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Looking at what.

Too much time has passed since my last blog. My life has drastically changed. On to the main point of this blog. This is from an old article from a magazine issue of Woman's World or Day.


1. Feel happier! Look at your vacation photos!

When researchers asked subjects to rate their mood before and after they either ate chocolate, drank wine or gazed at photos of good times, it was only the pictures that provided a real surged in mood by 11% "The memory associated with the photo triggers the release of dopamine, a feel good neurotransmiter that makes us feel rewarded."




2. Feel more motivated! Look at Nature!

Wheather it's autumn leaves or a waterfall, gazing at a natural scene when you're faced with a boring task creates the sense that you're somewhere else, which acts like a mini vacation refreshing attention span and enhancing attention span and enhancing competence. In a survey of 168 employees, those whose view included scenes of nature reported feeling more productive than those who had no access to nature. They also took fewer sick days.



3. Feel more connected! Look at a pet!

Next time you're frustrated, feast your eyes on a photo of Fido. Since a furry friend is always loyal and loving, it's no surprise that studies show spending time with one triggers the release of oxytocin, the bonding hormone that helps you get along with others, notes. Experts say looking at any pet triggers the hormones!




4. Erase a bad mood!

Look at whomever you find most attractive! University College London researchers found that when subjects looked at photos of attractive people who are looking at them it activates the brain's reward center filling them with pleasure. Why? The researchers say the direct gaze in the photos causes the same happy high you feel when you exchange looks with an attractive person in real life. Interstingly, the mood booster occured regardless of the gender of the attractive person!


On to the jokes.


1. School Notes

These are real notes written from parents in a Mississippi School District. (Spellings have been left intact.)

My son is under a doctor's care and should not take P.E. today. Please execute him.

Please excuse Lisa for being absent. She was sick and I had her shot.

Dear School: Please ekscuse John being absent on Jan. 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and also 33

Please excuse Roland from P.E. for a few days.Yesterday he fell out of a tree and misplaced his hip.

John has been absent because he had two teeth taken out of his face.

Chris will not be in school cus he has an acre in his side.

Please excuse Jimmy for being. It was his father's fault.

I kept Billie home because she had to go Christmas shopping because I don't know what size she wear. Please excuse Jennifer for missing school yesterday. We forgot to get the Sunday paper off the porch, and when we found it Monday, we thought it was Sunday. Maryann was absent December 11-16, because she had a fever, sore throat, headache and upset stomach. Her sister was also sick, fever and sore throat, her brother had a low grade fever and ached all over. I wasn't the best either, sore throat and fever. There must be something going around, her father even got hot last night.



2. Potatoes

Every morning during our coffee break, my co-workers and I listened to the culinary disasters of a newlywed colleague. We then tried to share some helpful hints and recipes.

One day she asked us for step-by-step instructions on cooking sweet potatoes, one of her husband's favorites. "I've finally been able to make them sweet," she said, "but how do you make them orange?"



3. Church Social

Our minister announced that admission to a church social event would be six dollars per person.

"However, if you're over 65," he said, "the price will be only $5.50."

From the back of the congregation, a woman's voice rang out, "Do you really think I'd give you that information for only fifty cents?"




4. Millionaire

John is appearing on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" with Regis Philbin.

Regis, "John, you're up to $500,000 with one lifeline left: phone a friend. If you get it right, the next question is worth one million dollars. If you get it wrong, you drop back to $32,000. Are you ready?"

John, "Yes."

Regis, "Which of the following birds does not build its own nest? Is it A)robin, B) sparrow, C) cuckoo, or D) pigeon."

John, "I'd like to phone a friend. I'd like to call Mary."

Mary answers the phone: "Hello?"

Regis, "Hello Mary, it's Regis Philbin from Who Wants to be a Millionaire. I have your friend John here who needs your help to answer the one million dollar question. The next voice you hear will be John's..."

John, "Mary, which of the following birds does not build it's own nest? Is it A) robin, B) sparrow, C) cuckoo, or D) pigeon."

Mary, "Oh, John. That's simple. It's a cuckoo."

John: "Are you sure?"

Mary, "I'm sure."

Regis, " You heard Mary. Do you keep the $500,000 or play for the million?"

John, "I want to play; I'll go with C) cuckoo."

Regis, "Is that your final answer?"

John, "Yes."

Regis "Are you confident?"

John "Yes; I think Mary's pretty smart."

Regis, "You said C) cuckoo, and you're right! Congratulations, you have just won one million dollars!" To celebrate, John flies Mary to New York. That night they go out on the town. As they're celebrating, John looks at Mary and asks her, "Tell me, how did you know that it was the cuckoo that does not build its own nest?" "That's easy, everybody knows they live in clocks."

I was thinking of doing another youtube link to me singing the song "Life is Like a Boat" by Rie Fu. Any suggestions as to what anime(s) I should use for a slideshow would be of much help to me. That's all for now, later.