Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Today is Chewing Gum Day

Chew some gum to celebrate the birthday of William Wrigley Jr., the man who brought us
"pure chewing satisfaction." Trivia buffs: To grow all the mint Wrigley needs for its mint-flavored gums requires 53 square miles of farmland -- about 30,550 football fields!

"Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work."

-- Mark Twain

Let me call you back, we have a crappy connection.

AWWW: Heartwarming story.

YUMMY: Check out these recipes.

My son did not fall from this apple tree --- this is the link he sent me today. My influence over my children is amazing.

I like these. This is hilarious!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Another short post....

Cool billboards. Credit report card information. Mapping the 7 deadly sins. I love this "ages 1-5 bicycle"

YUMMY: One of these days I need to try Nutella - I have a friend who is an international sales rep for the company ~ this looks good. Asian recipes: dumplings, kim chi, all yummy stuff! And Three Mushroom Dumplings.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Today is Dogpatch Day

This day celebrates the birthday of Al Capp (Alfred Gerald Caplin), born in 1909 in New Haven, Connecticut. Capp was the cartoonist who created the Li'l Abner comic strip featuring the community of Dogpatch.

"Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are."

-- Bernice Johnson Reagon

WHAT'S THIS WORLD COMING TO?: Wanna buy a house and get $10k in furniture thrown in as a bonus? Simmons going in the tank? Way to go Wells Fargo! Tech raider suspended indefinitely? Is billion trillion a real number? How low can you go - targeting Vets who fought for your freedom?

INFORMATION: In case you need to write a research paper.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Today is the anniversary of Black Sunday

In 1966, movie theater owners named this date Black Sunday as few people came to theaters. Instead, most people stayed home to see "The Bridge on the River Kwai" movie on ABC-TV.

"It isn't sufficient just to want - you've got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want."

-- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Crochet sculpture!
Interesting - gossamer silk. Charles Manson follower dies. Supreme Court Justice ill. Water on the moon! Right in the peppercorns!

CRAFTIES: Vintage crochet hooks, check out this wool wedding dress!, did you know that all the Lion Brand patterns are now free?

Hook UTEP!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

today is the birthday of Greenwich Mean Time

In 1676, Greenwich Mean Time was first established. Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is a term originally referring to mean solar time at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London.

"Whatever acts a good or bad man may do, the fruits thereof follow him and will never stop pursuing him."

-- Sri Sai Baba

Monkey mask defeats speed trap! I love your garden, man! Holy "cow child"! All the single babies...

YUMMY: Apple Pie Bars.

Hook 'em!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Today is the anniversary of the Westinghouse Time Capsule

At the 1939 New York World's Fair, a time capsule sponsored by Westinghouse was buried. Among the 35 items placed inside were a fountain pen, an alphabet block set, copies of Life magazine, a kewpie doll, one dollar in change, a pack of Camel cigarettes, and millions of words of text put on microfilm rolls. The capsule is designed to be opened 5,000 years later in 6939!

"The beginning is always today."
-- Mary Wollstonecraf

FREEBIES: Special K Sample.

Wild things shop - love it! Fall cleaning tips - must be the weather making me do this.

Invitation to be part of a study group about hoarding, if only they offered assistance with not enough hours in the day. I could finish my to-do list if they found the answer to that!

CRAFTIES: I love these pillows! What about these stools? New twist on the embroidery hoop.

YUMMY: Food blogs which is located on my new favorite recipe site.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Yesterday was Jimi Hendrix Name Day

During a transAtlantic flight to London in 1966, Jimi Hendrix decided to change the spelling of his first name to Jimi. Hendrix was born Johnny Allen Hendrix on November 27, 1942, in Seattle
(his name was changed to James Marshall Hendrix four years later).

"In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first."

-- Jimi Hendrix

Today is the anniversary of Tacy Richardson's Ride? In 1777, Tacy Richardson, a 23-year-old woman, rode her horse several miles to warn General George Washington of the coming
of British troops. So move over, Paul Revere! ;-)

"The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that's when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it."

-- John C. Maxwell

DD & GB have gotta go to this! WOZ - Hi-def!

Economy woes....guess everyone overextended.

Just rewards. Heartwarming ~ brought tears to my eyes.

If you "shop" for gas try these: and help people track pump prices. But the most comprehensive of the bunch is

Sand animation - what talent! Purple is the new "IN" home color. Anyone know how I can get Shop Savvy on my iPhone? Second annual pumpkin-carving contest - fun!

YUMMY: I wanna make homade mayo!

ORGANIZING: 11 reasons to organize your closet ~ I'm a big proponent of this, it makes my life much easier. By the end of the season it usually needs a thorough cleaning so I'm happy when I get to trade out for warm or cold weather.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Today is Iron Horse Day

In 1830, the first race between a horse and Tom Thumb, the first locomotive built in the U.S., took place. Because of mechanical problems, Tom Thumb lost the nine-mile race between Riley's Tavern and Baltimore, Maryland.

"Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of your heart."
-- Mort Walker

I love the marshmallow test! Laundry room cat gym ~ seen it! NO DIAPERS?

FREEBIES: Allure Organics Skincare - I did not answer the questions at the bottom and it went through fine.

YUMMY: Check out these burger cupcakes! Fresh fruit cake ~ oh my!

CRAFTIES: Vintage Swap -- I think this will be great for cuzzy Ruthie and I since we can't leave doilies at the thrift store cuz they look sad.

Enjoy your weekend....hook 'em!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

On September 17, 1995,

The Bridges of Madison County, the romantic novel by Robert James Waller, ended its
three-year-plus run at the #1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List. It was #1 for 162 weeks total.

"How often I have found that we grow to maturity not by doing what we like, but by doing what we should. How true it is that not every 'should' is a compulsion, and not every 'like' is a
high morality and true freedom."

-- Karl Rahner
Engrish makes me laugh...."Nothing's free - pay, payer!"

FREEBIES: Hill's Science Diet dog treat,

YUMMY: I do not like applesauce, cake, etc. but not apples. Like English there is an exception to every rule. This exception is back in the stores. I highly encourage you to try one or a hundred. I live for this time of the year! Whoopie pies, chocolate malt cheesecake bars, vanilla strawberry cream cakes,

Cute site. Beautiful, underwater photography. I should apply for this gig - I love household design! I wanted to get an MA in interior design but it isn't offered at UT.

Met up with a friend from childhood - sad to see how bitter some people become, even over their siblings. I was tempted to get on the soapbox but they never see the light so why waste my energy? If nothing else, I wish her peace.

Patrick, I had the time of my life. Let's dance when we meet in heaven!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Today is Wrinkled Raincoat Day

On the birthday of Peter Falk, the actor who played the rumpled detective Columbo, wear a wrinkled raincoat or do some investigating of your own. Falk was born on September 16, 1927, at New York, New York.

I love Columbo! One of these days I hope to own the entire series!

"If you want to be truly successful, invest in yourself to get the knowledge you need to find your unique factor. When you find it and focus on it and persevere, your success will blossom."

-- Sydney Madwed

YUMMY: Blackberry Pie, Lots of recipes for chicken! Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cupcake - oh my! Or how about some lemonade scones? Or Cinnamon-Apple Cake? Dips - I wanna try the carmelized onion dip.

HUMOR: Faces made out of clothes....pretty ingenious. They also have food art, world of chocolate, etc. I wonder if this'd work with those stray socks where the mate never shows up!?

HOME STUFF: I love this Austin deck! Makes me curious the cost of upkeep in our 100+ summer temps. I need to wash windows again!

CRAFTIES: Rowan has free patterns! I might need to make these for new GB! I like this idea for the little ones and accidents.

FEEL GOOD: Me and couple girls from work are going to donate to this wonderful group. I just finished a scarf for another coworker - she tried knitting and gave up and handed me the yarn. Since she was trying to make a scarf so I found a pattern in my stash and whipped out a scarf for her. It will be a nice welcome back for her --- she returns from Paris on Monday. In addition to the ripple afghan that I'm close to finishing, I plan on starting on this hat for one of my donations ~ if I have coordinating yarns that'll work well together.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Today is Jamaica to Cuba Swim Day

In 1999, Australian swimmer Susie Maroney became the first person to swim from Jamaica to Cuba. Her 36-hour swim took place in storm-tossed waves and torrential rainfall, a side effect of
Hurricane Floyd.

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."

-- Maria Robinson

Glow in sky....when you gotta go! Graffiti - go to jail! Ban on lightbulbs! First roller coaster ride - hilarious!

YUM: Labeling our fruit/veggies! Dirty food - yuk! Starbucks Banana Walnut Bread - I plan on trying this recipe! Here's a link to a bunch of their recipes.

FREEBIES: Elle perfume sample - so we can all smell the same :-) 1280 free MP3 songs to download. SnapFish is offering 50 free prints to new customers, plus an 11×14 collage (see below) and if you use the coupon code: FREELABOR upon checkout, you’ll get free shipping.

BARGAINS: 40% off pants, jackets & skirts - the Limited and it's the new fall stuff! Look at dealista and learn how to save tons!

And if this is what I'll find, I'm off to clean my house! Reusable sandwich wrap! Computer info - make it run faster! Make money recycling!

UT vs. Texas Tech Saturday the 19th @ 7 p.m. Hook 'em!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Today is Thailand Lucky Day

While many computer alarmists feared this date in 1999, people in Thailand were considering it the luckiest of days. Since the Thai word for the number 9 (Khao) literally means "step forward" or "progress," this date in 1999 was considered an especially auspicious time for new projects.

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into
a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."

-- Melody Beattie

LINKIES: Check out this site --- selling handcrafts made by prison inmates. Fun kitchen shop! And another great craft shop! Great place to look up abbreviations. This office software may be helpful. Another place to shop for real estate. War torn - we have so much to be thankful for..

Friday, September 4, 2009

Today is the birthday of Los Angeles

On this day in 1871, Felipe de Neve founded El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula -- that's Los Angeles to me and you... ;-)

"A house must be built on solid foundations if it is to last. The same principle applies to man, otherwise he too will sink back into the soft ground and become swallowed up by the world
of illusion."

-- Sai Baba

Back from NM and getting caught up at work. This makes me laugh - instead of air guitar....

FREEBIES: Granola bar sample, Taco Bell Frutista, Scrubbing Bubbles Pack, Exedem Moisturizer, Bear Naked Granola,

YUMMY: Lots and Lots of Dip recipes, I've so gotta make these Pumpkin/Cream Cheese muffins!

CRAFTIES: I like this apron but I'd have to wash it a zillion times to get it comfortable enough to wear while baking/cooking. I'm asking a couple of coworkers to join me in this effort. Great for that skein of yarn that doesn't fit with anything else in your stash - I have many of those. Trust me. For the aspiring chef - too adorable! I wonder if GB would wear just so Granny will smile?

Although I don't live by these standards and am more like her mother, I love this post and aspire to be more like this. Be sure and read the ending - the birthday party idea is amazing!

Don't forget - Saturday is the Horns first game of the season! Hook 'em!