Penguins, California Condor and now DOLPHINS!

I do enjoy web cams.  They let me go places that I’ll never get to go. OK, I know I go to SeaWorld and usually see the penguins when I’m there. Especially during the summer months.
I finally found a decent dolphin cam, one that even offers a camera for night time viewing.
Unfortunately, you will have to scroll down to view the cam or just go visit the page:

Baby Condor to be Hatched Soon!

I love San Diego. I love Seaworld and I enjoy the zoo and Safari parks as well. So I was very excited to read that a new California Condor is due to hatch in the next 48 to 72 hours. And there’s a web cam!! (Sorry you’ll have to scroll horizontally, but it’s worth it!)


OK, those who know me, now I LOVE Seaworld.  It truly is my happiest place on earth.  And they just introduced a penguin cam.  And what’s nice is right now on the “South Pole” it’s daytime.  So you can see the penguins moving around their frozen home in San Diego. I’m going to try to embed it below but if that doesn’t work check it out at:

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Hebrew School

A funny from one of my friends:

Hebrew Lesson

At the Henry Street Hebrew School, the rabbi finished the day’s lesson. It was now time for the usual question period.

“Rabbi,” asked little Melvin, “there’s something I need to know.”

“What’s that, my child?” asked the rabbi.

“Well, according to the Scriptures, the Children of Israel crossed the Red Sea, right?”


“And the Children of Israel beat up the Philistines, right?”


“And the Children of Israel built the Temple, right?”

“Again you are correct.”

“And the Children of Israel fought the Egyptians, and the Children of Israel fought the Romans, and the Children of Israel were always doing something important, right?”

“All that is correct,” agreed the rabbi. “So what’s your question?”

“What I need to know is this,” demanded Melvin. “What were all the grown-ups doing?”

And for our Virtual Vacation Hungary a lake in Balaton

Labor Day Monday

Most Mondays are usually the downer day, but today was an exception. Unlike most of America I had to work. Well, didn’t HAVE to I could have taken a vacation day, but hey it’s usually cooler at the office than at home.

Today I was able to accomplish several things and walked away feeling good about the days accomplishments. Plus I got on the scale this morning and got really good news… I’m down another pound. Now grant it there’s a lot more to go, but over the past 4 weeks I’ve dropped almost 5 pounds. The secret… I read this book by Joyce Meyer, Eat and Stay Slim.  The key that Joyce pointed out was the importance of only eating when you’re actually hungry and quit turning to food for emotional support and acceptance. And STOP eating when you’re comfortable.  I tend to be an emotional eater, the past 4 or 5 years I’ve had a lot of stressers in my life, many of my own doing so it’s time to take God at his Word and “Cast all my cares upon Him, for He cares for me.” The down side of Joyce’s strategy is it’s a slow process.  However, in the long run it is the best process.

For my virtual vacation today we are going to Austria.  And webcams in honor of Mozart.

This webcam has time lapse pictures from the day that are fun to look at.

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Beginning of the Labor Day Weekend

Friday is the day new students arrive back on campus.  It’s an exciting time with lots of cheering and starry eyed freshman begin the next major journey of their life.  It’s fun! It’s also exhausting.  I will spend the day doing orientations for those who participate in our laptop leasing program.  So… today my vacation spot… Xaman Ho which came up when I did a search for Cancun… Enjoy the beach

He Amazes Me!

Mark is still struggling with the new school.  He tells me he’s keeping an open mind, but I’m not all that convinced. But tonight we were grabbing a quick bite to eat at Sam’s Club before youth group. Mark was talking 90 miles a minute and I just causally mention, “You need to be back on your meds.” to which he responded, “Ya I was going to mention that.” As we talked about it he told me that he needed to be back on his medicine for his ADHD.  I admire his self awareness and his willingness to admit what he need.

Today we’re going to visit the Czech Republic:

The last Tuesday of August

Second day of school for Mark and he’s doing okay. Today he admitted he liked the way his teacher was running the class, but he didn’t like the people. Which isn’t new, he has people issues on a regular basis.  Of course, tonight before going to bed he told me he was “homesick” for Glen Oak and wanted to go back.  All I can do is hope and pray that he will make some good friends.

It’s been awhile since I went to Poland so I’ll head west (at least I’m pretty sure it’s west) to Germany.

So where we are in Hamburg

This is a fun site there’s 7 webcams to choose from:

This is going to be a busy week, but I’ve already accomplished some things so I feel good about.  Hopefully the rest of the week will be productive.

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Another Day in Paradise

The closer we get to Labor Day Weekend the crazier life becomes. Today I had the pleasure of meeting 6 new staff employees and a bunch of new faculty. No idea how many, I didn’t count, I’ll get a list tomorrow so I will know.  I did three sessions and I’m exhausted.  Two were pretty much the same session but then I did a Windows 7 session. First Windows 7 session I’ve done.  I think it went alright though I felt a little scattered.  Lots of fun things to talk about in Windows 7.  The crazy thing was my boss and co-worker had fun standing outside the room making faces.  I need to find an appropriate response. Paybacks….

So for my Virtual Vacation tonight I’m going to skip over to Poland. Sorry I’m tired so only one Webcam for Poland. This is a park in Barlinek.

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