Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dirty Dancing

I can’t believe what I just heard happened in my home state of North Carolina.

A 64-year-old woman has been awarded $275,000 after her town banned her from its weekly community dances. Rebecca Willis danced in short skirts, “simulating sexual intercourse with her partner, who hunched on the floor,” lawyers for the town of Marshall had alleged.

This week the town decided to settle her lawsuit, saying it had infringed upon her freedom of expression.

I wonder if Rebecca’s going to split that money with her dancing partner.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Jail Mail

It must be true because I read it in the tabloids. There is an escaped prisoner in Germany who mailed himself out of jail. This man, Hans Lang, who was serving time for drug offenses, allegedly hid himself inside a large Federal Express package of dirty sheets that was later picked up for delivery.

Once clear of the prison grounds, Lang exited the box, picked the lock on the door of the delivery truck, and disappeared into some woods in Dusseldorf. He has yet to be found.

Gives a whole new meaning to that saying: “Never air your dirty linen in public.”

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Who needs sleep?

One of Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends is leaving him to marry a younger man. Hefner has announced that he will be giving her away at a very special wedding ceremony.

In the meantime, 82-year-old Hefner recently broke up with a second girlfriend and is now dating 19-year-old twins.

I do hope they’re getting enough sleep!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy Retirement, President Bush!

Haven’t heard anything about what President Bush’s plans are after he leaves the White House. I did read the other day that he doesn’t have to worry too much about getting another job. He leaves the White House with assets estimated at up to $21 million dollars.

He did tell biographer Robert Draper, “I’ll give some speeches just to replenish the ol’ coffers.”

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Unfairly Targeted

I love reading news about things that happen in my home state of North Carolina. Just last week a woman was awarded 3.1 million dollars after Target employees refused to accept her $100 bill. The cashiers not only declined the bill, but they emailed the woman’s photo to police and local businesses as a suspected counterfeiter.

The bill was not counterfeit. Now the woman wants to know how to get back her good name…well certainly not at Target!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

When you gotta, go you gotta go!

My husband and I saw the automobile accident happen right in front of us. I immediately dialed 911 on my cell phone. We heard the ambulance siren within seconds. That’s when I realized the true value of a cell phone.

Not so for the Oregon teenager who said she didn’t see the police officer trying to pull her over for going 107 mph because she was talking on her cell phone.

And not like the passenger on a French high-speed railroad line who got his arm stuck in a high-tech suction toilet. The man was reaching for his dropped cell phone. He had to be removed from the train with the toilet still attached to his arm.

Gives a whole new meaning to “When you gotta, go you gotta go!”

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Cities and school districts across the country are forcing their employees to cover up tattoos if they want to keep their jobs.

Thank goodness my tattoo is always covered, except in the shower, the bedroom, and when I have a mammogram.

You know you’re growing older when you realize that the only time you’ll be asked to appear topless is when you go in for a mammogram!