Archive for July, 2007

Dont even get me started on bottled water…

7 July 2007

here is it put nicely.

READ click here

http://www.dashes.com/anil/2007/07/bottled-water-is-still-a-scam.html

The Office

6 July 2007

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The office, originally uploaded by bnbowes.

It’s is almost here~

6 July 2007

Thank you for your order and payment.  Your OLYMPUS FE-190 Digital Camera 6.0 MP 12x FE190 +wrty: has been shipped.

Should be here tomorrow.  I got myself a small camera I can travel with and I am more excited then I expected to be!

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camera memory card shipped

5 July 2007
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10 Thrifty Ways to Deal with Mosquitoes

5 July 2007

10 Thrifty Ways to Deal with Mosquitoes

by Karen on June 24th, 2007

mosquitoI am a mosquito magnet.  If there is one around, it will find me.  This past week while I was at camp, many mosquitos found me.  I’ve done a little research and found some inexpensive ways that you can fight off mosquitoes.

1.  Keep your lawn mowed and bushes trimmed.  This eliminates having a nice place for mosquitoes to rest.

2.  Keep spare tires and other items that collect water stored in a sheltered area.  This cuts down on the amount of rain these items can collect.  Empty standing water from buckets, boats, planters, wheelbarrows, etc.

3.  Make sure roof gutters drain properly to prevent standing water.

4.  Change the water in bird baths at least once a week or install a fountain or dripper to keep the water moving.

5.  Wear light colored clothing.  Mosquitoes are attracted to dark clothes.

6.  Keep your body covered as much as possible.  Yes, mosquitoes can find their way through the fabric, but it helps to cut down on the number of bites.

7.  Spray garlic powder and water all over the yard.

8.  Plant mosquito deterring plants around your yard such as citronella, marigolds, basil, lavender, and catnip.

9.  Try hiding your scent.  Some people are sold on the effects of using Bounce dryer sheets, Vicks VapoRub and Avon’s Skin So Soft.  Some prefer eating garlic or lemons or taking B1 Vitamins.

10.  When all else fails, use the bug spray.  I had to resort to this at camp last week.  I also found that the lotion worked better than the spray, although the smell was worse.

First Annals of Internal Medicine Podcast!

4 July 2007

http://www.annals.org/content/vol147/issue1/images/data/DC1/annals_20070703.mp3

“for God’s sake, please just stop” giving Africa aid,

3 July 2007

1.

Africans to Bono: ‘For God’s sake please stop!’ — AMERICAN.COM: A Magazine of Ideas, Online

interestingly different perspective then we get from our very filtered news in the US.

2.  Did you read about the need for free health care in San Francisco to quell the influx of TB into the States from immigrants.  A World Economy with ‘globalization’ and travel has a huge price on our society and will ultimately be the Earth’s undoing.  Likely long before global warming.

Complete history of Honda CBs (complete because it includes my bike)

3 July 2007

Honda CBR Engine History – Sportbike Review – Sport Rider

More on motorcycles

3 July 2007

Steve Sizemore’s Weblog: 36 years of Honda inline-four Superbikes

Motorcycles

3 July 2007

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Motorcycles have been a part of my life, since, well, before I can remember.
As I kid I helped my Dad rebuild what seemed like a bunch of Honda CBs and Suzuki GSes.
In the 80s I fell in love with the Honda Nighthawk. As an adult, one afternoon when my golf game fell apart for the last time my friend Chris and I both went out and bought red Hondas. Of course, I got a Nighthawk and it has been the love of my life. It truly is a rock solid machine that is a great beginner bike that you dont have to grow out of.

But as in all things, eyes tend to wander and you wonder if there is something better out there. So a friend and I spend a Sunday trying on different bikes. I was really interested in the Honda ST1100. After all I started on a Honda SL100. Much to my dismay, at 35 inches of inseam, I was eating the fairing.

Along came Yamaha. Yeah those guys who were the dirt bike arch nemesis to Suzuki with their YZs. But what a great product they build in the FJR 1300 that is not only gorgeous and a tourer, but in a class of its own.

So now for atleast the third round, every 18 months I start looking to buy one. Will I, probably not. But this time not only do I know one for sale and locally, but it is blue.

Hmmm.
I am not sure I can leave my old steady behind.

Brian

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