Friday, January 22, 2010
It seems technology is getting the blame again. This time Nikon is taking a beating with a digital camera capable of face detection. Seems it is not realizing that an Asian user is not blinking.
Technology and political correctness, a very strange combination.
Really, have we gotten to the point where we need that much help simply taking a photo?
"Fresh Air" [Caution: Visuals May Cause Flashbacks]
"What About Me?"
"Edward, the Mad Shirt Grinder"
Thursday, January 21, 2010
A young woman on a flight from Ireland asked the priest beside her, 'Father, may I ask a favor?'
Of course child. What can I do for you?'
'Well, I bought an expensive woman's electric hair dryer for my Mother's birthday that is unopened and well over the Customs limits, and I'm afraid they'll confiscate it. Is there any way you could carry it through customs for me? Under your robes perhaps?
'I would love to help you, dear, but I must warn you: I will not lie.'
'With your honest face, Father, no one will question you.'
When they got to Customs, she let the priest go ahead of her. The official asked, 'Father, do you have anything to declare?'
'From the top of my head down to my waist, I have nothing to declare.'
The official thought this answer strange, so he asked, 'And what do you have to declare from your waist to the floor?'
'I have a marvelous instrument designed to be used on a woman, but which is, to date, unused.'
Roaring with laughter, the official said, 'Go ahead, Father. Next!'
I would so love to work for Google.
Imagine going to work for an employer who encourages creativity and one who appreciates someone thinking and working of ways to streamline and make the job more efficient.
Imagine an employer who actually cares about their employees, who realizes that everyone doesn't fit into a specific yes-man mode? One who knows healthy, happy employees are a good thing.
Imagine an employer who realizes that by treating their employees well, by trusting and empowering them, their productivity will soar???
Okay, I'm looking around, my car was recently sniffed by dogs in the parking lot, I've been red-flagged and chided, after they scrutinized my time sheet due to working too many minutes in one week, and my bubble has officially burst. :(
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
"Update: For subtitles click on the triangel in the downright corner of the player. Then choose subtitles on.
"Jurij is 7 and Karina 6 years old :))
"look at the bald judge what face he made during the performance!!! :D"
I watched it without the subtitles. I recognized a few of the words. :)
That's a beautiful performance by the kids. I think he was more nervous than her.
time to RSVP to our Irregular shindig.
It is 10 days from now, AKA 1 week from Saturday!!
Yup, it's coming fast!!
Time to RSVP and have some fun!!
Anyone RSVP-ing that wasn't here last year,
I will email the location to you.
Saturday, Jan. 30th, 4:30
same place as last year,
Pot luck - there will be soup,
from there fill in the blanks,
see you there!!
By the way, Beejay sent yummy presents to share,
just waiting for the party!! Come on out!!!
had a new word/phrase/whatever, and I like it!
The words - BUTT NUGGET.
It made me giggle uncontrollably as I thought
of all kinds of situations that can be used in.
My grandpa was a good one for strange names,
of his most memorable were...
(wow, spell check actually has that listed!)
and fart blossom.
Not sure what he really meant but it always made us laugh.
What goofy/odd/peculiar phrase(s) have you heard?
This should be good!
There was an item in the email this week, but it wasn’t a question or comment. It was the image below:
There was also this:
“The Journal Times, Saturday, January 16, 2010, page 7A”
Well, I don’t know what I’m expected to do with this information, but I do feel compelled to point out that if the “SM” who wrote this ad is serious about settling down, he better be sure that wherever that is, it can support him. Tee-hee. As for the age range in his message, ahem, oh dear and oh my! Is that who I think it is?
I may have a touch of the winter blues that I’ve been writing about, my dears. I’m not much motivated to blog about anything in particular this week. It’s not that I’m unhappy, I’m just not motivated. I’m usually on the go all of the time, from consultation to consultation, or overseeing production. Now there is so much down time. Perhaps I need a vacation. Like Donald Duck did in 1940:
That brings to mind one of my favorite skits from that television show, In Living Color. It was called “Men on Vacation:”
That’s my disjointed and diffused blog for this week, my Irregulars. I appreciate each and every one of you stopping by to spend some time with me. Be very careful, it’s slippery out there.
Fax your tax to: email@example.com.
Here’s to all of my friends, Irregular and otherwise. May the light of love shine upon your hearts. Alcoa!
That should pull some search engine hits in! I was catching up on my podcasts today and found that they snuck a new one in my feed. There is now a podcast called Naked Astronomy (from the same people who bring you the Naked Scientists). Fortunately, they put a sample episode on the Naked Scientists feed...you have to subscribe to the Naked Astronomy podcast separately.Anyway, I enjoyed it as they talked about a bunch of different stories including the Plank satellite, the LCROSS impact on the Moon and the Messenger mission to Mercury. You should subscribe via your favorite podcast catcher. Don't worry about the title: nothing obscene here. Just an occasional mild double entendre about observing heavenly bodies delivered with dry British wit...oh, and its free!
Reprinted with permission from the Half-Astrophysicist Blog.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
The Black Bra (as told by a woman)
I had lunch with 2 of my unmarried friends. One is engaged, one is a mistress, and I have been married for 20+ years.
We were chatting about our relationships and decided to amaze our men by greeting them at the door wearing a black bra, stiletto heels and a mask over our eyes. We agreed to meet in a few days to exchange notes.
Here's how it all went :
My engaged friend:
The other night when my boyfriend came over he found me with a black leather bodice, tall stilettos and a mask He saw me and said, 'You are the woman of my dreams. I love you.' Then we made passionate love all night long.
Me too! The other night I met my lover at his office and I was wearing a raincoat, under it only the black bra, heels and mask over my eyes. When I opened the raincoat he didn't say a word, but he started to tremble and we had wild sex all night.
Then I had to share my story:
When my husband came home, I was wearing the black bra, black stockings, stilettos and a mask over my eyes. When he came in the door and saw me he said,
"What's for dinner, Batman?"
Monday, January 18, 2010
I've been playing these games. They only take a minute to play and are supposed to rev up your brain power. Unfortunately, I think all it does is identify that my battery needs charging..... I especially like the word bubbles game.
You can sign up for a 7 day free access trial to all their games. They keep track of your scores and let you compare/grade your results; that is if you really want to feel inadequate. Btw, I stink, especially at memory!
The average person only gets 7 right. This is based on U.S. info, so use all lobes of your brain. This can be more difficult than it looks - it just shows how little most of us really see!
Sunday, January 17, 2010
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; "and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together."2
Massive recalls are now on for McNeil Labs products:
Regular and extra-strength Tylenol, children's Tylenol, eight-hour Tylenol, Tylenol arthritis, Tylenol PM, children's Motrin, Motrin IB, Benadryl Allergy, Rolaids, Simply Sleep, and St. Joseph's aspirin, including the caplet and gelcaps versions of their products.
Seems that the moldy smell issue now pertains to them, as well as the Tylenol arthritis product previously recalled.
Johnson and Johnson said the smell is associated with small amounts of a chemical used in the treatment of . People are reporting symptoms of nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea associated with the products.
The FDA is criticizing the company, saying they knew of the problem and did not take swift enough action.
story here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100116/ap_on_bi_ge/us_johnson___johnson_tylenol_recall_18
Current complete list of products and lot numbers: http://www.mcneilproductrecall.com/page.jhtml?id=/include/prd_all.inc
They pulled themselves out of the disaster years ago when their products were tampered with. They reassured the public that their products were once again safe. Can the company continue to take bad press and product safety concerns and still thrive though another round?