Friday, April 18, 2008

Oh Crap

Every now and then I like to mess araound with some differrent site builders and come up with an article that is too lengthy for a blog post. Bravehost is pretty cool, although some of their templates are a bit tricky. Remember to stick to a suitable font for any given template or you may wind up with some problems as can be seen in the Phone Zone. The first one I did in Bravenet didn't turn out all that bad as far as viewable goes and that's the one I wanted to discuss here.

I consider myself to be a fairly observant person and cannot help commenting on the kinds of things people are hung up on. The main one I noticed ever since I was a child is the bathroom or potty area of the home. Seems we have to assess every conceivable element of this particular room, from the decor to the brand of tissue. So, go amuse yourself with a read about America's obsession with the throne. :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I Love my Emails Part 7

I love Jennie. She's very inteligent and compassionate and knows just exactly the sort of info that needs to be passed around. You can find some of her craft work by visiting the link above. Since she was so adamant about keeping this particular email in circulation, I thought it appropriate to blog it. Here it is FYI...

I will continue to forward this every time it comes around! STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters.... S.T.R.

My nurse friend sent this and encouraged me to post it and spread the word. I agree. If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks. Seriously.. Please read: STROKE IDENTIFICATION: During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) .....she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00 pm Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don't die.... they end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead. It only takes a minute to read this... A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke... totally . He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough. RECOGNIZING A STROKE Thank God for the sense to remember the "3" steps, STR . Read and Learn! Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke . Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions: S * Ask the individual to SMILE. T * Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. It is sunny out today) R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS. If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 999/911 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher. New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your Tongue NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue.. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other , that is also an indication of a stroke. A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved

If you want to have a look at one of my other blogs on the subject of health and safety, please go to Notebook2Go.

Sunday, April 13, 2008


George definitely has a tendency to over explain and over describe in this material. In fact the situations and atmosphere he is writing of seem married to the very style and pattern as seen on pages 45 and 46 where Syme is talking about the " 11th Edition ". If that dictionary had actually existed, so stripped of so called unnecessary words, " 1984 " would have been about 1 tenth the volume it is. My love of words made that the saddest part of the entire book. It seemed contrary that he should add a situation about the loss of words when he was so overbearing with vocabulary. He could have lost at least half the definitions, explanations and descriptions and it would have still kept the story line impressive.
If something written in 1949 could carry attention well into the 70s and beyond, it has something. In this case many considered it to be prophetic and to date, some of the quotes remain as we find more surveilance and other forms of " spying " around these days.
Although a few mistakes can be found, he did a fairly good job of keeping the fictional facts? organized and in sync.
What I give him the most as an admirable attribute is this... it is difficult to create an entire reality within the confines of the imagination and turn it into something conceivable to the readers. This book had a tremendous impact on so many people. It nearly scared some people out of their skin and fueled most of the cults of the 20th century in one way or another.
Since Orwell was, for the most part, a pollitical writer, my oppinion is he probably did not consider this work to be completely fiction.
Of course I read it before. I read it back in the 70s along with millions of other teens but didn't place as much emphasis on it as what we had to look forward to as many of my friends and acquaintances. What can I say? It only became popular after the Hippie Days. Peace, love and happiness was suppose to be tailed with a wind of government deception and communist control.
Sad... the point he tried to convey as dispicable is readily accepted today as the means to an end of bitterness, hatred, predjudice and war. One worldism will solve all the problems, eh? WWO as it's called is the answer to world peace. Far as I can remember, God says when everyone cries " peace, peace! ", there will be no peace. WWO is just another word for communism.
He was a very contrary man and from what I've read about his life, he hated traits in others which he actually held dear in his own soul.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

I Love Widgets

Widget Box let's you use or design your own widgets and share them on the web in blogs, sites, My Space and a whole lot more. I use all kinds for different reasons and this is one of the coolest spots to get some to use. I have an entire list of other places with different types but if you love these little doodads the way I do, it's a fine place to start. I have Art Painter on the side bar here so you can check it out. Now, go have some fun grabbing your own to share. I will add some more later.