Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Quote for the Week


A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
               Unknown

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Books of June



You May Also Like:  Taste in an Age of Endless Choice.  An interesting book about how we make choices about food, music, art, beer and other things. Many facts and bits of trivia.  Sometimes confusing, but overall, a book that helps you understand how people think.



A man accidentally kills his neighbor's son while he is hunting.  In an act of contrition he gives up his own son to his neighbor.  What happens after is a long, rambling tale that would have read better if a third of it had been cut.  Do we really need to read about every point in a volley ball game>  It gets moving toward the end, but getting there is somewhat of a chore.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Sunday, July 10, 2016

More Fun Facts I Bet You Didn't Know

1. There are more words that indicate disliking  than words that indicate liking.

2. People will make higher offers for a house with a pool if they're buying during the summer.

3. Oregon and New Jersey are the only states that do not allow customers to pump their own gas.

4.  At least two of our middle ear bones evolved from reptiles' lower jaw bones.  They were part of the chewing mechanism.

5. All Neanderthals that have been discovered were right-handed.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Five Fun Facts I Bet You Didn't Know

You use more muscles when you eat food you don't like than when you eat food you like.

The left side of the face is more expressive than the right and therefore, has more and deeper wrinkles.

Readers prefer fonts that are easy to read but they remember information written in fonts that are harder to read.  (Maybe they have to pay more attention.)

The most popular baby girls' names in the early 20th century were Virgie and Mittie.  Ever met anyone with those names? The most popular baby girl's name in 2016 is Emma.  The most popular baby boys' names in the mid-1970's were names that ended in the letter N.  The most popular baby boy's name in 2016 is Liam.

Thomas Kinkade is the only artist who has a Lazy Boy recliner that bears his name.


All the above facts can be found in the book You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice by Tom Vanderbilt

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Quote for the Week

Don't Be Beautiful

They keep saying beautiful is something a girl needs to be,
But honestly!  Forget that.  Don't be beautiful.
Be angry, be intelligent, be witty, be klutzy, be interesting,
be funny, be adventurous, be crazy, be talented.
There are an eternity of other things
to be other than beautiful.
And what is beautiful anyway
but a set of letters strung together to make a word?
Be your own definition of amazing, always.
That is so much more important than anything beautiful, ever.

Nikita Gill
 

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