Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Top 10 Beaches in USA

Top 10 the best beaches in America, which was compiled by an expert Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman. “Dr. Beach” as it is called Stephen, is the head of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at the National University of Florida.

Siesta Beach, Sarasota, Florida

Beach Siesta, Sarasota County, Florida, famous for fine white sand and warm water, often ranks last in the annual ranking of the best beaches in America, in the same year it was the first time tops the list.

Coronado Beach in San Diego, California

Located about a mile from San Diego lies one of its best treasures. Coronado Beach is a great destination for the whole family. Your little ones can look for shells while the older kids will love body boarding in the gentle waves.

Kahanamoku Beach, Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii

Almost everyone has heard of Waikiki Beach in Hawaii, which is surely one of the world's most beaches, with a location just steps from Honolulu's busy streets. Waikiki is actually a two-mile stretch with nine individually named beaches. Kahanamoku Beach is at the north end, near the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort.

Main Beach, East Hampton, NY

Main Beach has white sand, dunes, surf, lifeguards during summer, and spectacular fireworks on Labor Day weekend.

Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

Surfer love this beach on the coast of North Carolina.

National Park on the island of St. George, FL

In summer air temperature is 50-60 'Fahrenheit, it is cool enough to swim and sunbathe. Attracts fans for secluded relaxation. This place is also called "Forgotten Coast", because the majority of tourists still prefer the warmer coast and sent on vacation to the southern beaches of Florida.

Beachwalker Park, South Carolina

Located on Kiawah Island, Beachwalker Park offers 11 miles of unspoiled beach on one of the country's most beautiful barrier islands. Located between the Bohicket River and the ocean, the park features a wide boardwalk that weaves through live oaks, pines, palmettos, and yucca plants.

Coast Guard Beach, Massachusetts

The beach stretches for miles, has cliffs, dunes, good swimming in summer, body-surfing and boogie-boarding.

Gulf of Waimanalo, Oahu, Hawaii

Long white beach of the Gulf Waimanalo on displaying the Oahu, Hawaii, attracts thousands of tourists.

National Park on the Gulf of Florida

This beach will satisfy the demands of even the most demanding traveler: clean and clear water, gentle surf and white, fine sand.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Hilarious Currency Manipulations by James Charles

From Star Wars to Jimi Hendrix via politicians or pop icons, James Charles did them all! Currently exhibiting at Shooting Gallery in San Fransisco, they are still couple of them for sell, averaging around $700, very worth it for those beautiful pieces of modern art.

Press Release:

“As of last year, artist James Charles has been engrossed in an interesting new project; small in scale…but large in depth. He began drawing on dollar bills, for the sake of his own amusement; crudely altering the presidents’ faces to become monsters, celebrities, etc. After accidentally spending a few of his early pieces, James decided to stop carrying them in his wallet, and started putting them inside of a magazine for safe-keeping. The magazine folder eventually became a large scrapbook, showcasing bills of all denominations. He found ink and materials to match perfectly what the U.S. Mint uses on the bank notes, and began to experiment with ways to alter the font and script along the bottom of the bills. It became the perfect way for James to inject an additional layer of wit.

“Altering currency in this way also poses questions regarding the true value of paper bills, something made with seemingly insignificant materials – that somehow fuels our country’s evershifting economy, and ultimately impacts living conditions around the globe. James has put a wrench in the recirculation process by claiming his role as an artist, and declaring these specific bills are not currency, but art objects.”

Friday, May 27, 2011

Tax Return Sculptures

Artist Nava Lubelski, puts your old tax receipts and tax returns to good use, creating shredded paper sculptures from the rolled-up and cut-up paper. With amazing detail and a three dimensional landscape, it is a great upcycling idea for all the waste paper that is collecting dust in your office space and cupboards.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

So long. Farewell. Auf Wiedersehen. Goodbye.

Most of you may know that The Oprah Winfrey Show came to an end yesterday. Some of you may think I'm the lamest person for this, but I was tearing up in the beginning. Oprah has been a part of my life for a long time, and I've learned many things from her.

I mean I listen to Oprah and Friends on SiriusXM Radio, my mom has a sweatshirt from going to one of her shows, almost all of The Oprah Magazines, DVDs, and so on, so when I heard that the 25th season would be her last, I was devastated.

I was somewhat relieved that she would have the Oprah Winfrey Network, but one of my goals was to be featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Ha. That's a bust. Dream killed.

But I'm not mad at her for leaving. She has every right to, I suppose. I do love hearing "Live your best life" or when she's quoting Dr. Maya Angelou's phrase "When you know better, you do better". I don't agree with everything she's said, but there are so many sayings, phrases, and insights that I've learned from her. She's shown me so many things, people, good, and bad...you get the picture.

Some of my favorite quotes from yesterday's monologue are...

"Don't wait for someone else to complete you. 'Jerry Maguire' was just a movie."

"Nobody but you is responsible for your life. You are responsible for your life. What is your life? What is all life? What is every flower, every rock, every tree? Energy. And you're responsible for the energy you create for yourself, and you're responsible for the energy that you bring to others."

I liked when she said that everyone has a platform.

"Mine is a stage in a studio. Yours is wherever you are, with your own reach."

I also LOVED how she gave God the glory for her success.

"People ask me how I made it? I say a great staff...and JESUS! Nothing but the hand of God made this possible for me, and when I say God, I mean the Alpha & the Omega. The one and only G-O-D"

"We have hooted and hollered together, had our a-ha moments, we ugly-cried together and we did our gratitude journals. So I thank you all for your support and your trust in me. I thank you for sharing this yellow brick road of blessings. ...I thank you for being as much of a sweet inspiration for me as I've tried to be for you. I won't say goodbye. I'll just say, until we meet again. To God be the glory."

At that moment, when she turned away, (again, you're gonna think I'm lame) I was straight up bawling. Oh my days. And I do not cry, so that was really something. Shoot.

If you don't care for Oprah, you can just ignore this post. Aha sorry for saying that near the end, but anyway, I emailed her today. It would be beyond awesome if I got something back from her, but I know my email is one among millions.

That's all I really wanted to say. A quick reflection and 'thank you' to Miss Oprah Winfrey.

Photo citation: oprah.com

Half-Restored 1967 Oldsmobile Toronado by Precision Restorations

Missouri-based Precision Restorations have given another meaning to what a partial restoration job means. In an attempt to find the best possible way to promote themselves, the team has decided to build a marketing car that best illustrates their skills and professionalism.

In a move that we could dare to call ingenious, Precision Restorations have taken a 1967 Oldsmobile Toronado screaming for a makeover, and have given an out-of-the-box look to exactly half of it, both inside and outside. Lift up the hood and you’ll find the same approach.