Saturday, April 19, 2008

Mereana Mordengard Glasgow

Mereana Mordengard GlasgowMereana Mordengard Glasgow (also known as Mereana Mordegard Glesgorv) is a pretty creepy internet legend. Its also hard to find any information on it. So, for your weekend reading pleasure, I present the creepy story (probably urban legend) of Mereana Mordegard Glesgorv. [pretend you are hearing Dark Shadows theme song here].

Apparently, at some point in time someone uploaded a video onto YouTube that was/is bewitched. The video shows a man's face through a red filter for two full minutes. In the last seconds of the video there is a close-up of the face and the man is smiling. The video was titled, Mereana Mordengard Glasgow and is also called Mereana Mordegard Glesgorv.

YouTube removed the video from the internet after 153 people who had viewed the video gouged their eyes out and mailed into the YouTube offices in San Bruno. These people were said to have committed suicide in various ways. Its not known if they mailed their eyeballs into YouTube before or after they committed suicide (just kidding). Its also reported that they had carved a cryptic inscription into their forearms that no one has been able to decipher. [insert Dark Shadows music here]

Periodically, YouTube puts the first 20 seconds of the video online in order to stop people from looking for the real video and uploading it. Only one YouTube staff member watched the video itself and that staff member screamed hysterically after watching the video for only 45 seconds. He has not been able to recall what he saw and has required medication since. The other YouTube staff who were in the roo at the time turned the video off when he started screaming and were too frightened to look at the screen themselves.

No one has ever been able to identify the man in the video and the IP that uploaded the video doesn't exist.

That is the legend of Mereana Mordengard Glasgow.

Sweet dreams ......

Friday, April 18, 2008

Midwest Earthquate

Illinois EarthquakeThere was an earthquake in Illinois this morning! About 5:30 a.m. this morning people in Illinois and throughout the Midwest were awakened by a 5.2 earthquake, the largest ever for that area.

The earthquake was in Southeastern Illinois but rattled skyscrapers in Chicago, was felt in Michigan, Ontario, Indiana as well as other areas in the Midwest. People were shaken out of bed and had the reactions you could expect for people living in an area not used to earthquakes.

I can only imagine how that would be. That's a decent size earthquake, especially for that area. I suppose people in California wouldn't be impressed, but I am.

The Midwest earthquake happened on the Wabash fault. That's a northern extension of the New Madrid fault. It happened about six miles outside of Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

People in the area are still experiencing aftershocks from the Midwest earthquake.

Find out about the New Madrid Fault.

Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend!

How do we sure we were able to purchase the best price and quality of diamond? Its not easy for those of us who don't know that much about diamonds! I learned a lot about it when my husband bought the diamond I am wearing now.

What my Beloved Curmudgeon did was go to the jeweler and look for a diamond, not a diamond ring. I guess I'm just not elite enough to have known to do that, but he did. He wanted a perfect diamond. I ended up with a near-flawless diamond. Its not as large and showy as some might be, but I know that the diamond that he choose is absolutely gorgeous. It is clear and bright. I can see all sorts of colors reflected in the prisms that were created when the jeweler shaped it. And I know it only has one little itsy bitsy flaw. The jeweler told us it would be very difficult and extremely expensive to find a more perfect diamond. I like that. Whenever I see someone flashing around a huge diamond I know that it might be bigger than mine, but its not as flawless as mine. Heh!

There are a lot of things to consider when shopping for a diamond. Yes, I said a diamond, not a diamond ring. You are much better off picking out the diamond and having it set into a ring setting than buying one already cut and set. When you are looking at a loose diamond you can see more clearly what you need to see in order to determine its value. You can actually save thousands of dollars and end up with a much more valuable ring by buying the diamond separately. Diamond prices are determined by the 4Cs. That is carat weight (how big it is), cut, color and clarity. Thinking of it that way makes it so much easier to remember for me!

Does the idea of walking into a jeweler and trying to determine the value of a loose diamond scare you to death? It does me too. What do we know? That's why we need to depend on people who DO know and who are experts in the field. You can work with people from Diamond Price Guru, for instance. They are experts and will walk you through the process of choosing the diamond that is right for you. Size isn't everything in this instance. You need to find a diamond in your price range that is the best quality you can afford. They will help you do that.

Diamond Price Guru uses prices from eleven reputable stores to help you compare prices and quality of over 400,000 diamonds! Their website is full of useful information, including some really great proposal stories! They also have articles with tons of information on how to shop for a diamond. The website is very user friendly and will walk you through the process. You can use their expertise and end up with a true family heirloom that you will treasure for the rest of your life. I hope you'll check it out. Just click on the link above to go there and start learning about diamonds!

Spanish Women Stuck With Unsold Nude Calendars

What on earth is the world coming to when Spanish women can't sell nude calendars! Not only can't they sale them, but they are stuck with 5,000 unsold calendars and have ended up in debt for their efforts.

Seven middle-aged Spanish mothers who posed for a tongue-in-cheek nude calendar - a fundraiser for their children's tiny, rural school - are now saddled with debt and 5,000 unwanted copies.

One of the photos shows the mothers with Christmas tinsel as their only garb - no private parts on view. Other goofy poses include a shotgun-toting mother wearing only a fox pelt and kneeling on a table, and another shows a woman covering her body with a red umbrella on a picnic table.

They got the idea to raise funds by posing nude from some British counterparts who started the nude calendar posing trends. The British women raised over a million pounds for their charity and have a hit movie about them, Calendar Girls.

This HAS to be humiliating for the Spanish ladies!
The women acknowledge being rank amateurs in publishing and advertising, and because of a miscue with a distributor they missed out on the Christmas shopping rush. Now, sales of the $8 calendar have dried up and they owe a printer nearly $16,000.

"The sad part for us is figuring out what to do with them because it is not something you can recycle," said Rosa Garin, 36, one of the models in Serradilla del Arroyo, a village of 400 people in northern Salamanca province.

The hamlet is a snapshot of rural Spain: quaint but graying, with retirees accounting for 75 per cent of the population. The arrival of a new family with small children is greeted like manna from heaven. Funding for services is scant.

How to Make the Most of your Rose Arrangements

The video below is provided by Proflowers and is a great video if you are interested in flowers, flower arranging and how to get the most out of your flower arrangements. This video has to do with roses. I found it very helpful in that it provided very simple and easy to follow tips on how to prepare the roses so that they will last longer and bloom more beautifully.

You can watch the video below or click on the link to watch it at YouTube.

Monday, April 14, 2008

My Cat Got Left Out on the Porch

My poor fat cat got closed out on the screened in porch last night. I didn't realize it till I went out there to vacuum a couple of hours ago.

She. Was. Not. Happy!!!! At. All.

She gave me a VERY dirty look when I opened the door and sashayed by me with a accusatory meow.

After she got over her initial snit, she came up to me and pretty much demanded I pick her up and pet her for a few minutes. She's a little scaredy cat and while she likes to stay on that porch a lot of the time, I'm sure being out there alone all night was no fun at all for her. So I petted her a few minutes and then she got down and disappeared to where ever it is she goes when she wants to be alone and sulk.

I feel bad :(

BTW, I've had her on a diet and put her food downstairs so that she has to walk up and down the stairs to eat. But she still looks like this. We are trying .....

fat cat

Fashionable and Affordable Baby Slings

Slinglings has the cutest fashionable and affordable baby slings!! Slinglings is a Seattle home-based business that specializes in baby slings and carriers.

They offer a large variety of fabrics so you can pick something that is right for you. Aside from the stylish fabrics, these designer baby slings are padded for comfort and are easy to slip on and off. You don't have to worry about Velcro, ties or buckles. You can even get a matching one for dolls. If you have a little one, he or she can carry her doll around while mommy carries the baby.

I really wish they had these when my babies were little!

Press Release:

Who: Sara Gower
Contact: 1-800-887-1461

The rest of the nation is finally catching on: babywearing is one of the most natural and intuitive ways to care for babies.

And Seattle's, a home-based three-year-old company run by Sara and Stephen Gower, is one of the most innovative baby sling businesses out there. The company has more than 10,000 pouches in stock and ready to ship.

“I started by making a few slings to carry my son around the city. People were so interested in the pouches that I started making more to sell locally,” said Sara. “The reception was so phenomenal that my husband and I started our Slinglings website and from there, the business just took off.”

All of Slinglings' pouches are sewn by Seattle-based seamstresses and can be ordered in more than 80 fabrics, some of which were designed by Stephen himself. A line of 12 designer prints, 5 of which are exclusive Slinglings’ designs, was just added to their collection.

Another feature that sets Slinglings apart is its interactive sizing tool. By entering height, weight, bra size, measurements, or any combination of these numbers, Slinglings' advanced sizing calculator recommends a sling size based on the feedback of more than 15,000 previous customers.

“From the beginning, we've collected sizing statistics. We're always adding to our database and it's resulted in an incredibly accurate sizing tool,” said Sara. “It takes the guesswork out of ordering pouches.”

Babywearing, an art practiced for centuries, allows parents to resume their usual activities like walking, socializing, cleaning, and cooking while their babies get the incomparable benefit of close contact with their caregivers.

“Wearing my children has been one of the best parenting choices I've made,” said Sara. “I'm so fortunate to be able to bring that same experience to others.”

Slinglings offers competitive pricing—prices start at $36.95-- and welcomes all wholesale inquiries.

--Megan McKee

Sunday, April 13, 2008

John Kanzius Invents Cancer Cure Machine

John Kanzius is from Erie, Pennsylvania. He owned Jet Broadcasting until he retired about a year ago. He also is an inventor. He believed that he could use radio frequency to cure cancer without the horrible side effects associated with other cancer treatments. His cancer fighting machine is called Kanzius RF therapy and was featured on 60 Minutes.

Six years ago Kanzius was diagnosed with terminal leukemia. He has been subjected with 36 rounds of chemotherapy in the years since his diagnosis. He is very humble about his invention. He emphasizes that he doesn't want to give people false hope and that he's not a 'cancer expert'. Even so, his invention is being recognized by the most respected experts in the field of cancer research as the 'most exciting cancer therapy' to have come on the scene in over twenty years.

When Kanzius first started working on his machine his wife thought he had lost his mind. She reminded him that doctors haven't found a cure for cancer so it was unlikely he could. He has said that sometimes it takes someone on the outside with a different perspective to see something those on the inside aren't seeing. He said it wasn't his own cancer that motivated him, but the eyes of the children on the cancer wards he saw when he went to get his own treatment.

In spite of all the odds, it seems that his machine is working, at least with some forms of cancer. Trials of the RF treatment have shown that the machine kills 100 percent of malignant cells in humans and animals without harming surrounding healthy tissue.

This week, Kanzius was awarded the 2008 Louis J. Tullio Community Service Award by the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership. He accepted the award via a pre-recorded video (video below) from his home in Florida. Kanzius has formed a company, Therm Med LLC, to promote the commercial development of his cancer-killing machine.

John Kanzius Speech (Video)