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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 27, 2013 at 11:51pm

Aww! Thanks for the pic of Aunt Phyllis napping with her kitty, sk8eycat.

Interesting place for a half marathon, Ian. You do get around.

Have a good week everyone.

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 27, 2013 at 11:09pm

Steph, who wouldn't be happy with that kind of cat around! :)  And thanks for the Cheshire Cat manicure, Ruth!

As for Tardar Sauce (the Grumpy Cat cat) being sweet and friendly in real life, here's what Grumpy Cat might say about that:

Comment by sk8eycat on May 27, 2013 at 10:11pm

My dear, darling Aunt Phyllis, and her new buddy.

You're Never Too Old for a NAP!

Comment by Ian Mason on May 27, 2013 at 4:04pm

Tunnel and bridge, Denmark - Sweden. I ran a ½ marathon through/over this when it opened in 2000.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 27, 2013 at 12:46pm

Oh yes, I forgot chamomile tea, Ruth. Thanks for the reminder! And thank you for the list of "RICH SOURCES OF APIGENIN". 

I'm pooped; an 11:00 AM nap seems about right to me!

Have a very special day, each one of you. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 27, 2013 at 12:00pm

Happy Memorial Day to all of you in the US.

Have you started drinking chamomile tea yet, Joan? I like creative bridges and tunnels too.

Loren, I appreciate that grumpycat can get on people’s nerves.

Sk8eycat, Tardar Sauce’s brother looks even grumpier to me, with that one tooth showing. I don’t like the narrow columns, either. You might want so send a comment to Brother Richard about it. While I  see the issue of casting off antiquated religious and politically motivated approaches toward important current issues, a whole movie of interviews isn’t something for which I’d pay.

Thanks for the I kissed a cat pic, Steph. That beagle looks so happy.

Wow, Ian. Celery tastes like dirty water to you. Too bad. Fortunately there are other foods with apigenin.

RICH SOURCES OF APIGENIN

Although it is found in many fruits, vegetables and herbs, the amount of it varies. The richest natural sources are:

  • Parsley
  • Celery
  • Other spices such as rosemary, oregano, thyme, basil and coriander
  • Chamomile
  • Cloves
  • Lemon Balm
  • Artichokes and Spinach
  • Peppermint
  • Red wine
  • Licorice


This is for you, Grinning Cat

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 27, 2013 at 10:49am

Chris, your vacation sounds very special. I hope you have some little stories to share with us. I miss you when you are not her, welcome home!

There are several photos of the Netherlands that caught our attention and perhaps you are familiar with the sights. The design and engineering appeal to me. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 27, 2013 at 10:45am

Ian, good for you, you listen to your own body. Glad to know you have given celery a chance and know the answer, based on your body's messages. 

Comment by Steph S. on May 27, 2013 at 10:31am

Comment by Steph S. on May 27, 2013 at 10:30am

Happy Memorial day!

 

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