The insight of a woman who is fumbling through this big, old world in search of her own quiet destiny.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Foxes at city zoo won't be put down
Doctor says boy to get rabies shots after bite on finger
If the child does go through with the shots, "there would be no reason to euthanize the foxes," he said.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
I Never Leave Home Without It...
Fun Monday is here once again! Our host for this week is Candid Karina who asks us... What is it that we can't leave the house without.
My beloved cell phone... it's the only thing I truly feel naked without! I am not one of these people who has the phone glued to their ear. It's just I love knowing that it's there in case of an emergency. Plus, my phone has a Tip Calculator... so I don't have to figure out the tip after dinner. HEY, I'm a designer, not a mathematician!!!
And last, but not least... my Pepperspray. I have resorted to carrying this on my keychain since this summer when there was a serial killer roaming around the city of Lansing (close to my neighborhood) killing women who live alone. Thankfully they caught him... but the Pepperspray has stuck with me.
Friday, October 26, 2007
Nice Job, Mom...
I have never been more angry... this small, city zoo is only a couple of blocks from my house... and this story sickens my heart.
Potter Park Zoo arctic foxes may be destroyed
Potter Park Zoo’s arctic foxes may have to be killed because a boy entered their enclosure and one of them nipped his finger.
The 10-year-old boy was bitten last Saturday, zoo director Gerry Brady said.
Brady said the boy’s mother doesn’t want him to have to undergo a series of rabies shots, so the foxes may have to be killed. Autopsy is the only way to determine whether an animal carries the rabies virus.
Brady said it’s impossible to tell which of the foxes nipped the boy, but that all of the animals have been vaccinated.“They’re very healthy,” Brady said.
Dr. Dean Sienko, medical director of the Ingham County Health Department, is expected to decide this afternoon whether the foxes will live or die.
What in the hell is wrong with this mother?!?!?
First of all, HELLO... watch your child. How could this boy have that much unsupervised time to get into the "well-fenced" enclosure? It's a zoo... that's why they have the animals in cages and fenced-in areas. It's not like these wild animals broke out and attacked him.
And yes, your son got "nipped"... yet I think a few shots won't be SO traumatic for him that it justifies destroying several innocent animals.
Perhaps having this boy go through the series of shots might teach him that there are sometimes consequences when you do something wrong.
Gee, on second thought... NO, let's just put down several beautiful animals so he can go through life thinking he can do whatever he feels like without realizing the affect it has on others.
BRILLIANT child-rearing, you dingbat!
Taking a Stand...
I’ve never been a big fan of Maria Shriver.
Aside from the fact that at times she looks like Skeletor, her harshness as a reporter, and shrill voice has always turned me off.
But I have a newfound respect for her.
She has decided not to come back to TV news. Why? The final straw was the media circus surrounding Anna Nicole Smith's drug overdose death last February.
"It was then that I knew that the TV news business had changed and so had I," Shriver said. "I called NBC News and told them I'm not coming back."
I think it’s about time someone has stood up and said enough is enough. We no longer have the news reported to us… the TV networks and various news channels feel as if it’s a sense of duty to “entertain” us.
Remember when there was only one half hour of news? All of us gathered around the TV as Walter Cronkite eloquently gave us the IMPORTANT news of the day from around the world, stating only the facts. I sure miss those days.
So my hat’s off to Maria Shriver… will it really make a difference, probably not. But it is nice to know that everyone in the public eye hasn’t lost their professional morals.
Good Night, and Good Luck.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
For the past few years... I have had a bit of a problem with congestion, runny nose and watery eyes every fall when I start up my furnace. It is usually horrible early in the season and lingers throughout the winter months. I have had the furnace and air ducts cleaned... but nothing seems to make a difference.
So this year, I decided to try something new. I broke down and bought the Ionic Pro Turbo Air Purifier... and trust me, it is as cool as it sounds!! I only have had it a couple of days... but I think it is really making a difference.
Here's the scoop on this incredible device...
Eliminate offensive odors and trap airborne allergens from pollen, pets, smoke, paint and the like with the Ionic Pro Turbo Air Purifier. This unit is 3 times more effective than the leading silent air purifier.Your home will be fresh and clean-smelling as the Pro silently circulates air. Ergonomically designed with innovative technology, it's also energy efficient and as always, very affordable.
This new next generation air purifier silently cleans, purifies, sanitizes, and removes odors and pollution from the air in your home. The Ionic Pro Turbo's all new patented design removes airborne dirt, dust, pollen, pet dander, and even germs and viruses quickly and effectively. In an independent laboratory test, the Ionic Pro Turbo captured 99.9% of the airborne viruses and bacteria in its standard test room in less than an hour! The Ionic Pro Turbo is affordable, easy to use and inexpensive to operate. Energy usage is low only pennies a day to operate. And, the Ionic Pro Turbo does not have costly filters to replace. Scientific tests prove the Ionic Pro Turbo is the most effective and efficient silent air purifier on the market today and at half the price of the competition. Made by Ionic Pro, LLC
People... this thing doesn't make a sound!! I put my ear up to it and I couldn't even hear a hum!! I thought that maybe it wasn't working... but sure enough, air was streaming out of it. The owner's manual says that it uses the same amount of energy as a nightlight. I honestly don't know how this thing exactly works... but if I can breathe... I don't care if there are tiny kittens in there running the thing!!! I CAN BREATHE!!! Ahhhh....
Friday, October 12, 2007
The Results Are In...
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
It keeps getting in the way.
Sorry, I have been delinquent on posting. But there have been some things going on that have taken precedence.
I have been taking care of my best friend... she had surgery on Friday. It's a long story, but she has been through a horrible hospital experience. I am trying to be strong for her... be there for her. So between focusing my attention on her needs and trying to fit in work in-between... I haven't been able to post... or feel up to being creative enough to post anything interesting.
As for my best friend, I continue to tell myself that she is going to be just fine... in my mind, there is no other option.
All I can say is... ladies, get your mammograms. Men, make sure the women you love get their mammograms.
And most importantly.... hold the ones you love... even closer.
Thursday, October 04, 2007
If any of you have seen and enjoyed the movie "Big Fish" with Ewan McGregor...
you will love the show "Pushing Daisies"!!
It has the same whimsical feel, using the elements of color and narration in a
Check it out!!
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Monday, October 01, 2007
This Little Piggy...