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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dr. Oz Info (Mammogram and Dental Xrays) for WOMEN

On Wednesday, Dr. Oz had a show on the fastest growing cancer in women, thyroid cancer. It was a very interesting program and he mentioned that the increase could possibly be related to the use of dental x-rays and mammograms. He demonstrated that on the apron the dentist puts on you for your dental x-rays there is a little flap that can be lifted up and wrapped around your neck.
Many dentists don't bother to use it.
Also, there is something called a "thyroid guard" for use during mammograms. By coincidence, I had my yearly mammogram yesterday. I felt a little silly, but I asked about the guard and sure enough, the technician had one in a drawer.
I asked why it wasn't routinely used. Answer: "I don't know. You have to ask for it." Well, if I hadn't seen the show, how would I have known to ask?
Someone was nice enough to forward this to me. I hope you pass this on to your friends and family.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

In Memorium: Vicki McQuagge 1950-2011

left to right Ray Wakeland (dec), Shari Adkisson, Charles Weatherford, Lyncia Langdon, Vicki McQuagge

A long time ago, in a land where we were all much younger, there were four women who met at Parents without Partners. We immediately became fast friends, and partyied, danced and played together with our sons (the four of us had 8 boys between us). As we aged, we drifted apart, but still stayed in touch. Two years ago, we lost the first Musketeer (we fancied ourselves the Four Musketeers!) Kathleen Woodward. This week we lost the second, Vicki McQuagge.
I looked and the only pictures that I have of Vicki are from a 1984 PwP photo album. Since this was pre-digital, the scan quality sucks, but the Vicki-ness comes through. Vicki always had a joke to tell and a smile on her face!



Friday, March 25, 2011

time to kill


I had some time to kill the other day, and there is no place I would rather waste time than in a bookstore! I was closest to Borders and found this book on sale for $3.99! It is large, about 1.5 inches thick and has gorgeous photos. I am still working my way through it.

Another sign of spring-- I saw my first prairie dogs on Tramway yesterday! Only ABQers will understand that!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

A good quote

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
- Beverly Sills, 1929 - 2007

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Quote of the Day and Kittie Pic

Doesn't Fuzzy look comfortable? I never know where I will find her!

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'thank you,' that would suffice. - Johannes Eckhart, 1260 – 1328

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring has sprung




Every year I drive by this church with beautiful trees and swear that I am going to take pictures. This year I did, but they are not at their best, I needed to get there three days ago. Anyway, here they are, and when I see them I know it is spring!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

I find the most amazing things on TED.com

Sarah Kay speaks on Spoken Voice Poetry and she is amazing! It is about 19 minutes long, but worth listening to.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

What a week!

Monday started as usual, I got hit when I walked through the door (at 7:30 AM)with problems AND it only went downhill from there!
About 10, a very important server went down and had to be rebuilt from scratch. I spent the night in the server room at work, and did not leave until 9:30 AM on Tuesday. Long night, and we would fix one problem and then another one would come up! A tech's worst nightmare!!
Got that fixed and went on from there.
No excuse for not posting, except that life (usually worklife!!) got in the way.
I am going to try to post at least three times a week and have some artwork to show too!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

JRs art project to turn the world inside out

I just watched the most amazing video on TED. A new project has been launched about using art to turn the world inside out. Go to TED.com or go to insideoutproject.net. The video is long and may take a while to load, but is very interesting.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Vinyl Albums - Circas the 70's

My first husband and I had a fantastic Akai stereo system that we bought at a steal when we were stationed in Germany. I have carted these albums around for over 30 years... (my ex took the stereo and I took the car in the divorce).
Nine years ago when I moved to New Mexico, I left a box of "stuff" at my mothers. We are now in the process of cleaning out her house and I brought the albums to Albuquerque with me.
Quite the eclectic list - I don't remember how we split up the albums but this is what I ended up with:
Bruce Springsteen: The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle (should have gone to him, I really don't like Bruce Springsteen)
JJ Cale: Naturally
2001 A Space Odyssey soundtrack
It's a Beautiful Day: It's a Beautiful Day* My all time favorite album! We wore one copy out and had to buy a second one!
The Moody Blues: Days of Future Past
Harry Nilsson: Nillson Schmillson
Harry Nillsson: Son of Schmillson
Christmas Albums
Moody Blues: To our Children's Children's Children
Moody Blues: Every Good Boy Deserves Favor
Santana: Caravanserai
Santana: Abraxas
Bread: Guitar Man
Jefferson Airplane: Bark
Jim Croce: Photographs and Memories * My second favorite album!
Ferrante and Teicher: Fiddler on the Roof
Moody Blues: On the Threshold of a Dream
Cat Stevens: Mona Bone Jakon
Jethro Tull: Aqualung
Traffic: John Barleycorn Must Die
George Carlin: FM&AM (includes the 7 words you cannot say on TV)
Led Zepplin II
Ten Years After: Rock and Roll to the World
Beatles: 1967-1970
America: Homecoming
As I said, eclectic, but it was the 70s! In 1967 I had my entire album collection from the 60's stolen, and I am sure they would have been even more odd!