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exercise web

Walk to Rivendell

I was browsing some of the Yahoo! fitness groups online this evening. This is the funniest one I’ve come across. It’s a fitness group that says they “Walk, run, hike, bike, blade, or swim” and they are “following the path of the hobbits in Middle Earth as they go to see the elves in Rivendell.” Hmmm, where do I sign up? 🙂

I wonder if their next challenge will be to do some sort of martial arts exercise for the duration of the Battle at Helm’s Deep. Taebo anyone?

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web

easy chatting

This site lets you IM without having to download a program. I haven’t tried it, but I chatted with my cousin while she used it. Guess it works. Of course, you have to become a member to use the site.

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games web

Yahoo Scrabble

I downloaded a trial version of the new Yahoo Scrabble game. I don’t like that it gives you another chance if you try to play a non-word. It just tells you that the word isn’t found int he scrabble dictionary, then you can try again. I think it should automatically penalize you and you should lose your turn. I played against the “computer” and there are different difficulty levels you can choose. Depending on the level, the computer will play words that will equal an average number of points per word. For example, The beginner level computer will play words that average about 10 points per word, but sometimes they’re really hard words that a beginner wouldn’t really play. Overall, I think I like the good ole’ boardgame the best still.

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web

Freecycle

I’ve started to experiment with using Freecycle.org. It’s a Yahoo group where memberspost messages about what they have to give away for free, or what they are looking to get for free. Pretty neat idea. So far, I’ve offered Cookie’s old dog bed and some free flower seeds. I have yet to recieve anything yet. You have to be quick to respond to get the things that are offered.

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technology web

Google Conversions

I was reading a recipe from someone in the UK and it called for the oven temp to be 220 Celcius. I googled “220 Celsius to fahrenheit” and it gave the coversion (220 C = 428 F, by the way). Handy tool, that is. I think I’ve used Google before to convert kilograms and pounds as well.