Sunday, May 24, 2009

Architects are sexiest!

Architects are sexiest!

What’s wrong with being sexy?

Architects have been voted the sexiest male professionals
in a survey of women’s ideal partners.
The survey, conducted by the introduction agency Drawing
Down the Moon, found that women favoured architects
“due to the esteem associated with the profession”.
Architects are seen as being “balanced and rounded
individuals who combine a creative approach with a caring,
thoughtful disposition”, the survey found. It concluded:
“Their ability to cope with pressure of work in a relaxed
manner was also deemed to be a significant plus.”
Male architects beat stockbrokers, doctors, film directors
and teachers on the top spot.

However female members of the profession fared less well
and did not feature in the top 10 out of male preferences.
RIBA president David Rock commented that architects
were probably unaware of their animal magnetism:
“Architects were probably the only group on the list whose
self-image is lower than their public image”, he said,
but added: “Mind you, you have to question the veracity
of any list that includes drama teachers”.

RIBA Architecture Gallery director Alicia Pivaro,
who is married to architect Paul Monaghan,
said she thaugt male architects were highly attractive:
“Being married to the architecture’s Mr Sexy,
I would have to agree.”
But she was surprised at the failiure of women architects
to appear on the list. “All the ones I know are very sexy”,
she said.
Men instead voted PR executives the sexiest profession
for females, followed by actresses and journalists.
I guess architects are indeed sexy, hmm… are your lecturers sexy?
Perhaps the right question would be is your boss sexy?

hmm…. found this undated photograph of Mies Van de Rohe
presenting his work with a female companion as a ….. as a…
well, I have no idea why she is there but is she there to spice up
the model or she is the lead designer?
Is Mies’s work sexy? Yes, I think so, for all its transparency
it uses light and reflection to change and slowly unfold the space.
The best of the buildings elicit a response like that the architect
himself had on Dr. Farnsworth at their first meeting:
“The effect was tremendous, like a storm, a flood
or other act of God.” His interior spaces are legendary.
They change with the time of day
and the season. The shiny, reflective metals, the rich leathers,
the tactile fabrics, the reflections from the glass radiate luxury
and a Weimar noblesse and seductiveness.
The polished metal curves of his Brno or Barcelona chairs
have a sexiness about them. They beckon your touch.

The one phrase that can be credited to him alone is
“almost nothing.”
If Mies van de Rohe’s masterpieces are sexy
then I guess his famous quote is sexy too.

“Less is more”

Like all design, there are bound to be amendments
and I would love to amend his quote from

“less is more” to “less is sexy”.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I've found my new Doctor...

I love this Doctor

Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life.
Is this true?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it...
don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually.
Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer;
that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster.
Want to live longer? Take a nap.

Q: Should I cut down on meat and more fruits and vegetables?
A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat?
Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables.
So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism
of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken.
Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable).
And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended
daily allowance of vegetable products.

Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
A: No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine,
that means they take the water out of the fruity bit so you get
even more of the goodness that way. Beer is also made out of grain.
Bottoms up!

Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one.
If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc.

Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular
exercise program?
A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No Pain...Good!

Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?
A: YOU'RE NOT LISTENING!!!...Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil.
In fact they're permeated in it. How could getting more vegetables be bad for you?

Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
A: Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger.
You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.

Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
A: Are you crazy? HELLO Cocoa beans! Another vegetable!!!
It's the best feel-good food around!

Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me.

Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle?
A: Hey! 'Round' is a shape!

Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.

And remember:

'Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO HOO,
What a Ride'


For those of you who watch what you eat,
here's the final word on nutrition and health.
It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.

1. The Japanese eat very little fat
and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat
and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

3. The Chinese drink very little red wine
and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine
and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

5. The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages
and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.


Eat and drink what you like.
Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

Sunday, May 17, 2009



Number 10
Life is sexually transmitted.

Number 9
Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

Number 8
Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny.
If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich.

Number 7
Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day;
teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks.

Number 6
Some people are like a Slinky ... not really good for
anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove
them down the stairs.

Number 5
Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday,
lying in hospitals dying of nothing.

Number 4
All of us could take a lesson from the weather.
It pays no attention to criticism.

Number 3
Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200.00
and a substantial tax cutsaves you $0.30?

Number 2
In the '60's, people took acid to make the world weird.
Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

We know exactly where one cow with Mad-cow-disease is
located among the millions and millions of cows in America ,
but we haven't got a clue as to where thousands of illegal
immigrants and terrorists are located. Maybe we should put
the Department of Agriculture in charge of immigration...

And the BONUS thought for today "Life is like a jar of
jalapenos. What you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow".

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Embracing Imperfection!

Embracing Imperfection

A story by a girl.

"When I was a little girl, my mom liked to make breakfast food for

dinner every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when

she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening

so long ago, my mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage, and extremely

burned toast in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone

noticed! Yet all my dad did was reach for his toast, smile at my mom,

and ask me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him

that night, but I do remember Watching him smear butter and jelly on

that toast and eat every bite!

When I got Up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my mom

apologize to my dad For burning the toast. And I'll never forget what

he said: 'Baby, I love burned toast.'

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if

He really liked his toast burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said,

'Debbie, your Momma put in a hard day at work today and she's real

tired. And besides-a little burnt toast never hurt anyone!' You know,

life is full of imperfect things.....and imperfect people. I'm not the

best housekeeper or cook.’

What I've learned over the years is that learning to accept each

other's faults - and choosing to celebrate each other's differences -

is the one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing,

and lasting relationship.

And that's my prayer for you today. That you will learn to take the

good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the

feet of GOD. Because in the end, He's the only One who will be able to

give you a relationship where burnt toast isn't a deal-breaker! We

could extend this to any relationship in fact - as understanding is

the base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent-child or

friendship!! "

"Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket but into

your own."

See through God's eyes and feel through God's heart And you will

appreciate the value of every soul including yourself.

Friday, May 08, 2009




If you were to ask your neighbor,

"What would give you peace of mind?" he might tell you,

"A vacation in Bermuda!" or

"An extra hundred grand would give me peace!", or

"A new Ferrari would make me content!"

But going places – and getting stuff – is usually a temporary solution ...

Peace of mind rarely comes from getting more stuff.

Getting more stuff usually leads to wanting even more stuff!

Peace of mind starts with being grateful for what we have right now.


When we are thankful for what WE HAVE-

for the friends we have, and for the things we've got,

we attract more good people and good things!

People who always complain about what they DON'T HAVE,

stay stuck.

Complainers attract more things to complain about!

It is a law of life.

It's hard to explain, but you can observe it around you.

We get more of what we dwell upon.

That's why all the spiritual masters have taught the same lesson ...

"Start by being thankful. Be happy with what you have now,

and more will come your way."

It's practical advice.

Every time you say a silent "thank you" you become more peaceful ...

and have more power!

Monday, May 04, 2009

Symptoms Then, Prognosis Now!!!

What's good yesterday is not necessarily good today!
That's the irony of time!!

Remember when we were young?
Life was so simple then . . .

Symptoms and Prognosis:

1. Skippy heartbeat when you think of him/her.
Symptoms then: Love
Prognosis now: Ventricular fibrillation and Myocardial Infarction.

2. Restless trembling of hands, feet and other body parts.
Symptoms then: Love
Prognosis now: Parkinson's Disease

3. Constant smiling.
Symptoms then: Love
Prognosis now: Bell's Palsy

4. Absent mindedness, inability to focus
on tasks at work or at home.
Symptoms then: Love
Prognosis now: Early Onset of Alzheimer's Disease

5. Weakening of knees and bursts of energy
when she calls or comes over.
Symptons then: Love
Prognosis now: Multiple Sclerosis

6. Inability to stop thinking about her.
Symptoms then: Love
Prognosis now: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

7. Bruising on neck, and other tender areas.
Symptoms then: Love
Prognosis now: Leukemia

8. Insomnia.
Symptoms then: Love
Prognosis now: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia9.

9. Feeling that you can smell/hear/feel her
when not in her presence.
Symptoms then: Love
Prognosis now: Schizophrenia