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Anne Bouey

Anne Bouey

Jim's, Jessie's, Kristin's, and Kelly's mom. RN.
Ray Rice Inspired Make-up Tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Ray Rice Inspired Make-up Tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyNa9kqq8mk
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Vienna State Opera Comedy Ballet - FaithTap - http://faithtap.com/1762...
Vienna State Opera Comedy Ballet - FaithTap
"This beautiful, and classically trained ballet troop did something a little out of the ordinary to keep their audience guessing What a hysterical way to have fun at the ballet, and really enjoy your audience!" - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Many, many years ago, I saw a ballet on PBS called something like Ballet of Errors, with several mixed pairs of dancers. I've been wanting to watch it again ever since. This was better than the memory of the other one. I'm happy now. - Betsy
Delighted to add to your day, Betsy. :) - Anne Bouey
Getting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild job - Lowell Sun Online - http://www.lowellsun.com/ci_2655...
Getting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild job - Lowell Sun Online
Getting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild job - Lowell Sun Online
"For animal trainers on film sets, the job can be wild. Getting snakes on a plane takes a bit of heat or light, but cajoling a bear to perform for the camera can require buckets of fried chicken. Casey the bear, seen in "Evan Almighty" and other movies, had that diva-like demand written into his contract. KFC was his favorite, and it had to be fresh. Sometimes, on remote locations, it would take a 90-minute drive to get to the nearest fast food outpost, his trainer said. The story is among those in the book "Animal Stars," a behind-the-scenes look at how trainers get species from badgers to bears to safely do what dazzles. Set for release Sept. 25, the book is co-written by the head of the American Humane Association, whose entertainment unit is the industry's only sanctioned animal welfare program. The book celebrates the unit's 75th anniversary this year. The group will come on set for a fee to ensure animal safety. If all goes well, it allows the familiar tagline "No animals were harmed in the making of this film" to roll in movie credits." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"The book features quotes from actors and directors like Quentin Tarantino, who says animals need an advocate. "They need somebody saying, 'No, it's too much.' 'They're too tired.' 'It's too scary for them.' 'Something could happen,'" the "Django Unchained" director said in the book. "You can do amazing, eye-popping things. You just need the time to train the animals and get them ready... more... - Anne Bouey
But when things go wrong... http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static... - Betsy
Every Comment On Recipe Blogs - http://the-toast.net/2014...
Every Comment On Recipe Blogs
"“I didn’t have any eggs, so I replaced them with a banana-chia-flaxseed pulse. It turned out terrible; this recipe is terrible.” “I don’t have any of these ingredients at home. Could you rewrite this based on the food I do have in my house? I’m not going to tell you what food I have. You have to guess.” “I don’t eat white flour, so I tried making it with raw almonds that I’d activated by chewing them with my mouth open to receive direct sunlight, and it turned out terrible. This recipe is terrible.” “Could you please give the metric weight measurements, and sometime in the next twenty minutes; I’m making this for a dinner party and my guests are already here.” “i dont have an oven, can i still make this? please reply immediately” “Does anyone know if you can make this ahead of time and freeze it?” “Have you thought about making a sugar-free version of this?” “Can you give us a calorie breakdown for this?” “I followed this to the letter, except I substituted walnuts and tofu for the... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
hahaha so much this. drives me crazy. - holly #ravingfangirl
"“a warning that if you cook this at 275°F for three hours instead of at 400°F for twenty-five minutes its completely ruined. do you have any suggestions?” “I didn’t have buttermilk, so I just poured baking soda into a container of raspberry yogurt. It tasted terrible.” “I love this recipe! I added garlic powder, Italian seasoning, a few flakes of nutritional yeast, half a bottle of... more... - Anne Bouey
OMG, this is brilliant!!!!! I have to answer these questions as part of my job!!!!! - Melly - #TeamMarina
Chickpea & Milo Brownies - I don't have chickpeas or milo, what could I make this with instead? - Melly - #TeamMarina
I'm laughing so hard because it's true. Along with sugar-free requests are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and sodium-free. I saw a mac n cheese recipe where the lady asked for a carb-free, dairy-free, gluten-free version. Did a search and found a few recipes in a few seconds time. Why didn't she do that? - Anika
I've just shared this with my colleagues; our Food Editor is on a plane right now but I can't wait for her to see it! - Melly - #TeamMarina
Hilarious. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Seeing Discolored Lawns, California Businesses Apply Dab of Green - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
Seeing Discolored Lawns, California Businesses Apply Dab of Green - NYTimes.com
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"The spray-paint nozzle was aimed carefully at the edge as the painter stood back a few inches from the flat metal shovel meant to protect other surfaces. After laying down a couple of thin coats, he stepped back to admire his work. The patch of grass had gone from a flat, yellowing green to a Wizard of Oz shade of emerald. There are few people who see an upside to the record-setting drought in California, but Drew McClellan sees a path to business. Earlier this summer, when a friend began complaining about his browning front lawn, Mr. McClellan thought back to his childhood in Florida, where he often spotted golf courses using sprays to dye their greens. When a brief Internet search failed to show any local business offering a similar service, Mr. McClellan decided it was a prime opportunity. And since he opened up shop in July, Mr. McClellan has been taking requests faster than he can keep up. Continue reading the main story RELATED COVERAGE Desperately Dry California Tries to Curb... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Throughout California, hundreds of thousands of homeowners have transformed once-grassy lawns into intricate landscapes of rocks and planters. Several cities have taken to running public service announcements declaring that “brown is the new green” and showing dormant grass alongside a lush lawn. Most water districts have by now put in place rationing, limiting the number of days and... more... - Anne Bouey
Thought I'd give Holly's posted recipe a try! Peanut Butter Cup S'Mores Dip
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how was it?!?! :D - holly #ravingfangirl
Very, very rich! - Anne Bouey
it looks delicious! - holly #ravingfangirl
But incredibly easy to make...a real treat! - Anne Bouey
OMG i'll pay for gas if you drive it down - Steve C Team Marina
Yum! - Louis Gray
*faints* - MoTO: Team Marina
Are you kidding.....looks fabulous! But oh so sweet! - Bob Jones
that looks nice - sandra hall
For ellbeecee: The pineapple survived, but the watermelon didn't. :(
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Looks like it died with a smile on its face, though. - Spidra Webster
waka waka - Betsy
poor thing. - ellbeecee from Android
@Betsy: Pac Melon - Big Joe Silence
"Feed me, Seymour!" My first thought when I saw the watermelon... :) - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Name that watermelon Audrey. - April Russo
thats a pacman face.. after he got its treat .. :)- - Peter Dawson
For its funeral I recommend not flushing it down the toilet. - Steve C Team Marina
That watermelon is totally laughing at the pineapple's haircut. - Hookuh Tinypants
Bizarro comic by Dan Piraro - Comics Kingdom - SFGate - http://www.sfgate.com/comics...
Bizarro comic by Dan Piraro - Comics Kingdom - SFGate
I believe we have the monopoly on that, the UK is the most watched country in the world with regards to CCTV and obviously we have zero crime rates now! :-| - Halil
These small aftershocks are making it difficult to go to sleep. :(
Still having them? That's unsettling. =( - Yvonne Renee
:( - Rodfather
I'm sorry, Anne. :( - Jenny H. from Android
:( - Janet
Hope you managed to get some sleep. - Kirsten
چرا فارسی فید نمیفرستی؟ یعنی خیلی انگلیسیت خوبه؟ بهتره برای اینکه دوست پیدا کنی فارسی بفرستی، میتونی بری اینجا فینگلیش بنویسی بعد فارسی رو کپی پیست کنی http://www.behnevis.com/ :دی - ووووزلا
Aftershocks when trying to sleep really suck; I remember feeling like a zombie for at least a few days. All sympathies. - Deborah Fitchett
Have they subsided? Hope you manged to get some sleep. - Halil
I hope that's not a real fox? - Halil
Thanks, Starmama, I love it! Halil, the aftershocks have decreased. The last one I really felt was about seven hours ago. I'm sure they continue, but I'm not feeling them. :) - Anne Bouey
Halil, looking at the pic again, I guess it could be a (poorly) taxidermied fox. I thought it was a puppet :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I spoke too soon! The strongest aftershocks occurred this morning! - Anne Bouey
I hope and pray no one was hurt and that you're ok! - Halil
Series of earthquakes strike the North Bay as cleanup continues | abc7news.com - http://abc7news.com/news...
Series of earthquakes strike the North Bay as cleanup continues | abc7news.com
"A series of earthquakes struck the North Bay this morning. The strongest was a 3.9 magnitude earthquake that struck 1 mile northwest of American Canyon at 5:33 a.m. It was followed by a 2.7 magnitude quake at 5:35 a.m; a 2.8 earthquake struck at 6:12 a.m. and a 3.0 earthquake struck at 6:45 a.m. There have been no reports of damage or injuries. Napa Valley remains on high alert after Sunday's historic magnitude 6.0 earthquake. City inspections are now coming to an end, with recovery expected to start today." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
The damage I'm seeing is so bad, it looks like too many places were never retrofitted. - Anika
بیا اینم 3.9 ریشتر بوده - مشتی
6.0 Earthquake centered a few miles away did some damage here.
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I was like "HOLY HELL!!!1!1!" until I realised the portrait photos are landscape here :) - Johnny from iPhone
Whoa. Everybody okay? - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Hope y'all are ok. - Kirsten from Android
Non-human damage is doable. Glad you are okay. - Janet
Everyone is fine. Despite what the photos show, the house didn't flip over! Pics just showed up sideways. :) - Anne Bouey from iPhone
When I saw the epicenter, I wondered if you guys were unscathed. Glad to hear. - Anika
Power is out so we'll see if there's damage to the house in daylight. - Anne Bouey from iPhone
that poor pineapple ;) (glad everyone is ok) - ellbeecee from Android
Glad you're okay. - MoTO: Team Marina
Glad everyone is okay. Stay safe! - Kristin from iPhone
I didn't think it was that big! It woke us up, but I was thinking it was in the 4.x range. I'm glad you are okay and hope that, in the daylight, the damage isn't worse. - vicster: full-bodied
Glad you're OK. - Eric Logan
I'm glad you guys are okay. - NOT THE CRICKET
Glad you're all ok! - Mary Carmen from iPhone
But how is the beautiful deck??? Oh and the kitty? :) - Steve C Team Marina
Very glad you guys are okay. You were the first person I thought of when I heard where it was. *hugs* - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Yeesh. Felt it here in Sac so I knew it had to be a big one. Glad you're okay, Anne. - Corinne L
Just saw the news and raced to check in. I'm glad you're okay! - joey
Glad you're ok! I now understand why the previous owners of my house had baby proofing on lower AND upper cabinets. Wondering if I should put them back on... - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
^ Good idea - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
((((Anne)))) - GRANDMAFORSCARLETT
Earthquake putty for display items. Can't recommend it enough <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Glad you're OK. "hugs" - #cryptic from FFHound(roid)!
(((( )))) ... hope you are doing OK!! - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Glad to hear you're OK! - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Scary. I felt it all the way down here in Watsonville. - Rodfather from Android
glad you all are ok! - holly #ravingfangirl
Happy to hear that no one was hurt! - Jenny H. from Android
Guess who got married today!
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Jessie and Dominic got married this afternoon in Dallas! - Anne Bouey
Congratulations! <3 - Jennifer Dittrich
Congratulations! - mina_sydney from iPhone
Congratulations and Best Wishes to them. - Greg GuitarBuster
Huzzah! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
They have been in love across so much distance in both time and space marriage will be the easy part. - Steve C Team Marina from Android
Congratulations Jessie and Dominic! - Anika
Woo hoo! - Soup in a TARDIS
Congrats!! - Janet from FFHound!
Congrats! - John (bird whisperer)
Oh wow, congratulations! =) - rönin
Congratulations!! :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Oh! Congratulations!!! <3<3 - vicster: full-bodied
Congratulations! - Big Joe Silence
Cheers! Felicidades to all! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Congratulations! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
congrats - WarLord
Congrats! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Congrats! - Spidra Webster
I saw pictures of Dominic. That may be the happiest I've ever seen a man in my life. And he should be what a great family to join. - Steve C Team Marina
Congrats!! - Tamara J. B.
<3 congratulations <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Congratulations to them! - joey
congrats!! - imabonehead
Congrats! :) - Eivind from Android
Congrats! - Mo Kargas
Congrats! - Rodfather from Android
Congratulations, Jessie! - Jenny H. from Android
Congratulations! - Son of Groucho
Congratulations!!! - Stanley Mathis
Congratulations!! - FireDragonll
Congratulations!!! - Alix May
Thank you everyone for all the best wishes on our wedding! Dominic and I really enjoyed the ceremony and look forward to sharing a long and happy life together. Beginning, of course, with the immigration paperwork. - Jessie
Jessie's (Duckie) and Dominic's Wedding 8/8/14
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She looks beautiful and so happy! - Tamara J. B.
They were just walking on air! - Anne Bouey
Dominics smile might last a good 10 years straight - Steve C Team Marina
Los Angeles Tall Ships Festival promises to be just ducky - SFGate - http://www.sfgate.com/travel...
Los Angeles Tall Ships Festival promises to be just ducky - SFGate
"More than a dozen majestic tall ships - large sailing vessels with traditional rigging that recall "Mutiny on the Bounty" - will parade through the Port of Los Angeles during the city's Tall Ships Festival. Tours of the brigantine Irving Johnson, schooner Amazing Grace, privateer Spirit of Dana Point and other ships, along with sailing excursions, are the heart of the festival. A special guest, however, may well steal the show: The world's largest rubber ducky, stretching longer than many tall ships, will make its West Coast debut after being introduced in Taiwan and making two East Coast appearances." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
I won't shake your hand, Doc - SFGate - http://www.sfgate.com/default...
I won't shake your hand, Doc - SFGate
"We have become a nation of germo-phobes. We have hand sanitizers in grocery stores, schools, shopping malls - and especially in hospitals and doctor's offices. In many hospitals, paper towels and special trash bins even are put next to exit doors so people don't have to touch the handles. But with all of these precautions in place, and while surgeons scrub diligently before they enter the operating room, you might not realize that it's actually your doctor or nurse who could make you sick. The handshake is a universal social custom, far more common even than saying hello. But when doctors, nurses, medical residents and hospital staff greet patients (and each other) with handshakes, they may be spreading disease. For years, doctors and nurses have understood that hands transmit disease. That's why hospitals and doctor's offices around the world have developed strict hand-washing policies (and, more recently, hand-gel sanitizer policies). Don't get us wrong; these programs are... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"The creation of such "handshake-free zones" may help remove the stigma individuals commonly experience when turning down a request to shake hands. In fact, such zones may encourage doctors and nurses to find other meaningful ways (starting with genuine smiles and engaging eye contact) to communicate warmth, honesty and respect - probably better, even, than a sometimes-perfunctory... more... - Anne Bouey
look, he is also wearing a germ laden tie :) - maʀtha
I had to order extra Mary Kay hand cream. We must physically (in presence of patient) wash our hands prior to the exam and immediately following. We have random stealth spies to check on us. Patients are also asked if they witnessed our hand-washing. We are to announce our hand washing intentions to the patient. - Janet
I saw on a food TV show that sometimes busy cooks will bump elbows rather than shake hands. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Sushi chefs here do the arm/elbow bump. I never considered it being done in other kitchens. That's a relief, actually. I've been thinking and I'm not sure I've ever had a doctor offer to shake hands with me. I know I never extend my hand to them, because of germs. - Anika
In the Far East, the traditional way is to bow or salute with folded hands (http://traditions.cultural-china.com/en... and http://www.topchinatravel.com/china-g...). No spreading of germs there. - imabonehead
Bizarro comic by Dan Piraro - Comics Kingdom - SFGate - http://www.sfgate.com/comics...
Bizarro comic by Dan Piraro - Comics Kingdom - SFGate
:D - رامین
While celebrating pre-birthday with wine-tasting, we spied a new addition to the valley. Of course, I thought of you. :)
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Mmm, bunnehs love red wine. :) - Steven Perez
What Happens When Pieces Of Street Art Cleverly Interact With Nature - The Meta Picture - http://themetapicture.com/what-ha...
What Happens When Pieces Of Street Art Cleverly Interact With Nature - The Meta Picture
What Happens When Pieces Of Street Art Cleverly Interact With Nature - The Meta Picture
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"Urbanism and nature do not always get along well, but when they do, the collaboration may create something really special and unique." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Katy Perry's Dark Horse Sung in 20 Styles: http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Katy Perry's Dark Horse Sung in 20 Styles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jus7S5vBJyU
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That's great. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Mission Impossible Squirrel: http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Mission Impossible Squirrel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsuVLsDyln4
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I Don't Know--Med School Parody of Let It Go: http://www.youtube.com/watch...
I Don't Know--Med School Parody of Let It Go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtAG3e3JLNI
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I wonder how they got access to an empty medical facility? Must be a sound stage... ;-) - Spidra Webster
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18 Empowering Illustrations to Remind Everyone Who's Really in Charge of Women's Bodies - Mic - http://mic.com/article...
18 Empowering Illustrations to Remind Everyone Who's Really in Charge of Women's Bodies - Mic
18 Empowering Illustrations to Remind Everyone Who's Really in Charge of Women's Bodies - Mic
18 Empowering Illustrations to Remind Everyone Who's Really in Charge of Women's Bodies - Mic
"When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti's work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti's empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women's bodily autonomy. "It has always bothered me, the world's attempts to control women's bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It's a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don't even see it's there, and how cruel it can be." Rossetti's illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Eye-catching landmarks in S.F. neighborhoods - SFGate - http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea...
Eye-catching landmarks in S.F. neighborhoods - SFGate
"San Francisco's residential architecture gets reduced to easy stereotypes: Victorian frills at one extreme, storybook stucco at the other. Then you navigate the streets and hills and realize how simplistic such shorthand can be. Here's an alternate view of the domestic terrain - five buildings with the same individualist spirit that you encounter in the city's residents. Nothing you'll see on a postcard, but a quintet of idiosyncratic landmarks that caught my eye when I encountered them, and have remained vivid in the memory ever since...La Casa de los Pechos de la Cholla, 30 Mountain Spring Road You figure there must be a story behind a Spanish Moroccan mirage like this, and you're right. This was the lifetime work of Edward Moffitt, who bought four parcels on a then-unpaved slope of Twin Peaks in 1921. He and his wife built a cabin and the road, but his ambitions grew after he purchased the remnants of an abandoned city incinerator - more than 50,000 charred red bricks. He died in... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Jack and I lived here our last year in San Francisco. - Anne Bouey
The main residence has an attached apartment, and there is another apartment below the arched workshop area where we lived. At that time Mrs. Moffitt still lived in the home, and her daughter and son-in-law lived in the apartment. There is a gorgeous garden courtyard inside with stunning views of SF. Several years later the workshop was also turned into housing. I'm not sure what happened with the lower apartment because it was never built to code. We were very fortunate to live there. - Anne Bouey
Take a wild guess what we paid in rent! - Anne Bouey
When Jack first moved in, it was $200 per month. By the time we moved out, it was $265! - Anne Bouey
It was such a great place that we kept it in the family a few more years. One of my brothers moved in when we left. Then when he bought his first house in SF, Jack's sister moved in. - Anne Bouey
Dog-eating festival in China hounded by activists - The Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...
Dog-eating festival in China hounded by activists - The Washington Post
"The town of Yulin, near China's border with Vietnam, is like a lot of the country's other bustling regional cities, except for one thing: Every year at the summer solstice, it holds a festival where town residents quaff copious amounts of alcohol, slurp the juicy fruit of lychees and, yes, eat dog meat. The Yulin dog-eating festival is supposed to take place tomorrow — activists say as many as 10,000 dogs are slaughtered for the occasion every year. Growing international and domestic opprobrium, though, has made the annual event a controversy. Tens of thousands of vociferous netizens have launched petitions and online campaigns to get the event banned and the dogs rescued. Similar pressure has led to dog-eating festivals in other parts of China being canceled. The festival in Yulin is, as state news agency Xinhua puts it, "only a local folk custom, without official sanction." According to traditional lore, the consumption of dog meat yields good health and luck. But activists have... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"According to animal rights groups, many of the dogs netted for these festivals are strays and stolen pets, drugged or poisoned before being kept in ghastly conditions in pens and then later prepared for consumption. Rights group AnimalsAsia says local tradition can't be invoked as an excuse for these practices: The progression of civilisation requires culture and tradition to be... more... - Anne Bouey
I have to say China isn’t a pet friendly country:( - mina_sydney
Knitters answer WildCare's call for nests to save baby birds - SFGate - http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea...
Knitters answer WildCare's call for nests to save baby birds - SFGate
"It may seem like a natural fit, but until now one would have been hard-pressed to find a real-life scenario that combined the interests of knitters and baby birds. Both are adorable, no question, but it was a case of never the twain shall meet until this year when a wildlife conservation group in Marin County figured out how yarn-wielding sweater weavers could help chirping downy-feathered avian offspring. The solution was simple: knitted nests. WildCare, the San Rafael nonprofit that treats almost 4,000 wild animals a year, made a request in April for local knitters to weave bird nests for the hundreds of orphaned chicks the organization cares for every year. The knitters of the Bay Area went wild, donating 529 nests to an organization that last year rehabilitated 540 chicks, most of which had fallen out of or were somehow dislodged from their nests during the spring nesting season. "We use these nests primarily for the songbirds," said Alison Hermance, WildCare's communications... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"The Baby Bird Nest campaign got its start two years ago when WildCare staff noticed that some of the chicks were bruising or developing other problems from the hard surfaces in the bowls that were being used as makeshift nests, Hermance said. It wasn't the first time bird caretakers had noticed the problem. A worker at Sebastopol's Native Songbird Care & Conservation program was... more... - Anne Bouey
"The knitting fiesta has been a bonanza for California wildlife hospitals and bird rescue centers, which have received 250 of the nests donated to WildCare. "We are now a knitted nest provider," Hermance said. "We've turned it into an enterprise." It is important, Hermance said, because bird nests are often disturbed at this time of year. A prime example occurred in May when tree... more... - Anne Bouey
"The website for the campaign can be found at www.babybirdnest.org. The instructions for making a knitted nest can be found at http://nativesongbirdcare.org/uploads... - Anne Bouey
Love this! - Janet
This isn't going to end up like the penguin sweaters, is it? http://arts.firedoglake.com/2014... - April Russo
Happy birthday, #UncleRobert! Hope you're having a joyous day! Thank you for being such a wonderful influence on Barry's life.
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S.F. couple teaches power of 'No' to prevent rape in Kenya - SFGate - http://www.sfgate.com/default...
S.F. couple teaches power of 'No' to prevent rape in Kenya - SFGate
S.F. couple teaches power of 'No' to prevent rape in Kenya - SFGate
S.F. couple teaches power of 'No' to prevent rape in Kenya - SFGate
"On the website for No Means No Worldwide, a rape-prevention nonprofit agency started by a San Francisco couple in Kenya, is a page of testimonial videos from girls who have experienced a verbal or physical attack. Rachael - like all of the others, a teenage girl who lives near Nairobi - described the time a man tried to lure her into his home. She yelled "No!" in front of a crowd of people, and he left her alone. Caroline used a self-defense skill called the "groin grab" to fend off a boy from her school who assaulted her. "I grabbed his groins and yelled, 'No!' " Caroline said. "I took my sweater, opened the door and ran out of the house, leaving him in pain." And there's Valentine, who recalled a time when she was 12 or 13 and a neighbor asked if she'd ever been told she was beautiful, then grabbed her breasts. She yelled at him too, told him to leave her alone, and the man walked away. Now, Valentine said into the camera, chin up and a small smile on her face, "he sees me on one... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"Rape is an international epidemic, with global rates ranging widely, depending on the source, from 10 to 50 percent of women who are victims. In recent years, the problem has attracted extensive attention - from international outcry against high-profile rapes in India to increasing criticism of how college campus sexual assaults are handled in the United States. Rape puts women, and... more... - Anne Bouey
"As they built their loan program they developed relationships with families and aid workers in Nairobi, where they were basing their work. One day in 2006, Paiva was walking through a slum neighborhood with a grandmother when the conversation became alarming. "She just kept pointing out places or people who had been sexually assaulted," Paiva said. "She was telling me, 'That's a rape... more... - Anne Bouey
"The Stanford study that was published this year looked at the program in four Nairobi slum neighborhoods. It compared 1,978 girls in 31 schools who participated in the workshop to 428 girls in a control group who did not take the classes. Before the classes began, about 18 percent of girls in both groups said they had been sexually assaulted in the previous year. For the study, sexual... more... - Anne Bouey
Buena Vista Social Club readies for farewell tour | WJLA.com - http://www.wjla.com/article...
Buena Vista Social Club readies for farewell tour | WJLA.com
"They were forgotten masters of a long-ago sound, their faces deeply lined and their hands spotted with age. Then, suddenly, at an age when many performers would be retired, the members of this old-school band found themselves playing in some of the most hallowed venues around the world, sharing stages with the likes of Sting and Shakira. After rocketing into the spotlight in the late 1990s, the Buena Vista Social Club became nothing less than Cuba's soundtrack to the world. Nearly two decades later, the remaining members of the group are preparing to disband after one last farewell tour. "Many of the musicians have their own plans," said a visibly emotional Jesus "Aguje" Ramos, a trombonist and orchestra leader who has been with the group since the beginning. "They must be given a chance." He spoke in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press before the group left Cuba last week for its globe-trotting swan song. "The name of the tour is very strong - the 'Adios Tour,'" Ramos... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
:( No dates listed for the US. - Greg GuitarBuster
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