Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Said my pajamas and put on my prayers
I turned off the bed and crawled into the light
All because you kissed me goodnight.
Next morning I woke and scrambled my shoes
Polish my eggs and toasted the news
I couldn’t tell my left from my right
All because you kissed me goodnight.
That evening at last, I felt normal again
So I picked up my mother and called the phone
I spoke to the puppy and threw Dad a bone
Even at midnight the sun was still bright
All because you kissed me goodnight.
This poem is so fantastic. It was nice and funny, and i appreciate its creativity. Even though it is of anonymous authorship, I admire this poem and its author. Great!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
1. Coca-Cola was originally green.
2. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
3. The name of all the Continents ends with the same letter that they start with.
4. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
5. Women blink nearly twice as much as men!
6. You can't kill yourself by holding your breath..
7. If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to
Suppress a sneeze; you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
8. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents great king from History. "Spades" - King David; "Clubs" - Alexander the Great; " Hearts" - Charlemagne; "Diamonds" - Julius Caesar.
9. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
10. Shakespeare invented the word 'assassination' and 'bump'.
Be learned to these things, and originate your gains. It is great to be learned, thats why trivia is really amazing... and me too, I was amazed by these facts.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Daffodil’s have meanings of faith, honesty, truth, forgiveness, and forthrightness. They are ever vigilant in returning each spring, and with their return we are reminded that their beauty is capable of following on the shirttails of even the harshest winters (or tribulations). Give daffodils to someone when as a token of forgiveness or give them away as a token of appreciation for their honesty.
Lilies are the flowers of the spiritually advanced. They are also the totem flowers of mothers (especially new ones), fertility and nurturing. Lilies are also appropriate flowers to present during weddings as they are symbolic of unions, partnerships, and long lasting relationships. Give lilies to new mothers and brides-to-be; share the symbolism of these beautiful blossoms with them, and watch their faces light up with delight.
Rose meanings vary according to color. On the whole, however, roses are symbolic of deep love, concentration, intelligence, balance, and passion. They are also sometimes seen as a message for healing, revitalization, rejuvenation and courage. Roses are very complex in their features, and so therefore have complex meanings. More than just Valentine’s Day favorites, roses bear the mark of honor, devotion and intense commitment on many levels. Give roses only when you are serious about your intentions.
Sunflower. The way they move their massive heads to meet the sun make them a flower of spiritual attainment, flexibility, and opportunity. They are also symbolic of good luck, wealth and ambition. Give sunflowers away to someone who is working toward a goal and needs a big break in their lives. They are also an excellent housewarming gift as the receiver embraces new opportunities in the form of hearth and home.
Tulips are also voracious sun seekers (like the sunflower) and will sway their heads in crazy contortions seeking out the best angle for light. This makes them a symbol of opportunity, adjustment, advancement, and aspiration. They are commonly thought to represent attainment of spiritual awareness too. Because they are from bulbs, and return every year (like the daffodil) tulips are symbolic of resurrection and determination.
May these flower meanings helped you to know which one matched you. Indeed, flowers are nature's beauty, and they have their great essential impact to humans.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Chocolate was introduced into the United States in 1765 when cocoa beans were brought from the West Indies to Dorchester, Massachusetts.
Cocoa butter is the natural fat of the cocoa bean. It has a delicate chocolate aroma, but is very bitter tasting. It is used to give body, smoothness, and flavor to eating chocolate.
Hawaii is the only US state that grows cacao beans to produce chocolate.
In Hershey, Pennsylvania, the streetlights along "Chocolate Avenue" are in the shape of Hershey Kisses.
It's a common myth that chocolate aggravates acne. Experiments conducted at the University of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Naval Academy found that consumption of chocolate -- even frequent daily dietary intake -- had no effect on the incidence of acne. Professional dermatologists today do not link acne with diet.
One plain milk chocolate candy bar has more protein than a banana.
Pet parrots can eat virtually any common "people-food" except for chocolate and avocados. Both of these are highly toxic to the parrot and can be fatal.
Ten percent of U.S. Recommended Daily Allowance of iron is found in one ounce of baking chocolate or cocoa. Chocolate also contains Vitamins A1, B1, B2, C, D and E as well as calcium, potassium, sodium and iron.
The American Heart Association recommends that daily cholesterol intake not exceed 300 mg. A chocolate bar is actually low in cholesterol. A 1.65 oz. bar contains only 12 mg! A one oz piece of cheddar cheese contains 30 mg of cholesterol - more than double the amount found in a chocolate bar.
The botanical name of the chocolate plant is Theobramba cacao, which means "Food of the Gods."
The theobromine in chocolate that stimulates the cardiac and nervous systems is too much for dogs, especially smaller pups. A chocolate bar is poisonous to dogs and can even be lethal.
The world's first chocolate candy was produced in 1828 by Dutch chocolate-maker Conrad J. Van Houten. He pressed the fat from roasted cacao beans to produce cocoa butter, to which he added cocoa powder and sugar.
Amazing, it help me a lot to know more about may favorite... chocolates!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Valentine Traditions and Superstitions
In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.
Some people used to believe that if a woman saw a robin flying overhead on Valentine's Day, it meant she would marry a sailor. If she saw a sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be very happy. If she saw a goldfinch, she would marry a millionaire.
Some people said if you found a glove on the road on Valentine's Day, your future beloved will have the other missing glove.
Some believed the first man's name you read in the paper or hear will be the name of the man you will marry.
Pick a dandelion that has gone to seed. Take a deep breath and blow the seeds into the wind. Count the seed that remain on the stem, and that is the number of children you will have.
Or, cut an apple in half and count how many seeds are inside, you can also tell how many children you will have.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
As I’ve researched, according to folklore, these foods are good for you. Now some scientists agree.
Cranberry Juice is good for urinary-tract infections. The juice inhibits a type of bacteria that clings to the wall of the bladder and causes infection.
Carrots are good for your eyes. Carrots and some other fruits and vegetables contain beta-carotene, which can reduce the chance of eye disease. One carrot a day can help prevent mascular degeneration, which eventually leads to blindness.
Chicken Soup fights congestion that comes with a cold. Chicken has amino acid that thins the mucous lining of the sinuses, relieving stuffiness.
Garlic and Onions can kill flu and cold viruses.
Fish is good for your brain. The mineral zinc is found in fish and shellfish. Studies show that even a small deficiency of zinc impairs thinking and memory.
Blueberries fight the bacteria that causes diarrhea.
Bananas are a natural antacid. They soothe heartburn.
Spinach is good for your spirits. It contains lots of folic. If your body doesn’t have enough folic acid, you may feel depressed.
Eat Onions to fight insomnia. Onions contain a mild natural sedative called quercetin that will help you fall asleep.