Friday, October 09, 2009

Woman and Child Business Card

A mother's calling card to exchange contact information with other parents. Recently my nephew met a kid his age playing at the river and the boy's mother handed over a business card. These cute "mommy cards" are perfect to share the contact information other parent's need for the average play date. But, you can easily add any contact information you want to share if you'd prefer to adapt this lovely painting into a business card. The classic impression-era masterpiece is thanks to Claude Monet's "Woman with a Parasol".

Tyger! Tyger! Burning Bright

The Tyger (from Songs Of Experience)

By William Blake

Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder and what art
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand and what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? What dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears,
And water'd heaven with their tears,
Did He smile His work to see?
Did He who made the lamb make thee?

Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Look! Chocolate-Covered Licorice


look!, originally uploaded by sonrisa electrica.

Last night I was wandering around and found this post about some chocolate-covered Licorice Treats available (or at least they were ) at Etsy. It made my mouth water thinking about the possibilities. Two of my favorite candies together! Sadly, I had finally had the appointment I'd waited for so long and blood sugar a little higher than average so perhaps eating candies not the best next step I could take. I'll undoubtedly have to look at some healthier eating choices. But, perhaps I could work on making one batch this Halloween for my nephews and taste the treat myself.

Jolly Roger Photo Card

Create your own pirate message on a cute Jolly Roger photo card for Halloween family fun.

Who is Annette Kellerman?

Who is Annette Kellerman?
http://www.squidoo.com/annette-kellerman

A Squidoo lens...

Even Silent Era movie buffs may find it difficult to be familiar with the movies of this lovely Hollywood star. These days her movies are difficult to find, if not impossible. Yet, in the early 1900's, Annette Kellerman was a huge star.

She was the leading star in 1916 extravaganza, "A Daughter of the Gods". That movie was the first in Hollywood to cost over $1,000,000.00 to film. Unfortunately, there are no known copies remaining of "A Daughter of the Gods". So the world's first million-dollar movie has faded from memory.

This lens is dedicated to sharing a little of Annette Kellerman's long life.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

I Pumpkin Halloween

This cute "I Pumpkin Halloween" design is one of Today's Best over at Zazzle.com today. "I Love Halloween" with a pumpkin Jack O'Lantern replacing the heart symbol. Here you can see the tee features on EDUN LIVE Eve Ladies Essential Crew ~ The ultra-soft, tapered fit EDUN LIVE Eve ladies tee is made of 100% combed 5.1 oz (145 gram) ring-spun African cotton. Reinforced stitching. Washes like a dream. (Not pre-washed). Tumble dry low. Knitted in Mauritius and manufactured in Lesotho using sustainable manufacturing. See this on sweatshirts, sustainable shirts, and more!

I Love Halloween shirt
I Love Halloween by definingyou
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Monday, October 05, 2009

Sylph's Dance Avery Binder

Sylph's Dance Avery Binder ~ Fractal art featuring sylph dancing about creating lovely airy creations as described in fairy tales. Avery custom binders make it easy for you to create customized binders with your own photo quality designs for work or home. Easily create quality recipe books, photo albums, binders for meetings, events, or presentations. Binders come in 1", 1.5" or 2" sizes. This design is available in all three sizes, and is showin here with the 1" binder.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

How Sleep Apnea Worsens Asthma

Last week I blogged about the notion of paying for Obamacare by increasing the percentage that fat people will pay as being stupid if they're not planning on increasing the percentage that skinny people who put themselves in danger of contracting HIV have to pay. To me it is just more proof that we won't be able to rely on our government if the deal isn't even struck and already they are penalizing certain people.

I've got a few more questions...

Who would keep track of our weight? Would we self-report? That certainly wouldn't work. Honestly now, how many of us have listed our correct weight at the DMV? There isn't a monetary disadvantage to being honest, but who really wants the people at the DMV to know our weight? Makes sense that weighing in at the DMV might be the way to go because they have the staff in place to deal with provding public identification, and what they government is propsing is to make our weight a significant part of our identity. That is an invitation for the whole good egg vs. bed egg sorting ala Charlie and the Chocolate Factory if you ask me. It is also an invitation for skinny DMV employees that like to accept bribes from fat people to step on the scales in their place.

Also, I wanted to point out that, in some cases, obesity is one of the symptoms of a health issue. I'm working with health care providers due to asthma and likely sleep apnea (though I haven't been officiallly diagnosed). Reading a little more about the contitions, I see in an article at About.com this info:
Sleep Apnea and Asthma
How Sleep Apnea Worsens Asthma
By Daniel More, MD, About.com
Updated: March 23, 2009

Studies suggest that people with asthma may be at increased risk for sleep apnea, and that sleep apnea can worsen asthma. Sleep apnea worsens asthma in a number of ways, such as increasing gastroesophageal reflux (acid reflux), contributing to weight gain and obesity, causing decreased airflow in the airways of the lungs, and may cause increased inflammation throughout the body (including the lungs).
It basically boils down to there are fat people among us that have conditions that contribue to weight gain and obesity. So, I'd like to know if a person suffers from a condition that contributes to weight gain and obesity ... where obesity is a symptom of what ails them ... would they have to pay more for goverenment health care?

I just find it ironic that advocates of leveling the playing field for all people, don't really want to level the playing field for all people!