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Wednesday, August 27, 2014



This one has "The Godfather" written all over it.

  
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    lol

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GINA180847 8/27/2014 11:37PM

    poor Carlos, no matter what happens he may still end up on a plate.

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    emoticon catchup anyone?

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/27/2014 9:01PM

    Cowabunga!

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    BWAHAHAHAHA!

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The Old Days

Tuesday, August 26, 2014



I remember looking up books this way. In some ways, I think I prefer it. I never had to wait in line. I didn't have to worry if I had a good connection. It still worked perfectly fine even when the power was out. The list goes on...

  
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    Those were the days (not so long ago) !

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BAMAJAM2 8/27/2014 11:55AM

  Sometimes I have the fantasy of living in the town of "Mayberry"-- where folks would stop and chat with their neighbor outside the general store.

Is it true that script handwriting is not taught to students anymore?

Loved your blog, by the way. . .

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SANDRALEET 8/27/2014 8:33AM

    Love to read

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NILLAPEPSI 8/27/2014 3:44AM

    Oh yes, I've "googled" like that before. emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 8/27/2014 2:15AM

    know exactly what you mean,lol.

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DEE107 8/27/2014 12:53AM

    I agree love the old system the best

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    ditto

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 8/26/2014 9:13PM

    Back in the 'Good Old Days' when you had to know your alphabet and be able to spell !!

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/26/2014 9:11PM

    WOW! And not so long ago!

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SPARKED2BFIT 8/26/2014 8:54PM

    i remember this too except it's only as good as the person who's organizing those file catalogs. sometimes those cards would be out of place..

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KATELJM 8/26/2014 8:43PM

    Now you can't do that anymore, you have to find a kiosk.

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KMICHA 8/26/2014 8:29PM

    Oh yes, I remember!!

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KIWIANN 8/26/2014 8:20PM

    I would bet there are some young people that don't even recognize that she is looking at a card catalog at a library!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/26/2014 8:18PM

    YES yes yes! I agree. I bet the kids now wouldn't even know what to do!!!



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GINA180847 8/26/2014 7:29PM

    Yes, but it was slower and the amount of books available was fewer. I love my kindle for reading!

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Sunday, August 24, 2014



Sometimes it pays to just mind your own business. A lesson I'm still working on learning...

  
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GINA180847 8/26/2014 12:08AM

    I've heard that one before but I still burst out laughing.

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    Funny!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/25/2014 2:31PM

    Uh oh . . . hard way to learn the lesson, but seems like when we learn a life lesson the hard way, we never EVER forget it!


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GINNABOOTS 8/25/2014 8:00AM

    Sometimes we learn lessons the hard way!

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 8/25/2014 7:55AM

    Ever notice how most nosy busybodies think they are being concerned helpful people? When what they really are is "GOSSIPs"? (and people with way too much idle time on their hands!)

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SANDRALEET 8/25/2014 7:51AM

    So true

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    good one

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    I usually do.

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She Asked For It!

Saturday, August 23, 2014



Don't you just love a kid who can think outside the box?

  
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EHLIFESSHORT 8/26/2014 10:42PM

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    Gotta love it!

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    lol

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 8/24/2014 4:51PM

    Does it depend on whose class the kid is in? Probably YES because it depends on who the teacher is and whether they can think outside the box, too!

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    Woooooo!

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    Never a dull moment in the classroom!

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    There 's always at least one of those who make the classroom interesting.

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    Just like our guns etc

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    "Be careful what you ask for..."

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Shoe Magic

Friday, August 22, 2014



10 bonus points and a free homework pass if you can explain how this works.

  
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    You're right, it does work and I get it retired math teacher, it is algebra.

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BAMAJAM2 8/25/2014 2:38PM

  Well--- I am a dope at math and algebra-- So to those who have figured out how this works:
Congratulations, I think you guys are brilliant ! You have great brain power----!!

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    Very cool!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/23/2014 11:01AM

    Cool! But didn't earn a homework pass today!

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TINY67 8/23/2014 8:53AM

    Cool and no I can't explain it. Thanks

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SANDRALEET 8/23/2014 8:37AM

    Were sises 1 and am 61 years old L wish i was that age

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DESERTDREAMERS 8/23/2014 7:55AM

    Thanks to the ones that explained this trick!

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NILLAPEPSI 8/23/2014 7:33AM

    Cool! No, I can't explain it. Math isn't my forte.

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KATELJM 8/23/2014 7:10AM

    Steps 2 + 4 guarantee that shoe size will be in 100 spot.
Steps 3, 4, and 5 guarantee that 2014 will be added to 100x (with x being the shoe size).
Step 6 subtracts your birth year from today's year, yielding your age.

So this won't work next year without editing.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 8/23/2014 6:30AM

    This retired math teacher couldnít resist.

Let X = your shoe size
Then following each step
5X (Multiply by 5)
5X + 50 (Add 50)
20(5X + 50) (Multiply by 20)
20(5X + 50) + 1014 (Add 1014)
Simplfy
100X + 1000 + 1014 = 100X + 2014
So when you subtract the year you were born from 2014, that will equal your age.
In my case
100X + 2014 Ė 1947 = 100X + 67
So, if your shoe size (X) was 8, you now have
100(8) + 67 = 867
Yes, the first digit is your shoe size and the last 2 digits are your age.
If you have big feet like me Ė size 10
100(10) + 67 = 1067
Then the first TWO digits are your shoe size and the last 2 digits are your age.

Thanks for this. Itís not magic, itís ALGEBRA!


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DEE107 8/23/2014 12:43AM

    very cute and yes it match has to do with all that adding and minus

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/23/2014 12:20AM

    I'll take your word for it, too lazy to try. (smiling)

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    So tell me how does it work - it was magic!

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