Saturday, September 8, 2007

Chinese Astrology

I was writing down birthdays and so forth in my "special occasions" book earlier today. At the back of the book was a section on Chinese astrology. I think I figured out why I never feel like I'm in control around here. My hubby and my daughter are both roosters. I'm a rat. I think they're slowly pecking away at my sanity. Dang roosters. Got to love them though.

Rat - 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996

People born in the Year of the Rat are noted for their charm and attraction for the opposite sex. They work hard to achieve their goals, acquire possessions, and are likely to be perfectionists. They are basically thrifty with money. Rat people are easily angered and love to gossip. Their ambitions are big, and they are usually very successful. They are most compatible with people born in the years of the Dragon, Monkey, and Ox.

Ox - 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997
People born in the Year of the Ox are patient, speak little, and inspire confidence in others. They tend, however, to be eccentric, and bigoted, and they anger easily. They have fierce tempers and although they speak little, when they do they are quite eloquent. Ox people are mentally and physically alert. Generally easy-going, they can be remarkably stubborn, and they hate to fail or be opposed. They are most compatible with Snake, Rooster, and Rat people.

Tiger - 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998
Tiger people are sensitive, given to deep thinking, capable of great sympathy. They can be extremely short-tempered, however. Other people have great respect for them, but sometimes tiger people come into conflict with older people or those in authority. sometimes Tiger people cannot make up their minds, which can result in a poor, hasty decision or a sound decision arrived at too late. They are suspicious of others, but they are courageous and powerful. Tigers are most compatible with Horses, Dragons, and Dogs.

Rabbit - 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999
People born in the Year of the Rabbit are articulate, talented, and ambitious. They are virtuous, reserved, and have excellent taste. Rabbit people are admired, trusted, and are often financially lucky. They are fond of gossip but are tactful and generally kind. Rabbit people seldom lose their temper. They are clever at business and being conscientious, never back out of a contract. They would make good gamblers for they have the uncanny gift of choosing the right thing. However, they seldom gamble, as they are conservative and wise. They are most compatible with those born in the years of the Sheep, Pig, and Dog.

Dragon - 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000
People born in the Year of the Dragon are healthy, energetic, excitable, short-tempered, and stubborn. They are also honest, sensitive, brave, and they inspire confidence and trust. Dragon people are the most eccentric of any in the eastern zodiac. They neither borrow money nor make flowery speeches, but they tend to be soft-hearted which sometimes gives others an advantage over them. They are compatible with Rats, Snakes, Monkeys, and Roosters.

Snake - 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001
People born in the Year of the Snake are deep. They say little and possess great wisdom. They never have to worry about money; they are financially fortunate. Snake people are often quite vain, selfish, and a bit stingy. Yet they have tremendous sympathy for others and try to help those less fortunate. Snake people tend to overdo, since they have doubts about other people's judgment and prefer to rely on themselves. They are determined in whatever they do and hate to fail. Although calm on the surface, they are intense and passionate. Snake people are usually good-looking and sometimes have marital problems because they are fickle. They are most compatible with the Ox and Rooster.

Horse - 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002
People born in the Year of the Horse are popular. They are cheerful, skillful with money, and perceptive, although they sometimes talk too much. The are wise, talented, good with their hands, and sometimes have a weakness for members of the opposite sex. They are impatient and hot-blooded about everything except their daily work. They like entertainment and large crowds. They are very independent and rarely listen to advice. They are most compatible with Tigers, Dogs, and Sheep.

Ram - 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003
People born in the Year of Ram are elegant and highly accomplished in the arts. They seem to be, at first glance, better off than those born in the zodiac's other years. But ram year people are often shy, pessimistic, and puzzled about life. They are usually deeply religious, yet timid by nature. Sometimes clumsy in speech, they are always passionate about what they do and what they believe in. Ram people never have to worry about having the best in life for their abilities make money for them, and they are able to enjoy the creature comforts that they like. Ram people are wise, gentle, and compassionate. They are compatible with Rabbits, Pigs, and Horses.

Monkey - 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
People born in the Year of the Monkey are the erratic geniuses of the cycle. Clever, skillful, and flexible, they are remarkably inventive and original and can solve the most difficult problems with ease. There are few fields in which Monkey people wouldn't be successful but they have a disconcerting habit of being too agreeable. They want to do things now, and if they cannot get started immediately, they become discouraged and sometimes leave their projects. Although good at making decisions, they tend to look down on others. Having common sense, Monkey people have a deep desire for knowledge and have excellent memories. Monkey people are strong willed but their anger cools quickly. They are most compatible with the Dragon and Rat.

Rooster - 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005
People born in the Year of the Rooster are deep thinkers, capable, and talented. They like to be busy and are devoted beyond their capabilities and are deeply disappointed if they fail. People born in the Rooster Year are often a bit eccentric, and often have rather difficult relationship with others. They always think they are right and usually are! They frequently are loners and though they give the outward impression of being adventurous, they are timid. Rooster people's emotions like their fortunes, swing very high to very low. They can be selfish and too outspoken, but are always interesting and can be extremely brave. They are most compatible with Ox, Snake, and Dragon.

Dog - 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
People born in the Year of the Dog possess the best traits of human nature. They have a deep sense of loyalty, are honest, and inspire other people's confidence because they know how to keep secrets. But Dog People are somewhat selfish, terribly stubborn, and eccentric. They care little for wealth, yet somehow always seem to have money. They can be cold emotionally and sometimes distant at parties. They can find fault with many things and are noted for their sharp tongues. Dog people make good leaders. They are compatible with those born in the Years of the Horse, Tiger, and Rabbit.

Pig - 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
People born in the Year of the Pig are chivalrous and gallant. Whatever they do, they do with all their strength. For Boar Year people, there is no left or right and there is no retreat. They have tremendous fortitude and great honesty. They don't make many friends but they make them for life, and anyone having a Boar Year friend is fortunate for they are extremely loyal. They don't talk much but have a great thirst for knowledge. They study a great deal and are generally well informed. Boar people are quick tempered, yet they hate arguments and quarreling. They are kind to their loved ones. No matter how bad problems seem to be, Boar people try to work them out, honestly if sometimes impulsively. They are most compatible with Rabbits and Sheep.

Chinese Zodiac Page

Photos: A century of helicopters | CNET

This one's for you, you Rooster.

Photos: A century of helicopters | CNET

Boy, 3, Hospitalized In Playground Squirrel Attack - News Story - WESH Orlando

Damn spitting squirrels. They scare me - the little jackasses.

Boy, 3, Hospitalized In Playground Squirrel Attack - News Story - WESH Orlando

Rescuers tell of search for 76-year-old

What a happy ending to a scary story.

More Here: Rescuers tell of search for 76-year-old - U.S. Life -

Winnebago Man

This isn't suitable for work, but it cracks me up every time I watch it. This is one of my favorite funny videos.

Winnebago Man

Posted Feb 23, 2003

This guy making a training film for Winnebago can't seem to remember his lines, so he decides to go with four-letter words instead. Lots of them.

Five-Year-Old Rapper

Swing Bloopers

SWING BLOOPERS - Funny blooper videos are here

Time to plant bluebonnet seeds

Time to plant bluebonnet seeds
By Dotty Woodson

Special to the Star-Telegram

If you would like to create a small bluebonnet display in your landscape, plant bluebonnet seeds now.

Here's how to get started: Select a location in full sun with good drainage. Clear the area of any vegetation. Break up the soil to a depth of 1 to 2 inches. Turn about 1 inch of compost into the soil.

Plant the bluebonnet seeds by broadcasting over the area or plant into the soil no deeper than 1/2 inch. If you broadcast the seeds, press them into the soil by lightly patting down. Cover broadcast seeds with a thin layer of compost. Keep soil moist until germination occurs, then cut back on watering.

This fall bluebonnet plant will grow into a short rosette and stay small until spring. After a winter chilling, the plant will grow larger and flower.

After the flowers fade, allow the seeds to grow. This takes several weeks. Once you see the seed pods opening, collect the seeds or allow them to drop to the ground. Pull the plants up and compost them. Plant other flowers for summer blooms.

Bluebonnet seeds have a very hard coat, so the germination rate in nature is very low. Plant acid-scarified seeds for several years to create a spectacular display every spring. Soak collected seeds in vinegar overnight to increase the germination rate. The seeds left in the soil will eventually germinate as weather softens the seed coat. | 09/08/2007 | Time to plant bluebonnet seeds

Win stuff

Win Stuff
By Jessie Milligan
Star-Telegram Staff Writer

Moen, the faucet company, wants to hear about how you remodeled your kitchen or bathroom. The top stories win $500 each. Enter by visiting Fill out the form online.

You must submit a digital photograph, a description of your goal in less than 500 words, and tips and advice from your experience, also less than 500 words. The contest ends Oct. 31. | 09/08/2007 | Win stuff

What's It Like To Be A World Traveler? I Have No Idea

Just thought I'd share with y'all a picture from a postcard my friend since the 4th grade, Wendy, sent me from Italy. She's there with her two kids and husband. Someone in her husband's family got married there. She was, at one time, a model - no, I'm serious. She was on the cover of D magazine back in 1990. She was 18 or 19 at the time. She was in a music video. I wish I could find the deal she did for Victor Costa - it's gorgeous. I hope she doesn't get mad at me for putting this on the Internet. But for some reason, I don't think she'd mind because this magazine was for sale on newsstands everywhere.

As for me, I've got to start packing for our trip next week to Arkansas (no world traveler here). My dad is having a family reunion. My husband is a little worried because my dad said, Some of the family will be coming down from the hills and they'll be playing music.

Interesting, Cool, Amazing Things: Fossils

Interesting, Cool, Amazing Things: Fossils Maker Faire

Pre-order tickets now available for Maker Faire Austin, TX: Oct. 20 & 21, 2007 Travis County Fairgrounds -

Maker Faire: A two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. It's for creative, resourceful folks who like to tinker and love to make things. We call them Makers. All tickets & passes will be mailed in mid-September. Children 3 years and under are free!

Ticket prices will be higher than the prices listed if purchased at the fairgrounds on the days of the event. Pre-order now and save! Maker Faire

Pics n Fun: The World’s Wackiest Foreign Homes and Hotels

Pics n Fun: The World’s Wackiest Foreign Homes and Hotels

Tarrant County Medical Examiner - Public Access

I have no earthly idea how I came upon this website over a year ago or more. I feel horrible every time I look at it. That's why I haven't looked at it in a while.

I know a few months ago when I went to the site, there were way too many suicides by hanging. That leads me to believe that there should be more mental health programs available for everyone - I mean, people with no insurance. There are so many individuals with no health insurance, it's not even funny. I didn't have health insurance for years because I was self-employed and I couldn't afford it. I don't mean to open up a basket full of snakes here, but the government, in my opinion, needs to change something.

Anyway, I'm kind of getting of subject once again.

At this link, you can search by county, month, day and year. If the death occurred before October 28, 2002, you have to click another link at the bottom of the page.

The counties included are Denton, Parker & Tarrant. I don't know why that is, other than the Tarrant County Medical Examiner handles all of Parker and Denton County's cases.

Medical Examiner Public Access

Friday, September 7, 2007

The Paragon - Clearance Items

I have never ordered anything from this company, but some of their stuff is pretty neat. Here's a few examples of their clearance items that are over 50% off.

AeroPens - $3.99 (was $8.99)

Jet Plane Nightlight - $4.99 (was $9.99)

Sudoku Hand-Held Game - $3.99 (was $9.99)

Retro AM/FM Radio - $8.99 (was $24.95)

The Paragon - Over 50% Off! Rubbermaid Wrap' N Craft With Cutter

$12.99 w/ free shipping. Was $29.99

  • Fits On Closet Shelf, Under Bed Or Stands Alone
  • Two Long Pockets For Tissue Paper
  • Features Paper Holder And Cutter
  • Extra Compartment For Ribbon, Bows And More Rubbermaid Wrap' N Craft With Cutter: Kitchen & Dining

Persian rug made out of rubber puzzle-pieces - Boing Boing

Persian rug made out of rubber puzzle-pieces - Boing Boing

Notepad toaster burns handwritten messages into bread - Boing Boing

Notepad toaster burns handwritten messages into bread - Boing Boing

The MSN Court Reporters Assitance Board Saga Continues

Here's the latest email I received from one of the assistant managers. I actually got it yesterday.

"I have written to MSN technical support regarding the question, after the cancellation of a membership, can the member rejoin under a different nickname? Their response, the short version: "they don't know. Try it and see." So if you want to change it, you may be the first person that is able to change their nickname. I don't know.
Hope you have a good day.
Best wishes."

How's that for a public apology? Is it a public apology if I can't even read it? Why should I have to rejoin under a different user name when they never should have canceled my membership to begin with? Oh, well. Life goes on.

My Favorite Book

While I'm busy scanning and taking pictures for your viewing pleasure, I thought I'd scan a picture of my favorite book. First of all, I love biographies. That's just about all I read. I bought this book at, where else, a garage sale years and years ago.

"The fascinating story of the life and times of Alex Stewart is a classic labor-of-love example on the part of the author, John Rice Irwin. His great admiration of Alex, coupled with his profound love and respect for him, led Irwin to visit with this remarkable mountain character over a period of some twenty years, carefully recording hundreds of hours of conversation with him. He observed, with unbiased interest, as Alex went from an almost totally unknown mountain farmer in the 1960's (when Alex was in his 70's) to gain local, regional and even national acclaim."

"For those who were fortunate enough to have known grandparents from a mountain or isolated rural setting, the Alex Stewart book will revive countless fond and nostalgic memories. For others, it will provide insight into the everyday lives, language, culture and philosophy of the illustrious ancestors they never knew. The author makes sure that the reader can become "personally" acquainted with Alex Stewart, a gentile, enthralling and truly captivating mountain man, straight from pioneer America."

Hillbilly Poetry

Once again, going through stuff for a garage sale, I came across this book I've had for years. A Few Grains of Corn from the General Store by Joe Clark, HBSS (Hill Billy Snap Shooter). These are two of my favorites:

Renuzit Air Freshener Can w/ X-Rated Image?

I have been going through stuff for a garage sale I plan on having sometime soon. 2010 will probably be the date I have it at the rate I'm going. But anyway, I came across these two cans of air fresheners I've had for a long time.

You see, years ago, there was a story going around that a photographer for Renuzit (or Dial Corp.) got fired. He was so irate with the company for terminating his employment, that he took a picture of his dingus amid some flowers and that became Renuzit's new label for their "fresh cut flower" scent. Well, I bought it hook, line and sinker. I thought it had to be true because after realizing something was wrong, Renuzit started selling cans that had the "dingus" covered up with what was supposed to look like a green leaf.

It wasn't until about five minutes ago when I read this that I found out the truth:
Urban Legends Reference Pages: Penis on Renuzit Can

Well, I still say the "flower petal" looks a whole lot like a dingus, or hee-haw, or whatever you call it.

I also realized that I've had these freakin' cans of air freshener since 1995! That's 12 years! I thought I was a mild packrat...I need those British ladies to come help me from How Clean Is Your House. I bet the blonde lady would love to see my Renuzit collection.

Funny typo on greeting card catalog cover - Boing Boing

Whoever proofed this will need to go to

Funny typo on greeting card catalog cover - Boing Boing

Amazon Discount Shopping Secrets - discounted products on basis of Sub Category of products

I'm being very nice by sharing this with you today, that is if you don't already have this site bookmarked or tagged or saved or whatever. If you don't, then maybe you'll love me forever. This site has all the categories listed, plus subcategories. The best part, it lists all the stuff that's marked up to 90% off. Then you can have a home full of crap just like me. You can thank me later.

Amazon Discount Shopping Secrets - discounted products on basis of Sub Category of products

Lastminute Auction - Bargain Hunter - Online Auctions

I don't know if any of y'all have seen this site or not, but I like to check it every now and then. These are all Ebay auctions that have less than an hour before the auction ends. The best part is, they're all under a dollar. Be sure and watch the shipping charges though because they'll bite you in the bo-bo if you're not careful.

An hour or less, a buck or less...Ebay.
Lastminute Auction - Bargain Hunter - Online Auctions

Oreo Pizza...Someone Can Read My Mind

Hello, bo-bo. Here comes another extra 20 pounds.

Domino's Pizza Menu -

Yo Gabba Gabba! Forgive Me

Yes, yes. I know. I jumped to conclusions when I saw Yo Gabba Gabba! for the very first time the other day. I have DVR'd every episode since then. I have watched all of them probably at least twice. Does that make me weird? Don't answer that, please.

The first show I watched, I thought, What can Maddie possibly learn from this? After watching a few episodes, I realized that, although it's not quite the same teaching style as Mr. Rogers, she is learning from it. She says that Brobee is her favorite. The little green, furry guy whose arms look like they were sewed on backwards.

The cast of characters include Brobee (see above - I thought his name was Robi, like the cordless tools at Home Depot - hell, that's Ryobi, sorry). You've got Foofo, the pink one with the extra large caboose (I can relate, sister). There's Toodee (definitely not Tootie from Facts Of Life). Toodee is the blue cat looking one with the extremely irritating voice. Plex, (I thought his name was Rex - guess my hearing is going bye-bye). He's the yellow robot.

And then there's Muno...aww Muno. Muno reminds me of...well, can I say what Muno reminds me of without offending anyone? Probably not. You could probably purchase a Muno look-alike at Christy's Toy Box or...what's that other place called...something like Adam & Eve? Yes, Muno reminds me of a cyclops female pleasure object. What the hell is wrong with me? Every time Muno comes bouncing onto the screen, I think, Here comes the one-eyed, overzealous dildo. There. I said it. I feel much better now.

Senate OKs $22 million for NAS Fort Worth plans

Great news for the westside and the old Carswell AFB.

Senate OKs $22 million for NAS Fort Worth plans

Star-Telegram staff writer

More than $22 million in projects for Naval Air Station Fort Worth took a step closer to becoming reality on Thursday as the U.S. Senate approved next year's military construction bill.

The Senate, by a 92-to-1 vote, gave the green light to the construction of a new aircraft control tower, a parking garage and an addition to a child-care facility.

The House of Representatives passed similar legislation in June when it approved the military construction and Veterans Affairs bill. There are still differences between the two versions that must be worked out.

But U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, expects the Fort Worth projects to receive funding.

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison said in a statement that the funding "will help keep the base in Fort Worth at the forefront of national reserve facilities."

More Here: | 09/07/2007 | Senate OKs $22 million for NAS Fort Worth plans | 09/07/2007 | After shooting, guitarist needs friends more than ever

After shooting, guitarist needs friends more than ever

Star-Telegram staff writer

Smokey Logg needs our help.

The Texas blues guitarist shot a man the other night.

Some guy was kicking at the Loggs' back door in Dallas on Monday at 4 a.m. The unknown intruder turned out to be a musician from next door who had been locked out after hitting his girlfriend.

Carter Albrecht, 34, formerly a keyboard player with the New Bohemians, will be buried today in Plano.

Logg, 54, must go on living.

In his song Goin' to Fort Worth, Logg sings soulfully about walking the Jacksboro Highway and Evans Avenue.

We know him from Fort Worth blues clubs.

He needs to hear from friends.

Mostly, he and his current band and family have heard all week what a great musician and great guy Albrecht was.

More Here: | 09/07/2007 | After shooting, guitarist needs friends more than ever

Gymboree: Baby Sale & Special Savings For Girl!

Up to 50% off sizes birth to 5T plus $5.95 shipping.

Gymboree: Baby Sale & Special Savings For Girl!

Kohl's - Ultimate Shopping Spree

50% Off Sheet Sets, 60% Off Fine Jewelry, 40-50% Off Men's Knit Tops

Kohl's Outlet - Tent Sale Up To 80% Off

Lots of stuff for little money. Outlet

Groovle - Your Groovy Google™ Custom Search Homepage

Choose from celebrities, sports, space, nature or animals or create your own homepage using your own images.

Groovle - Your Groovy Google™ Custom Search Homepage

Cadbury Gorilla

I've seen this going around for about a week now, but I never watched it until right now. It's actually a lot better than I thought it would be.

$74.98 - Emerson 1.1 cu. ft. Microwave- Stainless Steel Finish - Wal-Mart

With a distinctive commercial look, the Emerson 1.1 cu. ft., 1,000-watt microwave oven offers top-of-the-line gourmet features. Eight 1-touch settings for a variety of cook times including baby milk. Allowing you to cook quick and healthful meals for the entire family without sacrificing style.

Free site to store shipping.
Emerson 1.1 cu. ft. Microwave With Stainless Steel Finish, MW8115SS - Wal-Mart

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Highlights of PC Magazine's Top 100 Undiscovered Websites

These are just my opinion. I went through most of the sites, and these are the ones I thought were neat:

AfterVote is a search aggregator that combines results from the big three search engines (Google, Yahoo!, and MSN) and ranks them for you.
aftervote - The social search engine

Wink is a people search engine that culls results from social-networking sites (MySpace, LinkedIn, Bebo, and more), followed by results from other sites where users keep public profiles, followed by results from the Web at large.
People Search | Wink

Misery loves company, and if you're a sicko who can't find any good real-world company, you can now turn to the virtual world with the Who Is Sick? database. This fun beta site maps out illnesses, showing you who's got what (runny nose, cough, fever, headache, muscle ache, stomach ache, or whatever) and where.
Who is Sick?

Tired of your lame friends wanting to go to the same restaurant, watch the same movies, and play the same video games night after night? In the mood to find something new and different to do? Then is just the ticket; you can search hundreds of local events by location, popularity, and time.
Going - What's Happening, Who's Going.

Planning a party is a hassle; invitations needn't be an additional headache. Just jaunt over to MyPunchbowl. The incredibly simple interface actually makes creating your invitation fun, walking you through styles and images, offering themes and suggestions, and even helping locate supplies.
MyPunchbowl: Relax. Smile. We make party planning easy.

It spans job Web sites, newspapers, and company career pages by keyword and location to fit your needs. Or browse jobs alphabetically by state, category, company, or job title.
Job Search | one search. all jobs. Indeed

The site features a collection of public-domain books read by volunteers-and anyone can volunteer.

Roadside America is your definitive resource for the kooky, nichey, and downright bizarre landmarks that help make this huge country so unique.Roadside America - Guide to Uniquely Odd Tourist Attractions

This ultimate shopping- and wish-list creating service lets you keep track of, well, the things you want. : Universal Wishlist, Wedding Registry And Baby Registry Service.

I like this one. Maybe just to kill time, or maybe after you've made your preference known on enough pairs of photos, LikeBetter's "brain" will know a thing or two about just what kind of person you are.
photos you LikeBetter: where everyone likes photos

Sears 72-Hour Sale

Save 20 - 60 % @ JCPenney

JCPenney department

Last Words Of Offenders - Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Yes, this is kind of morbid I guess in a way. But for some reason, I also find it interesting. I can't seem to quit reading each and every one of them.

An Example:

"I'm sorry, I did not know the man but for a few seconds before I shot him. It was done out of fear, stupidity, and immaturity. It wasn't until I got locked up and saw the newspaper. I saw his face and his smile and I knew he was a good man. I am sorry for all your family and my disrespect - he deserved better."

Another one:

"Uh, I don't know, Um, I don't know what to say. I don't know. (pauses) I didn't know anybody was there. Howdy."

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Sisters Keep Mother’s Body In Cold Storage

Here's just a portion of this crazy story: "Still, Valmai, 52, a bank worker, is said to visit her every Saturday lunch-time to sit with the corpse in the funeral parlour. Her older sister, Josephine, 59, a caterer, is said to visit separately, to touch up her mother’s lipstick and foundation and to place fresh padding in her stomach cavity."

More Here: Sisters keep mother’s body in cold storage - Times Online

Cool Tool: Litter Lifter

The tines are long (7 inches) and the slots are wide at the top and narrow at the bottom, so the clean litter passes through quickly and any lumps stay in the scoop.

More Here (Including link to purchase this for $6): Cool Tool: Litter Lifter

Bubba Can Cook?

'Bubba' seeking cookers
By STEVE SNYDER Examiner editor

"Bubbas" are lining up and signing up to fire up the grills at the Grimes County Expo Center Sept. 22.

That's the date of the inaugural "Bubba Can Cook?" barbecue cook-off and music festival. The idea began earlier this year in Jim Guido's mind; now, a committee co-chaired by Molly Hurst and Hardy Meekins, with Guido, Diana Westmoreland, Randy Krueger, Carol Parker and Jimmy Schroeder as the other members, is getting the event ready to run.

This year the event is serving as a fundraiser to raise money for the Navasota Duke Park recreational facilities. The committee plans to benefit a different special project around Grimes County each year in the future.

More Here: Navasota Examiner

Take Me Back To The Fifties

I wasn't alive back in the '50s, but I kind of wish I was. Whoever put his website together did a great job.

To relive your childhood for a few minutes anyway:
Take Me Back To The Fifties

Free “friendly folks”

"Ordinarily this isn’t my sort of thing, but for just $4.50 in shipping charges I may have to try it out.

Here’s the deal: The Friendly Folks Personalized Cartoon matted prints from Doughgirls are normally around $11, but through September 13th you can get one free."

More Here (Including link and coupon code): Want Not » Free “friendly folks”

Fort Worth Cyclists Asked ToTake Bike Survey

"Bicycle riders get ready.

City leaders want to know what you think - when and why you ride and what would make you ride more.

These are just some of the questions in an online bicycle survey city officials hope to use to help them develop a comprehensive bicycle transportation plan.

"We hope to gather the opinions of residents of Fort Worth regarding their current bicycling behavior, what improvements would be needed for them to cycle more and what particular locations in the city they view as problematic or dangerous for bicycling," said Don Koski, a senior planner in the city's transportation and public works department."

More Here (Including a link to the survey that you have to print out and fax or mail in before November 9): | 09/06/2007 | Cyclists asked to take bike survey

Time Capsule Eludes Searchers

FORT WORTH -- A 100-year-old time capsule was supposed to be retrieved from Cowtown Coliseum on Wednesday.

But after chipping away at bricks and concrete for about three hours, workers couldn't find it.

"It's disappointing," said Billy Joe Gabriel, a Fort Worth Stockyards historian who is writing two books that will commemorate the coliseum's 100-year anniversary. "But I believe it's there because there are too many reports of it being put there and no reports of it ever being taken out." The exterior of the capsule is believed to be a small steel box that was entombed near the cornerstone in 1907. An X-ray from the Fort Worth Fire Department bomb squad revealed that a small, square box could possibly be lodged in the southeast corner -- in the coliseum's gift shop.

But when officials failed to find the capsule and couldn't get help from a busy bomb squad, they rebooked the Fire Department for more X-rays on Friday.

The coliseum, on Exchange Avenue in the Stockyards, is billed as the home of the first indoor rodeo in 1918. | 09/06/2007 | Time capsule eludes searchers

PC Magazine’s Top 100 Classic Web Sites

"In case you missed them, or never visited them to begin with, PC Magazine has put together a list of their 100 Classic Web Sites.

The following is our list of the top classic sites in 2007. You’ll see a lot of familiar URLs on this list, and we hope there are also quite a few that you haven’t heard of before. But unlike our list of Top 100 Undiscovered Web Sites, these sites are established and generally best-of-breed in their respective categories."

More Here: PC Magazine’s Top 100 Classic Web Sites

White Trash Mom: Dear Selfish: Thanks for Blocking Traffic Today!

This is funny.

"Dear Selfish Mom:
Thank you so much for making me late to pick up my older daughter today. I went to pick up my youngest daughter at her gymnastics lesson in plenty of time to get my other daughter from her tutor. After school I talk on my cell phone with work stuff while I take my kids to their lessons or after-school activities. I am no saint, Selfish Mom but I am a mom that is trying to take care of my family and make a few bucks because I have this silly thing called a mortgage that I have to pay. I don't think you quite get the concept of having to pay your way in this world or you wouldn't be such a JERK.

Before you look at me with your plastic surgery enhanced eyes in that "deer in the headlights" way, please note that when I was a teenager, I used to pull the same kind of crap on my parents when I did something that I knew was selfish and rude."

More Here: White Trash Mom: Dear Selfish: Thanks for Blocking Traffic Today!

Nothing To Do With Arbroath: See the world ... without moving from the bar

Nothing To Do With Arbroath: See the world ... without moving from the bar

Tenor Luciano Pavarotti dead at 71 -

Tenor Luciano Pavarotti dead at 71 -

Consumer Alert: Rite Aid Selling Smoke Machine Fuel Containing Antifreeze - Consumerist

"Rite Aid is selling antifreeze-laced fog juice, the substance that is atomized and turned into a gas by smoke machines, and doesn't seem to care too much, reports reader Jennifer."
More Here: Consumer Alert: Rite Aid Selling Smoke Machine Fuel Containing Antifreeze - Consumerist

SpeedTrap Exchange

The SpeedTrap Exchange is a site where visitors can post what they believe are speedtraps. The National Motorists Association cannot attest to the validity of these listings. They are individual postings from private individuals who believe a speed trap is in effect in these locations.

SpeedTrap Exchange

Repost - My Fellow Court Reporters Can Definitely Relate

I have to say that this video is not suitable for work. That seems kind of like an oxymoron, doesn't it?

Why didn't you just say that to begin with? I'd be home watching the Wheel by now if you had answered all his questions that way.

If I had been the court reporter for this depo, here's what I would have said:
Everyone shut the hell up! It's not hard for me to take down five people or even two people talking at the same time; it's physically impossible. You guys want to fight? Then knock each other out...I'm outta here.

The only thing I can say about this is, I feel your pain, Sista. And I'm talking about the court reporter.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The Typewriter Song

The percussionists for The Edmonton Symphony display their combined experiences of decades for this unique performance...

The Typewriter Song - Watch more funny videos here

It's Your Mess, You Fix It - Consumerist

A disgruntled mother, overwhelmed by the sheer number of toys to check against the lead paint recall list, throws them all in a trash bag and brings them to Mattel headquarters to let their employees sort them out. [CNN Video]
It's Your Mess, You Fix It - Consumerist

Toys "R" Us - Toys - Up To 75% Off

Toys "R" Us - Toys

An Example Of Someone Who Has None

Some got some and some got none. Here's a prime example of someone with none...common sense.

Make Your Own 1952 Fraction-Of-An-Inch Adding Machine

"Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories writes -

Last weekend we took a trip to Urban Ore in Berkeley, where I found an incredible gem: this "Fraction of an Inch Adding Machine." It's a simple to use device that lets you add any number of fractions-- from 1/64 to 63/64-- quickly, automatically, correctly, and without thinking about it."

More Here (Including PDF pattern to make your own): MAKE: Blog: Make your own 1952 Fraction-of-an-inch adding machine

D/FW Airport To Use New Device To Check Liquids

Now nursing mothers aren't forced to drink their own breast milk?!?!
D/FW to use new device to check liquids | Latest News |

Bed Bugs Take Over FW Couple's Apartment

"Gilbert said she originally found the red marks appearing across her body puzzling, until her husband examined the pillows wedged against the wall. "Those two pillows were just covered in little black bugs," she said.

The answer to the increase in bugs leads down the road from Gilbert's home at the airport. As more people travel, more people also bring home the unwanted souvenir.

"More and more world travelers visiting other countries [are] bringing them back unknowingly," Peraza said."

News Story Here: Bed bugs take over FW couple's apartment | Latest News |

Man's Dislike Of Land Seizure Is Hard To Miss

I had to post this story. Some of you probably won't find it very interesting, but for some odd reason I do. This billboard is on I-30 around the Hulen Exit if I remember right. Back before the November election in 2006 this same billboard said, "Stop Eminent Domain Abuse...Vote for Buckner." I wonder if he still feels the same as he did back then? Either way, I feel for him. | 09/04/2007 | Man's dislike of land seizure is hard to miss
Man's dislike of land seizure is hard to miss
Star-Telegram Staff Writer

Billy Mitchell is waging a personal war against eminent domain.

Mitchell's message, "Eminent domain -- stealing what others work for," can be seen on a billboard along Interstate 30 in west Fort Worth. His name is on the bottom of the billboard.

"My voice mail is constantly full," he said. "I think people are really upset about this."

Mitchell said he spent $2,000 on the sign, which went up about two weeks ago. He leased the billboard for a month but said he is considering extending the lease.

The reason for his discontent?

He lost a fight to keep a natural gas pipeline off his 70-acre ranch near Aledo.

Empire Pipeline of Lebanon, Mo., which claimed eminent domain to build the pipeline, filed condemnation proceedings against Mitchell in 2005 for a 25-foot easement on his ranch. Empire officials did not respond to seven phone calls from the Star-Telegram seeking comment.

Government entities are also allowed to use eminent domain to seize property for public use, in exchange for payment at fair market value.

"The billboard is for the people who are losing their land in the name of public necessity because of projects such as the Trinity Uptown project and the Trans-Texas Corridor," Mitchell wrote in a statement to the Star-Telegram. "And the sign is for the people who lost their homes so the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers could make more money. Maybe they will let those poor people who lost their homes sell peanuts at the games."

Mitchell, 49, said he received a 10-day notice for a required condemnation hearing in Parker County but chose not to attend.

"There was no way I could prepare that fast," he said. "I needed an appraisal and attorneys."

Later, he and his family tried to fight Empire, but he said it was too expensive. He settled for a $117,000 payment from Empire, but $100,000 went to attorney fees, he said.

"It is not fair that rich pipeline companies can steal from hardworking families in the name of eminent domain," Mitchell said. "My wife and my sister are schoolteachers. Texas schoolteachers do not make enough money to fight a high-powered gas company -- but we tried."

Fort Worth Is Back In The Searchlight

"A few years ago, I had to make an emergency dental appointment while I was on vacation in San Francisco. The dentist looked at my information and immediately said, "You're from Fort Worth, huh? Ever been on Cops?"

Now John Langley, the creator of Cops, and his son Morgan are working on a new series, Jail, which debuts tonight on KDFI/Channel 27 (a variation on the series, Inside American Jail, has been airing for a couple of weeks on Court TV). And the series premiere visits, yes, a jail in Fort Worth, specifically the Tarrant County sheriff's Green Bay lockup, north of downtown. It's nice to be known for something, right?"

More Here: | 09/04/2007 | Fort Worth is back in the searchlight

Cool Tool: Kevlar Thread

Tough sewing line

"I tend to be rough on buttons (or maybe I'm just gaining weight). I started using Kevlar thread to sew fire toys and found it is very strong. I now use Kevlar thread for all my sewing. On buttons, I don't need to use as much thread to secure them and the thread is tougher than the fabric I sew into. By weight, Kevlar is five times stronger than steel wire and is used in bulletproof vests. Do NOT try to break it by hand -- you'll just hurt yourself. The very thin thread works well with beads -- it's very abrasion resistant -- and there are thicker varieties that I use for sewing leather.

More Here (including a link to Amazon to buy it for $2): Cool Tool: Kevlar Thread

The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks

I found this website a long time ago. I had almost forgotten about it. Thanks, Neatorama, for reminding me how funny it is.

Neatorama » Blog Archive » The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks

The "blog" of "unnecessary" quotation marks dedicates itself to documenting and making fun of bad punctuation since 2005. Link - via Ueba

Photos of "anti-socials" - Boing Boing

"Alex Sturrock took these photos of ASBOs (Anti-Social Behaviour Orders) for Vice.

Last year I travelled up and down Britain for six months to meet and take photographs of people with Anti-Social Behaviour Orders. In case you didn’t know, an ASBO is something invented by the Labour government to give out to people who are seen as a menace to the community they live in. "

Picture: "Billy is from Dagenham in Essex. He has an ASBO for hoarding rubbish and livestock in his house. When the council cleaned his house they removed over 20 tons of rubbish in 700 bin bags."

Photos of "anti-socials" - Boing Boing

Sharper Image Outlet : 50% Off & More

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Doctor: Popcorn Fumes Could Cause Lung Damage

Well, piss...can't sniff the fumes from the microwave popcorn anymore.

"Consumers, not just factory workers, may be in danger from fumes from buttery flavoring in microwave popcorn, according to a warning letter to federal regulators from a doctor at a leading lung research hospital.

A pulmonary specialist at Denver's National Jewish Medical and Research Center has written to federal agencies to say doctors there believe they have the first case of a consumer who developed lung disease from the fumes of microwaving popcorn several times a day for years."

More Here: - Doctor: Popcorn Fumes Could Cause Lung Damage

Doctor: Flip Flops Not Healthy Option - Videos - KXAS

Do flip flops cause hammer toes, plantar fasciitis? If I have shoes on at all, they're usually flip flops but I don't have a problem, not yet anyway.

News Video Here: Doctor: Flip Flops Not Healthy Option - Videos - KXAS

Plantar Fasciitis - When your first few steps out of bed in the morning cause severe pain in the heel of your foot, you may have plantar fasciitis (fashee-EYE-tiss). It's an overuse injury affecting the sole or flexor surface (plantar) of the foot. A diagnosis of plantar fasciitis means you have inflamed the tough, fibrous band of tissue (fascia) connecting your heel bone to the base of your toes.

More info on plantar fasciitis: Plantar Fasciitis

Flight Attendant

I received this in an email from my mom. It's probably not true, but it's still funny.


My flight was being served by an obviously gay flight attendant, who seemed to put everyone in a good mood as he served us food and drinks. As the plane prepared to descend, he came swishing down the aisle and told us that "Captain Marvey has asked me to announce that he'll be landing the big, scary plane shortly, so lovely people, if you could just put your trays up, that would be super."

On his trip back up the aisle, he noticed this well-dressed and rather Arabic looking woman hadn't moved a muscle. "Perhaps you didn't hear me over those big brute engines, but I asked you to raise your trazy-poo, so that the main man can pitty-pat us on the ground."

She calmly turned her head and said, "In my country, I am called a Princess and I take orders from no one." To which the flight attendant replied, without missing a beat, "Well, sweet-cheeks, in my country I'm called a Queen, so I outrank you. Tray-up, Bitch!"

Close Bag Without A Chip Clip

Elaine sent this to me a while back. I watched the video and then tried to close a bag later on that day from memory. I did it wrong. Just remember roll forward, fold in sides forward, tuck in, roll all back.

Dear Oxi Clean Guy - To Whom It May Concern

Whoever writes these cracks me up. This is one of my favorites:

"Dear Oxi Clean Guy,

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007 in Hate

I’d like to know what you’re on. I can’t begin to imagine the pharmaceutical cocktail you’d have to commune with in order to be so consistently engergized. It’s like everything is better than the next thing. Like stain removal is communicating with God directly. Not only are you removing stains, but sins. You come to me through my TV in the middle of the night, when I can’t sleep and I’m watching the History Channel half awake. And you’re shouting. Always with the evangelistic zeal.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a consumer whore. I want to be sold things. I am merely a vessel for advertising. I want outlandish claims - except for you, toothpaste companies, take your shit peddling elsewhere. Special twofers? I’m there. But I don’t get it. I’ve used OxiClean. But it really wasn’t that awesome, and it didn’t take away the sting of bad decision making. At all.

I was surprised today to see you in a commercial advertising a lint trap brush. Are the guys at Oxi Clean not paying you enough? I don’t understand. Is this the beginning of the tapering off of your hype-man career? Are we going to have to watch you spiral like the Dell Guy?

I guess if this is the end, I’m sure you’re the kind of guy who’d keep fighting until the end."

Dear Oxi Clean Guy, « To Whom It May Concern

Dogs Just Want To Have Fun Too

This is so cute. If I had a pool like this one, I'd be reliving my childhood, one slide at a time - Woo-Hoo! You go, Dog.

VIA: Neatorama » Blog Archive » Dogs just wanna have fun.

This Is Old, But It Cracks Me Up - Aw, The Joys Of Being Famous, If Only For A Short While

In case y'all don't remember this guy, he was in the movie "Back To The Future" which starred Michael J. Fox.

New ”Realisticats ” Internet Phenomenon Takes World By Storm - Top Bloggers Claim Proper Grammar Next Hot Trend <

Don't know how well this is going to go over with the Im N Ur Puter Cats or whatever the hell you call them.

Some of these probably aren't suited for work.
new ” realisticats ” internet phenomenon takes world by storm - top bloggers claim proper grammar next hot trend <

VIA: - Home & Garden Clearance - Up To 70% Off

I can't remember if I posted this already or not. Sorry if I did. They've got some cheap stuff here. - Home & Garden Markdowns: Home & Garden

A Public Apology...Maybe

I'm really not trying to gloat. That's not in my nature to do so. It takes a strong person to admit when they're wrong. I did it. Now it's MSN Court Reporters Assistance turn. I'm not going to fan the flames any longer. This is the email I received from one of the assistant managers:

"Dear Court Reporter,

After recognizing your misunderstanding of the situation, I can see my initial perception of the situation was incorrect. It was a big mistake to cancel your membership, and I sincerely apologize. I will post a public apology on the forum ASAP after I am able to confer with the other assistant manager. If you want to, feel free to post this on your blog. You are welcome to come back if you want to.

For some odd reason, I don't hear the old Journey tune "Open Arms" playing in the background.

Will I be posting my thoughts over there again? Probably not. Do I feel sorry for court reporting students who go to that board seeking advice? Yes, in a way, I do. To all you court reporting students out there, don't be afraid to ask anything. Don't worry if you misspell a word in your question or if you punctuate it wrong. Every single court reporter in the history of man has misspelled a word or punctuated things incorrectly. You don't have to scour your post with a fine-tooth comb. Save your scouring for your back-to-backs. The MSN Court Reporters Assistance Group is a place where every single member should feel comfortable in asking a question regarding court reporting.

Just as a side note, the day this whole debacle started, I told my husband about the whole ordeal. I said, Can you believe they're being so anal? (I hate that word, but I don't know what else to say.) I said, Can you believe they're analyzing every little thing I said? His response was, You ought to live with somebody like that.

The World Without Us

Without us on the Earth, what traces of us would linger?
What would disappear?

The Presurfer: The World Without Us

25 Of The World's Most Interesting Animals

From the Sun Bear to the Komondor Dog and from the White-faced Saki Monkey to the Axolotl, here are 25 of the world's most interesting animals.

The Presurfer: 25 Of The World's Most Interesting Animals

The Pink Fairy Armadillo (Chlamyphorus truncatus) or Pichiciego is the smallest species of armadillo (mammals of the family Dasypodidae, mostly known for having a bony armor shell). It is approximately 90-115 mm (3?-4?”) long excluding the tail, and is pale rose or pink in color. It is found in central Argentina where it inhabits dry grasslands and sandy plains with thorn bushes and cacti. It has the ability to bury itself completely in a matter of seconds if frightened.

The Pink Fairy Armadillo burrows small holes near ant colonies in dry dirt. It feeds mainly on ants and ant larvae near its burrow. Occasionally it feeds on worms, snails, insects and larvae, or various plant and root material.

Name That Color

Do you know what color Mule Fawn is? Or Bulgarian Rose? Tarawera, Daisy Bush, or Gimblet? Is Indigo violet or purple?

Name That Color lets you create a color on the screen and find out the name of the closest matching color. You can also select from a dropdown list of 1500+ colors and then play around.

The Presurfer: Name That Color

Morph Thing

Morph Thing is an online application where you can combine a picture of two celebrities. Morph Thing combines two faces into one. You must create an account to upload your own photos.

The Presurfer: Morph Thing

Adopt The Sky

Adopt The Sky

Millions of people in America have asthma. Millions of school days are missed each year because children are too sick. Adopt the Sky was created because polluters and industry groups are lobbying to prevent the stronger new standards we need.

Sign the petition (it's free) and help the ones responsible to make the right decision for cleaner air so we can all breath easier. Adopt a square mile of the sky and sign the petition now. A US state will be randomly assigned to you.

The Presurfer: Adopt The Sky

I signed the petition and adopted a mile above Idaho.

Feed Flowers Sprite & Other Frugal Tips for Cut Flowers

Thought this was interesting.

"Let them drink Sprite. Believe it or not, Sprite, a citrus-flavored soft drink, is good for cut flowers. The sugar supplies nutrition and carbonated water serves as an anti-bacterial agent. The drink's citric acid provides a low PH environment.
''Flowers like to be in a solution that is slightly acidic,'' Flipse said. His Sprite recipe: one part soda to three parts water. ``We've tested it and it works pretty well compared to the commercial flower food solution that we sell.''

Consider frugal solutions. Most cut flowers come with a free packet of flower food. Use it. Commercial preparations may be more economical than Sprite if you use cut flowers frequently. A bottle of flower food solution sells for $3.50 and can be used to make gallons of solution. Homemade or commercial solutions can double the vase life of your arrangement."

Couple of more tips here: The Frugal Duchess: Feed Flowers Sprite & Other Frugal Tips for Cut Flowers

Women's Kena Sandal - Teva - $10.90 w/ Free Shipping

Almost as cheap as Walmart and they won't leave you with a nasty rash on your feet.

Teva Sandals, Hiking Shoes, Teva Shoes, Teva Sport Sandals, Teva Flip Flops, Outdoor Footwear

Police Won't Charge Homeowner In Musician's Death

"DALLAS Police said Tuesday they aren't pursuing charges against a homeowner who shot and killed a former member of Edie Brickell & New Bohemians who tried kicking in his door in the middle of the night.

The case will be turned over to a grand jury that will decide whether the homeowner will face charges. Dallas police Sgt. Larry Lewis said the shooting appears to fall under state law permitting deadly force as self-defense." - Police Won't Charge Homeowner In Musician's Death

I didn't realize that there was a new law in effect concerning trespassers on your property. I should read my posts more thoroughly. See Shelley's Snippets: Hundreds of Rules Go Into Effect Today - Texas. Apparently you don't have to pull a body into your house anymore after you shoot someone outside.

Longhorns Have Reason To Fear The Frogs

This one is for my father-in-law. - Longhorns Have Reason To Fear The Frogs

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Mattel Announces 3rd China Toy Recall

Okay. This is getting absolutely ridiculous. It reinforces what I said earlier about only buying stuff made in the USA. I'm finding that's a chore in and of itself.

This is from the Mattel website:

Products Affected By Lead Paint

* GeoTrax™ Engine (2 products)
* Barbie® Accessory Sets (7 products)
* It's a Big Big World™ (1 product)


* Fisher-Price (multiple products)
* "CARS" Sarge Character (2 products)

Products Affected By Magnets

* Polly Pocket™ Play Sets (multiple products)
* Batman™ Magna Play Sets (4 products)
* Barbie® and Tanner™ Accessory (1 product)
* Doggie Daycare™ Play Sets (multiple products)
* Shonen Jump's One Piece™ (1 product)

News Story More Here: - Mattel Announces 3rd China Toy Recall

Great Words To Live By

This came in an email from my seester. If only I could remember all these. I like of all of them but my favorites are 4, 13, 19, 26, 29, 34, 37, 43. I like 40 the best.

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.
17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.
18. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.
38. Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
42. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
43. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
44. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
45. The best is yet to come.
46. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
47. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
48. If you don't ask, you don't get.
49. Yield.
50. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

The 25 Biggest Celeb Scandals Since 1982

VIA: The Presufer

"Was it Janet Jackson's Nipplegate at the Super Bowl, the Dixie Chicks dishing president Bush, Milli Vanilli's lipsynching career, or Roseanne Barr's star-mangled National Anthem?"

The Presurfer: The 25 Biggest Celeb Scandals Since 1982