November 2007

Some times you hear the weirdest things.                                                            Today I heard that when you exit off the plane in Scotland the first sign you would have seen was…                                                                                                       Welcome to the Small Country of Scotland.         
Scotland got tired of this sign and spend 1/2 million dollars to come up with a better slogan for their visitors.  After much deliberation they came up with…                                                                                                                                     Welcome to Scotland.

Gee, if only I had been given the sign slogan job.


The holiday rush is on. People are really in a frenzy to get the perfect gift for everyone on their Christmas list.
We got a Holiday surprise today. Chee and I went to a fancy little restaurant for lunch. They were had a brunch buffet. The server said we could have the brunch, alone which was a table of a few pasta salad dishes, a fruit platter and assorted deserts, or have a bowl of soup with the addition to the small buffet for $7.50. It did not make much sense since the buffet alone was $11.95. We opted for the soup and buffet. It was lovely. They had just put up the Christmas tree and all the pretty garlands. The fireplace hosted a large log all a blazed and soft music was playing in the back round. We ate and felt really special. We did not get to much attention from the server, but the water guy was really nice. The bill came and I looked at it $11.92. I am not much of a thinker; I just slapped down the credit card basking in the moment of a yummy lunch. Then it dawned on me a few hours later, heck they made a mistake. It should have been at least $15.00. Oh well, it is the season to give and they were really nice to give us a discount.

The Pilgrims and Native Americans came together to celebrate and give thanks for thier many blessings.


Happy Thanksgiving

Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was invented. It was ruled “Gentlemen Only…Ladies Forbidden”…and thus, the word GOLF entered into the English language.

Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

Coca-Cola was originally green.

The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work:

The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in any given hour:

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn’t added until 5 years later.

Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested?

If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter “A”?
One thousand

What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers have in common?
All were invented by women.

What is the only food that doesn’t spoil?

In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts… So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them “Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down.”
It’s where we get the phrase “mind your P’s and Q’s”

I love this stuff


The Name Meme

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & first car) – Gigi Chevette

2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie)- Vanilla Shortbread

3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) – L Dun

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) – Blue Birds

5. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) -Dunlu

6. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink) – Sage Lime Mineral H20

7. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers) – Deroop John

8. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter) – Hardy Houston

9. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, favorite flower)- Holloween Tulip

10. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”) – Ginnip bray

11. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree)- Toast Aspen

12. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”) – The Draw Wind Tour

13. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born) Amrita Georgetown. (But I am always thinking of new names for myself and so I like Anjuli Georgetown)

14. WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ) Sheela Rueben.  (I cheated my mom does not have a middle name so I used the last part of her name )

Wanna Play????

This morning I was listening to a radio station.  This station has been known to set people up for events.  Lets say a person has tickets to an event but has
no one to go with them.  If you are lucky enough to get your call through to the station and the jocks are in the mood they will announce that a certain person is looking for a date to a specific event and if you are interested call the station and they will screen the guy or girl on air and then pass on the phone number to the person if they are interested.
Last week they set up this lady for a motorcycle event.  They lady had a choice of three men who wanted to go with her to the event. She talked to them on air and then in private and made her choice (Larry).  Larry was supposed to meet her at a designated café at 1PM.  She got a ride over the café and waited for 2 hours and Larry did not show.  So she went home and tried to find someone else to take her to this motorcycle.  While she was calling around Larry called and asked her where she was, so now a total of 4 hours had passed. Larry had gone to the event and was having fun and on an after thought realized he was supposed to be with her.  All this information came out today on the radio as she was reporting back on her date. She said she ended up forgiving him and went out with him a few nights later, he did not feel like dropping her home so she drove his truck home and returned it the next night to him and he took her out to dinner to thank her.
They opened the phone lines for people to give their opinions on Larry, and everyone said pretty much to just forget about him.  That was the tame down version of their comments. Next thing Larry called in to defend himself.  The two other guys who she did not pick also called in.  They said that they would be more than willing to take her out to dinner if she wanted and forget about Larry.
This lady said she would continue on seeing Larry and it had been 10 years since she dated anyone, cause good men are hard to find.  This left the jocks and the audience baffled as to why would she be so stupid.
What makes some women attracted to guys who treat them so disrespectful? I have asked that question to myself and well, I don’t know, it could be a stupid gene in the brain.!??!

I have not been watching TV for a week now. I’ve listen to the radio, but for some reason not at the right time. I totally missed this mishap.
Last Wednesday the Hong Kong-based ship Cosco Busan was passing under the Bay Bridge when the Captain, John Cota radioed in that his vessel had just “touched: the Bay Bridge.
In actuality that so call touch caused a gash in the fuel tank of his vessels that unleashed 58,000 gallons of thick toxic fuel oil. That was some “touch.”
Now comes the clean up and saving of hundreds of sea animals.
I guess that story is not as big as the on going Brittney Spears saga, because that is all I hear about.

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