Archive for November, 2009

Nov 09 2009

Posted by under Tips

What to take to bed with you – not a joke.


Put your car keys beside your bed at night

Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your Dr's office, and the check-out girl at the market, everyone you run across.

Put your car keys beside your bed at night.


If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car….. The alarm will be set off,

and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies.


This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this:

It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your

house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain.. It works if you park in your

driveway or garage. If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won't stick around.

After a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that. And

remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should

really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.  


P.S. I am sending this to everyone I know because I think it is fantastic. Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where

you can't reach a phone. My Mom has suggested to my Dad that he carry his car keys with him in case he falls outside and she doesn't hear him.

He can activate the car alarm and then she'll know there's a problem.   


Please pass this on even IF you've read it before. It's a reminder.

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Nov 08 2009

Posted by under Humor,pictures


Its gangs like these that the people of Helena have to put up with. A bit different from the problems in other cities…

It proves that every State has their own "unique" gang problems. 
They roam the streets and yards night and day…..and you CANNOT (legally) shoot them



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Nov 07 2009

Posted by under Humor

How Fights Start

How Fights Start……. 
One year, a husband decided to buy his mother-in-law a cemetery plot
as a Christmas gift..
The next year, he didn't buy her a gift.
When she asked him why, he replied, "Well, you still haven't used the
gift I bought you last year!"
And that's how the fight started…..


I asked my wife, 'Where do you want to go for our anniversary?'
It warmed my heart to see her face melt in sweet appreciation.
'Somewhere I haven't been in a long time!' she said.
So I suggested, 'How about the kitchen?'
And that's when the fight started…..
My wife and I are watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while we were
in bed. I turned to her and said, 'Do you want to have sex?'
'No,' she answered.
I then said, 'Is that your final answer?'
She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying 'Yes.'
So I said, 'Then I'd like to phone a friend.'
And that's when the fight started….

I tried to talk my wife into buying a case of Miller Light for $14.95.
Instead, she bought a jar of cold cream for $7.95. I told her the beer
would make her look better at night than the cold cream.
And that's when the fight started……


I took my wife to a restaurant. The waiter, for some reason, took my order first..
'I'll have the strip steak, medium rare, please.'
He said, 'Aren't you worried about the mad cow?'
'Nah, she can order for herself.'
And that's when the fight started……
My wife sat down on the couch next to me as I was flipping
the channels.
She asked, 'What's on TV?'
I said, 'Dust.'
And then the fight started…


My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming
She said, 'I want something shiny that goes from 0 to
200 in about 3 seconds.'
I bought her a scale.
And then the fight started…


My wife and I were sitting at a table at her high school
reunion, and she kept staring at a drunken man swigging his drink as 
he sat alone at a nearby table.
I asked her, 'Do you know him?'

'Yes,' she sighed, ' He's my old boyfriend…
I understand he took to drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and
I hear he hasn't been sober since.'
'My God!' I said, 'who would think a
person could go on celebrating that long?'

And then the fight started…


I rear-ended a car this morning.. So, there we were
alongside the road and slowly the other driver got out of his car. You know
how sometimes you just get soooo stressed and little things just seem
Yeah, well I couldn't believe it… he was a DWARF!!!
He stormed over to my car, looked up at me, and shouted,
So, I looked down at him and said, 'Well, then which one are you?'
And then the fight started…




When our lawn mower broke and wouldn't run, my wife
kept hinting to me that I should get it fixed.
But, somehow I always had something else to take care of
first, the truck, the car, playing golf,
Always something more important to me.

Finally she thought of a clever way to make her point. When
I arrived home one day, I found her seated in the tall grass, 
busily snipping away with a tiny pair of sewing scissors.
I watched silently for a short time and then went into the
house. I was gone only a minute, and when I came out again I handed
her a toothbrush. I said, 'When you finish cutting the grass,
you might as well sweep the driveway.'

The doctors say I will walk again, but I will always have a limp.


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Nov 06 2009

Posted by under pictures

Glass box/The Sears Tower

Sears Tower-Highest Glass Floor in the World


      If you're afraid of heights, it may be time to look away now.
      Not content with having the tallest building in America , the owners of 
       Sears Tower in Chicago have installed four glass box viewing platforms which  stick out of the building 103 floors up.
The balconies are suspended 1,353 feet in the air and jut out four  feet from the building's Skydeck.


      Floating on air: Visitors get their first view from The Ledge, four 
glass balconies suspended from the 103rd floor of Chicago 's Sears Tower …


      Designers say the platforms – collectively dubbed The Ledge – have 
been purposely designed to make visitors feel as they are floating above the 
      The reward is unobstructed views of Chicago from the building's west 
side and a heart-stopping vista of the street and Chicago River below – for 
those brave enough to look straight down.
      'It's like walking on ice,' visitor Margaret Kemp, from Bishop, 
California said. 'The first step you take you think "Am I going down?"'


Long way up: Even the floor of the platforms are glass – few were 
brave enough to look straight down.


 Fearless: Anna Kane, five, spreads out on the floor of the 10ft square  box which is 1,353ft up.

Spectacular: She also enjoyed amazing views out across the city


 Unfazed: Although some adults felt dizzy after experiencing the Ledge, 
children seemed to take it in their stride.



      'At first I was kind of afraid but I got used to it,' 10-year-old Adam 
Kane from Alton , Illinois , said as clouds drifted by below.
      'Look at all those tiny things that are usually huge.'
      John Huston, one of the owners of the Sears Tower, even admitted to 
getting 'a little queasy' the first time he ventured out on to the balcony. 
However, after 30 or 40 trips, he seems to have got used to it.



      Thrillseekers: The boxes jut out four feet from the building and were 
specifically designed to make visitors feel as if they are floating
      'The Sears Tower has always been about superlatives – tallest, 
largest, most iconic,' he said.
      'The Ledge is the world's most awesome view, the world's most 
precipitous view, the view with the most wow in the world.'
      The balconies are 10ft high and 10ft wide, can hold five tons, and 
have glass which is 1.5 inch thick.
      Inspiration came from the hundreds of forehead prints visitors left 
behind on Skydeck windows every week. Now, staff will have a new glass 
surface to clean: floors.
      Architect Ross Wimer said: 'We did studies that showed a 
four-foot-deep (1.2 metres) enclosure makes you feel like you're floating 
since there's only room for one row of people, not two.'
      The Skydeck attracts 25,000 visitors on clear days. They each pay $15 
to take an elevator ride up to the 103rd floor of the 110-story office 
building that opened in 1973.

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