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Breaking News or Broken News?


I thought you might get as big a laugh as I did at this "breaking news" matched up with the wrong picture.

Girl Scout Cookie Sales Campaign

I would say that they really did "break" the news this time!

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"Faith is not some leap in the dark with no basis in reality." — Drew Conley

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Rob

No cookie customers were injured in the filming of this campaign.

Dietary Supplements?


Now that we're half way through January, are some of our New Year's resolutions falling by the wayside? For any of you who resolved to drop some weight, here are a couple of ideas to help you stick with your plan.

I've seen quite a few ads on TV early this year featuring Oprah who is encouraging people to try Weight Watchers. Here's something from Weight Watchers that I haven't seen in those ads:

Weight Watchers Knife Fork

Some diet plans tell us that we should eat only when seated at the table. Here's a new table that might help even with that idea:

New Diet Program

It seems as if you might cheat only once with that contraption.

I know I said I would probably not be posting, but these were just too good not to share. Some readers who didn't want to see me stop blogging suggested that I do the occasional, very short post. So there's one of who knows how many.

Until next time...

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"Back then (in the 1980s), when we had meaningless information, we just kept it to ourselves." — anonymous wise man/wise guy

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Rob

There are no limits to what you can accomplish when you're supposed to be doing something else.

What a Difference 100 Years Can Make!


This week and next, many will be doing retrospective looks at 2015. I thought it would be interesting and/or fun to take a look at 1915 instead.

Here are some events that took place in 1915:

While working as a cook at New York's Sloan Hospital under an assumed name, Typhoid Mary infected 25 people, and was placed in quarantine for life.

The Rocky Mountain National Park was established by an act of the U.S. Congress.

The United States House of Representatives rejected a proposal to give women the right to vote.

An act of the U.S. Congress designated the United States Coast Guard, begun in 1790, as a military branch.

The controversial film, The Birth of a Nation, directed by D. W. Griffith, premiered in Los Angeles.

In Washington, D.C. the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial was put into place.

NACA, the predecessor of NASA, was founded.

The U.S. submarine F-4 sank off Hawaii; 21 were killed.

Babe Ruth hit his first career home run off of Jack Warhop.

The RMS Lusitania was sunk on passage from New York to Britain by a German U-boat, killing 1,198.

Lusitania
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Elfishness


This is the time of year that we hear lots about elves. I thought I'd do a quick post with some "elfish" things that have accumulated in my folder.

In recent years I have received several pictures of signs that either have a very strategically placed blown-out bulb or a letter that has fallen off the sign.

Elf Storage Sign

Elf Storage Depot
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Over My Dead Body?


I saw something on a friend's Facebook that I thought I'd look into in more detail. It was a picture of a gravestone that made me wonder if it were real or just photoshopped. Here's what it looks like:

Gravestone Cookie Recipe

With an easy web search, I found an article telling about the tombstone and the story behind it.

I thought maybe the story would read that, when asked for the recipe for her Christmas cookies, the woman would always reply, "Over my dead body!" But apparently when this wife and mother from Iowa died, her family tried to think of a way to honor her. And that's how they did it. The article states,

Her daughter, Jane Menster of rural Bernard, says she and her father were searching for a way to remember their mother's generosity. She says the sugar cookie recipe serves as a reminder of her mother's love, and an enduring holiday tradition for their family.

Here's the front of the gravestone.

Maxine Menster GravestoneFront

Here's the picture I saw on my friend's Facebook.
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