Monday, January 28, 2008

The Blogs I Actually Read Part 1

These are just some of the blogs I feel deserve a mention and their creators deserve a pat on the back.

From the Crafting Community :

Some Interesting Blogs :

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Getting the Most from Your Martial Arts

These are the four genuine characters of Kung Fu philosophy. It is not about how adequate you are at administering pain. It is not about being the tough guy/girl. It is about respect, dignity, courage, fairness and honesty. All of the original Martial Arts were founded on the same principles. That is to improve the well being of the mind, body and spirit in synchronization. For the excessively overweight or anyone, whether it be man, woman or child who has health issues, it is generally wise to consult a physician before joining activities such as these. For many people, it is better to get in better physical shape first with other less cardio activities like Yoga before attempting the Martial Arts of any kind. The arts build not only muscle tone but self confidence and unlike most other exercises they are used as a self defense practice as well. Kung Fu teaches balance of your entire self. It is best used in a contemplative way… learning how to apply the principles to all areas of your life. Contrary to popular belief, Kung Fu does NOT interfere with your religion of choice, nor do the instructors, ( at least in the US ), make any attempt to coerce you in any spiritual direction whatsoever. If you encounter one who uses tactics like this, it is better to continue your program elsewhere. Kung Fu is one of the most sought after teachings of all the Martial Arts and with good reason. Apply it properly and you will enjoy a lifetime of benefits from what you have learned. :)
There are a good many e books on the market which relate to this subject but most of them are nor free for the taking. Here's a link to a book called " Grappling ". If you find this information usefull there is link where you can sign up to receive a sequence to it. I am fairly certain that any subsequent books after that will require payment as this guy IS an expert in his field.

Monday, January 7, 2008

I Love my Emails, Part 4, Presidential Election

I thought this was so funny...

Well, I have my own candidate; and I'm sure that once you know who I'm voting for, you will also agree. For those of you who would like another choice for President, I have the best solution: It is probably time we have a woman as President My choice, and I hope yours as well, is a very special lady who has all the answers to our problems. PLEASE give it a thought when you have a moment...


Very eloquently put...........don't you think? Maxine on "Driver Safety" "I can't use the cell phone in the car. I have to keep my hands free for making gestures. ".......Maxine on "Housework" "I do my housework in the nude. It gives me an incentive to clean the mirrors as quickly as possible."
Maxine on "Lawn Care" "The key to a nice-looking lawn is a good mower. I recommend one who is muscular and shirtless." Maxine on "The Perfect Man" "All I'm looking for is a guy who'll do what I want, when I want, for as long as I want, and th en go away. Or wait nearby, like a Dust Buster, charged up and ready when needed."
Maxine on "Aging" "Take every birthday with a grain of salt. This works much better if the salt accompanies a Margarita."

"I'm telling you ... she's the perfect candidate."

The trouble with bucket seats are that not everybody has the same size bucket.To err is human, to forgive: highly unlikely. Do you realize that in about 40 years, we'll have millions of old ladies running around with tattoos and pierced navels ? (Now that's scary!)
Money can't buy happiness--but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than a Kia.After a certain age, if you don't wake up aching may be dead.
If you don't forward this to ten of your friends within the next five minutes, nothing will happen..but you'll rob them of some much-needed laughter. There's no one better for the job.MAXINE HAS MY VOTE