Monday, June 30, 2008

Dry Drowning .. I had never heard of this before ...

I just read a story about a 10 year old boy who died of "dry drowning." I have never heard of this before. We all know water is a hazard, but I didn't know somewhat could die hours after a water incident on dry land. The statistics vary, but somewhere between 15-20% of individuals who drown have what is called dry drowning. This is specifically a laryngospasm in response to water just starting to be taken into the lungs. It is a natural physiological mechanism for the larynx to spasm, stopping the water from entering the lungs. There is no evidence at this time to suggest that these individuals, since they do not have water in their lungs, would be better off treatment-wise, than others who do have water in their lungs, contrary to popular opinion. Treatment for these individuals remains the same as in a drowning incident, to get oxygenation to their lungs to get them to start breathing again. In a nutshell, It's basiclly a delayed reaction to aspirating a large amount of water while swimming.

Anyone else ever heard of this?

Friday, June 27, 2008

The Grown Up's Bikini

The pink highwaisted bikini by Ujena allows more coverage and control to the stomach and rear. This full coverage bikini will make you look slim, trim and sexy. The lipstick pink twisted Halter Top and Banded Bottoms support your curves in all the right places. Perfect for all body types and extra sexy on fuller figures. Or in a movie.

Samantha ( Kim Cattrall) slipped on a high-waisted black bikini in "Sex and the City: The Movie" in the scene where she walks her dog and stumbles upon her male neighbor taking an outdoor shower.

"I think Kim looked great in her high-waisted bikini; it really flattered
her womanly, curvaceous figure and complemented her chic sense of style," said Franceska Luther, creative director of Myla, whose pearl g-string was worn by Cattrall's Samantha on the TV show.

The high-waisted style heralds back to the full bottoms that graced such beauty icons as Marilyn Monroe, Debbie Reynolds or even Gidget. The retro glamour look is a key fashion influence that is set to be around for a while as it is both flattering and very fashionable," Luther said.

High-waisted suits usually appeal to older women, but Delia's —a trendy haven for tweens, teenagers and 20-somethings—is selling boy shorts (now on sale for $9.99) along with other retro patterned and style retro swimsuits..

Shoshanna Gruss, designer and owner of the Shoshanna clothing line, known for cuts that accommodate curves, said successfully wearing the style depends on your body and personality. "They are great for women who want to conceal their midsection or for someone with a terrific shape who is looking for something a little different from a fashion perspective."

But don't worry if you don't have a celebrity's body head to toe, said Tara Stewart, market editor for More magazine. "The swimsuit style draws your eyes upward to better assets." "Just get the correct measurements of your bust, torso and waist," she added. Then: "Put confidence behind it so you can pull it off."

It always gets back to confidence doesn't it? : )

Monday, June 23, 2008

Surfin Dude McConaughey Protected from Paps by Surfers

Surfer Dude

According the Associate Press, Matthew McConaughey hey hey was protected by some territorial surfers the other day. A paparazzo trying to photograph Matthew McConaughey at the beach told police he was attacked by a mob of surfers who threw his camera in the ocean. The 29-year-old photojournalist told sheriff's deputies that a large group of surfers near Paradise Cove in Malibu approached him and other paparazzi about 2 p.m. Saturday and demanded the group stop taking pictures and filmingSurfindude.

"There was apparently a fight, and the photographer gave a statement
that he received injuries," Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Steve
Whitmore said Sunday. Detectives are investigating, he said.

McConaughey was not involved in the attack, authorities said. A call to McConaughey's publicist was not immediately returned.

The celebrity Web site posted a video Sunday showing about a dozen young men in swimsuits approaching what appears to be a group of paparazzi and yelling and swearing at them. A scuffle breaks out after one of the photographers exchanges insults with the group and at first refuses their orders to leave. "I'll give you a thousand bucks if you leave right now," one of the young men in swimsuits tells the photographers. Another shoves a photographer filming the scene, and still another says, "We'll draw a line in the beach, and we'll fight for the beach. If you guys win, you can have the beach." When one member of the group shouts at a photographer, "Get a ... real job," the photographer replies, "This is a real job. What do you do?" The man replies: "I just drink beer and party."

Moondoggie would be so proud : )

Friday, June 20, 2008

24 carat Retro Swimsuit

The Gold Swimsuit of 1951Just came across a very interesting and unique site today called Lileks. It's a great historical trip down memory lane with pictures and info about swimsuits through the ages. From swim caps, to gold lame to leather and now. Here's a sampling of his work:

Here we have Betty Koch at the Outdoor Ceramic Tile Testing Grounds, modeling “the 24 carat.” The copy reminds women that it is better to dress up in the color of a historically stable medium of exchange than pursue an individual career:

“All that glitters here is gold. It’s gold lastex woven in a diamGold Swimsuit of todayond pattern. This is the kind of suit that makes man see stars at high noon. The suit costs $60.00 but is guaranteed to make your figure your fortune. In fact it does more for a girl than money in the bank.”

Really, that’s what it says. When did money in the bank buy you a drink, complain about its wife, get cigar ash on your dress and grope you in the taxi?

Compare yesterday's suit with that of today : )

Monday, June 16, 2008

Pam Anderson Reveals How She Got the Part in Baywatch

Pam Anderson in Famous Red Baywatch SwimsuitWhy does this not surprise me? According to an article at; ex-Baywatch girl Pamela Anderson has revealed that she still has her famous red Baywatch swimsuit and often wears it to entertain her boyfriends. According to Pam, “I have one left. I wear it. I use it for my boyfriend and stuff. [I wear it] In the shower and then I run in slow motion and then give my friends mouth to mouth resuscitation.”

She also told how she got the part on Baywatch, which made her famous. She said, “I didn’t wear a bra to theaudition. It’s actually true. You had to have a swim test and Ifloated. You had to run in slow motion and swim in slow motion and then smile. I know how to work a defibrillator!"”Reckless Red One piece swimsuit

And all this time I thought she got her rising star as "Tim the Toolman
Taylor's Tool Girl!" : )

If you are looking for a red swimsuit -- we have one at Get Go