Wednesday, November 18, 2009
This was when I understood it. It is a fantasy about true love. That is why girls and women love it so much (or they love Edward so much - *gag*). But now this doesn't explain why girls as young as eight like the book. Do they really understand it or just read its 'cause its popular?
Anyways, that's for another rant. I want to talk about how much I don't like the main character, Bella, (the character, not the actress). In New Moon, Bella and Edward broke up. Then for like 90% of the book she befriends Jacob. Only she was totally using him and leading him on. She held his hand, they held each other, but she thought of him as only a friend. Then at the end of the book, Edward comes back and it was like "Thanks a lot Jacob but Edward (your mortal enemy) is back, so f-off". I thought this was very cruel. He was younger than her and totally in love with her. She was so selfish.
I am not the only one that thinks the main character is horrible (see Deconstructing Bella Swan). People think she is whiny, dependent, a bad role model, and the series is sexist. I just think that she is not a relatable character. I don't like her personality, the way she talks or acts.
There are people who hate the whole series altogether. In my opinion, they only hate is because it is so popular (or because they just don't like vampires). That's not always a good enough reason to hate something. They just say that because they don't want to conform.
The sad thing . . . even though these books pissed me off so much, I'm still going to read Eclipse. Blog Bookmark Gadgets
Thursday, November 12, 2009
The movie follows the book pretty closely. Most of the actors' lines are straight from the book. The Princess Bride was originally written by a Florinese author, Morgenstern. William Goldman took the book and edited so all of the "good parts" were left. The books begins with some background about why he chose to edit this book. Then throughout the book he comments on which parts he was skipping.
The parts that Goldman wrote made me not like him. And, in my opinion, he took out parts that I would like to read. I would love to read the original book but it is almost impossible to find.
Regardless, it was a great book. I can tell when I really like a book because I read it in only a few days, even when I think I don't have time to read. Most books take me a while to read (like most recently, The Strain) because I don't make as much an effort to read them.
This is a fantasy book about love, princesses, princes, pirates, giants, fighting and more. It's great for all ages, male or female.
Click here to read more about the book and plot.
Other Recommended Reads
Snowflower and the Secret Fan
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Thursday, November 5, 2009
Oct 15, 2009
LONDON, Ont. – Officials at the University of Western Ontario in this southwestern Ontario city are defending the violent arrest of a student captured on a video circulating on YouTube.
The video shows the student being held down in a campus building on Wednesday and pummelled by at least five campus and city police officers.
Officers are seen kneeing the student aggressively in the torso, beating him on the back with batons and punching him hard up to a dozen times.
At least one officer is heard yelling "Stop resisting," and then, "Give us your arm."
Elgin Austen, the head of campus police, told a news conference Thursday that by the time he arrived during the arrest, he didn't see "anything out of order" with the level of force being applied.
"It was being conducted consistent with the Ontario Police College and the training that officers have there."
He added that people seeing just the video alone "may not understand what the officers were actually doing."
"What the officers were doing was trying to apprehend a strong individual ... and not injure that person and keep other people around safe."
Austen said the incident began on the seventh and eighth floors of the social sciences building, well before the video was shot.
He said the suspect "was creating safety concerns" on the upper floors and had barricaded himself inside a room.
"Eventually, everything came down to the main floor," where efforts were made to subdue a "disoriented individual."
The student, described as about 6 foot 2 inches and more than 200 pounds, was taken to hospital for observation, then released into custody.
Charged with mischief under $5,000, assaulting a peace officer, resisting arrest and escaping lawful custody is Irnes Zeljkovic, of London.
University spokeswoman Gitta Kulczycki added that the incident needs to be kept in context. The main concern of police was protecting students and faculty, she said.
"The view of the video itself is somewhat disturbing without knowing the context of the full situation," she said.
"In terms of what were the officers trying to do – let's recognize what was occurring."
Kulczycki said an automatic review is conducted in situations like these."We will certainly co-operate fully with London police as that occurs," she said
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Friday, October 30, 2009
Choosing a Pumpkin
- watch out for pumpkins that are heavy, have wobbly stems, have punctures or bruises, or a weak bottom. These could be rotten or damaged and will decay faster.
- a poker for tracing a pattern (a thumbtack will work but a nail or metal skewer is better)
- a scraper to clean out guts
- a small and large saw
- use the scraper to make the inside walls smooth
- scrape the side you're going to carve until it's about an inch thick
- tape or tack the template to the pumpkin
- poke holes along the lines about half way through the pumpkin wall
- the closer the wholes the easier it will be to follow with the saw
- when the template is transferred rub flour into the holes so they stand out and wipe the skin clean
- don't cut, saw
- hold saw like a pencil and cut straight through
- start in the center of the design and with the smaller pieces
- a carved pumpkin can last from 1 day to 1 week
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Sunday, October 11, 2009
Apparently, the reason for giving thanks changed throughout the years depending on what the event was at the time. It started with Martin Frobisher who celebrated safely returning home after exploring the Pacific Ocean. At the same time, Samuel de Champlain arrived with French settlers and they gave thanks for their own reasons. Later, people gave thanks after various wars ended. But mainly Thanksgiving is a time for people to give thanks at the end of the harvest season. Canadian Parliament defines it as . . . . "A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed … to be observed on the 2nd Monday in October".
So now I know. I used to celebrate Thanksgiving as just "Turkey Day" because I didn't like that people celebrated the pilgrims taking away land from the First Nations people (I don't think that's something we should be proud of and I think it's offensive to indigenous people). But now I know that it isn't so much about that. Thanksgiving is really just a time to be thankful for our fortunes, family, and health. I've been told that my whole life ... I'm just actually realizing it now.
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Monday, October 5, 2009
Jürgen Hopf fits the stereotype of a Bavarian beer-maker, with his traditional felt hat, rosy cheeks, and proudly protruding beer-belly. But Hopf has given Germany's favorite drink an unlikely twist, creating libido-enhancing beer.
But his invention came about by chance, Hopf says. "I work at a brewery where all the processes are automated. One night though, the system failed and I was called up to try and fix it as I live just over the road," he told SPIEGEL ONLINE. "It was the middle of the night and there wasn't a soul in sight so I crossed the road wearing just my little boxer shorts and slippers."
Hopf produced his "Erotic Beer" in ever larger batches. But each bottle is still brewed manually in the middle of the night by the 53-year-old brewmaster, who dresses in nothing but a scant, traditional Bavarian loin-cloth when making his beer.
Today, his brainchild has become one of the most successful products in the small village, which relies on agriculture and is home to only a few family owned businesses.
Although beer is commonly believed to lower a man's fertility, other companies -- such as the German biggest erotic store chain Beate Uhse -- have also tried their hand at marketing libido-enhancing versions of Germany's favorite drink. The "Popp-Bier," German slang for "F*@# Beer," with 4.8 percent alcohol content, hit the shelves in 2007 but was snubbed for its stiff price of almost €10 for a standard bottle.
Hopf's "Erotic Beer," on the other hand, was an instant hit when it was unveiled at an international beer fair in Milan, Italy, in 2002. "The Italian machos were absolutely crazy about it," recalls Hopf, whose name is almost the German translation of the English word for hops -- the flower used in the production of beer.
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Sunday, September 27, 2009
I love Tim Burton's gothic style and I think Johnny Depp is a great actor.
What I liked most about the movie was the overall storyline and the amazing visuals. It was more like art than a movie. It just seemed to possess such fantastical quality and magic.
I was able to pick up an original copy of the play from the 1970's. It was also great and actually more adult.
It doesn't change my opinion of musicals (I f***ing hated Across the Universe). But it does support that it's great when Johnny Depp and Tim Burton team up.
Plot Summary from IMDB
"After hard years in exile for a crime he didn't commit, Benjamin Barker, now Sweeney Todd, returns to London to find his wife dead and his daughter in the hands of the evil Judge Turpin. In his anger, Sweeney goes on a murderous rampage on all London. With the help of Mrs. Lovett, he opens a barber shop in which he lures his victims with a charming smile before casually ending their lives with a flick of his razor across their necks. But not one man nor ten thousand men killed can satisfy Sweeney's lust for vengeance on those who've caused his years of pain."
Funny Scary Movies
Recommended Movie: Apocalypto
Recommended Movie: Princess Bride
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Monday, September 21, 2009
Lesson 1: Numbers as Words
Using numbers as words or as part of words is a good shortcut for people who don't have texting phones.
1 one (Use Some1, instead of Someone)
2 to/too/two (Use ME2, instead of Me Too)
4 for/four (Use B4, instead of Before)
8 eight (Use GR8, instead of Great)
Lesson 2: Letters as Words
Using these letters as words can also help shorten the message.
R - are
B - be
C - see
K - okay
U - you
Lesson 3: More Shorcuts
You can shorten the message even more by omitting: vowels, double letters, punctuation, and capitals.
whr r u - where are you?
msg - message
Lesson 4: Emoticons
Your keyboard can create emotions that will enrich your message.
: ; ^^ eyes
0 o D ) ( / ] [ X mouths
. > < - o noses
> angry eyebrows
p tongue sticking out
:D - smiling
:O - wow
; ) - wink
:( - frown
>:) - evil/cheeky
Lesson 5: Common Phrases
AFAIK - As Far As I Know
ASAP - As Soon As Possible
B4 - Before
BBL - Be Back Later
BRB - Be Right Back
CYA - See You
FYI - For Your Information
GR8 - Great!
ILU - I Love You
IMO - In My Opinion
LOL - Laughing out loud
L8R - Later
NOOB - Newbie
NP - No Problem
OXOXO - Hugs and Kisses
RUOK - Are You Okay?
ASL - Age, Sex and Location
THNQ -Thank You
THX - Thanks
TTYL - Talk To You Later
W8 - Wait
2NITE - Tonight
Lesson 6: Not So Common Text Lingo
10Q - thank you
143 - I love you
182 - I hate you
4Q - F*** You
2BZ4UQT - Too Busy For You Cutey
404 - I haven't a clue
4COL - For Crying Out Loud
AWGTHTGTTA - Are We Going To Have To Go Through This Again
BDBI5M - Busy Daydreaming Back In 5 Minutes
C-P - Sleepy
DWB - Don't Write Back
FOFL - Falling on Floor Laughing
GAS? - Got A Second?
HAND - Have a Nice Day
ICBW - I Could Be Wrong
JSYK - Just So You Know
KK - Kiss Kiss
LYLB - Love You Later Bye
MYOB - Mind Your Own Business
NRN - No Reply Necessary
OSINTOT - Oh Sh** I Never Thought Of That
PLO - Peace, Love, Out
QYB - Quit Your Bitching
ROTFLMFAO - Rolling On The Floor Laughing My F***ing Ass Off
SHMILY - See How Much I Love You
TAP - Take A Pill
URAPITA - You Are A Pain In The Ass
VEG - Very Evil Grin
WAFB - What A F***ing Bitch
YABA - Yet Another Bloody Acronym
ZZZ - Sleeping, Bored, Tired
Even More Lingo
Visit netlingo.com for the largest list of text lingo.
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You can translate your text messages at lingo2word.com. It's really cool and fun. It correctly translated every acroymn I typed, even the ones I thought I had made up. So if you still don't get it, let this site do the work for you.
thats all 4 2day class. hpe u lrnd lots. TT4N
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Thursday, September 17, 2009
- You can only put up to three ads on a page
- You cannot click the ads yourself or have your friends do it for you. Google has the ability to track and stop this. So be careful.
- You only get paid once you have reached earnings of $100 USD
- You cannot choose the ads for your blog
So check it out. I was able to do it and I don't know anything about HTML. Let me know if you have any questions.
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Sunday, September 13, 2009
It sounds like a cheesy horror flick but it's not. It's classified as fiction, not horror. It is philosophical but still a quick and easy read. I couldn't put the book down.
It was so compelling; full of suspense and action. It was overall a really messed up book. Probably won't be a bestseller any time soon as the general public might find it too strange and eerie.
It was a really cool book. One of my favourites.
Visit amazon.com to read the first few pages and a plot summary. Just click on the pic of the book on the lefthand side.
Recommended Read: Snowflower and the Secret Fan
Recommended Read: The Notebook
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Thursday, September 10, 2009
- Holy Water
- Molson Canadian
- Sex on the Beach (try Vex on the Beach, it's cheap)
- Irish Coffee
- Coke Lime and vodka/rum
Hangover Cures the College Way
Jenga Drinking Game
Comedian Bob Marley on Pizza and Beer
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Monday, September 7, 2009
Make sure you have:
- your class schedule (include course name, course code, class location, professor's name, and class time)
- your student number (you'll need to memorize it eventually), photo ID, SIN card
- your mailing address
- campus map
- parking pass or bus pass
- essential school supplies (see checklist)
- keep rechecking online that your classrooms have not changed location
- get your photo taken for your student ID
- make an appointment with financial aid if you need to
- get to know your campus (i.e. where is the library, cafeteria, financial aid office, registration office, help desk, etc)
- leave plenty of time to get to class
Good Luck !
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Thursday, September 3, 2009
- spend time on campus to familiarize yourself and to meet new people (have your student number with you just in case)
- explore the city and know where everything is (i.e. bank, post office, grocery store, drug store)
- talk with roommates about living standards, chores, etc
- get a map of the city
- learn your new address
- see what your place has already compared to what you'll need to bring (some college houses have dishes, cutlery, microwave, pots and pans, a TV, etc but there are some things they might not have, like a can opener, hand towels, etc)
- take photos of any damage in your room before you move in so you will not be blamed for it later
- bring lots of food with you, that way you don't have to worry about grocery shopping your first week
- bring your own disposable household items like dish soap, paper towels, toilet paper, ziplock bags, and toiletries
- don't be afraid to ask people for help, your school is your best resource
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to leave a comment. I'm here everyday. And don't get too nervous, it'll be exciting and fun if you let it.
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Saturday, August 29, 2009
The best remedies begin with preparing your body for the binge (come on, everyone cool does it ;P). Eat a good, light meal before you drink (no pizza or other crap you can see yourself puking up later). On the contrary, if you don't eat before your drink, your body is more susceptible to the alcohol and can actually get you drunk faster. But that's not recommended if you want to avoid the hangover.
Drink lots of nonalcholic liquid before and during binging. You need to keep your body hydrated. Alcohol actually steals water from your body and you need to replace it (usually all of those piss breaks amount to more than your body is intaking).
Let's Get the Party Started
Soyouwanna.com has some useful tips for helping prevent the hangover while your drinking: have only when alcoholic drink per hour (yeah, that's going to happen), alternate each drink with nonalcoholic drinks (yeah . . . right), and don't drink cheap booze (oh, come on, we're college students). Click here for more information.
Most importantly, "Beer before liquor, never sicker. Liquor before beer, you're in the clear".
The Morning After
If that doesn't work, (don't worry I don't actually expect you to do all of those buzz killers), here are some cures: drink lots of water, no more alcohol, stay in bed, take aspirin, try to eat a small, light meal, and do not drink coffee.
As an alternative to the hangover cure there are some questionable recommendations. I don't now if they work but I have heard you can drink tomato juice with some lime, or even have the same drink you had the night before to balance your system (but I don't believe that). There are, supposedly, medicinal pills specifically for hangovers too.
Bottom of the Bottle
You can either get trashed off your ass and suffer a wicked hangover, or take it slow and have not so much fun.
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Monday, August 24, 2009
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009
OTTAWA — From Saturday's Globe and Mail Last updated on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009 02:41AM EDT
Science is still struggling with how to get the jump on swine flu, but Canadians can take heart that a group of Ottawa mathematicians have found the key to beating a more virulent, if only cinematic, threat.
A zombie outbreak - the kind that always confounds authorities in movies - can be successfully overcome through "quick, aggressive attacks" on the undead, scholars at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University have concluded.
"While aggressive quarantine may contain the epidemic, or a cure may lead to the co-existence of humans and zombies, the most effective way to contain the rise of the undead is to hit hard and hit often," the mathematicians say in a playful research paper, When Zombies Attack!: Mathematical Modelling of an Outbreak Of Zombie Infection, which is being published as part of a book due out later this year from Nova Science Publishers.
Those behind the paper include students as well as assistant University of Ottawa math professor Robert J. Smith, who receives support from a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada grant and the Ontario Early Researcher Award program.
The work is not a case of math geeks just cracking jokes. It's a display of the rigorous math, statistics and models used to analyze infection rates of real-life diseases and to demonstrate how a virus spreads through a population.
Ioan Hudea, a Carleton student who helped author the zombie paper, said this mathematical modelling is used to help authorities prepare for outbreaks.
"You're using this sort of model to predict the outcome of epidemics and know how to vaccinate people, how much vaccine is needed and how to assemble a vaccination plan."
One problem the researchers had in modelling zombie attacks is that popular culture has yielded two different types of undead, the second of which can potentially infect people faster. The slow-moving, mindless variety was made famous by the classic 1968 thriller Night of the Living Dead, while the smarter, faster and more independent type have cropped up in more recent films such as 28 Days Later and the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead.
In the end, the faster, brainier zombies didn't make the cut when it came to modelling.
The mathematicians considered a scenario in which there was rapid "zombification" after people were bitten by undead creatures, and another in which the incubation period was 24 hours. Both ended badly for the human race. "In this [second] case, the zombies take over, but it takes approximately twice as long."
They considered quarantining the zombies where possible. This didn't avert catastrophe either, even if captured zombies were destroyed.
Finally, they studied the impact of a cure that restored the humanity of the infected, but didn't grant people immunity. In this case, some humans survived, but only in low numbers.
The only solution that worked was rapid destruction of zombies - the same lesson conveyed by Hollywood.
"As seen in the movies, it is imperative that zombies are dealt with quickly, or else we are all in a great deal of trouble," the mathematicians said.
The key difference in modelling zombies, as opposed to real infectious diseases, is that the dead can return to life, the mathematicians noted. "Clearly, this is an unlikely scenario if taken literally, but possible real-life applications may include allegiance to political parties or diseases with a dormant infection." Blog Bookmark Gadgets
Saturday, August 15, 2009
- pens (black, blue, red)
- pencil case
- pencil sharpener
- skinny highlighters of various colours
- whiteout pen/tape
- lined paper
- sharpie markers
- small post-it notes for marking pages
- large binder or small binder for each class
- subject dividers for binder
- folders for organization and reports
- three-hole puncher
- printer paper
- printer ink
- markers/pencil crayons
- graph paper
- memory stick
This is a good start. Your professors will let you know if there is anything else you will need. Also, leave some money in your back-to-school budget for unexpected expenses.Blog Bookmark Gadgets
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Anyways, the show is apparently becoming quite popular because they just announced that their show will be broadcasted on TV in 2010 on Showcase. Click here to visit their website and watch the show.
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Sunday, August 9, 2009
You can watch the videos on http://www.dorm-life.com/ or if your in Canada you'll have to watch the show on youtube.
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Friday, August 7, 2009
August 7, 2009
A DISTURBING new doll that lets young girls pretend to BREASTFEED has been criticised by The Royal College of Midwives.
Spanish toymaker Berjuan has launched the bizarre toy that comes with a special top to feed your 'baby'.
The Bebe Gloton — meaning greedy baby — has already sparked outrage among parents.
They condemned the bra-like halter top featuring symbolic flowers instead of nipples.
It has been claimed that the toy could even promote early pregnancy.
A video showing how the toy works has been posted on YouTube.
One user slammed it and said: "Honestly, I think this is awful. I think breastfeeding is wonderful and wholeheartedly encourage it. However it is completely inappropriate to allow a young girl to mimic it."
The Sun's Dr Carol Cooper condemned the doll.
She said: "I think dolls in general can be very good. They bring out the caring side in children.
"But I think this is a step too far. It does not encourage breastfeeding. I don't think that you need to promote to little girls pregnancy, periods, sex - all these things are natural.
"And I am worried that some girls will find the toy so enjoyable that they can't wait to have their own babies when they are too young."
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Sunday, August 2, 2009
- Don't Wait To Write Study Notes
- Keeping An Organized Schedule
- WTF Is With Textbook Prices?
- Finding Scholarships
- Alien Adoption Agency
- Internet Stars
- Holy Water. Hallelujah!
- Nina Conti and Monk
- Recommended Read: The Host
- Recommended Movie: Step Brothers
- Things You Should Know About Renting
- Saving Money On Groceries
- Ikea Dorm Room Under $500
- Money Management
- Easy Pistachio Pudding Dessert
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Thursday, July 30, 2009
Honey Chicken Stir-Fry
Visite Tasteofhome.com for more great recipes.
CATEGORY: Lower Fat
TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 garlic clove, minced
3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 package (16 ounces) frozen broccoli stir-fry vegetable blend
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon cold water
Hot cooked rice
Directions: In a large nonstick skillet, stir-fry chicken and garlic in 2 teaspoons oil. Add the honey, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until chicken is lightly browned and juices run clear. Remove and keep warm. In the same pan, stir-fry the vegetables in remaining oil for 4-5 minutes or until tender. Return chicken to the pan; stir to coat. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; gradually stir into chicken mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings. Blog Bookmark Gadgets
Friday, July 24, 2009
1. When you meet the landlord, try to act like a grownup. You might not want to wear your baseball hat backwards or continue smoking that cigarette - it could reflect badly on you. And oftentimes there are several people applying for any apartment, so you want to present yourself at your best…even if that changes once you sign the lease.
2. The landlord is probably going to ask you for a check to cover a credit check, so be sure to bring your checkbook. Also, when you get accepted, you will probably be asked for first, last and security, meaning that your new $1200 a month apartment actually will cost $2400 plus the deposit for that first month. Be sure to have the money in your account!
3. Talk to the neighbors if you get a chance. If only I had done this at a few of the places that I lived, I never would have moved in. Between finding out about the guy that sings love songs to his old girlfriend at 3am to the chain smoker in the apartment next door, you can learn a lot just by being friendly with one of the neighbors. Ask them what they think of the place, how the landlord is, etc. - get a feel for your new home before you sign anything.
4. If having a parking spot is important to you, ask if you get one. A lot of apartment buildings do not have specific spots for everyone, so you should make sure you get one if you want one. I pay $90 for mine each month, that’s how important it is to us!
5. You should never go over your budget. Most finance professionals tell you that you should be paying 1/3 of your gross income, so if you make $5,000 per month before taxes, your rent should not be more than $1,666. Of course, I understand this is not always feasible in certain markets, but it is a good percentage to try to stick to.
6. Clean up your credit. If you have delinquencies all over your credit report, I seriously doubt you are going to get approved for any apartment. Landlords want to get paid every month! Work on fixing your credit while you stay with a friend on the couch.
7. Read the lease. Seriously, read the lease. And then read it again. You wanted to play your acoustic guitar in the house? Make sure you can. Your parents come visit every month? Make sure it’s legal. This is a legally binding agreement you are signing - make sure you read it.
8. Once you move in, buy renter’s insurance. Our renter’s insurance is $22 a month for $35,000 worth of coverage. Not bad for piece of mind. When you live with that many other people in one building, you are trusting all of them to not leave a burner on or plug up the toilet - that’s a lot of trust. You need Replacement Cost Coverage renter’s insurance, which pays the actual cost to replace items that are no longer usable.
9. Make friends with at least a few neighbors. Stay away from the ones that you think will be knocking on your door everyday, but you need to know a few people in your building. Eventually, you could trade keys in case either of you get locked out, or you can pet-sit if one of you has a dog or cat. Also, you want someone to know when you are away, so they can keep an eye on the place. Trust me on this one!
10. Relax, you are in your own place now! Decorate as you see fit. Make it a home, not just some apartment you happen to rent. Enjoy! Blog Bookmark Gadgets
Monday, July 20, 2009
A SHOCK iPhone application which lets users find their nearest CANNABIS dealer has been approved by Apple.
Simply named Cannabis, the £1.79 app lets users search by city for their nearest medical cannabis suppliers, doctors, clinics, lawyers and other relevant organisations.
It currently covers 13 US states which have passed laws allowing medical cannabis use, legal cannabis "coffee shops" across Europe and uses Google Maps for directions.
Makers the campaign group Ajnag.com hope to add cannabis related news, menus, reviews and videos soon.
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Tuesday, July 14, 2009
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Friday, July 10, 2009
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Sunday, July 5, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Two college students, Frank and Matt, are riding on a New York City subway when a beggar approaches them asking for spare change.
Frank adamantly rejects the man in disgust.
Matt, on the other hand, whips out his wallet, pulls out a couples of singles and gladly hands them over to the beggar with a smile.
The beggar thanks him kindly and then continues on to the other passengers.
Frank is outraged by his friend's act of generosity.
"What on earth did you do that for?" shouts Frank. "You know he's only going to use it on drugs or booze."
Matt replies, "And we weren't?"
TIPS FOR SURVIVING COLLEGE
* Minimize food budget by scheduling classes around Happy Hour.
* Enjoy being a Sophomore -- It will be the best three years of your life.
* Wear an athletic cup to panty raids, because it's all fun and games until someone loses their 'nads.
* Lemon juice and baking soda make an excellent bong water stain remover.
* Earn extra cash by parlaying chemistry knowledge into lucrative "home pharmaceuticals" business.
* If an 8:00 am class is required for your major, change your major.
* Boring lecture? Start a wave!
* College-level algebra: 5 returnable bottles = 1 delicious Ramen Noodle dinner.
* "I Phelta Thi" is *not* a real fraternity, except at state colleges.
* Remember - almost no one complains when you puke in a dumpster.
* Clever margin manipulation can turn a 4-page outline into a 100-page senior essay.
* Football games were never meant to be observed by sober people.
* Don't think of it as sleeping with your professor -- think of it as "acing Biology."
* In a pinch, milk can be used as a beer substitute in your breakfast cereal.
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Sunday, June 28, 2009
StudentAwards.com is also a good place to find scholarships that most people over look, and so, you might have a better chance. Apply for as many as possible; it doesn't hurt to try even if you think you don't qualify.
I signed up for studentawards and I found lots of scholarship opportunities. Just be careful what you sign up for because I have been getting some spam mail from the site. You can use this website to find scholarships but I recommend that you apply for them directly through the official scholarship's website if they have one.
Additionally, some corporations offer scholarships to their employees. Ask your manager for information about this because you might not find anything online about it. Blog Bookmark Gadgets
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
1 3/4 c. plain flour
1 3/4 stick melted butter
1 c. chopped nuts
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1 1/4 c. powdered sugar
1 c. frozen whipped dessert topping
1 (3 oz.) pkg. vanilla instant pudding mix
1 (3 oz.) pkg. pistachio instant pudding mix or 2 (3 oz.) pkg. butterscotch instant pudding mix3 c. milk
Combine and mix well the flour, butter and chopped nuts. Pat into bottom of 9 x 12 inch baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool. Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, and dessert topping. Spread on cooled crust.
Mix pistachio pudding with 1 1/2 cups milk. Mix vanilla pudding with 1 1/2 cups milk. (Or mix both packages butterscotch pudding with 3 cups milk.) When puddings have set, mix together gently and spread on top of cheese layer. Chill. Garnish with additional whipped topping, if desired. Cut into squares to serve.
I made this dessert for Father's Day and it was delicious. I changed it a bit though. I made the crust from the Graham Cracker box, I doubled the crust, I added more Cool Whip to the cream cheese and I used two boxes of pistachio pudding because I was using a slightly bigger pan.
Make sure the cream cheese is left out before you use it. It needs to be really soft. Mine had cream cheese chunks in it. Also, the Graham Cracker crumb box doesn't say to bake the crust but it is a good idea because my cream cheese mixture was lifting up the crust and not spreading smoothly. And FYI, pistachio pudding is a BITCH to find so don't leave it until the last minute like I did. Now that I have tried it, the next time it will be so easy to make.
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Monday, June 22, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
I actually thought it was so much fun that I bought it. It's $20 but I found it for only $6.99 USD from Big Fish. If you like the game, it's worth it. Blog Bookmark Gadgets
Friday, June 5, 2009
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009
I do think, however, that there should be restrictions, such as a maximum amount you can carry, no smoking in public, age limit, laws against driving under the influence (generally, laws similar to those of alcohol).
When you compare the effects of alcohol to marijuana, I think that alcohol can impair your judgement more than an equivalent amount of weed. What I mean is that I think that people under the influence of weed are more aware/under control compared to people that have been drinking.
Most people that smoke weed become very calm and peaceful. They rarely want to cause mischief and can be easily entertained with mundane things. Whereas drinkers are ready to party and cause shit. Drinkers are also more likely to become angry and violent and want to drive places.
When it comes to health, I don't think pot makes you dumb. It can have negative long term effects if the substance is abused, but so can drinking.
I think a room full of stoned people are less likely to do something illegal than a room full of drunk people. Therefore, I think the world would be a better place if marijuana was legalized and alcohol was criminalized. Not that I want booze to be banned. Blog Bookmark Gadgets
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Top Money Saving Tips for College Freshmen
Save Money and Reduce Stress With These Financially Sound Strategies
by Mike Hardcastlefor About.com
Making the transition from high school student to college student can be confusing. There are a lot of changes and many new responsibilities. Adapting to college is full of life lessons and the biggest lesson involves handling money.
Living at Home Is Easy
When teens live at home there are many financial decisions that they never have to make. Parents worry about how much to spend on housing, food, bills, clothes and entertainment. These things never have to cross the high school students mind.
In college teens suddenly have to handle these things on their own. If you spend money recklessly you will quickly find yourself tapped.
Smart money saving tactics can make a major impact on your finances and your future. Here are some tips and ideas to make your financial transition that much easier.
Know Your Cost of Living
Make a list of your mandatory monthly expenses so you understand where your money has to go. Things like, rent, utilities, transportation, groceries, parking, school supplies, debt repayment, and student or activity fees fall in this category. Once you know where your money has to go each month you'll be able to set up a discretionary fund and a savings plan.
Give Yourself an Allowance
Put yourself on an allowance for things like entertainment, eating out, clothing, and special purchases. Stay on budget no matter how tight things get. It's never too early to start saving money. Even if it's only $20 a week try to put something aside in a savings account.
Look for creative ways to save money. Consider carpooling, public transit or enviro-friendly biking as a means of getting around. Bring lunches and snacks from home. Buy your text books and lab supplies second hand if possible. Instead of paying a tutor set up a peer study group in classes that you need extra help with.
Understand Your Debt Load
Student loans aside there are other ways that students get in to debt. Credit card companies target cash strapped students, most of whom are inexperienced with unsecured debt.
When handled responsibly credit cards can be good things to have. If you do any shopping on the Internet you will probably need to have a credit card. Many credit card companies offer theft and fraud protection. Read the fine print of your credit card agreement to find out if you’re covered for these things.
It's a good idea to have a credit card for emergencies or for major purchases like books or a bike but avoid using plastic for day-to-day spending or for entertainment. Blog Bookmark Gadgets
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Consider this site your ultimate Jenga drinking game resource. The following Jenga related links and ideas are the best the web has to offer.
What you need:
The game Jenga
Large quantities of alcohol (ie. Rev, Holy Water, Sexy Beer)
What to do:
Mark the Jenga pieces with different rules and demands that relate to the party.
Follow the rules of regular Jenga. Once a piece is pulled, the player must do what the piece indicates.
The Creativity Part
You can write anything you want on the pieces. Connactivity.com has a huge list of ideas. You can write on the pieces before the game or have your guests write whatever they want.
Here are some of my favourites:
- Give/Take 1,2,3, or 4 (drinks)
- Strip (take off an item of clothing)
- Handswitch (player must play with their other hand for the rest of the game)
- Impression (do an impression of someone)
- Down the Hatch (finish your drink)
- Lurch/Gary Coleman (tallest/shortest player takes a drink)
- Beer Wench (you have to get everyone's drinks for the rest of the game)
- Name Genie (give all players a new name, everyone must address each other by their new name for the rest of the game)
- Rainbow Warrior (Pick a color. Everyone must drink 1 for every article of clothing they have on that contains that color.)
- Ru Paul (Switch seats with a person of the opposite gender.)
Please feel free to comment on your ideas/faves.
Anyone not involved in the match can make it interesting by betting on their favourite player.
Before the game starts think of something humiliating the loser will have to do. Or if you don't want to be cruel make them clean up the game and setup a new one or chug a beer. Click here for a visual example from Youtube.
If you are able to achieve the optimal balance of booze and Jenga the game will be a huge success! Happy Drinking!
Holy Water. Hallelujah!
Hangover Cures the College Way
Nina Conti and Monk
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Sunday, May 24, 2009
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Sunday, May 17, 2009
Tip: If you are going to buy 8 books, group the 4 cheapest together and the 4 most expensive ones together and pay for them in two purchases (you can say "i'd like to pay for these with debit and these with cash" or take several trips to buy them in 4s).
Purchase 1 : 4 books @ $10 each ---> save $10
Purchase 2 : 4 books @ $20 each ---> save $20
Total Savings = $30
If you were to buy them in one purchase you will only save on the two cheapest purchases ($2o total).
The last sale was in December and before that it was in June. So this year it may be in June as well (I'll post a comment when I know the exact time).
So if you love to read try to hold off on buying anything for now because the sale is fast approaching. Start making that list and share it with us in the comments. Blog Bookmark Gadgets
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009
If the preceding are unavailing, a doctor may try drugs such as chlorpromazine, tickling the pharynx with a catheter stuck through the nose, hypnosis, or acupuncture. Still no go? Time for stern measures. In 1833 it was recommended that you blister or burn the skin above the phrenic nerve on the neck and back. This has now been supplanted by a marginally more civilized procedure in which the nerve is sliced or crushed.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Governments around the world and the World Health Organization are engaged to investigate and address this situation.
- The Public Health Agency advises Canadians to:
- Wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water, or use hand sanitizer
- Cough and sneeze in your arm or sleeve
- Get your annual flu shot
- Keep doing what you normally do, but stay home if sick
- Check http://www.fightflu.ca/ for more information
- Check http://www.voyage.gc.ca/ for travel notices and advisories
- Talk to a health professional if you experience severe flu-like symptoms
For more information visit the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Topics for Discussion
Do you think the swine flu is going to become like the SARS epidemic?
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Sunday, May 3, 2009
The History of Pizza
Circa 1000 A.D.: Pizza gets its start when peasants begin baking leftover, covered dough.
Early 1500s: Spanish conquistadors bring tomatoes to Europe from the New World.
Late 1500s: The first known recipes for the production of mozzarella cheese begin popping up in cookbooks.
Late 1600s: Although tomatoes are feared to be poisonous, peasants in Naples are the first to add them to their pizza.
1830: Port'Alba the world's first pizzeria, opens in Naples. The proprietor bakes pizzas in an oven lined with lava harvested from Mount Vesuvius.
1889: Naples chef Raffaele Esposito prepares a red, white, and green pizza of tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil to honor a visit by Queen Margherita Teresa Giovanna. He names the pie the margherita.
1905: Gennaro Lombardi opens the first American pizzeria: Lombardi's pizzeria, which was located at 53 ½ Spring St. in New York City. (The restaurant would later move to 32 Spring St.).
1943: Ric Riccardo Sr. and Ike Sewell invent a deep-dish pizza and begin serving it at their new Chicago restaurant, Pizzeria Uno — creating a flagship for the future chain.
1945: Buying a slice becomes increasingly popular as WWII veterans return from Italy and spread the pizza gospel.
1957: The first frozen pizza — Celentano's — appears in supermarkets.
1958: The first Pizza Hut opens in Wichita, Kansas. The first Domino's opens just two years later in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Mid-1970s: Chicago pizzerias add a top layer to their deep-dish pie, creating the miracle of stuffed pizza.
Early 1980s: Pizza goes gourmet, with upscale toppings such as duck and Gorgonzola.
1995: Kraft introduces DiGiorno pizza, the first "self-rising" frozen pie
Pizza Rolls Recipe
These cheesy little swirls certainly make their rounds at cocktail parties. Stuffed with salami, sausage, provolone and mozzarella, these pretty pizza pinwheels never last long with guests around.
1 (10 ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust dough
1/4 pound Genoa salami, thinly sliced
1/4 pound pepperoni sausage, sliced
1/4 pound provolone cheese, sliced
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
Roll pizza crust dough into an approximately 10x14-inch rectangle on the baking sheet. Layer with Genoa salami, pepperoni and provolone cheese. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese to within 1/2 inch from edges of the dough. Roll jelly roll style. Seal the edge with a fork.
Bake in the preheated oven 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Slice into 1 inch pieces to serve.
Servings per Recipe: 5
Amount Per Serving
total fat: 27.3g
25 min.Ready In: 35 min.Servings: 5
Topics for Discussion:
What do you think is the best pizza topper?
What is the best pizza joint?
How often do you eat pizza?
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Thursday, April 30, 2009
So make a comment and let everything out! I am sure a lot of people with sympathize with any problems you had. And I do not mind listening to bragging as I have been known to do that myself.
Bookmark this post to follow the discussion.
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009
If you want to try the program, or make it your own, there are some simple steps you can do that won't cost you anything. All it takes is a little dedication and willingness to track everything you eat. In the long run, it allows you to learn more about food, your body, organization, planning and self control. With some hard work you can actually lose weight.
Step 1: Calculate your recommended points for the day
ADD POINTS: You will add all of these point up to figure out how many weight watchers points you can have in a day.
Male - 8 pts
Female - 2 pts
HOW OLD ARE YOU?
17-26 - 4 pts
27-37 - 3 pts
38-47 - 2 pts
48-58 - 1 pt
over 58 - 0 pts
WHAT DO YOU WEIGH?
Use the first 2 digits of your weight - for example - if you weigh 145 then use 14 pts
HOW ACTIVE ARE YOU?
If you spend most of your day:
Sitting down - 0 pts
Occasionally sitting but mostly standing - 1 pt
Walking most of the time - 2 pts
Doing physical work most of the time - 3 pts
You also get an extra 35 points during the week, which you can use all at once, or spread out over the week. (you can use these for drinking nights and eating out)
Step 2: Set a goal
For a few days eat only as many points as recommended for your body. Then you can begin reducing your points to begin losing weight. For example, if you have 20 points you may wish to reduce it to 15.
Step 3: Calculate points. (Your points include anything you consume, including drinks)
CLICK HERE for a free points calculator. You only need to know the calories, grams of fat, and fibre.
If you don't know this informations, visit WebMD for a Food-O-Meter that can find the nutritional value of almost any food.
Step 4: Record your points
It is easiest to write everything in a notebook
1. Write the date
2. Write the time of each meal, snack, or drink
3. Write the total points of each meal, snack, or drink
4. Total the points for the day
5. If you have points left over at the end of the day, add them to your "Bank" of 35 points for the week. If you go over your goal, subtract them from your bank.
- Pay attention to serving sizes
- Remember that all good diets include exercise
- Plan out healthy meals and snacks which actually allow you to eat more. Click Here for weight watchers recipes.
- Drinking water instead of soft drinks, juice, coffee, beer, etc. frees up a lot of points
- When grocery shopping switch to low fat/calorie products. It can make a big difference.
- Eat slowly and chew your food really well. This will give your body better digestion and time to tell you that you are full.
Good luck and feel free to ask me any questions. I'll do my best to find you an accurate and credible answer.Blog Bookmark Gadgets
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Then I asked myself "Why are they holding hands?" So I did some research. I wanted to know if otters typically held hands and if there was a reason. I found my answer and history of the video from Vancouver Aquariam:
"Vancouver Aquarium sea otters, Nyac and Milo, were the stars on YouTube in 2007. A video showing the otters holding paws, a natural behaviour called "rafting", appeared on the Internet in March 2007. It has now been viewed over 11 million times by people all over the world. Aquarium visitor Cynthia Holmes, who was then a PhD student at the University of British Columbia, shot the video in 2002.
The tremendous response to Ms. Holmes's video on YouTube is a testament to the allure of sea otters. And that's good since they are a threatened species and need our help. Oil spills are one of the greatest threats to sea otters. Nyac, the blond, female otter in the video was a rare survivor of the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill.
Sadly on September 23, 2008, Nyac died of chronic lymphocytic leukemia at the ripe old age of 20. She was one of the last surviving sea otters of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. According to the Aquarium’s Staff Veterinarian, Dr. Martin Haulena, even in her death Nyac is a very important animal because “Lymphocytic leukemia has not been previously reported in sea otters and because there is some association with contact with petroleum in other species … she’ll continue to provide vital information on the long-term effects of oil exposure.”
We hope that people watching this video will be inspired to take action - by choosing to drive a fuel-efficient car, for example - to help protect sea otters for our grandchildren."
"Although wild sea otters raft in areas without kelp, they will often tangle themselves in kelp to stay near kelp beds and will sometimes hold paws with other otters to form a raft. In B.C., sea otter rafts can consist of up to 150 resting individuals, but as this photo shows the rafts can be small too.
In Canada, disturbing sea otters in the wild is illegal. People must stay 100 m away. Watching female/pup rafts is likely very disruptive to them, according to sea otter expert Dr. Jane Watson.
"In fact the best place to get a good look at sea otters and their behaviour is at the Aquarium. Sea otters take to captivity well - the behaviours visitors see at the Aquarium, are the same sea otter behaviours you would see in the wild," she adds." Blog Bookmark Gadgets