I was revising and a sudden realization slowly revealed itself; meiosis is a beautiful thing, the process itself and the outcome.
Okay, so I know we don't usually do creative writing - in the form of shot stories - around here but it's good be eclectic. Today's piece is probably the briefest one so far and designed in mind to make you smile, or so I hope :)
Little Johnathon Rhodes was a dying slow death in the painfully long line to the Ferris Wheel right beside his mum.
Happy Earth day, Mother Earth and fellow earthlings! I am ashamed to admit I completely forgot the significance of this day, but hey I’m human and I forget things but one thing I can’t fail to remember is our responsibility towards our home planet. I would have loved to write more extensively especially on the Arctic region but I haven’t prepared anything – as yet.
So let me bring you news on the Greenpeace activists who trekked to the top of the world to leave a message for the present and for the future, to mark the Arctic land of no one man or country but to every one of us. To protect this precious bit of land from the greedy thoughtless companies. You won’t have to go very far to think who I’m talking about. Big oil has run its course, it’s time to move on to more sustainable ways of powering our homes and businesses, our lives. The transition will take time, yes, but we must give it a chance and not stubbornly hold on to the harmful ways.
Do you remember this post where I reblogged from the GP blog? Well, they’ve reached! On the 14th this month they lowered the time capsule, containing the names of almost three 3 million arctic activists (people like you and me!), on the seabed beneath the north pole. The following in italics is what I’ve copied from greenpeace.org.
Something incredible happened yesterday.
Our four young explorers on a mission with Greenpeace have planted a flag on the seabed beneath the North Pole, at the same spot where a submarine planted a Russian flag claiming the Arctic for Moscow.
After a gruelling week-long trek across the frozen Ocean, over giant pressure ridges and around icy pools of open water, we planted our ‘flag for the future’ 4km beneath the ice at the top of the world and called for the region to be declared a global sanctuary. We ran into some technical difficulties on the first go, and had to try again before lowering the pod by hand. But not before filming some beautiful shots of the pod in the icy waters.
Here’s one of the pins on my Health, Fitness, Well being board on Pinterest.
Along the pinning and re-pinning, one user had said: Makes you rethink all of the fad diets. Your body needs energy to run which comes from sugar (basically). The type of sugar you supply is where the difference lies. Fruits and veggies are great for vitamins and nutrients but don’t supply long amounts of energy.
The info-graphic says it all, and it makes sense. The MyFitnessPal app is free and it looks promising, give it a go, goodness knows I need a proper journal about these things. I haven’t tried the other two … as yet anyway so don’t forget them too.
Oh my goodness! I’ve heard the hype flying around with this series last year and I said to myself why the heck not? Okay so I went to Barnes and Noble for the first time when I was on vacation and I was this on one of their beautiful shelves. I couldn’t pass it like that! I think it was the direwolves that called me. It had to be, and they’re pretty awesome. I hope I can find the other books at my usual book store otherwise I’m stuck with a darn Kindle app.
I’m 175 pages through so far as I write this and I have to know what going to happen next. Sometimes I’m afraid to go on because it’s too much but then if I don’t I won’t ever know what happens, or who dies, who get’s the Iron Throne? So I persevere! I said in an update on Goodreads that I went to YouTube against my better judgement, I just wanted to see how the characters looked like, but no I couldn’t satisfy my curiosity with a couple of videos. I came across a retched spoiler, I knew one of the people I have come to love will die. I take a moment now. But I haven’t got to that part yet so I’ll pretend I don’t know. That is pointless, my friends. Spoilers do not let you forget. I understand YT but come on Goodreads reviewers! For the sake of our reading experience and our tender hearts (tenderness depending on who got beheaded, and it’s a book we happen to adore) please utilize the spoiler feature. Crikey, man.
The following is an excerpt from the original post. First:
Every couple of months, something bizarre happens at work that convinces me I must have one of the strangest jobs on the planet.
And these moments often come in the form of a question.
Questions like, “Did One Direction’s tweet just break our website?” (Sure did.); or, “Do you think you could ask Lucy Lawless if she minds dressing up as Lady Justice when she scales Shell’s Arctic oil rig?” (In the end she stuck to a t-shirt and her climbing harness, but not before she dug out all kinds of costumes from her tickle trunk and we made a day of it.); or just last week, “Do you reckon we can make it to the North Pole in time to meet the Arctic Council when we’re there?” (So far, it’s looking good.)
So when my boss came to us and asked, “How do we take three million Arctic defenders and plant them on the seabed below the North Pole?” well, we didn’t even flinch.
What she really meant was, how do we put nearly three million names into an indestructible, inert, non-toxic time capsule that can be taken by a team of international ambassadors to the geographic North Pole, to be lowered 4.3km below the sea ice and planted on the seabed until we remove it in 2050. You know, just another day at the office.
So, we got to work.
This would be the first collage I attempted and felt it ready. These shots capture bits and pieces of the person I am. I think this week’s photo challenge had the same theme but I’m not sure. In time I will post more collages like this one. It’s a really cool tool and I had fun tinkering around.
Well, a belated one anyways (it was March 25th). Click on the snippet below to see the whole story on Greenpeace.com. These people never fail to amaze me, and are forever inspiring and dedicated. If you haven’t noticed, I have a Greenpeace feed on my sidebar, check back often for new posts there to be in on the latest green news they have to offer.
Way to go guys!
For a long time I’ve distanced myself from gravitating to the arena of fashion because I had
believed that with all the emphasis being placed on physical appearances I deemed it superficial and shallow. Let it be known that I was very self conscious at the time and I wanted less to do with things that reminded me of how much I was lacking, I just realized this.
If any of you are following me on Pinterest you may notice a few boards dedicated to men and women’s attire and a couple on masculine and feminine beauty. Let’s just say that belief had began crumbling slowly away and in it’s space there was a new one. Before I go on I will tell you that recently I’ve taken to stalk a couple of models (Ryan Barrette and mostly David Gandy). While doing so I came to see
how they look at it and my perspective shifted.
It’s like an art, of the cloth not the canvas. Art is a form of expression. Like in paintings, you might feel that piece touch you somewhere because somewhere in it you found something that pulled at you, you interpreted the artist’s strokes amidst the colours and textures. Perhaps you saw what the artist wanted you to see or maybe you something in it that’s yours. I’ve learned that fashion isn’t an obvious art but I wonder why. It tells us something about the wearer, chic, funky, reserved and so on. It, again I use this word or a variation, expresses and it’s something to respect.
So I shamelessly cruse around boards, with my eyes lingering longer in some places (on the clothes, people ) and take it in. Try to understand what this look is trying to say. Is it something I would were (that is, if I had the cheddar), does it say ‘me’? Or does it say ‘Gaga’? I find it fun, it’s like fingering through hangers in a store only it’s on the Internet, a convenient way to window shop.
To be honest, some of the things they come out with are ridiculous and it make you wonder if people really wear those things on the street. Exhibit A: Continue reading
This year’s Earth Hour on March 23 is no ordinary Earth Hour. Climate change is being felt around the world – ravaging communities, destroying lives and livelihoods. We are running out of time, but we can still fix this.
- Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace’s International Executive Director.
I hope you listened to what Mr. Naidoo said in that video. Perhaps it hasn’t done much to inspire change in you, but consider what is happening today and what will happen if we waste resources unnecessarily. Oil companies are still scouting for drilling sites in the face of rising CO2 levels, record high as of October last year and it is rapidly increasing.
Why? Why do we need to support this when these actions are harming the Earth? No, not the Earth, our Earth because it is that personal. There are better and cheaper alternatives out there. Fact is that initially solar panels and wind turbines will be expensive, for the cost of materials and installations mostly, but in the long run it is worth it because we will be breathing cleaner and healthier air. Deforestation would no longer be an option, animals won’t be running for their lives any longer. Our Earth won’t be raped of her wealth and health to sustain our lives, and when you think about it it’s pretty selfish.