Friday, November 30, 2007

Me, in my golden years

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Need to pee in England?

"SatLav,"~~ is a toilet-finding service to help people caught short in central London.
Thursday, Westminster City Council launched a new mobile phone text message service that will guide Londoners and tourists to their nearest public lavatory.
Anyone who sends the word "Toilet" to 80097 will receive a reply giving details of their nearest public convenience.

The service is available across the Westminster, an area that includes many of the capital's most popular sights, such as Big Ben, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace.
Unlike in-car devices that rely on satellites to pinpoint someone's location, the SatLav uses mobile phone technology.
All that comes at a price, however. Rather than spending a penny, people will be charged 25 pence ($0.52) per text.~~

I must say that is a good idea. Having a pretty good bladder myself, the thing I frantically search for the most these days, is a short cashier line. Maybe I could dream up a money making idea to help aggravated shoppers. A shooter bar in the Zellers isle? I dunno....

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Taser Talk

~~After seeing footage of the Taser incident at the Vancouver airport that resulted in the death of a Polish man, Yarmouth County resident Arnold d’Eon says he felt compelled to do something.
What he did was put together a steel cross in memory of Robert Dziekanski – the man whose death intensified the debate over the use of Tasers – and others who died after the device was used on them. The cross is located on land d’Eon owns in Middle West Pubnico. ~~
I read the following article regarding tasers ..
~~You're probably not going to read too many newspaper headlines crediting Tasers with saving the life of a police officer or the life of a suspect who might have been felled with a deadly bullet had he not been halted with an electrical charge from a device used by about 11,000 agencies in 44 countries.
That's partially because of the way the media works, but it's mostly because you can't actually prove those life-saving events occurred as a direct result of a Taser and that they would not have occurred in its absence. And even if you could, you certainly couldn't prove that pepper spray or a baton wouldn't have proven just as effective as a Taser at detaining someone or diffusing a situation.
Tasers shouldn't be the last resort on a police officer's use of force continuum, but they shouldn't be the first resort either. Tasers should not be used by default. They should be used sparingly and only after other methods with less potential for serious consequences, like batons and pepper spray, are employed without effect.
Police officers need to understand there may be fatal consequences if they use a Taser and then be empowered to use them when necessary, according to their training, their judgment and their conscience.~~


A story from ROME - A rooster crowing at the break of dawn has earned his owner a 200 euro ($295) fine in an Italian court after neighbors complained it was waking them up too early.
The rooster's owner will likely appeal the sentence, supported by the local Farmers' Association, on the grounds that he needs at least one rooster to breed chickens.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Country or City?

Remember the tale of the 2 and city. Well today they have a tale of the 2 breasts... country breasts or city breasts? Yes, we country women have less dense breasts than our "buds" in the city. And denser breasts mean higher chances of breast cancer. Could it be because us country gals are braless in nightgowns at the clothesline.... while our city chicks are at the laundrymats in heels and push-up bras?

I can only imagine the amount of men who applied for this job interview.....

Ejaculation Changes...Prostatectomy

To the hostess and her questions........
Prostatectomy causes the seminal fluid containing the sperm cells to move backwards, into the bladder instead of the urethra. This reverse path, called retrograde ejaculation, is the result of damage to the muscle at the neck of the bladder, a consequence of surgery.
The bladder muscle normally blocks the entrance to the bladder, causing the semen to enter the urethra at the base of the penis.
When this muscle is damaged, the semen takes the path of least resistance and enters the bladder, where the fluid is expelled with the urine.
This may make urine to look cloudy when next passed, but it is not harmful in any way.
Men after prostatectomy are usually sterile (unable to father children) because the semen and its load of sperm cells is not ejaculated through the penis to the outside. Being sterile is not the same as being impotent.
After prostatectomy, a small percentage of men are unable to have an erection and will experience impotence. For most men, however, the ability to have sexual intercourse and orgasm will remain relatively unchanged.
Retrograde ejaculation may require getting used to, but orgasm should remain a pleasurable experience. In men who experience retrograde ejaculation, the seminal fluid is not ejaculated to the outside during orgasm, so the ejaculation is dry.
To my friends over 40, and single and looking..... you may consider the hospital recovery room a good and safe place to meet a man. All we women are looking for is someone kind, and fun to be with..... is that too much to ask of a millionaire.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

MS Explorer

~~The MS Explorer, a Canadian-operated cruiser built in 1969 as a pioneer among rugged go-anywhere tourist ships that plied waters from the Amazon to the Arctic and Antarctic circles, struck ice Friday, took on water and dipped beneath the waves more than 15 hours later.~~
Loverboy and I watched a documentary of the Explorer the day before the sinking. All 91 were rescued.

~~Susan Hayes of G.A.P. Adventures of Toronto, which runs environmentally oriented excursions and owns the stricken MS Explorer, said all passengers were accounted for and doing well.
She said the ship's 91 passengers hailed from more than a dozen nations, including 24 Britons, 17 Dutch, 14 Americans, 12 Canadians and 10 Australians. The ship also carried nine expedition staff members and a crew of 54.
The Explorer was on a 19-day circuit of Antarctica and the Falkland Islands, letting passengers observe penguins, whales and other wildlife.~~

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Oh..... Can it!

It's a new product. Pancake batter in a can. (Similar to a whipped cream can). Pressurized, and shake it up and you can squirt out 8 pancakes. And .... US goverment says they are gonna label it as organic. Yep, that is not a typo. I am in awe! .... organic, they say?

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

They're here....

Yes, the dreaded Dept. of Health were by today for another wonderful licensing visit. Only stayed 2 and a half hours. I was my extremely pleasant self. they couldn't really find anything wrong. When they commented about refrigerator temps recordings, I had my say, and told them they were lucky we recorded the temp once a day, and i wasn't about to scold staff for forgetting the second recording. We have much more to do than that, and I don't even think that its the dept responsibility.Agricuture & fisheries'.... yes. Before they left I also went on to rant about a home, unlicensed, paying $100 cash for 24 hours work. No worker's comp, licensing regulations, staffing guidelines, agriculture and fisheries guidelines, fire marshal guidelines, courses to take, etc....... Ohhhh, the pressure does rise.

But it all went well.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

"Hostess with the Mostess"?

I think I lost my title last night. Had a few gin and Tonic before supper and forgot to mix in my special dressing into the salad before serving it. Not a wonder it tasted like rabbit food. Ha Ha! Oh well, excused myself and blamed it on the drinks.

Had a nice time, Loverboy & I, Dr & Mrs L, Dr Cinnamon girl, LaLa & the Kisser, and Mr & Mrs J.

Rabbit & Rappie pies were served last night, and also today for dinner, and also today for supper.
The conversation was of a wide variety, from golf to government to Hitler to lobsters to my menstrual cup. ( Which holds 2 oz... for those thinking of using it to mix drinks!) and I am the one who said I am too private to be on FacebooK ? Pretty bad joke, I'd say.

I learned about a tunnel in Norway .. maybe the The Lærdal Tunnel ? (Not certain though.)~~ between the Bergen area and Eastern Norway, including Oslo, and is especially significant for winter traffic, when the high mountain passes are closed, or subject to closing, because of snow. The mountains above the tunnel reach elevations up to 1809 meters (5935 feet), and the breathtaking high-mountain road between Aurland and Lærdal, the so-called Snow Road, is open only for a few months during the summer. This tunnel is not only the world's longest, 24.5 km ( 15.2 miles), but also the world's most uniquely constructed tunnel with exceptional security features. High air quality in the tunnel is achieved in two ways, by ventilation and purification. Large fans draw air in from both entrances, and polluted air is expelled through the ventilation tunnel to Tynjadalen. The Lærdal Tunnel is the first in the world to be equipped with an air treatment plant, located in a 100-meter (328 feet) cavern 9.5 km (5.9 miles) from Aurland, that removes both dust and nitrogen dioxide from the tunnel air. Two large fans draw air through the treatment plant, where dust and soot are removed by an electrostatic filter. Then the air is drawn through a large carbon filter which removes the nitrogen dioxide. ~~Pretty cool eh?

Cinnamon flavored milk would have topped off the night.... but that will be for next time.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Ding, dong..... avon not calling

Avon ladies are known to be friendly. I mean, who can hate the Avon lady ? She comes armed with lipstick samples, and brochures, now selling everything from deodorant to cream cologne to thong underwear to Pilate's DVDs.

Well, I had it with the friendly, smiling Avon Lady. It wasn't her personality, but things just weren't working out with the busy woman. I actually fired her this week. Told her to come get her money and to not return. Campaign 24 will be our last... We are done with her and her products. We will find another way to get the Skin-so-soft bubble bath.

I feel sort of bad, and I hope God doesn't punish me for firing a sweet honest-y woman. I don't care if heaven only has Avon products, as it's only their deodorant I use, and I'll only need that in the hotter place. All my friends will be in the hotter place, and Lady Di will surely be there, and she'll have her 12 lb cosmetic bag with her, so I'll borrow.

There, now I feel better....

Monday, November 12, 2007

These are a few of my favorite things....

Been a while since I blogged. Turned 44 years young today. I thought I would do a list of my favorite things....

VIM bathroom cleaner... is a heck of a product. Your tub will be looking like new with no effort. $3.99-$4.49 price range and co-op often has coupons hanging there. I cannot live without it. .... is a wonder website of practical savings. Easy to use, and coupons you select are mailed to you immediately. Even have coupons for Tide.

TIDE ..... like Martha Stewart would say, "it's a beautiful thing". .... this should be kept in everyone's favorites. Easy to use postal code lookup for us Canadians. Nice to have when sending those Christmas cards.

Menstrual Cup .... yes, here I go again about my wonderful menstrual cup. I will travel the earth and convert all the menstruating women to try it and save the planet. Maybe Oprah will sponsor my voyage. Ha Ha.

Soothing Sounds Alarm Clock ..... my newest purchase. Projects the time on the ceiling or wall, which doesn't matter to us vision impaired people, ( I could likely use a braille clock) but it does have a selection of six "nature sounds". My favorite sounds are thunder, and of course rain. Has a timer too, so you can listen to a downpour for up to an hour. I set it for 15 minutes, and have yet to hear it end. I'll keep using the rain setting until I dream of Noah's ark.

Dragon's Den .... a TV show depicting inventive, and sometimes stupid people, looking for investors to their ideas. Some are really good, and others, well you know.... It's on CNN I think.

Lestoil .... awesome on stains. I put it directly on the stain, toss it in the hamper, and wash it days later. Like magic. It's so easy when you use Lestoil.

Black Bic Pens .... anyone who knows me "well", knows that this is my pen of preference. The old fashion kind, six sided tube, that doesn't roll off your desk, and always writes so nice.

Chenille ..... what else can I say. Soft.

Tanqueray Gin .... what else can I say. Smooth.

Staples stapler ..... nicest stapler ever. Proud to own it.

Suckers ..... no, not the kind you meet every day, I mean the kind Kojak always sucked on. I am a sucker for suckers. I don't like lemon though. I don't like lemon anything. It's too Mr. Cleanish.

Maple .... the trees are nice, but the flavour is better. Maple suckers aren't too shabby either.

Fa ..... bubble bath. I love the blue one. Always welcomed in my tub.

Chronicle herald ..... need it to start my day.

Ice cube Bags ..... they are made in Denmark, and Walmart sells them . They look like those scubs , pour water in the bag and freeze. These babies can be separated and shaken apart in the bag itself. The Scubs do have a similar one out, but don't fall for it, they aren't as good as the ones from Denmark. Love it.

EBay ... the world's largest marketplace. (Where you can turn a red paper clip into a house. ) I love to buy, and to sell on eBay.

Yellow roses ... cats .... watching my kids sleep pekoe tea .... rainy days .... kissing ..... the smell of bread baking .... homemade cards ...sheets on the line ... the sound of the ocean .... flying kites ... babies under 3 months that sleep on you ... groceries in a paper bag .... holding hands ..................~~