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.. and believe me.. it’s not a very big handbag AT ALL!!

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  • Keys
  • Electric Bill (this month)
  • Electric Bill (last month)
  • Letter from the Youth Group addressed to Spaz
  • Battery Charger for my digital camera
  • Receipt that is for the store
  • Check Book
  • Post It Pad
  • Wallet
  • Dentyne Spearmint Gum
  • Receipt for roller blandes
  • Extra pair of glasses
  • Gas receipt
  • Part of a geneology chart for my grandmother and siblings
  • Rough draft of a post
  • Digital Camera instruction booklet and warrenty
  • Paycheck stub
  • Accountant’s business card
  • Another paycheck stub
  • Rachet screwdriver with interchangable heads
  • USB cord
  • Grocery list
  • Receipts for easter flowers
  • Attorney Business Card
  • ATM receipts
  • My ATM Card
  • Cheif’s ATM Card
  • Store’s ATM Card
  • Whistle
  • More keys
  • 14 pens
  • 2 pencils
  • 3 lighters
  • Unopenned pack of Hall’s
  • Caramex lip balm
  • Empty plastic memory card holder
  • Bottle cap
  • 13 paint chips in different hues
  • 2 quarters
  • 1 nickle
  • 1 penny
  • 1 paperclip

DID YOU KNOW…

  • At its deepest point, an iron ball would take more than an hour to sink to the ocean floor.
  • Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
  • There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
  • A shark is the only fish that can blink both eyes.
  • The longest one-syllable word in the English language is screeched
  • On a Canadian two-dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament Building is an American flag.
  • There are more chickens than people in the world.
  • No word in the English language rhymes with month,orange,silver, or purple

IF YOU THINK 99.9% IS GOOD ENOUGH, CONSIDER THIS…

  • 12 newborns would be given to the wrong parents each day.
  • 114,500 mismatched pairs of shoes would be shipped each year.
  • 18,322 pieces of mail would be mishandled every hour!
  • 2,000,000 documents would be lost by the IRS each year.
  • 2 planes landing at Chicago’s O’Hare airport would be unsafe every day.
  • 315 entries in Webster’s Dictionary would be misspelled.
  • 20,000 incorrect drug prescriptions would be written each year.
  • 880,000 credit cards in circulation would turn out to have incorrect cardholder information on their magnetic strips.
  • 291 pacemaker operations would be performed incorrectly.
  • 5.5 million Cases of soft drinks produced would be flat.

I’m going to apologize in advance if I already posted this… I write here and there all day in different formats and I sometimes I can’t remember who I told what.

At any rate .. the rugs in the house are disgusting. They were disgusting back when Chief and I were dating but now after two dogs, they’re worse then disgusting. We were contemplating having new rugs put in but with the square footage of the house, it would have run around 3 grand. I don’t want to spend 3 grand on a rug. And it isn’t because we just rent the house because I live there.. don’t plan on going anywhere.. so if I want something particular, I’m more then willing to shell out for it.

No. The reason why I won’t put that much out is because of the kids and how they trash everything. I’m not down with having something costing that much money be ruined within an hour.

But underneath the carpet, there are hard wood floors. I always wanted hard wood floors!! A guy who happens to work for a company that restores hardwood floors was working on a house in our neighborhood and happened to stop in the shop for lunch. Him and Chief got to talking and hopefully he’ll give us a good price for the work.

Can’t wait. Once the rugs are out I can finally paint.. get new curtains.. get new blinds.. redo the bathroom..

Now, I just have to find the time to do all that!!

Here’s some funny stuffI don’t skinny dip… I chunky dunk

  • Dear IRS: I would like to cancel my subscription. Please remove my name from your mailing list.
  • I only have a kitchen because it came with the house
  • I’m not 40-something. I’m 39.95 plus shipping and handling
  • I don’t have hot flashes. I have short, private vacations in the tropics
  • If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother
  • A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands
  • Born Free. Now I’m expensive.

Okay… enough of my whining today!!

Here’s something I came across that scratched my noggin:

THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW

  1. The longest one-syllable word in the English language is SCREECHED
  2. DREAMT  is the only English word that ends in the letters MT.
  3. Almonds are members of the peach family.
  4. The symbol on the “pound” key (#) is called an OCTOTHORPE.
  5. The dot over the letter ‘i’ is called a TITTLE.
  6. Ingrown toenails are hereditary.
  7. The word SET has more definitions than any other word in the English language.
  8. UNDERGROUND is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters UND
  9. There are only four words in the English language which end in -DOUS:  tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
  10. The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVOLCANOCONIOSIS. The only other word with the same amount of letters is PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVOLCANOCONIOSES, its plural.
  11. The longest place-name still in use is TAUMATAWHAKATANGILHANGAKOAUAUOTAMATEATURIPUKAKAPIKIMAUNGAHORONUKUPOKAIWENUAKITANATAHU, a New Zealand hill.
  12. Los Angeles’s full name is El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size, LA
  13. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
  14. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
  15. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  16. In most advertisments, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
  17. Alfred Hitchcock didn’t have a belly button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery.
  18. Telly Savalas and Louis Armstrong died on their birthdays.
  19. Donald Duck’s middle name is Fauntleroy.
  20. Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
  21. The muzzle of a lion is like a fingerprint – no two lions have the same pattern of whiskers.
  22. Steely Dan got their name from a sexual device depicted in the book THE NAKED LUNCH.
  23. A pregnant goldfish is called a TWIT.
  24. The Ramses brand condom is named after the great phaoroh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.
  25. There is a seven letter word in the English language that contains ten words without rearranging any of its letters, THEREIN: the, there, he, in, rein, her, here, ere, therein, herein.
  26. Duelling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
  27. John Larroquette of “Night Court” and “The John Larroquette Show” was the narrator of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”
  28. The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra’s “Its A Wonderful Life”
  29. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
  30. It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  31. It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up.The frog throws up its stomach first, so the stomach is dangling out of it’s mouth.Then the frog uses its forearms to dig out all of the stomach’s contents and then swallows the stomach back down again.
  32. Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them; a fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.
  33. The male gypsy moth can “smell” the virgin female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away.
  34. The letters KGB stand for Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti.
  35. The name for Oz in the “Wizard of Oz” was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence “Oz.”
  36. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
  37. STEWARDESSES is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
  38. To TESTIFY was based on men in the Roman court swearing to a statement made by swearing on their testicles.
  39. The combination OUGH can be pronounced in nine different ways.The following sentence contains them all “A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.”
  40. The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is UNCOPYRIGHTABLE
  41.  FACETIOUS and ABSTEMIOUS contain all the vowels in the correct order, as does ARSENIOUS, meaning “containing arsenic.”
  42. Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.
  43. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.
  44. The word “Checkmate” in chess comes from the Persian phrase “Shah Mat,” which means “the king is dead”.
  45. The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of lore when the engines were pulled by horses.The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight
    staircases.