Tuesday, November 30, 2004

The One Man Glam Band -- MCRORIE!!!!!!

Gotta give this guy some credit for coordination. He's quite a sight to take in!

Watch him perform for yourself...
http://www.mcrorie.ca/

Where do I find this stuff??


Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Twelve Great Gift Ideas

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Virgin Mary Appears Again!

Sheeesh! I'll never understand why people get all excited when they believe they see an image of the "Virgin Mary" appear in different places.

Over the years, she's appeared on trees, in the fog in windows, and my personal favorite, in a cinnamon bun! Now that I think about it, it was Mother Theresa in the cinnamon bun -- how they could tell the difference between the two beats me.

Now, this takes the cake...or, the cheese in this case:

Big Bucks for Grilled Virgin Mary
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/news/11232004_bb_grilledvirgin.html

What's worse...that she saved it for ten years? That she put it up for auction on eBay? Or, that an online casino bought it???

How can an image like this bolster people's faith in God? There's a serious spiritual disconnect with that thinking...in my opinion and understanding that is.

Forgive me if I step on any toes...if so, please comment and explain this to me.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

RESOURCE: Google Search Cheat Sheet

Check out this page to learn a couple new ways to refine your search:
http://www.google.com/help/cheatsheet.html

...and here are a few advanced techniques to master:
http://www.google.com/help/refinesearch.html

Now, go and practice!
http://Google.com

More Tony Pics

My brother just posted more interesting images -- three more pages -- from his current trip to India.

You'll see they don't wear any shoes when bowling --and the lanes break down after a few frames...

http://www.tonyherman.com/india_11_04-2.html

Click the links at the top or bottom of the pages to see the other pics.

I believe he did more than just bowling, well, he is eating a lot too. ;)

Get This Stuck In Your Head

File this bookmarkable presentation under, "Things That Get Stuck In Your Head."

WARNING: If you dislike or have general issues with llamas, please do not watch this video. Yes...it glorifies the friendly neighborhood llama.

http://home.karneval.cz/00000621/flash/thellamasong.swf
The file takes a few seconds to load -- even on broadband.

(Oh, and it's funny too)

Monday, November 15, 2004

VIDEO: Battle for Fallujah

This raw battle video footage from Fallujah is pretty intense!



Britney's guide to Semiconductor Physics

What??!!

http://www.britneyspears.ac/lasers.htm

Now the logical survey question: This is extremely...

a). Stupid
b). Creative
c). Cool
d). Messed-up
e). Something else (write-in vote)

Answer by making a comment. Thank you.

Oh, my vote? S-to-the-T-to-the-UPID.

Chronic

After the week I just went through, including a diffuclt weekend, I want to go over this again so people understand that I'm not "better" yet.

chron·ic Pronunciation: 'krä-nik
1 a : marked by long duration or frequent recurrence : not acute b : suffering from a chronic disease 2 a : always present or encountered; especially : constantly vexing, weakening, or troubling b : being such habitually

I have people coming up to me each week asking how I'm doing and are surprised when they hear that I still have a lot of pain to deal with every day and night. Fibromyalgia is chronic, and there's no cure. That's the way it is. I wake-up every day and I do my best to make the most of what hand I'm dealt, no matter what other people believe about my health situation.

It's taking a lot of time, but I'm slowly getting better at not letting what other people think affect me and my day. I have a lifetime ahead of me to learn to get it right.

Thanks for listening.


Friday, November 12, 2004

Kerry Election Conspiracies Debunked

All of the "bunk" is quickly debunked here in this New York Times article (of all places!):

Vote Fraud Theories, Spread by Blogs, Are Quickly Buried
http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20041112/ZNYT02/411120744

I used this link so you won't have to be a registered user of the NYT website in order to read the article (that's nice of me -- think of BFS as the thoughtful blog).

If Your Dug a Hole to the Opposite Side of the World...

...that's where you'd find my brother, Tony. He arrived in Chennai, India yesterday, and will be there until he gets back home on the 22nd.

He's doing some more hiring, for another programmer, for his web development company, Webstix. He'll be doing some training as well.

I just thought all of you would want to know that.

Wendy's Grill Training Video, Circa 1987?

Sad. Hilarious. Painful. Retro. All at the same time.

Like a trainwreck:

http://www.5minutesonline.com/quicktime/grillskill.html

GAME: Gold Miner

I've been telling people about this game, and everyone's getting hooked (pun intended...you'll see):

Gold Miner
http://soyouwanna.gamerival.com/index.cfm?game=23E94579

Crazy Illusion!

Check this out. It's nothing until you click on the "Download Video" link midway down the page:

http://www.grand-illusions.com/dragon.htm

Very ingenious!

(Found on: TastyLog)

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Fibro Sucks

This whole week has been very painful for me. Fibromyalgia is especially difficult around the time of year when the weather gets cold...the body mimics having a really bad flu, and every, EVERY major and minor muscle group is full of pain.

I tried to rest and then come into work today, but I can't concentrate at all now that I'm here. Time to head home and call it a day. I just have to decide if I want to take more vacation time or chalk it up to FMLA time (unpaid).

It's too painful to hold my neck up today. Gotta get home and see if I can rest enough to give myself a shot at working tomorrow.

Trying to make the best of all this today, but not doing too good of a job. (grumble.grumble...)

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

The Election May Be Over

...but this will go down in history as The Ultimate John Kerry Ad!

http://johnkerryads.websiteanimal.com/

Too good. Brings a tear or two to my eyes. Beautiful.

The 2004 Election by County



There's an awful lot of red in this image & it's interesting how the votes fell.

Your thots?

RESOURCE: Photoshop Goodies

Fairly often, I'll be linking to some of the best o' the best resources on the Web today. Hopefully, I'll grow a reputation with my readers that will force them to click on anything I link to, because, I "never steer you wrong."

If you're into working with Adobe Photoshop, here's a super-dooper resource to bookmark:

HowieZine
http://www.designbureauofamerika.com/howiezine%5Fsite/

Don't Think Too Hard About These...

Bumper-sticker type material here...long bumper stickers that would wrap around your car once or twice that is:

-- Is it my imagination or do buffalo wings taste like chicken?
-- When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to look like a nail.
-- The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.
-- Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.
-- I don't suffer from stress. I'm a carrier.
-- I planted some bird seed. A bird came up. Now I don't know what to feed it.
-- Is it possible to be totally partial?
-- Someday we'll look back on all this and plow into a parked car.
-- It’s not an optical illusion--it just looks like one.
-- If swimming is good for your figure, how do you explain whales?

This Is My First Post

Good, now that we have that out of the way, I can get on with posting fer real.