Category Archives: Jeannie’s Stamp of Approval

Contemporary Macrame

Raise your hand if you are driven crazy by your incessantly tangled earphone cords. That’s me jumping up and down with my right arm up high. I know I need to use them, but no matter how I coil them, … Continue reading

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A Little Nostalgia for Yucca Valley

A music video set in my old town sent by an old teaching pal (thanks Candace!) The lyrics are great: Cactus wren on a Joshua tree, fill up your cup with pints of glee. Fire up the band and the … Continue reading

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Rube Goldberg

I don’t know who this band is, but their Rube Goldberg contraption is great. I love an obsessive, long, imaginative Rube Goldberg machine. [youtube=]

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Maximizing Gain from Book Weeding

Living on a tight budget really ratchets up a particular quality of mine, one that has to do with being obsessed with optimization. Example: I want to get rid of a bunch of books. Is it best to a) drop … Continue reading

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Baby Mama (Put a sling on 'em)

This has been sent to me a couple of times now – got to love those mamas dancing with their babes! Thanks for sharing, Devana and Jaimie. [youtube=]

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The Fun Theory

I love the idea behind this project – of injecting fun into ordinary mundane moments of our life. Curiosity and laughter are necessary for mental and emotional health! [youtube=]

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Is the Chimp a Shill?

This youtube vid my father-in-law sent me is a crack up. It’s long, but you only need to watch the first minute to get a good laugh going. [youtube=]

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Resist the usual

Of course creativity works!! Saw this clip by following a link on my friend John’s tweet. [youtube=]

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Ha ha! and gulp.

You’ve probably already been dragged in front of a computer screen or two to watch a “literal video” – you know, where somebody spoofs an old music video by keeping the same video but singing different lyrics – often just … Continue reading

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Musical Squares

Chad’s been playing this one ever since he got the link from his brother (the brother-who-may-not-be-named-on-the-web). It’s an interesting concept: some 100 odd squares inside a large square. When you click on a square it gets played; or rather, there’s … Continue reading

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