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vionic :: top secret slipper summit :: san jose city hall rotunda
the global leader in orthotic technology luxury shoes gathered top bloggers
to test futuristic slippers that are luxurious + secretly support your arches!
other fortunate bloggers who like to wear slippers all day + need arch support
were summoned to a clandestine briefing + allowed to test awesome slippers
that correct overpronation, which aligns your ankles, knees + hips properly.
endorsed by Andrew Weil, MD, Pioneer of Integrative Medicine (mind body spirit)
we were also treated to custom digital art nail sticker wraps by INNI.
today at cancer survivor dance class, where we dance barefoot, the ladies complimented my bright yellow nails. they were amazed they were nail stickers + looked so good after 5 days of showers, shampoos, hand washing, dish washing, dog washing, car washing, cleaning.....
perfect for health conscious people, since no fumes, spills, smudges, or waiting. they're also perfect for artists + anyone who wants to customize their nails by uploading their own art or photos to wear.
by ~mod*mom~ at 31.7.14 Â©
(i created that hashtag, please tweet it:)water wasting war toy via kickstarter
by ~mod*mom~ at 28.7.14 Â©
silicon valley selfie :: san jose :: spectacular speck suite view
of the technology museum with my buddy iguy :)
he's staying at the world's birthplace of broadcasting 1909 kcbs.com
i took these pictures with my iphone :)
by ~mod*mom~ at 24.7.14 Â©
by ~mod*mom~ at 20.7.14 Â©
midcentury spaceage humor :: rally round the flag boys :: dedini illustration
found this 1958 novel at a thrift store 4th of july + found the movie on youtube with "whitewashed" american history farce set in midcentury modern suburban utopia
"rally 'round the flag effect (or syndrome) is a concept used in political science and international relations to explain increased short-run popular support of the President of the United States during periods of international crisis or war. Because Rally 'Round The Flag syndrome reduces criticism of governmental policies, it is seen as a factor of Diversionary Foreign Policy." wikipedia
247 years of american flags poster via fastcompany
read rally round the flag phenomenon :: harvard university school of government
by ~mod*mom~ at 16.7.14 Â©
Microsoft launches Surface Pro 3
Microsoft is hosting in-store events + experiences in 90+ Microsoft retail stores in U.S.A + Canada, to celebrate the launch of its tablet that can replace your laptop: Surface Pro 3. Starting now Microsoft Stores are offering a way to experience, pre-order + celebrate the arrival of Surface Pro 3. Everyone is encouraged to come in + check out the excitement + get expert tips + advice on Surface Pro 3. Each store will have multiple devices to try along with a team of store experts dedicated to delivering the best choice, quality + service.
Surface Pro 3 is the tablet that can replace your laptop. Powerful, portable + designed to maximize productivity. Surface Pro 3 brings the best of a laptop + the best of a tablet together in 1 device. With a large, 12” ClearType Full HD color-calibrated display, multi-position kickstand, increased processing power, a new Surface Pen, front- and rear-facing cameras, weighing only 1.76 lbs, Surface Pro 3 is light yet powerful, delivering power, portability + productivity. you can go online at microsoftstore.com now to pre-order Surface Pro 3, +/or visit a Microsoft store to be among the 1st to have a hands-on experience with Surface Pro 3 + its latest accessories — including a Microsoft Store exclusive red type cover
Launch morning events in all stores June 20
To celebrate the arrival of the Surface Pro 3, all Microsoft retail stores in the U.S. + Canada will host launch day activities, including VIP pre-order pickup, giveaways, music, food + more. Attendees will have the opportunity to win dozens of giveaways + prizes, including a family vacation to Honolulu, Hawaii, for 4.
Microsoft continues to expand its retail stores offering Windows 8.1 PCs, Surface Pro 3, Windows Phones, Xbox One, Microsoft Office 365, Answer Desk, service, + help with PC setups microsoftstore.com
by ~mod*mom~ at 17.6.14 Â©
my mom's mom + her mom were born on a Cherokee Reservation in Indian Territory where they were separated yet assimilated daughters of a matriarchal native culture conquered + intermarried with patriarchal British in an effort to coexist as "civilized"
i was fascinated to watch AmericaUnearthed on History H2 Channel declare there are pyramids in the U.S. + the history we learned at school is not true. well, guess what? i googled + found my american ancestral pyramid documented in court records, college dissertations + native heritage books!!!
so basically the US did not honor their treaty to her reservation for life. then in the 1830s the US forcibally removed most of the native americans from the South East, but my ggggrandma legally remained with her white husband + helped keep hundreds of cherokee safe on their family reservations until the 1860s US Civil War over native american lands devastation + settler insurgence crowded out + covered over cherokee culture.
by ~mod*mom~ at 8.5.14 Â©
mod*mom of the world + family dog activist shares her story :)
mod*tot + i watched the Doris Day Show 1968-1972 episodes on netflix, where Doris tackled lots of important issues, including her rescuing a dog left in a parked car on a hot day with the windows rolled up!
by ~mod*mom~ at 6.5.14 Â©
by ~mod*mom~ at 1.5.14 Â©
i took my screenager mod*tot for some Earth Day style screentime to see Disney's "Bears" + we learned Brown Bears, including Grizzlies, breastfeed for 2-3 years, so it's important for Mama Bears to eat enough to make milk all through winter hibernation or her babies will starve in their Den. then i looked up more info on “Bears” movie website: Spring-Fall Bears roam 100 square miles + eat a variety of food. While waiting for the salmon run, Bears snack on sedge grass, shellfish, + berries. Since Katmai Alaska Bears have no knowledge of human food, you could eat a sandwich 10 feet from a bear + he won’t try to take it (unless it's one of their wild foods).
The Bears movie production team filmed enormous wild brown bears + wolves in Katmai Alaska wild area, protected only by Bear guides with no guns or pepper spray. The guides use a keen sense of bear behavior to avoid confrontations (+ emergency handheld flares).
Disneynature’s True Life Adventure “Bears” captures wildlife, but no Native Americans, in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses: Alaska, USA. Directed by Alastair Fothergill (“Earth,” “African Cats” + “Chimpanzee”) + Keith Scholey (“African Cats”).
"Bears" made me think of Disney's animatronic Country Bear Jamboree that debuted 1971...
by ~mod*mom~ at 18.4.14 Â©