These wax luminaries are chic, simple, and easy to make yourself. Oh, and cheap too. Glorious combination of attributes, no? Peak Candle Supplies tells you how. Oddly, it involves water balloons. Found via Elizabeth Anne Designs.
Hmmm. Maybe its just me, but this seems a bit much. In just the right place it could be quite the statement, though. Its from "the aqua jewels" collection of diamond-cut chrome bathroom fixtures by Marcel Wanders. Via MocoLoco.
Cool recognition & visualization engine based on the concept of synesthesia,
or in other words: "code that feels the words visually". The synesketch
app actually tranlates words into visual patterns, by having applied emotional weights to them. What if you could automatically illustrate your emails, and your christmas cards? I wonder what type of pictures "flame mails" would generate? Physics? Shakespeare? Interesting. Found via Information Aesthetics.
My long-running favorite turkey bacon has been from Applegate Farms, and while I still love it, there's a new kid in town (to me, anyway) that I equally adore. Garret Country Farms produces a delectable, extremely low-fat, nitrate-free turkey bacon that also tastes like , well, bacon!
Truly, both of these products rock, and can make real bacon lovers (my hand is raised) happy. None of that nasty faux-bacon that no human or animal should ever consume...<shudders>
I'm cooking some Garret Country bacon up now for brunch. I'm going to serve it with Salish Falls Lodge buttermilk pancakes, which I doctored up by adding a really ripe banana and a handful of chopped pecans. With an organic egg on the side and some real maple syrup, we're in business.
Okay "my friends" <wink>...here's a call to action:
has an online poll posted asking if Sarah Palin is qualified.
Why bother asking, you might wonder? Yes, I know, but I am, unfortunately, serious. Read on.
Rumor has it that the Republicans knew about this PBS poll in advance <gee, is this possible?> and are flooding
the voting with YES votes.
And, um, while I might normally be dis-inclined to believe such a "flooding" accusation as just being so much hype and hyperbole...I just put in my
response and currently 49% are saying YES to Palin being qualified. For the role of Vice-President. Of the United States of America.
Clearly, then, I must conclude that some flooding is probably actually occuring. There's just no other logical explanation other than, perhaps, hacking.
I beg of you -- flood back!!
The poll will be reported on PBS and then, of course, picked up by mainstream media. The worry is that it could influence undecided voters in swing states. <can the undecided really be this unclear about who to vote for at this stage of the game? its hard to believe...but then again...they are still...undecided! or are they? i'm starting entertain conspiracy theories. are they holding out for gifts? a check? a forgiven mortgage? what's really going on here? but i digress...>
If you, like myself, don't in fact believe Palin to be qualified to act as the Vice-President of the United States of America <gheesh, just saying that in my head gives me the shivers), please do two things.
The time commitment here is less than 20 seconds. Truly.