Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Accomplishments. Right?

Actually, my life is pretty boring. But I have done a few things in the past few days...
*Invented an addendum to "A watched pot never boils"- "If you don't watch the pot, it boils over".
*Especially if you forgo meaurements and just dump the water and pasta in there.
*Got adventurous with the Jell-O. I made "Island Pineapple." I don't think it tastes like island pineapple, it just tastes...yellow.
*Adventurous meaning I made Jigglers in a flavor other than Berry Blue, my favorite. Which, incidentally, makes my hands turn blue.
*Much as I love Destiny's Child, I have no desire to hear "Soldier" being blasted out of the apartemnt next door. OK, so that's not really an accomplishment...
*This is actually useful- figured out how to make the water come out of the showerhead hot, not just the faucet.
*I'm trying to talk my roommates into going to Memphis to try out for the Jeopardy College Tournament, but they're more excited about the Wheel of Fortune-Mobile. I suck at Wheel of Fortune.
*Added both a cute puppy and a guest map to the page (pin on it, will ya?) What's more, I neither screwed up my template while doing this, and remembered to back up the template when I was done.
*Realized that my one-year blogiversary is coming up on Sunday. Stay tuned...


At 6/01/2005 08:35:00 PM, Blogger janie q said...

first of all, your blog is amazing, there is so much stuff going on i don't even know where to look. have you seen mine, it needs a little work. i try and do a little bit every day, but i do feel overwhelmed sometimes. jello is great for making all sorts of different things, if you mix in cool whip while it is still hot, instead of the second cup of water, it will layer itself. i think the directions are on the cool whip package. as for that template, i have issues. anyway, i love coming here to visit, it's a very perky page, always so much gone on, i think it's great, to me you've accomplished alot, RIGHT!

At 6/01/2005 08:36:00 PM, Blogger janie q said...

my daughter and i just fed neal a doggie treat, too cute!

At 6/01/2005 09:00:00 PM, Blogger Becca said...

pineapple jello is GROSS

At 6/01/2005 11:37:00 PM, Blogger mrsd said...

Do you like the taste of yellow?

At 6/01/2005 11:41:00 PM, Blogger Nettie said...

I think so!

At 6/02/2005 12:34:00 AM, Blogger John said...

You are one crazy woman Nettie, but that's what makes you lovable!

And the dog is cute too! :)


At 6/02/2005 08:42:00 AM, Blogger Jeff H said...

Um, well, at least you asked Jody to give me a donut...that counts as an accomplishment in my book.

One year; gosh, I've only been at it for (takes off shoes, counts) just over 6 months (started Nov. 27, 2004). Will there be a party here on the Big Day?

At 6/02/2005 10:35:00 AM, Blogger Darlene said...

I love Neal, he is adorable. And I'm so proud of your HTML accomplishments! I didn't think anyone would actually back up their blog, yay!

At 6/02/2005 11:55:00 AM, Blogger Jeff H said...

Darlene, I'm stunned: you don't back up your template when you make changes? Also, at the first of every month, I save a copy of the previous month's "archive" page, so I have record independent of Blogger's nefariously capricious storage servers.

At 6/02/2005 01:49:00 PM, Blogger Lightning Bug's Butt said...

I love that first one, Nettie. An unwatched pot boils over.

I'm going to use that one. Of course I'll credit you as the source.

Verbal innovation. That's why I adore the blogosphere -- that and all the desperate, promiscuous female bloggers.

At 6/03/2005 12:18:00 AM, Blogger Blair said...

Nettie, may I introduce you to my pet.

At 8/24/2006 12:50:00 AM, Anonymous personal development said...

A typical dictionary definition of hypnosis states that it is: a state that resembles sleep but that is induced by suggestion. However, anyone who has tried hypnosis (and any self respecting hypnotist) will tell you that this is a very simplistic view of the subject!
A much better description comes from the Free Online Dictionary which states that hypnosis is: an artificially induced state of consciousness, characterised by heightened suggestibility and receptivity to direction. So what does this mean and how can it be used to your advantage?

Well, the subject of hypnosis has been discussed and pondered since the late 1700s. Many explanations and theories have come and gone though science, however, has yet to supply a valid and well-established definition of how it actually happens. It's fairly unlikely that the scientific community will arrive at a definitive explanation for hypnosis in the near future either, as the untapped resources of our 'mostly' uncharted mind still remain something of a mystery.
However, the general characteristics of hypnosis are well documented. It is a trance state characterized by extreme suggestibility, deep relaxation and heightened imaginative functioning. It's not really like sleep at all, because the subject is alert the whole time. It is most often compared to daydreaming, or the feeling you get when you watch a movie or read a captivating book. You are fully conscious, but you tune out most of the outside world. Your focus is concentrated intensely on the mental processes you are experiencing - if movies didn't provide such disassociation with everyday life and put a person in a very receptive state then they would not be as popular (nor would TV advertising be as effective!). Have you ever stated that a film wasn't great because you just couldn't 'get into it'???
This works very simply; while daydream or watching a movie, an imaginary world becomes almost real to you because it fully engages your emotional responses. Such mental pursuits will on most occasions cause real emotional responses such as fear, sadness or happiness (have you ever cried at a sad movie, felt excited by a future event not yet taken place or shivered at the thought of your worst fear?).
It is widely accepted that these states are all forms of self-hypnosis. If you take this view you can easily see that you go into and out of mild hypnotic states on a daily basis - when driving home from work, washing the dishes, or even listening to a boring conversation. Although these situations produce a mental state that is very receptive to suggestion the most powerful time for self-change occurs in the trance state brought on by intentional relaxation and focusing exercises. This deep hypnosis is often compared to the relaxed mental state between wakefulness and sleep.
In this mental state, people feel uninhibited and relaxed and they release all worries and doubts that normally occupy their mind. A similar experience occurs while you are daydreaming or watching the TV. You become so involved in the onscreen antics


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