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"There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for the people who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living." Amen


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Monday, May 07, 2012

Interesting, Helpful, Cool, Funny, and Amazing

I thought this was interesting???  I don't know about everyone else but airline prices have skyrocketed....OUCH!!! Ö  With our fuel costs I guess it can't be helped, but it sure slows down those who fly often and visits to family out of state. I know that we have been trying to get a cheaper flight for months now to back to NY to visit my sis. :-( 
From UPS:

 UPS    Just  in case you need a laugh:
Remember  it takes a college degree to fly a plane, but only a high school  diploma to fix one; a reassurance to those of us who fly  routinely.
  After  every flight,  UPS  pilots  fill  out a form, called a 'gripe sheet,' which tells  mechanics
about  problems with the aircraft.

The  mechanics correct the problems, document their repairs on the  form, and then pilots review the gripe sheets before the next  flight.  Never  let it be said that ground crews lack a sense of  humor.
Here  are some actual maintenance complaints submitted by UPS pilots  (marked with a P) and the solutions recorded (marked with an S)  by maintenance engineers.
By  the way,  
UPS  is  the  only major airline that has never, ever, had an  accident.Now that is a terrific record don't you think? Too bad we can't fly UPS....

P:  Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.
S: Almost  replaced left inside main tire.
P: Test flight OK,  except auto-land very rough.
S: Auto-land not installed on  this aircraft.
P: Something loose in cockpit.
S:  Something tightened in cockpit.
P: Dead bugs on  windshield.
S: Live bugs on back-order.
P: Autopilot  in altitude-hold mode produces a 200-feet-per-minute  descent.
S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground..
P:  Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
S: Evidence  removed.
P: DME volume unbelievably loud.
S: DME  volume set to more believable level.
P: Friction locks  cause throttle levers to stick.
S: That's what friction locks  are for.
P: IFF inoperative in OFF mode.
S: IFF is  always inoperative in OFF mode.
P: Suspected crack in  windshield.
S: Suspect you're right.
P: Number 3  engine missing.
S: Engine found on right wing after brief  search.
P: Aircraft handles funny.
S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right and be  serious.
P:Target radar hums.
S: Reprogrammed target  radar with lyrics.
P: Mouse in cockpit.
S: Cat  installed.
And the best one for last
P: Noise  coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget  pounding on something with a hammer.
S: Took hammer away from  the midget.

Here's a couple sites that tells you all those key steps to make characters.... 


You got to see this! Be sure to wait the 30 seconds!

This is really neat!

After you type your first name a card comes up with Sorry Sorry Sorry on it. Just wait about 30 seconds. The words will turn white, then....... Trust me, you'll love it. Amazing what people are doing with computers today


I know this is not new, but I still like it...


Come with me 
to a third grade classroom..... There is a 
nine-year-old kid sitting at his desk and all of 
a sudden, there is a puddle between his feet and 
the front of his pants are wet. He thinks his 
heart is going to stop because he cannot 
possibly imagine how this has happened. It's 
never happened before, and he knows that when 
the boys find out he will never hear the end of 
it. When the girls find out, they'll never speak 
to him again as long as he 
The boy 
believes his heart is going to stop; he puts his 
head down and prays this prayer, 'Dear God, this 
is an emergency! I need help now! Five minutes 
from now I'm dead 
He looks up 
from his prayer and here comes the teacher with 
a look in her eyes that says he has been 
As the 
teacher is walking toward him, a class mate 
named Susie is carrying a goldfish bowl that is 
filled with water. Susie trips in front of the 
teacher and inexplicably dumps the bowl of water 
in the boy's 
The boy 
pretends to be angry, but all the while is 
saying to himself, 'Thank you, Lord! Thank you, 
Now all of a 
sudden, instead of being the object of ridicule, 
the boy is the object of sympathy. The teacher 
rushes him downstairs and gives him gym shorts 
to put on while his pants dry out. All the other 
children are on their hands and knees cleaning 
up around his desk. The sympathy is wonderful. 
But as life would have it, the ridicule that 
should have been his has been transferred to 
someone else - 
She tries to 
help, but they tell her to get out. You've done 
enough, you 
Finally, at 
the end of the day, as they are waiting for the 
bus, the boy walks over to Susie and whispers, 
'You did that on purpose, didn't you?' Susie 
whispers back, 'I wet my pants once 

May God help 
us see the opportunities that are always around 
us to do 


                      Ok you have to watch this one it is amazing!!!
– What is a "Murmuration? When referring to Starling's it is the fast movement and sound these amazing birds make.

A real mystery of nature:
No one knows why they do it. Yet each fall, thousands of starlings dance in the twilight above England and Scotland. The birds gather in shape-shifting flocks called "murmurations," having migrated in the millions from Russia and Scandinavia to escape winter’s frigid bite. Scientists aren’t sure how they do it, either. The starlings' "murmurations" are manifestations of swarm intelligence, which in different contexts is practised by schools of fish, swarms of bees and colonies of ants.  As far as I am aware, even complex algorithmic models haven’t yet explained the starlings’ aerobatics, which rely on the tiny birds' quicksilver reaction time of under 100 milliseconds to avoid aerial collisions—and predators—in the giant flock.
Despite their tour de force in the dusky sky, starlings have declined significantly in the UK in recent years, perhaps because of a decline in suitable nesting sites. The birds still roost in several of Britain’s rural pastures, however, settling down to sleep (and chatter) after their evening ballet.
Two young ladies were out for a late afternoon canoe ride and fortunately one of them remembered to bring her video camera.  What they saw was a wonderful murmuration display, caught in the short video - URL is below. Watch the variation of colour and intensity of the patterns that the birds make in proximity to one other.  And take a look at the girl in the bow of the canoe watching the aerial display.  Enjoy.



  1. Hi Debb! LOVED the mouse in the cockpit, etc., etc... And LOVED the murmuration! Never heard the term before, but my gosh, it looked AMAZING! ~tina

  2. Tina, wasn't that amazing, I had never heard it before either and then I was surfing and there it was I loved it.. :) Thanks for being my faithful commenting follower... :)


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