Category Archives: News & Gossip II

Go Walk, You Couch Potatoes – Stop Paying Electric Bills!

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The future of energy is amazing.

If I walked 3-4 miles a day on my treadmill ever single day, hmmm, I wonder how many electrical appliances I could power up???

Food for thought.

Some in Paris, France are doing it. Here’s the interesting link from my Tumblr webpage:

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Lightning Strikes — Oh my!

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Ok. Does lightning strike men or women more often?

Answer: Men. A whopping 82% of all lightning strikes are done to men. Mainly because they won’t seek safety from inclement weather, choosing instead, to continue fishing, jogging, golfing, or whatever other outdoor activity they started before the storm hit. But little did they know…..

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A few wise words from the late Wilko Johnson:

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“I’m a feather for each wind that blows and the wind’s blowing me this way now. The things that used to bring me down, or worry me, or annoy me, they don’t matter anymore – and that’s when you sit thinking, ‘Wow, why didn’t I work this out before? Worrying about the future or regretting the past is just a foolish waste of time.” ~The late Wilko Johnson

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I LOVE my Blog. I get to say whatever I want, whenever I want to. I can even write naughty, sinful, racy stuff if I want to…anytime I wanna. Yes. I love my Blog!!! *Grin*

I think I should write something naughty in the next section. What do you think???

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What’s your flavor of the month? As for me–I’ll take all 3 wrapped up in plush, black velvet. Thank you very much. *playful grin*

Sex Dolls & Awesome Poetry

If you were wondering what the top 10 websites where folks spend the most time, according to a new survey, here they are:

10. ESPN
9. Craiglist
8. Tumblr
7. eBay
6. Amazon
5. AOL
4. Microsoft
3. Yahoo
2. Google
1. Facebook — People on the internet spend more time on Facebook than any other site. Interesting. Who knew?!?!!

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And other news this week that caught my eye was the 1st generation life-like sex doll. I must confess I was impressed. This industry is in its infancy, so I can only imagine what product it will be rolling out in the next decade. I was astonished, though, to learn that men were in a bidding war over this doll– and the current price tag for this fake piece of flesh, named Leilao? $105,000 and counting. They’re probably a bunch of old rich coots that have nothing better to do with their money. *snicker*

But what I wanna know is WHERE ARE THE AFFORDABLE MEN SEX DOLLS FOR US LADIES????!!!??? The population is 50% female; we demand our rights! Hehe.

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This hotel located in Dubai (JW Marriott Marquis) now holds the Guinness Book of World Records for tallest hotel in the world. It’s almost as tall as Empire State Building in New York City! Wow.

It comes with nine restaurants, four cozy bars, and a large Turkish bath. But unless you’re well-heeled in the wallet, the nightly rate may give you sticker shock. Rates start at $652 per night, and go up from there.

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The horror film Playback (starring Christian Slater) gathered an astonishing low of $264.00 at the box office!  This gives Playback the honor as 2012’s lowest grossing film of the year (I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s the lowest grossing movie of all time). It earned $252.00 opening night and just $12 the following week, after which it was quickly pulled.
Readers, if you know of a lower grossing movie than this, let me know and I’ll post it on my blog.
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I wonder if this poorly scripted, unpopular movie has made a few more measly dollars after all the publicity it received.  Hmmm.
But on a more positive note, I can’t wait til Star Trek II comes out. I bet it’s going to be amazing!
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On the lighter side:

The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.

Ever heard that saying: A word to the wise?  Well, a word to the wise really isn’t necessary, it is? It’s the foolish ones that need the advice. Maybe it would be more appropriate to say “A word to the dumb”.  🙂

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Here’s to good wine and romance:

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I’d like to wrap up today’s blog post with 2 poems from Roger Hall while he was serving in the military. If any of you have poems you’ve written that you feel are good enough to post, I’d love to post them!…

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Death Be Proud Part II

Death Be Proud, Part 3

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Random Acts Of Kindness

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Today it’s pretty chilly outdoors. Yet I can hear someone nearby using a snowblower to clear their driveway of snow. Nosey as heck, I finally peeked out my window to see if it was my neighbor’s son dutifully fulfilling his chores of keeping the family driveway free of snow and ice.

Much to my surprise my own driveway was clear! I glanced at the man whose slow gait reminded me of golden-agers who once had spry steps but now walked to the slow beat of their own well-used drums. Two doors down, the man was slowly and methodically clearing his own driveway. What a prime example of a random act of kindness. My retired neighbor two houses away had not only, cleared my driveway, but the neighbor’s right next to him as well. How thoughtful!

It reminded me of a story where a gentleman stood on the corner of a busy intersection on his birthday and proceeded to hand out $5 bills to every person who walked passed him. He stated that his birthday is a blessing and it gave him pleasure to do this on his special day.

Although yesterday was my birthday, and thus it has come and gone along with fond memories of me blowing out my birthday candles, perhaps next year I will do a random act of kindness too!

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Cheesecake Factory “Food Porn”

A sign for The Cheesecake Factory restaurant is pictured in Glendale

This a RANT:

A Cheesecake Factory pasta dish with more than 3,000 calories – or more than an entire day of the recommended calorie intake for an average adult – is #1 on this year’s Xtreme Eating list of the most unhealthy dishes at U.S. chain restaurants. Their Bistro Shrimp Pasta, made with a butter and cream sauce and topped with fried shrimp, has 3,120 calories and about 89gr of saturated fat with 1,090mg of sodium. Yikes!!

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a consumer-focused nonprofit group promoting healthier eating, compiles an annual list of “food porn” to alert consumers to menu items with eye-popping levels of calories, saturated fat, sugar and/or sodium. “This Pasta’s like eating three orders of Olive Garden’s Lasagna Classico plus an order of tiramisu for dinner!” CSPI said.

The 2013 list of restaurants in the hot seat was released last Wednesday.

CSPI for years has used the “bad awards” to raise awareness and drum up support for calorie disclosure on restaurant menus – something larger chains soon will be required to do under the U.S. health reform law.

As some of you may know, Cheesecake Factory is known for its ample portions and wide selection of decadent cheesecakes – many which, shockingly enough, weigh in at around 1,000 calories a slice. Ouch.

Other Xtreme Eating winners for 2013 include:

Johnny Rockets: A single Bacon Cheddar Double Hamburger comes in at 1,770 calories, 50gr of saturated fat and 2,380mg of sodium. For comparison, THREE Quarter Pounders with Cheese from McDonald’s have 1,570 calories total.

Smoothie King: Their 40-ouncePeanut Power Plus Grape Smoothie has 1,460 calories and 22 tsp of added sugar plus 29 tsp of naturally occurring sugar!

Maggiano’s Little Italy: One slice of their Chocolate Zuccotto Cake weighs nearly one pound and has 1,820 calories and 62gr of saturated fat – or the equivalent of 15 Hostess Ho Hos!!!

Better hit the gym after eating any of these selections! 🙂

Mysterious Crooked Forest

 

Poland’s Mysterious Crooked Forest:

In a tiny corner of western Poland a forest of about 400 pine trees grow with a 90 degree bend at the base of their trunks – all bent northward. Surrounded by a larger forest of straight growing pine trees this collection of curved trees, or “Crooked Forest” is a mystery.

 

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It’s About Time. Cool!

This is a RAVE:

This is a pretty cool concept–and futuristic-looking too, don’t you agree?

Get Your Wrist-Watch On Your Nails! No More Hunting Around For Your Watch Cause It’s On Your Finger Instead!!

There are many different types of futuristic watches with strange shapes and designs but none so unique as this. You may not have ever seen a watch that can be worn on the thumb, but times are going to change thanks to Timex.

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