Saturday, June 28, 2008

Random Blog Visit 1

I'm trying a little experiment here. If you have a blog on, like I do, you've seen the little widget blogger sign in. I'm clicking on random sites that appear there and commenting on the more intersting ones I find.

For The Love of Herbs is "For beginners and established enthusiasts alike to share our passion and understanding of herbs." The site belongs to Wendy Evensen Stokesdale of North Carolina, who's currently working on a book of the same title. The blog has a fresh, attractive look and features recipes like Tilapia with Lemon Herb Zucchini and Garlic Cheddar Chicken. There's something there for everyone; I'm sure even Deathlok and my husband would chow down the Quick and Easy Herb and Cheese Oven Fries! All recipes are illustrated by mouth-watering photos. in addition to her recipes, Ms. Evensen shares
expert herb gardening information as well. If you're interested in herbs or just looking for a new resource for recipes, be sure to check this one out soon.

The Only Good Use for a Yankee Cap

This weekend marks the last Subway Series to be played at Shea Stadium, so it only seemed appropriate to share an image that one of my husband's former co-workers sent along to him.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Global Warming = Security Risk

Yesterday intelligence officials reported to a congressional committee regarding the links between global warming and potential increased political unrest and terrorism. It makes sense to me. We only have one planet, and we need to share it with everyone else living here.

You can download Dr. Thomas Fingar's report here:

Related news stories:
New York Times

National Public Radio

Another interesting article:
Reports: Energy Thirst Still Topping Climate Risks

Sunday, June 22, 2008

I Knew it!!!
So all this time and effort I've been spending on a Masters Degree in Information Systems Management has been a terrific waste! Great!

You Should Get a JD (Juris Doctor)

You're logical, driven, and ruthless.
You'd make a mighty fine lawyer.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

You Tube Goes Indie

If you're tiring of You Tube's usual fare of dancing toddlers, inane teenage pranksters, Star Wars parodies, and homemade political campaign commercials then it's newest offering "The Screening Room" might be what you're looking for.

"The Screening Room" presents independent short films from all over the world to internet users. Every 2 weeks 4 new short films are added. It's like a mini-film festival. So far I've only watched one, very charming Danish animated film called "The Danish Poet" narrated by Liv Ullman. Other films introduced this week include "Love and War" a Swedish production billed as "the world's first animated opera," and "Are You the Favorite Person of Anybody?" featuring John C. Reilly asking passersby that intriguing question.

For more info:

No More Bottled Water!!!

Did you know:

  • Production of bottled water in the U.S. requires roughly more than 17 million barrels of oil!

  • More energy is then needed to trasport those bottles from the bottling plant to warehouses and stores.

  • Municipal water takes only the energy needed to pump the water to our homes.

No, I didn't make this up; these facts are according to the Pacific Institute. And a very easy way to reduce your carbon footrprint is to just say "No" to bottled water.

  • Is the quality of your tap water not very good? Install a water filter on your tap with the money you'll save from not buying bottled water.

  • Do you need to take water with you on the go? Drink from reusable metal or glass containers when travelling.

  • Urge your favorite restaurants to stop offering bottled water.

For more info visit the Sierra Club's Website.

Get the Sierra Club Bottled Water brochure.

Visit the Pacific Institute's Website.

For more info on the world's water situation go to

Monday, June 16, 2008

Who Says Great Minds Don't Think Alike?

Token Asian recently posted this article on her site.

Watch This Movie NOW

I'm really ashamed to say that it took me this long to finally see "An Inconvenient Truth." But I did seeit, and I'm urging you to see it, if you haven't already -- especially if you have children. Put this DVD at the top of your Netflix list or better yet, buy it.
It's important. We can't wait around to save the planet.

Also please visit these sites:

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Well I did it!

I entered the Strawberry fun run/walk at Syracuse University's Strawberry Festival yesterday. Unlike most of the University's events that are targetted at students, the Strawberry Festival is for faculty and staff. The big draw is the strawberry shortcakes and sundaes, but there are other events going on in conjunction with it. I participated in fun run/walk. I, of course, doing the walking, not the running. Unfortunately the temperature was around 77 degrees with close to 100% humidity. Yuck. I did however, finish the two mile walk. My time was 35:49. That's a little on the slow side for me; I can usually walk a mile at a little under 15 minutes. I blame my slower time on the humidity, and the gravel path on the second half of the course. I also wasn't the last person to finish. There were a bunch of folks who finished after I did.

I'm also making good progress on my diet, too. I didn't partake of the goodies at the strawberry festival. And so far I've lost 7 pounds. I told myself that I wasn't buying any new clothes until I lost some weight so, I went earlier today online and bought $50 in new summer stuff!