Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Tammy got the riddle yesterday. Scott your answer was good but not in my book.
ANSWER:What did the Alantic Ocean say to the Pacific Ocean?
They don't talk they just wave.
This is a real beach picture.

What kind of screen allows things into your house instead of keeping them out?


All snakes on the island of Tasmania are poisonous.

All snow crystals are hexagonal.

All the chemicals in a human body combined are estimated to be worth about $6.25

All the coal, oil, gas, and wood on Earth would only keep the Sun burning for a few days.

All the moons of the Solar System are named after Greek and Roman mythology, except the moons of Uranus, which are named after Shakespearean characters.

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

All the swans in England are property of the Queen.

All the world's main alphabets have developed from an alphabet invented 3,600 years ago in the Middle East. It was known as the North Semitic Alphabet.


It looks like that we could be getting some more winter weather tomorrow, they are calling for some snow in the morning before it changes to some sleet and freezing rain later and in the day and then to rain sometime Thursday night. Anyway it looks like Thursday is going to be a pretty messy day and there is the possibility that school maybe closed on Thursday. The CH girls basketball team fell to Prince George last night 70-62, the boys will play Prince George tonight at home. The Richmond Renegades are at home tonight against the Knoxville Ice Bears, last Wednesday's game ended with a bit of bad blood between the teams so tonight's game could be very interesting. Where have Donna, Keith, Mark and Melanie been, have you not made the switch over to the new server. MICKEY

Life is either a daring adventure
or nothing.
Helen Keller

1934 - Jim Londos defeated Joe Savoldi in a one-fall match in Chicago, IL. One of the largest crowds to see a wrestling match (20,000 spectators) looked on.
1940 - The very first monthly retirement check was issued by the U.S. Government -- to Ida May Fuller of Ludlow, Vermont. Ida May’s check, numbered 00-000-001, was in the amount of $22.54. Fuller, a Legal Secretary, retired in November 1939 and lived to be 100 years old (she died in 1975).
1982 - Sandy Duncan of Tyler, Texas gave her final performance as Peter Pan in Los Angeles, CA. The actress completed 956 performances without missing a show. She flew a total of 261.5 miles while on stage.
1984 - Newsman Edwin Newman retired from NBC News after 35 years with the network.
1990 - McDonald’s opened their first restaurant in Russia -- in Moscow. Did somebody say, "Mickey Deeofsky’s?"

Actress Carol Channing is 86
Baseball Hall-of-Famer Ernie Banks is 76
Actress (''The Bob Newhart Show'') Suzanne Pleshette is 70
Blues singer-musician Charlie Musselwhite is 63
Baseball Hall-of-Famer Nolan Ryan is 60
Actress Kelly Lynch is 48
Actor John Dye is 44
Actress Minnie Driver is 37
Actress Portia de Rossi is 34
Actress Kerry Washington is 30
Singer Justin Timberlake is 26

Tuesday, January 30, 2007


Way to go Scott three times in a row. Come on everybody give him some competition.

ANSWER:What rock group has four members, all of whom are dead, one of which was assassinated.
Mt Rushmore

What did the Alantic Ocean say to the Pacific Ocean?


All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like being seen wearing them in public.

Alligators can live for more than 100 years.

Almonds and pistachios are the only nuts mentioned in the Bible.

Almonds are members of the peach family.

Almonds are the oldest, most widely cultivated and extensively used nuts in the world.


I have to say that it has been pretty quite on the blog lately, where is everybody at? There hasn't been any controversy about anything and there sure haven't been allot of comments about anything. I guess I might have to bring up the Whiffle Ball Hall of Fame controversy again. Since nobody has been talking about anything I though I would post an old photo from the past of me, AL, Keith, Me Ma Ruth and Pa Pa taken back in the late 60's. It looks like Pa Pa is the only person happy in the photo. The CH girls basketball team will be back in action tonight when they travel to Prince George, the Colonials will be trying avenge and earlier loss to Prince George earlier this season. Andrew came by for a visit yesterday since he only had a half a day of school, he went to K & L for supper with us. MICKEY

No doubt exists that all women are crazy; it's only a question of degree.
W. C. Fields

Train your brain, this is good advice
Exercise more than your muscles to stick to a fitness plan -- be a winner at the mental game. Preparing your mind along with your body is pivotal for accomplishing your goals. Try writing a personal mission statement and tape a copy to your refrigerator, the dashboard of your car, your computer -- anywhere you can see it during the day.

1798 - The first brawl in the U.S. House of Representatives was witnessed by legislators. Congressmen Matthew Lyon and Roger Griswold duked it out right there on the House floor. The spat occurred when Lyon spit in Griswold’s face
1911 - The first airplane rescue at sea was made by the destroyer Terry, when downed pilot, James McCurdy, was forced to land in the ocean about 10 miles from Havana, Cuba.
1950 - NBC-TV debuted the drama series, Robert Montgomery Presents. The show was well received and played for seven seasons on the Peacock Network.
1958 - The first two-way moving sidewalk was put in service at Love Field in Dallas, TX. The length of the walkway through the airport: 1,435 feet.

Comedian Dick Martin is 85
Actress Dorothy Malone is 82
Actor Gene Hackman is 77
Actress Vanessa Redgrave is 70
Country singer Jeanne Pruett is 70
Country singer Norma Jean is 69
Vice President Dick Cheney is 66
Singer Phil Collins is 56
Actress-comedian Brett Butler is 49
Country singer Tammy Cochran is 35
Actor Wilmer Valderrama is 27

Monday, January 29, 2007


Scott did it again. Scott did you get Dixie Cups for Scottie's birthday?
ANSWER:What does a tree do when he wants to go home?
He leaves

What rock group has four members, all of whom are dead, one of which was assassinated?


Almost without exception, cows are milked from the right side. The reason is because most farmers have been right-handed since the start of the dairy business and it's easier for a right-handed milker to work from the right side.

Argentina's name means "Land of Silver," there is actually very little silver there. It was misnamed by explorers who thought they saw silver there.

Construction of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Strasbourg started in 1015, it was not until 1439 that the spire was completed.

Explorers brought potatoes back from the New World in the early 1500s, Europeans were afraid to eat them for fear that the spuds would give them leprosy. It wasn't until Louis XVI, who was looking for a cheap food source for his starving subjects, served them at the royal table that people were convinced potatoes were safe to eat.

Bagpipes are actually a very ancient instrument, introduced into the British Isles by the Romans.

Not named in the New Testament, tradition names the two thieves crucified at the same time as Jesus as Dismas and Gestas.

The Pony Express was one of the most famous chapters in U.S. history, it only lasted one year, from 1860-61.

Amazon ants (red ants found in the western U.S.) steal the larvae of other ants to keep as slaves. The slave ants build homes for and feed the Amazon ants, who cannot do anything but fight. They depend completely on their slaves for survival.


The Virginia Cavaliers scored the final 15 points of the game in upsetting the Clemson Tigers 64-63 at Clemson picking up there 2nd consecutive road victory. The Cavs are now 5-2 in the ACC and 13-6 overall, next up the Cavs is a game with Duke on Thursday night at the JPJ Arena. I am a bit under the weather, I have caught a cold and I have a bit of a sore throat and I can't talk to much with out my voice getting scratchy. I had to switch Mickey's Place over to the Google server yesterday so will have to do so also if you want to be able to post any comments, just follow the instructions it's not to hard, if anybody has any trouble you can call me. Also believe it or not baseball practice starts three weeks from today. MICKEY

Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you.
Malcolm Cowley

1845 - The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe, was published for the first time in the New York Evening Mirror. Poe took the pen name, Quarles, in signing the poem.
1861 - Kansas, the Sunflower State, entered the United States of America this day. The capital of the 34th state is Topeka.
1924 - Carl R. Taylor of Cleveland, OH patented the ice cream cone rolling machine.
1936 - Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson were the first players to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
1949 - The ship, The Newport News, was commissioned as the first air-conditioned naval ship -- in Virginia.
1968 - Coach Adolph Rupp of the Kentucky Wildcats notched win #772 and became the winningest coach in college basketball history, as Kentucky beat Mississippi on this night.

Actor John Forsythe is 89
Actress Katharine Ross is 67
Actor Tom Selleck is 62
Actress Ann Jillian is 57
Talk show host Oprah Winfrey is 53
Actress Diane Delano is 50
Actress Judy Norton Taylor ("The Waltons") is 49
Hockey player Dominik Hasek is 42
Actor-director Edward Burns is 39
Actress Heather Graham is 37
Actress Sara Gilbert is 32

Sunday, January 28, 2007


just a test to see how the switch went


I had to switch over to the new blogger, they gave me no choice. If you want to be able to post comments or make post you will have to do the same. I really can't tell the difference yet, just follow the instructions. MICKEY


The Richmond Renegades won a very spirited affair last night at the RC knocking off the Huntsville Havoc 3-2 and with the win the Gades are now tied for first with Huntsville. There were 4 fights in the game and there were some pretty good hits as well and fellow blogger Mark mad his first appearance of the year. The Gades next game will be a home game against Knoxville Wednesday night. The Virginia Cavaliers will be back in action today at 1pm when they visit Clemson to play the Tigers, the Cavaliers will be going for there 2nd straight road victory against a very good Clemson team. I have posted the basketball photos that Al took Friday night below of the CHHS vs Petersburg game. There hasn't been a whole lot of sleeping around our house the last couple of nights, both Leeza and Brady are a bit under the weather but they do look like they are feeling a little better today. I bought some silicon for my treadmill yesterday and it appears to have helped some, it didn't throw me around no wear near as much after I put it on. MICKEY

CHHS vs Petersburg Photos

Magic beans
Beans can help reduce cancer risks -- but you may want to give them a good rinse before cooking. Canned beans have a lot of excess sodium; a little running water will wash it, and that "canned" taste, away. Otherwise, beans, lentils, peas and other legumes are as healthy as tasty food gets. Legumes are full of protease inhibitors, which may protect against several cancers by helping your body repair genetic material, curb out-of-control cell division and inhibit tumors by impairing their enzymes. They're also high in fiber, low in fat, rich in B vitamins (including folate), and contain potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc and trace elements.

1878 - The first telephone switchboard was installed -- in New Haven, Connecticut. The phone company that owned the switchboard had 21 subscribers. “Is this the party to whom I am speaking? One moment pa-leeeeeeze.”
1921 - The National Football League franchise in Decatur, Illinois was transferred this day to Chicago. The team took the name, Chicago Staleys for the 1921 season. The following year, it was decided that since the team was playing in the stadium of the Chicago Cubs, it should be named the Chicago Bears, or as they say in the Windy City, “Da Bears.”
1957 - The Brooklyn Dodgers (‘da Bums’) announced this day that circus clown Emmett Kelly had been hired to entertain fans at baseball games. The Dodgers moved to Los Angeles the following year.

Actor Nicholas Pryor is 72
Actor Alan Alda is 71
Actress Susan Howard is 65
Actress-singer Barbi Benton is 57
Actress Harley Jane Kozak is 50
Golfer Nick Price is 50
Country musician Greg Cook (Ricochet) is 42
Singer Sarah McLachlan is 39
Actress Kathryn Morris ("Cold Case") is 38
Football player Daunte Culpepper is 30
Actor Elijah Wood is 26

Saturday, January 27, 2007



Well today is Scottie's birthday and I think he is 14 but he could be 15, I am sure somebody from Georgia will set me straight on that. To celebrate his birthday Scottie will be wrestling in a JV high school wrestling tournament. I thought he might be going to Hooter's again this year like he did last year. I also understand that Scottie had a bit of a fever yesterday so he might be able to wrestle today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SCOTTIE. The Colonial Heights girls basketball team win streak was halted by Petersburg last night 55-49, the Colonials put up a good fight but just came up short. The CH boys had a pretty tough time last night against the Wave falling 84-40. The Richmond Renegades going for there 7th straight victory last night also came up short last night falling to Jacksonville 2-1 at the RC, it might have been the calmest hockey game I have ever seen, I don't even think there was a push or shove. It looked like to me the Gades were about a step behind Jacksonville for a good part of the night. The Gades will host Huntsville tonight at the RC and fellow blogger might be in attendance. Also this morning Andrews basketball team will be back in action. Again HAPPY BIRTHDAY SCOTTIE. MICKEY

Stretch it, baby!
Nothing stops a workout quicker than a pulled muscle; follow a simple routine to stay flexible. Stretching will improve your range of motion, enhance performance, and help reduce the severity and frequency of injury. Be sure to give your muscles a quick warmup before you start to stretch.

1870 - Kappa Alpha Theta, the first women’s Greek letter society, or sorority, was founded at Indiana Asbury University -- now DePauw University -- in Greencastle, Indiana.
1880 - Thomas Alva Edison of Menlo Park, NJ patented the electric incandescent lamp. We’ve been turning it on ever since...
- Thomas Crapper, said to be the inventor and developer of the flush toilet mechanism that most of us use, died on this day.
1967 - Tragedy struck on the launch pad of Apollo 204, scheduled to be the first Apollo manned mission. A flash fire in the command module during a preflight test killed stronauts Virgil Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee. After the disaster, the mission was officially designated Apollo 1.
1984 - ‘The Great One’, Wayne Gretzky, set a National Hockey League record for consecutive game scoring, as his streak ended at 51 games.

Singer Bobby "Blue" Bland is 77
Actor John Witherspoon is 65
Rock musician Nick Mason (Pink Floyd) is 62
John Roberts, chief justice of the United States, is 52
Country singer Cheryl White is 52
Actress Mimi Rogers is 51
Actress Bridget Fonda is 43
Country singer Tracy Lawrence is 39
Country singer Kevin Denney is 31
Tennis player Marat Safin is 27
Student Scottie Woodfin 14

Friday, January 26, 2007


Scott is on a roll because he got the riddle again. Way to go.
ANSWER: What dish do football players like to use for breakfast?
A Super bowl.


What does a tree do when he wants to go home?


Amelia Earhart designed the first lightweight luggage for air travel.

American and Russian space flights have always included chocolate.

American car horns beep in the tone of F.

American chocolate manufacturers use about 1.5 billion pounds of milk -only surpassed by the cheese and ice cream industries.

Americans are responsible for about 1/5 of the world's garbage annually. On average, that's 3 pounds a day per person.

Americans consume 42 tons of aspirin per day.

Americans consumed over 3.1 billion pounds of chocolate in 2001, which is almost half of the total world's production.

Americans drink about five billion bottles and cans of soda, and about a billion and a half pounds of coffee every year.

Americans eat more bananas than any other fruit: a total of 11 billion a year.


The arctic air has arrived this morning and the wind had come with it, at 6:10am it is a cold 18.9 with a wind chill below 10 and that's just to cold for me. All the cold air just makes my aches and pains hurt worst and to top it all off I think I am coming down with a bit of a cold. The Richmond Renegades will try to keep there winning ways going tonight when they play the Jacksonville Barracudas, the Gades will be going for there 7th straight victory and are currently tied with Huntsville for 1st place in the SPHL. Both the Colonial Heights boys and girls basketball teams will return to action tonight after there break for exams against Petersburg, the girls will be at home and the boys team will travel to Petersburg. Also tomorrow Andrew's basketball team will back in action at 9:30am at Curtis Elementary in Chester. Well I am going to start my truck so I won't freeze on the way to work. MICKEY

A good catcher is the quarterback, the carburetor, the lead dog, the pulse taker, the traffic cop and sometimes a lot of unprintable things, but no team gets very far without one.
Miller Huggins

Bring the kids!
Your children will pick up your attitudes about exercise -- make it a positive one! If you see exercise as a chore, your children will, too. Think of activities that you can do with your kids. Get them off to a good start -- and off the fast food -- with fun activities that make the whole family more active.

1837 - 1837 - 32 years and 15 days after Michigan was organized as a territory, it became the 26th state of the United States of America.
1875 - George F. Green of Kalamazoo, Michigan patented the electric dental drill for sawing, filing, dressing and polishing teeth.
1947 - The Greatest Story Ever Told was first heard on ABC radio. It was the first radio series to portray the voice of Jesus Christ.
1960 - Pete Rozelle was elected commissioner of the National Football League. He stayed there for more than 25 years.
1998 - Compaq Computer Corp. and Digital Equipment Corp. announced plans to merge. In the largest computer biz acquisition to that time the deal wasworth $9.6 billion.

Actor Charles Lane is 102
Actress Anne Jeffreys is 84
Actor Paul Newman is 82
Sportscaster-actor Bob Uecker is 72
Singer Jean Knight is 64
Rock singer-musician Eddie Van Halen is 52
Actress-comedian Ellen DeGeneres is 49
Hockey star Wayne Gretzky is 46
Gospel singer Kirk Franklin is 37
Actress Jennifer Crystal is 34
Basketball player Vince Carter is 30
Actress Sarah Rue is 29
Country musician Michael Martin (Marshall Dyllon) is 24
Figure skater Emily Hughes is 18

Thursday, January 25, 2007


Americans spend approximately $25 billion each year on beer.

Americans spend more than $5 billion a year on cosmetics, toiletries, beauty parlors and barber shops.

Americans spent an estimated $267 billion dining out in 1993.

Americans spent over $360 million in 1982 to avoid having bad breath.

Americans use about 100 million pounds of tea leaves every year.

Americans use over 16, 000 tons of aspirin a year.

Americans, on average, eat 18 acres of pizza in one day.


Scott got the riddle right yesterday. I thought I might stump everybody.
ANSWER:What do you call a girl who always has change?

What dish do football players like to use for breakfast?


The Richmond Renegades continued there winning ways last night at the RC defeating the Knoxville Ice Bears 2-0. With the win the Gades have now won 6th straight and will go for 7 in a row on Friday night when the play host to the Jacksonville Barracudas. The Gades were out shot in the game again 49-24 but goaltender Doug Groenestege was the difference again last night. The Virginia Cavaliers actually won a road game last night beating the NC State Wolfpack 71-58, the Cavs sure needed to win that one. Next up for the Cavs is a road game at Clemson on Sunday. The problem with my treadmill is causing my left leg and left hip to be quite sore which is not making me feel to good, but it's still better than running in the cold weather. Speaking of cold weather the National Weather Service says and arctic blast of cold air will hit the area this afternoon threw Saturday morning and with it there will be some strong winds as well which will cause some very low wind chills. Don't forget to take your coat with you and try to stay warm. MICKEY

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
Warren G. Bennis

Speak up
Chatting on the phone? It's the perfect time to get active! Stand up, switch the phone to speaker, and pace during long conversations and conference calls. While your hands are free, try a little lifting with a dumbbell set.

1799 - Eliakim Spooner patented the seeding machine.
1870 - G.D. Dows patented the ornamental soda fountain. The marble fountain featured a double stream draft arm and sold for $225! Make that a strawberry soda with two scoops of vanilla, please!
1937 - NBC radio presented the first broadcast of The Guiding Light. The program became the longest-running story line in daytime drama. The radio show remained until 1956. The Guiding Light began its long run on CBS-TV in 1952.
1961 - John F. Kennedy presented the first live presidential news conference from Washington, DC. Kennedy’s quick wit made him “an immediate sensation,” according to reporters gathered at the scene.
1985 - Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie of Boston College signed a $7-million, five-year contract. Flutie would play with the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League. The deal made him the highest paid football player and the best paid rookie ever -- in any sport. The USFL would soon fold and players like Flutie joined the CFL; and some went to the NFL.

Actor Dean Jones is 76
Country singer Claude Gray is 75
Actress Leigh Taylor-Young is 63
Actress Jenifer Lewis is 50
Actress Dinah Manoff is 49
Actress China Kantner is 36
Actress Mia Kirshner is 32
Rhythm-and-blues singer Alicia Keys is 26

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


Keith got the riddle right yesterday.

ANSWER:What do you call a piece of wood with nothing to do?

What do you call a girl who always has change?


An adult male ostrich, the world's largest bird, can weigh up to 345 pounds.

An adult porcupine has approximately 30,000 quills on its body, which are replaced every year.

An African American chef in Albany, NY is thought to have been the inventor of potato chips sometime in 1865. Unfortunately, nobody knows his name.

An albatross can sleep while it flies. It apparently dozes while cruising at 25 mph.

An American cow called Fawn was not afraid of flying. In May 1963, she was swept up by a tornado and carried half a mile, only to land safely in another farmer's field. Five years later, another tornado carried her over a bus. She survived this too, and lived to the ripe old age of 25.

An animal epidemic is called an epizootic.

An ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.


The Richmond Renegades will try to make it 6th straight victories tonight at the RC when they play host to the Knoxville Ice Bears. This will be the 1st game in a very busy week for the Gades, the Gades also have home games Friday night against Jacksonville and Saturday night against Huntsville. The Gades have been playing very well as of late. The Virginia Cavaliers will also be in action tonight but unfortunately the Cavs will be on the road at NC State, the Cavs just can't seem to win away from the JPJ Arena but there is no reason that shouldn't beat NC State. The CH boys and girls basketball teams will return to action Friday night with both teams playing Petersburg. The coldest weather of the year so far will arrive in CH Friday with highs struggling to get to 30, but it won't last long because on Saturday it is suppose to be back in the mid 40's which is ok with me. My treadmill is still performing about the same, but it still isn't working correctly. MICKEY

Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
Tyron Edwards

Don't be a night owl
Exercising just before bedtime may be asking for trouble. Aerobic exercise -- and exercise in general -- helps you fall asleep more quickly and sleep longer, but generally not if you if you work out just before turning in. Don't be tempted by your gym's late hours if you have to get up early the next morning; most of us need a few hours to relax and decompress after a workout before going to sleep, so you might pay a price the next day.

1922 - Christian K. Nelson of Onawa, IA patented something quite sweet: It was an ice cream confection that we commonly know as an Eskimo Pie.
1935 - Krueger Brewing Company placed the first canned beer on sale -- in Richmond, VA. I’ll have a cold Krueger Light, please.
1955 - The rules committee of major-league baseball announced a plan to strictly enforce the rule that required a pitcher to release the ball within 20 seconds after taking his position on the mound.
1986 - Singer and actor Gordon MacRae died of cancer in Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of 64. MacRae starred in many memorable movies, such as Tea for Two, On Moonlight Bay, Oklahoma! and Carousel. He also starred on television as host of the Colgate Comedy Hour and Lux Television Theatre.

Actor Ernest Borgnine is 90
Evangelist Oral Roberts is 89
Actor Jerry Maren ("The Wizard of Oz") is 88
Singer-songwriter Ray Stevens is 68
Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond is 66
Singer Aaron Neville is 66
Country singer-songwriter Becky Hobbs is 57
Country musician Keech Rainwater (Lonestar) is 44
Comedian Phil LaMarr is 40
Olympic gold-medal gymnast Mary Lou Retton is 39
Actress Merrilee McCommas is 36
Actress Tatyana Ali is 28
Actress Mischa Barton (''The O.C.'') is 21

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


dusty had his surgery yesterday and everything went fine. the actuall process took about fifteen minutes the rest of the day was spent waiting. he now has a cast on his nose, and for those of you who have never seen a nose cast here it is.


Hello every one. It is so nice to have wireless at the beach. Everything is so much faster and I can set on the sofa with my laptop.

What do you call a piece of wood with nothing to do?


Ants can survive for up to two days underwater.

An ant's sense of smell is as good as a Dog's.

Apple trees are at their prime when they are about 50 years old. The United States produces about 100 million barrels of apples a year. That's a lot of old trees.

An apple, onion, and potato all have the same taste. The differences in flavor are caused by their smell. To prove this you can pinch your nose and take a bite from each. They will all taste sweet.

An arabica coffee tree can produce up to 12 pounds of coffee a year, depending on soil and climate.

An area of the Sun's surface the size of a postage stamp shines with the power of 1,500,000 candles.

An artificial hand , with fingers moved by cogwheels and levers, was designed in 1551 by Frenchman Ambroise Paré. It worked so well that a handless cavalryman was able to grasp the reins of his horse.

An average beaver can cut down two hundred trees a year.


Well I got the oil the treadmill company that would solve my treadmill problems in the mail yesterday and it has helped it some but it is still not at 100%. I would say the treadmill is working at about 75% right now, I can stay on it without it throwing me off but it still jumping around a bit. I don't think I will be able to stay on it much longer before it starts throwing me off again. I have posted a link to all of the photos Al took and Andrews basketball game below. Also yesterday the rest of the water that was in my right ear since July when I was on vacation came out yesterday while at work, now I do have 100% hearing again in my right ear. MICKEY


Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching? I think mine is.
Unknown author

1789 - Georgetown College was established as the first Catholic college in the United States. The school is in Washington, DC.
1964 - The Milwaukee Braves’ legendary pitcher, Warren Spahn, signed a contract worth $85,000, making him the highest paid pitcher in baseball.
1975 - Barney Miller made his debut on ABC-TV. We saw life in the 12th Precinct as Hal Linden starred as Barney and Abe Vagoda played Fish. The talented cast made the show a hit for eight seasons. There are 170 episodes in the series; making it one of television’s most durable comedies.
1985 - O.J. Simpson became the first Heisman Trophy winner to be elected to pro football’s Hall of Fame in Canton, OH. Roger Staubach of the Dallas Cowboys, another Heisman winner, was also elected; but ‘the Juice’ went in first because his name comes before Staubach’s, alphabetically.

Actress Jeanne Moreau is 79
Actor Gil Gerard is 64
Singer Anita Pointer is 59
Rock musician Bill Cunningham is 57
Rock singer-musician Patrick Simmons (The Doobie Brothers) is 57
Rock singer Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) is 54
Princess Caroline of Monaco is 50
Singer Anita Baker is 49
Actress Gail O'Grady is 44
Actress Mariska Hargitay is 43
Actress Tiffani Thiessen is 33

Monday, January 22, 2007


Sorry about no riddle today. I'm at the beach and I just got cable internet installed. It's late so I will wait until tomorrow to do a riddle.

Keith got the riddle right on Friday.
What nail doesn't a carpenter like to hit?
his fingernail. I think Les talked from experience when he said thumb nail.


Humans drink about 16, 000 gallons of water in a lifetime.

An average human scalp has 100,00 hairs.

A person laughs about 5 times a day.

Humans use the bathroom an average of 6 times per day.

Pigs squeal at a range from 100 to 115 decibels.

An average secretary's left hand does 56% of the typing.

Eagles can kill a young deer and fly away with it.

An ear of corn always has an even number of rows because of the genetic formula which divides the cells.

An ear of corn averages 800 kernels in 16 rows.

An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 sent the Mississippi River backwards.

An electric eel can produce a shock of up to 650 volts.


Well today is fellow blogger Mark's birthday, I don't know exactly how old Mark is so I won't speculate how old he really is. He probably won't see the blog today because the sate may have gave him the day off for his birthday, anyway HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK. Well apparently is wasn't slick enough this morning in Colonial Heights to close or delay school today, the majority of the school systems in the area are on a two hour delay, but not CH. The Virginia Cavaliers defeated the Wake Forest Demon Deacons yesterday 88-76 at the JPJ Arena, the Cavs are now 3-2 in the ACC and 11-6 overall. Well this years Super Bowl is now set, it will be the Chicago Bears against the Indianapolis Colts in Miami in two weeks from yesterday. My exercise routine has been pretty messed up since my treadmill went out of service, hopefully the oil for the treadmill will arrive soon because I am really beginning to pack on the pounds. I don't like to run in the cold, it suppose to get up into the upper 40's here in CH today so I guess will be able to run outside today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK, MICKEY

Eat your veggies.

Listen to your mom; veggies will enhance your workout. Most veggies contain pantothenic acid, an essential nutrient that helps you stay fit and alert. This essential part of your diet contributes to the production of amino acids, helps metabolize fat and assists in the manufacture of neurotransmitters, the chemicals that carry messages in the brain.

1889 - The Columbia Phonograph Company was formed in Washington, DC.
1946 - The Central Intelligence Group, which later became the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), was established by U.S. President Harry S Truman’s directive issued this day.
1962 - Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
1983 - The Steven Spielberg film, E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial, became the top movie moneymaker this day. In less than a year, E.T., the modern day, fairy tale, brought in $194 million in video rentals; replacing the previously #1 rented film, Star Wars. Something for E.T. to phone home about.
1995 - Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy died at the age of 104 at the family’s Cape Cod compound. She was the the daughter of Boston mayor John Francis Fitzgerald, known as ‘Honey Fitz’; the wife of U.S. Ambassador Joseph Kennedy; the mother of U.S. President John F. Kennedy; and mother of U.S. Senators Robert F. and Edward M. Kennedy.

Actress Piper Laurie is 75
Actor John Hurt is 67
Country singer-musician Teddy Gentry (Alabama) is 55
Hockey Hall-of-Famer Mike Bossy is 50
Want a be wiffle ball hall of famer Mark Carsley is ??
Actress Linda Blair is 48
Actress Diane Lane is 42
Country singer Regina Nicks (Regina Regina) is 42
Pop singer Willa Ford is 26

Sunday, January 21, 2007


the crawford county eagles had their first annual wrestling tournament yesterday and made a respectable showing, finishing fourth out of six teams. scottie wrestled five times winning three of those and was not pinned all day. the teams that were in attendance were upson-lee out of thomaston ga.; harris county near columbus ga.; two teams from henderson out of jackson ga.; gray station middle out of jones county ga.; and the crawford county eagles. a pretty good crowd showed up and some descent money was raised for the booster club(the take down club).



On coach John Brophy's 74th birthday the Richmond Renegades knocked off the Fayetteville FireAntz 5-1 at the RC and in doing so the Gades picked up there 5th staright victory. The Gades were out shot 45-19 in the game but goaltender Doug Groenestege made some tremendous saves and the offense made the most of there 19 shots. The Gades are off until Wednesday night when the play host to the Knoxville Ice Bears. The Virginia Cavaliers will be back in action today at the JPJ Arena against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, I think the Cavs should win this won. In the NFL playoffs today the New Orleans Saints will travel to Chicago to face the Bears and the New England Patriots will travel to Indianapolis to face the Colts with two winners meeting in this years Super Bowl in 2 weeks. I think the Colts and the Saints are going to win. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 1pm today until 7am Monday morning, they say we will get a little light snow and then some freezing rain before it eventually turns to all rain. I think there could be a delay in the opening of school tomorrow, but school will open even if it's a little late. Also on Monday there is a fellow blogger with a birthday stay tuned to see who it is. MICKEY

Actions have consequences...first rule of life. And the second rule is this - you are the only one responsible for your own actions.
Holly Lisle

Slice of heaven?

Is pizza healthy any way you slice it? No, but you can make it so... To make healthy pizza, you've got to attack the fat. Instead of full-fat mozzarella, sausage and pepperoni, increase the variety and quantity of vegetables and use a small amount of flavorful cheese, such as feta or Parmesan. Given the amount of pizza Americans eat, any choice to cut calories helps; collectively, we eat about 100 acres of pizza each day, which works out to 46 slices of pizza for every man, woman and child over the course of a year.

1922 - The first slalom event in skiing was held -- in Murren, Switzerland.
1954 - The Nautilus, the first atomic-powered submarine, was launched in Groton, CT.
1954 - The gas turbine automobile was introduced in New York City. This baby packed a lot of punch, with a 370 horsepower, ‘whirlfire’ turbopower jet to power it.
1959 - The Kingston Trio (Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds and Dave Guard) received a gold record for Tom Dooley.
1970 - The first Boeing 747, the largest jet airliner in the world, landed at London Heathrow Airport at the end of its maiden transatlantic flight.
1984 - Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jackie Wilson died. On Sep 29, 1975, while performing at the Latin Casino near Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Wilson had suffered a massive heart attack that left him in a coma.
1990 - Tennis bad boy John McEnroe was disqualified and expelled for throwing a temper tantrum while leading in his Australian Open match against Mike Pernfors. McEnroe holds the distinction of being the first player to be expelled from the Australian Open.

Actor Paul Scofield is 85
Golfer Jack Nicklaus is 67
Singer Mac Davis is 65
Country musician Jim Ibbotson (The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) is 60
Singer-songwriter Billy Ocean is 57
Actress Geena Davis is 51
Basketball player Hakeem Olajuwon is 44
Actress Charlotte Ross is 39
Actress Karina Lombard is 38
Singer Emma Bunton (Spice Girls) is 31
Actress Izabella Miko is 26