Thursday, September 11, 2008

"I pledge allegiance to the flag
of the United States of America
and to the republic
for which it stands,
one nation under God,
indivisible, with liberty
and justice for all."

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Proof that Men Have Better Friends...

Friendship among Women:
A woman didn't come home one night. The next morning
she told her husband that she had slept over at a
friend's house. The man called his wife's 10 best
friends. None of them knew anything about it.

Friendship among Men:
A man didn't come home one night. The next morning he
told his wife that he had slept over at a friend's
house. The woman called her husband's 10 best friends.
Eight confirmed that he had slept over, and two said he was still there.

Thanks to office hero for this....

For all my best girl (and boy) friends...

No mush here....

  • When you are sad, I will jump on the person who made you sad like a spider monkey jacked up on Mountain Dew!!!
  • When you are blue, I will try to dislodge whatever is choking you.
  • When you smile, I will know you are plotting something that I must be involved in.
  • When you're scared, we will high tail it out of here.
  • When you are worried, I will tell you horrible stories about how much worse it could be until you quit whining, ya big baby!!!!
  • When you are confused, I will use little words.
  • When you are sick, Stay away from me until you are well again. I don't want whatever you have.
  • When you fall, I'll pick you up and dust you off-- After I laugh my butt off!!

This is my oath... I pledge it to the end. 'Why?' you may ask; -- because you are my FRIEND!

Thanks to J...

Monday, September 8, 2008

Finally - an excuse for the chocoholic in me:)

According to a recent study, the difference between people who crave chocolate and those who don’t, is that the cravers are host to bacteria that “need” that chocolate. Everybody has a very large and diverse population of bacteria living in their digestive tract. The composition of these populations varies from person to person.

A recent British study found that half of people that suffer from depression crave chocolate and feel better when they eat it. Is that just the bacteria messing with their heads? I think the scientists have some work to do here.

If that craving for chocolate sometimes feels like it is coming from deep in your gut, that's because maybe it is. Kochhar compared the blood and urine of those 11 men, who he jokingly called "weird" for their indifference to chocolate, to 11 similar men who ate chocolate daily. They were all healthy, not obese, and were fed the same food for five days. The researchers examined the byproducts of metabolism in their blood and urine and found that a dozen substances were significantly different between the two groups. For example, the amino acid glycine was higher in chocolate lovers, while taurine (an active ingredient in energy drinks) was higher in people who didn't eat chocolate. Also chocolate lovers had lower levels of the bad cholesterol, LDL. (news.wired)