Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Amazing Size...

The man of the right is J.J.Watt.  He plays for the Houston Texans.  His size? 6'5", 295 lbs

The man on the left is Yao Ming.  He used to play for the Houston Rockets.  7'6", 310 lbs.

Now I know why I am so short!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A life changing event...

A guy becomes attached to his wallet.  It takes a long time to break them in. (Remember George Costanza and his wallet?) They become part of the family.  It goes everywhere you go.  Don’t ever leave without it, because if you do, you feel like a fish out of water until you are reunited.  It’s like an extra limb, it becomes part of you.  Should you misplace it, or even lose it, it’s like losing your child.    For Christmas, I received a new wallet.  Now, keep in mind that I have had my last family member for about the last decade.  It knew me.  It protected me.  It was part of me.  So, when I received the new wallet, I was surprised.  It was out of the blue and I had not asked for it.  I will be honest; my children had given me a new wallet a couple of years ago.  It was nice but I couldn't bring myself (never really tried) to switch.  I believe it still sits in my dresser drawer.  When I opened the new one this year, you could imagine my anxiety.  What?  Part with old faithful?  Could I even consider it?  I took a couple of days to ponder my dilemma.  After all, this is a bid life altering decision.  The new wallet was very nice and I decided just to try to see what it felt like.  I transferred all my stuff and liked how it looked but it was too fat.  Downsizing was in order.  Do I really need every shoppers card with me at all times?  Could I part with any of it?  As stressful as the decision was, I made the cutbacks necessary.  Suddenly, the wallet felt good.  It fit in my pocket and wasn’t too heavy.   Next was the trial run.  Actually carrying the wallet!  I am happy to say, after a week long test run, I have a slick,  new, very functional new member of my entourage.  Oh tri-fold wallet, how I missed you.  Welcome to the family!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

What do they have in common?

What do the following people have in common?

Mark Zuckerberg
Bill Gates
Warren Buffett
Michael Bloomberg
Larry Ellison
George Lucas
Ted Turner 

They joined the band of billionaires who have pledged to give the majority of their wealth to charity.

Click here   to learn more about their generosity!

These guys always get knocked for their wealth, here is the good they do!

Monday, December 10, 2012

List of music stars who have died in air crashes

On Sunday, Mexican singing star Jenni Rivera and six others were killed when their Learjet crashed in rugged territory following a concert in Monterrey, Mexico. Here are other notable musicians who lost their lives in air crashes:

Dec. 15, 1944: Glenn Miller, the trombonist and leader of a hugely popular dance band, was killed when his plane disappeared between England and Paris while Miller was entertaining troops.
_ June 30, 1954: Gospel singers R.W. Blackwood and Bill Lyles died when the group's private plane crashed in Clanton, Ala.
_ Feb. 3, 1959: Rock stars Buddy Holly, J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson and Ritchie Valens were killed when their chartered plane crashed near Mason City, Iowa, en route to a show.
_ March 5, 1963: Country singer Patsy Cline, whose hits included "Crazy" and "She's Got You," and fellow singers Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins died in a plane crash near Camden, Tenn.
_ July 31, 1964: Jim Reeves, a country balladeer known for "Four Walls" and "Welcome to My World," was killed in the crash of a small plane in Nashville, Tenn.
_ Dec. 10, 1967: Soul singer Otis Redding died when his plane crashed into a lake near Madison, Wis.
_ Sept. 20, 1973: Singer Jim Croce, known for hits such as "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown," was killed in a plane crash near Natchitoches, La.
_ Oct. 21, 1977: Lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Stevie Gaines of the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd died in a plane crash in McComb, Miss.
_ March 19, 1982: Randall "Randy" Rhoads, lead guitarist in rock star Ozzy Osbourne's band, along with two others, were killed when their Beechcraft Bonanza allegedly flew too low while "buzzing" a band van on tour in Leesburg, Fla.
_ Dec. 31, 1985: Rick Nelson, "Ozzie and Harriet" TV star turned rock `n' roller, died when his plane caught fire and crashed near DeKalb, Texas.
_ March 21, 1987: Dean Paul Martin, former member of the 1960s band Dino, Desi and Billy and son of entertainer of Dean Martin, was killed with his co-pilot. The two, flying an F-4 phantom, were members of the California Air National Guard.
_ Aug. 27, 1990: Blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan died when his helicopter crashed into a hill in East Troy, Wis., after departing from a concert.
_ Oct. 25, 1991: Bill Graham, who built an empire promoting concerts as rock `n' roll turned psychedelic in the 1960s with groups including Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead and Santana, was killed in a helicopter crash near Vallejo, Calif.
_ Oct. 12, 1997: John Denver, 1970s superstar with hits like "Take Me Home, Country Roads," died in the crash of his experimental plane off the California coast.
_ Aug. 25, 2001: Actress and R&B singer Aaliyah was killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas along with eight others. The twin-engine Cessna went down shortly after takeoff.
_ Nov. 24, 2001: Melanie Thornton, half of the pop duo La Bouche, which had `1990s hits such as "Be My Lover" and "Sweet Dreams," died in an airline crash in Switzerland.
_ Feb. 12, 2009: Two members of jazz musician Chuck Mangione's band, Gerry Niewood and Coleman Mellett, were killed in a commuter plane crash outside Buffalo, NY, along with 48 others.

Just found this interesting...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Why do supermarkets make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front?

Why do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke?

Why do banks leave vault doors open and then chain the pens to the counters?

Why do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in our driveways and put our useless junk in the garage?

Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?

Why can't women put on mascara with their mouth closed?
Why don't you ever see the headline 'Psychic Wins Lottery'?
Why is 'abbreviated' such a long word?
Why is it that doctors call what they do 'practice'?
Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavoring, and dish washing liquid made with real lemons?
Why the man who invests all your money is called a broker?
Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?
Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?
Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?

Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?
You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff??
Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?
Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?
If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?

Friday, November 9, 2012

Da Bears...

In the first quarter of their 51-20 win over the Tennessee Titans, the Bears scored a touchdown on a blocked punt, an interception, a running play and a passing play. That was the first time in NFL history that had happened. The Bears also have seven interception returns for touchdowns through eight games, which is also an NFL first. This defense is pretty special, folks.

Thursday, November 8, 2012