And the Cold is here and going to get Colder

Well, I hope everyone in Iowa has enjoyed their spring-like winter. No snow, once in a while some cool temperatures, even dipping below zero at night. But all together, we have had a very unusual winter this year. I mean, just how often in Iowa can someone grill outdoors in shorts and t-shirt? And like all good things, it is coming to an end very damn fast!

This morning wife went to the grocery store (yes, she just up and left without me). When she came back, we went first to the bank (to open a new savings account) and then I dropped her off home while I went to St. Charles to get a new faucet aerator. The temperature was 44F and sun shining. Well real quick after I got home? The wind picked up, the sun got clouded over real heavy, and the temp started dropping. I am showing right now 32F out there. And due to drop to like 16F tonight. And that may even be our high for tomorrow!

Plus snow forecasted for this evening, tonight and tomorrow. Just about one inch or so they say is all we will get. Wife had appointment to get her hair done tomorrow afternoon. She decided, not going to take the chance on how the weather is tomorrow or the road conditions. Got it changed to next week. Hopefully will be better weather.

And in anticipation of this weather for the next few days, and that they say the prices of gasoline should go up any day now, I stopped in at the Kum & Go up the street and filled up the van. Gas still there at $3.08 a gallon. To think of this, it is the first time this year I have gone there to get gas! And last year? Probably can count on one hand how many times I went there. Not a big fan of Kum & Go, as usually the prices for gasoline a lot higher than going into Des Moines, Osceola, etc.

And a few minutes ago, discovered something you may want to keep in mind. A drop of vanilla in my mug of coffee was a drop too much. Just either too much, or not enough, but the coffee has a weird taste of vanilla to it. Not going to do this again! Will stick with cinnamon.

Last night, read the manual on the new digital video camera we got. Needs a SD card, max of 8gb. So ordered one from Amazon. Shipping was more than the card price! $3.59 for the card, $4.99 for the shipping! Geesh, But should be here hopefully Saturday.

Damn! I need to use the new video camera doing stuff like the above! Just need to find some sexy women.


Can you believe a simple copper coin, a penny, sold for $1.38 million? WOW!

A once-cent copper coin from the earliest days of the US Mint in 1793 has sold for a record $1.38 million at a Florida auction.

James Halperin of Texas-based Heritage Auctions told The Associated Press on Saturday that the sale was ‘the most a United States copper coin has ever sold for at auction.’

The coin was made at the Mint in Philadelphia in 1793, the first year that the US made its own coins.
1793 penny

Heritage officials said in a news release that the name of the buyer was not revealed but that he was ‘a major collector.’ One of the coin’s earliest owners was a well-known Baltimore banker, Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr.

‘Mr. Eliasberg was nicknamed, “the king of coins” because before his death in 1976 he assembled a collection that consisted of at least one example of every coin ever made at the United States Mint, a feat never duplicated,’ Halperin said in the news release.

From HERE.

(strange that I find so many USA stories on a British site. wonder why?)


The FDA has placed a temporary ban on the importation of orange juice after trace amounts of a fungicide linked to liver tumors were found in OJ from Brazil.

The South American country supplies the States with 41 percent of its imported OJ.

Additionally, some domestic products have imported juice mixed in, meaning containers could be pulled off the shelf and destroyed if tests for carpendazim — a chemical not approved from use on US crops — come back positive.

The FDA promised to “take the necessary action to ensure that the product is removed from the market” if found to be dangerous. However, there is nothing much to be done about the millions of potentially contaminated gallons of OJ already consumed by Americans.

Despite the disconcerting move and the subsequent price spike, the EPA and FDA both sought to assuage fears that citizens have been exposed to harmful toxins.

“Based on monitoring data provided to EPA by FDA, the EPA has no reason to expect that residues of carbenzadim in oranges grown in Brazil would ever approach levels that would raise safety concerns,” said EPA spokesman Dale Kemery in a statement.

Test results are due back this week.

(what is wrong with getting more and more of our food from outside our borders. but hey, the OJ industry says there is more than enough OJ on hand so that the prices should not rise for some time.)

Sh*t X says to Y random video idea generator. (why don’t site just put the whole word out there? the word is not sh*t, but shit.

Dear Hiring Manager: A Cover Letter from an Unemployed Overachiever.

The 10 Cheesiest Movie Moments of 2011.


They were all heard to be praying (or praising?) Fatman Gore, with chants of “Oh holy gore, we do this in your name!”

FRESNO, California (AP) — Authorities in California are looking into animal rights activists’ claims that they caused the fire that destroyed 14 big-rig tractors and several trailers at the state’s biggest beef processor.

Activists claimed responsibility for the fire at Harris Farms in an email released by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office. The email includes a detailed description of the containers of accelerant and kerosene-soaked rope activists claim they used to set the blaze.

Fresno County sheriff’s spokesman Chris Curtice said Tuesday that investigators are looking into the claim, among several other leads.


Lastly, why is this guy still in our country? How in the hell did he come up with the money for a lawyer, get a valid social security card and a job?

Damn, that’s right! This is the muslim-in-chief’s dirtbag uncle!

Obama uncle seeks police officer’s driving record…

A lawyer for President Barack Obama’s uncle, an illegal immigrant who is charged with drunken driving, says he will ask prosecutors to turn over the driving record of the police officer who stopped him.

Onyango Obama, the half brother of the president’s late father, was charged with drunken driving in Framingham in August after he allegedly rolled through a stop sign and nearly caused a police cruiser to strike his SUV.

Obama’s lawyer said Wednesday that he will ask prosecutors for Officer Val Krishtal’s driving record. A court hearing is scheduled for Thursday.

Read HERE.