Saturday, May 31, 2008

Weird news finds of the day

While browsing the news this morning, I came across a crazy article at The Dallas Morning News site asking women to send their used panties to Burmese officials. According to the article, "The Panties for Peace campaign plays on the regime leaders' superstitious fear that contact with a woman's underpants will rob them of their power." I never would have thought anything like this would make any kind of serious news, but it did. Wonder what this says about what we prioritize as news? LOL

Also, while browsing the same site, I came across an article dated May 10, 2008 about Mormons baptising dead people. According to the article, the Vatican has instructed bishops not to share parish registers with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Mormons believe that baptism after death affords a way for non-Mormons to become Mormons.

This has to be the weirdest thing I've ever heard, Mormons trying to convert dead people to their own odd branch (if they can even be called that??) of Christianity. Why can't they just let the dead be dead? Shouldn't people have the right to say if they want to be converted (obviously dead people can't have any say, but..) or not? If I died and found out when I got to Heaven that I was now a Mormon & not the non - denominational Christian that I was before I died, I would wonder if I really was in the right place. LOL

Saturday, May 24, 2008

I tried the Hpno-Tini yesterday & it was prety good. It's still a bit to fruity for me, but I do like it a bit better than the Hpno-Rita. And, the earthquake that was supposed to hit Califoria on Thursday (according to Jim Berkland) never happened. Maybe Mr. Berkland needs to review his methods for forecasting earthquakes?

One interesting story I found this morning is about a parrot in Japan, his name is "Yosuke". He flew out of his cage a few weeks ago & was lost for two weeks. According to the story at the AP, his owners had been teaching him his home address for the past two years. When the police found him, he wouldn't speak to them. However, he did open up to the vet where he was taken to get checked out. And, is home with his fmaily in Chiba prefecture.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Hpnotiq & Hpno-Rita impressions

I tried the Hpno-Rita Tuesday, and its a good tasting drink. I was a bit surprised by the fruity taste, but its a refreshing drink. Because of the low alcohol content of the drink, I think I'd tire of the taste before I really felt any effects of the drink itself. It seems like a good summertime drink though. I still have to try the Hpno-Tini, & it may be tomorrow when I get back home.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Earthquake in California in 2 days??

Coast to Coast AM with George Noory just started a few minutes ago, & the first guest on, Jim Berkland, says California will have a magnitude 4 or higher earthquake in 2 days. He said the quake will strike Los Angeles, radiating out about 140 miles from the epicenter. On the show, he also mentioned odd frog and rat activity in the area has recently begun in the past few days, similarly to how frogs, rats and snakes were acting a few days prior to the earthquake in China last week. Well see in a few days if he's correct with this one.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Saturday shots & Hpnotiq

Saturday night I tried a shot I haven't had in a while, an alien nipple. It's got 1/2 shot butterscotch liquor, & 1/4 shot each of Midori Melon & Baileys Irish cream. Alcohol wise, its a light shot & it tastes exactly how I remember Brach's caramel chewy candies tasting. I could drink a few of these, if it weren't for the heaviness of the Baileys. But, it really is a good tasting shot.

Also, while talking to a friend on AIM Sat. night before I went out, she mentioned Hpnotiq liquor. I haven't tried it yet, as the liquor store was already closed when I left the house. When I do get some tomorrow (Monday), I'm going to try a Hpno-Rita & a Hpno-Tini.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Browsing at Drinks Mixer I found a variation on a drink with George Dickel that looks good, "Dickel & Dew". It's a good drink, but it looks like they have the amounts of each reversed. They say 1 part Dickel & 2 parts Mountain Dew. But, it should be 2 parts Dickel & 1 part Dew. Dickel tastes too good to be the other way around. The white label, or the old black label (not Cascade Hollow black label.. thats not good at all).

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Electric Bra

Leave it to the Japanese to develop another wacky invention.. the solar bra. I'm not a regular news reader, usually getting to reading news about every other day or so. I found this while browsing the KFIV site, while listening to Coast to Coast AM there this morning. It's from lingerie maker Triumph International Japan Ltd. And, according to the article can generate enough electricity to charge a mobile phone or an iPod. I just had to post about it, if for no other reason than the name.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Birthday Shot impressions

I tried a few of these shots this past Saturday with friends, celebrating my birthday. It has Frangelico & vodka in the shot. After you shoot it, you suck sugar off of a lemon slice. The comments at iDrink say its supposed to taste like chocolate cake. I thought it tasted more like a blend of chocolate and lemon pound cake.