hollybrooke: (Kylie Minogue)
I just started watching this hilarious cartoon on the Hub called "Dan Vs." It's about this guy named Dan, and he's just a total cranky dude who always has a chip on his shoulder about something and he goes out of his way to take the pettiest things down. It's another one of those kind of cartoons that I'm surprised is on a network oriented towards kids and families (like "Regular Show"). I think a lot of the humor in this show would go over kids' heads, but so far I'm loving it.

*tangent* I'm sick. AGAIN. I feel like I have the cold that just won't go away. Ugh.

*tangent* So I'm participating in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life on May 19th and 20th with some of my coworkers. We had our first meeting yesterday to brainstorm fundraising ideas. Sometime next week when I'm done working on my profile on their website, I'll post the link here to see if any of my lovely friends on DW or LJ would be interested in donating to my cause.

*tangent* Tomorrow we spring ahead an hour for Daylight Savings. Is it me, or does anyone else thing it's kind of early to be doing it this year? Don't we usually do it around the end of March or middle of April? Bah, whatever, I'm ready for spring. Bring in some more sunlight in my life!

*tangent* Bret Easton Ellis is another reason why I stay on Twitter, man. He's tweeting ideas about what Patrick Bateman would be up to nowadays in 2012. He may very well be working on an American Psycho sequel. AWESOME.
hollybrooke: (pooh hungry)

Over the last three years more than one in three honey bee colonies has died nationwide, posing a serious risk to our natural food supply. One cause of these losses is an alarming phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder, or “CCD.” When a hive experiences CCD, the honey bees mysteriously desert their hive and die. CCD symptoms have been reported by more than thirty-five states across the U.S. and in many other countries. Researchers do not know exactly what causes CCD, but they believe there may be many factors contributing to the problem, including viruses, mites, chemical exposure and poor nutrition.

Why The Honey Bees Are Important To Us

--One out of every the three bites of food an average American eats is directly attributed to honey bee pollination.
--Honey bees are responsible for the pollination of more than 100 crops, including fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, and provide 80 percent of the country’s pollination services.
--The honey bee is responsible for $15 billion in U.S. agricultural crops each year.
--Bees fly approximately 10 to 15 miles per hour and visit about 50—100 flowers in each pollination trip.
--To produce one pound of honey, honey bees must visit two million flowers and fly 55,000 miles.
--When a honey bee returns to the hive after finding a good pollen source, it gives out samples of the flower’s nectar to its hive mates and performs a dance that details the distance, direction, quality and quantity of the food supply. The richer the food source, the longer and more vigorous the dance.

The folks at Haagen-Daas ice cream have a goal to raise awareness of the honey bee issue so that our communities can work together to bring them back. They've created a special flavor--Vanilla Honey Bee--to make spreading honey bee awareness that much sweeter. And in recognition of our reliance on honey bees for our food, Haagen-Daas is donating money to help fund honey bee research. In fact, you can help too! Every time you buy a carton of Vanilla Honey Bee--or any of their "bee-built flavors"--you help them get closer to reaching their donation goal.



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