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Wed, 13 Feb 2008 00:57:28 GMT

Establishment Slouch Bag

Establishment Slouch Bag
Today, I spotted a fresh new array of bag styles by Juicy Couture, which I agree to be kind of cute. I''m not going to touch my bag fund on this one, since I just snatched up a Marc Jacobs jumbo silver metallic Patchwork Stam and the Yves Saint Laurent fire engine red Tribute purse and now I''m saving every penny I have left in my shopping account for the Chanel Sale Event. However, this collection of new Juicy Couture bags was in need of being mentioned.

I love the minimal look. I know I don''t speak for all early-20''s-ish-yearolds, but these bags are fantastic. The Juicy Couture Establishment Slouch Shoulder Bag in the metallic crinkled silver is such a cool way to glam up your nightlife-wear. Although, I don''t know if I''m feelin'' the non-detachable chunky silver chain strap. I like when the designers leave you with the option of removal by adding the clasp connection. What do you guys think of it? Also another great newbie is the Preppy Nylon Sailing Tote. First thought through my head, was that this would be a such a cute gym bag. But ofcourse the hanging logo dog tag and whistle have to go. What''s with the whistle trend?

Anyways, find these new additions at Neiman Marcus. Price ranges from $175 for the Preppy Nylon and up to $250 for the Establishment Slouch. Other colors available. Pre-orders only at this time.

Posted by: Jennifer      Read more     Source


Tue, 12 Feb 2008 23:41:44 GMT

Self Standing Umbrella

Self Standing Umbrella
I don''t use an umbrella because 1) I live in Southern California and it generally only rains 3 days a year, 2) I might poke someone''s eye out, and 3) Where do you store the thing when it''s wet?

Hironao Tsuboi, a creative designer, solved the third problem by creating anumbrella that stands on it''s own. That wasn''t as easy as it sounds; apparently he had to determine the center of gravity by a complex process by casting aluminum into different clay molds. Further series of tests were carried out to determine the optimal spread of the three legs.

Made of ABS synthetic resin (plastic), the umbrella remains steady but also handy when you need it, say if a spontaneous water pistol fight breaks out or in case you''re unlucky enough to live somewhere where it rains all the time.

Don''t run out to buy it quite yet; it still remains a concept project.

Posted by: Sarah      Read more     Source


February 8, 2008, 8:00 PM CT

Hillary May Be A Disaster In November

Hillary May Be A Disaster In November
Electing Hillary Clinton in the primary may prove disastrous for the Democratic Party in the November Presidential Election. A new Time magazine poll shows McCain has a good chance of winning the presidential race if Hillary Clinton is the Democratic Nominee for the President. In this situation Hillary Clinton ties with McCain with 46 percent of the votes.

Conversely if Obama wins the nomination He has a good chance of beating McCain. In this situation Obama would beat McCain 48 percent to 41 percent.

This difference is due to Independent voters among whom Obama is more popular. So should any one of the Democrats be opting for Hillary Clinton well knowing that this could lead to eight more years of the same. It is time to move over personal likings and opt for the person who would beat McCain in the coming November. We can not afford to lose in the November Election.........

Posted by: Edwin      Read more         Source


Thu, 24 Jan 2008 01:46:03 GMT

Smaato Acquires $3.5 Million of Funding

Smaato Acquires $3.5 Million of Funding
Looks like Smaato's focus on mobile advertising has literally finally paid off. According to the official press release, the company has acquired $3.5 million:
San Mateo, California - January 18, 2008 - Smaato, a pioneering provider of mobile advertising platform technology announced that it has closed a $ 3.5 million financing round. Smaato was successful in attracting prominent smart angel investors from international media, advertising, mobile and the financial community. Silicon Valley based legal firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati advised on the funding and participated with an investment.
It also look slike Smaato has done a great job of marketing itself to the right people, as this is perhaps only the third story of the company that has gained some publicity. In any case, the new funding is definitely great news for a company that promises relevant advertising bundled with mobile content.

Posted by: Rico Mossesgeld      Read more     Source


Thu, 24 Jan 2008 01:39:59 GMT

East meets West for 2008 Pirelli Calendar

East meets West for 2008 Pirelli Calendar
We spent half the morning on Pirelli’s website checking out images from their 2008 calendar and we still cant get enough. We love the fact that they took a demure approach this year, in contrast to past calendars which have been more overtly sexual. The calendar was shot in Shanghai by Patrick Demarchelier who did a brilliant job. The use of colour is absolutely amazing!

Aside from being the 35th edition, according to Pirelli this calendar is a big deal as its the “first ever realized in Asia”. Titled “Pearls of the Orient” it features models and actresses, Maggie Cheung, Agyness Deyn, Lily Donaldson, Du Juan, Doutzen Kroes, Catherine McNeil, Mo Wandan, Sasha Pivovarova, Coco Rocha, Caroline Trentini and Gemma Ward.

Posted by: Michele Obi      Read more     Source


Thu, 24 Jan 2008 01:35:47 GMT

Target starts selling digital music

Target starts selling digital music
Target has started to slowly join the world of digital music with the release of John Legend's album "Live from Philadelphia" last week. The Sony BMG album is being sold exclusively in Target stores and is also available for sale as MP3 files off of Targets website, a first for the company. A nineteen song download off of the site runs $9.99, which is fairly reasonable price for a DRM-free full album download. Targets major competitor, Wal-Mart already offers music downloads off their site.

[via PaidContent]

Posted by: Emily Price      Read more     Source


Fri, 04 Jan 2008 05:08:43 GMT

Time Cube Clock confuses me a bit

Time Cube Clock confuses me a bit
You have to admit that this Time Cube Clock just looks cool. I'm not certain how practical it is, for you will need to learn how to tell time all over again.

You see, three triangles are designed to tell the time. The largest does the hours, medium the minutes, and a fast-mover small one does the seconds.

So, what time is it now? I don't know, honestly. I believe at some time in the day, all the triangles will line up to form a nice box shape.

Believe it or not, you can get this device for just $12 at the Chinavision site.

Via Technabob

Posted by: Mark Rollins      Read more     Source


Fri, 04 Jan 2008 05:04:14 GMT

Goals for '08

Goals for '08
Are you prepared for the New Year?

We have been talking about setting goals over the last month and now we enter 2008 so it is time to have those goals written down and prepared to be implemented.

Have you separated your goals for long range (5+ years-the big goals), medium range goals (1 or 2 to 5 years) and your short range goals (less than 2 years, most l year)?

Now that you have your short range goals you need to set specific dates on them and have them written down. You will also want to start working on monthly goals that will insure that you reach your short range goals. Once you have your monthly goals then you can break them down by weeks and days.

While setting goals may not seem easy, remember you need to have written down goals because you cannot hit a target when you don't have one.

Posted by: John Dornoff      Read more     Source


January 2, 2008, 10:46 PM CT

Debate about capital punishment

Debate about capital punishment
In a commentary and two editorials reported in the September 2007 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, three anesthesiologists and a medical ethicist discussed whether doctors should participate in capital punishment executions. Since that issue was published, discussions about doctor involvement in capital punishment have made their way into the state and federal court systems. And the North Carolina Medical Board has published a statement threatening to discipline physicians who actively participate in executions.

On Jan. 7, 2008, the U. S. Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments as to whether execution by lethal injection, as currently conducted, constitutes a form of cruel and unusual punishment. These new developments, as well as the earlier Proceedings articles, prompted many readers to write Proceedings editors and offer additional perspectives on this provocative topic. This lively discussion among physicians, ethicists and others appears in the January 2008 issue of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings and is highlighted below.

Lee Black and Mark Levine, M.D., from the American Medical Association Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, author a commentary entitled Ethical Prohibition Against Clinician Participation in Capital Punishment. This article asserts that physicians must not participate in executions, as this action is contrary to the core concept of ethics of the medical profession.........

Posted by: Edwin      Read more         Source


Fri, 28 Dec 2007 14:31:48 GMT

Saturday Matinee

Saturday Matinee


I once read a description of a wisp of wind on the surface of the water as a “cat’s paw.” I liked that description; it seemed about perfect.

When we were last at Roundrock, there was a whole passel of invisible cats pawing at the surface of the lake. I hoped to capture some of these cat’s paws in the video, but I only managed to get one, right at the beginning. (I think the angle of viewing makes the difference. Farther up the hill I could see them readily, but that was too far away for the camera to capture them. Closer to the water I had a better focus on the water, but the angle wasn’t as good. Sorry about that.)

So here at Roundrock Journal I’ve given you cat’s paws, cat’s mouths, and even cattails. I’ll have to figure out some cat’s whiskers to share with you.

Don’t laugh at my “lake.” It’s slowly improving, and in another century, it may even fill in the whole lake bed.

I haven’t had any luck uploading my four-minute video yet, so I haven’t posted it for you. I’m hoping to get that straightened out for next Saturday. Stay tuned.

It takes me about a hour to upload a 40 second video, and I spent about that time earlier this week doing so with the video above. But after an hour, I got a message that the upload failed because the video was too long. (That explains why the four-minute video wouldn’t go up.) Anyway, I’ve posted this one at the other service, which allows longer videos, so maybe I’ll have the four-minute clip up for you next weekend. It could happen.
Missouri calendar:

  • First day of winter/solstice: shortest day of the year.

Posted by: Roundrockjournal      Read more     Source


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