Friday, October 20, 2006

A lot of people think that an artificial flower arrangements is a very stupid idea. They do not see any value at all in silk flowers, arguing that half of the fun of flowers is that there are vibrant and alive. Although a real flower bouquet has a lot of drawbacks, such as wilting, requiring care, lasting only a short period of time, and eventually getting flower petals all over the floor, these people still think that all of the inconvenience is worth it, because they see no worth in artificial flowers. But in my opinion, this type of snobbery is silly. The point of flowers, after all, is to cheer you up. The only difference between real flowers in artificial flowers, as far as I am concerned, is that artificial flowers can do this for a whole lot longer.
Of course, artificial flowers do not look quite like real flowers, but they have gotten better and better. As far as I can tell, there are many people out there who can not tell the difference when you see it. They look at an artificial flower arrangements and be quite sure that it is the real deal. Until, that is, they look very closely at it and discover that the flowers are actually artificial flowers. Often, the only thing that tips people off to the fact that they are looking at artificial flowers, is the absence of the mess that characterizes a real bouquet. They will notice that there is no water in the face, or that there are no flower petals on the ground. If this is the biggest difference between real flowers and artificial flowers, I think that the choice is clear. After all, who needs all of that mess and bother, when it can be so easily avoided?
Nowadays, I will never send a real flower arrangement to someone when they seem to be feeling down. I almost always send artificial flowers instead. While real flowers will make them feel better for a little while and then dies slowly, making a mess all over the floor, artificial flowers will last forever. They will continue to provide joy and happiness, lighting up the room and increasing the cheer in good spirits of all who are inside of it. Although artificial flowers do not have the romantic qualities of real flowers, they do have one quality that really goes far to characterize true love: they last for ever and ever.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Every woman I know has a bathroom scale in her house. I think this may be a bad idea because the bathroom is one room that you are sure to use everyday and if there is a bathroom scale in it, you may feel tempted to weigh yourself every single day. Your weight fluctuates every day and hopping on a bathroom scale may disappoint you more often than not. I think it may be a good idea for all of us girls to go throw out those bathroom scales right now.
Having a bathroom scale may not be a completely bad idea although I think it breeds more disappointment than anything else. Many women have a complex about their weight and always feel as if their’s is too high. If you find yourself weighing yourself every day and being disappointed by the results, it may be time for you to get rid of your bathroom scale for good.
Being too obsessed about your weight can be harmful in many different ways. There is a wide variety of mental and emotional effects that weight and body image can have on a woman. Society and media puts a lot of pressure on women to be perfect. Even though we realize that these expectations are unrealistic and usually impossible, we still subject ourselves to the criticisms of ourselves and others when it comes to our bodies.
Instead of hopping on your bathroom scale every day to check your weight, you should keep in mind that the number is not that important. People are getting taller and bigger because of evolution. If you look back a hundred years to the average size of a woman, you would look like an Amazon in comparison. You should try to keep in mind that your health and level of fitness is much more important than anything your bathroom scale has to say.
If you weigh 150 pounds or more but you are toned, strong, and healthy, the number shouldn't matter at all. I know a lot of women wish that they weighed the same as emaciated models even though they realize that being underweight is just as unhealthy as being overweight. If you find yourself being obsessed about your weight and checking the number more often than once a week, it's time to get rid of the bathroom scale.
I mentioned the effects of our physical evolution but had not yet talked about our mental evolution. I think that an important part of our mental evolution should be healthy and realistic expectations for ourselves and our children. It is important that we do not pass on our obsession with being skinny and perfect to future generations. Our main goal must be the health and happiness of our children and weeding out ideals that are practically impossible to obtain will help ensure the psychological well-being of those who are to come.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Open Source Content Management System CMS
HotcakesCMS is a NZ developed Content Management System -CMS for use in simple websites to ecommerce. Its primary goal is to provide a simple to use interface for small and medium business users. Features include layout, CSS, menus, freight etc.
I love the Internet. Now, when I say that I'm not talking about the way I love my wife, or anything like that. My love for cyberspace runs much deeper. She's truly there for me whenever I need her. Okay, I'll shut up about that now. Besides, my wife may read this, and then I'd be dead meat. Anyway, do want to know what I love about the World-Wide-Web? It's the utter convenience of it all. I mean if you really think about it, you really won't find better or more handy options than you find on the web. Furthermore, this applies to so many different things. Whether you're paying bills online, ordering a pizza from the local Italian restaurant, or just surfing for new clothes, it's all a breeze and at your very fingertips. Oh, and wait; here is the best part of all; web-stores always accept credit cards online. This is outstanding! After all, it's virtually all we use these days.
What doesn't accept credit cards online? I'll answer that one; nothing. I don't care what you're searching or shopping around for, you can most likely use your credit card to buy it. Okay, okay, so there may be a few shops that prefer a money order or paypal. I have seen about two of these so far. Let me reassure you that they are few and far between. Besides, you can always set up a paypal account and enter your credit card information. This gives you the secure option of paying with paypal and having it pulled directly from your credit card. I told you basically anyone and everyone accept credit cards online. One thing about paypal though, that you may not care for is the fee process. For example, if you receive money via paypal, they will take about 3 percent of it. As far as sending money goes, I don't think you lose anything. That's always good! I for one use a paypal account all the time because it's just so darn simple to operate, and funds are received instantly.
Are you looking for some we-stores who accept credit cards online? Ha, you won't be looking very long. Most of them even accept all major credit cards, which makes it truly easy for you, the buyer. Browse through thousands of websites in search of all your favorite products. Most have secure sites that accept credit cards online without the risk of a third party viewing your information. That's imperative in this day and age.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Announcement of a new digital printing services site I thought had lots of good information on printing and printers and of course great deals on digital printing services
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