Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Round Up

Every time I see an image of the devastation in Japan my heart shatters. I'm sure yours does as well.

The Health Physics Society is an association of health professionals working in radiation safety. Their very informative site provides fact sheets, current nes curriculum support, documents and publications. They also maintain the Radiation Answers site that provides scientific information in an easy-to-read format for the general public.

I think it's very cool that this woman paints bicycle portraits.

My love for the periodic table of elements keeps growing by leaps and bounds.

Some books of interest: Grilled Cheese Please! 50 Scrumptiously Cheesy Recipes (Andrew McMeel Publishing) by Laura Werlin. There is just something so comforting about a grilled cheese sandwich. Craving Earth: The Urge to Eat Clay, Starch, Ice and Chalk (Columbia University Press) by Sera Young. For some reason I always am around someone who crunches ice (pagophagist) and it drives me nuts. When I was in nursing school I was taught that crunching ice was a sign of iron deficient anemia. Some people say ice crunching is a sign of sexual frustration. I don't know if there's any medical proof of the sexual frustration part, but, Whatever-it gets on my NERVES!!!! Lastly, there's the The Trouble with Chicken: A J.J. Tully Mystery by Doreen Cronin.

Writing sheds of famous writers.

Congratulations to David Suzuki on receiving the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award. I have been a fan of his for years. If I had the ever had the honor of meeting him, I would turn into a blushing, unable-to-speak, schoolgirl.

If you or your parents need assistance with technology Teach Parents Tech is a wonderful site filled with educational videos showing how to cut + paste, change your wallpaper and on how to create a blog. The videos give instructions for both Macs and PC users.

I have been using jojoba oil on my face for years. It's wonderful. Of late I have been seeing so many skin oils pop up on the cosmetic scene. Tarte's Maracuja Oil is one and Rodin Olio Lusso Oil is another. These are both pricey, but I would love to try them, but for now I will stick to my $6.00 a bottle jojoba oil.

Anthropologie has such wonderful items. These milk bottle measuring cups are adorable.

Michigan mittens-you know both Wisconsin and Michigan folks always say that their states are shaped like mittens. And the reason I am throwing Wisconsin into this mitten-shaped topic is because I have a friend (Wendy are you out there) who is from Wisconsin and she always said her home state was shaped like a mitten. I thought Michigan was the cute mitten-shaped state, but since I'm from the big honkin' keystone state?????

And speaking of state-shaped items. Look at this Louisiana-shaped cutting board.

Look at this incredible steampunk ring.

A story about chickens that will having you thinking twice before you order those buffalo wings.

If you are a lover of libraries, you must visit the Library History Buff Blog. The buff has a wonderful post (March 15, 2011) about the first catalog cards. A very enjoyable blog.

Color wheel of worry.

That's all for this week. Have a good one.

"Like fragile ice anger passes away in time." Ovid

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