Showing posts with label trivia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label trivia. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Venus Or Mars

     Women are much more complicated than men. 

               Men are very simple. And you know why?

                           It’s because their brains are so different. 

Interesting and entertaining concepts from the Internet.  

 Concepts that probably will be debated forever forward!  

First, I want to start with men. Men’s brains are very unique. Most women don’t realize that whether we are having sex or watching sports, our brains are made up of little boxes.


We’ve got a box for everything. We’ve got a box for the car. We’ve got a box for the money. We’ve got a box for the job. We’ve got a box for you. We’ve got a box for the kids. We’ve got a box for your mother somewhere in the basement.


We’ve got boxes everywhere. And the rule is: the boxes don’t touch. When a man discusses a particular subject, we go to that particular box, we pull that box out, we open the box, and we discuss only what is in THAT BOX. And then we close the box and put it away being very, very careful not to touch other boxes.


Now women’s brains are very, very different from men’s brains. Women’s brains are made up of a big ball of wire. And everything is connected to everything. The money is connected to the car and the car is connected to your job and your kids are connected to your mother and everythingisallconnected.


It’s like the internet superhighway, and it’s all driven by energy that we call emotion. It’s one of the reasons why women tend to remember… everything.


Because if you take an event and you connect it to an emotion and it burns in your memory and you can remember it forever. The same thing happens for men. It just doesn’t happen very often, because quite frankly… we don’t care. Women tend to care about everything.


Now men, we have a box in our brain that most women are not aware of. This particular box has nothing in it. In fact, we call it the ‘nothing’ box.



And of all the boxes a man has in his brain, the ‘nothing’ box is our favorite box. If a man has a chance, he’ll go to his nothing box every time. That’s why a man can do something seemingly completely brain dead for hours on end. You know, like fishing.


Now they’ve actually measured this. The University of Pennsylvania a couple of years ago did a study and discovered that men have the ability to think about absolutely nothing, and still breathe.


Women can’t do it. Their mind has never stopped. And they don’t understand the ‘nothing’ box, and it drives them CRAZY because nothing drives a woman more crazy and makes them feel more irritated than to watch a man doing nothing.


The California Weather conditions continue to be devastating for so many. With the most recent storm there are increased mud/hillside slides, roads covered with water, very fast flowing creeks and rivers, many levee breaks, stranded vehicles and people stranded in their homes an cars. 


The streets where I moved from in San Jose are flooded with very high water. The local news is showing pictures of areas that I am very familiar with all the way to Monterey County and Los Angeles and I can hardly believe what I see. 


My home is dry and I am safe. However, the home next to me which sits lower than mine has a very flooded back yard covered with dirty brown water. It is taking longer to be absorbed with each new storm. 


The Murphys Park is severely flooded.


Mary

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Have You Met Popeye - Therapy Dog

This is one Very Lucky little fellow. I love a warm and fuzzy story. Do you ?
This little sweetheart was once a starving stray puppy who used to eat whatever he could find.  His owner, Ivy Diep found him as a dirty unkempt and hungry puppy in L.A. Now he dines out at the finest restaurants in town. Fear Not. His owner makes sure he does NOT consume any harmful food items. He is quite a Fluffy-Foodie-Star/Model. I wonder if he has an hourly rate for services !

Take a moment to check out his Heart Warming Story. If you view the video you will see his work as A THERAPY DOG.  Allegedly, he has over 100,000 followers on Instagram. Check out Instagram for Popeye's "Dining Out" photo diary.

It's an overload of cute.

I hope you are having a warm and cozy day.

Mary

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

I Said What Is It

On Friday when I was at the Post Office a VERY LONG, VERY LARGE AND VERY SHINY VEHICLE pulled in the driveway and drove to the back where there is parking. I don't recall ever seeing a vehicle THAT LONG in the past other than maybe the  large commercial transport trucking fleet.
Remember, I have been living in the country for many years since I moved from the city. However, we are a county of many wineries. What does that have to do with anything?      You will see!
The second thought I had on Friday was maybe it was a TOY HAULER travel trailer which is designed to haul and transport heavy items like motorcycles, golf carts, four wheelers  and maybe race cars. I recently learned about Toy Haulers when snooping around websites about vintage trailers. But, it really looked too pristine for that.  Also, there was a lovely looking lady at the wheel! Look at that thing. It is huge. And, it looked totally black. I could not see the darkened windows because of the direction of the sun reflection. And, the front looked like a truck verses a limousine which we see frequently around here for Wedding Celebrations.

As I was saying "What is it?" a man nearby at the Post Office said "It is a Party Tourist Bus".     Sure enough.      Party! Party!
This is an example of available interiors.!!! Some even have a stripper pole! There are all  kind of interior designs. Some of these vehicles are as long as 39 feet long. "Show me the money" and they will make it!

I imagine it was a Wine Tasting Tourist Bus. It was parking at the back entrance of one of our large wine tasting wineries. There are wine tasting rooms around every corner - it seems. Really - many are next door to each other. When I moved here we had seven churches and seven wineries. Now,  I think there are over twenty wine tasting rooms very nearby - - - and still seven churches!

 I sure hope the wine tasting guests in the Party Bus had a good time.

Let's have a glass of wine together.

Mary

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Spice Tin In My Historic Gold Mining Town

I was just cruising around the internet cloud and found some history about the Spice Shop that I mentioned yesterday. There is so much history in this little town that I live in. Much more than I will ever learn. We have a fabulous Historical Society in this county that even houses the old JAIL from days gone by. So very educational and interesting.
The following script is from our local newspaper in 2009. I have highlighted in red the specific historical points of interest. I hope you enjoy the little tidbits about my town.

“We have dealt with a variety of suppliers to obtain herbs, spices, salts and mushrooms from all over the world,” says Patty Schulz. “Some of the rare spices available for purchase include Marash chili flakes, saffron from Spain and black truffle salt."


The Spice Tin is housed in an historic building that has its own spicy history. It once served as the entrance to an underground tunnel used to secretly move whiskey to the Murphys Hotel during Prohibition. The metal encased building was originally located at the corner of Main St. and Big Trees Rd.  In 1910 it was moved to its present location and served as storage for the old general store. 


Great care has been taken to keep the original nature of the structure intact. It was during the reconstruction that the tunnel was discovered and its history revealed. The Spice Tin is open seven days a week from 11:00 to 5:00. Further information is available at the store’s web site www.thespicetin.com.


Well, that's it for today.

Hug your pets!
Mary     


Thursday, February 4, 2016

I Know - I Know It's February

But, I feel like I want to be a ground hog and stay in my warm and cozy hole. I know  Punxsutawney Phil has shown us that we can expect an early spring. At least, in Pennsylvania! I have just one tidbit of trivia for you, which is one among many.

Groundhog Day has its roots in astronomy. What you might not know is that Groundhog Day is really an astronomical holiday.
                         Looks like Phil is being a little argumentative today!

Well, that is my tidbit of trivia for today! I think it is clear that I am not in a very talkative mood today nor have I been for a few days. I don't much care whether it is spring or winter. I just want my body to cooperate and get back to Status Quo (as I knew it) which I can better tolerate.

What a Sad Sack I am today. This too, will pass - It always does. 

Lily is doing Status Quo like I would like to be doing. Actually, she has had three terrific days. When her Dr. Ray called on Monday (as he usually does) he asked if she had any weaknesses in her limbs. My reply was "Not at all, she acts like a puppy". However, today she is having some of the coughing and gagging. But, she sleeps well without breathing interruptions which is good. I have found that if I spend time with her when she is having her difficulty and I gently massage her while quietly comforting her she  responds well. It was quite remarkable to me the first time I observed her response. It was kind of like her breathing/heart rhythm pattern was reset! So, anyway that is my little sweetie pies story today.

I sure hope your week has gone well. Tomorrow is a new day!

Mary 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Have You Heard About The Yarn Bomber

I have heard of yarn bombing but I did not know that there was the distinction of Yarn Bomber given to one person. However, it looks like if anyone deserves to be called "The Yarn Bomber",  the creator of this project may be the one.

Red Heart Yarn was donated for the project!
A few statistics for you:
1 crocheter
2+years of work
1089 square feet
50+pounds
approximately 25 miles of yarn

The size was established by the aid of a professional surveyor! The gentleman (YES - gentleman) that crocheted this is hoping to win the Guinness World Record for the World's Largest Granny Square. Check out www.yarnbomber.com/world-record-attempt.html for more interesting facts and photos.

Enjoy and have a good day.
Mary

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Can There Be Too Much Water

You bet there can be! And, especially when there is a drought, having too much water in the wrong place is not - not good.


For days I had water pooling on the surface of the ground cover (Freelander Blue Prunella) near my White Garden. So, I started digging and sure enough the water line from the meter to the house was having a gay ol' time shooting water.

The water line was placed when the house was built in 1973. Back then - yes, back then, they used a Polybutylene piping in new construction. It was a low-cost piping formed of plastic resin and was a substitute for copper piping in both underground water mains and interior plumbing. It has been discovered that as poly pipe ages and reacts with water-soluble oxidants, it begins to degrade and can leak and cause damage.

Polpbutylene piping is no longer used. It was recommended that I have the line from the meter replaced. I think NOT. Thank you very much! But, the repair is going to do quite nicely. It so happens that several years ago when I had a small numbers of sprinklers installed they nicked the water line in that exact site and had repaired it. See that huge rock below the water line. That is what my entire property is like. Gardening is oh so much fun when I want to do planting! It usually takes removal of about a five gallon bucket of rock in order to plant a one-gallon container plant. And, as you can see, many of the rocks are what I call "NON-NEGOTIABLE".

It is a good thing that I enjoy the outdoors. I have had over twenty years to sit and dig holes with an array of hand tools negotiating with rocks to let me in. I have to stay away from long handled pry bars because of my back. Where there is a will, there is a way.

I like to joke about being MS GOTROCKS. However, I ain't got money but I sure got ROCKS!  

       Just a little trivia - in case you are younger than me, most are.  Ms Gotrocks is a person who acts like they have a lot of money to spend and flaunts it.


Mary

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