Not sure that you have met my dear friend, Beastt. I've known him for over 10 years and he's one of the most brilliant people I know. Take a peek at his journal entry...maybe drop him a line and tell him "hi," and encourage him to write. You won't be sorry or disappointed, though I promise you'll be challenged.
His viewpoints are often fresh and always well-founded and supported (even when he's wrong.) Biggest trouble with him is that he's shy...but don't mistake that for "not opinionated!"
Is he up to date with his distemper shots?
Hmmm... Pimping Beastt's journal just above a picture of knickers big enough to show home movies on...
...there's... just... something about that...
I wouldn't bet on it, Morri...he's bearded, and you know how unsavory those bearded men are. Best not to take chances.
Birra...I hadn't thought of that. How honored and special he'll feel!
She forgot to mention that he's quick to take on an occasional red-shift when embarrassed (you know how she exaggerates). Blue-shifts are rare but a great learning tool, usually followed by a necessitated shift to IR.
Yesterday I wrote about the odd kinds of donations we sometimes get at the Center. I thought I'd give you an idea of one day, today...and it's only 11:20!
Today, we received these lovely knickers. My donations clerk was gracious enough to model them. Please forgive her indiscretion.
And the package tells us that we cannot re-sell them. I had no idea that the Mormons had their own underwear. So, they'll be given to someone in need. It should be an interesting blessing to give.
Same day...little old lady is moving into a small assisted living apartment. She must downsize. She lived on St. Charles Avenue. For those of you who don't know...that is THE premier address in New Orleans - old money and southern elegance. She delivered in person to us this hand-cut crystal 2 piece bowl and stand. We are going to have it appraised.
I LOVE the variances in my job. One day is truly different from the next. You have to be on your toes and meet each new challenge and blessing as they come with faith and flexibility. Gratitude and a healthy sense of humor are not optional :)
You know, you could maybe sell the underwear to someone in Japan, if it's used. I hear they have vending machines for that shit...
Wow, I love the mormon underwear:D I am a little freaked though because I think I have a matching jug for the bowl and stand!
Actually, Ockham those wouldn't do in Japanese vending machines, because what you find there are panties from young women, used and vaccuum-packed to preserve scent and moisture.
These humongous things look un-used (lucky for Joli and co), and aren't very girlish.
They might do well in Germany, though. I think some of their national costumes involve something similar.
Those knickers are actually called "garments."
There are male and female versions of them.
Only those who have been "sealed in the temple are allowed to own or wear them. They are a combination modesty garment and religious garment. They are supposed to be worn every day under the outer clothing.
As a note. :P
Hee, Req. I always suspected you were somewhat of a closet-mormon.
Well, you can also wear garments if you have been on a mission. (but, in general, a temple blessing is required.) They are meant to be protective. This is why Utah is sometimes referred to the "Land of Magic Underwear." Respectfully, they could easily be returned to a local ward. Just a thought.
Yes, thank you to all who have weighed in on this topic. In light of the information provided, we have decided not to give them away unless an appropriate channel opens to us.
My friends, Irony and Ockham, were helping me with artwork for new cards we can use at the Center. They're going to be amazing...so many good ideas! But Ockham....oh, Ockham. Well, let me just share with you a rejected card idea he presented:
I see you handily forgot the part where you thought it was me saying that last bit instead of Irony, and proceeded to call me a very awful person, only to revise it to "That's hilarious, Irony!" when you realized who said it. :|
This is because I have boobs and you do not, so there:P
I go out of my way, take time out of my busy day to help you two, and what do I get in return? Libel. :(
It's a nice refresher from all the time I spend slandering you, Ockham. This way, the message of how horrible you are, really gets out there!
Ockham has a "PHD in horribleness."
It's a brand new day, dear.
I am sorry, but I am NOT getting off with Captain Hammer just to make your dream a reality *grumble*
The Hammer.. is my penis.
i like it, Joli, how about trying to sell it on CafePress for money to donate to your Cause?
I'll take Captain Hammer! (not so much the penis thing, but...Mal from Firefly...*swoon!)
Remember, kids; You see harmless death nerds, I see future super-villains. If you know a kid in your class who excels in math and science, report him!
Silence is golden
Duct tape is silver :D
If life hands you lemons...Celebrate!
1. Lemon act as blood purifier and improves the body’s ability to get rid of toxins. - there's a handy tip for vampires!
2. Excellent for fighting infection. It is an antiseptic, or is an agent that prevents sepsis [the presence of pathogenic bacteria] or putrefaction [decomposition of tissue]. It is also anti-scorbutic, a term meaning a remedy which will prevent disease and assist in cleansing the system of impurities.”
3. Its magnesium, in conjunction with calcium, has an important part to play in the formation of albumen in the blood. The lemon contains potassium 48.3, calcium 29.9, phosphorus 11.1, magnesium 4.4.
4. Some people love antiseptics and would apply it to their skin whenever they have the smallest cut. The good news is you can use lemon on cuts too since it's nature's antiseptics. Not only that, because of its styptics property, it is said that lemon could be applied on cuts to stop bleeding.
5. Drinking lemon juice is useful for people with heart problem - because of its high potassium content
6. It is believed that regular intake of fresh lemons may be useful in treating cases of kidney stones
“Biological Ionization in Human Nutrition,” he states that: “Man does not live off the food he eats but off of the energy that is produced from the food he eats.”
The energy you get from your food comes from the atoms and molecules of energy in your food. A reaction takes place as cationic food enters the digestive tract and encounters anionic digestive enzymes.
To explain further, an ion is part of a molecule con-atom or a group of atoms that carry an electrical charge. Ions which carry negative charges are “anions.” Lemons are considered to be anionic, having more anions (negatively charged ions) of energy as compared to cations (positively charged ions) in their atomic structure. Saliva, hydrochloric acid, bile and the stomach's other digestive juices are also anionic.
Lemon is one of the only foods on the planet that has more anions than cations in its atomic structure.
When considering the electromagnetic properties of food Dr. Beddoe points out that all foods are considered cationic with the exception of fresh, raw lemon juice. Some have suggested that the reason fresh lemon juice is similar to digestive enzymes is due to the low amount of sulfur in lemons. It should be noted that pasteurized and packaged lemon juice is cationic and, therefore, ineffective as a health remedy.
NON-FOOD BENEFITS OF LEMONS
* Citric acid - Lemons were the primary commercial source of this substance prior to the development of fermentation-based processes.
* Lemon battery - A popular science experiment in schools involves attaching electrodes to a lemon and using it as a battery to power a light. The electricity generated in this way can also power a small motor. These experiments also work with other fruits and vegetables.
* Sanitary kitchen deodorizer - deodorize, remove grease, bleach stain, and disinfect; when mixed with baking soda, lemon can remove stains from plastic food storage containers.
* Lemon hair lightener - Lemon juice applied to the hair can work as a natural hair lightener.
* Insecticide - The d-limonene in lemon oil is used as a non-toxic insecticide treatment. See orange oil.
* Acne Treatment - Applying lemon juice to facial blemishes is a popular form of treating acne.
* When lemon juice is mixed with Sun In it is said to lighten the hair or to enhance highlights. melanin production. The effectiveness, however, is largely a subject of debate.
* Lemon skins eaten daily have been shown to greatly increase the muscle recovery and anti-catabolic cycles for increased muscle development. Research has shown that 8 oz. of lemon peels is the recommend maximum daily dosage.
* Lemon is used in facial masks for refreshing the skin.
* Wood treatment - lemon oil is often used on the unsealed rosewood fingerboards of guitars and other stringed instruments. It should not be used on maple fingerboards, as these are generally sealed and the oil would just stay on the surface.
* Lemon juice is often used to clean the inside of animal skins prior to taxidermy.
* Natural deodorants are generally made from lemon extracts. Raw lemon can be used as a short term deodorant.
* Aromatherapy - Researchers at Ohio State University reveals that lemon oil aroma may enhance your mood, and relax you.
*Use pure lemon juice on wasp and bee stings to relieve pain
Lemons are the bomb!
In aromatherapy they also promote "clear thinking".
One way I have my clients use lemons in the summer is to:
Take 3 bags of mint herbal tea. Brew in sun or standard until a bit stronger than usual.
Squeeze one lemon into the tea
Sweeten with Honey to taste.
Drink Iced or freeze for a fresh frozen treat that cools you off :)
Lemons are great for anything, they're just great. They smell yummy, they taste yummy, they look yummy, and they're very healthy. What can beat that? Not much. ;)
LOVE lemons. Vinegar is another one much like the lemon in its usefullness..Howvever,it does have a way of making one crave a salad when they use it.;)
Yay for lemons!!! I love seeing stuff like this.
Then of course it makes one hell of a salmon dish as well lol
One thing you neglected to mention.
Lemons go really well with salt and shots of tequila!
...or sugar and shots of vodka.
At work, one of the girl's mothers has used lemon juice on her face every night since she was a girl and she has AMAZING skin at close to 80.
please don't ever mention vodka again
I am the envy of VR. Click here!
Just doing my part, ma'am
Now you'll never have to admonish someone with, "Hey, my eyes are up here!"
Even in undeath, an abomination. :P
I'd even get you the matching pants ..
OK, that's funny.
I'll have what she's having.
For birra. Now we need to get you the t-shirt.
BIIIIIIG Damn scorpion!
*shivers with heebie jeebies*
That's awesome - I did find that artist's rendition of what it may have looked like.
Up to 2 meters in length.
That's one bad-ass underwater scorpion!
...I wonder how it would have tasted, boiled with a little butter and garlic... hmmm....
My thoughts exactly Birra!
Do you think it would be better boiled or grilled?
It dun look like eatin's to me.
cool like it
This is an incredible story. I went outside today to mow the grass and saw that the garage was a mess. I asked my daughter to straighten and she remarked, "What died in here?" I had smelled something earlier and told her it was just the trash.
After a while, the odor was so bad, I decided to take a look. At first, I was horrified to see what I thought was a dead cat someone had thrown in my trash can. My vision then detected movement and I saw a live baby possum, then other babies, all who looked dead. I didn't know what to do. I was so upset and knew we needed to save the baby, but handling wildlife and dead animals takes a little plan.
Luckily, my daughter, Allie, is a ninja beast and she came out and poked around with a broom handle, assessing who was alive and who was dead. One pair of thick gloves later and she had rescued two babies and placed them in a box I readied with some bedding.
We called Wildlife and Fisheries and they referred us to, of all people, Allie's Biology teacher! He'll take them tomorrow. We swung into action and got my friend (Beastt here) to look up possum baby formula. We dashed to Pet Smart with the babies and to the grocery store. We got pedialite into them in the parking lot before coming home. they loved it! Probably very dehydrated.
While doing that, my ex and my younger daughter bagged and disposed of the bodies. (I owe them lunch!)
We fed them some diluted formula and will see if they do ok through the night. They have at least a fighting chance now. They make an adorable hoarse sharp call, probably trying to locate mom. Here are a few pics of them. Allie named them. You can see milk on Bonnie's fur. We were going to clean it until we saw Clyde licking it off :)
Oh wow! I never knew what possums looked like. They look so healthy there, certainly happy. I hope they make it now. Will they get released back into the wild eventually, or will they end up as pets?
Through Wildlife and Fisheries, I'm sure they will eventually be released :)
Wow you guys should be on Animal Planet: Oppossum Rescue.
Not at the top of my list of favorite critters...But you folks did a good thing!
Thank you all for saving them, there are too many people in this world who'd have turned a blind eye.
They're fun little guys to have around, they're surprisingly intelligent just like raccoons. I had some friends who had one as a pet and several coons. They were always taking in orphaned wildlife and occasionally they'd have one refuse to leave.
There is poetry in everything you do....
Awww, thats the best thing I have heard in awhile and I so love the names, kinda makes ya feel all warm and fuzzy inside =]
There was a big fire over here a while ago, and firefighters saved a couple of badger ...cubs?.. out of the burning house. Big, happy news item.
Next day's news item was about how the firefighters had handed the litte badgers over to our version of Wildlife and Fisheries. They would look into it, thaiy said, but euthanised them as soon as the firefighters had left.
Furious firefighters. A lot of well deserved flak was fired. I doubt those people will be recieving any rescued animals anytime soon.
If they live, and are healthy, keep them safe from bureaucrats.
Never underestimate possum power lol
never seen A possums ntill now
Ha! Now you know what Stinky Dead Fred odor was.
But.... well... they are kind of cute. And your daughter ROCKS!
Aww they are adorable :-) And they seem like quite the little posers too!
Don't talk about me that way! There is nothing wrong with my penis!
I... have absolutely no idea how to respond to that.
Y'know, Judecca doesn't seem nearly as scary now. Nowhere really bad can have something as awesome as your frappacino:D As for the pronoun, you could always use UGH! since I hear you make that noise a lot when we talk about our favourite 'it'.
Would you like to sign up for Hell's mailing list?
I already did after you proposed to me my dear:)
Wait. Are you saying you'll only marry me in Hell?
Well, the alternative is England:P
So you're saying Hell is preferable to England?
Well you are the one that seems so reluctant to leave it:P I love England:D
We have nicer people here.
You have a point:P
And the woman paused,
to the Devil's applause,
and he cried out with a smile,
"Hell's such a great place,
Fuck London to deep space,
I'm not even lying, no wiles."
Now the woman took heed,
To the Devil's dark creed,
Cause she knew that London was a pile.
And the people there suck,
And the smell, well, man, fuck,
To choose Hell over that is in style.
You realise near enough everyone in the british isles is of that opinion about London? You, Sir, are a hero:)
Your Hero will accept a tribute of one Irony's eternal love and plane tickets for her to Hell.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with Morrigon's penis.
We took up a collection and sent off for it on EBay.
She seems delighted with the warranty.
Just because I'm dating Ockham's girlfriend, doesn't mean that he can date mine.
~jumps from around corner~ TADA! Oh crap, everyone is wearing the same shirt from hot topic :(
Oh hell, where is the scotch...lol.
Eyes do NOT change color depending on your mood. No matter what you say, you do NOT have mood eyes, ok? The light around you...the colors around you...maybe even the flush or paleness of your own skin will affect how your eye color will appear, but not your mood...sorry. I know it sounds cool, but so do blinky eyes and laser eyes. Other than infancy and perhaps old age, there is no eye color change.
If you still believe that they do, please take video of your mood changes, focused on your eyes. I require constant, unchanging lighting, setting, and clothing. Send video with date and time stamp to me. Email available by request.
OH THANK YOU for posting this Joli..I am so tired of seeing this claim and feeling compelled to comment on it.
I forgot injury...some eye injuries can result in a color change.
I swear my eyes have turned a bit greener over the years...Which makes them kind of look murky...Like poo
Oh, Morri...you must you ALWAYS over-glamorize your sex appeal? Oh you goddess of the murkypoo eyes!
You forgot contact lenses. THEY probably change lenses based on mood. Hocus pocus.
My eyes change color when I get angry. HULK SMASH! They go from brown, to still brown. It's amazing!
Yes huh! You are sooo wrong girl person!!! Mine go from like blue to red when I am dissed at work and from like green when I am all tranquillized and stuff to like ummm, black when I am feeling ubber ninja.
there are some medications that can do this as well, but if you are using these...you probably arent up and around, playing on vr lol
What if I were appointed Sentoran of the world? I daydreamed a little about that today...
I wrestled a fat lady to the ground and suspended her for these!
*sigh* Back to my real job :P
Oh bb, work that mushroom.
Do I note an obsession here?
You tell em!
HAH oh wow...
Take a look at this pair. Hubba hubba!
You put a shirt on those right now, young lady, or you are e-Grounded!
I can't stop laughing .... my gutter mind again!
I'm absolutely getting a pair of these for my lawn back home..
I would find this funnier if mine didn't feel like that after work every day... :P
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18:28 Jul 31 2008
How absolutely fascinating and mysterious!
*rubs chin thoughtfully*
19:00 Jul 31 2008
19:05 Jul 31 2008
an antiquitied (sp.?) "hate-note?"
20:21 Jul 31 2008
It took me a good few sleep befogged minutes to realize it said, "DIE in a fire" - not "SIT in a fire."
It made much more sense after that.
21:24 Jul 31 2008
I submit that he has been around a long time and his hatred is the true key to Immortality! Drink of his ire, VR!
21:30 Jul 31 2008
Fuck, now people are going to start muscling in on my gig to try and gain immortal life. Listen, douchebags, it takes a LOT of hate to surpass the boundaries of the mortal coil, ages of polishing malice like a precious gem. Now they're going to think they can just use their dime store hatred and live forever. Thanks a lot, Jo :(
21:41 Jul 31 2008
How very appropriate for this site. One of the legends of the origin of vampire is being too mean and evil to die.
22:22 Jul 31 2008
Actually, business is good, Ockham. I've been selling discount hate out of my two National chains, K-Malice and Wal-Disdain. I don't promise immortality so much as time that will SEEM really long. Be on the lookout for my NEW and IMPROVED HatePal button. It will be coming to this journal soon. We take all major credit cards and guarantee your hatred if you fill in your bank account information and social security number.
Please check out the very popular Hate-co Hate-O-Matic commercials...5 monthly payments of $9.99.
22:24 Jul 31 2008
Your bargain bin anathema cannot compare with the aged bourbon of my premium loathing :(
22:25 Jul 31 2008
I sat and really tried hard to gain enough hate to hit that 'immortal' level...the result was gas :)
22:34 Jul 31 2008
No, no! That's how it starts, DC...don't you read your Anne Rice? That's your mortal body dying (note the smell.) Keep it up...you will soon reach the diarrhea of disdain stage!!! Before long, you will eat no food, subsisting soley on the salty tears you will harvest from those you destroy.