Wednesday, April 29, 2009



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Today is Hairstylist Appreciation Day.

Today is National Oatmeal Cookie Day.

Today is Love Your Lawn Day.

Today is International Walk Day, a day to walk wherever you go, for the exercise and just to enjoy the outdoors.

George Washington was sworn in as the first president of the U.S. on this day in 1789

. George was 57 years old when he was elected. You could tell George's age by counting the rings in his teeth. Since he couldn't tell a lie, the speech was canceled.

Today is National Honesty Day. a day to celebrate honesty and to honor honest people everywhere

On this day in 1973 Richard Nixon became the first U.S. president in history to admit he was not a crook. And later he proved it by becoming the first U.S.
president in history to receive an official pardon for not being a crook.

On this date in 1939 public television began operation in the U.S. I really think people are beginning to finally notice.

1938: That wascally wabbit Bugs Bunny first appeared on screen in the cartoon "Porky's Hare Hunt," directed by "Bugs" Hardaway for Warner Brothers. Mel Blanc, who did Bugs’ voice, was allergic to carrots.

1952: The first toy was advertised on television—Mr. Potato Head.

2005: Jennifer Wilbanks, missing from Georgia, turned up in Albuquerque. She had claimed she was abducted, but then admitted she was a ''runaway bride.''


A great new way to let your kids have a pet, but not too long. It’s a hamster turnover program where you hook up with 5 to 8 other families with kids and rotate hamster ownership every 6 weeks. It allows enough time for an enjoyable experience and probably enough time to get tired of the experience as well. A hamster works because you can transport it’s entire “world” so to speak with since it’s living quarters are all intact. I would love Brody to have a fish because he loves watching fish swim around in a fish tank, but his parents say “no”…maybe this is something that might work and make Nana a super hero again! Although I wouldn’t try this with homing pigeons.

At our house we have had dogs, cats, fish, turtles, birds and my least favorite of all…a guinea pig!

Finally! Scientists claim to have cloned glowing dogs. South Korean scientists say they have engineered four beagles that glow red using cloning techniques that could help develop cures for human diseases. The four dogs, all named “Ruppy” — a combination of the words “ruby” and “puppy” — look like typical beagles by daylight. But they glow red under ultraviolet light. The glowing dogs show that it is possible to successfully insert genes with a specific trait, which could lead to implanting other, non-fluorescent genes that could help treat specific diseases. I know what I’ll be seeing on this year’s Christmas gift list. Here are some benefits to having a dog that glows:

*your kids can have a roving nightlight in the house
*easier to spot during the 2 am bathroom break outside
*saying your dog “just ain’t that bright” is no longer true

Tinker Bell has been reunited with her owners after a 70-mph gust of wind picked up the six-pound Chihuahua and tossed her out of sight.

Dorothy and Lavern Utley went to a wooded area nearly a mile from where 8-month-old Tinker Bell had been last seen. The brown long-haired dog was dirty and hungry but otherwise OK. The Utleys, of Rochester, had set up an outdoor display Saturday at a flea market in Waterford Township, 25 miles northwest of Detroit. Tinker Bell was standing on their platform trailer when she was swept away. Dorothy Utley tells The Detroit News that her cherished pet “just went wild” upon seeing her. Can you imagine being a simple bystander and seeing a Chihuahua flying overhead?

A study shows overweight people contribute more to global warming than thin people. At first I thought this was silly then I got to thinking about all the times in the summer when I am outside working in the yard…the heat friction that comes off my thighs through my double-knit shorts is probably enough heat to create some sort of an issue.


Obama Day 100
Yesterday marked President Obama's 100th day in office. In that time, he's spent more than $6 trillion... making this the most bold presidency ever or just the sequel to "Brewster's Millions."

WHO Alert Level Raised
They’ve traced the swine flu’s origin to one little piggy who went to the market when he should have stayed home.

Remember the good ol’ days when we thought the only bad pork was in the federal budget?

Investigators now have proof that the swine flu virus has come into the United States from Mexico. The sick pigs apparently huffed, puffed, and blew our border down.

The World Health Organization has raised its alert level in response to the swine flu virus spreading from Mexico. The only thing more dangerous than getting the swine flu from Mexico is... living in Mexico.

I think it might be a good idea to take down the border wall and replaced it with a giant sneeze guard.

Swine Flu Airlines
The swine flu outbreak is hurting the already strapped U.S. travel industry. Most U.S. airlines are now charging travellers a special $25 surcharge if they don't want to be seated next to someone from Mexico.

With all this Swine Flu talk, here’s a list of fruits that will boost your immune system. Hey! Wash your hands first: pomegranates, acai berry, avocado, blueberry, cranberry, kiwi, and some other with crazy names, but check this out about the Acai Berry - touted by Oprah as a ’super food,’ grows in South American rainforests. This dark berry has been shown to have twice the antioxidants found in blueberries, as well as omega fatty acids, protein and fiber. It’s so powerful; some studies have shown it kills off cancer cells in a lab setting.

Citi Bonuses

Citigroup is asking the Treasury for permission to pay special bonuses to many key employees... like the guy who makes out all the pink slips every month.

Specter Reaction
Most Republicans are saying that they're happy that Senator Arlen Specter is leaving their party... mostly because he's showing flu-like symptoms.

A Chicago alderman said he doesn't mind that a businessman plans to open a hot dog stand in his ward and hire former convicts to work there, but he does object to the stand's crime-linked theme.

Alderman Bob Fioretti said his Second Ward on the city's West Side has major crime problems, so he thinks the stand's name, Felony Franks, is simply not in good taste.

He also objected to several slogans, including: 'Food so good, it's criminal,' and 'Home of the misdemeanor wiener.'

Here are a few other items on the menu:
• Cell Mate Dog,
• Custody Dog,
• Chain Gang Chili Dog,
• Burglar Beef,
• Bail Bond BBQ beef,
• Lawbreaker Meatball Sandwich,
• Mobster Mozzarella Sticks, and
• Prison Jalapeno Poppers.

Stand owner Jim Andrews, though, said he thinks the tongue-in-cheek name and a menu that features such items as 'burglar beef' and 'chain gang chili dog' will help to erase some of the stigma that being a former convict carries."

What is the problem? They are just trying to make a living...with a smile.

A British vacationer is being hailed a hero after he thwarted gun-toting pirates attacking a cruise ship — by throwing a deck chair at them.

Wyn Rowlands was celebrating his 62nd birthday with a dream cruise onboard the MSC Melody near the Seychelle Islands when he spotted armed pirates in a speedboat trying to clamber on to the vessel.

Quick-thinking Wyn, a retired engineer from Bangor-on-Dee, picked up a deck-chair and flung it down at the gang before raising the alarm.

The ship’s captain, Ciro Pinto, was then able to out-manoeuvre the pirates to prevent them boarding the cruise ship.

The MSC Melody and its 1,000 passengers and 500 crew were 600 miles off the coast of Somalia — notorious for pirate attacks — when the incident happenedon Sunday evening.
New online jobs site! lists salaries and reviews of companies around the world. It also features interview listings where users can submit their experience anonymously for access to other people’s stories. It’s become a source of revealing strange, but true job interview questions like…

*What would the inside of my car look like if we were to go look inside of it right now?

*When is it OK to lie?

*What would you do with 100 Christmas trees in July?

*If you were a cereal, what kind would you be?

The question about cereal was posed in an interview for a financial analyst at Cisco Systems, and the query about Christmas trees arose in a marketing interview at Visa Inc. So…what cereal WOULD you be?

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