Look whose coming to dinner

So I was talking to my coworker and we were talking about who we would invite to dinner. The usual, if you could have 6 people to dinner, who would you and why? It was so funny because as I’ve gotten older this has changed. When I was younger it was all about who I thought was “Hot”…Hot to Trot.

As we were talking, I realised how much I ‘d want to have dinner with people who’ve led an interesting life. I want to hear about interesting things these days:

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(I have really been loving Red Table Talk…Check it out!)

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World Radio Day

How many of us still listen to the radio? I actually still do, but usually only when I’m in a car. As I also have an ipod shuffle and I listen to that a lot and just add and edit as I go along. Do you have a favourite radio station? I find that I am constantly changing with radio stations I listen to as well. The presenters change, the feel changes. Sometimes they’ll change the time of the presenters. It’s such a fickle business.

The Importance of Radio in the 21st Century

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Threatened Species Day (Australia)

There are just so many important calendar days, I have no idea how to keep up with them all!

Today is National Threatened Species Day in Australia. A chance to take notice and how to help to protect our native fauna and flora This Day was declared in 1996, commemorating the 60th anniversary of the death of the last remaining Tasmanian tiger in 1936.

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Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) – Wikipedia

‘Not science fiction any more’: The Tasmanian tiger could soon be back from extinction

A most excellent Twitter thread!

I highly implore everyone to read this twitter Thread!

This thread is totally…

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Autopsy!

You didn’t see that one coming, did you?!

I don’t normally write about television shows, but this one is amazing and I just wanted to share…My partner gives me “Not this again” eyes, when I try telling him about the newest episode.

Autopsy: The Last Hours of…Is about certain well known, mainly celebrities who have died seemingly before their time, or have a lot of Myths surrounding their deaths. It does take into account some of the Myths, because sometimes the Myths to do have some truth to them. The deaths are investigated by either one of three different forensic pathologist/psychologist.

  • Dr Richard Shepherd – Has been in the most episodes.
  • Dr Anjula Mutanda
  • Jason Payne-James

So far the ones that I have seen are about Michael Hutchence (INXS), Robin Williams, Bruce Lee and Marilyn Monroe. As well as some I have not yet seen (the show is usually on here at 11pm at night on a ‘work night’) Such as Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Maurice Gibbs and Janis Joplin. There were a couple of others that I have seen, but they have been a little less known. The show is narrated by Iain Glen (aka Jorah Mormont).

If you are interested in the mind and are kind of interested in how peoples minds work before their deaths, this is a good show for that. This isn’t really a “crime” show because none of these people died while necessarily committing a crime. It’s all about what lead up to their deaths and what it might have been like for them in the last 25 hours of their lives. How possibly, if it all, their deaths could have been prevented.

Take the Bruce Lee “case” for example, an injury roughly three year prior to his death…Ultimately caused his death. A slipped disc three years prior meant that Bruce Lee started to take steroids quiet regularly. We know now the dangers of constant steroid taking, but Bruce Lee and I doubt the people around him knew that much about it at the time. Only a couple of months earlier he had collapsed and the only reason he did not die that particular time was because they were able to get to the hospital on time.

Whereas and probably the saddest one that I watched was about Robin Williams and while ultimately he died by his own hands. There were SO many factors in his death, not just that he was “unhappy”. You probably have heard rumours that Robin Williams had Parkinson or something similar. It was determined that Robin Williams died by Lewy Body Dementia. 

Lew Body Dementia is a rare form of Dementia and something that I would not wish on my worse enemy, let alone Robin Williams, who brought so much joy. It not only causes your usual dementia symptoms, but it becomes much more severe. It’s almost like you have Parkinsons AND Alzheimer together, on top of that the person suffering is more like to suffer from extreme hallucinations.

While the above is depressing, it’s made me realise that Robin Williams it STILL a hero to me when it comes to mental health. I’m sure if he hadn’t of had Lewy he would have fought his depression.

Back on topic…

If this seems like an interest to you, please watch it! It is completely fascinating.

 

I should have a dragons loyalty, I am a Rat!

I was nominated by the awesome A Little Me, Apparently and thank you so much for this award. You all should take out this Blog! It’s got a bit of everything, great poetry, great articles to makes you think and one of my favourite nerdy Blogs to visit as well!

https://gabriel360live.wordpress.com/2015/07/14/i-should-have-a-dragons-loyalty-i-am-a-dragon/comment-page-1/#comment-392

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The Dragon’s Loyalty Award is meant to acknowledge those who regularly read and comment on your blog. The rules for it are pretty simple:
–Show off your achievement by displaying the award.
–Link back to the person who bestowed this award upon you.
–Nominate up to 15 of your regular readers (less than 15 is just fine, though).
–Let them know that they’ve been nominated.
–Share 7 interesting facts about yourself.

Seven interesting facts about me:
1- I’m more of a “dancer” in the shower, rather than a singer.
2- I used to have a “dream diary” and I will kill you all if you try to find it =P lol
3- I am into Reiki http://www.reikiaustralia.com.au/
4- I have always preferred vegetables and fruits over everything else, I was always the weird one,lol
5- I am actually not a chocolate person, I have to be in the mood to eat it…I like my chips/crisps much more!
6- I am really enjoying the tv show Gotham and I am honestly really surprised.
7- I have such a diverse life, I have people from all walks in my life. It’s great!

Now, I’m supposed to nominate 15 regular readers and alert them all of said nomination, but I am just going to nominate a few (possibly I would love to know more about them ~.^) It’s up to them whether or not they want too do  it.

Quirky Facts!

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It’s been a bit of weird week for me this week, and so I decided for Fact Friday I am going to post some quirky facts and weird facts that I hope you have never even thought of before =D

Fun Facts about People:

Facts about People

Funology 2014, ‘Facts About People, <http://www.funology.com/facts-about-people/&gt;

Some unusual facts of Australia

Unusual Facts of Australia

  • Swimming – In 1838 it was declared illegal to swim at public beaches during the day! This law was enforced until 1902.
  • Female vote – Australia was the second country to give women the vote.
  • Sydney – Australia’s first and largest city. Also known as Sin City. Wanted to be Capital of Australia but its convict stigma counted against it.

Convict Creations 2014, ‘Unusual facts about Australia, <http://www.convictcreations.com/culture/facts.htm&gt;

Quirky Sexy Facts (DO NOT click on this link if under the age of 18)

Quirky Sexy Facts

Cerreta-Smith, M 2013, Did you know, She Knows, 29 August 2014, <http://www.sheknows.com/love-and-sex/articles/1015617/20-interesting-sex-facts&gt;