LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A two-week-old baby in the Los Angeles area has already been exposed to more toxic air pollution than the U.S. government deems acceptable as a cancer risk over a lifetime, according to a report on Monday by an environmental campaign group.
The study of air pollution in California by the National Environmental Trust also said that even if a young child moved away from California, or if the air had been cleaned up by the time he or she reached adulthood, "the potential (cancer) risk that a child rapidly accumulates in California from simply breathing will not go away."
Hehe. My mum just handed me a catalogue called Museum Replicas Limited and told me to pick out my Christmas present. Hehehehe. It's a catalogue of period clothing, jewelry, weapons, and armor! Whoo hooo! Alseides, you HAVE to see this catalogue! Gowns and tunics and pouches and swords and axes and chainmail and katanas and kilts and Roman shoes and stuff. Whee! Most of it is historical recreation stuff, but he last few pages have the fantasy stuff, including replicas of many of the swords used in Lord of the Rings and funky Xena-esque studded leather bondage gear. I'm looking at the pretty silver Celtic-knot necklace. Pretty! Or maybe that bodice dagger. Shiney! Nifty tunics and boots, too...
See, buying is MUCH easier than making for Ren Faire garb. *nods*
Somehow, looking at all this neat stuff reminds me of the wonderous Starkiller. Imagine that... Heh. Okay. Yeah. You know what I miss, Stary-wan? Life Lessons From the Starkiller Academy! I still get a giggle out of thinking of you and your friends enacting a multiple death-scene to the tune of Greensleeves to audition for a variety show. *big grin*
Right. I'm going to go burn a CD of techno music for my mum. Oh, and type up my part of "Sticks and Stones" to send off to Alseides before she boinks me on the head (virtually, of course).
i have issues. but i also recognise this fact and do what i can to resolve those issues. i may have spent a long time letting those issues control me, but now i'm ready to take the upper hand and wonder about the world around me. i'm getting to be well-balanced, but i'm not quite there yet.