Thursday, February 28, 2013

Single shoe sighting.........

Amazing how during the winter months there are not too many single shoe sightings. People due to the cold and wet winter weather must keep better track of their footwear. This sighting was sent by Marcia Parr found at The Villages, Florida.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Know when to retire.......

Exit planning: Real people know when it is time to retire, give up the reins and allow a new generation to take over. One should never be embarrassed by knowing it is time, before they embarrass others.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Don't miss this dining experience........

Best Chinese cuisine I have eaten since being in China! Chili Pepper Asian Fusion on West Church St. (next to Texas Roadhouse) offers Chinese, Japanese lunches and dinners. Also, full Sushi menu and bar. During the evening make sure to ask for Caitlin to be your server.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

With age comes happiness?????????


“Especially when we’re young, it’s really easy to look at older adults and see the loss: loss of youth, loss of mobility, loss of loved ones,” Sutin says. “We assume that all of that loss would make older adults unhappy. It’s harder to see the benefits of aging: feelings of pride for children and grandchildren, a meaningful career, more confidence, wisdom. There are a lot of reasons to be happy in older adulthood, but they may not be as visible as the losses.” When they are, however, it turns out that happiness is one of the benefits that come with age."


Stolen from Time.com, click here for the complete article.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013

Ride the Space Shuttle

"Ever wonder where the astronauts sleep while on a mission in space? Where they work? How and what they eat? Where and how they (ahem) go potty? Here's the chance to take the ride of a lifetime. Well, maybe we should call this the tour of a lifetime." 

Gary Clark sent this video to me.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Thermal imaging, tools of the trade............

The photo above is of a Thermal Imaging camera held by Lt. D. Rehbeck of the Newark Fire Department during a recent house fire. The gray background around his hand and the camera is heavy smoke as the camera is pointed at the living room window. The light glow area of the photo is the "hot" area, showing firefighters where there is most likely fire above the ceiling and in the walls. The dark areas are "cooler" areas that have not absorb so much heat (but you still would not want to touch the items with your hand).

The dark black area is actually the hose stream being shot onto the ceiling from the firefighters standing at the front door, thus the water is cooler from the 15 degree temperature during the early morning fire. This has become a great tool not for just finding the seat and hot spots of a fire, but also locating any victims to rescue who could not get out of the fire building.

A thermal imaging camera can be purchased for around $10,000. 

Click here for more information from Wikipedia.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Playing "Tag" is just not for kids...........

The fellows in the photo could have started a 50 year tradition by playing tag in the back yard.

This is a must read article stolen from the Wall Street Journal:

"Earlier this month, Brian Dennehy started a new job as chief marketing officer of Nordstrom Inc.  In his first week, he pulled aside a colleague to ask a question: How hard it is for a nonemployee to enter the building? Mr. Dennehy doesn't have a particular interest in corporate security. He just doesn't want to be "It. "Mr. Dennehy and nine of his friends have spent the past 23 years locked in a game of "Tag." It started in high school when they spent their morning break darting around the campus of Gonzaga Preparatory School in Spokane, Wash. Then they moved on—to college, careers, families and new cities. But because of a reunion, a contract and someone's unusual idea to stay in touch, tag keeps pulling them closer. Much closer."

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Archie Griffin does not know how lucky he is........

.....to have his photo taken with such an outstanding group of people.