Monthly Archives: June 2022

Girls Night Out, Yeah!!

Fact:The closest state in the United States to Africa is Maine, which juts out further east into the Atlantic than most people realize. It was hot last night so we opened the front and back doors.  They are security doors with … Continue reading

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Off And Running!

Fact: Next time you’re at the mall, stop by a mid-range department store and take a look at the belt selection. Chances are you’ll see the words “genuine leather” stamped on the underside. Though, yes, that does mean the belt … Continue reading

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Dig Baby Dig!

Fact:  Around 40% of all seaborne cargo is oil. It’s going to be another hot one so I decided to go to the pool today.  The public pool is right around the corner but I have been banned from going … Continue reading

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It’s Monday!

Fact: A group of porcupines is called a prickle. The following sign is soo true.  We are just enjoying life and each other surrounded by family and friends. Our contractor showed up at about 7:30 AM and began the six-week garden … Continue reading

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Fact: Plants do respond to sound. Talking to plants to help them grow is a well-known old wives’ tale, but studies have shown vibration (like music, or perhaps even the sweet sound of your voice) can affect plant growth. Plus, … Continue reading

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Celebration Time

Fact: The real name for a hashtag is an octothorpe. The ‘octo’ refers to the eight points in the symbol, but according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary the ‘thorpe’ part is a mystery. We worked around the house today and at 5:00 … Continue reading

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Work Work Work! PLay Play Play!!

Fact: The term “dog days of summer” comes from astronomy.  Lethargic, overheated pups didn’t inspire this phrase.  According to National Geographic, the “dog” in question is Sirius the Dog Star, which rises in the sky during late July as a … Continue reading

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Girls Night Out (It’s Thursday)

Fact: The Term “Working Lunch” Is Kind of an Oxymoron!  One of the most counterintuitive ways to undo a productive morning is to try to power through to the afternoon without a break.  Research from the University of California-Davis found … Continue reading

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Back In The Swing Of Things!

Fact: Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month?  It’s the perfect time to indulge in the sweet treat, though you’d need a huge appetite to master the most giant scoop ever, which weighed a belly-busting 3,010 pounds.  … Continue reading

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Christmas Is Six Months Away! It’s The Longest Day Of The Year!

Fact: The word “solstice” comes from the Latin words sol “Sun” and stitium “standing.” On the summer solstice, the Sun’s path stops advancing northward each day and appears to “stand” still in the sky before going back the other way.  … Continue reading

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