[Vicki died March 3, 2004, from one of the Asthma attacks she had sometimes mentioned in her comments. We miss her very much. See
If it takes one to know one, what does it take no one to do?
Grazed the site for months... read all the ideas, annotations, and visited almost every link ~ off-site as well as 'annotaters' ~ but didn't feel like I was qualified as a halfbaker ~ yet I was so attached to the feelings illicited from hanging out here and somewhat convinced that part of what I liked was the invisibility while eavesdropping... I think anonymous observation provides insights into my own behavior and I figure if there's really anything knowable I want to know the knower...
More Weird Facts: Did you know...
It is impossible to lick your elbow.
A crocodile can't stick its tongue out.
A shrimp's heart is in its head.
In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80
years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich
buried its head in the sand.
It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the
A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
Horses can't vomit.
The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to
be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you
try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die. If you keep your eyes open by force, they can pop out.
Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats
could have over a million descendants.
Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the
bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal
Regulations, implemented on July 16, 1969, make it
illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with
extraterrestrials or their vehicles?
In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman
A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by
people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.
Most lipstick contains fish scales.
Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their
The night before New Years Eve I went to ER with the flu and an asthma episode. ER lost my file and left me in the waiting room for several hours. When I was finally seen I was told that my lungs had "exploded" and somce that time I have had to use oxygen 24/7. I now have to spend quite a bit of time at various facilities for special treatments, etc. and it dramatically cuts into my free time, which limits my time on-line, so my halfbakery participation was cut to almost nothing. I download new posts for viewing offline so I can keep up, because usually one good post and the annos causes good deep belly laughs, and that's the best treatment for any ailment. My thanks to halfbakery for being a current reason to enjoy life.
Some great kids quotes:
"Never trust a dog to watch your food."
"If your dad's mad and asks 'Do I look stupid? 'don't answer."
"Never tell your mom her diet's not working. "
"Stay away from prunes. "
"Never pee on an electric fence. "
"Don't squat with your spurs on. "
"Don't pull dad's finger when he tells you to. "
"When mom's mad at dad don't let her brush your hair. "
"Don't sneeze in front of mum when you're eating crackers. "
"Puppies still have bad breath even after eating a Tic-Tac. "
"Never hold a dust buster and a cat at the same time. "
"You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk. "
"Don't wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts. "
"If you want a kitten, start out by asking for a horse. "
"Felt markers are not good to use as lipstick. "
"Don't pick on your sister when she's holding a baseball bat.
"Never try to baptize a cat. "
WARM BODIES COLD HEARTS Written by Vicki Belk
He sipped at his drink, then slowly raised his eyes to mine,
but the words that he spoke surprised me this time.
He said, "I've waited a long time for feelings like these,
but I'm not ready to do battle with your old memories.
All you want from me is a warm body to hold,
And you're looking real hot, but I still feel that cold.
See, holding a warm body leaves that chill in your heart
And this fire you've got raging will just tear you apart.
You may be lonely and want to take me home
but you'll still feel empty, and still be alone.
It's real loving you want but you'll take what you can get
though, giving in to lust will be a choice you regret.
You're putting out signals that are hard to resist
but I can tell that you've had to practice for this.
You've got the right moves, and right words to say
But what's said in your eyes, gives your feelings away.
A lighthouse on the shore, that flashes dark to bright
only warns of jagged cliffs too treacherous to fight.
I'd rather see a steady beacon safely light the way
through the rough waters, into a calm harbor bay.
Your heart's only cool, just drafts from the breaks,
and you could plug those up, you've got what it takes."
"Giving love-is not giving up or giving in,
the best of lovers should be the best of friends."
His kind face gently made that statement quite plain
you just learn how to feel without feeling that pain,
He carefully extended his hand out to mine,
saying "Best of friends for now, sounds fine"
But as we touched, loves' fire started to burn
in my heart, as it melted, I knew I would learn
to trust fires that need only love to begin,
and raging fires of love burn without end.
If you don't care where, or if, the fire starts
you're just a warm body with a cold, cold heart.
That heart of ice can crack just the same,
but cinder and ashes are all that remain.
If your heart starts to thaw in the heat of desire
the melting ice quickly puts out the fire,
If a flood follows, it may drown your dreams,
while leaving a smoldering fire in your jeans.......