Sunday, December 19, 2010
emailed me and brought up the idea of a family and friends holiday, and its gonna be aEuropean holidays. According to her, she can do a reservation quickly and we just can join her. Oh! my! that would really be a treat, but with what we are doing right now, it's really an impossibility.I am keeping my fingers cross to have it the next year. She told me they will be leaving on December 22, on time for Christmas. Tsk....tsk...tsk... am gonna miss the bonding time with them but I have to wish them the best for the holiday break. I am just looking forward to the postcards and pictures uploaded to my email. Best of luck to my friend and family....and happy holidays to me and my family, we just arrived home from a fifty-five hours land trip from the city to my home. It was the longest journey back home but it feels so good to be home.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
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Thursday, December 9, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
I learned a lot from Marriage Monday blog and today am joining in the challenge!
Monday, December 6, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
1. The latest book or movie that made you cry? The Boy Called "It" and "Letters to Juliet"
2. The fictional character most like you? "Wonder Woman, Lol!"
3. The greatest album, ever? "The Beatles"
4. Star Trek or Star Wars? Why? Both..I love their costumes and hairdos..LOL again..!
5. Your ideal brain food? Chocolate..forever!
6. Everyone is proud of a certain accomplishment, which one for you?? Written and Anthology Book of Music
7. You want to be remembered for ...? The Lady with the loudest Laugh...LOLLing now!
8. Let's talk about recording artists. Who do you find the most inspirational? "Lady Gaga?
9. The creative masterpiece you wish bore your signature? A Very Big..huge..gigantic Wedding Cake!
10. Your hidden talents . . .? Cooking and singing simultaneously...LOL!
11. The best piece of advice you actually followed? " Be the Best You can Be!
12. The best thing you ever bought, stole, or borrowed? A Book.....I would steal again..LOL!
13. What is the most comfortable clothes that you wear? T-shirts and jeans..eh!
14. Your dinner guest at the Ritz would be?.......................Oprah!
15. Time travel: where, when and why? King Arthur's Round Table and I could challenge each knight a duel..LOL!
16. Stress management: hit man, spa vacation or Prozac? Spa Vacay....!
17. Essential to life: coffee, vodka, cigarettes, chocolate, or . . .? "Chocolate" am destined!
18. Environment of choice: city or country, and where on the map? C-O-U-N-T-R-Y! what is see is what i own!
19. What do you want to say to the leader of your country? hmmmm...better luck next time!
20. Last but certainly not least, what are you working on, now? A book on.............! got to finish it yet! and write the title later....LOL!
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Scientists at Liverpool University have established a link between the length of baby boys' fingers and their chances of going on to have a heart attack at an unusually young age.They believe the link could provide doctors with a simple way to to spot potential heart disease victims at a very early age.
The longer your ring finger, the more protected you are against heart attack
Dr John Manning
The genes that are indirectly responsible for the production of testosterone and the female hormone oestrogen also control the development of the fingers.
Divide the length of your index finger by the length of your ring finger to give the ratio
For the average male in Britain, this figure is about 0.97
Below 0.9 an individual is unlikely to have a heart attack early in life. Above 1.00 the risk climbs
"This is a very early trait and it is under the influence of sex hormones.
"For a man, the ring finger tends to be about 2% longer than the index finger. The longer your ring finger, the more protected you are against heart attack, because the more testosterone you have.
"There is a relationship between the ratio between these two finger lengths and the age at heart attack of people who do have heart attacks."
The ratio between the two fingers remains the same throughout life.
Short ring fingers did not necessarily mean that boys would go on to have heart attacks, but should alert their parents to do what they can to lessen the risk.
Dr Manning said: "This is an indicator of risk independent of things like smoking and diet, so you can adjust your diet and stop smoking and so on, if you are in a high-risk group."Dr Manning and Dr Peter Bundred examined 151 male heart attack victims in Merseyside.
They found the age range for heart attacks in men where the index finger was relatively long was 35 to 80 years of age, but in those with relatively long ring fingers it was 58 to 80.Dr Manning has previously uncovered links between finger-length and vulnerability to depression and sporting ability.The research is to be published in the British Journal of Cardiology.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Next week will be the debut of Stumble Tumble Tuesday- the new Stumble Upon hop hosted by Simply Stacie, Still Blonde After All These Years, Kelly’s Lucky You, Acting Balanced, Shopper Gal andLuxury Reading! In anticipation, we have prepared a tutorial on Stumble Upon to get you ready for next week.
What is Stumble Upon?
Stumble Upon is a service that helps you find websites that fit your interests. It uses information you provide to suggest sites that you will find interesting. Also, Stumble Upon will give you links to sites that your friends have recommended. It’s easy to use, you just give sites a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” to rate them. Stumble Upon uses that information and then when you click on the Stumble Upon icon, it will suggest potentially interesting sites for you. With 10.6 million users, it is a hugely popular community- based surfing tool.
“A Web service called StumbleUpon has spent the last six years trying to satisfy such a need, perfecting a formula to help you discover content you are likely to find interesting. You tell the service about your professional interests or your hobbies, and it serves up sites to match them. As you “stumble” from site to site, you will feel as if you are channel-surfing the Internet, or rather, a corner of the Internet that is most relevant to you.”
- New York Times, October 7, 2007
“StumbleUpon is the greatest thing ever invented. The site makes the Internet infinite in its possibilities yet totally accessible. Warning: never has a website hijacked my brain, my attention span, and time itself quite like StumbleUpon.”
- The Oprah Magazine, January 30, 2009
Why use StumbleUpon?
For a general user:
- It’s fun and random. Great way to find new material in your area of interest
- Very easy to interact. Toolbar can be placed on your brower. No separate webpage.
- You can also Stumble Videos
For the blogger: (Reason are many, here’s the top 9 reasons)
- Generate rapid exposure for a specific website, brand or concept
- Establish a reader base for your blog very quickly.
- Gain numerous backlinks from StumbleUpon visitors with websites
- Potentially more powerful than Twitter or Facebook
- Better privacy rules and restrictions than Facebook
- You can share your website reviews
- Stumbleupon makes tagging easy, so your content is easy to find. You do not need any super technical keyword research. Broad keywords work best.
- Easy to see what your competition is up to…subscribe to their Stumbles
- Stumbleupon works best when other Stumble you post so posting your articles that you want Stumbled on our Stumble Tumble Tuesday Linky is a great way of achieving your Traffic goals!
Downloading the Stumble Upon Toolbar:
Downloading and integrating StumbleUpon is easy! All you need to do is open your browser, choose the download you want, and presto! you’re in business. Go here to choose your browser.
Drag this Stumble! button to your Bookmarks toolbar to launch StumbleUpon directly from your browser. No installation required.
Once you’ve downloaded the StumbleUpon toolbar, you’ll have stumbling available at the click of a mouse, so easy!
Types of Posts to Stumble:
You can stumble just about any type of post! It can be a post that captured your interest, one that made you laugh or a post where you learned something. I tend to stumble posts that I find interesting and that I think will appeal to other bloggers like myself. I have heard through the grapevine that you aren’t allowed to stumble giveaways.
Should you stumble your own posts?
Yes, you can stumble your own posts as long as you are stumbling more of other peoples and not just your own posts. I rarely stumble my own posts.
If you are the first person to stumble a post, please make sure to do a quick review of the post. You need to list the post title, category and a few sentences on what it’s about. It’s a one time only sort of thing so make sure you do it if you are the first one to stumble!
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Painting is ever recognized as among the highest-appreciated arts requiring great talents from artists. There are lots of paintings in the world considered as state-of-the-arts created by famous professional artists. It\'s so amazing that there are masterpieces taken by well-known blind artists around the world including Lisa Fittipaldi, John Bramblitt, Esref Armagan, Le Duy Ung, Dmitri. Such blind artists\' paintings are often amazingly realistic, colorful, perspective, and detailed. Let\'s have a look at the most excellent and typical paintings of the five most famous blind paintersever in the world.
I AM BLOWN AWAY.....This is a special entry for my blog! I am humbled and felt blessed.
Lisa Fittipaldi is best-known as the blind Watercolor artist for her Florence Art Gallery with an exhibit of latest works.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
How to make it
- 1.Caramelize brown sugar in a pot. Make sure there is equal distribution of sugar. Set aside.
- 2. Blend squash, cornstarch, evaporated milk, and sugar.
- 3. Mix in eggs and vanilla.
- 4. Pour in baking container and steam for 15-20 minutes or until fork inserted comes out clean.
- 5. Refrigerate.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Homeowners are concerned over the potential for property damage and health problems resulting from drywall from China that reportedly leaks corrosive chemicals. Reports include copper tubing turning black, the failure of air conditioning coils exposed to the drywall, smells of sulfur and illness (possibly from breathing airborne sulfuric compounds), including respiratory problems, nosebleeds and headaches. We have to do something about it, and this agency can help