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Feb. 15th, 2008

02:00 pm - Abe the Babe?

11:44 am - I'm Pancakes?!



"You are breakfasty, like a pile of pancakes on a Sunday morning that have just the right amount of syrup, so every bite is sweet perfection and not a soppy mess. You are a glass of orange juice that's cool, refreshing, and not overly pulpy. You are the time of day that's just right for turning the pages of a newspaper, flipping through channels, or clicking around online to get a sense of how the world changed during the night. You don't want to stumble sleepily through life, so you make a real effort to wake your brain up and get it thinking. You feel inspired to accomplish things (whether it's checking something off your to-do list or changing the world), but there's plenty of time for making things happen later in the day. First, pancakes.

16% of the people who took this quiz got the same evaluation."

Aug. 1st, 2006

12:39 am - Traveler Profile

Your travel type: Travel Yup</b>

The Travel Yup likes exotic and adventurous travel, but prefers big cities with fast paced life. He has a keen interest in other cultures and always brings home a few souvenirs.

Shopping in Bangkok, getting a tailor made suite in Kuala Lumpur, that's the kind of thing the Travel Yup is into. Even though he likes to get away, he prefers his travels to be comfortable.

top destinations:

Amsterdam
Beirut
Venice

stay away from:

Acapulco
Alaska
Darien Gap
</ br>get your own travel profile

12:31 am - Visited European Countries



create your personalized map of europe
or check out our Barcelona travel guide

12:31 am - Visited Canadian Provinces



create your own personalized map of Canada
or check out ourVancouver travel guide

12:29 am - Visited States



create your own personalized map of the USA
or check out ourCalifornia travel guide

Current Mood: discontentdiscontent

Jun. 16th, 2006

04:56 pm - Hay Communication

Seems the only time I post much is when Trish does some sort of quiz. Here's another:

You Communicate With Your Eyes

When you say, "I'll believe it when I see it" - you really mean it.
For you, what you see is a lot more important than what you hear.
You don't take someone's words at face value. You judge people by their facial expressions, body language, and appearance.
You tend to be quiet, but when you talk, you tend to make eye contact and describe things in colorful detail.
How Do You Communicate?


In the vein of some real communication, my neighbor and I and another friend bought 30 round bales of hay a couple days ago. The lack of rain here over the past year has resulted in very low hay production and a commensurate price increase. $2400 delivered. The next day, the price went up to $3000. Essentially, the price of hay has doubled over the past year. We each have only two horses. Another friend has to worry about sourcing hay to feed 40 horses, most of which are boarders, which amounts to needing 250 bales for a year. It's just one of those drought by-products that most people don't know or think about [as they are complaining about not being able to water their lawn every day (which is too often in the first place)]. This is just the horse people. The guy from whom we normally purchase hay doesn't think he got enough from the one cutting this year to feed his own cows. So, for all you people out there who think it's fine to throw still burning cigarette butts out your car windows and end up burning down a hay field, perhaps you'd like to buy us all hay?

Mar. 18th, 2006

09:58 pm - Disgusting and Revolting

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060318/ap_on_he_me/diet_obesity_blame
quote begin:

Companies have tried to help people make better choices, he says, offering healthier products and more nutrition data. But people can't be forced to make the right choice and consumer disinterest doomed many of those products.

He's right. Consumers bear much responsibility for their weight and the fact that two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. It's not the industry's fault that people don't get exercise, or that schools have cut physical education, or that people prefer the taste of Twinkies (500 million sold a year) to tofu (much less).

But critics call Earl's assessment disingenuous. Personal responsibility has limits in the face of a multibillion-dollar marketing whirlwind pushing countless high-calorie treats.

"They (food companies) are putting $36 billion into directing those choices," says Marion Nestle, a nutrition professor at New York University and critic of the food industry. "And their methods are very effective."
quote end.




OH PPLEASE! This pisses me off to no end, just like the Super Size Me movie (eat 5000 calories a day of ANYTHING without compensatory calories and you'll get fat, period. Notice the guy didn't choose to eat the salads offered by McD because that wouldn't have been near so exploitative.). People are still in charge of what they put into their own mouths.

Blame it on "big companies" out to "get rich." Blame it on advertising. Blame it on anxiety. Blame it on everything and everyone but the people shoving too much food down their throats. Hell, I can't wait for the Republicans and any other usual suspects to be blamed for this, too. Doesn't matter how many times their doctors (oh, wait, now it'll be someone else's fault because not everyone has "quality" [even though poor healthcare here is far and again better than just about any place else] healthcare) tell them or how many times it's discussed on the news and other TV shows or how many zillion articles have been written about it in contemporary magazines (free in libraries, you know), and so forth, it's still someone else's fault. Always someone else's fault. THAT is disgusting and revolting.

Mar. 1st, 2006

03:25 pm - Wonders Never Cease

Good grief! My new Dell monitor was delivered this morning, less than 24 hours after I ordered it. If that's what free shipping buys, then more companies ought do it.

Current Mood: Amazed

Feb. 28th, 2006

05:11 pm - Which Advanced Degree?

Go figure. Even more "evidence" that I should go to law school!

You Should Get a JD (Juris Doctor)

You're logical, driven, and ruthless.
You'd make a mighty fine lawyer.
What Advanced Degree Should You Get?

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