I found this old ad for an RCA console stereo that I just listed for sale on eBay, it was in a paper from 1975. Pretty cool! The ad says lifetime service, I wonder what they'd do if I tried to take them up on it. Since I'm not the original owner & I don't have the receipt, I think they'd have wiggle room to get out of repairing it for free. It still looks wonderful, but I'm sure it needs some electronics work here & there. I don't even have any of my old 8-tracks anymore, so I can't test the 8-track player in it. Didn't get too far yesterday. I did a lot of work on the kitchen counters & near the end of the evening just gave up & figured I'd get somewhere in my Sims Social game. Nope. Everything I have I need to build & everything that needs to be build requires items you have to ask your friends for which takes a minimum of 2 days ASSUMING you have friends who play Sims Social all day, which I don't. I finally just rewrote my entire schedule AGAIN. Maybe one day I'll get it down where I have the correct amount of work scheduled into each day & I can actually finish everything without getting frustrated because I didn't even make it to lunch (schedule-wise). I've pared it down SO much now that it disgusts me. You mean THAT'S all I'm going to get done in a day now?! I guess I don't have a choice though. I'm old, I'm tired, I'm missing a lot of the things I used to have ... I'm very limited now & it shows in my decreased productivity & the speed (or lack of) that I get things done. I guess I should be grateful that I can still get out of bed in the morning, but it's hard going from Lamborghini to Viper. I guess I shouldn't complain, one day I'm going to be a Vespa. Mitt Romney will be in Dallas on Tuesday. We JUST closed all the windows ... time to kick on all the window A/C units for the summer.
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Getting off an elevator:
The person closest to the door exits 1st.
To have a paralyzing or mesmerizing effect on : stupefy, petrify.
Dave joked that his boss's angry glare could gorgonize an employee in mid-complaint.
The Gorgons (from the Greek adjective gorgos, meaning "terrifying") were 3 winged female monsters in Greek mythology who had snakes for hair & the ability to turn anyone tho looked at them into stone. The most notorious of the 3, & their chief, was Medusa; when she was slain by the hero Perseus, her severed head retained the power of turning anyone who looked at it to stone. In modern parlance, to gorgonize someone is to make him or her feel (metaphorically) petrified, usually through an intimidating glance or gaze.
I always recommend waiting at least a year after you're married to buy a house. It takes that long to decide how close you want to live to your in-laws! Plus, you want to spend some time getting used to each other, & knowing each other even better, before making what will be your largest asset purchase.
It's not your salary that makes you rich; it's your spending habits.
Keep extra batteries in your camera case so you never run out. When you use them to replace the dead batteries in your camera be sure to replace your the dead batteries in your camera case with new batteries as soon as you return home or to a store.
Marilyn Monroe was a size 12.
Timothy McVeigh, a former U.S. Army soldier, is convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy for his role in the 1995 terrorist bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
On April 19, 1995, just after 9 a.m., a massive truck bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The blast collapsed the north face of the nine-story building, instantly killing more than 100 people and trapping dozens more in the rubble. Emergency crews raced to Oklahoma City from across the country, and when the rescue effort finally ended two weeks later, the death toll stood at 168 people, including 19 young children who were in the building's day-care center at the time of the blast.
On April 21, the massive manhunt for suspects in the worst terrorist attack ever committed on U.S. soil resulted in the capture of Timothy McVeigh, a 27-year-old former U.S. Army soldier who matched an eyewitness description of a man seen at the scene of the crime. On the same day, Terry Nichols, an associate of McVeigh's, surrendered at Herington, Kansas, after learning that the police were looking for him. Both men were found to be members of a radical right-wing survivalist group based in Michigan, and on August 8, John Fortier, who knew of McVeigh's plan to bomb the federal building, agreed to testify against McVeigh and Nichols in exchange for a reduced sentence. Two days later, a grand jury indicted McVeigh and Nichols on murder and conspiracy charges.
While still in his teens, Timothy McVeigh acquired a penchant for guns and began honing survivalist skills he believed would be necessary in the event of a Cold War showdown with the Soviet Union. Lacking direction after high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and proved a disciplined and meticulous soldier. It was during this time that he befriended Terry Nichols, a fellow soldier who, though 13 years his senior, shared his survivalist interests.
In early 1991, McVeigh served in the Persian Gulf War and was decorated with several medals for a brief combat mission. Despite these honors, he was discharged from the army at the end of the year, one of many casualties of the U.S. military downsizing that came after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Perhaps also because of the end of the Cold War, McVeigh shifted his ideology from a hatred of foreign communist governments to a suspicion of the U.S. federal government, especially as its new elected leader, Democrat Bill Clinton, had successfully campaigned for the presidency on a platform of gun control.
The August 1992 shoot-out between federal agents and survivalist Randy Weaver at his cabin in Idaho, in which Weaver's wife and son were killed, followed by the April 19, 1993, inferno near Waco, Texas, which killed some 80 Branch Davidians, deeply radicalized McVeigh, Nichols, and their associates. In early 1995, Nichols and McVeigh planned an attack on the federal building in Oklahoma City, which housed, among other federal agencies, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF)--the agency that had launched the initial raid on the Branch Davidian compound in 1993.
On April 19, 1995, the two-year anniversary of the disastrous end to the Waco standoff, McVeigh parked a Ryder rental truck loaded with a diesel-fuel-fertilizer bomb outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City and fled. Minutes later, the massive bomb exploded, killing 168 people.
On June 2, 1997, McVeigh was convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy, and on August 14, under the unanimous recommendation of the jury, he was sentenced to die by lethal injection. In December 2000, McVeigh asked a federal judge to stop all appeals of his convictions and to set a date for his execution by lethal injection at the U.S. Penitentiary at Terre Haute, Indiana. McVeigh's execution, in June 2001, was the first federal death penalty to be carried out since 1963.
Michael Fortier was sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about McVeigh's bombing plans. In a federal trial, Terry Nichols was found guilty on one count of conspiracy and eight counts of involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to life in prison. In a later Oklahoma state trial, he was charged with 160 counts of first-degree murder, one count of first-degree manslaughter for the death of an unborn child, and one count of aiding in the placement of a bomb near a public building. On May 26, 2004, he was convicted of all charges and sentenced to 160 consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole.
Oh dear. You've managed to kill the bromelaid your mother-in-law gave you. For 10 months, it had a center spike with beautiful pink & blue flowers. Then it suddenly wilted & died. But you didn't do anything differently! Honest! So, what went wrong?
Nothing. Many bromelaids are sold when they're in bloom or just about to open because they flower once & then die. They linger on a year or more after the bloom fades, like the heroine of a 19th-century novel, but they're just playing on your emotions.
All is not lost, however. While you were admiring the glower, the plant was busy producing offsets, called daughter plants, around its base. Once flowering is over, you should remove the spend flower stalk & continue caring for the plant until the offsets are about half the size of the mother plant. They can then be carefully cut off (make sure you don't lose any roots) & placed in individual pots.
If the mother plant is looking too shabby, carefully cut it out, leaving the daughter plants until they are large enough to cut & pot on their own. In 2 or 3 years, the saughter plants will become mother plants, & flower.
Plants in your office need as much light as possible, so you should keep the office lights on at night, right?
A boon to busy women, the appliance makes roasts & stews possible even on weeknights.
What was celebrity chef Bobby Flay’s first job in the food business?
Which inventor held the most, 2nd most, & 3rd most patents?
A. Albert Einstein
B. Thomas Edison
C. Benjamin Franklin
BCA. Edison, one of the most prolific inventors in history, held more than 1,5000 patents.
Who was the first president to have solar panels installed on the roof of the White House?
Jimmy Carter, in 1979. They were used to heat water for the staff eating area.