“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 19, 2013

Things We Can Do To Save The Environment - Issue No. 10 - Turn Up the Geothermal Heat

I want to add mirrors on my roof so that the sunlight can reflect inside.  Then again, we hardly ever have many lights on in the house.  And if I had a flat roof, I would plant grass, flowers and trees on it - it's all about being geothermal, right?

Giving credit to TIME,  I'd like to thank them for showing us the many ways we can help save the environment.  Just one person can make a difference, and it starts with YOU!  
                                                   ~ Peter aka Blade7184  

10. Turn Up the Geothermal Heat

With clever engineering and an elegantly simple design, Diane von Furstenberg reinvigorated women's fashion in the 1970s with the wrap dress. Can she do the same for a building? Her newest project is a 35,000-sq.-ft. office, showroom and retail store in Manhattan's trendy meatpacking district, all heated and cooled by water pumped from deep underground. This geothermal system taps into water that is a relatively stable 55 degrees farenheit and transfers that heat to warm the building in the winter and cool it in the summer. The building's roof is covered in easy-to-maintain plants and grasses, and has two heliostat mirrors, which track the sun and direct its rays into the building, reducing the use of artificial lights during the day. Who says being environmentally conscious can't be cool—and hot?  Check out all the awesome pics, and updated story on Diane von Furstenberg's showroom and retail store here. [Updated

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Must Watch: The Old Samurai

I'll be honest, I've never been much for Samurai or martial arts movies.  It wasn't until I met my karate-judo husband that I grew fond of them.  Hell, I can watch Hidden Tiger, Crouching Dragon any day!  LOL.

But seriously, this short film is only 6 minutes long and it really is a work of art.  I commend Benjamin Wong for creating a masterpiece.  Not one word is uttered throughout the film, but the message is loud and clear.

After a lifetime of war, an old samurai is challenged to an epic showdown with a young ambitious samurai, his worthiest adversary yet. Battle is imminent, but the past could prove to be the old samurai’s undoing.

Cyanide and Happiness: Asked

OMG, this is freaking hilarious!! How many times have you heard your parents say, "This is going to hurt me more than it does you."  And I thought my mom was the only one who used that phrase. LMAO!

Some Pretty Cool Stuff - Issue No. 007

I've come across "Some Pretty Cool Stuff" today, and wish to share them with you. You may find them a little over the top, but I think they're necessary - It's just window shopping, c'mon. LOL.

Let's start off with this amazing bed...

The Desk Bed
I can't mention how many times I've fallen asleep at my desk in my home office.  I think this desk bed would be ideal.  Click on the pic and it will take you to the A-Design Award and Competition page.  Once there, look at the cool pics. This would be great if you had your own business and worked late at night. hmmm...

Yep, stick it anywhere and you will find it!  Seriously.  The sticker is only the size of a quarter - so you can stick it on your luggage, your shoes, your briefcase, your husband.  Then you get on your iPhone and search for it, or HIM! LOL. 3-Pack $69.99

W Series Sports Walkman
Everyone enjoys swimming, everyone gets wet, so why not get a waterproof headset?  It holds 4GB of storage and the battery lasts 8 hours!!!  And if you only need an hour, charge it for 3 minutes. $99.99

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- Blade 7184 aka Peter