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19 December 2008 @ 01:46 pm
the new foamy is out and it's picture perfect.
05 December 2008 @ 10:31 am
A new Foamy has arrived and it is ummm original

Speaking of which i grabbed a copy of a book on cd. A lot of people like the anita blake stuff,so I gave it a try.....

Bleeech, talk about drivel....not for me
05 December 2008 @ 09:03 am
Hey everybody, I've been taking a break from livejournal for a while. Methinks I am back now. I'll be posting new recipes, random research on massage etc and ohh yes my political rants.

Hope everyone is doing well
19 September 2008 @ 02:17 pm

Your result for The Supervillain Archetype Test...

The Megalomaniac

Ambitious, Intelligent, Calculating

The Megalomaniac is the most prestigious of super-villain classes. If anyone is ever going to rule the world, it will probably be you.

Your main goal in life is power and domination, you have the tools to do it, and you know it. Megalomaniacs are intelligent and forceful, and they tend not to let their emotions cloud their judgment. Most of the time. They are usually found, or not found, working at the top of a huge structured organization, though many prefer to work by themselves.

The Megalomaniac has but one flaw, but its an invariably fatal one; arrogance. He knows that he can take over the world, and he isn't afraid to let you know, often elaborately and in great detail. They often do not foresee the fly in their ointment, because they do not want to admit that such a fly could exist.

Sample Megalomaniacs: Dr. Doom, Lex Luthor, Ras al'Ghul, Kang the Conqueror, Emperor Palpatine, Brain

Take The Supervillain Archetype Test at HelloQuizzy

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12 September 2008 @ 09:19 am
Hello everyone, just thought I'd let you know there will be a thai festival at olbrich gardens this weekend. I won't be going, but it looks like a lot of fun

Thai Fest

Thai Fest, a celebration of Thai culture, returns to Olbrich on Sunday, September 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The free festival will take place primarily in Olbrich's Thai Garden and Pavilion. It will feature dancers and musicians from the Thai Culture and Fine Arts Institute of Chicago and Thai cultural displays and music by members of the University of Wisconsin - Madison Thai Student Association. Food for purchase will be provided by Bahn Thai, Sa-Bai Thong, and Natural Juice.

Thai Fest debuted in July 2005 with nearly 5,000 people in attendance. This year's festival is funded by the University of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin Alumni Association, the Royal Thai Consulate General in Chicago, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, and Olbrich Botanical Gardens.
The Thai Garden reaches its peak in September, so be sure to come and enjoy the garden, colorful Thai dancers, tasty Thai food, and learn about Thai culture.

If any of you wander down, post some info about what you thought of it.
05 September 2008 @ 03:47 pm

I love these
19 August 2008 @ 09:48 am
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 cup chopped cilantro
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon splenda
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons fish sauce
1 teaspoon salt
2 8 oz packages of shiritaki noodles
1 carrot, julienned
1 cucumber, halved, peeled, seeded and sliced into thin halfrounds
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup finely shredded napa cabbage
1/4 cup chopped dry roasted nuts

Boil shiritaki noodles for 2-3 minutes. Rinse Shiritaki noodles well 4-5 minutes under cool running water. Cut into 3-4 inch lengths pat dry with a paper towel and let stand for 15 minutes. Place the garlic, cilantro, jalapeno, splenda, lime juice, fish sauce and salt in the bowl of a food processor and process until almost smooth. In a large bowl, combine the sauce, noodles, carrots, cucumber, mint and napa cabbage. Toss well and garnish with peanuts.

I'll put up the food counts later, but the ENTIRE recipe is less than 120 calories and 12 carbs

I'll try and make up a batch and add a pic to this post later..
18 August 2008 @ 12:36 pm
I can find 2 person beach volleyball, badmitten, freakin table tennis on broadcast t.v. but not wrestling. Wrestling is one of the sports which was part of the original greek olympics, you would think it would get a little respect, at least more that beach volleyball.

If you want to see some awesome matches watch the u.s. womens wrestling video on nbc's website, Randi Miller is a machine, although she only took home the bronze, she is still a damn good wrestler
18 August 2008 @ 09:45 am
A new study published in the Archives of Surgery has found that massage can help to relieve pain after surgery, well duh. I wish the studies would go into more detail about the specifics of the kind of massage performed, from what i can gather is was general non-specific swedish back massage. In the study, 605 men had major surgery and 200 of them received daily 20-minute back massages for four days after the surgery. All participants received comparable doses of pain-relieving drugs such as morphine. People who had massage had a faster reduction in pain intensity and unpleasantness compared to those who didn't. The more studies are produced the quicker insurance will begin to consider paying for massage. The problem is the cost, the cost of a 20 minute daily massage for pain relief is much higher than just increasing the dosage of narcotic.

Arch Surg. 2007 Dec;142(12):1158-67; discussion 1167. Links
Acute postoperative pain management using massage as an adjuvant therapy: a randomized trial.
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25 July 2008 @ 11:44 am
you gotta love science
I stumbled across this story, it seems a hormone called ghrelin can increase the desire for food. It's a nice little write up I particularly like the phrase "hedonic effect"

Hunger Hormone Makes Food Look More Tasty
Study finds those given injections of ghrelin showed activity in brain's reward centers


Wednesday, May 7, 2008
WEDNESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- A new brain imaging study reveals that a gut hormone known for its appetite-promoting powers actually stimulates key reward centers in the brain to make food look more tasty and irresistible.

The feeding culprit is ghrelin, and the finding suggests that this hormone's so-called "hedonic effect" on the senses unfolds in the same brain regions that researchers have long-associated with drug addiction -- motivating people to eat even when there is no nutritional reason to do so.

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I'm a bit torn, if they can make drugs that target the reduction of this hormone, the fitness trainer in me say "cool", but the cook in me says "uggg how horrible"
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