Archive for January, 2011
Monday, January 31st, 2011
Charlie Sheen went back into rehab Friday and because of it, production on “Two and a Half Men” is on hold. All this comes one day after a 911 caller said Sheen was intoxicated and in pain. CBS, Warner Brothers and executive producer Chuck Lorre say they “are profoundly concerned” for Sheen’s “health and well-being, and support his decision” to go to rehab. Sixteen episodes of the show’s 24-episode order have been taped. So far, 14 have aired.
Friday, January 28th, 2011
It’s difficult, but if you start with the mindset that you can’t possibly keep everything, it’s easier to look at your stuff with fresh eyes. “Ask yourself: Do I use it? Do I need it? And do I love it? If the answers are ‘no,’ then why are you keeping it?” says Kim Eagles, chair of the New Brunswick chapter of Professional Organizers in Canada and owner of Kaos Solutions in Moncton, N.B. Keep these tips in mind as you contemplate what to hang on to:
Pregnancy test: This is a personal choice, of course, but Eagles tactfully points out, “Pictures are one of the best ways to keep memories.” When she was expecting, she created a scrapbook of keepsakes, including a photo of her positive test. “I didn’t actually keep the stick!”
Kids’ stuff: Create a keepsake box for each child and store your favourite things (think one or two items per year, not a whole box). “When the container is full, rethink how much you’re saving,” says Eagles. She says that kids should learn that they can’t keep accumulating; occasionally go through their stuff and help them make room for new belongings.
Children’s art: Kids constantly bring home masterpieces. Frame your favourites, and rotate new work on a bulletin board. It’s tough to throw pieces away, but keep in mind that it’s the creative process that’s important, not the results. You may think you’re doing the kids a favour by saving their artwork, but think again, says Eagles. “If your mother dropped off at your door every single thing you made in your entire life, would you want it?” Take pictures of your children with their best pieces of art instead.
Ticket stubs: Corral concert tickets and programs in a photo album or arrange them with photos in a collage or matching frames. You can also tuck tickets inside the front of bands’ CD cases.
Trophies: Trophies, medals and ribbons can really pile up. Keep your kids’ trophies as long as they find the memorabilia valuable. As they grow up (or space runs out), ask them to pick favourites. “Most parents will be surprised at kids’ ability to say which are important and which aren’t,” says Eagles.
Gifts: Having display cases for knick knacks is great, but choose things you love, says Eagles. And don’t give in to guilt: “You don’t have to surround yourself with stuff just because other people gave it to you.”
Collector’s items: If you think an item could be valuable but you don’t use it, need it or love it, then sell it. People are often fixated on how much they paid for something and they feel obligated to keep it. “It’s time to let it go,” says Eagles. “Give it to someone who could appreciate or use it, or sell it on eBay or Kijiji or at a yard sale.”
Hope this helps. See ya Monday morning,
Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
“If you don’t think every day is a good day, just try missing one.”
See ya in the morning,
Friday, January 21st, 2011
If you didn’t purchase any Rice Crispies in 2009, you may have missed the claim they made on the side of their box that said that “[Rice Crispies] support your child’s immunity.” Frosted Mini Wheats had a similar statement on their box, claiming that they are “clinically shown to improve children’s attentiveness by nearly 20%.”
Both claims turned out to be completely false, and now Kellog’s is paying the price.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ordered Kellog’s to pay $10.5 million to customers and charities as a punishment.
Snap, Crackle, Ouch!
Have a great weekend, see ya Monday morning,
Read more: Kellog’s Sued For False Claims On Rice Krispies | FitPerez.com http://fitperez.com/2011-01-21-kellog%e2%80%99s-sued-for-false-claims-on-rice-krispies/?from=PH#ixzz1BgPI97bQ
Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
While Ricky Gervais has come under fire in much of the mainstream media for the scathing jabs at Hollywood celebrities that he delivered as host of the Golden Globes awards show on Sunday (January 16th), political conservatives are applauding his performance. The right-wing blogosphere lit up with praise of Gervais, who they saw as sticking it to the Hollywood elites who they charge do the same to them regularly. John Nolte of the website Big Hollywood wrote that if Gervais had, quote, “been as relentless in ripping apart Sarah Palin, her young children, Jesus Christ or George W. Bush, today the comedian would be celebrated as ‘edgy’ and ‘courageous.’” Pajamas Media CEO Roger Simon wrote that Gervais, quote, “has been roundly attacked for being rude to practically everyone, including the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, whose event it was. Problem is: he was right, particularly about the HFPA.” And Britain’s right-leaning Daily Mail newspaper hailed Gervais as, quote, “the man who went to Hollywood and told them what a bunch of self-regarding boobies they are.” .. so there Hollywood!
See ya in the morning,
Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
We asked you what you thought of the Canadian Broadcast Standard Council suggesting that radio stations air a ‘revised’ version of Dire Straits’ Money for Nothing, to remove a homosexual slur. The song is 25 years old. Here are some of your responses:
Things change over the years. Many words, phrases, and actions that were acceptable years ago are now considered to be offensive by a significant portion of the population. Although it is “historical” and the song became a hit using those lyrics, I think respect for others should be paramount. I love that song overall, but I always hated that particular line, as did my gay friends. We all realize it was intended to show the mentality of the working class furniture mover, but even that can be considered stereotyping – are all furnuiture movers petty Neanderthals? (My apologies to Neanderthals.) Just as slavery is wrong, so is offensive name calling. An extreme example, yes, but you see my point. A little more respect would go a long way in this world.
When I first heard about the CBSC censoring the song, I thought that it might be discontinued from play. Books that are censored are pulled from shelves. I don’t agree with that, however, making a slight edit to the song (as it was tastefully done), doesn’t hurt the song and allows it to continue play without offending anyone. Honestly, until it was brought to attention recently, I hadn’t really even noticed the lyric before….it is, after all, a 25 year old song.
Pick a happy medium. Use common sense. Be discrete. Not all situation need intervention.
Draws attention to an otherwise obscure word in the middle of a very old song. One complaint should not generate such a response.In the real world, hundreds, or even thousands of complaints are necessary for a problem to recognized. In the political arena literally millions of complaints are ignored.eg the gun registry or death penalty issues.
Get over it people! It’s a song! Everything we say or do is being scrutinized! People take things to heart. Don’t loose sleep over triviol things….Worry about more important things
I don’t think people are going to hate homosexuals when they hear this song. It is actually a dialogue from a character in the song, not the band. People need to get a life. I can’t understand why they would make a big deal of this song when it’s been around for 25 years but they broadcast shows like “Family Guy”. I don’t get it. Get a life people. Let’s concentrate on more important issues like those poor people in Australia.
It’s been playing for 25 years on the radio in this format. Why is it now all of a sudden offensive? What’s next Archie Bunker reruns being banned from television. A sensitive society I understand. A hyper-sensitive society I do not understand
After all these years?? This is ridiculous!!! Might as well just ban all songs because anyone can choose any song and turn it around to be something predudice or evil or what ever they want it to be that is negative!
this is crazy the song is how many years old now, it’s like digging up the dead!!!!
Thanks for participating and I’ll see ya in the morning,
Monday, January 17th, 2011
If you think parenting isn’t your thing, you can now declare yourself a ‘GINK’ (Green Inclinations, No Kids), meaning you’ve consciously chosen to be child-free in order to help the environment as Earth’s population zooms toward 7 billion. It might seem like a lonely choice, but more and more are now going for it. Nearly 1-in-5 women end up not having kids, according to the latest stats.
See ya in the morning,
Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
Just 12 percent of New Year’s resolutions last the year. Richard Wiseman, Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire in England, tracked 3,000 people who had made New Year’s resolutions. While over 50 percent went into the process confident that they would be able to stick to their resolutions, only 12 percent were able to keep their promise to themselves until the end of the year, with most failing within two weeks. For men, the key to resolution success was having an extremely detailed goal; for women, it was telling a lot of people about their resolution. (Asylum.com)
Phew .. thought I was the only one.
See ya in the morning,