Thursday, June 22, 2017

NEW MEANINGFUL WORD

New words fascinate me. This one is in Merriam Webster so it's been officialized.

Wise people have said,
Willa Cather, recognized back in 1913 for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, said: "Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact."



Boris Yeltsin, politician,first President of the Russian Federation said: It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical: At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold."
It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical: At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts. Boris Yeltsin
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It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical: At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts. Boris Yeltsin
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/search_results.html?q=new+word
It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical: At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/b/boris_yeltsin.html
It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical: At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/b/boris_yeltsin.html
It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical: At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/b/boris_yeltsin.html
It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical: At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts. Boris Yeltsin
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/search_results.html?q=new+word
Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact. Willa Cather
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Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact. Willa Cather
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/w/willacathe156258.html
Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact. Willa Cather
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/w/willacathe156258.html

Perhaps what's most memorable, and important is what this wise man told us:

The New Meaningful Word is nice-sounding, not ugly, obscene, but practical. It's sensible. Yes, this new word could be a good word for the guy who agrees and  accept what the judge rules.

It's also a good word for these guys who, over the past six months have believed, supported, obeyed bull-baloney-blather, and daily phony-baloney pronouncements.

Yes, nowadays, a lot of people are evolving.


Yep. Yessire! They've evolved. They're now "sheeple." 

Am asking quietly -- are you one of them?




Sunday, June 18, 2017

UNFAVORITE CHORE

I don't love doing the laundry, but hurray -- I just turn a dial on the washer, pour in a liquid detergent, and plop in what's in the laundry basket. Golly, I remember when we had to cart it to the launderette that was nine long blocks away. 

Hey, down through the ages, doing the laundry -- washing the clothes you wear -- getting them clean, fresh-smelling, nice to put on again, has evolved. No matter how old or young you are, you probably remember what your mother did, how often she did it, and what tools and what soap she used.

Was it one of these? It reveals her age, and yours more or less.
Did she use Rinso? Since 1908 when Hudson's Soap which was sold to Lever Brothers in the UK, then manufactured but unsuccessfully promoted by Unilever in the United States, Rinso was the laundry soap everyone used. 1936 to 1950, it was advertised on the radio, the sponsor of soap operas, and "The Amos 'n' Andy Show," with ads happily chanting the slogan "Rinso white, Rinso bright," until Proctor and Gamble started telling the world about Tide.

Well, open your mind guys, soon, hopefully very soon, we'll be using Beads. You're gonna grab a handful of Beads and throw them onto the clothes. They're are key component in a laundry system developed in the UK ten years ago. At the University of Leeds, School of Textile, researchers found that tiny nylon beads mixed with a tiny amount of water, acted like a sponge and soaked up dirt from fabrics they started washing in a new washing machine they were also developing, named "Xeros."   

It looks like current washers but it's different. In various hotel laundry rooms where they have been testing the new machine, they proved that Xeros, with Beads, removed dirt -- did it gently like hand-washing, even absorbed stray colors (like a rogue red sock that can turn all your laundry pink). ALSO Beads can be reused hundreds of  times.

Newsweek Magazine, said in its recent "Magic Beads" article -- "It could be the biggest leap forward in the laundry business since electric powered machines rendered wringers obsolete." Los Angeles Times said, "Xeros and Beads will ease California's drought and help save the environment," and published this picture.

You can't buy a Xeros or Beads yet. Fourteen locations have them, including several laundromats, an athletic club, and various hotels; it costs $1,500 per machine per month for upkeep and maintenance, including collection and replacement of the Beads. But the Xeros company is working, night and day, to create a domestic version.

Golly, I hope it's soon. Like I said, I don't love doing the laundry. Note, in the selfie, my fake smile and the size of the pile.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

(VIDEO) WHY OH WHY SONG

Wife Emily tries, for the umpteeth time, to tell John why she loves him.


  Husband John Cullum tells Emily why he loves her. 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

CRUISE SHIP FOR THE RICH

Want to go on a cruise on a ship that was built for rich people who can afford to spend just about anything for luxurious pleasures?


It's the Regent Seven Seas Explorer. Almost an acre of marble was used to decorate the interiors.  It cost more than $450 million to build and become what it claims to be -- "the most luxurious ship in the world."

Walls are decked out with $7 million in art including Picasso lithographs and Degas originals, and the menus are laden with lobster, caviar, pate foie gras, escargot, and an international array of gourmet dishes. Of course, every dish served in the Seven Seas Explorer’s various eateries can also be delivered to patrons’ rooms at any time of day. If you dine in the Regency's super-elegant Pacific Rim Restaurant, the Tibetan prayer-wheel sculpture on display near the door weighs as much as three cars and cost $500,000.

Here the main entrance.


This is one of the 5 dining rooms.
Here is a typical bedroom, plus sitting room suite.


Of course you have a private deck:
You can swim in this teak-lined swimming pool or the larger main pool below.


On the Regency Explorer's Caribbean cruise, a single passenger pays $1200 a night for the smallest suite. The fanciest suite, the $10,000 Regency suite, has a Steinway Grand Piano, an $80,000 mattress and a pillow menu, so you can choose your pillow. You can also ask for the $150,000 Savoir bed. Savoir reputedly makes the best bed in the world.

Top-notch room service includes Lalique wine glasses; silverware is Christofle. There are two sets of dishes: Bernardaud and Versace. Overhead you'll see Preciosa Chrystal Chandeliers and the glass on the walls and windows is Murano. Visiting the bathroom, anything/everything you might need is available -- they're equipped like L'Occitane cosmetics shops.

Where do you want to go? Prices start at $5,499 (U.S.) per person in a Veranda Suite for a 10-night round-trip Miami cruise, to $134,999 in a Regent Suite for a 27-night cruise to Copenhagen from London.

Um....

Well, if we can scrounge up another hundred-thousand or so, for the wardrobe my husband and I would need, I'd love to take the 27-night cruise. Even if we went to Miami, we'd need fabulous clothes to go with the fantastically fabulous, ridiculously, excessively expensive everything else.

Hmmm....

Picturing this, imagining all this, is by itself, a fun fantasy vacation from one's hectic busy life in a bustling big city....

....mmmmm....