...since I totally SPACED the fact that we had a holiday last week, making Friday...well, Friday and not Thursday. pffft.
Sweet Like Chocolate
So, we've decided to name our kitten Cadbury. Yeah, I know, it's goofy but it fits her. I like it, and we can call her Berry for short. :)
This Explains a LOT
"Crazy In Love? It's In The Brain"
Brain Scans Of Those In Love Nearly Identical To Those With Mental Illness
PHILADELPHIA -- Have you ever been crazy in love? Scientists now say the brain activity of those in a whirlwind romance is nearly identical to those with mental illness, Philadelphia television station WCAU reported.
New research with brain scans finds that new love lights up the part of the brain that is also lit up by thirst, hunger and a craving for drugs.
"Of course, drug addictions can be very powerful, very compelling kinds of experiences for people and the kinds of experiences that people feel they need to have that kind of thing," said Dr. Andrew Newberg at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. "And if love runs along those same lines, it's really not completely surprising the same brain areas would be involved."
That means that new love might be less emotion and more physical addiction. The study's authors call it life's greatest addiction.
Once your crazy love has mellowed, many people's brain scans tend to light up in regions involved in long-term attachment.
Newberg is a neuroscientist and he researches brain scans. He said he is not surprised first love lights up like an addiction because if we don't fall in love and have babies, our species would die out.
"It really makes sense that the feelings we have around love, mating and sex are among the strongest we have as human beings. And showing that on a brain scan is not surprising to me," Newberg said.
The study's author, from Rutgers University, said that new love is so addicting that some people actually commit suicide if they get dumped. Drug addicts rarely do that if they don't get their drugs.
huh. go figure.
Although the song and video are both strongly reminiscent of cheerleading camp, this is a pretty cool video. I’ve always thought Gwen Stefani was awesome, and I’m glad to see her doing well on her own.
A holla back girl, by the way, is a girl that is willing to be treated like a doormat or booty call. She is a girl that will allow guys to do whatever they want with her and will just wait for them to 'holla back' at them.
Oh, hell, who am I fooling? GAWDDAMN Gwen's HOT!!!
Reasons to Go to Work NEKKID (thanks, Vicki!)
1. Your boss is always yelling, "I wanna see your ass in here by 8:00!"
2. Can take advantage of computer monitor radiation to work on your tan.
3. "I'd love to chip in, but I left my wallet in my pants."
4. To stop those creepy guys in Marketing from looking down your blouse.
5. You want to see if it's like the dream.
6. So that with a little help from Muzak you can add "Exotic Dancer" to your exaggerated resume.
7. People stop stealing your pens after they've seen where you keep them.
8. Diverts attention from the fact that you also came to work drunk.
9. Gives "bad hair day" a whole new meaning.
10. No one steals your chair.
Seems there is quite a controversy brewing over an advertisement for the new TBS reality show, "the Real Gilligan's Island." Apparently, having two women throw pies at each other, wrestle each other in a sexy manner & smearing each other with pie, then having water splashed on their ample, fake bosoms is degrading to women.
See the Ad Here
I find such humorless, knee-jerk reactions to be tedious at best, sanctimonious and arrogant at worst. Get over it, people! There are far too many prudes in this country. I really don’t think it’s “demeaning” to women, do you? Hell, I don't find it as demeaning as the Hooty Gay Cowboy Bacon Cheddar Ranch commercial. Although I really can see the opposing parties’ point, is it really that bad? What do you think?
This little video features one or more individuals who obviously have WAY too much time on their hands. It's pretty cool, though. Nimble fingers...hmmm...
They Think They're Kewl
Apparently, a documentary is being made about bloggers. Woo hoo! 59 Bloggers will/have been chosen as their "subjects" and the film is being described as "a feature film about the new senate of the people, by the people, for the people".
Unfortunately, nominations are now closed, but wouldn’t it have been cool to have a couple of people from our community in it?
Ewwww - Descriptive!
"A fart this nasty is impossible to shake. It will follow you to the ends of the earth, like an orphaned child, blanketing you with its stench, a scarlet letter of stinkitude."
- from Steve the Mildly Unwell Bastard's Blog
Ha ha ha ha ha! I haven’t heard that good of a description of flatulence for a long time. That was so funny I could almost smell it. LOL