Friday, August 18, 2006

conversations with granddaughters

When Monica and Natalie and I were at the state fair, the girls picked up some free helium-filled balloons.  Monica's balloon descended to earth overnight, and she asked me why and how the helium escapes.  I told her that when we got home, we'd get on the computer, go to howstuffworks.com and see.

Then today I noticed some dog doo-doo in the yard that had turned white.  I said to the girls, "I wonder what makes it turn white.  I think I'll check it out on the Internet."

That's when Monica reminded me about the helium question, which I'd totally forgotten.

I found a forum where the white-dog-poo was discussed, but they really didn't seem to come to a conclusion about why it turns white with age.

Then, on to the helium question.  Click HERE for the answer.

I really need to get out the house.

Oh, I do have my cell phone now.  It has a camera, and even the capability to take videos.  I tried both of these options out before it hit me that they might cost extra.  OH NO!!!!

Needless to say, I'll be using my Canon Powershot for pictures and videos until I find out.

 

8 comments:

csandhollow said...

your cell phone pictures dont cost anything unless you send them somewhere. i pay for  text and pix messaging so i can send pictures with my phone either to another picture phone or an email address.

siennastarr said...

I sent you an email answering your question about the dog doo... :)

I think it's great that you go to the internet to research answers you have questions for.  I do it all the time!

:)
Jackie

tendernoggle said...

If you are with Cingular, you can get a package deal on the pictures...you only pay for them when you download them to your computer email address....it is not  that much....I got the package deal because I am cinstantly downloading them to my computer!
love ya,
carlene

toonguykc said...

Try going to www.thestraightdope.com They answer lots of questions like that.

Russ

loisontheweb said...

    Isn't it amazing how you have a virtual reference library at your fingertips?
    Happy to hear that things are getting back to normal. (It's pretty much so cooler up here now, in the low 40's at nite sometimes.)
LOIS

marainey1 said...

Kids always ask the questions that no one else could think of...I guess that's why they keep us young.  Thankfully the internet helps us out...no more trips to the library to do research.  'On Ya' - ma

fierrorachel said...

I'll answer, although a couple already have.  Taking pics and video's don't cost extra, sending and recieving them do.

chat2missie said...

Have a good weekend.
Missie