Thursday, September 23, 2010

That's Sick!

So, I think I'm sick. It's one of those colds that lingers deep and your chest and makes it hard to breath sometimes. I have the sinus headache, but fortunately not the drippy nose that comes with it (shocking, I know). I really do think I'm getting better, and I think it would be worse if I didn't follow these tips I have developed.

So I will share them:

1) Water
Every morning I roll out of bed, which I know is really hard, but the world waits for no one, and I go to the water cooler and pour myself a medium glass of water. I find this helps my throat so much. I really hate drinking water that early but it does the trick. 
Next, throughout the day I try to drink as much water as humanly possible. I heard somewhere (old wife maybe) that drinking lots of fluids help, but I think water is key. It has some magic curing power over me that always seems to make me feel better even if initially I'm repulsed by the thought of it.

2) Strange weird potion I've developed: Alright, so don't be put off by the strange weird title. It actually doesn't taste that bad (I know, I know that's what they all say).  First I start off with a pack of this:
It's called Emergen-C and it's sold in health food stores around the city. It is a crystalized drink mix that contains Alka-Seltzer and alot of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps with immune support which helps me get over my cold faster. They come in tons of yummy flavours like Raspberry and tangerine. The product also helps with hangovers but that's a whole other post in itself.
The second thing I add is called Greens+
I usually use about a table spoon or more. This comes in flavors, as well as sometimes I take it with a multivitamin included. This stuff tastes kind of gross, but it works well and packs a lot of stuff in just a little scoop. I try to have this every day even when I'm not sick.
The third and final thing I include is called oil of oregano
It's pretty expensive, for example a small bottle can cost you anywhere between $30 to $40, but it lasts a long time. This stuff is the secret to my potion. One year I took this everyday and not once did I get sick. It was a miracle! I know, I know I sound like one of those crazy testimonial people but I swear this stuff works. I don't know why but it just does. Also, you thought the stuff before tasted bad well this stuff is 100% worse. Don't take it unless you mix it really well into a drink like juice. DON'T put it in your mouth on it's own. 

So I start off with my packet of Emergen-C, then ad in a table spoon or so of Greens+, then I add in whatever juice I happen to have at the time and fill up a large glass to the top. Don't use water and definitely don't use milk (*gag*). Then I put in about three drops of oil of oregano and I mix it throughly and down the hatch it goes. I try to chug it as fast as I can without breathing just to avoid the taste. I mean the taste isn't that bad, but it also isn't good. You can find all these products at a local food store but check your doctor before you do anything. I find this stuff works for me but it's always good to do your own research and see what works for you.

3) Subway and Soup:
Okay, Subway makes me feel good no matter how sick (or not sick) I am. I don't know why it just makes my tummy and my taste buds feel good. Soup, goes without saying. I feel soup doesn't even need an explanation. It's just a must. Always.

4) SLEEP: 
This is the most essential key to not getting sick and getting better. All you need is a good nights rest and things will start looking up. Trust me, now if only I could practice what I preach.

Remember, even if you're sick it might feel like it, but it's not the end of the world. 

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Zombie Rest

Alright, so I have put the topic of zombies to rest for now. I had a horrible dream about them and I decided if my blog topic begins to haunt my subconscious then maybe I should move on to another for a bit. So stay tuned and see what will happen next...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Halo Reach-ing New Frontiers

Watch Video Here

Okay, so this post has kind of a similar theme to my last. Halo has a lead female character and wait her boobs aren't showing!!!! YAY! I really, really, really, like everything about this video. I don't play video games but I'm fascinated with them. Halo has such a huge following that when it came out a couple days ago people were lined up outside for the midnight release at least 200 people long. To someone who doesn't follow this sort of thing closely it blows my mind that it has this sort of turn out. But what interests me the most is that this trailer shows a female running in all the armor trying to bring a bomb to some space ship. I was explained the story line but it sort of confused me. I know it takes place in the future and I know that this latest installment is a prequel and I also know that humans are trying to defeat aliens that are taking over the world (I think, you can correct me if I'm wrong). 
Now, I also enjoy that they used humans while filming this trailer. It looks so real! Anyway, just thought I'd throw a shout out to Halo Reach (again something I normally wouldn't be that interested in) for having a lead female role AND having such a sweet trailer. Keeping with the true Halo spirit and remember, It's not the end of the world. 

A Quick look at Resident Evil Afterlife

Now I'm not much of a Resident Evil fan but I happened to see the latest installment. After being debriefed on the previous three films I was afraid I wouldn't like it because of the long complicated storyline. I'll give a quick synopsis of the film saga: infectious virus gets released and humanity as we know it is pretty much over.  It's obvious this movie is adapted from a video game because of it's strange si-fi strangeness. Such as her being cloned and weird strange hammer-man who does not resemble in any way a zombie.

All that being said I thought this movie would suck a great deal. I had only seen the third installment and it wasn't very good, however this one was fantastic. I mean aside from the story line itself, the zombie deaths were fantastic! I love a good zombie explosion here and there. I also enjoyed how it had a dawn of the dead feel with the main characters trapped in a prison locking thousands of zombies out. Oh did I mention I saw the movie in 3D? And did I mention they had over the top slow motion parts? What more can you ask for then a slow motion zombie death?

View Here

Okay so here is the thing, as much as I enjoy zombie deaths I did find it a little cheesy at times. But I want to say almost good cheesy if you know what I mean. If it swayed a little too far towards the cheddar I wouldn't of been as much as a fan, however I think it stayed in the clear.
I also enjoyed that a female was the protagonist. A zombie killing female is pretty sweet. I'm all for that but one thing I found and laughed a little about was that she always seemed to have lip gloss on and the other lead female had pretty sweet makeup after she was saved from a forest. So I guess woo-hoo for having lead female roles in an adaptation of a video games that doesn't star Angelina Jolie, but booo on the fact that they still have to be all done up. I mean I don't know about you but, if I were in a zombie apocalypse I'm pretty sure I wouldn't apply mascara. Oh, I should ad that to my survival tips: tip #4 do not stop to apply makeup.
In conclusion I would rate the fourth installment of this apocalyptic tale 8 zombie kills out 10. So as I feel I the lead character Alice would say "It's not the end of the world".

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tweet a little, Tweet of me

 So today I am no longer a Twitter virgin. I have joined the ranks of tweeters around the world. I have put off this moment as long as humanly possible because the idea of tweeting to me sounds ridiculous. I mean really who cares what I can say in 140 characters. Not only am I constrained to 140 per text message (yes I am smart phones-less at the present moment) but now I am constrained by 140 characters on Twitter. What can I really say in 140 characters that is really relevant? Time will tell I guess. I mean it won't be that bad, I get to tweet for school, not many people can say that. As a social tool Twitter is pretty genius when you think about it. It allows people to hear what you have to say ALL over the world at any time. It is a small world after all. We can find people with similar interests and hobbies. We can find information in the blink of an eye. I love the idea as the people for an information source. The girl beside me tweeted about trying to find a parking spot near school and found a cheap and close spot in less then a couple hours. Without Twitter it would've taken me days to find a spot that may have been much farther. So this could mean that Twitter is a world changing tool with pretty high importance. Kind of shakes up my views on it a little. So I guess Twitter may not be the end of the world after all. See I'm coming around already.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Monster Mash

Now to kick off my first "real" post I thought some zombie survival tips would be a great start. From George A. Romero's first films to a now more recent infectious disease twist, it's important to acquire some zombie fighting strategies no matter what type you're up against. Now if you're anything like me (which you probably aren't because let's face it I'm a little strange) you may have thought to yourself "Hey, if I were stuck in a zombie apocalypse what would I do?"
So after some research, including having seen plenty of zombie films, I have compiled a list of things to do to prepare for a zombie apocalypse. 

1) Know your enemy

Dressing up as a zombie will allow you to try and get into the mind of a zombie (or lack of one), to really get to know their mannerisms and objectives (just try not to eat any brains). Dressing up as a zombie will also allow you to practice if you ever need to disguise yourself as a zombie (a la Bill Murray in the movie Zombieland). I find this technique a great idea because you can stroll around and never be attacked, which is a great defense mechanism.

Halloween is a great time to practice this defense mechanism (no one will suspect you're practicing at all!)

2. Stay in Shape

It is important to stay in shape because if the dawn of the dead actually does arrive one morning you willl be doing A LOT of running. So, as I also like to say it's better to be safe then sorry or in other words zombie meat. Some great ways to stay in shape would to take the bus in Winnipeg. Often you are doing more walking then riding, and running after the bus is also an often occurence (it also helps if you're a student because your backpack will be extra heavy).

Another really great way to stay in shape would be taking up dancing! I felt this video would inspire some cool undead moves:

Watch here

3. Keep a look out

Always be alert no matter what, and always remember it's not the end of the world.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Welcome to the end

The purpose of this blog will be an ode to my life saying "It's not the end of the world". What you will be expecting to see on this blog will range from an overview of what to do if there was absolutely no technology (just imagine our own grandparents lived a life without microwaves). Oh, what my life would be like without cheese! So, I will be reviewing some tutorials on cheese making to fixing your flat hair and everything in between. Not only will I focus on the how-tos of survival, but I will also focus on the everyday survival of life, such as how to successfully cow-tip and *gasp* failing an assignment.
So have fun, stick to my tips and remember it's not the end of the world.