22-FOOT, 2500 POUNDS!!!!

My BFF sent me this photo in an email that states that this suck is 22 feet long and weighs in at over 2,500 pounds. It also says that this village of natives on the Niger River had to call in the army because they kept losing too many of their people to this monster.

I don’t think I’d be going any where near that river, ever.


niger river find

A Possible Smoking Alternative To Check Out

I started smoking in middle school along with my best friend, I believe it was in the 7th grade. I’m surprised how easy it was for us to buy the darn things at that age, but that was a long time ago and in a different world. We walked to school together, one mile and a tenth there in the morning and one mile and a tenth back each and every school day. On the way home we would pass this little corner store that made a lot of money selling candies, chips, ice creams, sodas and cigarettes to the students on their way home during the school week. It’s a shame they didn’t have the new electronic cigarette they could sell us instead of tobacco cigarettes.

He never asked for our ID (it wasn’t a requirement back then) so we always had access to what ever brand we wanted to try that day and the price of a pack of smokes back then were well under $1, so they very were affordable. We have both heard that there is now an electronic cigarette that is on the market and we  have both decided that it would be a good idea for both of us to try this new alternative to tobacco cigarettes.  She found and sent me the link to the website which I took a look at as well and am inclined to possibly give it a try along with her.

This would be a great task for us both to try out together. I figure we started together, might as well quit together as well. I’ll keep you posted.

Masonic Rings

I had no idea that you could get any of the masonic rings online at a discount price. My father has been a Mason for as long as I can remember and has always had numerous masonic jewelry pieces that I thought you could only get through the Mason’s organization. So when I stumbled onto a website that has a slew of Masonic Rings for men and women alike. I love this Eastern Star ring that I think my mother would really love to wear and have emailed the link to this jewelry website to my sister to check out as well.

The plan is to have both of us go in together on this ring for our mom and give it to her on Mother’s Day. It seems that we just got over Christmas for goodness sake. It’s amazing how many gift giving holiday’s we have to celebrate throughout the year. Our mother has been involved with the local Eastern Star organization and I do believe that she would be proud to wear this particular ring to all of the meetings and events that they hold each month of the year. I hope we can pull this off for her.

Sterling Silver Floral Eastern Star Ring

Beautiful Women’s Eastern Star Ring


Newspaper and Magazine Holder

While looking at websites dedicated to mailboxes and other mailbox related products I ran across this wonderful looking, but fairly expensive Wall Mounted Newspaper Holder that I really, really, really fell in love with.

This beautiful and useful newspaper and magazine holder was hand made in Germany by highly skilled craftsmen at Dahlhaus, which is a family owned business that is based out of Germany, who produces one of a kind, made to order, custom mailboxes and accessories.

When I win the lottery and am building my “dream home” with the proceeds, you can bet that I’ll be ordering one of these unique newspaper holders for myself. So I guess I’ll have to start buying lottery tickets more than once or twice a year in order to win the big bucks.



The Veteran’s Hospital

A friend asked me to drive him up to the VA medical center for an appointment he had for his skin condition and a few questions about Blood Clots. Turns out its a really bad case of Psoriasis brought on by treatments he was taking for hepatitis C, of which the VA had recently cured him of. Surprising to me, being as I used to think it was pretty much the end of the line if your blood were infected with it.

Seems now they have a cure for it,(the Psoriasis not the blood clots) and he says the treatment wasn’t pleasant but that it wasn’t really all that bad either. So now he has to deal with bad skin outbreaks, like having dandruff from Hades I guess. But he swears by the VA. And I always let him know that his time in service to this country is, beyond all doubt, greatly appreciated.


American Blood Clot Association