Monday, December 5, 2016

Little-Known Facts About the Famous Boeing 747

Old favorite...

The view from inside a 747 cockpit on final approach into Hong Kong.

Boeing's famous 747 was the world's first double decker commercial plane and made its debut in 1970, reports.

Sine then, the Boeing 747 has flown more than five billion people, the news service added.

Here are some little-known and fascinating facts about the plane, which has always been one of my favorites:

A  cargo 747 waving goodbye on take-off.

Photos:  Gizmodo, Tumblr.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Smile...And Watch Out Below


Ah. So that's what "drilling down" means.

Smile...and watch out below as the new week begins:

-- GEICO: Sumo wrestler figure skating:

-- Amazon: Problem solving:

-- Apple: Frankie's holiday:

Photo: Pinterest.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Musical Moments: Tchaikovsky, Dance of The Sugarplumb Fairy


Nocturnal magic.

Musical Moments features music and artists I've enjoyed over the years.

Today's selection is Tchaikovsky's superb Dance of the Sugarplumb Fairy from Disney's timeless Fantasia:

Photo: Pinterest.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Sales, Closings Lead Latest Darien Real Estate Results

Weekly update...

Late autumn.

Seven accepted offers and seven closings led Darien residential real estate results in the week ending today.

Other results, according to the Darien MLS, were:

-- Five new listings of property for sale;
-- Three price changes, and
-- No properties going under contract.

For more:  

Thursday, December 1, 2016

When Dull is Good


A dull aficionado.

"Dull, but not boring," is the motto of the Dull Men's Club, a place in cyberspace for those who appreciate the simple and commonplace things in life, reports.

By slowing to celebrate the ordinary, these men provide a refreshing alternative to a world dominated by the fast pace of modern living, the website wrote.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Where Did the QWERTY Keyboard Come From?


Typing, typing, typing...

The QWERTY layout on your keyboard may seem random, but it was actually designed to solve a major problem with early typewriters, reports.

For an intriguing video on the development of the keyboard layout millions of us take for granted everyday:

Photo: Pinterest.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Interior Designs That Turn Off Home Buyers

Useful tips...

Keep selling simple and steady.

You want your home to look its best, and maybe you’ve been inspired by the interior design trends you’ve seen in magazines, on TV or on design websites, Patricia-Anne Tom reports on

But following some of the hottest home remodeling and interior design trends can backfire when it comes time to sell your home, Tom wrote.

When you’re ready to sell your home, it’s best to put things in pristine, move-in condition and remove all of the individual touches that made your house a home, Tom advised.

For some useful tips:

Photo: Tumblr.