In Other Words

Weather Matters; And Trivia!

IF YOU THINK YOU’ GOT IT BAD, JUST LOOK AT THE WEATHER REPORTS BACK EAST.  If I were a Snowbird, I’d be making arrangements to stay here for at least another month past the usual April 1st departure date.
But, some people are just gluttons for punishment. I have two friends who reside in Colorado, one of the snow capitals of the universe. And where did they go for a winter vacation? Antarctica!
Apparently it’s summer down there, this time of year. You could tell by the 400 foot high piles of snow and icebergs as big as mountain tops.
They even sent me some pictures of some penguins lying on the beach. I guess they were working on their tans.
Looking at the weather reports from most of the country I don’t see why they had to go so far to see snow. Perhaps there windows were too frosted over to see out of them.
But to each his own. I had some other friends visit who thought it was strange that I had a sweater on in February. They’re from cold country too – Minnesota.
But they spend their winters in Arizona and San Diego. A wise move on their parts.
So if you want to stay warm and comfortable, then stay right here. You can visit New Orleans in spirit this year too.. All you have to do is go to Calexico.
THE CALEXICO MARDI GRAS and Beer Xperience will take place Friday, Feb. 25th at the Calexico Cultural Arts Center in the De Anza Hotel. This beautiful facility has been remodeled and certifies safe, finally, after the earthquake of last Spring.
Come out, taste some poor man’s bubbly and get some beads and some culture. It will be a great way to catch up with some old friends and good times. If you’re from back east, it will help you forget all about cold weather too. After all, there are only a few more weeks of wintertime fun left.
You can even watch the crowning of the Mardi Gras King and Queen, register for door prizes and, hopefully, see who wins the best Mardi Gras costume award.
It’s a night of dazzling fun! All for only $30.00. A bargain if there ever was one.
In the 400’s a law was set forth in   England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb.
Hence we have ‘the rule of thumb’

Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented. It was ruled
Only…Ladies Forbidden’.. and thus, the word GOLF entered into the
English language.
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the  U.S. Treasury.
Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
Coca-Cola was originally green.
It is impossible to lick your elbow.
The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work:
The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this…)
The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $ 16,400

The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in any given hour:

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair..

The first novel ever written on a typewriter,  Tom Sawyer.

The  San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.