Control Freak

Zuzu has been taking swimming lessons for a couple of weeks. She loves it, just as she did last year, and is even more fearless and opinionated than she was a year ago (shocking, right?).We've gotten lucky in signing up for what is evidently an unpopular time (Tuesdays at 4pm) and so far our group class has been a solo endeavor! This means we pay a group rate but Zuzu gets a private lesson each week ....more

“Value Valley” at Dollar General

This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine. I was all excited about finidng some sort of fun activity for my kids to do at Dollar General in their Value Valley this month, but sadly, that didn't happen ....more

US Airways' Social Media Team Had a VERY Bad Day

US Airways committed the blunder of all Twitter blunders today, when someone on its social media team tweeted something inappropriate. I don't even know if I can tell you what it was, because my mother-in-law tells me not to share anything on the Internet that I wouldn't tell my grandma. And I simply cannot imagine telling my grandmother that US Airways tweeted a photo of a model airplane in a vagina....more
Linda Anselmi Agh! Linda, you win! That is so funny.more

Crazy Dayz

I am publically apologizing for my lack of blogging. ...more

Fabulous Fresh Herbs; Tips & Tricks

I remember someone telling me, many years ago, that once I started cooking with fresh herbs, I’d never go back ……… Continue reading: Fabulous Fresh Herbs; Tips & Tricks The post Fabulous Fresh Herbs; Tips & Tricks appeared first on thecafesucrefarine.com. Fabulous Fresh Herbs; Tips & Tricks was first posted on April 14, 2014 at 7:53 pm.©2014 "thecafesucrefarine.com". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only ....more

Love & Memories

Writing a blog post from a computer that's not mine feels oh so wrong, but I'll tell you what doesn't feel wrong: sleeping in the bed I slept in all through high school and a little bit into my post-college freak out days (ha, as if those days are over). There's just something about it that makes it far more comfortable than any other. It has to be the smell ....more

Scientific Ideas Ready For Retirement: The Mouse Model

AZRA RAZA Professor of medicine and director of the MDS Centre, Columbia University, New York An obvious truth that is either being ignored or going unaddressed in cancer research is that mouse models do not mimic human disease well and are essentially worthless for drug development. We cured acute leukaemia in mice in 1977 with drugs that we are still using in exactly the same dose and duration today in humans with dreadful results. Imagine the artificiality of taking human tumour cells, growing them in lab dishes, then transferring them to mice whose immune systems have been compromised so they cannot reject the implanted tumours, and then exposing these “xenografts” to drugs whose killing efficiency and toxicity profiles will then be applied to treat human cancers ....more

Gallowayed: How I Ran, No Walked, No Ran My First Half-Marathon

When I was a freshman in high school, I went out for track. I hadn't actually run at all before I did it. It was sort of a lark. The first day of practice, the coach told us to run an easy mile. All the other girls headed out, talking to each other as they went. I followed along as best as I could, but never having run a mile before except for the Presidential Physical Fitness Tests, I thought I might die and ended up back at the track gasping for air, my lungs on fire. Then, as I would almost every single practice until the weather warmed up, I coughed until phlegm came up, thoroughly embarrassing myself. So I quite shocked myself on Saturday when I ran my first half-marathon. ...more
Julie Ross Godar  The peeing was totally the best part. Afterwards, the peeing.more

Make Your Own Make up Removing Face Wipes

Confession time. I often get really lazy about washing my face before I go to bed. Considering how much make up I usually wear I really should be diligent about washing my face before I sleep ....more