Thursday, September 5, 2019


If you don't already know, I'm hopelessly addicted to television, movies and books, but not necessarily in that order.  Even though I've never read the series of 10 books written by Charlaine Harris that started with Real Murders in 1990, I'm hooked on the Aurora Teagarden Mystery Series on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel. If you're not a television watcher, but enjoy a good mystery, the books are available from eBay or Amazon.

There are 5 really good reasons that I watch these movies faithfully.

1)  Aurora's nickname is none other than RO (lol), and she's played by the fabulous Candace Cameron Bure of Full House from back in the day.

2)  Aurora has the best job of working in a library.
3)  Aurora is in charge of the Real Murder Club, and they somehow manage to get involved in all the murder cases in their community.
4)  There's a touch of romance 

5)  The person you think committed the murder definitely didn't do it(lol)

Way back in the day while I was a kid in the USAF, I had a close buddy who used to borrow my romance novels to use for pick up lines, and I was cool with that. But it was sure funny to see him actually use lines from books from Kathleen Woodiwiss, Julie Garwood, Judith McNaught, Danielle Steele and Virginia Henley.  There were times that I couldn't even contain my giggling because it just seemed so outrageous, but sometimes those lines really worked on lots of girls! 

He was also a great artist, and we used to love to see him draw scenery or people because they looked so realistic.  But one day I visited his dorm room, and you can probably imagine my shock when I saw all these charcoal drawings of ...gulp - vajayjays hanging on his wall. He started laughing when he saw the look on my face, and told me that he just liked drawing them because they seemed interesting.  I asked if he was taking pictures then drawing them, or if was using his imagination or something like that?  Nope, he was drawing them just because.  

I thought what he was doing was pretty strange back then, but apparently, lots of people are doing it these days.  If you don't believe me, check out Etsy.(lol)
The Kansas City Library recently forgave late fees totalling $250,000, and effective July 1, all the people who lost their access were welcome back with no questions asked. 

By the way, Emily Canellos-Simms of Illinois holds the Guinness World Record for the heftiest library fine of $345.14 because she didn't return her book to the Kewanee Public Library in April 1955. She actually found Days and Deeds 47 years later, and paid the fine too.

Are you ready to switch your phone, Internet or Cable service, and everything seems confusing?  Save lots of time and money by visiting  They provide all the tools to help you choose the right plan for personal or business use, along with honest reviews.  You'll love this site!

YIKES, this is horrible! Did you know thieves are looking for certain kinds of cars making some more likely to be stolen?  According to a recent survey from the Highway Loss Data Institute, these new cars (Models 2016-2018) have the highest theft rate.
    1. Dodge Charger Hemi
    2. Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat 
    3. Infiniti Q50
    4. Infiniti QX80 
    5. GMC Sierra 1500  
    6. Dodge Challenger 
    7. Nissan Maxima
    8. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 
    9. Chrysler 300
    10. Mercedes-Benz S-Class 

Every spider I've ever seen looks pretty scary, but did you know that of the 40,000 species of spiders, there are only 12 that are dangerous to humans?  

Here's a tricky word for you - triskaidekaphobia, which means the actual fear of the number 13.  You may have noticed in your travels that when you got on the elevator of a really tall building, there was no 13th floor. Surprisingly 80% of these establishments that have been built made sure the 13th floor was missing.

Are you changing your underwear every day?  If not, you aren't alone, even if you're not willing to tell anyone.(lol) 

According to a recent survey of 1000 people willing to tell the truth by the underwear company Tommy John, about 45% of the respondents say they wear the same pair of underwear for 2 days or more, and 13% didn't mind admitting that they had worn the same pair for a week or more.  

Also, no shade, but statistically men are  2.5% more likely than women to wear their underwear for more than a week.  By the way, even squeaky clean underwear has over 10,000 living bacteria, so purchasing new underwear every 6 months to a year can minimize things like yeast, urinary tract or other bacterial infections that can make you sick.

According to the Journal of Social Psychology, those who performed random acts of kindness for 7 days increased their overall well being and feelings of happiness.  Make a friend or family member's day with a smiley face emoji, then keep it going with other kind acts with strangers throughout the day.

Most people assume that AARP and all those cool discounts are just for people who are 50+ years old, but you can actually get them at any age as long as you're willing to pay the $16 annual fee.  While most of the information listed on their website is geared towards older people, anyone can get access to deals on hotels, restaurants, car rentals and lots more.  

Yay to Alisha S. who won the $10 gift card from Amazon during our giveaway last month, and thanks to Lauren of for sponsoring it during her 12 year Blogiversary celebration. Wow!  Can you believe it's September already?

Are you a foodie who's also into art?  Take a quick and exciting road trip to Bluffton SC on October 19 and 20th for lots of lowcountry goodies and an amazing art show featuring over 100 artists from 10 states, and their work.   Enjoy fireworks, games, tournaments, boat tours and lots more! For more info, visit

1 1/2 Cups (263 g) SemiSweet Chocolate Chips
1 Cup (120 ml) Creamy Peanut Butter
1 Cup (120 ml) Honey
1/4 Cup (53 g) Unsalted Butter
3 Cups (120 g) Regular or Frosted Flakes or any crunchy cereal you enjoy

Place the chocolate Chips, peanut butter, honey and butter in a large glass mixing bowl, then microwave for 2 minutes on full power.  Remove from the microwave and stir until the chocolate is completely melted and it's all well combined.

Add in the cornflakes or cereal, then pour the entire mixture to an 8 inch (20 cm) square pan.  Smooth it all across the pan, then refrigerate until firm - about 2 to 4 hours.  Slice with a sharp knife,  store in an airtight  container and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.  Yummy!

Even though we may not agree on every topic, is fabulously brilliant, opinionated, funny and kind.  Let me preface this by saying that if you're easily offended or have strong views about life in general that may cause you to become Internetically angry, his site may not be for you.  But I promise that something he says will get you talking, and you'll want to go back. Because of him, I met someone who wants to donate specifically to homeless female veterans and I was shocked and so happy!  Still if his personal rants turn you off,(lol) he graciously takes the time to point you to other blogs that are funny, artistic, thought provoking, or useless like mine.(lol)
Planner 2 - Very Cool Birthday Gift from Elizabeth - Yay!

Planner 3 -Very Cool Birthday gift from G. - Yay!
Planner 1  - yes, I'm hooked on Planners!(lol)

In Reno Nevada:

1)It is illegal to lie down on the sidewalk.  
2)Sex Toys are outlawed

3)You may not place a bench in the middle of any street.