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This is from the "Find Out" page
The two things Africa needs most are clean blood and clean water.” — Dan Haseltine

Why Blood?
AIDS is caused by the HIV virus, which is carried in the blood. On this most basic level, clean blood represents blood free from HIV. At this point treatment does not exist that can remove the HIV virus entirely, but there are medications that can help people live fuller, healthier lives, and can reduce the risk of transmitting the disease to others. Medical treatment is also critical to helping people with AIDS avoid and recover from opportunistic diseases that take advantage of immune systems weakened by HIV.

Eradicating AIDS requires treating people who have the disease, educating people about the disease and helping people develop the tools to act on what they know. Community-based education about how the virus is transmitted and how to avoid getting HIV is critical to this effort. However, in many cases knowledge is not enough. AIDS has become a …

Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites

Now zoom *all* the way in.

Jars of Clay Concert

The concert totally rocked. They didn't have a drummer, so that meant more audience participation. I love going to concerts where you can tell that the performers *totally* love what they are doing. I bought their latest CD, I highly recommend it. You can hear it play on the Jars website. I gotta update my skills, I totally want to know how they did that. Love to meet their web designer ... but I digress. Go buy Redemption Songs!!!!!!

Bare-bottom babies

Well, now I know how a friend of mine claimed that she had her kids potty-trained by 10 months. Only, she wouldn't share the secret with the rest of us. I dream of a time when I could have had Joy potty-trained by six months. It would save the headache that I have now ever time she reverts and claims to be a diaper-wearing, pacifier-sucking, not-able-to-walk baby -- who happens to be able to talk and tell you exactly what she wants.

A small but committed number of parents shun diapers for their infants, saying it just works better
Sunday, July 17, 2005
The Oregonian
Keila Rawlinson remembers the exact, life-altering moment the idea of not diapering her baby crossed her mind: National Public Radio broadcast a story about struggling sales of disposable diapers in China, where many parents don't use diapers at all.

Rawlinson quickly began surfing the Internet for more information. And that same day st…

STOP! Disclaimer

Don't read any further if you don't want to read about my sex life.

There is nothing more energizing than multi-orgasmic morning sex. It leaves you with a huge grin to last the whole day, a forgiving attitude towards most people who get on your nerves, is generally quite relaxing, and gives you something to look forward to at night (repeat yeah!). Not to mention a bounce in your step and music in your head. Yeah, I am in a good mood and praying it lasts all day. And I can't *wait* to get more.

Oh yeah, the other cool thing, there was an awesome lightening and thunderstorm going on that totally matched my mood ... in a good way, in a great way!

I never really believed in the whole "you need a lay" thing, but I guess I did. I haven't been this way in ages. No wonder I tell my DH I need it often and well. I do! This is the way I prefer feeling all day. WOW!

Red Dress Run

The Hash House Harriers host their 18th annual prom-dress-and-booze event. This year's "race" begins at 16th and B streets, near City College.

The rules are pretty simple: You want to run, you wear a red dress. Man or woman, you wear a red dress.

Man, what I wouldn't give to be there in person to watch one of my friends particpate in this .... I miss San Diego.

frozen deodorant

Here I am, getting ready for the day, and I can't find my deodorant. I bought some yesterday, but being the lazy person that I am, I didn't put it away right away. So, this morning I go downstairs to look in the grocery bag for my deod. No deod. I check the receipt, yup there it is. And I *know* that I bagged it. Uh-oh. I didn't, did I? I had also bought some Twin-Pops, and put their bag into the freezer. Guess what was also mixed in with the ice cream. yup, you got, my deodorant.

Today is supposed to be in high 80s to low 90s. Not sure I wanted to start the day off with frozen deodorant though.

Moral: put your groceries away when you get home!

Harry Potter 6

I have it in my hot little hands. Well, actually, Josh is reading it now, but I plan to read it before the month is out. And I just know that my cousin is going to be calling me and probably trying to give me spoilers. I turned her onto HP about 2 years ago and now she's obsessed. I just like a good story.

'Cooter' Urges Fans to Skip 'Dukes' Movie

By DOUG GROSS, Associated Press Writer
Thu Jul 14, 5:03 AM
ATLANTA - If television's 'Crazy Cooter' has his way, fans of the 'Dukes of Hazzard' may be speeding away from a new movie version of the cornpone classic faster than the Duke boys running from Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane.

Ben Jones, a former Georgia congressman who played the wisecracking mechanic on the popular series from 1979-85, said profanity and sexual content in the film make a mockery of the family friendly show.
'Basically, they trashed our show,' said Jones, who now lives in the mountains of Washington, Va. 'It's one thing to do whatever movie they want to do, but to take a classic family show and do that is like taking 'I Love Lucy' and making her a crackhead or something.'

Jones said he read a script of the movie, which is scheduled to be released next month, and that it contained profanity, 'constant sexual innuendo and some very clear sexual situations.'

On Wednes…

Doc Baker on 'Little House' Dies at 77

By JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press Writer
GRANTS PASS, Ore. - Veteran television character actor Kevin Hagen, who left behind a string of Western bad guy roles to become the kindly Dr. Hiram Baker in 'Little House on the Prairie,' has died. He was 77.
Hagen died at his home here on Saturday a year after being diagnosed with esophageal cancer, his wife, Jan Hagen, said Monday.
I really loved the books, and the show, and the movies of Little House. I totally did not know that one of the principal actors lived right here in OR.

New feature

I thought I had turned on comments months ago, but apparently I had turned on the email function (did you know that you can email single posts to a friend?). So, now, in addition to being able to email my oh-so-brilliant observations and interesting links (yes folks, that is sarcasm) you can now add comments. Please don't be too scathing :)


All Recipes | Substitutions

This substitution list used to be located elsewhere on the site, but it's one of my most used references, so much so that I printed it out and keep it in my most used cookbook. I don't know what I would do without, especially since I use the substitutions for some of the more exotic or expensive ingredients. I've used AllRecipes for years now, don't know what I would do without it. Though Google was much faster at finding that vegan apple-spice (sauce) cake I was looking for.

Vegan Applesauce Cake

One of my dck's is highly allergic to some basic foods. Today is his birthday and I think I found a good alternative to our usual fudge brownies. That, and I am out of eggs. I'll probably make these into muffins/cupcakes. Certainly looks good.

Applesauce Cake

2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons powdered unsweetened chocolate (use less if you wish or leave it out entirely for more of a spice cake)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon mace
20 ounces unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup raisins

Mix dry ingredients together, then add the applesauce and stir. Bake at 325 degrees for 45-60 minutes, depending on the size of pan you use. (More for smaller, deeper pans, less for 9 x 13 pans.) It's done when a toothpick can be inserted and pulled out clean.

Cherry Country

When my friend Jim came out to visit, we went to the Portland Farmer's Market. After wandering around looking for lunch, he found this booth with the most delicious dark chocolate covered cherries. He loved them, I loved them, yet another reason to get him to come visit. And, blessed be, they have online ordering. I love it! If I can't make it to the Farmer's Market, I can just call them up and have delectable chocolate in a few days. YUMMY! (in case you couldn't guess, I love chocolate, and cherries too).

Back to the kidlets....

The Bujold Nexus - The Lois McMaster Bujold Homepage

Tim and I have been reading through her Vorkosigan books like wildfire. She's been added to our list of favored authors.