Sunday, December 31, 2006


The chances of the Green Bay Packers making this years NFL playoffs were dealt a severe blow last night when the Giants beat the Redskins 34-28, the Skins jumped out to an early 7-0 but that was the only time they lead the game the rest of the night. The Packers will finish out the season tonight at Chicago. The Georgia came from 18 points down in the second half to upset Virginia Tech last night at the Georgia Dome. The Bulldogs struggles terribly on offense in the 1st half but the second half the looked like a different team and the Bulldog defense contained Va Tech explosive offense. Last night at the Richmond Coliseum the Richmond Renegades had another pretty tough night falling to the Huntsville Havoc 7-4 and believe my it wasn't that close, Huntsville dominated play the entire game. There were a couple of good scraps and one big altercation involving the Huntsville goalie and there were some big hits also. Richmond needs some more offense in a bad way. I have posted what happened to Gary on Tuesday below, he posted what happened in the comments section of Tuesday entry but I don't think everybody saw it. It looks like it could be a rainy New Years Eve and New Years Day here in CH. MICKEY

Here is the story. I was in Circuit City in the Heights with some family members and asked if they were going to handle the recall on the wrist straps for the Ninento WII controllers. The salespunk said no and that it was old people that were having a problem holding on to them in the first place. That was bad enough but he kept going and said people over 40 should not play video games anyway. Old people have no business playing young people games and should stick to wheelchairs. He kept mouthing off to the point I went off on him and then his supervisor whom shall remain anonymous as he and I have had run ins before when I was the president of Wells Atheletic Association and banned him (and his fat kid) from the association. Needless to say the f bomb was dropped (sorry ladies) and I was asked to leave before they called the cops. I gladly told them how they needed reinforcements in dealing with such an old man of 53. Needless to say I left highly insulted but instead of never setting fooot in the store have asked for the real manager of Circuit City to call me and will not only seek a face to face meeting I will force them to honor the recall. I simply defended my fellow AARP members.

Four short words sum up what has lifted most successful individuals above the crowd: a little bit more. They did all that was expected of them and a little bit more.
A. Lou Vickery

Men: Eat More Tomatoes
Research suggests that lycopene, a substance found in tomatoes, may play a role in lowering men's odds of developing prostate cancer. Cooked tomato products, such as tomato sauce, are particularly healthful. Cooking breaks down tomato cell walls and releases the lycopene, making it easier for the body to absorb. A 2001 study by the National Foundation for Cancer Research found men with prostate cancer who ate one entree with tomato sauce per day for three weeks before surgery had a significant decrease in prostate tissue damage after their operations.

1879 - Thomas Edison delighted an audience in Menlo Park, New Jersey. He gave his first public demonstration of incandescent lighting with the words, “Now it’s on. Now it’s off.” He did this for hours and hours. Well, not quite. But he did turn the lights on and off a few times just to show folks that he could do it.
1950 - Willie Shoemaker and Joe Culmone, both 19 years of age, became the first jockeys to ride 388 winners in a single year.
1967 - Playing in a wind chill of 40 degrees below zero, the Green Bay Packers won the National Football League championship game by defeating Tom Landry’s Dallas Cowboys, 21-17. The game, played at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin was called the Ice Bowl. During the game, the whistles of the referees actually froze to their lips, which was no problem until the referees tried to remove those whistles (ouch!). It turned out to be the coldest championship game ever.

Folk and blues singer Odetta is 76
Actor Sir Anthony Hopkins is 69
Actor Tim Considine ("My Three Sons") is 66
Actor Ben Kingsley is 63
Singer Donna Summer is 58
Actor Joe Dallesandro is 58
Actress Bebe Neuwirth is 48
Actor Val Kilmer is 47
Actress Gong Li is 41

Saturday, December 30, 2006


The Richmond Renegades played one of there best games of the year last night defensively and beat the Columbus Cottonmouths 4-1 at the Richmond Coliseum. The Gades fell behind 1-0 midway threw the 2nd period before rallying for four straight goals. The Gades are back at home tonight against the 1st place Huntsville Havoc. The Gades victory could be attributed to Andrew being in attendance last night, he could have bought his winning streak from the JPJ Arena with to the RC. The CH girls basketball team picked up another victory yesterday beating Potomac 50-33, the Colonials are now 5-4 on the season and will play Prince George on Tuesday night at Colonial Heights. The Georgia Bulldogs will play Virginia Tech tonight at the Georgia Dome, I know that there are allot of fellow bloggers who hope the boys from down south can knock off the Hokies tonight. Speaking of college football the Minnesota Golden Gophers blew a 31 point lead last night and lost to Texas Tech in OT 44-41, Texas Tech scored 24 points in the 4th quarter to tie the game. The Washington Redskins will finish up there season tonight at Fed Ex Field against the NY Giants, the Packers need the Skins to win this one to have a shot at making the playoffs Sunday night, Go Skins. Also yesterday was another milestone for bright red truck, it now has 4,000 miles on it and I have decided to give the truck the week off to rest, the truck is now 1 year and 5 months old. MICKEY

It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
John Wooden

Prevent "pour" nutrition
If you're not careful, you may pour veggies' vitamins and nutrients down the drain. Cooking vegetables in water significantly lowers the nutrient content because vitamins leech out. You wind up discarding some very nutritious cooking water! Steaming is your best option for cooking vegetables. The water makes no contact with the food and nutrient loss is minimized.

1903, About 600 people died when fire broke out at the Iroquois Theater in Chicago.
1940, California's first freeway, the Arroyo Seco Parkway connecting Los Angeles and Pasadena, was officially opened.
1976, The Smothers Brothers, Tom and Dick, played their last show at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas and retired as a team from show business.
1978, Ohio State University fired Woody Hayes as its football coach, one day after Hayes punched a Clemson University player during a game.
1980, The Selective Service System sent a warning to Mickey Mouse at Disneyland in Anaheim, California: Register for the draft or else! The Selective Service said that Mickey was in violation of registration compliance. Of course, Mickey, age 52 at the time, sent in his registration card proving that he’s a World War II veteran.

Singer-musician Bo Diddley is 78
Baseball Hall-of-Famer Sandy Koufax is 71
Actor Fred Ward is 64
Singer Davy Jones is 61
Singer Patti Smith is 60
"Today Show" co-host Meredith Vieira is 53
Country singer Suzy Bogguss is 50
Today Show" newscaster Matt Lauer is 49
Actress-comedian Tracey Ullman is 47
Radio-TV commentator Sean Hannity is 45
Actress Maureen Flannigan is 34
Baseball player A.J. Pierzynski is 30
Golfer Tiger Woods is 31
Actress Eliza Dushku is 26
Actress Kristin Kreuk is 24 (pictured to the left)
Basketball player LeBron James is 22

Today is: Rizal Day in the Philippines

Friday, December 29, 2006


Tammy got the riddle right yesterday. Keith was just jealous because you beat him to the answer.
Why didn't the hotdog star in the movies?
He didn't get any good rolls.

What is the best exercise for losing weight?


Keith and Andrew extended there winning streak at the JPJ Arena last night when Virginia beat American 91-70. I don't know exactly how many wins it is now between them but I think they need to step up the competition a little. The Richmond Renegades will be back at home tonight against the Columbus Cottonmouths, this will be Columbus first visit of the season and only the second time they have played them all season, the Cottonmouths are 1 point ahead of the Renegades in the standings. The CH girls basketball had a tough afternoon yesterday falling to Bryn Mawr 52-36, the Colonials will play Potomac today. Not only has mom had the flu but fellow blogger Scott has been under the weather since returning to Georgia as well, Scott did go to the doctor and they gave him a shot for his misery. Well since Monday is New Years Day I will have another long weekend, last weekend a 4 day weekend and this weekend a 3 day weekend, it sure feels like I am working for the government for sure now. MICKEY

The crisis of yesterday is the joke of tomorrow.
H. G. Wells

Walk it off
Who needs special training or fancy gear to tone up your body and perk up your frame of mind? All it takes is your own two feet. Research shows that just 20 minutes a day of brisk walking will lower your risk of serious diseases -- that's just four five-minute walks a day! A half-hour a day is even healthier. Walk 45 minutes a day, and watch your waistline shrink.

1845, Texas was admitted to the union as the 28th state.
1851, The first American Young Men's Christian Association was organized, in Boston.
1937, Babe Ruth returned to baseball (he had retired in 1935). He was announced as the new manager of the Class D, De Land Reds of the Florida State League; quite a long way from the big leagues.
1945, Sheb Wooley recorded the first commercial record made in Nashville, TN. The song was recorded on the Bullet label; but it was 13 years before Wooley would finally score with a big hit (The Purple People Eater was #1 for six weeks in June and July, 1958).
1982, Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant led the Alabama Crimson Tide football team for the final time as Alabama beat Illinois, 21-15, at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, TN.

Actress Inga Swenson is 74
ABC newscaster Tom Jarriel is 72
Actress Mary Tyler Moore is 69
Actor Jon Voight is 68
Country singer Ed Bruce is 67
Jockey Laffit Pincay Jr., is 60
Actor Ted Danson is 59
Actress Patricia Clarkson is 47
Comedian Paula Poundstone is 47
Actor-comedian Mystro Clark is 40
Actress Jennifer Ehle is 37
Actor Jude Law is 34
Country singer Jessica Andrews is 23

Thursday, December 28, 2006

a sweet story!!!

people really do read those lifesver sweet story books!!!!


Keith did it again with the answer of the riddle. Maybe in the coming new year we will get some more bloggers guessing.
ANSWER:Why is it hard to play cards in the jungle?
Because there are too many cheetahs

RIDDLE: Why didn't the hotdog star in the movies?


The Richmond Renegades were outplayed last night by the Fayetteville FireaAntz at the RC, the FireAntz controlled the flow of the game en route to a 6-2 victory over the Gades. The Gades are back at home Friday night when Columbus comes to town. The Colonial Heights girls basketball team will be back in action today against Bryn Mawr in the Collegiate holiday tournament, Bryn Mawr is a private school from the Baltimore area. Keith and Andrew will be trying to extend there winning streak tonight at the John Paul Jones Arena when UVA plays host to American, American is coached by for UVA coach and player Jeff Jones. The Florida State Seminoles beat the UCLA Bruins last night 44-27 in the Emerald City Bowl, it might have been FSU best game of the year. Mom appears to be feeling a little better but she still not at 100%, there appears to be a very strong stomach flu which has swept threw the area according to local doctors. In closing today a fellow blogger who will remain nameless (GF) was asked to leave a Colonial Heights store after causing a disturbance in the store, apparently an associate of the store said something that made him angry. MICKEY

The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
Joe Paterno

Prime exercise time
You can burn a lot of calories watching sports on TV. Or a movie, or a game show or anything else -- just park a high-quality exercise bike, treadmill or stair climber in front of the tube and exercise away. You'll never even notice how hard you worked, and whatever you spend on the equipment can be more cost-effective than a gym membership you never use.

1846, Iowa became the 29th state to be admitted to the Union.
1856, Thomas Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States, was born in Staunton, Va.
1902, The first World Series of pro football was played -- at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
1905, The forerunner of the NCAA, the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States, was founded in New York City.
2004, Actor Jerry Orbach (''Law and Order'') died at age 69.

Bandleader Johnny Otis is 85
Comic book creator Stan Lee is 84
Actress Dame Maggie Smith is 72
Actor Denzel Washington is 52
Country singer Joe Diffie is 48
Country musician Mike McGuire (Shenandoah) is 48
Country singer-musician Marty Roe (Diamond Rio) is 46
Comedian Seth Meyers is 33
Actress Sienna Miller is 25
Actress Mackenzie Rosman is 17

Wednesday, December 27, 2006


I'm feeling a little better this morning but still have a little headache. I didn't even get to go shopping yesterday. Mickey thanks for the baseball clock. I'm ready for baseball I got a new stadium seat and baseball Jewelry for Christmas.

TODAY'S RIDDLE: Why is it hard to play cards in the jungle?


Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States, died Tuesday night at the age of 93. Ford, who played on Michigan's 1932 and '33 national championship football teams, was the longest living president. Well after being off from work for 4 days I am heading back to work today, it was a much needed break. The Richmond Renegades will be back in action tonight at home against the Fayetteville FireAntz, team owner Allan B Harvie will be coaching the Renegades tonight since coach John Brophy has been suspended for getting second ejection of the season Saturday night. There is a bit of a rivalry brewing with the FireAntz. I am also a bit sore this morning from taking a bloggers table back to his house yesterday morning, my neck and shoulder are a bit sore. I have posted a photo of me the blog master in my new hat that I got for Christmas from Keith, Andrew and Maureen. I think I might start selling Mickey's Place merchandise. MICKEY

I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.
Gerald R. Ford

Buy local produce
It's not only a matter of hometown pride -- it's a way to maximize nutritional benefit. When produce in the grocery store has traveled a great distance, nutrients break down due to exposure to light, time, etc. Your next best bet is frozen fruit and vegetables; freezing preserves the nutrients.

1831, British naturalist Charles Darwin set out on a voyage to the Pacific Ocean aboard the HMS Beagle. Darwin's discoveries during the voyage helped formed the basis of his theories on evolution.
1932, Radio City Music Hall opened in New York City.
1946, The American team won the Davis Cup for the first time since 1938
1947, The children's TV program ''Howdy Doody'' debuted on NBC.
1968, The Breakfast Club signed off for the last time on ABC radio, after 35 years on the air.
1970, ''Hello, Dolly!'' closed on Broadway after a run of 2,844 performances.

Rockabilly musician Scotty Moore is 75
Western swing musician John Hughey (The Time Jumpers) is 73
Actor John Amos is 67
ABC News correspondent Cokie Roberts is 63
Rock musician David Knopfler (Dire Straits) is 54
Country musician Jeff Bryant is 44
Actress Eva LaRue is 40
Singer Olu is 33
Football player Deuce McAllister is 28
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer is 27
Actress Emilie de Ravin is 25

Tuesday, December 26, 2006


Well Christmas has now come and gone for another year and from what I saw it looked like everybody had a pretty good time and probably ate a little to much. If you are not tired of turkey and ham yet there might be something wrong with you. As you an tell by the time I posted today's entry I am off today, I fell like I am working for the government getting a an extra day off. Well I have to say the prize for the biggest Christmas surprise was having Scott, Joy, Scottie and Dusty show up out the house on Christmas eve, nobody new they were coming and I don't think Scott decided they were coming until sometime Thursday. Well the Woodfin family left this morning on there way back to Georgia. I have posted a link below to Al's Christmas day photos. I guess all the stores will start there after Christmas sales today, you might want to stay away from the mall area again today, there will be allot of shoppers looking for a good deal. In a bit of a sports wrap up for the weekend the Redskins blew another game Sunday falling to the Rams in OT 37-31, the Skins should have won this game but the defense I thought played a very poor game. The Green Bay Packers still have a shot to make the playoffs going to the NFL's final week of the season, they have to have the Redskins beat the Giants Saturday night and then they have to beat the Bears on Sunday night, it could happen. I have added a countdown clock showing the amount time before first day of baseball practice as requested by several bloggers, it really not that far off. Also it appears mom is a bit under the weather this morning, I think she might of some type of flu. Well again I hope everybody had MERRY CHRISTMAS. MICKEY


I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward. Thomas Edison

Beat the clock
By making physical activity a natural part of your day, you get all the benefits of exercise -- in a fraction of the time. Walk to an appointment. Take the stairs. Scrub the floor or your car. Leading an active life gives you many of the same benefits as structured exercise, and you don't have to "make time" to do it.

1776, The British suffered a major defeat in the Battle of Trenton during the Revolutionary War.
1865, James H. Nason of Franklin, Mass., received a patent for a coffee percolator.
1917, The U.S. government took over operation of the nation's railroads.
1974, Comedian Jack Benny died at age 80.
1986, TV’s longest-running drama was seen for the last time. Search for Tomorrow ended its 35-year run on television.
2004, a tsunami triggered by a powerful earthquake beneath the Indian Ocean left more than 216,000 people dead or missing, mostly in southern Asia.

Actor Richard Widmark is 92
Rhythm-and-blues singer Abdul ''Duke'' Fakir (The Four Tops) is 71
''America's Most Wanted'' host John Walsh is 61
Country musician Bob Carpenter (The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) is 60
Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk is 59
Former baseball player Chris Chambliss is 58
Baseball hall-of-famer Ozzie Smith is 52
Governor of Virginia Tim Kaine is 50
Actress Nadia Dajani is 41
Country singer Audrey Wiggins is 39
Rock singer Chris Daughtry (''American Idol'') is 27

Monday, December 25, 2006


Merry Christmas and to all bloggers a good night. Well we had some surprise visitors last night the annual Christmas eve bash, guess who showed up last night? That's right the Woodfin family drove all the way from Georgia to be at the bash last night. I think everybody got plenty to eat and if they didn't it was there own fault. I have posted a link below from last nights bash and I will have another update later or an depth report on Tuesday's entry. I have to go make some rounds, MERRY CHRISTMAS, FROM THE BLOGMASTER, MICKEY


Sunday, December 24, 2006


Guess what I got for Christmas "Hairy Dawg", I think there are going to be some people down in Georgia that are going to be jealous. MICKEY

the secret is out!!!

donna is a closet basketball star!!! now you know where julianne got her basketball talent.


Well it's Christmas Eve and that means it's time annual family Christmas bash. Dad cleaned all day yesterday and mom was doing allot of cooking getting ready for this years bash. If you haven't finished your Christmas shopping yet time has run out. I sure hope everybody is ready for Christmas. Well the East Carolina Pirates had a pretty tough time yesterday with the South Florida Bulls losing 24-7, it just looked like the Pirates just couldn't get anything to go there way. Hopefully next Saturday the Georgia Bulldogs will pull the upset of Virginia Tech. Today in the NFL Washington will travel to St. Louis to play the Rams, I think the Skins will this one. The Richmond Renegades picked up second victory in as many nights beating the Fayetteville FirAntz in a shootout 5-4, in the shootout Coach Brophy was ejected for protesting a call. It looks like there will not be a white Christmas again this year, however it does look like it is going to be a wet Christmas though. I posted a picture collage from when Santa visited back in 2003. HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS, MICKEY

No one needs a smile as much as a person who fails to give one.

Supermarket sweep
Put exercise on your shopping list -- it's easy to burn calories right where you buy 'em. Carry two bags of groceries home for an impromptu workout. Or, carry your child instead of using a stroller. These are just two ways to fit fitness into your day without blocking out over an hour to get to the gym. Squeeze in bits of activity whenever you have an opportunity, and it can add up to a big difference in how you look and feel. And even moderate physical activity can reduce the risk of heart disease and early death.

1814, The War of 1812 officially ended as the United States and Britain signed the Treaty of Ghent in Belgium.
1851, Fire devastated the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., destroying about 35,000 volumes.
1924, Notre Dame football coach (1918-1930) Knute Rockne said he opposed elimination of the forward pass since it has helped “to curb the brutality of football.”
1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower supreme commander of Allied forces.
1953, Dragnet, starring Jack Webb as Detective Joe Friday, became the first network program to be sponsored. Dragnet was on NBC-TV, for you who want the facts, just the facts. “Who was the sponsor, you ask?” Fatima cigarettes, that’s who.

Bandleader Dave Bartholomew is 86
Mystery writer Mary Higgins Clark is 79
Recording company executive NASCAR team owner Mike Curb is 62
Actor Grand L. Bush is 51
Actress Stephanie Hodge is 50
Designer Kate Spade is 44
Actor Mark Valley is 42
Actor (''The Drew Carey Show'') Diedrich Bader is 40
Singer Ricky Martin is 35
TV-radio host Ryan Seacrest (''American Idol'') is 32

Saturday, December 23, 2006

christmas on pinecliffe drive

theres plenty to play with over here!! jacob being in town has already made our first christmas as mr and mrs goulder a lot of fun!!


The East Carolina Pirates football team will be playing in it's first bowl game since 2001 today at 1pm when it plays South Florida in the bowl in Birmingham, Al at Historic Legion Field. In ECU's last bowl appearance the Pirates scored 61 points but lost the game to Marshall 64-61 in double OT in the GMAC bowl, hopefully the Pirates will have a better day today. Speaking of college athletics two fixtures at Georgia Bulldogs games "Hairy Dawg" and fellow mascot "Spike" were attacked at Georgia's home basketball game Tuesday night and tackled to the hardwood by two delinquents from Crawford County, Ga and can you believe alcohol might have been involved. What kind of people are they raising in Crawford County? The Richmond Renegades ended there three game losing streak last night beating the Florida Seals 4-2, the Gades will play in Fayetteville tonight against the FireAntz. The Gades will return home Wednesday night against those same FireAntz. Well I went down to Wal-Mart this morning at 6am and I have to say that tempers were running a bit short, there were allot of people in the store and they only had three checkouts open and that wasn't sitting well with the people in line. I have to say that I have never seen the CH in such disarray as it was this morning, but I have to say that Wal-Mart should have known that they needed more people working being that it is just two days before Christmas even if it was early in the morning. Well I hope everybosy has finished there Christmas shopping now. MICKEY

There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: Those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.
Ray Goforth

Spice up your lunch
Low-fat doesn't mean low flavor, if you know how to accessorize. Go all out to garnish sandwiches, leftovers, salads and soups with foods that add flavor and nutrition: Dark green lettuces, tomatoes, bell pepper strips, sprouts, shredded cabbage, mandarin oranges, diced mango and more.

1783, George Washington resigned as commander-in-chief of the Army and retired to his home at Mount Vernon, Va.
1823, the poem ''A Visit from St. Nicholas'' by Clement C. Moore was first published, in the Troy (N.Y.) Sentinel.
1972, The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Oakland Raiders 13-7 in an NFL playoff game on a last-second touchdown catch by Franco Harris that was dubbed the ''immaculate reception.''
1995, A fire in Dabwali, India, killed 540 people, including 170 children, during a year-end party being held near the children's school.

Actor Gerald S. O'Loughlin is 85
Actress Susan Lucci (''All My Children'') is 60
Basketball hall-of-famer Bob Kurland is 82
Football hall-of-famer Paul Hornung is 71
Actor-comedian (''The Simpsons'') is 63
Football hall-of-famer Jack Ham is 58
Actor Corey Haim is 35
Atlanta Falcons tight end Alge Crumpler is 29
Actress Estella Warren is 28

Friday, December 22, 2006

jacobs early christmas

jacob is in town till saturday or sunday so we had a early christmas party!


Keith got the riddle right. I think he has a mess at home looking through all the Dixie cups for that answer.
ANSWER:What does a teacher call Santa's little helpers?
Subordinate clauses

TODAY'S RIDDLE: What kind of people should never get wrapped up in their work?


Well it was a goods sports day for me on Thursday with the Colonials, Cavaliers and Packers all picking up wins. The Colonials picked up a victory yesterday beating Charles City 55-46 in the consolation game of the Colonial Invitational, the Colonials boys team will now be off until after the holidays. The Virginia Cavaliers salvaged one victory on there trip to Puerto Rico beating the host school the PR-Mayaguez Bulldogs 59-52, it wasn't an easy victory for the Cavs they only lead by 1 point at the half. Virginia is no 7-3 and will play American University next on Dec 28. The Green Bay Packers won there third straight game last night beating the Minnesota Vikings, 9-7 in a defensive struggle. The Packers points came on three field goals and the Vikings only TD was an interception return for a TD. The Packers are now 7-8 and will finish up the season at Chicago next week. The Richmond Renegades will return to the ice tonight against the Florida Seals hoping to end a three game losing streak. It looks like it is going to be a very rainy day here in Colonial Heights today for all the people who haven't finished there Christmas shopping, I hope all you fellow bloggers have finished up your Christmas shopping. I have posted an old Christmas photo of three bloggers from many years ago, as you can tell by the photo one them is a Billy Kilmer fan. MICKEY

Life is like art. You have to work hard to keep it simple and still have meaning.
Charles de Lint

Pedal to the medal

Want to tone your lower body, enhance circulation and strengthen your heart today? Ride your bike! Regular cycling also improves your cholesterol profile, lowers your blood pressure, reduces the risk of heart disease and colon cancer, and helps control your weight.

1775, A Continental naval fleet was organized in the rebellious American colonies.
1864, During the Civil War, Union Gen. William T. Sherman sent a message to President Abraham Lincoln from Georgia, saying, ''I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah.''
1989, Playwright Samuel Beckett died in Paris at age 83.
2005, Astronomers announced the discovery of two more rings encircling the planet Uranus.

Broadcast journalist Diane Sawyer (''Good Morning America'') is 61
Former first lady Lady Bird Johnson is 94
Country singer Red Steagall is 68
Baseball hall-of-famer Steve Carlton is 62
Rock musician (Cheap Trick) Rick Nielsen is 60
Singer (The Bee Gees) Robin Gibb is 57
Golfer Jan Stephenson is 55
Actress (''The Young and the Restless'') Lauralee Bell is 38
Actress Dina Meyer is 38


A McDonald's straw will hold 7.7 ml, or just over one-and-a-half teaspoons of whatever you are drinking.

A Michigan law states that a wife's hair legally belongs to her husband.

A millipede has 4 legs on each segment of its body.

A mockingbird has been known to change its tune 87 times over a one minute span.

A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night.

A mongoose is not a goose but more like a meercat, which is not a cat but more like a prairie dog, which is not a dog but more like a ground squirrel.

A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana.

A mosquito will become restless and start flying around if there is an increase of carbon dioxide in the surrounding air

A mother in Sydney, Australia, gave birth to twins 56 days apart and in different years; one was born in 17th December'1952 and the other on 10th February'1953.

Thursday, December 21, 2006


A murder is committed in the US every 23 minutes, which makes about 22852 murders each year.

A newborn kangaroo is about 1 inch in length.

A normal cow's stomach has four compartments: the rumen, the recticulum (storage area), the omasum (where water is absorbed), and the abomasum ( the only compartment with digestive juices).

A notch in a tree will remain the same distance from the ground as the tree grows.

A panagram is a sentence that contains all 26 letters of the English alphabet. For example: Pack my red box with five dozen quality jugs.

A peanut is not a nut or a pea, it's a legume.

A penguin swims at a speed of approximately 15 miles per hour.

A person afflicted with hexadectylism has six fingers or six toes on one or both hands and feet.

A person has to travel west to get from Los Angeles, CA to Reno, NV.

A person uses approximently fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each day.


Way to go Melanie you got the riddle right yesterday.
ANSWER:When can you jump over three men without getting up?
In a checker game.
What does a teacher call Santa's little helpers?


The Virginia Cavaliers were embarrassed again yesterday by Utah 94-70, they are probably wishing that they had never made the trip to San Juan. Today they will play the Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Bulldogs and if the don't win this game they might not win another game all season, I thought the basketball team had turned things around by apparently they haven't. The CH Colonials lost last night in the first round of the Colonial Heights Holiday Invitational 63-61 to West End Christian, the Colonials will play Charles City in the consolation game tonight. The Green Bay Packers will try to win it's third straight game tonight win the play the Minnesota Vikings, I won't be able to watch it because we don't get the NFL Network. I hope Al and Scott have resolved there Christmas Card issues, apparently neither one have got a card from each other. I have posted a photo of a hockey fan who had pretty tough night while watching a hockey game. MICKEY

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
Abraham Lincoln

Mind over yoga mat-ters.
Increase confidence, control stress and promote peace of mind -- it's all in the poses. Yoga also improves your posture and circulation, and increases your flexibility, strength and coordination. Many cities have a yoga association that provides information about various types of classes. Check the Yellow Pages under "yoga instruction," or call a local fitness center for the names of studios. The cost is typically $15 to $20 per class, with discounts for multiple classes.

1620, Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower went ashore for the first time at present-day Plymouth, Mass.
1913, The first crossword puzzle was published, in the New York World.
1945, Gen. George S. Patton died at age 60 in Germany of injuries suffered in a car accident.
1988, A bomb exploded aboard a Pam Am Boeing 747 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 people.

Country singer Freddie Hart is 80
Actor Ed Nelson is 78
Talk show host Phil Donahue is 71
Actress Jane Fonda is 69
Singer Carla Thomas is 64
Actor Samuel L. Jackson is 58
Singer Betty Wright is 53
Tennis star Chris Evert is 52
Country singer Lee Roy Parnell is 50
Actor-comedian Ray Romano is 49
Country singer Christy Forester (The Forester Sisters) is 44
Actor Kiefer Sutherland is 40
Actress Karri Turner ("JAG") is 40
Actress Khrystyne Haje is 38
Country singer Brad Warren (The Warren Brothers) is 38
Actress Julie Delpy is 37

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


A person who is lost in the woods and starving can obtain nourishment by chewing on his shoes. Leather has enough nutritional value to sustain life for a short time.

A person will die from total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation. Death will occur about 10 days without sleep, while starvation takes a few weeks.

A piano leg went through the floor of the white house in 1948 during President Truman's term.

A pied-billed grebe is called a peebeegeebee by birdwatchers.

A pig is the only animal than can get sunburned.

A pineapple is a berry.

A poem written to celebrate a wedding is called an epithalamium.

A polar bears skin is black. Its fur is actually clear, but like snow it appears white.

A pole vaulter, when he lands, may absorb up to 20,000 pounds of pressure per square inch on the joints of his tubular thigh bones.


Bobby got the riddle right yesterday. I guess everyone else is Christmas shopping because he was the only one who put a answer on the blog.
ANSWER: How is a judge like an English teacher?
They both work with sentences.

When can you jump over three men without getting up?