Taming the icon chaos 

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Today is Sunday, February 14

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Today's Bonehead Award goes to a two Georgia Meth producers who fell asleep in their mobile meth lab
Details at Boneheads ______________________________________________________ Today, February 14, in 1633 Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before the Inquisition. History ______________________________________________________ "The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain." --- Dolly Parton ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ During a weekly weight-loss class, the group leader was extolling the merits of the program's prepared-food products. She raved about the rich, delicious flavor of the imitation chocolate fudge and the nondairy pop tarts, assuring us that we could eat them without the least fear of ruining our diets. The woman next to me nodded her head emphatically and then whispered, "They're even better when you spread peanut butter and jam on them!" ______________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________ According to women... "Men are like fine wine. They all start out like grapes, and it's our job to stomp on them and keep them in the dark until they mature into something you'd like to have dinner with." According to men.... "Women are like fine wine. They all start out fresh, fruity and intoxicating to the mind and then turn full-bodied with age until they go all sour and vinegary and give you a head- ache." ______________________________________________________ Thanks to Noella for the Pizza Mutt ______________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Dustin McMillan and Jeremy Fulghum Lamar County, Georgia Dustin McMillan and Jeremy Fulghum arrested after McMillan falls asleep and crashes their mobile crystal meth lab on I-75 at State Route 36 in Lamar County, Georgia. The Lamar County Sheriff’s Department said two men driving a mobile meth lab crashed into the median of I-75 near Barnesville. It happened just after 9 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-75 close to where it crosses State Route 36.9805062_G When officers arrived on scene, they found what appeared to be chemicals used for making methamphetamine inside the car. Investigators said 35-year-old Dustin McMillan fell asleep at the wheel. McMillan and his passenger, 31-year-old Jeremy Fulghum, are both from Georgia, but by Thursday afternoon, investigators had not determined what town they are from or where they were headed. The discovery of the chemicals forced deputies to close the interstate until they were sure the substances were contained safely. Among other things, the ingredients for making methamphetamine are flammable. Lamar County Sheriff’s Captain Todd Pippin described one of the chemicals as being extremely harmful, adding, “It will burn and scortch your lungs. A single breath could actually kill you.” At one point, traffic was stopped for 10 miles in both directions. No other cars were involved in the accident. Both men survived the crash and are in jail, awaiting a first appearance before a judge. ______________________________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Mab Re: Icon Chaos Dear Webby We use our computer mostly for our business, but the kids also use it for homework, and later in the evening my husband and I again use it for more or less business related browsing and research. As you can imagine, the whole background is cluttered with icons and I can never find the ones I need. Wht's the solution? Mab Dear Mab find a clear spot on the background, right-click, New, Folder. Name that one Mab. Then make a folder for each family member and drag their icons into their folders. That will give you lots of room. Now make a folder and call it Business. Drag business related icons that both you and your husband use into that. You might want to make a few more thematic folders like that to hold icons that are used by more than just one person. If each icon is a proper shortcut, and not from somebody slopping a program onto the desktop, then the location of things on your hard drive won't change. When you go onto the machine, you open YOUR folder. Make sure the VIEW is set for LIST. You will still have tiny icons, but the folder takes less space. Squish it so that it is like the gray task bar at the bottom. When you log off, you close your folder and the next person opens theirs. You COULD do the same with the built in tool bars, but those are a lot less versatile and not as adaptable as folders. Have FUN! DearWebby _____________________________________________________ An effusive client brought a litter of golden-retriever puppies to my veterinary clinic for inoculations and worming. She loved them so much, she couldn't keep from remarking about their cute habits. As the look-alike pups squirmed over and under one another in their box, I realized it would be difficult to tell the treated ones from the rest. I turned on the water faucet, wet my fingers, and moistened each dog's head when I had finished. After the fourth puppy, I noticed my hitherto talkative client had grown silent. As I sprinkled the last pup's head, the woman leaned forward and whispered, "I never realized they had to be baptized." ______________________________________________________ If you can help with the cost of the Humor Letter, please donate what you can! ______________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Split Pea Soup for Busy Mothers By Judy Pariser S. 85 70 I have been making this recipe for years, and it is always good. It will thicken the next day, so you can thin it out with a little water or broth if you choose to. Approximate Time: 3-4 hours conventionally, 8-10 hours slow-cooked. Yield: 10 to 12 cups Ingredients: 1 lb split peas 1 onion, chopped or sliced 3-6 carrots, depending on how much carrot taste you want (I used 3) 2-3 stalks celery 1 bay leaf 1-2 clove garlic, minced (I use two), or equivalent of garlic powder 1/4 tsp thyme 8-10 cups water (I use 9) 1/2 tsp salt (optional) dash cayenne pepper, optional (I use red pepper flakes) Variations 2 cups chicken stock 1 ham bone 1/4 lb salt pork or bacon leftover ham leftover turkey Steps: Rinse over the split peas. Put ingredients into a large kettle or 5 quart or larger slow cooker. Simmer, covered in the pot 3-4 hours. If you are using the slow cooker, cook 8-10 hours on low (I do this), or 3-4 hours on high. Remove the bay leaf. If you are using meat, remove from pot and separate any meat from the bones. Set aside. Blend the soup (I use an immersion blender). Return the meat bits into the soup. You may add milk to this soup if desired, to cool it off. Source: Whole Foods for the Whole Family, this cookbook is still available from La Leche League. It has excellent recipes that are high in nutritional value, and most of them are economical as well. ______________________________________________________
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_____________________________________________________ A friend was laid up at home with the flu. His fiancee called and volunteered to come over and fix dinner and play nursemaid to him. He declined, not wanting to pass on the flu to her. "Okay honey", she told him, "I'll wait till after we get married. Then we can spend the rest of our lives making each other sick!" ___________________________________________________
Baxter Black at the car wash
____________________________________________________ Five-year-old Bobbie was alarmed when he heard a lot of car horns honking enthusiastically. "People beep their horns when a couple is getting married," his mother explained. "Why?" he asked. "As a warning?" ____________________________________________________ A Russian cosmonaut has an emergency during his reentry into earth's atmosphere and his space craft crash lands in the Australian bush, way out in the middle of nowhere. After what seems like an eternity, he wakes up in a hospital. He sees a very large, somewhat gruff looking nurse approaching him as he lay in his cot. "Did I come here to die?" he says with a deep sense of resignation and fear. "No," the Aussie nurse replies, "You came here yister-die. ____________________________________________________
Since some of my ancestors are from Scotland I have a soft spot for anything Scottish and the scenery is breathtaking.

Today on February 14
1542 Catherine Howard was executed for adultery. She was the 
 fifth wife of England's King Henry VIII. 
1633 Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before the 
1880 Thomas Edison observed what became known as the Edison 
 Effect for the first time. 
1900 The Anglo-German accord of 1899 was ratified by Reichstag, 
 in which Britain renounced rights in Samoa in favor of 
 Germany and the U.S. 
1914 The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers 
 (known as ASCAP) was formed in New York City. The society was 
 founded to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of 
 its members. 
1920 The League of Nations recognized the continued neutrality 
 of Switzerland. 
1935 In Flemington, New Jersey, a jury found Bruno Richard 
 Hauptmann guilty of the kidnapping and death of the infant son 
 of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. Hauptmann was later executed for 
 the crimes. 
1937 The comic strip "Prince Valiant" appeared for the first time. 
1945 During World War II, the Soviets captured Budapest, Hungary, 
 from the remains of the retreating German army. 
1945 During World War II, Allied aircraft began bombing the 
 German city of Dresden. Ten times more civilians died in that
 thre day bombing than in the Hiroshima atomic bombing.
1955 Israel acquired 4 of the 7 Dead Sea scrolls. 
1960 France detonated its first atomic bomb. 
1971 South Vietnamese troops invaded Laos. They were backed 
 by U.S. air and artillery support. 
1990 In Ottawa, the United States and its European allies 
 forged an agreement with the Soviet Union and East Germany 
 on a two-stage formula to reunite Germany. 
1991 Hundreds of Iraqis were killed by two laser-guided 
 bombs that destroyed an underground facility in Baghdad. 
 U.S. officials identified the facility as a military 
 installation, but Iraqi officials said it was a bomb shelter. 
1997 Astronauts on the space shuttle Discovery brought the Hubble 
 Space Telescope aboard for a tune up. The tune up allowed the 
 telescope to see further into the universe. 
1999 A bomb exploded just outside a government-owned bank in 
 southern Kosovo. Nine people were killed. 
2000 Charles M. Schulz's last original Sunday "Peanuts" comic 
 strip appeared in newspapers. Schulz had died the day before. 
2001 El Savador was hit with an earthquake that measured 6.6 on 
 the Richter Scale. At least 400 people were killed. 
2002 In Alexandria, VA, John Walker Lindh pled innocent to a 
 10-count federal indictment. He was charged with conspiring 
 to kill Americans and aiding Osama bin Laden's terrorist 
2002 Former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani received an honorary 
 knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II. 
2008 Roger Clemens denied having taken performance-enhancing 
 drugs in testimony before Congress. 
2008 Hollywood writers ended a 100-day strike.
2015  smiled.

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