Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Five Star Dinner

Nutricia, a Dutch company specializes in dairy products and baby food. To launch their latest ingredient range of Olvarit baby foods, they organized an exclusive tasting-dinner in a Michelin starred restaurant.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Honeymoon - Check Natural Disasters- Check

This is not my kind of honeymoon.  Before planning your next vacation, check and make sure that these people are staying in Stockholm. 

A Swedish couple's honeymoon struck disaster six times - with the couple witnessing floods in Australia, destruction in Japan and the earthquake in Christchurch.

During a four-month trip, newlyweds Stefan and Erika Svanstrom and their baby girl Elinor endured a snowstorm in Munich, Germany, a cyclone that struck Cairns, Australia, the floods of Brisbane, Australia, the wildfires in Perth, Australia, the earthquake that hit Christchurch, New Zealand, and then the earthquake in Japan:
The family returned to Stockholm on March 29 after a much calmer visit to their last destination China.
But Mr Svanstrom – who also survived the devastating Boxing Day tsunami that hit southeast Asia in 2004 – said the marriage was still going strong.
He added: “I know marriages have to endure some trials, but I think we have been through most of them.
“We’ve certainly experienced more than our fair share of catastrophes, but the most important thing is that we’re together and happy.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Correct Your Own Posture

This is something that I really should follow up with.

Lane Franklin, LLC has come out with a new posture correction device called PostureNOW.  The company says it can permanently correct posture in as little as 10 minutes a day.

When you are seated or standing in the correct position, there is little tension on the elastic bands, but when you slouch, tension on the bands increase to remind you to straighten your posture.  PostureNOW is supposed to strengthen your upper back muscles as they straighten in response to the band pressure and then hold the correct position.

The strap-like device, actually a wide tension band,  has two neoprene armbands on either side that are attached to the back band with smaller elasticized bands.  The whole apparatus slides up your arms like a jacket or coat, when you place one arm in each armband.

PostureNOW responds to slouching by stretching the tension band across the back: © Lane Franklin LLC

For more information or to purchase the PostureNOW, visit


Monday, March 07, 2011

The Happiest Man in America

I am shocked that it is not Stuie.

Statistically speaking, anyways.
For the last three years, Gallup has called 1,000 randomly selected American adults each day and asked them about their emotional status, work satisfaction, eating habits, illnesses, stress levels and other indicators of their quality of life. 

The New York Times asked Gallup to come up with a statistical composite for the happiest person in America, based on the characteristics that most closely correlated with happiness in 2010. Men, for example, tend to be happier than women, older people are happier than middle-aged people, and so on.
Gallup’s answer: he’s a tall, Asian-American, observant Jew who is at least 65 and married, has children, lives in Hawaii, runs his own business and has a household income of more than $120,000 a year.
Does that person actually exist? The New York Times went a-sleuthin':
A few phone calls later and ... Meet Alvin Wong. He is a 5-foot-10, 69-year-old, Chinese-American, Kosher-observing Jew, who’s married with children and lives in Honolulu. He runs his own health care management business and earns more than $120,000 a year.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

When Life Gives You Lemons...

Here is a perfect way to take a bad situation add some humor and do something good too.

Phil Johnson, a homeowner in New Zealand, has put a rock up for sale. The rock found its way to his home during the recent earthquake in the Christchurch area.
For sale 1 owner 25 – 30 tonne landscape feature (answers to the name Rocky) …
He is in pristine condition (just a little bit of concrete dust). Suitable for garden feature, or as in our case a magnificent addition to your living area.
Rocky will enhance your “indoor outdoor” flow considerably, especially if you load him in through the garage roof like we did.

The Q&A section is priceless! Humor aside, the proceeds from this particular auction go to the Christchurch Earthquake Relief Fund. The current bid is $8,200. Link

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

The Google Art Project

All I can say is wow!

Google Art Project is a collaboration between Google and 17 of the world's top art galleries and museums, including the National Gallery and Tate Britain in the UK, and others including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Palace Of Versailles in France.

The Google Art Project website lets users take a trip around the rooms of the galleries using the familiar Street View-style navigation. Virtually move around the museum's galleries, selecting works of art that interest you, navigate though interactive floor plans and learn more about the museum and you explore.