Wednesday, March 26, 2014

On the shelf

I love these funny little quizzes that pop up on social media from time to time.

As a former librarian I couldn't pass this one up. Which Dewey Decimal Category are you?

Here is where I sit on the shelf.

Monday, March 24, 2014

From the Archives - Pittsburgh

I visited Pittsburgh in 2007 with Mr GeniAus who was attending a conference. I took this photo of the CBD one day from the top of the Duquesne Incline Funicular Railway. 

The Duquesne Incline

Friday, March 21, 2014

Little Miss...

I haven't had much time for myself lately as my Mum has been poorly and I have been seeing to her needs. Today she has turned a corner and I am feeling in a much better place.

My mate Kirsty Gray posted this link on Facebook to a fun little quiz. I followed the link and here is the result I got.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

100 Things

100 things

I found this list on Carmel's Library Currants blog, she copied it from Doug .. off the record.
Carmel said "I thought it would be interesting to check these through. The travel focus is northern hemisphere oriented, but there are still plenty of options for those readers 'downunder' to check off".
As I just can't resist this sort of activity I just had to participate.
The things I've done have been italicised and highlighted. So which of these one hundred things have you done?

Additionally I have marked in Red the things I have no interest in doing
In Hawaii with a few grandchildren  2011

1. Started your own blog 
2. Slept under the stars 
3. Played in a band 
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain 
9. Held a praying mantis 
10. Sang a solo 
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea 
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight 
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping 
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset 
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise 
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater 
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma 
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy 
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial 
71. Eaten caviar 
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square 
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guard in London
77. Broken a bone 
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car 
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper 
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House 
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox 
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day
If I have counted up correctly my score is 65/100. I am quite satisfied with this as there are several things on the list I wouldn't want to do.
If you decide to take part in this exercise please place your score in the comments on Doug's post.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Just a Big Kid

I still love getting certificates. On the rare occasions I receive one I scan it and file it away in my treasures folders in both soft and hard copy formats.

As well as a lovely gift I was given a certificate from the Parramatta Family History Group when I spoke there last week.

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