Saturday, January 26, 2008

Garden Plan

This is the drawing of the garden plan for 4 people of this years garden. I am using mostly rows that are 18" by 30" with the exception of two 18" by 40" rows.

Worls's Lowest Car or VERY THIN CAR

This car called the "Flat Out" happens to be a modified Fiat 126.

World's Lowest Car Heads For Motor Show

2006 Andy Saunders Kustoms Flat Out

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Gulag tourism

Wow a bit strange! An adventure park offers a journey back to the Soviet Union with KGB interrogation methods and "beatings" with a leather belt.

Womens Only Buses

Mexico city started having Women only buses to the delights of many females tired of getting harassed using public transportation.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Crystal Island

This is a mega-building project has plans to build the one of the largest buildings on earth. In the building they have plans to have cultural, exhibition, performance areas, hotel, apartment, retail and office space, as well as an international school. It looks like it will be like a gated community of the ultra rich with all of the shopping and cultural needs within the confines of the structure.

More on the design can be found at the Foster + Partners website.

If You Want Happiness .................................

Fluorescent Light diffusers,

This is a neat idea. You can get the outdoor look with your fluorescent lighting using these panels.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Hummingbird babies growing up in the nest,

Gumball Covered Humvee-Bonibonlu

It took me a while to dig up information of this picture I got today. It was actually done in 2004 so it is not but it is being sent around. The piece, entitled Sugar-Coated, is meant as a social commentary.

How It All Became

How it all became with ebay,


Sunday, January 20, 2008

Train Snow Plow

This is one way they clear the rails.

If you have an Ich>>>>

The Air Car

It looks like their is another way to reduce gas consumbion and esmissions using Compressed Air Technology(CAT) vehicles. the last 14 years Guy Negre form France has developed an engine that combines air with fuel. Tata Motors, a leading company in India and technology inventor, MDI of France, sign agreement that could start production of the cars very soon.They may be a little small for US markets right now but they are in the right direction and the cost may make it catch on especially since cars and fuel are so high now in the United States.

World's First Air-Powered Car: Zero Emissions by Next Summer

The Compressed Air Car

A new trend for Better or Worse: Camouflage Weddings

I was looking for a black wedding gown. Not for me but since it is a new trend I wanted to view one. However, what normally happens is I get sidetracked on something else and this was it. When a camouflage gown and wedding came up I just had to look for one. You can get a camouflage gown and it does seems to be a rather popular trend. The bride usually wears a gown of camouflage or hunter orange fabric depending on the theme. I did not actually find an orange one, only a red one, but I did find the camouflage one. The link to the designer is the above gown link.

If you are interested in such a wedding the link belong has ideas for your cake, brides, groom, etc.

Elements of a Camouflage Wedding

Do not forget about the cake topper from Magic Mud
hunters in camouflage wedding cake topper

Seed Vegetable Garden Plan

I have a simple calendar shown above I use for planning when to plant the seeds. This will give me ideal of the time to plant the seeds. If I plan them to transplant later for a quicker start I calculate the time I can plant. I use a simple Excel Spread sheet to keep track of when I need to plant and an idea when to expect the vegetables to be ready for harvest. I have found for me I need to have a plan so I can plan weekends according to the frost dates and other factors. Of course, the weather many times cause delays which was the case last year and by the time I got much of my garden planted it was already summer with the high heat associated with the season.

Seed Vegetable Garden Plan

Saturday, January 19, 2008

l'Inconnue de la Seine

If you have ever taken CPR you have most lilely had CPR Annie, Rususci Annie, or l'Inconnue de la Seine as you CPR dummy. The origin of this face comes for a young Parisian that was found it in the Seine as a possible suicide. Her identity was never found out but someone at the morgue d to produce a mask. This mask would become so popular that one time it would be mass produced.

For more information:

Influence and authenticity of
l'Inconnue de la Seine

CPR Annie

ou can see the death mask of L'inconnue de la Seine at The Museum of the Order of St John in London.

L’Inconnue de la Seine

Lotus Touts

Let's do everyone a favor and stop this chain letter email. Break this Chain!


Lotus Touts : You have 6 minutes

There's some mighty fine advice in these words, even if you're not superstitious. This Lotus Touts has been sent to you for good luck from the Anthony Robbins organization. It has been sent around the world ten times so far.

Do not keep this message.

The Lotus Touts must leave your hands in 6 MINUTES. Otherwise you will get a very unpleasant surprise. This is true, even if you are not superstitious, are agnostic or otherwise faith impaired.

ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

FOUR. When you say, 'I love you,' mean it.

When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.

SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.

Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.

NINE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.

In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

Don't judge people by their relatives.

Talk slowly but think quickly.

When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?'

Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze

When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.

EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

Spend some time alone.

A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.
Do not keep this message .


Friday, January 18, 2008

More sheep races

Maybe this is what I need to set up in our sleepy little town to bring some excitement.

Sark Sheep Racing

What Old People Do For Fun!

Study: Too Much Perfume Could Signal Depression

Who what a study. Know who would study depression and scent. Humm.... Apparently in Israel a study was conduced that came up with the conclusion that females that wear too much perfume could be depressed. The study suggests that the females get desensitized with their scent. I would be interesting if there are other finding to suggest such a occurrence.

Study: Too Much Perfume Could Signal Depression

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Face Your Pockets Project

This is another one of those sites where everyone shows and tells what is in their bag. However, on this site it can be your pocket or bag, It does not seem to matter where you have your junk. It also has individuals scan the objects rather using a camera. As you may notice I have a large bag or tote for work with way too much stuff. I toss it aside on the weekend when I do not need my ID or name tags. I am fairly well prepared with this bag. I may need the umbrella after it snows but I never seem to use the handkerchiefs that I have an a zip lock bag. You were suppose to get your face in the scan but my hair fell in the way and I did not feel like doing it over.

Drain on the Mediterranean: rising water usage

Turkey Lake Dries Up

Holy cow!!! Subject: Top this for a speeding ticket:

Interesting story but I just looked it on Urban Legends they say it is false.

Holy cow!!! Subject: Top this for a speeding ticket:
Two California Highway Patrol Officers were conducting speeding enforcement on I-15, North of MCAS Miramar. One of the officers was using a hand held radar device to check speeding vehicles approaching near the crest of a hill.
The officers were suddenly surprised when the radar gun began reading
300 miles per hour. The officer attempted to reset the radar gun, but it would not reset and turned off. Just then a deafening roar over the treetops revealed that the radar had in fact locked onto a USMC F/A-18 Hornet which was engaged in a low flying exercise near the location. Back at the CHP Headquarters the Patrol Captain fired off a complaint to the USMC Base Commander. Back came a reply in true USMC style:
Thank you for the message, which allows us to complete the file on this incident. You may be interested to know that the tactical computer in the Hornet had detected the presence of, and subsequently locked onto your hostile radar equipment and automatically sent a jamming signal back to it. Furthermore, an air to ground missile aboard the fully armed aircraft had also automatically locked onto your equipment. Fortunately the Marine Pilot flying the Hornet recognized the situation for what it was, quickly responded to the missile system alert status and was able to override the automated defense system before the missile was launched and your hostile radar was destroyed. Thank you for your concerns.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

UFO's in Texas

Source: MrClean1982's photos Stealth Bomber on Flickr

When I first saw this I wondered how far Fort Hood was from this area. I was thinking weather balloon or maybe maybe some other gadget. I know one time sitting at Fort Ord and seeing this object come towards my sliding glass window and then up over the house. This was before the Iraq war and after seeing the smart bombs recorded there I wonder if that was what it was. We used to live by a Navy base and at times something would cause the windows to shake at times. The navy would report no air craft in the area. Later I found out the Navy had another type of missile that would flay over the terrain. They would shoot if from out in the ocean to the desert. A few times they would miss their target and land in the mountains. Later was the Stealth bomber in areas. So if you ask me I say it is the military

Dozens in Texas Town Report Seeing UFO

Multiple reports of UFO-like sightings in Texas town

Dozens in Texas town report seeing UFO

Bob Ross the Amazing Painter

I came across this and I do not remember the last time I watched one of his amazing shows.

Bob Ross - Grandpa's Barn

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The Plague-Should We Be Worried?

I was reading with interest a article of the threat of the plague. In 1665 it hit England very hard and killed around 100,000 individuals so it is not something to take lightly but it has been luring around the world for many years.

I still remember as a young child one of the little day trips taken by my parents to the are where ground squirrels had the plague. I do not remember seeing any dead or sick animals, just the parched soil or the upper desert of Southern California.

I think the plague is like anything in the world be aware but do not panic over the issue. My personal believe is that the pandemic flu is a greater threat since it travel person to person while the plague then to have the flea as a carrier.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Enemy of he State

This Bangladeshi-born American named Hasan M. Elahi says he was listed on the terrorist watch list. So his reaction has been the development of a web page Tracking Transience that follows his movements so they will know where he is at all times when he is exhibiting his art work and attending conferences. When I went to his page it seemed to be on the 3th of Jan at an Airports till but maybe because he is changing servers there has been a stop.

I can understand a little his reasoning behind such a motive. I have only been investigated by the FBI because my name was very similar to a individual on a terrorist list list a long time before 9/11 and a couple of airport searches where I was pulled aside. However, I doubt I with do such a project.

Noodles with Buttered Crumbs


The Midwest grows a great deal of wheat so bread and noodles are an important part of the diet here.
The following is a recipe simple recipe for noodle and crackers. Party type crackers will the best results but you can use saltine., as I used in the the picture above.

3 quarts water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vegetable il
8 ounces thin or medium-wide noodles (about 5 cups)
12/3 cups butter
2 cups cracker crumbs
3 tablespoon minced fresh parley or coriander
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Optional;: 3.4 teaspoon poppy seeds

In a pot, bring the water to a boil over high heat, Add the noodles and cook until l a dente. Drain and add 1/3 cup of the butter to th noddle pot and melt over low heat. Return the drained noodles.

In a skillet, met the remaining 1/3 cup butter over medium heat and add the cracker crumbs, stir an toast until the crumbs begin to turn golden brown. Add the spices. Put the noodles in to a serving and sprinkle the crumbs over top. Sprinkle a little paprika over all.

Serves: 6

Time to order Seeds

I usually try to try new types of vegetables and this year is no exception. Since I enjoy popcorn so much and eat it almost every day I think I am going to try growing Charentais, and Udmalbet form Creek Heirloom Seeds. They offer offer open-pollinated seeds so you can save them for other years.

Pinetree Garden Seeds will be next since they offer a choice of smaller packets. One pumpkin I am excited about is called batwing.
Source: WxMom's photos on flickr.

If I need a lot of seeds Stokes is a good source of seeds. I usually like to grow corn and pumpkins which take a lot of room. They also sell larger amounts for commercial growers. The last source is my local nursery.


A woman walks into the downtown welfare office, trailed by 15 kids...

'WOW,' the social worker exclaims, 'Are they ALL YOURS???'

'Yep they are all mine,' the flustered momma sighs, having heard that question a thousand times before. She says, 'Sit down Leroy.'

All the children rush to find seats.

'Well,' says the social worker, 'then you must be here to sign up. I'll need all your children's names.'

'This one's my oldest - he is Leroy.'

'OK, and who's next?'

'Well, this one he is Leroy, also.'

The social worker raises an eyebrow but continues . One by one, through the oldest four, all boys, all named Leroy. Then she is introduced to the eldest girl, named Leighroy!

'All right,' says the caseworker. 'I'm seeing a pattern here. Are they ALL named Leroy?'

Their Momma replied,! 'Well, yes, it makes it easier. When it's time to get them out of bed and ready for school, I yell, 'Leroy!'

An' when it's time for dinner, I just yell 'Leroy!' an' they all comes a runnin.'

An' if I need to stop the kid who's running into the street, I just yell 'Leroy' and all of them stop. It's the smartest idea I ever had, namin' them all Leroy.'

The social worker thinks this over for a bit, then wrinkles her forehead and says tentatively, 'But what if you just want ONE kid to come, and not the whole bunch?'

'I calls them by their last names.'

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Toxin Flip-Flop

I got this email about flip-flops causing chemical burns on feet. It seems to be true according to Snopes but rather old news since it was posted in September. In September Wal-Mart removed the "Sun 'N Fun" sandals. This is the last update of the orginal person who filed a claim.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

My rabbit dream>>>>>>>>.

Very cute photo of a cat with rabbit ears in a rabbit coop.

This is a random photo found on the web if you are the owner and would like credit let me know with proof.

Vegetable stronger than plastic

A company called Vegware has come up with Cutlery and tableware from natural starch and fibres. This is suppose to be another eco-friendly product. The only problem is that really nothing decomposes effectually the large compact landfills.

But if more composting was done could be a great product.

Friday, January 11, 2008

spectacular canary wood and stained-glass mod for computer

I looked around trying find out who made this wonderful Stained glass case. It seems the stained glass computer maker is known only as “Jimbo64″ on the Ultra Tech Forum. Nice job!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Winter Vegetable Garden Planning

It is still winter and the ground is brown except for the occasional snow. This is the time to plan for the 2008 vegetable garden. Below is a picture of last years garden and I have since changed it using the Mittleider Method to up of the garden. This fall I already arranged the rows for this part of the garden and will add on in early spring.


This flickr page has great examples of the technique.

This is also the time to plan what and how much you are going to plant. One technique to determine the amount of seeds to purchase and plant is to list your family favorite vegetables and the list the order or preferences. This five to an idea of what would be the best vegetables for planting. If your family does not like squash very much then you could limit or eliminate growing any.

Other than seed and garden planting you can make flats, planters, greenhouses, and cold frames you plan to use for the garden. This PVC Greenhouse is one of my plans for this year.

I find the book "How to Grow More Vegetables" useful for planning. In the book is a plan for a four person garden that I change according to our family preference. It covers the basic needs for a family of four in a six month growing period. It lists the amount of seeds to plant. It can be a little tricky for buying the seeds. If I do not use the seeds for the year I will save the remaining seeds in the refrigerator.

Garden Plan

Vegetable & Amount of Seeds

broccoli 8+
cabbage 16+
lettuce, head 56
lettuce, leaf 96
tomatoes 35
beets 36
spinach 61
bush peas 1,500
sweet potatoes 1.5 lbs.
eggplant 8 seeds
pepper 36
cantaloupe 17
cucumber 23
pumpkins 6
watermelons 16
honeydew 17
potatoes** 546 sprouted pieces
bush green beans 299
bush lima 206
corn (early) 98
sunflowers 8

Peter Menzel: Food For Thought

Have you ever wondered where those photos came from?

Most likely you have ran across an email with pictures of what families eat in different countries. The photographer is Peter Menzel. I was personally surprised of how much soda families drank around the world. His pictures have been shown in a number of magazines including Time.

In his book Hungry Planet in magazines around the world he and a writer visited some 30 families in 24 countries.