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Take the Healing Food Quiz

Posted by gottabkd on Friday, April 25, 2008

With all the talk about free radicals, antioxidants and natural enzymes that help you stay healthy, sometimes it’s hard to figure out just what is good for you and what isn’t.

For years you have been told told eat your veggies, in fact you probably have been told to eat lots of them. The Canadian Health and Food Guide is a great resource on how to eat healthy including how to get more of the good stuff into your diet.

This quiz takes it a step further and the answers are geared towards the healing foods that you may not realize are packing a huge punch. We all know that blueberries, carrots and an apple a-day keeps the doctor away, but do you know how good kale is for you? Or turnips for that matter?

So you think you know your Healing Foods? Ok which of these veggies will help you chill?

1) Mushrooms?
2) Turnips?
3) Apples?

I was surprise by the answer and you may be too. Take the Healing Food Quiz and see if you can pass the test. You may also learn a thing or two…

Cheers 😉

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All Tied Up!

Posted by gottabkd on Thursday, April 24, 2008

Having spent one of my former years in the far and away land of London England, I had the pleasure of learning how to accomplish this task at a very young age. It has stuck with me ever since…. But…

Having grown up with nary a need to use it, knowing how to do it came in handy one year when I had to display my teaching ability to a room full of mostly ruffians male peers.
The choices before me were clear:
First option: Display your teaching ability by teaching the class how to tie up their shoes or
Second option: Display your teaching ability by teaching the class how to tie a necktie.

Since this was a class of wannabe motorcycle instructors and since they were adults I figured they would know the basics of shoe lacing (something they do many times a week), but since they were mostly ruffians of the male persuasion I figured they may not know how to tie a necktie, after all, they certainly looked like they never wore ties. You know the stereo-typical motorcycle type that have been plastered all through the media… well this group was no different… so I choose the latter option.

 

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The following week everyone brought their laces and neckties to class and we were inundated with lessons on how to tie up our shoes. Borrrring!!
When it came to my turn and I was so glad I prepared my lesson for tying a necktie. Not only did I teach the class how to tie a necktie, but they all learned how to tie a double Windsor knot. Most men use the single Windsor knot strategy, but I wanted to wow ’em. The class of mostly ruffians male piers were ecstatic, thanking me afterwards with compliments like “Now I can wear a tie to a funeral” or “At least I now own one tie that is ready to go” and finally “Wow a double Windsor, cool”.

I could not believe how many of them had no clue how to achieve this somewhat small feat, but I learned immediately that they avoided neckties because they had no clue how to “do it up right”.
Typical no? It’s like asking for directions… They would rather avoid it than ask for help they need to accomplish the task. Oh well at least this class had me 🙂

Needless to say, I passed that class with an “A” and went on to become a motorcycle instructor, but that lesson always stuck with me.

Recently, I was surfing Hub Pages when I cam across this handy little reference, pictures and all, on how to Tie A Necktie Easily. The directions are super easy to follow and any ruffian male could do it. Just ensure you stand in front of the mirror when practicing and you have a woman near by for help with directions.

Hehehe, I slay me! 🙂

Although the Hub Page is an older one (it has been updated recently), I figured some of you may enjoy this as well, so check out the handy reference and get your tie on!!

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Sunsets Galore!

Posted by gottabkd on Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The temps are rising, people are getting out for long walks, the clothes are becoming less and less, and the sun sets later at night. It presents the perfect photo op, especially if you live near any form of water. Why?

Because I can take pictures like this:

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And this:

Sunset1

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And even mistakes like this are fun too:
 

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It’s interesting when you go shoot photos with a friend you have an instant comparison and an very different viewpoint. Once you are done, you can compare the shots each of you took and then see the differences in composition. Like this one taken in the same place as the first two above.

Sunset
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It’s so nice that summer spring is here and the skies are lit with the most beautiful colours….

Hope you enjoy 😉

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Contest – Frenchanting and Win!

Posted by gottabkd on Monday, April 21, 2008

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Frenchanting…. Is that really a word? Nope but the play on several words, French and Enchanting… it’s kinda cute.
This is a subscribe to win contest that is is available from March 2008 to November 30, 2008. However, you can only enter once !
I suppose you need to stay subscribed till the contest end date to win, but you will receive a newsletter all about Normandy, France… so how bad can it really be?

Subscribe to win a luxury trip to France and see the landscapes that inspired the impressionists.

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