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Friday, May 17, 2013

I am going to try something a little bit new to me - beginning today, I will be counting my calories down instead of up. I will start with 1300 calories per day (2000 on Saturdays and Sundays) and subtract as I eat rather than starting at "0" and counting up. I have the feeling that this might work better for me since I find myself often going a little (or sometimes a lot) over my calories when I have a range like 1200 to 1500 daily. We'll see...I'll let you know how it's going in a week or so.

Now on to the usual stuff:

A husband and wife were asleep late one night when someone knocked on their door. The husband said grumpily, “I’m not getting out of bed at this time of night.” But soon they heard a louder knock.
“Please go answer it,” the wife said. So he dragged himself downstairs and opened the door to find a drunk man standing there.
The drunk man slurred, “Can you give me a push?”
“No, get out of here. It’s the middle of the night,” the husband said, slamming the door. When he got back in bed, his wife said, “That wasn’t very nice. Think how you would feel if your car had broken down and you needed help.”
“But the guy was drunk,” the husband countered.
“He needs your help!” the wife insisted.
Grudgingly, the husband went back downstairs and opened the door, but he didn’t see the stranger. So he shouted, “Do you still want a push?”
He heard a voice cry out, “Yes, please!”
Still unable to see the drunk man, he asked, “Where are you?”
“I’m over here,” the stranger replied, “on your swing set.”
What was the title of the grueling weeklong U.S. bicycle race sponsored by celebrity entrepreneur Donald Trump?

The Tour de Trump. Held in 1989 and 1990, the race attracted top cycling teams from around the world.
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“Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street?”

Sesame Street producer Jon Stone wanted the show’s theme song to build momentum and excitement—exactly what an opening song should do. “Running happily, tumbling, playing along the way, but always intent on getting to Sesame Street,” is how Stone put it in his memoir. He liked the catchy, toy-piano-driven singsong melody that Joe Raposo and cowriter Bruce Hart came up with but hated their lyrics—he thought they were trite and full of clichés (“Sunny day, sweeping the clouds away”), with references he felt would be dated, like “everything’s A-OK,” which Stone derided as “astronaut slang.” Nevertheless, he gave in and used it. Result: It’s been the theme song for the show’s entire run from 1969 to 2013 and counting.
In 1982, the LAPD retired badge #714, Sgt. Joe Friday’s badge on Dragnet.
(That's pretty cool, I think!!)
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