Sunday, August 9, 2009

Orange Origami Cat - Very Cute!

I love everything Japanese and I love orange cats, so I was completely delighted when I stumbled across this cute origami pattern for an orange cat.

Origami (折り紙 origami) (from oru meaning "folding", and gami meaning "paper") is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. The goal of this art is to create a representation of an object using geometric folds and crease patterns preferably without the use of gluing or cutting the paper, and using only one piece of paper.

Check out the pattern here:

Here's a couple other cool Origami links:

Enjoy your weekend! C ;-)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Strange News....'Nurse-of-the-Year' Wasn't a Nurse Afterall...

Woman could face 5 years in jail for reckless endangerment, impersonation

Associated Press - Updated 2:41 a.m. PT, Fri., Aug 7, 2009

NORWALK, Conn. - A Connecticut woman who authorities say spent more than $2,000 to stage a dinner honoring her as "Nurse of the Year" has been charged with pretending to be a nurse at a doctor's office.

Prosecutors say Dr. Gerald Weiss believed Betty Lichtenstein, 56, of Norwalk, was a registered nurse, especially after she was named the Connecticut Nursing Association's "Nurse of the Year" in 2008.

According to the arrest warrant, that association does not exist.

Faces up to 5 years in prison: The state's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit began investigating after a patient complained about Lichtenstein.

She faces up to five years in prison if convicted of reckless endangerment and criminal impersonation charges.

Lichtenstein did not return a telephone message for comment.