Sarah Palin Grilled by Fargo Marge

Sarah Palin ... puppet extraordinaireThis is WAY too funny! Loving the third degree from Fargo Police Chief Marge Gunderson in ‘interviewing’ Sarah Palin … crisis and the little man.
“Ya sure, yew betcha. I can see Russia from my front porch as well, no kidding!”
Click here for the YouTube video.

I wish that we had cable so that I could savour the squirm-factor on tonight’s Saturday Night Live debate do-over. Tina Fey did such a bang-up job on the first round with the SNL ‘Governor Palin and Senator Clinton addressing the nation’ skit. You can see it here

Top Ten Father’s Day Movies

As posted on Kaboose, Jane Louise Boursaw picks her top 10 favourite Father’s Day movies. Click on the movie title link to see a YouTube video … hope that you enjoy!!

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
When eccentric single-dad Caractacus Potts invents a revolutionary car, a foreign government becomes interested and will do anything to get their hands on it.

Father of the Bride
George and Nina Banks are the parents of young Annie, whose journey from girlhood to womanhood has seemed oh so short. She’s just about ready to head down the aisle, which has George shaking in his sneakers.

Paper Moon
Newly orphaned Addie temporarily falls into the care of small-time con artist Moses Pray when he gives her a lift to her aunt’s house. Turns out she’s the better grifter and he’s not such a loner.

Mr. Mom
When Jack loses his job, he and wife Caroline decide that he’ll stay home with the kids while she goes off to work. Oh, if he only knew what he was getting into…

National Lampoon’s Vacation
Chaos ensues when the Griswold family embarks on a cross-country road trip to the Wally World theme park.

Field of Dreams
An Iowa corn farmer hears voices in his head commanding him to build a baseball diamond in his fields. Once he does the Chicago Black Sox show up to play, including one very special player.

About a Boy
Hugh Grant plays a London hipster who passes himself off as a single dad to meet women—sure of his ability to say buh-bye when they talk commitment. But his bachelorhood is in jeopardy when he meets 12-year-old Marcus (Nicholas Hoult) and his hippie mom (Toni Collette).

Three Men and a Baby
Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left on their step by one of the guy’s girlfriends.

Gil and Karen Buckmans are your average Midwestern couple, dealing with high-stress jobs and estranged relatives, all the while raising their kids to be good people. And somehow, they never lose their sense of humor – especially Gil.

#1 (One of my top picks as well!)
The Pursuit of Happyness
uring a string of bad luck, single dad Chris Gardner finds himself living in shelters and eating at soup kitchens, all the while telling his son that even though times are hard, he’ll always be there for him.

Fragrance and body care products

deadly artificial fragrancesHaving just completed an aromatherapy course, I am very interested to learn about scent in the products I buy, whether it be natural or artificial (and to be honest, I am making most of my own face and body care products now with the base ingredients being as pure, natural and organic as possible). How often do we stop to think about the tantalizing smell in our air fresheners, body care products, cleaning products? More often than not, scents in our environment are chemicals.

Did you know that the cosmetics industry can put any chemical into a product’s “fragrance” without showing it on the ingredients list?!! Enviroblog, a blog focussing on the environmental connections to public health, states that:

A major loophole in FDA’s federal law lets manufacturers of products like shampoo, lotion, and body wash include nearly any ingredient in their products under the name “fragrance” without actually listing the chemical.

This however, is just the tip of the iceburg! Check out the Dr Bronner website to read about the lawsuit that they have “against Major ‘Organic’ Cheater Brands: offending Companies claim “Organic” or “Organics” on their labels, when in fact the main cleansing ingredients are based on conventional agricultural and/or petrochemical material”. I was quite surprised at the list of offenders, named as: Estee Lauder, Stella McCartney’s CARE, Ecocert and OASIS, Jason, Avalon, Nature’s Gate, Kiss My Face, Juice, Giovanni, Head, Desert Essence, and Ikove.

Gutsy or just plane crazy??!!

Without a harness, I haven’t a clue how the tandem master managed to hook on to this guy. Death wish or just plane stupid?!
If you look closely to the very beginning of the video, it looks like a ‘Red Bull’ stunt / commercial. IMO, no amount of cash or fame or notoriety is worth that, if things were to go wrong. And with only seconds to ‘get it right’, I personally think it’s foolish and irresponsible. Guess that’s why I won’t be earning the big bucks as a stunt woman.

Hippo Adventures In Africa

“The Hippo kills more humans in Africa more than any wild mammal.”

Quite the testament that I am still alive and thriving on this planet, having personally encountered a Hippopotamus in the wild while performing aqua aerobics in Lake Malawi, about 15 years ago. If someone had told me that I would be playfully dancing with ‘Hyacinth Hippo’ {lovingly dedicated to Walt Disney’s Fantasia} in 4 feet of water — a heart-attack in the making truly for those more informed — I would have laughed hysterically in disbelief, especially with knowing how murderous Hippos are!

Cleaning Your Home Naturally!

Dr Mercola has a really good article here.

The cleaner your home is, the unhealthier it may be, because of toxic cleaning products made from petroleum-based chemicals.

To clean with natural products all you need is:
* Baking soda
* Vinegar
* Borax
* Hydrogen peroxide
* Liquid castile soap
* Organic essential oils (optional)
* Mixing bowls
* Spray bottles
* Micro fiber cloths
* Vodka (optional)