Saturday, June 6, 2015

Style 4750

I've never been a fan of mowing the lawn.  It's a pain just trying to get the darn lawn mower started! Much less we have to empty the bag, fill it with oil and gas just to make it roar. 

Well look what I found when cleaning out my parent's garage when they sold their house of 58 years last summer. The Style 4750!  It's a self-sharpening, self-adjusting lawn contraption that takes away all the burden of what I just complained about up above.  Why had I not seen this in my parent's garage in 58 years? That's because my father used an electric lawn mower, with the cord plugged into the electrical socket for him to mow over for as long as I can ever remember.

I took the Style 4750 for a spin and low and behold it still worked!  So, you guessed it.  I now have  the Style 4750.  It works like a charm.  And for just $12.65 (the price is still on it), the price is a charm too!


Friday, June 5, 2015

Warning: Eating Sugary Candy Cigarettes May Lead to Smoking Icky Cigarettes

Congress passed a bill putting more restrictions on the tobacco industry AND the candy industry. Gone are the days of spending only a dime for a pack of what really are candy sticks.

According to congress, kids who eat those delicious, sugary candy sticks that are in the shape of a cigarette will grow up with the yearning to light a match to them and get addicted to the nicotine in them. I ate these things all the time when I was a kid, and I didn't grow up to be a smoker.

Plus, you really don't see the "cigarette" kind of candy sticks anymore either. They are now called candy sticks and come in packages with Spiderman and other super heros on them.

For some reason this reminds me of the days when Baptist colleges wouldn't let their students dance cause dancing leads to sex.  Ha! The big joke at Bethel College was "Why don't Baptists have sex standing up?  Because it may lead to dancing!"  We didn't eat candy cigarettes at Bethel either.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

How Do You Know? You Just Do!

Ever been told that "you'll know" when you meet the right person?  It's true!  And how do you know?  You just do!

Today marks the 19th anniversary of the day my silly hubby proposed.  And Yes!  I knew he was "the one" the moment I met him.  It was so weird, it was as though I had run into my long, lost best friend.  And I just knew!

My daughter has asked numerous times, "How did you know?"  "I just did", I tell her.  I also told her that she will have no clue what I am talking about until it happens to her.  And then she will know exactly what I am talking about.  

Has it happened to you?  Did you know your spouse was the right one?  When did you know?

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Black Eyed Peas - The Good Luck Charm of the South

If you live in the south, you just may eat black eyed peas on New Year's to bring you good luck in the coming year. But do you know why?

The tradition of eating black eyed peas on New Year's began in 1866, just after Sherman's march from Atlanta to Savannah.  Turns out the Union soldiers didn't think much of black eyed peas when they pillaged all the  towns and plantations in Georgia.  The north used black eyed peas for feed stock, so the Union soldiers left all the silos of those little, delicious legumes alone.  After the Union soldiers left, the southerners thought they had absolutely nothing to eat.  However, it was discovered that the black eyed peas had been left alone!  

Needless to say the southern people saw this as good luck - luck that they were left with something to eat.  And thus began the tradition of ringing in the New Year with the southern good luck charm of black eyed peas.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

That's What I Like About Tsu!

Heard about the new social network tsu yet?  It's taking the internet by storm, and so far I have been very pleased with the platform.  Not only is it a breath of fresh air from the likes of Facebook and Twitter, the people on it are genuine, excited about life and positive.  There's no drama, just encouragement and good vibes.  

Every time I think of tsu I can't help but sing the Romantics song What I Like About You. Can't get it out of my head! So here's my tsu diddie . . .

What I Like About tsu
It treats me right
I'm not the only one
Who stays on it all night

Keep on sharing all my posts
Comment and tell me something good
It's true
That's what I like about tsu

What I like about tsu
You really know how to energize
Analytics go up and up
Think about those true friends

Keep on sharing all my posts
Comment and tell me something good
It's true
That's what I like about tsu

What I like about tsu
You keep me up all night
Never gonna let you go
You are alright

Keep on sharing all my posts
Comment and tell me something good
It's true 
That's what I like about tsu

That's what I like about tsu
That's what I like about tsu
That's what I like about tsu . . .

Haven't joined yet?  Join me here.

Monday, January 5, 2015

I Don't Want to Use a Plate for Dinner

 We all know my hubby can be silly!  It's amazing the stories he comes home with just from an average day's work or a trip to the grocery story.  And sometimes a dream can be even sillier!  He came downstairs laughing a couple nights ago about a dream he just had.  He had written a song in his dream.  Kept singing it and singing it too!  "I Don't Want to Use a Plate for Dinner."  Hm . . . I wonder if Taylor Swift could use that for the title of her next hit? Better yet, I wonder if she'd use the lyrics.  He actually wrote them down!

So here goes, my silly hubby's first song:

I Don't Want to Use a Plate for Dinner

I don't need a knife and fork
with the wine you keep the cork
I don't want to use a plate for dinner

I don't want to make a fuss
don't want to scream or start to cuss
and I don't want to be a pain or make you sad just like some rain
just please don't make me  use a plate for dinner

I'll have spaghetti by the pound
some chicken nuggets on the ground
and if you want I'll eat; my two hands and my two feet
but I don't want to use a plate for dinner

I'm no angel in my heart
I won't even eat your tarts
and some folks call me a sinner
call me what you like
but please don't ask me to use a plate for dinner

What do you think?  I think I'll go set a plate for him for dinner.  Maybe two!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Will the Real George Washington Please Stand Up

Know who this guy is?  It's George Washington! Yes, the Commander of the Continental Army.  Rarely do we see a picture of George without his white whig.  In fact some may never have.  So when I ran across this print of him by Valentine Green from 1783 on the National Portrait Gallery site, I was fascinated by it.  First of all, he is actually a young man in this print, and if you look closely it appears his hair must have been a dark brownish color. We actually see his real hair rather than his whig!  Just something interesting I thought I'd share with you.