Friday, November 30, 2007

More pics to share!

I'm obviously behind the times but,

this definitely deserves to be talked about. I had no idea about this miracle that appears to happen to some coma victims, until some of my coworkers were discussing DNR orders, and following thru on others wishes. If you hadn't noticed, I work at a hospital and that does mean we have conversations such as these frequently.

So, who would've thought that being in a "vegetative state" could be reversed, even for just a few minutes, by a pill that makes the rest of us sleep? I know I wouldn't have! So hearing about this and then looking it up to discover its old news, by more than a YEAR!, just absolutely astounded me!

So, here's new stuff to think about in our daily lives, what kinds of good can a medicine do?

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Sharing the holiday spirit...

Forgot yesterday, but here's a few for today!

Ok, so I didn't forget, per se, I just never got around to it, plus, it is time intensive finding these stories.  I always knew I didn't like the news because it is always so negative, but I didn't realize just how hard finding the good REALLY is.

So, after just not having time yesterday, I figured I better spend my morning doing nothing but looking for the joyful, positive, and optimistic.   What scares me the most is that it is the holiday season and I'm having problems.  What is going to be like come July?!?

Anyway, on to the stories.

It's always a good thing when a little one can defy the odds and still make it out alright... 

People helping out people aren't mentioned as much as it should be, and I'm sure these individuals will someday be blessed in many ways for their brave deeds...

And anything dealing with an older person defending themselves deserves to be mentioned as well (plus, stuff like that just makes me smile and hope that I will be that feisty when I am that age)...

Monday, November 26, 2007

Treehugging ahead!

Just a warning, but I think this also qualifies as "doing something good", even if it isn't for just one person. 

Sad news, but of some importance...

For those of us on the very outer most fringes of middle class, bordering on lower, this should be enough to give ya the willies.

Is anyone else, besides me, getting worried yet?

Saturday, November 24, 2007

"Caged" boys are doing well, now in nurturing home.

When the three young Rodriguez boys were found in horrible living conditions, including living inside of cages, being labeled "feral children", the outlook for them was grim. Thanks to the perseverance of the Viniegra couple, the boys are now living a normal, happy life. Where are more people like this at?

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Illegal Border Crosser Saves Boy, 9

Not all Mexicans looking to come into the US are horrible. It should be the individual that counts, not where they come from. This is another example of when a person does something good for another. Would we all have done what this man did? We can only hope that we would've.

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Friday, November 23, 2007

3rd-Grader Saves Friend With Heimlich, Credits Cartoon

Boy saves his friend from choking in school lunchroom with Heimlich maneuver. Says he learned the technique from a cartoon on tv.

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The 10 Worst Thanksgiving Dishes

The best part of Thanksgiving dinner isn't the turkey. It's the side dishes. My family always serves mashed potatoes, candied yams, stuffing, cranberry sauce. These recipes are the "favorites" for a reason, they taste good and aren't disgusting. The same can't be said for the following 10 side dish recipes. These are absolutely pitiful

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Yet another reason why I agree Apple rocks: "My PowerBook Has a Dead Pixel. It'll Be a Few Days, Here's a Macbook Pro."

His old PowerBook had a dead pixel, when he took it in to be fixed, he was told it would be a few days because the new display was not in stock. For the inconvenience, he recieved a Macbook Pro for free! The title of the blog post is "The reason there's a 'Cult of Mac'", if every Mac user got a free Macbook Pro, then boy is he right. Read on>>

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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Some American Rappers Flash Euros in Music Videos

Pay attention as you watch the catchy new music video from the mega-star rapster Jay-Z, "Blue Magic", and see if you can't spot the product placement. It is not a fancy car that he is endorsing – although both his rides, a Rolls- Royce and soft-top Bentley, are plenty spiffy – but rather a currency – and it is not the dollar.

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