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Home remedies doctors swear by

  1. Honey
  2. Salt
  3. Peppermint tea
  4. Meat tenderizer
  5. Oatmeal

via Home remedies doctors swear by | Fox News.

I like the homeopathic thing.  I’m much more prone to try a home remedy thing before I’ll go to the doctor.  Heh, even childbirth!  Winking smile 


9 Furniture Staples Going Extinct

via 9 Furniture Staples Going Extinct | Photo Gallery – Yahoo! Shine.

Well, it looks like not only are furniture staples going extinct, but apparently, I’m a dinosaur.  All the things going away are the things I’ve always wanted!  Who decided fashion could change before I was able to get it?  I cry foul!  Harumph.  I’m getting a rolltop desk and a fancy wall clock one day anyway.  Neener on “style.” 


What they’ve found is that when all outside noise is removed from an enclosure, human hearing will do its best to find something to listen to. In a room where almost 100% of sound is muted, people begin to hear things like their own heartbeat at a greatly amplified volume. As the minutes tick by in absolute quiet, the human mind begins to lose its grip, causing test subjects to hallucinate

via Quietest place on Earth mutes all sounds, messes with your head | Unplugged – Yahoo! Games.

This sounds like a challenge.  I dare you, Quietest Room!  I double dog dare you to drive me insane in under an hour!  I’ll be sleeping like a baby long before that hour is up, and enjoying every blessed second of silence.  Smile 


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What’s are you thinking about this week?

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86 year-old gymnast

via » Blog Archive » I Give This a 10.0.

This lady was really amazing to see. I should look and move so well at her age! She’s an inspiration. Smile


J&D’s Foods has created the Bacon Coffin, what they call the world’s first bacon-wrapped casket.

via » Blog Archive » The Bacon Coffin.

What got me was the line about the adjustable bed and mattress. That stopped me cold! Adjustable bed? In a coffin? What the heck do they expect the corpse to do? Sit up and read?!

I’m pretty sure my husband, and WIGSF will love this one though. I mean, bacon! Seriously, what’s not to love? Aside from the adjustable bed. Winking smile


I was watching this video the other day – thanks to Moonbattery for the link! – and it got me to thinking.  Dennis Prager talks about gratitude, and you’ll have to watch the whole video to see what he means.  (It’s not even 5 min.)  I was reminded how important thankfulness is, and specifically for me.  I’m going to try to go back to doing the thankfulness posts, at least once a month, if not once a week. 


What’s on your mind this week?

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Track you!

You’re familiar with that saying, right, the one attributed to Kissinger?  “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean no one’s following you.”

How true!

Well here’s something that might help with that, at least in the cyber world.  DoNotTrackPlus  This little add-on will track the trackers and knock them out.  How awesome is that


Other good news – check this out: 5 Most Surprising Reasons to Drink Coffee  Coffee is good for you now!  Yay!  Well, not like it would have made a difference if it wasn’t, but still, it’s nice to know that it’s a good-for-you kind of drink.  We coffee lovers knew that all along though.  Winking smile


Just call me Chief!  I took this quiz thing, Lord have mercy how I love the quiz things!  It was a personality quiz to see how you’re wired in terms of motivation.  My results are: “Vanessa’s Motivational DNA Type is: PSE (Production-Stability-External) The Chief  It’s called the Get Motivated Quiz  I might get the book, it looks pretty interesting, and I have to say, it pretty much nailed me to a Tee. 


So, how’s by you?  Smile

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Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now.
~~AW Tozer quotes

Unrealized blessings.  That’s a tough one, isn’t it?!  I much prefer the realized ones, heh.  Smile 

‘Tis the season for gratitude and thankfulness and I was looking for sayings about those things when I came across this quote that made me pause.  Thanksgiving Day is our homage to our past, to our nation’s beginnings, to the hope the Pilgrims had to brave the Atlantic Ocean and start a new life. 

But it’s also good to be thankful for the future, I think.  Thankful for the good things that you believe will come your way.  It gives us hope, does it not? 

Thankful, not just for yesterday and today, but for tomorrow as well.  Smile

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Did you laugh?  When you realized what her costume was, I mean. 

I’m just trying to figure out if I’m too sensitive.  I probably am, but I was curious about your thoughts. 

For the record, I didn’t laugh.  I felt very sorry for the woman wearing it, especially seeing the look on her face.  She’s not laughing either, at least, not for the picture. 

If you laughed, would you still laugh if it was your mother, or sister, or daughter wearing this costume?  If not, what changed your mind?

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Nope, not the firewood, but the e-reader!  Of course, you knew that.  Smile

I was reading this article today about the Kindle and all the things it can do that Amazon doesn’t really advertise.  You can read it here: Things Amazon Should Tell Us About the Kindle.

The Kindle does have a lot of cool features.  I decided to go with a tablet for a lot of reasons.  I like that it’s backlit.  I love the swipe.  I love that I can do so much more with it than read.  Nothing like reading in bed, and then remembering that I forgot to add something to a grocery order after the computer is off for the night.  With my tablet, all I need to do is click the grocery app and add whatever it is I need, no getting out of bed, waiting to boot up the computer, then the browser and all that.  Just a couple of clicks on my tablet and voila!  Order updated. 

I know, it seems like such a luxury to have a grocery delivery service.  But when you realize that I don’t have a car, a service like that is more necessity than luxury.  Plus, what I pay in delivery fees is less than what I’d pay for gas and insurance and car maintenance, so not that big a luxury after all.  Smile

We got my husband a tablet for Father’s Day.  He doesn’t seem to like his as much.  I am flabbergasted.  I am aghast.  I am appalled.  How can he not love it as much as I do?  Okay, just kidding.  Different strokes and all that.  When he’s ready to read, all he wants is to read, he doesn’t want all the things that come with a tablet.  That’s why he has a computer.  He’s more … compartmentalized, than I am, I guess would be a good way to describe it. 

One of the cool features that a Kindle has, that the Kindle app on a tablet does not, is text-to-speech.  (Those Amazon bigots!)  For someone like my husband, who loves to read but suffers from tired eyes in the evening, being able to hear a book would be such a boon.  A couple of years ago he borrowed a spoken book from the library, and really enjoyed that.  Except for the batteries in my little portable CD player, finding earphones that were comfortable, etc.  If he had a Kindle, all he’d have to do is hit play.  How awesome would that be?

Now, for all the years we’ve been married, my husband has refused me the chance to get him a birthday gift.  I’ve always tried to honor his wishes.  Mostly.  Winking smile  But this year, I think I’m going to put my foot down and get him a Kindle.  His birthday isn’t for a few months yet, so I have time to save up for it.  I think he’ll love it, don’t you? 

But don’t say anything to him about it – it’ll be our secret.  Winking smile

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This Week’s Thoughts

The Nielsen Company, which takes TV set ownership into account when it produces ratings, will tell television networks and advertisers on Tuesday that 96.7 percent of American households now own sets, down from 98.9 percent previously.

via tv-ownership-nytimes: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance.

It’s not the TV I  object to – I love TV.  It’s the enormously high cable bills I’m no longer willing to pay.  Count me among those finding alternative forms of entertainment. 

The data breach comes on top of the 77 million PlayStation accounts it has already said were jeopardized by a malicious intrusion.

via Sony says 25 million more accounts hacked – Video Games Blog Plugged In – Yahoo! Games.

PlayStation Network users beware!  I know they were down for something like 10 days.  Heh, it was probably cable hackers getting even for those of us finding alternative forms of entertainment.

a federal lawsuit alleging that the firm, Atlanta-based Aaron’s Inc., loaded computers with spyware to track renters’ keystrokes, make screenshots and even take webcam images of them using the devices at home

via Suit against PC renter raises privacy questions – Yahoo! News.

This gives whole new meaning to the term “spyware”! 

Doug Flutie’s daughter, Alexa, was recently selected to join the New England Patriots 2011 cheerleader team. The 23-year-old reigning Miss Massachusetts was one of 31 women to make the squad.

via Doug Flutie’s daughter will be a Patriots cheerleader – Shutdown Corner – NFL Blog – Yahoo! Sports.

As a Patriots fan, I just thought this was fun.  Smile  Doug’s daughter is the real “Flutie Cutie” although dad is still a contender. 

every food on this list boasts multiple healing effects, from fighting cancer to reducing cholesterol, guarding against heart disease, and more

via 12 Foods With Super-Healing Powers.

Super foods!  Sometimes it really amazes me how awesome our food is. 

Here are the 16 worst (and most confounding) gifts Shine moms have unwrapped or unleashed their fury over on Mother’s Day

via Heinous clothing in the wrong size – You told us! The absolute worst Mother’s Day gifts on Shine.

Yep, Mother’s Day is this weekend!  This is a funny list of the kind of gifts not to buy for that special mom you might know. 

Also this weekend, the Kentucky Derby!  Yay, horses, racing, mint juleps, woo!  Open-mouthed smile   

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