Friday, April 27, 2012

Do it yourself....The Patchwork Skirt

This will give you a project for the weekend!
All you will need is one pair of men's swim trunks and five Rugby shirts.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Understanding brain freeze (eating ice cream).........

As your personal ice cream/frozen snack consumption ramps up for summer (just the thought of last year's record-breaking temperatures gets the Mister Softee song stuck in our heads), science has come up with a way to harness the power of the brain freeze for good!

A new study, presented at yesterday's Experimental Biology 2012 meeting, has come up with a probable explanation for the brain freeze phenomenon, which could also help people suffering from migraines and traumatic brain injuries. Unfortunately, the test subjects in the experiment didn't get to eat a pint of ice cream for science. Instead, they sucked super-cold water through a straw, making sure it hit the roofs of their mouths, while the researchers blasted their brains with "transcranial Doppler." It may sound like a progressive rock band from Canada, but the scanning method let researchers track arterial blood flow within the brain-frozen brain. What they found was that brain freeze pain coincides with a rush of blood from the anterior cerebral artery, and it goes away when that artery contracts back down to normal size. The guess is that the pain comes from all the extra blood squeezing against your skull while your body tries to warm things back up--and that the same mechanism might cause migraines and pain associated with head injuries.
If that turns out to be the case, and migraines are a kind of longform brain freeze (permafrost?), this could help save a lot of people from migraine hell.

One pro tip, though, for enthusiastic ice cream eaters: order a small coffee with that cone. Drinking something hot will likely trigger that cerebral artery to contract back to normal size, ending your brain freeze.

Post stolen via Valet from bon appetit.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Cartoon: Reagan vs. Obama-Social Economics 101

Thank you to Brother Dino for passing this along!

Monday, April 16, 2012

How do you loose a shoe..................

For the past four days I have driven over the bridge on the west end of West Church Street and have closely watched this shoe. I have been wondering what this fellow is thinking of what happened to it, where he may have placed it or if he really cares. Personally, he should be grateful that he only now has one and should consider something a little more stylish.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Licking County Tweetup

Local Twitter friends met last night at The Cabin to socialize face-to-face.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

From Sean Carpenter........................

Sean Carpenter recently posted "Taking a 360 Look at Your 1070" concerning a person spending their time during the day correctly. His posted ended with this qoute:

To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who has failed a grade.
To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.
To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of ONE DAY, ask a daily wage labourer who has kids to feed.
To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the bride who is waiting to meet her groom.
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who has missed the train.To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask a person who has avoided an accident.
To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who has won a silver medal in the Olympics.

Treasure every moment that you have! And treasure it more because shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time…. and remember that time waits for no one……

Yesterday is history…..
Tomorrow a mystery……
Today is a gift. That is why it is called the Present.

- Anonymous author

Monday, April 9, 2012

Young people finally move out..........

"What does that mean for the housing market? Well, for starters, it should push more buyers into the system. As more of the millenials compete to rent, that pushes rental prices up, which makes some renters look more favorably toward buying. It’s tough to predict what the ratio will be — will every 10 new renters create one new buyer? Two? Five? — but it’s clear that demand for owner-occupied housing, which has been slack for five years, is poised to swing up."
Read more about this subject at Time Moneyland.

Friday, April 6, 2012

What do old silk ties & Easter eggs have in common............

Martha Stewart brings this new twist to the commonly pastel color dyed East Eggs. Click here to get the simple recipe. I am trying it Friday night, but mine will be all stripes.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Indestructible gear for those on the go.........

More info at Engadget. Thank you Scott Levitt for leading me to this information.