Hyaluronic Acid – Part 2

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Part 1:  Hyaluronic Acid serum by The Ordinary.

Researching Hyaluronic acid, I discovered that:

  • HA supplements can help your skin look and feel more supple.
  • Doses of 120–240 mg per day for at least one month have been shown to significantly increase skin moisture and reduce dry skin in adults.

In Part 1, I said I’d be trying HA supplements for a month in the hopes it would improve my on-going issues with dermatitis. The bad news is that I’ve seen no improvement in my dermatitis; however, this may change the longer I take the supplements.

I have hereditarily dry skin and The REALLY GOOD NEWS is that (along with continuing to topically apply HA serum to my face and neck) my skin is significantly more hydrated. PLUMPED. This is especially noticeable on my face. YAY!

Bottom line:  I was skeptical but this regimen is working! I recommend for anyone who is predisposed to dry skin.

After due diligence, I found NusaPure had the best price for 200mg (Note: Each capsule is 100mg – take 2 daily), made in the USA, AND is Non-GMO!
$19.90 for a bottle of 180 veg caps.

(Hyaluronic acid supplements can be found just about anywhere that sells quality supplements.)

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80’s Blast::London

(anyone who thinks otherwise can go jump in Lake Minnetonka)

In Memory of Lizzie Grey (1958-2019)

London was formed in 1978 by Lizzie Grey, Nikki Sixx, and Dane Rage. Nadir D’Priest and Brian West joined in 1984. Former members include Blackie Lawless (W.A.S.P.), Izzy Stradlin, Slash & Steven Adler (Guns N’ Roses), and Fred Coury (Cinderella)

From Wikipedia:
In 1988, London appropriately appeared in the Penelope Spheeris film The Decline of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years describing their band as a “training school for rock stars”.

The above clip includes live performances by London (“Breakout” and “Russian Winter”) – with D’Priest (vocals), Grey (guitar), Frankie Jones (guitar), Derek Shea (drums), and Brian West (bass)

Both “Breakout” and “Russian Winter” are included on the hard-to-find The Metal Years (2008), as well as a kick-ass version of The Beatles’ “Oh Darling” and “Shout at the Devil” as a BONUS TRACK. There are 16 tracks on this cd including two of my favorites:  “Spanish Harlem” and “Ride You Thru The Night”.

The band sure has had a revolving-door of members. Here are a couple of line-ups from “back-in-the-day” and one from 2013’s Rocklahoma:

Nadir D’Priest had (hands-down) the best hair of the 80’s. I had the pleasure of seeing him perform live (1989?) at The Stone in SF, as frontman for D’Priest. Gorgeous man.

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On the Catwalk: NFL Felines

We all know there are cat-lovers in the NBA, including Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves) shown here kissing a tiger cub:

But did you also know there are some RABID cat fanciers in the NFL?

Dante Pettis (SF 49ers) talks about why he likes cats (#3: They look extremely cool) and introduces us to his new “kids”:  Bengal brothers Mowgli and Bagheera.

And über cat-lover, Todd Gurley (LA Rams) has officially become “Cat Daddy” to Mr. Hulu…

A Cat Enters The Field (MVP = Most Valuable Pet) And Tony Romo Provides Hilarious Commentary:

(This should’ve been a “CAT-MISS” PLAY.)

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Oscar Wilde

Author of The Picture of Dorian Gray, as well as numerous plays and essays, Oscar Wilde was also a prolific epigrammatist.

n. Someone who writes an epigram (any meanings)

n. a pithy saying or remark expressing an idea in a clever and amusing way

Here are some of my favorite quotes by Mr. Wilde:

“A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.”

“In this world there are only two tragedies.
One is not getting what one wants,
and the other is getting it.”

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth.”

“Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us.”

“Sooner or later we have all to pay for what we do.”

(On Art)
“All art is immoral.”
“Art is Individualism, and Individualism is a disturbing and disintegrating force.”
“The work of art is to dominate the spectator: the spectator is not to dominate the work of art.”

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines
what you will be when you can’t help it.”

“When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.”

“Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live,
it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.”

“A man can’t be too careful in the choice of his enemies.”

“To live is the rarest thing in the world.
Most people exist, that is all.”

“Only the shallow know themselves.”

“The things people say of a man do not alter a man.
He is what he is.
Public opinion is of no value whatsoever.”

“Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.”

“Most people are other people.
Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions,
their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”

“If we men married the women we deserved, we should have a very bad time of it.”

(and my very favorite)
“One should always be in love.
That is the reason one should never marry.”


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