Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fast Food, Bank Errors, & Dress Codes

Changes coming in the fast food industry:

Should food stamps be used to buy unhealthy food?

Changes should be coming in the foreclosure industry:

If I was in charge this would be enough for me to make the bank pay a gigantic penalty.

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Does the employer have the right to impose a dress code?


The answer to yesterday's who said this quote was Albert Einstein. Today's quote is "Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education." This dude was born in 1835 and died in 1910. He had both a pen name and a birth name, most known by the pen name. He was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty. However, he lacked financial acumen. Though he made a great deal of money from his writings and lectures, he squandered it on various ventures, in particular the Paige Compositor, and was forced to declare bankruptcy. He was born during a visit by Halley's Comet, and predicted that he would "go out with it" as well. He died the day following the comet's subsequent return. He was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age. William Faulkner called him "the father of American literature." He patented three inventions, including an "Improvement in Adjustable and Detachable Straps for Garments" (to replace

suspenders) and a history trivia game. Most commercially successful was a self-pasting scrapbook; a dried adhesive on the pages only needed to be moistened before use. If you fill in the blank in the following quote; "Never the ________should meet", you should be answer the question of Who Said today's quote?

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Good People, An Update, & Cars.

CONGRATULATIONS to the University of South Carolina for winning the 2011 College World Series baseball championship. I now think that the father did the right thing by quitting his job to see his son play. On another subject stay tune as Friday or Saturday there will pictures of the official blog dog who also hails from South Carolina.

People doing good things.

An update on a previous story on the blog:

Weird Laws

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Yesterday's answer was James Monroe. We have ran out of presidents so we are now starting famous quotes in history. I will give the quote and a little about the person making the quote and then you will tell me who he or she is. "If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut." He was born in 1879 and died in 1955. Born in Germany he became a very famous physicist. He published more than 300 scientific papers along with over 150 non-scientific works. His warnings to and meetings with FDR led to the Manhattan Project. Despite being white he was a member of the NAACP and fought for civil right. If you think of relatives if might help you answer who is this. Wait. Maybe it is relativity and not relatives you need to think of. Who is the author of the quote?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dust, Getting Upright, & Schooling Gender

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Sometimes it takes a while to get upright:

Is the following school getting it right?

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Yesterday's president was Calvin Coolidge. Today's president was quoted as saying, "The American Continents, by the free and independent condition which they have assumed and maintained, are henceforth not to be considered as subjects by any European powers." Born in 1758 and died in 1831. He was not Marilyn's brother. Florida was purchased during his reign. He served during the "Era of Good Feelings." Think of a Doctrine and the number five and you can answer the question, Which President Am I?

Monday, June 27, 2011

Going Ugly

First up is an article by a women suggesting that women should go ugly. The article is by Vicki Larson.

The statement in the article "women are more attracted to guys in relationships because they have "proven they can commit," at first surprised me. That was until I remembered that wild period right after college when we were doing the bar scene and a lot of my single male friends would wear wedding rings because women would pay more attention to them. Sad but true.

Next up is the rebuttal of the above article written by Tom Matlack.

I loved this quote from the article:

"The paradox of life is that we often have to fail utterly and completely before we can truly succeed. We are told over and over again that its what you have, and what you look like, that determines success when it is actually who you are that counts."

Now the two authors debate their articles:

Who do you think won? I am going to stick up for my gender on this one. I liked Tom's article better than Vicki's. Comment Away.


"After all, the chief business of the American people is business." Said the president that was born in 1872 and died in 1933. He became president after serving as vice president to a president that died in office. He was later elected for a second term. He was the honcho during the roaring twenties and before the great depression. Although known more by his middle name his first name was John. He spoke out in favor of the civil rights of African Americans and Catholics.[128] He appointed no known members of the Ku Klux Klan to office; indeed the Klan lost most of its influence during his term. If you know of the number thirty you can answer the question, Which President Am I?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

An Update Of Enlightenments

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven. " Thomas Fuller

I'm going to do next week first because I have a lot to say about last week which was a roller coaster of emotions.

On the agenda next week is three days and two nights at Mom's. Monday is a lunch appointment with an old friend. Today I am working on my blog, grocery shopping, cleaning house, mowing the lawn, and sending out some answers to e-mails. Friday starts the holiday weekend that I am sure will include a bbq.

Last week. Sunday was a lunch out with Mom. Monday was work day. Tuesday was a birthday jaunt for lunch and entertainment at Spirit Mountain Casino with mom and two of my favorite cousins. A beautiful day, 82 and Sunny. Made for a stunning drive. Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday were at Mom's. Saturday was errand day.

I really had a great birthday. One of the nicest ones I have ever had. It started with a surprise birthday picnic on Saturday and kept going until I received my last birthday card yesterday. One of the most pleasant things about my birthday was an enlightenment. If you have children you know you have impacted another human being's life. You have put your stamp on your sons' and daughters' lives. However, if you are single without children you just never know if you really impacted another human being's life.

When I met Jon shortly after I opened my CPA practice he was basically homeless and working out of the trunk of his car selling time for advertising on radio shows. When I sold my practice several year later he owned twenty Papa Murphy's, a house in Portland, a winter condo in Palm Springs, and rentals in California and Arizona. He became a millionaire many times over. I hadn't heard from Jon for two or three years. He called on my birthday and sang me the happy birthday song. When I told him I have told his story many times over the years because it is my favorite story of my years in business, you know what his answer was? "I couldn't have done it without you, your advise mad me a millionaire." I was kind of stunned by that. Pleased but stunned. I also asked myself the question, "If I can help make him a millionaire, why can't I make me one."

Suzie worked for me for about a year. She was really beautiful Very young but beautiful. Her dad had never been in her life. She would confide in me some stories. I would just listen and if she asked would give her some advise. She is now happily married. She is now a flight attendant. On my Facebook page on my birthday she posted the following:

"Happy Birthday to one of the MOST wonderful and amazing people I have ever known in my life! You were such a mentor in my younger years and I will always thank you that. I am truly blessed to call you William J. Dahn aka Bill my life long friend! I HOPE YOUR BIRTHDAY IS AS SPECIAL AS YOU ARE! XOXO'S ♥ Hugs, your friend."

I really never knew I ever mentored anyone. I loved the picnic, the drive and day at the casino was amazing, the number of happy birthday wishes on Facebook were overwhelming, the cards I got were more than expected and were just so enjoyable, the gifts were beautiful, the love shown to me on the special will last forever but the thing I will most take away from a birthday that I was originally dreading is the comments from Jon and Suzie.

The blog is now yours. Update me on your lives! Share your joys, concerns, what you did last week and what is on the agenda for next week, post anything you damn well please. In other words, comment away.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Time, Sleepovers, and Mom Likes Me Best.

The answer to yesterday's president was James A. Garfield.

First up is a little bit of a warning about time and clocks:

Next up is about sleepovers. But I think where the sleep over is being held will surprise you:

For the final article it was a choice of a column about why women should ugly down or one about what gender of baby we prefer. The ugly women article talks about why women should purposely hide their beautiful features and when there is a choice chose ugly. I chose the baby article because Mom likes me best:

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Friday, June 24, 2011


Day three at Mom's. Looking forward to sleeping in my own bed tomorrow night.

Finding home:

Finding family:

Finding your inner ESP:;_ylt=AoAzz2vbb6GVlcwJly.oAf6s0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTRjM2pma3YxBGFzc2V0A2xpdmVzY2llbmNlLzIwMTEwNjIxL2h1bWFuc21heWhhdmVtYWduZXRpY3NpeHRoc2Vuc2UEY2NvZGUDbW9zdHBvcHVsYXIEY3BvcwM4BHBvcwM1BHB0A2hvbWVfY29rZQRzZWMDeW5faGVhZGxpbmVfbGlzdARzbGsDaHVtYW5zbWF5aGF2

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Yesterday's answer was Ronald Reagan. Today's president was quoted as saying , "I have seen the sea lashed into fury and tossed into the spray, and its grandeur moves the soul of the dullest man; but I remember that is is not the billows, but the calm level of the sea from which all heights and depths are measured." The president was born in 1831 and died in 1881. Was the cat named after him? He was the second US president to be assassinated. He had the second shortest term of any president. The number twenty will lead you to the answer, Which President Am I?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cancer, Health Care, & Dads.

Day two at Mom's. Since my overnight hospital stay I adopted a new way to think and to control my stress. Basically it is take a deep breath and not react. It sure does make the stays here a lot more fun.

First up is some good news on cancer:

Then a bit of sad news. It is just really tragic that in America a man found himself in this position:

Since we aren't really that removed from Fathers' Day an article on a good dad. Or is he good dad? You decide.

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Yesterday's answer was Herbert Hoover. Today's president was quoted as saying, "I don't know. I've never played a governor." Actor first. Communicator second. Governor third. President fourth. Born in 1911 and died in 2004. Jelly beans and the number forty will help you to answer the question, Which President Am I?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Art, Dating, Dresses, & Driving.

First up this is for Pat. Here is a link to where you can see my friend Nancie's art work. This was a show she had at a salon. All the paintings on the bottom row are hers.

Today starts three days at Mom's. Saturday will be a new dawn for me because things will go back to normal.

Talk about an idiotic move by a dating site:

What is beautiful anyhow? We all have a different idea of it. Who left it up to them to determine what I think is beautiful?

How valuable are the dresses that you own? Here one I can't really afford to buy as a gift:;_ylt=AjJinhTHzjobDkBK_jHpZZqs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNlNXJ2ZTJtBGFzc2V0A25tLzIwMTEwNjE5L3VzX21vbnJvZQRjY29kZQNtb3N0cG9wdWxhcgRjcG9zAzEwBHBvcwM3BHB0A2hvbWVfY29rZQRzZWMDeW5faGVhZGxpbmVfbGlzdARzbGsDbWFyaWx5bm1vbnJv

I found the following article interesting:

It seems like the ban on driving doesn't even follow their own religious teachings.

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Yesterday's president was Dwight D. Eisenhower. Today's president was quoted as saying, "My country owes me no debt. It gave me, as it gives every boy and girl, a chance. I am indebted to my country beyond any human power to repay." Born in 1874 and died in 1964. He didn't take a salary as president, one of two not to do so. During WWI he was head of The American Relief Administration. When you think of the word damn and the number 31 you can answer the question, Which President Am I?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Pants, Bikes, & Animals.

None of us like saggy pants worn so low they might get got in shoe laces. Here is one for us:

Speaking of wearing your pants so low that your assets might be on display here is an article about why my good old Portland, Oregon is considered a little weird.

Moving on to a good animal story.

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Yesterday's president was George Washington. Today's president was quoted as saying, "If Americans want security they can go to prison." Born in 1890 and died in 1969. This five star general was a WWII hero was also president of Columbia University. He beat poor Adlai twice. The number 34 comes to mind. Which President Am I?

Monday, June 20, 2011

Let The Light Burn

Let's start out the week with a charming story:

The man is sure going to have some adjustments to make! I would like to know the circumstances that lead to him being homeless.

How do you feel about dress codes? For hospital employees?

I am still thinking this one over. Maybe there shouldn't be bare skin for health reasons. I'm just haven't made up my mind yet on whether or not I am for or against the dress code.

How long do your light bulbs last?;_ylt=AvWYltGQa3d31Rc2Qv6c9nqs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTY1ZjA5YmgwBGFzc2V0A3RpbWUvMjAxMTA2MTcvaHR0cG5ld3NmZWVkdGltZWNvbTIwMTEwNjE2dGhld29ybGRzb2xkZXN0bGlnaHRidWxiaGFzYmVlbm9uZm9yMTEweWVhcnN4aWRyc3NmdWxsaGVhbHRoc2NpeWFob28EY2NvZGUDbW9zdHBvcHVsYXIEY3BvcwM5BHBvcwM2BHB0A2hvbWVfY29rZQRzZWMDeW5faGVhZGxpbmVfbGlzdARzbGsDdGhld29ybGQzOXNv

I wonder who they are going to leave the light bulb to in their will.

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"The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freeman, or Slaves. Our cruel and unrelenting Enemy leaves us no choice, we have therefore to resolve to conquer or die." Born in 1732 and died in 1799. This words were part of the orders he issued as commander in chief. One week after these orders were issued the troops destroyed a statue of the King, melted it down, and used it as bullets for their army. Some wanted him to be king but he refused. He then became president. If you know of cherry trees and the number one you can answer the question, Which President Am I?

Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Surprise Update.

Happy Fathers Day Everyone. May this be a great day for anyone that had a positive impact on a child's life.

Last week. One dinner out, two seminars, two nights three days at Mom's and a picnic that turned out to be a surprise party for me. My brother's eldest daughter, Kelli, was visiting from Wyoming so my sister but together a picnic without me knowing it. Due to rain it was held at Mom's house. Kelli and her three kids (her husband was at work). Kristi, her husband, and their two children were there. Greg, his wife and eldest daughter were there. Kelli, Kristi, & Greg are my brothers' kids. Of course Mom, Sis, and brother-in-law were there. Three of by brothers cousins were there as was their aunt Ginger. And of course me. Nineteen in all.

There is nothing like the love of children. It is so pure. You can click on all pictures to make them larger.

This is from Emma, Kelli's youngest daughter, Charlie.

This is from Emma, Kelli's next eldest daughter:

This is what Kelli's eldest son, Grover, made for me:

These are the players, Emma, Grover, yours truly, and Charlie.

On the agenda for next week is a ton. The caregiver is on vacation for her birthday so there are some extra days in there. Today and Tomorrow are errand and work days. Tuesday my sister and my Mom are taking me to the casino for my birthday. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday are at Mom's. I'm not sure if I will miss days on the blog but there is a chance of that. I am really looking forward the week starting the 26th. One dinner engagement and one night at Mom's. Life gets easier.

What is on your agenda for next week? What was on your agenda for last week? Tell me all about your lives, inquiring minds want to know.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Quote from a TV dad, Ben Cartwright, "When a man knows something, he really knows deep down in his heart that he doesn't have tp prove it or argue it, just knowing is enough."

From today's OREGONIAN, statistics on fathers:

46 percent of fathers say they had at least one child outside of marriage.

46 percent of dads say that dads today play a bigger role than they did twenty to thirty years ago. 45 percent say they are less involved.

57 percent say that it is more difficult to be a dad today than it was twenty to thirty years ago.

27 percent with kids 18 or younger live away from at least on of their children which is double the percentage in 1960.

Married fathers who live with their children spend about six and a half hours a week on child care. This is up about 3 percent from 1960. Better but it is still half the time mothers put in.

13 percent of fathers with a college degree have children outside marriage compared with 56 percent of those that didn't finish high school.

Age makes a difference with 75 percent of fathers ages 20-24 having children out of wedlock, 36 percent for fathers between 35-44.

Here is an article about the top twelve dads throughout history:;_ylt=AlNz.9Os5s6HggpW2.JNbVys0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTQ1bTJva2pyBGFzc2V0A2xpdmVzY2llbmNlLzIwMTEwNjE4L2hpc3RvcnlzMTJtb3N0ZG90aW5nZGFkcwRjY29kZQNtb3N0cG9wdWxhcgRjcG9zAzgEcG9zAzUEcHQDaG9tZV9jb2tlBHNlYwN5bl9oZWFkbGluZV9saXN0BHNsawNoaXN0b3J5MzlzMTI-

Rules for new fathers:

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No new president until Monday. This is from Pat about yesterdays' answer:

"William Howard Taft. I remembered some (probably apocryphal)
story about him getting stuck in a bathtub. Maybe he did and
maybe he didn't, but I did find this little piece of info:

"Big Bill" was over 300 pounds and 6'2". Needing a big bathtub,
he had a 7' long 41" wide tub installed that could accommodate 4
normal-sized men."

Friday, June 17, 2011

Fugitive, Women, & 39

First up today is what our high school kids are up to:

That is just to stupid for words. My guess is some innocent person on the way home from work or shopping our an evening outing is killed when they run into a car without headlights. I hope there are steps taken to outlaw "Fugitive" before some gets hurt or dies from stupidity.

Women are better at some jobs then men. Men are better at some jobs then women. That is reality. But I think you might be surprised at what jobs women are better at:

One of the items on the list supports the article we read a while back about how he invested.

Does the number 39 mean anything to you? Nope, doesn't to me either. However, check out the following article because it means something to some people:

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Yesterday's president was FDR. Today's president is quoted as saying, "Four years is rather a short time in which to work out great governmental policies. Six years as better." Born in 1857 and died in 1930 this dude is known is being the heaviest president. He is also the only president to serve on the highest court in the land as its head honcho. Which president am I?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Back From Boredom

I'm back. Done with the seminars and two nights at Mom's. I am home for a couple of hours then back to Mom's for a couple of days.

The first seminar was on Estate and Trusts tax returns. The second seminar was about Social Security and Medicare. The following is what we play for:

Some states don't bother with taking attendance so you get the credit whether you sign the attendance sheet sent out the last hour of the seminar or not. Sign in you are good to go. Oregon is a lot more anal than that. You sign in in the morning and sign the attendance sheet in the afternoon.

The dinner at Nancie's went well. She is an excellent cook and I really liked her friends. There was another couple there and I was glad for that. It kind of gave us more to talk about. Right before her friends got there Nancie told me that Chris was her ex husband. That was kind of weird but he was really nice. They were married very young and only married for a couple of years. They were just to young. He and his new wife, also named Chris, have been married thirty years. They were really interesting to talk to because they are retired and traveling the world. I also found out that Nancie is an excellent painter. She has held her paintings and held show at several art galleries.

Looking for a gift for Fathers' Day or other occasions? Here is a good idea for one:

I kind of think that Anthony Weiner needs the kind of training mentioned in the following article:;_ylt=AuACHIg1eeaAsRAa22ONdkqs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTV2djNjM242BGFzc2V0A3RpbWUvMjAxMTA2MTYvaHR0cGhlYWx0aGxhbmR0aW1lY29tMjAxMTA2MTZob3dicmFpbnRyYWluaW5nY2FuYm9vc3RpbnRlbGxpZ2VuY2V4aWRyc3NmdWxsaGVhbHRoc2NpeWFob28EY2NvZGUDbW9zdHBvcHVsYXIEY3BvcwM5BHBvcwM2BHB0A2hvbWVfY29rZQRzZWMDeW5faGVhZGxpbmVfbGlzdARzbGsDaG93YnJhaW50cmFp

I'm really looking forward to getting home tonight around eight and then start knocking of the items on my to do list tomorrow. There are only fifty-five items on my to do list.

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Tuesday's president was U.S. Grant. Today's president was quoted as saying. "To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generations of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny." He was born in 1882 and died in office in 1945. He said these awards as he accepted his party's nomination for a second time. These words were said as a reference to the economic depression going on at the time but would soon take on a new meaning. You really have enough information right now to know who this president is but if you need more form an attachment with the number 32. Which President Am I?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Criminals, Hearts, & Veggies.

First up today is one of those dumb criminal stories we all love:

Next up today an amazing story and good news about hearts:

Did you every wonder why some apples taste funny?

Comment Away and remember there will be no blog entry tomorrow and if there is one Thursday it will be late in the morning.


Yesterday's president was William McKinley. Today's president was quoted as saying "No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted." This president that was considered one of the worst presidents in history was born in 1822 and died in 1885. He said this during the Civil War. His nickname became "Unconditional Surrender." If you know the number eighteen then you can answer the question, Which President Am I?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Duct Tape Festival or Cow Chip Throw?

Sometimes I like to use personal life experiences to help others. How do you tell when you should call 911 when you are having chest pains?

Sounds like you call 911 whenever you have chest pains.

Now that you are healthy you need some suggestions of places to go. How about a cow chip throw or duct tape festival?

Where are you going? Anything on the list that interests you?

Why do doctors lie? Do you want to know the answer to that question?;_ylt=Aj_6zn.Q2N7.9UoPnhCDz7ys0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNrcDhzbXEyBGFzc2V0A3RpbWUvMjAxMTA2MTMvMDg1OTkyMDc3Mjc0MDAEY2NvZGUDbW9zdHBvcHVsYXIEY3BvcwM5BHBvcwM2BHB0A2hvbWVfY29rZQRzZWMDeW5faGVhZGxpbmVfbGlzdARzbGsDam9lZmliYmVybWR3

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"The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation." Born in 1843 and died in 1901 he said this in a proclamation regarding The Philippines. The whole thing started with the sinking of The Main. He is best known for winning intensely-fought elections by fighting for gold and high tariffs, for leading the nation to victory in 90 days in the Spanish American War, and for forging a Republican coalition that, with one interruption, dominated national politics until the 1930s. If you know the number 25 then you can answer the question, Which President Am I?

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Back To Health Update

I'm am back to full health. Yesterday I finally got my energy back to one hundred per cent. I found out two things, I was sicker than I thought I was and the recovery process is longer as you get older. I'm really glad to be where I was before the hospital causing illness.

Last week. Sunday was Mom to lunch. Monday was an intended day of rest but mom got really ill. She didn't really remember where she was and couldn't remember the name of her second son. It really scared the heck out my sister and I. It turned out to be a bout with low blood sugar. She recovered and is fine. Tuesday was actually a day of rest. Wednesday was an accounting seminar in the morning and at Mom's in the afternoon and at night. Thursday was at Mom's all day. My friend Nancie came over in the afternoon to treat Mom's feet and mine. Friday was a day of rest but I started feeling good enough to do some exercises to get my strength back. Saturday I was feeling pretty well so I took my clothes to the dry cleaners, went to the pharmacy, grocery shopped, and went on a mission to see how to get to Nancie's house. In between there I also took Mom to lunch. In addition I bought some Fathers' Day and get well cards for various friends and relatives.

Next week is one of those from hell. There will definitely not be a blog entry on Wednesday and there may not be one on Thursday as well. Today I am going to the movie Super 8. Tomorrow Nancie invited me to dinner at her house to meet some friends of hers. I know how to get there now so I will be on time. Tuesday is an all day accounting seminar and then the night at Mom's. Wednesday is an all day accounting seminar and then the night at Mom's. Thursday is at Mom's all day. Friday and Saturday are recovery day. You all will be proud of me though, when I saw how full my schedule was and not wanting a relapse I called a client and delayed a work assignment. I've been with this client since 1980 so I knew he would be understanding and he was. That really does take the pressure off.

The blog is now yours. Fill me in on our lives. That really is the thing I enjoy most, hearing about what is going on with you.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Happy Saturday

Yesterday's president was John Quincy Adams. Trivia returns Monday.

We are only going to do happy things today. The first is a video from DanaRae that was sent to her by M.J.

I could watch this video over and over, it is just so down charming.

Next up is a happy sports story:

Good for Lopez for stepping up to the plate.

I am closing with a couple of good stories, all in one link:

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Grads, Foods, & Intrigue

Happy Friday. In the second in a series of articles, more about today's graduates.

I was really surprised at some of the statistics in the above article. Non-traditional graduates are almost forty percent.

A little advise now on how to get rid of food:

Do you use the small test? Or are you more careful than that?

Intrigue right on Facebook:

I am pretty stunned at some of the stuff in the article.

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"I am a man of reserved, cold, austere, and forbidding manners; my political adversaries say, a gloomy misanthropist, and my personal animals, an unsocial savage." Born in 1767 and died in 1848. I spoke these words when I was secretary of state. As the eldest son of a previous president I excelled at being a foreign diplomat. My wife and I hardly spoke when we were in the White House. Dad was before me but if you know the number six you can answer the question, Which President Am I?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Sucker For Love

Yesterday's president was Zachary Taylor. I am at Mom's and didn't bring my presidential cards with me so there is no president of the day.. Some type of test will return tomorrow I'm just not sure which one. I am still recovering from the bought that took me to the hospital. The indigestion is gone but the fall out is still ongoing and I have a couple of more days, if my guess, before I get back to full health.

OK, I admit it. I am a sucker. I am a sucker for love and love stories. One of my biggest regrets is that I've never found true love. The woman would have got one heck of a husband and I would have gotten support and grounding, And someone to be there through the good times as well as bad. Wouldn't it have been great to live the life this couple has:

Want to know how Warren Buffet made his millions:

Closing out the day with customer service.

I certainly would have ranked waiting a lot higher than they did.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Slow News Day Number 2.

Another slow news day so I am reduced to articles about how to grocery shop:

I've kind of gotten away from The Dollar Tree as I found their stuff wanting.

Next up I am reduced to posting an article on how to rehab in style.

The most interesting article today is on an early letter by Hitler.

I am kind of stunned that his hate for Jews came in 1919, yet when he ran for chancellor that the people of Germany either ignored that hate or were unaware of it.

I'm also going to recommend a book by Erik Larson IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS. It is about an American Diplomat and his daughter assigned to Germany in 1933. They get sucked in by Nazi proganda and then can't get out. It is a true story.

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Yesterday's answer was LBJ. Today's president was quoted as saying: "My life has been devoted to arms, yet I look upon war at all times and under all circumstances to be avoided if compatible with national honor." Born in 1784 and died in 1850.. He was a national war hero. His military career lasted four decades and several wars. His nickname was Old Rough & Ready. He was the last president to own slaves while in office. If you know the number 12 you can answer the question, Which President Am I?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Slow News Day

I'm late today because it has been a slow news day and finding any articles not about Weiners was difficult. First up. Did you know how you decorate your house could make you look older or younger?

I agree with the statement in the article that furniture you can't sit in not only makes the house look old but what is the point?

Did you ever wonder what the millionaires did with their tax cut?

Kudos to these millionaires for wanting to pay their fair share.

Even wonder what of the famous diets are the best? Now you will know:

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Yesterday's president was Andrew Jackson, today's president was quoted as saying.

"All Americans must have the privileges of citizenship regardless of race." Born in 1908 and died in 1973 said this in a speech at a joint session of congress proposing a bill that would ban unfair voting restrictions that were being used to prevent blacks from voting. His first term in office was not an elected on but he was elected to his next term for six years in office. He could have ran again and completed ten years in office but he declined to run. He is one of only four people who served in all four elected federal offices of the United States: Representative, Senator, Vice President and President, If you know the number thirty-six you can answer the question, Which President Am I?

Monday, June 6, 2011

Today's Woman

We are celebrating women today.

First up is a woman that stayed calm under the worst of circumstances.

Next up is a success story. A woman took a thousand dollars and became a millionaire.

Next up is a woman than turned her life around:

I'm not sure how I feel about an one time addict having the ability to prescribe drugs.

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"One man with courage makes a majority" He was born in 1767 and died in 1845. He used the veto more often then the previous six presidents. His followers created the modern Democratic party. He was nicknamed "Old Hickory" because of his toughness and aggressive personality that produced numerous duels, some fatal. He was a rich slave owner who appealed to the masses of Americans and fought against what he denounced as a closed undemocratic aristocracy. If you know the number seven then you can answer, which president am I?

Sunday, June 5, 2011

A Sick Update

Last week. I was at Mom's Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday Morning; Got sick on Thursday and spent a day in the hospital. Friday I rested all day and I am doing the same today as the indigestion came back. Saturday I took Mom to lunch and mowed the lawn as I was feeling pretty good.

This upcoming week I have a morning seminar on Wednesday and am at Mom's that night and Thursday. Monday is doing a set of books for a client. Tuesday is not doing much because I am working on feeling good. Friday is probably a movie.

There is no entertainment updates as all the show I have watched are done for their seasons. I don't watch So You Think You Can Dance or The or The Bachelorette. If any of you do and want to post summary, feel free to.

DanaRae needs some prayers for he Mom. Dona and The Shankster need prayers for themselves. Pat needs good vibes while she is waiting for the result of some big time tests. If you know of anyone else in our group that needs some prayers or vibes please let us know.

And update me on your life! Fire Away

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Food, Old People, & Bad People.

The food pyramid is out:

What were prehistoric women and men like?

The five worst people in history:

I'm not so sure I would agree with the high school's choice. My five worst people would be; Hitler, Ted Bundy, Ben Laden, Wesley Alan Dodd, and Jack The Ripper. Who would your five worst be?

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The answer to the last president was James Polk.

Friday, June 3, 2011

No Blog Entry Today

No blog entry today. Spent last night in the hospital and I am really tired. I had chest pains all day yesterday and finally at midnight I called 911. They took me to the emergency room. After four hours in the emergency room I finally was admitted to the hospital at 4 A.M. They kept me over night just to be sure. Two enzyme tests came back normal. Twelve EKG's came back normal. Blood pressure was high because I was scared. Finally it was determined that I had severe indigestion. They gave me a couple of prescriptions and released me about an hour ago. I feel really good now and was glad it wasn't the heart. I did learn that if you have indigestion and you burp a lot it can cause that area in the middle of your chest right below the boobs to hurt tremendously. Almost like broken ribs.

I will return with a blog entry tomorrow. Today I am sleeping.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Scary Things.

Eleanor Roosevelt as quoted in the following article, "do one thing you fear everyday." A woman took that to heart. She jumped from airplanes and swam with sharks. Yes the most what she found the most frightening thing to do is something I have done once. It only lasted a couple of minutes but I did it and maybe could do it again.

What would be the most frightening thing for you to do?

A couple of days ago we shared pictures of a nine million dollar house that DR indicated was to big to clean. So day we have just the house for DR:

I don't think I could live in this house, could you?

The story of the teacher that sang to her class while there was a gang war going on outside the classroom has went viral. There has been over a million views of her video on You Tube. The story has been in all the main newspapers in the U.S. She has won bravery awards from her city and country. Now in fairness, I am sharing an article where the teachers probably didn't you the best of judgment:

Good idea? Are you wondering what church went on a field trip there? Sounds like a fun church to me.

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The answer to yesterday's president was Rutherford B. Hayes. Today's President is quoted as saying, "In truth, though I occupy a very high position, I am the hardest person in this country." Born in 1795 and died in 1849, the quote was taken from his diary on 1-18-47. Most historians agree with him as he accomplished much in his one term in office. Some even believe he worked so hard that he accelerated his death. During his term the U.S. Naval Academy and the Smithsonian Institution opened. The groundbreaking for the Washington Monument, and the issuance of the first postage stamps in the United States also took place. He negotiated the splitting of the Oregon Country and helped lead America to a victory in the Mexican-American War. Scholars have called me the "least known consequential president" of the United States. Eleven has always been my favorite number. Which president am i?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Head Shakers & Heroes.

Want an article that is just make you shake your head and maybe even tick you off? Read the following:

That is just so wrong on so many levels.

From the bad to the good:

Smart teacher.

From the good to the catty. Men being catty, that is.

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The answer to yesterday's president was Chester A. Arthur. Today's president was quoted as saying, "He serves his party best who serves the country best." He was born in 1822 and died in 1893. He said these words in his inauguration address to soothe bitter feelings over his election which was decided just days before he took the oath after months of dispute. His victory was given to him by a special Congregational committee. After a scandal where it was said that blacks were prevented from voting. If you know the number nineteen you can answer the question, Which president am I?