Sunday, January 30, 2011
No Super Bowl watching for me
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Quiz: What Should Your Birthstone Really Be?
The emerald represents harmony and patience - two concepts you totally embody.
Like emerald wearers, you value growth. You're always looking to change for the better and to help others to change.
You think that everyone deserves the chance to start from scratch. You believe in rebirth.
You balance your heart and your head. You listen to both intuition and reason.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Starbucks Trenta would be too much for me
Friday, January 21, 2011
What's your (new) sign?
Sofia Whitcombe began her day with the startling realization that she might not be exactly who she thought she was.
“My whole life, I thought I was a Capricorn,” the 25-year-old New York publicist said. “Now I’m a Sagittarius? I don’t feel like a Sagittarius!”
Exactly what I am thinking. I sure don't feel like one either. And as I said earlier I will always be a Capricorn in my mind.
Here are what the supposed new dates for each sign are and the new sign:
YOUR REAL HOROSCOPEAstrology buffs who follow the stars should be using these dates, reflecting where the stars currently are aligned (note: the days overlap because the periods don't begin and end at midnight): Capricorn: Jan. 20-Feb. 16.Aquarius: Feb. 16-March 11. Pisces:March 11-April 18. Aries: April 18-May 13. Taurus: May 13-June 21. Gemini:June 21-July 20. Cancer: July 20-Aug. 10. Leo: Aug. 10-Sept. 16. Virgo: Sept. 16-Oct. 30. Libra: Oct. 30-Nov. 23.Scorpio: Nov. 23-29. Ophiuchus:* Nov. 29-Dec. 17. Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20.
* Discarded by the Babylonians because they wanted 12 signs per year.
Notice how some of the date ranges have changed only a little. Apparently someone born on August 24 is no longer a Virgo, but someone born on September 16 still is a Virgo. May 15 is apparently still a Taurus but May 24 is no longer a Gemini. And notice how Virgo is said to now run from September 16 to October 30, and Scorpio is now said to be just for six days November 23 through 29. The new sign Ophiuchus runs after Scorpio and before Sagittarius.
Just who are we? No doubt most people will always feel they are what they always thought they were. Those who believe in reading horoscopes may be want to read both of their apparent signs just to be on the safe side.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Quiz: What Color is Your Birthday?
You are the blunt type. You give it to people straight, whether they want to hear it or not.
You are a bit self centered at times. You put your own interests first, but you'd argue that everyone does that.
While you love to be flattered, you're pretty good at flattering other people back.
You can make anyone smile or laugh. You have a talent for saying the right thing at the right time.
Quiz: What Does Your Birthdate mean?
Spiritual and thoughtful, you tend to take a step back from the world.
You're very sensitive to what's going on around you, yet you remain calm.
Although you are brilliant, it may take you a while to find your niche.
Your creativity is supreme, but it sometimes makes it hard for you to get things done.
Your strength: Your inner peace
Your weakness: You get stuck in the clouds
Your power color: Emerald
Your power symbol: Leaf
Your power month: November
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
More of my Sun Drop Experience
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Discovering Sun Drop Soda
I first learned about Sun Drop soda about 10 years ago, but until now it was never sold anywhere near me. On New Year's Eve, on the way to work, I stopped at Walmart to use their restroom and on the way out of the store, I spotted a display of bottled soda including Sun Drop. The man who was stocking the stuff said that Sun Drop is like Mountain Dew. I was aware of that fact from what I have read about the stuff. But this was the first time I had ever seen it for sale anywhere near where I live. I was tempted to go back to Walmart after work to buy a bottle (they're selling it for 88 cents) but totally forgot. Yesterday, however, I went and bought two bottles--one of regular and one of diet.
Sundrop has maintained popularity in many parts of the southernUnited States and parts of the Midwest, including Wisconsin and western Minnesota. Like other regional drinks with a cult following, fans outside bottling areas have been known to pay large amounts to have the drink shipped to them.