Thursday 5/16: According to a new study, owning one of these can lower your risk of heart disease... What is it?
Answer: A dog
Wednesdsay 5/15: The average woman spends $15,000 over the course of her lifetime replacing this. What is it?
Tuesday 5/14: The average mom and dad spend $62.25 a weekend on this. What is it?
Answer: A babysitter
Monday 5/13: Nearly 20% of money couples spend, without telling each other, goes toward THIS…What?
Answer: Lottery Tickets
Friday 5/10: Nearly 40% of American's have done this while in the kitchen... What is it?
Answer: Cook along with a cooking show
Thursday 5/9: Nearly 50% of American homes have one of these... What is it?
Answer: House Plants
Wednesday 5/8: 1-in-3 women say they'd change this about themselves if they could... What is it?
Answer: Their laugh
Tuesday 5/7: It’s 70% more likely that your boss did this today, and you didn’t…what is it?
Answer: Go out to lunch
Monday 5/6: THIS is a task we do on average about every two years... What is it?
Answer: Clean out the glovebox
Friday 5/3: THIS is the second most popular beverage in the world... What is it?
A new survey has figured out how the average career goes by-the-numbers. And the average person has one office romance in their lifetime. Here's what else you can expect throughout your career...
--Six different jobs at six different companies, plus four interviews at companies that decide not to hire you.
--Twelve pay raises.
--Three major work arguments and 875 minor ones.
--125 sick days...and you'll show up late 188 times.
--One time getting laid off or fired.
--And 45,500 cups of coffee.
I was invited to attend the American Red Cross Heroes dinner at the Antlers last Thursday. What an honor! There are so many wonderful people in this world who do great and selfless things everyday. It's so nice to hear their stories. One of the awards went to Linda and Randy Watson. They put on the Patriots Festival and Ride for Heroes last year at Mountain Shadows Park. I was honored to be the emcee for the event, so it was a special moment to see them win the award. It was such a fun and moving event.
I have to also congratulate Jay Cimino for winning the Red Cross Humanitarian award. Thanks for all you do Jay!!!
It really was an amazing and inspiring group of award winners. If you'd like to check out their stories, check out http://www.coloradoconnection.com/
Here's a pic with me and the group "Reveille 3." They were awesome entertainment for the evening!
Wednesday Captain Dan was awared the first ever "Hungers Hope Award" for his work for Care & Share!
WOW! I think this would have given me a mini heart attack after opening the trunk! (Tammy)
Early Tuesday morning, police in Kalamazoo, Michigan had a run in with a deer that was SUPPOSEDLY dead. It happened while they were checking on some guy in a parked car outside a hotel. The man told the officers that he'd hit a deer earlier in the night...and that it was in the trunk of his car, so he could take it home and eat it. He didn't get to do that. Because when one of the cops went to look in the trunk, the deer jumped out, stumbled around, then ran off into the woods.
The cops said the deer looked perfectly fine, and was probably just stunned.
(Tammy) I saw this and thought it was pretty cool. It's always fun to look back and see how predicitons turn out...
Five Things Experts in 1988 Predicted We'd Have By Now...
and Three Predictions They Missed:
If you haven't heard about this yet, back on April 3rd 1988, the "Los Angeles Times Magazine" had a cover story predicting what life would be like in 2013.
It's now 25 years later, and a class at USC is looking back to see how accurate the predictions were. Here are five things the article got right:
#1.) Every car would have a computer in it, and be able to drive itself. Cars have had computer systems for years . . . and there are self-parking cars, as well as the Google Car that drives itself.
#2.) Computer navigation systems for driving . . . similar to GPS.
#3.) Video chat systems . . . like Skype.
#4.) A, quote, "personal portable computer about the size of a three-by-five card" . . . which sounds a lot like a smartphone.
#5.) Schools with satellite campuses connected over computer networks . . . and computer screens for walls. Most colleges offer long-distance and online courses now . . . and wall-mounted "Smart boards" are part of many classrooms.
And here are three predictions the experts MISSED on 25 years ago:
#1.) Robot cooks and maids. They thought those would hit the market in the late 1990s and be common by now. Other than Roomba vacuum cleaners, we're still waiting.
#2.) Hover cars. Experts said that magnetism would be used to lift cars off the road for a smoother ride . . . That hasn't happened, but apparently the technology is expected to be ready soon.
#3.) Robot pets.
of all the excuses to not exercise...have you ever used this one before?
My dog Izzy wants to jump along with me everytime I get on the mini tramp. LOL (Tammy)
Here are 15 things that turn THIRTY YEARS OLD this year.
--The Swatch watch.
--The debut albums from both "Weird Al" and R.E.M.
--Plinko on "The Price is Right".
--"Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi" and "A Christmas Story".
--The American minivan. The Dodge Caravan debuted in November of 1983.
--The Disney Channel, "The A-Team", and "Reading Rainbow".
Wow what a great weekend! If Friday didn't get you in the mood for Spring, I don't know what will! Just a beautiful day. Decided to go to the Zoo with my mom, niece and Great Nephew. Apparenly, everyone had the same idea! Lots of people were enjoying the sunshine :) The new Elephant exhibit was open....it's not quite finished, but it is amazing!!! The animals were pretty activie on Friday too. Got a chance to see the Grizzly up close and personal as he was taking a bath right in front of the window. It was sooooo cool!
Saturday was the big St. Patricks Day parade and 5k. My promotions director, Laura, and I decided to actually run this year. It was pretty cold out but once we got running it was a blast. Over 3000 runners all decked out in green. Happy to say we made it to the end and didn't die. LOL! First 5k of the season in the bag!
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Things Were Better Before...
Remember the old days? When everyone was polite, there were only three TV channels, and families actually talked during dinner instead of just staring at their cell phones?
A new survey asked people to name things that aren't as good as they used to be. And people had NO PROBLEM rattling off a MASSIVE list. Here's the top 15:
#1.) Manners and politeness.
#2.) The weather.
#6.) Public transportation.
#11.) The police. (The actual police, not STING. LOL!)
So, is ANYTHING actually BETTER than it used to be? Only FOUR things got positive rankings in this survey: Restaurants...cars...vacations...and fashion.