Friday, April 30, 2010

don't ask me to pronounce that

Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

pants on fire

Everyone is going to lie to you about something along the way.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

vegan in the making

Alektorophobia is the fear of chickens.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

too big for me

There are 37 zip codes in NYC.

Monday, April 26, 2010

it's a.....

girl!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

always hungry

Noodle houses in China are open 24 hours.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

doesn't count

Today i discovered just because some place promotes themselves as a WiFi hot spot does not mean they are. I went to get my oil changed today thinking my dealership had WiFi. What they were actually offering was access to their business Internet which had all sorts of blockers up to prevent their employees from visiting certain sites. I couldn't even get on blogger.com.

Friday, April 23, 2010

listen

44 out of 500 people will think about committing suicide this year and 22 of those people will actually attempt it.

Frank Warren does a lot for suicide prevention with the proceeds from his PostSecret books. Check him out at www.postsecrets.com. It's a haunting and fascinating ride.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

one earth, one chance

This year was the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. What's taking so long???

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

we met on the corner of facebook and match.com

1 out of 6 marriages last year were between people who met online.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

unexpected validations

Today i discovered my work does not go unnoticed.

Monday, April 19, 2010

mad skills

My husband and I have mad painting skills...we can kick out an entire room in about 2 1/2 hours.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

the long way around

I had to get a TB test as part of my licensing to become a foster parent. I don't know anything about TB so while I was with the doctor I asked some questions about why the health department requires TB tests. The doctor told me that it was protocol from decades ago that has just been rolled over and over. In his opinion though the test is pointless. What i discovered was that unless you are native to the US, a TB test will more than likely come back as positive. Outside of the US it is common for people to be vaccinated for TB. And if you have been vaccinated, that strain will always be present and kick out as a positive test.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

still clueless...

but I did learn three new chess moves today.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

as dirty as it sounds

Today i discovered (while with my mother no less) that there is an ATM in Bazookas upstairs in the porn shop. We were downtown eating and realized we had no cash for parking at the show we were headed to. The boy who had seated us thought it would be the appropriate place to send me and my 56 year old mother when we asked where the closest ATM was. I looked at him and then at my mother and then back at him and said "or...." and he directed us to the nearest gas station.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

whose idea was this anyways?

Today i discovered we are only 3 weeks out from our home being licensed for foster care.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

put your back into it

I learned that 9 hours of errands, painting a room in 2 1/2 hours and cleaning a garage all in one weekend is more than two people should ever bite off.

Monday, April 12, 2010

bobby fisher started somewhere

Today I learned how to read and write chess moves.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

pervert

Blos stands for Beyond Line of Site (which is 600 miles).

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I scream, you scream, we all scream...

In Singapore they eat ice cream wrapped in a piece of bread.

Friday, April 9, 2010

happy birthday

About 10 million people share my birthday.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

a world of difference

Today i learned that Elian Gonzalez turned 16. How different his world would be today if he hadn't gone back home.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

who cares

Acedia is the profound indifference and inability to care about things that matter, even to the extent that you no longer care that you can't care.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

the beatiful people


Cecil Beaton was a portrait photographer and an academy awrd winning costume designer (he designed and won for My Fair Lady). He was in love with the world of high society, theater and glamour and was considered the foremost fashion and portrait photographer of his day. He photographed for five decades and his subjects ranged from the Stilwells to the Rolling Stones.




Monday, April 5, 2010

on to the next one

We live in a society where there is ALWAYS something to do. Television shows, movies, shopping, video games, anything and everything online, sports, jobs, school, phones, texts, ipads. But Sunday was Easter...and I don't know if its like this everywhere....but in the Midwest shit shuts down for this holiday. So I'm outside on Sunday and there are kids and families everywhere. Some I had never seen before and Ive lived in my house for over 6 years now. They were out with remote control cars and skateboards...they were playing catch and sitting eating at picnic tables. And I couldn't help but think what a shame it is that it takes a random holiday before families spend time interacting with each other. In my opinion it would be so much better if we all just slowed the hell down.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

new york state of mind

The Empire State building was originally supposed to be a blimp port in the sky. A mooring was built on what is now the base of the television tower. The idea was that passengers could fly directly into Manhattan, getting off at the ESB, instead of landing in one of the boroughs or New Jersey. Only one blimp ever successfully docked at the Empire State Building, and that was only for three minutes.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

fore

Just cause youre a boy doesn't mean you are very good at golf.

Friday, April 2, 2010

breathe in...

A friendship can end on an exhale.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

the unexpected

You can find a new set of friends in the most unlikely of spots.