Washington State has come up with a new anti-smoking campaign targeted at teens and young adults. The one above is their "phlem hampster" spot. I think it is rather odd to say the least, I get the point but it's a little too silly for me, but then again I am not in high school so it may not be targeted at me exactly. I guess it has some truth to it though, and having it set a the prom photo both is fairly interesting. Check it out.
Friday, May 2, 2008
I know when I started at SMU I HATED it was miserable. I decided to stick it out and I am glad I did, but I too think I have changed a lot from when I began. I am from Boulder Colorado which is a pretty small relaxed somewhat hippie town. Dallas is well somewhat pretentious and quite a lot bigger with quite different politics. SMU is its own world completely!
I have had a lot of fun over the past few years but there are some things I never have gotten used to. I still don't understand the whole trend of weighing 100 pounds dying your hair blonde and loading yourself down with designer accessories. But at the same time you can't live somewhere and not pick a little of it up.
I have always tried to remain myself, but it is hard especially in these years of change growing into adulthood. I think I still have my head on my shoulders but at the same time I don't think I even know who I really am.
This summer I am going to India, something I thought about pulling out from. I have decided to go and try to discover myself a little bit. I am fairly introverted and don't make new friends too easily. I have always been a little annoyed by most people and have never truly had the k knack for striking up conversations and sharing myself with others. I am planning to go on this trip and in my spare time find me. I want to take some time to see what really makes me tick. What I honestly like and enjoy versus what I think I like. It should be quite a trip.
Megan coming is quite exciting, but a little odd to me. To have someone come into your environment and experience it when you aren't even that sure of what is up is odd to say the least. I hope she enjoys herself. I can't wait for her to come.
"On one Northwest Airlines flight from Paris to Minneapolis earlier this week alone, flying slower saved 162 gallons of fuel, saving the airline $535. It added eight minutes to the flight, extending it to eight hours, 58 minutes."
Saving fuel isn't just good for the pocketbook of the airline, it's good for the environment (well as much as flying can be in the first place) it saves the sky of some pollution. I guess JetBule began slowing down flights by just two minutes two years ago and estimates they have saved $13.6 million. What's also good is if fuel charges go down, ticket prices go down too! And it works in your car too, if you just slow down a little bit you will save yourself a few gallons and have a litle extra money to celebrate with!
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Movies: Being There, Emma, and Defending Your Life
Books: Weiland, Choke, and East of Eden
Beverages: water, cranberry juice, and lattes
So I am doing this activity as I type so the next step is to try to find similarities in the genres.
I like books that follow one individual's life closely and in detail. The books themselves are realistic funny and sad at the same time. My movie choices are character studies as well with the exception of Defending Your Life which examines what may happen after death in a humorous and different way. My favorite drinks are all natural I guess, real maybe? When I look at my choices it appears I like wholesome, natural, and realistic things. I suppose it comes down to the fact that I wonder about life in real time terms, I’m not much of a fantasy person nor adventure really. My interests seem to point to more of an interest in psychology and how things work, why and not so much about what maybe, could be, or isn't.
What does someone else see? It's a fun exercise if nothing else try it on yourself!
In a ritual that would terrify most mothers, Indian villagers have cheered as screaming babies were dropped from a 50-foot temple tower. For 500 years, worshippers at a Muslim shrine in western India have continued the tradition -- a rite considered to bring good health and good luck to the children. The infants land and bounce on a bed-sheet held taut by men 50 feet below, and are quickly passed through the crowd to their mothers.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Mr. Fritzl forced his daughter under the influence of drugs and handcuffed into their cellar, where he kept her for over twenty years. He claimed she ran away from home although she was hidden in the basement all the time.
Some of the children he allowed to stay with her in basement to watch their mother tortured and repeatedly raped. Others he would leave on his front doorstep for him and his wife to later adopt.
When one of the children on the brink of death was taken to the hospital recently, Fritzl's misdeeds were finally uncovered.
I cannot even believe how sick and twisted this is. Not only was he unfit to have one kid and should have been stopped-- he had seven more! His wife who lived with him the whole time never seemed to notice. Tenants in the house thought his behavior was odd and heard noises from the basement but never contacted the authorities. I know this man has serious mental problems, but those close to him should have taken note and tried to take some action! It's awful to hear about how cruel humans can be to one another, especially to their own children.
To read more go to: http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/05/01/austria.inquest/index.html
Monday, April 28, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
In class we have gone over the reasons why each and every one of us should have an idea blog, but I found a real story which shows a practical reason for keeping a blog.
Student James Karl Buck helped free himself from an Egyptian jail with a one-word blog post from his cell phone. Buck was covering an anti-government protest in Egypt when he and his translator were arrested. Using his cell phone Bunk updated his status on his blog simply typing "arrested." Because of his blog Bunk was able to get out of jail with the help from his friends on the outside. Buck's translator unfortunately had no cell phone or blog to contact his family with. Buck tried to get help for his translator but the two were separated. The government is saying his translator was released from jail on the 13th of April; sadly his family has heard no word from him and believes he is still in jail somewhere.
It's a bitter sweet tale for Buck his blog saved him, but could not save his friend and translator. If this story does not show the creative reasons for keeping a blog I think it shows the practical.
Friday, April 25, 2008
I thought this was interesting because with all the ad clutter and the recession it is harder to sell products. If you challenge someone (at least in America) they often pick up the challenge. If you tell an American they aren't doing something like Nike "just do it" they take the challenge and DO something. I had never thought of advertising as being challenging outside of comparative ads really, but it makes a lot of sense. These tactics may not work in other places in the world but Barden has a good point, at least in many categories. I mean even Kleenex kind of picked up this mentality by having people crying on couches being interviewed (you don't cry enough). Just and Interesting article that made me think a little.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
I have tried to keep multiple plants alive and it is impossible! It isn't that I forget to water them, or even that I water them too much. I have sun in my place, TONS of it. It's a stable temperature inside, and when it's warm enough I take the plants outside. My plants will live for about 6 weeks; they will seem in perfect shape. Then I will wake up one day and they will be dead. I have NO clue why this happens or how!
I am glad I have not taken the advice to heart I have two cats ages 1 and 2 and they have been alive and healthy the whole time I have owned them. Last summer I worked as a full time nanny for an infant and she is alive and well too. I think this saying makes sense for someone who forgets to brush their own teeth or can't get up on time maybe. But I am a put together person, and I can't keep plants alive!
I would be more likely to agree to watch someone’s baby for a month than water their plants for 2 weeks because I know I would kill the poor plant. It's funny how that works. Maybe I need more to do with something than just watering it and making sure it has proper light? Who knows I am just saying that phrase should probably be tossed out!
Saturday, April 12, 2008
I don’t know how I would feel up there eating it would be pretty cool, but then again kinda terrifying! I once you're up I don't think you have a chance to get down until dinner is over, make sure you potty before going up...
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Why not sad trolop, your days are not through.
Keep dancing the way you always have. Though haggard from the years there is still more in store for you.
Your feet have not yet tired. Only a harlot could trip the lights fantastic the way you do. Your soles still shuffle as quickly as a deck of cards. Prance about from one man to the next, who can tell you it's not right?
Body worn and joints aching, you can still fool most. Though scraggly and gaunt the blush has not yet faded from your cheeks. Your step is that of a young bar-girl. A doctorate in the oldest profession is what you have my dear. You are still making money, and you know what that means.
You've still got it! You can still find a man who pays for the night. So why not smile and move your feet a little lighter as you wander the bar. Though fatigued by the years, no one has to know. Just keep dancing. A hustler to the end is what you are. Worry not the end is not near. So find a handsome Lance, one you're sure to please.
Wink at the man as he takes your hand. Remember to smile and flatter. Skip around a little bit before you give him what he's after. Take him upstairs and give him a dance only a professional could. Let him shuffle you for as long as he pays, then let him go. Be proud of yourself for your wonton work, and prepare for the next. Cruise the room, chat some more, have another drink. You still have years to go. Many more years of haggard dancing. Though your profession deemed the lowest, sigh not. For you sweet trollop do it well. So rejoice in work well done. And remember to keep dancing!
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
I have two cats Kingston and Katrina and they are two of the weirdest animals I have ever met. They both think they are dogs for some odd reason. Katrina featured in this video is an itty-bitty cat who believes she runs the world. She also LOVES popsicles; I mean she will attack you for one, which is what she is doing in this video. She doesn't like anything else frozen and is freaked out by ice cubes. I never gave her a popsicle as a kitten so I have no clue why she loves them so much. It just cracks me up that an animal, who isn't supposed to like something like a popsicle, will do anything for one. I guess I can't say she isn't insistent and she certainly seems passionate about getting it. I hope you find it as funny as I do!
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Mujibar migrated back - and was trying to get a marketing call-centre job in - India ..
The Personnel Manager said, "Mujibar, you are passing all the tests, except one. Unless you are passing, you are not qualifying for this job."
Mujibar said, "Goodness gracious me, most beautious sahib, I am most humbly ready."
The manager said, "You must be making a sentence using the words Yellow, Pink and Green."
Mujibar thought for a few minutes and said, "Mister manager, sahib, I am most dutifully ready for passing this test."
The manager said, "Please be going ahead."
Mujibar said, "The telephone is going green-green, green-green, and I am pinking it up, and I am saying, 'Yellow, yellow', I am Mujibar speaking to you."
Mujibar now works as a senior technician at a large call center for computer problems.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
This video shows the unlikely friendship between a crow and a kitten, animals who are supposed to hate one another by nature. It's quite entertaining to watch, but it made me think more about human interactions. As humans we are programmed to like other humans interact and help one another. Despite the fact that we should be naturally inclined to get along we often do the opposite. We wage wars, lie, and intentionally hurt one another. It seems people often forget that we are one common species meant to get along in nature. Geography, culture, prejudices, and ignorance keep us from getting along as nature wanted us to. Maybe the crow and the kitten without the influences from other of their species should serve as an example to us, if different species can get we certainly should be able to too.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
"A German bar has come up with the perfect answer for women who like to shop in peace without the stress of moaning partners - a kindergarten for men.For a mere $11.80 a woman can dump her husband at the Noxbar in downtown Hamburg, while she can get on with her shopping.The woman can shop till she drops in the city's attractive boutiques, while her man is kept fully occupied and amused at the play pen for grown ups.The men are given a name badge and treated to a hot meal, two beers, televised football and games. Two trained 'nurses' are on hand to look after them. There are also plans in the pipeline to introduce miniature car racing.The 'Maennergarten' has proved a big hit in Hamburg and could be the start of a whole new movement across Germany and the rest of the world, to take the stress out of shopping for both sexes.Demand was very brisk in the first week of opening, no less than 27 women got rid of their partners there on Saturday. They are allowed leave the men there until 6 pm before collecting them to help carry the shopping home.The idea for the men's crèche came from a female customer who was too stressed shopping with her husband and wanted a way to shop in peace."
I guess I don't quite understand why the husband wouldn't just stay home while his wife shopped. It's actually a funny solution for women who don't want to deal with their husbands while shopping.
Monday, March 10, 2008
Why is it that America is the most health crazed county in the world and also the fattest? There is a disconnect between what we desire and what we see as desirable. It is as if we feel we can get away with cramming our faces with fast food as long as we occasionally buy a new diet book or organic fruits and vegetables when we are at the market. What will it take for Americans to live up to their goals and do something positive for themselves by actually being healthy? Our obesity rate is rising and more gym memberships are sold each year. As a nation we need to actually go to our gyms and stop visiting pizza hut our health is on the line!
Sunday, March 9, 2008
If people really do see the world differently (litteraly that is)
What it's like to be color-blind
Why I don't care at all about music
What the values that we all learn by the age of ten were in my case, they are hard to see
What I really want to do
What other people are doing, at the exact same moment
What my cat is saying when he walks around crying
Why animals have such diferent personalities even when they were born and lived with one another their whole lives
What my twin would be like if I had one
How the world is actually going to end
Why is somewhat dislike everyone I meet
Why is water tasteless to us, and what would it taste like if we were from somewhere else
What it would be like to walk around on the moon
What my voice actually sounds like, not just on a recording but in real life
Different machines I could use to make my life easier
If I had a clone and could make it do anything I wanted so I wouldn't have to: would I want it to do stuff for me? What would I miss out on? How would I change as a person?
How magic tricks were actually invented, and why people get so crazy about them
A lot of other random stuff.....
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
"General experience indicates that "husky" girls-those who are a little on the heavy side- are more even tempered and efficient than their underweight sisters."
"Never ridicule a woman it breaks her spirit and ruins her efficiency."
"Older women who have never contacted the public have a hard time adapting themselves and are inclined to be cantankerous and fussy."
"Give the female employee a definite day-long schedule of duties so that they'll keep busy without bothering management every few minutes."
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Miranda is a 32 year old heterosexual caucasion woman.
She is 5'4, 105 pounds, very thin/petite frame. Her eyes are blue, she has fair skin, her hair is chestnut with touches of red. Her voice is small and soft. She has small hands and is right handed. Her steps are small and light, when hurried she nearly leaps, her gate is graceful and smooth. Miranda stands very straight her posture is perfect, when she speaks you you she leans in slightly so her voice and be heard. She dresses simply yet keeps up with what is in fashion. When at home Miranda changes in to comfortable yoga clothing.
Miranda was born in a small town in Maine, she graduated college from Georgetown and still lives in D.C. Her fater Phil is a fisherman and has been his whole life, her mother Joan works as a dental hygenist. Miranda has two brothers william 30 and Elliot 27. Miranda is single without children. Her bestfriends names are Violet, 31 a friend from youth forward and Adam, 29 who is a dancer. As a child Miranda had always dreamed of living in the city thought it would be so exciting.
Miranda has an Accounting degree and dabbled in ballet. She works as an accountant in Washington and teaches a ballet class to a group of children on the weekends. She makes about 60,000 a year and pulls in some extra money from dance classes and the occasional preformance.
Leisure:In her free time Miranda joggs in the park, takes yoga classes, dances ballet, finds herself absorbed in crosswords, and she has a fondness for movies which make her cry. She is a healthy woman - she loves red meat but tries not to eat it because she percieves it as bad for her. Her absolute favorites are black coffee and blueberries. Miranda has had a reoccuring dream since she was a child of a unicorn wisking her away to the stars to take her dancing. Her musical preferences are jazz, classical. She loves old movies and Murder mysteries. When she is at home she usually has CN on even if she is not watching it.
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
As a prank of sorts 200+ New Yorkers made the commitment to all freeze in time at the exact same moment. I don't know what I would do if I were to walk off a train and see this. It is a pretty interesting idea. I know I wouldn't be able to stand there for several minutes, I shake too much! I am always asked if I am cold or nervous...I'm not I just shake. It would be kinda cool to be part of something like that though, I like that they truly do freeze with their mouths open or picking up papers. If a group of people did this on at a busy intersection you know things would get really crazy. It's worth watching to see everyone's reaction. I wonder how many people were actually worried or scared that they walked in to something out of the twilight zone?
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Come Saturday afternoon both my ears are killing me. I forgot what having an earache as a kid was like and it isn't fun at all! Seeing that it was Saturday there was no Doctors office to visit and I was thinking the only thing that could help would to decongest a bit. I looked up symptoms and solutions online and found a few tips on making it better, as well as a comment that going to an emergency room was of little help. So at that point I realized there was something I must do to take some of the pressure off.
Tips online said to take a hot shower, put a warm compress on the ear, sleep with the ear down, and take a few aspirin. I tried the compress and it helped a little but not nearly enough. I got to thinking and for some reason really wanted to somehow put some sort of suction on my ear, maybe for the strange psychological reason I wanted to see if anything would come out.
I came up with an idea as I was in the kitchen re-warming my compress. I decided to put my compress in the bottom of a small drinking glass. Because the compress was at the bottom of the cup, it didn't touch my skin so it could be much hotter and steam. Then I figured I might as well take the advice of putting the ear that hurt the most at a downward angle and hold the rim of the glass against my ear. It worked! After a few minutes I really was in a lot less pain!
This is only a temporary solution though because as soon as I removed my ear from the cup within several minutes my ears would pop and hurt just as much as before. It was a long weekend with a pair of cups, paper towels, advil, and hot water. I finally got in to the doctor late yesterday afternoon to find that my congestion had indeed caused two ear infections (something I had never really thought about before this incident) so now I am on steroids, antibiotics, and decongestants. I am feeling better today but they still hurt. Good news is the cup trick seems to have a longer lasting affect than it did before. So if you ever get a bad earache and can't go to a doctor, maybe try a cup with a hot compress at the bottom.
Friday, February 8, 2008
Ok so for the most part I think McDonalds is gross and bad for you as far as how greasy it is, and arteries clogging, on and on. Tonight McDonalds managed to reposition themselves in my mind, so much as to write about it. For some reason I had a craving for the McNuggets I had as a kid. Being the extremely demanding and picky consumer I am I decided I only wanted them if they were REALLY hot and fresh. I looked up the closest McDonalds number and asked them when the last batch of nuggets were made. They told me they were rotated every twenty minutes, but didn’t know when the last batch was made. I was asked how many I wanted and how far away I lived. I drove to the McDonalds and walked in thinking I would have to wait or give up, yet they surprised me. They were pulling the nuggets out of the fryer at the moment in the exact quantity I had said I wanted. Not only did they respond to a question with an action they gave me the nuggets ON THE HOUSE and even offered to make it a value meal! I was surprised since I tend to think of McDonald’s as a non-service type of factory but they really went out of their way to satisfy me. I did a research project last semester on McDonalds consumers (mostly because I didn’t understand why people ate thee as regularly as they did) and learned how loyal they were. I never truly understood why. I still think of McDonalds as junk food but tonight they repositioned themselves in my mind. I now see them as a truly service company who has been smart enough to localize themselves in every market they enter with good service. I never thought I would be writing a great review for McDonalds but here I am, a little greasier but happy.
Sunday, February 3, 2008
I do not understand how anyone could be so inconsiderate as to put something on their car that will annoy other people and potentially prevent them from hearing something important like a police siren. To believe you have the authority to wake people in the morning because "they should be making breakfast" is absurd! I guess I understand in some circles being loud and drawing as much attention to yourself as possible is cool, but I am not in that circle. These things should be made illegal.
Fillet Mignon with a Cognac Cream Sauce, Grilled Asparagus and Country Potatoes
Three Grilled Cheese Sandwich with a Bowl of Fresh Tomato Soup
Browned Butter Linguini with Fried Sage or Rosemary
Chicken Medallions over a bed of Linguini with a Soft Dijon Rosemary Cream Sauce
Steak and Bowtie Noodles
Rack of Lamb with Spinach and Mashed Potatoes
Thanksgiving Dinner with all the fixings
Country Potato Soup with ParmCream
Grilled Chicken Breast over a bead of Fresh Steamed Veggies
Tandoori Chicken with Dahl and Nahhan
Country Beef Stew
Thin Crust Authentic Pizza
Fresh Veggie Plate
Berries a'la mode
Chicken Quesadillas with a side of Guacamole and Sour Cream
And there are so many more….
Thursday, January 31, 2008
"A f r i c a n Elephant "
Hooked on phonics strikes again
Saturday, January 26, 2008
http://www.firebrand.com/?cid=fire_brand_commercial&paidsearch=1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=fire%2Bbrand%2Bcommercial&utm_campaign=brand%2Bterms SITE AND INFO
http://www.firebrand.com/?cid=firebrand&paidsearch=1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=firebrand&utm_campaign=brand%2Bterms AD I WATCHED
OK maybe I'm behind but what a what resource for ads esp. those who pay to advertise on this. There aren't too many ad campaigns I have heard of who support selling via web, I love it! I guess I'm just having a tech evening. A channel that shows and talks about ads all the time, sweet! I love that it's promoted on TV too, it's a fun ad I’m sorry it took me seeing it on VH1 to know about it!
Just a few days ago I had to buy a new phone. I was looking at phones that looked exactly the same just varied in price, when I asked what was really different between the phones I learned about MP3 players and even more advanced MP3 player phones. I really don't spend too much time on my cell but I have to admit I too feel that lost and longing feeling when I forget my phone at home for the evening. Being the first generation of true cell dependents I know the attachment that comes with owning a cell phone. I scares me a little bit that we a leaping so quickly technologically, pretty soon I won’t be able to function without a phone! This video is just a few highlights of the things we will be without when our cells get lost for the weekend.
Type in yo e-mail,
Let you password roll,
Check out that ho,
You just wanna know mo,
She shake it in yo ass,
all up on yo wall,
you let her see pictures,
buying bling up at the mall
So I see a hot pictir
and I click up on it,
oh oh baby and I’m lovin it
Can not wait to wack it!
You say she a nympho
Naw dawg checked out her info
Looks like she’s a nice gur
I wanna put it in her fo sho
She may not be my frien
But I still check out her info
Now I know where she go
So I gonna poke her fo sho
(Al Thugs)Poke Poke Poke Poke
(Bangin grill)I wanna Smoke smoke smoke smoke smoke
Face book! This be the gospel
Yo wanna live up here?
Gotta get on that face book
(All thugs)Poke poke poke poke
(Banging Grill)Cant wait to type yo name girl
(All thugs)Wanna smoke smoke smoke smoke smoke
Yo say yo fo real?
Gotta get on facebook,
Awww.. You aint got no grill?
Gotta get on facebook…..
Now touch yo self,
Touch yo self bitch,
Look me up on line and touch yo self bitch
My gleamin rims make you wet,
My kicks make you sweat,
Yo boy works at jimmy johns,
I hang out with Sean John
She pess that confirm button,
And then we hooked up,
Cuz girl I don’t care,
Last night you were a slut
Naw dog she was a slut?
Yeeeeeee….She was a slut
I skeezed on her face,
It was the shit,
All thanks to facebook,
I’m elbow deep in her shit.
(Girlz)Dog, yo so fly on facebook,
Come and touch my titties,
I be yo baby mamma,
Let you suck my clitty
(All thugs)Poke poke poke poke
Banging Grill)Fucked you in yo butt girl
(All thugs)Now we smoking coke coke coke coke coke
(Bangin Gill)Thas right, rollin’ in G’s
All hail to the new gospel,
Facebooks the reason,
I roll this high,
This should be a treason
(All thugs)Poke poke poke poke
(Banging Grill)Fucked you in yo butt girl
(All thugs)Now we smoking coke coke coke coke coke
(Bangin Gill)Thas right, rollin’ in G’s
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
I just read an article about Psychopaths, not just violent ones, the successful ones as well. I really is a very interesting article and there is a link to it below. They are generally characterized as people who have high iq's, lack empathy, are impulsive, and are superficially charming. Not all psychopaths want to cause harm; they just don't mind doing it. I can imagine being a person who just doesn't understand fear or care about anyone. They don’t hold themselves accountable for anything and deflect fault on to others. They are often who you would pick to run of political office, or to manage a company. They are often the most popular member of a social circle with both men and women. Only 20% of a prison is made up of psychopaths and they are seen as failed psychopaths because they failed and got caught. So although you don’t usually think of psychopaths holding 9 to 5 jobs they do, and they often succeed. If you think you or someone you know is a psychopath you can even take a small quiz in the article. So next time you admire someone from afar and are envious of their charm and popularity maybe think twice as having them for your best friend!
We put this moron in office, he doesn't even know what he is talking about 90% of the time! 935 is a lot of misinformation. People Have died because Bush not knowing what he was doing sent them off to war.
This year we have the chance to pick someone new, hopefully someone who knows what they are doing and actually thinks before making major decisions. Let's pay attention to the candidates, get out and vote, and try to repair the damage done.
Here is the link to the whole story
I just found out about this little piece of news. Apparently it was snowing and a student phoned the dean of the school on his listed home phone number. His wife was having a bad morning and yelled on the phone, probably the worst move Mrs. Tistadt has made in a long time. Now she is all over the net sounding nasty. Speaking harshly can certainly come back and bite you in the ass, I'm sure she's finding out just how hard! Check out the link above to hear the story and the message.
So often each spat not after stress
Sank each then blink under valor angst
Do know it's plots she weighed for mirror sends
Under my bleak mucle all then weighed
And mustn't sense
We do not want mere denotation, good luck at their last.
Think twice, you guest that drowns shed not
My circumstance I've selected their inputs
And guess not gold, under life so ends us!
And dine shunned, club your smarts
The wind splits fresh mitigation, die not her practicality
You ghost under guise, find night not house.
It's actually quite a fun little activity, well worth trying.
This is a photo of a Christmas ornament I aquired right before break. It's Jesus on a tortilla, the night I got it a friend sat on it and it broke a little but I think I like it better that way. "Indeed Jesus appeared to me on a tortilla and I had taken a few bites before I realized he was there" that’s my story and I'm sticking to it. Jesus hangs peacfully on the wall above a small bookshelf reading thats what I will tell my friends. He reads Stienbeck, Shakespeare, Brautigan, Plath, and many recipes from my numerous cookbooks. He is actually quite a literate guy now. It's pretty cool to have Jesus hanging out in your office all day every day. I'm glad he came to visit me on my tortilla; I will be opening the doors to the public soon so they can visit.
Seriously I think Jesus has better things to do than appear on people's dinner!
As I was saying before every culture has it's own standards and practices and there really isn't anyone who should say something is ABSOLUTLY wrong, but this saddens me deeply. It's hard to believe this is the way some people in the world function! I still can't fathom how parents could do something like this to their child. This article shows the difference Americans and some in the Middle East feel about women even those who they have know since birth. It's such a shame that life can be worth so little in some places.
shtick- To tell it like it is even though it may be offensive
nihon- The newest type of Japanese hatchback
squamous- To spend too much money in one afternoon
scupper- A large sea creature who feeds on the bottom of the ocean
kirbati-A type of small fairy who causes mischief
brunei- A hat with a rounded top
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
It is amazing to know this is what the average American walking around on the street thinks, it's also embarrassing for the rest of us!
The problem with agreeing with both of these statements is there is technically no evil only learned ways and opinions. It is strange how you can believe two things although they don't actually fit together. My opinion of genocide being evil is something that has been taught to me by culture, so how can I say another culture is wrong or evil when I accept right and wrong are not clearly defined by the universe? Just some food for thought.
It's a sad day in age when people no longer pay enough attention to what candidates stand for and the changes they purpose to make. For those of you who don't pay attention this little quiz may prove helpful. The quiz asks a few questions about what should be done about hot topics like the war and medical issues, it then matches you with your top three candidates. Have fun it's good to know what's going on around you.
-George W. Bush
This quote is an interesting thing to ponder... was it out of stupidity or did he actually mean this whole-heartedly? Having an opinion is something you believe and agree with generally speaking, yet Bush might be on to something. In this day in age where being p.c. is so important some of the things we believe may go against what we believe we should or shouldn't because of others. I think it's important we all embrace and believe the opinions we hold, not change or mask them for public consumption.
This video is of a little known artist from Chicago, Jan Terri. Jan is actually a limo driver but decided to put herself out there and perform. It is actually quite an interesting music video, well worth watching. If Jan can put herself on the internet without fear I suppose I can too. You go girl.