February 9th, 2011

Adventure before dementia

Stargate SG1 (Seaon 8) Icons

Oh no - not more icons, I can hear you saying!!  Well I had a few sets to get through and with being busy next week, I have wanted to get them done ... so have been busy.  Anyway, it keeks my mind off what's coming!

This set were done for round 5 of season20in20 and I used Stargate SG1 Season 8 as my theme.

Here are the 3 teasers -

Stargate season 8 - Round 5 Season 20       Stargate season 8 - Round 5 Season 20        Stargate season 8 - Round 5 Season 20

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James - I'm a fan

2011 - Day 40

I said I was trying to take my mind off next week - so this is where I have been spending a lot of time ... and will be for much of today, as well.

2011 - 40

The programme open is GIMP ... but it doesn't cover other icons, as I only have 2 on my desktop!!

Anyone spot a slight theme in my surrounding articles????

James - drinking water at gig

Water .... Or Coke ... You Decide

I have just received this by e-mail ... the next time someone offers you a drink of water or Coke Cola ... think of these facts .... and decide which you'll have!



#1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.   (Likely applies to half the world population)

#2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is mistaken for hunger.

#3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as 3%.

#4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.

#5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

#6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

#7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.

#8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%., and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water you should drink every day?


#1. In many states the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.

#2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke and it will be gone in two days.

#3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the 'real thing' sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.

#4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.

#5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.

#6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

#7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake.   Thirty minutes before ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.

#8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke into the load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains It will also clean road haze from your

I will admit I've cleaned brass by placing it in cheepo Cola ... easy!


#1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid.  It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric  acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis.

#2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup! (the concentrate) the commercial trucks must use a hazardous Material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.

#3. The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean engines of the trucks for about 20 years!

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