Showing posts from October, 2013

Coy Eye Contact

Just read an interesting article on how our body stance and positions can give off the wrong impressions on a subconscious level. I agreed with most of them, except for the one about women looking over their glasses at someone instead of raising their chin and looking directly into someone's eyes. Apparently, this is considered "Coy Eye Contact" or flirting. Really? I beg to differ. Perhaps this is true of younger adults but as one who does this frequently, I know for a fact that it does not always imply coyness or flirting. Actually, I would say that in my case it implies that we won't be talking for very long. At least not long enough for me to bother to take my glasses off. A prime and more reliable example of the innocence of this gesture immediately comes to mind... Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright did this frequently when speaking to the press, and I don't think she was flirting. What say you? You can read the entire article at

Evergreens That Repel Bees

My room-mates and I have decided to plant some evergreen plants in front of the house and I've been having a hard time figuring out what to plant. I love bees, butterflies and birds, but unfortunately, we need to find flowers, plants or shrubs that repel bees because at least two of us are deathly allergic to bees. Since we park in front of the house and have only a car's length front yard depth, this is definitely an issue. So please don't post to fuss. Many of the bees here in Arizona will sting without provocation. As I said before - I love the bees, we need the bees, and God save the bees - but they can't be right outside our front door. For some strange reason, some people tend to get angry when you mention that you want to repel bees. How dare we! This is so common now that it is hard to find information on keeping the deadly stingers away from those who might die in their presence. But I shall not give up! Here are our issues: We live in Arizona, we h