Alien Life Form – follow up

Well… I ask you. Do they even MAKE black and white camcorders anymore? I guess the postulation that aliens and creatures of myth do only seek out those with low-grade recording abilities remains unchallenged.

The much hyped alien footage turns out to be “a few minutes of grainy black and white video” I admit, I am truly disappointed by the low quality, yet again, of someone’s proof of life. A still image can be seen here. It is such an anticlimax. (I really wanted to be blown away).

Proof of (E.T.) Life

You know… you can’t help but admire anyone who has the cajones to throw it all to the wind, and let the cards fall where they may. This RMN Article states “Jeff Peckman, who is pushing a ballot initiative to create an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission in Denver to prepare the city for close encounters of the alien kind, said the video is authentic and convinced him that aliens exist.” Mr. Peckman claims to have video footage of an authentic alien sighting, said video to be unveiled for the first time tomorrow as part of a larger documentary.

I think that takes real gumption… I mean, I have a hard time having political discussions about any of the candidates these days, and this guy is just as serious as can be, and it seems he is being taken (at least a little) seriously.

Of course, I feel that no matter how authentic they can prove the alien video to be, in this age of photoshop and special effects, there is no way that people will accept it as truth en masse. It would be pretty cool, though – don’t you think? Speaking of photoshop, you think they could have shared a better photo of the man looking a little less, shall we say… affected?

Imagine we somehow are able to accept this video as genuine, and that it is more than we even expect to see. Personally, I wonder if it will be some blip of film, where if you squint and tilt your head to the right you can just make out the blinking eyes… right… there! It is like all the photo “proof” of Nessie and Bigfoot… grainy and ambiguous, lacking any definition whatsoever. Do you think that aliens and other mythical creatures only seek out those with poor videography skills/equipment?

I am a closet conspiracy theorist. I know that the word government is synonymous with cover-up. It is just the way it is – why bother to deny! What I would really like to see is all the truth there is about Area 51 and the little green men from back in the day. I would settle for some excellent video of a real alien, from outer space, not indigenous… I type this thinking, maybe its a hoax and we’re going to see some aliens of the illegal sort instead.

I will be tuning in. I just finished fashioning foil hats for me and my family… If only Joaquin were here… I’d be set.

Foot care products by Lemongrass Spa

As promised, I will begin an at-home trial of the Lemongrass Spa foot care products that I have here, and share that with you in preparation of the upcoming sale of Lemongrass Spa products to benefit RTF.

This morning, I was plagued with my dry heels and decided to lube up with step 3, and then proceed tonight with the three products in their proper order. This evening, I will be trying the following products that are a part of a 3-step adventure in foot-love:

  1. Herbal Foot Soak: This has the most amazing smell! The consistency is that of sea salt, and looking into the glass jar you can see flecks of dried herbs. The aroma is of spearmint, although it contains the essential oils of peppermint, spearmint and tea tree. The instructions state to sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the mixture into a tub of hot water and when it dissolves to soak my feet for 15 minutes. I am salivating just thinking about it.
  2. Walnut Foot Scrub: This product looks like cocoa, and is to be rubbed onto my wet feet after the soak. The last time I did this, I used my bare hands, although it said you could use a wash cloth as well. Tonight I will use the wash cloth. This contains the same essential oils as the soak, among other ingredients like orange peel, lemon peel and sunflower oil.
  3. Peppermint Foot Balm: This has a waxy consistency on par with the Nail Balm that I mentioned here. So you have to scrape a small amount out of the jar. As soon as you begin to rub it into your skin, it starts to melt (like buttah!) and spreads well. This has a peppermint smell, and I feel quite cozy in my cotton socks since applying it. I think this will be a good prep, having applied this prior to the first two, since my feet were in bad shape after walking in sandals on Sunday at the Boulder Festival.

Stay tuned… I know this is very exciting and you must be nervous that your alarm clock won’t go off in time for you to catch the follow-up post. ;)

Unsubscribe

Have you ever experienced a situation where you felt passionately about something so deeply that you bought-in, began supporting it in every way, and even felt a community bond with the others who were also involved only to find that not everyone really cares all that much about it?

It can be jarring to have the veil pulled away from your eyes. It leaves me feeling like an idiot because I cannot get involved in anything that does not tug on my heart, and when I do find those things that compel me from deep inside my soul, I jump in with both feet (a personality flaw, perhaps).

Over the years, there have been many of these moments of realization, and each one has left its mark. I liken it to the feeling I get when I get the report from my newsletter company for my charity newsletter and there is an “unsubscribe” reported there. Gosh, that smarts! I want to say, “What gives? I thought we had more between us than that.” It reminds me of that book title He’s Just Not That Into You.

Can it be that base and simple? I hope not. I might fall over into the abyss of cynicism and lose all faith in humanity. When there is something that drives my passion, I know I will be one beating my dead horse for some time before admitting defeat.

I was talking about this just last night when a friend mentioned that she wanted to be kept in the loop on the RTF event that is coming up. Understanding that her interest might be just for the short term, I said that I would add her to my mailing list – but she should feel no pressure stay on it after the event and could unsubscribe whenever she liked. She laughed and said, “Oh, I’d just delete you if I didn’t want to read anymore.” Perfect! This made me laugh out loud. At least she would spare me the one-sided emotional dip when I am faced with the cold and uncaring email report that she wants to break up with me.

Maybe I am reading too much into it. Reading too much into everything? Is everything in this world becoming as simple as opt-in and opt-out? Is the safe and anonymous unsubscribe button becoming a way for people to say, “I don’t have to explain, defend, or care anymore.”

*sigh*

Lemongrass Spa for Charity

If you know me, you know all about RTF. In August we’ll be hosting our 3rd annual charity benefit gala – a really fun night of food, music, and a monte carlo casino to play in! We also have a silent auction, for which my friend Jill (also known as LemongrassJill) wants to donate a basket of her spa products! (Thank you Jill!)

BUT DON’T ACT NOW! For those of you who are unfamiliar with how she does this, Jill sets up a sale to benefit the charity, and then a percentage of the total sales are donated to the charity. In the case of the RTF auction, she will be donating a spa basket for the auction in the value of the proceeds. I will let you know when Jill has our sale page all set up… so don’t order today! I only share this with you today so you can prepare, my friends!

I was introduced to the Lemongrass Spa line of products (all natural, made in colorado) at another charity event, where I fought tooth-and-nail, with my sharpie at the bid sheet to win this fabulous basket for the foot spa products. I have not tried all of their products (not even close) but I do use several of them on a regular basis:

Nail Balm: This product is a dream! On top of all my fabulous quirks and issues that make me so lovable is my OCD hand-washing. As a result, my nails and cuticles are dry and brittle, and are frequently torn and bleeding. The Nail Balm comes in a small glass jar, and it has a waxy consistency. I take a small amount (the size of a nickel) and rub it into my nails and cuticles (and then my hands) before bed. I don my sexy cotton gloves, grab my book, and let the balm work its magic.

After three nights of this, my cuticles are healed and whole, and there is no pain, no sharp edges that get caught on my clothing (yes, it gets that bad). So, I highly recommend this product to anyone who has chapped and dry hands that need a little love.

Lemongrass Signature Body Soap
: This is a bar soap (not for your face) that smells so yummy and makes your skin feel fabulous. I am actually out of this and am going to order some more in the RTF sale!

Tea Tree Face Cream: This is a perfect product for those of us who are still prone to acne and blemishes on the face. I use the cream as my daily moisturizer, and it has been helping me tremendously. I received my current bottle back in February, and am just about out now… it goes a long way.

I also have a bunch of the foot products, but do not use those daily. Since I am now blogging again, I will do a pedicure treatment, just in time for sandal weather, and share my experiences with you, dear reader.

If you’ve used this product, share your comments!!