Friday, May 27, 2011

The weeks ahead

The coming weeks will be busy. First of all I have to survive my exams one way or another. If I pass all of them without problems, which I doubt, I will have lots of time off.
In July I will start working on my nephew's pictures. That is going to be fun. And maybe, just maybe, I will start thinking about a new design for my website. In the end,  I want it to be easier to add new information. The current format does not allow that. I always have to add more pages. In addition I would also like to spend more time on this blog.
First things first though: tomorrow is party time and I am taking pictures. The next couple of days will be hectic, for I do not have enough time to go through my anatomy, social skills and pathology again. Let us hope these exams will turn out to be reasonable. My first two exams were decent. I hope.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Inspirational

About to make a real big catch!

Intermezzo

Studying pathology is a waste of time if you ask me. The subject is interesting enough, but we do not have a decent couse. Since I am a good girl, I took notes all year, but they are as good as worthless. The more I read them, the more I (want to) change them. Alas, there is no time for that. So let us move on to something else.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cheese

A New York gallery on Sunday offered adventurous eaters the opportunity to sample cheese made from human breast milk, getting mixed reviews and some puzzled looks.
The Lady Cheese Shop is a temporary art installation by Miriam Simun, a graduate student at New York University who hopes to use the craft of cheese-making to raise questions about the ethics of modern biotechnologies.

"Cheese is the conversation starter," Simun said. "Some people are loving it, and some people are gagging."

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Chuckles: a poor start, but a good finish

SYDNEY — Claude Stanley Choules, the last known combat veteran of World War I, died Thursday at a nursing home in the Western Australia city of Perth, his family said. He was 110.

"We all loved him," his 84-year-old daughter Daphne Edinger told The Associated Press. "It's going to be sad to think of him not being here any longer, but that's the way things go."

Beloved for his wry sense of humour and humble nature, the British-born Choules — nicknamed "Chuckles" by his comrades in the Australian Navy — never liked to fuss over his achievements, which included a 41-year military career and the publication of his first book at the age of 108.

He usually told the curious that the secret to a long life was simply to "keep breathing." Sometimes, he chalked up his longevity to cod liver oil. But his children say in his heart, he believed it was the love of his family that kept him going for so many years.

read more: about Chuckles

Sunday, May 1, 2011