Friday, February 24, 2012

6 Things We Learned This 8th Week of 2012 (sports, Funny, Internet, News, Scrub)

Friday Fragments is hosted my Half-Past Kissin' Time for bloggers to post a list of short things on their minds that aren't really enough for a whole post. We like to share what we've learned each week.
  1. Jousting

    There is a new reality TV show on the History Channel where I learned how to keep score in jousting! I didn't even know there was scoring in that. I posted all about it last Sunday: History Comes To Life on New Reality Show: Full Metal Jousting.
  2. President's Day

    I thought Sparkle had the funniest President's Day post but at the same time was educational about cats in the white house! Spunky Doodle and Manny loved it! Go see Happy Presidents' Cats Day for a laugh. I was surprised that President Lincoln was the first to bring in a cat to the White house!
  3. Internet Shut Down

  4. Apparently there is a rumor going around that the FBI is shutting down the Internet March 8 which I hadn't heard until I read The Older Geek's post about it: FBI to Shut Down Interne March 8, 2012--True or False? According to the post, it's only if your computer has a specific trojan and there's a test link that you can click on to find out! It said mine is clean--woo hoo!
  5. Basketball

    By reading Front and Center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock, I learned several things about basketball that I didn't know before including that the point guard is the leader on the court and not the Center which is what I thought.
  6. News

    A teenager, Austin Smith, lifted a car to save his 74 yr. old grandfather who was under it when it fell on top of him. The grandfather was able to get out from under it when his grandson lifted it.  Yea for Austin! I saw this on Yahoo News this morning.
  7. Chocolate Scrub

    Here is the chocolate scrub recipe that some of you wished I had included when I first mentioned it:
  8. 1/2 cup light brown sugar
    1/2 cup brown sugar in raw (I have no clue where to find this)1/4 cup olive oil then
    1/2 of 1/4 cup (varies depending on how oily you want it)
    3 Tablespoons of cocoa
    2 Tablespoons of vanilla

    Rub it on your scaly skin areas, leave it on for a few minutes, then rinse and it is supposed to soften your skin. I'd love to hear what you think of it if you decide to try it!
(50 cents per legitimate comment goes to Caroline's Kids Pet Rescue for February in honor of cat appreciation month!)

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Daisy said...

Whew, I got the green light on my computer, too!

Diane said...

I love heroic stories like that. That adrenaline is apparently pretty powerful when it kicks in!

Lin said...

We had problems the other morning with the internet and I thought I was gonna die. Can you imagine the whole day??

Joe made me watch Full Metal Jousting again this week. I dunno, I'm not convinced it's for me yet.

Unknown said...

I was flicking through channels the other night and the jousting thing was on! Kind of freaked me out for a minute and made me think I was suddenly back at this restaurant my parents took me to as a kid (you watch a jousting thing and eat with your hands, the name of the place escapes me at the moment but it was in California)

I'm going to check my computer. I am know as Death to Technology after all. I better make sure!

Happy friday!

Kay said...

Mmmm, the scrub sounds yummy!! I bet I could find that in the raw at whole foods. I will get back to you on that one.

Jousting, no kidding!! I am going to look that up.

I am also going to research the FBI thing. Better to be prepared than ticked off.

I seriously learn so much from your blog!

Sparkle said...

Thanks for mentioning my presidents' cat link - I had a lot of fun writing that post!

BTW, I think you can find brown sugar in the raw at Whole Foods.

Wayne W Smith said...

I guess I have to work on my Vegas lines now that i know how to score jousting...

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Internet shutting down March 8? Haven't heard that one! Hope they get less day that I have to BLOG!!! HAAAAAAAA!

Traci Marie Wolf said...

Great post! That's interesting about the internet shutting down, I'll have to check that out. I'm so behind on this stuff.

Sheryl Hastings said...

Love this post. The chocolate scrub recipe sounds interesting. I think I'd be tempted to eat it though.

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