Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Sex!!! More is better....

To sum up the article:
Not just good, but good for you
Mounting evidence suggests sex helps keep us healthy
found on MSNBC website, 2/26/07.

The article suggests "evidence is accumulating that the more sex you have, the better off you are."

Below are some inserts from what Jennifer Bass, the head of information services at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction in Bloomington, Ind. had to say.

1. Easing depression and stress
Bass says this is pretty definite. “The release from orgasm does much to calm people. It helps with sleep, and that is whether we talk about solo sex or sex with a partner,” she says.

But wait, there’s more. A recent study suggests that semen acts as an antidepressant. Females in the study who were having sex without condoms had fewer signs of depression than women who used condoms or abstained from sex.

I kid you not, ladies. Semen is good stuff. It gives a shot of zinc, calcium, potassium, fructose, proteins -- a veritable cornucopia of vitality!

2. Relieving pain
Orgasm is a powerful pain-killer. Oxytocin, a natural chemical in the body that surges before and during climax, gets some of the credit, along with a couple of other compounds like endorphins.

According to a study by Beverly Whipple, professor emeritus at Rutgers University and a famed sexologist and author, when women masturbated to orgasm “the pain tolerance threshold and pain detection threshold increased significantly by 74.6 percent and 106.7 percent respectively.”

3. Boosting cardio health
It’s possible that male goo can lower blood pressure. Another recent study found that women who gave their men oral sex, and swallowed, had a lower risk of preeclampsia, the dangerously high blood pressure that sometimes accompanies pregnancy.

No, I’m not making this up. “The present study shows that oral sex and swallowing sperm is correlated with a diminished occurrence of preeclampsia,” said the Dutch authors.

4. Countering prostate cancer
Over the past few years, several journals have published studies showing that the more ejaculations the better.

Now the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that “high ejaculation frequency was related to decreased risk of total prostate cancer.” It doesn’t matter how a man climaxes -- intercourse or masturbation. So next time he says, “Really, honey, it’s therapy,” he could be telling the truth.

5. Healing wounds
Some evidence suggests sex can be rejuvenating to the point of helping wounds to heal faster.

6. Fighting aging
Maybe it’s the rejuvenation, maybe the happiness, maybe all of the above. One thing’s for sure: “Use it or lose it” is literally true. For example, postmenopausal women often suffer from “vaginal atrophy,” which is what it sounds like and can lead to all sorts of complications like urinary tract infections. What’s one way to prevent it? More intercourse.

Can sex really make you live longer? Maybe. In the same population of British men I cited earlier, researchers found a 50 percent reduction in overall mortality in the group of men who said they had the most orgasms. There was a dose response: the more orgasms, the better.

Of course, as Kinsey’s Bass reminds us, it could be that these blokes were just healthier and felt like having sex more often. But since there’s no evidence that lots of sex is bad for you, what have you got to lose?

I have been told I am a very calm person! ;)
How long will you live?????

Have a great stressfree day!

Friday, February 23, 2007

If I Knew (something old, but nice to remember)


If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming, you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.

Have a great weekend!

I love you all!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

True odd things! (Really did happen)

Thank you everyone for your well wishes. I am feeling much better. You guys are great, thank you so much.

Yesterday morning, around 10 am, I stopped at a convenience store to get a Mt. Dew.
(Ok, I know, I am addicted...I am trying to cut back)
Anyway, when I got to the counter, the man in front of me was just finishing up and was getting ready to leave when I overheard the conversation with the cashier guy.
They were saying "yeah, you could probably get high off of his smell". The guy in front of me laughed and left.
Then the cashier guy said to me "I can't believe people walk around like that and don't think people know they are high, I mean the smell alone. I wonder how they go to work and the boss doesn't say something to them."
I just smiled and said "I don't know. Maybe they should take a shower before going anywhere".

Then he went on to say "Even if they put cologne on, you can still smell it. It is hard to cover up. Even if they use this "[pulled a package from a shelf].
I asked him what that was and he said they are blount wraps (or something to that affect).
I asked "oh, a different kind of rolling paper"?
He said "yeah, a fruity kind of paper."
(I was thinking oh yuck...fruity pot!)
Then he said "credit or debit darlin'"? .....

Night before last, I was going to get something to eat.
As I approached my car in the parking lot of my apartments, the cardoor of the car next to mine was open. So I gently pushed it shut (not closing all the way, but I heard it click).
Then I got into my car. Something caught my eye.
I looked into that car next to me and I noticed a bird. Yes, a bird was flying around inside of that car.
It was not the kind of bird one would typically have as a pet, but "the fly around outside" kind of bird.
I couldn't resist, I picked up my camera phone and I took some pictures.
I was going to open the car door, but a couple of things crossed my mind.
First, now that the door was shut, I felt like I should not open the door, I don't know, I felt weird, like I was trespassing or something. I didn't want to be "caught" in the middle of it with someone thinking I was breaking into the car (even though it was easily explainable).

I was already thinking what if someone caught me taking pictures of the inside of this person's car!? (Which by the way was not an easy task getting the pictures of a bird that was fluttering so fast, by the time the camera took the snap, the bird had already moved to a different spot, having to discard or save each time).
Second, what if this bird is a pet and I let it out?

(well, the car door was open to begin with....hmmmm)
I waited for a few minutes to see if someone would come out to close their car door.
No one came.

I had to go pick up my dinner.
The whole time I was gone, I kept thinking about that bird.

I made the decision to open the car door once I got back.
It was now about 30 minutes later and was on the dark side of dusk.
When I got back, I pulled into the same spot. I pulled the door handle of that car...it was just as I had left it (clicked shut, but not completely closed).

I could not see if the bird was still in there. Then it started fluttering and trying to fly into the back window.
I was going to open the back door....then a guy came out of the upstairs apartment. He was putting his trash bin outside for trash pickup.
I said "excuse me..." He looked down. I said "Is this your car"? He said "the black one"?
Then I said, "yes...you left your car door open and now there is a bird in there and it won't come out."
He said "What, I did? Wow, that has been about an hour now".
So he came down stairs and said "I can scare him out".
I said "I think he will fly out if you open your doors".
Which he did and the bird flew away.
He thanked me and said "I hope the bird is ok".....
(the guy left his car door open and forgot about it!!??)

Some of the pictures are not very clear, but you can see the bird fairly well in a couple shots.

Anything strange happen to you lately?
Have a good day!

Monday, February 19, 2007

Name that photo!

Look at each picture, try to determine what it represents, and then look at the answer below the picture.

Light Beer


Pool Table

Dandy Lions

Gator Aide

Tap Dancers

King of Pop

Assaulted Peanut

Card Shark

Knight Mare

Dr. Pepper

Whole Milk

Thanks for the pics Tich! ;)

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Probably taking a nap.....

Hey everyone!
I am not feeling so good...yucky cold, but.....

Please feel free to come on in the Castle, sit down relax and make yourself at home.
When you get ready to go, just leave me a note to say hi.
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day!


Happy Valentine's Day everyone!
Love and hugs,
Lee Ann

Monday, February 12, 2007

unanswered questions

UNANSWERED QUESTIONS emailed to me by my friend!

1. Ever wonder about those people who spend $2.00 apiece on those little bottles of Evian water? Try spelling Evian backwards: NAIVE
2. Isn't making a smoking section in a restaurant like making a peeing section in a swimming pool?

3. If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea...does that mean that one enjoys it?

4. There are three religious truths:
a. Jews do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah.
b. Protestants do not recognize the Pope as the leader of the Christian faith.
c. Baptists do not recognize each other in the liquor store or at Hooters.

5. If people from Poland are called Poles, then why aren't people from Holland called Holes?

6. Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?

7. If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?

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8. Why do croutons come in airtight packages? Aren't they just stale bread to begin with?

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9. Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist, but a person who drives a racecar is not called a racist?

10. Why isn't the number 11 pronounced onety-one?

11. If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, then doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed?

12. If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge, would they call it Fed UP?

13. Do Lipton Tea employees take coffee breaks?

14. What hair color do they put on the driver's licenses of bald men?

15. I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me...they're cramming for their final exam.

16. I thought about how mothers feed their babies with tiny little spoons and forks, so I wondered what do Chinese mothers use. Toothpicks?

17. Why do they put pictures of criminals up in the Post Office? What are we supposed to do, write to them? Why don't they just put their pictures on the postage stamps so the mailmen can look for them while they deliver the mail?

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18. If it's true that we are here to help others, then what exactly are the others here for?

19. You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.

20. Ever wonder what the speed of lightning would be if it didn't zigzag?

21. If a cow laughed, would milk come out of her nose?

22. Whatever happened to Preparations A through G?

24. As income tax time approaches, did you ever notice: When you put the two words "The" and "IRS" together, it spells "THEIRS"?

Have a good day!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

What is your "morning cup"?

Spinning Girl is doing a Morning Cup Meme.
So, here I am taking the first sip of my morning drink....a hot cup of Maxwell House, a little creamer and splenda.It is not what I would be drinking if I had a choice. That would be a Starbucks Caramel Macchiato, but this is the coffee we have at work and it's free!
Have a wonderful day and a wonderful weekend!

Friday, February 09, 2007

Signs signs....everywhere

Sign over a Gynecologist's Office:
"Dr. Jones, at your cervix."

In a Podiatrist's office:
"Time wounds all heels."

On a Septic Tank Truck in Oregon :
Yesterday's Meals on Wheels
************ **************

On another Septic Tank Truck:
"We're #1 in the #2 business"

At a Proctologist's door:
"To expedite your visit please back in."

On a Plumber's truck:
"We repair what your husband fixed."

On another Plumber's truck:
"Don't sleep with a drip. Call your plumber.."

On a Church's Billboard:
"7 days without God makes one weak."

At a Tire Shop in Milwaukee:
"Invite us to your next blowout."

On a Plastic Surgeon's Office door:
"Hello. Can we pick your nose?"

At a Towing company:
"We don't charge an arm and a leg. We want tows."

On an Electrician's truck:
"Let us remove your shorts."

In a Nonsmoking Area:
"If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action."
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On a Maternity Room door:
"Push. Push. Push."

At an Optometrist's Office :
"If you don't see what you're looking for, you've come to the right place."

On a Taxidermist's window:
"We really know our stuff."

On a Fence:
"Salesmen welcome! Dog food is expensive!"

At a Car Dealership:
"The best way to get back on your feet - miss a car payment."

Outside a Muffler Shop:
"No appointment necessary. We hear you coming."

In a Veterinarian's waiting room:
"Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!"

At the Electric Company :
"We would be delighted if you send in your payment.
However, if you don't, you will be."

In a Restaurant window :
"Don't stand there and be hungry, Come on in and get fed up."

In the front yard of a Funeral Home :
"Drive carefully. We'll wait. "

At a Propane Filling Station :
"Thank heaven for little grills."


And don't forget the sign at a Chicago Radiator Shop:
" Best place in town to take a leak "


Have a great day!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Words for thought!

My good friend sent this picture to me. I believe it was on a public bathroom wall.
MJD, please correct me if I am wrong!
I just thought it was cool.

Monday, February 05, 2007

The view from my balcony, last night....

I hope you have a great week and that you see something amazing too!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Just me

Last weekend I took a mini vacation to Nashville, if you could call "work related" a vacation!
Anyway, the drive was not too bad (almost 3 hours, all interstate).
I had a nice time and was given a tour of Nashville, what a great city. I especially liked the area they call "HonkeyTonk row". I don't particularly care for country music, but apparently celebrities are spotted in that area often.
All in all, I had a good time, but I did miss "home".
Oh, did I mention that I got my hair cut?
.....I did!

Ok, don't panic, I only had about 4 inches cut off. It is still about 23 inches long (to the lower middle of my back), but the ends look so much better now. It had gotten so long it was touching my "backside" ;)

I have been working out really hard lately. In fact, I am thinking of going in twice a day (adding a before work workout ~ early in the morning).
We will see on that one.
Anyway, my foot is bothering me more than ever right now. I fell (yes, I fell) the week before Christmas. I twisted my ankle and tried not to pay much attention to it. It was bothering me, but I thought after a certain amount of time passed that I would get over the pain of it. I think I may have cracked a bone. It is still bothering me, especially after the treadmill. So much so, that it wakes me up during the middle of the night. The bones on the top part of my foot ache. Doesn't it seem like enough time has passed that it should not be bothering me any longer?

Oh yeah, I found a pair of black pants in my closet that I have not worn in over a year. They are loose on me...YAY!

Ok...that is the update on me, what is new with you?

Have a great weekend everyone!