Friday, July 27, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
That's what I like about this beautful world of ours, someone special is born every century.
Martin Hof of the Netherlands talks to geese. Call him a goose whisperer if you like.
I learnt something about geese from him -- that they are monogamous. And there is a good reason we have to understand and appreciate this fact -- when a goose loses his or her partner, he/she will be pining for the loss and will make a lot of noise.
Of course, people do not understand this. So a noisy goose and a cackle of noisy geese aint music to the ears, you know what I'm saying?
Here's where Martin's talent, gift and skill are useful.
He calms the fowls so that they are not a nuisance to humans.
See, Netherlands is an animal friendly nation. The only country with an Animal Rights party in Parliament.
They CANNOT kill animals any which way they like. Because they have made a promise to their people and the animals of Netherlands, they cannot slaughter animals that are a pest, even though I am sure, some Dutch people are regretting their decision to be so animal friendly.
Anyway, please read about Martin and the geese in Netherlands.
So interesting I tell ya.
Click here, s'il vous plait.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Oooh. What a delicious idea!
I am thinking of having a baby - with or without a husband -- just so I can hire a manny! Yep -- manny. You've got that right -- male nanny.
I mean, why should a nanny be female?
Why not a gender of our choice?
Britney Spears had one last year. A real hunk to boot.
Of course, he started out as a bodyguard but his duties expanded to include taking care of her kids. And of her, naturally.
Not a dumb blonde, she aint.
Well, today mannies are the hottest "things" to have.
And, I hear, you shouldn't leave home without yours.
I am wondering - must I have a baby to hire a manny?
Ooh.. I want a manny, I do!
Thursday, July 12, 2007
"When thunder roars, go indoors."
If you're the sort to be listening to your iPod anywhere and anytime, you should be a little more careful during a storm.
You'd certainly get more than electrifying tunes. And it is not just iPods. Laptops too and any electrical device.
Stormy days aint the time to be having fun with your gadgets and gizmos, folks.
Here's what I got this from the Associated Press:
A Canadian jogger suffered wishbone-shaped chest and neck burns, ruptured eardrums and a broken jaw when lightning traveled through his music player's wires.
A Colorado teen ended up with similar injuries when lightning struck nearby as he was listening to his iPod while mowing the lawn.
Emergency physicians report treating other patients with burns from freak accidents while using personal electronic devices such as beepers, Walkman players and laptop computers outdoors during storms.
Michael Utley, a former stockbroker from ., who survived being struck by lightning while golfing, has tracked 13 cases since 2004 of people hit while talking on cell phones. They are described on his Web site, http://www.struckbylightning.org.
Contrary to some urban legends and media reports, electronic devices don't attract lightning the way a tall tree or a lightning rod does.
"It's going to hit where it's going to hit, but once it contacts metal, the metal conducts the electricity," said Dr. Mary Ann Cooper of the American College of Emergency Physicians and an ER doctor at University of Illinois Medical Center at .
When lightning jumps from a nearby object to a person, it often flashes over the skin. But metal in electronic devices — or metal jewelry or coins in a pocket — can cause contact burns and exacerbate the damage.
A spokeswoman for ., the maker of iPods, declined to comment. Packaging for iPods and some other music players do include warnings against using them in the rain.
Lightning strikes can occur even if a storm is many miles away, so lightning safety experts have been pushing the slogan "When thunder roars, go indoors," said Cooper.
Jason Bunch, 18, says it wasn't even raining last July, but there was a storm off in the distance. Lightning struck a nearby tree, shot off and hit him. Bunch, who was listening to while mowing the grass at his home in ., still has mild hearing damage in both ears, despite two reconstructive surgeries to repair ruptured eardrums.
He had burns from the earphone wires on the sides of his face, a nasty burn on his hip where the iPod had been in a pocket and "a bad line up the side of my body," even though the iPod cord was outside his shirt.
"It was a real miracle" he survived, said his mother, Kelly Risheill. The Canadian jogger suffered worse injuries, according to a report in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine.
The man, a 39-year-old dentist from the Vancouver area, was listening to an iPod while jogging in a thunderstorm when, according to witnesses, lightning hit a tree a couple of feet away and jumped to his body.
The strike threw the man about eight feet and caused on his chest and left leg. The electric current left red burn lines running from where the iPod had been strapped to his chest up the sides of his neck.
It ruptured both ear drums, dislocated tiny ear bones that transmit sound waves, and broke the man's jaw in four places, said Dr. Eric Heffernan, an imaging specialist at Vancouver General Hospital.
The injury happened two summers ago and despite treatment, the man still has less than 50 percent of normal hearing on each side, must wear hearing aids and can't hear high-pitched sounds.
"He's a part-time musician, so that's kind of messed up his hobby as well," Heffernan said.
Like the teen, the Canadian patient, who declined to be interviewed or identified, has no memory of the lightning strike.
In another case a few years ago, electric current from a lightning strike ran through a man's pager, burning both him and his girlfriend who was leaning against him, said Dr. Vince Mosesso, an emergency doctor at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Eardrum ruptures are considered the most common ear injury in lightning-strike victims, occurring in 5 percent to 50 percent of patients, according to various estimates — whether or not an electronic device is involved.
A broken jaw is rare, doctors say.
What is it with people doing things outdoors during a thunderstorm?
I learnt from young that when it storms outside -- with thunder and lightning -- be safe and do whatever it is you enjoy doing - indoors.
Ain't so hard to do, I reckon.
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Here's why I've always thought flirting adds sparks to a relationship.
But, I'm just finding out that a little jealousy is also good in a relationship.
Just goes to show that you may have been there and done that but there are some things that you just don't know.
Now listen to this -- when a man flirts (innocently, of course), it means he is sure of himself and he feels a lot of positive vibes. Now, aint that good for a relationship?
Because, (and this is true) he brings back that vibes and energy "home" with him.
YOU benefit, girl.
That don't mean he wants to sleep with the woman or women with whom he has been flirting.
Oh... surely not.
Of course, the line must first be drawn and that aint hard to do.
He won't cross the line because he's your man and you trust him.
And trust him, you must.
So, don't go being jealous, ok?
Read this and feel inspired to try it.
And, to check that little green-eyed monster in you, so that partner and you can really go a long way together, you know, happily ever after, sigh...read this again.
(Painting above, The Starry Night was completed near the mental asylum of Saint-Remy, 13 months before Vincent Van Gogh's death at the age of 37. Vincent's mental instability is legend. He attempted to take Paul Gauguin's life and later committed himself to several asylums in hopes of an unrealized cure. Van Gogh painted furiously and The Starry Night vibrates with rockets of burning yellow while planets gyrate like cartwheels. The hills quake and heave, yet the cosmic gold fireworks that swirl against the blue sky are somehow restful. This painting is probably the most popular of Vincent's works.)
Friday, July 6, 2007
And wouldn't you like to have it, man!
Durex Australia is looking for real life testers for its condom products.
Now, even if you have what it takes to be an official condom tester, you've gotta be Australian to be considered.
Hell, man. Imagine the skills you can brag about and include in your CV.
And take it from me, women will be suitably impressed.
Besides, you'd be the envy of the guys.
The "bed-testing" position is, however, unpaid but the 200 selected testers will be up for free pack of Durex products, plus a bonus prize of A$1,000 ($854) for one lucky winner.
In return, testers would have to report back on the feel and performance of the company's products.
So, if you're eligible, you will be asked to explain why you should be considered.
Humor would help in the application, Durex said.
"To apply, simply explain why you think you're right for the position (missionary is acceptable) and you could be eligible for the employee bonus of $1,000," said the ad on Web site www.durex.com.au.
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
"On July 4 1776, we claimed our independence from Britain and Democracy was born. Every day thousands leave their homeland to come to the "land of the free and the home of the brave" so they can begin their American dream."
Today - 4th of July --is a national holiday in the US as Americans celebrate Independence Day.
Well, what can I say but that America has come a mighty long way -- and back. A horrible U-Turn.
But, let's not get depressed. Be happy and rejoice on this wonderful day where we are reminded that the American Dream is a good thing.
In celebration of America's birthday, "60 Minutes" presents eight men and women that have been profiled over the years, who can truly be called American Icons.
Kermit the Frog