Friday, April 3, 2009

Friday Jumbles

--I learned this week that if I eat 569 Hershey's Special Dark candy bars at one time, the amount of caffeine in that much chocolate will kill me. There most certainly are worse ways one could meet their demise.

--FYI-my hubs and I are thinking of buying some canoes since it now rains more here in Georgia than in Mt. Waialeale, which I read this week gets more rain than just about anywhere. But I am sure you already knew that. If this keeps up, we might just load up the fam and move to Seattle. I have always wanted to see the Space Needle.

--Fav quote of the week: Fish is the only food that is considered spoiled once it smells like what it is. -P.J. O'Rourke

--I nearly caught our kitchen on fire this week. It seems that you are supposed to turn on the burner UNDER the tea kettle and not the one in front of it that is covered with the cute burner cover. My oldest son, who coincidentally nearly caught the kitchen on fire the week before, was good enough to point out, as he passed through the kitchen, that the burner cover was on fire. Ever quick on my feet (NOT), I whacked the burner cover and sent it flying across the kitchen, sending a shower of sparks every which way. Oh, it was exciting. Not much happens in Columbus.

--And finally, did you know that the two people who started and operate Snopes.com are a husband and wife team (Barbara & David Mikkelson) whose headquarters is their double-wide just outside of Los Angeles? And they run it by themselves. Incredible! This is where I confess that if I had an enormous internet business of that size, I would hire a staff. And buy a house. Made of bricks. Just saying.

Have a great weekend. And take a nap!

5 comments:

Sharon Miner April 3, 2009 at 5:05 PM  
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Sharon Miner April 3, 2009 at 5:06 PM  

Okay, let's just be honest. The snopes.com website cannot be a huge, money making, internet business because you know, as well as, I do that we are the only two people who check it. And, I actually just had to go there to see if they even had ads, which they do, but I never noticed before. If more people actually would check before sending an email they might be able to afford a house with bricks. By the way, I'm chewing gum, don't tell Adrienne.

Beth Brawley Taylor April 3, 2009 at 6:24 PM  

Alright, it is true...many people we know do not check it and, well, shame on them. But they do have 6.2 million visitors a month to their site (according to Quantcast). So, somebody is paying their bills. And I am so telling Adrienne.

Jeremy April 4, 2009 at 8:24 PM  

I tried to check and see if your story was true, but there was no information either confirming or denying your claims.

Beth Brawley Taylor April 5, 2009 at 8:30 AM  

Ha! Very funny. Check the April issue of Reader's Digest...that is where my info came from. :)