Dear Bob, here are some photos of my life here on the campus of Concordia Seminary. I love kids, working with the grounds crew, swimming, playing with my dog friends, and especially my own family people.
This flying motorcycle trike is gaining popularity with people who are "all about the fun." It is reported, "If you were to describe a trike as a lawn chair dangling from a hang glider wing with a two-stroke engine stuck to the back, you wouldn’t be far off the mark."
A study from the Electrical Safety First group found that "More household accidents occur on Saturdays than on any other evening during the week and 6.30pm has been revealed as the most risky time to be inside." The kitchen is the most dangerous room with most accidents happening there.
Men were found to be the most likely group to find themselves in a kitchen fire.
Here are some of the common home Saturday at 6:30 accidents:
Being burned by an electrical appliance
Injuries from cooking
Injuries from blocked microwave vents
Also hair straightener burns
Shocked while changing smoke alarm batteries
Gas leaks, fire and burst pipes most often to happen on Saturday night.
This is just crazy talk IMHO, another in a long line of obsessive, self-interested lectures from health experts. Last night I watched transfixed as KSDK News Channel Five did a report which included almost all of their on air people trying this.
"This" is having the ability to lower yourself to a sitting position on the ground without using your hands and then getting up on your feet the same way. The story line was that people who are unable to do this have only one to five years of life left. And, there is a ten point system in this whole exercise, 5 total for going down, five for getting up.
Here is the over bold statement which begins the newscast: Here's a simple test you can do just about anywhere that's been proven to predict how long you'll live.
And there they all were, even Cindy Preszler, crossing one leg over another and lowering themselves down to a sit. Funny, the men reporters had a harder time than the women. Watch the video, it's fascinating but for the fact that some science person actually believes the ability to do this or not has anything at all to do with the number of years we might have left.
If you've ever been tempted to do these things, you just might be affected with the winter crazy's. WTOP in DC linked three stories last night which are telling:
"Kite Skier caught by gust of wind, dies after striking shed." This is the actual headline and you don't need to read much more to understand the story. This occurred in Maine. Sad.
"Boston mayor warns would-be window snow jumpers:Don't do it." Seems that after so much snow in Boston, almost 8 feet in some places and then plowed even higher, people (men) are getting a kick out of jumping into these snowbanks from 2nd and 3rd floor windows. I saw a tv news report where some guys are even doing trick jumps into the snow from the window. Like high diving in the olympics.
And this: "Locals among 100 finalists for one-way trip to Mars." If true, this is the craziest of winter craziness.
We have to go to a community dinner tonight in downtown Clayton. While I'm looking forward to it, all I have been able to think about this week is, "What am I going to wear?" These are times when I obsess over just how lucky men are. All they have to do is put on a suit, nice tie and they're ready.
I'd bet I'm not the only woman who runs around various stores looking for something that is not already in the closet. Pretty exhausting.
John Stewart announced his retirement after 17 years of doing the Daily Show. 17 years! It hardly seems possible. But while watching Morning Joe on MSNBC this morning one of the panel said this: "It may be John is doing this as a favor to Brian Williams." To take the attention off Williams and his being suspended for exaggerating his experiences while reporting news. He gives his friend a break from being the center of none stop attention.
I highly doubt this is why Stewart decided to end his show's run.
Weird stuff. A Glitter website company thought they would have some fun by offering their readers a chance to get back at their enemies (!) by sending them an enevelope filled with glitter which would spill out all over the place when opened.
Now, the people behind this bad idea is calling it quits because he received way too many requests for this. The company launched on Monday and was quickly overwhelmed with orders and suspended accepting new orders on Wednesday. Wow. In two days he got over 2000 orders which he called, "Way too many." and had to give it up. But fear not all you people with enemies, this website spawned several others doing the same thing.
An eye-opener for this man suddenly realizing lots of people hate other people or have those they consider enemies.