I can helps with your game?
olivia

I love this fish game-Video, originally uploaded by louann5840.

Isn't he sweet? He has such a sweet disposition.


Writer's Block: Forgive and forget?
olivia
Do you tend to forgive and forget or hold grudges? What is the longest you've ever stayed angry with someone? Is there anything the other person could say or do to win back your friendship and trust?
This is difficult to answer because when someone does something to hurt me, if it's a big thing I get them out of my life as gracefully as possible. I just figure there's no point in being around people who are going to poison my life with negativity.
You can't do that with family. But even with family, I only hold a grudge if the person is just oblivious to my point of view. And that hurts. Having someone close who just doesn't care enough to see your point of view.
I think I'm very tolerant when it comes to my friends. In fact I find some characteristics lovable, even though they are negative. Like my friend who lies and embellishes stories to make them more dramatic. I used to think she was such a wonderful story teller, then I realized why. It just makes her more ...I don't know, more vulnerable somehow. Knowing that she can't help doing this. But if she were family, and I had to live with her, would I be so tolerant? I don't know.

You have to be careful around me though, because sometimes I misinterpret what is going on, and think people are being sneaky, selfish, mean, whatever....and they are not.

So I guess no, I don't really hold grudges.

Well, I did when my ex left me. He took EVERYTHING. I mean every-thing!! The new truck, the motorcycle, my car, the TV. And I had his baby daughter to care for. And no child support.(back in the days when men could get away with that) Yeah, I held a grudge, but I really don't care anymore. It just doesn't matter. Time. That's the only way I let go. You have to let go eventually. But with time, it just melts. I doesn't break down into tiny jagged pieces. And in the end, the reason it doesn't matter is because he doesn't matter.

Phil Collins--I don't care anymore

"Well you can tell everyone Im a down disgrace
Drag my name all over the place.
I dont care anymore.
You can tell everybody bout the state Im in
You wont catch me crying cos I just cant win.
I dont care anymore I dont care anymore

I dont care what you say
I dont play the same games you play.

cos Ive been talking to the people that you call your friends
And it seems to me theres a means to and end.
They dont care anymore.
And as for me I can sit here and bide my time
I got nothing to lose if I speak my mind.
I dont care anymore I dont care no more

I dont care what you say
We never played by the same rules anyway.

I wont be there anymore
Get out of my way
Let me by
I got better things to do with my time
I dont care anymore I dont care anymore
I dont care anymore I dont care anymore

Well, I dont care now what you say
cos evry day Im feeling fine with myself
And I dont care now what you say
Hey Ill do alright by myself
cos I know.

cos I remember all the times I tried so hard
And you laughed in my face cos you held all the cards.
I dont care anymore.
And I really aint bothered what you think of me
cos all I want of you is just a let me be.
I dont care anymore dyou hear? I dont care no more

I dont care what you say
I never did believe you much anyway.

I wont be there no more
So get out of my way.
Let me by
I got better things to do with my time
I dont care anymore
Dyou hear? I dont care anymore
I dont care no more
You listening? I dont care no more
No more!

You know I dont care no more!"

FDA findings for Electronic Cigarette-long post
olivia
"FDA and Public Health Experts Warn About Electronic Cigarettes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that a laboratory analysis of electronic cigarette samples has found that they contain carcinogens and toxic chemicals such as diethylene glycol, an ingredient used in antifreeze.
Electronic cigarettes, also called “e-cigarettes,” are battery-operated devices that generally contain cartridges filled with nicotine, flavor and other chemicals. The electronic cigarette turns nicotine, which is highly addictive, and other chemicals into a vapor that is inhaled by the user.
These products are marketed and sold to young people and are readily available online and in shopping malls. In addition, these products do not contain any health warnings comparable to FDA-approved nicotine replacement products or conventional cigarettes. They are also available in different flavors, such as chocolate and mint, which may appeal to young people.
Public health experts expressed concern that electronic cigarettes could increase nicotine addiction and tobacco use in young people. Jonathan Winickoff, M.D., chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Tobacco Consortium and Jonathan Samet, M.D., director of the Institute for Global Health at the University of Southern California, joined Joshua Sharfstein, M.D., principal deputy commissioner of the FDA, and Matthew McKenna, M.D., director of the Office of Smoking and Health for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to discuss the potential risks associated with the use of electronic cigarettes.
“The FDA is concerned about the safety of these products and how they are marketed to the public,” said Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., commissioner of food and drugs.
Because these products have not been submitted to the FDA for evaluation or approval, at this time the agency has no way of knowing, except for the limited testing it has performed, the levels of nicotine or the amounts or kinds of other chemicals that the various brands of these products deliver to the user.
The FDA’s Division of Pharmaceutical Analysis analyzed the ingredients in a small sample of cartridges from two leading brands of electronic cigarettes. In one sample, the FDA’s analyses detected diethylene glycol, a chemical used in antifreeze that is toxic to humans, and in several other samples, the FDA analyses detected carcinogens, including nitrosamines. These tests indicate that these products contained detectable levels of known carcinogens and toxic chemicals to which users could potentially be exposed.
The FDA has been examining and detaining shipments of e-cigarettes at the border and the products it has examined thus far meet the definition of a combination drug-device product under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The FDA has been challenged regarding its jurisdiction over certain e-cigarettes in a case currently pending in federal district court. The agency is also planning additional activities to address its concerns about these products.
Health care professionals and consumers may report serious adverse events (side effects) or product quality problems with the use of e-cigarettes to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail, fax or phone.

* Online: MedWatch: The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program
* Regular Mail: use postage-paid FDA form 3500 available at: Download Forms and mail to MedWatch, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787
* Fax: (800) FDA-0178
* Phone: (800) FDA-1088"

1.Only two companies were tested

Smoking Everywhere
NJoy

I would not buy from either of these companies anyway because I feel that thier products are inferior, but to get an idea how many vendors there are go here and scroll to the bottom:http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/
I count 80 just on this forum.

2.More About Diethylene Glycol-(http://www.jtbaker.com/msds/englishhtml/o8764.htm) "Diethylene Glycol is not a known carcinogen, nor is it expected to be found as one in the future. Antifreeze typically contains ethylene glycol as its active ingredient, but some manufacturers market propylene glycol-based antifreeze, which is less toxic to humans and pets. The acute, or short-term, toxicity of propylene glycol, especially in humans, is substantially lower than that of ethylene glycol. Regardless of which active ingredient the spent antifreeze contains, heavy metals contaminate the antifreeze during service. When contaminated, particularly with lead, used antifreeze can be considered hazardous and should be reused, recycled, or disposed of properly." (from http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/campaigning/28246-facts-regarding-fda-press-release-7-22-repost.html)

3. E-cigs are also made with Vegetable Glycerin instead of propylene glycol. They cost the same and have the same taste.

4. Nitrosamines: The highest amount found was in 16mg liquid, which had an average of 8.183 Ng. In comparison, Nicorette Gum (which is approved as an NRT) contains about 8 Ng. To put that number into perspective, Swedish moist snuff contains between 1000 and 2400 ppb nitrosamines, and unburned tobacco from cigarettes contains around 1230 ppb.

5. Diethylene Glycol is also in the Fog Machines used at clubs. There is no study by the FDA for that.

So, in my perspective the risk is minimal. I have not heard of one report of E-cigs harming anyone, and niether has the FDA or they would have mentioned it. Of course if they outlaw e-cigs the thousands who have been helped by them may go back to regular cigarettes which won't hurt the tobacco companies.

E-cigarettes safer than regular cigs
olivia
You may have seen in the news, the FDA has said that E-cigs contain diethylene glycol, and nitrosamines. "Electronic cigarettes, also called “e-cigarettes,” are battery-operated devices that generally contain cartridges filled with nicotine, and flavoring The electronic cigarette turns nicotine into a vapor that is inhaled by the user." The main advantage is that there is NO TAR! none of the 2000 chemicals contained in Regular Cigarettes, and NO harmfull effects to others. A vapor is exhaled by the user which is 99% water, 1% nicotine, but the vapor disintegrates in less than a second. They have virtually no smell, unless someone is vaping a LOT, then the smell is a pleasant one that corresponds to the flavoring..chocolate, strawberry, Cinnabun, etc. There are also "cigarette" flavors like marlboro and camel, but they don't really taste/smell like real cigarettes.

What this means is there is NO harm to the smoker's lungs. Period. I have been using them for 2 months now, and my blood pressure has dropped to where it was before I started smoking 32 years ago. Also, my doctor listened to my lungs and said they were WONDERFULL! What I like is I can smell really well now. Purfume, and incense are SO yummy!!

There is a huge forum online with tons of info and vendors listed here:

http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/
I am posting the FDA findings which made the recent news and below that a few comments, and links in my next post because I just don't have time to figure out how to put it "behind the cut" or whatever.

RSS
olivia
I'm ashamed to say I don't have it yet. I thought I would do a feed of my friends page, but there's no button. I will figure this out.I'm just sayin' theres' no button. Do I have to have a paid account to do a feed? What is Del icio? I'm goona get there. I have Linux now too. Got it all set up, with a partition. I never use it, and I think it's really dumb to have to OS on the same computer. And I think I will have to research and study for about a week to get Linux off my computer, now, as I will never have the guts to get rid of XP. And I have tried Vista, but I want to wait a while till all the bugs are gone, and I can't afford it right now anyway.

I just hate it when the instructions say Yeah, if you could just go now, and go to this web page and click the button on the bottom of the page, that would be great. And then there's no button. But I will do this. Seriously.

Also, I am now researching my roots, and digging out old photos, trying to piece them together with names, and putting them on the tree, and going to forums and blogs to research. But, this is just one of my many hobbies. I really don't need another one. It is interesting though because a lot of my ancestors were pretty well off. Here are a few pics.
My Grandmother
Her Grandmother who was married to John Houston Rawlinson. I can't find her first name or Maiden name yet.
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