Friday, March 28, 2008

The Newest Rage

The shoes to the left are one of the newest rages in Japan these days, talk about the pain of fashion! They look like torture devises to me, why would anyone ever want to wear these shoes! The heels are so high and you are waking on your toes, I would think that would be dangerous. can't imagine how long it would take for someone to get used to walking in those things, days I am sure. I think if I were to wear those shoes I would fall over and meet my death. It's funny the lengths people will go to just to be fashionable. I wonder if anyone has been injured yet, I remember a few years ago a woman in I believe Japan fell off her super-high heels and died. I wonder if they will eventually make it illegal to sell shoes which are a risk to someone’s life, maybe it's not a bad idea I'm sure it would be nearly impossible to pass though.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Tech Support

Have you ever been on a call with a technician from outside the country, I know I have! Sometimes it can be quite annoying. I know the technicians are just doing their jobs, and speaking with an accent causes communication issues on both ends. This is a little joke for when you feel at your wits ends with one of those people...

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

Happy Easter

Happy Easter all! I thought this was a funny photo, using peeps to show a strip club very creative if I must say so myself. It may not go over with your friends from church though.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Crow and Kitten

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

A Room With A View

I just returned from Spring Break in Florence. I was a lovely trip filled with walks, window shopping, art galleries, and fabulous dining! I took this picture from the window of my hotel room; it was a great view to say the least! My mother and had a great time it's so nice to get away for a while. We even made friends in Italy with two designers from a boutique; they are funny guys. One of the things that struck me while we were there is the huge population of American students studying abroad. Sadly I did not feel like they represented our country well at all. They were for the most part rude and extremely loud. No one was trying to speak Italian nor did they seem to have any interest in Italy. I overheard multiple conversations in restaurants that the students were having (partly because of how loud they were) and they were often spouting incorrect facts about history, art, and politics. It just seems strange to me that you would go to a foreign country disregard their culture and generally give a terrible reputation to American students it general.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


Here is an idea that has proven successful in Germany, I wonder how it would go over here in the U.S.?
"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

Fat Americans

Michelangelo's famous statue, David, returns to Italy this week after a successful 12 week, 20 city, US tour.

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

September 11th Divorce

What I Think About When I'm Alone

Here is a short list of stuff I think about when I'm alone...
Brain wiring
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

Glow In The Dark Cats

South Korean Scinetists have bred two Turkish Angora cats which glow red under ultra-violet light! The cats were cloned from their mothers altered fluorescence protein genes. Scientests say that their work could help unravel mysteries of some 250 genetic diseases suffered by both humans and cats. The findings also could be used to clone endangered tigers, leopards, and other animals. It's unlikely that psychedelic-looking cats will come to pet stores anytime soon. Debates about the ethics and safety of cloned animals continue to rage. I don't understand how making a cat glow in the dark can help solve 250 genetic diseases suffered by humans, but if so that's good news. I guess finding your cat at night would be alot eaiser if it glowed in the dark.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Oh How Times Have Changed

Recently a 1943 article with advice on hiring women was republished. If this article was written today you can bet several people would sue. The tips are sexist to say the least but reading them today I can't help but laugh. Here are some of the highlights...
"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."
If a company issued these tips about hiring women today they would be slapped with a lawsuit in a blink of an eye, oh how times have changed!

Cheap GPS Solution

If you don't have the money to afford a GPS system in your car, or find them too damn confusing to use there may be the perfect solution...PAPER GPS! All you have to do is good to Google Maps, or Map Quest type in where you want to go, write it down, and head straight to the car. I know you could do this with a regular piece of paper but this one works as an outline. You just circle left or right, you have a space to make sure you write down the phone number in case you get lost. If you do get lost you can always check off the box at the bottom to remind yourself to get new directions. I this day in age where new high tech tools have taken over, this may be the perfect way to go back to a simpler time where writing directions down on old-fashioned paper was the way to go.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Character Creation

Ever wondered how to create a character for a story? Here is one way, and it really does make you think in detail. Here is a photograph of a woman from a magazine. From looking at the photo I have decided who she is and imagined what she must be like.

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

Pleasure Dome

Above are pictures of Germany's Tropical Island Resort. The dome which was originally built as an airplane hangar has been transformed into a tropical paradise, what an idea! The artificial exotic island environment includes a rain forest, beaches, artificial sunlight, palm trees, and orchids. The resort is kept at 77 degrees with 50% humidity year round. The resort can comfortably hold up to 7,000 guests. There are seven bars and restaurants and numerous spas. Guests can camp on the artificial beaches overnight if they wish. Admission to paradise... only $23! When you put a tropical destination thirty miles outside of Berlin and allow people to come and go 365 days a year you are looking at a huge cash cow. It's a great idea I only wish I had thought of it first!