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Attack of the Camel Toads

This clip was submitted by Lisa, and made me laugh out loud. Thanks, Lisa.

Ten Things That Suck about the Flu

1) MucusMucus, a.k.a. Snot, is one of the things, perhaps the #1 thing that sucks about getting the flu. This substance goes from clear, to white, to yellow, to green... then gradually back to clear. Each phase equally disgusting.2) FeverSimultaneously freezing and burning up... that's the fever that comes with flu. The worst is when you feel completely miserable. Weakly, you beg your spouse to fetch you a thermometer. He/she has listened to you whine for the past two hours about burning up, then the thermometer reveals that your temperature is 99.8, and he/she looks at you with those "you're such a wuss" eyes. You honestly think the thermometer is broken, but decide it isn't a good time to bring it up.3) 48 hours, my A$$Your watching the news during day six of your hiatus from life. The cheery blond co-anchor does a story about the "nasty 48 hour bug" going around, then she giggles. You're tempted to throw your chicken soup at the television.4) Get…

$100,000 Online Poker Tournament

I've been playing great poker, and decided this week to go for the big money.I jumped on the World Series of Poker bandwagon last year, like millions of other people. I've played a little all my life, but never for money, unless you include the giant jar of pennies at Grandma's house. Anyhow I've gotten much better, and played a few live No Limit Texas Hold 'em Poker Tournaments. I began to play lots of free online poker, and learned a little, but quickly realized that playing free tables only teaches you to beat other play money players. It's pretty easy to build up quite a large stake on most free online poker sites, but you don't really improve your game. If you've never played at all, a few hundred hands can help you learn the game, but you won't become skilled. I started playing real money games and instantly saw an improvement. First, the players w…

Fertile women more attractive to men!

The attractiveness of a woman depends on her hormone levels, a new study has found. According to researchers at the University of St Andrews, UK, women's facial attractiveness is directly related to their oestrogen levels. Miriam Law Smith and her colleagues photographed 59 women, aged between 18 and 25, every week for six weeks. On each occasion, they provided a urine sample for hormone analysis and gave information on where they were in their menstrual cycle. None of the women wore make-up, nor were they taking the contraceptive pill. The researchers then selected the photograph of each woman that had been taken at the time of her highest urine-oestrogen level, and this correlated to the point of ovulation in the women's menstrual cycles. These photographs were rated by 14 men and 15 women for attractiveness, health and femininity. "There was a very strong and direct correlation between the level of each w…

Integrity Found, Honor Lost

What happens when Mr. Right goes to Iraq?My Sister-in-Law, Lori, has always held out for Mr. Right. She thought she might have discovered him in a Pennsylvania State Police Officer named Danny. They dated a handful of times. Things were progressing slowly, but that seemed a perfectly comfortable pace for both of them. He was one of those guys we wish we had more of on our police forces. His integrity and sense of duty attracted him to a law enforcement career, but the feeling of power some feel in uniform while carrying a sidearm hadn't corrupted those values. He was the "Marrying Kind" according to Lori. Their relationship continued to grow slowly. It was long distance and he worked many weekends. When he wasn't working, he spent one weekend each month serving in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. Lori and Danny talked on the phone and exchanged emails, but only saw each other every …

New Look and Feel

And New Features Too...SunFyre has a new look. My web design skills are gradually improving, and it's been nearly a year since the last major change. I moved in April, and haven't really touched SunFyre much since then. For that I apologize. But new house, new business, new support staff and a new life have kept me busy. Now things are settling down, and I'm getting the urge again.Back Story...I started SunFyre in August 2001, before the term 'blogging' had been coined. I actually bought the domain name for a friend, an artist and writer, who had the name based on a character in a fantasy fiction story she'd written. When the domain came up for renewal, I decided not to let it go even though she'd never done anything with it.For the first 18 months or so, I messed around with it, but never knew exactly what to do. I started reading an online web journal from a guy in Toronto, Canada …