“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

How Much Sugar Is In Your Food?

That's It!  I'm having Cheerios from here on out!  Ever wonder how much sugar is in the food you eat?  I bet you never checked.  Check out these side by side comparisons using the common foods you eat and sugar cubes.

Update:  Make sure to check out the Nutrition Diva : Is Natural Sugar Better for You? :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™

A nutrition expert explains the possible health benefits of natural sugars. Get brief definitions of the varieties of natural sugar, find out if natural sugar really is healthier than artificial sweeteners, and get Quick and Dirty Tips about how much sugar you should use.

Laugh of the Day: How It Really Happened With Adele

Okay, I don't care if you don't read anything on my blog, or read anything I write for that matter - the one thing you have to do is watch this video. This will be the funniest video, picture, or post you've seen all day.  

I can't take it anymore!  My ass is still rolling on the floor laughing from watching this funny-ass-hell skit.  I'm sorry, excuse my French, but this has got to be be the funniest thing I've seen in years!  Thank you Phillip Adl, for sharing.
Adele's one night stand turned into the record-breaking diva who won 6 Grammys and walked away with a fortune, because of some loser.

Quoted: Ryan Joseph Lopez (My Partner for Life)

Prologue:  Back in the winter of January, 2010, my partner Ryan wrote a response on one of my blogs that I don't even think he remembers.  Unbeknownst to him, I saved it and have treasured it ever since.  Since today is Valentine's Day, I'd like to share it with the readers of my blog, and to all my Facebook friends and family.  I love you all, and hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day.

Ryan - May 2005 - When We Met
"When you love someone you take a big chance at being hurt intentionally or unintentionally, that is the risk you take when you play in the game of emotions. Is the gamble worth it? In my opinion, yes. You see, I trust my heart, body and even soul for one person to have, hold, cherish, comfort and even destroy if he wanted to, and I have that same power over him. It is a risk that we both choose to take because we believe in the end that this gamble will ultimately pay off it's rewards: Having someone to hold you, love you, comfort you, laugh and cry with you, stand up for you, be there for you, defend you, protect you, and be their better half when they need it most. I'm so lucky to have found that person and I trust that he will honor my love and never tarnish it or damage it, that he will treat it right and never do me wrong. I have faith in my man and that is what ultimately allows me to fully love him to my hearts content. Thank you for that and more, but what I also want to tell you is this: As I believe in you, believe in me, and that I will always protect your love, cherish it as the greatest gift that I have ever had the chance to hold and call my own, and never damage or harm it with in any way, shape, or form. I love you Peter Flores, and this love I will treat right, like you deserve to be treated, and never hurt you in any way. This I promise and intend to keep, and I thank you for doing the very same. I love you bunches my love. When I say this I also mean that I trust you and that my emotions are yours to do with as you please. It's the greatest gift I can bestow on anyone cause it ultimately puts me at the highest emotional risk. But you cannot live life without taking risks or else in the end there is no life to live. I want to live my life, but more importantly, I want to live my life by your side at every moment possible, hand in hand, arm in arm, with emotions all at risk. I wouldn't have it any other way.

I love you bunches my angel. Thank you for trusting in me enough to love me and ultimately risk your most precious emotions too. I love you with all my heart, body and soul. I can never thank you enough for being the greatest man that I have ever known. My gamble pays off every night I hold you in my arms and kiss you goodnight and realize that I'm the luckiest person in the world to have finally found their soul mate. I couldn't be happier. Thank you so very much. Enjoy your day my love. Goodbye."
~ Ryan Joseph Lopez (my partner for life)

Things We Can Do To Save The Environment - Issue No. 04: Light Up Your City

If it's one thing I really appreciate, it's the lighting around our neighborhood.  I guess now would be as good as time as any to ask our Homeowner's Association if they're burning our tax money by using old lights, instead of LEDs.   
Giving credit to TIME,  I'd like to thank them for showing us the many ways we can meet these goals of saving our environment.  And yes, even one person can make a difference, and it starts with YOU!

The Global Warming Survival Guide

4. Light Up Your City

Cities can save energy—and money—by illuminating public spaces with LEDs, or light-emitting diodes. Last December Raleigh, N.C., turned one floor of a municipal parking garage into a testing ground for LEDs (see the before-and-after photos at cree.com/LEDcity). 

The new white, brighter fixtures use 40% less electricity than the high-pressure sodium bulbs they replaced. Although they cost two to three times as much, they can go five or more years without upkeep. Traditional bulbs must be replaced every 18 months. Other types of LEDs are already at work in traffic lights, outdoor displays (like those in New York City's Times Square) and stadiums; airports even use LEDs on their taxiways. If your city is still burning tax money on old lights, ask the mayor why.

Make sure to follow Blade 7184 every Tuesday for a new issue of Things We Can Do To Save The Environment.  Each issue is thought-provoking, informative and may hold the key to saving your children and grandchildren's future

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Must Watch: Have A Happy Google Doodle Valentine's Day.

Here's something really cute you absolutely have to watch this Valentine's Day.  It's a Google Doodle Happy Valentine's Day!  And it's so darn cute.
The little boy in the video is trying so hard to get the attention of the little girl, until he figures out what he needs to do.  

Thank you Google - for making me smile.

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Hope you enjoy my daily posts, and hope to hear from you soon.

- Blade 7184 aka Peter