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Where is the Secret Service guys when you need them?? I don’t like Bush, but that’s was a bit much. And, he was pretty fast in ducking the shoe, TWICE!  YouTube Video  – View Bush ducking shoes from Iraq reporter

Now, we have a few jokes going around, of course we had to have one last laugh with Bush and a grand finale!

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Have you ever thought of having dinner in the sky? Well, now you can, read more about dinner in the sky

 

Dinner in the sky video

Dinner in the sky video

 

 

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I just realized that Clinique’s compact powder comes in a nice green acrylic case but it’s not recyclable;-( I have purchased many of these over the years and I have been trashing these nice cases most of the time, I can only imagine how many other women do the same. I kept one Clinique’s compact powder for the mirror, but how many of these can a girl keep? This is not a good thing for our environment; I know plastic bottles and plastic bags are harmful to the environment and plastic never decomposes.

 

Well, after this last case I bought I will be switching to another brand, Arbonne. The

Arbonne refillable compact case

Arbonne refillable compact case

Arbonne Pressed Powder

cost can get a bit higher because of the shipping but they sell the case and refills separate, but you will be saving on gas and that trip to the mall. Do your online shopping and get it at your door steps! So you can just buy your refills after the first purchase and not worry about disposing so many make up cases into the environment.

 

And, you can recycle the powder container and use it for small items storage in your make up drawer; it will also keep it very organized 😉

 

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We all have problems in life and many natural disasters have impacted the US and other countries in the past few years; Mother Nature is truly mad as us, with reason I believe. But, right now, is time for us to help the victims of Hurricane Ike, in the Caribbean. 

To get more information about donation to Hurricane Ike victims  go to www4.wsvn.com/news/articles/tracking_tropics/MI96720/

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Well, if you are called a Yawn, don’t get mad. It simply means that you are part of the new breed of Young and Wealth but Normal people that are very aware of our environment and live life as green as possible. For instance, Yawns drive hybrid cars, shop at local stores, if they shop at all and pay off their credit cards every month; oh Wow, I don’t think I need to be a Yawn to want to pay my credit card debt every month, it’s a matter of financial power not Yawnic desires LOL. Oh, and Yawns also try not to use their credit cards at all.

Also, Yawns usually make over $100 K/year, but they live in a much smaller fixed income – in a conscious effort to tread lightly on the earth.  The average age of a Yawn is between 20s – 40s, who want nothing than to change the world and save he planet.

The article I read on the Sunday paper reported that, in 2004 a young man moved from Seattle to India to help build the local office of Microsoft Research. Once he saw the young children begging on the streets, he quit Microsoft and launched two networking sites, babajob.com and babalife.com, in an effort to link India’s vast pool of potential workers with the people who need labor.

How about this Google software engineer who cashed in his stock options in 2003, and to his surprise he got more money than he could ever burn in his lifetime. So, what did he do? No, he didn’t buy an expensive car or a mansion in the Googledom of Silicon Valley, he retired to a four-bedroom house in Stateline, Nevada and started giving money away. So far, he has given $400,000 to a local arts’ organization to help build a new art center, $1 million to a bus company to help launch a route to so that casino workers wouldn’t have to rely on private transportation… I wonder if he used some of his money to gamble and have some fun in Vegas too… This is what I call a GIVER! I wish we had many more Yawns in life, not just to help our environment but to help so many in need.

You go Yawns !!!

Read more about Yawns at

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1555505/Young-rich-are-more-Yawn-than-yuppie.html 

http://blogs.wsj.com/wealth/2008/04/30/waking-up-to-the-yawns-young-and-wealthy-but-normal/

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

I saw the cute Google image and realized it was Earth Day – shame on me.. I didn’t wake up thinking about it.

But, seriously, I care and I hope we all can do our little part to save the planet. Sunday night I watched Expedition Alaska – Alaska is a land of breath-taking natural diversity, but it is changing at a rapid rate. A team of some of the world’s top scientists and wildlife filmmakers explore this remote landscape to document what impact global warming is having on Alaska.

It’s scary to see how the ice is melting and global warming is rising. No wonder I got burned on Sunady with only 2 hours of sun  LOL … geesh!

Ten things you can do this Earth Day

Canwest News Service – Published: Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Wondering how you can make a difference? Here are 10 things you can do to help the planet, whether it’s Earth Day or not.

1. Leave your car at home for a day (or a week or a month) and try walking or biking. If work is too far away to walk, take public transit or carpool. One city bus eliminates the emissions of 40 cars.

2. Turn off the lights, the computer and the television when they are not in use. Using only highly efficient and money-saving appliances can reduce the electricity consumption of an average household to one-10th of the national average.

3. Try eating meat-free at least one day a week. A meat-based diet requires seven times more land than a plant-based diet. Livestock production is responsible for more climate change gasses than all the motor vehicles in the world.

4. Choose foods produced organically, locally and in season. Support your regional farmers and farming industry: buying locally and in season is better for the environment than buying foods that have been shipped hundreds of kilometres to your local market.

5. Put a composter in your backyard or use your green bin to reduce household waste. Composting organics has two key benefits: it reduces the amount of waste going to landfills and when added to your garden, helps nourish soil and plants.

6. Turn off your car’s engine if stopped for more than 10 seconds. If every driver of a light-duty vehicle avoided idling by five minutes a day, collectively, we would save 1.8 million litres of fuel per day, almost 4500 tonnes of GHG emissions.

7. Set your thermostat above room temperature in the summer and below room temperature in the winter. For each degree you adjust, you can save 5% on your utility bill and 1% on your energy use.

8. Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs). A CFL uses only 25% as much energy as an incandescent bulb and lasts 10 times longer.

9. The simple act of recycling has more impact on the environment than the average Canadian thinks. The amount of wood and paper North Americans throw away each year is enough to heat five million homes for 200 years.

10. This is a great opportunity to brag. Tell someone what you’re doing to make the world a better place. Support the cause. Encourage them to get involved too.

Source: Earth Day Canada

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