Thursday, December 17, 2020


 For those who don't know, I've been visiting the same barber shop for years to get my hair cut because I try to keep it really short.  What you may not know is that all 5 barbers  look like someone from  I asked the owner if it was a requirement to look like that to work there, but he swears that it just worked out that way

If you're lucky enough to get there early in the morning, you'll see them practicing new fitness moves,lifting weights or talking about exercise stuff.  They're always quick to hand me a 10 lb barbell, but I promise that no one wants to unsee a vision of Ms. RO pumping iron.(lol)

If someone gifted you with lots and lots of candy during the holidays, you'll be pleased to know that 12/26 is National Candy Cane Day.  Feel free to re-gift or use them in recipes.  By the way, the candy cane capital of the world is located in Bryan OH, which is home to Spangler Candy Company.

Do you like crossword puzzles?  Every now and then I work on those that are pop-culture related.  Did you know that the very first crossword puzzle was printed in the New York World in 1913? Originally it was called Word Cross, but an error during publishing transposed the letters to what we all know and love as Crossword.

Have you ever been curious about those personality tests?  Here's one you can take to get a FREE analysis of who you are, and you may be quite surprised at the results.  

Come on  - it's just between us, but have you ever taken something from a hotel?  Did you know that theft from hotels can exceed $100 million dollars annually?  If you're caught trying to take that very nice mirror, flat screen television, hair dryer or coffee pot, you may not get locked up, but your name could show up on the "No Stay List", the next time you try to book a hotel.  Still, some people have been arrested, and sometimes the charges are simply added to the bill.   Hotels expect you take all those tiny bottles of shampoo, conditioner and soap, but those very cool, fluffy robes are not giveaways.

Would you rather text than speak on the telephone?  You may be surprised to know that the Philippines is considered the texting capital of the world, sending on average over a billion texts per day!!!!  They're also known as the social media capital of the world because they spend about 4 hours per day on various social media platforms.  Wow!

Speaking of texting - how quickly can you type "
The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human."?   If you can type this faster than 17 seconds on your cell phone, you'll beat the current Guinness World Record holder, Marcel Fernandes Filho who won when he was 17.  He's held the record since 2014.
Marcel Filho

Not to be confused with Tom's recent MI rant
Are you a person who's always looking for a high paying job, but don't want to work that hard?  You may be surprised to know that hotels are on the hunt for bed warmers so guests don't have to get into cold beds, and the annual salary can reach up to $200,000.  Hearing aid specialists test hearing and fit customers with hearing aids, and this vocation is on the rise. All you need is a high school diploma and minimal training to get paid close to $60,000 a year!

No, I have no clue who this woman is, but I was intrigued by her job as an Official Lipstick Reader, and thought I'd share her info.  This is a real thing, blogger buds, and she's considered an intuitive psychic.  You can visit her site at  or call 877-605-6389.

(Sandra Lee)
8 Cups Vanilla Ice Cream
1/2 Cup Bourbon Whiskey
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon + additional cinnamon sticks if you like.

In a blender, combine half of the ice cream, bourbon, vanilla and ground cinnamon.  Cover and process until totally smooth, then pour into a punch bowl.  Repeat with the remaining ice cream, bourbon, vanilla and ground cinnamon. Serve garnished with ground cinnamon and cinnamon sticks.  Enjoy all that yumminess!

I'm going to end this post with a conversation I had with someone who's been a friend for 30+ years, and I totally adore, and he told me this.  " We wear our masks all the time - even during sex".  How's that for a conversation starter, Blogger Buds?

Aren't these some fun trees?

A Few of My Planner Spreads

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to those who celebrate.  Please stay safe. Hugs, RO