Friday, January 28, 2011

random Friday pics

Don't have much to post today but I am happy that it's Friday and although I have to work tomorrow from 9am to 3pm I am looking forward to a day off on Sunday, hoping for good weather too!

Here are some random pictures I took yesterday while running some errands in town. We had 4 cruise ships in and town was pretty crowded.

view of hog sty bay during a busy cruise ship day
conch shells for sale!
busy corner in George Town
local "drinking" spot, Hammerheads
Looks like we are getting some kind of cold front tonight, so it should be windy during the weekend. Hoping everybody in the "great white" North is staying warm!

Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

privacy please!

This morning I was reading once again another article about the privacy issues and new setting for facebook... All I can say it's no matter how much information facebook as a program shares on the internet, it really cannot share anything that you don't post there yourself, right?

I guess by now most people either have a facebook profile or if they don't they, at least have a vague idea of what facebook is all about, as it is the world's biggest social network (according to the statistics it has over 500 MILLION users!!!). It is a place where you can interact with people from your past, present and even in some cases your future.

I remember when I first joined facebook back in 2005, my brother (that at the time lived in Canada) sent me an invitation to join and be more in touch (other then via regular mail, email, phone, etc)...

At the time when I joined not many people knew about it, a few of my friends then started to join. Then came my high school friends; some I still had an idea of what became about their lives once we drifted apart after graduation, others I lost touch with (for a reason!)... and then they started to reappear on facebook like ghosts from the past.

I found people that I worked with. People that I had as friends in college, friends I met through friends, friends that I met while traveling, and of course then there's the family member that you barely remember from some huge family event (like a wedding or a funeral) and although they recognize you right away, you were probably too little or not at all interested in them during those events, now they are all on facebook!

Now, to me facebook has some very positive points and like everything else, it also has its bad points too! I am a firm believer that everything on a extreme is bad, no matter what you do and how you do it, it's always important to find a balance for it.

To me facebook is definitely a way to stay in the loop about things that happen to those that you care about, specially if those people are not as close to you as you'll like them to. It's a great way to share our life with the people you care for...

But c'mon people, we need to draw the line somewhere, what ever happened to privacy? what ever happened to not sharing abso-f*cking-lutely everything with everybody, everyday???

In the past couple of years I've seen so many baby ultrasounds, (even those 3D ones that deep inside give the creeps!)... So all I can think of is the rights of that baby that maybe he/she doesn't want the entire world to see their face from the very first time that it is visible, right?

So, then it comes to yet another "privacy" issue article that facebook will share even more information of their users online, well... how about us users stop sharing so much in the first place, so then we don't have to worry about the actual program posting everything that we don't want, don't you agree?

Now people, if you don't like facebook, don't use it. But if you like facebook use it, but if you don't want people to find out certain things about yourself then do not posted there, if there's certain photos that none but yourself should see, then keep 'em to yourself and or else don't come complaining that your entire social life is ruined because you are not intelligent enough to be discreet in your personal life and specially through facebook...

This thing about privacy goes waaaay down into the history of the human race it's also know as gossip... but if you are discrete, mind your own business and don't mess up with others, facebook and gossip should not backfire on you!!!

Just saying... now some privacy please, thanks!!!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

wishing upon Jell-o

I don't how things worked in the 1950's because I wasn't even born yet...

One thing I am sure of is, the following Jell-o ads (from the 50's) are nothing but weird and funny!

I do love jell-o and specially the sugar free kind, (I think it's a smart choice for when you are trying to diet)...

But don't matter how much I like Jell-o, not once I've wish I were: a mountain goat, a whale, a leopard or a mule!!! Have you?

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

family is...

When I see scenes like the ones feature below and then I read remarkable stories of animals that have adopted other animals, it's when once again I realize how us human beings are the only ones mistaken about nature, the following pictures prove that God is pure love and he shows his real face in the way of animals!!!

The above picture shows Isabella, a golden retriever in Kansas who adopted three white Bengal tiger cubs and nursed them as her own. The tiger cubs -- Nasira, Anjika and Sidani -- needed somewhere to turn because their mother stopped nursing them 15 hours after their birth. Zookeepers Tom and Allie Harvey brought the cubs home, and their dog Isabella stepped right up.


The young elk pictured above was rescued from a flooding river by a farmer in South Korea in July 2009. This female dog eagerly adopted the elk and began breastfeeding and guarding him.

Many male animals have strong parental impulses, too. Take, for instance, this wild long-tailed macaque monkey in Bali, Indonesia (picture above). He stunned animal lovers around the world when he adopted an abandoned kitten and cared for it as his own. The monkey was spotted in a forest protectively nuzzling and grooming the ginger kitten, making sure no harm came to it. The extraordinary sight was captured by amateur photographer Anne Young while on a holiday to the Monkey Forest Park in Bali's Ubud region.

Aren't this images inspiring? Pretty amazing how animals see no difference in color, shape or species when it comes to love and nurture an animal in need... So, in many cases " It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us family".

Have a great day!!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

again we meet...

Hello Monday, I see your face again, but today it is disguised as a holiday!!!

Today the little island where I live is celebrating Heroes Day, work is open today but I am off cause of a schedule swap, meaning I will be working next Sat. as my manager's Mom will be here for a visit, so next week it'll be her chance to have a 3 day weekend!

My weekend was pretty nice, I have to report that I've been using my new TENS machine and the improvement with my art is quite amazing, I have a lot more mobility and I'm sleeping much better as well!

During the weekend I finally got around to do a project that is being on my mind for a few weeks.

About 5 years ago some very good friend of mine gave me a bamboo wind chine shaped as a owl, we have it in our back deck and although we bring it in every time it rains, weather's not being very kind to it, it needed some major overhauling... well on Saturday, I finally got around to give it a face lift.

Also on Saturday night we had our weekly date night and we went to the movies to watch TRON Legacy in 3D, it was pretty cool, nice color and nice effects.

My husband got a hold of the original version (from 1982) and we watched it last week (well, maybe I should say he watched and I glanced every now and then cause it was kind of boring and very complex plot)... Still I got the main idea of what was happening and what I like the best of this second new movie is that they were very faithful to the original one, keeping the same cast (from more than 20 years ago) and making it like a sequel with the original main characters son... that was kind of neat.

If you feel like watching the new one, I recommend you try to watch the first one before to get the most out of the new movie!!!

Tomorrow is back to work, it's pretty crazy to think that we are already on the last week of January.
Have a great day...


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