Reviews > Books > The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel is a great read. It has a bit of romance, and a lot of mystery.

It's about a man who saves aristocrats from the French Revolution, and from being killed by the guillotine. He is placed in grave danger, but as yet he has slipped through the web that the people of the Revolution have made for him, using many different disguises! Can he outwit the French this time?

You probably wonder: Who is the Scarlet Pimpernel anyway? You'll have to read the book to find that out!

Go to amazon.com and take a look at what people say about this book by clicking HERE! You'll find other reviews and descriptions.

My Rating:
(out of 6)


Reviews > Web Sites > eigelb.at

Do you want to draw a picture like the one above? Then go to eigelb.at!

This picture is something I made in a few seconds with a Java applet that's on eigelb.at. You just hold your cursor on the screen and the lines are attracted to it They orbit it in circles.

Eigelb.at is an Austrian website, but there are some english descriptions on it.

If you want to have a little fun, go to this site.

Click HERE for the specific applet pictured above.

Click HERE to go to eigelb.at.

My Rating
(out of 6)


MISC > About

This is a section for things that don't fit into any other sections!

Reviews > How the Starred Ratings Work

I am now including starred ratings with my reviews! Each starred rating is out of six stars.

Look for the stars at the bottom of every review. They will look like this:

My rating:
(out of 6)
The bright stars are the ratings, and the dimmed stars are the stars not included (the example above is a 5-star rating).


Musings > Fortune Cookies

Fortune cookies are interesting things. I have at least three strange stories about them.

Here are the ones I remember:

I went into a chinese food place with my dad. He said something like, "I've been having the same thing over and over again. I think it's time I tried something new."

After he'd eaten his food (something he hadn't had before), his fortune read:

Now is the time to try something new.

Once my fortune read:
It is a nice day.
Some fortune!

I had eaten chinese food earlier, and as I rummaged through my pocket, I came across three dollars that I had forgotten were there. Underneath them was my fortune from before:
Great wealth is in store for you.

Sometimes I wonder if the people who serve you chinese food see you and choose from a list of different fortunes depending on how you look, but that wouldn't explain the 'great wealth' fortune because I got it during my music camp and chose it from a bag of a whole bunch. The guy never even saw me, either!


Reviews > Web Sites > Photoshop Contest

A great website, and a great idea, too!

Photoshop Contest gives you a picture that's boring. It's then your task to make it into a more interesting picture--using Adobe Photoshop!

Easy to use, and very fun! It's free, too!

Check it out HERE!

KidsNews > About

KidsNews is the newsletter that I edit for my community. It is posted here for the members of the community to view.

My Violin > About

This is where I post things that have to do with me playing my violin.

Stories > About

This is where I post stories which I've written. Mostly Science Fiction.

Please tell me what you think about them!

Rants > About

This section is where I reveal my strong opinions for or against things.

Feel free to agree or disagree with any of the things I talk about--just comment!

Suggestions > About

The Suggestions section is for things that I would recommend you to do. Of course you don't have to do any of these things, but they may be beneficial to you.

If you disagree with anything, just post a comment!

Musings > About

The Musings Section is just for things that I happen to be thinking about, other random things, or whatever.

This is where I think about things. You can join me in thinking by writing comments (see the link below each post).

Reviews > About

The Reviews Section is for reviews of all types of things, such as software, games, books, products and the like.

All of these reviews are not sponsored and reflect my opinion about the product that I review.


Reviews > Radio > A Prairie Home Companion

What a wonderful show for liberals! Funny jokes, good music, skits, sound effects, and special guests!

Airing on NPR on Saturdays from 6 to 8 (eastern time), this show is nothing but fun, with host Garrison Keillor!

Check out their website HERE and find out your local station airing the show HERE!

Garrison (left) and guest ReneƩ Fleming performing
Guy Noir (a 'radioacting' play)

My rating:
(out of 6)

Reviews > Web Sites > HubbleSite

You should go to the Wallpaper gallery of HubbleSite. They have many pictures taken with the Hubble Space Telescope, like this one:

What's really cool is that you can set each one as your computer's wallpaper! They have 640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, and 1280 x 1024 resolutions for each image.

Now, how to set the wallpaper:

  • Click on the link of the resolution you want
  • Wait for the image to load on the web page
Now, on Windows:
  • Right click the image
  • From the popup menu select "Set as Wallpaper" or "Set as Background"
On a Macintosh with Mac OS X:
  • Ctrl-click the image
  • From the popup menu select "Save Image As..."
  • Choose a folder for the image
  • Open the Desktop menu in System Preferences
  • Choose the folder
  • Click the image you want for wallpaper
(for older mac os's just select help and search for it)

See, it's simple. No signing up. No ads. And beautiful pictures, too!

See the Wallpaper Gallery HERE!

My rating:
(out of 6)

Musings > Random > Ampersands

Ampersands ( & ) are very interesting. They mean 'and,' of course, but according to Wikipedia, and my correct guess, they evolved from the Latin Et(which means and). You can see this by looking at this picture:
On the left the & is stylized, but on the right, it's easily recognizable as Et.