#85603 Feb 9, 2013
Catching up on the news of the day and interesting articles...and a little bit of history!
Louisville Home Of Thomas Edison Celebrates Inventor's 166th Birthday
Edison lived in Butchertown house from 1866 to 1867
LOUISVILLE - The inventor of the lightbulb would turn 166 this weekend and you can celebrate and see his Louisville connections.
The Thomas Edison House in Butchertown is offering visitors a chance to see where Edison lived in 1866 and 1867. Edison worked as a telgraph operator during that time at the Western Union office at Main and Second Street.
Edison was fired from that job for experimenting with a battery and spilling sulphuric acid through the floorboards onto the desk of his boss below.
The Edison House is offering half price admission from 10 to 3 Saturday and kids under 12 are free. There will also be a lightbulb shaped birthday cake served.
Read more: http://www.whas.com/cc-common/news/sections/n...
#85604 Feb 9, 2013
EMP Threat from solar flares:
'Earth will have 15 minutes to protect electronics'
Scientists say there will be short notice of destructive plasma cloud from solar superstorm.
WASHINGTON – Scientists around the globe are joining those in the United States in becoming alarmed at the possibility of a plasma cloud from a solar superstorm that could wipe out vast electronics networks, because they say Earth would have only a notice of about 15 minutes.
U.S. space scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrator and the National Aeronautic Space Administration’s Goddard Space Flight Center have been expressing concern over what is fast becoming a “solar storm maximum.”
Unless the nation is adequately protected, the sheer impact alone from such anticipated solar storms will result in the loss of critical U.S. electrical infrastructures that could send the country back into an early 19th century agrarian society. Back then, such an event would have had no effect, since there was no electricity and most people had farms and grew their own food.
Experts have warned that such a major solar storm occurrence actually could be worse than back in the 19th century due to the considerable increase in population and the total reliance by society on electricity and technology for life-sustaining needs. Besides all that, most people today don’t grow their own food.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/earth-will-have-15...
#85605 Feb 9, 2013
A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. "That laundry is not very clean; she doesn't know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap." Her husband looks on, remaining silent. Every time her neighbor hangs her wash to dry, the young woman makes the same comments. A month later, the woman is surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and says to her husband: "Look, she's finally learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this? " The husband replies, "I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows." And so it is with life... What we see when watching others depends on the clarity of the window through which we look.
Cute story about judging that book by it's cover..
#85606 Feb 9, 2013
THIS IS VERY INTERESTING THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE IT.
Good thing to know!
How many folks do you know who say they don't want to drink anything before going to bed because they'll have to get up during the night!!
Heart Attack and Water - I never knew all of this ! Interesting.......
Something else I didn't know ... I asked my Doctor why people need to urinate so much at night time.
Answer from my Cardiac Doctor -
Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. This then ties in with the last statement!
I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me.
Correct time to drink water... Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist!
Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body: 2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion
1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure
1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack
I can also add to this... My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.
#85607 Feb 9, 2013
Another PSA before I get off to make some french toast and get my second cup of coffee. Guess everyone went back to bed or off to start their day. Hope it is a good one.
Subject: Mayo Clinic on Aspirin - PASS IT ON
Mayo Clinic Aspirin Dr. Virend Somers, is a Cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic, who is lead author of the report in the July 29, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 A.M. and noon. Having one during the night, when the heart should be most at rest, means that something unusual happened. Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is to blame.
1. If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night.
The reason: Aspirin has a 24-hour "half-life"; therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the Aspirin would be strongest in your system.
2. FYI, Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest for years,(when it gets old, it smells like vinegar).
Please read on.
Something that we can do to help ourselves - nice to know.
Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue.
They work much faster than the tablets.
Why keep Aspirin by your bedside? It's about Heart Attacks -
There are other symptoms of a heart attack, besides the pain on the left arm. One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating; however, these symptoms may also occur less frequently.
Note: There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack.
The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep did not wake up.
However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep.
If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water.
Afterwards:- Call 911.- Phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by.
- Say "heart attack!" - Say that you have taken 2 Aspirins.- Take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and ....DO NOT LIE DOWN!
A Cardiologist has stated that if each person after receiving this e-mail, sends it to 10 people, probably one life could be saved!
I have already shared this information. What about you?
Do forward this message. It may save lives!
"Life is a one time gift"
Get out and enjoy it while you have it.:)
Since: Mar 11
#85608 Feb 9, 2013
Actually, black is the absence of color, and white is a merging of all colors of the spectrum, if you care to get into the physics of color.
Since: Mar 11
#85609 Feb 9, 2013
Good morning, everyone. Hubby just took the little guy to his karate class, so I can get the computer for awhile. Hubby has been watching the snowstorm in New England. I swear that there is something wrong with that man. We grew up there, and winter after winter, he grumbled about snow, clearing our driveway, and slick roads. Now that we are safely in Ky., he's acting like he misses the excitement of a big snow storm. Can you imagine???LOL If I could magically transport him there for 1 day, he
would be begging to get back to KY. Go figure.
#85610 Feb 9, 2013
Good morning lala, that is funny and so like men. They tend to miss what they hate if only for a moment. I would think he would be watching it just to remind himself why he is in Kentucky. haha I have been watching it to. Have family in New York. They were looking forward to the snow as they are military and most places they have been they have missed it. They are so funny. I do feel bad for those affected by Hurricane Sandy to have to deal with yet another natural disaster for them.
The sun is shining bright in my part of the state with a slight chill of 28 degrees right now. Glad it will get to almost 50 today. I will definitely get out around noon and do some running around, shopping and then stopping by my sister's down Betty's way. They are having a little get together to say goodbye and good luck to an extended family member being deployed. It is a shame they have to do so many tours in a war zone. It is a crime they don't get paid their worth yet sports stars get millions.
I think that is great your little guy is taking karate. It really builds up self-esteem, strength, makes new friends, as well as a self defense skill.
#85611 Feb 9, 2013
@Lala.. Maybe you are just missing Hubby's reasons for watching the snow storm. I quite often look at tornadoes and hurricanes to count my blessings on having survived. It is sort of similar to enjoying going to a High School reunion and being Thankful for all the ugly, fat, and mouthy ones that got away. LOL
I am out making sure my emergency firewood is stashed and dry just in case. I won't burn my wood stove anymore unless I really need it.
#85612 Feb 9, 2013
You can never help somebody who won't help themselves. My brother most often gets the wrong woman. I met partner at work. The next morning he comes over to visit. I will always say if it's meant to be, it will be. We might not always agree but he puts a fire in me that I know will never burn out. Sometimes older women have their priorities in order. It'll make you sick trying to figure out how to fix something sometimes that keeps falling apart. And remember if someone is playing with your emotions, you deserve better, true happiness not pretensions of a good life. Best wishes in all your endeavors. Love is not something we often find; it usually just come our way. Like a blown leaf;)
#85613 Feb 9, 2013
You say so much with so few words. I remember as a child the smell of pine trees.I like you enjoy nature and the landscape. It gives me far greater peace than a book or a game. I agree with your perspective .
#85614 Feb 9, 2013
The longest place-name still is: Taumatawhakangihangakoauauotam ateaturipukakapikimaungahoronu kupokaiwe-naukitnatahu,New Zealand Hill
#85615 Feb 9, 2013
It might make him think back when he was younger. I know, partner complains about feeling old and I have for years on him. Men are even stranger creatures than women at times. LOL.
#85616 Feb 9, 2013
I asked partner one time why he held on to several photos of ex girlfriends. He said those pictures are to remind me of what I don't want and need. Now, me on the other hand I like keeping pictures of him because they warm my heart when he's away. I would hope to never forget the names and faces of my children and partner if I were to develop Alzheimer's or dementia. Not all patients do forget. I had a pt. who always knew his wife and son. The son often skyped his father. The son lives in Cali. and his father in Ky. People have different ideas and opinions about things and situations. It never makes any sense to dwell on how others perceive things, situation. I just try to understand and reflect on the positive in life. Time together is made better by focusing on us not what has been. You are fortunate to not have got a mouthy woman because we sometimes act like bloodhounds on a trail that keeps going in circles...Hehe. Now ugly can't entice, but fat could keep you warm. But I think between the stove and dog, their warmth will suffice. LOL.
#85617 Feb 9, 2013
At age 18, I dated the prettiest sweetest kindest girl in the county (or at least my opinion at the time) but she was more interested in marital bliss than I, who moved away to see the world.
I recently saw her again, and while she is still sweet and kind, all I can say is "that poor soul has really had a hard life and the "bliss" was just not what she had hoped for. I did not see all the world that I thought I wanted, but I saw enough to find some bliss that lasted many years and for that... I am Thankful.
“It is what it is, folks!!”
Since: Feb 10
The land of harmony and peace
#85618 Feb 9, 2013
Good day Bird peeps. How beautiful it is outside today! Sunny but still a bit too chilly to do anything out there, I decided. It's till early, so if the wind dies down a little bit, maybe a walk won't be out of the question..
Glad to see everyone was here last night and today. I didn't get back on last night, I wore myself out yesterday afternoon and evening, hehe. It was fun though.
Got my taxes done: AND GOOD NEWS!! No pay, all play!!
(So I went shopping, ROFLMBO)!!!!
#85619 Feb 9, 2013
Partner usually pays around $1,600 at tax time. He usually misses a quarter or two of payments. Nice, you did get to do some shopping;) The sun is gorgeous here in eastern Ky. I ventured out for about an hour, plan to go do the bulk shopping when it gets warmer. I'm wishing it will. Hehe.
#85620 Feb 9, 2013
Hope everyone gets out and enjoys the day. Miss the abundance of posts to read but it looks like our departed friend took a bunch with him. Anyway, I am out of here for the day. UK plays at 4:00 and I need to get my running around done, pick up some snacks and head to my sisters for UK Madness.:)
They actually had a 7.0 a few minutes ago. The west coast, Alaska and Europe is really blinking on the map full of earthtquakes.
Strong 6.9 earthquake strikes Colombia; no damage reported
USGS via EPA
An intensity map shows the location of a strong 7-magnitude earthquake that struck southwestern Colombia.
By Andrew Mach, Staff Writer, NBC News
A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake jolted southwestern Colombia on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
The quake, centered 6 miles southwest of Pasto, was 80.5 miles deep and was felt in Quito, Ecuador 123 miles away.
There were no immediate reports of damage, the Associated Press reported, but USGS Geophysicist John Bellini said when earthquakes are this deep, the potential for significant damage is diminished.
USGS originally reported the tremor, which happened at 9:16 a.m. ET, as a 7.0 magnitude earthquake.
Have a wonderful day, I will check in later tonight and see if anyone has posted. Enjoy our weather, we are lucky.
“It is what it is, folks!!”
Since: Feb 10
The land of harmony and peace
#85621 Feb 9, 2013
If something doesn't enrich your life, then toss it.
I don't want to sound rude to you, beings as I don't know anything other than what you placed. But I get the distinct feeling from what you've posted that if you weren't enriching HER life, she might have already tossed you aside. Are you giving her money or paying her bills, or is she self sufficient?
(I've a feeling that she's probably a pretty needy woman from what you've said)..
You might want to evaluate that statement pretty carefully.. I wish you the best. Listen to that little voice in your head, not the one in your heart. The two CAN conflict sometimes..
#85622 Feb 9, 2013
I have been out all morning working in the wood stash only coming back in to warm up and visit the thread while warming even though I have never been all that cold. Now I will fix some lunch and get into recliner-tv time. Hope you folks have a great afternoon whatever you are in to.
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