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Archive for September, 2007

Tell it on the Mountain. Tell All About Cancer.

Posted by infinitygoods on September 28, 2007

Cancer kills.  It has killed my father.  It has killed my grandmother, my grandfather, an aunt and uncle, and too many other relatives to mention.

Cancer has many forms and names, but the best way to beat the odds is early detection.  It’s never more important than when dealing with a fast-acting cancer such as inflammatory breast cancer.  While inflammatory breast cancer does not run in my family, anything we can do to educate ourselves and others is worth our time.

I am taking the invitation of fellow blogger Memegrl (memegrl.blogspot.com) to spread the word about cancer.  Below is her blog about her friend’s experience with inflammatory breast cancer while pregnant and how to detect this cancer to seek quick help from doctors.  Memegrl asks that you all feel free to post.  If you don’t have a blog, you can e-mail or even use good old word of mouth.

Spread the word because silence is deadly.

I also invite you to use this post as a platform to tell others about your experiences with cancer of any type.

Blessings to all.

“Monday, July 30, 2007
“And now for an important public service announcement

“I know, many of you who know me are well aware that my best friend was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer when she was pregnant. (Because she’s an overachiever like that. Most of us would have enough trouble with either cancer OR pregnancy AND working full time but nope, not her.) I had never heard of inflammatory breast cancer until the email from her. (“Are you sitting down? Good. I’m pregnant! I’m due in June and it’s a boy and he’s healthy and we’re thrilled. And I have breast cancer. It’s called inflammatory breast cancer, and it’s one of the most lethal forms, and I’m starting treatment tomorrow.” Yah. That’s the email you like to see from your BFF when you are strung out from trying to nurse your own newborn and desperately seeking comfort and connection from the internet.)

“Since that time, I have learned of three other women with it, which leads me to believe one of three things: 1) the percentage of all breast cancers that inflammatory represents must be growing from the stated 1%-5% (because really, otherwise how do I hear of all these and almost no others?); 2) further proof of the “once you become aware of something you find it everywhere” phenomenon (ever have that happen with a new word or idea–you never heard of it, then find it 6 times in a day?); or 3) it’s getting better press in general.

“Anyway, here’s a post from the latest diagnosee in Bloggityville. Please read it. Please remember it. Please do your BSEs, or remind someone you love. And, thankfully, my BFF is now a few years out and doing well.

“From Toddler Planet:

“Inflammatory breast cancer
“Monday July 23rd 2007, 3:11 pm
“Filed under: About Us / Favorites, breast cancer
“We hear a lot about breast cancer these days. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes, and there are millions living with it in the U.S. today alone. But did you know that there is more than one type of breast cancer?

“I didn’t. I thought that breast cancer was all the same. I figured that if I did my monthly breast self-exams, and found no lump, I’d be fine.

“Oops. It turns out that you don’t have to have a lump to have breast cancer. Six weeks ago, I went to my OB/GYN because my breast felt funny. It was red, hot, inflamed, and the skin looked…funny. But there was no lump, so I wasn’t worried. I should have been. After a round of antibiotics didn’t clear up the inflammation, my doctor sent me to a breast specialist and did a skin punch biopsy. That test showed that I have inflammatory breast cancer, a very aggressive cancer that can be deadly.

“Inflammatory breast cancer is often misdiagnosed as mastitis because many doctors have never seen it before and consider it rare. “Rare” or not, there are over 100,000 women in the U.S. with this cancer right now; only half will survive five years. Please call your OB/GYN if you experience several of the following symptoms in your breast, or any unusual changes: redness, rapid increase in size of one breast, persistent itching of breast or nipple, thickening of breast tissue, stabbing pain, soreness, swelling under the arm, dimpling or ridging (for example, when you take your bra off, the bra marks stay – for a while), flattening or retracting of the nipple, or a texture that looks or feels like an orange (called peau d’orange). Ask if your GYN is familiar with inflammatory breast cancer, and tell her that you’re concerned and want to come in to rule it out.

“There is more than one kind of breast cancer. Inflammatory breast cancer is the most aggressive form of breast cancer out there, and early detection is critical. It’s not usually detected by mammogram. It does not usually present with a lump. It may be overlooked with all of the changes that our breasts undergo during the years when we’re pregnant and/or nursing our little ones. It’s important not to miss this one.

“Inflammatory breast cancer is detected by women and their doctors who notice a change in one of their breasts. If you notice a change, call your doctor today. Tell her about it. Tell her that you have a friend with this disease, and it’s trying to kill her. Now you know what I wish I had known before six weeks ago.

“You don’t have to have a lump to have breast cancer.

“P.S. Feel free to steal this post too. I’d be happy for anyone in the blogosphere to take it and put it on their site, no questions asked. Dress it up, dress it down, let it run around the place barefoot. I don’t care. But I want the word to get out. I don’t want another young mom — or old man — or anyone in between — to have to stare at this thing on their chest and wonder, is it mastitis? Is it a rash? Am I overreacting? This cancer moves FAST, and early detection and treatment is critical for survival.

“Thank you.”

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WFMW: Reuse Plastic Grocery Bags in the Car

Posted by infinitygoods on September 25, 2007

I always have on hand some plastic grocery bags in my car. Over the years I have reused them in all sorts of ways.

Garbage gets tossed quickly and easily instead of being scattered throughout the car. When baby gets car sick, the soiled outfit goes in a plastic bag or two and the smell is contained too. No need for a Diaper Genie in the car, just use a couple plastic grocery bags until you get to the nearest garbage can.

When there’s an impromptu trip to the beach, wet bathing suits or seashells, rocks and other treasures go right in too. Car trouble or something dirty to touch, a bag becomes a plastic mitten. If a child walks into mud, the shoes and socks can go in the bag, too.

Toys, especially balls which can get very dirty, can easily be carried by the child to the park from the parking lot. The dirty balls or sandy toys won’t soil a good canvas tote bag or basket. They can be used as a temporary tossable liner as well.

I’m always finding a new use for them and it’s good for our environment to reuse. It actually saves money, energy and time to reuse before recycling.

For this tip and more, see Rocks in my Dryer.

Posted in Car, Children, Family, Household Tip, Organizing, Plastic Grocery Bags, Recycle, Reuse, Rocks In My Dryer, WFMW, Works For Me Wednesdays | 3 Comments »

Religion Sells Cars

Posted by infinitygoods on September 25, 2007

Used car salesmen have a reputation, and new car dealers aren’t too far behind, but a few have found that flaunting their religion helps them build trust with their customers.  Here are a few that I’ve found along my travels through life, and I think they are on to something great.

At the Premier Pontiac Buick GMC dealership in Seymour, Texas, Derek Williamson puts a Bible in every car sold there.  “I put it on top of everything in the glove box,” he told the Wichita Falls Times Record News.  He puts in one Owner’s Manual for the car and one “Owner’s Manual for Life” in the hopes of helping people and for his customers to know they are buying from a good, honest Christian.

“Maybe if they just think there’s something more important in life than what’s going on right now.  I don’t want anything in return.  I just want to help somebody,” he says.

Bob Smith, a Scion Toyota dealership in La Crescenta, Calif., and a BMW Mini dealership in Calabasas, Calif., not only advertises in the Los Angeles Archdiocese’s The Tidings, but he also lists the name of the churches he and his employees attend under their smiling faces pictured in the ads.  Some even graduated from religious universities.

Jerome Ruzicka, a used car salesman in Chatsworth, Calif., and classic car enthusiast, helps churches in the Los Angeles area sell the cars that are donated to them.  In turn his reputation as the “car guy” has grown through the church’s “seal of approval,” becoming a mutually beneficial relationship and also building long-term friendships along the way.

Ruzicka is also active in the Classic Chevys of Southern California Show held at Rancho San Antonio, a Los Angeles Archdiocese Boys Town in Chatsworth, where they celebrated their 25th annual show in May.

Posted in Bob Smith, cars, Classic Chevys of Southern California, Derek Williamson, Jerome Ruzicka, Los Angeles Archdiocese, Rancho San Antonio, religion, The Tidings, Wichita Falls Times Record News | Leave a Comment »

Sen. Chambers Sues God; ‘God’ replies

Posted by infinitygoods on September 21, 2007

District Court office clerks have told the media that “God” has “miraculously” filed a one-page document marked “Special Appearances” in response to a lawsuit filed against Him by Nebraska Sen. Ernie Chambers.

Chambers likes frivolous lawsuits so much that in response to bills attempting to stop such suits, Chambers is suing God despite being an atheist, or rather because he is one.

Chambers told Fox affiliates, “The Constitution requires that the courthouse doors be open, so you cannot prohibit the filing of suits. Anyone can sue anyone they choose, even God.”

Chambers blames God for terrorist threats and so-called acts of God.

Obviously, Chambers was too scared to sue the devil. Unlike God, the devil doesn’t forgive anyone.

Chambers is making a mockery not only of religion but the court system as well. He is wasting valuable court time and taxpayer money. He is renowned for fillibustering, making anti-Christian comments and for his part in fueling the Franklin Coverup Hoax of 1989, in which the Washington Times published a story under the headline “Homosexual prostitution inquiry ensnares VIPs with Reagan, Bush — ‘Call boys’ took midnight tour of White House.” (A grand jury determined the charges were an elaborate hoax.)

Shall we thank God he is not eligible for re-election after 4 decades in office?

Posted in Christianity, God, lawsuits, life, Nebraska Senator Ernie Chambers, News, religion | Leave a Comment »

Infinity Goods is 88th Fastest Growing Blog on WordPress

Posted by infinitygoods on September 20, 2007

UPDATE: Infinity Goods is now 5th Fastest Growing Blog on WordPress!  Please see post for October 29, 2007. 

UPDATE: Infinity Goods in now 6th Fastest Growing Blog on WordPress! Please see post for October 11, 2007.

UPDATE: Infinity Goods is now 35th Fastest Growing Blog on WordPress! Please see post for October 5, 2007.

Thank You, Readers!!

I’m so glad you’ve been reading my blog, and thanks to you, according to WordPress I am the 88th top-fastest-growing blog. It’s no small feat because WordPress is also the most-used blog tool in its category. Below is WordPress’ Stat List for Sept. 20, 2007. Just scroll down to #88 and you’ll see Infinity Goods! I hope you’ll all stop by InfinityGoods.com to check out the store, a Marketplace for God’s People, and keep reading my blog.

Thank you and please tell a friend!

Blessings to you all,
Infinity Goods

September 20, 2007: Growing Blogs

  1. Mike Does Tech

    Building abstractions since 1989

  2. 4 master

    Blog de 4 estudiantes del Master de Diseño

  3. ΜαυροΧαλι

    σκούρα τα πράματα Γουίλι

  4. Superhero Sewing Circle

    Even superheroes have downtime.

  5. (the) Mark Savage vs Tech

    Why we are doomed to play catch-up

  6. Odds@Blog

    make it work better

  7. delirio di un giovane autore

    Ad ogni decimo di febbre un po’ di follia

  8. CyberTech Rambler

    Ramblering in Technology and Internet

  9. Tao’s Thoughts on Second Life

    Tao Takashi on his life in SecondLife

  10. Derecho y Tecnología

    Por Francisco de Zavalía, abogado.

  11. Contramundo

    O mundo como você jamais sonhou em ver !!

  12. Apophenia

    the experience of seeing patterns or connections in random or meaningless data

  13. Brazuka Games

  14. www.upprättelse.nu

    Varför får ordningsvakter slå dig sönder och samman på krogen?

  15. Porque Mola

    El lugar donde pongo las cosas que me interesan, simplemente PORQUE MOLAN…

  16. All Buttoned Up

    -in handknits!

  17. Harriet’s

    Spionage aller Art

  18. Money Helps

    Just another WordPress.com weblog

  19. Cap’n Dyke, Lesbian Pirate Queen & Rogue Blogger

    “Bring Me Women Who Love Beer and I Will Conquer the World.” – Some Charismatic Leader; Might have been Me

  20. 03/09/74

    ΚΙΝΗΜΑ ΛΑΟΥ

  21. Grupo Renacer

    Ayuda mutua para padres con hijos fallecidos

  22. The Quaker Agitator

  23. a bright future

    a single-moms praises and grousings on everyday life

  24. MyFamily Accounting

    Kini Mengelola Keuangan Keluarga Anda Menjadi Sangat Mudah

  25. Renaissance Ruminations

    A smorgasbord of erratic thoughts on parenting, politics, grilling, marriage, public speaking, and all the other things that […]

  26. Mårten Schultz.

    Från juridikens insida

  27. Off the Wall

    Bruce Byfield’s blog

  28. Bondegatan – Hammarby

    En liten titt på Hammarby fotboll.

  29. Eleições Americanas de 2008

    Cobertura das eleições americanas de 2008, no âmbito da dissertação de mestrado de Nuno Gouveia

  30. Programación, literatura y otras artes menores

  31. Forest Hills Central Class of 1982

    Just another WordPress.com weblog

  32. The Elvisberg Report

    Centrist Empirical Incrementalism Fever– Catch It!

  33. Echodrop Madison

    Madison….we’re listening…

  34. Madison’s Avenue

    The fashion and misadventures of an avatar girl in a virtual world

  35. La realidad no es tu amiga

    Aventuras, desventuras, ironias, sarcasmos, fobias, filias y paranoias de un escéptico.

  36. ¿ZERK ITSUTU ZAITU?

    soy el actor principal de mi propia película(mi vida)

  37. necesse est

    om liv och läkarliv

  38. Great Scotts! Blatherings of Marissa and Kate

    Sisters obsessed with the written word

  39. Mindful Musings…

    …of a soon-to-be mom.

  40. Tyler Muth’s Blog

    Technology with a focus on Oracle, Application Express and Linux

  41. Asastaniorganik’s Weblog

    Blog ini diusahakan sebagai panduan kepada usahawan tani yang ingin menggunakan elemen organik dalam tanaman dan ternakan

  42. ….:::::Dr.Beta Blog:::….

    Mis Interes y curiosidades!!

  43. The YBF Daily Activist

  44. Revolution.se

    Socialism eller barbari

  45. S.O.B Nation

    Weep Your Heart Out

  46. I-ON MEDIA

    The Belgian Media & Advertising Blog

  47. Sunny Blue Skies

    otra historia sin contar

  48. Alla dessa åsikter

    om politik, samhälle och människor

  49. уеб бюлетин на радио марс

    хангар за летящи думи, понякога навързани в мисли и дори в изречения.

  50. Cristian Mereuta Blog

    colors and shapes = photo’s

  51. Neopets Altador Cup Coverage & Guide

    Coverage on the Neopets 2007 Altador Cup

  52. o número primo

  53. Engineering Ebooks

    Real knowledge is nobly humble

  54. Bravo! Animal Behavior

    By Kellie Snider

  55. Moneyed Politicians Weblog

    Advocate for campaign finance and healthcare reform

  56. COMPROMISO POR CASPE

    Toda la información relevante del municipio de CASPE, Zaragoza.

  57. TypoTrip – typography on the road

    Typography on the road

  58. Feminist Fire

    Feminist Rants and Campaigns

  59. Xani

  60. The JD Edwards Advisor

    News, Insights, and Expert Guidance from Andrews Consulting Group and GSI

  61. Ullis värld

    Jag är den jag är.

  62. All Politics is Local

    Covering Brockton Politics

  63. Aplicaciones educativas

    Artículos de educación para padres, profesores y alumnos

  64. Monster Hunter Nation

  65. Off-Stage with Ken Stein

    Observations from the Paramount Theatre

  66. PontoZero

  67. Ro Sham Blog

    We’re shooting a movie called Ro Sham Beau. Check out clips, photos, help and learn and stuff and things.

  68. Bob McCarty Writes

    Bob McCarty Writes™ — Humor, Politics, Culture & Capitalism™

  69. Crystal Tokyo Anime Blog

    the realm for anime conversation

  70. Negotiation, Negotiation, Negotiation

    where Negotiation, Property Investment and Web Marketing intersect

  71. rand($thoughts);

    An open source aficionado within the traditional software world

  72. CNNMoney.com Talkback

    Just another WordPress.com weblog

  73. Feed the Fiend!

    A fitness blog.

  74. Telangana Utsav Committee

    Lets’s Make a Difference in Telangana !

  75. அலசல்

    கொஞ்சம் சிரிப்பு, கொஞ்சம் கோபம், கொஞ்சம் நான்…

  76. knittingjuju

    Julie knits and writes and knits.

  77. Right Opinion

    Diotima: “Do you not see that there is a mean between wisdom and ignorance?” Socrates: “And what may that be?” Diotima: […]

  78. Zero Per Gallon

    goatless. guaranteed.

  79. BEAUTIFUL, ALSO, ARE THE SOULS OF MY BLACK SISTERS

    A BLOGSITE FOR THE PRAISING OF ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL AND SUBLIME IN HONOR OF ALL BLACK WOMEN. “ONLY THE BLACK WOMAN CAN SAY […]

  80. Side Effects May Vary

    Rants and musings of a current medical student

  81. Lushhome :: Online news and information on Singapore property

  82. le Syndicat Gantois des Bon Vivants

  83. David Goes Tel-Avivi

    A diary about my experiences as a law clerk in Tel Aviv and, hopefully, my becoming a real Tel-Avivi in only 3 months

  84. My Photos

    Just another WordPress.com weblog

  85. Fast Wonder

    An Open Culture blog

  86. Old Fart at Play

    PopRockAlternativeAmbientInstrumentalPunkSpaceDreamPsychadelicLo-Fi

  87. Sean L. Berdy

    You make your own imagination and you make it real.

  88. Infinity Goods blog

    InfinityGoods.com — a Marketplace for God’s People

Whew! That’s a long scroll, but worth it! 😉

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Open house at the Sheriff’s place

Posted by infinitygoods on September 19, 2007

Here are some photos from the recent Malibu-Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station open house. From horses to robots, they are ready to rescue the distressed and arrest the criminals.

One of the sights was a car that had been smashed in an accident. The deputies told attendees about the drunk teens who rolled and skidded across the highway and hit a pole. “They are paralyzed and messed up for the rest of their lives,” a deputy told our group of children, who were wide eyed at the sight of the vehicle.

Other hits of the day were the sheriff’s helicopter, a bomb squad robot and Team Sheriff Racing, which showed off its suped-up 1987 Buick Grand National that featured a 274 cu. v6, nonturbo, 580 hp engine with aluminum heads and Hogan intake, whatever that all means. The kids loved it.

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WFMW Plastic Colander Bath Toy Drainer/Holder

Posted by infinitygoods on September 19, 2007

Our baby liked to have plenty of toys in the tub, but how to easily drip dry and store those toys? Nothing on the market seemed right. Those suction cups with fish net bags would fall off and I was concerned that mildew would collect. At first I tried a plastic bowl. It was easy enough to collect all the toys after bathtime, but water at the bottom was still a problem. I searched the baby aisles, the bath aisles, the toy aisles but could not find anything just right. Then I went to the kitchen aisle and found a brightly colored plastic colander. Perfect! Not only was it easy to collect all the toys and drain, but to our child the colander itself became a toy and a water experiment. Lots of time was spent sinking, floating, pushing, pulling that colander through the water and bubbles. It was easy to rinse off and its home in between bathtimes was at the bottom of the empty tub. It was equally easy to transport to the sink or the other bathroom too if needed.

See this tip and others on Rocks in My Dryer.

Posted in Baby, Bath Time, Children, Family, Household Tip, life, Rocks In My Dryer, Toys, WFMW, Works For Me Wednesdays | 9 Comments »

Is It Blood Money Or Small Restitution?

Posted by infinitygoods on September 17, 2007

How Does America, World Feel About ‘If I Did It’
Now Being Published By The Goldman Family?

Just when the Ron Goldman family has published “If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer,” O.J. Simpson finds himself back in the news, having been jailed without bail as a suspect in an armed robbery of Simpson memorabilia in a Las Vegas hotel room. It couldn’t hurt sales at least, because the book is already a best seller.

There are many pros and cons to the issue of buying the book, which will give only 17 cents per copy to the Goldman family despite receiving 90 percent of proceeds.

For the Goldman family, it is a small way of legally getting back at Simpson, and their only way to date of getting the financial restitution awarded them through civil court but which Simpson has so gleefully and publicly denied them. They are also hoping against all hope that something good will come of it, such as perhaps saving the life of even just one domestic violence victim.

But to Denise Brown, Nicole Brown Simpson’s sister, it is still blood money even now that the Goldman family has won the rights to the book.

Infinity Goods has made the deliberate choice not to carry the book on our virtual shelves nor will we bring the book into our home. As much as we empathize with the Goldman family and understand and respect their reasons for wanting the book published, we also are very much against promoting a narcissitic person like O.J. Simpson through high sales.

The point is not about whether he is guilty or innocent. The point is regardless of who the murderer is, a murderer is walking the streets. O.J. Simpson had said he would do all in his power to find the “real” murderer. Instead he has once again sullied the mother of his children in writing this book. What kind of vile person deliberately emotionally abuses his own children in such a way? Instead of sympathizing with the Goldman family, he has once again emotionally abused the victims who lost their son and brother. Instead, he taunts them in media interviews. Instead he once again emotionally abuses the Brown family, too. Instead, he spends his days on a golf course.

There is no need to boost his sense of self-worth by buying a book he wrote, even if it was with a ghost writer. He does not need to be any more arrogant than he already is.

The Goldmans and the Browns would do better to write their own series of nonfiction books. It would make far better reading, bring some good from evil, and neither would it be blood money nor would it promote juice which has turned.

Posted in blood money, book, Brown Family, Denise Brown, Goldman Family, If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer, infamous, murder, News, Nicole Brown Simpson, O.J. Simpson, publishing, restitution, Ron Goldman | 1 Comment »

Happy Rosh Hashanah!

Posted by infinitygoods on September 13, 2007

It’s the year 5768 on the Jewish calendar. Enjoy the High Holy Days!

L’shanah tovah!

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Salmon + Salmon = Trout, Trout + Trout = Salmon, Ludicrous = U.S. & Japanese Scientists

Posted by infinitygoods on September 13, 2007

Tokyo University researchers are fooling around the lab to engineer a trout from salmon parents.  Back at the Idaho farm, researchers talking with Tokyo are trying to engineer salmon from trout parents using U.S. tax dollars.

And, no, they are not stopping there.  Next on the mad scientists’ to-do list are sturgeons, paddlefish, tuna and mackerel.

The excuse for this insanity is that they are hoping to preserve endangered fish.

It seems to me they are not preserving anything.  They are engineering brand new species of a sort.  And I for one, don’t want their science experiments on my family’s dinner plate.

To blame for these monstrosities are University of Idaho zoology professor Joseph Cloud, who according to the Associated Press is leading the U.S. government-funded sockeye project.  In Tokyo, Marine Biologist Goro Yoshizaki, is leading the University’s research.

AP quotes Yoshizaki from an e-mail interview, “we can save space, cost and labor.”  Ah, ha!  Now we get to the truth!  It’s not preserving endangered fish they are really after, it’s money.  Always money.

Posted in Family, Fish, Goro Yoshizaki, Idaho, Japan, joseph Cloud, life, News, Salmon, Science Experiments, Scientists, Stem Cell Research, Tokyo, Trout, U.S. | Leave a Comment »