June 7

4 Faves – Version 18.0

Posted by lori . 10 Comments


Merriam-Webster Online

Merriam-Webster Online offers both a dictionary and a thesaurus.  There is an “unabridged” option available for a fee, but I find that most of the simple words I want to look up are available through the “free” option.  The cost of “free” is ads.  One of my favorite things about Merriam-Webster Online is the “pronunciation” feature.  Ever wonder how to pronounce “pince-nez?”  Type “pince-nez” in the Search box.  When the definition appears, you’ll see a speaker icon next to the word.  Click on that icon, and you’ll hear the word pronounced.  Another favorite of mine are the “Ask the Editor” videos.  Think you know the plural of octopus?  Check out this video.

Static Guard

This is an item that is best to have on hand, because you never know when static will strike.

Smart Ass the board game

This is a fun trivia game.  There are 3 categories: Who am I? What am I? and Where am I?  Each category card has 10 clues.  As soon as you know the answer, shout it out!  If you’re right, you get to move.  If you’re wrong, you’re done and the other players have a chance (right away or after listening to more clues).

Palmolive Ultra soft touch

I like fancy schmancy dish soap because I like the fancy schmancy smell; but sometimes I run out and don’t feel like driving to the fancy schmancy dish soap store.  This is a really nice alternative for me.

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10 Responses to " 4 Faves – Version 18.0"

  • i could really do with some static guard. i think i’m quite electrically charged. i get zapped even by chocolate foil wrappers. and getting clothes out of the tumble dryer or opening the car door – ARRRGH!

    • lori says:

      I’m laughing because I know that feeling. I thought I was going to require medical assistance once at the grocery store when I opened the freezer case. Pow!…I even saw a little crackling arc of electricity! Of course, I get out of there and shock myself again opening the car door. I tried to stay still and keep my hands to myself the rest of that day.

  • houndstooth says:

    Ooooo! I love three of the four! We have a great time playing Smart Ass at my dad’s house on occasion. I’m also a big fan of Static Guard and the online dictionary!

    I’m allergic to dish soap and after hubby used my gloves to wash the dog with flea shampoo last year, they got holes in them. So, he does the dishes because he won’t get me new gloves! 😛

    Thanks for your sweet words about Lilac this morning. Aside from the fact that she wakes up the house barking every two hours at night, she seems completely recovered. That dog will be the death of me!

    • lori says:

      I like your idea about dishes way more than any dish soap. My husband is very helpful around the house but NOT when it comes to dishes.

      You know I love, love, love Lilac. She’s something else!

  • Fern Reed says:

    I love static guard but that is where I stop. We never seem to have time to play games any more with the garden going. I use a environmentally safe dish soap!!
    Thank you for coming to my blog in my time of lose and sadness!! I love having a dog and I hate to lose one!!! I want them to live as long as I do!! Bambi and I spent 13 years and 3 months together. Her death was very sudden. She was only sick for two days!!! I was in shock when she died but I knew it was coming b/c she was 13.8 years old.
    I really thought she would make it another few months tho to 14 years old, I was wrong!!
    Do come and lets be friends.
    xx, Fern

  • Ms. K says:

    I enjoyed my visit to your blog!
    Hugs and belly rubs to the pups,

  • mayziegal says:

    Oooo…my mom is gonna have to try out that Merriam-Webster site. She’s something called a “copywriter” so I think she knows all the words in the whole wide world. But between you and me, I’m pretty sure she doesn’t.

    Wiggles & Wags,

  • mayziegal says:

    I meant…I think SHE thinks she knows all the words in the whole wide world.

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