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Asteroids Are Just One Concern

As I was watching the movie called Armageddon the other day, I realized that it might happen. The movie is about an asteroid that is headed on a collision course with earth, and our attempts to stop it. In true Hollywood style, the movie was dramatic.

I am concerned though, that it really could come true. It’s a great big sky and anything may happen. Although our astronomers do the best they can, there is no coordinated effort to find these potential threats. I hope our government can find a way to fund this effort and better protect us all! With all the cutbacks that have been targeting our military it does concern me that we are leaving ourselves (the U.S.A.) wide open for all kinds of catastrophes.

Scary times we are living in. I really hate the fact that so many are so worked up over worrying about the end of the world happening on any given day. There really isn’t anything that we can do about it, it is what it is, as they are so fond of saying these days.

April Fools…

I was looking online for a good prank to play on one of my co-workers. I ran across a story that really tickled me. It was in 1953. A television program from the BBC showed the Swiss harvesting spaghetti from trees.

Claiming that the spaghetti weevil had been eradicated, they touted the great harvest. What was funny is that a number of people contacted the BBC wanting info on how to plant a spaghetti tree! Now that’s funny!!

 

April Fools Day

April Fools

Winter Doldrums

The winter doldrums can be fought with lots of parties. At least, that’s the logic we’re going with around here. People are itching for an excuse to get out of the house and be around people. So we have parties scheduled for one reason or another just about every weekend through the end of February, and then the weather gets nicer in March and we can get start heading outdoors again.

Of course the mother lode of parties will be the Super Bowl party in just a couple of weeks. That is an event unto itself and the competition for holding the biggest and best gets higher stakes each year. Personally, there might be a few of my friends hosting Super Bowl parties that I’d like to attend, but I’m going to the boss’s house for his party. At least the food and beverage will be top shelf and he has a 52 inch HD plasma screen to watch the game – and commercials.

I want to throw a dinner party the following weekend for about 10 people. The web site celebrations.com has some nice ideas for choosing a dinner party theme and then building the party around that, with invitations, decorations, menu items, etc. With all of their dinner party ideas it’s almost like dinner in a box, but you provide the food! It’s been years since the last dinner party I threw. It was an Italian theme to celebrate the final episode of the Sopranos. It was so much fun but it was a sad occasion. I miss the Sopranos and it broke my heart to see the show end, but it was a great night with lots of authentic Italian food. If I had known about the Celebrations web site back then, I might have kicked up the decorations a few notches. So I’ll cruise the site and find some new ideas for my party on the tenth.

April Fools Pranks

Today is April Fool’s Day and it means that some people will be trying to take advantage of your trust by playing pranks on you.

I do not like the idea of practical jokes, although when I have seen some of them played out on TV I have to admit that they were funny. There was one short lived TV series called “I Get That A Lot” or something like that. The show as about celebrities placed in menial jobs and having to interact with the general public who thought they recognized the celebrity. The celebrity always denied who they really were by saying, “I get that a lot.” But then they do confess at the end of the interaction. It was funny watching the customers try to figure out what was going on and how they acted toward the celebrity before and after they knew the truth.