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Friday, January 21, 2011

Bear: I'm not going to play poker with that cat.

Elephant: Why not?

Bear: Because he's a cheetah!

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/21/2011 11:43PM

    Oh funny!

ROCKING 2011 TOGETHER ~!

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SVELTINGTON 1/21/2011 3:19PM

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CARMEL466 1/21/2011 10:18AM

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STARRPARENT 1/21/2011 9:20AM

    emoticon Too funny! Think I'll use it.

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SYLVIALYNN2 1/21/2011 7:50AM

    Cute

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Unanswerable Questions

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Borrowed from Marilyn vos Savant's column in Parade magazine

Some of my readers' questions would confound the Oracle of Delphi! Here's a selection of recent unanswerable ones worth pondering anyway:

As I travel the highways, I notice signs that read "Deer Crossing." How do the deer know to cross at those signs? -from a reader in Ovilla, TX

Why are the 3 Musketeers always depicted with swords? Why not muskets? -Burbank, CA

Why do the eyes of life-size cardboard figures of people appear to watch and follow you as you pass by? -Tyler, TX

I've heard that the Earth's magnetic poles are reversing. Will the strip in my credit card still work? Will my refrigerator repel my magnets? -Portland, ME

Why don't eggs taste like chicken? -St. Louis, MO

Do I have more of a chance of catching a cold if I am chewing gum and blowing bubbles? In other words, can airborne germs be caught by my bubble and then ingested after it has deflated and the gum is back in my mouth? -Saddle Brook, NJ
(My comment on this one-I wonder if this person stayed up late to think of this question?)

The city of Toledo, OH is urging its residents to lose weight to the tune of one million pounds. With that much weight exiting our planet from such a small location, could it alter the Earth's orbit around the Sun? -Swanton, OH
(My comment on this one-Truly, how do they think of these questions?)

In movies, when someone gets out of a car at night, why doesn't the dome light ever go on? -Sebring, FL

I notice that global warming increased after daylight saving time started in 1974. Well, duh! More daylight is going to make the world hotter, isn't it? -Altadena, CA

If a person on television held up a mirror facing a camera, could someone at home see his reflection in it? -Colorado Springs, CO

I hope you all enjoyed these as much as I did!

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/20/2011 5:58PM

    Way too funny.

ROCKING 2011 TOGETHER ~!

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SVELTINGTON 1/20/2011 1:48PM

    I confess the Musketeers question has come to my mind too.

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STARRPARENT 1/20/2011 9:35AM

    Ha! Thanks for sharing!

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LLLAWSON 1/20/2011 8:18AM

    emoticon A laugh is always a good way to start the day. Thanks for sharing.

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BAYSIDE07 1/20/2011 7:44AM

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QUARKY 1/20/2011 7:30AM

    Haha - some of those are the types of questions that randomly occur to me!

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NWLIFESRC 1/20/2011 7:11AM

    Some are good ones

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Avoiding weight gain at parties

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Yes, you CAN enjoy parties without gaining weight.

Follow the 300-calorie rule.

Don't restrict yourself unreasonably. Instead, eat a little of what you love. One good rule of thumb: Allow yourself up to 300 extra calories only on days you have special events. You may gain a pound or two, but not the five or ten you might otherwise.

Have a party strategy.

If it's not a 300-extra-calorie day, first fill up on diet drinks. At the buffet, look over everything before choosing, then take moderate portions of the three or four foods you love best. And limit yourself to one alcoholic drink.

Don't let one slip-up throw you.

If you eat an extra cupcake, you probably won't gain weight. But if you say to yourself, "I can't believe I did that! I might as well eat whatever I want today and start my diet again tomorrow," you could gain two pounds overnight. Think of it this way: If you made a mistake and went through a red light, would you continue to go through red lights for the rest of the day? Of course not.

Don't write off exercise.

Take every chance you can to get it. Walk up the stairs. Get off the elevator two floors early. Park far away from stores. It all adds up!

  
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JESSFLO1 1/19/2011 11:51PM

    so true!

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/19/2011 3:28PM

    You are so right on many accounts. Also, Prepare ahead of time. Let yourself know how far you will go. I went to a New Year's eve party, no knowing what the appetizers or the dinner would be.

During the appetizer I chose a small amount of cheese and loaded up on fresh veggies, no dip.

When sandwich time came, I had one small croissant, 2 pieces roast beef luncheon meat and 1 slice cheese, no dressing. Also more fruits and veggies. Also diet soda.

I was determined and stayed the same from Dec 1 - Jan 1. I got up the next day, weigh in day, Jan 1 at 6:30 AM and weighed the same as Dec 1. that was my goal, NOT to gain over December. emoticon

We can do this!

ROCKING 2011 TOGETHER ~!

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Instant Inspiration

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others;
For beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness;
And for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."

-Audrey Hepburn

  
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JENKEN1998 1/18/2011 7:11AM

    That's great. Thanks for sharing!

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Chewing Gum?

Monday, January 17, 2011

Try this for quick energy. Next time you're yawning at your desk at 3 pm, skip the caffeine run and pop a piece of gum instead. People are more alert, focused and even cheerful after chewing gum.

Chewing stimulates your sensory nerves, increase muscle tension and speeds up heart rate - all of which have been shown to improve alertness. And unlike caffeine, which fuels tension, gum may help reduce stress. It's possible that chewing works like exercise to make you relaxed.

Chewing also helped people ignore distractions and improved their attention, so it's ideal when you need to concentrate or do something mentally challenging.

Choose peppermint for the biggest boost; the scent activates regions in the brain related to alertness.

  
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KEEKEE1ST 1/17/2011 2:48PM

    I have gum in my desk at all time just for those occasions. I also chew gum when going into a meeting/training. It helps stop the yawning from bordom!

Candy

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SVELTINGTON 1/17/2011 11:28AM

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JUDITHANNIE 1/17/2011 8:51AM

    great idea, thanks

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LOSTLIME 1/17/2011 7:15AM

    Thanks for the tip. I use gum in the evenings when I think that
I need to raid the refrigerator!

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