Archive for September, 2011

Loved Ones Eat the Crap Post 3

Monday, September 26th, 2011

YIPPEE! A gross food challenge. Back in my Manly Man days, I commented about how it’s quite a thrill to see babes swallow gross stuff. It still is. This probably makes me pretty whacked, but I can’t help it. Babes eating gross stuff is just cool. (more…)

5AM, Western Red Cedar, and Ethernets….

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

I’m typing this at 5:07am. I’m out on my new deck on a beautiful clear June morning, having just plugged my laptop into the network jack.

I think I’m the only guy in the neighborhood with an outdoor deck that sports western red cedar, a bbq, several lounge chairs, an assortment of planters and flowers, as well a 10-base-T Ethernet connection and a variety of phone jacks.


Loved Ones Eat the Crap Post 2

Friday, September 16th, 2011

We see Jake writing in his journal to his wife. This is one thing that I always enjoy seeing – two people who are truly in love with each other.

Cave Mail leads to Group Hug Action

Cave mail brings a little container and rice, announcing a food reward challenge. They were so excited about getting food. They didn’t ponder the statement, “…give you a smile, maybe a tear to your eye…” But that’s ok because I’ve seen the previews and I know family members are coming and I just can’t wait to see their surprised, excited faces. (more…)

Loved Ones Eat the Crap Post 1

Friday, September 9th, 2011

After being away for almost six years, the survivors are visited by their loved ones and they cry and hug a lot.
Jan opened the episode with this comment, “During tribal council, Jake said, ‘I feel like I’m one of the hardest workers out here – a lot harder worker than some of the others in the tribe’ and Clay doesn’t really simmer with things like that really well.” (more…)

Cell Phone or Feng Shui

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

In an article about the cell phone/brain cancer debate, the Los Angeles Times quoted a sign at a tea house that read ‘Feng shui master’s warning: the use of cellular telephones inside the teahouse is damaging to our feng shui. If you must make or receive a call, please do so outside. Thank you.’ (more…)

Reliability of Pregnancy Tests

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

The embryo secretes a substance called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), which begins to circulate in the mother’s blood and be excreted in her urine as early as six days after conception occurs. This hormone is detectable once the fertilized egg has implanted in the uterus. Click here to see an illustration of implantation.