This Ain't Your MaMa's Monday Diner

Posted by: gymcandy1

This Ain't Your MaMa's Monday Diner - 12/23/12 07:33 PM

Whenever cannibals are on the brink of starvation, Heaven, in its infinite mercy, sends them a fat missionary.
Oscar Wilde

> If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on the right side of your mouth.
> If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on the left side of your mouth.
> To make half a kilo of honey, bees must collect nectar from over 2 million individual flowers.
> Heroin is the brand name of morphine once marketed by 'Bayer'.
> Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult!
> People in nudist colonies play volleyball more than any other sport .
> Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined.
> Astronauts can't belch - there is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in their stomachs.
> Ancient Roman, Chinese and German societies often used urine as mouthwash.
> The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. In the Renaissance era, it was fashion to shave them off!
> Because of the speed at which Earth moves around the Sun, it is impossible for a solar eclipse to last more than 7 minutes and 58 seconds.
> The night of January 20 is "Saint Agnes's Eve", which is regarded as a time when a young woman dreams of her future husband.
> Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros .
> It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!
> Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the ground for thousands of years .
> Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end .
> If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.
> Each year 2,000,000 smokers either quit smoking or die of tobacco-related diseases.
> Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals.
> Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.
> The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year.
> Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent
> Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn't smoke unless it's heated above 450 F.
> The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.
> Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean.
> The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man.
> Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.
> The University of Alaska spans four time zones.
> The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.
> In ancient Greece , tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.
> Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday.
> Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
> A comet's tail always points away from the sun.
> The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was intended to prevent.
> Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines.
> The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armour raised their visors to reveal their identity.
> If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see stars, even in the middle of the day.
> When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost is sight.
> In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed.
> Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside.
> Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.
> The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year.
> The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.
> Due to earth's gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 meters.
> Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy.
> Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down.
> Everything weighs one percent less at the equator.
> For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel are needed at lift-off.
> The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.
> And last but not least:
> In 2012, December has 5 Saturdays, 5 Sundays and 5 Mondays. This apparently happens once every 823 years!
> This is called 'money bags'. So send this on to 5 and money will arrive in 5 days.

Ban On Dihydrogen Monoxide
A freshman at Eagle Rock Junior High won first prize at the Greater
Idaho Falls Science Fair on January 26.
In his project he urged people to sign a petition demanding strict
control or total elimination of the chemical 'dihydrogen monoxide'.
And for plenty of good reasons, since it can:

1. cause excessive sweating and vomiting
2. it is a major component in acid rain
3. it can cause severe burns in its gaseous state
4. accidental inhalation can kill you
5. it contributes to erosion
6. it decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes
7. it has been found in tumours of terminal cancer patients.

He asked 150 people if they supported a ban of the chemical.
- One hundred forty-three said yes.
- Six were undecided.
- Only one knew that the chemical was... Water! (H2O)
The title of his prize winning project was, 'How Gullible Are We?' He
was attempting to show how conditioned we have become to the alarmists
practicing junk science and spreading fear of everything in our
environment. The conclusion is obvious.

(This should keep you chuckling for awhile)
A bar called Drummond's (in Mt Vernon, Texas ) began construction on an expansion of their building, hoping to "grow" their business.
In response, the local Southern Baptist Church started a campaign to block the bar from expanding - petitions, prayers, etc.
About a week before the bar's grand re-opening, a bolt of lightning struck the bar and burned it to the ground!
Afterward, the church folks were rather smug - bragging about "the power of prayer".
The angry bar owner eventually sued the church on grounds that the church... "Was ultimately responsible for the demise of his building, through direct actions or indirect means."
Of course, the church vehemently denied all responsibility or any connection to the building's demise.
The judge read carefully through the plaintiff's complaint and the defendant's reply.
He then opened the hearing by saying:
"I don't know how I'm going to decide this, but it appears from the paperwork that what we have here is a bar owner who now believes in the power of prayer, and an entire church congregation that does not!"

An Irishman is cleaning his rifle and accidentally shoots his wife. He immediately dials 999.

Irishman: ''It's me wife! I've accidentally shot her, I've killed her!''

Operator: ''Please calm down Sir. Can you first make sure she is actually dead!''

*click* .. *BANG*

Irishman: ''Okay, I've done that. What next?''

GentleThoughts for Today

Birds of a feather flock together . . . and then [blip] on your car.

A penny saved is a government oversight.

The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends.

The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.

He who hesitates is probably right.

If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.

The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble..

Did you ever notice: When you put the 2 words 'The' and 'IRS' together it spells 'Theirs...'

Aging: Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.

When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to your youth, think of Algebra.

You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.

One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young. Ah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.

Good morning everyboomie. santa

Lordy it's Christmas Eve. Where has the month gone? Where has the year gone? Where has my mind gone??? rolleyes12

If you happen to see it please tell it my body want's to go with it. cry12

It's very cruel that my mind can still race, but my body needs an overhaul. zombie

Speaking of being depleted, after shopping yesterday, my bank account could use an overhaul. eek12

It's all too appropriate that everything is wrapped in red. wink12

I may have to raise the rate I charge Lowe's for my professional services. rotfl12

I think I'll be back in the black soon however. I'm secretly negotiating to sell my sister to an Arab oil magnate.

He's seeking new belly dancers for his harem, and my sister has quite a belly.

It's from eating all those jelly beans she plucks out of her ears.

Merry Christmas Eve everyone. christmas


Posted by: Darleen03

Re: This Ain't Your MaMa's Monday Diner - 12/23/12 08:09 PM

christmas Joe

Sorry I have been here in a long time, but I always wanted to stop by....

I want to wish you all a very Special Christmas... No matter what you do....

I Love you All.... kissy12
Posted by: flutist

Re: This Ain't Your MaMa's Monday Diner - 12/23/12 08:45 PM

Not Munday yet but it is getting there.

Been away for a couple of days. Went out to SIL's for our Christmas with them. Had a really good time. Between us and her daughter and hubby, we got Fran through it. She is holding up extremely well. We call her every night and her daughter comes over when she can and calls her several times a day. It will just take time for her to get over the lose of Charles.

Bill and I will spend a quite Christmas eve and day. Susie is on call tomorrow and Christmas day, she goes with Vince to his folks. Hard time for then also, this year. We will have our Christmas with them on Sat.

Gonna go read and will check in tomorrow.

Posted by: Lotus777

Re: This Ain't Your MaMa's Monday Diner - 12/23/12 11:57 PM

Hullo Boomers!!
Joe you never cease to make me laugh! Darleen03, it is wonderful to hear from you and christmasto you and yours! I hope things are going well for you.
I hope you will enjoy your Holidays, Bets!
christmasto everyone else although I hope to stop by one more time before that big day! Sweet Dreamzzz for now. sleep12
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: This Ain't Your MaMa's Monday Diner - 12/24/12 12:07 AM

Merry Christmas Eve everyone! It's CHristmas at my house tonight so it will be busy. I have to finish shopping, I still need to wrap everything, I need to go grocery shopping and I have to cook a crown roast. All that and I still need to run the dogs and work. lol12 I will take any and all volunteers.

Have a happy day, I have to go back to the corner.

Ana hearts
Posted by: venus

Re: This Ain't Your MaMa's Monday Diner - 12/24/12 03:02 AM

christmas Eve everyone!

Also, hello and goodbye. wave12 grin12
Posted by: cailyn

Re: This Ain't Your MaMa's Monday Diner - 12/24/12 03:37 AM

Good morning Joe,Ana,Lotus,Venus santaAna I'd love to help you if I could! christmasto everyone and thier families santaCoffee and eggnog awaits santadance
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: This Ain't Your MaMa's Monday Diner - 12/24/12 05:04 AM

christmas Good Morning and Merry Christmas Joe, Darleen, Bets, Lotus, Ana, venus,Sue and all who come in later. Wishing you all a peaceful and Happy Christmas! christmas
Posted by: connie

Re: This Ain't Your MaMa's Monday Diner - 12/24/12 07:14 AM

christmas Good morning everyone. We will be having a Christmas Eve. get together this evening. Tomorrow we will have are Christmas gift openings and dinner. presents12 The 2 oldest boys are in Penn. working. They will call us. To all here and all who follow, have a Wonderful Christmas Eve. day. Danish, Waffles, and Blueberry Pancakes in the NC. christmas
Posted by: Gimli

Re: This Ain't Your MaMa's Monday Diner - 12/24/12 07:52 AM

Good morning my friends

As Nan said yesterday, my Internet is playing Peek-a-Boo with me again rotfl12 (good one Nan!), so I'am writing while the green-light lasts:

christmas to all my Boomer friends!

Have a Happy Day and and even greater evening.

Love! from Evelyne
Posted by: Space Quest Fan

Re: This Ain't Your MaMa's Monday Diner - 12/24/12 09:11 AM

Good morning Boomers. wave12

Does everyone have their shopping done?
Posted by: auntiegram

Re: This Ain't Your MaMa's Monday Diner - 12/24/12 09:38 AM

Blessed Christmas Eve Everybody!!!!!

Joe I hope that work flies and all goes well. Thanks for the chuckles! grin12

Darleen christmas to you and family too!

Bets sounds like a busy time. Have a lovely day!

wave12 venus, Cailyn, Gerry! Have a lovely day!!

Poor Ana.......soooo much to do and sooooo little time! lol12 I would be there in a flash to help if I could. Want to borrow some time??? I have some spare. Hugs and hope all goes as planned.

Connie sorry the boys are away but nice they will call. Have a lovely day and thanks for the treats.

Lotus christmas to you and yours also!! Have a lovely day!

Evelyn that siloy net. Don't it know that it is Christmas and you want to use it?? lol12 Hope that it gets straightened out for ya!! christmas

Space all done, done, done!! Have a lovely day and hope your shopping has been finished.

Off to take my friend for his chemo treatment. Have a wonderful day everybody!!!

Posted by: looney4labs

Re: This Ain't Your MaMa's Monday Diner - 12/24/12 10:59 AM

Magnificent Monday Ya'll puppy

Spent the last 30 minutes listening to son try to persuade the Cully to allow him to put in eyedrops. Tooooo silly. Makes me nuts! I never ever plead with my children to take meds.

We have icky weather today, including a small tornado chance and the weatherman says it will continue on to tomorrow. I'm gonna be wrapping presents and doing a little cooking for tomorrow.

Back later wave12
Posted by: Sorta Blonde

Re: This Ain't Your MaMa's Monday Diner - 12/24/12 12:03 PM

Wow L4L, you have tons of patience. By now I would have grabbed the drops, grabbed the kid and it would all be over after a little screaming and crying. I was never allowed to fuss over anything that my parents wanted me to do. Ahhhh the patience of the new generation of parents. At least he didn't do the 'I'm counting to 3' bit. I keep hearing that in stores and I can hardly keep from laughing hysterically. It's a futile effort and the kids know they have 3 more seconds (or whatever to misbehave). Very funny. Who is in charge here? Ha!

Off for the morning walk. No coyotes, no angry birds, no evil drug dealers, or cops, or crazies, I hope. Gonna have fun watching the sidewalk work. OH and as to that, one guy was there yesterday (yup on Sunday) filling in dirt around the 'storm drain units' and while he was sweeping dirt off the road (such a nice clean crew) he almost got plowed down by one of our local stupid fast drivers. The guy came around the corner, whizzed up the street (as a lot of the do on that street) and almost clipped the guy. Worker just stared, shaking, watched which house the guy went to. I hope there is something said to that one. Could have been a real tragedy! I'm praying for the workers!
Posted by: LeBelleRachael

Re: This Ain't Your MaMa's Monday Diner - 12/24/12 12:44 PM

christmas duh12 eek12 frown12 grin12 happydance12 kissy12 lol12

Need I say more??...giggle!
Posted by: manxman

Re: This Ain't Your MaMa's Monday Diner - 12/24/12 12:46 PM

Great intro today Joe. Interesting facts.
Merry Christmas everyone.. christmas
Posted by: flutist

Re: This Ain't Your MaMa's Monday Diner - 12/24/12 03:17 PM

christmas everyone.

I decided to go grocery shopping this afternoon as snow is predicted for Tuesday night and Wednesday. Don't know how much we will get but I think they are predicting 2-4 inches. Not really all that bad but I don't want to get out in it if I don't have to. Got what I needed for Sat. dinner and New Year's Eve. Dave and Carol are coming over to help us usher in 2013.

Think I shall go play something. Have a wonderful day everyone.

Posted by: MsMercury

Re: This Ain't Your MaMa's Monday Diner - 12/24/12 03:32 PM

Hello Boomers!

Stopping by to wish a very christmas to each and every one of you!

Things are jogging along here, being kept busy with my wee cake business. Hope you are all well! Our 30-year-old son has moved back home after being with his partner for 10 years. They have a young child together and it's just so sad. We don't know what happened between them but he's welcome to stay with us in the meantime. Wish I could wave a magic wand to fix this!

Anyway, have a great day tomorrow folks! Promise I'll stop by again soon!

Mary happydance12
Posted by: Yankee Clipper

Re: This Ain't Your MaMa's Monday Diner - 12/24/12 03:53 PM

Merry Christmas: 1. surrounding wildlife and

2. Kittys and puppy

3. tomatos and pom plants


all Gameboomers

I won't be home tomorrow -will be at son's and DIL's and you might just hear us. We all are gamers and it's fun after a few(you know what) My 2 grandaughters will be there and perhaps 2 family friends. So I've cooked the pets' Christmas dinner today -turkey breast. And for me it's a squash and German bread dressing and mashed potatos and a pretty salad tonight. All are smiling here right now.

Wow L4L, another year older

While walking with doggy and kitt this AM I found a big piece of petrified wood and picked it up and OhOh it was sitting on an ant colony -boy those critters are fast but I dropped it faster

Merry Christmas all
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: This Ain't Your MaMa's Monday Diner - 12/24/12 07:32 PM

Good evening boomies! It has been an incredibly busy day but the dogs had their hike so life is good. puppy

I am now back to work in the corner, dinner is cooking and Sam and her fiance will be here in an hour and Peter will be home when he gets off work. Then it's Christmas for us. christmas

I hope you all are enjoying the holidays. hearts

Still no Sharon? SEnding positive thoughts and prayers all went well.

Ana wave12
Posted by: Midge

Re: This Ain't Your MaMa's Monday Diner - 12/24/12 08:37 PM

Hello all. I worked this morning, then at 5:00 for a few hours. Not a bad day. Going to Rob and Jen's tomorrow for awhile. I hope you all have a fantastic day tomorrow. I spoke with my Mom today. Almost impossible to talk to her on the phone now. sad She did get my gifts yesterday. I'm glad.

Ana you amaze me. I wish I had half your energy. I used to. kissy12 christmas. Hi Bets hearts

Everyone was in church today going to a Christmas Eve Mass. The roads were crowded with parked cars along the roads to church.

Midgie hearts
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: This Ain't Your MaMa's Monday Diner - 12/24/12 08:53 PM

Talked to middle son this morning as they had Christmas Presents today as they won't have the girls tomorrow.

Now cooking cooking cooking. Presents are all wrapped. I am not cooking a huge meal but am trying to get a lot of it done tonight.

The boys have gone to mom's for the night and the morning and then we will get them back tomorrow until Jan 3 when the Per goes back to school.

Back to the kitchen for me. wave12
Posted by: gymcandy1

Re: This Ain't Your MaMa's Monday Diner - 12/24/12 09:14 PM

Hello everybody. I came home and ate dinner and got in the car and went over to Mom's to take gifts over, and spend time with Baby. happydance12

I cleaned out Mom's fireplace and brought in wood and lit a fire.

A pretty strong front is coming tonight to bring some rain/snow mix and very cold temps. I won't be doing any head hunting for a while. shocked

Tomorrow I'll go back over to Mom's for Christmas. santadance

Then Wednesday it's back to work for the all exciting "after Christmas sale." slapforehead

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday. christmas

Posted by: looney4labs

Re: This Ain't Your MaMa's Monday Diner - 12/24/12 10:08 PM

Joe, are you still moving back in in Jan?

Most of the cooking done, but not quite all. However, sill back is very opinionated and is not shy about expressing itself. So, time to sit for a minute.

Posted by: gymcandy1

Re: This Ain't Your MaMa's Monday Diner - 12/24/12 10:30 PM

Yep L4L, still moving back unless someone changes my mind.

I try to avoid looking at my sister when I'm there though. grinch

Posted by: Space Quest Fan

Re: This Ain't Your MaMa's Monday Diner - 12/24/12 11:35 PM

Good night Boomers.

Posted by: looney4labs

Re: This Ain't Your MaMa's Monday Diner - 12/24/12 11:49 PM

Joe, it's not too late for coal, you know!

Cooking finished. Off to bed sleep12
Posted by: auntiegram

Re: This Ain't Your MaMa's Monday Diner - 12/25/12 12:08 AM

Night all. Must get to bed before Santa gets close. lol12

Sleep well and pleasant dreams everybody!!!