When I was young, mercurochrome was what my mother would use on small cuts and scrapes. It came in a small glass bottle with a glass rod applicator. It didn’t hurt but it stained your skin pinkish red. Today, you won’t find mercurochrome in anyone’s medicine cabinet because it was taken off the shelves in the 1980’s. The reason? Its main active ingredient is mercury. Yes, all my cuts and scrapes for my entire childhood were treated with mercury.
Mercury was also fun in science class. It was fun to watch it roll around in the palm of your hand. Liquid metal! Fun!
Mercury was also the substance inside glass thermometers. It was necessary to hold the thermometer under your tongue for as long as it took for it to reach its final reading (determined when the mercury stopped rising). When these thermometers broke (not often), there was more mercury to play with!
Hi Everyone, all 3 of you…. I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while. Well, nothing significant anyway. But I’ve been really busy packing up drugs. I want to write a story about my past for Sarah, or a cool Green Garden Tale for Emily or Socio-Funny piece for Allen, but there’s so much drugs to pack! It’s ridiculous, really.
OK, here are some Magic Wishing Well wishes and Ask Baba rae Saba questions to tide you over until my next big story….
Questions for Baba:
1) Will my family get their Vichyssoise?
2) Who is my preferred carrier?
3) will himanshu sit with me forever?
4) Does ray know me about me?
5) If my wish cannot be granted may I be granted a question?
6) yes or no, can I impersonate a mermaid’s friend?
7) Is Jesus with me?
Wishes Dropped into the Wishing Well:
1) Go into a TV or laptop by touching them and go into any show shown on them anytime for 2 hours
2) I wish that I get all the insurance, mortgage company and refund money that is overdue to everyone I know.
3) I wish my family was white like white people, and i mean the WHOLE generation of my family, like my grandpa,grandma,aunt ,my dad brother mom and of course me tomorrow morning
4) I wish jack tutton had a hot opposite sex clone of himself and is 24 years old
Cha Cha Cha Changes… aplenty. See them roll down the aisles with abandon. Over and over, Crimson and Clover. Yeah, that’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout.
Did you know that the average human body contains enough bones to make an entire human skeleton? This is true.
It’s officially autumn. All the leaves agree. I still have some flowers here and there but they’ll catch on eventually.
I’ve been feverishly working on my Christmas CD of original music. It’s a bigger project than I anticipated. First, I have to write the songs, record them and finalize the CD with post-production wizardry. I’m pretty sure I’m done with the writing phase. It’s entirely possible that Allen is tired of me playing these songs over and over and over again in practice for the recording phase.
Speaking of music notation, I made an effort to learn and implement a few key (no pun intended) aspects of good music notation. I took the time to practice and I can now draw a mean quarter note rest. Also, I now have a complete understanding of tying notes across measures. It’s something that I’ve always been able to read and play but writing original music notation is different from knowing how to read and play music. I like the idea of having my music written properly. It’s an additional accomplishment to my musical repertoire.
Here you see the Immaculate Heart of Mary emblazoned upon the Mother of God, Mary, who is essentially the founder of the Catholic church by merit of having conceived Jesus. She is very popular among Christians and even the Qur’an devotes an entire chapter to her. She gave birth as a virgin and never died–having been assumed into heaven (known as the Assumption). Back in biblical times, lots of events were given special names that weren’t particularly cryptic. Example: the Annunciation is when the angel Gabriel came and told Mary she’d soon be pregnant with God, the Resurrection is when Jesus comes back to life and the Crucifiction shouldn’t need any explanation.
The Immaculate Conception is commonly confused with the virgin birth of Jesus, but that is not accurate. The Catholic Church teaches that Jesus was conceived by normal biological means, but that Mary’s soul was kept “immaculate” at the time of her conception (that’s the part that is generally misunderstood; it is Mary’s birth that was immaculate because she was born without original sin). In any case, all this immaculate and virgin birth mythology suggests that all other women have some kind of defective soul before and presumably after giving birth.
Somehow, in this arrangement, Joseph (Mary’s husband) doesn’t get to become the Father of God, I don’t know why.
It’s interesting that the Catholic Church (and many societies both old and new) have denigrated and/or treated woman as inferior to men for some inexplicable reason yet the most revered saint (Mary is also a saint) and designated Mother of Jesus (God) is a woman. Go figure.
Although Mary herself is not a divine being, you’d never know it if you examined how she’s portrayed in the bible and the way she has always been venerated. There are many feasts specifically assigned to her as well as many names and epitaphs (The Virgin Mary, Mary Mother of God, The Blessed Mother of God, Madonna, Star of Sea, Queen of Heaven, etc)
I hope you’ve enjoyed my post about Mary, Cause of Our Joy. The post was inspired by seeing the picture at the top of the page somewhere on the Internet. It is amazing what 7 years of Catholic Catechism can drill into your head.
Do any of you know about original sin? If not, I can explain it in another post…
Here’s link to page on which one guy states that he doesn’t like to talk about himself and then goes on to type a looooong article about, well, him. http://www.ecoideaman.com/about-me/
This guy says he is THE ONE person who knows what’s wrong with the planet and knows how to fix it. All he needs is money. He’s taken out a full page ad in American Atheist magazine. It’s the backside of the cover of the magazine (therefor glossy). That couldn’t have been cheap.
Nobody else could ever say more about this guy’s singular mission to save the planet than he does. He is verbose, really verbose. You might say long-winded, even. I wanted to learn about the website but I couldn’t get through the “read this first” page. I skimmed other pages including the Contact Page and the About Page but nowhere did I see his name or a picture. Uh, who’s going to send money to a nameless, faceless ad?
Here’s what this guy has to say about getting an email from you (or anyone).
“Please bear in mind that keeping on top of email can be immensely time-consuming, and sometimes I am not able to check my in-box for weeks (or more) at a time. Therefore, please email me only if you have something important to communicate.”
Wow, could he be anymore standoffish? This doesn’t encourage to send him my money. How about you? If you want to check out his website – go for it. Let me know what you make of it. It thoroughly confuses me.
So the answer for me as to whether this is one of the most important websites I’ll ever see would no. I think the best website I’ve ever seen is this one: http://www.omfgdogs.com/
Lately, you may have noticed a lot of discussion about Super Heroes on my blog. I think that Super Jesus would make a really good candidate for the best Super Hero. He’d no doubt have every super power that exists and then some.
Of course, the favorite doesn’t always win the race. Batman and Superman have fought each other. You’d think that this would be a no-brainier, but apparently Batman can hold his own with Superman. I don’t know how exactly. So maybe Superman could hold his own against Super Jesus. Or maybe Captain America could.
In the end, they’re all fictional characters so there’s no way to absolutely determine the most powerful imaginary Super Hero. Maybe an Internet-wide survey could answer the question. Anyone want to take on this project?
BACA Mission Statement
Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children. We exist as a body of Bikers to empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live. We stand ready to lend support to our wounded friends by involving them with an established, united organization. We work in conjunction with local and state officials who are already in place to protect children. We desire to send a clear message to all involved with the abused child that this child is part of our organization, and that we are prepared to lend our physical and emotional support to them by affiliation, and our physical presence. We stand at the ready to shield these children from further abuse. We do not condone the use of violence or physical force in any manner, however, if circumstances arise such that we are the only obstacle preventing a child from further abuse, we stand ready to be that obstacle.
I became aware of Bikers Against Child Abuse by watching a video on my website. I added a video feed to my sight a few months ago. The video feed comes from SNOTR; most of the videos are entertaining, some are informative and others are in the category of “Amazing,” such as the one I watched earlier today about an organization named B.A.C.A. (Bikers Against Child Abuse) I’ve added some links below to give you more information about this incredible support system that B.A.C.A. provides to children in need.
I think B.A.C.A. is a wonderful and unique organization that more people should know about. Send the links to famioy and friends!