The Innocence Project
After watching "The Wronged Man" on Lifetime this week, I found out I can help those wrongfully convicted through The Innocence Projcet.
For Your Protection
In an email from my cousin, I found out it's better to use wasp/hornet spray instead of pepper spray against an attacker because The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote.
UPDATED 2/5/10 7:25 P.M. Better read the label first though--found this anonymous comment when I got home and thought I should include it here:
Don't Use WASP Spray!!! Read the label!!! It states it's a violation of Federal Law to use WASP spray other than to deter WASPS! It would be awful if you were sued or prosecuted by the FEDS for attempting to protect yourself with this product. Use pepper spray! Key chain pepper spray fires 10 feet and the larger canisters fire up to 25! Pepper spray is safe, natural, used by police and works on those which cannot feel pain (i.e. those under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol). Not a single WASP spray manufacturer will tell you to use their product in this fashion!!
Over at Word Journey I found an interesting post about Tim Tebow. Did you know the doctors advised his mother to abort him? Makes you wonder how all those other aborted babies would have turned out if they were given the chance to live, doesn't it? He's going to have an ad run during the Super Bowl so watch for it. Here's the link to the post: Tim Tebow Super Bowl Ad Inspries. Here's a link to an opposing opinion: A Super Bowl Ad We Can Do Without. Which side are you on? Personally, I'd rather do without all those beer commercials.
My Secret Blog Giveaway
This week I went through all my comments during the past year on My Funny Dad, Harry blog to see who my top commenter is to determine the winner of my secret blog giveaway and discovered that Jude at Mature But Not Senile had the most with 20. Congrats, Jude! Hope you enjoy the book!
Fitness-Bones and Burning Calories
From my Biggest Loser calendar, this week I learned that strength training helps harden your bones. Any exercise that strengthens muscles also seems to slow the rate of bone loss. "We should lift weights in order to help us build as much muscle as possible to rev up our metabolism and maintain our bone density."--Jillian Michaels I MUST make time to workout on a regular basis.
This made me feel better: In A Closer Look At The Evidence by Richard & Tina Kleiss I read that
During intense concentration, your brain can burn as many calories as your muscles use during exercise. Intense thinking can be as physically exhausting as a physical workout. More than 100,000 chemical reactions per second can occur within your brain.(from Letting God Create Your Day, Vol. 2, p. 59.) That must be why just sitting and reading is at least better than just sitting and watching TV. So my blogging buddies, use intense concentration when you wrote those posts and read others blogs and burn those calories!
I finally discovered if I hit that Fast Forward button on my remote THREE TIMES while watching a taped show, it does actually zip FAST.
This week I explored a Children's book series called Choose Your Own Adventure by Garth Stein. These are so good, I'm doing a whole post about them this coming Monday--be sure to look for it. If you can't wait, the website all about them is www.cyoa.com. These are so fun!
Thanks to the Sevin Family, I learned who Flat Stanley is and invited him over. I'm posting about this tomorrow night.
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