Monday, April 30, 2007
WOLFEBORO, N.H. -- A shoplifter would have to run pretty far to get away from this liquor store clerk.
Judy Brenner, 70, ran the Boston Marathon this month.
On Thursday, she was working at a state liquor store in Wolfeboro when she thought a young customer was trying to lift some liquor.
Brenner followed the teen out of the store. She said she wasn't going to let him get away with something he didn't pay for. He was walking fast -- so she picked up the pace. Finally, she sprinted about 100 feet to catch up with him.
She said she grabbed the half-gallon of whiskey he had under his jacket, while others who joined the chase grabbed the suspect and held him until police arrived.
Brenner finished the Boston Marathon in just over five hours, placing sixth among the women in her age bracket.
Age: Two years old
Yesterday afternoon, she narrowly escaped injury in the aircraft she was piloting when she was forced to make an emergency landing in Southern Tennessee because of bad weather. Thank God our kids were with me at the Beach House this weekend.
The NTSB issued a preliminary report, citing pilot error: Judy was flying a single engine aircraft in IFR (instrument flight rating) conditions while only having obtained a VFR (visual flight rating) rating.
The absence of a post-crash fire was likely due to insufficient fuel on board. No one on the ground was injured.
Photographs below were taken at the scene show the extent of damage to her aircraft.
She was very lucky.
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Gabriella even followed the operator's instructions and placed a wet towel on her mother's head and get her a drink. When the ambulance arrived at the house in Bournemouth, Dorset, the girl carried her stool to the front door but could not reach the handle. She went back to her mother and helped to pull her up that she could let the paramedics in. Ms Imbrenea, who recovered after being treated for a severe panic attack, added: "I have never spoken to Gabriella about what to do in an emergency, but she was so calm. Perhaps she will grow up to be a nurse."
At her father's wake, a woman told her priest that ever since she was a child she and her father had discussed life after death. They had agreed that whoever went first would contact the other. They had discussed this again just two weeks before his death.
A few days after his death, the smoke alarm in her garage went off. She had lived there 28 years and it had never gone off before. She couldn't turn it off so she called the security company that installed it.
The next morning the smoke alarm sounded again and the reason finally dawned on her. She said aloud, "Okay, dad, I missed the signal yesterday but I get it now! Thanks for letting me know that you are safe on the other side. Now turn the thing off so I don't have to call the security company again." The alarm fell silent.
She immediately called her priest to tell him the good news. His response: "Dear lady, if every time your father sends you a message he sets off the smoke alarm, just where do you think he is calling from?"
Age: 13 weeks old
Gender: Female Breed: Boxer, Retriever And Husky
Home: Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA
Here is our adorable little Lucy. She is about three months old now. We adopted her from a local animal shelter. She is a pleaser and will do almost anything for a treat. She is already housebroken, can understand: sit, down, rollover, outside and want to eat? She only barks during play and knows to chew on her toys. We are very lucky!
Her hobbies include barking during play at her dad, chasing the ball, trying to catch a Frisbee, looking out the window, trying to get through the neighbors fence, running, licking the water off the side of the bathtub, and doing somersaults. She has quite a few toys she loves to play with; her favorites are her Hedgehog, soft puppy and Kong. She is always up for something new. Last weekend she went on her first road trip and first boat ride!! She had a blast. She enjoys meeting new dogs and people. Lucy is extremely friendly and cries if people or other dogs ignore her when she wants attention. When she doesn't want attention, she will ignore you. She plays hard and sleeps hard... I guess that is to be expected with a puppy. Her favorite place to sleep is on the vents when the air is running. She has brought a great joy to our lives! We are so happy to have her.
On May 13, 2007 Mother’s Day will observe its 100th anniversary in the United States, and for greeting-card companies, that’s cause for celebration. That’s because Americans are expected to purchase more than 150 million Mother’s Day cards. In fact, according to Hallmark research, Mother’s Day is the third-largest card-sending holiday in the United States. In response, Hallmark is offering more than 1,700 card designs.
Hallmark is not alone. American Greetings Mother’s Day card line-up will feature designs for “every kind of mother,” including single moms, working moms, stepmothers, godmothers, mothers of twins, mothers of pets, foster moms and those who are “just like a mother to me.”
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Creator Nino Selimaj, owner of Nino Bellisima, showed off the 12-inch pie for Meredith Vieira, Matt Lauer and Al Roker on NBC's "Today" show on Thursday.
The pizza has creme fraiche, chives, four different kinds of caviar, 4 ounces of thinly sliced lobster tail, salmon roe and Japanese wasabi horseradish.
It comes sliced into four pieces and is not cooked -- since you wouldn't want to spoil the fish.
Selimaj said he has already sold two of the high-priced pizzas. He said he thinks they will continue to gain in popularity.
However, if you're visiting Manhattan and you want to order one of the pies, give Selimaj 24 hours notice. He said he only uses fresh caviar purchased especially for each pizza.
Friday, April 27, 2007
This is because exercise has other weight loss benefits than just keeping fit.
Even a ten minute walk can decrease your appetite and prevent you from over eating.
• 1 spice or German chocolate cake mix
• 1 white cake mix
• 1 large pkg vanilla instant pudding mix
• 1 pkg vanilla sandwich cookies
• Green food coloring
• 12 small Tootsie Rolls
• New, cleaned litter box
• New, cleaned litter scooper
1. Prepare the cake mix according to the directions on the box. Use any size pan. Allow the cake to cool to room temperature.
2. Prepare the pudding mix and put it in the refrigerator for now.
3. Crumble the white sandwich cookies in small batches in a food processor (scrape often to get every little piece) or by hand. Set aside all but about 1/4 cup.
4. Measure 1/4 cup of cookie crumbs and add a few drops of green food coloring to it. Mix with a fork or shake everything in a jar.
5. Crumble the room temperature cake into a large bowl. Toss it gently with half of the remaining white cookie crumbs and enough chilled pudding to moisten (not soak) the crumbs.
6. Put the cookie crumbs and pudding mixture into a brand new, clean litter box.
7. Heat three unwrapped Tootsie rolls in a microwave safe dish and until they're soft and pliable. Pinch the ends so they are no longer blunt--you want them to look convincingly like what cats put in the litter box, right? Repeat this process with as many Tootsie rolls as you'd like to add, microwaving them in batches of three.
8. Bury the shaped Tootsie rolls in mixture and sprinkle them with the other half of the cookie crumbs.
9. Scatter the green cookie crumbs lightly over the top. This will mimic real litter, where many of the grains are often blue or green.
10. Shape 3 more Tootsie rolls and scrape them on top of the cake. One can hang over the side of the litter box. Sprinkle them lightly with cookie crumbs.
11. Place the box on a newspaper and sprinkle a few of the cookie crumbs around. Serve with a brand new, cleaned litter scooper for that extra touch!
• Don't use a used litterbox or scooper, even if you scrub it down with bleach and soap--your guests might get sick. It's also pretty disgusting.
• Keep your cat/dog away from the cake. They might try to eat it and could get sick from the Tootsie rolls. They probably won't mistake it for a real litter box, but it's better to be safe than sorry in this case!
• Although it looks fun, using a real kitty litter scoop and cat box is not a good idea. Food grade plastic is different than other plastics and while it sometimes is the same it doesn't have to be. Plasticizers that are not meant for ingestion can leak into the cake. Perhaps you could use a colorful cake pan instead.
• If you want to preserve the look of using a real litter box, but are worried about the plastic, it couldn't hurt to line the inside of the litter box with plastic wrap, and just lean the scoop against the side as a decoration.
There was a man who had worked all of his life, had saved all of his money.
Just before he died, he asked his wife, "When I die, I want you to take all my money and put it in the casket with me. I want to take my money to the afterlife with me." He got his wife to promise him with all of her heart that when he died, she would put all of the money in the casket with him.
One day he died and was stretched out in the casket, his wife was sitting there in black, and her friend was sitting next to her. When the ceremony was over the undertakers got ready to close the casket. The wife said, "Wait just a minute!" I have something to put it in the casket. The undertakers locked the casket down, and rolled it away.
Her friend said, "Judy, You didn’t put all that money in there with your husband."
The loyal wife replied," Listen, I'm a Christian and I can't go back on my word.
I promised him that I was going to put that money in that casket with him.
You mean to tell me you did put that money in the casket with him!
"I sure did," said the wife. "I got it all together, put it into my account and wrote him a check.”
If he can cash it, he can spend it.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
I accidentally drove by the bakery this morning and as I approached, there in the window were a host of goodies.
I felt this was no accident, so I prayed ... "Lord, it's up to you, if you want me to have any of those delicious goodies, create a parking place for me directly in front of the bakery."
And sure enough, on the eighth time around the block, there it was!
God is so Good!
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Wednesday, April 25, 2007
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This concludes this notice of the test for Google Adsense.
Now back to my regular blogcasting.
A man was walking in the street when he heard a voice, "Stop! Stand still! If you take one more step, a brick will fall down on your head and kill you."
The man stopped and a big brick fell right in front of him.
The man was astonished.
He went on, and after awhile he was going to cross the road. Once again the voice shouted, "Stop! Stand still! If you take one more step a car will run over you and you will die."
The man did as he was instructed, just as a car came careening around the corner, barely missing him.
"Where are you?" the man asked. "Who are you?"
"I am your guardian angel," the voice answered.
"Oh yeah?" the man asked, "And where were you when I got married?"
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Here’s what some visitors have to say about their top choices for life’s little annoyances...
Maureen from Canada says:
- People who leave the coffee pot empty;
Pauline from UT says:
- Leaving your shopping cart in the middle of the aisle;
Laura from NJ says:
- Using the last of the toilet paper and not replacing it;
Scarlett from TX says:
- People who think they have to be cool
Sharon from Canada says:
- Not enough time in a day to accomplish everything
Teresa from GA says:
- Waiting anxiously to play a game that has just been released only to find it is no good;
Bonnie from FL says:
- Nurses that are mean;
Elizabeth from NY says:
- Landscapers who come at 7:30 am & use leaf blowers;
Lisa from PA says:
- People who complain about what they don't have;
Marsha from MA says:
- When people call me 'dude.'
2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, "life."
3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The "failed" experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately "work."
4. Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.
5. Learning lessons does not end. There's no part of life that doesn't contain its lessons. If you're alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.
6. "There" is no better a place than "here." When your "there" has become a "here", you will simply obtain another "there" that will again look better than "here."
7. Other people are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.
8. What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.
9. Your answers lie within you. The answers to life's questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.
10. You will forget all this.
1. Put both lids of the toilet up and add one-eighth cup of pet shampoo to the water in the bowl.
2. Pick up the cat and soothe him while you carry him towards the bathroom.
3. In one smooth movement, put the cat in the toilet and close both lids. You may need to stand on the lid.
4. The cat will self agitate and make ample suds. Never mind the noises that come from the toilet, the cat is actually enjoying this.
5. Flush the toilet three or four times. This provides a "power-wash" and rinse.
6. Have someone open the front door of your home. Be sure that there are no people between the bathroom and the front door.
7. Stand behind the toilet as far as you can, and quickly lift both lids.
8. The cat will rocket out of the toilet, streak through the bathroom, and run outside where he will dry himself off.
9. Both the toilet And the cat will be sparkling clean.
The University of Iowa researchers covered five extracted teeth with nail polish. They left two bare patches on each tooth, one on the enamel and one on the root. Then they dunked the teeth in test tubes filled with regular Coke, Diet Coke, Gatorade, Red Bull and 100% apple juice.
Every five hours, the researchers refreshed the beverages. After 25 hours, they examined the teeth with a microscope. All of the beverages eroded the bare spots on the teeth. But different beverages had significantly different effects.
On the enamel, Gatorade was significantly more corrosive than Red Bull and Coke. Red Bull and Coke, in turn, were significantly more corrosive than Diet Coke and apple juice.
Monday, April 23, 2007
You Know You're in a Redneck Church if... people ask, when they learn that Jesus fed the 5,000, whether the two fish were bass or catfish, and what bait was used to catch 'em.
You Know You're in a Redneck Church if... when the pastor says, "I'd like to ask Bubba to help take up the offering," five guys and two women stand up.
You Know You're in a Redneck Church if... opening day of deer season is recognized as an official church holiday.
You Know You're in a Redneck Church if... A member of the church requests to be buried in his 4-wheel-drive truck because "It ain’t ever been in a hole it couldn't get out of."
You Know You're in a Redneck Church if... The congregation of 500 members only has seven last names in the church directory.
You Know You're in a Redneck Church if... people think "rapture" is what you get when you lift something too heavy.
You Know You're in a Redneck Church if... the baptismal pool is a #2 galvanized washtub.
You Know You're in a Redneck Church if... the collection plates are hubcaps from a 56 Chevy.
You Know You're in a Redneck Church if... instead of bells; you are called to service by a duck call.
You Know You're in a Redneck Church if... the minister and his wife drive matching pickup trucks.
You Know You're in a Redneck Church if... the communion wine is Boone's Farm "Strawberry Hill".
You Know You're in a Redneck Church if... that "Thou shall not covet" thing applies to hunting dogs, too.
· I shall never move quickly, except to avoid more work or find excuses.
· I will never rush into a job without a lifetime of consideration.
· I shall meet all of my deadlines directly in proportion to the amount of bodily injury I could expect to receive from having missed them.
· I firmly believe that tomorrow holds the possibility for new technologies, astounding discoveries, and a reprieve from my obligations.
· I truly believe that all deadlines are unreasonable regardless of the amount of time given.
· If at first I don't succeed, there is always next year.
· I shall always decide not to decide, unless of course I decide to change my mind.
· I shall always begin, start, initiate, take the first step, and/or write the first word, when I get around to it.
· I will never put off tomorrow, what I can forget about forever.
· Have a great Monday ... or just put it off until Tuesday!
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
The newly-hired bellhop is asking an older employee what the tips were like. The senior bellhop tells him, "Just wait for the Preachers' Convention."
"Why? Are they generous?"
"Let's put it this way. Last year they showed up with the Ten Commandments in one hand and a ten dollar bill in the other, and when they left they hadn't broken either."
The celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd began in the United States in 1970 which is now celebrated in various countries of the world. Earth Day is a perfect time to reflect about what you are doing to help protect the environment. There are many ways that you can celebrate alone and with others.
Plant trees. As the date also roughly coincides with US Arbor Day, over time Earth Day has taken on the role of tree-planting. Planting trees helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, clean pollution, secure soil in place to prevent erosion, and provide homes for a lot of biodiversity.
1. Make nature crafts at school or home.
2. Learn more about the environment.
3. Reduce, reuse and recycle all day long.
4. Get children to recycle their old toys and games.
5. Sing or listen to "Earth" songs.
6. Hold an Earth Day fair.
7. Teach others about the environment.
8. Wear green and/or brown.
9. Engage others in conversations about your environmental concerns.
10. Clean up after the thoughtless messy ones. Cleaning up part of your local area can be a great way to celebrate Earth Day, but make sure all participants are properly attired or outfitted. Gloves are an absolute must and if you are collecting litter, sticks with prongs for picking it up are useful. Warn participants to be careful of sticking their fingers into dark places where biting animals might reside and to be careful of syringes and other dangerous items.
Remember: Every day is Earth Day. Anything to help our environment is a perfect thing to do on Earth Day and every day. Don't restrict yourself to just one day a year; learn about how you can make a difference to environmental protection all the time. And put it into practise - every day!To learn more
Friday, April 20, 2007
He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100%.
The elderly gentleman went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor said, "Your hearing is perfect.
Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again."
The gentleman replied, "Oh, I haven't told my family yet.
I just sit around and listen to the conversations.
I've changed my will three times!"