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At the beginning of the semester one of my friends wanted to sign up to be a model for some of my colleges' art classes. As he was filling out the forms, he turned to me and said "Hey why don't you sign up, too?" What the hell, I thought, and went ahead and did it. It turned out that he couldn't because he graduated last year, but they did take my application info. As we walked back to my car my friend says to me, "oh yeah, did I mention it's NUDE?" We both giggled a lot, and said "Well, they probably won't call, anyway." (It was for someone to fill in every once in awhile when regular models weren't available). Which was all well and good--except that they called me tonight, and I'm scheduled to be modeling nude at my university next week....
eek! I'm soooo nervous! And very VERY glad I've been keeping up with my Yoga.
Speaking of Yoga, I did the coolest thing today. Do you know what Camel Pose is? Well, picture kneeling with your feet about shoulder width apart then doing a backbend and putting your forehead on the ground inbetween your feet. Yep, I had no idea that I could do this--I had estimated that it was going to take me about a year to get to that point so I'm totally thrilled (and now I have a cool party trick.) If I can do this now, just imagine what I'll be able to do in a year! (then give me points. )
Exotic dancer worker's comp upheld
INDIANAPOLIS - An Indiana appeals court upheld a worker's compensation award Tuesday for an exotic dancer who was injured while performing on a pole at a strip club.
The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Angela Hobson and ordered the state Worker's Compensation Board to determine if she was entitled to double compensation.
A bad relationship can cause heart attack?
LONDON (Reuters) - It has been the stuff of great romantic novels and blockbuster films. Doctors have long suspected it. A study of 9,000 British civil servants has at last established it is possible to die of a 'broken heart'.
The study, reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found the stress and anxiety of hostile, angry relationships can boost the risk of developing heart disease. Chances of a heart attack or chest pain rose by 34 percent compared to people on good terms with a spouse or partner.
Vodka drip saves poisoned Italian
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian doctors used an intravenous feed of vodka to keep an Italian tourist alive after he consumed large quantities of a poisonous substance.
The 24-year-old man, in an apparent bid at self-harm, had swallowed ethylene glycol, found in antifreeze, which can cause death. Doctors administered pure alcohol, the conventional antidote, but exhausted the hospital's supply.
Desperate to continue the treatment the doctors at Mackay Base Hospital in Queensland state hooked up an intravenous feed of vodka, hospital officials said.
Thou shalt not steal -- especially the Bible
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Singaporean judge sentenced a man to four months in jail for stealing a Bible, admonishing him with Scripture before hauling him off to prison, The Straits Times newspaper reported on Wednesday.
District judge Bala Reddy also gave a new Bible to the 26-year-old thief, who said he had tried to steal the book from a bookshop last month because he wanted to replace his old, tattered copy.
Golden retriever nurses stray kitten
STEPHENS CITY, Va. - A stray kitten has found a new mother in a golden retriever, who began producing milk for the gray tabby after hearing its cries.
Humble shopping trolley goes high-tech
LONDON (Reuters) - Supermarket shoppers may soon be cruising the aisles with "intelligent" trolleys that warn them if they're buying too much junk food, technology experts say.
While many would be happy enough if they could simply get their trolley to go in a straight line, the high-tech model will be fitted with a computer screen and barcode scanner.
Fear of bees could protect Kenya's elephants
LONDON (Reuters) - The buzz of angry bees frightens African elephants into fleeing, according to a study in Kenya that provides evidence this type of sound could help keep the massive animals from trampling farms and threatening people.
Students try to set Twister record
FARGO, N.D. - With lots of stretching and reaching toward blue, red, yellow and green circles, some 450 high school students played Twister on 180 mats in what they hope will set a world record for the largest Twister game board.
'Naked Lunch' may be banned in Maine
GREENVILLE, Maine - "Naked Lunch" just doesn't sound appetizing to some people. A sandwich called the Skinny Dip, featuring sliced prime rib in a baguette roll, has been offered free of charge anyone willing to plunge naked from The Black Frog Restaurant's dock into a lake.
Since the free sandwich offer was introduced three years ago, owner Leigh Turner has found plenty of takers. "We've had two or three a week," he said.
But now the promotion is running into trouble: A patron apparently suggested to selectmen that the activity be banned.
Bar gossip leads to nasty surprise for couple
PRAGUE (Reuters) - A Czech couple who decided to take a DNA test to squash persistent pub gossip and prove that their 10-month-old baby was their own got a nasty surprise
Hashish "spacecakes" become chicken-friendly
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Amsterdam's famed coffee shops are turning to free-range eggs for their hashish "spacecakes" to reduce the suffering of chickens.
Man, 72, to donate sperm for "grandchild"
LONDON (Reuters) - A 72-year-old man is to donate his sperm to his daughter-in-law, allowing her to become a mother and produce a "grandchild", fertility authorities said on Friday.
The unnamed man is donating his sperm because his son and daughter-in-law's attempts at IVF treatment failed due to the poor quality of the husband's sperm, according to the Evening Standard newspaper.
Orangutan prefers blondes
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Sibu the Orangutan has miffed his Dutch keepers by refusing to mate with females and showing sexual interest only in tattooed human blondes.
Apenheul Primate Park hoped Sibu would become its breeding male when he arrived two years ago, but orangutans aren't his type.
"He chases them, or ignores them, but he doesn't do what he should do," said a spokeswoman for the park.
Instead, Sibu fancies his female keepers, especially blondes. That, the spokeswoman said, was common for orangutans but Sibu has a fetish for tattoos, harking back to a heavily tattooed keeper who reared him.
Man gets probation for secret apartment at mall
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) -- The leader of an artists' cooperative has been sentenced to probation for setting up a secret apartment inside a shopping mall's parking garage as part of a project on mall life.
Michael Townsend, 36, said he and seven other artists built the 750-square-foot apartment beginning in 2003 and lived there for up to three weeks at a time.