Cousin Nick has matriculated at the United States Naval Academy. Nick hails from Sarasota, FL, where he distinguished himself as a tennis player and cellist. From what we’ve heard, he had a multitude of college choices, but chose the Naval Academy out of a desire to get a great education AND serve his country. We are so proud of him! Here he is with his sister, Laura, and mom, Jean.
I’ve been trying to post that photo for more than a week, but have had problems due to the fact that it was in .bmp format, which is not supported by WordPress.com What to do? A very brief Google search gave the answer. Here is how to convert .bmp files to .jpg on a PC:
1. Click Start, then All Programs, then Accessories. Locate the Paint program.
2. Open the photo in Paint
3. Click File, then Save. You have the option to save it in either .bmp or .jpg, so just click .jpg
4. Voila! You have converted the file from .bmp to .jpg
Yes, I know this is something any 9-year-old – or chicken – probably already knows, but I didn’t, and I’ll bet some of you didn’t either.
I made another interesting Google search discovery last night: TIME magazine’s 50 Best Web Sites of 2009. Everything you would expect is there, like Facebook, Flickr and Twitter, but there were a number of sites I’d never heard of before. One of TIME’s favorites is California Coastline http://www.californiacoastline.org/, a collection of 10,000 aerial shots of the 1,000-mile-long California coastline. I was unable to locate our home in any of the local shots, but there’s one of Hope Ranch Beach.
Another that caught my attention is Supercook.com http://www.supercook.com/, which allows you to type in ingredients you have on hand and then rewards you with a matching recipe. Let’s see. Since our refrigerator is now chickenized, we have meal worms, yogurt, wheat grass and some Brie. Canapes, anyone?
For TIME’s whole list, go to http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/0,28757,1918031,00.html. But don’t forget to check back here, as tonight is the screening of Mad City Chickens, and Polla Amiga and I will be there. Watch this space for a full report!