Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Judging a book by its cover?

Now this is my type of book! I've always been into self-help books. . .

Flap Art Book Covers are shocking covers that slip on top of your book. If you find yourself bothered by people on the subway or crowded bus, a book cover like this is a good tool to keep people away.

There are over 20 covers to choose from. Some are for the Do-it Yourselfer in the family, we all have one. For that person try Do-it-Yourself Dentistry, At Home Laser Eye Surgery or Do-it-Youself Liposuction.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Dance and the whole world dances with you

Matt Harding, 31, has spent the last 14 months creating a new video, called “Where the Hell Is Matt 2008,” a four-and-a-half-minute YouTube clip that, since posting two weeks ago, has had 4,655,756 views. The new video was filmed in 42 countries and features thousands of people who joined Matt in his dance.

The brief background is that Matt documented short clips of himself doing the same goofy dance at different places around the world then sent them to his parents to keep them up to date with where in the world he was. He posted them on YouTube, and they quickly became a viral sensation.

Sometimes he danced alone, other times with locals in that particular region and now, it seems, he is dancing with the world. There’s no talking in the videos, just moving images of a happy guy taking in the sights of the world. This video can't help but make you smile.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Soap by the slice: Goat's Milk and Honey

Honey and goat's milk are the special ingredients that make this soap so delicious for your skin. Goat's milk is wonderful for the skin. It contains naturally occurring alpha-hydroxyl acids (aha), which contribute to a micro-peeling of the skin, gentry scrubbing off dead skin cells. The low ph level is close to that of skin, making it a very gentle exfoliate. Goat's milk also contains high levels of nutrients (including, but not limited to: vitamins A, B-complex and C, and Zinc); elements that nourish and rejuvenate dehydrated skin.

The fat globules of goat's milk are small, allowing for fast and easy absorption into the skin, bringing with it the nutrients, restorative proteins, and moisture. This helps nourish the newly-grown skin and encourages the production of elastin. New skin emerges smooth, healthy and younger looking.

Clove adds anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. Honey is primarily known for its humectant and antimicrobial qualities. (A humectant is a compound that attracts moisture to itself and helps retain the moisture.) This soap is silky smooth and nourishing for your skin.

Interested in purchasing this soap? These bars are about 3 oz. and are $3.50 each. If you are interested in purchasing some, please contact me!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Sizing Up The Olympics

Even though I don't have a T.V. that gets any stations, I thought I'd chime in regarding the Olympics. I was, in fact, wondering when the word "Olympic" changed from a noun to an adverb (i.e. olympic-sized headache). Delving into this question further I did a little internet-investigation of my own and found out something interesting.

Apparently, the size of the pool is used to describe things of substance or volume to the "layman". Do most people know that an Olympic-sized pool holds 660,000 US gallons? My internal reference scale tells me that's a lot of milk jugs!

This photo is of the Olympic-sized pool in Munich, used in the 1972 games. I stood outside this building in January 2006 and I can confirm that there definitely was an Olympic-sized roof on that building!

Other references that you must absolutely know is that London alone fills an Olympic-size swimming pool with rubbish every half-hour. I'm sure that Bejing, during these very festive Olympics, will also be filling something with Olympic-sized rubbish; they'll just have to wait until a receptacle becomes available.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

No Child Left Behind?

An Israeli couple going on a European vacation remembered to take their duty-free shopping and their 18 suitcases, but forgot their 3-year-old daughter at the airport, police said today.

The couple and their five children were late for a charter flight to Paris Sunday and made a mad dash to the gate. In the confusion, their daughter got lost.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said a policeman found her wandering in the duty-free area at Ben-Gurion airport, Israel's bustling main international air portal. He said the officer alerted airline staff, but the flight had already taken off.

Rosenfeld said the parents were unaware they had boarded the aircraft with only four children instead of five until they were informed by cabin staff after 40 minutes in the air.

The child, accompanied by an airline staffer, took the next flight to Paris where she was safely reunited with her parents.

Hmmm... This sounds very familiar. It was probably one of the little girl's siblings that noticed that she was missing! We all get so busy and focused on what we are doing we sometimes fail to notice what is really important. For those of us that are forgotten, we recuperate. In fact, we probably spend more time being noticed. For those of us that do the forgetting, we spend the rest of our lives taking another look around us. Always take another look around you.