Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Speaking of....speaking

I just read that Hillary Clinton was paid $450,000 to make a single speech to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s Global Financial Leadership Conference in Naples, Fla.

I don’t think I’m charging enough!!!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A bitter divorce

A Colorado man testified that to keep his estranged wife from getting half of his life savings, he converted the $500,000 into gold and dumped the gold into a trash can!!!

Now that’s what I call SOUR GRAPES!!!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Bubbles & Bella

I’ve always believed that dogs are supposed to be a man’s best friend, but I just read about a black Labrador who has become the inseparable pal of an elephant living in a Myrtle Beach S.C. safari park. The elephant’s name is Bubbles and the dog’s name is Bella. Bubbles  has learned to throw a ball for Bella, who races to retrieve it. The two also swim together, and Bella loves to dive off of Bubbles’ head. They have an interspecies friendship. What a great example for us humans!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Dispatcher goes "above and beyond" the call of duty

When a bride-to-be in Washington State discovered that her wedding dress had been stolen from her car on the morning of her wedding day, she called 911 in tears. The dispatcher sent the police, and then asked what size the dress was. Amanda (the bride-to-be) turned out to be the same dress size as the dispatcher, who just happened to have been married a few months before. She offered her dress to Amanda, and the wedding ceremony had a “happily ever after” ending!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

"I see a plastic surgeon in your future...."

Did you know that Japanese people intent on changing their fate are now having plastic surgery to alter their hands? In the ancient art of palm reading, the lines on the hands supposedly govern one’s life. Plastic surgeon Takaaki  Matsuoka charges $1,000 per 10 minute operation. The surgeon says that most male patients want to change lines associated with money and business, while women generally ask to change their love lines. That’s not surprising!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Over the Rainbow

The last wish of hospice patient Dorothy Ellis, 92, was to soar above the fields of her hometown in lola, Kansas, in a powered parachute  (That’s right. Whatever Lola wants!) Six weeks before her death, Ellis’s family hired a pilot to grant her wish. Here is  a video of Dorothy’s flight, which shows her laughing, clapping, and giving a “thumbs up”… all of it set to the song “ Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Super Discovery

A young man in Minnesota was gutting a fixer-upper when he spotted an old comic book tucked in with the newspapers used to insulate the wall. He figured the colorful discovery might be worth something, but was amazed to discover it was actually one of the rarest comic books of all time-the 1938 ACTION COMICS #1 that introduced the world to Superman. The young man will likely reap a six-figure sum from the book’s auction…and the dilapidated house he’s fixing up cost him $10,000…pretty good return on his money!  

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

DUA (Driving Under Age)

So… Did you hear about the 6-year-old boy who got pulled over for driving a car erratically in Lapeer, Michigan? He explained that he took his dad’s car because he wanted to get some Chinese food. “I don’t know how he was able to operate everything and see at the same time,” said the policeman.

Monday, April 1, 2013

There goes the neighborhood...

A Florida homeowners association has decided to ban all outdoor play to keep neighborhood children safe. No skateboards, roller blades, or bicycles are allowed on the complex’s roads or common grounds. Even ball playing is prohibited.

How sad. Some of my favorite memories from childhood are while playing RED LIGHT on our neighborhood sidewalk in the summertime after supper.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Out with the meatballs, in with the hot dogs?

Well, I never read so much about food scandal as I did this week. The world’s most famous Swedish meatballs, those sold to bleary-eyed shoppers at Ikea, were found to contain horsemeat at outlets in 14 European countries. Organic eggs in Germany turn out to have been laid by battery hens fattened on distinctly non-organic feed. And in the USA, a new study using DNA analysis has found that “seafood fraud” is rampant on our very own shores. One frequent stand-in for what sushi restaurants call “tuna” is actually a cheaper, oily fish called escolar, which can give you explosive diarrhea. And the odds that you’ll get real red snapper in a restaurant or at the supermarket are about 1 in 16, or roughly the same as Gonzaga Universities chances of winning this month’s NCAA men’s basketball  championship.
It’s enough to make a person just go out and eat chocolate!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Everyone wins!

Even though the world is full of greed, I just read something that really warmed my heart. A Missouri couple have used their lottery winnings to improve their hometown. Mark and Cindy Hill have spent chunks of their $293 million fortune on the town of Camden Point. They have bought their town a new firehouse and baseball field, plus refurbishing the town’s wastewater system, and topping up the high school scholarship fund. The Hills’ gifts amounted to 25 years of taxpayer receipts for the town.
And that’s not all. The town’s fire chief Walt Stubbs says, “That’s just the kind of people they are. They were that way before the money came.”
Now, that’s my kind of people!!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Suspected.....and confirmed

Did you hear about the man in Germany who was picked up on a suspected DUI? He didn’t have to take the breathalyzer test because he thought the breathalyzer gadget was his cell phone, and he tried to use it to call his lawyer.