Posts Tagged ‘book of awesomeness’

in like a lion, out like a lamb

Happy March 1st!

is the weather LION-y or LAMB-y in your neck of the woods today? in the NE coast, i’d say it’s more on the Lion side than Lamb.

weather folklore can be so colorful and even pretty accurate. so, we can only hope that if March starts off cold and stormy, that it will end warm and sunny -> keyword = HOPE!

some other March related weather-lore:

A dry March and a wet May? Fill barns and bays with corn and hay.

As it rains in March so it rains in June.

March winds and April showers? Bring forth May flowers.

its a bird, its a plane, its …

take a wild guess what these are pictures of

i bet the backside of a frying pan never came to mind!

calling all coffee lovers

GOOD news for COFFEE lovers:
(after putting up the chocolate lovers post last week, i couldn’t leave this one out!)

it protects your heart
moderate coffee drinkers (1 to 3 cups/day) have lower rates of stroke than non-coffee drinkers, an effect linked to coffee’s antioxidants (having more antioxidants per serving than blueberries!)

it diverts diabetes
those antioxidants boost your cells’ sensitivity to insulin, helping to regulate blood sugar

it boosts brain power
moderate coffee drinkers (1 to 3 cups/day) can help to reduce their risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as Parkinson’s disease, studies suggest, as the antioxidants may ward off brain cell damage and help the neurotransmitters involved in cognitive function to work better

it helps your headaches
studies show that 200 milligrams of caffeine (about the amount in 16 ounces of brewed coffee) provides relief from headaches, including migraines

SCORE!!

and while you’re at it, check out some of these goods for coffee lovers:

Grady’s Cold Brew
iced coffee in seconds, one bottle makes eight chicory-infused drinks – just add milk

Hairo V60 Ceramic Dripper
make your own coffee-maker-free drink with this handy dandy one-cup cone

Patron XO Coffee Liqueur
smooth, dry tequila meets toasty, roasted coffee – cocktails, addition to ice cream, milkshakes, and cake… the possibilities are endless

don’t drink too much though, you may end up like this guy–>

underwater ball catching

friday’s funnies brought to you by photographer Seth Casteel

he’s donated hundreds of hours of his time and over $20,000 to help save the lives of countless animals

here’s a lil sneak at his ‘underwater ball catching’ collection… makes me start day dreaming about the summertime :0)

check out his full gallery at littlefriendsphoto.com

~*HAPPY FRIDAY*~

cats as fonts

i’ll admit, i’m an animal person, not really a cat person though

but when i saw this post go up over at The Meta Picture, i couldn’t resist passing this one on!

putting faces with a font is so crafty

check out the rest of the gallery HERE

extra-ORCHID-ary

this weekend i hit up, for the first time ever, the Deep Cut Orchid Society’s annual show

i’m not gonna lie, i really thought we’d go there and see tons of the regular looking orchids you see around

WOW – was i in for a rude awakening!

my jaw was on the ground, there were SO MANY different types filling the greenhouse with their beautiful colors, textures, shapes, and smells

this totally hits the ‘ya learn something new every day’ nail on the head

~*~

did you get out on Saturday to RUN FOR SHERRY?!

six of us pinned on our bibs and hit the scenic trails in honor of Sherry and all of the other bikers, runners, walkers, hikers who never made it home to their families. it was such an unexplainable feeling knowing there were people all over the world doing exactly the same… what a beautiful thing :0)

fun with words

straight from the birthday girl to my inbox – a little FUN with WORDS
(thanks D and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!)

The  Philosophy of  Ambiguity

FOR THOSE WHO LOVE THE PHILOSOPHY OF AMBIGUITY, AS WELL AS THE  IDIOSYNCRASIES OF ENGLISH:

Please enjoy and understand the following

DON’T SWEAT THE PETTY THINGS AND DON’T PET THE SWEATY THINGS.

ONE TEQUILA, TWO TEQUILA, THREE TEQUILA, FLOOR.

ATHEISM IS A NON-PROPHET ORGANIZATION.

IF MAN EVOLVED FROM MONKEYS & APES, WHY DO WE STILL HAVE MONKEYS & APES?

THE MAIN REASON THAT SANTA IS SO JOLLY IS BECAUSE HE KNOWS WHERE ALL THE BAD GIRLS LIVE.

I WENT TO A BOOKSTORE AND ASKED THE SALESWOMAN, “WHERE’S THE SELF- HELP SECTION?” SHE SAID IF SHE TOLD ME, IT WOULD DEFEAT THE PURPOSE.

WHAT IF THERE WERE NO HYPOTHETICAL QUESTIONS?

IF A DEAF CHILD SIGNS SWEAR WORDS, DOES HIS MOTHER WASH HIS HANDS WITH SOAP?

IF SOMEONE WITH MULTIPLE PERSONALITIES THREATENS TO KILL HIMSELF, IS IT CONSIDERED A HOSTAGE SITUATION?

IS THERE ANOTHER WORD FOR SYNONYM?

WHERE DO FOREST RANGERS GO TO “GET AWAY FROM IT ALL?”

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU SEE AN ENDANGERED ANIMAL EATING AN ENDANGERED PLANT?

IF A PARSLEY FARMER IS SUED, CAN THEY GARNISH HIS WAGES?

WOULD A FLY WITHOUT WINGS BE CALLED A WALK?

WHY DO THEY LOCK PETROL STATION BATHROOMS? ARE THEY AFRAID SOMEONE WILL CLEAN THEM?

IF A TURTLE DOESN’T HAVE A SHELL, IS HE HOMELESS OR NAKED?

CAN VEGETARIANS EAT ANIMAL CRACKERS?

IF THE POLICE ARREST A MIME, DO THEY TELL HIM HE HAS THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT?

WHY DO THEY PUT BRAILLE ON THE DRIVE-THROUGH BANK MACHINES?

HOW DO THEY GET DEER TO CROSS THE ROAD ONLY AT THOSE YELLOW ROAD SIGNS?

WHAT WAS THE BEST THING BEFORE SLICED BREAD?

ONE NICE THING ABOUT EGOTISTS: THEY DON’T TALK ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE..

DOES THE LITTLE MERMAID WEAR AN ALGEBRA?

DO INFANTS ENJOY INFANCY AS MUCH AS ADULTS ENJOY ADULTERY?

HOW IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE A CIVIL WAR?

IF ONE SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMER DROWNS, DO THE REST DROWN TOO?

IF YOU ATE BOTH PASTA AND ANTIPASTO, WOULD YOU STILL BE HUNGRY?

IF YOU TRY TO FAIL, AND SUCCEED, WHICH HAVE YOU DONE?

WHOSE CRUEL IDEA WAS IT FOR THE WORD ‘LISP’ TO HAVE ‘S’ IN IT?

WHY ARE HEMORRHOIDS CALLED “HEMORRHOIDS” INSTEAD OF “ASSTEROIDS”?

WHY IS IT CALLED TOURIST SEASON IF WE CAN’T SHOOT AT THEM?

WHY IS THERE AN EXPIRATION DATE ON SOUR CREAM?