We mentioned yesterday that Amy has come down with her yearly cough, as we head towards the Slumber Party. Well, now she's on some sort of prescription cough medicine that has her whippier that a chapter from 50 Shades Of Gray! This is the kind of stuff that they recommend you don't use while operating heavy machinery. What exactly do they mean when they say "heavy machinery"? Can she run a snow blower but not a snow plow? Use a blow dryer but not a bull dozer? An egg beater but not a wrecking ball? I'm thinking I'll need to driver her home later...She was pretty lucky that she was able to get an appointment with her doctor yesterday. Although there was a problem when it came time for her to step up onto the scale. At first, she refused because she was wearing a "heavy sweater" and it would not have reflected her accurate weight. She actually made the Physician's Assisstant write down on her chart that she was wearing a heavy sweater! REALLY? That's why I always sstrip down to my skivvies to get weighed...that may be why my doctor moved the scales out of the waiting room...Speedy recovery Amy!
THE FIVE QUESTION QUIZ
We play the 5 Question Quiz EVERY Tuesday and here's how it works. We have five questions that you have to guess the answers to. But, we don't tell you WHICH questions you get right, only HOW MANY. So, you have to listen to the other players answers and figure what's right and what's not. One out of five and gets a prize, then two out of five, etc. Here are this morning's questions...
1. According to a new study, if you talk about this at work, you’re more likely to get ahead...
2. This was the top name brand gift item that was searched for the most over the holidays...
3. Shorter people, according to a new study, are more likely to have this characteristic...
4. Nearly 20% of people did this with a holiday gift they got this year...
5. According to researchers at Ohio State, people in bad marriages do this more slowly...
4. donate it to a good will store
5. heal from sickness or injuries
CONGRATULATIONS TO SOME LOCAL HOTELS...
TripAdvisor Announces Syracuse-Area Hotels among the Best in the U.S. as Determined by Millions of Travelers Worldwide! TripAdvisor Also Names Best Bargain Hotels, Top Luxury Hotels, and more, in the U.S., World! TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website, with more than 60 million unique monthly visitors, and more than 75 million reviews and opinions.
TripAdvisor today announced the winners of its 2013 Travelers’ Choice awards for hotels. In its 11th year, the awards have identified the most outstanding properties worldwide, in the categories of Top Hotels, Luxury, Bargain, Service, Small Hotels, and B&Bs and Inns. TripAdvisor has named more than 6,000 award-winning properties around the world this year, with dedicated lists now covering 82 countries and nine regions worldwide. Unlike any other hotel honors, TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions covering more than 650,000 hotels and collected in a single year from travelers around the world. The complete list of winners of the 2013 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards for hotels can be found at www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice.
Syracuse-Area’s TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award Winners:
· 7th Best Bargain Hotel in U.S.: Skaneateles Suites (Skaneateles)
· 19th Best B&B and Inn in U.S.: La Belle Vie Bed & Breakfast (Pen Yann)
25th Best Bargain Hotel in U.S.: Skaneateles Suites Boutique Hotel (Skaneateles)
NEW ON DVD
Here's a look at some of the new titles arriving Tuesday on DVD:
* End of Watch
* The Paperboy
* Death Race 3: Inferno
* For a Good Time, Call...
* Nature Calls
* Nobody Walks
* Officer Down
* The Quiet Man: 60th Anniversary Special Edition
* Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
* The Men Who Built America
MALARKEY FOR TODAY:
To prevent egg shells from cracking when you’re hard boiling them, you should add this to the water:
1) baking soda
2) cooking oil
3) *** salt