Tuesday, July 26, 2011

List of Post Offices that may Close

Post Offices on Watch List.  The Post Office expects to close almost 4,000 locations...


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Antique Show Record!

Your 'Antiques Roadshow' fantasy - those old cups = $1 million
On Sunday, appraisers from the PBS hit show "Antiques Roadshow" recorded the highest-value collection ever appraised in the show's 15-year history.

The big ticket item: five Chinese carved rhinoceros-horn cups dating to the late 17th or early 18th century, which are worth between $1 and $1.5 million. An Oklahoma resident bought the cups inexpensively in the 1970s, according to a press release from the show's producers. The reason the value of the cups is so high is due to China's growing demand for Chinese antiquities.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tennis Rackets & Sweet Spots

Here is some basic information when looking to buy a new tennis racket:
  • Racket-head Size (Standard & midsized = up to 94 square inches; midsize-plus = 95-105 square inches; oversized > 105 square inches)
  • Grip size: 4-1/4 inch to 4-5/8 inches.  This is a matter of comfort, with many men using grips of 4-1/2 and 4-5/8 and many women using 4-1/4 to 4-3/8.  
  • Cosmetics: some people may be interested in how the racket looks (color).
  • You can't go wrong with the major brands such as: Head, Prince & Wilson.
  • Another useful link on Tennis Racket Sweet Spots:
  • Some useful info: http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/choosing-a-tennis-racquet.html

A few of our favorites, based on reviews, price and value:

Another useful link on Tennis Racket Sweet Spots:

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

I Opened a Bottle of Wine with a Tree

(without breaking the bottle)...  I did this and it works -- but be careful and strike the bottle's bottom "flat" to reduce stress on the bottle -- and reduce the chances of breaking the bottle.

Or...  How to Open a Bottle of Wine without a Corkscrew: