Monday, July 27, 2009

Big City Slider

I am not sure I have ever seen an info-mercial with a product that I wanted this badly.

I see a slider on a Hawaiian roll in my future

Ice Cream Design

Make your own ice cream and packaging. I will be doing this soon and I'll keep you updated!

What about this flavor?

base : Gelato
flavor1 : Almond
flavor2 : Chocolate Merlot
mix1 : Raspberry Ribbon

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Babies understand dog-speak, new study finds

Soo.... Can your puppy potty train your baby and vice-versa?????

Babies understand dog-speak, new study finds
Research from Brigham Young University (BYU) gives new meaning to the expression "babes in the woods." It turns out, babies may not be as naive as we once thought especially where their canine counterparts are concerned.

A new study shows that babies can "speak dog" (or at least comprehend it), even with little or no previous exposure to dogs. Infants just six months old matched the sounds of an angry bark and a friendly yap to photos of dogs displaying threatening or welcoming body language, respectively.

While paring babies and dogs might seem like a zany idea, according to BYU, experiments of this kind help us understand how babies learn. Long before they master speech, babies astutely recognize and respond to external stimuli.

These findings come on the heels of a study from the same Brigham Young University lab showing that infants can also detect mood swings in Beethoven's music.
"Emotion is one of the first things babies pick up on in their social world," said BYU psychology professor Ross Flom, lead author of the study. "We chose dogs because they are highly communicative creatures both in their posture and the nature of their bark," Flom said.

In the experiment, the babies were shown two different pictures of the same dog, one in an aggressive posture and the other in a friendly stance. Then the researchers played — in random order — sound clips of a friendly and an aggressive dog bark.

While the recordings played, the six-month-old babies spent most of their time staring at the appropriate picture. Older babies usually made the connection instantly with their very first glance.

Study co-authors Dan Hyde and Heather Whipple Stephenson conducted the experiments as undergrads and don't recall any babies getting upset. "Infants are pretty cooperative subjects," Stephenson said.Read more:

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Beginning of the End?

When is a Starbucks not a Starbucks? When it's a 15th Avenue Coffee and Tea.
Full Story Here

And what is even worse.....they are being accused of stealing most of their decorating ideas from the bar next door.
If imitation is the kindest form of flattery, the restaurant and bar known as Smith is feeling ... well ... flat-out worshiped.
Located next to the Starbucks store that will now be called 15th Avenue Coffee and Tea in Capitol Hill, Smith owner Linda Derschang said Thursday that everything from the paint color to the light fixtures inside the coffee shop have been replicated to match her rustic, mountaineer-like bar.

Full Story Here

Starbucks, I love you. Please stop this nonsense and just be a coffee shop. If you get a dollar menu or I go into one of your stores and find drunk people, I will leave you forever.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

They are watching me.......

After looking at yesterday and signing up for an account.....I magically get an email about a program through "Subscribe and Save"

Same deal but looks like better savings on the products and still free shipping. Already ordered a monthly delivery of coffee for half the grocery store price.

Anyway...I was looking at rugs on a couple of days ago and then I am on a totally different site a few days later and a pop up add comes up for an add with the exact rugs I was looking at!

I know there is a simple explanation for all this but it freaks me out.

Monday, July 13, 2009


I don't know if Alice can help me or not but I'm gonna try it out. It is a site where you shop virtual shelves for household items like toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent etc.. and they deliver to your home FREE.

At first glance prices seem reasonable, close to the store prices. And if required I might sacrifice $1 for the convenience of never running out of toilet paper. You can set up a list of items and tell it to deliver to your house every 2 weeks, or every 5 weeks, whatever works for you.

I'm going to try it. Right now we are almost out of body wash and I keep forgetting it at the store. I'll give it a couple of months and report back :)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Tea Party

Boo's all around.

Why are people so negative that on the 4th of July they want to come out and boo a Senator? Booing even while he is giving a soldier a purple heart? It's disgusting.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

New Car Cheaper than Used

By Clark HowardHLN

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Are you one of the seemingly few Americans in the market for a car? There are more of you out there than you might think.

CNW Marketing Research, a respected automotive marketing research firm, reports that 4 million used cars were purchased in the United States during the month of May alone. That's amazing when you consider that the market for new cars is 9 million in the United States over the course of an entire 12 months.
Yet don't overlook the new car as a potential purchase just yet.
New data from Comerica Bank's Auto Affordability Index shows that new cars are now the most affordable they've been since records started being kept in 1979. In fact, the average new car is now $1,700 cheaper than it was during the last quarter of 2008. And we've got more price cuts coming because of oversupply.

Entire story here