January 5, 2012

Ant and Grasshopper, then and now

This one is a little different.  Two different versions, tow different morals. Let us begin...

Old version:
   The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house, and laying up supplies for the winter.  The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.
Come winter,

December 25, 2011

So this is Christmas... and what have you done?

Merry Ho Ho!
Whether you believe in any kind of god, or not, is not relevant.  What matters is how you treat other beings - human and otherwise - on a daily basis.  It also matters how you treat yourself.  Indeed, what you eat, what you drink, what you bathe in, etc., is not only important but pretty much crucial to your health and well-being, to you whole concept of survival.

December 18, 2011

S.1867 aka NDAA 2012

First came The Patriot Act.
Now, NDAA has just passed the Senate. 
It is now up to President Obama to veto it, but will he?
Is this the end of American Constitution and the Bill of Rights?
Some already call it USSA.  Others, UPSA...  Just google it.
And, as you're at it, google NDAA and S.1867, and pay particular attention to the "Subtitle D - Detainee Matters".
On that note, I will leave you with a couple of links...


-  the government can interpret just about anything as engaging “in a deliberate and substantial act that directly supports their efforts against us in the war on terror”. -



November 21, 2011

Idiocy at its finest

You know, just when I thought nothing can surprise me anymore, I was, again, proven wrong.  Apparently, what you and I, and the rest of the world, knew about water as means of hydration, was just declared wrong and, to make things totally and absolutely ridiculous, it was written up into the EU law.
How?  Easy.  All it took is a bunch of EFSA (European Food Standards Authority) dimwits to waste three years and, no doubt, an undisclosed amount of taxpayers' money, to come up with this gem of a brain fart that, basically, water is not a solution for thirst. 

November 18, 2011

Elixir des Merveilles

Elixir des Merveilles by house of Hermès 

To be honest, this one is a bit of a challenge to describe, so I did the next best thing and read Fragrantica members' reviews before typing in mine.

Cold Coke with a slice of orange... Smoky orange with a touch of dirt from under pine needles... Not so great smelling praline... Somewhat gourmand, not quite fougère... this composition is as complex as it is quite hard to explain.
I agree that it could easily be considered unisex.

As for why I got a big bottle of this juice? Well, mainly because I am a curious cat, and also because there seems to be a dire lack of minis of this fragrance.
I am sure, if I asked around, someone on Fragrantica would spare me a tester vial but, you know what? Sometimes you just have to give into temptation, and treat yourself.

October 29, 2011

*refunded!* no Clarity in Adya...

- refund status updates at bottom of post!
Trying to get away from fluoride in the drinking water is very, very difficult.  It is especially difficult because your elected government officials still have this false ADA claim in their heads, and, contrary to many reports backed with scientific data, insist on fluoride being good for you.
Needless to say, after getting nowhere with petitions to the gov., and not being able to fork over thousands of dollars for a whole-house fluoride filter (link at bottom of post), I searched for more affordable ways to deal with this fluoride problem.
I came across something called "Adya Clarity".  It sounded weird and cool, and