How was your weekend? I know everyone asks that right?? It's kind of an ice breaker correct? The weekend seemed to travel or time warp way too fast. I turn my head ans it's Sunday night. I dread those times because I know i have to be up at 4:30. Its not like a gut wrentching dread its just a, feeling of man there goes the sleep in days type of feel. Are you with me? Mondays are those kinds of days where we have to get back into routine and get the week kicking! How about we melt our brains today with some mind numbing facts, cool?
DATEBOOK - January 19, 2009
This is day 19 of 2009, with 346 days remaining.
• 1883: The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.
• 1903: The first transatlantic radio broadcast between United States and England takes place.
• 1953: 68% of all U.S. television sets were tuned in to I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth.
• 1978: The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW's plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America will continue until 2003.
• 1983: The Apple Lisa, the first commercial personal computer from Apple to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse, is announced.
• 1993: Fleetwood Mac reunites for the Inaugural Ball of President-elect Bill Clinton.
• 1997: An underwear factory in Moscow, facing a cash-flow crisis, begins paying its workers in bras. An employee tells a newspaper she could earn 35 to 40 bras a month, which she could sell for $2.15 each, or 40% more than her regular salary.
• 2001: President Clinton acknowledges for the first time making false statements under oath about Monica Lewinsky. He also surrenders his law license for five years in a deal sparing himself possible indictment.
• 2004: In Germany, a court ruled workers could be fired for kicking their colleagues in the rear end. The court upheld a company's decision to sack a male employee who kicked another employee in the rear after a work dispute.
• 2004: John Kerry won Iowa's Democratic presidential caucuses; Howard Dean, who finished third, delivered a fist-pumping, bellowing concession speech that was viewed as politically damaging.
• 2006: Osama bin Laden, in an audiotape that was his first in more than a year, said al-Qaida was preparing for attacks in the United States; at the same time, he offered a "long-term truce" without specifying the conditions.
• 2006: An unmanned NASA spacecraft blasted off on a 3 billion-mile journey to Pluto.
• 2006: Bulgarian police arrested an elderly village priest on drug charges after he refused to stop growing marijuana. The 63-year-old clergyman in a mountain village with 10 residents was arrested after police found around 5 kilograms of marijuana in his house and numerous plants in abandoned fields nearby. Police had confiscated the drug at his house numerous times before and believed he was growing it for sale.
Here more stuff you don't really care about.... LOL
• Actress Jean Stapleton is 86
• Actress Tippi Hedren is 79
• Former TV journalist Robert MacNeil (The MacNeil/Lehrer Report) is 78
• Singer Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers is 70
• Actor-singer Michael Crawford is 67
• Actress Shelley Fabares is 65
• Singer and actress Dolly Parton is 63
• TV chef Paula Deen is 62
• Actor Desi Arnaz Jr. is 56
• Comedian Paul Rodriguez is 54
• Actress Katey Sagal (Married...With Children) is 52
• Actor Paul McCrane (Dr. Robert Romano on ER) is 48
• Actor Shawn Wayans is 38
• Actress Drea de Matteo (Joey, The Sopranos) is 37
• Actress Jodie Sweetin (Full House) is 27
This stuff is mostly the same but it comes from my Grand-ma in Montana so i like it better :)
CALENDAR OF STUFF
• January: Book Blitz Month, Cervical Cancer Screening Month, Coffee Gourmet International Month, Family Fit Lifestyle Month, Financial Wellness Month, International Business Resolutions Month, International Creativity Month, International Life Balance Month, International Wealth Mentality Month, National Be On-Purpose Month, National Clean Up Your Computer Month, National Get Organized Month, National Glaucoma Awareness Month, National Hot Tea Month, National Mail Order Gardening Month, Nation Mentoring Month, National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month, National Radon Action Month, National Returns Month, National Yours, Mine And Ours Month, Oatmeal Month, Senior Women's Travel Month, Slow Cooking Month, Walk Your Pet Month
• January 19: Hunt for Happiness Week
• January 19: Blue Monday, aka The Unhappiest Day of the Year. "Unpaid Christmas bills, nasty weather, and failed New Year's resolutions combine to make this day the gloomiest in the calendar."
• January 20: Aquarius, the Water Carrier
• January 20: Presidential Inauguration
• January 21: National Hugging Day
• January 21: The Golden Raspberry nominations (The Razzies) are announced
• January 22: Academy Award nominees announced
• January 22: Answer Your Cat's Question Day
• January 23: National Handwriting Day
• January 23: Snowplow Mailbox Hockey Day
• January 24: National Compliment Day
• January 24: Miss America Pageant
• January 24-31: The 25th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Elko, Nevada
• January 25: SAG Awards, TNT and TBS
• January 26: Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
• January 27: Steve Martin's album The Crow released
• January 28: Academy Award final ballots mailed
• January 30: 40th anniversary of the Beatles last concert
• January 30: Inane Answering Message Day
• January 30: Fun At Work Day
• February: American Heart Month, Bake for Family Fun Month, Library Lovers' Month, African American/Black History Month, Bird Feeding Month, Hot Breakfast Month, Time Management Month, Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
• February 1: Super Bowl 43
• February 1: 45th anniversary of the introduction of G.I. Joe
• February 1: Solo Diners Eat Out Week
• February 2: Groundhog Day
• February 2: Hedgehog Day
• February 3: 50th anniversary of "The Day the Music Died"
• February 8: Grammy Awards on CBS
• February 17: Last day of analog television in the U.S.
• February 17: Academy Award final ballots due
• February 22: 81st annual Academy Awards
• March 9: Dancing with the Stars begins
• March 12: ER ends its 15-year run
• April 4: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony
• May 29: Jay Leno's last Tonight Show
• June 1: Conan O'Brien takes over Tonight Show
• August 11: USPS begins selling Early TV Memories stamps
• September 19: Talk Like A Pirate Day
• December 22: Spain's Christmas Lottery drawing. (Over $3 billion in prizes.)
On the TUBE tonight:
THE BIG BANG THEORY (8p ET, CBS) -- A new episode. A new "How I Met Your Mother" follows.
HOUSE (8p ET, FOX) -- "House" returns with new episodes on its new night and time. A new "24" follows.
THE BACHELOR (8p ET, ABC) -- In this 2-hour new edition, there will be two special one-on-one dates, each with a rose at stake. A new "True Beauty" follows.
KIDS' INAUGURAL BALL: WE ARE THE FUTURE (8p ET, Disney Channel) -- Michelle Obama will host this concert honoring military families. Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers are among the night's big performers
SUPERSTARS OF DANCE (8p ET, NBC) -- A new, 2-hour edition. The Season Finale of "Momma's Boys" follows.
GOSSIP GIRL (8p ET, CW) -- A new episode. A new "One Tree Hill" follows.
TWO AND A HALF MEN (9p ET, CBS) -- In this new episode, Judith is pregnant with a baby girl and Alan is convinced he is the father. A new "Worst Week" follows.
CSI: MIAMI (10p ET, CBS) -- In this new episode, when a murder occurs during a horse race, Horatio discovers that Ryan has a personal connection to the case.
WINGNUT'S News you can USE?
Legoland is an all-things-Lego theme park in San Diego. Part of it is Miniland USA, which includes Lego-sized reproductions of seven areas of the United States -- from Las Vegas to New Orleans. Well Tuesday's Presidential Inauguration is being commemorated at Miniland USA with tiny depictions of the new First Family and an entourage of onlookers.
To heck with Champagne, break out the Botox. It's inauguration party time. Washington, D.C.-area cosmetic dermatologists, and skin experts in other major cities, say despite the sagging economy, requests for quickie cosmetic fixes, such as Botox and microdermabrasion, have picked up during the last few weeks as people pretty-up for inaugural events. Despite a 2008 survey released last week by The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery that revealed almost 96% of cosmetic surgeons were concerned about the economic downturn and that 79% had already felt its effects, many patients say tough times haven't put the breaks on looking good for inauguration parties.
As many as 2 million people -- double the number for any previous inauguration -- are expected to fill the Mall tomorrow (Tuesday) to witness the swearing-in of Barack Obama. And among them will be a security force nearly 50,000 strong, including 7,500 active-duty soldiers, 10,000 National Guard troops and 25,000 law-enforcement officers -- all overseen by the Secret Service.
Similar to their free tall coffee on election day, Starbucks says it be giving away free coffee to coincide with the inauguration of Barack Obama. Customers who fill out a pledge card -- available in stores -- to give five hours of time to a local volunteer opportunity of their choice will receive a free tall brewed coffee Tuesday (January 21) through Saturday (January 25). Here is a little secret though, you technically DO NOT have to fill out the card or pledge anything to receive your free tall coffee. Another similarity to the promotion Starbucks did on election day is that if you simply ask for the free tall coffee without making any pledge, just like not voting, they will follow their "just say yes policy" and give it to you for free.
HAPPY (BELATED) BIRTHDAY, MICHELLE OBAMA _ Soon-to-be First Lady Michelle Obama turned 45 over the weekend.
The Super Bowl matchup is set. In two weeks the Arizona Cardinals will play the (Pittsburgh Steelers/Baltimore Ravens).
What a relief! Now we can sleep at night. We've been worried sick ever since we mentioned last week that the Lingerie League is losing its playing area in Tampa, Florida. Now the scantily clad babes playing tackle football will compete in Lingerie Bowl 6 on a new field of dreams. It's the Caliente "clothing optional" resort in central Pasco County, Florida. Tickets, should you wish to attend: $50 to $150. The game also will be broadcast on pay-per-view during Super Bowl halftime. This year's "ultimate catfight": Miami Caliente vs Tampa Breeze.
US Airways pilot Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger has emerged as a national hero after saving the lives of the 154 people onboard the doomed Flight 1549 that ended up in the Hudson River. And, like any American hero, Sullenberger now boasts a Facebook fan page. Sully has already collected over 30,000 fans, including some hawking Sully-themed products like T-shirts.
Zurich, Switzerland, has banned municipal workers from having overbearing body odor. The ban is part of a list of rules on behavior and dress code issued by city officials, which includes bans on strong perfume and plunging necklines. Workers have been provided with a four-page document with "dos and don'ts" for employees' "professional presentation". Those with bad breath are also targeted, while employees are forbidden to bring too many personal belongings to their office. Also restricted: Too much bare back or stomach on display, shirts with patterns, and too much make-up or overly manicured nails. Gym shoes, messy beards and short slacks are also forbidden.
WHAT...ARE YOU KIDDING ME STORIES of the DAY!
WHAT ARE YOU KIDDING ME: San Francisco police have advised portable-toilet owners across the city to stay on high alert as a toilet torching bandit remains on the loose. The potty perpetrator has set fire to 18 portable toilets on different construction sites throughout the city, forcing at least one construction foreman to disguise his site’s porta-potty as a storage shed with plywood and a blanket.
WHAT ARE YOU KIDDING ME: In Charleston, South Carolina, a man was busted for stealing a bike off a woman's porch. During his arrest he told officers, "I was late for work. What was I supposed to do? Walk?"
WHAT ARE YOU KIDDING ME:In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jeff Franklin snatched a woman's purse in front of a clothing store, getting away with her money but not escaping the video surveillance cameras in front of the store. Police knew just what Jeff looked like and were surprised when he showed up at the station house the next day to inquire about the arrest of his girlfriend on unrelated charges. Guess he didn't realize what a big star he'd become. He was arrested.
WHAT ARE YOU KIDDING ME:In a dispute over a video game system, a Deltona, Florida, man is in jail, accused of shoving his mother and throwing a taco at her. Dena Moir told deputy sheriffs she called her 19-year-old son several times to come downstairs for dinner Tuesday. When he didn't respond, she said she went upstairs and unplugged his Xbox. She told deputies her son pushed her, called her names and ordered out of his room. The woman said she was cleaning the kitchen when her son came down to eat and that she pushed him to the side because he was in her way. At that point, deputies said, the man smacked his mother on the left arm, called her an offensive word and threw his taco in her face.
WHAT ARE YOU KIDDING ME: In Palmyra, New York, a man has been charged with criminal mischief and cruelty to animals after being accused of assaulting his wife with a cat. Paul A. Wood is accused of throwing the family cat at his wife and punching a hole in the wall of the couple's home. The cat, which has its claws, struck the woman in the back during the argument. The cat and the woman were not injured during the incident.
WHAT ARE YOU KIDDING ME: An elderly woman in Palm Beach County, Florida, crashed with her vehicle into a man on a scooter and then kept driving to make her hair appointment. Police say 77-year-old Louise Davidson was arrested for leaving the scene of a crash with injury. Cops say the woman was turning right when she veered into the path of the oncoming scooter that had the right of way. The man was thrown by the impact onto the windshield and then fell to the road. Police later spotted the woman's car after she had her hair appointment. The scooter driver suffered a number of abrasions.
WHAT ARE YOU KIDDING ME: Authorities in Cape Coral, Florida, are looking for a shoplifter who was run over twice by her getaway car after stealing $1,200 worth of designer purses from a T.J. Maxx store. A security guard told police she saw a woman stuff six designer Dooney & Bourke purses into her pants Tuesday morning and walk out of the store. The guard said she was confronting the woman when a car pulled up. A report said the shoplifter tried to get into the vehicle but fell out and was run over by the car. She then got up and jumped onto the hood of the car. As the car was driving away, the report said the woman fell off and was run over again. On her third attempt, she finally made it into the vehicle. Police are using the car's license plate and a check the woman dropped to track her down.
WHAT ARE YOU KIDDING ME: A Freeport, New York man, is accused of going fishing in a pet store aquarium where he caught a $350 shark and smuggled it out of the shop under his jacket. Police said the man released the contraband shark into his home aquarium, where they say he also kept a green moray eel he had purchased with a stolen credit card.
WHAT ARE YOU KIDDING ME: Police in Lacey, Washington, are looking for two men who have stolen gumball and candy machines in a string of seven thefts at restaurants and businesses. The burglars usually break in by throwing a rock through a window.
WHAT ARE YOU KIDDING ME: A man in Nevada who beat a $62 ticket found a way to beat a speeding ticket: tell the judge the speed limit sign was too small. James Killian, a civil engineer with the Nevada Department of Transportation, argued the ticket he received in April for going 39 mph in a 25 mph zone was unenforceable because the speed limit sign was too small and didn't comply with uniform traffic codes adopted by the state in 2003. An Elko County judge agreed and dismissed the citation. Now county employees are taking inventory of traffic signs, trying to determine how many may need to be replaced.
PAUL BLART WINS BOX OFFICE _ A movie about a mall cop was the weekend box office winner. The Kevin James comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop made nearly $34 million to debut in first place.
BEYONCE SINGS FOR OBAMAS _ Beyonce will sing for Barack and Michelle Obama's first dance on inauguration night. The Presidential Inaugural Committee isn't saying what tune will be sung, only that it is "our hope that we can keep the song secret until the moment." Beyonce is part of the star-studded lineup at the official Neighborhood Ball that will be televised on ABC, along with her husband Jay-Z, will.i.am, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Shakira, Sting, Faith Hill, Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder and Maroon 5. The Neighborhood Ball is for Washington, D.C. residents.
MATT LAUER GETS PILOT INTERVIEW _ Today show host Matt Lauer grabbed the first interview with the US Airways pilot hailed as a hero for his cool work landing a jet into the Hudson River. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger will be interviewed this morning (Monday).
RUPERT GRINT KISS NERVOUS _ Rupert Grint says he'll be nervous when he films kissing scenes with his Harry Potter co-star Emma Watson. The 20-year-old actor has been told that his first kiss with Watson, who plays Hermione Granger, will be filmed next month on the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
STABBING AT NOTORIOUS AFTER-PARTY _ Police say four men were stabbed at a New York City nightclub advertising an after-party for the film premiere of Notorious about rapper Biggie Smalls. While the party had been promoted as the "official" after-party, the distributor for the film said it was not related.
MIRA SORVINO LOSES TEETH _ Mira Sorvino needed emergency dental work after breaking five teeth while filming The Last Templar. Mira insisted on doing her own stunts for the TV mini-series, in which she plays a female Indiana Jones. She sustained the injury when she was hit by a boat hook during a storm scene after being blinded by a wave.
GRIEVANCE FILED AGAINST PIVEN _ The producers of Speed-the-Plow have filed a grievance with Actors' Equity Association, the stage actors' union, against Jeremy Piven for abruptly leaving the Broadway revival last month. The actor quit the comedy less than two months after it opened to favorable reviews at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Piven's doctor said the 43-year-old actor was unable perform because of high levels of mercury in his system, possibly caused by eating large amounts of raw fish. Piven's publicist called the producers' claims "absurd and outrageous."
BOY GEORGE OFF TO JAIL _ Singer Boy George was sentenced to 15 months in jail on Friday after being convicted of falsely imprisoning a male escort by handcuffing him to a wall in a London apartment.
CINDY MCCAIN WON'T BE ON DANCING _ Page Six reports that Cindy McCain nearly became a contestant on Dancing With The Stars -- but the idea was nixed by John McCain. Page Six reports: "Just before Thanksgiving, Cindy McCain started talks with producers to appear as a dancer on the show. She wanted to do it very badly. But this week, Sen. McCain 'put the kibosh on it.'"
NBC RENEWS SHOWS _ NBC is renewing Tina Fey's 30 Rock for the 2009-10 season, along with The Office and The Biggest Loser. And NBC has set a premiere date for Amy Poehler's new comedy, a mockumentary about local government. The show, yet to get a title, will debut April 9.
24'S LAST HOUR _ 24, which stars Kiefer Sutherland as terrorist hunter Jack Bauer, will stop after 8 seasons. And Kiefer has warned fans that there might not be a happy ending for his character. Producers have hinted that a movie will tie up all the loose ends once the show finishes.
NUDE MADONNA _ A full frontal nude photo of Madonna is going up for auction at Christie's auction house in New York on February 12th. The 30-year-old photo appeared in Playboy in 1985. Madonna was strapped for cash at the time and responded to the photographer's ad seeking a nude model. She made just $25 from the photo and it's now expected to fetch over $10,000.
LOST IN SPACE ACTOR DIES _ Bob May -- who played The Robot in Lost in Space -- died Sunday in California.
TOP TEN MOVIES
1. Paul Blart: Mall Cop, $33.8 million
2. Gran Torino, $22.2 million
3. My Bloody Valentine 3-D, $21.9 million
4. Notorious, $21.5 million
5. Hotel for Dogs, $17.7 million
6. Bride Wars, $11.7 million
7. The Unborn, $9.8 million
8. Defiance, $9.2 million
9. Marley and Me, $6.3 million
10. Slumdog Millionaire, $5.9 million
... The #1 movie this week last year was Cloverfield.
IN THEATERS FRIDAY
• Brendan Fraser, Paul Bettany, Helen Mirren
• A young girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook's hero.
UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS (R)
• Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Kate Beckinsale (Beckinsale did not film new footage; a scene from Underworld will be used to bookend the film)
• An origins story centered on the centuries-old feud between the race of aristocratic vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans.
FROST/NIXON (R) - MOVES TO WIDER RELEASE
• Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Sam Rockwell, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt
• A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.
REVOLUTIONARY ROAD (R) - MOVES TO WIDER RELEASE
• Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet
• A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children.
I found this on the internet and could have choked on the m&m i was eating at the time because it made me laugh so hard, please read on, but without eating for course LOL
HUNT FOR HAPPINESS WEEK
The Secret Society of Happy People declares this to be the eighth annual Hunt for Happiness Week, to encourage people to actively seek happiness during the week.
Polls show Americans are no happier today than they were 50 years ago despite significant increases in prosperity, decreases in crime, cleaner air, larger living quarters and a better overall quality of life.
According to research (University of Minnesota), happiness is 50 percent genetic. What you do with the other half of the challenge depends largely on determination, say psychologists. As Abraham Lincoln once said, "Most people are as happy as they make up their minds to be."
Think money or prosperity will buy happiness? It does, to a point. Research shows money that lifts people out of poverty increases happiness, but after that, the better paychecks stop paying off sense-of-well-being dividends.
Additional research (University of California at Riverside) has discovered that the road toward a more satisfying and meaningful life involves a recipe repeated in schools, churches and synagogues. Make lists of things for which you're grateful in your life, practice random acts of kindness, forgive your enemies, notice life's small pleasures, take care of your health, practice positive thinking, and invest time and energy into friendships and family.
To be really happy, seek out and nurture strong friendships (University of Illinois study).
Don't count on the government for happiness, say researchers. Our economy lacks the robustness to sustain policy changes that would bring about more happiness, like reorienting cities to minimize commute times.
This mornings BRAIN BUSTER: Chances are your kid does this on average of 57 times s day?