The car crash that took my legs wasn’t really anyone’s fault. It was winter and the roads were slick. We hit a patch of black ice and swerved into the other lane. All I remember are bright lights and a screech. Then I woke up in the hospital. I didn’t notice I couldn’t move my legs until the doctors asked me if I could. I was bruised and banged up but somehow it didn’t register that there was pain everywhere but my legs. Some people may have been in my position and been disheartened, and don’t get me wrong I totally was for a little bit, but I couldn’t mope. That just wasn’t me. When I realized that I hated the person I was turning into, I turned to the one thing that had always helped me get through hard times, engineering. I did research and tests and built computer models and physical models. And finally, I had a pair of hydraulic legs. I had to ask a friend of mine for help developing the neural interface, but the rest of the work was my own. And in the end, I could interact with the world in a way that someone with paralysis had never done before.
I knew I had to help others like me, so I started trying to find someone to produce my technology and share it with others who needed it. That’s when Ms. Forseon approached me. She was a striking lady, and I’d never met someone like her. She was smart, funny, charming, and just happened to run a multi-billion dollar tech company. She wanted to make my leg technology available to other paralysis victims, and maybe even develop other limbs and enhancement. She painted a beautiful picture of a world where no one had to feel left out or disheartened by paralysis. I was so naïve…
So, I handed over my designs. The first thing she did was patent all of them, and that’s when I started getting suspicious. Then, some villain who called herself Eon Force showed up wearing a modified version of my design! I went to the police, my parents, my teachers, but nobody believed me! They all said that I was too young to concern myself with such things, and that I should go play with my dolls or something. As more and more villains showed up wearing bits and pieces of my technology, I finally had to take matters into my own hands. I engineered a full suit based on my original legs, and set out to stop evil on my own.
So, I don’t know if you’re aware, but honey is awesome. Here’s why.
Honey that is sealed properly will never spoil. Sealed honey found in King Tut’s tomb could potentially still be edible despite over 2,000 years.
Bees have to fly over 55,000 miles to make 1 lb. of honey.
There is a medical grade honey which is used to sterilize instruments and treat wounds.
Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including water.
Bees have been producing honey for at least 150 million years.
Eating local honey is thought to decrease seasonal allergies, because it contains the pollens in the area and allows the human body to develop antibodies to the pollen over time.
The first recorded word for honey comes from the Proto-Indo-European language and was melit. However, the Germanic languages started describing the substance by its color using the word for golden brown, huna(n)go. This eventually become the word we know and love today, honey ( or hunny as Pooh Bear Spells it).
Honey is the only substance produced by insects that humans consume.
Honey is also known as the nature’s energy booster as it is the greatest source of carbohydrates, glucose and fructose as well as anti-oxidants.
Mead is one of the oldest alcoholic substances on the planet and is made by fermenting a mixture of honey, water, and yeast.
Don’t be sad, Pooh! Think of all the mean you can make.
An awesome theater:This is a given because, come on, if you’re building a house you can afford to have the best possible movie/TV watching experience.
A hidden room: Where does that book case lead? A super sweet reading room!
A spacious bathroom:The more space there is in a bathroom the better.
A washer and dryer in your closet:Why has no one done this to all closets? The convenience is astounding! And your closets are going to be huge anyway so, why not.
A bed for your pet:Because let’s face it, that pet has got to be comfortable.
Some form of swing. Imagine how much fun that’ll be!
A space for everyone to personalize:No matter if you have toddlers or teens or just the two of you, everyone needs a space to call solely their own.
A giant kitchen:There doesn’t need to be a bunch of fancy gadgets, although those are a bonus, but having a light airy kitchen can make everyone want to cook.
A slide:See #6.
A room for the whole family to be together:Families aren’t spending enough time together anymore and having a space in your house that’s designated just for bringing the family together is a great investment, and probably the most important thing on this list.
Today is nerd day and I am going to kick off this theme day with one of my favorite game universes: Warhammer 40K. A lot of you may not have heard of this universe as it is not a very ‘mainstream’ one; others of you may have heard of it, but been intimidated by its vastness and dept. So, I’m here to help you out with my:
Beginner’s Guide to Warhammer 40K!
The first thing you need to know to begin your foray into the 40K universe is what types of games are based there. This universe was created with a miniatures game and has expanded to encompass books, graphic novels, pen and paper RPG’s, board games, video games, and card games. This allows the universe to be accessible to many different people and interests.
Next you need to delve into the universe itself. When I first did this I must admit I was overwhelmed by the extent of information out there and how huge the universe was. That’s why I’m going to help you out and give you the short and sweet version. Here’s the run down.
The game is set in the 41st millennium. The human race has spread out over millions of planets and most are part of a ruthless theocracy called the Imperium of man.
A return to mysticism after the Age of Strife led to a severe regression in technology and scientific advancement, but the Emperor of Mankind and the Senatorum Imperialis, whom he left the day to day running of the imperium to, is trying to bring the human race back to the light of reason and technology after uniting them.
The imperium is constantly at war with alien races and the forces of chaos who are vying for ultimate control of the galaxy. These forces are primarily: Orks, Tyranids, Chaos Space Marines, dark and light Eldar, Necrons, Chaos Daemons, and the Tau.
There is a parallel dimension made up of psychic energy. In this dimension dwell the Chaos Gods, and is the only means of faster than light travel available to humanity. It is a nightmarish dimension of terror and insanity, and is how psykers get their power, and why they are so prone to madness. There are four Gods that dwell in the Warp, as this dimension is known. They are: Khorne, the God of war and battle; Tzeentch, the God of change and sorcery; Slaanesh, the God of pleasure and sensation, and Nurgle, the God of death and decay.
The main fighting body of the imperium is the Imperial Guard, but there is a highly elite force called the Space Marines. They are genetically modified soldiers that are created to be faster, stronger, and more skilled than normal soldiers. They don’t get sick with human diseases, and they can sustain wounds that would kill a normal human many times over.
They are created by a strict regimen of genetic modifications, psycho-conditioning, and rigorous training. They are also given a suit of power armor that gives them even more strength and stamina as well as some of the most powerful weapons in the galaxy. Each space marine is born into a different chapter, and that chapter decides what types of challenges they face and skills they acquire.
So there you have it, a super simple run down of WarHammer 40K.