Archive for May, 2008

private vaccination forum, june 7th

Monday, May 26th, 2008

The Yahoo Group, Bowery Babes, has taken their concern and curiosity about vaccinations to bring Dr Robert Sears, author of The Vaccine Book, to NYC to discuss his views. They organized a forum at an intimate venue here in the city, small enough that everyone can ask their questions. They have a few seats left. Please see the details below:

Date: Saturday, June 7th, 2008

Time: 4pm to 6pm

Place: Tribeca Screening Room, 375 Greenwich St., Manhattan

Cost: $65, due no later than Friday, May 28th.

RSVP: Immediately to Mayra Vazquez at
and we will send you an invoice from PayPal.

Maximum 3 tickets per person.

Please include your: Full Name, Email, Telephone Number, How many tickets do you want?

We look forward to seeing/meeting you very soon!

mr yuk – poison prevention

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008



I have no idea what prompted me to do a search for Mr Yuk earlier today, but I’m so glad I did. In so doing, I reached way back into my childhood and connected with an icon that was plastered around our house (on the phone and toilet seat for starters). Created in 1971 (by the Pittsburg Poisen Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburg), and selected for being the most “loathed” by children in testing, Mr Yuk continues to be the face of danger some 37 years later!!

Mr. Yuk now bears the national, toll-free number to call in a poisoning emergency, 1-800-222-1222. Dialing the number routes the caller to the nearest poison control center anywhere in the United States.

To request a free sheet of Mr. Yuk stickers, send a self-addressed stamped business size envelope to:

Mr. Yuk
Pittsburgh Poison Center
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
3705 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2583

Good green fun!

Friday, May 2nd, 2008


Whew – this seems like an idea that took too long to be realized, doesn’t it? I have seen the cute little sandbox set at a few retailers around the city and was pleasantly surprised to learn that they are green toys. Green Toys Inc. is the company that makes a product line of toys that is now limited to four items: tea set, indoor gardening kit, sand play set, and cookware and dining set. The packaging of each toys is make up of recycled cardboard and is minimal in design (devoid of plastic, twist ties, and all those other unnecessary add ons). I sincerely hope this is a glimpse of the future of toys.