft cotton jersey. Ribbed crew neck and cuffs. Taped neck and hemmed bottom. Imported. But, you can see this cute stick figure cartoon on sweatshirts, sustainable shirts, and more! This design makes a great back-to-school shirt for younger children that hit Six Flag over the summer!
Earlier today there was a massive dust storm in Sydney that must have wrecked havoc on nasal passages. Cough. Cough. Wow, I'd have had trouble breathing.
Photographer "tomhide" shared some incredible photos of the Sydney Dust Storm on flickr. This shot of the entrance to Luna Park is my favorite. There is an eerie quality to have a creepy funhouse figure peering at you through the gloomy, hazy light.
Interestingly, it is tomorrow in Australia so these images are tagged with September 23 for the time taken, yet they're posted to flickr today ... September 22 in my time zone. I only bring this up because the other day on Twitter people started tweeting about Talk Like A Pirate Day, and Twitter was so kind to point out that the trending topic was one day early. But, it wasn't one day early for people in Australia! The folks monitoring trending topics at Twitter that day weren't grasping the fact that today in Australia is tomorrow for the US. Or, something like that. (That pesky International Date Line. Whose idea was it anyway?)
There is a Urban Cowboy photo blog post at Flickr this week. Cool pictures of cowboys and cowgirls. I like the simple blue colors in this unfocused light of the city, and I always like images with a silhouette.
Monday, September 21, 2009
A white Maltese cross on a black background ... one of the insignias attributed to the Knights Hospitaller.
Dare them to pinch you this St. Patrick's Day in this brilliant green tie. The gradient pattern ranges from bright green through emerald to black.
The shape if a little green man (alien) giving the peace sign on a black round sticker. The sticker can be used for stationery envelop stickers, or customized with a name for book labels.
Galactic Wreckage in Stephan's Quintet
Stephan's Quintet is a visual grouping of five galaxies of which four form the first compact galaxy group ever discovered. The group was discovered by Édouard Stephan in 1877 at Marseilles Observatory. The group is the most studied of all the compact galaxy groups. "Stephan's Quintet" is 290 million light-years away, though NGC 7320 (upper left) is 40 million light-years from Earth. Image courtesy of NASA/Hubble.
I Heart Garage Sales
Garage sales are serious for some people! Are you one of the regulars that show up at the crack of dawn to find that perfect knick knack you'd never find at a local department store?
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Buzz Aldrin on the Moon
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the Moon (7/20/1969) during the Apollo 11 exravehicular activity (EVA). Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander, took this photograph with a 70mm lunar surface camera.
Butterfly Emerges from Stellar Demise in Planetary Nebula NGC 6302
From Wikipedia: NGC 6302 (also called the Bug Nebula or Butterfly Nebula), is a bipolar planetary nebula in the constellation Scorpius. It is one of the most interesting and complex planetary nebulae observed. The spectrum of NGC 6302 shows its central star is one of the hottest objects in the galaxy, with a surface temperature in excess of 200,000 K, implying that the star from which it formed must have been very large.
The central star has never been observed and is surrounded by a particularly dense equatorial disc composed of gas and dust. This dense disc is postulated to have caused the star's outflows to form a bipolar structure (Gurzadyan 1997), similar to an hour-glass. This bipolar structure shows many interesting features seen in planetary nebulae such as ionization walls, knots and sharp edges to the lobes.
Fractal art in pretty shades of purple and pink create a unique letterhead on 8.5" x 11" letter-sized paper perfect for your home printer. You can personalize this paper to create your own letterhead.
Why just last night when I was walking in the neighborhood I saw a woman driving around aimlessly looking for an unfamiliar house in the dark. If someone had propped up this sign (taped to cardboard) at the end of the driveway, and added a few baloons, her task would have been so much easier.
Update... the video has been removed since this post was first written... The ideas discussed in this video brought to mind one mistake I s...
Wolf scene sand animation art
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