Friday, February 26, 2010

Right Foot!!


You have to try this please, it takes
2 seconds. I could not believe this!
It is from an orthopedic surgeon.

This will boggle your mind and you will
keep trying over and over again to see
if you can outsmart your foot,
but, you can’t.

It’s pre-programmed in your brain!

1. Without anyone watching you
(they will think you are GOOFY….)
and while sitting at your desk in
front of your computer, lift your
right foot off the floor and make
clockwise circles.

2. Now, while doing this, draw the
number ‘6′ in the air with your right
hand. Your foot will change direction.

I told you so!!! And there’s nothing you
can do about it! You and I both know how
stupid it is, but before the day is done
you are going to try it again, if you’ve
not already done so.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Where in the nursery rhyme does it say humpty dumpty is an egg?

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again....does not tell us at all that Humpty was an egg. However it's etymology has a number of variations, and it was in Lewis Carroll's 1871 book "Through the Looking Glass" (that used this rhyme), where the book's illustrator John Tenniel first drew Humpty as an egg, sitting on a wall.

An 1810 version of the rhyme also does not explicitly state that the subject is an egg because it was originally posed as the riddle as such:

Humpty Dumpty sate on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
Threescore men and threescore more,
Cannot place Humpty dumpty as he was before.

Furthermore, "humpty dumpty" was an eighteenth-century reduplicative (linguistic root) slang for a short and clumsy person.

Soo what are your thoughts!!!???

Friday, February 19, 2010

Foto Friday

Seamus is catching up on his Facebook feeds ...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Paczki Day today, Feb. 16, 2010

Since I am marriage to a Pole and mind you he is from the Old Country I thought it only fitting to celebrate today!! It is Paczki Day today, Feb. 16, 2010 - also known as Fastnacht Day and Fat Tuesday.

Paczki Day is a Polish tradition in which people use up lard, sugar and eggs in preparation for Lent, which begins the day after.

Paczki (pronounced POONCH-key), or pączek, is described by as follows: "A round Polish pastry similar to a doughnut, usually filled with fruit and topped with sugar or icing."

Paczki Day is particularly popular in American cities with large Polish populations such as Chicago, Buffalo, and Detroit.


Monday, February 15, 2010


Death recently has just taken me way down ... losing a very dear friend only weeks ago opened up old wounds that just seem to take too long to heal again. Now that I am in the "fall" of my life, death scares me even more.

In the past death has taken me to the hollows of the pit, as low as one can go, but after many years of grief, I found some comfort and climbed back out of that pit, one baby step at a time.

The older I get, after a death it just seems to take me so dam long to pull myself back out of the "grieving hole." A death close to me opens up so many memories that are so painful and unpleasant, and creates a longing for my daughter. The scabs of the wound on my soul are ripped off once again oozing. You try to wear the "happy face" but inside your heart is aching and you just want to SCREAM, you people have no idea how much I hurt, I lost my child!!!!!!!!!!!

Maybe if my beliefs on death were different, I would feel some peace. To me death ends life, your heart stops beating, you stop breathing, it’s over, done. I know through life this is the one true thing we all will go through. But what happens after we are gone??

Perhaps if I had some fairly tale belief that there is another place, another time, a true heaven, another "plane", etc. or is there really a soul, and a God? Is there an after-life, are we in some form? Is there a light ... they say in near death cases there is ... or is it just oxygen deprivation? Maybe even if I had a belief, ever so slim that once again we will see the dearly departed, or know they are "happy," it would ease my troubled heart, but I don't. Death to me .... is death. Done, finished, over! Hence this heavy heart I carry.

I have read, and spoken to, and listened to all sorts of arguments given to me by many a friend, by professionals, by clergy, but how does one change their beliefs that have been instilled in my life for over 50 years? I would not consider myself an atheist, or agnostic, I "think" there is something out there, the existence of a God or maybe multiple Gods, and that thought is much more pleasing to me than the absence of one. If I believe this then perhaps death will ease my troubled mind, but how do I.

Isn’t it the Beatitudes that said, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted" … I so want that comfort.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Thoughts of affection fill my mind, When Valentine’s Day is near;

I think about my closest friends, and those I hold so dear.
Happy Valentines Day!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Two Funnies ...

The folks in the Mid-Atlantic coast must have done this!!

You know you have had enough when ...

Then I received this message today!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Foto Friday

Choose to be a leader. Inspire friends, family and coworkers to wear red and speak up about heart disease — our No. # 1 killer — on National Wear Red Day!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Ground Hog Day!

Officials in a forest preserve district in DuPage County, Ill., say the tradition of waking groundhogs for Groundhog Day interrupts the animal's hibernation.

DuPage County Forest Preserve District animal ecologist Dan Thompson said while waking groundhogs from their hibernation has become a major tradition on Feb. 2, such efforts can actually put the animals' lives at risk, the Chicago Tribune said Sunday.

"During hibernation, a groundhog's heartbeat, metabolism and respiration slow," Thompson said, "allowing it to live on its body fat. If a groundhog is awakened from hibernation too early, it might not have the energy to find food and survive in cold winter temperatures."

Some Midwest tourist attractions like the St. Louis Zoo also do not indulge in the Groundhog Day tradition, which legend suggests can offer a prediction about the length of winter.

"The fact that we're not having a Groundhog Day celebration is not really a stand we're taking so much as it is that we have a really cranky groundhog who doesn't like to be woken up," St. Louis Zoo public relations director Janet Powell told the Tribune.