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Stamps and Faithful Marriage

  Until around 1970, these stamps (Quality or Green) could be collected and “redeemed” for small appliances or such. They are significant to me because my wife’s family was driving to redeem some stamps when they saw me hitchhiking and picked me up. The rest is history! 51 years of …

Yellow Jacket Stings

Yellow Jacket Stings

If you didn’t know, yellow jacket stings hurt – a LOT! A humorous (true) story Yellow Jacket Stings Today, I got caught in a nest of yellow jackets. They stung me at least 4 or 5 times on my face and ears plus more on my arms. And, I am …

Food Portions

Food Portions

Have you ever considered how many natural foods come in single serving sizes?  Here are some examples that come to mind (random order) :   Bananas Apples Oranges Asparagus stalk Onion Watermelon Baby carrot Brussel sprout Jerky (16 oz pack) Spinach leaf Crawfish sack String bean Leave a comment about …

malapropism examples

Brothers Malaprop

A malapropism is the “misuse of words ridiculously, especially by the confusion of words that are similar in sound.” Explanation & examples included in this article by Archie Bunker, Yogi Berra, Stan Laurel, & present-day, famous people. Hilarious!

Trip from China to Taiwan

China to Taiwan – a difficult trip

Ever heard the phrase, “You can’t get there from here?” Well, although it is possible, Google Maps (step 10) suggests that the trip from “China” to “Taiwan” is going to be pretty difficult. Try it yourself.  Visit maps.google.com and enter “Dongjing Dao, Fujian, China to Bali District, Taiwan” (without quotes) …

sugar powered cars

Cars Powered By Sugar?

Could automobiles run on sugar rather than gas?   This sounds strange but it could be considered “thinking outside the box.” According to my calculations (see note1), a 120 lb person will only burn about 65 calories while walking a mile. You can get that many calories in about four …