Friday, 26 September 2014

To Tell the Truth

Something mindless and fun . . . . From different sources…….

Bold what is true about you… Or write in comment section below.

I am shorter than 5'4.
I am taller than 5'11".
I have many scars.
I don't shave my legs.
I wish my hair was a different color.
I have a tattoo, or more.
I am self-conscious about my appearance.
I have/had braces.
I wear glasses just to read.
I would get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free of cost, and scar-free. 
I've been told I'm attractive by a complete stranger. 
I have/had more than 2 piercings.
I have/had piercings in places besides my ears.
I have freckles.

I've sworn at my parents.
I've run away from home.
I've been kicked out of the house.
My biological parents are together. 
I have a sibling less than one year old.
I want to have kids someday.
I have children.
I've lost a child. 

I'm in school.
I have a job.
I've fallen asleep at work/school.
I almost always do my homework.
I've missed a week or more of school.
I've been on the Honor Roll within the last 2 years (of school)
I failed more than 1 class last year.
I've stolen something from my job.
I've been fired. 
I've skipped school.

I've slipped out a "lol" in a spoken conversation. 
Disney movies still make me cry.
I've peed from laughing.
I've snorted while laughing.
I've laughed so hard I've cried.
I've glued my hand to something.
I've laughed till some kind of beverage came out of my nose.
I've had my pants rip in public.

I was born with a disease/impairment.
I've gotten stitches.
I've broken a bone. 
I've had my tonsils removed.
I've sat in a doctor's office with a friend.
I've had my wisdom teeth removed. 
I've had serious surgery.
I've had chicken pox.
My vision is better than 20/20.

I've driven over 200 miles in one day.
I've been on a plane.
I've been to Canada. 
I've been to Mexico.
I've been to Niagara Falls.
I've been to Japan
I've Celebrated Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
I've been to Europe.
I've been to Africa.
I've been to Hell.

I've gotten lost in my city.
I've seen a shooting star.
I've wished on a shooting star.
I've seen a meteor shower.
I've gone out in public in my pajamas.
I've pushed all the buttons on an elevator.
I've kicked a guy where it hurts.
I've been to a casino.
I've been skydiving.
I've gone skinny dipping.
I've played spin the bottle.
I've drank a whole gallon of milk in one hour.
I've crashed a car.
I've been skiing.
I've been in a play.
I've met someone in person from the internet.
I've caught a snowflake on my tongue.
I've seen the Northern Lights. 
I've sat on a roof top at night.
I've played chicken.
I've played a prank on someone.
I've ridden in a taxi.
I've seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
I've eaten Sushi. 
I've been snowboarding.

I am a terrible liar.
I've done something I promised someone else I wouldn't.
I've done something I promised myself I wouldn't.
I've snuck out of my house.
I have lied to my parents about where I am.
I am keeping a secret from the world.
I've cheated while playing a game.
I've cheated on a test.
I've run a red light.
I've been suspended from school.
I've been in a fist fight
I've witnessed a crime
I've been arrested
I've shoplifted

I'm afraid of dying.
I've fantasized about my own death.
I hate funerals.
I've seen someone dying.
Someone close to me has attempted suicide.
Someone close to me has committed suicide.
I've planned my own suicide.--In the past--Don't worry, I'm not suicidal now.
I've written a eulogy for myself.

I own over 5 rap CDs.
I own an iPod or MP3 player.
I have an unhealthy obsession with anime/manga.
I own multiple designer purses, costing over $100 a piece.
I own something from Hot Topic.
I own something from Pac Sun.
I collect comic books.
I own something from The Gap.
I own something I got on e-bay.
I own something from Abercrombie.

In general, I don't like people.
I'm a feminist. 
I'm very outgoing.
I listen to political music 
I'm Democratic
I'm Republican.
I'm liberal.
I don't like Bush because he is dumb.
I don't like Bush with my own reasons to back it up.
I am for Bush.
I'm religious. 
I dress fairly modestly. (but I wouldn't if I had a better body image)
My attitude is, "If you've got it, flaunt it."

I can sing well.
I've stolen a tray from a fast food restaurant.
I open up to others easily. (if I trust them)
I watch the news. 
I don't kill bugs.
I hate hearing songs that sacrifice meaning for the sake of being able to rhyme.
I curse regularly.
I sing in the shower.
I am a morning person.
I paid for my cell phone ring tone.
I'm a snob about grammar. 
I am a sports fanatic.
I twirl my hair. 
I have "x"s in my screen name.
I love being neat.
I've had Spam. 
I've copied more than 30 CDs in a day.
I bake well.
My favorite color is blue.
I would wear pajamas to school. 
I like Martha Stewart.
I know how to shoot a gun.
I am in love with love.
I am guilty of tYpInG lIkE tHiS.
I laugh at my own jokes.
I eat fast food weekly.
I am online 24/7, even as an away message. 
I've not turned anything in and still got an A in a certain class.
I can't sleep if there is a spider in the room.
I am really ticklish.
I love white chocolate. 
I bite my nails.
I play video games.
I'm good at remembering faces.
I'm good at remembering names.
I'm good at remembering dates.
I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life.
My answers are totally honest.

Hope you had fun reading all these mindless confessions. Please write about your's in the comment section below.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Tree Hugger

TreeHugger is a sustainability website that was ranked the top sustainability blog of the year 2007 by Neilsen Netratings and was brought in Time Magazine’s 2009 blog index as one the top twenty five blogs. TreeHugger was obtained by Discovery Communication on August 1, 2007, for $10 million. The Best of Green Awards is TreeHugger's annual award program for the best green proposals within a range of categories and sectors. 

Tree hugger is the foremost media outlet keen to driving sustainability main stream. Partial to a recent aesthetic, they endeavor to be a one-stop shop for green news; twice-monthly radio interviews, weekly and daily newsletters, and frequently updated Twitter and Facebook pages.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Tree Hugger

Tree Hugger is a sustainability website that was rated the top sustainability blog of 2007 by Nielsen Netratings, and was included in Time Magazine's 2009 blog index as one of the top twenty-five blogs. Tree Hugger was acquired by Discovery Communications on August 1, 2007, for $10 million. The Best of Green Awards is Tree Hugger's annual award program for the best green initiatives within various sectors and categories.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Chevrolet Suburban

The Chevrolet Suburban is a large sport utility vehicle from Chevrolet. It is the longest-lived continuous automobile nameplate still in production, dating from 1934 for the 1935 U.S. model year. The Suburban has been produced under the Chevrolet, Holden, and GMC marques until the GMC version was rebranded as the GMC Yukon XL. For most of its recent history, the Suburban has been a station wagon-bodied version of the Chevrolet pickup truck, including the Chevrolet C/K and Silverado series of truck-based vehicles. Cadillac offers a version called the Escalade ESV. The Suburban has traditionally been one of General Motors' most profitable vehicles although sales have gone down in recent years due to the cost of gasoline and the fuel economy of the Chevrolet Suburban

Monday, 27 February 2006

National Uniformity for Food Act

National Uniformity for Food Act
I'm a member of the Organic Consumers Association and I just received an alert about a really bad bill that is set for a vote by the House on March 2 (this Thursday). To learn more about the bill, go to Democracy In Action.

Here is a sample letter you can email to your state representative(s) either on your own or by going to the OCA website at the link above:

Dear Congress Representative,

As a health conscious consumer, and as one of your constituents, I urge you to vote "No" on H.R. Bill 4167, the "National Uniformity for Food Act," coming to a vote in the House of Representatives this Thursday, March 2.

Despite industry claims, this is a profoundly undemocratic and anti-consumer bill that will take away the right of local governments and states to require food safety labels on food and grocery items.

H.R. Bill 4167 will eliminate current food safety food labels such as those required in California and other states on foods or beverages that are likely to cause cancer, birth defects, allergic reactions, or mercury poisoning. This bill would also prevent citizens in local municipalities and states from passing laws requiring that genetically engineered foods and ingredients be labeled.

As a consumer I strongly resent this denial of my basic right to know what's in my food, and this denial of my local and state government's power to protect the health of myself and my family.

Please vote "No," on H.R. Bill 4167.


Friday, 23 September 2005

Cooking and Baking to Celebrate Autumn

Last night's dinner:

Crab & Artichoke Quiche
6.5 oz. crabmeat (can use imitation crab meat)
1 c. shredded cheese (mixing different kinds is good)
5 large eggs
1-1/4 c. milk or half-and-half
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/2 c. artichoke hearts
1/4 c. chopped onion
One 9" unbaked pie shell

First, prepare the pie shell according to your own recipe. Next, sprinkle cheese into pie shell. Beat eggs, mix with milk and seasoning, and pour over cheese. Sprinkle onions, crabmeat and artichoke hearts over pie. Bake at 375 degrees for about 50 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Serves 5.

Today, Kai decided to bake 2 loaves of banana bread for his cooking lesson. We used this recipe:

Banana Bread
1-1/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter, softened
2 eggs
1-1/2 c. mashed ripe bananas (3-4 medium)
1/2 c. buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla
2-1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 c. chopped nuts, if desired

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottoms only of 2 loaf pans. Mix sugar and butter in large bowl. Stir in eggs until well blended. Add bananas, buttermilk and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients except nuts just until moistened. Stir in nuts. Pour into loaf pans. Bake about 1 hour or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Loosen sides of loeaves from pans; remove from pans. Cool completely before slicing. Wrap tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days, or refrigerate up to 10 days. Makes 2 loaves (24 slices each).

Thursday, 22 September 2005

The Coming of Age of a Spooky Kid

I like his music so much that I decided I just had to read his autobiography. The Long Hard Road Out of Hell chronicles the life of Marilyn Manson (a.k.a. Brian Warner) from his childhood up through the release of AntiChrist Superstar and his band's 1997 tour. I've seen enough interviews with Marilyn Manson not to be particularly surprised that he is intelligent and can write well. For a short time, he was actually a rock journalist. Manson grew up in Ohio, moved to Florida after graduating from high school, spent some time in college and writing, and then went on to fame and fortune after much effort with his band Marilyn Manson (originally called Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids). I often wondered why Manson was so obsessed with themes relating to Christianity (or anti-Christianity, as it may be), but all became clear after reading about his experiences attending Christian school up through the 10th grade. Did you all see the movie Saved? Well, his description of his childhood sounded just as frightening as what you see in that movie. :-)

I also opened my mind a little bit. Learning about Manson's experiences with philosophical Satanism spurred me to read up on the subject, and I have to admit that I believed a whole lot of fallacies about the religion that just weren't true. I am ashamed to say that I've been just as judgmental about it as I have been about Christianity in the past, and it really doesn't deserve that kind of contempt. There may be some freaks out there who say they're Satanists and are sacrificing animals and doing all of that horrible stuff we fear, but the great majority of Satanists are not like that. I also learned that one does not need to believe in Satan to be a Satanist. Somehow that seems like an oxymoron, but there you go. Anyway, Manson was friends with Anton LaVey for several years before his death, and LaVey made him an honorary Reverend. I'm not sure that Manson has ever taken the title seriously, but he did have a lot of respect for LaVey.

Manson has lived the sex, drugs and rock 'n roll lifestyle to the hilt, according to his book, and one would expect no less from the self-proclaimed Antichrist superstar. One thing that struck me about this autobiography is that it feels very raw and real, just like the author's music. He is out there--outspoken and honest--and I think that is what makes people either love him or hate him and is also the reason for all the controversy surrounding his music. He tells it like it is and doesn't mince words. He uses profanity. He's real (underneath all of the make-up). It might make people uncomfortable to hear about how his grandfather's cross-dressed and liked bestiality porn, and we might also be shocked to hear that he seriously contemplated killing someone who was ruining his life, but if any of us is really honest we'll have to admit that every family has skeletons in the closet and we've all probably had murderous feelings at one time or another. Do people like to admit these things? No, but Manson does it for us. We hear the good, the bad and the ugly, and secretly we like it.