Tuesday, October 31, 2006


A cockroach can live nine days without its head before it starves to death.

A cockroaches favorite food is the glue on the back of stamps.

A company, Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song "Happy Birthday".

A Cornish game hen is really a young chicken, usually 5 to 6 weeks of age, that weighs no more than 2 pounds.

A cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60 mph.

A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.

A cow produces 200 times more gas a day than a person.

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.


I'm been so busy looking for my Halloween CD that I forgot the riddle.
ANSWER:What lives in the winter, dies in the summer, and grows with its roots upward?
An Icicle.
Everyone knows who won the weekend riddle.
Why are vampires so unpopular?


Well I hope everybody has a HAPPY HALLOWEEN today and doesn't eat to much of the leftover candy. It appears that the weather will be very good for all the little trick or treaters tonight. Well I have purchased a new phone and it should be here by the end of the week, I purchased it online from Cingular and it is a LG flip phone. I did have to buy a new plan for the phone, I checked a few wireless providers and they were all pretty much the same price so I decided to stay with Cingular. I thought I would give everybody an injury update, the only thing that is bothering me now is my left ankle and I think I have softball elbow in my right elbow, it's just very sore. All my other aches and pains have gone away for the time being. In case anybody missed it last night the Patriots beat the Vikings 31-7. MICKEY

The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.
Red Auerbach quote

Advice of the Day
A broom placed on the doorsill will keep witches from entering your home.

1864, Nevada became the 36th state.
1926, Magician Harry Houdini died of complications from a ruptured appendix.
1956, Rear Admiral G.J. Dufek became the first person to land an airplane at the South Pole.

Former astronaut Michael Collins is 76
Former CBS anchorman Dan Rather is 75
Actor (''M.A.S.H.') David Ogden Stiers is 64
Actress Sally Kirkland is 62
Country singer Kinky Friedman is 62
Talk show host Jane Pauley is 56
Actor Rob Schneider is 42
Country singer Darryl Worley is 42
Baseball player Fred McGriff is 38
TV host Troy Hartman is 32

Monday, October 30, 2006


A crocodiles tongue is attached to the roof of its mouth.

A cucumber is 96% water.

A Dalmatian is the only dog that can get gout.

A day on the planet Mercury is twice as long as its year.

A dentist invented the Electric Chair.

A device invented sometime around the time of the birth of Jesus as a primitive steam engine by the Greek engineer Hero is used today as a rotating sprinkler.

A diamond will not dissolve in acid. The only thing that can destroy it is intense heat.


Donna got the right answer to the riddle.
ANSWER:What kind of fall makes you unconscious but doesn't hurt you?
Falling asleep


What lives in the winter, dies in the summer, and grows with its roots upward?


Well the fine folks at Cingular sent me a letter on Saturday telling me that my current phone will not work on there network as of February or March of next year forcing me to buy phone. I have had this phone for about 13 or 14 years and it works fine for me, it is a little bigger than the phones today and it doesn't have to many features but it's fine for me. My biggest problem that I have is picking out a new phone, there are just to many choices. Also against my better judgment it looks like that my new phone will have voice mail and some other features that I don't need. I will probably get my new phone sometime this week and with a new phone I have to purchase a new phone plan and that's going cost me about an xtra $10 a month which I don't like, I think the they are running a racket down there. The GB Packers won again yesterday 31-14 and now have more wins than the Steelers and the Redskins, who would have though that, not me. Tony Stewart won yesterdays race in Atlanta and Matt Kenseth still lead the point standings over Jimmy Johnson-26 and Denny Hamlin-65. Next week they will race at the Texas Motor Speedway. I hope everybody has set there clocks back by now. MICKEY

You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.
Stanislaw J. Lec

Advice of the Day
Use vinegar to clean bathtub rings easily.

1938, the radio play ''The War of the Worlds,'' starring Orson Welles, aired on CBS. The live drama, which employed fake news reports, panicked some listeners who thought its portrayal of a Martian invasion was true.
1974, Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in the eighth round of a 15-round bout in Kinshasa, Zaire, to regain his world heavyweight title.
2000, Comedian, TV host, author and composer Steve Allen died at age 78.

Football coach Dick Vermeil is 70
Rhythm-and-blues singer Otis Williams (The Temptations) is 65
Actor Henry Winkler is 61
Musician Timothy B. Schmit (The Eagles) is 59
Country singer T. Graham Brown is 52
Actor Kevin Pollak is 49
Comedian Ben Bailey is 36
Actress Nia Long is 36
Country singer Kassidy Osborn (SHeDAISY) is 30

Sunday, October 29, 2006


the crawford county middle school eagles stepped up with a big win in the second round of the playoffs wednesday. they will take on jones county this wed. for the area championship. jones county beat the eagles in the first game of the season but it was a game that the eagles should have one. maybe they can get a little redemption. scottie had another solid game playing both sides of the ball again.


Well I hope everybody remembered to set there clocks back, if not you will just be an hour early for everything today. The Ricmond Renegades are now 2-0 after beating the Jacksonville Barracudas last night 6-1 at the RC, it was a pretty entertaining game for the most part and yes there were a couple of fisticuffs. The Renegades are of until Friday and Saturday nights when they will be on the road. The Virginia Cavaliers beat the NC State Wolfpack yesterday 14-7 and the ECU Pirates beat Southern Miss in OT 20-17. The Georgia Bulldogs lost a tough one to Florida 21-14 and #1 USC got beat beat by Oregon St. 33-31, also Miami and Florida St. also took it on the chin. Today in the NFL the Packers will play the Cardinals and the Redskins have a much needed day off. Kevin Harvick won yesterday Busch race at Memphis and the Nextel Cup Series will be at Atlanta this afternoon and they starting race by the point standings today because of rain on Friday. In case you didn't notice I have added a Christmas countdown clock to the blog to remind everybody how many days they have left to do there shopping. MICKEY

Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level.
Quentin Crisp

Advice of the Day
Toss used lemons into your garbage disposal to help keep it clean and fresh-smelling.

1682, The founder of Pennsylvania, William Penn, landed at what is now Chester, Pa.
1911, American newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer died at age 64.
1929, stock prices collapsed on the New York Stock Exchange amid panic selling. Thousands of investors were wiped out.
1998, John Glenn, the first American to orbit the moon, returned to space 36 years later, at age 77.

Bluegrass singer-musician Sonny Osborne (The Osborne Brothers) is 69
Country singer Lee Clayton is 64
Singer Melba Moore is 61
Actor Richard Dreyfuss is 59
Actress Kate Jackson is 58
Hockey hall-of-famer Denis Potvin is 53
Comic strip artist Tom Wilson ("Ziggy") is 49
Singer Randy Jackson is 45
Actress Joely Fisher is 39
Actress Winona Ryder is 35
Actress Tracee Ellis Ross is 34
Actress Milena Govich is 30

Saturday, October 28, 2006


ANSWER:Why was the expert in a pretzel factory fired?
Melanie you were almost right and you were first. You said because he tried to untwist everything?
Keith did say he got it off the Dixie cup at lunch. He tried to straighten things out and that was the answer I had in the book. I would like to give it to you Melanie but Keith is my son and you are only my double first cousin. The next time I will give it you cousins.


What kind of fall makes you unconscious but doesn't hurt you?


The Richmond Renegades opened there season last night with a 5-2 victory over the Fayetteville FireAntz last night in Fayetteville, the Renegades will have there home opener tonight against the Jacksonville Barracudas at 7:30pm at the Richmond Coliseum. The Colonial Heights Colonials won there second straight game last night scoring with 30 seconds to go in the game to defeat the Hopewell Blue Devils 12-6, the Colonials will play the #1 team in the area next week Matoaca at home. Also last night the Crawford County Eagles defeated the Tri-County Eagles 27-26, sounds like this wild one. The Thomas Dale Knights beat Petersburg 13-12 and Matoaca beat Dinwiddie 64-28. All the games at the beach were washed out last night. Today in college football NC State will be at UVA, ECU will be at Southern Miss, and Georgia will play Florida. In Richmond today there is a big I-AA game as JMU travels to town to play the Richmond Spiders, A.G. will be working this game. The St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series last night beating the Tigers 4-2 and winning the series 4 games to 1, the Tigers simply made to many mistakes. Qualifying was washed out last night in Atlanta so Matt Kenseth will start on the pole sunday. MICKEY

Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace.
Amelia Earhart

1793, Eli Whitney applied for a patent for the cotton gin.
1886, the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland.

Former baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn is 80
Actress Joan Plowright is 77
Musician-songwriter Charlie Daniels is 70
Hall-of-fame basketball coach Lenny Wilkens is 69
Actor Dennis Franz is 62
Olympic track and field gold medalist Bruce Jenner is 57
Actress Annie Potts is 54
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates is 51
Actress Daphne Zuniga is 44
Actress Lauren Holly is 43
Actress Julia Roberts is 39
Country singer Brad Paisley is 34
Actor Joaquin Phoenix is 32

Friday, October 27, 2006


A dog can hear high frequency sounds, which a human ear cannot.

A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule will not.

A dragonfly can fly 25 mph.

A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

A dragonfly is also known as "devil's darning needle", "horse stinger" and "devil's steelyard".

A father Emperor penguin withstands the Antarctic cold for 60 days or more to protect his eggs, which he keeps on his feet, covered with a feathered flap. During this entire time he doesn't eat a thing. Most father penguins lose about 25 pounds while they wait for their babies to hatch. Afterward, they feed the chicks a special liquid from their throats. When the mother penguins return to care for the young, the fathers go to sea to eat and rest.

A female mackerel lays about 500,000 eggs at one time.

A fetus acquires fingerprints at the age of three months.

A fingernail or toenail takes about 6 months to grow from base to tip.


Keith did it again. Come on everybody put on your thinking caps and be quicker than Keith
ANSWER:What kind of coat has no sleeves, no buttons,no pockets and won't keep you warm?
A coat of paint


Why was the expert in a pretzel factory fired?


The AI softball team won it's own division last night over Van Dyke Landscaping, we did lose the first game against them 18-15 but came back in the deciding and beat them 15-13. After winning our division we got to play the winner of the upper division and we lost to a team called C and C Softball 18-13, we just simply ran out of steam, we were all just tired. We started playing last night at 6:30pm and didn't get home until after 11pm, we looked like a walking MASH unit by the end of the night. We had allot of people with some sore bodies, I have two sore ankles, two sore hamstrings, one sore elbow and one sore big toe. It is a good thing we don't have to play again tonight because I don't know how many players that we would have. Anyway we had a good season. In the World Series last night the Cardinals beat the Tigers 5-4 and now lead the series 3-1, the can win tonight in Detroit. In high school football tonight CH will travel to Hopewell, Petersburg will be at Thomas Dale and Dinwiddie will be at Matoaca. Down in Georgia Crawford County travels to Tri County, the Carwford County Middle School won it's playoff game the other day 26-22 and get to play one more game next week for the championship. Down at the beach First Flight travels Hertford and Manteo plays at Southside. All games tonight will be weather permitting, it looks like it is going to rain all day up the east coast. I told yall yesterday that I thought Virginia Tech would win last night, they did 24-7. The Nascar Nextel Cup Series will be at the Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend, it's crunch time for the chase contenders. Also tonight the Richmond Renegades open up there season on the road in Fayetteville against the FireAntz, the Gades will return home saturday night against the Jacksonville Barracudas. This will be the 3rd different league Richmond has played in the last 6 years, the Gades are now members of the Southern Professional Hockey League(SPHL). Does anybosy know these twon Indians. MICKEY


Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Josh Billings

1858, Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, was born in New York City.
1904, The first rapid transit subway opened, in New York City.
1938, Du Pont announced a name for its new synthetic yarn: nylon.
2002, Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith broke the NFL career rushing yardage record held by Walter Payton.
2004, The Boston Red Sox won their first World Series since 1918, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 in Game 4.

Actress Nanette Fabray is 86
Baseball Hall-of-Famer and sportscaster Ralph Kiner is 84
Actress Ruby Dee is 82
Actor-comedian John Cleese is 67
Country singer Lee Greenwood is 64
Country singer-musician Jack Daniels is 57
Baseball player Brad Radke is 34
Actress Sheeri Rappaport is 29
Actress-singer Kelly Osbourne is 22

Thursday, October 26, 2006


The birthday boy got it right. I hope none of you gave him a new riddle book.
ANSWER:Who is it that everyone listens to but nobody believes?
The weatherman or better known as Jim Duncan

What kind of coat has no sleeves, no buttons,no pockets and won't keep you warm?


On a night where it just appeared not to be for the Appomattox Insurance softball team and everything that could go wrong appeared to be going wrong the AI softball team came to life. Entering the bottom of the 6th inning down 11-2 and hearing allot of trash talking from the other team and only having 5 hits on the night the AI team put up 13 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning and held on for a 15-14 victory over Oakley Tank Lines. This is the same team that thought the had us beat earlier in the year and were undefeated before we scored 10 runs on in one inning enroute to a double header sweep earlier in the year. Our season will end tonight win or lose the league will come to an end tonight, we play at 6:30pm again against the winner of the losers bracket final and they would have to beat us twice. The winner of our division will then play the winner from the other division for the fall city championship, the other division is much stronger division and have allot of players who play on different B and C teams, it could be tough for us but I think we could do pretty against them if we get the chance. Rain washed out game 4 of the World Series last night so they will play game 4 tonight and game 5 on Friday night, I can't believe it took them that long to call the game last night. There is a big game in the ACC tonight with Clemson visiting Virginia Tech, I don't know why but I think Virginia Tech is going to win tonight. It appears dad has really gotten in the Halloween spirit this year and it looks like he will have plenty of friends over for Halloween this year. Last night the blog was down for a scheduled maintenance by the web server. MICKEY

Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious.
William Feather

Advice of the Day
Neither fear to die nor refuse to live.

1881, the gunfight at the OK Corral took place in Tombstone, Ariz., as Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and ''Doc'' Holliday confronted Ike Clanton's gang. Three members of Clanton's gang were killed; Earp's brothers were wounded.
1825, The Erie Canal opened, connecting Lake Erie and the Hudson River in upstate New York.
2005, The Chicago White Sox won their first World Series since 1917 by defeating the Houston Astros 1-0 in Game 4.

Actress Shelley Morrison ("Will and Grace") is 70
TV host Pat Sajak is 60
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., is 59
Actor James Pickens Jr. ("Grey's Anatomy") is 54
Actress Rita Wilson is 50
Actor Dylan McDermott is 45
Singer Natalie Merchant is 43
Country singer Keith Urban is 39
Actor Tom Cavanagh is 38
Figure skater Sasha Cohen is 20

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


Melanie got the riddle right. I liked all the answers but Melanie had the one I had in my book.
ANSWER:What kind of party do prisoners like best?
A going away party


Who is it that everyone listens to but nobody believes?


Well today is fellow blogger Keith's birthday and he is 46 or 47 years old today, maybe he can confirm his actual age. I was able to come up with another nice birthday picture but it is getting harder and harder to find old photos that I haven't used before. Well again HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEITH. The Appomattox Insurance softball team picked up a win in our first game of the playoffs last night 13-8 over Attention To Detail, AI will play again tonight at 6:30pm against Oakley Tank Lines. AI didn't play it's best game last offensively or defensively but we were able to come away with a W. The playoffs will finish up Thursday night as long as the weather stays good. In the World Series last night the Cardinals beat the Tigers 5-0 and with the victory now lead the series 2-1, game 4 will be tonight in St. Louis. Also with a few purchases online last night I am now more 50% finished my Christmas shopping. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEITH, MICKEY

The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within - strength, courage, dignity.
Ruby Dee

1812, The U.S. frigate United States captured the British vessel Macedonian during the War of 1812.
1918, The Canadian steamship Princess Sophia foundered off the coast of Alaska; nearly 400 people died.
1999, Golfer Payne Stewart and five others were killed when their Learjet flew uncontrolled for four hours before crashing in South Dakota.
2003, Florida State's Bobby Bowden became the winningest coach in major college football history with his 339th victory as the Seminoles beat Wake Forest 48-24.

Former baseball player Bobby Thomson is 83
Former American League president Dr. Bobby Brown is 82
Country singer Jeanne Black is 69
Singer Helen Reddy is 65
Rock musician Glen Tipton (Judas Priest) is 58
Bsaketball hall-of-famer Dave Cowens is 58
Country singer Mark Miller (Sawyer Brown) is 48
Riddle Master Keith Goulder is 46 or 47
Actress Tracy Nelson is 43
Country singer Chely Wright is 36
Rock musician Ed Robertson (Barenaked Ladies) is 36
New York Mets pitcher Pedro Martinez is 35
Actor Mehcad Brooks ("Desperate Housewives") is 26
Actor Adam Goldberg is 36

Advice of the Day
Patience is a bitter plant, but it has sweet fruit.


A five and a half year old weighing 250 pounds was exhibited at a meeting of the Physical Society of Vienna on December 4, 1894. She ate a normal diet and was otherwise in good health. The problem: she wasn't able to sweat.

A flea can jump 350 times is own body length. (say..you jumping the length of a soccer field)

A flock of sheep grazed the White House lawn during Woodrow Wilson's term. Their wool was sold to raise money for the Red Cross during World War I.

A fly always jumps backwards for a quick getaway when you try to hit it.

A fly hums in the middle octave, key F.

A foal is a baby horse.

A full moon is nine times brighter than a half moon.

A full-grown bear can run as fast as a horse.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


A full-grown pumpkin has about 15 miles of roots.

A giant squid has eyes that can grow up to 20 inches in diameter. (Now think of how big your computer screen is..)

A giraffe and rat can go longer without water than a camel can.

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.

A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds.

A googol is a 1 followed by 100 zeros. Mathematician Edward Kasner supposedly asked his nephew Milton Sirotta to suggest a name for the number, and he came up with this word.

A grasshopper needs a minimum temperature of 62 degrees Fahrenheit in order to be able to hop.


I like the answer Keith gave to the riddle instead of the one in the book but I have to go with the book.
ANSWER:Why was the football coach so unpopular?
He was rotten to the end.
What kind of party do prisoners like best?


The Appomattox Insurance softball team will be in action tonight at 7:15pm in there first game of the playoffs, we will be playing the winner of the first game of the night between Attention To Detail and The Hon Company. It is going to be a bit cold for softball tonight with temps being in the mid to upper 40's at gametime, the playoffs are double elimination. We will be a bit shorthanded as some of our college players have a classes tonight, win or lose I am sure that we will play again either Wednesday or Thursday night. The World Series continues tonight in St Louis, the series is tied at 1 game a piece. There was another pretty bad wreck last night on I-95 behind the house, a car it a highway sign and it looked like there were two people injured, they med flighted one out from the accident scene. The accident scene was the same location where the Big Lots truck wrecked a few months back and took out the same highway sign, the road is as straight as it can behind the house. Also on wednesday we have another birthday, stay tuned to see whose birthday it is. MICKEY

A man should never neglect his family for business.
Walt Disney

1861, the first transcontinental telegraph message was sent as Justice Stephen J. Field of California transmitted a telegram to President Lincoln.
1901, widow Anna Edson Taylor became the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
1931, the George Washington Bridge, connecting New York and New Jersey, opened to traffic.
1940, the 40-hour work week went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.
2005, Hurricane Wilma knifed through Florida with winds up to 125 mph

Football Hall-of-Famer Y.A. Tittle is 80
Actor F. Murray Abraham is 67
Country musician Billy Thomas (Terry McBride and the Ride) is 53
Singer-actress Monica Arnold is 26

Advice of the Day
A warm October means a cold February.

Monday, October 23, 2006


A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group in the air is a skein.

A group of crows is called a murder.

A hamlet is a village without a church and a town is not a city until it has a cathedral.

A hard-boiled egg will spin. An uncooked or soft-boiled egg will not.

A healthy (non-colorblind) human eye can distinguish between 500 shades of gray.

A healthy individual releases 3.5 oz. of gas in a single flatulent emission, or about 17 oz. in a day.

A hedgehog's heart beats 190 times a minute on average and drops to only 20 beats per minute during hibernation.


Believe it or not but Bobby got the first riddle all by him self.
ANSWER:If a baseball team was chasing a basketball team, what time would it be?
9 after 5
What would you give up if you were the last person in the world?team sports
Why was the football coach unpopular.
Sorry I'm so late I slept late this morning. I am retired.


Jeff Burton went into yesterday's race at Martinsville as the points leader but after having an engine failure yesterday he is now back to 5th in the point standings. Matt Kenseth is the now the new points leader by 36 over Kevin Harvick and there are three other drivers within 48 points of the points lead and the top eight in the standings are just separated by 99 points. Jimmy Johnson won yesterdays race holding Denny Hamlin and Bobby Labonte. In the World Series the Tiger beat the Cardinals last night to even the series at 1 game a piece, the series will now go to St. Louis. The Green Bay Packers beat the Miami Dolphins yesterday 34-24 and with the win the Packers have as many wins as the Steelers and Redskins which isn't very good for those teams. In preseason hockey action yesterday the Renegades beat the FireAntz 4-1 at the RC, the Renegades home opener is Saturday night against the Jacksonville Barracudas. I was doing a little shopping online yesterday and I ran across this book on the internet and I thought I would get a copy for all you fellow bloggers except Keith I think he already has it. MICKEY

This is the sixth book I've written, which isn't bad for a guy who's only read two.
George Burns

1925, Comedian and talk show host Johnny Carson was born in Corning, Iowa.
1983, a suicide truck-bombing at Beirut International Airport in Lebanon killed 241 U.S. Marines and sailors; a near-simultaneous attack on French forces killed 58 paratroopers.
1993, Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Joe Carter became the second player to end a World Series with a home run - three-run shot that gave Toronto an 8-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6.

Soccer great Pele is 66
Actor Michael Rupert is 55
Country singer Dwight Yoakam is 50
Parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic is 47
Football player Doug Flutie is 44
Baseball player Al Leiter is 41
Country singer-musician Junior Bryant is 38
Country singer Jimmy Wayne is 34
Actress Masiela Lusha is 21

Sunday, October 22, 2006


Well did anybody recognize that I didn't have entry on Mickey's Place yesterday? I have had a very busy weekend and just didn't have time yesterday to post anything. My busy weekend started Friday night going to see the Colonials 15-0 Homecoming win over Prince George, I have added a link below with all the photos that Al took at the game. Speaking of the game Al got a little to close to the action on one of the tackles as one of the players helmet hit him on the knee as the play went out of bounds and yes he is day to day. My busy weekend continued yesterday morning when me and dad went down to the OBX to pick up mom's car from the beach. We left at bout 6:20am and got there just before 9:00am. After arriving at the beach we both got our exercise in and we went to eat lunch about 11:30am and then we were back on the road by 1:00pm heading back to Colonial Heights. After arriving back in CH I had to run one more time before we headed out for supper, we were heading to Nanny's so I figured that a had better run again if I was going to eat buffet at Nanny's. After eating supper I just relaxed the rest of the day watching some college football, some of the World Series and some NHL action. My busy weekend continues this morning as we will be heading to the Richmond Coliseum 11:30am to see the Renegades play a preseason game at 1:00pm, the Gades defeated the Fayetteville FireAntz last night 3-0 and will play them again today. In the World Series and think Detroit must have thought they were on break as they loss to the Cardinals 7-2, they will play game 2 today. In the NFL today Green Bay will be at Miami and Washington will be at Indianapolis. The Nextel Cup Series is at Martinsville today. MICKEY

I get no respect. The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest.
Rodney Dangerfield

1746, Princeton University in New Jersey received its charter.
1907, Baseball hall-of-famer Jimmie Foxx was born in Sudlersville, Md.
1934, Bank robber Charles ''Pretty Boy'' Floyd was shot to death by federal agents at a farm in East Liverpool, Ohio.

Actress Joan Fontaine is 89
Actor Christopher Lloyd is 68
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is 59
Actress Valeria Golino is 40
Comedian Carlos Mencia is 39
Country singer Shelby Lynne is 38
Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki is 33

Saturday, October 21, 2006


Keith did it again. Where is everybody else?
ANSWER:What do people do it a clock factory?
They make faces all day
If a baseball team was chasing a basketball team, what time would it be?
What would you give up if you were the last person in the world?

Friday, October 20, 2006


The Colonial Heights Colonials defeated the Prince George Royals tonight 15-0 on Homecoming, the score at the half was 0-0 but the Colonials put 15 unanswered points on the board in second half enroute to there first victory of the season. I have posted a few photos that Al took and I will post the entire album sometime saturday. MICKEY


A hinny is the offspring of a female donkey.

A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside.

A hippopotamus can run faster than a man can.

A Holstein's spots are like a fingerprint or snowflake. No two cows have exactly the same pattern of spots.


Keith got the riddle right again. I try and stump you but I think I'm losing the battle.
ANSWER:FOUR is HALF of FIVE. Is this statement True or False?
It's True. The Roman Numeral FOUR (IV) is in the middle of the word Five: F(IV)E
I found this picture on my old computer and I should of had it yesterday for my Mt Rustmore riddle

What do people do it a clock factory?


Well it's homecoming tonight in Colonial Heights and the Colonials will play the Prince George Royals at 7:30pm at the football field. It looks like the rain will clear out of hear later this morning so it should be a pretty good night for football but the temperature will be dropping during the game. Al will be there with his new camera taking pictures of tonight's action. Also in the are tonight Thomas Dale will be at Dinwiddie and Matoaca will be at Hopewell. Down in Georgia the Crawford County Eagles will play the Rutland Hurricanes, a game which Crawford County could win. Down at the beach Bertie will be at First Flight, Gates County will be at Manteo and Cape Hatteras will be at Creswell. The Virginia Cavaliers picked up there 3rd win of the season last night beating UNC 23-0, the Tar Heels didn't do much right all night, UVA will play NC State next week at home. The Cardinals beat the Mets last night in game 7 3-1 and now will move on play the Detroit Tigers in the World Series, I will be rooting for the Tigers. The Nextel Cup Series is back in Virginia this week at the Martinsville Speedway, I hope everybody can keep there temper under control this weekend. Ward Burton will be returning to the Nextel Cup Series this weekend in the 4 car. I have posted a link below of some soccer photos Al took Sunday of the Tri-Cities United soccer team. MICKEY

In the end, we decide if we're remembered for what happened to us or for what we did with it.
Randy K. Milholland

1931, Baseball hall-of-famer Mickey Mantle was born in Spavinaw, Okla.
1964, Herbert Hoover, the 31st president of the United States, died at age 90 in New York City.
1977, Three members of the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd were killed in the crash of a chartered plane near McComb, Miss.
1992, In the first World Series game to be played outside the United States, the host Toronto Blue Jays beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2.

Columnist Art Buchwald is 81
Actor William Christopher is 74
Country singer Wanda Jackson is 69
Baseball hall-of-famer Juan Marichal is 69
Singer Tom Petty is 56
Baseball All-Star Keith Hernandez is 53
Country musician Jeff Loberg is 30
Actress Jennifer Nicole Freeman ("My Wife and Kids") is 21

Thursday, October 19, 2006


A honey bee must tap two million flowers to make one pound of honey

A honey bee travels an estimated 43,000 miles to gather one pound of honey. A pound of honey consists of 29,184 drops.

A honeybee can fly at fifteen miles per hour.

A horse can sleep standing up.

A Horse has 18 more bones than a Human.

A human being loses an average of 40 to 100 strands of hair a day.

A human has a bone just after the spine ends, which helps proves that humans once had tails (possibly).


Well Keith is back and he got the riddle.
ANSWER:What demands an answer, but asks no question?
A Telephone


FOUR is HALF of FIVE.Is this statement True or False?


Well the New York Mets were in a must win situation last night and they came through with 4-2 victory over the Cardinals forcing tonight's game 7 in New York. I think the Mets will now go on any win the series and play Detroit in the World Series, the Cardinals were in the drivers seat but now I think they are going to be in the passenger seat. The Virginia Cavalier football team will be back in action tonight against North Carolina, if they don't win this game I don't think I will watch another UVA football game this season. The Cavaliers should have beaten Maryland last Saturday but had a monumental collapse. The Renegades continue to practice at the RC getting ready for this weekends preseason games, they have already cut 5 players and had 1 player walk out of camp, apparently he didn't like Brophy's coaching style. Don't forget that tomorrows football game is Homecoming when Colonial Heights play Prince George, I think Al will be there taking photos. I have posted a link below to some photos AL took at the mud bog at Virginia Motor Speedway. MICKEY


Do not be awe struck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can.
Norman Vincent Peale

1781, British troops under Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, Va., as the American Revolution neared its end.
1977, The supersonic Concorde made its first landing in New York City.
1987, the stock market crashed as the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 508 points, or 22.6 percent in value - its second biggest percentage drop.

Singer Jeannie C. Riley is 61
Talk show host Charlie Chase is 54
Singer Jennifer Holliday is 46
Boxer Evander Holyfield is 44
TV host Ty Pennington ("Extreme Makeover: Home Edition") is 42
Comedian Chris Kattan is 36
Baseball player Michael Young is 30
Country singer Cyndi Thomson is 30

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


the crawford county middle school eagles made a very impressive playoff debut today, defeating flint middle school of griffin ga. 36-0. the eagles were outsized but played a lot tougher and smarter than their opponents. scottie played most of the game on both sides of the ball. he recovered a fumble on the first possesion and had several very good tackles for losses. he also had to cover a receiver on one play, after he saw it was going to be a running play he broke off of coverage and made the tackle. up next for the eagles will be upson-lee middle school of thomaston georgia.


Here is the photo that I tried to post this morning. I was having computer, internet or there was type of problem with bloggers server. Anyway here is the photo and by the way I have a splitting headache. MICKEY


I'm giving the answer to the riddle to Bobby. He did it on his own but I know some more of you knew the answer.
ANSWER:What is 5,000 feet tall and has four heads?
Mt Rushmore

What demands an answer, but asks no question?


I cannot believe that it is already Wednesday, this week seems to be flying by and before you know it Christmas will be here. I hope everybody has started there Christmas shopping. It is also homecoming week here in Colonial Heights this week with the highlight of the week being the homecoming football game against Prince George on Friday night. The Cardinals won game 5 last night 4-2 and now lead the series over the Mets 3-2 and they will play game 6 tonight in New York. The Tigers are at home resting for the eventual winner of the NL series. I do understand that two fellow bloggers made the trip to the OBX yesterday but are now back at home. I have posted an old photo of me all dressed up, well it's not that but I did still have a bit hair in this photo. Also it's good to see that Scott's back. MICKEY

I don't think of the past. The only thing that matters is the everlasting present.
W. Somerset Maugham

1767, The boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania, the Mason-Dixon line, was agreed upon.
1898, The American flag was raised in Puerto Rico shortly before Spain formally relinquished control of the island to the United States.
1931, inventor Thomas Alva Edison died at age 84 in West Orange, N.J.
1950, Connie Mack announced he was retiring after 50 seasons as manager of baseball's Philadelphia Athletics.
1977, Reggie Jackson of the New York Yankees became the second player to hit three home runs in a World Series game as he led New York to an 8-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the deciding Game 6.

Former Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., is 85
Rock-and-roll performer Chuck Berry is 80
Sportscaster Keith Jackson is 78
Football coach Mike Ditka is 67
Gospel singer Vickie Winans is 53
Jazz musician Wynton Marsalis is 45
Actress Erin Moran is 45
Tennis player Michael Stich is 38
Country singer Josh Gracin is 26


A human head remains conscious for about 15 to 20 seconds after it is been decapitated.

A human's scent membrane in the nose is about the size of a postage stamp. A dog's is about the size of a handkerchief. It's olfactory lobe is also 4 times that of a human

A humming bird flaps its wings up to 90 times in one second or over 5000 times a minute.

A hummingbird weighs less than a penny

A jellyfish is 95 percent water, and humans around 70%

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Does anybody know where Scott is? I haven't seen any post from him in the last few days, maybe his computer is broken or maybe he is mad about something. MICKEY


Tammy got the riddle right. I'm going to try and make today's harder. Don't be easy on them Tammy.
ANSWER:What is very light but can't be lifted?


What is 5,000 feet tall and has four heads?


The Appomattox Insurance softball team picked up two more wins last night over The Hon Company 17-9 and 15-5 and by doing so won the regular season championship in the fall league. The AI team finished the regular season with a 13-1 record and will start the playoffs next Tuesday night against an unknown opponent at this time. In the game I did tweak my left ankle a bit, I hurt it in last weeks games. Also I due have a bit of a sore left bottom wisdom tooth and I think I have some type of itis in both elbows, I guess I will have to take some Advil today. The NL playoff game yesterday was washed out and they will try to play game 5 again today. In Monday night football action the Bears remained unbeaten beating the Cardinals 24-23, at one point in this game the Cardinals lead 23-3. The Richmond Renegades will have there first practice this morning at the Richmond Coliseum better known as the RC, the Gades will have a home preseason game this Sunday at 1pm at the RC. Don't forget to take your umbrella's with you here in CH today. It appears dad is still getting ready for Halloween at the beach. MICKEY

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1777, British forces under Gen. John Burgoyne surrendered to American troops in Saratoga, N.Y., in a turning point of the Revolutionary War.
1933, Physicist Albert Einstein arrived in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany.
1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a bill restoring U.S. citizenship to Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
1989, an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale struck northern California, killing 67 people and causing $7 billion worth of damage.

Actress Marsha Hunt is 89
Actress Beverly Garland is 80
Actress Julie Adams is 80
Daredevil Evel Knievel is 68
Country singer Earl Thomas Conley is 65
Singer Jim Seals (Seals & Crofts) is 64
Actress Margot Kidder is 58
Astronaut Mae Jemison is 50
Country singer Alan Jackson is 48
Golfer Ernie Els is 37
Actress Sharon Leal is 34

Monday, October 16, 2006


Mickey got the riddle right. YEAH Mickey.
ANSWER:If a teacher makes you stand outside, what are you?
Outstanding student

What is very light but can't be lifted?


The Appomattox Insurance softball team will be playing it's final games of the regular season tonight against The Hon Company, gametime is 8:15pm on Lakeview field #2. The playoffs will start sometime next week. Speaking of playoffs the Mets evened up there series with the Cardinals at 2 games a piece with a 12-5 victory over the Cardinals. The Redskins lost a game they had to win yesterday falling to the Tennessee Titans 25-22, I think there chances of making the NFL playoffs this year are just about over. Here in CH you better enjoy today's nice weather because it looks like Tuesday will be a very wet day. Today I have decided to post an old photo of our dog Pepper laying the floor. MICKEY

Much learning does not teach understanding.

1962, The Cuban missile crisis began as President John F. Kennedy was informed that reconnaissance photographs had revealed the presence of missile bases in Cuba.
1964, China detonated its first atomic bomb.
1997, Author James Michener died at age 90.

Actress Angela Lansbury is 81
Actor Barry Corbin is 66
Actress Suzanne Somers is 60
Actor Randy Vasquez is 45
Singer Wendy Wilson (Wilson Phillips) is 37
Actress Kellie Martin is 31
Singer John Mayer is 29

Sunday, October 15, 2006

yee haw!!!!

i thought for a second that the picture of the green truck coming right at me was going to be my last ever picture!!! lets just say the fans near where i ran away from the track were all impressed when i showed them that i did get the shot! just when i think i've seen all there is to see at a race track, a mercedes benz shows up to run run through the mud pit!!(pic2) rednecks love monster truck wheelies (pic 3) come to think about it i lovked it to, hmmmmm! pick 4 was just a cool looking car with a cool name alcohol abuse( itruns on alky) and pic five is dennis andersons 16 year old son. if you know who dennis anderson is then you don't have to worry about whether or not your a redneck or not, YOU ARE!!!!


Well it was like BLACK SATURDAY for the college football teams that I root for yesterday. I go the UVA game and the Cavs are leading 20-0 at the half before the wheels fell off the bus in the 3rd quarter on a muffed punt and from there on out I new Virginia was in trouble. They did come back at the end of the game on a nice pass play but were unable to get the 2 point conversion thus falling to Maryland 28-26. Georgia had a similar fate yesterday falling to Vanderbilt 24-22, Georgia lead by 10 points before Vandy started to make the game very interesting on there way to an upset victory over Georgia. At ECU is sounded like the Pirates had a very tough time with Tulsa losing 31-10, the Tulsa defense held ECU in check most of the day. Today the Redskins will play the Titans and the Packers can't lose because they are not playing today. The Detroit Tigers completed a 4 game sweep of the A's yesterday beating the A's on there final at bat 6-3, the Tigers will represent the AL in the World Series. The Cardinals now have 2-1 lead in the NL series after beating the Mets 5-0, the Cards seem to have the momentum right now in that series. Kasey Kahne won last nights Nextel Cup race at the Lowe's Motor Speeway, Jeff Burton continues to lead the points race by 45 over Matt Kenseth and 89 over Kevin Harvick. Next Sunday the new Richmond Renegades will have the only home pre-season game at the RC at 1pm getting ready for the start of there season the following weekend. MICKEY

It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard

1939, New York Municipal Airport, later renamed La Guardia Airport, was dedicated.
1951, The situation comedy ''I Love Lucy'' premiered on CBS.
1989, Wayne Gretzky of the Los Angeles Kings surpassed Gordie Howe's NHL career scoring record of 1,850 points.

Former Chrysler chairman Lee Iacocca is 82
Singer Barry McGuire is 71
Actress Linda Lavin is 69
Baseball hall-of-famer Jim Palmer 61
Singer-musician Richard Carpenter is 60
Tennis player Roscoe Tanner is 55
Singer Tito Jackson is 53
Actress Tanya Roberts is 51
Britain's Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, is 47
Chef Emeril Lagasse is 47
Actor Dominic West is 37
Tennis player Elena Dementieva is 25