Friday, June 15, 2007

Alison's Pocket-Sized Internet Travel Guide

Al and I are heading to Philadelphia (New Jersey, actually) for Father's Day, and we'll get to accompany my sister Olivia to her very first Phillies game, which is an honor and should be great fun. I just can't wait to see her. She's such a joyous baby.

I've been painting away, so I haven't been exploring the Internet as much as I usually do, but here's a few new lands to visit:

VisuWords: I already use and on a daily basis, but this may become my new favorite tool. Be warned, though: it requires a strong Internet connection. (Via StumbleUpon, which itself is a terrific tool of serendipity, like browsing in a never-ending bookstore. If you sign up, I'm radiogirl.)

Arts & Letters Daily: A collection of links to current articles of an assorted variety. I feel smarter just looking at this page, much less reading the articles.

My Drinking Bunnies: a fantastic stop-motion music video. (I don't know where I found this link, so I can't give credit; if it was you, my apologies.) The song is okay, but the construction and execution of the paper sets and characters are awe-inspiring and brilliant. (While you're in a stop-motion mood, there's the United Airlines dragon commercial. If you haven't seen it already, go watch it immediately. In fact, it's the kind of thing I think I should start every day watching.)

Poo-tique: my, oh, my. I can't believe I'm posting a link to a site that involves poo... but you just have to go check out this paper made of elephant dung. (Via Daily Candy.)

Enjoy and have a great weekend, my friends.


Crashdummie said...

have fun in Philadelphia Alison & have a wicked weekend.


mrsnesbitt said...

I am out looking for a dog for you! LOL!

Watch this space!

paintandink said...

Thanks Crashie, it was awesome!

MrsN: wonderful! Thank you!

Crashdummie said...

You have to give us an update :)

tica said...

I couldn't get some of your links to open. The visual word dictionary is one of my favorites.

Have fun at the game!

CaBaCuRl said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I LOVE your maps!~amazing :o

paintandink said...

Ooops.... sorry, everyone. Thanks, Corey for the tip! I fixed the links. I know why they weren't working... but I have no idea how it happened. Very strange. My apologies.... NOW go see the dragon commercial!