1. 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.
2. In the 1400's a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb"
3. The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
4. Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
5. Men can read smaller print than women......BUT...... women can hear better.
6. Coca-Cola was originally green.
7. It is impossible to lick your elbow.
8. The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska
9. The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% .(now get this...) The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
10. The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
11. The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000
12. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
13. The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
14. The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
15. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:
Spades - King David Hearts - Charlemagne Clubs -Alexander, the Great Diamonds - Julius Caesar
16. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321 Go ahead check it with a calculator.
17. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air......... the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air.........the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground........the person died of natural causes.
18. Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson.
Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
19. Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what? A. Their birthplace
20. Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested? A. Obsession
21. Q. If you were to spell out all numbers, starting at one....... how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"? A. One thous (A) nd
22. Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common? A. All invented by women............Yes
23. Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil? A. Honey
24. Q. Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year? A. Father's Day
25. In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes.
When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase......... "goodnight........ sleep tight."
26. It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink.
27. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month ... which we know today as the honeymoon.
28. 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"
29. Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or handle, of their ceramic cups.
When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. This is where we get the phrase ......"Wet your whistle"
30. At least 75% of people who read this will ............................try to lick their elbow...........
31. Try to read the paragraph below........see what happens Believe it or not................. you can read it.
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poor Ashton has a blood blister where one of his teeth is coming in :( I feel so bad for him - seems like he hurts a lot - on top of that he has some molars coming in too. his birthday is on wednesday - so i am trying to clean and get ready for his party next sunday. my mom is coming on wed and staying for a whole week. she drives me crazy crazy crazy. at least she is staying at josh's parents house so i have some time without her. ashton loves to play with her and have her around but i dont know how i will make it through the week lol. i am excited for this party. i am going all out on food etc. there will be 10 people coming besides us - that is a lot for us to have over here. i hope i get everything done in time. anyway i should go i guess and try to clean some stuff. i am such a slacker.
The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s:
These are interesting...
Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May and still smelled pretty good by June. However, they were starting to smell, so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.
Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, and then the women and finally the children last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water."
Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and off the roof. Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs."
There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.
The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt Hence the saying "dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until when you opened the door it would all start slipping outside A piece of wood was placed in the entranceway. Hence the saying a "thresh hold."
(Getting quite an education, aren't you?)
In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme, "Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old."
Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and "chew the fat."
Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.
Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or "upper crust."
Lead cups were used to drink ale or whiskey. The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a "wake."
England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a "bone-house" and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive. So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the "graveyard shift") to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be "saved by the bell" or was considered a "dead ringer."
A had his first haircut today! It's funny because now that it is cut so short and his hair is so blonde he looks kinda bald :) The second pic is him in the bathtub after the haircut. He really wasn't unhappy like he looks but I thing it is a great photo.
J went to see Hostile the other night with his brothers and their friends. He said it was pretty good. I am glad I didn't go see it though - would have been too much for me. Nothing else much interesting here.
Directions: Go to Google and click on the images link. Type in the following and post the first (or your favorite) picture the search engine finds.
1 The name of the town where you grew up - Hastings 2 The name of the town where you live now - Canton 3 Your name - Rosemary Black 4 Your Grandmother's name (pick one) - Faustina 5 Your favorite food - Spaghetti 6 Your favorite drink - vodka collins 7 Your favorite song - best of you - foo fighters 8 Your favorite smell - couldnt think of one
too early in the morning for me to try to lay out the pictures right - they kinda go in order anyway lol
Q: I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life; is this true?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it... don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.
Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?
A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vegetable products.
A: No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that means they take the water out of the fruity bit so you get even more of the goodness that way. Beer is also made out of grain. Bottoms up!
Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.
And remember: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safe in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Beer in one hand - cheese steak in the other– body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming "WOO HOO, What a Ride!"
You've definitely touched on some level of fame, whether it was just for a brief instance or just on a local level. You've probably got enough of a base to stand on and build your fame on what you've already done.
ok - I have to explain this crazy picture. Ashton loves it when I stack his blocks. He stands up and walks over to them and knocks them down. I wanted to take a picture of him standing next to the blocks. Since he loves my phone this is tricky because I have to keep him from noticing that I have it. So, I have the perfect opportunity to take a picture and I go to do it and my memory on my phone is full so I can't take one. I erase a few things and stack the blocks again and again to do it. When I get a good chance to take the picture Ashton decided to walk over the stack of blocks instead of knocking them down or standing beside them! I could not believe that he walked over them it was so funny. Well, since I had no memory before my phone automatically went down to lowest resolution thus the blurry pic - I love it though. I will always remember him deciding to walk over the blocks!
So I stole this little questionaire from another blog. Kinda neat to think about. I will post J's answers to this sometime too.
What did you do in 2005 that you'd never done before? With moving across the country and having a baby we did way too many new things!
Did you keep your New Years' resolutions? Will you make more for 2006? I don't think I made a resolution - or if I did I didn't keep it. I don't think I have one for this year either - maybe to stop being lazy but I doubt that will happen.
What places did you visit? Started the year in Colorado, then moved to Georgia, visited Minnesota and Tennesse
What events marked 2005? Birth of ADB 1/25/05. Movine to GA 3/5/05. 2 year wedding anniversary 3/28/05.
Did anyone close to you give birth? Me, lol. A friend in Colorado. A cousin in Colorado.
Did anyone close to you die? yep.
What do you wish you'd done more of? Save more money, go to more movies, take more vacations.
What do you wish you'd done less of? Could have spent less money (although I am sure that if I had it to do over again I would spend the same or much more). Could have eaten less, that would have been great.
What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005? Would love to buy a house, I think we will because we have a better idea of where we want to be now.
What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory? Nov 30th
What "things" did you want and get? We had a big spending year, bought ourselves and Ashton alot of stuff. Nothing too huge but we did get a lot.
What "thing" did you want and not get? Haven't gotten a 2nd car yet, hopefully soon.
What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I turned 23. I will have to think about what I did - I think we did dinner and a movie.
What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? More sleep! More time with Josh!
What was the best thing you bought? I love my Ipod Nano, we got a headrest dvd player in the car for Ashton that he loves, we upgraded some stuff in Josh's computer, lots of great stuff.
Who did you spend the most time on the phone with? Josh. We are always calling eachother and sending eachother messages.
Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? My mom, she is going crazy. Every day adds a little bit more crazy.
Compared to this time last year, are you......Happier or sadder? Happier, Ashton has changed me.
Thinner or fatter? Well, considering in the beginning of '05 I was 8 months pregnant I am deffinately thinner! I like this question.
Richer or poorer? Richer I suppose; although we spent most of it.
What were your favorite films of this year? I love movies. I could not begin to list them all - I will say "A Million Little Pieces" was a book that changed me.
What was your favorite TV program? Arrested Developement, Seinfeld, Project Runway, The OC, House
What was your greatest musical discovery? Hmmm, I don't know that I really listened to new people much - maybe Kanye West
How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005? I love to wear casual scrubby cloths with super nice jewlery - it's comfy but you don't look so much like a bum.
Who were the best new people you met? Sadly I think the only new person I met was my hair stylest. She is great. Only see her every 3-4 months though. Very sad.
How many different people did you kiss in 2005? Only the 1 in the romantic way - I am kissin Ashton all the time also.
How many people did you have sex with in 2005? Kinda personel but again only the 1.
Did you fall in love in 2005? I did I did, even though it sounds so sappy I fell in love with my baby boy. When he was born he was like this little alien who I didn't know at all and I fell in love. He is wonderful.
Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? I didn't meet anyone new to start hating yet - lol - Truthfully there are few people I hate.
What was your biggest achievement of the year? Becoming a mother. I really didn't plan on this whole questionaire being about baby stuff.
What was your biggest failure? If I could think of one I don't think I would admit it.
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005. Don't know really.
Ashton can walk! He would take a few steps after holding on to something before but now he can stand up on his own and takes 5 or 6 steps without falling down - it is so amazing. He takes these tiny little steps, he is so cautious.
Happy new year. We did nothing. Actually, I stayed up and watched a "Project Runway" marathon - I am now addicted. I love fashon shows. Anyway noting interesting at all to say really.
I did find the school I want A to go to. It goes from pre-k - 12. Tuition starts at like 7000 for pre-k and about 13000 for grade 12 - I hope we can get acepted and recieve some tuition assistance! I don't even think a semester at college cost me that much. It is an amazing school though. A little more conservative than I would have liked but perfect in every other way. We will see where we are at in about a year I guess and deciede weather we want to push for that. Here's their website http://www.thewalkerschool.org/
Oh No! Just hit 4:00 pm here - a new show came on - something abou that crazy Flava Flav - need to get up and change it in a hurry.