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Vintage Pin-Up

My vintage pin up look 😉

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No Explanation is Needed

“For those who understand, no explanation is needed. For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.” - Thomas Aquinas

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We Don’t Need No Stinking Food! :P

I finally hit up that grocery store place and stocked up the fridge! LOL We don't need no stinking food! 😛 Just kidding .... I swear there IS food in there. There's a box of frozen veggie patties in the freezer, spinach, eggs, a few cans of tuna, and some chicken I baked MYSELF in that glass thing on top. 😀 *patting myself on back* Oh .. don't forget the lovely red apples in the drawer.

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Hair Secret #1

"Whipping my hair back and forth - great motion for faster hair drying" - Natasha Yi   😛 HairWhip
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How to Get a Big Mac for $1

Here's something you can do this week to save a little cash .... GET A BIG MAC FOR $1 .... lol .... Check out this article I found at ehow.com.

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Today's economy has everyone cutting back on things like going to the movies and dining out. Even fast food is too pricey for some, considering a fast food combo meal can cost around $7 (multiply that times the number of people in your family, and that's probably equal to the cost of half a tank to a tank of gas). The cost of a Big Mac (without fries and a drink) is about $3.50. Here's a way for you to have a meal (including a diy Big Mac) at McDonald's for under $2 total.

INSTRUCTIONS

1.  Go to your local McDonald's.

2.  Order a Double Cheese burger and small order of fries off of their Dollar Menu.

3.  Ask that they put the double cheese burger on a Quarter Pounder bun (with sesame seeds on top). This substitution is free, because they are the same size

4. Ask that they use the larger, fresh onions on your burger instead of the tiny rehydrated onions that they use on the small cheese burgers, and ask them to add some shredded lettuce. These substitutions are also free.

5. Ask them to hold the mustard and ketchup, but add Big Mac sauce. Big Mac sauce is a free condiment, just like their mustard and ketchup are.

6.  Pay your $1.98 (plus tax).

7. When you sit down to eat, you'll have an almost-complete Big Mac (for a buck). The only thing missing will be that center bun. Construct that with half of your small order of fries (just to put a nice carb buffer between your two meat patties).

8.  Enjoy your much cheaper, diy Big Mac. (You've had it your way, indeed.)


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Bean Bag Chillin

Just hanging out on my bean bag 😀

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Ultimate Loyalty

My sister forwarded to me this article about a moving example of the ultimate loyalty from a dog. Please read the article and watch the video below:
It's a universal truth that dogs are man's best friend, but they're pretty darn loyal to their own as well. Case in point: this tear-inducing video, via the website Jezebel, showing a dog, shivering and disoriented, remaining loyally by the side of a stricken fellow canine amid the devastation of the Japanese tsunami. You can watch the video below: The video is a stark reminder that, as was the case when Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005, there will likely be thousands of pets orphaned or involuntarily abandoned due to the catastrophe in Japan. If you'd like to help efforts to help these animals, you can find info on doing so here. UPDATE: CNN and the UK Telegraph have both reported that the dogs have been rescued since the footage aired, and are both receiving veterinary care; the more seriously wounded dog is at a clinic in the city of Mito, while the protective spaniel-type dog is receiving care at a shelter in the same town. Here is an English translation of the voiceover exchange between the two reporters in the clip (translation courtesy of Toshiyuki Kitamura):

We are in Arahama area. Looks like there is a dog. There is a dog. He looks tired and dirty. He must have been caught in the tsunami. He looks very dirty.

He has a collar. He must be someone's pet. He has a silver collar. He is shaking. He seems very afraid.

Oh, there is another dog. I wonder if he is dead.

Where?

Right there. There is another dog right next to the one sitting down. He is not moving. I wonder. I wonder if he is alright.

The dog is protecting him.

Yes. He is protecting the dog. That is why he did not want us to approach them. He was trying to keep us at bay.

I can't watch this. This is a very difficult to watch.

Oh. Look. He is moving. He is alive. I am so happy to see that he is alive.

Yes! Yes! He is alive.

He looks to be weakened. We need to them to be rescued soon. We really want them rescued soon.

Oh good. He's getting up.

It is amazing how they survived the tremendous earthquake and tsunami. It's just amazing that they survived through this all.

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Do you believe everything happens for a reason?

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“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” - Marilyn Monroe

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Do you use Facebook?

Simple question: Do you use Facebook? If so ... are you hanging with me on my new page? 😀 wet
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March BFOTM: J-Mic

I'd like to introduce to you my new friend and official March FOM over at NatashaYi.com!  I met Jan Michael this past weekend at the Serramonte Ford Giveaway I attended with Wild 94.9.  He sang his song live and I instantly became his #1 fan!  I was rooting for my new friend, but the car went to someone else with a lucky break.   He did win my heart over with his infectious smile and great personality.  Be sure to check out his YouTube page.    I  ♥  J-Mic ... YOU will too!!  😉 J-Mic
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Mommy’s Nose is Scary!

  Just watch this ... you will laugh. baby
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Over a million DEAD FISH?

Over a million sardines washed up dead near a California beach!  What is going on???!!  Read this article from necn.com:
Check out this massive sea of dead fish that washed up near Redondo Beach, California. An official said there are more than a million...and are a foot deep! They believe the school of sardines were swept into the harbor by waves or the current. The fish then used up all of the oxygen in the area, which experts believe led to the mass kill. Meanwhile, pelicans and other birds are enjoying a feeding frenzy.

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O.B. Tampons Disappeared!

WTF? O.B. Tampons discontinued? That just ain't right! I'm PISSED!!!  You KNOW it's because one person didn't read the label right & went into shock.  SOOO shady .. Johnson & Johnson won't comment.  What is a girl to do now?  Only the ladies will feel me on this topic .. you guys just ignore my o.b. tampon rant.  Read this article.   Here's another article on the black market for o.b. tampons lol O_B_Tampons_630x350
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Janesko

Check out the latest artwork from the talented and amazing JANESKO!  Be sure to stop by her facebook page and say hello. 🙂  Be sure to visit Janesko's auction and make your bid to own the original graphite study of "Natasha Yi Bed". NatashaYi-Bed NatashaYi-Nectar fragile Natasha-serene
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BUG

Anyone watch this movie?  If you have, please tell me ...  What did you think of it? Were they on drugs?  Were the bugs all in their head or did the guy originally have a situation with the bugs? Was it a mental thing? WTH??? I'm still confused. 2007-bug-2
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YUCK!! Germ-Infested!

The Most Germ-Infested Parts of an Airplane Include the Bathroom, the Pillows, the Blankets . . . and the SkyMall Catalog airplan-gerns

Here's some spring travel advice from the people at "USA Today":  Next time you're on an airplane, DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING.  Or it will kill you. --They put together this list of the most germ-infested parts of an airplane . . . you know, just to make your air travel experience somehow LESS pleasant than it already is. #1.)  The bathroom. There are germs on basically every surface, usually including E. coli.  The bathrooms don't get a full sanitizing between most flights, and the small sink makes it hard for people to properly wash their hands. #2.)  The tap water. Make sure to ONLY drink bottled water on the plane.  Studies have shown that airplane water filtration techniques still aren't perfect, so you run the risk of drinking some Mexico-quality water. #3.)  The free pillows and blankets. Sometimes the airlines will have time to change the pillowcases.  But sometimes they won't. --And since about 5% of airline passengers tend to be sick, there IS a chance you'll get a pillow that just got drooled on by a sick person. #4.)  The SkyMall catalog. Yes, even the beloved SkyMall catalog is trying to kill you, while it sells you useless lawn ornaments and iPod docks shaped like '50s diner jukeboxes.  People touch the catalog with their germ-filled hands all the time. germs-1
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Ten Strangest Requests Dentists Have Ever Heard

Here Are the Ten Strangest Requests Dentists Have Ever Heard M~ p17ma01/11p clr/teeth The Chicago Dental Society just released the results of a survey, where they asked hundreds of dentists to share the STRANGEST requests they've ever heard.  And they put together a top ten.  Check 'em out . . . #10.) Can you pull my tooth without anesthesia? #9.) Can you wire my mouth shut to help my diet? #8.) Can you identify this set of dentures?  They were left in the bathroom at work. #7.) Can I pay you to come to my office every day to floss my teeth? #6.) Will you pull all of my teeth and give me dentures? #5.) I just broke off my engagement.  Can you take the diamond from the ring and put it in my tooth? #4.) Will you give me anesthesia in my lips?  I'm going to get permanent lipstick tattooed on and it will help with the pain. #3.) Can you do an emergency cleaning so I can go to my high school reunion with a bright smile? #2.) Can I keep the teeth you pull so I can make a necklace out of them? #1.) Can you give my dog braces?
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Hockey Coach Strips Down!

fightAfter a Hockey Ref Tackled a Player, the Assistant Coach Protested . . . by Stripping Down and Throwing His Clothes on the Ice Hockey coaches sometimes throw stuff on the ice when they get angry, but this is ridiculous: A minor league assistant coach in Colorado flipped out when a referee tackled one of his players to keep the player from fighting. --And in protest, the coach took off his suit jacket, his button-down, his t-shirt, and his shoes, and threw them on the ice, one by one. He got down to just his pants, then he got ejected. (--WARNING: Someone in the crowd yells "kick his ass" at :43.)
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D-Sport’s 10 BEST Cover Models Issue

Be sure to pick up DSPORT Magazine this month.  I've been selected as one of DSPORT's Top Cover Models!  Thank you DSPORT Magazine!!! LOVE YOU!!!!!

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Hosting for OCTANE TV

               
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Will you be my Valentine?

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Sometimes Ice Cream Helps

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This is the face that shows up once a month.  If you see this face, don't ask me what's wrong.  Just leave me alone or sometimes ice cream helps.  *GUYS - If you don't get what I'm talking about ... You're FIRED!  I know the ladies will feel my pain.* Ice-Cream-Cones
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Talented Bay Area Artist

Although I'm not originally from Northern California, we all know I have mad love for the Bay Area.  <3  I recently discovered this amazing artist from my all time FAVORITE morning radio show, JV.  Listen and watch the videos below and you will see what I mean.  😀
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Drive-By!

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A DRIVE BY - I was shooting (a picture) these cops to see if you could guess what they are parked in front of.  By accident, I shot a dude on his bike.  If you look real closely, I accidentally shot myself! 😮  I’m gonna need a good lawyer to explain that I shot all of these people by accident. 😛


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Love, Life, & Questions

heart Please watch the American Idol audition clip below. This definitely brought a tear to my eye. I commend Chris for his love and dedication to his fiance. But it did get me wondering if others would do the same ... Honestly, what would YOU do in this situation? Would you stay with your fiance forever if this happened to you? If you were the person that got into the accident, would you want your fiance to stay with you? Please feel free to answer anonymously.
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GREEN SHAKE TIME!

It's time to get healthy in 2011.  Green Shake time!!  I'll share the recipe soon.  Stay tuned. Tickles-GreenShake Tessa-GreenShake
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Almonds Will Keep The Fat Away!

almonds-300x225 Although it’s already widely known that the fat gained from almond is beneficial to your health but few people consume almond as daily snack due to the fact to the fear of weight gain. A recent study published in British Journal of Nutrition challenged that widely known fact by doing a research which proved otherwise. In truth, if consumed regularly, almonds can actually block some fat from being absorbed.

In the study, the researchers involved 20 overweight women to eat two different diet plans. First they divided the women into two groups, the first group was asked to follow a normal diet plan with addition of consuming 56 grams of almonds everyday for 10 weeks while the other group was told do follow their diet plan but wasn’t instructed to eat almonds at all for 10 weeks. Then both groups were asked to break before switching their diet plan.

As a result, the group who consumed almond didn’t experience any weight gain at all and in turn they got some of their dietary nutrition requirements from almonds. While 56 grams of almonds contain around 344 calories, in reality we will only get 77 calories from 56 grams of almonds according to the research.

Here are some conclusions that I gained from the research:
1. A cup of almond decreases total carbohydrate intake in a given day.
2. The fiber structure in almond prevents some fat from being absorbed.
3. Almonds can reduce blood sugar level which often leads people to eat more than they should.

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