Quote of the Day

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Secret to a Happy Marriage

So, what is the secret to a happy marriage? The answer is so simply portrayed in this forwarded email that I thought if I don't pen it here, it would really really goes to waste!

To the WIFES of this world "BLESS YOU!"
To the husbands "YOU'RE BLESSED!".

A man and woman had been married for more than 60 years. They had shared everything. They had talked about everything. They had kept no secrets from each other except that the little old woman had a shoe box in the top of her closet that she had cautioned her husband never to open or ask her about.

For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but one day the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she would not recover.

In trying to sort out their
affairs, the little old man took down the shoe box and took it to his wife's bedside.

She agreed that it was
time that he should know what was in the box. When he opened it, he found two crocheted dolls and a stack of money totaling $95,000.

He asked her about the contents. 'When we were to be married,' she said, 'my grandmother told me the secret of a happy marriage was to never argue. She told me that if I ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and crochet a doll.'

The little old man was so moved; he had to fight back tears. Only two precious dolls were in the box. She had only been angry with him two times in all those years of living and loving. He almost burst with happiness.

'Honey,' he said, 'that explains the doll, but what about all of this money? Where did it come from?'

'Oh,' she said, 'that's the money I made from selling the dolls.'

Have a good laugh and while you are at it; wives ~ its good advice and its free; take it; husbands ~ if you see your wife knitting, crocheting, smocking like mad, say you are sorry... it is also good advice and it is also free; take it!! You are blessed that she knows how to do needlework....... or else ......

Friday, November 14, 2008

All About Hearing Aids

I just have this urge to make people laugh.... Its sad when we grew up forgetting how to laugh! Like one of my label says "Laughter Releases Endorphins" and we all need all the endorphins we can get to keep us healthy in these days of unhealthy environment and unhealthy living habits......

Growing old is fun if you know how to laugh ~~ start laughing at yourself first, laugh at your friends who can take it and laugh at jokes like these .....

An elderly gentleman… had serious hearing problems for a number of years.
He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him
fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100%.

The elderly gentleman went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor
said, 'Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased that you
can hear again.'

The gentleman replied, 'Oh, I haven't told my family yet.
I just sit around and listen to their conversations.
I've changed my will three times!'

Here's more ...... :)

Three old guys are out walking.
The first one says, 'Windy, isn't it?'
The second one says, 'No, it's Thursday!'
The third one says, 'So am I. Let's go get a beer.'

A man was telling his neighbor, 'I just bought a new hearing aid.
It cost me four thousand dollars, but it's state of the art.
It's perfect.'
' Really,' answered the neighbor. 'What kind is it?'
' Twelve thirty ..'

And this is the killer.....

Morris, an 82 year-old man, went to the doctor to get a physical.
A few days later, the doctor saw Morris walking down the street with a
gorgeous young woman on his arm.
A couple of days later, the doctor spoke to Morris and said,
'You're really
doing great, aren't you?'
Morris replied, 'Just doing what you said, Doc:
'Get a hot mamma and be cheerful.''
The doctor said, 'I didn't say that. I said,
'You've got a heart murmur; be careful.'


Thursday, November 6, 2008

You Got "Male" !!

One of those internet jokes that is worth keeping and its good for a laugh ~~ I supposed its Gen Y's way of expressing facts of life .....

A little boy goes to his father and asks 'Daddy, how was I born?' The father answers: 'Well son, I guess one day you will need to find out anyway!

Your Mom and I first got together in a chat room on Yahoo. Then I set up a date via e-mail with your Mom and we met at a cyber-cafe. We sneaked into a secluded room, where your mother agreed to a download from my hard drive. As soon as I was ready to upload, we discovered that neither one of us had used a firewall, and since it was too late to hit the delete button, nine months later a little Pop-Up appeared that said:

You got Male!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Quote for the Day!!

'Whatever you give a woman, she's going to multiply.

If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby.
If you give her a house, she'll give you a home.

If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal.
If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart.
She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her.

So - if you give her any crap, you will receive a ton of shit.'

Love and appreciate all the women in your life!

I like this quote… found on the internet as well. So ladies, you are phenomenon and gentlemen…. be informed, treat your ladies well and you will get double good treatment!!

A tribute to the Golden Girls!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Baby Carrots You Buy from Supermarkets!

Yet another email forwarded again and again, and this time it may just ring true....baby carrots you buy in the supermarkets are not baby carrots in the real sense.

The following is information from a farmer who grows and packages carrots for IGA, METRO, LOBLAWS, etc.

The small cocktail (baby) carrots you buy in small plastic bags are made using the larger crooked or deformed carrots which are put through a machine which cuts and shapes them into cocktail carrots, most people probably know this already.

What you may not know and should know is the following: once the carrots are cut and shaped into cocktail carrots they are dipped in a solution of water and chlorine in order to preserve them (this is the same chlorine used in your pool) since they do not have their skin or natural protective covering, they give them a higher dose of chlorine.

You will notice that once you keep these carrots in your refrigerator for a few days, a white covering will form on the carrots, this is the chlorine which resurfaces.

At what cost do we put our health at risk to have esthetically pleasing vegetables which are practically plastic?

Chlorine is a very well known carcinogen.

Baby carrots can be less economical… http://www.wisebread.com/baby-carrots-the-frugal-idea-that-isnt - this site will give you more details.

http://www.snopes.com/food/tainted/carrots.asp More information on this site for you to re-affirm what we read in email.

And wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_carrot) has a few external links if you need to know or understand more.

The decision is yours whether baby carrots are good or bad for your health and whether you should continue buying bagged baby carrots as your “healthy” snacks.

Monday, November 3, 2008

"A horrible fact about KFC"

I received this email, not once but many times, about a horrible fact about KFC. When I first read the story, I felt a loathing for such a practice but then I wonder again .... "Is it true? Would a well reputed international company go to such low level to save cost and earn some extra money?". Like I said, I started to google up to get factual reporting on such rampant rumours.

Here are part of the email about KFC that has been circulating on the net:

Kentucky Fried Chicken has become KFC. Does anybody know why? We thought the real reason was because of the 'FRIED' food issue.


The reason why they call it KFC is because they can not use the word chicken anymore. Why? KFC does not use real chickens. They actually use genetically manipulated organisms. These so called 'chickens' are kept alive by tubes inserted into their bodies to pump blood and nutrients throughout their structure..
They have no beaks, no feathers, and no feet. Their bone structure is dramatically shrunk to get more meat out of them. This is great for KFC because they do not have to pay so much for their production costs.There is no more plucking of the feathers or the removal of the beaks and feet.

The government has told them to change all of their menus so they do not say chicken anywhere. If you look closely you will notice this. Listen to their commercials, I guarantee you will not see or hear the word chicken.
I find this matter to be very disturbing.

I found a few site talking about this subject particularly:-
1. Kentucky Fried Chicken Hoax - seems there no proof on a specific study done in the University of New Hampshire
2. The Curse of Frankenchicken- The University of New Hampshire wasted no time publishing a rebuttal on its Web site.
3. Taste like chicken - genetic engineered food.....
4. Kentucky Fried Cruelty - I guess its people promoting going vegetarian....

So folks, read and make up your own mind.......

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Internet Hoax

Artificial foods are at rampant and with the advanced in technology, we received information in loads telling us about foods that are tainted, artificial, genetically altered and are bad for our health.

Diseases are also at rampant. We received depressing information so fast these days, we can consider that "the world is flat now". Some of the information received over the net, in forwarded emails are so disheartening and sometimes I wonder about their authenticity!

So in order to bona fide the information I read, I usually take some time to google them up before panicking and even before forwarding to friends and love ones.

Internet Hoax not only report on food but also on the subjects of politics, crimes, environmental subjects etc etc...... I usually read them with a pinch of salt or not read at all.

I will research on these reported stories and share under the category of "Internet Hoax" hoping to create awareness on the legitimacy of such subjects.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Your Right If You Live to 50!!

After living for 50 years and more, you have definitely earned the right to a lot of "privileges"!! Golden Girls have agreed to a few.....

After 50, one should....

live while you can
love while you can

spend time with love ones while you can
spend time with friends while you can

do things you enjoy
do things that make you laugh
do things that are fun
do things that you want to

live day by day .... but to the fullest!

And after 50, you have a right to.....

forget your appointment
ask for reminders
forget friends birthdays
say "no" to anything you are uncomfortable with

stop worrying about "what if"
stop crying over spilt milk
stop living for your children
let them live their lives, the way they know how
they will find their ways, just like how we did!

Forgetting is part and parcel of maturing and
then, just like one of my friends said so appropriately.....

If and when you remember .... it is a BONUS!!