Friday, July 31, 2009

Mine or Theirs?

I like to cover mine in Black ... and red, and white, and ... you get the picture.

The "black box" that houses an airplane's voice recorder is orange so it can be more easily detected amid the debris of a plane crash.

Mine or Theirs?

Where were the first klompen made?

The first wooden shoe comes from the Netherlands. The Netherlands have many seas, so people needed a shoe that kept their feet dry while working outside. The shoes were called klompen and they had been cut of one single piece of wood. Today, the klompen are the favorite souvenir for people who visit the Netherlands.

How Many Concordes Were There?

Only sixteen Concordes were ever made, the last in 1980. On New Year's Eve 1994, one Concorde plane carried wealthy revelers on a 32-hour trip to nowhere. These travelers, who paid $23,000 apiece for the trip, rang in the New Year twice because they twice crossed the International Date Line.

You Said What...?

Your sense of wonder opens up today. You can develop many questions but few people can answer satisfactorily. Refine what you don't understand and what your questions are.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Can You Lose a Contact Lens in the Back of Your Head?

Often people come into an emergency room because they can’t find their contact lens. Sometimes we find it folded and tucked beneath the eyelid. But there are other times when it is nowhere to be found. So where is it? Probably at home, on the floor or in the bathroom sink. Anatomically speaking there is nowhere else for it to go.

People also come to the ER for help in locating a number of other misplaced items, including tampons, condoms and car keys.

NikkiJ has lost her contacts lens before. I have never lost one in a tampon, but once I lost one in the large box of condoms on my nightstand. I have lost one in my bed before … and for that matter in a lover‘s bed as well. Once I found one in my panties. I have no idea how it got there. On another occasion I thought I lost it at the gym but that was really the sweat beads puddling on the floor as Jason was hammering me doggie style late one night.
So where have you misplaced your contact lens?

Not What I Heard...

Where does most cheating take place?
According to Gambler's Digest, more cheating takes place in private, friendly gambling games than in all other gambling games combined.

I Thought You Went There For ... Ladyboys

Why is the Philippines so popular with divers?
A virtual underwater playground with its breathtaking coral, the Philippines draws thousands of divers from Japan, China, and Taiwan each year.

So That's What Happen To Me ... Gusty That Day I Assume .. The Wind Was Blowing In All Directions!

Wind direction, according to Aristotle, determined the sex of a baby.

Thoughts While Doing My Make Up

The U.S. county that occupies the smallest area is New York County -- Manhattan. Despite its small area, Manhattan is considered one of the world's foremost commercial, financial, and cultural centers. It is renowned for its many points of interest. Among these are Broadway, one of the world's best-known streets, Wall Street, skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center, Greenwich Village, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Opera House, the Museum of Modern Art, Columbia University, and New York University.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

What Toys Do You Have?

Studies and surveys show that American women have sex in lots of ways:

* 17% have tried bondage.

* 20% have used a blindfold.

* 30% have had anal sex.

* 62% masturbate (usually three to four times a week).

* 40% use vibrators.

* 14% look at online porn.

* 70% need clitoral stimulation to slide into home plate.

* 18% opt for oral sex.

The Art of Tipping ... First Lesson -- Fast Food and Car Washes

Tip Jars -- They're showing up everywhere -- tip jars. Most people hate them. Where is it appropriate to leave a tip in a tip jar? We'll cover some of the basics.

Starbucks - Nothing.
Any fast-food restaurant - Nothing.
Buffet-lines or cafeterias - Nothing. If there is a person who comes around and keeps your tea glass full, tip him personally $1-2.
Donut, bagel or coffee shop - Nothing.
Sports arena concession stands - Nothing.
If you get the idea that tip jars are inappropriate at any food-service establishment that does not actually bring the food to your table and keep your drinks refilled, then you are correct.

Car wash - $2-3 for a car; $3-5 for an SUV or large vehicle. If there is a tip jar, leave your tip there. It will be split among the workers. Otherwise, tip the person(s) who did the cleanup after the wash. ... or I'll whisper in your ear to let you know what type of tribute I am after!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Nikkij Loves Tribute!

You can be tempted by an easy way to improve your situation and get what you want. Let someone help you become more self-reliant but don't take gifts that are quickly spent and leave you dependent for more.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Who Was President Before George Washington?

Fourteen different men. That is, if you count being President of the Continental Congress or of the United States in Congress Assembled. The Continental Congress was the deliberative body formed by the colonies to present their complaints to the British Crown and to show a united front to England in the face of perceived assaults on the liberties of the colonists in Massachusetts. In its second meeting, the Continental Congress declared the independence of the colonies from Great Britain, and asserted its own right to govern (legislate, conduct war, declare peace) for the colonies. The Articles of Confederation, which provided a model for a more stable legislative government, were proposed to the states on 15 November 1777 but were not declared in force until 7 March 1781.

At that time the Continental Congress officially became the "United States, in Congress Assembled." John Hanson was the first presiding officer who was elected under the Articles, and therefore some consider him the first to hold the title of "President of the United States." However, the Presidents of the Continental Congress and of the United States, in Congress Assembled, were not in any sense executive officers. These men presided over Congress, but held no authority different from or vested elsewhere than in the Congress. That is, the Congress retained all executive powers, and exercised them as a body.

Presidents of the United States in Congress Assembled could be considered heads of government, but not heads of state. The impotence and relative insignificance of the presidency of the "United States in Congress Assembled" is apparent from the fact that John Hancock, elected to preside over that body in 1785, never served at all (owing to illness) and was not replaced until he resigned six months later. The Articles of Confederation provided for a rather weak government for the fledging nation, and the need for an overhaul was soon apparent. After only six years in operation, a replacement for the Articles of Confederation was proposed, and the United States, in Congress Assembled met for the final time on 2 March 1789. Before that year was out, the Constitution of the United States took effect with the inauguration of George Washington.

While I would love to visit the gravesites of the true patriots listed below consider the chronology of U.S. Presidents to have begun with the truly great man who first served in the office that was created for him by the Constitutional Convention in 1787.

President -- Term of Office

Peyton Randolph (VA) 5 September 1774 - 22 October 1774

Henry Middleton (SC) 22 October 1774 - 26 October 1774

Peyton Randolph (VA) 10 May 1775 - 24 May 1775

John Hancock (MA) 24 May 1775 - 1 November 1777

Henry Laurens (SC) 1 November 1777 - 10 December 1778

John Jay (NY) 10 December 1778 - 28 September 1779

Samuel Huntington (CT) 28 September 1779 - 10 July 1781

Thomas McKean (DE) 10 July 1781 - 5 November 1781

John Hanson (MD) 5 November 1781 - 4 November 1782

Elias Boudinot (NJ) 4 November 1782 - 3 November 1783

Thomas Mifflin (PA) 3 November 1783 - 30 November 1784

Richard Henry Lee (VA) 30 November 1784 - 23 November 1785

John Hancock (MA) 23 November 1785 - 29 May 1786

Nathaniel Gorham (MA) 6 June 1786 - 2 February 1787

Arthur St. Clair (PA) 2 February 1787 - 22 January 1788

Cyrus Griffin (VA) 22 January 1788 - 2 March 1789

Flowers Would Have Been Nice!

Did you hear about the fellow that was talking to his buddy, when he said, "I don't know what to get my wife for her birthday. She has everything, and besides, she can afford to buy anything she wants. So, I'm stumped." His buddy said, "I have an idea. Why don't you make up a certificate that says she can have two hours of great sex, any way she wants it. She'll probably be thrilled!" So the first fella did just that. The next day his buddy asked, "Well, did you take my suggestion? How did it turn out?" "She loved it. She jumped up, thanked me, kissed me on the mouth, and ran out the door yelling, 'I'll see you in two hours'."

Sometimes Other Things Get in The Way Though ...

You have a lot of energy and drive but it's important not to let ego enter into the equation. Help others out of the desire to do right by them. Don't be pushy or come off as a know-it-all.

I Agree...

Ill-fitting clothes
The classiest outfit can be a sartorial nightmare if it is too baggy in the bum or if a button at the chest is pulling. Be sure that your clothes have mobility--no too-tight pants or too-narrow skirts. Pachter advises buying clothes at department stores with on-site tailors. If you're current closet doesn't fit because you've gained or lost weight, seek out a neighborhood tailor to adjust it. Just a few tweaks to a poorly fitted pantsuit can take you from frumpy or bumpy to authoritative.
If you have to tug at ... don't wear it!

My Boss Loves To See My Lace!

Undergarments showing
With the plethora of specialized undergarments available to consumers (clear and convertible bra straps, for example), there is no excuse for bulging panty lines and peek-a-boo bra straps or thong tops. Many department and specialty stores, including Victoria's Secret, even have trained staff to measure you for size and assist in finding the proper fit.
Just A lttle glimpse helps

I Love to Show Off!

See-through clothes Summer materials such as organza and liquid jersey look and feel cool and pretty, but in the light of a staff meeting, they can reveal the outlines of your legs — and much more. The best solution is to check out your ensemble in a bright, naturally lit room before leaving for work. Always wear transparent blouses over camis or under jackets; transparent dresses and skirts should be layered over a slip or leggings. Ginger Burr of Total Image Consultants notes that buying clothes with lining — especially white pants and skirts — is always a safe choice.
I always felt this was appropriate attire for my job ... do you?

What Skills Do You Lack?

Too-short skirt Wearing a micro-mini may send the message that you're trying to compensate for skills you lack in other areas. Also, the knee is a visual anchor, says Barbara Pachter, an etiquette expert. People's attention will be drawn downward when they approach you, instead of toward your face where it should be. Save your minis for after office hours and, while it doesn't need to be knee length, put on a skirt that you can sit down in without showing too much thigh.

Showing too much thigh is not I am concerned with when I am sitting down in my short skirt! I do like flashing my surprise.

Just Trying To Get Ahead!

Too much cleavage Showing too much cleavage at work is the No. 1 fashion faux pas. Studies show that women who dress in sexy attire in a professional environment are more often passed over for promotions than women who dress more conservatively. Bottom line: If you want to get ahead, ditch the low-cut top.

In my business too much cleavage = big tips

Friday, July 24, 2009

Catsuits Are My Favs!

Catsuits are a recurring costume for fictional characters in various media, as well as for entertainers, especially for use in musical performances. They are sometimes referred to as "bodysuits", especially in reference to a full-body suit worn by a man (although bodysuit usually refers to a legless garment); catsuit is typically used only in reference to women. The catsuit has been identified as a film-makers costume of choice for stealth.In films like Irma Vep, Les Vampires and Heroic Trio, crime and catsuits are featured together, as well as its major original use in Alfred Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief. A trend of bodysuits was observed by film reviewer Alan Farrell in his book High Cheekbones, Pouty Lips, Tight Jeans, and a number or occurrences of the garb in films were mentioned - Charlize Theron in Aeon Flux, Mila Jovovich in Resident Evil, Jennifer Garner in Elektra, Halle Berry in Catwoman, Carrie-Anne Moss in The Matrix, Angelina Jolie in Lara Croft, Kate Beckinsdale in Van Helsing, and Underworld, and Raquel Welch in Fantastic Voyage. The trend of leather and vinyl catsuits were identified as an attempt to redefine the gender role of women through films. Theresa L. Geller described the catsuit as a part of the Hollywood tough chic paradigm in an article published in the journal Frontiers. That view was shared by Sherrie A. Inness in her book Action Chicks, which also included computer games and professional wrestling in that paradigm. The Action Heroine's Handbook describes the catsuit as one of the three options of the first rule of thumb described in the book: "Dress to accentuate your best physical assets". Action Chicks: New Images of Tough Women in Popular Culture by Sherrie A. Inness describes catsuits as an iconic garb of female TV and film characters.

Celebrities Flaunt It!

Spandex is Never Too Tight!

Spandex—or elastane—is a synthetic fiber known for its exceptional elasticity. It is stronger and more durable than rubber, its major non-synthetic competitor. It was invented in 1959 by DuPont chemist Joseph Shivers. When first introduced, it revolutionized many areas of the clothing industry.
"Spandex" is a generic name and not derived from the chemical name of the fiber, as are most manufactured fibers, but an anagram of the word expands.
[1] "Spandex" is the preferred name in North America; elsewhere it is referred to as "elastane".[citation needed]
The most famous brand name associated with spandex is Lycra, a trademark of
Invista (formerly part of DuPont). Such is the prominence of the Lycra brand that it has become a genericised trademark in many parts of the world, used to describe any kind of spandex. Invista discourages such use, protecting its trademark vigorously.
Other spandex trademarks include Elaspan (also Invista's), ROICA & Dorlastan (
Asahi Kasei) and Linel (Fillattice).

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Busy For a Few Days.. See You Soon

Great Price!

A man was reading the paper when an ad caught his eye: $500 Porsche! New! The man thought that it was very unusual to sell a Porsche for $500, and he thought it might be a joke, but thought it was worth a shot. So he went to the lady s house and sure enough, she had an almost brand new Porsche. "Wow!" the man said. "Can I take it for a test drive?" Unlike what he expected, the man found that the car ran perfectly and took it back to the lady s house. "Why are you selling me this great Porsche for only $500?" "My husband just ran off with his secretary, and he told me I could have the house and the furniture as long as I sold his Porsche and sent him the money."

Friday, July 17, 2009

What Type of Volunteer Work... I'm Looking!

Unless you feel connected to your locale, you are liable to feel a strong sense of uselessness. Look for volunteer work -- not necessarily for its own sake but to gain experience and meet connections.