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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Cabin Fever

If you have followed my blog you know that hubby and I have traveled a lot in the past but, like many of you, economic changes have roosted at our house too; so much so that I am even excited to be off on a business trip!
North Carolina here we come.......................

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Bet you didn't know

An Albatross can sleep while it flies. It apparently dozes while cruising at 25 mph.

Here are a few more facts:
Albatrosses spend the better part of their lives on the wing, gliding and circling the wind systems of the Southern Ocean.

There is thought to be a total of 750,000 breeding pairs of the 13 species of these massive birds.
Adult Albatrosses share incubation, brooding and feeding of the single chick.

Adults have been recorded flying up to 550 miles per day at speeds of 50 mph, and in a single foraging flight they can cover an incredible 1800 to 9300 miles, a distance greater than the diameter of the earth.

Albatross mortality is high in the first year, but those which survive often surpass 50 years, making them one of the most well-travelled animals in the world.

In today's world, their main threat is being snared in gill-nets and caught on longline hooks.

In folklore the Albatross carried the soul of dead mariners. Should a sailor kill the bird, bad luck would fall upon him for the rest of his natural life. This belief was not universally held, as Albatross feet were once used as tobacco pouches.

Maybe you thought an albatross was simply this?
The word albatross is sometimes used to mean an encumbrance, or a wearisome burden.[1] It is an allusion to Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798).

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Who do you suppose created these?

I guarantee you it wasn't a woman!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Why Arizona doesn't have daylight savings time

Got this from a friend and just had to share it...............

Saturday, September 12, 2009

A little history if you please

The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775
You have had 234 years to get it right......................It is broke
and we have this wonderful stamp for Christmas to look forward to
Check it out here
Not on my mail, thank you.
Social Security was established in 1935
You have had 74 years to get it right.......It is broke.

Fanny Mae was established in 1938
You have had 71 years to get it right.......It is broke and just to set the record straight go here.

The War on Poverty started in 1964
You have had 45 years to get it right and $1 Trillion dollars spent each year........It hasn't worked.

Medicare was established in 1965
You have had 44 years to get it right.....they're broke.

Trillions of dollars went to the TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) a fraction has been spent and has not seemed to make much of a difference and the economy is improving in spite of it.

and last but not least...................................................

The cash for Clunkers program was established in 2009 and went broke in 2009!
Now that is a record you can be proud of.

Listen folks............maybe no one there is keeping check on backgrounds but we the "American People" are and
your track record stinks!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I've decided

In my next life....I want to be a bear.

If you're a bear, you get to hibernate. you do nothing but sleep for six. months. I could deal with that.

Before you hibernate, you're supposed to eat yourself stupid. I could deal with that too.

If you're a bear, you birth your children (who are the size of walnuts) while you're sleeping and wake up to partially grown, cute cuddly cubs. I could definitely deal with that.

If you're a mama bear, everyone knows you mean business. You swat anyone who bothers your cubs. If your cubs get out of line, you swat them too. I could deal with that.

If you're a bear, your mate EXPECTS you to wake up growling. He EXPECTS that you will have hairy legs and excess body fat. Yup.....Gonna be a bear.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Never too old to learn

While growing up I was always taught to cover your mouth when you coughed or sneezed but recently I found out I have been doing it wrong!!

According to the CDC you should use a tissue and if that isn't available you should sneeze into your sleeve and not your hands. This makes perfect sense and with this flu situation I hope to
re-learn fast.