Today would be a good day to be a wedding planner in China. The BBC reports there is a wedding boom in China today because "4 January 2013" in Mandarin sounds similar to "I'll love you all my life."
I think it might be advisable for anyone planning marriage to research which date sounds like "I'm gonna make your life a living hell!" and plan accordingly.
Heard on Duck Dynasty: "It's OK to be creepy if you're old."
Finally. I've waited my whole life for this!
"Meggings". Really? Why?
First our gubment outlawed further manufacture of old fashioned incandescent light bulbs, mandating compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL's) instead because they're more energy efficient. Now we learn that these CFL bulbs are dangerous, possibly causing skin cancer. It seems they emit ultraviolet rays so strong they can burn skin and skin cells.
In every bulb scientists tested they found the protective coating around the light creating "phosphor" was cracked, allowing dangerous ultraviolet rays to escape. They're advising us to stay at least two feet away from the bulbs when they're in use.
Sheesh! I go outside and I get skin cancer. Now I stay inside and still get skin cancer. I can't buy a break!
I was sure that Speaker of the House John Boehner, aka "Boner" would not be re-elected to that post by the new House sworn in yesterday, but DOH!....he was, with just 5 votes to spare. This tepid support makes him pretty "toothless". He's being likened to a cemetery superintendent....he has a lot of people under him, but no one is listening.
The December unemployment report is out and it showed 155,000 jobs were created last month. Interestingly, the most active hiring sectors of the economy were in manufacturing and construction, two of the hardest hit by the recession. Maybe the "Buy American" initiative is catching on.
It's Friday. Out. ;)