Saturday, November 28, 2015
Friday, November 27, 2015
I don't normally visit Starbucks. I don't drink coffee and don't drink that much hot chocolate. I do enjoy the relaxed atmosphere though. Recently, He who shall not be named decided to make a huuuuuuge deal over Starbucks choice of holiday cups. So in a rage fit for a person who would mock a handicapped human, try to deport over 11 million human beings, turn his back on refugees, allow his supporters to give a beat down to a black man in Alabama, close down mosques, make people register based on their religion and call a man in the audience fat, he called for a boycott of Starbucks. plain old brown shirts. I hope history does not have a way of repeating itself within my country. Now if you will excuse me, I think I may need to do some shopping at Macy's. ;)
Saturday, September 5, 2015
On a recent trip to Mexico I noted that, unlike the U.S., eggs were not refrigerated when sold in stores. I wondered why. Apparently many other countries vaccinate hens for salmonella. The vaccination is not required in the US. Since over 100,000 people are sickened with salmonella each year, it is an easy safeguard to refrigerate eggs. Apparently the shelf life of a room temperature egg decreases quickly when compared to refrigeration. Most sources said seven days. I am sure we've never eaten a dozen eggs in seven days.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Am I being watched? We were hiking in Minnesota's Banning State Park when we spotted a Bing car driving down the dirt roads of the park. A little while later we spotted the Bing car again at a nearby gas station when we stopped for refreshments.
I always feel like somebody's watching me
And I have no privacy
Woh, I always feel like somebody's watching me
Tell me is it just a dream?
Saturday, August 15, 2015
I was at O'Hare Airport waiting for a flight to Mexico and wanted a beverage for the plane. For once I was looking for something other than Coke and decided to get a bottle of Naked Orange Juice. I prefer Simply Orange to Naked which always seems a cut above Simply Orange in price but not in taste. I bought my $5 15-ounce bottle of Naked and made my way onto the plane.
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Goldenberg's Peanut Chews' wrapper has an interesting tribute to its Philadelphia Heritage on the wrapper. This interesting product has a history dating back to 1917. The bars were included as ration bars for the US military in World War I.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015
I guess I pass. I recently spotted an article in which a highly scientific ;) study had determined guys with ring fingers longer than index fingers were nice guys. We all know what happens to nice guys... Still I had to check and yes my ring fingers are longer than my index fingers.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Sunday, March 15, 2015
This is a depressing number if you need to fly to make your living. The US Government tracked six million flights in 2014 and found them late a net 80 million minutes. Small wonder we all have that strange feeling of euphoria when our flight arrives that rare ten minutes early.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Conewango Creek in our home county of Warren was recently voted the Pennsylvania River of the Year for 2015. The quiet beauty of the Conewango begs for a visit whether you like to paddle, to look for eagles, or find a geocache or two. Many congrats to our friend Liz who has been tireless in her support of this treasure through conservation and clean-up efforts!
Saturday, February 7, 2015
W.B. Mason must be a serious flag-waving, made-in-America, old time company. Well, maybe not. Four Old Glorys and Red, White, and Blue print all over the wrapper of their paper doesn't cover the small Made in China mark in the lower right, rear corner of the back side of the package. I understand globalization is a reality, but wrapping your imported products in red,white, and blue seems hypocritical. It's one thing to sell imported products, but branding imported products in the flag is low.
BBC, Mr Tillis has suggested that requiring food service employees to wash their hands after using a restroom is an example of regulatory burden which should be removed. Congratulations Mr. Tillis, you have officially entered the race with Dan Barrington for the year's dumbest legislation. I really had no idea such a fitting competitor would rise up so quickly. I would shake your hand, but I'm not sure that is a good idea considering your thoughts of hygiene requirements.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
For a number of years The Red Green Show was a Sunday evening staple on our local public television station. They now have many of the old episodes on the Red Green YouTube channel. The show's are silly, but they are clean fun. The old episodes can be located through the program's web site. Duct Tape: the handyman's secret weapon
If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Only outlaws will wear hoodies. Republican Don Barrington of Oklahoma has surged to a possible insurmountable lead for the dumbest legislation of the year award in 2015.