Friday, November 13, 2009
( 8:47 PM ) The Rat
ANOTHER EXCELLENT AMAZON REVIEW. ("0 of 2 people found the following review helpful.")
These are a really great way to keep your teeth clean and healthy. I was using before I purchased these heads, the spin only heads (Rotating). The Dual Clean oscillates as well as rotates. Great product. I only gave it 4 stars because I do not like brushing my teeth.
P.S. I hate the Dentist even more.
# Posted by The Rat @ 8:47 PM
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
( 5:19 PM ) The Rat
RATTY IS HOPING to find a way to do this without looking like a total dork and tourist (...or at least not like a tourist), when she finally goes up in a few days (quote is from a 2005 Financial Times pc.):
There is a party trick visitors are invited to perform as they take an elevator ride in Taipei 101, the world's tallest skyscraper: balance an upright coin on the floor. Although two of the building’s elevators are the fastest in the world, whisking you up at speeds of 1,010m per minute, the coin on the floor does not move a fraction. The display is meant to show the structural soundness of Taiwan's new landmark—a 508m glass and steel superstructure, 101 stories in all, shaped like a bamboo shoot...
# Posted by The Rat @ 5:19 PM
( 6:15 AM ) The Rat
She laid her hand on the newspaper and took it away again. I said—
'We too have had tragic times in our history.'
'A long time ago. A very long time ago.'
'There are nations that have made their bargain with fate,' said Miss Haldin, who had approached us. 'We need not envy them.'
'Why this scorn?' I asked gently. 'It may be that our bargain was not a very lofty one. But the terms men and nations obtain from Fate are hallowed by the price.'
Mrs. Haldin turned her head away and looked out of the window for a time, with that new, sombre, extinct gaze of her sunken eyes which so completely made another woman of her...
—Under Western Eyes
# Posted by The Rat @ 6:15 AM