Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Riddle

Louise got the riddle and Sandi got the Brain bruiser and Food Trivia questios right. Got them all.

ANSWERS
Food Trivia

K.P.T.A rectangle
A few dozen holes
A dad name...
A taste
Kellogg's Pop Tart

Brain Bruisers

A three letter word
A lady's name backwards
To sketch or plan
To bring into public eye
map

Riddle

For some I go fast
for others I'm slow.
To most people,
I'm an obsession
relying on me is a well practiced lesson.
Time

QUESTIONS

Food Trivia Question

B.W.S.
One food surrounds another
Land and Sea
One food is long and one is round


Brain Bruisers Question

Small spherical play thing
Made of glass or clay or agate
Losing this not good
An expensive rock


Riddle

What did the banana do when he saw Billy the Kid?
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STOCK MARKET CRASHES, 1 XTRA GAME



Well yesterday the Dow Jones industrial average plunged 777 points, its biggest ever single-day drop, or nearly 7 percent, to 10,365.45, its lowest close in nearly three years. The setback occurred after lawmakers failed to pass a $700 billion bank rescue plan aimed at stabilizing the U.S. financial system. Also yesterday my bank Wachovia was taken over by Citigroup. Hopefully the market will stabilize soon. Well they played 162 games and that wasn't enough for the Twins and the White Sox and they will play 1 more game today with the winner advancing to the AL playoffs to meet the Tampa Bay Rays. My Pain index is up this morning because my left side of my torso is hurting this morning and my allergies have been acting up for several days. I haven't really felt that great since Thursday. I also have to go to work 30 minutes earlier this morning as well which also contributing my Pain index. Don't forget this Friday night it will be Homecoming for the Colonials. MICKEY

We will often find compensation if we think more of what life has given us and less about what life has taken away. William Barclay

TODAY IS
Chewing Gum Day, I MIGHT JUST SOME TODAY
Rosh Hashanah

Never stop learning. If you feel like you've stopped progressing, then try something new.

THRIFT TIP OF THE DAY
Refurbishing Plastic Spatulas
Over time, the edges of plastic spatulas get dull and rough. Sharpen the rough edge by sanding them with an emery board or scraping them with the edge of a sharp knife. You can also do this to wooden spatulas.

Stopping a Side Stitch
To stop a side stitch when running, stop running and place your hand into the right side of your belly and push up, lifting the liver slightly. Inhale and exhale evenly as you push up.

Robin Roberts Baseball Hall of Famer 82
Elie Wiesel Author, Nobel Peace Prize winner 80
Angie Dickinson Actress ("Police Woman") 77
Cissy Houston Gospel singer 75
Johnny Mathis Singer 73
Len Cariou Actor 69
Dewey Martin Rock musician (Buffalo Springfield) 66
Marilyn McCoo Singer (The Fifth Dimension) 65
Sylvia Peterson Singer (The Chiffons) 62
John Finn Actor ("Cold Case") 56
John Lombardo Rock musician (10,000 Maniacs) 56
Deborah Allen Country singer 55
Calvin Levels Actor 54
Patrice Rushen Singer 54
Barry Williams Actor ("The Brady Bunch") 54
Vondie Curtis-Hall Actor 52
Fran Drescher Actress ("The Nanny") 51
Marty Stuart Country singer 50
Debrah Farentino Actress 49
Crystal Bernard Actress ("Wings") 47
Eric Stoltz Actor 47
Eddie Montgomery Country singer (Montgomery Gentry) 45
Monica Bellucci Actress ("Matrix" movies) 44
Robby Takac Rock musician (Goo Goo Dolls) 44
Lisa Thornhill Actress 42
Andrea Roth Actress 41
Tony Hale Actor 38
Jenna Elfman Actress ("Dharma and Greg") 37
Jose Lima Baseball player 36
Ashley Hamilton Actor 34
Carlos Guillen Baseball player 33
Marion Cotillard ("La Vie en Rose") Actress 33
Mike Damus Actor 29
Martina Hingis Tennis player 28
Lacey Chabert Actress ("Mean Girls," "Party of Five") 26
Kieran Culkin Actor 26

Monday, September 29, 2008

RIDDLE

Louise got the riddle answer on Friday. Where was Sandi and Sarah on the trivia questions.

I hope everyone had a good weekend and are ready for the week.

Food Trivia

Round with trenches
Named after a gas station?
Can you ring this?
A color in the name
Green or Bell Pepper

Brain Bruisers

Named after an animal?
Getting stuck
Two words...D.T.Shiny, round, grey
Duck Tape

Riddle

If you break me,I do not stop working.
If you touch me,I may be snared.
If you lose me,Nothing will matter.
What am I?
heart
QUESTIONS

Food Trivia Question

K.P.T.
A rectangle
A few dozen holes
A dad name...A taste


Brain Bruisers Question

A three letter word
A lady's name backwards
To sketch or plan
To bring into public eye


Riddle

For some I go fast
for others I'm slow.
To most people,
I'm an obsession
relying on me is a well practiced lesson.



REDSKINS STUN COWBOYS, PACKERS LOSE AGAIN



The Washington Redskins stunned the Dallas Cowboys in Dallas yesterday 26-24 and with the win knocked Dallas out of the ranks of the unbeaten in the NFL. It doesn't get any easier for the Redskins next week as the Skins will travel the Philadelphia to play the Eagles. The Green Bay Packers fell to Tampa Bay yesterday 30-21 and the Packer offense struggled most of the day and Aaron Rogers injured his shoulder in the 4th quarter as well. Hopefully he isn't injured to bad because the Packers have two rookies backing him up. Also yesterday former Packer Brett Favre threw 6 TD passes in the Jets win over Arizona. Jimmie Johnson won yesterday Sprint Cup race at the Kansas Speedway and with the win Johnson also leads the point standings as well, he leads Carl Edwards by 10 points and Greg Biffle by 30 points. I think the only pro or college team that I have a rooting interest in that won this weekend was the Washington Redskins. It looks like the weather is going to be pretty good this week with highs in the low 80's today and tomorrow and highs 70's the rest of the week. My PAIN index remains over 6 this morning just because I didn't have that great of a weekend. MICKEY

Winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts. ~ Sylvester Stallone

Anger - Feelings of extreme displeasure. Develop willpower to control negative emotional feelings. I NEED TO PRACTICE THIS SOMETIMES

Don't try to run faster than you have strength. Just work to be a little better and a little stronger each day.

DID YOU KNOW
It snows more in the Grand Canyon than it does in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Lizabeth Scott Actress 86
Steve Forrest Actor 84
Eddie Barth Actor 77
Anita Ekberg Actress 77
Robert Benton Director, writer 76
Jerry Lee Lewis Rock singer, musician 73
Ian McShane Actor ("Deadwood") 66
Jean-Luc Ponty Jazz violinist 66
Mike Post TV, film theme composer 64
Patricia Hodge Actress 62
Mark Farner Rock musician (Grand Funk Railroad) 60
Bryant Gumbel TV personality 60
Alvin Crow Country singer 58
Drake Hogestyn Actor ("Days of Our Lives") 55
Gwen Ifil Broadcast journalist 53
Suzzy Roche Singer (The Roches) 52
Andrew "Dice" Clay Comedian 51
Roger Bart Actor 46
Les Claypool Rock singer, musician (Primus) 45
Jill Whelan Actress ("The Love Boat") 42
Erika Eleniak Actress 39
Brad Cotter Country singer ("Nashville Star") 38
Emily Lloyd Actress 38
Natasha Gregson Wagner Actress 38
Rachel Cronin Actress ("Ed") 37
Danick Dupelle Country musician (Emerson Drive) 35
Zachary Levi ("Chuck") Actor 28
Katie McNeill Country singer (3 of Hearts) 26

Sunday, September 28, 2008

VIRGINIA HITS ROCK BOTTOM, ECU & GEORGIA BOTH FALL






It sure wasn't a good day for the college football teams that I root for yesterday. First off if Virginia could get any lower I don't know how, they lost to a team that hadn't won a game in the ACC since 2004 and they loss 31-3 no less. This game was actually tied at 3-3 at halftime and UVA gave up 28 unanswered points in the 2nd half to Duke and the UVA offense may be the worst in country, I don't see them winning another game this year. They just look like a team that is playing with no heart in my opinion. I went to the East Carolina game yesterday and the Pirate defense gives up 621 yards total offense to Houston and the Pirates lose 41-24 and I have to tell you this game was totally dominated by Houston. The ECU play calling yesterday left a lot to be desired thats for sure and the Pirate faithful sure were letting the coaches no there opinion about it. The ECU offense sure didn't to the ECU defense any favors either, the defense was on the field way to much yesterday. Then I figure that Georgia will beat Alabama for sure last night and we turn the XM radio on and at the half Georgia is losing 31-0 to Alabama in Athens no less. The Bulldogs tried to make a 2nd half comeback but came up short in falling to Alabama 41-30. Then to top it all off Virginia Tech beats Nebraska 35-30 to end my day, it also was a very tough day for Clemson, Wake Forest and Florida. Today in the NFL the Green Bay Packers will be in Tampa to face the Buccaneers and the Redskins will will be in Dallas to face the undefeated Dallas Cowboys. In a high school football game of note yesterday Petersburg improved to 4-0 with a 42-7 win over Hopewell. The Nascar Sprint Cup Series will be at the Kansas Speedway this afternoon for race 3 in the chase, Denny Hamlin won yesterdays Nationwide Race. Just in case anybody wants to know my PAIN index is up this morning just because of what my college football teams did yesterday. The Mickey's Place college football pick em contest will be updated soon. MICKEY

I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. Walt Disney

Dwell in thought upon the grandest, and the grandest you shall see; Fix your mind upon the highest, and the highest you shall be.

Citrus fruits are loaded with soluble fiber which lowers cholesterol, maintains healthy blood sugar levels, and helps you to manage your weight.

AN AMAZING FACT
Pain travels through the body at 350 feet per second.


William Windom Actor 85
Arnold Stang Actor 83
Koko Taylor Blues singer 80
Brigitte Bardot Actress 74
Ben E. King R&B singer 70
Joel Higgins Actor 65
Jeffrey Jones Actor ("Deadwood") 62
Helen Shapiro Singer 62
John Sayles Writer, director 58
Sylvia Kristel Actress 56
Steve Largent Football Hall of Famer 54
C.J. Chenier Zydeco singer, musician 51
Grant Fuhr Hockey Hall of Famer 46
Janeane Garofalo Actress, comedian 44
Matt King Country singer 42
Mira Sorvino Actress 41
Moon Zappa TV personality 41
Naomi Watts Actress 40
Carre Otis Actress, model 40
Chuck Crawford Country musician (Heartland) 35
Mandy Barnett Country singer 33
Se Ri Pak Golfer 31
Hilary Duff ("Lizzie McGuire") Actress-singer 21
Skye McCole Bartusiak Actress 16

Saturday, September 27, 2008

CRAWFORD COUNTY WINS, COLONIALS FALL & I AM HEADING TO EAST CAROLINA





The Crawford County Eagles picked up there 2nd win on of the season last night beating Spencer 14-6 and with the win the Eagles are now 2-3 on the season and will play at Macon County next Friday and I am predicting another win next week. The CH Colonials fell to Prince George last night 26-7 on Prince Georges Homecoming, the Colonials are now 2-2 and will face a very potent Dinwiddie offense at home next week where it will Homecoming for the Colonials. Down at the beach First Flight improved to 5-0 on the season with a 34-0 over Cape Hatteras, next week the Nighthawks will be at Northeastern. I will be heading down to see the East Carolina Pirates face the Houston Cougars today, hopefully the Pirates can rebound from last weeks loss and N.C. Sate. The Virginia Cavaliers will be at Duke this afternoon to face the Blue Devils and believe it or not Duke is favored by 7 points, it has been years since they won an ACC game. The Georgia Bulldogs have a very big game in the SEC today when the Alabama Crimson Tide come to Athens, I can't believe Scott picked Alabama to win this game. Juan Pablo Montoya thought he captured the pole for this weekends race at the Kansas Speedway but his #42 failed inspection because of a shock issue and now will start at the rear of the field and Jimmie Johnson will now start from the top spot. There is still a bit of drizzle falling this morning here in the Heights, I don't know about everybody else but I am tired of all the rain we have had the last few weeks. I did make it down to the Wal-Mart this morning and I got some chocolate donuts instead of glaze for a change. MICKEY

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES
PRINCE GEORGE 26 COLONIAL HEIGHTS 7
THOMAS DALE 26 MEADOWBROOK 15
CRAWFORD COUNTY 14 SPENCER 6
FIRST FLIGHT 34 CAPE HATTERAS 0
WILLIAMSTON 26 MANTEO 6

I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn't know how to get along without it. WALT DISNEY

Any 1 of a 1000 viruses can cause the common cold.

Perseverance
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

DID YOU KNOW THAT
Nintendo was founded in 1899 to make playing cards.

Give yourself the power
Your power depends on your perspective. And your perspective is yours to choose.

If you convince yourself that you're having a bad day, you will indeed experience a frustrating and unproductive day. If you assume that circumstances are allied against you, then you'll encounter great trouble in getting anything done.

There is a much more powerful alternative. You can choose to adopt and embrace a perspective that will work for you rather than against you.

Think of how you would feel if conditions were perfect, if your actions were highly effective and if everything was going exactly your way. Then, once you imagine how it would feel, go ahead and allow yourself to actually feel that way.

How would you act today if you knew you were going to be completely successful? Go ahead and act that way, and the success will come.

Put yourself in a position of power by choosing to feel the positive influence and effectiveness that you know is yours. Adopt the thoughts, feelings and actions of success, and you will indeed bring success to life.
-- Ralph Marston

Jayne Meadows Actress 88
Arthur Penn Director ("The Miracle Worker," "Bonnie and Clyde") 86
Sada Thompson Actress 79
Kathleen Nolan Actress 75
Wilford Brimley Actor 74
Claude Jarman Jr. Actor 74
Liz Torres Actress ("Gilmore Girls") 61
A Martinez Actor 60
Mike Schmidt Baseball Hall of Famer 59
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagaw Actor 58
Meat Loaf Rock singer 57
Shaun Cassidy Singer 50
Stephan Jenkins Rock singer (Third Eye Blind) 44
Patrick Muldoon Actor 40
Mark Calderon Singer (Color Me Badd) 38
Amanda Detmer Actress 37
Gwyneth Paltrow Actress 36
Brad Arnold Rock singer (3 Doors Down) 30
Avril Lavigne Rock singer 24

Friday, September 26, 2008

RIDDLE

Louise got the riddle right yesterday. I will give her half credit for getting the Food trivia question. Louise you forgot what kind of apple. Sandi got the brain bruiser one. Yea ha!! all the questions were answered.

The ocean was still ruff when we went yesterday and it had come over the beach road in several places. I wouldn't of wanted to stay in some of the houses. I know I would move my car.

Have a good weekend and will talk to you on Monday.

ANSWERS

Food Trivia

A machine was named after this food and named after a man. This food is a descendant from one thing in 1811.
McIntosh Apple


Brain Bruisers

27.3 days to finish its course
1969 was a big year
Water moving up and down
Four round letters
Moon

Riddle

What is the insect's favorite game?
Cricket

QUESTIONS

Food Trivia Question

Round with trenches
Named after a gas station?
Can you ring this?
A color in the name


Brain Bruisers Question

Named after an animal?
Getting stuck
Two words...D.T.
Shiny, round, grey

Riddle

If you break me,I do not stop working.
If you touch me,I may be snared.
If you lose me,Nothing will matter.
What am I?

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OREGON STATE STUNS USC, IT'S NOT LOOKING GOOD FOR HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL





The Oregon State Beavers stunned the #1 team in the country the USC Trojans last night 27-21 in a game that the Beavers never trailed in. Oregon State built a 21-0 halftime lead and held on for a 27-21 victory which opens the door for Georgia to return to the #1 spot in the country with a win over Alabama on Saturday. I have to say it's not looking to good for high school football tonight in the Central Virginia area, we had some very heavy rains last night for about 4 hours and it's some light rain falling this morning as well. I am sure there will be a couple of games that will go on but I think the majority of them will be postponed. Colonial Heights is suppose to be at Prince George and it is PG homecoming as well, while down in Georgia Crawford County will be at home against Spencer. I have posted all the high school games of interest below. The Nascar Sprint Cup Series will be at the Kansas Speedway this weekend for race 3 in the chase. My Pain index is up this morning just because it is raining but the good news is that is Friday. MICKEY

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL WEATHER PERMITTING
COLONIAL HEIGHTS AT PRINCE GEORGE
THOMAS DALE AT MEADOWBROOK
MATOACA AT DINWIDDIE
PETERSBURG AT HOPEWELL
SPENCER AT CRAWFORD COUNTY
FIRST FLIGHT AT CAPE HATTERAS

WHAT IS TODAY?
National Good Neighbor Day
Johnny Appleseed's Birthday
Gold Star Mother's Day

DID YOU KNOW
The setting sun is redder than the rising sun because the air at the end of the day is generally dustier than it is at the beginning of the day.

Health is not merely the absence of disease. It is a lifestyle. You owe it to yourself to live life to the fullest. Try to keep stress to a minimum.

What are the Symptoms of Sinusitis?
The following symptoms tend to be more often associated with acute sinusitis (subacute and chronic forms of sinusitis may have less severe symptoms, especially pain):

* Facial pain and pressure over the involved sinus(es)
* Nasal congestion
* Colored nasal discharge
* Decrease in smell and taste sensations
* Fever
* Headache
* Bad breath/bad taste
* Fatigue
* Cough
* Tooth pain
* Ear pressure/pain
* Post nasal drip

Jack LaLanne Fitness expert 94
Philip Bosco Actor 78
David Frizzell Country singer 67
Kent McCord Actor ("Adam 12") 66
Anne Robinson Game show host ("The Weakest Link") 64
Lynn Anderson Singer 61
Mary Beth Hurt Actress 60
Olivia Newton-John Actress, singer 60
James Keane Actor 56
Cesar Rosas Rock musician (Los Lobos) 54
Carlene Carter Country singer 53
Linda Hamilton Actress 52
Doug Supernaw Country singer 48
Cindy Herron R&B singer (En Vogue) 47
Melissa Sue Anderson Actress ("Little House on the Prairie") 46
Patrick Bristow Actor 46
Al Pitrelli Rock musician (Megadeth) 46
Tracey Thorn Singer (Everything But The Girl) 46
Jillian Barberie TV weather reporter 42
Jim Caviezel Actor 40
Shawn Stockman R&B singer (Boyz II Men) 36
T.J. Houshmandzadeh Football player 31
Mark Famiglietti Actor 29
Christina Milian R&B singer-actress 27
Serena Williams Tennis player 27

Thursday, September 25, 2008

RIDDLE

Yeah !! Louise she knew the answer to the riddle.
What medical condition helps you run faster?
Athletic foot
No one got the questions yesterday. Sandi and Sarah brought to my attention that Eggo is owned by Kellogg not General Mills!!! I will give it to them and maybe I will have to use them as my source instead of the one I have been using. Well I off to see what the ocean looks like now.
Brain Bruisers

Place to Put Money
Lots of Data Spins
Fast Need Light To Read
CD

Food Trivia

You're Puny
Thousands of Ways to Prepare
The Letter C
Swims Around All Day
Shrimp

Riddle

How is a telephone like arithmetic?
One mistake and you get the wrong number

QUESTIONS

Food Trivia Question

A machine was named after this food and named after a man. This food is a descendant from one thing in 1811.


Brain Bruisers Question

27.3 days to finish its course
1969 was a big year
Water moving up and down
Four round letters


Riddle

What is the insect's favorite game?




HAPPY BIRTHDAY MELANIE







Well today is fellow blogger Melanie's birthday and can you believe that she is the big 50 today, I didn't want to post that it was her 50th birthday but several unnamed members of the blog said that I should so I did. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MELANIE. Well the State Fair of Virginia starts today at RIR Complex and right on cue it's going to rain, it seem every time the fair starts it always rains. Well I did go up and see the Colonial Heights JV football game last night and they did play better last night but still came out on the short end against Prince George. I am going to our 15 under fall ball baseball game tonight at Dinwiddie weather permitting, it's not looking to good for tonights game. There is a 100% chance of rain here today in Colonial Heights with winds 20-30 mph. I have posted a few more photos from yesterday in Kitty Hawk, as you can tell there has already been some pretty sever beach erosion. Mom & Dad had better keep there hats on down at the beach or they might lose them. MICKEY

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Alan Kay

Learn to treat people with respect‚ no matter what the problem or situation. Show people that you respect them‚ everyone wants and deserves respect.

Attitude
Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit.

What is Sinusitis?
Sinus infections, also called sinusitis, are defined as inflammation of one or more sinuses. Sinuses are hollow cavities within the bones of the face. The sinuses are lined by mucous membranes that normally produce fluid – this fluid usually drains into the nasal passages and is swallowed throughout the day. However, when the drainage sites for the sinuses are blocked, the sinuses cannot drain, and an infection may develop.

The actual infection of the sinuses is most frequently caused by a viral infection (such as the common cold), but can also be bacterial in nature (and therefore responds to antibiotics). Some sinus infections are due to fungus and mold in the sinuses.

Barbara Walters TV personality ("The View") 79
Ian Tyson Folk singer (Ian and Sylvia) 75
Joe Russell R&B singer (The Persuasions) 69
Robert Gates Secretary of Defense 65
Robert Walden Actor ("Lou Grant") 65
Michael Douglas Actor 64
Cheryl Tiegs Model 61
Mimi Kennedy Actress 59
Anson Williams Actor ("Happy Days") 59
Mark Hamill Actor ("Star Wars") 57
Bob McAdoo Basketball Hall of Famer 57
Jimmy Sturr Polka bandleader 57
Colin Friels Actor 56
Melanie Carsley Fellow blogger & mother 50
Michael Madsen Actor 50
Heather Locklear Actress ("Melrose Place," "Spin City") 47
Aida Turturro Actress ("The Sopranos") 46
Tate Donovan Actor ("Damages") 45
Jason Flemyng Actor 42
Scottie Pippen Basketball player 43
Will Smith Actor 40
Hal Sparks Actor ("Queer as Folk") 39
Catherine Zeta-Jones Actress 39
Bridgette Wilson-Sampras Actress 35
Matt Hasselbeck Football player 33
Rocco Baldelli Baseball player 27
Lee Norris Actor 27
Diana Ortiz Singer (Dream) 23
Emmy Clarke Actress ("Monk") 17

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

beach today

video

It has come over the road in several places and tomorrow is suppose to be worse. The end of the video was a mistake because I was getting beach suds all over me. There is a lot of suds flying around.

Riddle

Louise got the brain bruiser question and no one else got the other answers. I can't even remember the riddle but I will try and find the answer. Louise you work on it and we will see who gets the answer first. I don't even know what book it came from.

Food Trivia

General Mills.
Four-letter breakfast food.
42 holes per piece.
75% can mean a spell.

eggo waffles

Brain Bruisers

Most take such special care of this and then out of nowhere...you get rid of it and somebody else tosses it in the trash. Four super-thin letters.
hair

Riddle

What medical condition helps you run faster?
?????????

QUESTIONS


Brain Bruisers Question


Place to Put Money
Lots of Data
Spinds Fast
Need Light To Read


Food Trivia Question

You're Puny
Thousands of Ways to Prepare
The Letter C
Swims Around All Day


Riddle

How is a telephone like arithmetic?
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