Thursday, August 31, 2006



Here are a few photos that were taken today on the OBX, I got the off of one of the OBX messageboards. MICKEY


Keith got the riddle right again.
ANSWER:Why couldn't Mother Goose eat her soup?
The dish ran away with the spoon
Today's riddle:
I hope I'm going to make this one harder .
What stinks when living and and smells good when dead?


The largest pearl ever found weighed 14 pounds (6.4 kg).

Buddy Ebsen was originally cast as the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz, but was allergic to the silver body paint.

Angel Falls in Venezuela is the highest waterfall in the world at 3,212 feet (979 meters).

The distance from the surface of Earth to the center is nearly 3,700 miles (5,955 kilometers).

The longest river is the Nile River in Africa at 4,160 miles (6,695 kilometers) long.


It looks like we are going to have couple of soggy days in here in CH. It started raining here last night around 8pm and it has rained steady most of the night. The National Weather Service says we could receive 4-8 inches from the remnants of TS Ernesto, the intensity of the rain should pick up later today. It looks like the OBX could get just as much rain and a lttle more wind than we will get here in CH. The CH football team is suppose to scrimmage Midlothian tonight at home tonight, but that game is probably in jeopardy. There a couple of colllege football games of interest tonight, Boston College plays at Central Michigan and South Carolina plays at Miss ST., those are just two af many Div I and I-AA games. The Reds lost again last night and thats all I am going to say about that. I hope everybody stays dry today. MICKEY

Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.
John Wooden

1886, an earthquake rocked Charleston, S.C., killing up to 110 people.
1954, Hurricane Carol hit the northeastern Atlantic states. Connecticut, Rhode Island and part of Massachusetts bore the brunt of the storm, which resulted in nearly 70 deaths.
1969, boxer Rocky Marciano died in a light airplane crash in Iowa, a day before his 46th birthday.

Broadcast journalist Daniel Schorr is 90
Baseball Hall-of-Famer Frank Robinson is 71
Singer Van Morrison is 61
Football coach Tom Coughlin is 60
Actor Richard Gere is 57
Singer-composer Deborah Gibson is 36
Actor Chris Tucker is 34

Wednesday, August 30, 2006


Flashlights got their name because early batteries had such a short life, they were flashed on and off to conserve energy.

The ancient Egyptians invented bowling as far back as 5200 BC.

In 1929, a postage stamp was only 2 cents.

The ENIAC computer of 1945 is an acronym for Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer.

Dalmatians are born without spots.


The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch from this evening thru Friday evening for the potential of flash flooding in this area. They say there is the potential for 3-5 inches of rain over this period, we need the rain but we don't need it all at once. Down on the OBX since midnight they have received 1.14 inches of rain from a stalled out front. The Reds no longer lead the NL wildcard after losing to the Dodgers 6-5, I think the Reds are done. There are 8 teams within 3 games of the NL Wildcard lead. I think the Crawford County Middle School has a game today (Scottie) but I don't know who the play, maybe Scott can fill us in on that. I have posted an old photo from the past of the first dog that I ever had Pepper sitting at the top of the steps , I am sure there allot of bloggers who remember Pepper. MICKEY

Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.
Joe Paterno

1862, Union forces were defeated by the Confederates at the Second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, Va.
1945, Gen. Douglas MacArthur arrived in Japan to set up Allied occupation headquarters

Country singer Kitty Wells is 87
Actor (''I Dream of Jeannie,'' ''The Bob Newhart Show'') Bill Daily is 78
Actress Elizabeth Ashley is 67
Comedian Lewis Black is 58
Country singer Sherrie Austin is 35
Actress Cameron Diaz is 34
TV personality Lisa Ling is 33
Seattle Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander is 29
Tennis player Andy Roddick is 24


Keith got the riddle right yesterday.
What can you pay your teacher,even if you haven't a cent?
You pay attention

Why couldn't Mother Goose eat her soup?

Tuesday, August 29, 2006


The Eiffel tower can vary six inches in height depending on the temperature.

Benjamin Franklin invented the rocking chair.

Acorns were used as a coffee substitute during the Civil War.

There is no salt water in salt water taffy.

The first drive-in theater opened in Camden, New Jersey, in June 1933.


Melanie got the riddle right. Way to go Melanie.
ANSWER:What kind of lion does not roar?
A dandelion

Today's riddle:
What can you pay your teacher,even if you haven't a cent?


Tropical Storm Ernesto on it's current track could bring us some much needed rain here in CH either Thursday or Friday. Some areas around got a pretty good storm last night but here in CH we barely got a drop. The Reds slide continued last night falling to the Dodgers 6-5 and with the loss there are 6 teams within 3.5 games of the Reds for the wildcard. The Green Bay Packers didn't fair much better last night losing to the Bengals 48-17, the Packers could be in for another long year, I just don't think there defense is to good. I have posted an old photo of a cookout at the beach, it looks like dad has everything on the grill under control as few fellow bloggers look on. I have also posted a photo from the beach that mom took yesterday. Well I am out soup now I hope everybody enjoyed it. MICKEY

Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal and don't quit until you attain it. When you do attain it, set another goal, and don't quit until you reach it. Never quit.
Bear Bryant

1944, 15,000 American troops marched down the Champs Elysees in Paris as the French capital continued to celebrate its liberation from the Nazis.

2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast near Buras, La.; the resulting floods devastated the city of New Orleans. More than 1,300 people died in Louisiana while an estimated 300 Louisiana residents died out of state; some 230 people perished in Mississippi. Property damage estimates were in the hundreds of billions of dollars.

Sen. John McCain R-Ariz., is 70
Actor Elliott Gould is 68
TV personality Robin Leach is 65
Country musician Dan Truman (Diamond Rio) is 50
Actress Rebecca DeMornay is 44
Actress Carla Gugino is 35
Houston Astros pitcher Roy Oswalt is 29
Actress Jennifer Landon is 23

Monday, August 28, 2006


Al got the ridddle right this weekend. Donna and Al are a good team.
ANSWER:What do you call a writing instrument that doesn't have any hair?
A bald-point pen.
What kind of lion does not roar?


The Tropical Orb Weaver spider spins a web over 18 feet (5.5 M) in circumference.

The Moose is the world's largest deer.

The Arctic Jellyfish can have a diameter of 7 1/2 feet (2.28 M) and tentacles stretching 120 feet (36.3 M)

The male Emperor Moth can smell a female 6.8 miles (11 km) away.


Well as you can tell the countdown to go back to school is almost at zero, however they still have a week to prepare for there students this year. I will also be at all the Colonial Heights schools today delivering paper products to the cafeterias. We need to keep a close eye on TS Ernesto, it looks like it my try to come up the east coast later this week after hitting the Gulf Coast of Florida. Speaking of weather we sure could use some rain around here in CH, it has been very dry this summer. It also looks like the temps will fall into the upper 80's by the end of the week. How about Tiger Woods yesterday, he won his 4th straight golf tournament, he just makes it look so easy, that's why he is the best golfer of all time. The Reds struggles continue as the fell again to the Giants, things are not looking to good for the Reds tight now. Donna and AL did yall take any photos at the Orioles game yesterday? Has anybody seen or heard from George and Mark, it just seems they have falling of the face of the earth. MICKEY

The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it.
Lou Holtz, he also has a new book that just came out

Today is Monday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2006. There are 125 days left in the year.
1609, Henry Hudson discovered Delaware Bay.
1916, Italy's declaration of war against Germany took effect during World War I.
1973, more than 520 people died as an earthquake shook central Mexico.
1988, 70 people were killed when three Italian stunt planes collided during an air show at the U.S. Air Base in Ramstein, West Germany.

Country singer Billy Grammer is 81
Former Defense Secretary William S. Cohen is 66
Baseball manager Lou Piniella is 63
Singer Wayne Osmond (The Osmonds) is 55
Olympic gold medal figure skater Scott Hamilton is 48
Country singer Shania Twain is 41 (photo right)
Actor Jason Priestley is 37
Country singer LeAnn Rimes is 24 (photo left)

Sunday, August 27, 2006


I don't think I am going to mention the Cincinnati Reds on the blog again, everytime I mention them here they seem to go on a losing streak. The Reds are now 2 games out of first in the NL Central and they just lead the NL Wildcard by .5 games over San Diego and there are host teams right behind San Diego. I know it's only preseason but the Redskins sure looked bad last night losing to the Patriots 41-0, they haven't looked good at all in any of there preseason games. Matt Kenseth made it a clean sweep at Bristol this weekend winning last nights Nextel Cup race, for a race at Bristol there wasn't to much excitement. Next week they race at the California Speedway before heading to RIR the following weekend. It appears that mom made it out past the breakers yesterday when she went to the beach, it must have been hot on the beach yesterday or it the ocean must have been mighty calm. Speaking of the ocean we need to keep an eye out for Tropical Storm Ernesto, I have posted what the computer models think about this storm. Me Ma Ruth, Les, Keith, dad and Donna either came by or made requests for some of Mickey's Famous Soup. If anybody else wants any I may have quart left. MICKEY

There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you.
Woody Hayes

1908, Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, was born near Stonewall, Texas.
1962, the United States launched the Mariner 2 space probe, which flew past Venus in December 1962.

Cajun-country singer Jimmy C. Newman is 79
Country musician Jeff Cook (Alabama) is 57
Gospel singer Yolanda Adams is 44
Actress (''Grey's Anatomy'')Chandra Wilson is 37
Baseball player Jim Thome is 36
Actress Sarah Chalke (''Scrubs'') is 30

Saturday, August 26, 2006


the crawford county eagles looked impressive in their first and only scrimmage of the young 2006 high school football season. they got off to a slow start against chattahoochee county, before settling down and winning by a score of 34-13. dusty(#61) started on the kickoff team and later played the 4th quarter on the offensive line. also at the game was scottie(bobby booche')woodfin making his season debut as head rapid hydration engineer.


Donna got the riddle right yesterday.
ANSWER:Where did the old Lady who lived in a shoe send her kids in the summer?
Weekend Riddle:
What do you call a writing instrument that doesn't have any hair?


Well I got up this morning and decided that I would make some of MICKEY'S FAMOUS HOMEMADE SOUP and it as cooking as type. I think I will have some x-tra soup if anybody would like some but it will be on a first come first serve basis and you must have a pot or container to put it in. It should be ready around 11am, jut call if you would like some. In NC high school football action last night Camden defeated First Flight 19-7 and Manteo beat Columbia 49-0, next week First Flight plays at Manteo. Down in Georgia Crawford County won there scrimmage handily, I can't remember what the score was but Scott will probably have a report from down there later today. Next week Crawford County opens there regular season traveling to Taylor County there arch rivals. I have not heard what Colonial Heights did last night at Nottoway, maybe one of or fellow bloggers will give us an update on what CH did. Next Saturday college football begins for most teams, Va Tech, Virginia, Georgia and East Carolina will all be in action. Fellow blogger A.G. will be officiating the Colgate at UMASS game, at least it will warm at UMASS this time of year. Matt Kenseth won last night Busch race at Bristol, Kurt Busch is on the pole for the Nextel Cup race tonight. ATTENTION, ATTENTION, all teachers must report to TUSSING at 8am Monday. MICKEY

Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.
Rita Mae Brown

1920, the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing American women the right to vote, was declared in effect.
1961, the original Hockey Hall of Fame was opened in Toronto.
1974, Charles Lindbergh — the first man to fly solo, nonstop across the Atlantic — died at his home in Hawaii at age 72.

Basketball hall-of-famer Tom Heinsohn is 72
Former Democratic vice-presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro is 71
Rhythm-and-blues singer Valerie Simpson is 60
Jazz musician Branford Marsalis is 46
Country musician Jimmy Olander (Diamond Rio) is 45
Actress Melissa McCarthy is 36
Actor Macaulay Culkin is 26

Friday, August 25, 2006


The Peregrine Falcon can swoop up to 217 MPH (350 km/h).

The Anchovy is a dwarf herring.

The Koala lives entirely on eucalyptus and does not drink water.

The Sloth grows green algae on its hair for camouflage.

The Sperm Whale can dive to a depth of over 8,000 feet (2,400 M).


Melanie got the riddle right. She was the first to answer and others agreed.
ANSWER:What goes from Maine to Flordia without moving?
The Highway


Where did the old lady in the shoe send her kids in the summer?


The Cincinnati Reds are now tied for 1st place in the NL Central with the Cardinals and lead the NL Wildcard by 1.5 games, they will continue there west coast trip tonight in San Francisco, GO REDS. We started delivering some paper products to the schools we serve yesterday and we will continue today going to two more school systems, the start of school is just around the corner. In NC they will enter there second week of high school football tonight, Camden 1-0 will be at First Flight 1-0 and Manteo 1-0 will be at Columbia 0-0, Colonial Heights has a scrimmage tonight at Nottoway. The Nextel Cup and Busch Series are racing at Bristol this weekend, I am sure there will be some people with some short fuses there and they might have to go to the penalty box for a few laps to cool down. I have posted an old photo from me and Scott's childhood years of aour friend Eric playing hockey. MICKEY

Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.

1916, the National Park Service was established within the Department of the Interior.
1950, President Truman ordered the Army to seize control of the nation's railroads to avert a strike.

Game show host Monty Hall is 85
Actor Sean Connery is 76
Talk show/game show host Regis Philbin is 75
Rock singer-actor Gene Simmons is 57
Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus is 45
Actor Blair Underwood is 42
TV chef Rachael Ray ("30 Minute Meals") is 38
Country singer Jo Dee Messina is 36
Model Claudia Schiffer is 36
Actress Rachel Bilson ("The O.C.") is 25

Thursday, August 24, 2006

checkout my sand castle

i worked all day and into the night to finish this. then high tide came in and wiped it out!


The Ribbon Worm can digest 95% of its own body when food is scarce.

The Swift is a bird that remains airborne for 2-3 years, during which time it sleeps, drinks, eats, and mates on the wing.

The African Earthworm can grow up to 22 feet (6.5 M) in length.

The Arctic Tern migrates 14,000 miles (22,530 KM) each way.


Keith got the right answer to the riddle.
ANSWER:What is black when you buy it,red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away.
Today's Riddle:
What goes from Maine to Flordia without moving?


Well after visiting the dentist yesterday I now have a sore shoulder, apparently I pulled a muscle in my right shoulder while sitting in the dentist chair. Everything else with my visit to the dentist went ok and I don't have to back to February. Well the Reds could have moved into 1st place tie yesterday but the lost to the Astros, they are still 1 game behind the Cards in the NL Central and still lead the NL Wildcard but there lead there is shrinking. College football starts 1 week from tonight for some teams, there are at least 10 games next Thursday, the majority of the teams don't play until next Saturday though. I have posted a photo of dad on the beach yesterday, it appears that I didn't nothing to do so he built this sandcastle, I think he did pretty good with it. Also mom sent me this photo of dad working on the laptop computer, it looks like he is getting pretty at using computers. MICKEY

Some think it's holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it's letting go.
Sylvia Robinson

In 1932, Amelia Earhart embarked on a 19-hour flight from Los Angeles to Newark, N.J., making her the first woman to fly solo nonstop from coast to coast.
In 1992, Hurricane Andrew smashed into Florida, causing record damage; 55 deaths in Florida, Louisiana and the Bahamas were blamed on the storm.

Actor Kenny Baker ("Star Wars") is 72
Football coach Mike Shanahan is 54
Baseball star Cal Ripken Jr. is 46
Talk show host Craig Kilborn is 44
Actress Marlee Matlin is 41
Basketball player Reggie Miller is 41
Country singer Kristyn Osborn (SheDaisy) is 36

Wednesday, August 23, 2006


The Albatross has the largest wing span of any bird at over 11 feet (3.05 M).

The Giant Salamander is the world's largest amphibian measuring up to 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 M) long.

The American Woodcock is the world's slowest flying bird.

The Ruppel's Vulture is the highest flying bird with altitudes recorded at 37,000 feet (11,277 M).

The Killer Whale is the fastest swimming mammal with a maximum speed of 34 mph (55 Km/h).

Dolphins always keep one eye open while sleeping.

The Giant Spidercrab is the world's largest crustacean with a claw span of 9 feet (2.74 M).


ANSWER: Mickey got it right.
What can be served but can't be eaten?
A tennis ball

Today's riddle
What is black when you buy it,red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away.


Well I have to go to one of my least favorite places today the dentist, even though it is just for a checkup I just don't like there. My head will probably be hurting tonight after all that grinding the hygenist will do, the only good thing is I won't have to go back for another 6 months. The Cincinnati Reds held on last night for 14-0 victory over the Astro's, the Reds will try to extend there winning streak to 5 games this afternoon when the meet the Astro's again, GO BIG RED MACHINE. Mom sent me this photo of a rainbow she took last night on the OBX, it looks like the photo may have been taken in Kitty Hawk. I talked to Scott last night and he said that his English teacher at MSC barely speaks English, he thinks he speaks better English than she does, he may transfer out of that class. Don't forget to vote in the ACC football poll. MICKEY

Truth is the only safe ground to stand on.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

In 1775, Britain's King George III proclaimed the American colonies in a state of "open and avowed rebellion."
In 1914, Japan declared war against Germany in World War I.

Actress Vera Miles is 76
Actress Barbara Eden is 72
Country singer Rex Allen Jr. is 59
Actress Shelley Long is 57
Actor-singer Rick Springfield is 57
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is 28
Country singer Shelly Fairchild is 29

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


I have created an ACC football poll to see who everybody thinks will win the ACC football title this year, remember don't vote with heart but rather who you think will win the ACC football title. MICKEY

Free polls from


Mickey got the riddle right.
ANSWER:What kind of candy would a doomed prisoner like to have before he is hanged?
A lifesaver.

Today's riddle
What can be served but can't be eaten?


The Cincinnati Reds picked up another victory last night 4-3, the Reds were trailing going into the bottom of the 8th inning but picked up three in the 8th and held on to beat the Astro's 4-3. The Reds maintain a 2 game lead in the NL Wilcard standings but trail the Cardinals by 2 games in the NL Central, its not to late for you Braves fan to hum on the badwagon. It sounds like Scott had a good day at MSC yesterday but how much could they have done on the 1st day MSC. I have posted an old photo of dad taken back in 1967, as you can see the old fieldhouse is new in this photo and I think dad is the AD at CHHS. MICKEY

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
Denis Watley

1846, the United States annexed the Territory of New Mexico.
1985, 55 people died when fire broke out aboard a British Airtours charter jet on a runway at Manchester Airport in England.
1990, Mark was dubbed Mr. Know It All.

Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf is 72
ABC newsman Morton Dean is 71
Baseball Hall-of-Famer Carl Yastrzemski is 67
Football coach Bill Parcells is 65
CBS newsman Steve Kroft is 61
Country singer Holly Dunn is 49
Country singer Collin Raye is 46
Tennis player Mats Wilander is 42
Actress Jenna Leigh Green is 32


Orangutan means "man of the forest."

The Cuckoo places its eggs in the nests of other birds, leaving them to be hatched and the young to be raised by the new parents.

The Coelacanth is a fish thought to be extinct 60 million years ago until one was found alive in 1939.

Guinea Pigs were domesticated by the Incas for food.

The Rhinoceros Beetle can support 850 times its own weight.

Monday, August 21, 2006


ANSWER:What do lawyers wear when they go running?
Today's Riddle
What kind of candy would a doomed prisoner like to have before he is hanged?


The Flamingo gets its pink color from food high in alpha and beta-carotene.

The Marianas Trench in the Pacific Ocean is the deepest part of the oceans at 11,033 meters (36,201 feet) below sea level.

The scientific name for two different color eyes in the same individual is heterochromia iridium.

Steve Martin has hosted Saturday Night Live more than anyone else at 13 times.

Missouri and Tennessee are both bordered by 8 states.

The scientific term for nose-picking is rhinotillexonamia.

The spice Coriander is the dried fruit of the cilantro plant.


Well today Scott is heading back to school, he will attending Macon State College which will be known as MSC for now on. I have enclosed there logo with this entry and no they don't have any sports teams. It won't be long now until the CH teachers head back to school, I am sure they are ready to back though. I got back from the beach last night around 7pm and it was pretty muggy down there yesterday, I did run into rain 2 or 3 times on the way back home. Matt Kenseth won yesterdays race at Michigan holding off Jeff Gordon for the victory, next week they will at the always exciting Bristol Motor Speedway, I am sure there might be some short fuses there. Has Georges computer broke, haven't heard to much out him lately, maybe he is still upset with his go kart penalties. Gary is at Myrtle Beach this week, Gary I hope you enjoy your vacation. MICKEY

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

1878, the American Bar Association was founded in Saratoga, N.Y.
1911, Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" was stolen from the Louvre Museum. (The painting turned up two years later, in Italy.)

Singer Kenny Rogers is 68
Actor (''The Mod Squad'')Clarence Williams III is 67
Singer Harold Reid (The Statler Brothers) is 67
TV anchorman Harry Smith is 55
Actress Kim Cattrall is 50
Actress Carrie-Anne Moss is 36
Actor Cody Kasch ("Desperate Housewives") is 19
Actress Hayden Panettiere is 17

Sunday, August 20, 2006


Today is fellow blogger Les Fryar 68th birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY LES. I have posted a photo of Les and a photo of the Chicago Cubs wishing Les a Happy Birthday also. It was a very nice day down here at the beach yesterday and no I didn't go swimming, however I do think my hearing may be improving in the ear I have water in. Dale Jr won yesterday's Busch race at Michigan knocking Carl Edwards out of the way to pick up the victory, the fans actualy booed Jr after the race was over. I didn't see any thing wrong with what he did, it was just hard racing and I think George will agree with me on that. Well the Reds are back to 2.5 games out of first in the NL Central after yesterday and the Braves are still 4.5 games out of the wildcard, both the Reds and the Braves just need to keep on winning. I forgot to mention in yesterdays entry on the blog that my victory red truck now has more than 3,000 miles on it, it took a lttle more than a year to surpass the 3,000 mile mark. I have posted a link to some photos that I took yesterday of the Wright Brother's Memorial, the clouds make thest photos very scenic. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LES, MICKEY


What I miss when I'm away is the pride in baseball. Especially the pride of being on a team that wins.
Billy Martin

1866, President Andrew Johnson formally declared the Civil War over, months after fighting had stopped.
1977, the U.S. launched Voyager 2, an unmanned spacecraft carrying a 12-inch copper phonograph record containing greetings in dozens of languages, samples of music and sounds of nature.

Retired Educator Les Fryar is 68
Singer-musician Isaac Hayes is 64
Broadcast journalist Connie Chung is 60
Country singer Rudy Gatlin is 54
TV weatherman Al Roker is 52
Baseball player Todd Helton is 33

Saturday, August 19, 2006


No one got the answer
ANSWER: to yesterday's riddle:
When is a football player like a judge?
When he is sitting on the bench.

Weekend RIDDLE: New riddle on Monday
What do lawyers wear when they go running?


Well I made it to the beach last night about around 8:30pm, not to much traffic at all except on 460 and I was slowed down some because I didn't have a smart tag with me. I thought about going to take some sunrise photos this morning but that's about all I did was think about it, maybe sunday morning I will get up and take some. The Cincinnati Reds continued there struggles last night losing to the Pirates 7-3, the Reds are now 3.5 games out on first in the NL Central, they still lead the NL Wildcard by 1 game over Arizona. The Braves are making another run at the wildcard, they are just 4.5 games behind the Reds. Elliott Sadler got of to a good start in his new ride yesterday putting the 19 car on the outside pole, the only person to beat him was fellow Virginian Jeff Burton. In high school football here in NC both teams from the OBX got of to to good starts last night, Manteo defeated Currituck 46-3 and First Flight stunned Northside 35-0. I think there is a fellow blogger with a birthday sunday, stay tuned to see who it is. MICKEY

1929, the comedy program "Amos and Andy," starring Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, made its network radio debut on NBC.
1955, severe flooding in the northeastern U.S. claimed some 200 lives.
1991, Soviet hard-liners announced to a shocked world that President Mikhail S. Gorbachev had been removed from power. (The coup collapsed two days later.)

I can take more punishment than anyone in the business.
Ric Flair

Country singer-songwriter Eddy Raven is 62
Former President Clinton is 60
Singer-songwriter Gary Chapman is 49
Actor John Stamos is 43
Country singer Lee Ann Womack is 40
TV reporter Tabitha Soren is 39
Country singer-songwriter Mark McGuinn is 38
Actor Matthew Perry is 37
Country singer Clay Walker is 37
Tennis player Mary Joe Fernandez is 35

1977 Groucho Marx, American Comedian dies at the age 86
1968 Sara Jane Roberts, child actress (Our Gang), dies after surgery at 44

Friday, August 18, 2006


The West Edmonton Mall is the World's largest mall at 5.3 million square feet (493,000 sq. meters).

There is a 55-foot high statue of the Jolly Green Giant in Blue Earth, MN.

The equator passes through 13 countries: Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Sao Tome & Principe, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Maldives, Indonesia and Kiribati.

There is methane in the atmosphere of Uranus.

Cats sleep between 14 and 16 hours a day.


No one knew the answer to my riddle yesterday.
ANSWER:What was Ronald McDonald's problem?
Fallen Arches

Today's riddle
When is a football player like a judge?


I will be heading back to the beach tonight for the first time since my July vacation. I am returning to the scene of the crime where I got water in my ear and I am hoping to leave that water at the beach when I leave. Elliott Sadler will make his Nextel Cup debut in the 19 car this weeekend at Michigan, maybe he can turn his season around and also turn the 19 cars fortunes around also. In North Carolina high school football starts tonight and both schools from the OBX will be in action with First Flight playing at Northside Pinetown and Manteo playing at Currituck. The Reds blew another chance to get closer to the Cards yesterday falling to the Cards 2-1 in xtra innings, they just couldn't get the big hit when the neeeded it. MICKEY

1587, Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents to be born on American soil, on what is now Roanoke Island, N.C. (However, the colony Virginia was born into ended up mysteriously disappearing.)
1914, President Wilson issued his "Proclamation of Neutrality," aimed at keeping the United States out of World War I.
1983, Hurricane Alicia slammed into the Texas coast, leaving 22 dead and causing more than $1 billion in damage.

There are no shortcuts in life -- only those we imagine.
Frank Leahy

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter is 79
Actor Robert Redford is 69
Actor-comedian Martin Mull is 63
Country singer Steve Wilkinson (The Wilkinsons) is 51
Actor Denis Leary is 49
News anchor Bob Woodruff is 45
Actor Christian Slater is 37
Actress Kaitlin Olson is 31

Thursday, August 17, 2006


Here are some photos that mom took at the beach yesterday with her new camera, as you can tell most of the photos are of the little fellow. MICKEY