Don’t Wash Your Chicken!

i was taught at a young age to always wash my chicken (no, not a euphemism 🙂  but now concrete data says to stop immediately.

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Really? There’s a Morning-After HIV Pill That Many People Don’t Know About

There’s a Morning-After HIV Pill That Many People Don’t Know About.

 

http://colorlines.com/archives/2013/07/theres_a_morning-after_hiv_pill_that_many_people_dont_know_about.html

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Woman, 96, thwarts thief and offers him Tootsie rolls instead

An elderly Wisconsin shop owner drove off a knife-wielding would-be thief this week when she refused to hand over cash and instead offered him Tootsie rolls.

 

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2013/07/18/20984731.html

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Thank You Arizona Firefighters!

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21 Things A Burglar Doesn’t Want You To Know…


  1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.
  2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier.
  3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste… And taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they have.
  4. Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway. And I might leave a pizza flyer in your front door to see how long it takes you to remove it.
  5. If it snows while you’re out of town, get a neighbor to create car and foot tracks into the house. Virgin drifts in the driveway are a dead giveaway.
  6. If decorative glass is part of your front entrance, don’t let your alarm company install the control pad where I can see if it’s set. That makes it too easy.
  7. A good security company alarms the window over the sink. And the windows on the second floor, which often access the master bedroom – and your jewelry. It’s not a bad idea to put motion detectors up there, too.
  8. It’s raining, you’re fumbling with your umbrella, and you forget to lock your door – understandable. But understand this: I don’t take a day off because of bad weather.
  9. I always knock first. If you answer, I’ll ask for directions somewhere or offer to clean your gutters. (Don’t take me up on it.)
  10. Do you really think I won’t look in your sock drawer? I always check dresser drawers, the bedside table, and the medicine cabinet.
  11. Here’s a helpful hint: I almost never go into kids’ rooms.
  12. You’re right: I won’t have enough time to break into that safe where you keep your valuables. But if it’s not bolted down, I’ll take it with me.
  13. A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent than the best alarm system. If you’re reluctant to leave your TV on while you’re out of town, you can buy a $35 device that works on a timer and simulates the flickering glow of a real television. (Find it at FakeTV FTV-10 Burglar Deterrent)
  14. Sometimes, I carry a clipboard. Sometimes, I dress like a lawn guy and carry a rake. I do my best to never, ever look like a crook.
  15. The two things I hate most: loud dogs and nosy neighbors.
  16. I’ll break a window to get in, even if it makes a little noise. If your neighbor hears one loud sound, he’ll stop what he’s doing and wait to hear it again. If he doesn’t hear it again, he’ll just go back to what he was doing. It’s human nature.
  17. I’m not complaining, but why would you pay all that money for a fancy alarm system and leave your house without setting it?
  18. I love looking in your windows. I’m looking for signs that you’re home, and for flat screen TVs or gaming systems I’d like. I’ ll drive or walk through your neighborhood at night, before you close the blinds, just to pick my targets.
  19. Avoid announcing your vacation on your Facebook page. It’s easier than you think to look up your address. Parents: caution your kids about this. You see this every day.
  20. To you, leaving that window open just a crack during the day is a way to let in a little fresh air. To me, it’s an invitation.
  21. If you don’t answer when I knock, I try the door. Occasionally, I hit the jackpot and walk right in.
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Happy Memorial Day!

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April Is STD Awareness Month! Just Get Tested Already…!

5% off all STD Tests

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New Kershaw Knife

Kershaw Knife

My new knife.  Old one got lost.

kershaw knife

Kershaw Knife

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Cool Glow!

Save 10% on All Products

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HIV & STD Testing Online

Deluxe STD Panel

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Colbert Quote

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Brian Fairbrother Mentioned On NPR

A huge thanks goes out to Jeff Coleman for helping me with this MP3 file and hosting it on his server for everyone to hear.

At around 50 minutes-30 seconds, Brian gets a nice mention among national and local news.  Very groovy of them to do that for him and the world.

http://www.4groundmusic.org/YourTakeOnNews1.mp3

 

 

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Worst. Wipe. Ever.

We've tried various counter wipes and have settled on the Clorox ones.  They're perfect.  No lint residue, anti-bacterial, etc. (we have black counters and black washer/dryer).  Then I saw this at the store and thought I'd give it a try.  Huge mistake…it didn't clean the surface, but rather made it dirtier.  It smeared the dirt around more than wipe it up and left behind a TON of lint from the wipe.  Do *not* buy this product.

 

worst anti-bacterial wipe ever

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I Choo Choo Choose You!

I Choo Choo Choose YouEvery Valentine's Day or Anniversary, I love to use this as an expression of my love.  I usually have to find a graphic on the web or a youtube video, but now I can get a t-shirt with Ralphie's quest for love!  🙂  Comes in kid's, ladies', and men's sizes.

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Rare Bird Alert – Steve Martin, Paul McCartney & Banjos?


I watched Steve Martin on The Colbert Report the other day, as Steve promoted his second “bluegrass” album. They performed on Colbert’s show and the song was pretty good…but nothing that grabbed my attention enough to run to Amazon and buy the CD.

However, I just watched Steve Martin on David Letterman. Steve told Dave a story about emailing Paul McCartney asking him to sing a song on his new album and Paul agreed (as did the Dixie Chicks). That caught my attention a little more, but it wasn’t until Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers (from NC) sang an A capella song “Atheists Don’t Have No Songs” that made me finally go and buy the album. It gets here in a few days and I’ll give my opinion on the rest after I get a chance to hear the whole thing.

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Nose Hair

I couldn’t stop staring at the checkout guy’s wildly protruding nose hair. I fantasized that it was evil and that each strand attacked me. Then I thought that was trite. I mean, of course it would attack you. So I took a different point of view and fantasized that a bunch of kids fell into the water and each strand was able reach out and save all the children’s lives. I wanted to see what happened next, but the words “Is plastic ok?” knocked me out of my daydream.

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Taiwanese Boy, Lin Yu Chun, Sings Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” LIVE


taiwanese boy – Lin Yu Chun Sings Whitney Houston’s

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Underwear Goes Inside The Pants



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Remember Waking Up To This?

tv test pattern with sound
tv test pattern with sound
http://test-pattern.com/with-sound.htm

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Bush’s Last Day (Show Your Anticipation!)

You’ve gotta’ love the “Bush’s Last Day” throw pillow. I’m buying one for grandma!

bush sucks

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Bush’s Last Day!

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the west wing

i don’t praise a whole lot, because i’m bitter and jaded. just kidding…and you’re an awesome person for reading this! 🙂

i hate most tv shows, especially daytime tv, but i do find myself addicted to some of the cartoon shows like family guy, south park, and frisky dingo. i lose myself in them and i need that. with the exception of documentaries and a few select dramas, the rest is just crap for the empty masses. i especially detest shows that you have to keep watching every day or week to find out what happens next. give me closure, goddammit!

netflix, a dvd rental company, was a brilliant idea and i joined them in their infancy. this is where i discovered, among other brilliant dvd’s, “the west wing” tv series. i remembered aaron sorkin, the director and writer of “the west wing”, from a unique show that had a brief run called “sport’s night”. it was an eclectic show with excellent writing and a unique approach at directing, so when i saw his name on “the west wing” i gave it a whirl.

after watching a few episodes, i thought it was ok but nothing grabbed me. the first episode hit close to home (my pink one), but much immediately followed. since it was the winter of my discontent in seattle, i watched a few more episodes to give it one more chance. i’m glad i did. i’m so glad i did, that i’m going to give a praise that i don’t think i’ve given in over a decade…aaron sorkin is probably the greatest writer and director of the 21st century. the century’s just beginning, but he’s going to be hard to beat.

what a pleasure it was to watch the characters form and find their voices. i can’t help but wonder if others enjoyed watching that transpire as much as i did. then when the story development kicked in, i couldn’t stop watching. i had to make myself stop putting in the next dvd and get some sleep. absolutely brilliant.

then a strange thing happened around season four (or five?). i noticed that the passion had left, the characters became mundane and predictable, and the writing left me empty. i kept watching each episode, waiting for stella to get her groove back, but it never happened. i got up and went to the web to see if others were writing in their blogs about this and found out that sorkin had left and someone else had taken over. that’s how noticeably brilliant his writing and direction were.

he has a new show out, “studio 60”, but i’m not seeing his talent in this one yet. regardless, i strongly encourage anyone reading this to watch “the west wing” (up to when aaron leaves the show, of course 🙂 it’s very rare that i will buy a dvd, but i now own the entire west wing series.

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