Funny how quickly things can change. If you read yesterday's post, Ron lost his job-the place was closing the doors today. Well, Ron's back to work (at the same place) ! His boss called yesterday (from wherever he is) and apparently they ARE NOT closing the shop- at least for a few more weeks. He asked Ron if he was still on board. Ron, of course played hard to get! The bosses wife called later, asking him to stay for as long as they stay open. Now we sit & wait for him to lose his job again- for the 3rd time!
On to some Friday Fragments
You know what really irks me? Drivers that use their cell phones while driving. But you want to know what bugged me almost as bad?
The other day, I was passing the middle school just as they were preparing to release the kids. Here was a lady, pulled over (good) on her cell phone. She was 1/2 in the road, in between the two parking lots they have at the school (bad). It's a small road. Buses were coming and going, and traffic had to literally stop and take turns to pass her.
Now I want to know...instead of blocking traffic, why couldn't she have pulled into one of the two parking lots?
Do you want to know what's even worse? Drivers that write Friday Fragments on a little scrap of paper (while driving down the road) after driving past the road blocking cell phone chatting woman. Now who would do a thing like that?
Did you know that you can multiply any number by 9, and the answer will always equal 9?
Check it out:
This even works for larger numbers...
9x125= 1125 (1+1+2+5=9)
9x999= 8991 (8+9+9+1= 27; 2+7=9)
I figured this out a few years ago when I was working at a school helping kids who were "at risk".
Cool, huh? Tell your kids- they can always check their answers that way!
More interesting stuff
Do you know what a Hoodoo is? I didn't either. See page 45 for the answer. Oh yeah, there are no pages on this blog. The answer is at the bottom of this post :-)
Winter is coming, so here are a few facts...Ok, some of you are already experiencing winter-like conditions!
Did you know that you lose between 7% and 55% of your total body heat through the head. THAT's why your mother insisted you wear your hat! She loves you & wants you to be warm1
and... that 10 inches of snow is equal to about 1 inch of water. Heavy wet snow (oh yeah, New York lake effect!)has 4-5 inches of snow to one inch of water.
Ba-Humbug!Ok, I guess Secret Santa just isn't going to happen! I only had 2 responses, so I'm calling it off. I know it's a tough economy and we're all busy. I just thought it would be fun. Hey, we have fun anyway! Maybe we can do a holiday recipe exchange or something...hmmmm...
Virtual Girls Night OutOk, time to whoop it up with Ann & the gals. If you haven't already done it, get your tail over to Ann's and add your blog links.
Bye, see you later...
OOPS! I forgot some thing you say?
Oh yeah! A hoodoo is a fanciful name for a grotesque rock pinnacle or pedestal, usually of sandstone, that is a result of weathering in a semi-arid region. An outstanding example of a hoodoo occurs in the Wasatch Formation at Bryce Canyon, Utah. And that is a Hoodoo! Just thought you should know!
And one last tidbit- If you're looking for a laugh, read the 1st article I ever had published HERE