In Montana, the state legislature has approved a bill that will allow drivers to keep any deer, moose or elk they hit and kill with their car. The bill originally allowed other fur-bearing creatures and game birds to be kept as well, but this was removed.
This bill comes as a surprise to the millions of people who were unaware that you COULDN'T already eat roadkill. Does that mean our squirrel taco night has been illegal all these years?
If you've got seasonal allergies, get ready, because experts say it's going to be a bad year! An unusually wet winter nationwide has produced a bumper-crop of ragweed pollen and other allergens. The season will start sooner and end later than usual!
Expects say it helps to wear a hat and sunglasses, which can keep pollens out of your hair and eyes. And have your tissues and medications ready early this year!
For me it's something in tall, dry grass that burns my eyes in the summer. So that's why it looks like I'm crying all the time in the summer. Don't worry, It's just allergies!
America's Twinkie Crisis might soon be over! The Twinkie shortage which has pitted brother against brother in a knock-down-drag-out fight for the last few remaining Twinkies may be coming to a close.
The company which has agreed to buy Hostess out of bankrupcy says they should have Twinkies and other products back on the shelves by this summer!
As a side note, they also make Pabst beer. So maybe you could dunk 'em! Twinkies & beer, America's best snack!
I had a very good plan today. Got a good night's sleep and was definitely going to get things done today! I was going to finally join that gym in our neighborhood and start working out! Oh, and while I was out I was also going to get the oil changed on my car, which I don't think has been done in about 12,000 miles.
But then I got a nice message from a friend on facebook and it took me some time to respond. And started reading some funny news stories from Google News. Had to check on a couple of the radio industry gossip boards to see if anyone mentioned me. (No, thankfully!) One thing lead to another on-line, and then it was time to go to work.
Those other things? I'm sure I'll get to them eventually. Probably tomorrow.
I spent another 2 hours today staring up at this view at the dentist's office again today, as he drilled and drilled another cavity. If he kept drilling he'd have struck oil and we'd both be rich.
Back in 2nd grade they showed us a movie starring Jiminy Cricket that said that if you brush your teeth, floss, and get regular checkups, you'd never get cavities. Well, if there's one thing I take seriously, it's a movie starring an insect with a top-hat, and I've been brushing, flossing and getting regular dental care ever since.
And yet, for the past several years, my mouth has been a money-sucking disaster area. Fillings, crowns, root canals, you name it. The darn things are pretty much falling apart, just like they did to my parents! And yet I know people who've been to the dentist maybe twice who floss once a year who have perfect teeth. So, I'm beginning to think that it's got a lot to do with genetics, as well as that stuff Jiminy told me to do. Jiminy wouldn't lie to me.
Dear birds at my backyard feeder (shown here),
Due to family budget cutbacks, I will no longer be refilling this feeder every other day. You guys were emptying the darn thing in about 18 hours, and at $14.00 a bag for birdseed, this was really starting to add up. It was either college for my kids or birdseed, and we made the tough choice.
Beginning now, I will refill it once every weekend, so you can come and eat out of it when we're all home to watch. During the week, you're on your own. Find some bugs or something.
I'm sorry about this, and if I win the lottery or perhaps win a truckload of birdseed on a game-show (it happens!) I will make every effort to fill it regularly.
Thanks for all the singing!
My son is a math/science/computer kid, and is greatly entertained by the idea of "Pi Day" as in 3.14 on March 14th. So, surprise dinner at my house was (thanks, Lisa!) pot-pi, apple-pi and pi-napple juice! By the way I have never eaten a pot pie (sorry, "pi") without severely burning the inside of my mouth. Don't worry, I'll be able to taste again in about 3 weeks!
And now, one more thing to be afraid of: killer dolphins! The Ukranian navy has been training 5 dolphins to find mines and attack enemy divers with special dolphin knives. 3 of the dolphins apparently had enough of the Ukranian navy and escaped from a training excercise. There is speculation that the dolphins were trying to find mates. This news was a blow to the people of the Ukraine, who were unaware they had a navy.
Okay, now THIS would get me to work harder. A company called Advance Medical has what they call "Beer Cart Fridays" where they come around and serve beer to every employee! The CEO says it's "paying huge dividends!" There's a limit of one per worker, which is probably for the best.
Now, excuse me while I try to find our station's "suggestion box!"