Amy Beth

May 11, 2013

Explore the World from Your Couch

[My husband]( comes across all kinds of random things on the internet. If he thinks it’s interesting, he passes it on to me. If I think it’s *really* interesting then I’ll pass it on to you. This is a game that made the cut.

[GeoGuesser – Let’s explore the world!](

This game give you a random picture from Google’s street view. It could be of anywhere in the world. Using clues from the picture such as the geography, plant life, the language on streets signs, or the style of architecture, you try to guess where the place is on a map. You get points based on how close your guess is. It’s a fun way to test your knowledge of geography and culture, or just discover different parts of the world. So far from this game I’ve learned how to recognize the fjords of Norway and Japanese road signs. Two essential life skills.

I personally find it to be rather addicting, so be warned. Don’t start it if you don’t have some free time.

May 7, 2013

Adjusting Expectations

I’ve always struggled with unrealistic expectations. I’ll wake up on a Saturday convinced that I will get the whole house clean AND cook a healthy dinner from scratch AND do that craft I’ve been wanting to try AND take my baby to the park. A perfect Saturday.

But then it takes longer to get through breakfast than I had planned, and there are dishes I forgot about that need to be cleaned and then it’s already lunch time and I haven’t even taken a shower yet! Then my baby takes forever to take a nap and by the time he wakes up it’s time to think about dinner which we end up ordering and we’ve missed our chance to go to the park. My perfect Saturday has turned into a waste of a day.

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May 2, 2013

Project Simplify – That Put Off Project

This week’s [Project Simplify]( assignment was to tackle “that put off project”. You know, the one that’s been hanging around on the to do list for far too long.
My project was pretty simple: put away Christmas lights. That’s right, this had been on my to do list since January.

![Christmas lights at Christmas time](

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