To my fellow food lovers and food activists, give bees a chance and help Friends of the Earth deliver valentines to Lowe’s and Home Depot with the message to “show bees some love” and stop selling pesticides containing toxic chemicals that are harmful to bees. Bee populations are already in big trouble and neonic (bee-killing) pesticides will only make the situation for our pollinating friends even worse. We all benefit from the pollinating work bees do, it’s time that we return the favor and help protect them.
For those in Facebook, consider joining Friends of the Earth and supporting their cause. If you’re interested in delivering the valentines, go here and print them, and here are tips from Friends of the Earth about delivering the “Show Bees Some Love” valentines to your local Home Depot and Lowe’s. Spring is just around the corner and there’s no better time than now to help out our garden helpers.
Last night, my neighbors lit fireworks to celebrate the Seattle Seahawks’ first Lombardi Trophy. Thankfully, at the point the fireworks began, I already finished watching review clips of the game I missed and knew the HAWKS had won. Like millions of other American families, my family would have a mini-party on Super Bowl Sunday, but since leaving home, I stopped following good ol’ American football and only just recently got caught up in it because both the 49ers and Seahawks made it to the Playoffs, and then the Seahawks made it to the championships. My sisters who are currently living in England are excited for me because I live in Washington State and that the state football team won Super Bowl XLVIII. Kat, the biggest sports fanatic in our family, has given me enough congratulatory messages to the point that it made me tell her that I’d pass on her message to the HAWKS.
One of the mainstays of Super Bowl is the ads, and one beverage-related commercial caught my attention because it was done beautifully. Those of you who watched the game yesterday surely came across Coca-Cola’s America is Beautiful ad. For those of you (including me) who missed it, it’s worth watching.
My purpose of sharing the ad is because of its message of unity. I’m not in any way suggesting people go out and drink soda, and my public health education suggests otherwise. I’m not one to recommend soft drinks and I’m not one to condemn others who drink it. In any case, if you do drink pop, do drink responsibly, and let’s all work in keeping the United State united.
It’s that time of the year again when the new year rings and the old year moves on. And to think that it was just the New Year 30 days ago. Isn’t it great to have many different calendars?!
Happy Lunar New Year, everyone! It’s the Year of the Horse, or the Year of the Pony as I like to call it. Indeed, I’m a proud ”Pegasis”, and if I were male, I’d be a “Brony”. No links attached. Go and look them up.
To celebrate the Year of the Pony, here’s a nice animated musical for you all, presenting none other than My Little Ponies.
The episode that the song came from presents a parable on moving on. Think about having high expectations, the expectations not becoming realized, and coming to terms with disappointments. Pretty deep for an animation that targets young girls, huh. It’s the new year, after all. What better time to philosophize.
One of my girlfriends quoted one of her friends and sent me a creative greeting – “May the horse be with you,” she texted. I love it! So then… Wishing everyone a lucky Year of the Horse! May the horse be with us all!