How to Win The “Miss World” Contest

Ever wonder what it takes to win a global beauty pageant?

Wonder no more, because the BBC reveals all today.

According to the BBC World News Site, “Miss Peru beat off 106 contestants to take the crown from 2003 winner”.

Really.

See?:

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How to Win The “Miss World” Contest

Ever wonder what it takes to win a global beauty pageant?

Wonder no more, because the BBC reveals all today.

According to the BBC World News Site, “Miss Peru beat off 106 contestants to take the crown from 2003 winner”.

Really.

See?:

Scott Peterson Found Guilty

This just in: the jury in the Scott Peterson double murder trial has found Peterson guilty of both the murder of his wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn child.

What a sad, sad situation, no matter how you look at it.

What is interesting from a legal standpoint is the issue of what is considered murder of a fetus. Typically it is when the child is wanted, and someone intervenes and causes their death.

But, what if it were someone else who had actually murdered Laci, and what if Laci hadn’t wanted the baby, and Scott had?

And how is that different from a father having no say over the voluntary termination of the pregnancy of his child?

Very interesting legal issues ahead, I predict.

Put a Sock In It…er..On It. Socks for your iPod.

Ok, now I really have heard of everything.

Apple is now selling..are you ready?….a sock for your iPod. Actually, six socks for your iPod, to be more precise. The six-pack of socks, one each of six different colours, is available from the apple store, and looks like this:

Now, I’m as gimmick-struck as the next person (maybe even more so), but this is just…stupid.

Of course, if they came up with a fedora for my iPaq, that would rock.

Still, if your iPod has cold tootsies, you can buy it a six-pack of iSocks here.

Put a Sock In It…er..On It. Socks for your iPod.

Ok, now I really have heard of everything.

Apple is now selling..are you ready?….a sock for your iPod. Actually, six socks for your iPod, to be more precise. The six-pack of socks, one each of six different colours, is available from the apple store, and looks like this:

Ok, now, I’m as gimmick-struck as the next person (maybe even more so), but this is just…stupid.

Now, if they came up with a fedora for my iPaq, that would rock.

Still, if your iPod has cold tootsies, you can buy it a six-pack of iSocks here.

Scott Peterson Found Guilty

This just in: the jury in the Scott Peterson double murder trial has found Peterson guilty of both the murder of his wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn child.

What a sad, sad situation, no matter how you look at it.

What is interesting from a legal standpoint is the issue of what is considered murder of a fetus. Typically it is when the child is wanted, and someone intervenes and causes their death.

But, what if it were someone else who had actually murdered Laci, and what if Laci hadn’t wanted the baby, and Scott had?

And how is that different from a father having no say over the voluntary termination of the pregnancy of his child?

Very interesting legal issues ahead, I predict.

Take a Moment to Vote – No, Not for Them, for Guy’s Book!

Many of you will remember that I recently reviewed and sang high praises for Guy Kawasaki’s new book, “The Art of the Start”. (If you don’t remember, or haven’t read it, see here.)

Now you can help to get this awesome and most deserving of books on Fast Company’s reading list!

Please stop by at the link below, and if you see no reason not to (and taking my word for it, every reason to), please vote for Guy’s book!

Here’s the link: www.fastcompany.com/keyword/books.

On Performing Weddings

This is a post I have been meaning to post for a few months, ever since I had the great honour of presiding at the wedding of my daughter’s best friend, whom I consider to be something of an “adopted” daughter.

My daughter’s friend – we’ll call her Judith, because, well, that’s her name – and her fiance had asked me if I would perform their wedding ceremony. They wanted me to perform it because they wanted it to be someone they knew, who meant something to them. To be honest, I wasn’t really sure what to expect, and there were times I felt like perhaps I should have thought twice before saying “yes”, but I was so very honoured that they wanted me, and had asked, and because it was Judith, of course I would do it.

Well, let me tell you that any reservations I had were absolutely for naught.

Performing a wedding turned out to be one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had.

I had no idea.

It is such an incredible honour to share such an intimate moment between two people. Not just to share it, but to be a part of it. This is a view which the wedding guests – the wedding party – even the bride and groom themselves don’t get. To watch two people, looking into each other’s eyes, tears streaming down their faces, as they dedicate their lives to each other – creating a new life together – to be right there as it happens, and helping them to get there….wow. It is just an absolutely powerful, amazing moment, and is an incredible privelege.

Later, I asked a minister friend of mine, with whom I am quite close and have known for many years, “How come you never told me how amazing this was??”, to which he just smiled (I assume – it was in email) and agreed that it is an incredible experience and wonderful privilege.

So you can imagine how honoured and delighted I was when Judith’s sister, Rachel, asked me to perform her wedding a few months later. And she’d even seen me perform my first wedding, and still wanted me to do it!

So that is what I did yesterday. And it was every bit as amazing.

I had to smile each time when the bride and groom thanked me; I think that they really didn’t realize what an honour it was for me (despite my telling them so, of course).

I’m hooked.

If anyone out there is looking for someone to perform their wedding….

On Performing Weddings

This is a post I have been meaning to post for a few months, ever since I had the great honour of presiding at the wedding of my daughter’s best friend, whom I consider to be something of an “adopted” daughter.

My daughter’s friend – we’ll call her Judith, because, well, that’s her name – and her fiance had asked me if I would perform their wedding ceremony. They wanted me to because they wanted it to be someone they knew, who meant something to them. To be honest, I wasn’t really sure what to expect, and there were times I felt like perhaps I should have thought twice before saying “yes”, but I was so very honoured that they wanted me, and had asked, and because it was Judith, of course I would do it.

Well, let me tell you that any reservations I had were absolutely for naught.

Performing a wedding turned out to be one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had.

I had no idea.

It is such an incredible honour to share such an intimate moment between two people. Not just to share it, but to be a part of it. This is a view which the wedding guests – the wedding party – even the bride and groom themselves don’t get. To watch two people, looking into each other’s eyes, tears streaming down their faces, as they dedicate their lives to each other – creating a new life together – to be right there as it happens, and helping them to get there….wow. It is just an absolutely powerful, amazing moment, and is an incredible privelege.

Later, I asked a minister friend of mine, with whom I am quite close and have known for many years, “How come you never told me how amazing this was??”, to which he just smiled (I assume – it was in email) and agreed that it is an incredible experience and wonderful privilege.

So you can imagine how honoured and delighted I was when Judith’s sister, Rachel, asked me to perform her wedding a few months later. And she’d even seen me perform my first wedding, and still wanted me to do it!

So that is what I did yesterday. And it was every bit as amazing.

I had to smile each time when the bride and groom thanked me; I think that they really didn’t realize what an honour it was for me (despite my telling them so, of course).

I’m hooked.

If anyone out there is looking for someone to perform their wedding….

How to Really Remove That Awful Odor: Lava Rocks!

Several years ago an online acquaintance introduced me to a remarkable item. I had been complaining of an obnoxious smell which I simply could not get rid of, and he said “what you need is some of the lava rocks which Lee Valley Tools sell”. “Huh??” I thought. Rocks? Did he have rocks in his head?

But this is a person who is a font of tidbits – always useful – so I trusted him. And I checked it out.

I looked up the lava rock deodorizer on the Lee Valley site, and what I saw was a plastic mesh bag full of, well, rocks. They looked just like the white ornamental rocks, slightly larger than gravel, you often see in flower beds in people’s front yards.

Dubious, yet trusting, I ordered them.

And danged if these things don’t work!

And I have since used them to remove disgusting smells ranging from cigarette smoke clinging to things which I have ordered from eBay (even when the smell had permeated the pages of a book!) to the pervasive perfume left by our unhappy male cat when we went away on vacation.

I don’t know how they work, but they do.

According to the Lee Valley site:

Working like super baking soda, this porous bag of volcanic rock absorbs and neutralizes odors, including strong odors like smoke and perfume.

It works unattended for an unlimited length of time, although it needs to be recharged by placing it in the sun every 6 months and soaking it in salt water then rinsing thoroughly once a year. One of our employees tried it in her vehicle (it had a nasty dog smell). Within a few days, she reported that the odor was gone. Especially useful in musty basements, closets and sheds.

Made from a naturally occurring ionic rock called clinoptilolite. Weighs 2 lb. One bag treats approx. 4800 cubic feet.

And I’m here to tell you that it’s all true! Thank you, Sheldon!

And they are only $9.95!!

You can buy them here

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