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Wordless Wednesday: OMSI 2010

When science is hands-on, it's always more fun.

Wordless Wednesday: Happy Birthday Zoey


Sleep Deprivation

How timely. This arrived in my inbox this morning from my employer's health benefits program. I write this with sniffling, post-nasal drip, sore throat and body aches. My observations are in red.

Did you know?
People who sleep fewer than 6 hours a night have a 50% increased risk of viral infections and an increased risk of heart disease and stroke (woke up sick)Sleep allows both the body and the brain to rest and heal. Without enough sleep the brain loses power and an individual will have problems with memory and concentration (and here I've been blaming all that time I was on Zoloft)Adults need 7-8 hours of sleep each night and school ages children/teens need at least 9-12 hours of sleep a night to be productive (I am lucky to get 6.5 during the week)Driving while sleepy can be just as dangerous as driving drunk, since your reaction time are slower when you a sleepy (been there,done that, DO NOT want the t-shirt)If you're one of the many people who are short on sleep, here …

Desert sunset after a storm

Desert sunset after a storm
Originally uploaded by Nannerlady

DigitalLA and Digg present Crowd Source to Curation recap

So last night I had a little bit of a signal fail and wasn't able to live tweet (darn iPhone users :) ), but I did take notes. The hashtag for the event was #Digg4
From Drop BoxFrom Right to left to right the panelists are:

Laurie Sullivan (@LaurieSullivan) MediaPost Senior Writer. Online Media Daily, and Search Marketing Daily. @MediaPostEvan Greene, Recording Academy / Grammys (award winning We're All Fans campaign) @TheGrammysKasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg, Urgent Content, Strategic Producer. Urgent Content created and produced Flip Video's campaign for Cisco featuring Lenny Kravitz, Tony Hawk and curated UGC video commercials. (formerly, Producer, Current TV, Viewer Created Content Dept.) - @urgentcontent @faketvChas Edwards, Digg. CRO & Publisher. @Digg - @chaznote - social curation at scaleJean Aw, founder. NOTCOT is a digital inspiration bulletin board for graphic designers @notcot  Moderator: Kevin Winston, Digital LA, founder @DigitalLA
How do you make …

Wordless Wednesday: Josh in Haiti

I grabbed this photo from Lancaster Pulse Ministries, the team that Josh went to Haiti with. This is one of the soccer clinic photos.

Wordless Wednesday: Hot gooey goodness

Hot gooey goodness
Originally uploaded by Nannerlady
Nothing says summer better than s'mores.


1 large marshmallow
1 graham cracker
1 (1.5 ounce) bar chocolate candy bar
kabob for roasting marshmallow


1. Heat the marshmallow over an open flame until it begins to brown and melt.
2. Break the graham cracker in half.
3. Layer graham cracker, chocolate, marshmallow, graham cracker.

It's easiest to get the marshmallow off the kabob (or stick if camping) by sliding it off using gentle pressure from the top graham cracker.

His Name is AANG!

Noah Ringer as Aang in M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) … as in “hang” not as in “hong”. And Sokka is sock-a (who was NOWHERE near as funny nor as concerned with food as he should have been. Jackson Rathbone needs to stick to the Twilight franchise).

Those were just the first few things that grated continuously on my nerves as I sat impatiently through The Last Airbender. I *really* wanted to love like this movie. I adore the series. I have been re-watching it over the last few weeks, and probably know more about it than any other middle-aged mother who’s kids have outgrown the series should.

I sat impatiently because I was waiting for it to get good. I wanted to disbelieve the reviews, it couldn’t be that bad, right?  When you have such a beloved series as Avatar:The Last Airbender, you do not rewrite and eff it up!!!

That’s two hours and $20 I will never get back. I can’t believe Nickelodeon signed off on this adaptation. None of Aang’s youthfu…

Starbucks has caved

... to the pressure of free Wi-Fi offered up by places like Panera and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. So now you can get some work done without being a card-carrying member of the Starbucks nation (of which I am one, but only because they are everywhere and I swear they put something in the mochas to make you addicted....) or without that pesky 2-hour limit (and people wonder why I tether...)

Anyway, it's a midafternoon slump, I think I'll go get some Wi-Fi, I mean coffee.
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Tell Me Thursday - Disneyland

Disneyland is better with friends. Joy, Hank, and I (it's not cool for Josh to go to Disneyland with his mom anymore) joined a group of people with annual passes who go at least once a month (that is kinda the point of having an annual pass) and got to experience Disneyland in a whole new way. The best part, going on rides and exploring parts of Disneyland I never noticed nor experienced before -- like Sleeping Beauty's Castle Walkthrough and Davy Crockett's Canoes (not safe for the iPhone 4 by the way).
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