Sunday, January 24, 2010

For Best Results

Get Pithy With It
A plug from an appealing citrus delight. 1/24/10

The white stuff on the inside of an orange is called the pith.

It contains most
of the vitamin C and bioflavonoids.

It contains fiber, too.

Cats Paw

Cats paw and lots of stars. ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

ESO has just released a stunning new image of the vast cloud known as the Cat’s Paw Nebula or NGC 6334. This complex region of gas and dust, where numerous massive stars are born, lies near the heart of the Milky Way galaxy, and is heavily obscured by intervening dust clouds.

NGC 6334 lies about 5500 light-years away in the direction of the constellation Scorpius (the Scorpion).

I'm not sure
if the Cats Paw picture qualifies as pithy, but it is concise and colorful.

Pith Helmet

The pith helmet (also known as the safari helmet, sun helmet, topee, sola topee, salacot or topi[1]) is a lightweight cloth-covered helmet made of cork or pith (typically pith from the sola Indian swamp growth, Aeschynomene aspera; or A. paludosa, or a similar plant).[2] Designed to shade the wearer's head and face from the sun, pith helmets were once often worn by Westerners in the tropics, but have also been used in other contexts.

Now I know why
they are called "pith" helmets.

They are made out of pith!

Orange ewe glad 2 no that?

Outside Raley's

Thanks to Wiener-guy, Chris, for taking this picture. 1/24/10

What a treat.
I needed an orange for today's blog post, so I went over to Raley's to get one. Parked in front of the store was the wienermobile. It was a nice way to brighten a rainy day. One of the Wienerpeople that were with the whimsical weenie on wheels was willing to wield my camera for a snapshot.

I even got a wienie whistle!

Most of the people I talked to at the store, seemed to be happy and cheerful. I am guessing that the wienermobile had something to do with the smiling faces.

Today's Relatively Appropriate Song;

I Wish I Were An Oscar Mayer Wiener

Light Hearted

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