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  1. ♥Scottish♥Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ♥Fairy♥ says:

    Blonde jokes?
    Blonde Inventions
    1. The water-proof towel
    2. Solar powered flashlight
    3. Submarine screen door
    4. A book on how to read
    5. Inflatable dart board
    6. A dictionary index
    7. Ejector seat in a helicopter
    8. Powdered water
    9. Pedal-powered wheel chair
    10. Water-proof tea bag

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    A blonde calls Delta Airlines and asks, “Can you tell me how long it’ll take to fly from San Francisco to New York City?” The agent replies, “Just a minute…” “Thank you,” the blonde says, and hangs up.

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    To get into heaven you had to walk up 100 stairs but on each stair god asks you a joke if you laugh you go to HELL. So the brunette gets to the 56th stair and bursts out laughing and gets sent to hell. Then red-head gets to the 97th stair and bursts out laughing and gets sent to hell. Then the blonde gets into heaven and bursts out laughing then god asked her “why are you laughing?” the blonde replied “I just got the first one!”

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    Two casino dealers are at the craps table when a cute blonde comes over and says, “I want to bet twenty thousand dollars on a single roll of the dice. But, if you don’t mind, I’d I feel much luckier if I were completely nude.” They say fine, she strips naked from the neck down, and rolls the dice. Then she screams, “I won! I won!” She starts jumping up and down, hugs each of the dealers, and then picks up her money and her clothes and walks away. For a minute the two dealers stare at each other. Then the first one says, “What did she roll, anyway?” The second dealer says, “I don’t know. I thought you were watching.”

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    During a rock climbing expedition, an accident occurred, as some of the grappling hooks gave way. This left the eleven climbers clinging precariously to the wildly swinging rope suspended from a crumbling outcropping on the Mountain. Ten were blonde, one was a brunette. As a group they decided that one of the party should let go. If that didn’t happen the weight on the rope would cause more of the hooks to give way and everyone would perish. For an agonizing few moments no one volunteered. Finally the brunette gave a truly touching speech saying she would sacrifice herself to save the lives of the others. All ten blondes applauded.

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    A blonde buys a ticket and wins the lottery. He goes to lottery headquarters to claim it and the man verifies his ticket number. The blonde says, “I want my $20 million.” The man replied, “No, sorry lady. It doesn’t work that way. We give you a million today and then you’ll get the rest spread out for the next 19 years.” The blonde said, “Oh, no. I want all my money right now! I won it and I want it.” Again, the man explain that he would only get a million that day and the rest during the next 19 years. The blonde, furious with the man, screams out, “Look, I want my money! If you’re not going to give me my $20 million right now, then I want my dollar back!”

  2. James B says:

    Why do people think of roulette as hard?
    Many people lose money to roulette, however, its advanced betting system gives the player an edge.

    All you have to do is pick any dozen and bet 5 on that. Then Cheval the other two dozen and you certain to win money any time. The only time you would ever end up bankrupt is the chance of elvis being alive, being zapped by lightning, hit by a bus, winning the lottery and giving birth to an elephant!

    • ZCT says:

      You’re going to have to explain the term Cheval.

      But that aside, if you cover one dozen and bet five on that, you are going to lose 26/38 times or 68.42% of the time.

      The function of the zero and double zero give the house an edge of 5.26%. It doesn’t matter how ‘advanced’ your betting system is, or what a Cheval is, over the long term you will always lose. The only way to beat roulette is if you get lucky in the short term, or if you find a wheel that has a slight bias that you can exploit. But the casinos regularly check the wheels to ensure they are random.

  3. Andrea says:

    Number Combinations Question = 12 of 24?
    Okay here goes, Im researching a lottery game and I would like some advice from you all who know math better than I do!

    Here is what I am trying to figure out:

    What method would you use to determine which number combinations are likely to be chosen if the game picks 12 out of 24 numbers? Historically, the game has never picked the first 12 numbers, or the last 12 numbers consecutively nor has it ever picked all odd or all even numbers. It HAS however consistently picked 5-7 of the first 12 digits and 5-7 of the last 12 digits. So I want to also factor in the historical data when compiling a list of ALL the possible combinations so as to eliminate all the combinations that would be very unlikely to be drawn.

    Ultimately I need to compile a list of ALL possible combinations minus historical factoring and I really don’t know how to accomplish this.

    The numbers do NOT have to be in any specific order and the game only contains one of each number, no duplicate digits.

    I have tried to be as clear in my question as possible, sorry if I’ve left anything out. Ill try to answer any questions if possible.

    Thanks so much!
    Sorry for the mistake, I used the word **digits** in my question when I meant **numbers**
    EDIT: Ultimately I need to compile a list of ALL possible combinations AFTER* historical factoring and I really don’t know how to accomplish this.
    Furthermore, to win the Jackpot in this game, you must either get 0 of 12 numbers correct OR 12 of 12 numbers correct. So its an all or nothing situation which I’m not sure makes a difference when trying to determine my answer here.
    Question: How can I find out how many subsets are in the set 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12, with six resulting numbers for each set (example =1 3 5 7 9 11). I was unable to find any good answers with google. I found answers to find all the subsets for 1-12, however those results are for ALL possible subsets, I need to figure only the subsets that contain exactly six subsets in the result.

    • δοτζο says:

      Easy, don’t take the historical data into account. You’re falling into the same trap that people who play roulette do. The casinos put up a board of like 10-20 previous results because it influences people’s decision, e.g. if a bunch of reds come up in a row people will be more likely to bet black because they think it’s “due.” This is completely false though. The wheel can’t “remember” what it’s already produced, i.e. each event is independent.

      The same thing is happening here. Assuming the drawing of the balls is random, like they’re being blindly drawn from a shuffling machine, each event is independent and so the historical data is irrelevant. The next draw could be 1-12, 13-24, or any other twelve element subset of {1,2,3, …, 24}. Now, the problem with writing all these things down is that there are 2,704,156 of them.

      Even if the historical data were taken into account there would still be more than half of the total remaining so writing a list would take up a lot of room and ultimately probably not help, but if you want there are algorithms to find subsets. Google around a bit and I’m sure you’ll find an efficient enough one to complete this in only a few minutes.

      Edit: The all or nothing thing doesn’t affect the probability. You’re choosing exactly half of the total possible, so the probability of getting all 12 is the same as getting none.

  4. olddoll says:

    what are the best keno numbers?
    how do i find the best keno numbers?

    • pdq says:

      Right. “best keno numbers” is an oxymoron. They don’t exist.

      Look, the lottery is the worst bet on the planet. At a 50% payback rate, no other standard form of gambling on the planet comes even close to being as bad as the lottery.

      Keno is 2nd. The House Edge on Keno is anywhere from 30% to 38%. There is no “best number”. Every time you play, you might at well be lighting a match to 1/3 of all your money.

      ***EDIT***

      Johnny – Where are you getting your information? 95%?!? Come on, man. The Big 6 wheel held a House Edge between 11.11% up to 24.07%, depending on which number you picked. It’s bad, but it’s not at bad as Keno.

      95% House Edge??? Nobody would ever play it if it only paid back 5%.

  5. Adam says:

    Does anyone know how to use a lottery wheel?
    I want to know how to use a lottery wheel for a 5 number game with 36 total numbers; a 6 number game 5 + 1 Powerball with 59 total numbers and a 5 + 1 Mega Ball game with 56 total numbers.
    Me and you, pdq, are obviously not on the same page. I’m not looking for anything to “predict” my numbers for me. The deal is with a lottery wheel is you pick your best numbers, and the wheel covers multiple number combinations and for the most part making it easier to pick my own numbers. Now what I didn’t understand and came here seeking a little clarity for was about the number wheels themselves. For instance, some are saying the “Pick 5″ games are stuff like Powerball and Mega Millions, where you in fact pick 6 including the Powerball. Are these wheels leaving it up to us when picking the Powerball? BTW, believe it or not there is a pattern to each lottery but it’s a pattern that cannot be predicted, only averaged. If you know the average, the odds are just that much more in your favor. Not by much but better than last time.

    • John W says:

      The lottery wheels are based upon the premise that you can select a subset of the numbers that you would expect the numbers to be drawn from and basically the wheels will give you a list of all the combinations from those numbers. There are several variations to wheels, one where you try to get a lesser prize by generating a list that covers say all the three number combinations that are possible and though this list won’t cover all the big jackpot combinations, it should be a smaller and more affordable list. Then there are lists where the expected return is greater than the cost of purchasing the list. However there is one fundamental flaw, these wheels are based on the assumption that you can pick a subset of numbers that the drawn numbers will be from. Even if you go by the draw frequency statistics to identify so called hot and cold numbers, the statistical difference between the numbers is meaningless and you can’t create a meaningful subset from such statistics.

      So there isn’t a lottery wheel for a 5 number game with 36 total numbers but there is a wheel where you assume a field of 10 numbers from which those 5 numbers will be drawn that you can use in a 5 number with 36 number playing field game or there’s a 5/36 wheel that doesn’t cover all 5 number possibilities but does cover all 3 number possibilities etc.

      Obviously, any meaningful wheels represent a huge investment in a single draw and although you may win some, it’s very unlikely that you will win back your investment especially since the premise of being able to chose a subset of numbers is completely false.

      About the only strategy that I would deem as having any real value is to ensure that the tickets that you do buy for a given draw have a minimum of overlap in any winning combinations i.e.: two tickets with the numbers 1-2-3-4-5 (1) and 1-2-3-4-6 (1) represent fewer chances to win the smaller prizes than two tickets with the numbers 1-2-3-4-5 (1) and 5-6-7-8-9 (2). But the advantage is very very minimal, it’s real and can be calculated but it really doesn’t make a difference.

  6. Tinaaaaa :) says:

    REMEMBER WHEN!!??? Everyone 13 7 older MUST read this :)?
    : Everyone 13 and older must read this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    *Before Sidekicks & iPods.
    *Before MIKE JONES
    *Before PlayStation2 or X-BOX.
    *Before the 5 hours(5min) of homework you put off every night.
    *WHEN LIGHT UP SNEAKERS WERE KOOL
    *When you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs.
    *When gas was $0.95 a gallon & Caller ID was a new thing.
    *When we recorded stuff on VCRs & paid $3.50 for a movie.
    *When we called the radio station to request songs to hear off our walkmans.
    *When 2Pac and Biggie where alive.
    *When the Chicago Bulls were the best team ever.
    *Way back……….
    *Tag.
    *Hide-n-Go Seek at dusk.
    *Red Light, Green Light.
    *Heads Up 7 Up.
    *Playing kickball & dodgeball until your porch light came on.
    *Hopscotch.
    *Slip-n-Slides.
    *Tree Houses.
    *Hula Hoops.
    *Skip-its.
    *Reading R.L. Stine’s Goose Bumps.
    *The annoying Nano Pets & Furbies.
    *Running through the sprinklers.
    *Crying when Mufasa died in the Lion King.
    *Happy Meals where you chose a Barbie or a Hot Wheels car.
    *Getting the privelage to sit in the front seat of the car.
    *Drinking Sqeeze It “Squeeze The Fun Out Of It.”
    *But wait….
    *Watching Saturday Morning Cartoons in your PJ’s still wrapped up in your Garfield comforter.
    *Hey Arnold, Doug, Rugrats.
    *The original Power Rangers
    *Or what about….
    *The Secret Life of Alex Mac.
    *Ren & Stimpy.
    *Double Dare.
    *Rocko’s Modern Life.
    *AAAHH!! REAL MONSTERS.
    *Wild & Crazy Kids.
    *Clarissa Explains it All.
    *Salute Your Shorts.
    *Are You Afraid of the Dark?
    *The original cast members of All That.
    *Kenan & Kel.
    *The Magic School Bus.
    *Flash Forward.
    *Pete and Pete.
    *Legends of the Hidden Temple.
    *Hey Dude.
    *Dinosaurs.
    *Pinky and the Brain.
    *Blossom.
    *Hangin’ With Mr. Copper.
    *Wishbone.
    *Bill-Nye the Science Guy.
    *Kablamm.
    *Who could forget Snick? & Nick @ Nite with Bewitched, I Dream of Jeanie, The Facts of Life, & I Love Lucy.
    *Where everyone wanted to be in love after watching The Wonder Years.
    *Or Nick Jr. with Face!
    *Gulah-Gulah Island.
    *Alegra’s Window.
    *Little Bear.
    *Under the Umbrella Tree.
    *The Busy World of Richard Scary.
    *The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
    *Kool-Aid was the drink of choice.
    *Wearing your new shoes on the first day of school.
    *Class field trips. (to the ZOO!)
    *When Christmas was the most exciting time of year.
    *When $5 seemed like a million, & another dollar a miracle.
    *When you begged to go to McDonalds for dinner everyday.
    *When Toys ‘R’ Us overuled the mall.
    *Go back to the time when…..
    *Argument’s were only started when it came to who was gonna be the redranger.
    *Decisions were made by going ‘eeny-meeny-miney-moe’.
    *Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming ‘do over!’
    *’Race issue’ ment arguing about who ran the fastest.
    *Money issues were handled by whoever was banker in ‘Monopoly’.
    *It wasn’t odd to have two or three ‘best’ friends.
    *Being old referred to anyone over 20.
    *A chance to skate as a couple at the local roller rink was like winning the lottery.
    *Scrapes & bruises were kissed & made better.
    *It was a big deal to finally be tall enough to ride the ‘big people’ rides at the fair.
    *When playing Nintendo was the hardest thing ever.
    *When Ninja Turtles ruled the world.
    *When Lisa Frank was the raddest thing ever.
    *When a candy bar at the grocery store was the highlight of your day.
    *When coupons collected all year could get you a prize in your class auction.
    *When the only thing you cried over was your mom being late to pick you up.
    *When stress was addition and subtraction.
    *When friendships were as complicated as who’s house to sleep over.
    *When shaving cream was just meant for play.
    *When a first kiss only lead to cooties.
    *When Valentines Day meant cards for all.
    *When birthdays were a class event.
    *When a friend moving away was the saddest day of your life.
    *When the summer lasted forever.
    *When time didn’t matter.
    *These were the days we hadn’t realized escaped us until it’s all brought back
    ***~SORRY I MENT 13 OR OLDER IN THE TITLE~***

    • Roddy says:

      Uh, what about those who are 50 and over?

      2 channels on your tv with rabbit ears if you were lucky.
      Digging a fallout shelter in your backyard in case the Russians bombed us.
      Many of the bands on the radio didn’t use electric guitars.
      A computer filled an entire building.
      Your phone hooked into the wall and there were no games included.
      8 Track tapes were all the rage.
      Everyone in town fed your dog because there were no leash laws.
      You could walk home alone in the dark without worry.
      The mailman came twice a day.
      You could walk down the street with a rifle because everyone knew you were just going hunting.
      You could wave down a cop just to give you a ride.
      You could pick up your grandpas pipe tobacco and whiskey at the liquor store with just a note from him.
      The grocery store gave you credit and delivered.
      No one told you when to cut your grass.
      You could call a doctor and he would come to your house.
      A three speed bike was something you only wished over in a catalog.
      Gas wars still raged, (13 cents was the lowest I ever saw).

  7. coolchess says:

    remember these days?
    Before the MySpace frenzy. Before the Internet & text messaging. Before Sidekicks & iPods. Before MIKE JONESSS Before PlayStation2 or X-BOX. Before the 5 hours of homework you put off every night. WHEN LIGHT UP SNEAKERS WERE KOOL When you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs. When gas was $0.95 a gallon & Caller ID was a new thing. When we recorded stuff on VCRs & paid $3.50 for a movie. When we called the radio station to request songs to hear off our walkmans. When 2Pac and Biggie where alive. When the Chicago Bulls were the best team ever. Way back. Tag. Get Over Here!!!! means something to you. Hide-n-Go Seek at dusk. Red Light, Green Light. Heads Up 7 Up. Playing Kickball & Dodgeball until your porch light came on. Hopskotch. Slip-n-Slides. Tree Houses. Hula Hoops. Reading R.L. Stine’s Goose Bumps. The annoying Nano Pets & Furbies. Running through the sprinklers. Crying when Mufasa died in the Lion King. Happy Meals where you chose a Barbie or a Hot Wheels car. Getting the privelage to sit in the front seat of the car. Drinking Sqeeze It “Squeeze The Fun Out Of It” Wait. Watching Saturday Morning Cartoons in your PJ’s still wrapped up in your Garfield comforter. Hey Arnold, Doug, Rugrats. The original Power Rangers Or what about: The Secret Life of Alex Mac. Ren & Stimpy. Double Dare. Rocko’s Modern Life. AAAHH!! REAL MONSTERS. Wild & Crazy Kids. Clarissa Explains it All. salute your shorts(CAMP ANAWANA) Are You Afraid of the Dark? The original cast members of all that. Kenan & Kel. doug. magic school bus. flash forward. pete and pete. legends of the hidden temple. hey dude. dinosaurs. pinky and the brain. blossom. hangin with mr.copper. wishbone. bill-nye the science guy. kablamm. Who could forget Snick? & Nick @ Nite with Bewitched, I Dream of Jenie, The Facts of Life & I Love Lucy. Where everyone wanted to be in love after watching The Wonder Years. or nick jr. with face gulah gulah island little bear under the unbrella tree the busy world of richard scary the adventures of winnie the pooh Kool-Aid was the drink of choice. Wearing your new shoes on the first day of school. Class field trips. POGS When Christmas was the most exciting time of year. When $5 seemed like a million, & another dollar a miracle. When you begged to go to McDonalds for dinner everyday. When Toys R Us overuled the mall. Go back to the time when Decisions were made by going ‘eeny-meeny-miney-moe’. Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming ‘do over!’ ‘Race issue’ ment arguing about who ran the fastest. Money issues were handled by whoever was banker in ‘Monopoly’. It wasn’t odd to have two or three ‘best’ friends. Being old referred to anyone over 20. A chance to skate as a couple at the local roller rink was like winning the lottery. Scrapes & bruises were kissed & made better. It was a big deal to finally be tall enought to ride the ‘big people’ rides at the fair. When playing Nintendo was the hardest thing ever. When Ninja Turtles ruled the world. When Lisa Frank was the raddest thing ever. When a candy bar at the grocery store was the highlight of your day. When coupons collected all year could get you a prize in your class auction. When the only thing you cried over was your mom being late to pick you up. When stress was addition and subtraction. When friendships were as complicated as who’s house to sleep over and who’s to TP When shaving cream was just meant for play. When a first kiss only lead to cooties. When valentines day meant cards for all. When birthdays were a class event. When a friend moving away was the saddest day of your life. (Yeah, that’s still no good)…… who would have thought youd miss the 90′s so much

  8. says:

    what are some good weight loss tips for a teen?
    any good motivational tips?

    • Bazza23 says:

      Here’s 11 tips to keep your motivational fire burning…

      1 – Take It One Day At A Time – Even the longest journey or change in lifestyle all begins with a single step. While these small steps might not seem much if they’re repeated over and over again momentum will start to build up. Take the example of pushing a car, the first couple of pushes are the hardest but once the wheels are turning it takes less effort to keep the pace up. Just promise yourself that you’re only going to train just today, then say this to yourself the next day and the next day.

      2 – Does Your Goal Excite You – Does losing weight excite you or are you just going through the motions? If a goal doesn’t excite you, you’ll never give it your full attention. Grab a pen and paper and write a list of what this weight loss will do you for you. Make a list of about 10-20 things that will change because you’ve lost that weight.

      3 – Visualize Your Success – If you haven’t been successful how can you get that feeling of accomplishment, easy visualize! Some people say they have a problem with visualizing but we all do it. If I said what would you do if you won the lottery, I bet you’d have dozens of images flash through your mind. Now take that power and picture how you’ll feel and look in that slimmer future. If you’re still having problems take your list from tip 2 and read through it for help, those answers you wrote should help put some great images in your mind.

      4 – Get In A Team – While its sometimes easy to get inspired for a short while, for longer periods sometimes we need others to give us that added kick up the pants. Try to find like minded people who want to make a change in their lives and use them to inspire you. If you can’t find anyone close by that you can rely on or support from, why not use the internet and weight loss forums or help. Or if this isn’t for you, why not look in books or magazines for inspirational stories that help lift you up.

      5 – Hold Back – It can be easy to throw yourself “Gung-ho” into your fitness at the beginning, but slowly over time you burn out and motivation fizzle’s away. So why not hold that motivation in check, if you feel that you could exercise for an hour why not cut back 25% and exercise for three quarters of an hour. This way you know you’ve still got more in the tank for the next time, when maybe you’ll give it a little bit more. This way you’re going to increase in intensity as time goes on rather than do the opposite.

      6 – Sleep More – Lack so sleep can take the zip out of anyone, so try to get your daily amount, then you’ll be mentally fit and prepared for whats ahead.

      7 – Organize Your Space – If you’ve got clothes thrown over the exercise bike and you constantly have to look for exercise clothes/equipment you need a de-clutter. Clear out a space thats solely yours for exercising. If you want you can also put some posters/motivation images around that you can look at as you workout. In short make your exercise space a happy place that you look forward to visiting.

      8 – Set Goals And Deadlines – Having a target or goal can be a great way to inspire yourself. Pick something small that you want to achieve like losing those first 5 pounds! Now go out and get it and don’t stop till you’ve achieved it, then move on to the next goal. Unfinished goals can be a drain and kill motivation, but build on those small gaols and you’ll start to feel more positive that you can do it.

      9 – Use Music – Music can be a great motivator when you’re down. You could be in the worst mental form of your life but when your favorite song comes you can change in an instant. Burn a CD or load up your mp3 player with all those favorite tunes that make you want to get up and go.

      10 – Get Outside – Theres something magical that a bit of fresh air and change of scenery can do for us. If you’re not feeling like exercising just take a short walk to clear your mind and get the blood flowing. After 5- 10 minutes don’t be surprised if like “Forest Gump” you want to keep on going.

      11 – Use Past Failures To Succeed – Human beings are strange things we love to break rules and go against the grain sometimes. We’re told not to do something and what want to do the opposite!

      So, why not use this power for you, call up all those old images of past failure or people telling you you’ll never succeed and use it against them. Think to yourself “I’ll show them I can do it”…and then go out and do it!

  9. coolchess says:

    18 and under these days?
    Before the MySpace frenzy. Before the Internet & text messaging. Before Sidekicks & iPods. Before MIKE JONESSS Before PlayStation2 or X-BOX. Before the 5 hours of homework you put off every night. WHEN LIGHT UP SNEAKERS WERE KOOL When you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs. When gas was $0.95 a gallon & Caller ID was a new thing. When we recorded stuff on VCRs & paid $3.50 for a movie. When we called the radio station to request songs to hear off our walkmans. When 2Pac and Biggie where alive. When the Chicago Bulls were the best team ever. Way back. Tag. Get Over Here!!!! means something to you. Hide-n-Go Seek at dusk. Red Light, Green Light. Heads Up 7 Up. Playing Kickball & Dodgeball until your porch light came on. Hopskotch. Slip-n-Slides. Tree Houses. Hula Hoops. Reading R.L. Stine’s Goose Bumps. The annoying Nano Pets & Furbies. Running through the sprinklers. Crying when Mufasa died in the Lion King. Happy Meals where you chose a Barbie or a Hot Wheels car. Getting the privelage to sit in the front seat of the car. Drinking Sqeeze It “Squeeze The Fun Out Of It” Wait. Watching Saturday Morning Cartoons in your PJ’s still wrapped up in your Garfield comforter. Hey Arnold, Doug, Rugrats. The original Power Rangers Or what about: The Secret Life of Alex Mac. Ren & Stimpy. Double Dare. Rocko’s Modern Life. AAAHH!! REAL MONSTERS. Wild & Crazy Kids. Clarissa Explains it All. salute your shorts(CAMP ANAWANA) Are You Afraid of the Dark? The original cast members of all that. Kenan & Kel. doug. magic school bus. flash forward. pete and pete. legends of the hidden temple. hey dude. dinosaurs. pinky and the brain. blossom. hangin with mr.copper. wishbone. bill-nye the science guy. kablamm. Who could forget Snick? & Nick @ Nite with Bewitched, I Dream of Jenie, The Facts of Life & I Love Lucy. Where everyone wanted to be in love after watching The Wonder Years. or nick jr. with face gulah gulah island little bear under the unbrella tree the busy world of richard scary the adventures of winnie the pooh Kool-Aid was the drink of choice. Wearing your new shoes on the first day of school. Class field trips. POGS When Christmas was the most exciting time of year. When $5 seemed like a million, & another dollar a miracle. When you begged to go to McDonalds for dinner everyday. When Toys R Us overuled the mall. Go back to the time when Decisions were made by going ‘eeny-meeny-miney-moe’. Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming ‘do over!’ ‘Race issue’ ment arguing about who ran the fastest. Money issues were handled by whoever was banker in ‘Monopoly’. It wasn’t odd to have two or three ‘best’ friends. Being old referred to anyone over 20. A chance to skate as a couple at the local roller rink was like winning the lottery. Scrapes & bruises were kissed & made better. It was a big deal to finally be tall enought to ride the ‘big people’ rides at the fair. When playing Nintendo was the hardest thing ever. When Ninja Turtles ruled the world. When Lisa Frank was the raddest thing ever. When a candy bar at the grocery store was the highlight of your day. When coupons collected all year could get you a prize in your class auction. When the only thing you cried over was your mom being late to pick you up. When stress was addition and subtraction. When friendships were as complicated as who’s house to sleep over and who’s to TP When shaving cream was just meant for play. When a first kiss only lead to cooties. When valentines day meant cards for all. When birthdays were a class event. When a friend moving away was the saddest day of your life. (Yeah, that’s still no good)…… who would have thought youd miss the 90′s so much

    • sojoco2008 says:

      omg. kenan and kel…….orangeade! love it! goodness me goosebumbs – and then they did a tv one of them with the dog that had freeeeky green eyes in the opening titles. it scared me witless lol! bludy loved being a little kid!
      c’mon now there is one major part missing…..SPICE GIRLS. absolutely classic nineties.
      the original saved by the bell
      beverly hills 91920
      yeh, when the hell did saturday morning tele go downhill, it used to rock. live and kicking with jaime theakston!

  10. Edward L says:

    Why do people gamble?
    i used to gamble a lot especially with lottery, but i learned that it is pointless. loss more than won. and it is an freakin addiction.

    • pokergod says:

      1. Money, people see an easy was to turn $1 into $1,000,000.
      2. Adrenaline, to some its just as heart racing to watch the roulette ball bounce as it would be for someone to jump out of a plane.
      3. Entertainment, some people would rather spend $50-$100 at a casino than go out for a nice dinner and movie or as stated above to an amusement park.
      4.To win or think they can beat the system, someone thinks they have an excelent system to beat the roulette wheel or craps table or lotto numbers pick, granted there can be skill to casino games such as poker and blackjack but they take years.
      5. Addiction, people play once and there addicted to the adrenaline and that chance to make money many people in the world especially americans have very addictive personalities, this is when gambling becomes an issue this is when people end up spending rent money on gambling this is when its time to get help.

  11. Maddie says:

    I need a good April Fool’s Day prank?
    I need a prank to pull on my dad in a couple of hours. Any ideas?

    • Cassie says:

      These are the best pranks i found…

      1. Blue jello is the only powder that doesn’t change color when put in toilet water. When they splash they are tattoed blues spots that last for at least two weeks, no matter how hard you scrub

      2.Sneeze Spray Prank-Get your hand wet, and find your dad and start to fake a sneeze and then throw a spray of water on back of their neck.

      3.The Walnut Prank-Take a walnut and crack along the central seam. Then put in different stuffing for the walnuts. Then super glue the two halves back together with one (or more) of the following in the middle:
      •Put an almond in the walnut shell – This will confuse the subject
      •A note that says “I am a walnut picker in the jungle and I am being held against my will. Please save me!”
      •Put in a fortune note, like a cookie fortune
      •Put corn starch into the shell. When the victim cracks the nut, it explodes in a white cloud.
      •Put a small toy inside a shell – like a Cracker Jack Toy

      4.Untidy Bowl-Place cling-film over the toilet bowl (under the lid). Be very careful there are no creases.

      5.Pop Pot-Put a snap ball fire cracker (the kind you throw down on the sidewalk and they explode) under the toilet seat, and gently lower the seat. Your victim will sit down with a bang!

      6.Toilet Shower-On most household toilets there is a pipe sticking up in the tank. Clipped into the top of that pipe you will find a small water feed tube. Remove that tube from the pipe and place it under the lid of the tank, facing front. Carefully replace the lid so it holds the water tube in place. When someone flushes the toilet they get soaked!

      7.Shower of a Different Color-Take a bar of soap from their shower. Shave off a thin slice from the soap and make a little hole in the soap. Fill the hole with red, green, or blue food coloring. Cover the hole with the thin layer of soap (wetting the soap layer will cause it to stay in place. Place the bar hole-side down in the shower stall and wait for some colorful fun!

      8.Condiment Commode-Take a ketchup, honey, or mustard packet. Fold that packet in half and place it under the pad that separates the toilet seat from the toilet. When your victim sits down on the seat, they’ll receive a messy condiment surprise. Note: A pin hole in the packets on the sides facing into the toilet will help direct the mess.

      9.Kitchen Shower-Fill an unbreakable cup with water and set it in an upper kitchen cabinet. Attach a short length of thread to the cup and tape the other end inside the cabinet door. When the door is opened, your victim will get a shower.

      10.Tire Sniper-Find some Bubble Wrap® with one inch bubbles (at most office supply stores or in dumpsters behind gift shops). Cut a strip about an eighteen inches long and the width of a tire. Tape this to the tread of the front wheel(s) of a parked car. When the car starts moving, the resultant popping sounds like a machine gun.

      11.Misbehavin’ Car-If he is in the habit of leaving their car doors unlocked, sneak in and turn up the radio, turn on the windshield wipers, blinkers, and anything else that might confuse them. Sit back and watch as they turn on their car and confusion ensues!

      12.Getting “Punchy”-Collect all the little paper circles left over in the paper punches. Then go to his car and put them on top of the visor. Make sure to brush the strays off the seat. When he puts the sun visor down all the little circles will fall in their lap and face simulating a snow shower. Or, hide a fish (ala “More Stinkin’ Car Troubles” above) the driver’s side visor – when the visor is lowered the fish will flop into the lap of the driver.

      13.You won the Lottery!-If you have a local lottery where you get to pick your own numbers, buy a fresh newspaper with last night’s winning numbers then buy those very same numbers. With great excitement show off your winning numbers to your family and friends.

      14.Dribble Can-While someone isn’t looking, place a small push pin hole in the side of their soda/pop/beer can just below where they drink. Every time they drink they will be dribbling on themselves.

      Hope this helps! :)

  12. pshyeahh(: allie says:

    Rememberr When????!!!!! Everyone 13 and older must read this (:?
    : Everyone 13 and older must read this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    *Before Sidekicks & iPods.
    *Before MIKE JONES
    *Before PlayStation2 or X-BOX.
    *Before the 5 hours(5min) of homework you put off every night.
    *WHEN LIGHT UP SNEAKERS WERE KOOL
    *When you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs.
    *When gas was $0.95 a gallon & Caller ID was a new thing.
    *When we recorded stuff on VCRs & paid $3.50 for a movie.
    *When we called the radio station to request songs to hear off our walkmans.
    *When 2Pac and Biggie where alive.
    *When the Chicago Bulls were the best team ever.
    *Way back……….
    *Tag.
    *Hide-n-Go Seek at dusk.
    *Red Light, Green Light.
    *Heads Up 7 Up.
    *Playing kickball & dodgeball until your porch light came on.
    *Hopscotch.
    *Slip-n-Slides.
    *Tree Houses.
    *Hula Hoops.
    *Skip-its.
    *Reading R.L. Stine’s Goose Bumps.
    *The annoying Nano Pets & Furbies.
    *Running through the sprinklers.
    *Crying when Mufasa died in the Lion King.
    *Happy Meals where you chose a Barbie or a Hot Wheels car.
    *Getting the privelage to sit in the front seat of the car.
    *Drinking Sqeeze It “Squeeze The Fun Out Of It.”
    *But wait….
    *Watching Saturday Morning Cartoons in your PJ’s still wrapped up in your Garfield comforter.
    *Hey Arnold, Doug, Rugrats.
    *The original Power Rangers
    *Or what about….
    *The Secret Life of Alex Mac.
    *Ren & Stimpy.
    *Double Dare.
    *Rocko’s Modern Life.
    *AAAHH!! REAL MONSTERS.
    *Wild & Crazy Kids.
    *Clarissa Explains it All.
    *Salute Your Shorts.
    *Are You Afraid of the Dark?
    *The original cast members of All That.
    *Kenan & Kel.
    *The Magic School Bus.
    *Flash Forward.
    *Pete and Pete.
    *Legends of the Hidden Temple.
    *Hey Dude.
    *Dinosaurs.
    *Pinky and the Brain.
    *Blossom.
    *Hangin’ With Mr. Copper.
    *Wishbone.
    *Bill-Nye the Science Guy.
    *Kablamm.
    *Who could forget Snick? & Nick @ Nite with Bewitched, I Dream of Jeanie, The Facts of Life, & I Love Lucy.
    *Where everyone wanted to be in love after watching The Wonder Years.
    *Or Nick Jr. with Face!
    *Gulah-Gulah Island.
    *Alegra’s Window.
    *Little Bear.
    *Under the Umbrella Tree.
    *The Busy World of Richard Scary.
    *The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
    *Kool-Aid was the drink of choice.
    *Wearing your new shoes on the first day of school.
    *Class field trips. (to the ZOO!)
    *When Christmas was the most exciting time of year.
    *When $5 seemed like a million, & another dollar a miracle.
    *When you begged to go to McDonalds for dinner everyday.
    *When Toys ‘R’ Us overuled the mall.
    *Go back to the time when…..
    *Argument’s were only started when it came to who was gonna be the redranger.
    *Decisions were made by going ‘eeny-meeny-miney-moe’.
    *Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming ‘do over!’
    *’Race issue’ ment arguing about who ran the fastest.
    *Money issues were handled by whoever was banker in ‘Monopoly’.
    *It wasn’t odd to have two or three ‘best’ friends.
    *Being old referred to anyone over 20.
    *A chance to skate as a couple at the local roller rink was like winning the lottery.
    *Scrapes & bruises were kissed & made better.
    *It was a big deal to finally be tall enough to ride the ‘big people’ rides at the fair.
    *When playing Nintendo was the hardest thing ever.
    *When Ninja Turtles ruled the world.
    *When Lisa Frank was the raddest thing ever.
    *When a candy bar at the grocery store was the highlight of your day.
    *When coupons collected all year could get you a prize in your class auction.
    *When the only thing you cried over was your mom being late to pick you up.
    *When stress was addition and subtraction.
    *When friendships were as complicated as who’s house to sleep over.
    *When shaving cream was just meant for play.
    *When a first kiss only lead to cooties.
    *When Valentines Day meant cards for all.
    *When birthdays were a class event.
    *When a friend moving away was the saddest day of your life.
    *When the summer lasted forever.
    *When time didn’t matter.
    *These were the days we hadn’t realized escaped us until it’s all brought back
    some of them 13 year olds can relate to, i know i can
    BTW I planning to add to the list and put it in chicken soup for the teenage soul perhaps so every bit of imput will help!

    • : ) says:

      Oh my gosh. I am 14 and some of the tv shows I didn’t know but like 99% of your list related to me. It brought back a lot of memories and in a way kinda yielded the confusion of being a teenager. Make more lists if you have the time I know a lot of people would appricate it. and some things you might add

      * begging to stay up for 5 more minutes*
      * when bubble gum used to cost 0.01*
      * sitting at the kids table, comparing sizes of deserts.*

  13. BMW says:

    99-2003 Bentley Arnage/2006 MBZ S600/ 2003-2008 BMW760li?
    Trying to decide between the 1999-2003 Bentley Arnage/2006 MBZ S600/2003-2008 760li for my 30th b-day present to myself. What are the pros-cons of each. Maintanence, cash for purchase, gas mileage is irrelevant. Got little more cash now with this job than in the past but still, I prefer to know what I’m buying instead of going by the “Cant afford it if you have to ask the price rule.”. Sounds like a rule that many lottery winners follow and end up broke again. And no AMG or M series! God no! Too loud, too rough riding so no AMG or M series.
    And it’s down to these three. The Audi A8 is a fine vehicle on the inside but too rough riding. The Jaguar is cool but already have the exact XJ8 I want. Didnt want anything new, have the cash for one, well kind of obvious considering the three, but the new 7 series look like the new 5 series which have looks that dont appeal to me. Lexus is ok, too much gimics and plastic and an interior that is not attractive to me. the 2003 body style have nice interior up to the center console which I find hideous. 2007-up S-Class and other Mercedes looks dont appeal to me either. And none of these are for pure status. I liked and always liked smooth riding large european vehicles that have nice interiors with wood and leather and relatively quiet and roomy with comfortable seats with a little bit of power without being obnoxiously loud about it. With what I’m looking for becoming a lost art or considered obsolete in the new car world, these three seems to be the last three to fit the bill. Americans luxury sedans didnt make the list as I detest the Northstar engined Devilles/DTS and they dont even ride as good as the 95 Fleetwood they was suppose to replace and dont care for the front wheel drive setup (personal choice and it’s mine to make). Although will pick up a 95 Fleetwood. I love those things but that is already set in the works for my Christmas present. And already have a Lincoln TC too as a side car and dont need another one of them. That’s it for the American luxuries. The 2011 Jag XJ exterior is ok, but has excellent interior workings besides the steering wheel design but as mentioned earlier already have a Jag that I love.

    Why these three?
    99-03 Arnage- pure leather, pure wood. There is more leather and wood than there is other materials on the interior. Nice exterior. Good performance. Luxury at near it’s best. Downside, where the hell am I going to take this thing to be fixed. Dont seem like too many people know the inner workings of this car. The Green label have BMW drivetrain but aint itching to go down that road again and Red Label inner working information is all but nil. But given the fact it uses a GM heavy duty transmission (the same type found in the top engined Chevy trucks 4L80-E up to the 2006 Avalanche and up to 2003 Tahoe/Yukon and no glaring issues found with those, then that part should be straight.

    2006 MBZ S-Class- Had enough MBZ S-Classes that I’d feel right at home here as far as maintanence and information is concerned. But this interior lacks wood and the leather seem step down from even the W140 S-Class and prior. And finding one properly maintained is a challenge.

    2003-2008 760LI- Interior is one of the nicest interiors I ever been in but this car is one complicated piece of machinery.

    So what are the pros and cons of each of these that I may have missed. Preferable, highly prefered, from actual owners of these cars and or someone that actually knows about these cars ins and outs. Just mere repeating what was read fro msome Car magazine is not helpful in this case. Looking for real world actual have and do live with it on a day to day basis type information. Already test drove the S600 and 760li but not the Bentley yet so information on the actual ride quality is helpful.
    Why these three? In a nut shell because these are the type of cars I like and not buying based onwhat I think other people will like or will think or how often they will look at me or not look. The looks are just mere side effects and the windows will be tinted anyways before the car see the driveway. I’m open to other not already mentioned alternatives that are roomy, smooth riding, real wood and leather is a MUST, and plastic is minimum, and with good styling.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Is this a scam of some sort?
    Hello,

    Thanks for your Email and interest toward the Job position on
    Craigslist. My name is williams, me and my family are relocating to
    your STATE from SPAIN .We are coming there to do some contract basis
    with my research for a Oil company {SHELL OIL} as i work presently
    with the shell oil here in  SPAIN as a research contractor manager and
    we are relocating to the USA for 7 months on my research and
    arrangement has been made with my wife , uncle who has helped us to
    buy a house in your state before he passed away few weeks ago , So i
    need someone who could work as a good housekeeper and cleaner …

    The duration of our stay in the United states will be 7 months, so i
    need someone who could help take care of the house, Help my Wife and
    watch my kids while am off to work also Someone that can help in
    running some errands. The basic reason for this post and search for an
    helper is because my wife is Physically challenged and has been on the
    wheel chair for about 13 months now so it’s been hard for her to take
    care of the kids but she is getting much better then before .

    I’m willing to Pay $500 weekly plus $50 for transportation or gas fee,
    i will be needing your services between the Hours of 9:00am – 4pm
    daily, Monday – Friday  and at any suitable time that fits your
    schedule but preferably in the afternoons …. I believe you will be
    fit for this position in as much you will prove yourself to be a
    reliable and good person.

    As of now, I am still unsure of the Physical address of the house,But
    will instruct The estate agent to mail the keys/Address of Our house
    to you as soon as the place is ready so that you can do all other
    necessary preparations before Our arrival, I have reasons to believe
    that the painter and electrician are working on getting the house
    fixed and ready for use.

    I will email you the shopping list as soon as i have gotten
    confirmation that you have received the payment. That being said,my
    financial would be needing the following Information to make out a
    check payment to you immediately upon your acceptance of the Job:

    Name to be on Check :
    Address :
    City :
    State :
    Zip code :
    Age :
    Sex :
    Marital Status :
    Cell number very important:
    Email address:

    If myself and my wife are pleased with your service within 2 weeks,
    there will be other incentives. However, we need a more mature person
    that is above 17yrs of age who is very knowledgeable to handle things
    without much supervision.

    I will be waiting to hear from you.

    Best Regards.

    William .

  15. sergman4 says:

    Huge event and a dead baby?
    I dont remember that much… But I remember there being a huge event..something like the superbowl and disneyworld put together but bigger. I was in thia bus with no doors or windows it was rhe frame on wheels and we were slowly moving forward… I was all the way on the back..there were other people there too..and I had my ticket and this paper that had the names of other people that were invited to the event..these were people from around the country and maybe even the world…then I started watching news on my phone and I saw how a group of girls started celebrating.as.if they just won the lottery because.they got called up to attend.the.event. Then I see a baby laying on his back in front of me and he said something like “god its hot” or “its boring” and I replied “tell me about it” then we both laughed and he turnd around on his stomach and he was about to say something when my 2 year old nephew runs up to the vehicle. I didnt recognize him at first because he looked a little older…like a 5 year old… And he reached out to me.. He wanted.me to pick him up but I said “im sorry but theres no room” and he ran off… I felt a little sad until the paper and my ticket fell out of the vehicle. So I yelled out to the driver to stop the bus.. He stopped and I grabbed my ticket and told the driver to go. The driver hit the gas hard and the baby flew out and hit the road hard and died. I saw how his head hit the pavement twice..but we kept moving…
    Then I woke up

    Can someone please interprut this?

    • Robert Daniel Jackson says:

      There’s going to be an end time event and you would risk a baby’s life to go to it which is a horrible choice . It’s probably a Justin bieber concert with a bunch of other things in it which will be held so that the people could be shepherded to the spot of the event where the Antichrist will arise .

  16. coolchess says:

    young people only?
    Before the MySpace frenzy. Before the Internet & text messaging. Before Sidekicks & iPods. Before MIKE JONESSS Before PlayStation2 or X-BOX. Before the 5 hours of homework you put off every night. WHEN LIGHT UP SNEAKERS WERE KOOL When you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs. When gas was $0.95 a gallon & Caller ID was a new thing. When we recorded stuff on VCRs & paid $3.50 for a movie. When we called the radio station to request songs to hear off our walkmans. When 2Pac and Biggie where alive. When the Chicago Bulls were the best team ever. Way back. Tag. Get Over Here!!!! means something to you. Hide-n-Go Seek at dusk. Red Light, Green Light. Heads Up 7 Up. Playing Kickball & Dodgeball until your porch light came on. Hopskotch. Slip-n-Slides. Tree Houses. Hula Hoops. Reading R.L. Stine’s Goose Bumps. The annoying Nano Pets & Furbies. Running through the sprinklers. Crying when Mufasa died in the Lion King. Happy Meals where you chose a Barbie or a Hot Wheels car. Getting the privelage to sit in the front seat of the car. Drinking Sqeeze It “Squeeze The Fun Out Of It” Wait. Watching Saturday Morning Cartoons in your PJ’s still wrapped up in your Garfield comforter. Hey Arnold, Doug, Rugrats. The original Power Rangers Or what about: The Secret Life of Alex Mac. Ren & Stimpy. Double Dare. Rocko’s Modern Life. AAAHH!! REAL MONSTERS. Wild & Crazy Kids. Clarissa Explains it All. salute your shorts(CAMP ANAWANA) Are You Afraid of the Dark? The original cast members of all that. Kenan & Kel. doug. magic school bus. flash forward. pete and pete. legends of the hidden temple. hey dude. dinosaurs. pinky and the brain. blossom. hangin with mr.copper. wishbone. bill-nye the science guy. kablamm. Who could forget Snick? & Nick @ Nite with Bewitched, I Dream of Jenie, The Facts of Life & I Love Lucy. Where everyone wanted to be in love after watching The Wonder Years. or nick jr. with face gulah gulah island little bear under the unbrella tree the busy world of richard scary the adventures of winnie the pooh Kool-Aid was the drink of choice. Wearing your new shoes on the first day of school. Class field trips. POGS When Christmas was the most exciting time of year. When $5 seemed like a million, & another dollar a miracle. When you begged to go to McDonalds for dinner everyday. When Toys R Us overuled the mall. Go back to the time when Decisions were made by going ‘eeny-meeny-miney-moe’. Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming ‘do over!’ ‘Race issue’ ment arguing about who ran the fastest. Money issues were handled by whoever was banker in ‘Monopoly’. It wasn’t odd to have two or three ‘best’ friends. Being old referred to anyone over 20. A chance to skate as a couple at the local roller rink was like winning the lottery. Scrapes & bruises were kissed & made better. It was a big deal to finally be tall enought to ride the ‘big people’ rides at the fair. When playing Nintendo was the hardest thing ever. When Ninja Turtles ruled the world. When Lisa Frank was the raddest thing ever. When a candy bar at the grocery store was the highlight of your day. When coupons collected all year could get you a prize in your class auction. When the only thing you cried over was your mom being late to pick you up. When stress was addition and subtraction. When friendships were as complicated as who’s house to sleep over and who’s to TP When shaving cream was just meant for play. When a first kiss only lead to cooties. When valentines day meant cards for all. When birthdays were a class event. When a friend moving away was the saddest day of your life. (Yeah, that’s still no good)…… who would have thought youd miss the 90′s so much

  17. Aaron says:

    Uh, you do know that lottery numbers are random and previously chosen numbers have no correlation to future chosen numbers, right?

    Every single time numbers are drawn, 1 2 3 4 5 6 has the same chance – the EXACT same chance – of coming up as any other numbers.

    If you flip a coin ten times and get heads each time, are you more likely to get tails the next toss? No, you still have a 50/50 chance.

    That’s math. That’s basic probabilities.

  18. WhatSarahSaid says:

    Advice for my story?????????????????????
    I know It’s long; it took me a lot of work though! it’s only the beginning…tell me what ya think. be brutally honest if necessary.

    I opened the car door with my free hand. I stuck the Starbucks cup in my drink holder, and slammed the door shut after I stepped in. I sat in the van for a moment, letting my fingers thaw out. Finally, I started the engine and put the shift in drive. Backing out of the parking lot, I began my lazy drive to school. No thoughts going through my head; just dully keeping my eyes on the road.
    My phone rang a tune, and I slid it open when I saw it was Lisa. “Hey.” I really didn’t understand why Lisa was calling me, we weren’t that close. “Hey, can you give me a ride to school?” Was that all I had become? Someone to use for favors? Ugh. This always bugged me. But, did I have another option? “Yeah. Where are you?”
    I pulled up to her obnoxious, huge, house. How could Lisa not have a car of her own by now? The “friend” opened my van door. She hopped in the passenger seat and I was already driving off. “Interesting car you have…” she seemed as if it was a punishment to ride in something less expensive than a mustang. “Glad you love it” I nodded continuing the drive to school.
    When we were about a fifth of a mile away from the school, Lisa spoke again. “You can just stop here. I’m trying to lose weight.” It annoyed me to look at the twig. We had been so close last year, then her mom won the lottery and you could say that things changed. I pressed the break. “If you want to lose weight, then why don’t you walk to school? This isn’t going to do you any good.” Lisa rolled her eyes, opened the door, and walked towards the building.
    When I reached the parking lot it was full, so I turned the van around and kept driving. My eyes wandered for a spot on the side of the road, but I couldn’t find anything. My fingers tapped the steering wheel, frustrated.
    Then, I could swear I had heard a cry. This made me even madder. I’m going to be late for school, and now I’m hearing things too? Perfect. Not that me being late wasn’t normal, because I always got a call from someone I barely knew to be picked up. Being one of the oldest in my grade, not many had a car to drive yet because everyone else had a few more months until their sixteenth birthday. I guess the bus just wasn’t cool enough anymore.
    I heard the cry again. Feeling awkward, and still looking for a parking spot I turned on the radio to a random station. More cries. I turned the music up. By that time it was getting ridiculous. The cries I heard were becoming screams, and I couldn’t decide if it was just my imagination. I pulled over into the fire lane of a packed grocery store across the street from my high school.
    I punched the radio knob lightly so it would stop playing. Then, I listened. Silence. And then, a loud cry. Jumping between the passenger seat and the driver seat to the back of the van, I felt stupid. But looking into the trunk, I realized that I had been right, and the proof brought horror.
    A child. An infant. A rosy cheeked, baby girl wrapped in a pink torn blanket. I had never really seen a green-eyed baby, but there is a first for everything. I was still terrified, but she smiled up at me. Mainly, I was confused. Maybe it was my imagination, maybe not. Her hair was a stunning orange color. I closed my eyes. “1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-…10” Then I opened them. She was still there.
    After that, I got the courage to pick her up. Next thing I knew I was sitting in the backseat, cradling her in my arms. I didn’t know much about babies, because I was an only child. Now we were smiling at each other, and I realized a white paper edge sticking out of the top of her blanket. I lightly slid it out, and my eyes focused on the letter instead of the girl for a moment.
    Sorry. I’m so sorry I’m doing this to whoever has found my daughter, well, I guess your daughter now. I can only pray that she has fallen into the right hands. I picked your van out of all of them in the Starbucks parking lot because you were the only one with an open trunk. Sorry about that too…but I didn’t want to leave her in an orphanage because I wanted her to grow up with a mother. She only cries when she’s left alone. I love her, but I have to leave her because the father doesn’t approve of her. He wanted a boy, and told me to rid of her or else. She’s a month old and her birthday is April 4th. I hope you grow close to her and never end up with a reason to rid of her like I did.
    Sincerely,
    The Mother Of Elaine.
    My daughter? The woman must’ve not realized how young the girl who got out of the van was. But I thought for a moment. The mother’s situation. How awful was that? To have a husband who just doesn’t want the baby, because it wasn’t a boy? This horrified me even more. I would keep Elaine though, because it was my job to prove to Elaine’s mother that she had fallen into the right hands. Plus, I wasn’t ever going to run into her mother again,

    • ╚îzz ≈ ஐ ℓιzz ♥ ≡ says:

      you have a very interesting plot line! you may want to proof read it though, i caught a few mistakes.

  19. joe says:

    if you find 4 scratch lotteries on the ground, would you pick it up?
    if you are to find four $5 scratch lotteries on the ground (completely unscratched and new) — would you pick them up and take them away? thats what happened to me yesterday. in a parking lot of some store i noticed 4 scratch lotteries on the ground. when i saw they were new and unscratched, i picked them up and put it in my pocket. Then inside the car i scratched all 4 of them 1 by 1 — 3 turned useless. And in one of them there was $7 prize. So i won $7 for free. was this immoral or wrong on my part? i mean $7 is not a big thing, but was this worth it?

    • Tea says:

      When it comes to things that can actually be identified or verified as someones, like: wallets or very large sums of money, I would definitely turn it in, but if it is something like twenty dollars or some lottery tickets, then I view it as the Universe smiling on me that day and I do not refuse the gift. I know that if I don’t pick it up, then the next person who walks by probably will. I have lost money and stuff like that before and I realize that people probably found it, picked it up and said it was their lucky day.

      Likewise, I realize that the wheel always turns, and I am then presented with the chance to make it my lucky day. If I refuse it, then I am essentially saying to the Universe that I refuse to accept random gifts that it chooses to hand to me.

      This attitude has helped me to accept when I lose things that can not be identified as mine (like 20 dollars), because I feel that it was not meant to stay with me, and that the Universe meant for it to be with someone else. I realize that my turn to be gifted in a similar way will come, so I let it go.

  20. ρяιиcєѕѕ cσcoиυт вιzzєиzαρ says:

    Quick survey anyone? (:?
    -What is your favourite ride at an amusement park?
    -Do you prefer regular or chocolate milk?
    -If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you would buy?
    -Where do you buy your groceries from?
    -What time is your alarm clock set for?
    -Do you wear flip–flops even when it’s cold outside?
    -How many chairs are at your dining room table?
    -Can you skip rocks?
    -What to snack on at the movie theatres?
    -How did your parents pick your name?
    -Would you ever sky dive?
    -How many siblings do you have?

    Have fun!

    My answers -

    -What is your favourite ride at an amusement park? = The swings
    -Do you prefer regular or chocolate milk? = Regular
    -If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you would buy? = A ferris wheel for my back yard
    -Where do you buy your groceries from? = Publix
    -What time is your alarm clock set for? = 8:00am, I try to get up early, but I never do!
    -Do you wear flip–flops even when it’s cold outside? = I don’t wear flip flops at all, they hurt my feet
    -How many chairs are at your dining room table? = 6
    -Can you skip rocks? = Yes (:
    -What to snack on at the movie theatres? = Like I pay those prices! I bring my own chocolate
    -How did your parents pick your name? = Always liked the name and it was the name of a close friend too
    -Would you ever sky dive? = As if!
    -How many siblings do you have? = One, but I’d love to have loads

    • ¢нαѕє тнє ★ αи∂ ℓσѕє ѕнα∂σωѕ says:

      -What is your favourite ride at an amusement park?
      Pretty much anything.

      -Do you prefer regular or chocolate milk?
      Choc Choc!!

      -If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you would buy?
      A hot tub.

      -Where do you buy your groceries from?
      Aldis, Walmart, and Sams Club.

      -What time is your alarm clock set for?
      6:30am

      -Do you wear flip–flops even when it’s cold outside?
      Sometimes.

      -How many chairs are at your dining room table?
      4

      -Can you skip rocks?
      Nope. :[

      -What to snack on at the movie theatres?
      K, well put on a sweatshirt, go to the Dollar Tree, go to the candy section, and get milk duds, gummy bears, gummy worms, pop rocks, what ever floats your boat, check out, then when you leave, stuff the candy in your sweat shirt, purse, bra, pockets, the baby’s diaper bag, whatever you can bring in a theater, and BAM! No $5.50 for a box of gummy bears.

      -How did your parents pick your name?
      Well they both liked Emilee, and my dads grandma (only person in that family who cared about him) was named Emilee, then rose came after my dad died, since roses were his favorite flower.

      -Would you ever sky dive?
      Yep.

      -How many siblings do you have?
      None.

  21. Camilla says:

    If there really are people that are phychic, why aren’t they rich from winning the lotter?

  22. I Caught CM Punk Drinking A Beer says:

    Remember these days????????
    Remember these days?
    Before the MySpace frenzy. Before the Internet & text messaging. Before Sidekicks & iPods. Before PlayStation2 or X-BOX. Before the 5 hours of homework you put off every night. WHEN LIGHT UP SNEAKERS WERE KOOL When you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs. When gas was $0.95 a gallon & Caller ID was a new thing. When we recorded stuff on VCRs & paid $3.50 for a movie. When we called the radio station to request songs to hear off our walkmans. When 2Pac and Biggie where alive. When the Chicago Bulls were the best team ever. Way back. Tag. Get Over Here!!!! means something to you. Hide-n-Go Seek at dusk. Red Light, Green Light. Heads Up 7 Up. Playing Kickball & Dodgeball until your porch light came on. Hopskotch. Slip-n-Slides. Tree Houses. Hula Hoops. Reading R.L. Stine’s Goose Bumps. The annoying Nano Pets & Furbies. Running through the sprinklers. Crying when Mufasa died in the Lion King. Happy Meals where you chose a Barbie or a Hot Wheels car. Getting the privelage to sit in the front seat of the car. Drinking Sqeeze It “Squeeze The Fun Out Of It” Wait. Watching Saturday Morning Cartoons in your PJ’s still wrapped up in your Garfield comforter. Hey Arnold, Doug, Rugrats. The original Power Rangers Or what about: The Secret Life of Alex Mac. Ren & Stimpy. Double Dare. Rocko’s Modern Life. AAAHH!! REAL MONSTERS. Wild & Crazy Kids. Clarissa Explains it All. salute your shorts(CAMP ANAWANA) Are You Afraid of the Dark? The original cast members of all that. Kenan & Kel. doug. magic school bus. flash forward. pete and pete. legends of the hidden temple. hey dude. dinosaurs. pinky and the brain. blossom. hangin with mr.copper. wishbone. bill-nye the science guy. kablamm. Who could forget Snick? & Nick @ Nite with Bewitched, I Dream of Jenie, The Facts of Life & I Love Lucy. Where everyone wanted to be in love after watching The Wonder Years. or nick jr. with face gulah gulah island little bear under the unbrella tree the busy world of richard scary the adventures of winnie the pooh Kool-Aid was the drink of choice. Wearing your new shoes on the first day of school. Class field trips. POGS When Christmas was the most exciting time of year. When $5 seemed like a million, & another dollar a miracle. When you begged to go to McDonalds for dinner everyday. When Toys R Us overuled the mall. Go back to the time when Decisions were made by going ‘eeny-meeny-miney-moe’. Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming ‘do over!’ ‘Race issue’ ment arguing about who ran the fastest. Money issues were handled by whoever was banker in ‘Monopoly’. It wasn’t odd to have two or three ‘best’ friends. Being old referred to anyone over 20. A chance to skate as a couple at the local roller rink was like winning the lottery. Scrapes & bruises were kissed & made better. It was a big deal to finally be tall enought to ride the ‘big people’ rides at the fair. When playing Nintendo was the hardest thing ever. When Ninja Turtles ruled the world. When Lisa Frank was the raddest thing ever. When a candy bar at the grocery store was the highlight of your day. When coupons collected all year could get you a prize in your class auction. When the only thing you cried over was your mom being late to pick you up. When stress was addition and subtraction. When friendships were as complicated as who’s house to sleep over and who’s to TP When shaving cream was just meant for play. When a first kiss only lead to cooties. When valentines day meant cards for all. When birthdays were a class event. When a friend moving away was the saddest day of your life. (Yeah, that’s still no good)…… who would have thought youd miss the 90′s so much

  23. Ask Thomas says:

    Here are some tips!

    1 – Take It One Day At A Time – Even the longest journey or change in lifestyle all begins with a single step. While these small steps might not seem much if they’re repeated over and over again momentum will start to build up. Take the example of pushing a car, the first couple of pushes are the hardest but once the wheels are turning it takes less effort to keep the pace up. Just promise yourself that you’re only going to train just today, then say this to yourself the next day and the next day.

    2 – Does Your Goal Excite You – Does losing weight excite you or are you just going through the motions? If a goal doesn’t excite you, you’ll never give it your full attention. Grab a pen and paper and write a list of what this weight loss will do you for you. Make a list of about 10-20 things that will change because you’ve lost that weight.

    3 – Visualize Your Success – If you haven’t been successful how can you get that feeling of accomplishment, easy visualize! Some people say they have a problem with visualizing but we all do it. If I said what would you do if you won the lottery, I bet you’d have dozens of images flash through your mind. Now take that power and picture how you’ll feel and look in that slimmer future. If you’re still having problems take your list from tip 2 and read through it for help, those answers you wrote should help put some great images in your mind.

    4 – Get In A Team – While its sometimes easy to get inspired for a short while, for longer periods sometimes we need others to give us that added kick up the pants. Try to find like minded people who want to make a change in their lives and use them to inspire you. If you can’t find anyone close by that you can rely on or support from, why not use the internet and weight loss forums or help. Or if this isn’t for you, why not look in books or magazines for inspirational stories that help lift you up.

    5 – Hold Back – It can be easy to throw yourself “Gung-ho” into your fitness at the beginning, but slowly over time you burn out and motivation fizzle’s away. So why not hold that motivation in check, if you feel that you could exercise for an hour why not cut back 25% and exercise for three quarters of an hour. This way you know you’ve still got more in the tank for the next time, when maybe you’ll give it a little bit more. This way you’re going to increase in intensity as time goes on rather than do the opposite.

    6 – Sleep More – Lack so sleep can take the zip out of anyone, so try to get your daily amount, then you’ll be mentally fit and prepared for whats ahead.

    7 – Organize Your Space – If you’ve got clothes thrown over the exercise bike and you constantly have to look for exercise clothes/equipment you need a de-clutter. Clear out a space thats solely yours for exercising. If you want you can also put some posters/motivation images around that you can look at as you workout. In short make your exercise space a happy place that you look forward to visiting.

    8 – Set Goals And Deadlines – Having a target or goal can be a great way to inspire yourself. Pick something small that you want to achieve like losing those first 5 pounds! Now go out and get it and don’t stop till you’ve achieved it, then move on to the next goal. Unfinished goals can be a drain and kill motivation, but build on those small gaols and you’ll start to feel more positive that you can do it.

    9 – Use Music – Music can be a great motivator when you’re down. You could be in the worst mental form of your life but when your favorite song comes you can change in an instant. Burn a CD or load up your mp3 player with all those favorite tunes that make you want to get up and go.

    10 – Get Outside – Theres something magical that a bit of fresh air and change of scenery can do for us. If you’re not feeling like exercising just take a short walk to clear your mind and get the blood flowing. After 5- 10 minutes don’t be surprised if like “Forest Gump” you want to keep on going.

    11 – Use Past Failures To Succeed – Human beings are strange things we love to break rules and go against the grain sometimes. We’re told not to do something and what want to do the opposite!

    So, why not use this power for you, call up all those old images of past failure or people telling you you’ll never succeed and use it against them. Think to yourself “I’ll show them I can do it”…and then go out and do it!

    Good Luck!

    Tips for Lifting: Lift every other day, muscles grow on the days you don’t workout. And always see that new you after you get that butt you want and that will make you want to workout!

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