where I burst out singing the chorus "I’ve been everywhere man!"

Well, sort of, kind of.
I’ve been to Canada a couple times too. Unfortunately, this is as far traveled as I am right now.
I remember when we hosted Frauke for the first time as an exchange student and after she shared with everywhere she had been all over the world, she innocently asked where had we traveled abroad. Bill and I looked at each other and then replied, Canada.
Where have you been?

create your own visited states map
or check out these Google Hacks.

oh the sacrifices I make!

From the news desk:

Hot weather in California’s interior was expected to push the state’s electricity grid to the limit on Wednesday, but no rolling blackouts were expected.The Folsom-based California Independent System Operator scheduled a State 1 power alert beginning at 2 p.m., which calls upon residents to voluntarily conserve energy whenever possible.

Because I am a giver and always willing to sacrifice for others, I will do my part. The laundry will just HAVE to wait. Of course my latest obsession, Facebook, has nothing to do with my generosity.

watching the clouds go by

I had to jump on the bandwagon… had to. I may look like a leader but I am truly a follower. LOL
This is too cool. My very own word cloud.

I have always enjoyed looking at clouds.
If you haven’t already, you can create your own cloud too or check out other word clouds. You just might see a blog you know.