Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Dinner- Had dinner on Friday at a brand new restaurant in town-Thai Cuisine on Drake Road, near the AT&T store (across from Lowes). The folks who owned Bangkok Flavor sold that restaurant to open this one...Now I loved Bangkok, but it was way on the other side of town for me. I am so excited to have this new resturant so close. Food was yummy and the leftovers I took home were so good the next night, I wanted to go get more. If you live close to Kalamazoo, try it out!
Movie- I went out to a movie on Saturday nights. Yes I know totally out of character for me, as I hate full theaters (usually someone talking and irritating me during the movie), but I had a chance to go for free. We went and saw Marley and Me. Such a good movie, just make sure your bring some thing to wipe the tears.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
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Saturday, November 15, 2008
You can find the article here: http://www.nature.com/news/2008/081114/full/news.2008.1230.html
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
This article got me thinking about Washington DC., had gone there a few times, but the most recent trip I was able to go to the Holocaust Museum. This is one place that I really believe every American should go. Washington DC- most of the museums are free or low cost, it is a very powerful city, not only because of the fact it is the seat of power for the US, but because we have so many treasures in museums and monuments to the past.
At the very lease read this story, think about our soldiers and what they have done for us and the world.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
As most of my friends and coworkers know, I am quite liberal. But as I have been getting older (yes, another year will be flying by this month) I am getting more cynical about my "fellow" Americans. I have watched how folks have become more about them selfs then about watching out for others. I see this every day while driving, shopping, and reading the newspaper. Then yesterday there was a historical election. We finally voted in a president who is not "white"! It has been a long struggle for equality, and I hoped that we Americans would have learned a lesson about oppression and inequality. The results of yesterday election came as this 3 states voted to ban marriage, and one state to block adoptions. Apparently we are not the land of the free nor the brave! I am utterly disgusted at my "fellow" Americans. It is quite obvious that America has not learned any lessons from the past. I know I for one will not be as kind hearted to others as I have found this is a new America one that is out for only it's self. I guess it is time for me to adapt, and to take advantage just like everyone else.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
I seem to have come down with a cold...and wouldn't you frickin know it but Meijers was out of Sudafed, not the new crap but the good old kind that works! Boy was I pissed, they had NOTHING in thier pharmacy with sudafed in it...that pharmacy really ticks me off.
Started a Facebook account because Dawn said I had to...so Dawn it is up. Hopefully I will add more to it later.
Just remember to go and Vote tomorrow!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Many of our country’s trawl fisheries accidentally injure and kill
endangered sea turtles by entangling them in their massive nets.
Fortunately, there’s a Turtle Excluder Device – or TED – and it’s an
“escape hatch” that allows a sea turtle to wiggle out of the trawl net,
While some fisheries use TEDs, too many do not, and are not required to.
Help convince the government to protect these ancient creatures by
requiring TEDs in all trawl fisheries in the U.S. that operate in areas
with sea turtles.
How simple is this device...sure it may cost a few extra $ but...gosh if you have ever been scuba diving and seen a turtle gracefully swimming by...it is a wonderful experience. These creatures deserve the TED! Please TAKE ACTION NOW as I have done! http://takeaction.oceana.org/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=25178
Sunday, September 14, 2008
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Friday, September 12, 2008
A reporter in Portland Maine, interviewed John McCain about Governer Palin, and of course he could not say anything that has any substance about her....such a poor choice.
The reporter asks...."Well, you say you're sure she has the experience but again I'm just asking for an example - what experience does she have in the field of national security?"
And McCain (basically replies, had to edit out a bunch of ums and miss speaks, oh God another Bush!)....'Sure. Energy. She knows more about energy than probably anyone else in the United States of America. She is the Governor of a state where 20% of our energy supply comes from there and we all know that energy is a critical and vital national security issue. We've got to stop sending 700 billion dollars of American money to countries that don't like us very much. She's very well versed on that issue and she, uh, also represents is a Governor of a state that is right next to Russia and ah, ah, she really understands Russia and their newly aggressive behavior in the world which is also something that we have to be very concerned about.'
Here is the Video of the interview:
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Check out their article....http://www.oceana.org/north-america/what-we-do/dive-into-ocean-conservation/sea-the-value-report/
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
The best part of the dive was after...we had a potluck...lots of a great food and converstions, until a thunderstorm blew in...we just got packed up and back into the car before it down poured!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
The lake is shallow but warm...usually wear a wetsuit instead of my usual drysuit. Lots of fish and boy do the fish love to school especially around you while your diving.
Such a great dive!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
World Ocean Day was created in 1992 at the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit, put on by the United Nations. Ever since, thousands have celebrated the oceans' importance and their personal connections with them. But unfortunately, for the past 16 years this honorary day has remained an unofficial celebration because the UN has failed to formally designate June 8 as World Ocean Day every year.Oceans provide us with food, they regulate climate and generate oxygen, so it doesn't matter if you reside on the coast or farther inland; the ocean in some way impacts your everyday life. Sign our petition today!Tell the United Nations to officially declare June 8 as "World Ocean Day!"
Monday, May 12, 2008
The future of our seas has never been more precarious. Ninety years of industrial-scale overfishing has brought us to the brink of an ecological catastrophe and deprived millions of their livelihoods. As scientific guidelines are ignored and catches become ever bigger, Alex Renton tells why the international community has failed to act.
This article appeared in the Observer on Sunday May 11 2008 on p28 of the Focus section.
A tuna transport floating tank being towed from the fishing grounds off Libya to tuna ranches off Sicily, Italy. Photograph: AFP/Gavin Newman"
For those that dont know I try my hardest to eat only sustainable fish. And as Alex points out it is very hard to do so, very little labling of fish in markets as sustainable (perhaps in some places it is much easier, but certainly not where I have shopped). I have seen the product of over fishing first hand! When scuba diving in Curacao it was noticed that all the fish were small...they were certainly catching all the fish that were of "legal" size... what a shame to see.
Thank goodness that the Monteray Bay Aquarium in San Fran. has made it easier for consumers to select fish, with their Seafood Watch program. You can print out a hand dandy pocket guide to which fish are good, better and bad choices. Check it out!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Palau, gorgeous islands. This week can be summed up as Eat, Sleep, Dive. The folks on the Eco Explorer made sure that we could get in as many dives as possible and till have time to eat the Great food that was prepared for us. With a ratio of 21 guests and 17 crew you know they treated us well. Anthony the bartender made sure our glasses were never empty and greeted us we a smile after every dive. Our videographer Richard, did a fantastic job with the film. Our dive guides were wonderful, the 2 I dove with the most Malin and Steve, wonderful guides and kept us laughing on our short rides to the dive sites.
What a memorable week!
I have began uploading my pictures to my Flickr account, it will take some time (I have over 300 photos to share). But you can start to look at them now.
Yes I have video to share as well...but that will take a bit longer.
Till the next update.
-edited- fixed the link to my photos.