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It’s a tradition I want to start here on BT. Friday morning Dance Party. I know someone I work with who will LOVE it. Asha! She teaches hip hop — and as you may remember, was a member of the Edmonton Eskimos Cheer Team. And me,…? Well, I just like to shake that groove thang. No one talks like that anymore you say? OK, alright. That just “proves” I need to get a little action (ahem) to kick start the weekend.
I hope you enjoy our Dance Party moment ‘included here’ from Friday, January 30th!
You have no doubt, noticed an improvement in those great outdoors. We have finally climbed out of the deep freeze!
But what we gained on the thermometer, we lost in the sunshine.
In fact: these dreary sky conditions can get a lot of people ‘down’. If you are one of them – Go to the florist! Brighten your mood and your home with a bunch of flowers or flowering plant. A whiff of that fresh fragrance also goes a long way to improve your outlook.
DID YOU KNOW?
Some weather gurus believe the weather effects how much you weigh. Huh?
Here’s what they say: A winter storm can add one or two pounds to the scale because a storm it results in low barometric pressure which keeps water in your tissues.
Science says: when the pressure is dropping or very low, a storm is approaching or occurring. The lower the pressure the stronger and more intense the storm.
If you are looking for a quick fix to get rid of puffy eyes, a cold facecloth will work wonders, but what if you don’t want to mess up your makeup?
Simply run cold water over a spoon, and gently press the skin under your eyes.
But hey — you’re beautiful no matter what.
See you on BT y’all!!!
I am at home on doctor’s orders and taking advantage of the 15 minutes I am allowed to be up to get on the internet.
It is official, I am addicted to the internet. I am having a real problem with not logging on 50 times a day to check my email, news headlines, celebrity gossip etc.
My name is Wendy, and I am an internetaholic.
I was watching BT this morning (of course) and listened to the gang talking about housework. Now ordinarily I can think of many chores that I really despise doing, but I am learning a tough lesson this week.
There is nothing like being confined to a bed for 23.5 hours a day to make you just WISH that you were up and dusting something! Do me a favour. Tonight, when you go to bed, just take a good hard look at your overhead light. I’ve never really looked at mine before.
WHERE did all of that dust come from?! WHY is it so dusty?! HOW did that fly get into a sealed fixture, and HOW LONG has he been in there?!
Please tell me that I am not just living in unmitigated squalor and this is the case at your house too.
So as much as I hate housework… I will be so grateful to be up and at it again.
That infernal light is my first task.
What is your least favorite chore around the house? Is it the bathroom? Washing dishes, maybe doing laundry, or ironing???? Mine is vacuuming! I despise it. I avoid it as much as I can – which is surprising, because every other area of my home – SO neat, SO tidy.
I love doing the dishes, I find ironing relaxing, and enjoy dusting! But once my walk from the bedroom to the kitchen starts to get a little rocky underfoot, I give in.
But do I judge too quickly this unsung hero of the broom closet?
Does it not suffer enough because it sucks?
When you think about it – it’s a grand word – It rates 2 u’s! (The envy of some shepherders).
Plus, vacuum has been given the honour of being a noun and a verb. “Hey, honey, take the vacuum and vacuum!!”
Maybe it’s because a hospital straw has more suction than my ole appliance.
I will go over the same piece of thread 5 times before I bend over. I bend over NOT to pick it up, but to move it and then try to vacuum it up again!
So now I challenge you. Get that monkey of a house cleaning chore off your back. Let me know what your least favorite chore is around the house. And if you are brave — send me a picture of said torture! But keep it, uh, clean… OK?
What a colourful morning! We celebrated Chinese New Year with dozens of our friends in studio, each sharing a form of Chinese culture. From the Little Lions Dance and Happy Drummers by students at Meyonohk Elementary School, calligraphy and Chinese painting by students at Meadowlark Elementary and Parkview Junior High Schools or an awe-inspiring Chinese musical instrument ensemble comprised of students from Caernarvon Elementary School, our studio was awash with the sights and sounds of Asia!
Sergio Turlione got adventurous in the kitchen, offering up an Italian/Chinese fusion dish – Lo Mien. Delicious as always! We were sure to acknowlege our Australian friends, as January 26th doubles as Australia Day. Maybe that’s why Sergio was sure to include prawns in his creation!
Add in some cultural insight from Omni Television producer Paul Chung, a viewer make-over by our friends at Perugia Salon & Spa, and bang-on news/weather/traffic from Asha and Michele, along with Bridget’s ongoing adventures in Jasper (human foosball!), and you’ve got a great way to kick off the work week on Breakfast Television!
I am old school. Woah! Let me clarify that. I am not saying I am old(perish the thought!),…But I do like to throw back to the good ole days–and am proud to be a child of the 60’s! So when I stumbled across the website: www.trendhunter.com I had to check it out — and now I am sharing it with you.
One of the items you’ll see, reminded me of the cassette player in my car. I think I still have a few cassettes in that box in the back of the storage room. No laughing about the cassette player — because I also have fond memories of the 8-track too, and the extra push you had to give it, to get it to play.
If you have any pictures of you — or your loved ones “kicking it up Old School” — we would love to see them. And don’t worry, they will only be seen by the entire BT staff and viewers!
What a reality check! A few days ago we were basking in +10. Today -30! Well, it’s -30 when you factor in the windchill! And of course we have to factor in that bone-chilling wind. That just proves how hardy we really are! It also gives us something to talk about in the elevator, or as we come sniffling into work. Which leads me to ask — Did you ever wonder why our noses run when it is cold? I warn you, if you don’t like to hear about mucus, then just scroll down a bit, and look at a few more awe inspiring pictures of the mountains! But if you have always been curious,…read on!
Underneath the glands that secrete mucus, we have many many many tiny blood vessels,…..vessels that help supply these glands.
In cold weather, these blood vessels dilate, or grow larger. This means you have more blood supply to your nose, which in part protects your nose from the cold, but it also means your nose will begin producing greater amounts of mucus and liquid. Plus,…your nose runs when it is cold because the nose has to work overtime, to warm up air that is inhaled–which is coming in at much lower temperatures than normal. You might even notice a nose run when it is cold only by a few degrees.
Still with me???–There’s more! There’s also the issue of normal mucus and secretion production. At room temperature, your nose is already producing four cups of fluid and mucus a day. Only so much of it can fall to the back of the throat and be swallowed. When mucus and secretion production increases to warm the air, you will see the nose run when it is cold because you have excess secretions. In other words, some of it has to drip out the front of the nose because you have an excess supply(YECH!). When you get into a warmer room, a few moments later you won’t notice your nose continuing to run because your nose has warmed up and the blood vessels become more constricted.
And that, my friend IS something to sniff at! And now for your viewing pleasure: Mount Lefroy and Mount Victoria in Lake Louise. If you have always been curious about the Chateau Lake Louise–here’s a great link:
Believe me, I do not buy the Enquirer, and do not subscribe to any type of celebrity gossip magazines. But, I have to admit my head was on a swivel last weekend in Lake Louise! I was at a fundraiser hosted by John F. Kennedy Jr. He heads up the Waterkeeper Alliance — an organzation that preserves and protects water both in Canada and the U-S. Once a year, he takes his fundraiser to the Canadian Rockies and invites a whole schwack of his celeb friends to bring their skis and their cheque books. No, I am not on ‘that’ list,…but I was invited by one of the sponsors: Bullfrog Power–a wind power company in Alberta. Anyway! I am shamelessly going to show you my pictures–against the back drop of one of the most beautiful spots in the world! If you have never seen or stayed at the Chateau Lake Louise-plan to visit. In fact, it should be on your “Bucket List”.