Sunday, February 26, 2012

My top favorite gowns, 84th Academy Awards

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The winner!

Sisters

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All Women are Sisters


Government & Politicians - KEEP OUT!

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I certainly do believe that Women should have the same rights and opportunities as Men. I don't think I would call myself a feminist, but I really feel that the Government and these Politicians have no place in deciding what women should be allowed to do with their bodies. 




Why the hell is contraception a political issue? Attention politicians of all parties, WOMEN have
 been making decisions about birth control, abortion and whether or not to follow religious doctrine regarding these issues for thousands of years! 
Government has no place in these decisions!



The Oscars ~Hollywood's Party

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Tonight the 84th annual Academy Awards.  An Academy Award is an award bestowed by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry, including directors, actors, and writers. The Oscar statuette is officially named the Academy Award of Merit and is one of nine types of Academy Awards. It is a pretty big deal the world over because , well.   just about everyone enjoys a great movie and then there are the favorite stars. 





The Oscars as the awards are also known by happen at the now former Kodak Theatre. It is to be referred to as the Hollywood and Highland Center Theatre now- or until such time as some company ponies up big $$ to get their name on this high profile complex.

Some of my favorites whether they are currently nominated or not






Tonight it will be just my daughters and I watching, since my husband who works in Television, is working the Academy Awards tonight to ensure that there are no technical faux pas, so we can all enjoy the show. Thanks honey!



Thursday, February 23, 2012

Super Sized Lobster!

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This is Rocky, he was caught of the coast of Maine last week. Today
The 40-inch male crustacean, about the size of a 3-year-old human, was freed in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

I am happy that he was set free. According to those in the know, Lobster age is between 7 and 10 years per pound.  That would make Rocky between 189 and 270 years old! Amazing!

Read more HERE

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Flaming Hearts

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I have an obsession with flaming, thorn & sacred hearts. So I just had to have this pic my husband found


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

When the President comes to Los Angeles


Dear Mr. President, 
We don't mind you visiting Los Angeles, you are welcome to come out when you want some sun and surf ( not just when campaigning) 
But please, can you arrive in the late morning, or middle of the night? 
Here is what your visits and the blocking of streets , usually in West L.A. where the traffic is even worse creates. . . 


Traffic is horrid with all the streets open, and of course you realize that many are closed to all except your motorcade when you travel between events.


Perhaps you would consider traveling by helicopter between gigs when you are here? Just askin.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Batty Valentine

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BEST Valentine EVER!

My sweet husband gifted me with this little guy for Valentine's Day this year!






Hipposideridae is a family of bats commonly known as the "Old World Leaf-nosed Bats". While it has often been seen as a subfamily, Hipposiderinae, of the family Rhinolophidae, it is now more generally classified as its own family. Nevertheless, it is most closely related to Rhinolophidae within the suborder Pteropodiformes (or Yinpterochiroptera).


Hipposideridae contains ten living genera and more than 70 species, mostly in the widespread genus Hipposideros. In addition, several fossil genera are known; the oldest fossils attributed to the family are from the middle Eocene of Europe.


Thank You sweetie!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Amorphophallus perrieri

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Exciting News!
A new cousin of the Corpse Flower has been discovered!


Meet the Amorphophallus perrieri

Here is an article I found all about it!


Rachel Kaufman 


for National Geographic News 


Published February 8, 2012 




A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. And a new species of Amorphophallus—the genus that includes the "corpse flower"—still smells like rotting meat and feces. 


Discovered on an island off the coast of Madagascar, the newfound plant grows up to 5 feet (1.5 meters) high and blooms once a year with a "really foul" stench, according to discoverer Greg Wahlert, a postdoctoral researcher in botany at the University of Utah.


Lynn Bohs, a biology professor in the same lab as Wahlert, described the smell in a statement as a combination of "rotting roadkill" and a "Porta Potty."


The new flower adds to the roughly 170 species in the Amorphophallus genus, which means "misshapen penis" in Greek after the phallic shape of the plants' flowers.



Finding Flower a Stroke of Luck


Wahlert discovered the new species—named A. perrieri—in full bloom while collecting violets in two remote islands northwest of Madagascar in 2006 and 2007. 


Suspecting the plant might be a new species, he brought back samples and began cultivating them. After consulting with an Amorphophallus expert in the Netherlands, he confirmed that A. perrieri was a previously undescribed species.


Because A. perrieri is dormant for much of the year, Wahlert's discovery is a case of good timing.


For months out of the year, there's little rain in that part of Madagascar, so the plants remain dormant underground.


"These things are growing out of the most miserable soil," said Wahlert, who is working on a scientific paper about the species.



The specimen he is cultivating in the university's greenhouse shot up its flower in just two weeks. If Wahlert had been visiting the islands at a different time, "I could have very easily missed it."


Stinky Flowers "Fascinating"


All Amorphophallus species emit smells to attract flies and other insects.


Though a few emit more pleasant aromas, such as chocolate or spices, most smell terrible to human noses, Wahlert said.


"You can imagine in Africa, where big game will die and rot in the sun ... that's what they smell like," Wahlert said.


Despite the stench, he added, "I'm glad I got a stinky one. It's fascinating to me."

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Madonna



Madonna


The original. You didn't think of it first. She has already done it.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Doll in green gown


Latest addition to the doll collection. She is 2 feet tall. I love her big green eyes.



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