Monthly Archives: January 2015

Valentines Day and Candy

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I guess I am bored. If you have little ones, they may enjoy this video!

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The Early Bird Catches the Worm… or does it…

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I found these videos at the AsapSCIENCE YouTube Channel and I can’t stop watching them! They even have narrowed down different times of death for early risers and night owls. Hope you find this one as interesting as I do!

Word of the Week Challenge 1/15/2015

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A Brunette’s Reflection Word of the week challenge– drum roll please…. ETYMOLOGY. Can you wiggle this word into your work week? Hope you have fun with it! The last word was VERISIMILITUDE.

**et•y•mol•o•gy**

Example: It is the scientific study of the origin of words.
Example: Studying the word and the root of the word helps you in the understanding of what you are reading —i.e. Etymology!

To do more reading on this word you can check it out here at English For Students.

Can you use the word Etymology this week??

****Not to be confused with Entomology which is the study of insects. ****

2014 WordPress Review for a Brunette’s Reflection

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Woot! WOOt! I think it is awesome that WordPress has made this available to their users.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,200 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

What is WWOOF’n?

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IN A NUTSHELL IT IS TRAVELING FOR FREE. Sort-of…
I didn’t even know this organization existed until I ran across a website about it earlier this week. It stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, there are a few different acronyms floating around out there but they all pretty much mean the same thing~~ Volunteering your time on a farm. It is a person that volunteers at a farm for NO MONETARY PAYMENTS for free meals, room, and board~~ all while donating your time helping on the farm. I have come to understand that this is a great cheap way to travel for free in countries that you may not otherwise be able to afford. There are over 99 countries that participate and many in the USA.

Let’s make up a scenario… Why would someone want to WWOOF?

You as a college student would like to spend the summer in Hawaii but you have very little money and would never be able to stay for an extended period of time. You find a few friends that you would like to start this journey with, friends are not necessary to WWOOF BUT as a mom, I insist you take friends with you! So you do the research and decide to sign up on the Hawaii WWOOF website. Once a Host Farm is found and you are accepted, all you need to do is get there. They provide room, board, and meals. You will get a work schedule to help on the farm and on your off hours you can travel around and see the sights. Remember you are not getting paid so you need to have some form of money while you are there. You will also not have a car for transportation. However, you are living in Hawaii for free.

Many of these WWOOF’n opportunities last from weekend trips to years.

It is an interesting concept. If I were younger, I would seriously be interested in traveling to Europe or Australia that way. Not now… Now I am ‘give me a hotel, no schedule, and a swimming pool’ kind of gal.

A few websites that explain more info: WWOOFF USA, The History of WWOOF at wwoof.net

Here is also a YouTube Video that I found of an actual WWOOF participant that explains it from a girls perspective.