Monday, May 31, 2010

Pasta



                                                                
                                           :: My Homemade Dinner ::

As the clean soap

To perceive as the soap functions (or sabonete), it is necessary to look at for an individual molecule of the soap, composed for carbon, hydrogen and oxigénio. It has a “head” that attractsthe water and a tail of hidrocarbono that she is hidrofóbica (has “fear” of the water) but adores the fat and oils.

The head of the soap molecule is attracted by the water, enquando that the tail is attracted by the fat of the body.

When we enter in the bath, the water does not penetrate well in the skin. This happens because the tension of surface of the water does not allow that it if penetrates in the skin.

When we use the soap, the hidrofóbica tip of the molecule of the soap tries to run away more than it can of the water, enquando that to another tip it is attracted by the water. The result is a film that breaks the tension of surface of the water, allowing that it if penetrates in the skin.

Now that the water and the soap obtain to arrive at the skin, the molecules enter in phase 2 of the cleanness process. The pores of the skin segregate oils that create a barrier that protects in them of the half exterior. This layer of fat grasps the dust, DIRT, and other substances that make in them to feel “dirty”. When the tail of the soap molecule (that it adores the fat and oils) enters in contact with the skin, it grasps it the oily layer that contains the impurities. When we pass water superficially, the head of the molecule one grasps it the water and it literally pulls the DIRT of the skin, leaving us clean.

Therefore, if pde not to say that it is the water that clean the fat, yes the soap molecules, since these are between the skin and the water.

As the clean soap

To perceive as the soap functions (or sabonete), it is necessary to look at for an individual molecule of the soap, composed for carbon, hydrogen and oxigénio. It has a “head” that attractsthe water and a tail of hidrocarbono that she is hidrofóbica (has “fear” of the water) but adores the fat and oils.

The head of the soap molecule is attracted by the water, enquando that the tail is attracted by the fat of the body.

When we enter in the bath, the water does not penetrate well in the skin. This happens because the tension of surface of the water does not allow that it if penetrates in the skin.

When we use the soap, the hidrofóbica tip of the molecule of the soap tries to run away more than it can of the water, enquando that to another tip it is attracted by the water. The result is a film that breaks the tension of surface of the water, allowing that it if penetrates in the skin.

Now that the water and the soap obtain to arrive at the skin, the molecules enter in phase 2 of the cleanness process. The pores of the skin segregate oils that create a barrier that protects in them of the half exterior. This layer of fat grasps the dust, DIRT, and other substances that make in them to feel “dirty”. When the tail of the soap molecule (that it adores the fat and oils) enters in contact with the skin, it grasps it the oily layer that contains the impurities. When we pass water superficially, the head of the molecule one grasps it the water and it literally pulls the DIRT of the skin, leaving us clean.

Therefore, if pde not to say that it is the water that clean the fat, yes the soap molecules, since these are between the skin and the water.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Monster Hunting (And Gathering), Edits Continue, and Unholy Ghosts

Jeez, I didn't realize I hadn't updated the blog in so long. This was a pretty crazy week and time definitely got away from me in all the hubbub, I suppose. Anyway, my bad. Let's rectify that right now, shall we?

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Games: Still putting time in with Monster Hunter Tri. At this point I've unlocked the four-star offline quests and I've got almost all of them done.


Although I have great affection for the Switch Axe, I have to say that jumping over to the Lance was a smart move. After getting my ass handed to me several times by the Barroth and the Gobul (above), the Lance’s combination of defense, countering, and three-hit combos really turned the tide. Not only was I able to get past both of those beasts, farming them for item drops became quite do-able -- although it’s still tedious.

Right now I'm trying to put together a set of Barroth Armor and upgrade to the Rugged Lance, but I have to be perfectly honest in saying that I really wish the game gave up the necessary elements a lot quicker than it does. I don't see any point in making players grind for so long, really... some might argue with me, but I think the game would be better if you only had to kill a certain creature once or twice to be able to get what you need to kit up.

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In other news, we just recorded the latest GameCritics.com Podcast tonight, and it should be available for download within the next few days, or so. On it, I give a quick overview of Monster Hunter Tri, host Tim breaks down Super Mario Galaxy 2, and we all discuss whether or not games were better "back in the day". It was a fairly interesting talk and we had to rein ourselves in a bit from going too far afield, but I think we raised a few good points in the end. However, I guess the important thing is to see whether or not you, the listeners, agree…


The next installment of the Podcast is going to be centered on the imminent E3, so if you've got anything you'd like us to discuss (games, publishers, trends, hardware, etc.) drop us a line and we'll try to work it into the script. We will also have a man on the floor at the show, so if there's something you specifically want us to take a close look at, we are taking requests.

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Writing: Edits are beginning on the first draft of the recently-completed book. Since editing goes a hell of a lot faster than the initial writing process (at least, it does for me) I'm hoping that my co-author and I will whip through the text in short order. I'm also going to begin revisions on my earlier book (Speaking in Forked Tongues) and except for some tweaking that I might do to the ending, I'm hoping that's going to be quick work as well. If you're interested in reading either of these works when they’re finally published, keep your eye on the blog... more details will be coming soon.

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Books: Just picked up a copy of Unholy Ghosts, by author @StaciaKane. Haven’t cracked it yet, but I loved her earlier work and I'm sure this one will be no different. From what I've gathered, it contains the undead, a ghost hunter, a drug lord, black magic, human sacrifice, demons, and I'm guessing there's probably a sex scene or two. I don't know about you, but that particular list of stuff checks all of my usual boxes.


As a brief aside, this book has a blurb from Charlaine Harris on the front cover, and all I have to say about that is… I’M SO JEALOUS!!!

30/05/2010

Closest friend can be your biggest enemy 


Saturday, May 29, 2010

simulator that teaches to walk of bicycle

The growth of the transit in the cities finishes bringing serious problems. Honda developed a simulator of security for bicycles, that allows pilots of all the ages learn adequate rules of transit and good ways before arriving in the road.

The simulator includes c#rsos and scenes different as “to go to the school” or “to go to the market” and a LCD screen that allows that the pilots see the transit that comes behind. The simulators will be available of the year that comes, without divulged price.

simulator that teaches to walk of bicycle

The growth of the transit in the cities finishes bringing serious problems. Honda developed a simulator of security for bicycles, that allows pilots of all the ages learn adequate rules of transit and good ways before arriving in the road.

The simulator includes c#rsos and scenes different as “to go to the school” or “to go to the market” and a LCD screen that allows that the pilots see the transit that comes behind. The simulators will be available of the year that comes, without divulged price.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Gowns To Accentuate Your Beauty

It’s high time you wore Frocks, Mini-skirts, Jeans, etc. But have you ever tried fashionable gowns? Just imagine yourself in it and feel the craze and excitement for the same. Do you want to experience this?

Looking great is the foremost dream of every woman and for this you do not need to be the most beautiful. Just pay special attention to your skin; make up, hairs and clothes. All these together enhance the beauty. But the first eye-catching thing is the apparel. It makes you obtrusive. So give due consideration to it. Not only externally but internally also it reflects your personality and style.

Certainly a woman is the world’s most beautiful creation and her feminine instinct is her greatest treasure. Foremost thing, which reveal this, is appearance. Even a simple looking person can get flamboyance look if her appearance is appealing. As it is said dress is the first eye-catching thing, so special attention should be given to it. And when it’s about dress, what can be a better option than gowns?
Have a look to some beautiful gowns

1. Multi-colored long cut gown



2. Embroidered pleated gowns



3. Sweet heart neckline pink gown



4. Simple pleated gown


5. Heavily embroidered bridal gown



6. Black and White Gown



7. Simple pleated peacock blue gown



8. One shoulder stylish gown

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

感情



许多的事情,总是在经历过后才懂得。一如感情,痛过了才懂得如何保护自己;
傻过了,才懂得如何适时的坚持与放弃,在得到与失去中我们慢慢的认识自己。
其实,生活并不需要这么些无谓的执着,们有什么就真的不能割舍。学会放弃,生活就真的易

学会放弃,在落泪之前转身离去,留下简单的身影;学会放弃,将昨天埋在心底,留下最美好的回忆;学会放弃,让彼此都能有一个更轻松的开始,遍体鳞伤得的爱并不一定刻骨铭心。这一程情深缘浅,走到今天已是不易,轻轻的抽出手,说声再见,真的很感谢这一路有你。曾说过爱你的,今天,仍是爱你。只是,爱你,却不能和你在一起,一如爱那原野,爱它,却不能携它归去。每一份感情都很美,每一程相伴都令人迷醉。是不能拥有的遗憾让我们更感眷恋。感情是一份没有答案的问卷,苦苦的最寻并不能让生活更圆满,也许一点遗憾,一丝伤感,会让这份问卷更隽永,也更久远。

收拾起心情,继续走吧!错过花,你将收获雨;错过他,我才遇到了你。继续走吧,你终将收获自己的美丽。

一个永远不想失去你的人,未必是爱你的人,未必对你忠心耿耿。有时只是这种脑袋不清的强烈的占有欲者,他们才会做出各种损人不利己的事情,还如此理所当然。

在心中如果有"曾经拥有就永远不要失去的偏执狂与占有欲,越想获得爱的永久保证书,只会越走越偏离。

谁说喜欢一样东西就一定要得到它。有时候,有些人,为了得到他喜欢的东西,殚精竭虑,费尽心机,更甚者会不择手段,以致走向极端,也许他得到了喜欢的东西,但是在追逐的过程中,失去的东西也无法计算,付出的代价是其得到的东西所无法弥补的,也许那代价是沉重的,直到最后才会被发现罢了,其实喜欢一样东西,并不一定要得到它,有时候为了强求一样东西而令自己身心疲惫,是很不划算的,再者,有些东西是只可远观不可近焉,一旦你得到了它,日子久了你可能会发现它并不如想象中那般美好,如果你在发现你失去的和放弃的东西更珍贵的时候,我想你一定会懊悔不已,所以也常有这样一句话得不到的永远是最好的所以当你喜欢一样东西时,得到它并不是你最明智的选择。

谁说喜欢一个人就要和他(她)在一起,有时候,有些人,为了能和自己喜欢的人在一起,他们不惜使用一哭二闹三上吊这种最原始的方法,想以此来挽留爱人的人,但是这并不能挽留住他的心,更有甚者,为了这而赔上自己那年轻而又灿烂的生命,可能会唤起爱人的回应吧,但是这给他(她)带来了更多的自责与内疚,还有不安,从此快乐就会和他(她)挥手告别。其实喜欢一个人,并不一定要和他(她)在一起的,虽然有人说:不在乎天长地久,只在乎曾经拥有,但是并不是所有的人都会快乐,喜欢一个人,最重要的是让他幸福快乐,因为他的喜怒哀乐都会带来你的情绪的波动,所以也常有这样一句话:你快乐,所以我快乐。

喜欢一样东西,就要学会欣赏它,珍惜它,使它更弥足珍贵

喜欢一个人,就要让他(她)幸福,使那份感情更诚挚,如果你做不到,那你还是放手吧!所以有时候,有些人,有时候,也要学会放弃,因为放弃也是一种美丽



Parent + Game, Monster Hunter Tri, and Viral Survival

Games: (and also Parenting): I was recently interviewed by @AmandaOchsner for What They Play, a website dedicated to educating families about videogames.


In it, I discuss my views on raising children in a house where parents play games, and why there’s no inherent conflict in being a gamer and nurturing children at the same time. Click on over and see what I had to say on the subject if you're interested... it's a topic I feel very strongly about, and one that I'm not shy about discussing. Also, although I was the only one interviewed for the piece, I do want to say that my views are mirrored by my awesome gamer wife too… Raising kids is a team effort with us, and that certainly extends to our views on how games enter that picture.


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In other news, I’m still putting time in on Monster Hunter Tri. I wasn't sure it was going to be worth the effort when I started, but I'm somewhere in the neighborhood of fifteen hours deep now and I feel like I'm going to push through until the end. (Well, the end of the off-line single player mode, anyway.)

The Barroth

Progress so far has been interesting. The first six or eight hours were extremely slow, and then I hit a streak where I was knocking out one mission after another. That really did a lot to raise my morale, and taking down the Royal Ludroth after wasting an hour and getting timed out of the battle on my first attempt put even more spring in my step. That joy was short-lived, however.

Regardless of how well you prepare, it seems as though the first time you encounter a brand-new boss-caliber enemy, it's pretty normal to either get crushed or time out of the battle. I went up against the Barroth for the first time tonight, and despite coming loaded for a heavy assault, he still gave me the business. That definitely took the wind out of my sails, but I'll be back...

The armor you make out of the Barroth

All that said, I am a little curious as to how often it will be required to earn a new set of armor before being tough enough to progress. Granted, a lot of it depends on player skill, but from what I've played so far, it seems like every time I made a big leap forward it was after crafting a new set of duds. It hasn't been all that painful up to this point, but I'm starting to creep into the big leagues now and the thought of ‘farming’ some of these more lethal creatures is a little bit daunting, especially with some of the tricks required to harvest particular pieces.

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One last little bit of games news, the good people at NIS released Viral Survival on Nintendo's WiiWare service today. I haven't laid hands on it yet, but there’s a video to check out here.

I don't know why, but I've always been fascinated with the ‘collect X things and make a chain’ formula. Flicky is the first thing to come to mind, but Super Rub-A-Dub on PSN was a good one too. Viral Survival looks like a good time, and some of those extra modes look pretty decent.

I haven't taken the plunge, but if any of you readers have feedback on it, leave me a comment and let me know what you think of it.

Bigger word of the world

The biggest word of the world does not exist!
It knows reason: in the German language, adjective and the complements someand to the substantives, forming an only word to assign a term.

Then, for greater that is the description of determined objecto (and consequentemente the size of the word), it still will be able to grow more, and more, and more.

According to Telles Maria, assistant of the Department of Education of the Goethe Institute, exists an anecdote, that says to be the biggest word of the world “to donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaftkapitänskajütentürschlüsselanhänger” - what it would be equivalent the “chaveiro of the key of the door of the cabin of captain of the Company of Steam navegation Vapor of the Danube”.

But and if the chaveiro was blue with yellow small balls?

Bigger word of the world

The biggest word of the world does not exist!
It knows reason: in the German language, adjective and the complements someand to the substantives, forming an only word to assign a term.

Then, for greater that is the description of determined objecto (and consequentemente the size of the word), it still will be able to grow more, and more, and more.

According to Telles Maria, assistant of the Department of Education of the Goethe Institute, exists an anecdote, that says to be the biggest word of the world “to donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaftkapitänskajütentürschlüsselanhänger” - what it would be equivalent the “chaveiro of the key of the door of the cabin of captain of the Company of Steam navegation Vapor of the Danube”.

But and if the chaveiro was blue with yellow small balls?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Dental implantation in the Eye

When Martin Jones if married has four years, it never imagined that one day would go to arrive to see the face of its wife. To the 42 years the constructor this blind person because of one industrial accident almostthe 10 years, but an implantation using one of its teeth was it made what it to enxergar again.
The procedure, carried through only 50 times that if beginning in the one in Great-Britain gave, uses the segment of the tooth as a support for a new lens enxertadas with pieces of its skin.
After the procedures, Martin came back to enxergar and there yes, it can see the face of its wife for the first time:
“It is wonderful and charming. She was incredible to see it for the first time. ”
It added: “When I discovered that I had a possibility to have my vision in return, the first person who I wanted to see age it.”
In this height already it was the eight years without its vision later that a hot white aluminum pipe blew up in its face in the work.
It had suffered burnings in 37% from its body and had its removed left eye.
The surgery was capable to save the right eye, exactly it not being able to enxergar through it.
All procedure requires the extration of an implanted tooth and in the eyelid covered for fabric. The tooth has that if to keep “living creature” so that it does not have rejection. One I break up of skin then is removed of the interior of the placed cheek and in the eye, where if it acquires its proper sanguineous suppliment gradually.

Dental implantation in the Eye

When Martin Jones if married has four years, it never imagined that one day would go to arrive to see the face of its wife. To the 42 years the constructor this blind person because of one industrial accident almostthe 10 years, but an implantation using one of its teeth was it made what it to enxergar again.
The procedure, carried through only 50 times that if beginning in the one in Great-Britain gave, uses the segment of the tooth as a support for a new lens enxertadas with pieces of its skin.
After the procedures, Martin came back to enxergar and there yes, it can see the face of its wife for the first time:
“It is wonderful and charming. She was incredible to see it for the first time. ”
It added: “When I discovered that I had a possibility to have my vision in return, the first person who I wanted to see age it.”
In this height already it was the eight years without its vision later that a hot white aluminum pipe blew up in its face in the work.
It had suffered burnings in 37% from its body and had its removed left eye.
The surgery was capable to save the right eye, exactly it not being able to enxergar through it.
All procedure requires the extration of an implanted tooth and in the eyelid covered for fabric. The tooth has that if to keep “living creature” so that it does not have rejection. One I break up of skin then is removed of the interior of the placed cheek and in the eye, where if it acquires its proper sanguineous suppliment gradually.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Zombie Blood, RDR vs MH:T, and Clive Barker

Misc: At the top of the agenda tonight, a first for Drinking Coffeecola - an energy drink review.


Called Zombie Blood, this green-tinged liquid comes inside a plastic squeeze bag made to look like the same sort of intravenous fluids pouch you'd see in a hospital or science lab. The flavor is described by the manufacturers as ‘Lifeless Lime’ and that sounds about right. I wouldn't say that it was really a refreshing citrus taste, but probably something more akin to an unfrozen Otter Pop. It's fairly sweet and has a little bit of a sugary bite going down. Interestingly, the beverage contains milk and soy ingredients although it's clear and not creamy at all.


I have to admit that I did have a little bit of hesitation before taking my first sip, but that was purely psychological on my part. I think I was a little afraid that it would taste like a joke drink; foul, or with some kind of hemoglobin tang to it, but that wasn't the case. After I was reassured that I didn't have to brace myself for a mouthful of yuck, it went down quickly. Within a few minutes, I did notice a jolt of energy (the drink contains caffeine, among other things) and the manufacturer states that it's good for up to four hours of energy.

…Whether that's enough to rouse the dead remains to be seen.

If you're interested, Zombie Blood goes for $3.99 per pouch, and is available at Fry’s, FYE, Hot Topic, a few other specialty stores, or online at this site.

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Games: There's been a strange turn of events this week.

I've been eagerly anticipating Red Dead Redemption for quite some time, and my copy finally arrived last Wednesday. I'm huge Western fan, and good Western games are incredibly few and far between, so it was dead center on my radar. I popped it in immediately upon arrival input about an hour into it before I had to go off and do other things. I thought I'd be totally on fire to get back to it ASAP, but here's that strange turn of events I mentioned:

As I was driving around taking care of some errands, my brain kept coming back to Monster Hunter Tri instead.

Since the last post, Tri has undergone something of a shift. The first six hours or so that I spent with it were pretty slow and tedious. Painful, really. However, I'm a fan of big monsters and an even bigger fan of killing them, so like I said before, I set my mind to sticking with it. Shockingly, the dedication paid off.


Don't get me wrong, there are still a ton of things that need fixing or changing from a critical perspective. The game is nowhere near what it should be in comparison to current standards and norms in development, but the niche subject matter has a great appeal to me personally, and the developers have wisely included some new tweaks to the formula that helped stave off the grinding I was afraid was coming.

For example, players eventually gain access to a small farm that can reproduce important bugs or plants that are necessary for item creation. Players also can employ a fishing boat to go and harvest fish for resources, or to hunt for treasure to boost the player's bank account. Both of these things require minimal effort once they’re unlocked, and are each a hell of a lot less painful than physically going out and collecting everything that's needed to craft weapons and armor. They are shortcuts, pure and simple, and Capcom was dead-on correct in adding them. Scouring FAQs has also provided some much-needed information shedding light on some of the game’s more obscure elements, as well.

The end result of all this is that playing Monster Hunter Tri has gone from being boring and painful to being slightly faster in pace and a bit more action-packed. It's still not what it could be (or even what I would want it to be) but I am glad to say that I have been able to enjoy the game more than I expected to. This might turn out all right, after all.

(Oh, and I haven’t been back to Red Dead yet.)

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Books: It’s been a while since I really dug into a good book, but I had a copy of Clive Barker's Galilee laying around, and just so happened to have a couple of hours to kill. Putting the two things together, that time flew by.

I'm not going to attempt to describe the book outside of saying that it's enormous in scope and details the history of a family descended from primordial beings. It would take me a series of posts to even begin to capture Barker's work in detail, so I'm going to leave it at that, and just say that it's infinitely more interesting than I've described.


I actually haven't met very many people who have read Barker's writing which is surprising, considering how well-known he is and how many of his texts have become films. More people know him thanks to the silver screen than the printed page I suppose, but if you haven't read any of his books, let me say that they probably aren't what you'd expect -- and I mean that in the best possible way. In fact, I don't think it's even accurate to classify Barker's work solely as Horror since they encapsulate so much more.

If you're in the mood for something incredibly detailed, literate, emotional, and yes, creepy and horrific at times, do yourself a favor and pick up a Barker book. He's easily one of my favorite authors, and after getting a few hundred pages into Galilee, I was chastising myself for having stayed away from his work for so long.

In the Moon he has light

The Solar System appeared from a Nebula (intent cloud of interstellar substance) Protosolar, that was a gas cloud and dust in slow rotation where through condensation of this cloud celestial granddaughters, moons and other bodies had appeared pla that had started to turn around the Sun.

The Moon also formed together with the planets, as well as them and as the Sun, it is approximately spherical.

The Sun has proper light as well as all the stars, the planets does not have proper light and is illuminated by the Sun, the Moon is as a planet and also it is illuminated by it. The Moon reflects the light of the Sun and is therefore we see that it to shine at night.

In the Moon he has light

The Solar System appeared from a Nebula (intent cloud of interstellar substance) Protosolar, that was a gas cloud and dust in slow rotation where through condensation of this cloud celestial granddaughters, moons and other bodies had appeared pla that had started to turn around the Sun.

The Moon also formed together with the planets, as well as them and as the Sun, it is approximately spherical.

The Sun has proper light as well as all the stars, the planets does not have proper light and is illuminated by the Sun, the Moon is as a planet and also it is illuminated by it. The Moon reflects the light of the Sun and is therefore we see that it to shine at night.

Power tools

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The powertools.us also has a well trained and prepared to deliver great customer service and technical sales support of products offered, will now meet the saws and see its main features:
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# Lock shaft for changing accessories
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# Use in joinery, carpentry, furniture factory, tapestries, installers, maintenance departments, construction.

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Power tools

If you are looking for quality materials at good prices and all the security you need and need to do their shopping without ever leaving your home, then come to powertools.us, only the power tools have everything you need in one place are several equipment choices, positioning itself firmly to the market and huge investments in infrastructure and inventory, the store offers a wide variety of products from the most respected brands in the market, meeting the expectations of customers and with a policy aggressive pricing, offering quality and fair price at the same time.

The powertools.us also has a well trained and prepared to deliver great customer service and technical sales support of products offered, will now meet the saws and see its main features:
# Shoe high-strength aluminum and low vibration
# Lock shaft for changing accessories
# Ball Bearings
# Helical Gears Sintered - durability
# Use in joinery, carpentry, furniture factory, tapestries, installers, maintenance departments, construction.

If you're in need of the drills powertools.us also has, in fact the powertools store is full of love genus of tools, then from now you know where to buy, come to powertools.us, you will have the best products, with sensational prices and better service.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Monster Hunter Tri - Is The Third Time The Charm?

Games: Started playing Monster Hunter Tri (Wii) today. I won a free copy in a contest via Twitter (Thanks GameZone!) so I had it on hand, otherwise I probably wouldn't have gotten around to it until summer, or even later.



Why not? Well, if You've been keeping an eye on retail shelves, you might have noticed that there are an absurd amount of games coming out lately. I'm not talking about off-season shovelware stuff, I'm talking big-name, big-recognition titles. With all of these things to play and review, the usual slow period enabling me to go through the backlog and catch up on older things just hasn't materialized. I really hope things cool off over the next few months, though. If this pace keeps up and my backlog keeps growing at its current rate, I'll be able to sustain my gameplay habits until sometime in 2024 without ever buying another game.

Anyway, Monster Hunter Tri.

Back when Monster Hunter first appeared on the PS2, I can remember seeing one of the first trailers for it a few months before the game hit. At the time, it was utterly mindblowing and promised potential that players had only dreamed of. Even today, the trailer still looks extremely exciting and full of action.

Check it out, if you've got a minute or two.

Unfortunately, the reality did not match up to the level of action in that trailer. Stiff controls, a very steep difficulty curve and heavy emphasis on grinding for resources flew in the face of the tone set in that trailer, and I quit the game in disappointment pretty quickly. That said, the trailer never left my mind and I would often wonder when developers would tackle something like it.

Many have come close, or at least skirted it. Shadow of the Colossus is one that shares the scale, although not quite the same level of balls-out-ish-ness that's implied. (And don't get me wrong, I loves me some SotC. This isn't a criticism.) Closer to what I was craving was Lost Planet, oddly enough, also from Capcom. The scale was great, it added mecha to the mix, and in general I was pretty satisfied with it, although it did not have the same fantasy- medieval tone. Despite these titles and a few others that have similar themes, none quite scratched the itch that the idea of Monster Hunter instilled in me. It's kind of absurd when you think about it, since the game that inspired this desire didn't even live up to the promise itself.


Now we come to Tri, the most recent (third) game in the series.

Despite having a deep suspicion that it was going to be more of the same, I was thrilled when I won the Twitter contest. I immediately began hoping against hope that Capcom had revamped the formula enough to win me over and finally provide the monster hunting experience I've been after. After putting in a few hours today I can say that it definitely feels better than it was, but I can't shake the feeling that I'm headed towards disappointment again.

Putting all issues about the Wii’s hardware aside, the game still relies heavily on menus and resource procurement/management. For something seemingly all about giant swords and enormous reptiles, there's an awful lot of emphasis put on collecting things and leveling up equipment. Don't get me wrong, I'm no stranger to this stuff, but this all strikes me as a bizarrely disparate relationship between the reality of the game and its image. My eyes are telling me that this should be a high-octane, intense and action-packed title, but my hands are telling me that I'm mining for iron ore, farming small monsters for their pelts, and searching for rare mushrooms.


I certainly haven't given up yet and I will say that it was an enormous relief to get past the extended tutorial phase and start doing quests proper… tackling groups of large lizards and finally getting knee-deep in some combat was extremely welcome even if the action still feels completely stilted and slow. However, I'm starting to wonder how long it'll be before I hit a wall and need to straight-up grind in order to progress. I desperately want to like this game and finally be able to enjoy the kind of adventure Monster Hunter eternally promises, but I'm thinking that maybe, just maybe, I'm headed for another heartbreak again.

We are not entirely human

Geneticistas had said in the thursday, after examining the DNA of hundreds of bacteria that inhabit the organism of the man, thatwe are not perhaps total human.

Bacteria are so important for functions as digestion and system imunológico that perhaps can be considered really simbióticos organisms - that is, that they have a relation of mutual dependence with another species -, according to article published in the edition of friday of the Science magazine.

The study of native bacteria of the human organism it can supply important tracks on illnesses, nutrition, obesidade and the functioning of medicines, in accordance with the team of the Institute of Genômica Research (TIGR, in the acronym in English), of Maryland (U.S.A.).

“We are of certain form as an amalgam, a mixture of bacteria and cells human beings. Some estimates say that 90% of the cells in our body in the truth are bacteria”, said Steven Gill, former-researcher of the TIGR and now scientist of the University of the State of New York, for telephone.

“We are total dependents of this microbiana population for our well-being. A change inside of this population, frequent taking to the absence or presence of beneficial microbes, can unchain effect in the metabolism and the development of illnesses as intestinais inflammations.”

It has much time the scientists know that at least 50% of excrements human beings they are constituted of bacteria. They start to colonize the intestine and cólon shortly after the birth, and the adults load up to 100 trillions of microbes, of more than a thousand species.

They are not alone there of hitchhiking. They help the human beings to also digest what they eat, some vitamins, sugars and staple fibres. Also they synthecize vitamins that the people by itself do not obtain to produce.

“The human beings had evolved during millions of years with these bacteria, and them they carry through essential functions”, said Gill.

The scientists sequenciaram the DNA found in excrements donated for three adults. They had discovered that great part was the genetic material of bacteria.

They had compared the genetic sequências with the ones of known bacteria and with the human genome, and had discovered that this call microbioma of cólon ¿ the addition of the genetic material of the thick intestine ¿ includes 60 a thousand genes more than, the double of the found one in the human genome.

“Of all the sequências of DNA in the material, only of 1 5% were not bacterial”, said Gill. “We are surpresos.”

They had also found a archaea number surprising, or archaebactérias, that are genetically different of the bacteria, but also are unicellular organisms, normally found in environments with extreme conditions, as thermal sources.

The givers were adult healthful, that had not taken antibiotic in the period of one year, therefore this type of medicine disturb the bacteria of the body.

Gill said that its team now intends to make a comparison with the intestinais bacteria of diverse people.

“The ideal study it would be to compare 20, 30 people of different ethnic origins, different diets, if they drink, they smoke, and so on, because I find that it will have differences notables”, affirmed Gill.

The next study, according to researcher, goes to lean over itself on the bacteria of the mouth, where it has at least 800 species.

We are not entirely human

Geneticistas had said in the thursday, after examining the DNA of hundreds of bacteria that inhabit the organism of the man, thatwe are not perhaps total human.

Bacteria are so important for functions as digestion and system imunológico that perhaps can be considered really simbióticos organisms - that is, that they have a relation of mutual dependence with another species -, according to article published in the edition of friday of the Science magazine.

The study of native bacteria of the human organism it can supply important tracks on illnesses, nutrition, obesidade and the functioning of medicines, in accordance with the team of the Institute of Genômica Research (TIGR, in the acronym in English), of Maryland (U.S.A.).

“We are of certain form as an amalgam, a mixture of bacteria and cells human beings. Some estimates say that 90% of the cells in our body in the truth are bacteria”, said Steven Gill, former-researcher of the TIGR and now scientist of the University of the State of New York, for telephone.

“We are total dependents of this microbiana population for our well-being. A change inside of this population, frequent taking to the absence or presence of beneficial microbes, can unchain effect in the metabolism and the development of illnesses as intestinais inflammations.”

It has much time the scientists know that at least 50% of excrements human beings they are constituted of bacteria. They start to colonize the intestine and cólon shortly after the birth, and the adults load up to 100 trillions of microbes, of more than a thousand species.

They are not alone there of hitchhiking. They help the human beings to also digest what they eat, some vitamins, sugars and staple fibres. Also they synthecize vitamins that the people by itself do not obtain to produce.

“The human beings had evolved during millions of years with these bacteria, and them they carry through essential functions”, said Gill.

The scientists sequenciaram the DNA found in excrements donated for three adults. They had discovered that great part was the genetic material of bacteria.

They had compared the genetic sequências with the ones of known bacteria and with the human genome, and had discovered that this call microbioma of cólon ¿ the addition of the genetic material of the thick intestine ¿ includes 60 a thousand genes more than, the double of the found one in the human genome.

“Of all the sequências of DNA in the material, only of 1 5% were not bacterial”, said Gill. “We are surpresos.”

They had also found a archaea number surprising, or archaebactérias, that are genetically different of the bacteria, but also are unicellular organisms, normally found in environments with extreme conditions, as thermal sources.

The givers were adult healthful, that had not taken antibiotic in the period of one year, therefore this type of medicine disturb the bacteria of the body.

Gill said that its team now intends to make a comparison with the intestinais bacteria of diverse people.

“The ideal study it would be to compare 20, 30 people of different ethnic origins, different diets, if they drink, they smoke, and so on, because I find that it will have differences notables”, affirmed Gill.

The next study, according to researcher, goes to lean over itself on the bacteria of the mouth, where it has at least 800 species.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Label Daddy Supports the Tim Horton Childrens Foundation

Label Daddy is donating 20% of sales now until midnight June 2nd to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation to help send kids to camp. Here's how...

One of the perks of being the Label Daddy Mommy is that I get to bring the attention of Label Daddy to some great people within Canada, where I am from (did you know the "mommy" was Canadian? Now you do!) As I was explaining to Label Daddy Scott, Tim Hortons in Canada is well....truly Canadian. You won't meet a Canadian who doesn't at least like Tim Hortons but most, like me, will call themselves a coffee addict (double, double please!)

Every year, on June 2nd, Tim Hortons stores across Canada (and now the US) have what they call Camp Day! Here is the info from the Tim Hortons website:

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 is a special day for Tim Hortons Store Owners, staff and customers. It's Camp Day! Camp Day is the one day a year when Tim Hortons Store Owners across Canada and the United States donate every penny from coffee sales to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation. In 2009, Camp Day raised more than $9.4 million CDN ($8.5 million U.S.)

Every penny from every single cup of Tim Hortons coffee sold on June 2nd goes directly towards the Tim Horton Children's Foundation (charity profile here), helping to send children to camp!

This is when the light bulb went off in my head - Label Daddy loves kids and camping (our Camp Packs are one of our best sellers!) I spoke with Label Daddy Scott and we have a fabulous way that you all can help support the Tim Horton Children's Foundation.


Starting TODAY and running all the way until midnight on June 2nd, Label Daddy will donate 20% (!!!!!) of their sales to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation, helping to send children to camp this summer! In order to donate with your order you need to enter code "campday" at checkout when prompted for a discount code. That will automatically mark 20% of your payment to go this foundation.

20% of an order of Camp Pack labels is $10! 20% of an order of Zipper Tags is $4.99! Just like that, your order will help kids (love that!) AND, Label Daddy is extending their free shipping up to midnight June 2nd for this promotion!

Of course, don't forget that Label Daddy is the only label company that offers official licensed Disney icons including favorites like Disney Princesses, Toy Story, Hannah Montana, Jonas and more! We are also the only company that offers laminated labels, ensuring they won't smudge or smear when coming into contact with lotion, sunscreen, etc. like other labels may if unprotected.

So, if you have been considering ordering Camp Pack labels this summer, School Pack labels for this fall, Zipper Tags for jackets and shoes or anything at all, please remember to use "campday" when you check out and help send a child to camp this summer through the Tim Horton Children's Foundation.

THANK YOU SO MUCH LABEL DADDY for your generosity!

Organization = Sanity


Mom-blogger Karen at 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires has to be an organized mama. With a 6 year old and 3 year old twins (gaaaaaaah!) she has no choice! Organization = sanity.


Karen was sent our Extra Small Clothing Labels for her son and Zipper Tags for the twins. Check out her full review here and while visiting, enter to win 1 of our Camp Pack of Labels to start your summer out right (and a little more sane).

Thanks Karen for the great review and all the pictures, we love seeing our labels put to work!


Monday, May 17, 2010

Zipper Tags for Hand-Me-Downs

Mom vs the boys

Canadian mommy blogger Jennifer at Mom vs. The Boys had a dilemma. With 3 boys, surely they would be sharing at least some of the same items that are handed down. How do you label items that are shared? One option is to use your last name; however, Jennifer decided to use Zipper Tags customized with her eldest's name. That way, the tags could be easily removed from the backpack, lunch bag, pencil case, jacket and more.

Check out the full review here, and enter to win your own set of Zipper Tags while you're there!


Summer Dresses Fashion

Warm season is knocking the door and bringing the summer fashion with us. Lot of choices are again here for color and style of dresses. But if you ask me I will say white is best option for summer. Short white summer dress is always a right pick up in hot season. It make you feel cool , simple but fashionable through the big summer day. Let go throught same summer dresses.

1.Ravishing Ruffled Hem Summer Dress





2.Ladies Short White Summer Dress






3.Ideal Bow Style Pleated Summer Dress






4.Grecian Style Layered Dress






5.Gorgeous sequined beach summer dress in white color





6. Exclusive Sash Styled Summer Dress





7. Dresses Women Short Elastic Cuffs Chiffon Dress






8. Summer Dresses 2010 : Cute Short Strapless Dress






9. Angelic A-Line Summer Dress