Friday, 25 February 2011

The First Post

Culling and sharing
I've decided I have way too much "stuff", so I've been gradually cleaning it all out. I've found several folders of bits and pieces that, at the time I saw them, I thought were worth keeping; they aren't! So now I'm fobbing them off onto anyone who dares to read this blog.
There will be quotes; bits of irrelevant information - things you didn't know you needed to know; emails I've received over the years; and I'll even throw in some of my personal photos, some dating back to the year dot. Hopefully, you'll find some of the "stuff" worth a look, and the "nonsense" worth a chuckle or two.

1.   Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas, was awarded $80,000 by a jury of her peers, after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running around inside a furniture store.  The owners of the store were understandably surprised at the verdict, considering the misbehaving little toddler was Ms. Robertson's son!

2.   19-year-old Carl Truman of Los Angeles won $74,000 and medical expenses when his neighbour ran over his hand with a Honda Accord.  Mr Truman apparently didn't notice there was someone at the wheel of the car when he was trying to steal his neighbour's hubcaps!

3.   Jerry Williams of Little rock, Arkansas, was awarded $14,500 and medical expenses after being bitten on the buttocks by his next door neighbor's beagle.  The beagle was on a chain in its owner's fenced yard.  The award was less than sought because the jury felt the dog might have been just a little provoked at the time by Mr Williams, who had climbed over the fence into the yard, and was shooting it repeatedly with a pellet gun.

Today's Quote
"When more & more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results".
                                                                            US President Harding

From Emails
Hieroglyph - for those who can't afford to buy a glyph.

Keep away from the Stock Exchange - it's too commercialised.

Who needs rhetorical questions?

Be more or less specific.

I've told you a million times not to exaggerate!

Did You Know?
The wingspan of a Boeing 747 is longer than the Wright brothers' first flight.

Personal Photo

I spottted this van's number plate as I drove into the service station one day. I must have looked a dill, standing there taking a photo, but it was worth it.

Well that's my first entry. I'll probably change some things, and cringe a bit as I go along, but it's all good fun, and a learning experience. And if no-one reads my blog, at least I'll have digital record of all this "stuff" I'm throwing away.

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