Monthly Archives: March 2009
From the Earth Hour site:
YOUR LIGHT SWITCH IS YOUR VOTE
This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and global warming.
For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.
This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is the chance for the people of the world to make their voice heard.
Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness.
In 2009, Earth Hour is being taken to the next level, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you’re from, but instead, what planet you’re from. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community. A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday.
We all have a vote, and every single vote counts. Together we can take control of the future of our planet, for future generations.
VOTE EARTH by simply switching off your lights for one hour, and join the world for Earth Hour.
Saturday, March 28, 8:30-9:30pm.
I personally am not much of a shoe person. If you looked at my shoes, you’d see that. I wear a pair until I wear out the sole and it starts to come apart. But I know some of you out there love shoes… so I thought I do my thursday thirteen on 13 weird shoes.
So any takers? LOL.
A lot has been going on lately, and the first article I’m posting is an interesting story that Science News has put up about reading a mind’s memories by looking at patterns on brain scans.
For those interested in cars, ScienceDaily also wants you to read about the flying car that took to the skies in its first test flight on March 5th.
Not exactly sure what this means in the big picture of things, but here’s an article about artificial genetics and the new type of DNA that has 12 chemical letters instead of 4.
Compromising Positions releases today!
Falling in love is the last thing on his busy agenda…but compromising positions can lead just about anywhere.
David Strong knows how to do a lot of things—run an international fitness company, finesse stock portfolios and stay out of emotional entanglements. That is, until he gets tangled up with Sophie Delfino and her Sensational Sex workout. He’s supposed to help her demonstrate Kama Sutra positions for her couples’ yoga class. The rigorous postures require more than just physical control. And his co-instructor unexpectedly tests his control to the limit.
Sophie’s been fantasizing about David since her teens, but she never dreamed she’d actually be expected to run through her intimate desires—with an audience! The class is very professional, tame even—or it would be, if she’d been in any of the positions before. But she hasn’t—except in her wildest fantasies about David. Sophie knows she wants David in every way, and she’s flexible enough to use whatever she has to get him.
David can’t afford any unexpected distractions. Besides the sensual positions he has to endure without embarrassing himself in public, there’s an embezzler stealing from his company. And then there’s Sophie—who is well on her way to stealing his well-guarded heart.
Warning: This is one exercise program you won’t need to consult your doctor before beginning…unless he’s hot and available for house calls. The Kama Sutra isn’t for the prudish or faint of heart, and neither is this story.
In a world where fonts are people, Times New Roman is king. My favourite is Wingdings, who is annoying and talks in gibberish. It is one of College Humor’s original videos and is a good one. This was posted on RD and I thought it was hilarious so I had to pass it on. Check it out:
Sorry but this week’s thursday thirteen has been cancelled. In the meantime, here is one of my fave songs to listen to:
We lost a close friend this week, someone who even though she wasn’t related by blood was still family. This song makes me think… of all those things I’ve taken for granted and just what I’d do if it was my last day.
It’s wednesday, and that means Science. I’m a self-proclaimed geek, I admit it. But I always find ideas to write in these things.
First up this week, a mini dinosaur was discovered by Canadian scientists. Hesperonychus is currently the smallest dinosaur known from North America, about half the size of a domestic cat and most likely hunted and ate whatever it could considering its size.
Also in the news of forensics, a new method has been developed to date time of death of a corpse that had not occurred under controlled natural conditions.
In the news of electronics (or spies hehe), a new flexible wireless ultra-thin chip was developed, that can be embedded for weable electronics.
The last article of the week has to do with the treatment of peanut allergies that has shown promise. This has been a big thing lately on the news so I thought I’d post a link here to a little information on this treatment.
13 of my most vivid memories from childhood:
1. The green carpet. At the old house on Government Road, we had green carpet. I had a small case someone gave me full of little beads to make necklaces with and without fail, I would always drop them all… spilling them everywhere and do you think we could ever find them all? oh no.
2. Learning about gravity. I used to jump up and try to stay in the air. I was little and weird… and stubborn.
3. Our cat Puss-Puss (sshhhh peanut gallery! LOL) who had kittens but one batch it didn’t go well and my dad had to help her out. They were in the bathroom I believe…
4. Mixing toothpaste and water in my little plastic toy bowls because I was convinced it was some cure all. I used to hide the dishes in this plastic Sesame Street oven.
5. A storm blew a nest of barnswallows onto the lawn. My dad didn’t realize it when he was cutting the lawn. Luckily he found one and he brought it in for us to take care of. She slept in a box in my room the first night. I remember the next morning, being so excited that I woke early and took her out to play with her and how she messed my nice blankets. But I remember cutting up worms and grasshoppers and feeding them to her and getting her to drink with an eyedropper. When she started to fly, she’d go from shoulder to shoulder. Then we painted one summer. Though we kept the cage outside during the day, only bringing her in at night, she got sick.
6. I remember not being able to sleep at the hospital. My mom would always be in the playroom sleeping and one night, I didn’t know where she was so I started wandering the halls. I got caught of course and the nurse gave me a stern lecture about staying in bed.
I never listened.
7. The bright pink wheelchair when I left the hospital in grade one for the hip surgery where they pinned my hip in place. That chair had a broken wheel and kept going into the wall. My dad bought me my first frozen yogurt from the cafeteria. It was raspberry… Mmmm. I had to stay off my leg for the whole summer… I refused to use the walker or the sling to keep my leg up. I’d hop on one foot where ever I had to (parents swear to it that I jumped faster than my brother ran… but he was younger so eh.)
8. The train ride. Very first one headed to Northbay to get my tonsils out. I had Michaelangelo the orange teenage mutant ninja turtle with me. My one toy.
9. Waking up and wandering the halls at the hospital a bit after I got my tonsils out and went to the playroom to look at hte toys while eating a banana popsicle (not sure where I got that…)
10. For one of the surgeries, I’m thinking for my leg but not sure, I remember playing with this water toy maze game right before they were about to wheel me into the surgery room… and then going in there and seeing the doctors and the sharp utensils and freaking.
11. Turning toonies into a little plasticine alien with antennae and googly eyes and giving them to my brother from the ‘toothfairy’. I was almost caught once when my mother was going up stairs to put money under his pillow. hehe.
12. My first cake I made. Oh it was a horrible mess. My brother and I wanted to make an anniversary cake for my parents. It was supposed to be a chocolate cake. My aunt got my parents out of the house so the two of us went about doing this. Well… the cake was lumpy and turned out puddingish… and… the icing was… thin and watery. We tried to disguise our failure by placing blueberries on it. hahaha… they rolled off.
13. One last memory is camping. Every September at the Barrie Automotive Fleamarket. My parents go every year because my dad gets parts there for his projects. I remember the donkey… at 5am every morning. And how my favourite song was the purple people eater. Good times of bonfires and such.