Tuesday, December 21, 2004


I've never been one to get excited about sending flowers as a gift. It's probably partially because my family so rarely did it -- it seemed like a "can't think of anything else" sort of gift. But it's also because i can't personally deal with most bouquets -- the smell, while pretty, gives me an insta-headache.

Now, someone has found the way to grab my flower-ignoring segment of the population: Edible Arrangements.

Go pretend that you're from Albany and check out all the pretty AND (potentially) tasty gifts they've got in store for you. (Not all towns seem to be equipped for online ordering yet, so choosing other towns may get you a blank page.) I'd blame them for making me hungry, if it weren't already lunchtime here.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2004

back to bridges 

Remember back when i was waxing poetic about purty bridges? Well there's a new one to add to the list: the Millau bridge. The French can now lay claim to not just a stunning piece of architecture but to the tallest bridge in the world. It's actually taller than the Eiffel Tower (and was built by the same construction group). The clouds floating underneath it just make it look spectacular.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004

mmm.... history.... 

BBC does history. I'm totally stoked about this just for the Northern Ireland timeline. And somewhat disturbed that the word "stoked" came so easily from my fingertips...

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Monday, December 13, 2004

47 out of 50, baby! 

Try your hand at placing all of the states correctly within an outline of the USofA's borders.

While i feel a bit bad about not getting Iowa and Wisconsin placed correctly, i have no shame in not being able to pinpoint North Dakota (the 2nd state i was given, after Washington). there's just too much wide open plains for me to be able to figure out where it should go -- and really, 78 miles isn't so far when you really think about it.

just don't ask me to draw it freehand. we tried that in grad school and it was pitiful...

ETA: so many games about states and capitals and such! as well as games about other continents. (which i am admitting right now, i will not do nearly as well at.)

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Thursday, December 02, 2004

are you tall? 

I'm not, but still, this is a great resource: a site that tells you where all the bad seats on the plane are. Want a lot of leg room? Don't want to be deprived of the storage under the seat in front of you? just want a quick path to the lavatory? All that information (and more!) is waiting for you here. Just choose your airline and plane type, and you're set!

snagged from a Washington Post article about tips for travelers, which was pointed out on Fodor's Travel Blog.

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