*I rarely answer my phone anymore. Every other call is some kind of uninvited marketing call. Sales calls where the caller is talking about mortgages, the IRS, student loans — not that I have no interest in these topics, but if I ever do, I’m sure I can choose how I go about getting more info. I think back to the days when I did practically anything to support myself. Outside of artistic endeavors like modeling, singing or even acting — I’ve bottled medicines, sold coffee supplies and yes, even did some of those unsolicited calls.
But the difference here is one call in particular, and we’re being warned that its a scam; and that you should hang up immediately if you hear these five words. Continue reading →
*Note to parents who are sending young children off to school, teachers have got your number. And not in the they can call you anytime way; more so in the behavior department. They know when it was you, not the child, who really completed that project. They realize too that when you are all up in their face complaining that you had no idea the field trip was on Friday, its because you haven’t been reading the letters they’ve been sending home with the child all month long.
Teachers continue to voice their frustrations in staff meetings and principals offices because obviously, trying to speak to parents, words often fall on deaf ears.
So in an attempt to help them out, here is 6 things they SO wish you would stop doing…pretty please.
If a child asks for help, find ways to be their assistant while allowing them to connect to the task as much as possible.”–Signed, your child’s teacher
Teachers say there is a marked difference in the behavior of a child who has contributed to his or her own project. This versus the child who had absolutely nothing to do with it. DON’T DO YOUR CHILD’S HOMEWORK FOR THEM!
“We can tell the difference between something made by the parents and something made by the children—call it a trick of the trade. The proudest, most connected kids are the ones who actually did the project themselves, with wonky letters crawling up the sides of the page and half glued-in photographs with the tops of people’s heads missing. They light up as they share their work, whereas the children who didn’t contribute wear glazed expressions.”Continue reading →
*If you’re left-handed, like me, you’ve probably heard many of the myths attached to it. Some studies, though unproven, have even claimed lefties are more likely to develop conditions like dyslexia, ADHD, and psychological issues as severe as schizophrenia (damn!); and if you go way back, to the Middle Ages, when ANY differences were given the side-eye, lefties were associated with “the devil” and witchcraft. Heck, even as late as the 20th Century, lefties were forced to write with their right hand. Hmm…I think I remember this happening to me.
On the other hand, now that a lot of those myths have been debunked, and replaced by more recent FACTS (OK, ok. I may be a bit biased) that say southpaws have a greater capacity to think broadly, which makes for a great presidential quality; and we’re better in bed.
*If you never subscribed to the belief that if it ain’t your time to die, no matter what happens, you just ain’t gonna go — well, Doug Bergeson of Wisconsin has proof that should leave no doubt.
Bergeson had been working on framing in a fireplace at his home near Peshtigo in northeast Wisconsin, when his nail gun accidentally fired, and a nail ricocheted off a piece of wood and went straight into his chest.
Now that right there could’ve spelled the end, but it was obviously NOT time for the man to go.
If doesn’t even sound like he freaked out at all. Instead, he reportedly walked calmly to his truck (arguably in shock), got in and drove himself to the hospital. He then parked his pickup truck in the lot and walked into the emergency room.
I can only imagine other people in the waiting room, seeing him, mouths agape, stepping out of the way to allow him access to the front of the line.
*Howard and Danielle Taylor are living the life of their dreams. As self-proclaimed “serial entrepreneurs,” they have not only developed successful businesses — yes, that’s intentionally plural — they have also traveled to 19 countries, seen three wonders of the world, and invested in real estate.
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*In a case of whose dog is it, a woman and a man are fighting over ownership of a cute little poodle. In a recent episode of ‘Judge Judy,’ TV magistrate Judith Sheindlin put her no nonsense approach to the test…again.
A video recap shows a woman who says she legally purchased the dog, and a male opposing litigant who says the dog is his. In an attempt to get to the bottom of this quickly, Judy tells a woman in the court to bring the little dog in.
She does so, amidst the oohs and aahs from people seated in the courtroom.
*I Love Lucy was one of the funniest TV shows ever. The black-and-white series originally ran from October 15, 1951 to May 6, 1957 on CBS and it was the first scripted television show shot on 35mm film before a live studio audience. The show garnered five Emmys.
According to FilmMakerIQ.com each show included 300 viewers from the first shoot until the last, and there were many “one take” scenes.
Later, Desi Arnaz, the real life husband of Lucille Ball, revealed the comedic actress works better when real people are watching her performance.
Everyone watched I Love Lucy — no matter what race or culture — we loved the shenanigans of that crazy redhead and the frustrations and gentle reprimands of her handsome, Latin musician-husband, Ricky Ricardo.
But did you know that ‘Ricky Ricardo’ was not the original name the network came up with for Lucy’s hubby?
Uh-uh. They had something else in mind.
Do you think we would’ve felt the same about this Latin lover if his character was named Larry Lopez?
Let me get that for you…
Here’s some more never heard before FUN FACTS about ‘I Love Lucy’ and its incredible cast!Continue reading →