Saturday, April 26, 2014

Nice Saturday

***I've had a nice Saturday so far. It's a beautiful day here in Richmond, Indiana. I got up early, had a lot of transcription to finish before I could do anything. After I got to a stopping point,  I picked up my mom and aunt and we hit some yard sales, then the Amish store. I found some nice valances, still in the package, and a pretty vase. Spent all of $3.00. After I took them home, I met Johnny at the Morrison-Reeves library book sale. Wow, nerdvana! Today's the last day, so they were letting you fill up a really big sack for $3.00! Johnny & I were in seventh heaven. I got nine books, Johnny got six, all for $6.00! I took him out for lunch at Arby's, now I'm back home. Gotta work for the rest of the day, but that's okay.

***Demon with a Glass Jaw. Love this quote by Ed Driscoll:

If it’s the latter, then it’s awfully rich for NBC to be complaining about news and opinion stories being “vindictive, personal and above all – untrue,” when that’s been the near day-to-day playbook of NBC since, oh, January 20th, 2009, to pick a date at random.

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***House sets vote on holding ex-IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt. If they don't, it'll be a travesty of justice. However, that is commonplace with this administration, sad to say.


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***Can you turn off your fat genes? I seriously doubt it.


You can’t change your genes, but you just might be able to change how they work in your body. And in the case of those that play a role in fat loss, pumping iron could be key.
In addition to affecting the genes in your muscles, resistance training also influences the genes in your fat, says a new study published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology. After subjecting participants to eight weeks of heavy resistance training, researchers found that the expression of two genes found in fat tissue decreased by around 20 percent. Participants also had a boost in muscle mass and fat burning, as well as a drop in the protein adiponectin, which plays a role in fat breakdown.

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Taken Up
by Charles Martin

Tired of earth, they dwindled on their hill,
Watching and waiting in the moonlight until
The aspens' leaves quite suddenly grew still,

No longer quaking as the disc descended,
That glowing wheel of lights whose coming ended
All waiting and watching. When it landed

The ones within it one by one came forth,
Stalking out awkwardly upon the earth,
And those who watched them were confirmed in faith:

Mysterious voyagers from outer space,
Attenuated, golden—shreds of lace
Spun into seeds of the sunflower's spinning face—

Light was their speech, spanning mind to mind:
We come here not believing what we find—
Can it be your desire to leave behind

The earth, which even those called angels bless,
Exchanging amplitude for emptiness?
And in a single voice they answered Yes,

Discord of human melodies all blent
To the unearthly harmony of their assent.
Come then, the Strangers said, and those who were taken, went.
 
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***When you have given nothing, ask for nothing. ~~ Albanian proverb

***Gotta get back to work - have a great day!

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