Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Vampires AND Mates of State?

This just in:

Last night I had a dream that was really weird. It involved touring with Mates of State and their trumpet guy being a vampire. Odd.

Also, Happy Thanksgiving. I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Puppies! Possibly the World's Largest Cuteness Overload

I'm pretty sure I've found my favorite site on the internet, and it comes in the form of a streaming webcam showing 6 tiny puppies all day long. There is nothing I can do to really explain this other than it is possibly the cutest thing I've ever seen. Beware though, if you want a puppy, this will only make you want one more. Check it out because it will brighten your day and melt your heart.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Fail O'Tooles. Fail.


I have a somewhat deeply rooted dislike for bars called O'Tooles, well maybe one in particular, cough Royal Oak cough. I also love a good fail picture. When my friend Nick showed me this picture from, I could not help but grin from ear to ear. This may not be from the specific bar I dislike, but it's just too good. I mean come on now, how stupid can you be?

Thank you failblog, and thank you Nick. This post is for Erica, Beth, Dan, and Andy if they ever see this, and well anyone else too who wants to laugh at O'Tooles.

Friday, November 7, 2008

2008 Presidential Election Results in Map Form

Is this really what our country looks like?
(Photo from the University of Michigan)

The US presidential election has been probably the most talked about news story in for sure the past month, but probably longer than that. This past Tuesday, the American public chose Barack Obama to become the President-elect of the United States. Obama will take office in a few short months and become the 44th president.

Since then, the presidential election results have been quite the hot topic. I've come across a site from the University of Michigan that has created several maps and cartograms to depict the results. The cartograms that they have put up are especially helpful to see how the election results were spread out across the country. It is actually very interesting to see. Check it out here.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Whole New World

Did you know they can make holograms of people?! No, I am not talking about those little pictures that sort of change when you move them. I am talking about how you can use cameras at cleverly placed angles and then send your life size image somewhere to look like you are actually there, well sort of. Nick just showed me this, and apparently it was on CNN last night, so I'm not sure how I missed it since I was watching CNN for much of the night during the election coverage. Here is an example from CNN last night.

It's kind of very cool, science fiction-y almost. I WANT one of my own! Well, I want to be able to send myself like that like in place of a webcam or something. It would almost be like getting to see my boyfriend with whom I am in a long distance relationship. Cool.

Nick also just showed me this as well: augmented reality.

Cool again.