Sites of the Week: December 23, 2012

“We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much. We have multiplied our possessions but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We’ve learned how to make a living but not a life. We’ve added years to life, not life to years.”

George Carlin

Factoid: Utah recorded the highest share of U.S. residents with Internet access at home (82%) and Missouri the lowest (57%). 2013 edition of the Statistical Abstract of the United States.


Merry Christmas to everyone.


I received the following earlier this week from my friend, Jack:

 With the holidays upon us, I would like to share a personal experience with my friends about drinking and driving. As you may know, some of us have been known to have brushes with the authorities from time to time on the way home after a “social session” out with friends.

Well, two days ago, I was out for an evening with friends and had several cocktails followed by some rather nice white wine. Feeling jolly, I still had the sense to know that I may be slightly over the limit. That’s when I did something that I’ve never done before—I took a cab home instead of calling my sister.

Sure enough, on the way home, there was a police road block, but since it was a cab, they waved it past. I arrived home safely without incident.

This was a real surprise as I had never driven a cab before, I don’t know where I got it, and now that it’s in my garage, I don’t know what to do with it.

Now on to this week’s sites.  This week, I’m sending out three ‘Site of the Week’ recommendations.


This site comes to you via my friend, Jay.  Splitzee makes it easy to split the cost of gifts or even meals. Just set up an account, supply details such as whom the gift is for, how much money you want to collect and (optionally) a suggested contribution amount. You can also add photos and other details about the group gift. Invite people to contribute and then track giving. At any time, you can collect the contributed funds by check or direct deposit. Splitzee  takes a $1 fee plus 0.5% for its service.


The mophie juice pack fits on your key ring and can provide reserve power for your smartphone or micro USB devices. The device features a key ring and integrated charging cables and resembles a key fob. Be sure to check the compatibility chart before ordering. This unit is for Blackberry and Android phones, but the site has products for the iPhone and iPad.


Now you can dress up your garage with ultra-realistic garage door murals. View a slideshow here. This German company also features inside door and wall murals.

Ernie Orr sez “Check em out!”


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