Okay, time for some toilet talk.            Toilets in Japan.         A cleansing jet of water designed to clean the anus of the user in this bidet-style toilet. In Japan, bidets are commonly called washlets, a brand name of Toto, Ltd., and include many advanced features […]

  Geocaching  (Gee-oh-cashing) is an outdoor recreational activity in which participants use a Global Positioning System GPS) to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches” anywhere in the world.   Anywhere in the world.  there are 2,362,175  active geocaches and over 6 million geocachers world-wide.         So, it is like a […]

Love sullimaybe readers and followers. Due to wedding of our oldest son on April 12, 2014 blogging takes a back seat. See you next week❤️️ sullimaybe 4-8-14

  Born To Run written by Chris McDougall in 2009.         The entire title is “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen.”   In Born to Run, McDougall tracks down members of the reclusive Tarahumara Indian tribe in the Mexican Cooper Canyons. After […]

  GoDaddy. GoDaddy is the go-to site searching whether a domain name is available or not.   Ok, the names preceding the @ sign in the email address.   Gmail is a domain.  The domain name Gmail is taken (duh). The Google team moved fast to register the domain name Gmail.   Enter a domain […]

      So, Ina Garten the Barefoot Contessa.           Love her and her recipes.   The Barefoot Contessa in New York shared Blue Bottle Coffee, visiting a shop in Manhattan.             Blue Bottle Coffee Company.  Blue Bottle Coffee Company is a coffee roaster in Oakland, […]

  Losing my keys is akin to losing my mind. Panic immediately overtakes me. Well, tile is “this little thing that may help you find your keys”       Tile and the accompanying app could be the answer.       The tiny device, Tile, acts like a personal GPS for missing items within […]

  Piper Kerman wrote the memo, “Orange Is The New Black; My Year in a Woman’s Prison” which was a New York Times best-seller in 2010. The book sold over one million copies. It is a story about a young woman (Smith graduate no less) who had made a mistake delivering drugs ten years before. […]

T-Pain, the R&B singer and rapper reintroduced the use of Auto-Tune in 2005.  “My Dad always told me that anyone’s voice is just another instrument added to the music.”     What is Auto-Tune? Auto-Tune is an altered vocal effect heard in Cher’s “Believe” in 1998, the first commercial recording to use the software for […]

I know, right? Thanks for asking and thanks for having me. Amazing. That’s what I’m saying. WHAT? He sang like a boss. That’s what I’m talking about. Don’t worry. I got this. A phrase to use as an excuse when you would rather not explain how you acquired something.   Jimmy: Dude where did you get […]

Kiva Systems is a company owned by Amazon.com that makes order fulfillment systems, which use mobile robots for warehouse automation. Its material handling systems are used by Staples, Walgreens, GAP, Crate and Barrel, Toys R Us and Gilt Groupe among others. -WIKI In March 2012, Amazon agreed to acquire Kiva for a reported $775 million […]

OMG. Manhattanhenge-sometimes referred to as the  Manhattan Solstice is a circumstance which occurs twice a year, during which the sun aligns with the east-west streets of the main street grid in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. -WIKI Twice a year the sun perfectly lines up with the streets of New York, creating […]

  Do you know Mike Rowe?  He is the creator and star of Dirty Jobs a TV show on the Discovery channel.     Mike Rowe , born in 1962 is an American media personality, actor and amateur comedian, best known as the host of the Discovery Channel series Dirty Jobs. He also can be […]

Baby boomers who today are 70 and older must, as always, blaze the trail. Do baby boomers want to be called “elderly” or senior citizens?” Me thinks not. Also new living arrangements must be invented. A cohousing community is a type of intentional community composed of private homes supplanted by shared facilities. The community is […]

American society is waking, do you feel it? It Gets Better Project is an internet-based project founded in the United States by Dan Savage and his husband Terry Miller on September 21, 2010, in response to the suicides of teens who were bullied because they were gay or because their peers suspected that they were […]

  Jeremy Allen White. Remember the name or, even better, remember his face.       White stars in the Showtime comedy, now in its fourth year, “Shameless.”   Jeremy Allen White plays Phillip Gallagher, called “Lip.” The Gallaghers are a rough and tumble family living in Chicago. Lip is the oldest boy, a sometime […]

What is upselling? Upselling is a sales technique whereby a seller induces the customer to purchase more expensive items, upgrades, or other add-ons in an attempt to make a more profitable sale. -WIKI   Product UPSELL Make More Money     After time spent deliberating, weighing the options, researching the product, at last we decide […]

I love hot, spicy food. Always have Tabasco in the fridge, even habanero Tabasco.  Red and green. But Sriracha? Sriracha (sir-ah-cha) is a type of hot sauce made from a paste of chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar and salt. It is named after the coastal city of Si Racha in Eastern Thailand., produced for […]

Well. Dog TV. Why not? Our married son  worked for people who had beloved doggies. So loved and cared for that when this  son “babysat” the pooches, he was to leave the TV on a soothing, music channel. Do you know about Dog TV? Television for dogs on DIRECTV. What is DOGTV?        TV’s first network […]

Daft Punk. Didn’t know them. Until they won five Grammy’s in 2014 including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for “Get Lucky.” Daft Punk is a French electronic music duo consisting of musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bagalter. The two reached significant popularity in the late 1990s. Bagalter and de Homem-Christo […]

Let’s explore the world! GeoGuessr. GeoGuessr is a web-based geographic discovery game designed by Anton Wallen, a Swedish IT consultant. The game utilizes random Google Street View locations and requires players to guess their location in the world using only the clued visible in Street View. GeoGuessr quickly became popular after it was released in […]

Not THAT mouse… This one. We don’t think about inventions are instrumental in daily life. Like the computer mouse. Dr. Douglas Engelbart, pictured above, changes the way computers worked, from specialized machinery that only a trained scientist could use, to a user-friendly tool that almost anyone could use. Engelbart invented or contributed to several interactive, […]

  Friends visited Texas and have not stopped moaning about Migas. Migas is a traditional dish in Spanish cuisine.In Tex-Mex cuisine, Migas is a traditional breakfast dish consisting of scrambled eggs mixed with strips of corn tortilla, diced onions, sliced chile peppers, diced fresh tomatoes, and cheese, plus various spices and condiments (e.g. salsa or […]

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is an international non-profit digital rights group based in the United States. EFF action: Provides funds for legal defense in court Works to expose government malfeasance Provides support to courts and the government Maintains a database and web sites of relevant information Monitors and challenges potential legislation that it believes […]

Mildly reading lawsuit details pertaining to the Nicolette Sheridan suit against, “Desperate Housewives”, the television show, stories kept referring to Marc Cherry, Showrunner. Huh? Not being a fan of that show, the term Showrunner was heretofore unheard. Showrunner is a term originating in the United States television industry referring to the person who is responsible […]

So, what do you see? Root beer float? Black Cow? Coke Float? Nope, our married son introduced us to the world that is Guinness ice cream float. This son is known since childhood for mixing different food and drink concoctions like a meal-time science experiment. One holiday visit, he experimented with putting ice cream into […]

THE RIDE is a unique experience, equal parts theatrical show and immersive tour, See spectacular performances and classic New York sights from the comfort our technologically advanced moving theater motor-coach. Experience the best of New York City. Get on, and Experience THE RIDE. http://www.experiencetheride.com/ Part Tour. Part Show. Pure Entertainment. So, Kelly Ripa on her […]

Quinceanera (pronounced [kin.se.a'ne.ra] feminine form of “fifteen-year-old”) is the celebration of a girl’s fifteenth birthday in parts of Latin America and elsewhere in communities of people from Latin America. This birthday is celebrated differently from any other as it marks the transition from childhood to young womanhood. In the United States the tradition of La […]

You know artist and cartoonist, Kahlid Albaith. Maybe not by name. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/08/world/africa/cartoonists-pen-leaves-a-mark-across-the-arab-world.html?_r=0           I witnessed the Arab Spring via Twitter in 2011. That year saw the wedding of Matt and Megan. Logistics and joyful festivities left time to “hurry up and wait” while waiting for flights, appointments and myriad details. Thankfully, […]

Do I have your attention?       Silpat is the brand name of a silicone mat used in baking and the production of candy to provide a non-stick surface without fat or parchment paper. Silpats contain a Fiberglass weave that reinforces the silicone. It was invented by the French chemist Guy Demarle and is […]

Grantland is a popular sports and pop-culture blog started by veteran writer and sports journalist Bill Simmons in 2011. It is indirectly associated with ESPN and features contributions from Simmons, former NBA star Jalen Rose, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Wesley Morris, and many other thought-provoking sportswriters. Grantland is named after famed 20th century sportswriter Grantland Rice. […]

  So, Cronut. What is a cronut? Cronut is the brand name of a croissant-doughnut pastry sold by Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City.     The pastry is made by frying laminated dough in grape seed oil, which is then sugared, filled and glazed. The name is a registered trademark of Ansel’s bakery. […]

FitStar is a FREE exercise app on the iPad and iPhone. The #1 personal training app for the iPad. Now on your iPhone. Fitness shouldn’t be a fad and a healthy lifestyle isn’t found on a DVD. http://fitstar.com/ Tony Gonzalez NFL Atlanta Falcons tight-end has teamed with Fitstar, a Google Ventures-backed company that’s trying to […]

Zak Batmanglij was born in France in 1980 to Iranian parents. Raised in Washington DC, his mother is a famous cook  book author, Najmieh Batmanglij, his father is a book publisher. Zak Batmanglij is an American film director and screenwriter. He directed and co-wrote the 2011 film Sound of My Voice and the 2013 film […]

Well, another box in the mail. Birchbox (makeup) ThredUp (used clothing) Barkbox (dog treats and toys) KiwiCrate (pre-school crafts) Presenting… SURPRISE RIDE. Yes, Surprise Ride. A monthly box of surprise activities for kids K-11. Explore something new about your world with every box ! #KidsareBrilliant #GetCurious Join the ride! Washington DC http://www.surpriseride.com SurpriseRide A monthly […]

“If you wish to understand the Universe, think of energy, frequency and vibration.” -Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla, (1856-19430 ) was an inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer and best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current  (AC) electrical supply system. Born in Serbia, Tesla emigrated to the United States in 1864 […]

Have you heard of “shoulder season?” The time between high and low season in a travel market, or if the market is divided into four segments, the time just below high season. -WIKI Well, simply put, Shoulder Season is warm weather, evidenced by bare shoulders. But, shoulder season is the best time of year to […]

pre-baby                 post-baby OMG; BABY MOON. Enjoy a Baby Moon Before your Baby’s Arrival Okay, we know a Honeymoon is vacation the happy couple takes after their wedding. But, Baby Moon? A babymoon is a vacation taken by a couple either soon before, or soon after, the birth of a baby, like the honeymoon which follows […]

    Citi Bike is a privately owned public bicycle sharing system that serves part of New York City. It is the largest bike sharing program in the United States. The system opened to the public in May 2013 with 300 stations and 6,000 bikes.     The impetus for the bike sharing program was […]

Timely subject. Ellen Goodman. We love Ellen Goodman, right? Goodman wrote for the Boston Globe, Newsweek. and won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1980. She was one of the first woman to write for the oped pages where she became, according to Media Watch, the most widely syndicated columnist in the country. Ellen Goodman […]

Pitchfork Media was launched in 1995; 19 years ago. Known as “Pitchfork,” it is a Chicago-based daily internet publication devoted to music criticism and commentary, music news and artist interviews, Pitchfork’s focus in on independent music, especially indie rock. The site concentrates on new music and also reviews “best-of” lists such as best albums and […]

Okay, you know, “The knee bone’s connected to the thigh bone…?” Then Telly used to be TwitVid; changed the name in 2012 Telly. Of course it did, wouldn’t you?   t   Telly raised 3-4 million investment, according to Vulturebeat, 10/13. Telly is a social media community that gives you a simple and fun way […]

WHOA. BIG BROTHER. “Fighting Crime with FACIAL RECOGNITION.” A facial recognition system is a computer application for automatically identifying or verifying a person from a digital image or video frame from a video source. One of the ways to do this is by comparing selected facial features from the image and a facial database. -WIKI […]

Well, having a good vocabulary is one of my strengths, I thought. Until. Never heard of it, don’t know the meaning of, “arrogate.” ar-ro-gate: to take or claim (something, such as a right or privilige) in a way that’s not fair of legal -Merriam-Webster Violent. How do we know that bag is his? Maybe he […]

EchCAR 2 is a three-year student engineering competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and General Motors (GM). The competition challenges 15 universities across North America to reduce the environmental impact of 2013 Chevy Malibu without compromising performance, safety and consumer acceptability. EcoCAR: The NeXt Challlenge is a three-year competition that builds on […]

Did you know that I, sullimaybe, am a Courserian? Not a lesbian, a courserian. Pay attention. “Online Lessons in Dementia Management” By Judith Graham. http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/05/online-lessons-in-dementia-management/ “Recently, someone dear to me received the diagnosis of dementia, and I’ve been grappling with the frustration…” Well that first sentence of the article grabbed me. I, too, was affected […]

Did you see the piece on “60 Minutes” about Landfillharmonic? Get it? LandFILLHarmonic? Beyond clever. http://www.landfillharmonicmovie.com/ A slum built on a landfill.   Working on a waste recycling project at the landfill of Cateura, it became known that 40% of the children of the town do not finish school as their parents need them to […]

  REALLY? WHATSAPP!     WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform instant messaging subscription service for smart phones with internet access. As of November 10, 2013, WhatsApp has over 190 million monthly active users, 400 million photos are shared each day, and the messaging system handles more than 10 billion messages each day. -WIKI Whatspp FAQ […]

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