Archive for August 2008

Turn Your World Around

This showed up as a request in my email this morning.  I checked out the site and it looks really promising.  Best of luck to you Tara!! I wanted to tell you about Tara Suri, a teen who has truly made a difference. Galvanized by sexism and poverty, at the age of thirteen, Tara founded…

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National Women’s History Museum

Just discovered this site for the National Women’s History Museum.  What a great opportunity we have to make this happen.  Click the link below to contact your Congressional representative today! Give Women’s History a Home Next to the National Mall In a year when many women have made history, Members of Congress have the opportunity…

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Moving Past Your Mistakes

I ran across this fantastic article by former Pets.com CEO Julie Wainright.  It’s called Five Life-Changing Mistakes and How I Moved On and it’s worth the read. Bookmark it.  Here’s an excerpt: I would like to tell you that I was down but not out. That I just brushed myself off and got on with…

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How Much is Your Underwear Worth?

At a waterpark recently, my family and I reached the top of the biggest water slide to be greeted by a nice looking teenage boy wearing nothing but a pair of crocs and swim trunks.  Oh and underwear.  You couldn’t miss it – the waistband was pulled at least 3 inches above the top of…

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American Girl Place Rocks

My husband and I took our girls to the American Girl Place a couple weeks ago as part of our vacation. Let me preface this post by saying I like American Girl for their books and movies, but I am not a fan of dolls and frilly outfits.  And I really don’t like the color…

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Women Will Be Responsible for World Peace

Check out this snapshot of two women from warring countries celebrating their victories in the 10-meter airgun event at the 2008 Olympics.  Natalia Paderina of Russia (left) and Nino Salukvadze of Georgia linked arms and smiled for the crowds yesterday, even though their home countries are at war.

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Girls Can’t Throw the Discus

Ah yes, the Olympics have started and here I am still trying to finish up the track and field designs for my shop.  Today I’m adding the discus thrower (what is the correct terminology for this event?).  I remember trying to throw the discus in jr. high track, but being short and petite, I lacked…

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Most Tattooed Lady

While visiting Canada last week, we stopped at the Guinness World Record museum. Thought this would be an interesting addition to my last post. The plaque below the display reads: Strip Artist Krystyne Kolorfulof Alberta, Canada has 95% of her body’s surface tattooed.  It took over 10 years to complete and cost $15,000 USD. Julia…

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How Would You Brand Yourself?

On my recent vacation, as I was churned through the throngs of people at amusement parks and tourist traps, I couldn’t help but notice the number of folks sporting a variety of interesting ink designs.  I’m neither for or against permanently inking oneself, but I have to admit I wonder sometimes what would posses people…

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