Friday, January 14, 2011

Ever wonder how Muppets work?

An article on Howstuffworks is a must-read for those of us who grew up on Sesame Street and The Muppets.

Unless you want to hold on to the magic that Big Bird and Kermit are real, you can read the article HOW MUPPETS WORK and get behind-the-scenes info and so much more about those lovable characters and their creators.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Why can't we be friends?

In case you haven't seen this it is.

Seems the flooding in Australia has made friends of an unlikely pair as this frog hitches a ride on a snake.

Photo by Armin Gerlach
Read the story as reported by NineMSN


Wednesday, January 12, 2011


With all the hoopla going on regarding Verizon and AT&T due to the recent iPhone announcement, I thought I’d share a thought or two.

I am a customer of both companies.
My needs require that I have two cell phones.
Coincidentally, I have one with Verizon and one with AT&T.

I like Verizon better.

I have little faith in AT&T’s signal.
Unlike my Verizon phone, there are times when I lose the AT&T signal as I go in and out of buildings.
I have no such problem with my Verizon phone.

Here’s an example:
If I’m anywhere beyond 5 feet from the front door of my local Sam’s Club I can forget about using my AT&T phone.
Yet, the Verizon phone will give me a strong signal on every aisle of the place.
And before you ask, YES, I’m enough of a nerd to have checked my phone signal while walking in each aisle at Sam’s Club.

If I’m going into a local mall, Sam’s, or Wal-Mart, I don’t even bother taking  in my AT&T phone.
In those places, my AT&T phone becomes little more than an awkwardly shaped pocket watch.
Telling time is about the only thing my AT&T phone is good for in most large retail buildings.

I don’t know that I would cancel my AT&T service based on this issue.
I don’t spend that much time in the buildings where I fail to get an AT&T signal.
But, if I were limited to only one cell phone – my provider would have to be Verizon based on signal-reliability alone.

By the way, on the subject of Verizon's iPhone, read an early report from a first-hand user at PCMAG.COM


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dave Zinczenko -- 10 real-world facts for healthy living

Looking for a GREAT person to follow on Twitter? Dave Zinczenko is one.

  1. Drinking 17oz of water when you wake up will boost your metabolism 25% for 90 minutes.
  2. Eat cereal from a coffee cup to control portions.
  3. Skim milk is 33% better at hydrating you than water.
  4. You are 450% more likely to be overweight if you skip breakfast.
  5. Grass-fed beef has 2 to 3 times more CLA, a nutrient that reduces abdominal fat.
  6. The best exercise program in the world is the one you enjoy doing.
  7. One pound of fat takes up 18% more space on your body than one pound of muscle.
  8. If your food can go bad, it's good for you. If it can't go bad, it's bad for you.
  9. The clear liquid on top of yogurt is pure protein. Don't drain it off, stir it back in.
  10. Exercising in direct sunlight helps you lose up to 20% more body fat by boosting the appetite killer leptin.

There is plenty more at Dave's Twitter is a treasure of info!


Healthy Fruits & Vegetables

Photo by Khancafe

Monday, January 10, 2011

Verizon Iphone

Announcement likely to come from Apple Tues 1/11/11.
There is a press conference scheduled and insiders state there has been a vacation freeze placed on Apple employees for later this month.
A freeze may indicate an expected "busier than normal" period at the end of Jan or beginning of Feb.

Should be interesting...good news for Apple and Verizon.
Not so good news for AT&T.