Saturday, October 01, 2016

Huge Teddy Bear at Harrods Shop in Heathrow International Airport

Huge Teddy Bear at Harrod's Heathrow

In September when I was flying back to the US from Europe, I did manage to miss my flight and got a 6-7 hour layover at Heathrow. It gave me the chance to find things like a huge and hugely expensive teddy bear at the Harrods. Imagine sitting next to him on the plane. I didn't really need to ship it home in cargo. I just took a photo.

Fantastic Ombre Leggings Collection at

Last night I had some fun creating some custom and customizable ombre leggings at in my online store. Here are a few samples in a collection. There are others that can be customized with the customer's favorite color. I also created a similiar Pinterest board featuring ombre leggings.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Create Your Own Black Chevron Leggings or Yoga Pants at Zazzle

Customize these products to create your own chevron yoga pants. Edit or change the background color behind the black chevron or zigzag seamless tile pattern to create your own design. You can also zoom in or out to change the patterned effect. Below you will find a few examples of what can be created with this graphic. You can find a collection of more chevron pattern leggings at Zazzle here.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

English Lesson with Wolf Idioms

Another channel that helps people learn English online at YouTube...

In this video Intermediate English Lesson with Wolf Idioms: Great English Listening and Comprehension Practice video, he is using an article on the VOA Let's Learn English News site.

"Learning English is VOA’s multimedia source of news and information for millions of English learners worldwide. Our audio programs and captioned videos are written using vocabulary at the intermediate and upper-beginner level. Our programs are read one-third slower than normal English speed. Online texts, MP3s and podcasts let people read, listen and learn American English and much more."

Basic English Vocabulary: COLORS

A friend of mine that is learning English introduced me to this channel. EnglishLessons4U - Learn English with Ronnie! [engVid]

This video about colors (colours) is particularly useful because it has English subtitles so someone can listen, watch and read the correct words.

Ronnie also has French, Russian and Portuguese subtitles on this video. Not all of the videos that I checked today had multiple languages.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Future is More Content: Jeff Bezos, Robots and High Volume Publishing

I read the The Future is More Content: Jeff Bezos, Robots and High Volume Publishing the other day.

This paragraph stood out...
"We will all need to make smarter use of curators, those people that read widely, that keep up-to-date on specific issues and share articles and views with the rest of us. These people may curate on blogs, content hubs or simply share articles via Twitter. No one can read everything, we will need to rely more than ever on others reading and sharing articles. Teams will have to learn how to effectively leverage their members to curate and filter content."

I never was all that interested in a typical theme blog. There isn't really any one topic that I'm interested in reading or writing about exclusively. I like arts and crafts. I like languages. I live travel. I like photography. And... the list goes on. I don't even enjoy reading blogs about one theme.

When someone invented Pinterest, I was thinking ... that's kind of what I've been doing with my blog. I have been posting anything and everything for a long, long time. I'm curating the Internet in small doses.

If you find something you like among the products I talk about, I hope you support that artist. I do have my own online store that I promote, but it works out that I am a benefactor of other independent artists and small businesses.

Learn Russian. A Bay And Mountains | Slow Listening Lesson | RU CC

Learn Russian. A Bay And Mountains | Slow Listening Lesson | RU CC - I found this channel fairly recently. Most of her videos are in Russian with subtitles. She is very expressive, thus making it easy to easy to follow along and learn some new vocabulary through seeing comprehensible input.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Learn Russian. Japanese Rolls | Slow Listening Lesson | RU CC

Learn Russian. Japanese Rolls | Slow Listening Lesson | RU CC

Learning Russian through a video with subtitles talking about Sushi. When I was in Russia, there was no shortage of places to buy sushi! It seems to be very popular.

Pentatonix & Dolly Parton - Jolene

Pentatonix & Dolly Parton - Jolene

What a great version of a classic country song! Way to go, Dolly!

Moscow Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

If you speak Chinese (Hong Kong or Taiwan), Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French (France, Belgium and Canada), German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Brazilian Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish (Spain), Mexican Spanish (Mexico), Swahili, Thai or Vietnamese ... you can listen and watch this video about Moscow, Russia in English while reading along in English. You can also choose to read the subtitles in your native language. Expedia uses the CC options on other YouTube videos as well.

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