Thursday, November 30, 2006

the lady colonials win their opener

the final was 50 something to 30 something!! i'm a photographer not a writer, if i was a writer i would have noted the correct final score! julianne (15)had 1 tree pointer from the top of the key and one free thow. the jv girls lost


After the sun, the closest star to Earth is 25,000,000,000,000 miles away.

After they are roasted, and when the coffee beans begin to cool, they release about 700 chemical substances that make up the vaporizing aromas.

Air pollution may contribute to two percent of all deaths in the US, some 50,000 cases per year. A nine-year study of US cities showed a strong correlation between death rates and periods of significant pollution.

Airbags are deployed at a rate of two-hundred miles per hour.

Al Capone's business card said he was a furniture dealer.

Al Gore and Tommy Lee Jones were once roommates.

Alaska, with 8, is the US state with the most national park sites.

Alaska's borders make it the farthest state east, west and north. Its Aleutian Islands extends across the 180th meridian, which puts the islands chain's end in the eastern hemisphere.

Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin both married their first cousins (Elsa Löwenthal and Emma Wedgewood, respectively).


Les got the riddle right yesterday.
ANSWER:What happened to the sardine When it didn't show up for work?
He was canned
What kind of dog has bad manners?


The Colonial Heights girls basketball team will open it's season at home tonight against the Powhatan Indians and the CH boys team will open it's season Friday night against Trinity at Trinity. Speaking of basketball the UVA basketball team suffered it's first setback of the season last night falling to Purdue 61-59, the Cavs are now 4-1 on the season. The Richmond Renegades will be back in action tonight in Florence, SC against the Pee Dee Cyclones, the Gades will be back at home Saturday night against those same Cyclones. Two fellow blogger came by for a visit last night, Lee and Melanie stopped by for a visit. I didn't sleep very well last night for some reason, I think I woke up every 30 minutes or so. Needless to say I am bit groggy this morning. I did get a few more Christmas presents in this week and I have wrapped them as well, I think I only need to get one or two more things and will be finished my shopping. MICKEY

Having knowledge but lacking the power to express it clearly is no better than never having any ideas at all

Reputation is for time; character is for eternity.

Run for your life?
If you don't want to run alongside traffic, you're not alone. If you need to run or walk in an area where traffic is an issue, always run against the flow of traffic. Also be certain to wear reflective clothing so that you are clearly visible at all times.

1782, The United States and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris, ending the Revolutionary War.
1900, Author Oscar Wilde died at age 46.
2001, Robert Tools, the first person to receive a fully self-contained artificial heart, died in Louisville, Ky., after living with the device for 151 days.

TV personality and producer Dick Clark is 77
Radio talk show host G. Gordon Liddy is 76
Country singer-recording executive Jimmy Bowen is 69
Singer Luther Ingram is 62
Country singer Jeannie Kendall is 52
Singer Billy Idol is 51
Former football and baseball player Bo Jackson is 44
Actor-director Ben Stiller is 41
Actress Sandra Oh is 36
Detroit Tigers catcher Ivan Rodriguez is 35
Country singer Mindy McCready is 31
Singer Clay Aiken is 28
Actress Kaley Cuoco is 21

Wednesday, November 29, 2006


Keith is on a roll. Where is everybody else.
ANSWER:How did the patient get to the hospital so fast?
They flu
TODAY'S RIDDLE:What happened to the sardine When it didn't show up for work?


Alekthophilia is the love of chickens.

Alexander Graham Bell's wife and mother were both deaf.

Alfalfa sprouts and feta cheese contain bacteria that could be harmful to small children and pregnant women.

Alfred Hitchcock did not have a belly button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery.

Alfred Hitchcock directed the first talking film ever made in England. It was called Blackmail and was made in 1931.

All 17 children of Queen Anne died before her.

All clams start out as males; some decide to become females at some point in their lives.

All elephants walk on tip-toe because the back portion of their foot is made of no bone just fat.

All gondolas in Venice, Italy must be painted black, unless they belong to a high official.


I am very sore this morning from raking the leaves to the street after work yesterday. Both by shoulders are hurting and my back is also a bit sore and I have two blisters on my hand also. I think my leaf raking days are now over, the next time I guess I will just have use the lawn mower and chop them up. It looks like the very mild weather will continue until Friday here in CH, then a cold front will cam threw and drop temperatures into the low 50's for Saturday by Monday high will only be in the 40's. Since there isn't much else going on I thought I would post an old photo from the past of Keith holding a balloon, I don't know where photo was taken but by the size of the balloon it looks like it might lift Keith of the ground. I also think Keith is using his fake smile in the photo like Andrew uses sometimes today. MICKEY

Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.
Janis Joplin

When anger rises think of the consequences.

Muscled out?
Inactive adults over age 30 lose about 3 - 5% of muscle tissue every 10 years; here's what you can do. Go to the weight room. Strength training prevents the reduction in muscle tissue that causes the body metabolism to slow and makes the bones more vulnerable to conditions like osteoporosis

1890, The first Army-Navy football game was played, with Navy winning 24-0 at West Point, N.Y.
1929, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Richard E. Byrd radioed that he'd made the first airplane flight over the South Pole.
1981, Actress Natalie Wood drowned in a boating accident at age 43.
1986, Actor Cary Grant died at age 82.
2001, Rock musician George Harrison of the Beatles died at age 58 following a battle with cancer.

Hall-of-Fame sportscaster Vin Scully is 79
Pop singer Denny Doherty (The Mamas & the Papas) is 66
Country singer Jody Miller is 65
Olympic gold medal skier Suzy Chaffee is 60
Comedian Garry Shandling is 57
Actor-comedian-game show host Howie Mandel is 51
Actress Cathy Moriarty is 46
Actress Kim Delaney is 45
Actor Andrew McCarthy is 44
Baseball player Mariano Rivera is 37
Actress Gena Lee Nolin is 35
Actress Anna Faris is 30

Tuesday, November 28, 2006


All mammals have tongues.

All mammals, except man and monkey are color blind.

All nude people in your house must be registered in Kentucky.

All of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, is heated by underground hot springs.

All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.

All of the proceeds from James Barrie's book Peter Pan were bequeathed to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in London.

All of the roles in Shakespeare's plays were originally acted by men and boys. In England at that time, it wasn't proper for females to appear on stage.

All of the stars comprising the Milky Way galaxy revolve around the center of the galaxy once every 200 million years or so.


Keith got the riddle right yesterday.
ANSWER:If fish lived on land where would they be found?
How did the patient get to the hospital so fast?


The Green Bay Packers miserable season continued last night in Seattle as the Packers lost to the Seahawks 34-24 in pretty good snowstorm. Just when it look like the Packers are going to have a good game they just seem to fall apart. It looks like we might break the 70 degree mark here in CH the next few days before a cold front comes threw for the weekend. Mom is having a bit of trouble getting online at the beach with her laptop, I think it is because all the tourist have gone home and there are just not enough people using laptops in the general are of the house in KDH. I have only made MICKEY FAMOUS SOUP one time this year, I could be persuaded to make it again if somebody buys the ingredients that I need to make it with. I did make some of my famous spaghetti last night but I don't give that away because I eat all myself. Don't forget to check the Christmas countdown clock so you will no how many more days that you can put your Christmas shopping off for. MICKEY

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Anais Nin

The wind of anger blows out the lamp of intelligence

Sore feet?
The problem may be your running shoes. Buy new footwear every time you log 300 - 500 miles, or every 6 months or so. You'll avoid blisters, corns, calluses and many more serious injuries. Your shoes should be suitable for daily workouts -- be sure they're the right size and in good shape. If you have persistent knee, hip or back pain after walking or running, or problems that don't respond to self-treatment, see a podiatrist.

1895, The first automobile race took place, between Chicago and Waukegan, Ill.
1925, The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville made its radio debut on station WSM.
1939, James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, died at age 78.
1942, Fire destroyed the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston, killing nearly 500 people.

Recording executive Berry Gordy Jr. is 77
Singer-songwriter Bruce Channel is 66
Football hall-of-famer Paul Warfield is 64
CBS News correspondent Susan Spencer is 60
"Late Show" orchestra leader Paul Shaffer is 57
Country singer Kristine Arnold (Sweethearts of the Rodeo) is 50
Actor Judd Nelson is 47
Comedian Jon Stewart is 44
TV personality Anna Nicole Smith is 39
Rhythm-and-blues singer Dawn Robinson is 38
Actress Aimee Garcia is 28
Actress Scarlett Pomers ("Reba") is 18

Monday, November 27, 2006


"Adcomsubordcomphibspac" is the longest acronym. It is a Navy term standing for Administrative Command, Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet Subordinate Command.

"Almost" is the longest commonly used word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

"Asthma" and "isthmi" are the only six-letter words that begin and end with a vowel and have no other vowels between.

"Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson was the first video to air on MTV by a black artist.

"Canada" is an Indian word meaning "Big Village".

"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

"Duff" is the decaying organic matter found on a forest floor.

"Fickleheaded" and "fiddledeedee" are the longest words consisting only of letters in the first half of the alphabet.

"Flushable" toilets were in use in ancient Rome.

"Fortnight" is a contraction of "fourteen nights." In the US "two weeks" is more commonly used.


Tammy you did it again.
ANSWER:Why did the man keep his ruler on his newspaper?
To get the story straight.

If fish lived on land where would they be found?


I don't have time for my normal entry to the blog because I have to be at work at 6:30am this morning, I will resume normal entries to Mickey's Place on 11-28-06. MICKEY

Sunday, November 26, 2006


The East Carolina Pirates beat the NC State Wolfpack last night in Raleigh 21-16, with the win the Pirates finish the season at 7-5 and will be going to a bowl game this year. The Georgia Bulldogs upset Georgia Tech 15-12 as I said they would on the blog yesterday, with the win the Bulldogs improved there chances of going to much better bowl. GA. Tech has to play Wake Forest next week in the ACC championship game, GO DEACONS, who would have ever thought Wake Forest would be playing in the ACC Championship in football. The Virginia Cavaliers offense was stifled by Virginia Tech all day yesterday as the Hokies beat the Cavaliers 17-0, the Cavaliers season now officially over. In hockey action last night the Renegades beat the FireAntz 6-4 at the RC in front of 4,393 fans at the RC, the Gades are back at home next Saturday night against the Pee Dee Cyclones. I do have a few more aches and pains to report, I think I got both injuries having to stand the entire football Friday night, my right foot is very sore and my back is very tight, I am just getting to old to stand for such a long period of time. MICKEY

Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen to them.
Shakti Gawain

Want strong bones?

All it takes is 20 minutes of the right weight-bearing exercise three days per week. Activity such as walking will stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss throughout life. Strength training, such as weight lifting, fortifies bone and can reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis.

1789, A day of thanksgiving was set aside by President George Washington to observe the adoption of the U.S. Constitution.
1832, Public streetcar service began in New York City.
2000, Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris certified Republican George W. Bush the winner over Democrat Al Gore in the state's presidential balloting by 537 votes.

Singer Robert Goulet is 73
Impressionist Rich Little is 68
Singer Tina Turner is 67
Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell is 60
Country singer Linda Davis is 44
Country singer-musician Steve Grisaffe is 41
Actress Kristin Bauer ("Two and a Half Men") is 33
Actress Maia Campbell is 30
Country singer Joe Nichols is 30
Actress Jessica Bowman is 26

Saturday, November 25, 2006

its not the griswalds!!!!



YEAH! Donna got the riddle right yesterday.
ANSWER: What disease makes you better in sports?
Athlete's foot
Why did the man keep his ruler on his newspaper?


I went out see Matoaca play in the high school playoffs last night and I have to say that it was one of the wildest high school football games that I have seen. In the 1st half Matoaca couldn't do anything wrong and went to the half with a 35-7 lead over Deep Run. I was ready to leave because it was so cold and I didn't think there was any way that Deep Run was coming back the way they played in the 1st half. Well I stayed and witnessed one major comeback by Deep Run as they tied the game on a field goal as time ran out 38-38 and went on to win the game in OT 41-38. Just as Matoaca did in the 1st half Deep Run dominated the 2nd half enroute to the victory, Deep Run will play Edison next week in the semi-finals. Down at the beach Manteo beat Camden 35-7, Manteo will now play in the 1A eastern divsion finals against Northampton West with the winner moving on to the 1A sate championship game. Today in college football UVA will travel to Virginia Tech in a must win game for the Cavaliers if they want to go to a bowl, it will be a tough task for the Cavaliers. Also today East Carolina will play at NC State, there isn't anybody in the country that ECU would rather beat than NC Sate. In Georgia today Georgia Tech will be at Georgia in the battle of Georgia, I think Georgia will upset Georgia Tech today. In SPHL action last night the Renegades beat the best team in the league the Knoxville Ice Bears 4-0, tonight the Gades will be back at the RC against the Fayetteville FireAntz. Where in the world is Scott at, he has been very absent from the blog lately. MICKEY

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Got your bacteria?
Yogurt is crawling with bacteria -- and the more of it you eat, the better. Be sure to buy yogurt with a seal that guarantees it has live, active cultures. These cultures -- especially acidophilus and bifida -- colonize the lower intestines with beneficial bacteria while muscling out disease-causing bacteria. Eating yogurt may help prevent diarrhea in people taking antibiotics. Yogurt is easy to digest, especially for those who are lactose-intolerant, and is an excellent source of calcium, protein, riboflavin (a B vitamin), vitamin B-12 (which may be low in vegetarian diets) and vitamin A. To avoid unwanted saturated fat, choose nonfat or low-fat yogurt.

1944, Baseball commissioner Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis died at age 78.
1963, the body of President John F. Kennedy was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
1987, Chicago's first black mayor, Harold Washington, died after suffering a heart attack in his City Hall office.

Actor Ricardo Montalban is 86
Actress Kathryn Crosby is 73
Author, actor and game show host Ben Stein is 62
Actor John Larroquette is 59
Singer Amy Grant is 46
Actress Jill Hennessy is 37
Actress Christina Applegate is 35
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donvan McNabb is 30
President George W. Bush's daughter Barbara Bush is 25

Friday, November 24, 2006

mystery solved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i've often wondered why sometimes when a try to take andrews picture sometimes he will stick his tongue out at me. (see the post from his 3rd grade assembly) i thought maybe he learned it from keith, mickey or me but we were always such upstanding little kids we would never do such a change! now i know were he gets it from, it must skip a generation!!


I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I know I did. Tammy got the riddle right on Wednesday. I don't think anyone noticed that I didn't do a riddle on Thanksgiving.
ANSWER:Why do Turkeys eat so little?
because they are stuffed.
What disease makes you better in sports?


Well the say today is the 1st official day of shopping, well I have to question that since I know several people who have just about finished all of there Christmas shopping. None the less the one place that you want to stay away from today is shopping mall, with sales starting a 5am in most places and shoppers on a mission the mall is place that I will be trying to avoid today. In college football last night Miami upset Boston College 17-14, the win makes Miami bowl eligible. The win also makes Saturdays Wake Forest and Maryland game a battle for the Atlantic division title with the winner advancing to the ACC championship game with Georgia Tech. In high school football action tonight Deep Run 11-0 visits 11-0 Matoaca and at the beach Camden visits Manteo 13-0 in the semi-finals of the 1a eastern division playoffs. In hockey the Renegades offensive woes continued in Huntsville as the Gades fell to the Havoc 5-2, the Gades had 90 PIM'S in the game. The Gades will travel to Knoxville tonight to play the 1st place Ice Bears. It is going to feel like spring the next 6 days with temps in the mid to upper 60's, for November you couldn't ask for better temperatures. Well I hope everybody has room in there stomach for all the leftovers that you will need to eat today. GO SHOPPING. MICKEY

It is better to believe than to disbelieve; in so doing, you bring everything to the realm of possibility.
Albert Einstein

A grouch is a fellow who has sized himself up and then is sore about it.

1859, British naturalist Charles Darwin published ''On the Origin of Species,'' which explained his theory of evolution.
1871, The National Rifle Association was incorporated, and its first president named: Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside.
1963, Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby shot and mortally wounded Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy.

Columnist William F. Buckley is 81
Country singer Johnny Carver is 66
Actor-comedian Billy Connolly is 64
Actor Dwight Schultz is 59
Actress Denise Crosby is 49
Actress Shae D'Lyn is 44
Actress Lola Glaudini is 35
Actress Katherine Heigl is 28

Thursday, November 23, 2006

mrs goulder????

will the real mrs goulder please stand up!


I hope everybody has a Happy Thanksgiving and remembers not to eat to much today. Also don't forget to give thanks to someone or something on this Thanksgiving day. The Richmond Renegades will be back in action tonight in Huntsville, Al against the Havoc, yesterday to Renegades added some toughness in signing former Riverdog Matt Goody. The Renegades will be back at home Saturday night against the Fayetteville FireAntz. There are three NFL games today with Miami visiting Detroit, Tampa Bay visiting Dallas and Denver visiting Kansas City this game will be on the NFL Network and not to many people get this channel on there cable. Also in the ACC tonight Boston College will visit Miami, BC need to win to keep there chances of winning the Atlantic division of the ACC. Dad has finished decorating both Christmas trees now so we are going to have to put all the boxes back in the attic today so my neck and shoulders might be a little sore tomorrow. HAVE A NICE THANKSGIVING. MICKEY

Blessed are those who give without remembering. And blessed are those who take without forgetting.
Bernard Meltzer

Thanksgiving is memory of the heart.

Score Nutrition Points!
Watching the game with friends? Bring along some lower-fat snacks to share, such as baked corn or potato chips, air-popped popcorn, or pretzels. Load up on salsa, which is a tasty, nutritious, low-calorie dip. Cut calories from drinks by sticking to water or seltzer, light beer, or a wine spritzer. To avoid overeating at parties and events, eat something before you arrive. If you show up hungry, you're more likely to overeat, and to reach for the most fattening fare.

1889, The jukebox made its debut, at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.
1936, Life magazine, created by Henry R. Luce, was first published.
2004, Dan Rather announced he would step down as principal anchorman of "The CBS Evening News" in March 2005.

Actor Michael Gough is 89
Actor (''Barney Miller'') Steve Landesberg is 61
Singer Bruce Hornsby is 52
TV personality Robin Roberts ("Good Morning America") is 46
Actress Salli Richardson-Whitfield is 39
Actor (''Desperate Housewives'') Page Kennedy is 30
Actor Oded Fehr is 36
Actress Kelly Brook is 27

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


Here are some more photos from the OBX that I got from different messageboards of the damage caused by today's coastal storm. In KDH just down the street from our house a weather station recorded more than 13 inches of rain since yesterday morning. MICKEY


Way to go Melanie you got the riddle right.
ANSWER:What kind of puzzle makes people angry?
Crossword Puzzle


Why do Turkeys eat so little?


A coastal storm continues to pound the OBX this morning, the OBX has received more than 7 inches of rain since yesterday morning and the wind is blowing very hard. They have gusts of 62 and 63 mph and sustained winds this morning of over 50 mph and the power is out in allot of places. A fellow blogger in NC said at his house all his drainage ditches are full and the wind has blown all night. I will try to post some more photos later today, I am sure there is going to be some severe beach erosion. We are suppose to get some rain here in CH today and some wind also but not no where as bad as they are getting on the OBX. MICKEY

Adversity introduces a man to himself.
Author Unknown

Get Hip to Tofu!
It's not just for hippies! Tofu has timeless health benefits, and is one of the most nutritious sources of protein there is. Try it as a low-fat stand-in in dishes that normally call for meat. Tofu comes in a range of densities: silken, soft, firm and extra firm. Firm or extra-firm tofu holds its shape when sliced; use it for stir-fries, stews and braises. Soft and silken tofu is creamier. When pureed, tofu adds richness to dips and dressings like hummus and baba ghanoush.

1718, English pirate Edward Teach - better known as ''Blackbeard'' - was killed during a battle off the Virginia coast.
1906, The SOS distress signal was adopted at the International Radio Telegraphic Convention in Berlin.
1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas. Suspected gunman Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the 36th president of the United States
2005, Ted Koppel hosted his final edition of ABC News' ''Nightline.''

Actor Robert Vaughn is 74
Actor Allen Garfield is 67
Actor Tom Conti is 65
Astronaut Guion S. Bluford is 64
Tennis player Billie Jean King is 63
Former baseball player Greg Luzinski is 56
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis is 48
Actress Mariel Hemingway is 45
Actor Mark Ruffalo is 39
Tennis player Boris Becker is 39
Actress Scarlett Johansson is 22


"Forty" is the only number which has its letters in alphabetical order. "One" is the only number with its letters in reverse alphabetical order.

"Four" is the only number whose number of letters in the name equals the number.

"Hang on Sloopy" is the official rock song of Ohio.

"Happy Birthday" was the first song to be performed in outer space, sung by the Apollo IX astronauts on March 8, 1969.

""Kemo Sabe, meaning an all knowing one, is actually a mispronunciation by Native American of the Spanish phrase, Quien lo Sabe, meaning one who knows."

The lunula is the half-moon shaped pale area at the bottom of finger nails.

"Ma is as selfless as I am" can be read the same way backwards. If you take away all the spaces you can see that all the letters can be spelled out both ways.

"Mad About You" star Paul Reiser plays the piano on the show's theme song.

"One thousand" contains the letter A, but none of the words from one to nine hundred ninety-nine has an A.

"Ough" can be pronounced in eight different ways. The following sentence contains them all: "A rough-coated, dough-faced ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough, coughing and hiccoughing thoughtfully.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


I got these photos of an OBX messageboard of what it looked like today on the OBX. They are suppose to get pounded the next few days with wind and rain. MICKEY