Monday, August 28, 2006

I'm curious if anyone has any common household item solutions for uses that we usually buy a specific (and usually brand name) product for:
I was recently introduced to vinegar as a deodorant - it works great.
And vinegar or baking soda are all i ever use to clean with, too.
and they're fun to use together too!
so, anyone?

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

help me

I need some fiction recommendations. I've got tons of nonfiction on the go right now but I need a good pretend story. Sorry Erika, I tried reading the Seventh Son, but I couldn't get into it. I have some books that I own that I want to read but I'm saving those for when I'm going to a country that has an inferior library system for six months. So if anyone has any good fiction to tell me about, bring it on. I'm gonna milk the library for all it's worth in the next two months.

Friday, August 18, 2006


A recent outing to the hot springs in Fairmont, BC made me want to scuba-dive. We had on our goggles exploring the bottoms of the hot springs and my husband and I both think we have developed an appetite for underwater exploration. Our six year old got pretty into it too. I am proud to say that after years of being afraid, I have recently come to feel comfortable in the water. That peaceful weightless feeling of being underwater would only be cooler surrounded by multi-coloured fish and coral reefs. A large supply of oxygen sounds nice too.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Ender's Game

I just read Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, mostly out of curiosity of the popularity of this author, and this one was recommended. I had fun with it. Although it's not the best book I've ever read, it was different than what I'm use to reading. I don't normally read Sci-fi. I found myself getting really into this one though, even dreaming about interspace battle strategies and maneuvering in zero-gavity, which this book is especially good at descibing. After looking for it on Amazon, I noticed that it is the beginning of a whole series of books about Ender.

Friday, August 04, 2006

the hybrid jackpot

Ligers and such...
Scroll down a little past halfway to the audio with images "When Mammals Mix"(with this picture). It's a little long, but worth it.
Here's another link to some interesting info.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Scooter vs. Kylie vs. Captain Jack vs. Britney vs. DJ Bobo vs. Christina
so i lied. anyway, click the film strip icon on the left, titled "kino". quicktime worked for me, windows not so much.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

I watched the Nature of Things ("The Accidental Revolution") on Sunday. When the Soviet Union collapsed Cuba was in a bit of a fix, they had been relying on aid from them for decades. They implemented things like organic farms in the cities, using garlic, marigolds, ladybugs (etc.) for pest control. They now use 1 calory of nonrenewable energy to produce 12 (it's the other way around in Canada & most of the "developed" world. They starting using legumes and trees to supplement the protein the dairy cattle's diet & doubled milk production. And even as poor as they are, they send doctors & scientists to 3rd world countries. Way to go, Cuba!
Sure, Cuba has it's problems, all countries do.

I've come to the conclusion that blogs are dumb. So, this will probably be my last post ever. Yay!
I'm gonna go read a book.

But, as Morrissey once sang:
"this is the last song will ever sing"
the audience cheers
then, "no, I've changed my mind again, good night and thank-you"
and a collective sigh of disappointment follows...