Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Rainforest and Our Terrorism

Hey Guys,
Today I thought Id discuss something on the Rainforest. I mean, It's one of the most beautiful and amazing places on earth. And what are we doing? We're destroying everything that lives in that wonderful place. We're cutting down trees to satisfy our own needs. We're destroying habits of some of the most tropical and beautiful animals in the world and worst of all, we are destroying our main source of oxygen.
To get oxygen, we need plants. And to get plants, we need sunlight. We also need years of wait in order to collect enough time to produce a plant or tree that can produce enough oxygen that is needed. Now when we cut down and destroy our main source of oxygen, we aren't only damaging the lives of many animal species. We are also damaging our lives. Without oxygen, we cannot live. In years, maybe a century or more, The rainforest will be depleted and more kids
will be born with asthma or breathing problems. We'll have less air for everyone and eventually, people will be dying from suffocation.
Plus, do you know that everyday, hundreds of species, whether they be plant or animal, go extinct? Thousands of species lay undiscovered in the rainforest and what could be some of the most important species unknown to man. With every tree we cut down, we might as well be steeling the lives of hundreds of animals.
Now, People survive off of what the rainforest has to offer and still, we kill off their life line. There are animals that that don't exist ANYWHERE else. The same goes for global warming, We're always polluting the air and everything like that and the polar bears are dying out because
the ice that they live on is melting. Soon, maybe in the next few decades, Polar bears will be gone and the same could be said for thousands of animals in the rain forest. Such as the Red-Faced Spider Monkey. He ONLY resides in the rainforest and without it, he would become extict like many of the animals before it.
We need to stop what were doing and create some other type of synthetic paper or something of the sort. it's sad what we;re doing.
Oh well, computer's dying. Listen to me...This is getting us nowhere.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Short Shorts, Short Skirts, and Tops

Hey readers, back again.
Now as you know, I love to talk about just about anything that crosses my mind and to be honest. The shortness of clothing these days has really gotten on my nerves. I mean, what happened to good Ol' fashioned jeans and t-shirts? Now, people are wearing things that just MAYBE classify as underwear. Now, i'm of the most recent generation, but seriously! Even I find it a disgrace to see some of my friends (Now, not close friends) wearing that kind of junk.
Let's start with short-shorts. Shorts got their name for obviously being, short, but really? Do they have to be soooo short that they barely cover your buns in back? And by buns, you know what I mean. Heck, some have even gone to wearing spandex and let me tell you, for some people, that is just NOT a good look for you. Sorry, but none of us want to see every curve and clevis on your butt and front. Ha, or the jean shorts that can't even be classified as shorts! Now those make me want to barf. I understand Daisy dukes, I really do, but to have the cheeks of your butt falling out to where people can see that you don't even have UNDERWEAR on, now that's pathetic.
Okay, now Short Skirts. I understand wearing skirts. truly, I do. We all wear them for certain occasions and such, but do you HAVE to wear them so short that when you bend over, we all get a view of some very unneeded places? No one wants to see the crack of your butt, your vagina or any of that mess. If it can't fit past your butt other than to cover you like a freaking tutu, than maybe, just maybe, you shouldn't be wearing it. Now, wearing leggings beneath them is a whole other story. Short skirts are a little more bearable if you're wearing leggings underneath because we don't necessarily get a full "view" of your backside. Still, we don't want to see your now spandex attached butt, but you get the idea.
Tops, or in other words, shirts that maybe, MAYBE cover your boobs and that's about it. Now, I just Jon't understand these things. Shirts are supposed to be an article of clothing that covers your upper body. This does not mean get a freaking belly button shirt or a shirt that just barely covers the top of your boobs! There is a little something called indecent exposure and girls that wear these shirts, they should be top on that list. I mean, there are children that should not be seeing that junk. Wearing that kind of thing to a club or something, but not to school or outside. You do not need to wear something that clings to you like a second skin. It's just disgraceful.
Now Jeans and a t-shirt, that is the perfect thing to wear. You're always comfortable and you never have to worry about anything except maybe a little butt crack showing. Plus, they're the universal clothing. That's my opinion anyway.
Oh well, just thought I'd let you know what's goin' on in this head of mine.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Dear Readers,
Let's face it, Obesity is a nationwide problem that is infecting every other person. Yes, I know I make it sound like a disease, but that's just what it is. A disease. It's an infectious virus that streams through our systems and takes hold of some part of our brain that in the end, turns us to the road of obesity.
Here is the Webster's dictionary definition of Obesity.
" obesity (ō-bē'sĭ-) The condition of being obese; increased body weight caused by excessive accumulation of fat."
So in short terms, we as people, stuff our mouths with so much food that eventually, yes, we become obese. Now, don't take offense if in these short and rather rude terms i've described you because, for some of us, it's not our fault. It's hard to not walk into the kitchen and see all the sweets and snacks that look so delisious to ignore. Trust me, I've experienced this little...hardship before adn do you know where it got me but ignorign everything in the kitchen except our main foods? It got me sixty pounds lighter and six pant sizes smaller. Now, in the beginning, it was hard. Extremly hard to start continuously walking everyday, once a day. It was hard to moderate my food intake, but once I did, I was surprised with the results.
The key to the whole thing is repitition. Repeating the same routines over and over again really helps you ignore the things you don't need and focus more on the things you do. For instence, pop is a big thing in today's society. Pop is everywhere and everyone wants it, but do we really need it? No we don't. Pop contributes to the many sugar intakes we have and it is just extra fat that we don't need.
Now me, I used to drink pop ALL the time and I loved it, especially root beer. But i did some reading up adn guess what, i found out that without pop, I could succeed a whole lot easier at losing weight and therefore, straying out of the obeity catagory. Even the minor obese. I cut out on pop cold turkey. Yes, I have one every once in a while but for the most part, yes I did give up pop.
Once pop was gone, I went straight to water. I consumed water like it was candy and before I knew it, water had actually begun to gain a taste! I could tell the difference in some waters to others and I could tell which ones I liked and didn't like. The whole thing was great.
Now as for food fat, it kind of just slimmed away on its own. Without even realizign it, i was walking an hour a day in no time, drinking at least 8 8ounce glasses of water a day, and eating my meals at times that worked for be, but when I was actually hungry.
Our everyday lives, all of it, contribute to obesity. From all the time we spend on the computer to the hours of the day that we sit at desks in school or work. Doing simple things like just beginning to walk will help with all of this. It's simple. You can start out at simple 15 minute walks and work your way up. Everythign contributes to helpign out with this nationwide problem. What i have also foudn to be most helpful, is swimming.
Swimming can burn calories fast and I mean quick. If you're obese, you might as well start swimming or walking because it has shown that the heavier you are, the more fat you burn. This is really helpful to most people as they want to get slim quick, btu soon enough, your progress will slow down and you'll have to work harder to get the pounds off.
I'll add more to this topic later, but for now, you've hopefully lerned a little more about obesity. I still have a long ways to go before i'm happy with myself (About 50 or so more pounds) but i'm happy with how far i've aleready come.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Horse Isle

Hello Readers,
First and foremost, I thought that I'd start something on a game I go to quite frequently and that would be the game called Horse Isle. Now, i'm not a subscriber to this game, but i play on it as much as I possibly can. This game, well, it's basically an online world where you can do quests, make money, sell and buy horses, and even just hang out if you don't really care to play.
As an unsubscriber, I have not been able to fully...experience the most out of Horse Isle, but even so, I have enjoyed talking with people and just roaming around collecting quest points and horses. Not being able to subscribe because I don't believe in paying for a virtual game that you can do nothing but stare at all day, I cannot own a ranch or have as many horses as I would like to have. These are some of the more...profitable perks of being a subscriber.
When you subscribe (either for one month or a year), you are able to have unlimited time on Horse Isle. You can buy a ranch and put barns on it so that you may own as many horses as you'd like. When a Horse Isle server fills up, you'll have first take to get in rather than most unsunscribers. You can go places for free and you can sell horses while being offline. You can train your horses twice as often as others on the game and you can also earn money while you're offline.
I understand that people who subscribe should get more benefits than the rest of us, but I wish that the unsubscribers could get more. Especially those of us that might be children or just can't afford to pay for something you don't need. I can only have up to five horses and trust me, that may seem like a lot, but when you're walking around the islands and you find a wild horse, you can't catch it and therefore, you have to take the chance in telling someone else about it. This is a generous thing to do, but the horse may have outstanding Ut's (I will explain these later on). This gives whoever catches it a step up because then they can sell if for a lot of money.
Ut's are what all of the Horse Isle players refer to as the untrainables, or the horse's personality and intelligence. Horses on Horse Isle have seven stats in all, five of which are trainable by going to various training stations on Horse Isle. This includes Speed, Strength, Confirmation, Agility, and Endurance. If you max out by training these stats, you can sell the horse for a considerable amount more than if it were wild.
Now when training, I have to pay $1,000 for every time I want to train a horse of mine. Subscribers do not have to pay a thing for training nor do they have to pay to travel to islands or cities, whereas I do. Paying to go places, it doesn't really cost a lot, maybe max $500, but when you have to go back and forth over and over again, it gets kind of pricey. Shoot, i can spend around $5,000 in 2 minutes just traveling back and forth between places.
Horse isle has 10 servers that you can join. All are exactly the same and all have the same quests. The more servers there are, the more people that can play because each server has a max occupancy of 150 people. Every server is named after a different breed and I personally hang out on the Cremello serve because when I joined, it was the once at the top so I clicked on it. Now, I haven't really tried any other servers, but it is said that the cremello server is the most expensive and it doesn't really have a whole ton of people on. Now, I stay on this particular server because I have a ton of quests done and when you switch servers, you can't take anything with you so you basically have to start from scratch. Now that's a big downer to the whole game.
Not being able to transfer everything over to another server is a security thing I guess, and it's supposed to prevent people from cheating but I have yet to see how cheating is exactly possible...Considering that each and every server is the same, cheating doesn't really seem to be...the smart thing to do because all you're doing is going to a different server with different people. It's not like you can cheat with yourself by going back and forth.
Horse isle can be a very fun and interesting game if you play it long enough, but some of the quests can be quite confusing. Especially the ones that take longer and the max time an unsubscriber can have is 6 hours to play and that is A LOT of time, but quests also take A LOT of time to do. That's why sometimes even the best of us can get caught up in a game that is seemingly nothing except a way to pass time.
The only way to really get 6 hours of play time or any long length of time, is to stay logged off for a day or two. You get 1 minute of playtime for every 8 minutes that pass and that equals to around 7 and a half minutes an hour or 180 minutes(3 hours) a day(24 hours). Three hours is a lot of time, but time passes fast.
Oh and the annoying music that plays on there. I always have to mute the thing because after a while, it gets on my nerves. It's as if there is nothing better to play other than "da da da da da" over and over again. Luckily they have a mute button on the game so that you can keep it silent.
There is so much that I could discuss on Horse Isle, but I think that this is a pretty good overview of the game. See you next time.
~Vet In Training