Friday, October 29, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
In honor of the NBA, which is opening their season Tuesday.
3 Coaches Fired
32 Triple Double
50 Players Traded
50 Games Decided by One Point
173 Games Decided by 20+ Points
448 Players Who Score at Least Point
451 Overtime Minutes
15462 Three Pointers
20000 Pairs of Shoes Worn by Players
27303 Offensive Rebounds
30925 Fast Break Points
45000 Cases of Water Drunk by Players
53087 Personal Fouls
59040 Regulation Minutes
74546 Defensive Rebounds
Monday, October 18, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
“Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about the ones who don’t. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it and if it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would most likely be worth it.”
Thursday, October 7, 2010
The year is 1910
One hundred years ago.
What a difference a century makes!
Here are some statistics for the Year 1910:
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The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only.
Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower !
The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.
The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year ..
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year,
A dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME .
Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as 'substandard.'
Sugar cost four cents a pound.
Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.
The Five leading causes of death were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
4. Heart disease
The American flag had 45 stars ....
The population of Las Vegas , Nevada , was only 30!!!!
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet.
There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write and only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores.
Back then pharmacists said, 'Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health'
Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.
There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A. !
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
I had a chance to go out to lunch on Monday. I was in the mood for wings, so naturally, Hooters came to mind. After the jokes were told and the typical slams were discussed by me and my wife, I remembered seeing an add on Facebook for Buffalo Wild Wings. I went to the internet and found a location near me! Imagine that! Right around the corner! Well, almost. Walking into the place was amazing. The staff was courtious and seemed happy to see me. The server, dressed modestly in black, asked how my day was going and asked if I had ever been here before. I admitted i was a vir...umm, this was my first time. As she walked me to the table, she took a moment to explain the place. After sitting down, I was in guy heaven. Wall to wall TV's. Every sports channel on at the same time. TV's ranging fron medium size to at least 150". It was a fun atmosphere. The service was pretty good. The waiter was informative, friendly, and seemed happy to be there. My drink was never even close to hitting the bottom. Food was served quickly and hot. I even ordered at the end of the meal a to go order. It was at the table in record time. The wings were delicious. The dipping sauce was delicious. The french fries were..well delicious. The price? Moderate. Not cheap, but not expensve either. $7.99 gets you the picture you see above. I would recommend the place. The only issue I had was thet have 18 different flavors of wings. How do you choose?
So, when are we going ???
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
What do you get when you combine old vegetables, moldy fruit, pine needles, leaves, grass clippings potato peelings, unpaid bills (and paid), stale bread, egg shells, grapefruit rinds, oranges, old pasta, grapes, flowers, moldy cheese, apple cores,watermelon rinds, peanut shells, banana peels, old salad, burnt oatmeal (sorry H), vacuum cleaner bag contents, old beer (just kidding)?
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Why am I so approachable? Why is it a done deal whenever there is anyone at a Circle K, they will almost bull rush me to ask for "help?" I am not a tall individual, but nor am I considered small. I get out of my car, walk with a purpose, get inside, and then I am doomed. How can I get to my car and avoid being hit up? Tonight, I pull up to the store and there is a young kid (20ish), hanging outside the far side of the door. I see him. I get out, walk quickly to the store, never looking in that direction, not even looking up, definitely not acknowledging his presence. I get my stuff, get in the slow lane (OK, there was only one lane, but the guy in front of me is arguing about the change he did/did not get, I always get behind this guy), finally get to pay, and head out the door. I walk with authority to my car. Of course, the guy just hanging out has now positioned himself on this side of the door, between the store and my car. I go wide, walking in the parking lot, hoping I can just get in my car and go. My keys are out and ready to go. To no avail, of course. The guy, in his most desperate voice, walks towards me and utters, "Hey buddy, can you help me out?" Now, I have made every attempt to seem like the guy you do not ask. It is obvious that I have gone out of the way to avoid all contact. But without fail, they ask. Now I know, I can just say no. And sometimes I do, but usually I am willing. How do they know that? It's not like they would see me and know that I always say no and t hen know not to ask.
So tell me...what is it about me?