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CafePress Virtually Lays Off Thousands of Shopkeepers

Posted on April 23rd 2009 by Arthur in News, Websites & Tools

CafePress, the world’s leading print-on-demand service, announced a major change yesterday that will have a huge negative impact on its huge community shopkeepers that manage over 6 million shops. More »

Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee

Posted on April 19th 2009 by Arthur in Museums

Last Thursday we visited the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee to see the Indiana Jones exhibit (for coverage on that exhibit see my post about it). We were surprised at how much we enjoyed the museum, considering we are not motorcycle enthusiasts. The museum has a huge collection of motorcycles and other Harley-Davidson memorabilia, and the history of the company, which started in 1903, is extremely well laid out in beautiful displays. There’s a motorcycle gallery with bikes going back to 1903, an engine room with interactive exhibits showcasing engine mechanics, the design lab explaining the styling from logos to overall design, and much more.

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Indiana Jones Exhibit at Harley-Davidson Museum

Posted on April 17th 2009 by Arthur in Movies, Museums

Yesterday we visited the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee to see the Indiana Jones exhibit. On display until April 30th are two motorcycles ridden by Harrison Ford and Shia LaBeouf in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

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Netflix is Great

Posted on April 14th 2009 by Arthur in Life in America, Movies

We’ve been subscribed to Netflix since November last year and we still like it a lot. We have the cheapest plan, called “1 at-a-time”, which allows us to have one DVD at a time, but we are able to watch about two movies per week this way, which is a pretty good deal for $8.99 per month. And the best thing is that we don’t even have to leave the house for it. Each DVD we receive in the mail comes in its own return envelope, which we can put back in the mailbox so the next day the mailman will take it back. It’s pretty neat. More »

Loontastic Saturday

Posted on April 5th 2009 by Amy in Birds

On Saturday we went on a birding excursion, the popular Looney Trip, sponsored by the Evanston North Shore Bird Club.

Common Loon

We’d seen our first Common Loons just days before and this outing was a great opportunity to see more as well as meet a bunch of local birders and check out some new birding spots. I wrote a report of the day on my birding blog.

Ready for Hummingbirds

Posted on April 2nd 2009 by Arthur in Birds, Illinois

We’ve been following this Hummingbird Migration Map that shows the migration of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. The small birds winter between southern Mexico and northern Panama and they start moving north as early as January. They cross the Gulf of Mexico nonstop for up to 500 miles and once in North America they migrate at an average rate of about 20 miles per day. We’ve been following their migration on the map since they entered the United States in late February. Today we saw that they have been reported here in northern Illinois, so we rushed out and set up our Hummingbird feeder:


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