Monday, August 29, 2011

Celebrity Obsessed!

I love all things celebrity, I can’t say I would want to be one – I mean that in all honesty but I do love following them on Twitter, watching their reality shows and THS on E! Entertainment and reading about them in the various magazines.

As I am busy typing this blog, I’m busy checking the E! Online website to see the latest news about my favourite celebrities. Some recent exciting news in Hollywood includes reality TV star Kim Kardashian’s wedding (can’t wait till they show it on TV), Beyonce Knowles announcing at the VMA’s that she and husband Jay Z are expecting and Lady Gaga performing dressed as a man. As much as people say that the Hollywood lifestyles is superficial and all fake, I really don’t care, celebrities are rich and have the most exciting lifestyles – they keep us entertained which is ultimately their job being a celebrity in the spot light and all.

So for the latest news, videos and photos on what the latest in Hollywood is I would definitely recommend you watch E! Entertainment and visit their website too.

Conventional is a good fall-back position isn’t it?

Conventional to me is always the safe option, the word conventional sounds boring and un-spontaneous but sometimes that might be the best option. Conventional wisdom (CW) is a term used to describe ideas or explanations that are generally accepted as true by the public or by experts in a field. This proves that conventional is usually by definition accepted as it is responsible. Unconventional on the other is the opposite.

Most people like to do things that aren’t always safe and accepted, things become boring and mundane when we do everything thing the conventional way. But what happens when we try doing things differently and fail? Sometimes in life falling back on the conventional way of thinking can be the best option. So next time you have a decision to make, try the unconventional way because you will always have the other option to fall back on.

“As a rule, I am very careful to be shallow and conventional where depth and originality are wasted.” Lucy Maud Montgomery

Friday, August 19, 2011

Day at the Habour....Market that is

For those of you that like food and adventure (if you can call it that) you have to visit the Bay Harbour market in Hout Bay. It is an amazing hidden gem in the Hout Bay Harbour, it is rather hidden away but this doesn’t stop hundreds of people visiting the market. I had heard a lot about this market and when I heard there was plenty of food there as well I knew I had to go.

When I first arrived I briefly looked around at what the little stores in the market had to offer but my main mission was to get to the food section, the busiest section as well but for good reason. There are just so many options to choose from whether it is food or drink that you want. I started off with nachos followed by a half a French loaf with the most amazing fillings. I didn’t stop there though I finished it off with the most delicious chocolate brownie and such frozen yoghurt.

Some might say I am a pig but it tasted so good and I didn’t regret one bit! So I would definitely suggest you visit the Bay Harbour Market for the most delicious food and wide variety of it.

You can’t chase two rabbits at the same time

Rabbits are one of the cutest animals around, they bring back good memories to me from when I was a child. I remember at the pre-school I used to attend we had a mini animal farm with rabbits, chickens and some other rodents I can’t really remember. The bunnies were the cutest and I would always chase them around hoping to catch one. The white rabbits with the red eyes used to scare the living hell out of me though – I didn’t chase after those ones.
Below are some random facts about the cute little animals I used to chase after:
  1. Rabbits are not rodents, they are lagomorphs.
  2. A male rabbit is a buck. 
  3. A female rabbit is a doe.
  4. A baby rabbit is a kit.
  5. A rabbits teeth never stop growing. 
  6. Rabbits can be litter trained
  7. A pet rabbit can live as long as 10 years
  8. Bunnies get weaned at about 8 weeks old
  9. Rabbits can purr similar to a cat
  10. Domesticated rabbits are born without fur
  11. Domesticated rabbits eyes do not open until they are about 2 weeks old
  12. Rabbits cannot vomit
  13. Rabbits need hay to assist the digestive system and prevent fur balls in their stomach
  14. A group of rabbits is called a herd
  15. Rabbit meat is lower in fat, cholesterol and calories than chicken, pork and beef (would never eat it though)
  16. Rabbit droppings make an excellent garden fertilizer
  17. Rabbits have 28 teeth
  18. A 4 pound rabbit will drink as much water as a 20 pound dog
  19. Bunnies love to chew
  20. Rabbits do not hibernate
  21. Rabbits can jump 36″ and higher
  22. Rabbits can suffer heat stroke
  23. Rabbits can see behind them, but have blind spot in front of their face.
  24. When rabbits are happy, they will jump and twist, this is called a binky
  25. Rabbits can start breeding as early as 3-4 months of age
  26. Predators can literally scare a rabbit to death
  27. Rabbits can have false pregnancies
  28. Rabbits groom themselves
  29. Domestic rabbits cannot breed with wild rabbits
  30. The only place a rabbit sweats is through the pads on its feet

Saturday, August 13, 2011

More interesting (useless) facts


1. If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

2. A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.

3. Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

4. Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

5. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

6. Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.

7. The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

8. Polar bears are left handed.

9. The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

10. The flea can jump 350 times its body length.

11. A cockroach will live nine days without it's head, before it starves to death. 

Most of these facts are pretty pointless but still fun to read anyway J

“Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when you only have one idea.” (Alain)

On a daily basis we all come up with different ideas that we either follow through with or that we decide to rather leave alone.

When looking up the definition of what an idea is I didn’t really find much, Wikipedia gives the definition, an idea is just whatever is before the mind when one thinks.”So an idea is basically a thought you have before doign something.

Below are some of the good ideas and not so good ideas that have gone through my mind at some point.

Walking barefoot on the hot road – bad idea

Drinking too much – bad idea

Doing assignments a few days before the due date – good idea

Eating enough at breakfast to get me through the day – good idea

Wearing brand new high heels to a club – bad idea

Eating a slab of chocolate – bad idea

Getting 7 hours sleep – good idea

Wearing a short dress – good idea

...on a cold night – bad idea

Friday, August 5, 2011

Water and Weight loss

Incredible as it may seem, water is quite possibly the single most important catalyst in losing weight and keeping it off. Although most of us take for granted, water may be the only true "magic potion" for permanent weight loss.

Water suppresses the appetite naturally and helps the body metabolize stored fat. Studies have shown that a decrease in water intake will cause fat deposits to increase, while an increase in water intake can actually reduce fat deposits.

The overweight person needs more water than a thin one. Larger people have larger metabolic loads. Since we know that water is the key to fat metabolism, it follows that the overweight person needs more water.
Water helps to maintain proper muscle tone by giving muscles their natural ability to contract and by preventing dehydration. It also helps to prevent the sagging skin that usually follows weigh loss -- shrinking cells are buoyed by water which plumps the skin and leaves it clear, healthy and resilient.

Water helps rid the body of waste. During weight loss, the body has a lot more waste to get rid of -- all that metabolized fat must be shed. Again, adequate water helps flush out the waste.

Some remarkable truths about water and weight loss:
  • The body will not function properly without enough water and can't metabolize stored fat efficiently. 
  • Retained water shows up as excess weight. 
  • To get rid of excess water you must drink more water. 
  • Drinking water is essential to weight loss.
How much water is enough? On the average, a person should drink eight 8-ounce glasses every day. ( 

So to lose weight it seems water is the way to go!

Have u figured out the second head fake?

These words were spoken Randy Pausch, a professor and alumni of the Carnegie Mellon University.

As a professor, he inspired countless students in the classroom. Outside the classroom, he gained public fame for delivering what would come to be known as "The Last Lecture."

On Sept. 18, 2007, only a month after doctors told him that he had three-to-six months to live following a recurrence of pancreatic cancer, he presented a lecture called "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" to a packed auditorium at Carnegie Mellon.

The moving and often humorous talk recounted his efforts to achieve such childhood dreams as becoming a professional football player, experiencing zero gravity and developing Disney World attractions. In the process, he shared his insights on finding the good in other people, working hard to overcome obstacles and living generously.

The video appeared on countless websites and has been viewed by millions. Appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC's Good Morning America and the CBS Evening News followed.
A book version, "The Last Lecture" co-written by Jeff Zaslow of the Wall Street Journal (and a fellow Carnegie Mellon alumnus), became a best-seller upon its release.

While millions worldwide were touched by his highly acclaimed lecture, Randy continued battling pancreatic cancer, and died of complications at the age of 47.