Swimsuit Cover Ups – Look Your Best at the Pool or Beach

Swimming at the pool or beach is a great way to relax. But you also want to look your best whether swimming, sun bathing, or walking to your room. You want a great looking swim suit, but don’t forget a great looking cover up. There are many different types of swimsuit cover ups. So no matter what your body type, you can always look good.

Oversized shirt – You can choose either opaque material or sheer material in many different colors.

Sarong – Cover only the bottom part of your body with a short or long sarong. They come in many different colors, and some even come with beading detail.

Dress – Choose either sleeveless or one with sleeves in cotton fabric. Either a solid fabric or a tropical flower print works well.

Skirt – Short, flirty skirts are very fashionable.

Shorts – A great, practical way to cover up.

Robe – A terry cloth robe is very comfy and always practical. The shorter variety works best on the beach or at the pool.

T-shirt – An oversized t-shirt always works as a last minute option. They are also usually the least expensive type of cover up.

Choose one of the options above, and you’ll be ready for a great time at the beach or pool.

Dress Code for a Limo Chauffeur

A Chauffeur dress code is a set of rules controlling what garments may be worn by a limousine driver. These rules are determined by the limousine company that employs the driver. They may set preference colors for suits, provide some uniforms or specific clothes for the driver to wear. However, chauffeur dress code has some universal rules that must be followed if your employee does not say otherwise.

Let’s look at the chauffeur dress code and what items should be worn by a male chauffeur.

Neck: For corporate runs and night outs tie is optional. However, a tie is required for weddings, graduations and other formal occasions. Bow ties are acceptable but are unusual. The top button of the collar of the shirt must be done up.

Overcoat can be worn if weather requires. Do not put overcoat over a single shirt. Wear a suit or a dark jacket.

Suit Jacket: Plain black suits are the preferred option for most limo operators, but any good quality dark suit is suitable too. Your limo company may have a color preference for a suit.

Shirt: Collared dress shirt is a necessity. It must be clean and well pressed. White is the universally preferred color for weddings and graduations, and other special occasions. For night outs your chauffeur could be dressed in black elegant shirt too. Any good quality white / black shirt will look good and elegant. Avoid button down collars.

Pants: Suit Pants that must match the jacket. Of course, preference for black if not specified otherwise.

Socks: Black or the same color as your suit. If not, at least same darkness as the suit. No logos, images of prints should be visible.

Footwear: Dress Leather Pumps. Preferably black, laced up. Note: people sometimes judge you by your shoes. It is a good idea to invest in good leather shoes and clean them every day.

Rings: A wedding or engagement ring is always allowed. Other rings should be kept away.

Belt: Leather belt that match your suit. No big belt buckles with logos or symbols.

The purpose of chauffeur dress is to represent the company and to make your customers feel in good hands. By following this dress code you will look professional and trustworthy from the second you step out of the limousine. However, the chauffeur needs much more than only to follow the dress code to impress the customers. On the other hand, a good first impression always helps.

Wine Accessories for Gifts

So, for a gift you want to purchase a bottle of wine. Did you know that the popularity of wine is widespread? Getting a bottle of wine and putting it into a brown gift bag is cheesy. Your gift is for someone special and not some ordinary person. A true wine lover not only loves to drink it, but share it with special people. Your gift should come with one or two accessories making it personable and attractive to the recipient of your gift.

The wine bag or tote will make your gift appealing to that special friend. It makes your bottle of wine, even if it is empty, special and something to be kept. Wine bags and totes come in a variety of sizes, colors, and styles. They are available in wine stores or local shops, even grocery and drug stores. If you are handy with a needle and thread or know someone who is, you can make them yourself with some beautiful fabric, glue and ribbon. You can also look for unique shops, vintage, antiques, even at Goodwill Stores.

Depending on how well you know the recipient, a corkscrew is required. Make sure you pair your bottle of wine with a corkscrew, what type depends on your budget: and ordinary or a stylish one.

There is nothing more enjoyable than sipping wine from a wine goblet or glass. However did you know that their sizes are not just for the sake of style and that the have certain purposes? Tall wine goblets are better paired with red wines, because once you pour it into a tall wine goblet the aroma and flavors of the wine emerge out of the goblet just in time for drinking: thus holding its original taste. Red wines are bolder and bigger in taste so red wine goblets are larger.

On the other hand if you are buying a white wine choose the short goblet, its bowl is more U shape and upright than that of be the red wine goblet allowing the aromas to be released while also maintaining a cooler temperature. The white wine goblet style that’s best for younger whites has a slightly larger opening directing the wine to the tip and sides of the tongue to taste it sweetness. The goblet for more mature white wines will be straighter and taller to dispense the wine to the back and sides of the tongue to taste its bolder flavors.

Why not help your recipient start their collection of wine (that’s if the have not already)? Why not give that person a wine rack with the bottle of wine? You can choose between a stainless wine rack or wooden, with choosing from contemporary to rustic. There are so many different designs of wine racks to be found. Depending on the taste of your friend whether their style is an old classic look or a modern touch, you have a large range to choose from. There are a few racks that are even made for storing wine inside the refrigerator. Wine bottles have to be kept and stored with utmost care. Wine racks old the bottles in contact with the cork, thereby preventing any loss of taste or smell of delicate liquids.

Need A Rain Umbrella? What You Need To Know Before Your Next Purchase

In the good old days, if you needed an umbrella, you would wind up with a long stick umbrella. And it would be black. But in recent years there have been several recent innovations and amazing feats of engineering applied to the age old rain umbrella.

Perhaps the most dramatic option for an umbrella is the method of opening. Manual umbrellas are opened and closed by sliding the ring up and down the shaft, at the whim of the user. There have been, for several years now, automatic umbrellas which would pop open at the push of a button, located on the handle. These spring-loaded umbrellas are really handy and can usually open faster than a traditional manual umbrella. Even more recently some ingenious engineers have discovered how to manufacture umbrellas which automatically open and close. These are the ultimate in convenience. A word of caution, being complex mechanical machines, automated umbrellas occasionally will break and become either stuck open or stuck closed. If you wish to take advantage of an automatic umbrella, I recommend getting a higher quality umbrella with a lifetime warranty.

The next amazing innovation for the modern umbrella is the double canopy. This design features overlapping slits in the canopy, the theory being that wind can flow through these slits rather than being captured by the canopy and forcing the umbrella to invert. (Inverting is usually the best sign that you need a new umbrella.) There are many different variations to the double canopy, but in essence they all work the same, and can mitigate damage to this valuable accessory. Most umbrellas with double canopies have been found to withstand winds up to 50 mph (80 kph.) Indeed, if your double canopy umbrella becomes inverted, it’s time to seek immediate shelter and get indoors!

Another option to consider is whether to get a traditional stick umbrella or a folding umbrella. Folding umbrellas are also marketed as compact or ultra compact. The shaft of these umbrellas telescopes out when opened and can provide adequate coverage for individuals, while collapsing down to less than a foot in length for convenient carrying. Traditional stick umbrellas, though certainly bulkier, are also going to be more durable.

The material used for the canopy for an umbrella is worth mentioning. Most umbrellas are manufactured from nylon because of its durability as well as being freely available and cost effective. Pongee (pronounced “Ponj”) is a type of silk cloth. It is rare to find umbrellas made exclusively from Pongee, but you are likely to find Poly-Pongee. This polyester and silk combination is more widely used, and due to the silk content is a little more costly. The advantage to poly-pongee is that it is a lighter weight fabric. You will also find some select umbrellas made from a polyester canopy. Each of these fabrics have been found to provide superior protection from both the sun and rain. Of note for custom imprinting, nylon tends to hold and reflect imprints better. If you are considering putting a logo on an umbrella, it would be best to do so using a nylon canopy.

Do you like to golf in the rain? Umbrella manufacturers often produce purpose built golf umbrellas which are characterized by a larger than average size canopy (typically with 62 or 68 inch arcs,) a longer that usual traditional stick shaft, and finally a straight handle. Golf umbrellas also come in a very large variety as far as colors and patterns. Golf umbrellas have become popular among not just golf clients as they also work well for families.

Another large umbrella to consider are the Doorman Umbrellas, which are purpose built for commercial use by hotels and apartments. Doorman umbrellas are similar to golf umbrellas with the two exceptions that they usually feature a traditional J shaped handle, and come in a limited number of color options. Doorman umbrellas are also well engineered for durability and make a perfect umbrella for families as well.

For the commuter or business worker there are several travel umbrellas. These are compact folding umbrellas which include a convenient carry case or other pouch. Some even incorporate loops and straps so that the umbrella can be carried on ones back like a backpack.

Under the moniker of fashion umbrellas there are several models of umbrellas which are meant to make a personal statement or even match for coordinated apparel. There are few fast rules for fashion umbrellas, and you will find a wide range as far as quality and durability is concerned. When selecting a fashion umbrella (as opposed to a “fad” umbrella) consider using a reputable umbrella company who will endorse their products with a warranty.

In recent years, your options have really expanded as far as purchasing an umbrella.

Before you put money down, it is important to consider your lifestyle and your individual use for an umbrella. Once you understand what features you require in an umbrella, it then becomes a simple exercise in finding the umbrella which best suits you. If you have some trouble finding that perfect umbrella, consulting with umbrella experts like those found at UmbrellasAndBeyond.com can save you time and money in your hunt for appropriate rain protection.

Dwarf Cats – The Origin Of The Names Of The Breeds

The dwarf cat has some interesting breed names. Dwarf cats are unusual and popular. People are interested in them.What is equally unusual and fascinating are the names of the various dwarf breeds and, more particularly, how these interesting names came about.Here are the stories about how they were created.

The stories about the creation of the name come from the person who created the breed and invented the name. Fittingly, sometimes the name, just like the dwarf cat, is a hybrid itself.

Genetta: This is a dwarf cat created and named by Shannon Kiley of Pawstruk Cattery in 2006. Genettas are being registered as an experimental breed with The International cat Association (TICA).

Shannon came up with the name “Genetta” as the breed is “being modeled after the African Genet and part of the scientific name for a genet is ‘genetta’. So I thought that would be very fitting and   unique (Shannon Kiley). The African Genet is catlike in appearance and habit but not a cat. It has a longish body and widely spaced black spots. It is a member of the family Viverridae, which includes mongooses.

To achieve the look Shannon developed the Genetta using breeds such as munchkins, bengals, savannahs, DSH, and Oriental Shorthairs.

Skookum: This dwarf cat breed was developed Roy Galusha through the intentional breeding of the Munchkin to the LaPerm. When I asked him how he arrived at the name for this dwarf cat breed he gave this full and interesting answer, which is reproduced here with his permission:

“I can tell you the answer on the Skookum, since we created the breed.

When the breed was first started (our first accidental cross), we (not just us, several people in our circle who knew about them), jokingly referred to them as LaMerms (taking the M from Munchkin and replacing the P in the LaPerm.) When we sought recognition as a breed, we wanted to find a good descriptor of the breed, and considered the name “Poco Chino” which means short and curly in Spanish. However, someone in UFO who knew Spanish pointed out that that also means “Little Chineese”, so we scrapped that. After doing a lot of talking and brainstorming, we decided to give it a Native American name. My wife is part Cherokee, so we researched Cherokee names; however, the descriptor names did not have a good flow. We then decided to go with a local North West Native American name (since we were living in Washington State). We looked at quite a few names, and researched the meanings. A local Native American word that comes from the Chinook language and was part of the Chinook Trade Language was Skookum (pronounced Skoo Kum). The word Skookum means mighty, powerful or great. It is also used to signify good health or good spirits. If someone really likes something, they might refer to it as being really skookum (“Boy that apple pie is skookum”) or if you really like a horse (“that is one skookum horse). So we figured that was the perfect name for the breed. Certain TICA officials used the name to object to it being accepted as a breed claiming that the word Skookum means scary monster such as a big foot. This is partially correct in the fact that the spelling Skookum is also used to describe Big Foot, the pronunciation is completely different. Below is the explanation from Tony Johnson, Cultural Committee Chair for the Chinook Tribe.

“As per our conversation this morning, the Chinuk Wawa language has two words differing only by their stress that have been popularly written as “skookum.” We write these two words the same, except for their stress: “sku’kum” for something that is strong, tough, brave or impressive, and “skuku’m” for something scary or a “monster.” Typically English speakers stress the first syllable of a word, and your spelling (which is typical historically) reflects that. The word “skookum” for your useis both not “demonic,” and is in fact appropriate. Further discussion of the word “skuku’m seems unnecessary in that it is not the term you are using. As I noted, the word you are using also can be used in a context to mean something like English “healthy.” In this case it basically means your (body is) “strong.” I hope this helps you, and I can see where this confusion would come from. The confusion is entirely based on the problematic nature of people writing Native words and then other people reading them who have never heard actual pronunciation. In our language you could never confuse these two words or their associated meanings.”

hayu masi (many thanks),Tony A. JohnsonCulture committee ChairChinook Indian Tribe / Chinook Nation

The person who I believe started all the flack in TICA about the name Skookum would know the difference as her husband is one of the leading experts on big foots nation wide, and I understand that he has written several books and manuscripts on Big Foot, to include a passage about the use of the word Skookum in Chinook language and how it pertains to Big Foot. They would know the correct pronunciation for Big Foot as used by the local natives and would know the differences in the meanings; however used that to side rail the registration process. The Skookum has also been referred to as the Shirley Temple cat, because it is short and curly. That was a marketing strategy when Cat Fancy first allowed us to advertise them. We came up with that slogan as the best descriptor of the cat. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.”

I can’t add a thing to that! Great answer.

Napolean: This little dwarf cat was developed by the intentional mating of the Munchkin to the Persian or exotic shorthair, by Joe Smith. Napoleons are currently registered as Experimental with TICA but recognized as a breed with TDCA (The Dwarf Cat Association).

I confess that I have yet to get an answer to my enquiries about this name. However, a bit of rational and logical thought leads me to this conclusion. This cat is a dwarf cat which is short of stature. Napolean Bonaparte (the French general during the French Revolution) was short of stature by the standards of today (5 feet 6 inches). Also most of the napoleons that I have seen are white and Napoleaon Bonaparte rode a white horse (is there a connection there?). There probably is no connection there and the name simply originated from the short stocky compact profile of this dwarf cat which mirrored Napolean Bonaparte.

Kinkalow: The kinkalow dwarf cat results from the mating of an American Curl to a Munchkin. Terri Harris developed this breed and says this about the name:

“The Kinkalow name was decided on while I was at Kinkos getting some copies make. The Kinkalow has kinky ears and low legs, Kink+low = Kinkalow”. Although Terri doesn’t mention this there is a cat-like animal called a Kinkajou (a Honey Bear or Cat Monkey) and I wonder if this name influenced her decision.

Dwelf: This is simple! It is a mixture of dwarf cat and elf. Being a Cross between Muchkin, Sphynx and American Curl. This dwarf cat is short, hairless and ears that curl back at the tips.

Munchkin: In 1983 music teacher Sandra Hochenedel discovered two cats hiding under a vehicle. She rescued them; both had short, stubby legs. She called them Munchkins after the little people in The Wizard of Oz. This is the founding dwarf cat.

Bambino: Stephanie and Pat Osborne of the Holy Moly cattery organised this dwarf cat breed. As Pat is of Italian extraction and as the cat keeps its kitten like appearance and character throughout its life they named it “Bambino”.

Lambkins: A straight dictionary definition, I think, provides the answer. Lambkins means “very young lamb”. Lambkin cats are a new dwarf cat breed that comes from the cross of a Munchkin and Selkirk Rex to produce curly haired kittens, just like a little lamb.

Knook: A Knook is a type of immortal being or fairy in the work of L.Frank Baum. Knooks are the guardians over the animals. They had a crooked appearance. (source: Wikipedia). I confess I research on the name of this dwarf cat breed produced nothing.

However, if a knook is a fairy that gives the clue. A fairy is delicate and small. A knook is a Kinkalow with a LaPerm/Skookam-type curled coat and that means this cat is going to be pretty delicate and small….

Cupuacu Fruit – The Facts

Grown in fertile, nicely drained soil in the cover of the Brazilian Rainforest, Cupuacu is considered probably the most promising of all fruits from the plush Amazon. Cupuacu is a part of the Cocoa family and has a prized unique taste, combining components of chocolate, bananas and keenness fruit.

Cupuacu incorporates distinctive Polyphenols (Antioxidant Phytonutrients) called Theograndins, with incredibly potent antioxidant properties discovered nowhere else on earth. Add to this an abundance of 9 other powerful antioxidant, including Vitamins A and C, and Cupuacu becomes a very full spectrum antioxidant. This unbelievable Superfood can be stuffed with Important Fatty Acids, Amino Acids, Phosphorous, Fiber, and Nutritional vitamins B1, B2 and B3 (Niacin). With such a wealthy profile and deliciously unique style, you will note why Cupuacu is considered a delicacy throughout South America!

A FUN and EASY solution to get extra nutritional vitamins & minerals into your weight-reduction plan is by drinking freshly made fruit juices, vegetable juices, and by blending thick and frothy smoothies and shakes from frozen fruit.

Freshly made juices are a tremendous source of bio-accessible nutritional vitamins and minerals which are the partners of enzymes and co-enzymes. Vitamins activate enzymes and with out nutritional vitamins, enzymes couldn’t perform their work, and we could not live.

Enzymes act as catalysts in tons of of thousands of chemical reactions that happen throughout your body, and are essential for digesting, absorbing and converting meals into physique tissue. Enzymes produce energy at the mobile stage and are vital for most of the metabolic activities taking place in your physique every second of every day.

Another advantage of drinking contemporary juices and smoothies is that your body can take up MORE of the vitamins and minerals then in the event you have been to eat the vegatables and fruits complete! Most of the nutrients are TRAPPED in the fiber and by blending vegatables and fruits, you break down the fiber and launch the vital nutrients.

Research is at present underway to determine if Cupuacu, or isolated Theograndins in Cupuacu, will have a spot in most cancers remedy due to its capacity to successfully kill colon cancer cells in laboratory tests.

Cupuacu is traditionally used by indigenous peoples as a serious meals source, to alleviate abdominal ache, and to help in tough births. Many new well being advantages have now been found!

  • Anti-Aging
  • Elevated Energy & Stamina
  • Psychological Alertness
  • Immune System Help
  • Stabilize and Neutralize Free Radicals
  • Strengthen Cardiovascular System
  • Ldl cholesterol
  • Coronary heart Disease
  • Colon Health
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Healthy Hair
  • Weight Loss
  • Ache Aid
  • Digestive System
  • High Blood Strain
  • Protect Artery Partitions
  • Diabetes
  • Sooth Intestinal Tract
  • Cataracts
  • Age Associated Macular Degeneration

Invicta Watch Reliability – An Invicta Watch Dealer’s Take

Recently, I received a call from a customer who was unhappy about his recent purchase. He had purchased an Invicta Watch with a Swiss Quartz Movement. After approximately six months of use, the watch began running quickly. I suggested the customer send in their watch to Invicta’s authorized service center. Invicta fixed the watch, but sent a bill for repairs. The buyer asked me to pay the bill. I told the buyer that the watch came only with a manufacturer warranty. I cannot afford to fix everyone’s watch. It is the manufacturer’s responsibility. While I wish this never happened it does. There are however Invicta products that are more reliable than others.

As stated earlier the watch the customer had purchased possessed a Swiss Quartz movement. While the Swiss have the best reputation for creating fine timepieces, this is mainly limited to mechanical movements that are either self-winding or automatic. Their reputation for quartz movements on the other hand is non-existent. Most of Invicta’s watches are quartz. I recommend customers buying a quartz Invicta Watch purchase a Watch with a Japanese quartz movement.This is a similar movement that Japanese watch brands such as Casio, Seiko, and Citizen us.e. These brands have much better reliability reputations. An Invicta Watch with a Japanese quartz movement is just as reliable as any of the Japanese brands, I never receive complaints about these watches. If your looking for an Invicta Watch and reliability is a concern, please buy a Japanese Quartz.

Of course Invicta offers more than just quartz watches. they also offer mechanical self-winding and automatic watches. How do they perform? The answer is not straight forward. Automatic watches are usually quite good. In particular, automatic watches with a Swiss ETA movement are excellent. ETA manufactures about 90% of the world’s automatic movements, this movement however tends to only be featured on Invicta’s more expensive watches, usually $500 plus. Non-ETA movements are usually manufactured by Invicta and surprisingly are generally reliable. The watch will probably not last multiple generations but they usually do not break after six months either. Invicta automatic watches can start as low as $50 too so they are not too expensive. All self-winding Invicta watch movements are manufacture made. While I have received no complaints about these, I sell very few of them. As such I do not feel qualified to make an opinion. they are however inexpensive and start around $100.

Analysis of the Chorus in "Murder at the Cathedral"

T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral tells the story of Thomas Beckett, a man who reigned as Archbishop of Canterbury during the 12th century in England until his death in 1170. In order to tell Beckett’s story, Eliot creates a series of equally interesting characters that each play a crucial role thought the play. The most unique role found within the play is the Women of Canterbury, or the Chorus. Throughout the piece, the Chorus delivers seven choral odes. These choral odes, when looked at as a collective work tell a story. They begin with brief foreshadowing of events that will occur later in the play, but then quickly jump into necessary storyline; one which summarizes the events of the pasts, and then immerses the audience into the common man’s view of the events in the present.

The first choral ode begins with heavy foreshadowing. The Women of Canterbury are drawn towards the Cathedral, but they do not know why. At first, there is confusion. They question, “Are we drawn by danger? Is it the knowledge of safety that that draws our feet towards the Cathedral?” As they reach the cathedral however, they come upon a realization. “There is not danger for us, and there is no safety in the cathedral. Some presage of an act, which our eyes are compelled to witness, has forced our feet towards the cathedral.” They recognize that it is not their own personal danger that draws them closer to the cathedral, but instead the foreshadowing of a horrifying act in which they will be forced to bear witness. It will be an act so terrible, that safety can not even be found within the hallowed halls of the cathedral.

After the period of foreshadowing, the mood of the first choral ode drastically shifts away from the dark and mysterious presage of an act to a description of the concrete past. The remainder of the choral ode serves as a way to bring the audience up to speed on the last seven years of Canterbury’s history. While they convey the events of the past, the women of Canterbury express a constant lurking fear for the safety of their Archbishop. A perfect example of this common theme found within the first choral ode is in the following stanza, in which the Chorus states:

“Seven years and the summer is over,

Seven years since the Archbishop left us,

He who was always so kind to his people.

But it would not be well if should return.”

These lines are typical of the first choral ode, for not only do they explain to the audience that the Archbishop Thomas Beckett has been gone for seven years now, but they fear for his well being and for the well being of Canterbury if he were to return. As the choral ode draws to a close, the Women of Canterbury give off a sense of unavoidable waiting. They say:

“Come happy December, who shall observe you, who shall preserve you?

Shall the Son of Man be born again in the litter of scorn?

For us, the poor, there is no action,

But only to wait and to witness”

They welcome the month of December, but then question how it could possibly be a joyous time. Who would be able to celebrate the Christmas and Advent season with the terrible events that are about to occur? Could Jesus be reborn into such scorn? The Women of Canterbury know that there is little they can do at this time. They must wait, and then witness the act that they fear.

With the commencement of the second choral ode, the general mood shifts from confusion and waiting to fear. The Women of Canterbury have been informed that Beckett is returning to Canterbury. Such an announcement stirs great anxiety amongst them. They fear that their way of life will be disrupted and endangered. They plea to a Thomas who has not yet arrived to:

“Return. Quickly. Quietly. Leave us to perish in quiet.

You come with applause, you come with rejoicing, but

You come bringing death into Canterbury:

A doom on the house, a doom on yourself, a doom on the world.”

The women say that though they will be rejoicing on the outside, their deep insides will be dominated by fear, for they believe that his coming will come hand in hand with his own death. The idea of fear is the general theme in the second choral ode, as it constantly recurs throughout the lines. Later in the choral ode, the women say, “We are afraid in a fear which we cannot know, which we cannot face, which none understands.” This illustrates the depth and complexity of the fear which they are facing, for they know not how to neither combat it nor completely comprehend it. All the people know is that with Thomas comes death upon their home of Canterbury, so the beg him to “leave us, leave us, leave us sullen Dover, and set sail for France.”

The fear of the second choral ode becomes a reality in the third. The Women of Canterbury know what decision Beckett has made. They tell him, “We have not been happy, my Lord, we have not been too happy. We are not ignorant women, we know what we must expect and not expect.” By saying this, the Women of Canterbury mean that they understand the consequences that Thomas has chosen by staying in Canterbury. They know that he will perish if he stays. Then the women begin to despair. They cry, “God gave us always some reason, some hope; but now a new terror has soiled us, which none can avert,” and, “God is leaving us, God is leaving us, more pang, more pain than birth or death.” The Women of Canterbury, who always took faith in the idea the God was protecting their Archbishop, believe that Thomas has turned away from the Lord’s protection by deciding to remain at Canterbury, for not even God could protect him from the wrath of what was yet to come.

The fourth choral ode that opens up the second act heads in a completely different direction than the intense despair of the third choral ode. Instead, this choral ode is more accepting, for the chorus knows that the death of Beckett is coming. Nature is used throughout this choral ode to foreshadow his death. At one point the Women of Canterbury say, “The starved crow sits in the field, attentive; and in the wood the owl rehearses the hallow note of death.” The starved crow that they speak of symbolizes the Four Knights, who arrive in Canterbury shortly after the choral ode is delivered. The owl symbolizes the result of their visit to Canterbury: a death, a death that they fear will be brought upon Thomas. Though they have accepted the situation, the Women of Canterbury feel helpless, for all they can do between that moment and Thomas’s death is wait. As there is nothing they can do, they say, “We wait, and the time is short, but the waiting is long.”

As the fifth choral ode begins, the helplessness from the fourth choral ode carries over, but this time it is coupled with an air of guilt. The Women of Canterbury are stuck in an in between zone. They grieve:

“Now is too late for action, too soon for contrition.

Nothing is possible but the shamed swoon

Of those consenting to the last humiliation.

I have consented, Lord Archbishop, have consented.”

The women realize that the wheel is turning and the eternal action leading to Beckett’s doom is in motion. They are in despair, for it is too late for them to try and aid their Archbishop, but too soon for them to seek forgiveness for allowing Beckett to be killed. The murder of their Archbishop is a matter that they are taking personal responsibility for, and they view it as a humiliation to them all. Their final cry of “I have consented, Lord Archbishop” truly isolates and illustrates the immense guilt that they have brought upon themselves. The Women of Canterbury believe that by standing aside and allowing the Knights to threaten Thomas, they have consented to his murder. All they have left is helplessness, guilt, and like always, waiting.

The sixth choral ode is met with a shift from helplessness to intense distress. Archbishop Thomas Beckett has just been murdered, and the Women of Canterbury feel as if they, along with all of Canterbury, have been stained with their Archbishop’s blood. The chorus screams:

“Clear the air! Clean the sky! Wash the wind! Take the

Stone from the stone, take the skin from the arm,

Take the muscle from the bone, and wash them.

Wash the stone, wash the bone, wash the brain,

Wash the soul, wash them wash them!”

As shown, the Women of Canterbury become obsessed with trying to wash themselves clean of Beckett’s blood. Such words confirm that the Women of Canterbury see not only the Four Knights as Thomas Beckett’s killer, but themselves as well. They feel severe regret, proclaiming:

“We did not wish anything to happen

We understood the private catastrophe,

The personal loss, the general misery,

Living and partly living”

These lines show that, though they believe that they were a part of the murder, they were unintentionally involved. They did not mean for any ill will to come upon their Archbishop, but through their lack of action, their living and partly living, they allowed Beckett to face a tragedy, a tragedy that they were completely aware of, alone. The Women of Canterbury abandoned their Lord, and they do not know how to deal with their despair

The final choral ode begins not with despair, but instead with grateful praise to an all powerful God. The entire choral ode reads like one long prayer of praise, thanks, and then contrition to a merciful God. At points, the Women of Canterbury even go as far as to compare their deceased Archbishop to Jesus Christ. In it’s beginning, they say, “We praise Thee, O God, for Thy glory displayed in all the creatures” The Women of Canterbury then go on to on to show their gratitude to God by respectfully praying, “We thank Thee for Thy mercies of blood, for Thy redemption by blood. For the blood of Thy martyrs and saints.” By these words, the Women of Canterbury are thanking God for redeeming their souls with the blood of Thomas, their Archbishop. Through these lines, Eliot is comparing the murder of Thomas Beckett to the death of Jesus Christ on the cross, saying that both died to save the souls of those around them. Finally, the Woman of Canterbury seek contrition, pleading, “Forgive us, O Lord, we acknowledge ourselves as type of the common man, of the men and women who shut the door and sit by the fire.” On one level, they ask forgiveness for standing by and doing nothing to prevent Beckett’s death, for they are just common men. If read more deeply however, they return to the Christ like image of Beckett. The common men ask for forgiveness, for like Peter, they “sat by the fire” and denied their Lord. Just as Peter allowed Christ to die, so the Women of Canterbury allowed Thomas Beckett to die.

The seven choral odes in T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral tell the story of the common man’s view of the events that occurred during that fateful December of 1170 in Canterbury. Through foreshadowing and interesting use of language, T.S. Eliot crafts the Chorus to be one of, if not the most fascinating character found within the whole play. Their unique perspective on Thomas Beckett’s murder truly makes Murder in the Cathedral one of the greatest plays of the 20th Century.

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Grill Chicken to Perfection With a Coleman Roadtrip Grill LXE

Grilled chicken is a favorite among health addicts, weight watchers, athletes who want to increase muscle mass, and many more. It’s a very healthy way to eat chicken. Chicken meat is known for its high protein content and can be eaten by dieters or those who want to pack on a lot of muscle. You can grill different parts of a chicken like the legs, breasts and wings. You can eat it whole, sliced, skewered or filleted. It’s a bit difficult to grill chicken to perfection. This is because the outside can burn easily while the inside is still raw. Here are some important pre-grilling, grilling and post-grilling tips to appreciate the full flavor of grilled chicken. These grilling tips are best appreciated using a Coleman Roadtrip Grill LXE type of grill.

Pre-grilling

1. Keep the chicken cold in the refrigerator and bring it out only if ready to cook. Thaw is first before placing it on top of the grill.

2. Paint or coat the grill rack with oil or use non-stick spray. This will prevent the chicken from sticking to the grill. The chicken skin has natural oils too that can prevent sticking.

3. Keep the grill hot before placing the chicken.

4. Use a wide metal spatula or long-handled tongs to handle the chicken. Don’t use a fork because the juices will flow out. Keep them in there.

Grilling

1. It’s best to use low to medium heat in grilling the chicken.

2. Distribute the charcoal so there will be even distribution of heat. This is where the use of propane gas grills like Coleman Roadtrip Grill LXE is better. The heat is evenly distributed and no messy charcoal.

3. The distance of the grill rack to the burning coal should be between 5 to 10 inches to avoid overcooking the chicken. It’s best not to sear the chicken; this can leave the inside raw.

4. Large chicken meat slices usually take 30 minutes to 1 hour to cook. It cooks less if the chicken is boneless, separated or cut into thin slices.

5. You can use two ways to know if the chicken is cooked. The first way is to get a meat thermometer and check the temperature. For whole chickens, the optimal temperature is 180 – 185 degrees Fahrenheit. For breast parts, a temperature of 170 degrees Fahrenheit is enough. The other way is to cut on one side of the chicken and assess the cut surface. If the pink color is gone, that means it’s already cooked.

6. Don’t forget to turn chicken just once to cook the other side. Keep the lid of your grill closed to seal in the heat and distribute it evenly. It also prevents too much oxygen from getting in and causing flare-ups.

Post-grilling

1. Before serving, allow your grilled chicken to cool down for a few minutes. This will help in keeping the juices in.

2. Put the spices or coatings after grilling or when the chicken is almost finished. This is also true for the barbecue sauce. The sugar content of the sauces burn the chicken meat if you put them on the chicken before grilling.

3. Chicken meat is notorious for sticking to a dirty grill. Make sure you clean your grill before the next chicken barbecue. Otherwise, the charred bits of the old chicken will stick to the one you are cooking.

There you have it. Grilling chicken to perfection takes time and practice to master. To cook it thoroughly and evenly, make sure you have the right grill.

Zygor 1-70 Leveling Guides – Leveling Your Horde and Alliance Characters in World of Warcraft

There are two new World of Warcraft 1-70 leveling guides recently introduced that I think you are going to want to take a look at if you’re interested in leveling your Horde or Alliance characters quickly in WoW. They both come from Zygor and he’s written separate guides for Alliance and for Horde.

It seems like every week or two some new leveling guide for World of Warcraft is released to the market. Most of them I end up ignoring because they don’t have come up to scratch, either being too short on information or trying to pack in too much material into a small guide. Not so with Zygor’s guides though.

Offering two separate guides, both of the guides for Horde and Alliance are slightly over 300 pages. In addition to the 1-70 leveling guide, each of Zygor’s guides also includes a great map add-on which really makes questing simpler and also included are faction-specific gold guides. At roughly 38 pages, the gold guide won’t replace a more detailed gold farming guide, but if you are concentrating on leveling and have decided to worry about your gold-making later, it’s a nice and helpful addition which will put some loot in your pockets as you quest to 70.

Since both of Zygor’s guides for Alliance and Horde are 300 pages or so, they are incredibly detailed and offers tons of quests. In fact, I believe his guides are almost double the size of other 1-70 leveling guides. At the same time, however, Zygor purposely eliminates any quests that are a waste of your time, slow you down or offer little reward for doing them. Each leveling guide covers levels 1-70 so you won’t need separate guides for the Outlands and the guides are designed to get you to level 70 in under 8 days if you choose to forgo running instances as Zygor recommends.

The Cartographer map-mod is included with Zygor’s guides and it comes with some additional exclusive modifications for use with the guides. Once you’ve loaded up the map-mod, it makes it very easy to follow along with Zygor’s leveling guides in a step-by-step fashion. For each spot in WoW that you need to reach, you can set them as waypoints and then you won’t need to constantly open your map because an arrow on your character will lead you in the direction you need to go.

Providing complete walkthroughs for every area and including starting areas for each race, all you really need to do is decide whether you are going to play Horde or Alliance and then follow the step-by-step instructions for whichever guide you choose to use.