Friday, January 9, 2009

6 Things I Learned in Week 1 of 2009

Sadly, I learned that the Carousel Dinner Theater in Akron, Ohio has closed. I feel bad for all the people who worked there and for the season ticket holders who now will not see any of the shows scheduled. Gerard and I only went twice but enjoyed it both times when we saw "Annie, Get Your Gun" and "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers." Their last performance was sold out.

Exercising Tid Bits from a personal trainer who I met with for the first time:
  • Touch the muscle you are working as you work it if you can.
  • It's good to sweat, so you should wear a sweat suit while doing cardio and then if you get too warm, you can take off the jacket
  • Stand and walk around a bit between sets when working the legs.

(I also am learning some things about posting from Blogging For Dummies. Several times I've wanted to make a bullet point list in a post but didn't know how. That's one thing I learned how to do this week from reading this book.

I never realized photobucket had such cool features to use with your photos until I saw this post at Purrchance to Dream. You can put your photos in frames or on posters and use a lot of different effects. Here is a sample picture of mine that I played with so show you.
A Rare Moment

When reading Daily Blog Tips, I found out that it's a good thing to link to older posts in your blog not only as a help to the readers but also in light of search engines. I've done this some when I do an update post or if I am referring to something I've written in the past. That's when that search widget comes in handy--I love it! Anyhow, I will plan to do a post about what I think are my my most popular in 2008 and some early posts that I think were good but didn't get a lot of comments perhaps because it was early on in the life of this blog.


According to a post I read about apples at Health Nut Wannabee Mom, eating apples may help prevent Alzheimer's and Parkinsonism. I never heard this before but really think I will add those Delicious Red apples to my diet this year.

Thanks to my wonderful blogging friend, Mountain Woman at Red Pine Mountain, I learned that I can have my blog connected to Facebook so friends on facebook can follow it there. If you are on Facebook, look me up and join my blog "neighborhood." It's the Networked Blogs badge in the right sidebar.

8 comments:

Daisy said...

I liked seeing all the neat Photobucket effects from Not the Mama this week.

Lovely said...
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Mike Golch said...

I was sorry to see the theater go as well.just another sign that the economy is in the crapper.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

What a fun thing to do. Are you going to do a weekly post like this? What a great idea.

Have a terrific day and weekend. :)

DayPhoto said...

Our dinner theater closed this year also. This economy is sure tuff on people.

Thanks for stopping by my blog daily.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Daisy--
Yes, I agree. I didn't realize you can do so much with photos on there. I liked her pics too.

Mike--
Did you ever go to see anything there?

Sandee--
Yes, I've been doing this type of posts for 17 weeks now and will continue in 2009 because it seems to be popular and it's also a good way for me to be able to go back and look things up again later. (I love that search widget!) If you search for educational, it will bring up all the past ones I've done. I guess it will do that if you click on the tag under the post too, but I haven't tried that. That was another thing I just read today this week. I think that was in the blogging book too.

Linda--
It's very bad when all these businesses are closing. A lot of people worked there and now are out of jobs. Many people had bought season tickets for 2009 too.

Lovely--
I did delete your comment as suggested. I'm sorry your were offended by my comment. I probably wouldn't have even commented but I had just come from the forum and copying people's work was discussed again so it was fresh on my mind. I understand now why you didn't mention the source. My apologies.

Liza said...

healthnut wannabee mom is also one of my favorite bloggers, i've also learned so much from her. thanks for posting this, i'm seeing more blogs that i haven't visited before.

Moms... Check Nyo

Sue said...

I have been using Flicker more then Photo Bucket. But will have to check it out for the cool effects. That is when I get my own computer and can do stuff with pictures!

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