It was a minty-fresh controversy at the Michael Jackson wrongful-death trial. The defendants, Michael's concert promoters, brought delicious peppermints to the trial, which were enjoyed by jurors and Michael's mother. The Jackson family lawyers objected to this cool, refreshing candy gift, and it was ruled that any further sweet, sweet candy brought to the trial must be given to the baliff before the jury enters the room.
I guess I can see the logic here. If lawyers could hand out candy to jurors at any trial, it would only be a matter of time before this got out of control. Jury room: "Well, I know he strangled all those people, but the Junior Mints were delicious! He can't be all bad!"
If you're thinking about changing careers, but don't have a college degree, here are the top jobs that don't require one, based on current earnings and job-demand!
We'll count 'em down, like Casey Kasem!
2. Communications equipment mechanic
1. Web developer (Median salary $75,000!!!)
My favorite is at #11, which is pest control worker, also known as exterminator. If I wasn't a deejay, that's what I'd do. In fact, I might moonlight and earn a few extra bucks! The chemicals don't bother me, and I like the outfits!
This is the time of year when my wife Lisa really shines. All our birthdays are over the next couple months, and nobody is better at making each birthday special than Lisa. Gifts, decorating, making cakes, making everybody's favorite meals, she does it all. We are very lucky! My son's 14th was yesterday.
Here's my homemade ant-moat, which so far has kept most of the ants off the hummingbird feeder. I say most, because somehow a couple have gotten through, but that's okay.
Unless the "Moses Of The Ants" comes and parts this sea of tap-water, I forsee no further ant problems.
1. Wire from an old clothes hanger
1. Mott's applesauce cup
1. Dab of caulking around hole
And the winner is (dramatic pause...) Lilac!
My daughter carefully considered all the names suggested (thanks!) and did some very scientific experiments which involved calling her to see which one she responded to best. Okay then, Lilac it is!
She's doing great! She's starting to get the idea that she'll get a little chicken-flavored dog treat if she goes to the bathroom outside, instead of on the rug by the stairs, so that's progress.