By: Dennis Spielman
Featured post – Halloween 2013 Guide is Online
I am so anxious for fall to get here. I am not sure why I love Halloween so much. I guess it is just because the girls have so much fun. I do have a big job of getting rid of candy quickly after it is over, though! Sadly, I eat more than I should. The holiday has so many historical stories associated with it, some related to saints, some related to demons, but seriously, I do not really care about all that. Call it Halloween or call it fall festival, it is just fun. I have not been to a haunted house in a while, but I used to love them. Before I had little ones, my parties used to consist of a lot of creepy décor and costumes. Now, I have limited myself to princesses and fairies mostly. Did you know Clorox 2 is black light sensitive? You can create a whole crime scene with it for a party, and it does not hurt your paint and it cannot be seen in the normal light. Funny thing is, even if you wipe the walls down, it stays for a very long time. I have always wondered if after I moved out of my apartment, the new tenants had black lights and freaked out! – Darla Lindauer
2. Liberty’s Spirit
By: “Independent Patriot aka Elise Ronan.”
What blog is about – The U.S. Constitution and what it stands for.
So, I have to admit, I was more drawn into the article for the video. I used to love watching this when I was young. I was taken back to the time when there were only a few channels to watch on TV and I had no choice but to watch it. I remember another one called “I am just a Bill.” The Constitution is something that, in most people’s day-to-day lives, is just part of history and not even thought of until one day something happens, and it is like a mighty sword that you can pull out of history and use to protect your rights. – Darla Lindauer
3. Global News
By: There are many contributors to the site; Andrew Russell gets the credit for this post.
I am not sure this is a good idea. I know of at least two people who might accidentally kill him if he came up on them, and one of those people is me. I am not a big fan of masks in general. There is something about hiding your real face that I do not like. I do, however, find this to be kind of fun, but how does someone decide to just start doing this one night? How did it go so long without someone calling the police and him being arrested or some kind of notice being put out to pick him up. He is making sure to try and not be seen by many, but, seriously, if I saw him, I would have to call 911 and at least warn them I was about to hurt the clown. I will have to keep following this guy to see his reveal and maybe even why he decided to do it to begin with. My question is, who would want to go home each day from work and put clown makeup on just to make an appearance and go home. Of course, I assume he works. That clown suit and makeup does not look cheap. – Darla Lindauer
4. Web Urbanist
By: The site gives credit to the “Urbanist.”
Featured post – Suburb-Terranean: 70’s Bunker Home Simulates Day & Night
Yes, I did think of the movie “Blast from the Past” when I saw this. I think this is amazing. But it does raise a lot of questions for me. How do they keep the humidity down from the sauna and pool? How is the water supplied, assuming a disaster occurs and they have to maintain their own water supply. Where does the trash go? If the outdoor grill has a vent to the outside, what keeps the outside from coming in? How is the air circulated? How is the power supplied? Don’t get me wrong, I would take it just to have if I could, but the upkeep would be a lot, I would imagine. I think whoever buys it could make their money back pretty quickly if they opened it up for tours. But then I guess it would be held to accessibility laws and they would have to put in an elevator. I would go see it. – Darla Lindauer
By: Jesse Emspak, LiveScience contributor.
Featured post – Beam Me Up: Bits of Information Teleported Across Computer Chip
OK, this might not excite everyone, but to this sci-fi geek, it’s amazing. How cool would it be to be able to teleport to and from places. I sometimes wonder how I can be so interested in technology, but prefer the simple life of less technology. I could have a debate with myself, and I am not sure which side would win. Should we really be spending time and money trying to build a teleportation device when there is so much happening in the world where resources could be better used? I realize it is but a fantasy, and honestly, I do not really ever see us having a teleporter for anything but data. I guess it is no different than phone lines or cable lines, just without using the line. Do we not do this with satellites now? I think the most interesting thing of all is the statement, “In quantum mechanics, a physical system has no definite state until it is observed — that is, until it leaves some trace in the surrounding environment.” This article, although a topic not read by many, is written to be understood. – Darla Lindauer
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