January 30, 2009
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January 24, 2009
Oh well...dream on, girl!
Both Puschkin and Molotov showed up. Puschkin wasn't impressed either, but Molotov was all over the place, jumping and sniffing, trying to find out what the heck this little thing was. A kitten with needles? When he started to tap his new pal on the back, I decided to seperate them before someone's paws got hurt ;)
Took the whole feline bunch with me inside and closed the door.
Fifteen minutes later, the hedgehog was still there, like it was waiting for something. Maybe hungry? Most of these creatures are in hibernation right now, but this one was very awake and it didn't look sick or wounded. A lot smaller than the hedgehog that lives somewhere in our garden, so I figured this might be a young one that's just too restless to go into deep sleep yet.
Put some cat food on a lid (checked some info online; if you want to feed them, the best options are cat food, fruit, boiled eggs or worms. Didn't happen to have any worms in the fridge and we were out of apples & eggs as well) and left the guy alone with it.
After a while the hedgehog was gone and somebody else had a nice late night snack :)
January 23, 2009
Urge the NFL to Test Michael Vick for Brain Disorder!PETA hasThe reason PETA has started this petition:
written to the NFL following a recent USDA report indicating that Michael Vick
has characteristics that fit the profile for serious antisocial personality
disorder. We think Vick should undergo
a brain scan before the NFL even considers the possibility of letting him
back into the league.
Based on the fact that Vick funded and participated in a massive dogfighting operation (playing a direct role in hanging, drowning, or shooting countless dogs—and even slamming dogs to the ground to break their backs), it might seem obvious that there's something wrong with the guy. But whether or not Vick is indeed a clinical psychopath is an important piece of a bigger puzzle.
For the past 18 months, PETA has been meeting with Vick's management and legal teams behind the scenes about having Vick deliver a strong anti-dogfighting TV spot. If Vick is truly remorseful for what he's done, as he's said publically and privately, then a message from him telling people to stop these crimes could get through to dogfighters who relate to him. However, that's a big "if."
The only way to know for sure if Vick can change his ways is for him to submit himself for a brain scan and psychological test. Based on a number of factors—such as the fact that the right side of the hippocampus is larger than the left in 94 percent of captured psychopaths—these tests can help determine if Vick can ever truly understand that dog fighting is a sick, cruel business. Or, they could suggest that he's doomed to repeat mean, violent behavior in the future—whether with dogs or other human beings. And given that Vick plans to be around a lot of kids, to give talks to them, and to be a star in their eyes again, the world deserves to know who he is inside.
Vick's lawyers have run screaming, but unless and until he passes such a test, PETA will not participate in the production of a Michael Vick anti-dogfighting PSA. We hope that the NFL will require such a test as a precondition to even discussing the possibility of Vick's reinstatement. You can click here to add your name to a petition calling on the NFL to stick to its guns and maintain Vick's suspension until he's taken and passed a brain scan and psychological evaluation.
I signed the petition, will you?
January 22, 2009
I'm gonna get a shirt printed for Albert and I'm looking for a great beard quote to put on it. Ideas, anyone?
I found a few on this website (on which you can show off your own beard, hint hint^^):
There must be cooler quotes though.
The best I found yet: "my beard eats goatees for breakfast" and "yes, I am with beard".
Oh, and a matching quote for beard loving ladies would be awesome too :)
January 19, 2009
Your 20 finalists for the $20,000 Design Of The Year award!
Guess who's a finalist? (Aren't they cute together?)
Mathijs needs your vote one more time...please, follow this link and vote...THANKS!!!
January 16, 2009
January 14, 2009
Yep, very unlike me, that's what I fell for.
I went home with my old shoes in the bag and the new boots on my feet, just like when I was a little girl who got new shoes from mom and dad.
Dad wouldn't have approved on these, that's for sure. Can't wait to show 'em :)
January 12, 2009
My youngest brother Mathijs submitted his design "Icebergs Just Wanna Have Fun" last year and it was chosen to be printed!
Now, Threadless is looking for the best design of 2008. Guess where my vote went? ;)
If you like the design and want to support Mathijs too, please go to the Threadless voting page and scroll to the designs of November. Click on the Iceberg picture and you're done!
On behalf of Mathijs: thank you!!!
January 10, 2009
I'm sorry the clip is in Dutch, but I think the images already tell a lot about the love this woman, Dafne Westerhof, has for all animals...
She's telling in the clip about the place she initiated: Het Beloofde Varkensland, which means "the promised pig land". She rescues animals (not only pigs) from the bio industry and gives them a whole new life. All they have to do, is to enjoy life. They have lots of space, good food, attention and they even get massaged!
People can adopt a pig and in exchange they can visit the pigs and cuddle with them. Or get a workshop "pig massaging". How cool is that? The animals really enjoy it and it's relaxing for the people too.
Definately want to visit this place! June, maybe? ;)
"Slimming" is the vaginal or anal insertion of a liquor (usually vodka)
soaked tampon for the purpose of rapid intoxication.
Usually an attempt by a
teenager to avoid detection of alcohol on their breath.
guy: What was she drinking last night? She was TRASHED!
girl: Oh, she was slimming!
Experts say it's even more dangerous than the so-called "coma-drinking", which seems to be kind of a trend here in Holland (kids died of it already) and the part about not having alcohol in your breath is a myth. And what about damage to the tissue?
Maybe you'd rather try cheesing:
January 7, 2009
Feb. 2007: messed-up Britney shaves her head
Jan. 2009: messed-up Xamantha does the same. Again.
Hell yeah it was impulsive and hell yeah I did regret it the next day. But you know what? I'm growing to like it!
Not used to it enough to walk around bare-headed in public, so I browsed around for a temporary solution. Found one: an online shop that sells all kinds of Islamic products offers a wide variety of headscarves. Always wanted to try one. Not the ones that cover head, neck and shoulders (well would love to try those but it would feel like mocking muslim women), but the small ones. So I bought a few:
The black one with lace and the dark purple one are already my favourites. Today I wore the purple scarf. Big plus: it was really cold outside but my head & ears stayed warm!
Left a trail of 11 BookCrossing books, but more about that later :)
January 6, 2009
You Should Get An All Over Tattoo
Outrageous and funky
Because you should never have to choose just one tattoo
You Are a Norwegian Forest Cat
You are both athletic and adventurous.
You dream of climbing the highest mountain and surfing the biggest waves.
While you are active and spirited, you are also sweet and cuddly.
You're very family oriented, and you love to be around people.
You Could Definitely Be a Vegetarian
You would make a great vegetarian - if you aren't one already.
You're adventurous enough to try all sorts of new veggie foods...
And your commitment to animal welfare will motivate you to stay meat free!
You Should Learn Swedish
Fantastisk! You're laid back about learning a language - and about life in general.
Peaceful, beautiful Sweden is ideal for you... And you won't even have to speak perfect Swedish to get around!
You Should Follow Buddhism
Like Buddhists, you're not concerned with the ideas of god, heaven, or religious purity.
You rather focus on eliminating suffering from your life and developing a deeper sense of compassion.
For you, bliss is something you find within yourself through reflection and meditation.
Everything is temporary, and you don't get to attached to possessions or people.
You May Be a Bit Borderline...
Your mood swings make a roller coaster look tame!
When you're up, you're a little bit crazy...
And when you're down, your whole world is crashing
Scary thing is, these moods can change by the minute!