Wednesday, December 31, 2008




Well today is the last day of the year, I hope everybody had a pretty good 2008 and has a better 2009. The Richmond Renegades will be in action tonight at Fayetteville, the Gades made several moves yesterday trying to improve the team. Also is appears there best defensemen will return to the team after being out with injury next week which should help there defense a great deal. It has been a tough week on NFL coaches, since the season ended on Sunday 4 coaches have been fired. My PAIN index remains about the same this morning, I have a few nagging problems which has prevented my index from falling further. I will probably be sleep by the time 2009 comes in tonight. MICKEY

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!

William Arthur Ward

At the end of the day you have to live with yourself. Live the day according to your core beliefs.

The avocado has the most calories of any fruit.

Are you too greedy with your resolutions? Some resolutions like losing weight, learning a new skill or training for a marathon can take months to achieve. If there are too many big ticket resolutions like these, you may be stretching yourself too thin over the year and having too little time/energy left to do well in any of them. My suggestion is to have only 2 to 3 big ticket resolutions and less than a dozen small resolutions in your resolution list. Spread your big-ticket resolutions across the year so that big ticket resolutions don't happen within the same period. This is especially true if you have a day job and you are using free time to work on your resolutions.

George Schlatter TV producer ("Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In") 79
Anthony Hopkins Actor 71
Tim Considine Actor ("My Three Sons") 68
Sarah Miles Actress 67
Andy Summers Rock musician (The Police) 66
Ben Kingsley Actor 65
Taylor Hackford Director, producer 64
Diane Von Furstenberg Fashion designer 62
Tim Matheson Actor ("Animal House," "The West Wing") 61
Joe Dallesandro Actor 60
Donna Summer Singer 60
Tom Hamilton Rock musician (Aerosmith) 57
James Remar Actor 55
Bebe Neuwirth Actress ("Cheers") 50
Val Kilmer Actor 49
Don Diamont Actor ("The Young and the Restless") 46
Gong Li Actress 43
Nicholas Sparks Author 43
Joe McIntyre Singer (New Kids on the Block) 36
Bob Bryar Rock musician (My Chemical Romance) 29

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Well after not doing much of noting for 4 days I went back to work yesterday and this morning I am I bit tired, there is some good news this week though because I will be off Thursday for for New Years Day. After New Years Day though I won't have a day off until Memorial Day unless we get a big snow. It was good to see fellow blogger Mark back on the blog yesterday, he did make a comment on yesterdays blog entry. I haven't been doing as well on my bowl picks this week, however I am still leading the contest but my lead is shrinking. Andrew is making a late run to the top by picking the last 6 bowl games right. My sinuses are bothering me again as well this morning which has caused my PAIN index to rise. It is going to be very windy tomorrow with wind 25-30 mph expected in the afternoon with gusts to 40 mph, so since it trash day here in CH there will be trash flying everywhere. MICKEY

If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.
Jimmy Buffett

The color blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones.

One in every 4 americans has appeared on television.

Make Plans. Looking forward to something provides calming perspective. Schedule a weekend getaway, make an appointment for a massage, or buy concert tickets. Then when stress hits, you can remind yourself that you have a fun event or reward coming up.

Now is your moment
It is now, and now is different. Even though you may have experienced an overwhelming amount of disappointment in the past, the past is over.
Perhaps you've failed again and again. Now is different.

That was then and this is now. Now you have the opportunity to move forward.

Now you can do what you've never been able to do before. Now you can follow through on the things you've been unable or unwilling to do in the past.

Now is your moment to live. Now is the time to act.

Now is when you can truly make a difference. Stand up, step forward and live.
-- Ralph Marston

Joseph Bologna Actor 74
Russ Tamblyn Actor 74
Jack Riley Actor ("The Bob Newhart Show") 73
Sandy Koufax Baseball Hall of Famer 73
Paul Stookey Folk singer (Peter, Paul and Mary) 71
James Burrows TV director ("Taxi," "Cheers," "Will and Grace") 68
Michael Nesmith Rock singer, musician (The Monkees) 66
Fred Ward Actor 66
Davy Jones Rock singer (The Monkees) 63
Meredith Viera TV host ("Today") 55
Sheryl Lee Ralph Actress 53
Suzy Bogguss Country singer 52
Patricia Kalember Actress 52
Matt Lauer TV host ("Today") 51
Tracey Ullman Actress, comedian 49
Rob Hotchkiss Rock musician 48
Sean Hannity TV host ("Hannity & Colmes") 47
Meredith Monroe Actress ("Dawson's Creek") 39
Daniel Sunjata Actor ("Rescue Me") 37
Maureen Flanniga Actress 36
Jason Behr Actor 35
Tiger Woods Golfer 33
A.J. Pierzynski Baseball player 32
Laila Ali Boxer, TV personality 31
Tyrese R&B singer, actor 30
Kristin Kreuk Actress ("Smallville") 26
LeBron James NBA Player 24

Monday, December 29, 2008


The Virginia Cavaliers upset the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 88-84 in OT last night in Atlanta, the Cavs lead at the half by 7 and where able to pull it out in OT. Next up the Cavaliers is a home game against Xavier of January 3. The Green Bay Packers ended the season on a good note yesterday beating the now 0-16 Lions 31-21, the Redskins fell to th 49er's 27-24. The NFL playoffs start next weekend. Well after 4 days off I will be heading back to work today, I am sure my PAIN index will be on the rise because of this on Tuesday. It looks like the weather will be pretty mild until Wednesday with highs in the 50's but after that it will drop into the 40's Thursday and Friday. Have a nice day. MICKEY

Of those who say nothing, few are silent.
Thomas Neill

The test of our principles is in dealing with people who don't share them.

There's a light at the end of every tunnel; the sun returns after every storm.

Make bedtime a ritual. Let your mind and body know it's time to sleep by performing the same bedtime ritual each night. This can be as simple as washing your face and brushing your teeth, or writing in your journal at your desk for a few minutes every night before bed.

Lavender: Take a whiff of lavender while taking a warm evening bath. It relaxes the nervous system, reducing stress hormones that often keep you awake. Lavender’s scent also ups the production of relaxing alpha waves in the brain for deeper sleep. If you get migraines, lavender can help with that too.

Clarence Swensen Actor ("The Wizard of Oz") 91
Inga Swenson Actress ("Benson") 76
Tom Jarriel Broadcast journalist 74
Mary Tyler Moore Actress 71
Jon Voight Actor 70
Ed Bruce Country singer, actor 68
Ray Thomas Flutist (The Moody Blues) 67
Ted Danson Actor ("Cheers," "Becker") 61
Jon Polito Actor 58
Yvonne Elliman Singer, actress 57
Paula Poundstone Comedian 49
Patricia Clarkson Actress 49
Sean Payton Football coach 45
Mystro Clark Actor, comedian 42
Jason Gould Actor 42
Andy Wachowski Director ("Matrix" films) 41
Jennifer Ehle Actress 39
Kevin Weisman Actor ("Alias") 38
Jude Law Actor 36
Mekhi Phifer Actor ("ER") 34
Shawn Hatosy Actor 33
Laveranues Coles Football player 31
Diego Luna Actor 29
Jessica Andrews Country singer 25

Sunday, December 28, 2008


The Richmond Renegades let one slip away last night against Huntsville Havoc falling 6-3. The Gades lead after the 1st period 3-1 but unfortunately they had to play two more periods which they didn't show up for. The Gades will return back home next Saturday & Sunday. The Virginia Cavilers open up there ACC schedule today at Georgia Tech against the Yellow Jackets, last night the VCU Rams picked up another win beating the Hampton Pirates 59-54. Well the NFL regular season comes to an end today and the Green Bay Packers will be playing host to the 0-15 Lions, it wouldn't suprise me if the Lions won this game. The Redskins finish out there season at San Francisco this afternoon. The ACC didn't fair to well yesterday in bowl action yesterday going 1-2, Florida State picked up the win while both North Carolina & Miami lost close games. I think today will be the last day of Christmas leftovers here at the house, I don't think I can eat to much more roast beef for a while. After being off for the last 4 days I will be heading back to work tomorrow which will likely cause my PAIN index to rise. MICKEY

A champion is one who gets up when he can't.
Jack Dempsey

Calorie balance is like a scale. To remain in balance and maintain your body weight, the calories consumed (from foods) must be balanced by the calories used (in normal body functions, daily activities, and physical activity).

Buying Gifts For Next Year
Any item such as gift sets or baking equipment can be gifted the following year or during the year as birthday presents. Just remember that just because it doesn't cost much doesn't mean it's a good deal. Some of the things leftover are leftover because they weren't salable at regular price so pick carefully.

Researchers have found that those who own a dog have lower blood pressure than those who don't. If you don't have a pooch, visit a friend's: Petting an animal for just a couple of minutes helps relieve stress, studies show.

Is it true that no two snowflakes are identical?
Yes and no. No two snowflakes are exactly identical, down to the precise number of water molecules, spin of electrons, isotope abundance of hydrogen and oxygen, etc. On the other hand, it is possible for two snowflakes to look exactly alike and any given snowflake probably has had a good match at some point in history. Since so many factors affect the structure of a snowflake and since a snowflake's structure is constantly changing in response to environmental conditions, it is improbable that anyone would see two identical snowflakes.

Lou Jacobi Actor 95
Stan Lee Comic book creator ("Spider-Man," "The Incredible Hulk") 86
Martin Milner Actor ("Adam-12") 77
Nichelle Nichols Actress ("Star Trek") 76
Maggie Smith Actress 74
Charles Neville (The Neville Brothers)Singer 70
Johnny Isakson U.S. senator, R-Ga. 64
Mike Beebe Governor of Arkansas 62
Tim Johnson U.S. senator, D-S.D. 62
Denzel Washington Actor 54
Joe Diffie Country singer 50
Mike McGuire Country musician (Shenandoah) 50
Ray Borque Hockey Hall of Famer 48
Chad McQueen Actor 48
Marty Roe Country singer, musician (Diamond Rio) 48
Malcolm Gets Actor 44
Mauricio Mendoza Actor 39
Patrick Rafter Tennis Hall of Famer 36
Adam Vinatieri Football player 36
Seth Meyers Comedian ("Saturday Night Live") 35
John Legend R&B singer 30
James Blake Tennis player 29
Sienna Miller Actress 27
Thomas Dekker Actor 21
Mackenzie Rosman Actress ("7th Heaven") 19
David Archuleta Singer ("American Idol") 18

Saturday, December 27, 2008


Hear are are few photos of me in my new suit.  MICKEY


The Richmond Renegades went on the road last night and knocked off the Knoxville Ice Bears 4-3 in OT. The Gades jumped out to 2-0 lead only to have Knoxville come back and take a 3-2 lead before the Gades tied it up late in the 3rd to send into OT. The Gades will be back at home tonight against the 1st place Huntsville Havoc who have lost there last two games. The VCU Rams will be at home tonight against the Hampton Pirates, I understand that several fellow bloggers may be in attendance tonight. There are three college bowl games as well today, in our college football pick em contest I think Lee has now been officially eliminated from winning this years contest. Well I did go down to Wal-Mart and yes I did get some donuts, however they had to much glaze on them which almost mad them uneatable. They had about 5 times as much glaze on them as they usually do. In case anybody missed this years Christmas photo albums I have posted links to both albums below. MICKEY


I dream, I test my dreams against my beliefs, I dare to take risks, and I execute my vision to make those dreams come true.
- Walt Disney

Strengthening your abdominal (stomach) muscles can significantly reduce back pain, but learn to do them properly. Try crunches but don't jerk or lift your lower back off the floor.

The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night.

Returning Items
If you plan on returning items that you received as a gift but don't have a receipt you will want to do it within a week or so of Christmas. Most stores are much more relaxed about returns immediately after Christmas. If you don't have a receipt, they may only extend in store credit rather than cash.

Read a boring book. Save one of your school textbooks or buy a cheap one on a subject you don't care about. When you can't sleep, get up and read a few pages. The more boring or uninteresting the book, the sooner you will feel sleepy. Then go back to bed.

What are common snowflake shapes?
Generally, six-sided hexagonal crystals are shaped in high clouds; needles or flat six-sided crystals are shaped in middle height clouds; and a wide variety of six-sided shapes are formed in low clouds. Colder temperatures produce snowflakes with sharper tips on the sides of the crystals and may lead to branching of the snowflake arms (dendrites). Snowflakes that grow under warmer conditions grow more slowly, resulting in smoother, less intricate shapes.

32-25° F - Thin hexagonal plates
25-21° F - Needles
21-14° F - Hollow columns
14-10° F - Sector plates (hexagons with indentations)
10-3° F - Dendrites (lacy hexagonal shapes)

John Amos Actor 69
Cokie Roberts Broadcast journalist 65
Mick Jones Rock musician (Foreigner) 64
Tracy Nelson Blues singer 64
Gerard Depardieu Actor 60
T.S. Monk Jazz drummer, vocalist 59
Tovah Feldshuh Actress ("Law and Order") 56
David Knopfler Rock musician (Dire Straits) 56
Karen Hughes Former White House aide 52
Andre Tippett Football Hall of Famer 49
Maryam D'Abo Actress 48
Jeff Bryant Country musician 46
Ian Gomez Actor 44
Theresa Randle Actress 44
Eva LaRue Actress ("All My Children") 42
Darrin Vincent Bluegrass musician 39
Sarah Vowell Author 39
Wilson Cruz Actor 35
Olu R&B singer 35
Masi Oka Actor ("Heroes") 34
Deuce McAllister Football player 30
Carson Palmer Football player 29
Emilie de Ravin ("Lost")Actress 27
Cole Hamels Baseball player 25
Hayley Williams Singer 20

Friday, December 26, 2008


Made At


Well I hope everybody had a good Christmas and didn't eat to much. I am off today and I am pretty glad that I am because I am very tired this morning. Since Christmas Eve I have been on the move and I just need a few days to recover. I got a new suit for Christmas, the question is will I get 25 years out of my new suit like it did my old one. I think every family picture that we have since 1980 I have the same suit on. Dad got an interesting book for Christmas, The True Story of The Three Little Pigs told by Alexander T. Wolf. It gives you the other side of the story about what really happened. I have also posted a photo of fellow bloggers Lee & Melanie taken last night at there house. I will be posting the rest of the photos from yesterday later today on my photo pages. The Richmond Renegades beat the Huntsville Havoc last night 5-2 at the Coliseum, the Gades will be on the road in Knoxville tonight before returning home to play Huntsville again on Saturday night. MICKEY

Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory. -- Arthur Ashe

TODAY IS National Whiners Day

"Eat your fruits and vegetables." Healthy diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases.

Schedule Worry Time.
Stressors that are not urgent often can be dealt with at a later time, when it's more convenient. File them away in a little mental compartment, or make a note, then deal with them when the time is right. Don't let them control you.

Eliminate distractions
In this era of immediacy, it’s easy to get side-tracked by a million little things that sap our motivation. If you really need to get something done, turn your phone off. Stop answering emails. Make yourself unavailable. If you’re at work, close your door or put headphones on to make it harder for someone to interrupt you.

Donald Moffat Actor 78
Abdul "Duke" Fakir R&B singer (The Four Tops) 73
Caroll Spinney Actor (Big Bird on "Sesame Street") 75
Phil Spector Record producer 68
John Walsh TV host ("America's Most Wanted") 63
Bob Carpenter Country musician (The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) 62
Carlton Fisk Baseball Hall of Famer 61
Ozzie Smith Baseball Hall of Famer 54
Evan Bayh U.S. senator, D-Ind. 53
David Sedaris Humorist 52
James Kottak Rock musician (The Scorpions) 46
Brian Westrum Country musician (Sons of the Desert) 46
Lars Ulrich Rock musician (Metallica) 45
Nadia Dajani Actress 43
Audrey Wiggins Country singer 41
Jared Leto Actor 37
Ryan Shaw R&B singer 28
Zach Mills Actor ("Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium") 13

Thursday, December 25, 2008


I want to wish all you fellow bloggers and everybody else who visits Mickey's Place a very Merry Christmas. Well are annual Christmas Eve Party went off without any hitches last night, I have posted a link below to all the photos that Al took last night. If anybody went away hungry last night it was there own fault. The Richmond Renegades will be back on the ice tonight against the Huntsville Havoc at home, needless to me & dad will now be in attendance. It will surprise me if they have over 2,000 people there. Well I have a very busy day ahead of me, I will be heading over to Andrew, Keith & Maureen's later this morning and then we will be heading over to Auntie's house around supper time. I also have to get on the treadmill a couple of times to burn off all the food that I have ate or am going to eat later today. MERRY CHRISTMAS. MICKEY


The belief in a thing makes it happen.
Frank Lloyd Wright

The penguin is the only bird who can swim, but not fly.

Learn to develop love and understanding for those around you - you don’t have to agree with them‚ you just have to try to understand them.

The joy of giving
What a blessing it is on this Christmas Day, and every day, to be able to give. For it is through giving that life's greatest joys are created.
Sincerely give of yourself today, with no agenda other than to celebrate the pure spirit of giving. And truly experience life in all its richness.

When you give, you open your heart to life and allow great measures of abundance to come pouring in. What could possibly bring more meaning and fulfillment to life than making a difference in the lives of others?

Giving is more than merely offering objects. When you give, give your time, your attention, your love, compassion, consideration, patience and respect.

Give a part of yourself, and you will not ever lose it. That part of you takes on greater influence and value as it touches other lives beyond your own.

On this day, simply give because you can. And know the unmatched joy that giving brings to life.
-- Ralph Marston

Tony Martin Singer 95
Dick Miller Actor 80
Hanna Schygula Actress 65
John Edwards R&B singer (The Spinners) 64
Gary Sandy Actor ("WKRP In Cincinnati") 63
Jimmy Buffet Singer 62
Larry Csonka Football Hall of Famer 62
Barbara Mandrell Country singer 60
Sissy Spacek Actress 59
Karl Rove Former White House aide 58
CCH Pounder Actress ("The Shield") 56
Robin Campbell Reggae musician (UB40) 54
Steve Wariner Country singer 54
Shane MacGowan Singer (The Pogues) 51
Rickey Henderson Baseball player 50
Klea Scott Actress 40
Dido Rock singer 37
Mac Powell Rock singer (Third Day) 36
Hideki Okajima Baseball player 33
Alecia Elliott Country singer 26

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


I don't know about you but for some reason it just doesn't feel like the day before Christmas, I know it is but it just doesn't seem like it to me. If you were in the area of any of the area malls yesterday though they were pretty crowded with all those last minute shopping. Speaking of malls, I have to go over in the area of the Short Pump Town Center later this morning for a delivery. I am going to feel like I am working for the government after today, I am going to be off for the next 4 days which is fine with me. The Virginia Cavaliers beat Hampton last night 74-48 in a game the Cavs needed to win. Well tonight the house will be packed with family & friends as we have our annual Christmas Eve get together here at the house, I just hope I don't eat to much. There will be allot of fellow and former bloggers in the house tonight. Well I hope everybody has a Merry Christmas. MICKEY

From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another.
The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other.

Emily Matthews

National Eggnog Day
Anniversary of Silent Night (1818)
Christmas Eve

Mini workouts. Several mini workouts can be as effective as one extended workout. For busy people it may be much easier to split a workout into several smaller sessions. Breaking up the day with several 10-minute workouts can wake you up and make you more productive during low energy parts of your day. Split exercise sessions may also make your workouts more efficient.

If a task seems overwhelming, break it down into more manageable, specific goals. Telling yourself you need to “lose 10 pounds” isn’t specific enough about how you’re going to get there. Set smaller goals in short-term increments, like walking three times for an hour in the next week or doing 10 sit-ups each day. By setting baby steps, you’ll be much more likely to accomplish your goal and also be inspired to go further.

Silent reflection
For just a while, calm your thoughts. In this moment, simply be.

There is much in your life, and there is much more to come. Yet you have always been, and you always are, more than enough.

For a moment, let go of the way you appear and the things you've done. Feel the truth and power of who you are.

In silence, there is much you can know. Beyond thought, there is much you can understand.

Touch the person who always lives inside the person you are. Be immersed in the beauty and wonder of being.

Feel the strength that is always there. And know that whatever may come, all is well.
-- Ralph Marston

Dave Bartholomew Bandleader 88
Mary Higgins Clark Mystery writer 81
Anthony Fauci Public health official 68
Mike Curb Recording company executive 64
Jeff Sessions U.S. senator, R-Ala. 62
Grand L. Bush Actor 53
Clarence Gilyard Actor 53
Stephanie Hodge Actress 52
Kate Spade Designer 46
Mark Valley Actor 44
Diedrich Bader Actor ("The Drew Carey Show") 42
Amaury Nolasco Actor ("Prison Break") 38
Ricky Martin Singer 37
Ryan Seacrest ("American Idol")34

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Merry Christmas and Happy Year from Bobby and Claire. Remember some problems are not as big as they appear.

Sorry but I got busy with cooking and forgot the blog. This will be the last entry for the year. I will start again next year.

The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree and yesterday was proff . Al got all the answers. WOW!!!! Sandi and Sarah got the brain bruiser,food trivia and one riddle. They must of missed the second riddle.

Brain Bruiser

A famous Virginia
Only an eye
A big bird and a branch
A pyramid and arrows
baby Ruth
Food Trivia Question

Red, white, blue and silver package.
A famous sports figure.
Very bumpy and sweet.
The daughter of a President
things on a dollar bill


What reindeer has the cleanest antlers?

What two letters are used by the elves to describe Santa's bag the day after Christmas?


Food Trivia

A word meaning large
A word meaning small
An expensive curl
Rust out..white in

Brain Bruisers Question

Part of life.

Maybe or maybe not.
It's tentative.


What do Santa's beard and a Christmas tree have in common.

What is the longest word in the English language?


Well things looked pretty good at halftime with the Packers leading the Bears 14-3 last night, but the Packers found away lose again. The Packers once promising season just keeps getting worst, the Packers are now 5-10 and would be in last place in there division if it wasn't for the Lions. Speaking of the Lions the packers finish out there season at home next week against th 0-15 Lions. I saw former blogger George yesterday while a work and he asked me to wish all you bloggers a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year. He said everything was going ok with him and the rest of the family. I hope everybody has finished there shopping by now, I had to go by the mall area yesterday several times yesterday and it was pretty congested. The Virginia basketball team will be back in action tonight at home against Hampton, if they don't win this one it may be long time before they win another game this season. My PAIN index remains about the same this morning, my thumb is better but my wisdom tooth is still a bit tender. MICKEY

If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on your right side. If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side.

The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; '7' was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. 'UP' indicated the direction of the bubbles.

I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you'll win - if you don't you won't.  Bruce Jenner

Make a list
Getting organized begins with one fundamental tool—a list. Lists can help you feel more in control of your life and help you remember what needs to get done. Buy a little notebook and carry it around with you so it’s always easy to refer to. Enjoy the sense of accomplishment when you cross even one item off the list.

Gerald S. O'Loughlin Actor 87
Bob Kurland Basketball Hall of Famer 84
Ronnie Schell Actor 77
Paul Hornung Football Hall of Famer 73
Frederic Forrest Actor 72
James Stacy Actor 72
Ron Bushy Rock musician (Iron Butterfly) 67
Harry Shearer Actor, comedian ("The Simpsons") 65
Susan Lucci Actress ("All My Children") 62
Jack Ham Football Hall of Famer 60
Dave Murray Rock musician (Iron Maiden) 50
Joan Severance Actress 50
Corey Haim Actor 37
Alge Crumpler Football player 31
Irvin Mayfield Jazz trumpeter 31
Victor Martinez MLB player 30
Estella Warren Actress 30
Hanley Ramirez Baseball player 25
Anna Maria Perez de Tagle Actress ("Hannah Montana," "Camp Rock") 18

Monday, December 22, 2008


Melanie got the brain bruiser question on Friday. It's kind of crazy that it was ice and the ice maker broke. Well Donna and Al to the rescue they bought us our Christmas present early. It's a portable ice maker. It works great. They bought it for the beach but gave it to us early because mine broke. Sandi,Sarah and Melanie got the food trivia. Bobby got the riddle. I hear some complaints because it was too easy.

I have really getting busy now and I think I've been seen walking in circles.


brain Bruiser

"Hard Water"
Only three letters

food Trivia

A guy's name
A very smart person
Spiced morning meal
Jimmy Dean Sausage


What's makes baseball players angry but bowlers happy?


Brain Bruiser

A famous Virginia
Only an eye
A big bird and a branch
A pyramid and arrows

Food Trivia Question

Red, white, blue and silver package.
A famous sports figure.
Very bumpy and sweet.
The daughter of a President


What reindeer has the cleanest antlers?

What two letters are used by the elves to describe Santa's bag the day after Christmas?


The Washington Resdkins eliminated the Philadelphia Eagles from playoff contention yesterday with a 10-3 win over the Eagles.  The win however did allow Dallas back into the playoffs with a win next week a Philadelphia. The Green Bay Packers will be in Chicago tonight trying to eliminate the Bears from playoff contention, I don't like the Packers chances tonight. It is going to be very cold today here in CH with a high of only 35 and tonight it is going to drop back into the teens and to top it off the win is blowing pretty hard as well. It does look like the temperatures will moderate into the 50 by Wednesday. It appears that a fellow blogger down in Georgia confronted a high school ref recently after he thought the ref in a wrestling match treated members of his team unfairly during a match a few weeks ago. During the same weekend he also had a bit of run in with a parent from another team as well, while yelling out instructions to his son about what to do to the next time his opponent pulls that move a parent form the other team turned aorund and said something to him.  He told the parent thay it would best of he turned back around and be quiet. Cant we all get along down in Georgia. My Pain index is up again this morning because I have 1 sore wisdom tooth, I bruised my thumb playing basketball last night and because it is just to cold. MICKEY

A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to.
-- Granville Hicks

The top five lowest per capita property tax rate U.S. states:
1. Arkansas
2. Alabama
3. Kentucky
4. New Mexico
5. Oklahoma

A hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute on average.

Fat burn zone. The optimum fat-burn zone for most people is exercising at 70% to 80% of their maximum heart rate. Maximum heart rate is the highest number of heartbeats per minute during peak exercise. This may be measured with a heart-rate monitor or by taking your pulse. Your heart rate should decrease for any given exercise workload as you get fitter.

Jim Wright Former House speaker 86
Hector Elizondo Actor 72
Red Steagall Country singer 70
Paul Wolfowitz Former World Bank president 65
Steve Carlton Baseball Hall of Famer 64
Diane Sawyer Broadcast journalist ("Good Morning America") 63
Rick Nielsen Rock musician (Cheap Trick) 62
Robin Gibb Singer (The Bee Gees) 59
Jan Stephenson Golfer 57
BernNadette Stanis Actress 55
Chuck Mead Country musician (BR549) 48
Ralph Fiennes Actor 46
Lauralee Bell Actress ("The Young and the Restless") 40
Lori McKenna Country singer 40
Dina Meyer Actress 40
Heather Donahue Actress ("The Blair Witch Project") 34
Chris Carmack Actor 28
Jordin Sparks ("American Idol")Singer 19

Sunday, December 21, 2008


Well the Richmond Renegades scored two goals again last night but the only problem was that Columbus scored 7 enroute to a 7-2 win over the Gades.  It appears that the Gades offense has been missing again the last two games, I have said it before you are not going to win many games in this league only scoring 2 goals a game.  Well it appeared that the Virginia Cavaliers were poised for an upset of Auburn yesterday before the offense decided to take the rest of the game off allowing Auburn to come away with a 58-56 victory.  It appears it is going to be a very long season for the Cavaliers. The VCU Rams played pretty well for a while last night against Oklahoma before the Sooners depth caught up with the Rams and Oklahoma came away with a 81-70 win. In case you didn't stay up late last night to see the end of the Cowboys vs Ravens game, the Ravens came away with a 33-24 win. In the college football contest yesterday I was 2-2 while one person went 0-4, nobody got all four games right. It is very cool rainy morning here in Colonial Heights, I am glad that I am not working today. In the NFL today not that it really matters the Redskins will be at home against the Eagles. MICKEY

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
-- Oscar Wilde

National Flashlight Day
National French Fried Shimp Day
National Hamburger Day

Horses cannot vomit.

Fatigue. Fatigue is a normal signal for your body to slow down. Persistent fatigue interferes with your daily life. Beside the normal causes of fatigue, other factors include depression, high stress, sleep deprivation, poor nutrition, alcohol use, allergies, medications, viral infections and chronic pain. Rid fatigue by getting enough sleep, exercise, stress management and good nutrition.

Holiday Party Eating Tips:
Do not walk around with multiple hors d'oeuvres.
Do not double dip or return buffet food.
Properly discard napkins, toothpicks, etc.

Freddie Hart Country singer 82
Joe Paterno Penn State football coach 82
Ed Nelson Actor 80
Phil Donahue Talk show host 73
John Avildsen Director 73
Jane Fonda Actress 71
Larry Bryggman Actor 70
Carla Thomas Singer 66
Michael Tilson Thomas Conductor 64
Samuel L. Jackson Actor 60
Jeffrey Katzenberg Movie producer 58
Betty Wright R&B singer 55
Chris Evert Tennis Hall of Famer 54
Jane Kaczmarek Actress ("Malcolm in the Middle") 53
Lee Roy Parnell Country singer 52
Jim Rose Entertainer (The Jim Rose Circus Sideshow) 52
Ray Romano Actor, comedian ("Everybody Loves Raymond") 51
Christy Forester Country singer (The Forester Sisters) 46
Andy Dick Actor, comedian 43
Kiefer Sutherland Actor ("24") 42
Karri Turner Actress ("JAG") 42
Khrystyne Haje Actress 40
Brad Warren Country singer (The Warren Brothers 40
Julie Delpy Actress, director 39
Rhean Boyer Country musician 38
Glenn Fitzgerald Actor ("Dirty Sexy Money") 37
Karrie Webb Golfer 34
Luke Stricklin Country singer 26

Saturday, December 20, 2008


The Richmond Spiders may have played there best game of the season defensively last night in championship game of the I-AA in a 24-7 win over the Montana Grizzlies. The Spiders offense played extremely well in the 1st half but sputtered a bit in the 2nd half but the Spiders defense was the story last night leading Richmond to the 1st ever National Championship in any sport. The Richmond Renegades picked up a 2-1 road victory in Columbus last night, from all accounts of the game the Richmond goalie was the difference in the game. The Gades will play in Columbus again tonight. The VCU Rams and the Virginia Cavaliers will both be back in action on the hardwood today, the Rams will be on the road at Oklahoma while Virginia will be at home against the Auburn Tigers. The college bowl season also starts today 4 games today, the only ACC team in action today is Wake Forest who will face Navy. I did go down to Wal-Mart this morning and it appeared that there were a few more people than normal in the store because of Christmas. I did see allot of people who had that panic look in there eyes because they new time was running out on them to finish there shopping. My PAIN index is up this morning because I bit my tongue while eating yesterday and one of my wisdom tooths is a bit tender this morning as well. MICKEY

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
Charles Dickens

If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5,000 times, but more like 4,950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.

Processed meat. Eating cured meats such as hotdogs, smoked turkey, bacon or salami may double your risk for lung disease, according to a recent Columbia University Medical Center study as published in Ladies Home Journal. Researchers believe the preservatives found in these meats cause damage to lung tissue.

Running requires very little equipment, and it can be done almost anywhere. All you need is a good pair of running shoes, and you can head out your door to go for a run. From city sidewalks to wooded trails, there are plenty of places for runners to explore — at no cost. If you travel a lot, it's easy to pack your running shoes and run while you're on the road.

Audrey Totter Actress 91
Charlie Callas Comedian, actor 81
Ike Skelton House Armed Services Committee chairman, D-Mo. 77
John Hillerman Actor ("Magnum P.I.") 76
Jean Carnahan Former U.S. senator, D-Mo. 75
Kathryn Joosten Actress 69
Bobby Colomby Rock musician (Blood, Sweat and Tears) 64
Peter Criss Rock musician (Kiss) 63
Uri Geller Illusionist 62
Sonny Perdue Governor of Georgia 62
Dick Wolf TV producer ("Law and Order" shows) 62
Alan Parsons Rock musician 60
Jenny Agutter Actress 56
Michael Badalucco Actor 54
Blanche Baker Actress 52
Kris Tyler Country singer 44
Chris Robinson Rock singer (The Black Crowes) 42
Nicole deBoer Actress 38
Roy Williams Football player 27
David Wright Baseball player 26
David Cook ("American Idol") Singer 26
Jonah Hill Actor 25
JoJo Singer 18

Friday, December 19, 2008


Melanie got the brain bruiser and Lee got the riddle. Keeping it in the family.

This is going to be short because I'm getting ready to go out for breakfast. I should be home getting ready for Christmas. I wonder if anyone would miss me if I stayed at the beach.


Brain bruiser

A four letter word
Closing something in particular
An act with a straw
When nobody wins.


Food Trivia

Local city
A word about spinning
To cut...makes a joke
spiral sliced smithfield ham


What is a tree's favorite drink?

root beer


brain Bruiser

"Hard Water"
Only three letters

food Trivia

A guy's name
A very smart person
Spiced morning meal


What's makes baseball players angry but bowlers happy?


The Richmond Spiders football team will play for the NCAA I-AA championship tonight against Montana, the game will be played in Chattanooga, Tennessee and can be seen on ESPN2. The CH girls basktaball team picked up there 2nd win in a row last night beating the Hopewell Blue Devils 67-33, both girls and boys basketball teams will now be off until after Christmas. Also today is the last day of school for two weeks for both students and teachers and they only have to go half a day today, sounds like they are working for the government. The Richmond Renegades will spend this weekend down in Columbus, Georgia facing the Cottonmouths tonight and tomorrow night. The Gades have only won two games on the road all year so it could be a long weekend. My PAIN index is on the rise a bit this morning because I did wrap a few more presents last night, my right shoulder is a bit sore. Have nice weekend and stay away from those malls this weekend because they are going to be crowded. MICKEY

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
Thomas A. Edison

Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big Village".

At times, you will not feel like exercising. If you're just feeling a little tired or low on energy, go ahead and try to complete your routine. The workout will likely boost your energy level and your mood.

Every time something good happens to you, make something good happen to someone else.

Running can also be used as a way to contribute to society as a whole. Many races benefit charities, and some charities offer race training in exchange for fund-raising. Running for something that's bigger than you is a great way to stay motivated to keep training and can make your races even more meaningful and fulfilling.

Little Jimmy Dickens Country singer 88
Robert Sherman Composer 83
Al Kaline Baseball Hall of Famer 74
Maurice White R&B musician (Earth, Wind and Fire) 67
Richard E. Leakey Palaeontologist 64
Tim Reid Actor ("WKRP in Cincinnati") 64
Elaine Joyce Actress 63
John McEuen Country musician (The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) 63
Janie Fricke Country singer 61
Rob Portman Former White House budget director 53
Kevin McHale Basketball Hall of Famer 51
Mike Lookinland Actor ("The Brady Bunch") 48
Jennifer Beals Actress 45
Scott Cohen Actor 44
Robert MacNaughton Actor 42
Criss Angel Magician 41
Kristy Swanson Actress 39
Amy Locane Actress 37
Rosa Blasi Actress 36
Alyssa Milano Actress ("Charmed," "Who's the Boss?") 36
Warren Sapp Football player 36
Jake Plummer Football player 34
Jake Gyllenhaal Actor 28
Marla Sokoloff Actress 28