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Tuesdays Question of the Day

By: ricderr, 9:40 AM GMT on March 29, 2011

Odds and Ends

Plutonium in the water, people testing positive for radiation in Tokyo and radioactive rain as far away as Maryland, but not to worry, nuclear power is safe. Give me an f.... never mind I got carried away there.

Elizabeth Taylor passes and yes, she was hot in her day and in my day too.

That reminds me, one of the phrases I can't stand is "back in the day." Back in whose day? A little teeny bopper says it and I'm thinking, 5 years ago was back in the day? I've got boxers older than that?

I've lived in California, Washington, Florida and now Texas and every time the news wants to show something weird, strange or just plain stupid it always seems like it's a story from Florida. Here's one that got me laughing: Two neighbors got into an argument in Fort McCoy, Florida. When they solved their differences, the 92-year old woman in the argument suggested they kiss and make up. Her 53-year old neighbor refused the kiss…so she went back into her house, got her semi-automatic .38 and pumped four shots into his house. She’s in county lock-up – facing felony charges. Nothing like making a mountain over a mole hill

Harry Wesley Coover Jr passed away. I doubt that his name jumps out at anyone. It didn't with me, that is until I read a line or two down and saw that he was the inventor of superglue. Yep, the man that created glue that lead to an ad with a guy hanging onto his hard hat glued to a steel beam has finally found something that his glue can't fix, mortality. In fact I read that his invention was an accident. In WWII he was tasked with making a hard plastic gun sight and his concoction kept sticking to the moulds. I think my greatest accidental invention has been adding fresh queso cheese to cheddar in an omelet. Now that’s MMM MMM good and that leads to the QOD:

What's your best accidental invention?


Sunday's Question of the Day

By: ricderr, 2:03 PM GMT on March 27, 2011

I guess my tile should read the question of the month as it has been that long. Life is busy, Hopie is almost a month old already. All is well.

Has anyone else noticed that with all the cable channels out there, there is still only a half dozens shows on? Oh they have different titles but come on, how many " Real Wives of Podunk City" do we have to flip through to get to one of the two dozen "Pawn Stars episodes? I'm waiting for the Real Wives of WU to be aired.

Oh well, you notice all of this when a little MonChiChi keeps you up all night. I was watching "Locked Up Abroad" the other night and one thing they said struck me. Did you know that the United States locks up more of its citizens than any other country. In fact it's not even close. The US locks up over 700 people per 100 thousand compared to most western industrial nations with a rate of about 100 per 10o thousand. Are people worse here than anywhere else? Are we safer because we lock so mnay up? Is our quality of life better or do we just like to toss em in the pokey every chance we get and that leads to the QOD:

Are we too prison happy?



By: ricderr, 3:50 AM GMT on March 02, 2011

Hope Neveah Maxine

3 - 1 - 2011

5lbs 7 oz


Updated: 11:49 AM GMT on March 05, 2011


Japan Fallout - Radiation???

By: ricderr, 11:42 PM GMT on March 14, 2011

March 15, 2011

Nerves are frayed, fears, concerns rise about radiation.
~What does it mean for us in the USA?
~Do we rush out and purchase Iodine Tablets?
~Do Iodine Tablets have negative side effects?
~How much exposure is enough to be dangerous?
~Will it reach the USA? West Coast or across the nation?
Questions, we all have them...
Answers are a little harder to find.

Our thoughts & prayers are with the people in Japan - they have lost so much & in such a short time.
Many do not know if their family has survived.
Many are hungry & cold.
Many do not comprehend the threat of radiation because the immediate concern is LIFE, Family, Food & basic Survival -- some may not realize there is a threat.

Prayers and Peace to the people in Japan...

I will always refer to it as "Jeremiah's Candle" - this candle was first posted on the blog by Damon in memory of my son. We've posted it many times since then & now, in sadness and with a heavy heart I post it again in Memory of Jeremiah, and the People in Japan.
God Bless
I know there are numerous blogs and places to get info about the events in Japan...
thought it would be nice to have a place where we can go, post info & not be attacked by the so called "experts" that frequent other blogs.

Comments, links, photos welcome ---

Keep it nice, and be kind to one another.

Updated: 3:46 PM GMT on March 15, 2011


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