Tuesday, December 23, 2008
1. Welcome, my friends. Thirteen years it's been, and yet, here you stand as if it were only yesterday. I confess myself... disappointed. Not one of you tried to find me...
Lord Voldemort, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
2. I sense something; a presence I've not felt since...
Darth Vader, Star Wars
3. Going so soon? I wouldn't hear of it. Why my little party's just beginning.
Wicked Witch of the West, Wizard of Oz
4. I do wish we could chat longer, but... I'm having an old friend for dinner. Bye.
Hannible Lector, Silence of the Lambs
5. Now comes the part where I relieve you, the little people, of the burden of your failed and useless lives. But, as my plastic surgeon always said: if you gotta go, go with a smile.
The Joker, The Dark Knight (Crystal gets credit for her answer)
6. When they touch down, we'll blow the roof, they'll spend a month sifting through rubble, and by the time they figure out what went wrong, we'll be sitting on a beach, earning twenty percent.
Hans Gruber, Die Hard
7. And since you've been so good to poor old Granny, I'll share a secret with you. This is no ordinary apple. It's a magic wishing apple.
Queen, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
8. I'm gonna kill you slow.
Freddy Kruger, Nightmare on Elm Street
9. No wire hangers, ever!
Joan Crawford, Mommy Dearest
10. Why is the greatest criminal mind of our time surrounding himself with total nincompoops?
Lex Luther, Superman
Crystal wins with 4 1/2 points (Snow White was correct, but it was the Queen, not the Witch), H gets 2 points ( can't give credit for agreeing), and Mo gets 1 point. Thanks for playing! The theme was 10 of the top vilians of all time!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
-Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments.
-Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
These are our rules! Please note.. these are all numbered "1 " ON PURPOSE!
become Null and void after 7 Days.
not A color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.
as baseball or golf.
men really don't mind that? It's like camping.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
When Billy was a kid, this used to drive him crazy! He was usually the one who would knock it down, then I would be next. It would always be followed by "STUPID DOORKNOB COVER !" Once you declared that you had knocked it over, you could then kick it down the rest of the hallway, chase after it, and put it back on for the next victim. At one point, I think H had to sew one of the eyes back on. This year it took Kyra a day to be the first one to knock it off. The second picture is the doorknob cover after Kyra knocked it off! Yep, let the season begin !
Monday, November 24, 2008
The Princess Bride
2. I've been stabbed, shot, poisoned, frozen, hung, electrocuted, and burned.
3. Stay in school and use your brain. Be a doctor, be a lawyer, carry a leather briefcase. Forget about sports as a profession. Sports make ya grunt and smell. See, be a thinker, not a stinker.
4. Three dimes, a hundred dollar bill and 87 ones.
5. You can't ask for advice about the woman you're trying to hose FROM the woman you're trying to hose!
6. It feels out there. I mean, it's a major rush. I mean, it feels radical in kind of a tubular sort of way, but most of all, it feels out there.
7. They gave me candy and called me their light.
8. Yeah, and we're not gonna fall for a banana in the tailpipe.
Beverly Hill Cop
9. Me? I'm scared of everything. I'm scared of what I saw, I'm scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I'm scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I'm with you.
10. You can take the girl out of the honky tonk, but you can't take the honky tonk out of the girl.
Sweet Home Alabama
Friday, November 21, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Today is Helena's Birthday! Everybody sing her the birthday song !!
Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Hche, Happy Birthday to you !!!
On This Day...
1863 - American Civil War: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the military cemetery ceremony at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
1946 - Afghanistan, Iceland and Sweden join the United Nations.
1959 - The Ford Motor Company announces the discontinuation of the unpopular Edsel.
1967- The establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong.
1971- American Helena Jo Kokaliares is born in Barstow, California.
1977- Egyptian President Anwar Sadt becomes the first Arab leader to officially visit Israel, when he meets Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and speaks before the Knesset in Jerusalem, seeking a permanent peace settlement.
1985 - Cold War: In Geneva, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time.
1997 - In Des Moines, Iowa, Bobbi McCaughey gives birth to septuplets in the second known case where all seven babies were born alive. They would go on to become the first set of septuplets to survive infancy, with all seven alive in 2008.
1905 - Tommy Dorsey, American bandleader (d. 1956)
1917- Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India (d. 1984)
1933 - Larry King, American TV personality
1936 - Dick Cavett, American talk show host
1938 - Ted Turner, American businessman
1941 - Dan Haggerty, American actor
1942 - Calvin Klein, American clothing designer
1959 - Allison Janney, American actress
1961 - Meg Ryan, American actress
1962 - Jodie Foster, American actress
1966 - Jason Scott Lee, American actor
1971- Helena Kokaliares, 1st perfect woman
1973 - Billy Currington, American singer and songwriter
1977 - Kerri Strug, American gymnast
Holidays and Observances
Mali - Liberation Day
Puerto Rico - Discovery of Puerto Rico (1493)
United States - Equal Opportunity Day
Brazil - Flag Day
Norway - The Liberation of the Sai People of the coast
United Arab Emirates- Pilgrimage
Trinidad and Tobago - International Men's Day
Feast of the Prophet Obadiah (Greek Orthodox Church)
World - World Toilet Day
India - International Men's Day
HAPPY DAY !!!!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Melville Stone was a self-made man, who worked his way up from newspaper carrier to publisher of the Chicago Daily News. When Stone first started his newspaper in 1875, the price was a penny. Circulation rose rapidly at first, then leveled off. Then sales started lagging. When Stone investigated why fewer people were buying his paper, he discovered the problem had nothing to do with its quality. Pennies were in short supply. Stone decided he had to do something.
First he traveled to the United States mint in Philadelphia and brought about the transfer of barrels of pennies to Chicago. The problem then became how to get the pennies into circulation. So Stone persuaded Chicago merchants to sponsor "odd-price sales," during which they would sell their merchandise for a penny under the regular price. The odd prices did the trick. People had pennies again, and Stone’s paper flourished. And that is why store items today cost "$8.99," or $12.99," instead of even dollar amounts.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
2,974 people died in the attacks. Another 24 are missing and presumed dead. Most of the people who died were civilians and represented over 90 different countries. The hijackers used box cutters to gain control of the planes and to kill anyone who tried to stop them. Think of that next time someone complains about how stringent the security is at the airports. They also had fake bombs to keep everyone at bay. 1,366 people died who were at or above the floors of impact in the North Tower. As many as 600 people were killed instantly or were trapped at or above the floors of impact in the South Tower. At least 200 people jumped to their deaths from the burning towers. A total of 411 emergency workers who responded to the scene died as they attempted to implement rescue and fire suppression efforts.
The Stock Market never opened for business and remained closed for a week. When it did open on September 17th, by weeks end, the Dow had dropped over 14%. US stocks lost 1.4 trillion in value. In New York City, there were approximately 430,000 lost job months and $2.8 billion in lost wages, which occurred in the three months following the 9/11 attacks. Approximately 18,000 small businesses were destroyed or displaced after the attacks. North American air space was closed for several days after the attacks. I can remember Helena making a comment about how she could never remember a more eerie time because when you looked up, you couldn't see any planes.
It makes me sad to think that the twin towers are gone. One of the best pictures my parents had was a picture they took once while in the city. Its a picture of the twin towers on a cloudy day. Its just beautiful. Friends of ours went on vacation this summer and accidentally stumbled on ground zero. They were trying not to visit it, but ended up taking a wrong turn. All of them were crying instantly and felt the grief all over again. On the day of the attacks, Giuliani proclaimed, "We will rebuild. We're going to come out of this stronger than before, politically stronger, economically stronger. " The rebuilding process continues today. It bothers me that it is taken this long. Sadly, the funds have been available and spent but for political reasons, little has been accomplished. On the sites of the totally destroyed buildings, one, 7 World Trade Center, has a new office tower which was completed in 2006. The Freedom Tower is currently under construction at the site and at 1,776 ft (541 m) upon completion in 2011, will become the one of the tallest buildings in North America. Three more towers are expected to be built between 2007 and 2012 on the site, and will be located one block east of where the original towers stood.
At the time, and I still think, that we should have rebuilt the two towers exactly as they were as quickly as possible. I think that would have the best way to show that you can bend America, but you can not break us.