Tuesday, March 31, 2009


No one anwered the questions again. I will just give a riddles today.

Brain Bruisers

You need paint
A verb or noun
Five letters
Crazy is good


Food Trivia

A rabbit
A sweet brandname
Seven powdery letters
Changes the food color



Why did the doughnut maker retire?

He was fed up with the hole business.



What is big as an elephant but dpesn't weigh an ounce?

What tree is always unhappy?
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The Colonial Heights Colonials baseball team will be back in action tonight at home against the Hopewell Blue Devils, Hopewell comes in to the game with 2-1 record in the CD while the Colonials are 0-1 in the CD. Also tonight the softball and boys soccer team will be at home while the girls soccer team will be at Hopewell. The CH girls softball team beat Douglas Freeman yesterday 7-1. The Thomas Dale baseball team picked up a big victory yesterday knocking of Matoaca 2-0, Thomas Dale will be at Dinwiddie tonight. The Virginia baseball team will face Radford today in Salem and they will play Norfolk State tomorrow before returning ACC play this weekend against Maryland. Well Al is going to come by today and put my new treadmill together with a little supervision from dad. Dad said he and fellow blogger Les struggled to get the treadmill into the shed yesterday and they got my pickup truck stuck in the mud as well and from what I understand there PAIN index is on the rise this morning. Enjoy todays nice weather because it looks like it is going to rain again on Wednesday. MICKEY


Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error. ~Andrew Jackson

More people use blue toothbrushes, than red ones.

Tater Day
Bunsen Burner Day
National Clam-on-the-Half-shell Day

WHY DIETS DON'T WORK, Diets Make You Feel Like a Failure
Many diets are so restrictive and complicated, you're almost guaranteed to fail. It helps to understand that tackling everything at once and changing your eating habits overnight will not work. In fact, you're sure to fail if that's the approach you take and it's not because you're a loser, either. Make small changes and take your time with weight loss. Give yourself time to change bad habits.

88 Peggy Rea Actress
82 William Daniels Actor
81 Gordie Howe Hockey Hall of Famer
75 Richard Chamberlain Actor
75 Shirley Jones Actress ("The Partridge Family")
75 John D. Loudermilk Country singer, songwriter
74 Herb Alpert Musician
69 Barney Frank U.S. congressman, D-Mass.
69 Patrick Leahy U.S. senator, D-Vt.
66 Christopher Walken Actor
64 Gabe Kaplan Actor, comedian ("Welcome Back Kotter")
61 Rhea Perlman Actress ("Cheers")
59 Ed Marinaro Actor ("Hill Street Blues")
52 Marc McClure Actor
44 William McNamara Actor
38 Bob Crawford Country musician
38 Ewan McGregor Actor
26 Christian Scott Jazz trumpeter

Monday, March 30, 2009


No one got any of the questions on Friday so I'm going to use them all again.

I think Mom was better yesterday and I hope she will continue to improve.


Brain Bruisers

You need paint
A verb or noun
Five letters
Crazy is good

Food Trivia

A rabbit
A sweet brandname
Seven powdery letters
Changes the food color


Why did the doughnut maker retire?
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Well after about a week of saying that I needed a new treadmill I finally broke down and bought one yesterday from Sears. It is ready for pickup at the Southpark store today and I think dad is going to go down and pick it up sometime today while I am at work. Now all I need is somebody to assemble it for me, yes I am looking for volunteers. I did buy a 3 year service agreement with treadmill so if breaks down at anytime for the next 3 years I am covered. I have posted a photo of the new treadmill at the top of todays entry. The Virginia baseball team lost UNC yesterday 6-5, the Cavs tied the game at 5 in top of the 9th only to lose it in the bottom of the 9th. The Thomas Dale baseball is scheduled to play a make up game with Matoaca today, however the field may still may be to soft to play on. In the NCAA basketball tournament yesterday UNC and Michigan State both advanced to the Final Four. Jimmy Johnson held off Deny Hamlin to win yesterdays Nascar race at the Martinsville Speedway. Believe it or not it looks like we are going to get some more rain this week, there is a 60% chance of rain on Wednesday and there is also a pretty good chance of rain on Friday as well, the temps should be in the 60's all week though. MICKEY

The problems of victory are more agreeable than the problems of defeat, but they are no less difficult. Winston Churhill

Keep Active
A study of twins at King's College, University of London, found that those who were more active during their leisure time appeared biologically younger than their sedentary twin.

You're more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day than in any other weather.

Doctors' Day
Take A Walk in A Park Day
I am in Control Day

Tips to Avoid Spring Cleaning Mishaps
Before starting a project, put on proper protective clothing for the task -- a hat, gloves or goggles, as appropriate.

Before using products such as cleaners, paints and pesticides, read the label and follow usage directions carefully. Afterward, store all chemicals according to the label directions and make sure they're out of the reach of children and pets.

When lifting, carrying or bending, start with your feet shoulder-width apart. Keep your back straight and upright and bend at the knees, while tightening the stomach muscles. Use your legs, not your back, to lift as you stand. And get help with items that are too big, heavy or oddly shaped.

When trying to reach high areas in your house, use a small ladder or sturdy step-stool rather than risk standing on furniture that could tip or slide.

When using a ladder, always make sure its feet are secure and on a flat, firm surface. Never use a ladder on uneven, soft or wet ground or flooring. To avoid reaching too high or leaning too far to one side on a ladder, keep your bellybutton within the top step and sides of the ladder.

Avoid long periods of repetitive-motion activities -- such as raking, digging or pruning -- while doing yard work. Take frequent breaks and replenish fluids to prevent dehydration.

Peter Marshall Game show host ("Hollywood Squares") 83
Richard Dysart Actor 80
John Astin Actor ("Addams Family") 79
Warren Beatty Actor 72
Jerry Lucas Basketball Hall of Famer 69
Graeme Edge Rock musician (The Moody Blues) 68
Eric Clapton Rock musician 64
Justin Deas Actor ("Guiding Light") 61
Robbie Coltrane Actor 59
Paul Reiser Actor, comedian ("Mad About You") 52
Mark Begich U.S. senator, D-Alaska 47
Tracy Chapman Rock singer 45
Ian Ziering Actor 45
Celine Dion Singer 41
Mark Consuelos Actor 38
Norah Jones Rock singer, musician 30

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Well it looks like I am going to buy a new treadmill today, my other one is just falling apart and is not running correctly. The belt has started to separate and the motor doesn't appear to be running at full speed either. My biggest problem I have is deciding what treadmill I want to buy and whether to buy it at Wal-Mart or Sears, I am going to decide later this morning. The two that I am looking at say there easy to assemble but that is relative term, nothing is easy to assemble for me so I am sure I will be calling someone to put it together. The Virginia baseball team beat UNC yesterday 5-2 to even there series with the Heels a 1 game a piece, they will play the rubber game of the series this afternoon. It does look like they will be able race at Martinsville, it looks like the rain has moved and everything should be ok for todays race. In the NCAA basketball tournament UCONN and Villanova advanced to the Final Four. It lloks like we are going to have a pretty nice day here in the Heights today with a high in the mid 70's with a chance of t-storm this afternoon. MICKEY

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom. -Euripides

Chewing ginger can help you to digest your food more easily.

Vietnam Veterans' Day
National Mom & Pop Business Owners' Day
Smoke & Mirrors Day

The top five inventors holding the most patents:
1. Thomas Alva Edison
2. Melvin De Groote
3. Elihu Thomson
4. Jerome Lemelson
5. Edwin Land

Lifestyle Change = Moderation.
Moderation. Even the word sounds boring, doesn't it? It certainly doesn't have the sparkly excitement of a shortcut…there are no big changes to make and no big results to look forward to. The thing about healthy living is that it's all about balance. You don't give in to every indulgence or even give up every indulgence, you simply plan better and try to make healthy choices most of the time. That doesn't sound so bad…so why don't we do it?

John McLaughlin TV host ("The McLaughlin Group") 82
Judith Guest Author 73
Eric Idle Comedian ("Monty Python") 66
John Major Former British prime minister 66
Vangelis Composer ("Chariots of Fire") 66
Walt Frazier Basketball Hall of Famer 64
Bobby Kimball Singer (Toto) 62
Earl Campbell Football Hall of Famer 54
Christopher Lawford Actor 54
Christopher Lambert Actor 52
Amy Sedaris Comedian, actress ("Strangers With Candy") 48
Elle Macpherson Actress 46
John Popper Rock musician (Blues Traveler) 42
Regina Leigh Country singer (Regina Regina) 41
Lucy Lawless ("Xena: Warrior Princess")Actress 41
Brady Seals Country singer 40
Jennifer Capriati Tennis player 33
Kelly Sweet Singer 21

Saturday, March 28, 2009


For the 2nd day in row our baseball game scheduled with Dinwiddie was washed out and has been postponed to date to be announced later. There is nothing like getting on a school bus and riding to Dinwiddie for nothing, it started raining about half way there and it never stopped. I started having flashbacks to last years game at the stadium in which played under miserable conditions. With all the rain we had last night I doubt we are going to be able to play at the stadium on Tuesday, I am sick of all the rain that we have been having. The Virginia baseball team fell to UNC last night, the Cavs were up 3-2 entering the bottom of the 8th before UNC scored 2 runs to win it, hopefully the Cavs will get back on track today. Last night in the NCAA basketball tournament UNC, Oklahoma, Louisville and Michigan State advance the Elite 8. Well it looks like I am going to have to buy a new treadmill very soon, the belt on the one I have is starting o separate which isn't a good thing. I think I am going to order a new from Wal-Mart today, Al I might need you to put it together sometime this week. Speaking of Wal-Mart yest I did get some of the Worlds Finest Donuts this morning and they were very good. Rain washed out qualifying at Martinsville so they will line up by points. MICKEY

We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons.
- Alfred E. Newman

Respect Your Cat Day
Something on a Stick Day

The top five best fictional music groups of all time:
1. Spinal Tap
2. The Rutles
3. The Archies
4. The Blues Brothers
5. The Partridge Family

Gradually Increase Time and Intensity.
When starting an exercise program, many people have lots of enthusiasm initially, and go too hard, too soon. Begin with moderate exercise of about 20 minutes, 3 times a week and gradually build upon this. You can also use the perceived exertion scale to determine the best exercise intensity for you.

Zbigniew Brzezinski Former national security adviser 81
Frank Murkowski Former Alaska governor, senator 76
Charlie McCoy Country musician 68
Mike Newell Director 67
Conchata Ferrell Actress 66
Ken Howard Actor ("The White Shadow") 65
Henry Paulson Former secretary of the treasury 63
Dianne Wiest Actress 61
Reba McEntire Country singer-actress 54
Tracey Needham Actress 42
Max Perlich Actor 41
Rodney Atkins Country singer 40
Vince Vaughn Actor 40
Brett Ratner Director ("Rush Hour" movies) 40
Ken L. Actor 36
Annie Wersching Actress ("24") 32
Julia Stiles Actress 28

Friday, March 27, 2009

Sandi,Sarah and Melanie got the brain trivia right. Louise got the riddle.


Food Trivia

Anywhere from 30% to & 7%
Look down to see it
Dozens of reddish worms
World call it "minced"

Ground Beef

Brain Trivia

A General
A State
Took a six year Vacation
A Monument


Why does it take longer to run from second base to third base than it does from first to second?
Because there is a shortstop in the middle


Brain Bruisers

You need paint
A verb or noun
Five letters
Crazy is good

Food Trivia

A rabbit
A sweet brandname
Seven powdery letters
Changes the food color


Why did the doughnut maker retire?


The Richmond Renegades officially folded yesterday afternoon leaving the City of Richmond without any professional sports team except the Richmond Kickers soccer team. There are several possibilities out there could bring hockey to Richmond next year but there is nothing concrete, if there is no hockey it will be very disappointing. Well are baseball game yesterday at Dinwiddie was washed out, we are suppose to play it today at 5pm however there is a pretty good chance of rain tonight as well so things aren't looking to good for tonight as well. The CH girls and boys soccer teams to play at Dinwiddie last night withe girls winning 8-0 and the boys team winning 6-1. The Virginia baseball team is scheduled to play at North Carolina this weekend however the rain could affect tonights game as well, hopefully they will b able to get the series in. In the NCAA basketball tournament last night UCONN, Pitt, Missouri and Villanova all won. The Nascar Sprint Cups Series is at the Martinsville Speedway weekend and yes there is a good chance of rain there as well. My PAIN index is up this morning because I have 2 blisters on my right hand. MICKEY


Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Mark Twain

The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'.

Boost Your Self-esteem - Self-esteem is how you see yourself as a person. If you value the type of person you are - you have good selfesteem - you are proud to be you.

You cannot avoid responsibility. You can either suffer the painful consequences of ignoring it, or you can enjoy the outstanding benefits of acknowledging and accepting responsibility.
You are responsible for your life and for the world around you. When you feel the full extent of that responsibility, and connect it to your authentic purpose, you can do truly amazing things.

Why would you want to accept responsibility for circumstances that are not of your making? Because responsibility gives you the power to change things.

If something affects you, then you have the opportunity to be positively and creatively responsible for it. Even if you didn't create the situation, you can still make the very best of it.

Responsibility is not some burden that is heaped upon you. On the contrary, it is a powerful and effective tool for moving your whole world in the direction you choose.

Invest your awareness, attention, effort and commitment in the responsibility that is yours. And enjoy the dividends that come from truly making a difference in the world.
-- Ralph Marston


Anthony Lewis Newspaper columnist 82
Julian Glover Actor 74
Jerry Lacy Actor 73
Austin Pendleton Actor 69
Michael York Actor 67
Tony Banks Rock musician (Genesis) 59
Maria Schneider Actress 57
Dave Koz Jazz saxophonist 46
Quentin Tarantino Director 46
Talisa Soto Actress 42
Pauley Perrette Actress 40
Mariah Carey Singer 39
Elizabeth Mitchell Actress 39
Nathan Fillion Actor ("Firefly") 38
Fergie (Black Eyed Peas)Singer 34
Emily Ann Lloyd Actress 25
Brenda Song Actress 21
Taylor Atelian Actress ("According to Jim") 14

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Sorry computer and me are not getting along today. See you tomorrow.


The Colonial Heights Colonials baseball team will be on the road tonight a Dinwiddie if the rain holds off, I have to say though its not looking to good because there is am 80% chance of rain. The CH softball team along with both the girls and boys soccer teams will also be at Dinwiddie as well. The Thomas Dale baseball team has a big CD game with Matoaca at home today. The Virginia baseball team beat Towson yesterday 7-5 to improve to 21-2, the Cavaliers will play North Carolina this weekend. The weather looks to be improving at least temperature wise after today with highs in the 60's expected through at least Tuesday after todays high of 58, however there is a chance of rain several days over that period. Me Ma Evelyn is still at Johnston Willis Hospital, the therapist are still working with her. The SPHL Playoffs start tonight but the Renegades are not in it and there still a big question on whether hockey will return to Richmond at all next year, the Twin City Cyclones will not return to Winston Salem next year, they are trying to relocate. MICKEY

Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks. -Johann Gottfried Von Herder

Going Food Shopping
Eat something before you go food shopping. This way you are likely to spend less and buy more healthy food.

The top five best NFL head coaches by winning percentage:
1. John Madden
2. Vince Lombardi
3. George Allen
4. Blanton Collier
5. George Halas

Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

Add Vegetable Oil to Hard Boiled Eggs
Add a little vegetable oil to the water in the pot when boiling eggs. The shells absorbs just enough of the oil so that the shells then slide right off!

Pierre Boulez Conductor, composer 84
James Moody Jazz saxophonist 84
Sandra Day O'Connor Former Supreme Court justice 79
Leonard Nimoy Actor ("Star Trek") 78
Alan Arkin Actor 75
James Caan Actor 69
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi 69
Erica Jong Author 67
Bob Woodward Journalist 66
Diana Ross Singer 65
Johnny Crawford Actor 63
Steven Tyler Rock singer (Aerosmith) 61
Vicki Lawrence Singer, actress 60
Ernest Thomas Actor 60
Ronnie McDowell Country singer 59
Teddy Pendergrass R&B singer 59
Martin Short Actor, comedian 59
Alan Silvestri Film composer 59
Elaine Chao Former secretary of labor 56
Dean Dillon Country singer 54
Charly McClain Country singer 53
Leeza Gibbons TV personality 52
Marcus Allen Football Hall of Famer 49
Jennifer Grey Actress ("Dirty Dancing") 49
Jon Huntsman Jr. Governor of Utah 49
John Stockton Basketball player 47
Kenny Chesney Country singer 41
Actor Michael Imperioli ("The Sopranos," "Life on Mars")Actor 43
James Iha Rock musician (Smashing Pumpkins) 41
T.R. Knight Actor ("Grey's Anatomy") 36
Amy Smart Actress 33
Bianca Kajlich Actress 32
Keira Knightley Actress 24

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Louise got the riddle right on yesterday, Yeah!! but she is the riddle queen. No one got the answers so I'm going to use them again.

What word starts with E and has only one letter in it?



Food Trivia

Anywhere from 30% to & 7%
Look down to see it
Dozens of reddish worms
World call it "minced"

Brain Trivia

A General
A State
Took a six year Vacation
A Monument


Why does it take longer to run from second base to third base than it does from first to second?


The Colonial Heights Colonials baseball team lost a tough one yesterday to Prince George 5-3. The way we lost the game bothers me, Derek Mears ans Josh Markins each had 2 hits a piece for the Colonials. The Colonials will travel to Dinwiddie on Thursday weather permitting. The CH softball team lost to PG 4-0, the girls soccer team lost 2-1 to PG, while the boys soccer team beat PG 2-0. The Thomas DAle baseball team beat Meadowbrook 18-1. The Virginia baseball team beat Towson yesterday 13-4, the Cavs will face Towson again today. My PAIN index is up just because we lost yesterday. Will somebody tell Spring to come back I am tired of cold weather. MICKEY



The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible -- and achieve it, generation after generation. - Pearl S. Buck

You can give up when something goes wrong, or you can let misfortune transform you into something better.

Residents of Hawaii outlive residents of all other states. Louisianans are the most prone in the United States to die an early death.

Eat cherries. Not only are they rich in vitamins, cherries contain melatonin, a substance also found in the human body that helps regulate sleep. Eating fresh or dried cherries before you go to bed at night may help you sleep better.

Jim Lovell Astronaut 81
Gloria Steinem Feminist author 75
Anita Bryant Singer 69
Aretha Franklin R&B singer 67
Paul Michael Glaser Actor ("Starsky and Hutch") 66
Elton John Singer 62
Bonnie Bedelia Actress 61
Mary Gross Actress, comedian 56
James McDaniel Actor 51
Brenda Strong Actress ("Desperate Housewives") 49
Fred Goss Actor 48
John Stockwell Actor, writer, director 48
Marcia Cross Actress ("Desperate Housewives") 47
Kate DiCamillo Author ("Because of Winn-Dixie") 45
Lisa Gay Hamilton Actress 45
Sarah Jessica Parker ("Sex and the City")Actress 44
Tom Glavine Baseball player 43
Sheryl Swoopes Basketball player 38
Melanie Blatt Singer (All Saints) 34
Lee Pace Actor ("Pushing Daisies") 30
Sean Faris Actor 27
Danica Patrick Auto racer 27
Katherine McPhee Singer ("American Idol") 25
Jason Castro Singer ("American Idol") 22
Aly Michalka Actress, singer ("Aly and AJ") 20

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Sandi and Sarah got the food trivia question I couldn't remember. I'm glad they got it so I don't have to research the answer. Bobby,Sandi and Sarah got the food trivia question yesterday.

Mom is about the same. She has started therapy and if really makes her tired. She has about 3 hours. Speech,occupation therapy, physical therapy. I pray that she will regain her strength and do her therapy so she will be able to walk and eat. Keep the prayers coming.

Food Trivia

First two words are the branding
The apostrophe is a jumping person
Cold, round, tall

Edy's Grand Ice cream

Brain Bruisers Question

Two Crazy Words
One of Twelve
70 Years Old
I thought you would get this answer
March madness

Food Trivia Question

Five sugar-filled letters
Some have ocean water in it
Wrapped in wax
Can make your jaws tired


How is a crossword puzzle like an argument?
One word leads to another

Food Trivia
Anywhere from 30% to & 7%
Look down to see it
Dozens of reddish worms
World call it "minced"

Brain Trivia
A General
A State
Took a six year Vacation
A Monument
What word starts with E and has only one letter in it?
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Well today is fellow blogger Al Goulder's 47th birthday and I think he is going to go to work on his birthday because he doesn't work for the government or Ukrop's. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AL. The Colonial Heights Colonials baseball team picked up there 1st win of the season yesterday beating Highland Springs 12-2 in 5 innings, Vinny Randazzo went the distance for the Colonials picking up the win and Daniel Falls & Aaron Nelson each had 2 hits for the Colonials. The Colonials will be back in action tonight when Prince George visits Colonial Heights in 1st CD game of the year for the Colonials. The Colonials softball team and boys soccer team will also be at home tonight while the girls soccer team will travel to Prince George. The Thomas Dale Knights baseball team will be at Meadowbrook today. The Virginia baseball team will be back in action today as well when the play host to Towson. If you are going to the ballgame today it's going to be a bit cool so you better dress accordingly. MICKEY


Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?" ~ Brian Tracy

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

The heaviest fish ever caught was the OCEAN SUNFISH. It weighed 4,928 lbs.

Avoid heavy foods or spicy foods. Or any foods you know that may cause heartburn, making it difficult for you to sleep at night.

Dario Fo Nobel Prize winning playwright 83
Bob Mackie Fashion designer 70
R. Lee Ermey Actor 65
Curtis Hanson Director 64
Christine Gregoire Governor of Washington 62
Lee Oskar Rock musician (War) 61
Nick Lowe Rock singer 60
Dougie Thomson Rock musician (Supertramp) 58
Louie Anderson Comedian 56
Robert Carradine Actor 55
Donna Pescow Actress 55
Kelly LeBrock Actress 49
Star Jones TV personality 47
Al Goulder photographer 47
Sharon Corr Rock singer, musician (The Corrs) 39
Lara Flynn Boyle Actress 39
Jim Parsons Actor ("The Big Bang Theory") 36
Alyson Hannigan Actress 35
Peyton Manning NFL QB 33
Keisha Castle-Hughes Actress ("The Whale Rider") 19