Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Better think twice before pouncing on that drastically discounted designer perfume you find. Harper's Bazaar magazine investigated fake fragrances—sold both online and offline—and found sickening substances like antifreeze, bacteria, and urine (yep, urine), the latter of which is used by counterfeiters for its color and pH balance stabilizing properties.
Unfortunately, counterfeit perfumes are not just found on the web—they are sold on the street, in kiosks, and sometime at the mall. What’s worse—according to the report, the money spent on these fraudulent fragrances funds terrorism, drug cartels, and child labor.
How do you know if something smells fishy about a fragrance? Loose cellophane wrapping, flimsy packaging, or a burning sensation when it hits your skin are telltale signs.
I'm so tired of driving to Detroit if I ever have to fly anywhere, but it looks like things may be getting cheaper at GR Ford Airport. Air service at Gerald R. Ford International Airport received another boost today with the announcement that low-cost carrier Allegiant Airlines will make Grand Rapids an overnight base for operations, bringing 60 new jobs to the area and adding nonstop service to Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Allegiant currently flies from Grand Rapids to Las Vegas. Nev.; Mesa, Ariz., near Phoenix; Tampa Bay-St. Petersburg, Fla.; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and Orlando, Fla.
On April 30, the carrier will add twice-a-week flights to Myrtle Beach at an introductory rate of $58.88 one way. Dude!! I am totally flying to Myrtle Beach!
My favorite captain on Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" is in the hospital following a serious health scare. Phil Harris is in an Alaskan hospital after suffering a stroke. The incident occurred last Friday while Harris was offloading his rig, the "Cornelia Marie." A statement on the Discovery Channel's website reads, quote, "Captain Phil is resting comfortably and is in the care of excellent doctors and nurses." His health was a focal point of the show in 2008 when a blood clot passed through his lungs. Doctors said Harris was fortunate that the pulmonary embolism didn't kill him.
Phil Harris' sons, Josh and Jake, are both at their father's side in the hospital, and, quote, "thank everyone for their heartfelt thoughts and prayers."
Posted by Troy at 11:53 AM