Monday, May 30, 2011

Thanks SyFy Channel

Thanks to the SyFy Channel for this weekend's Star Trek movie marathon.
Captain Kirk saved the Enterprise, destroyed the Enterprise, got at least two new Enterprises, imperiled his friends then saved his friends, and, finally, saved the Earth. In true Star Trek fashion they killed off Captain Kirk, but at least they did it while he risked his life to save the day. 

Kudos to Mr. Spock, the guy who made science cool, and who taught us kids that being a loner with lots of baggage and personality quirks was somehow okay.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Renaissance master Leonardo Da Vinci 1452-1519

Female Head 

French painter Paul Gauguin 1848-1903

Gauguin was a Post-Impressionist and a Primitivist, and was a companion of Van Gogh. He is known for his paintings of of Tahiti and its women, with whom he was very familiar. He died of syphilis and hard living at age 54.

Goin' to the pool

This 1,000-yard long, 20-acre saltwater lagoon is located at the San Alfonso del Mar resort at Algarrobo, Chile. The Guinness Book of World Records named it the biggest pool in the world. It holds 66 million gallons of water, took five years to build, cost nearly $1 billion, and the annual maintenance will be $2 million.

Saturday morning arts and crafts

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Friday is Don't Fry Day

Memorial Weekend is the start of the tanning season in Ohio, and the National Council on Skin Cancer has teamed up with the Environmental Protection Agency to bring you Don't Fry Friday and the SunWise program.

To avoid skin cancer:
Sit in the shade when possible
Use a sun-blocking umbrella
Wear protective clothing like a shirt
Wear a tightly woven, wide-brim hat
Avoid exposure between the peak hours of 10-4
Wear sunglasses with UVA/UVB protection
Apply liberal amounts of sunscreen and apply it often

Don't Fry Day reminds us that sunscreen alone can not prevent cancer.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Serious wind

That's some serious wind over a long time!
I wonder what life lessons we can learn from this.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Perfect for hermits like me

I may have to get this doormat.

A pool fit for the royals

The Royal Couple are honeymooning on one of the Seychelles
islands off the southeastern coast of Africa, near Madagascar. 

In honor of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, we
commence our summer swimming pool series with a 
beautiful infinity pool located at a Seychelles resort. Cheers.