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Listen to Whale songs… Live!

Click: Listen to Whale songs… Live!

Would you like a break from Winter? Ya, me too.

So I just found the Jupiter Foundation’s website where you can listen to the Humpback whales live from their winter breeding grounds in Hawaii. You can also download a whale song ringtone for your phone or just watch the beauty of the Puako Bay beach on the webcam.

This link will take you to the Jupiter Foundation’s website.

This link will take you to the Puako Bay webcam.

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Greatest Unscripted Movie Scenes

Here's looking at you, kid
Casablanca

Greatest Unscripted Movie Scenes

I hope you enjoy this link as much as I did. I love that some of the best scenes and lines in movies were ad lib, think about Casablanca’s “Here’s looking at you, kid”, or Aliens’ “Game over, man”, as the drop ship crashes into the planet, and try to think about Young Frankenstein without Gene Hackman’s “Wait, I was going to make espresso”.

For me, this is the mark of an actor who is truly in character, and it shows so much about a director who can recognize such perfection and keep it in the film.

Check this blog for some more. Click Screenrant.

See 100 cats released into 1 IKEA store!

What happens when you release 100 cats into an IKEA store!

Capkitten

Click here if clicking the picture doesn’t work

Go ahead and watch…

the results will surprise you.

So did you see it?

What did they do?

The same thing people do at IKEA,

They snuggle into the furniture

and move right in!

There is also a behind the scenes video called Herding Cats that follows it and discusses how they really had no idea what would happen when they released them all.

A Halloween Trivia Question!

Milk_DudsHow many children have been killed by poisoned Halloween candy?

Answer: There have only been two confirmed cases of children being killed by poisoned Halloween candy, and in both cases, they were killed intentionally by one of their parents. With those two exceptions, no child has been killed or seriously injured by Halloween candy.

Did you trick or treat? Did a parent check your candy?

My dad used to insist on checking my candy but I was sure it was so he could get first dibs on any Milk Duds I may have gotten! 😉

Click here for more debunked Halloween “facts”

On the News Front, no pun intended

I was on the front page of Today.com. Well, the tattoo was anyway… I’ve been interviewed for various magazines that are running the mastectomy tattoo angle this year but this is the first article that has a picture besides Tina’s old file copy. Tina and I got together and did a real photo shoot. So this one actually has my face! I am not ashamed to say it took me awhile to get with this… The last time I did any modeling was for the MSNBC documentary in ’94, ya, back before I was 50.

Anyway, writer Diane Mapes did a great job with the article, most of the comments on the story have been positive and I have gotten some beautiful emails from women. I’ve been recognized several times out and around Seattle and people have been really complimentary.

Click here for the article and pix

Click here for Diane Mapes Blog

I also had a blog reader send me this entry from Hoax-Slayer. I guess the whole FaceBook photo ban thing has achieved urban myth status.

Click Here for Hoax Slayer

The Leaping Bunny Program

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The Leaping Bunny Program

The link above is the website of the international coalition for cruelty-free cosmetics.

If you’ve ever tried to compare products and have wondered what the difference was between one company’s “vegan sourced”, another’s “cruelty free” and “not tested on animals”, these guys are the true arbiter to help you figure out those confusing claims.

Bonus: they have an app for iPhone and Android!

UPDATE, 10/26: I love the app. I don’t have the latest iPhone, I have an elderly Samsung so I was interested to see how it would work. I was at the store and checked a brand of laundry detergent I had been buying because I remembered them advertising as “not tested on animals” apparently that was long ago, because when I clicked on my leaping bunny logo, chose “products” from the menu, and scrolled down looking for their name… nope. But Seventh Generation was the best-priced of the options that were listed in the detergent aisle, so I bought theirs. I did confirmation checks on two other products, fast, easy, super app. 🙂

Women choose body art over reconstruction after cancer battle

Did you see this article in the Guardian?

mastectomy tattoo
photograph: Guardian

Of course you didn’t.

You can click the link at the bottom of this post  to read it now because I am mentioned in it, and… they spelled all my names correctly!

That is the Guardian, as in Guardian, UK. Yes, the paper everyone is reading in those British murder mysteries I watch on Netflix.

Interesting, eh?

I never would have heard about it except that I received an interview request from a Seattle publication because of it and she mentioned reading it.

Back in 1993-94, I never thought that this would become a trend but apparently it has.  Here is a quote from the article, ‘Women who have chosen tattoos over reconstruction cite the reclaiming of their bodies as the main reason for the choice. Some women refuse reconstruction because they feel it is a denial of the impact of cancer, both positive and negative, and that a tattoo (often very carefully designed to express the personal nature of the cancer journey) is the exact opposite.’

Click to read the article: Women choose body art over reconstruction after cancer battle