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Personal stuff and Saturday 6-29-2013 Assortment

Saturday, June 29, 2013

I have had enough of setbacks! I am tired of letting my major stress at work upset me to the point of tears! I am tired of going home at night and eating my stress! NO MORE!

Today, I will start figuring out how to relieve my major stresses at work WITHOUT tears and WITHOUT eating those stresses! Enough is enough already!

I want to live the remainder of my life the way it's supposed to be - without all the drama. I haven't been happy at my job for quite some time now, but things are such that I really can't do anything about that right now - my husband & I are in flux due to some changes we are anticipating in the near future. So for right now, I will have to simply work on other relief methods.

Now on to my usual light-hearted and fun blog:

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Alex.
Alex who?
Alex plain later, now let me in!
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How did the cutthroat trout, the state fish of Idaho, get its ominous name?

Not for being a killer, but for the distinctive crimson slash mark under its lower jaw.
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HOW ’BOUT A CALLBACK?

In 1984, when actress Courteney Cox was 20 years old, she played a concertgoer who gets pulled onstage to dance with the Boss in his “Dancing in the Dark” video. On a 2010 episode of Cougar Town, Travis (Dan Byrd) is looking through his mother’s (Cox) yearbook, sees a photo, and remarks, “Is that you dancing onstage with Bruce Springsteen?”
(That's one of my favorite things - when they refer to a real-life incident in a tv show or movie! emoticon )
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In 1997, David Lander (Squiggy on Laverne & Shirley) became a pro baseball talent scout.

  
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JIMDAB 6/29/2013 1:17PM

    hang tuff!!!!!
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TWEETYKC00 6/29/2013 11:53AM

    Hugs, I hope you can find something to help your stress level.

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SPIRALINGUP 6/29/2013 8:06AM

    I have similar issues. Good luck and take care of you. emoticon

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Friday 6-28-2013 Assortment

Friday, June 28, 2013

One day a customs officer at the U.S.–Mexico border noticed that a man was coming across on a bicycle with two small sacks tied to the handlebars. Suspicious, he asked the man to open the sacks, but they contained nothing but sand. This went on every day for months. Each time, the customs officer would stop the man on the bicycle and ask him to open the sacks, but they were always filled with nothing but sand.
A few years later, the customs officer retired and moved down to Tijuana. One day he ran into the cyclist in a restaurant and they started chatting. “So, come on,” the customs officer said, “we both know you were smuggling something. I swear I won’t tell anyone. What was it?”
The other man smiled and said, “Bicycles.”
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Tech support: No problem, I just received your fax.

Customer: The hell you did! It’s still sitting right here!

(actual tech support call)
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Who is pictured on the obverse side of the series of coins honoring Harry Potter, issued in 2001 as legal tender by the Isle of Man?

Queen Elizabeth II. The Isle of Man, a British protectorate in the Irish Sea, is known for issuing coins with unusual designs.
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Isn’t it ironic?

In 2002, 60 Minutes aired a segment about corruption in the Jefferson County, Mississippi, judicial system. The program accused trial lawyers of urging their clients to sue corporations for outlandish sums. Two Jefferson County citizens were outraged at the report and sued the producers of 60 Minutes … for $6 billion. (They lost.)
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The vista behind Mr. Roarke as he greeted guests on Fantasy Island was the LA Arboretum.
(Awwwww-now I am really dis-illusioned. emoticon )

  
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CAT609 6/28/2013 9:12PM

    Interesting, thanks for posting!

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    Great jokes! Especially loved the bicycle smuggler. emoticon

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Thursday 6-27-2013 Assortment

Thursday, June 27, 2013

A teacher asked her third-grade class, “Can any of you tell me the name of the First Lady?”
Sally raised her hand and announced proudly, “Eve!”
(Ahhhh...out of the mouths of babes!)
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What advanced degree did TV celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz earn along with his medical degree in 1986?

An MBA. He received a joint MD and MBA from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Wharton Business School.
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EDITED FOR TELEVISION

Die Hard 2 (1990)

IN THE FILM: Just before he throws his lighter into the stream of fuel and blows up the jet to kill the bad guys, John McClane (Bruce Willis) says, “Yippee kai-yay, ****** ******!”

BUT WHEN IT’S SHOWN ON TV, HE SAYS: “Yippee kai-yay, Mr. Falcon!”

The Big Lebowski (1998)

IN THE FILM: As he’s smashing a Corvette with a tire iron, Walter (John Goodman) yells to the presumed owner, “See what happens when you **** a stranger in the ***?”

BUT WHEN IT’S SHOWN ON TV, HE SAYS: “See what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps?”
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On Scooby-Doo, Velma’s last name was Dinkley. Shaggy’s was Rogers.

  
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YMWONG22 7/12/2013 10:18AM

  Love the first lady bit. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    ha!

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TWEETYKC00 6/27/2013 10:36AM

    love it

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CAT609 6/27/2013 8:36AM

    Interesting tidbits!

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DMEYER4 6/27/2013 7:01AM

  thanks for sharing

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Wednesday 6-26-2013 Assortment

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


One day an old man was driving home with his five-year-old granddaughter when he accidentally hit his car horn. It startled her, so he said, “Sorry, honey, I did that by accident.”
She replied, “I know that, Grandpa.”
“How’d you know?” he asked.
“Because you didn’t yell ‘You stupid jerk!’ afterward!” said the little girl.
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What family-owned company has been the sole paper supplier for U.S. currency since 1879?


Crane & Company of Dalton, Massachusetts.
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IDOL CHATTER
American Idol, by the numbers
17: Age of the youngest American Idol winner, season six’s Jordin Sparks. The previous year’s winner, 2006’s Taylor Hicks, holds the title for oldest idol. (He was 29.)
10 MILLION: Number of copies sold of season four winner Carrie Underwood’s debut album, Some Hearts. Underwood is also the only Idol to earn an American Music Award, Billboard Music Award, and Grammy in the same season (2006–07) and the only Idol to win (or even be nominated for) Best New Artist at the Grammys.
8: Consecutive seasons as the most watched show on TV, a TV record.

Advertisers pay around $26 million for a product-placement deal on American Idol.

  
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    Interesting facts~~~

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    cool

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    Thank you...very interesting...

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Tuesday 6-25-2013 Assortment

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Why did the soldier start shooting into the burning building?

He was taught to fight fire with fire.
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Lawyer: When did you last see Walter?

Witness: At his funeral.

Lawyer: Did he make any comment to you at that time?

Witness: No, sir.

(from an actual court case)
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For what outdoor recreational sport did Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee, begin offering athletic scholarships in 2010?

Competitive bass fishing. Bethel, the first college in the U.S. to offer such a scholarship, is one of more than 200 colleges in the U.S. to have a competitive bass fishing team.
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COMMERCIAL BREAK

Clara Peller was a 74-year-old manicurist when a television crew member plucked her out of her salon and asked her to appear as an extra in a commercial—as a manicurist. Eight years later, the commercial’s producer remembered Peller when he was casting a series of ads for Wendy’s hamburgers. He located her—now 82 and retired from her nail salon—and gave her a role as a grumpy old lady with a catchphrase: “Where’s the beef?” Peller’s one-line performance was a hit. In the final three years of her life, she worked in commercials and movies, and even made an appearance on Saturday Night Live.
(You're never too old to start a new career!)
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NBC programmer (and The Tonight Show inventor) Pat Weaver was the father of actor Sigourney Weaver.

  
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JIMDAB 6/27/2013 5:42AM

    fun!

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    My mouth fell open at the last item~

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    Awesome!

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  Thanks for sharing.

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    Very interesting.....

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