Thursday, December 1, 2011

Might be hard to do with handcuffs on...

An Android app has just been released called “I’m getting arrested,” which lets users press a single icon to notify friends and family that they’re being hauled off to jail. Now that’s what I call getting the most out of one phone call!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Helpful Haunted House

A Cincinnati teenager designed a haunted house for Halloween to benefit children with life-threatening illnesses. Ryan Thierauf, 16, spent ten months devising scare tactics and converting a 2,000-square-foot home into SCREAM ACRES-a ghostly experience for local chill seekers in the period leading up to Halloween. Having built the attraction with the help of sponsors, Thierauf will now donate all proceeds from the $3 admission fee to Make-A-Wish Foundation. “Being able to do what I love and help people out is a great thing,” he said. Those words come from the mouth of a 16 year old.
How proud the young man’s parents must be... and how proud I am of the young man’s parents!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Barbequed Possum Anyone?

It was not a good week for typos. After a small Bar-B-Q restaurant chain in Montana sued a local phone book for mistakenly listing it in the category of “Animal Carcass Removal.” The listing led to prank phone calls, mockery, and a decline in business.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Enjoy Your Dinner

Husband Hank is so thrilled about the new rule concerning McDain’s Restaurant in Monroeville, Pa., that he’s almost ready to move to Pennsylvania. O.K. Not really, but ALMOST!

The restaurant has taken the drastic step of banning children under the age of 6 from its “upscale-casual” eatery. Mike Vuick, owner of the restaurant says he decided on the ban because today’s rude, indulgent parents fail to shush their unruly kids. Before taking this step, he has asked parents of misbehaving children to consider another diner, and the parents retort, ”How dare you tell me what to do with my kid.”

Husband Hank and I raised four boys and they are all my favorite sons. But when they were under 6 and we went out to eat, we got a baby sitter. If that was impossible, we did take out and ate at home on paper plates, while we watched a family movie.

Kids need to be kids. I say "CONGRATULATIONS” To Mike Vuick. We will not be moving to Pennsylvania, but Mike does report that his business has increased by 20% since he established the new rule!

Friday, July 29, 2011

It's not my fault!

Research proves that the effect of parenthood on adult outcomes ranges from small to zero. Studies show that parents do have a substantial effect on the parent –child relationship, as in how their kids feel about and remember them. But parents have little or no effect on overall happiness or personality. In other words, if people in therapy had grown up with very different families, they would probably be blaming that family for all their mistakes and bad habits too. So, what happened to teaching your kids to develop a positive attitude?

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Love or Hate?

A casual friend just told me that he believes if you don’t have someone in your life who hates you, you are doing something wrong. I disagree. Look at Betty White. She denied having any cosmetic surgery as she talked about growing old gracefully. Then she admitted having had her eyes “done” years ago. That confession got one little blurb in the newspaper, and then the media dropped it. Everybody loves Betty White. She’s an Icon!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Supersize me!

Don Gorske of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, eats two McDonald’s Big Macs for lunch every day. So far he has eaten 25000 of those burgers, and says he plans to eat them until he dies. His cholesterol was recently tested at a very low 156.
So much for a balanced diet!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

It's All About Balance......

The iRenew Bracelet neither helped me promote my BALANCE, STRENGTH OR ENDURANCE, as advertised on TV. In fact, I fell after wearing it one week.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Zero Tolerance Policy = No Common Sense Policy

Just when you’re sure you’ve heard it all!!!

A Virginia middle- school student was recently suspended for possessing antibiotics. The pills were found in her locker. According to the student, the pills were prescribed by her dermatologist for acne, and clearly had no recreational use. But officials ruled that the student had hidden a “controlled substance” in her locker… “putting the safety and well-being of other students and staff at risk.”

Well, I never!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Honesty Lives!

Just when I’m beginning to think that honesty is no longer a regular way of life for many people, I read about Zubiru Jalloh, a cabdriver from Brooklyn. After getting out of Zubiru’s taxi, New Yorker John James realized he had left a bag containing $100,000 worth of jewelry and cash in the back seat. Luckily, John still had the tax receipt and was able to track down the driver. Zubiru had found the bag and had kept it safe until it was claimed. The young man reluctantly accepted a $1000.00 reward saying, “I did what my religion has taught me.”

Don’t you love it?

Monday, January 31, 2011

"What Pain?"

Picture this! After a German dentist bought low-cut dresses for herself and her nurses to distract patients, she said, “The sight of cleavage gets patients mesmerized and distracted from the pain rather quickly.”

I’d call that an exciting discovery for men with cavities!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Dear Diary.....

My youngest granddaughter found a copy of THE WIMPY KID’S DIARY (The Ugly Truth) in her stocking on Christmas morning. She’s 9 and a half years old. Of course she’s smart. She’s my grandchild. By the time she arrived at our house on Christmas day she had already finished the book. I asked her if I could borrow it.

What a treat to read that book. It’s so realistic. When I was growing up, a diary was a book you locked with a key. This book tells it like it is, for all the world to read. It’s definitely not eloquent, but it is certainly real!