Happy Friday! Happy Passover! Happy Easter! This week, instead of some jokes, I thought I would share a fun activity for the whole family.
Peeps are in season! I assume that you are familiar with Peeps, the little marshmallow confection that has been around since 1953. They were originally promoted primarily at Easter-time but you can now find them at Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and just about any time. They come in various shapes and colors but all are basically sugar, corn syrup, gelatin, food dyes and salt.
One of the great debates of modern time is whether it is better to eat Peeps “fresh” out of the box or to slit the cellophane and wait a day, a week or a month or two for the Peeps to properly age (get stale) before eating them. We can save that debate for another time.
This weekend, if you have some Peeps around, may a suggest some Peep Jousting? (If you do not have any you might even want to go out and obtain some for this event!) There is really not much preparation needed for Peep Jousting. All you need are Peeps, toothpicks, a plate and a microwave.
Take two Peeps, insert a toothpick in each Peep so that it looks like a lance, arrange the Peeps facing each other on a plate and put the plate in the microwave. Set the microwave for approximately 40 seconds and watch! Do not walk away from the microwave or you will miss all the fun! Now there are a few differing theories on how to determine the winner of the match: 1) the Peep whose lance touches the other Peep first wins, 2) the Peep who deflates first is the loser, or 3) the Peep that blows up first loses. Take you pick or invent your own. Sadly, there are no returning champions in Peep Jousting, this is a “one and done” sport.
I would not suggest eating the Peeps post-joust – they are hot, they are messy and believe or not, they lose their flavor in the combat.
So, this year, add a little Peep Jousting to liven up the afternoon.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“The very first Easter taught us this: that life never ends and love never dies. ~ Kate McGahan, “Only Gone from Your Sight”
Happy Friday! As we bring a close to March we are at the beginning of a new baseball season. It is that time of year when hope springs eternal! So, let me toss a few baseball jokes your way to kick the weekend off.
I have a baseball joke to tell you. It will leave you in stitches.
How do baseball players stay Friends? They touch base every once in a while.
I heard that it is a good idea to take a baseball player with you when you go camping so that he can pitch the tent.
If you crossed a baseball pitcher with a carpet, would you get a throw rug?
Where did the baseball player wash his socks? In the bleachers.
What is the main rule of zebra baseball? Three stripes and you’re out.
What do baseball players use to bake a cake? Oven mitts, bunt pans, and batter.
Why did the baseball player shut down his website? He wasn’t getting any hits.
I once tried to kill a giant mouse with a baseball bat. Seems that I now have a lifetime ban from Disney World.
People say I’m too aggressive when I’m trading baseball cards. I will admit that I am Ruth-less.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.” ~ Yogi Berra
Happy Friday! It might still be February, but this week I have ben thinking about warmer days and vacation. Gas prices are rising again and the price of everything seems to keep going up. You might have started to winder if you will be able to travel anywhere this year. Well I have good news for you! Here are ten unique places that just might convince you to fill up the gas tank and hit the road. Enjoy!
Museum of Bad Art – “Too bad to be ignored” This is the world’s only museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and celebration of bad art in all its forms. Is bad culture better than no culture? Dedham, Massachusetts – http://www.museumofbadart.org
Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast -“Lizzie Borden grabbed an axe, and gave her father 40 whacks.” Beautifully restored Greek-revival home is now a first-class bed & breakfast. You are invited to choose one of 6 beautifully appointed bedrooms and roam the house to learn the true facts about Lizzie Borden and the murders of 1892. Don’t like Lizzie Borden? Just bury the hatchet and go anyway. Fall River, Massachusetts –http://www.lizzie-borden.com
Glore Psychiatric Museum – brings to life the glorious history of psychiatric treatment through dioramas, models, and reproductions. Some of the more interesting objects on display include the tranquilizer chair, a ‘things-swallowed-by-patients’ exhibit, and a giant hamster wheel for especially energetic patients. The voices in your head are telling you to go. – St. Joseph, Missouri https://gloremuseum.org/
The Museum of Questionable Medical Devices -Devious Displays of Quackery, Fraud, Deceit and Deception — the largest collection of medical chicanery and mayhem ever assembled under one roof. When finished take two aspirin and call me in the morning. Minneapolis, Minnesota –http://www.museumofquackery.com
Vent Haven: Ventriloquist Museum – the world’s only museum of ventriloquial figures and memorabilia. This one has been closed for a bit but is getting ready to reopen May 9. All those dummies have just been sitting there waiting for you to come – just don’t let them put words in your mouth. Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky – https://www.venthaven.org/
The National Museum of Funeral History – Here you will discover America’s largest collection of authentic historical funeral service items. You can also learn about hearses through history, caskets and coffins, and the history of embalming and cremation. Don’t stay too long or you might end up as part of an exhibit. Houston, Texas – https://www.nmfh.org
The National Mustard Museum – home to the world’s largest collection of mustards and mustard memorabilia. You can find mustard pots, antique tins and jars as well as vintage advertisements and it is free! As museums go, this one really makes the cut. Middleton, Wisconsin –https://mustardmuseum.com/
Spam Museum – It is all about the sizzle, a trip for the history books and the cook books. Find out all you ever wanted to know about Spam but were afraid to ask. It is free, so don’t knock it until you’ve fried it. Austin, Minnesota – https://www.spam.com/museum
International Cryptozoology Museum – Did you know that Cryptozoology is the study of hidden or unknown animals? Well, here you have the world’s only cryptozoology museum. Maybe you can actually spot Big Foot on your visit. Portland, Maine – https://cryptozoologymuseum.com/
National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum – who doesn’t like a bobblehead? Here you will find the world’s largest collection of bobbleheads as well as dozens of exhibits related to the history of bobbleheads, the making of bobbleheads and much, much more. Doesn’t that sound fun? Just nod your head in agreement. – Milwaukee, Wisconsin – https://www.bobbleheadhall.com/
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.” ~Earl Wilson
Happy Friday! In case you have not noticed, Valentine’s Day is Tuesday. Before you head out to the store, I thought I would offer you a few useful tips on what NOT to get that special gal in your life.
We have all heard, “It’s the thought that counts.” Yet, while that may be true, there certainly are limits on what will keep you in the good graces of your spouse around February 14. Heed my word to the wise and be sure to cross the following off your shopping list this weekend before it is too late.
Jumper cables – while these can come in quite handy, they will not jump start a romantic evening.
A coffee mug – another gift that, while it may be useful, just might get you roasted.
Pencil sharpener – even if she needs and wants a pencil sharpener, this is not the day for it. Hope you get my point.
A Roomba – give this for Valentine’s Day and she might set it to chase you around the house.
An oversized Teddy Bear – after the age of about six, a six-foot Teddy Bear is just kind of creepy.
A heart-shaped box of chocolates – the ultimate cliché gift. Life may be like a box of chocolates, but avoid the cheap heart-shaped box from the corner drug store.
A bouquet of salami – while a bouquet of flowers might be about as cliché as a box of chocolates, a bouquet of flowers is much better than a bouquet of salami, plus getting hit over the head with a bouquet of salmi hurts more than flowers.
Personalized socks with your picture on them- do you really want to see your face on her feet? Neither does she.
A hot sauce of the month subscription – it will only get you in hot water.
Novelty Toilet Paper – no, just no, nothing more needs to be said.
Thought for the Week
Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart. ~Author Unknown