Thursday, March 19, 2009

I love!

Hi everyone,

This is a silly post but maybe it will save you time or stress when you are forwarded a frantic email or text message about some dire event or nasty stuff in the water.

I almost always check and/or Google to see if there is truth in an email or text someone just sent me, that's also obviously been forwarded by 20 other people before them, that purports something horrible will happen if... or did you know... or, like the latest one about impending doom... at Wal-Mart!

This important tidbit about future shootings at Wal-Mart was actually passed on verbally by a well meaning friend who had gotten a text from another friend who had... and you know the rest. While on the phone with her, I immediately checked Google news AND Snopes to confirm my suspicion that this was indeed a hoax/rumor.

I like that the Snopes folks also explain things logically, whether true or false, and will use scientific data as well. Here is an interesting example about cell phone use in hospitals.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Comedian Dustin Woods

Hi everyone,

I just found this EDSer, Dustin Wood, online via the video below. I'm not into stand-up comedy, but he is actually pretty funny and gets the word out about EDS and POTS.

Funniest Redneck Stand Up Comedian Ever Dustin Wood Video

Dustin also has a lovely cause to help people with depression. Find out more about the "Feel Better Letters" on his myspace here:

Keep up the great work Dustin! Depression really sucks.
Sending some more smiles out there,