Monday, March 28, 2005
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The Cannabinoid System

Starts FRIDAY WOO HOO ! Looks Good

Corruption is the name of the game in the rain-swept town, nicknamed Sin City, and this is a story of its larger than life characters. The highly stylized neo-noir thriller follows Marv, a tough guy who meets the girl of his dreams only to see her murdered on the same night. Marv searches every bar and shady hideout looking for the killer. The cast is an amazing ensemble starring Brittany Murphy, Elijah Wood, Carla Gugino, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Jaime King, Jessica Alba, Nick Stahl, Benicio Del Toro, Clive Owen, Josh Hartnett, Marley Shelton, Michael Madsen, Alexis Bledel and Michael Clarke Duncan. Directed by Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Till Dawn, Desperado, El Mariachi)

Friday, March 25, 2005
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I want/need one of these.

Speedglas FlexView:
Ideal For Poor
Lighting Conditions
*The new Speedglas FlexView has a big, 4.75" x 3.6" (120 x 90 mm) clear polycarbonate lens thats ideal for precision weld preparation under low light conditions.
*The user simply lifts up the spring-mounted Speedglas lens assembly for weld prep. The spring holds the auto-darkening lens securely on top of the helmet, giving the welder a big, clear view behind the FlexView protection lens.
*The clear lens allows for precision grinding and cleaning, the careful alignment of electrodes and the inspection of newly-completed welds-all with constant eye and face protection, even in the darkest workshop.
*The clear lens meets the ANSI Z87.1 industrial eye and face protection standard, which does not recommend "filter or tinted lenses that restrict light transmittance" when chipping or grinding (American National Standard Z87.1-1989, page 16, Selection Chart, Impact Protectors).
*Impact resistant, primary eye protection, spectacles or goggles that meet current ANSI specifications, must be worn at all times when using any welding helmet.
*Speedglas FlexView in a "Breathable" Helmet
*The FlexView system is the only product to offer users a clear visor combined with a "breathable," CO2-reducing helmet: the Speedglas 9000 Series.
The helmet's four aerodynamically designed exhaust vents have been proven to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2), heat, and humidity. As a result, users feel more energetic and clear-headed all day long.

Going to see The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill tommrow.

This remarkable documentary is the story of a Bohemian St. Francis searching for meaning in his life, and his remarkable relationship with a flock of wild red-and-green parrots, unaware that the wild parrots will bring him everything he needs. Directed by Judy Irving. The film has romance, comedy and a surprise ending that makes you feel as if you could fly out of the theater. "A complete delight. The chronicle of Mark Bittner-- an eloquent, warm-hearted drifter-- and the birds he takes care of is simply a love story." --The Post.
You are Neal Page (from Planes, Trains &
Automobiles)! Short-tempered and cut to the
chase, you like things done your way. But
you're also a devoted family man who lives up
to his responsibilities.

Which John Hughes Character Are You?
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Woo Hoo got a new toy !

Woo Hoo got a new toy !

Thursday, March 24, 2005
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Democrats slam budget cuts for veterans' services

Monday, March 21, 2005
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Saturday, March 19, 2005
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Exercise Your Mind

Exercise Your Mind

Friday, March 18, 2005
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Monday, March 07, 2005
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Cool Smileys

Cold Water

FlossingFace Plant




Why Happy Couples Are So Annoying

Few things in the world spread as much misery as a happy, smiling, well-adjusted pair of newly minted lovebirds. Wherever you go — shopping malls, restaurants, target ranges you're likely to run into this evil breed, grinning, giggling and holding hands like a pair of lovestruck teenagers. What is it about a happy couple that provokes such rage and despair in its unintentional victims? We could spend all day on this, but for convenience's sake here's a short list of the top five irksome offenses:

1. Cute nicknames
"What are you thinking about, Itsy-Poo?" "Just how much I love you, Frumkins." Listening to a happy couple is like being trapped on the set of H.R. Pufnstuf. Even worse than these insipid monikers is the incessant baby talk — "Ooh, are we a wittle upset today, lamby-kins?" — which, if nothing else, confirms the widespread impression that newfound love causes your I.Q. to drop by at least 50 points.

2. Public displays of affection
It'll be summer soon, so brace yourself for all those smug, magazine-gorgeous happy couples who won't be satisfied until they've recreated that famous beach scene in From Here to Eternity, with as big an audience as possible. If it's any consolation (and it's not much, I admit), the only reason these folks indulge in such blatant PDA is because, deep down, they're insecure about themselves and about each other. As if that matters.

3. Finishing each other's sentences
"You know, this appetizer reminds me of..."
"...that delicious ceviche we had down on Cape Cod! Oh, Frumkins!"

If you're looking for a way to kill an evening, try staking out a happy couple near you and participating in this mind-reading routine (expressing your thoughts out loud is, of course, optional).

"Didn't that waitress look just like..."
"...that friend of yours I hit on after our last date? Oh, Inky-Doodles!"

4. Utter condescension
He's smart and good-looking; she's smarter and even better-looking. So, naturally, they want to set you up with their dumb, unattractive friend, and can't understand why you should be the slightest bit ungrateful. This "we didn't settle, but we expect you to" act is only slightly better than the related "Gosh, how can you stand being single?" routine, as sure an incitement to happy couple homicide as ever was invented.

5. Even more utter self-absorption
A happy couple could cruise by a twenty-vehicle interstate pileup involving a bus full of nuns and a Girl Scout troop, and all the gal will say is something like, "you see the orange-yellow upholstery in that car? That's what I had in mind, only a little less summery." But don't despair: science has proven that "Happy Couplehood" has only a six-month duration (a year, tops), so they'll be immersed in the unpleasantness of everyday existence soon enough, just like the rest of us.

Saturday, March 05, 2005
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Your Famous Blogger Twin is Wil Wheaton

You're a friendly, funny guy (or girl) next door
With more than a touch of geekiness
Who's Your Famous Blogger Twin?

Friday, March 04, 2005
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Taurus Horoscope

Taurus Horoscope for 2/28 - 3/6
This week's scenario is highlighted by you finding yourself being more dynamic and aggressive which will stimulate your romantic relationship.

You could easily lose patience with your spouse or partner and your answers will be dogmatic and final.

Your jealousy and your desire for domination also will increase.

This influence is a sign of a passionate year with intense situations.

Unless you take care to negotiate and make satisfactory agreements, there could be separations.

Your relationship with friends or associates could also become very tense and there could be frequent arguments.

You will become more domineering with the people around you.

Stupid nicotine patch wouldn't stay on so I used duct tape. Decorated by the artist formerly known as Carrie. Posted by Hello

Thursday, March 03, 2005
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A Simple Meditation

Your being is composed of both external and internal aspects. Yet you spend all of your time with the external. Meditation is a means for you to direct your attention to the opposite side, the internal. Let's face it. We are so wrapped up in the outside world, we neglect what is within us. We are out of balance, "lopsided," and that puts us into an extreme situation. These instructions are for a simple, seated meditation that can help you to start developing a balance.
* Before you begin this meditation, make the decision to sit down and devote the energy of your mind, body, and heart to resting within stillness. This is a time to surrender to wakefulness, mindfulness, and awareness. Find a place where you will not be disturbed, i.e. a room where no one will come in, where the phone does not ring, where little or no noise can get in, etc.
* It is very important that you are physically comfortable when practicing this meditation. This will help prevent you from becoming distracted by bodily sensations that arise from physical discomfort. It is best if you sit upright in a comfortable chair. Make sure you are free from any tightness or restriction due to clothing.
* Take a minute to relax and establish a condition of ease in your body. Close your eyes and mouth, breathing normally through your nose. If it helps you to relax, take a few deep breaths.
* Your goal is to turn your attention inward, away from the outside world of thought and time, towards the domain of stillness. You need a point to focus your attention so that you can slowly withdraw from the external, chaotic side of things. This focus will be your breathing. Become aware of your breathing with each inhale and exhale. Once you are aware of your breathing, slowly begin to breathe into your abdomen. In other words, breathe using your diaphragm, not your lungs. The lungs expand downward instead of out during the inhale. If you do not know how to breathe with your diaphragm or it is uncomfortable, then breathe like you normally do. Just relax as best you can.
* Keep your attention on your breathing. Feel the inhale and exhale. Withdraw your attention from thoughts about the past or thoughts about the future. Withdraw your attention from all thoughts and let your attention become more and more immersed in the feelings of your breathing. Using your Will, hold your attention and just be with your breath.
* Continuously recall your mindfulness, your awareness to the inhale and exhale of your breath. If you find yourself distracted with thoughts, gently bring your attention back to the feeling of your breathing. With each breath, allow yourself to be in the present for really, it is only the present that exists. In the present is where you can discover deeper levels of your mind and being.
* Now that you rest with your breathing, slowly turn your attention inwards and find the stillness in your mind. As you find the silence, be with it. Become the stillness. There is no reason to have any thoughts at this time. You have plenty time all day long to be with thoughts. Now is the time for stillness. Feel the silence and rest in it. If you find yourself distracted with thoughts, place your attention on your breathing again and withdraw from your thoughts. Then slowly turn back towards the silence.
* If it becomes difficult to find the silence or rest with it, try repeating the word "om" (as in dome) in a natural repetition. Say the word silently within your mind. Feel the vibration of the word as you repeat it and immerse yourself in it. If you find yourself distracted with thoughts, slowly bring your attention back to the repetition of the word.
* Don't worry if you find yourself thinking a lot. This is normal. Over time, you will gain the ability to quiet yourself more and more. Like anything else, it just takes practice.
* If you experience some physical discomfort during the meditation, make the necessary adjustments to bring yourself back to the comfort zone. The adjustments might be very subtle muscular, skeletal, or attitudinal shifts. Just do your best to relax and remain as still as possible during your meditation.
* Try practicing this meditation once a day in the evening for about 15 to 20 minutes. Make it a special part of your daily routine. As you become accustomed to your practice, add a morning meditation for the same amount of time.
Finding the stillness within will be the most challenging task you can ever face, for silence is totally foreign to the condition of our minds. This will take persistent practice on your part. Nevertheless, it is possible provided you are determined.
Meditation can be very profound and meaningful, for the effects of resting within silence will be felt in your daily life. Combined with regular exercise, it becomes an excellent stress reducer. It gives you the opportunity to enjoy new meaning and appreciation. Meditation is one of life's paradoxes, for within silence is everything.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005
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Self Help

It seems like I have been obsessed with PSYCHOLOGY and SELF HELP lately. I've been reading a lot of articles from Psychology Today I hope that I am not doing more harm than I am helping, but I feel the need to improve myself and no one can or is going to do that for me but myself.

The Patch

I bought the PATCH today hopefully I can QUIT SMOKING!!!!