The windsheild aka me

So to catch up on what happened while  I was ‘gone’

-slashed my ear (thank goodness didn’t need stitches or I would’ve needed major psychiatrical therapy- in addition)

-almost got a ticket (thank goodness the guy next to me was going faster)

– Almost failed my test I forgot about (thank goodness I had enough will power and got up extra early to study)

– Almost forgot my oral report- while standing in front of the class, due to a professor snapping like a pencil, because I asked if I could go next.

I am noticing a pattern.

One that seems a little hard to miss.

Close shaves at every corner. At every angle. Wherever I go.

Some days you are the fly other times you are the windshield.

Sunday I was the fly.

Today, the windshield.

I like being the windshield, waaaaay better.

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The theoretical

You know what got me thinking about theories?

Well it started off my sister had a baby and came to my house to stay for the first little while. The first half hour the baby slept it –that was when we admired the baby’s small features and marveled at his cuteness.

Then came the first thin wail, the poor baby needed a diaper change. The poor mother, was a new mother and completely unaware of how this should proceed.

When someone volunteered the mother sat on the couch watching with big eyes. Just as the diaper was opened the baby obviously got cold and the next thing I knew was everything in the vicinity got a little shower. The baby got his face wet and all the bystanders began shrieking. The mother panicked. I wiped the baby down calmed the mother and volunteer (who was supposed to change the diaper.)I finished up.

The baby began shrieking incessantly. My younger sister turned to me and said, “The baby has such a sad cry I would feel terrible if the baby was truly sad. I mean what did he do to deserve this?”

“What do you mean?” I demanded, “of course he is sad. I mean the poor kid- is cold!”

“Nope. He isn’t.” she said happily.

I raised my eyebrows. “How do you know?”

“My teacher told me that – he is not sad. He just cries because it’s an instinct.”

I looked at her and was about to tell her what I thought of that. Then I realized that is one way she can cope with his crying. I was quiet.

Then something struck me. There can be a million and one theories that can’t be proved or disproved.

I can make up a few:

  • What we dream when we dream is there’s another part of ourselves in a different universe where our dreams are reality and in that world we dream of our reality in this world and try to make sense of it. (haha suckers- try to disprove this!)
  • Babies are all born the same but because every second of ones life has an impact that shapes ones future and how you will turn out. Genetics do not effect your cognitive abilities until a year and a half to two years.

(Or this!)

  • There are no about  personality types only different variations fluctuating between our parents, peers (meaning their parents) and what we are exposed to.

(This theory annoys me! )

  • There are some people that will never get into trouble no matter what they do, because before they were born they made a deal with some higher authority and they’re set for life. Unfortunately the average person doesn’t get this opportunity.

(Hey so totally unfair- I demand and more rights!)

  • When babies cry they are switched into another babies body. This only applies to a baby under four months.

(So you are not you, unless you cried an awful lot and were eventually switched back)

  • You have theories that you made up to cope with various things, and you have never contended.

(This one is highly probable)

Then there are those theories that are proven are simply common sense (okay fine most of them anyways – not like quantum physics but in general things  like boyles law)

I like these theories, they are mostly disturbing and hard to disprove. Feel free to comment and add your own theory.

Creative things to do with Records

Records!

I don’t even think the average college student knows what this even is. So I will explain – records are the thing they used before tapes were. Oh dear -that definitely did not explain it very well. It was what was used before CDs were around – good heavens- I have a feeling that just made things worse.

Never mind- ask your grandparents.

  •        Make a bowl! Place the record over a hard bowl that can go in the oven or a  tomato sauce can  and put it in the over on 400 degrees, when it has taken the shape of a bowl take it out. (less than a minute) Ta-da you have a cool bowl!

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  • Make a dessert stand. Take three records the bottom one should be the largest one, the second one a little smaller (cut it to size – or if you have smaller records use those).Take candlesticks and heavy duty magnets. Place the magnets on the bottom and top of each of the candlesticks so they hold everything in place. The order: bottom- largest record with a magnet on the underside, and on the middle of it, then a candlestick with a magnet on top and a smaller record placed on top. It looks so unique!
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Wall- Art

  • Make a mirror to hang on your wall. Buy a smaller (but not too small) round mirror, cut the inside of the record out- and hot-glue-gun the mirror behind the black record. Looks super amazing. (Oh- and attach a string – any type that would be strong enough to hold it in place secure it with hot-glue-gun )
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Note : for a slight variation you can use it for a picture frame!

  • The awesome-est butterflies- you can decorate a whole wall with them- it looks simply splendid. Trace a butterfly shape on the records surface and put in the oven on 400 for less than a minute (45 seconds) when it has somewhat cooled but is still highly malleable cut the butterfly. Then bend it in half so it gives off a 3-D sort of look.
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  • Buy a canvas and use 3 different shades of one color paint. (like lavender , purple, and deep eggplant. Tip: you can buy the darkest and a white—mix!) . Make it begin on one side as the lightest stop a third of the way through and use the medium dark color stop 2/3rd the way through and for the last little bit use the darkest color. Now- put the record in a paper shopping bag (the shop right kind works great) and use a hammer and bang it – don’t smash too hard since you need all the pieces to be able to be put back together . (We absolutely can-not have a humpty-dumpty situation).  Hot glue-gun the pieces together so you can have the circle –still circle shaped but lying on a super cool canvas.
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  • A bracelet- bake the record in the oven (you guessed it) 400 for less than a minute (do it on a can) When its highly malleable but not too hot cut it in the shape of a strip. You can put a cool design in the front – you can make it out of staples if that floats your boat. Even just making little holes in are are =Remarkable!
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  • An earring holder. Take a blow torch to use as a heat source (for a few seconds and don’t touch it to the record, you can use a candle if you want) and use needles or a skewer to make identical  holes for the earring.
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Good luck! Let me know how it goes!!

(btw please do not hold me responsible for writing some things which are possibly hazardous stuff)

Magnesium Deficiency

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My head has become scrambled. Fatigue has overwhelmed me, partly because I haven’t been able to sleep due to insomnia.  My brain has become fuzzy, hazy and unclear. I couldn’t follow a clear train of thought. And  I began to have random migraines.

Driving, I usually love putting on music. I don’t put it on low either – but the noise began to annoy me.

Everything began to stress me.

I really did not know what to do with myself.

I tried doing exercise but it simply made me more tired.

I felt like I lost my mojo, my sense of self and it was driving me crazy.

Over the weekend I sat on my couch looking very pale and slightly out of it.

Everyone that knows me asked me what was wrong since no one sees me just sitting there! I am not a very sitting there type of person. Really not! I told them ‘nothing.’ In a quiet tone of voice.

They kept on asking – repeatedly.

Some tried to make me happy by doing small favors and by just being nice.

Nothing helped.

I was thinking that maybe I was a little burnt out from school and work and the like and that was what was making me so out of it. Obviously vacationing was a necessity. But I couldn’t seem to muster up enough energy to do any intense research to make plans.

I did not feel like eating. I couldn’t sleep. And my constant headaches were making me dizzy.

Then I began a lucid moment which made me think I may be depressed. But I am not that type and exercise is supposed to help. I didn’t.

I began doing some research.

Intense research and this is what I discovered:

A magnesium deficiency would cause the following:

§  Inability to sleep or insomnia

§  Irritability

§  Sensitivity to noise

§  Mental disturbances

§  Anxiety, depression or restlessness

§  Muscle soreness or spasms

§  High levels of stress

§  Headaches

§  Heart “flutters” or palpitations

§  Fatigue or unusual tiredness

§  Coldness in extremities

§  Fuzzy brain or difficulty concentrating

§  Allergies and sensitivities

§  Lack of appetite

§  Back pain

§  Body odor

§  Bad short term memory

§  Poor coordination

§  Carbohydrate cravings

§  Constipation

§  Frequent cavities or poor dental health

What clinched it were my cavities – I had just gone to the dentist and was horrified that even though I really take good care of my teeth the amount of cavities I had was unbelievable.

My research uncovered something else very interesting – that although I may be taking supplements but if its combined with calcium intake than it would bind with it and not get digested properly. Unless it’s in a 2:1 ratio. Another interesting point was the fact that a magnesium deficiency would be hard to detect since people have a low concentration of magnesium in the blood. It takes about two weeks for your body to be back to normal and I am looking forward.

Another solution that may expedite your good health is to take a bath with a cup of Epsom salt since that is one way your body can absorb it.

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments and I will respond to them!