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PostSubject: Re: Learning lifes lessons eh?   Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:46 am

Thought of the day:

Women are Angels
And when someone breaks our wings....
we simply continue to fly.........on a broomstick...
We are flexible....
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PostSubject: Re: Learning lifes lessons eh?   Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:01 am

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Test Your Brain

This is really cool.
The second one is amazing so please read all the way though.



ALZHEIMERS' EYE TEST

Count every ' F ' in the following text:

FINISHED FILES ARE THE RE
SULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTI
FIC STUDY COMBINED WITH
THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS...

(SEE BELOW)

HOW MANY ?
WRONG, THERE ARE 6 -- no joke.
READ IT AGAIN !
Really, go back and try to find the 6 F's before you scroll down.

The reasoning behind is further down.

The brain cannot process 'OF'.


Incredible or what? Go back and look again!!
Anyone who counts all 6 'F's' on the first go is a genius.


Three is normal, four is quite rare.
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PostSubject: Re: Learning lifes lessons eh?   Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:32 am

Prettybirds wrote:
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Test Your Brain

This is really cool.
The second one is amazing so please read all the way though.



ALZHEIMERS' EYE TEST

Count every ' F ' in the following text:

FINISHED FILES ARE THE RE
SULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTI
FIC STUDY COMBINED WITH
THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS...

(SEE BELOW)

HOW MANY ?
WRONG, THERE ARE 6 -- no joke.
READ IT AGAIN !
Really, go back and try to find the 6 F's before you scroll down.

The reasoning behind is further down.

The brain cannot process 'OF'.


Incredible or what? Go back and look again!!
Anyone who counts all 6 'F's' on the first go is a genius.


Three is normal, four is quite rare.

hey, it's five; and i counted 4 the first time. way off.......
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PostSubject: Re: Learning lifes lessons eh?   Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:39 am

Prettybirds wrote:
Thought of the day:

Women are Angels
And when someone breaks our wings....
we simply continue to fly.........on a broomstick...
We are flexible....


yeah
this picture just transmitted itself
with woman's head gently dissolving
while her beloved's face appeared
in her heart
arms wide open to embrace
the left one an arrow
becoming a little rabbit

ran to meet another innocent
creatures jumping out of a
tube further north
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PostSubject: Re: Learning lifes lessons eh?   Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:50 am

Count again girl!.... Laughing Shocked



yeah
this picture just transmitted itself
with woman's head gently dissolving
while her beloved's face appeared
in her heart
arms wide open to embrace
the left one an arrow
becoming a little rabbit

ran to meet another innocent
creatures jumping out of a
tube further north

I love to ponder your words, a very interesting writing style. I love you Surprised
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PostSubject: Re: Learning lifes lessons eh?   Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:54 am

I could see four in you.... Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Learning lifes lessons eh?   Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:04 am

Prettybirds wrote:
I could see four in you.... Wink

Smile 4 ability
Sad 4 meaning

such is message, 4 instance
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PostSubject: Re: Learning lifes lessons eh?   Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:07 am

Subject: Onions: Very Interesting:hmmmm yes must think about onions differently
Very Important Subject....especially for those who love to cook and eat ONIONS!!!!!!

ONION

In 1919, when the flu killed 40 million people, there was this Doctor who visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu.
Many of the farmers and their family had contracted it and many died.
The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn't believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.

Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser in AZ. She said that several years ago many of her employees were coming down with the flu and so were many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work.. (And no, she is not in the onion business.)
The moral of the story is, buy some onions and place them in bowls around your home. If you work at a desk, place one or two in your office or under your desk or even on top somewhere. Try it and see what happens. We did it last year and we never got the flu.
If this helps you and your loved ones from getting sick, all the better. If you do get the flu, it just might be a mild case..
Whatever, what have you to lose? Just a few bucks on onions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now there is a P. S. to this for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes material to me on health issues. She replied with this most interesting experience about onions:

Weldon,thanks for the reminder. I don't know about the farmers story....but, I do know that I contacted pneumonia and needless to say I was very ill...I came across an article that said to cut both ends off an onion put one end on a fork and then place the forked end into an empty jar...placing the jar next to the sick patient at night. It said the onion would be black in the
morning from the germs...sure enough it happened just like that...the onion was a mess and I began to feel better.

Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed around the room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties.

This is the other note.

LEFT OVER ONIONS ARE POISONOUS

I have used an onion which has been left in the fridge, and sometimes I
don't use a whole one at one time, so save the other half for later.

Now with this info, I have changed my mind....will buy smaller onions in
the future.

I had the wonderful privilege of touring Mullins Food Products, Makers of
mayonnaise. Mullins is huge, and is owned by 11 brothers and sisters in
the Mullins family. My friend, Jeanne, is the CEO.

Questions about food poisoning came up, and I wanted to share what I
learned from a chemist.

The guy who gave us our tour is named Ed. He's one of the brothers Ed is a chemistry expert and is involved in developing most of the sauce formula. He's even developed sauce formula for McDonald's.

Keep in mind that Ed is a food chemistry whiz. During the tour, someone
asked if we really needed to worry about mayonnaise. People are always
worried that mayonnaise will spoil. Ed's answer will surprise you. Ed said
that all commercially- made Mayo is completely safe.

"It doesn't even have to be refrigerated. No harm in refrigerating it, but
it's not really necessary." He explained that the pH in mayonnaise is set
at a point that bacteria could not survive in that environment. He then
talked about the quaint essential picnic, with the bowl of potato salad
sitting on the table and how everyone blames the mayonnaise when someone gets sick.

Ed says that when food poisoning is reported, the first thing the officials
look for is when the 'victim' last ate ONIONS and where those onions came from (in the potato salad?) Ed says it's not the mayonnaise (as long as it's not homemade Mayo) that spoils in the outdoors. It's probably the
onions, and if not the onions, it's the POTATOES.

He explained, onions are a huge magnet for bacteria, especially uncooked
onions. You should never plan to keep a portion of a sliced onion.. He says it's not even safe if you put it in a zip-lock bag and put it in your
refrigerator.

It's already contaminated enough just by being cut open and out for a bit,
that it can be a danger to you (and doubly watch out for those onions you
put in your hotdogs at the baseball park!)

Ed says if you take the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you'll
probably be okay, but if you slice that leftover onion and put on your
sandwich, you're asking for trouble. Both the onions and the moist potato
in a potato salad, will attract and grow bacteria faster than any
commercial mayonnaise will even begin to break down.

So, how's that for news? Take it for what you will. I (the author) am going to be very careful about my onions from now on. For some reason, I see a lot of credibility coming from a chemist and a company that produces millions of pounds of mayonnaise every year.'

Also, dogs should never eat onions. Their stomachs cannot metabolize onions ...Please remember it is dangerous to cut onions and try to use it to cook the next day ,it becomes highly poisonous for even a single night and creates Toxic bacteria which may cause Adverse Stomach infections because of excess Bile secretions and even Food poisoning.

Please pass it on to all you love and care.
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PostSubject: Re: Learning lifes lessons eh?   Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:10 am

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.

We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small
Does not serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won't feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine,
As children do.
We were born to make manifest
The glory of God that is within us.

It's not just in some of us;
It's in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we're liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.


A poem found and shared by Lavender, it's quite good and thought provoking! Thank-you
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PostSubject: Re: Learning lifes lessons eh?   Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:12 am

It doesn't interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for,
And if you dare to dream of meeting
Your heart's longing.

It doesn't interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
For love, for your dream,
For the adventure of being alive.

It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon.
I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow,
If you have been opened by life's betrayals,
Or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain,
Mine or your own,
Without moving
To hide it or fade it or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy,
Mine or your own,
If you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes
Without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, to remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true.
I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself,
If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul.
I want to know if you can be faithless and therefore be trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see beauty
Even when it is not pretty every day,
And if you can source your own life
From its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure,
Yours and mine,
And still stand on the edge of a lake and shout to the silver of the full moon,
"Yes!"

It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair,
Weary and bruised to the bone,
And do what needs to be done for the children.

It doesn't interest me who you are, how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand
In the center of the fire with me
And not shrink back.

It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you
From the inside
When all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone
With yourself,
And if you truly like the company you keep
In the empty moments.


Another gem, from Lavender, I would want to shout this one from hilltops to the world, and beyond! I love you flower
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PostSubject: Re: Learning lifes lessons eh?   Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:53 am

http://agingboomersblog.com/old-crow-medicine-show/


Yeahaaa!!!!!!Dancing with my baby Laughing cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Learning lifes lessons eh?   Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:49 pm

Prettybirds wrote:
http://agingboomersblog.com/old-crow-medicine-show/


Yeahaaa!!!!!!Dancing with my baby Laughing cheers

yeah! proud to have discovered band and song already...
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PostSubject: Re: Learning lifes lessons eh?   Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:02 pm

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ALZHEIMERS' EYE TEST

Count every ' F ' in the following text:
I found all six, but then I scanned the text backwards (started at the end).
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PostSubject: Re: Learning lifes lessons eh?   Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:53 pm

Prettybirds: thank you for the information about Virgo and Leo. My husband is a Leo, and I was curious as how well this description would match our relationship. We are both near the cusp of our signs, though; not sure how much of a difference that makes. He is far less obtrusive and regal than your average Leo, and I am far more forceful than your average Virgo, at least judging by these descriptions. In some ways, I still see hm as a king, though.
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PostSubject: Re: Learning lifes lessons eh?   Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:37 am

Hi Romana, I am glad you found this interesting, more and more things we share eh? Leo is an interesting sign, my friend the Leo, much older than me, is the biggest kindest heart I've ever met, but look out if he is pissed! I'm so soft, I run for the hills every time I see it coming! It's a good thing we live on a farm, lots of room for me to run, mind you, the only thing I do to upset him is forget to replace the toilet paper roll. Laughing Laughing Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Learning lifes lessons eh?   Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:39 am

Oh, here is the brain quiz Laughing Embarassed Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Learning lifes lessons eh?   Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:20 am

Time to celebrate on this warm late winter sunny morning. The Crackles are back! Must be 10 of them sitting on the wire outside my bedroom window. So happy. Such wild little mimics, they wake me up every morning with tall tales of absolutely nothing important. They remind me how to be simply happy. I love you
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PostSubject: Re: Learning lifes lessons eh?   Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:29 am

Andy Rooney says...

Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, 'Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? Here's an update for you.. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!

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PostSubject: Re: Learning lifes lessons eh?   Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:31 am

A woman goes into Bass Pro Shop to buy a rod and reel for her grandson's
birthday. She doesn't know which one to get so she just grabs one and
goes over to the counter.

A Bass Pro Shop associate is standing there wearing dark shades. She
says, 'Excuse me, sir. Can you tell me anything about this rod and reel?'

He says, 'Ma'am, I'm completely blind; but if you'll drop it on the
counter, I can tell you everything from the sound it makes.'

She doesn't believe him but drops it on the counter anyway.

He says, 'That's a six-foot Shakespeare graphite rod with a Zebco 404
reel and 10-LB. test line. It's a good all around combination and it's
on sale this week for only $20.00.

She says, 'It's amazing that you can tell all that just by the sound of
it dropping on the counter. I'll take it!' As she opens her purse, her
credit card drops on the floor.

'Oh, that sounds like a Master Card,' he says.

She bends down to pick it up and accidentally farts. At first she is
really embarrassed, but then realizes there is no way the blind clerk
could tell it was she who tooted. Being blind, he would n't know that
she was the only person around.

The man rings up the sale and says, 'That'll be $34.50 please.'

The woman is totally confused by this and asks, 'Didn't you tell me the
rod and reel were on sale for $20.00? How did you get $34.50?'

He replies, 'Yes, Ma'am. The rod and reel is $20.00, but the Duck Call
is $11.00 and the Bear Repellent is $3.50
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PostSubject: Re: Learning lifes lessons eh?   Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:15 am

Ich habe die Worte vergessen
I have forgotten the words

Die du mir beim Abschied gesagt hast
You said goodbye to me when I got

( ich nehme an, da sind worte gesagt worden)
( I suppose there are words said)

Aber ich habe deiven Blick nicht vergessen
But I don't forget your gaze

Er ist unendlich gewesen
He is infinitely been

Hat immer noch angedauert
Still has ongoing

Alsich zuerst an der wegbiegung
When I first going

Darauf hinter dieser
Point behind this

Dann hinter vielen bergen war
Behind the many mountains was

Ich habe nicht nur die Worte
I am not only the words

So auch manche Zuge deines gesicht
So some of your face

Das ich sehr liebe, vergessen
I really loved forget.

Der Blick aber ist immer noch mit mir
The look but is still with me

Undich hoffe, er wird mich weiterhin
And I hope he will continue me

Auch auf den letzten weg begleiten
Also on the last path


-Aber
conj. but, yet; if, condition, opposition, limitation
-Abschied
n. goodbye, farewell, act of saying farewell, parting, state of being divided
-Als
as, when
-An
At
-Angedauert
v. continue, persist
Auch
conj. also, in addition, too, as well; either, likewise; furthermore
-Auf
prep. at, on, near; indicating time or location; on the surface of
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PostSubject: Re: Learning lifes lessons eh?   Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:04 pm

Pretty!

how touching that you would take the "trouble" to read and understand this beautiful poem.
may i help, just to complete YOUR effort?

Prettybirds wrote:
Ich habe die Worte vergessen
I have forgotten the words

Die du mir beim Abschied gesagt hast
those you told me with saying goodbye

( ich nehme an, da sind worte gesagt worden)
( I suppose words have been spoken then)

Aber ich habe deinen Blick nicht vergessen
But I have not forgotten your gaze

Er ist unendlich gewesen
It has been infinite

Hat immer noch angedauert
Has been going on still

Als ich zuerst an der wegbiegung
When I first came to the road turn

Darauf hinter dieser
Then behind this

Dann hinter vielen bergen war
Then behind many mountains

Ich habe nicht nur die Worte
Not only have i forgotten the words

So auch manche Zuge deines gesicht
But some features too of your face

Das ich sehr liebe, vergessen
Which I love very much

Der Blick aber ist immer noch mit mir
But the gaze is still with me now

Und ich hoffe, er wird mich weiterhin
And I hope it will continue to

Auch auf den letzten weg begleiten
Accompany me to the last path


-Aber
conj. but, yet; if, condition, opposition, limitation
-Abschied
n. goodbye, farewell, act of saying farewell, parting, state of being divided
-Als
as, when
-An
At
-Angedauert
v. continue, persist
Auch
conj. also, in addition, too, as well; either, likewise; furthermore
-Auf
prep. at, on, near; indicating time or location; on the surface of

I love you \!!

p.s. the german word 'Abschied' is not possibly equalled by the english 'goodbye'.
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PostSubject: Re: Learning lifes lessons eh?   Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:46 pm

Hey Flower, yes, keep giving us beautiful German poetry and correct me when I get off track or if the translator misbehaves. I remember you saying that I should allow myself to let the emotion of the words flow through me, I can, the meaning is not lost in translation to me. This poem is beautiful. Laughing I love you
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PostSubject: Re: Learning lifes lessons eh?   Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:20 pm

Prettybirds wrote:
Hey Flower, yes, keep giving us beautiful German poetry and correct me when I get off track or if the translator misbehaves. I remember you saying that I should allow myself to let the emotion of the words flow through me, I can, the meaning is not lost in translation to me. This poem is beautiful. Laughing I love you

hey Pretty:

the writer is a mongolian shaman, leader of a small nomad tribe in the steppe near the altai mountain range. during communism in the ussr, he got a scholarship to study, i think, machine engineering in east germany. after the fall of the iron curtain and many of the "eastern block" ethnicities regaining "independence", he was able to lead his tribe "back home".

he writes all his books in german, for good reasons, not the least of which being that only this way they gain world recognition and earn money for himself and his people.

yet, from all his books as well as interviews on tv, you can gather these all-pervading melancholic overtones containing a lost connection between the spirit worlds and humankind's materialism today.

writing in a foreign language has its own special merits. i wonder how many people can truly appreciate this.
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PostSubject: Re: Learning lifes lessons eh?   Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:44 pm

What see in this, is an ability to look at the world as an instrument to be played, this man understood that his own language might not be good enough so he learned another. I am seriously impressed. cyclops

I know at least the 3 of us and the mostly missing men from this forum can probably get the drift of writing in a foreign language.

I see the gap between the old and the new. It has always been there, it is just so magnified by the sheer numbers of us. However, I do see a small but growing trend, one that I believe will eventually set us in a more balanced state of existence, just perhaps, not likely, in our lifetime.

The gap though, will always have to be there, it is our growing, ever going, need to evolve. So if we have, at some point in the future, gotten our balance figuratively speaking, environmentally/commercially, where then will we channel, for such great numbers of us, this never ending energy to simply be more and more?
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PostSubject: Re: Learning lifes lessons eh?   Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:04 pm

lavender orchid wrote:
p.s. the german word 'Abschied' is not possibly equalled by the english 'goodbye'.
To me, "Abschied" has a sense of parting or separating. I would imagine it would be used in translating, for instance, "Parting is such sweet sorrow".
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