Archive for March 20, 2009

>Fwd: Sensible Observations

>Sensible Observations

(1) When I die, I want to die like my grandfather–who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.”
–Author Unknown

(2) Advice for the day: If you have a lot of tension and you get a headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle: “Take two aspirin” and “Keep away from children.”
–Author Unknown

(3) “The problem with the designated driver program, it’s not a desirable job, but if you ever get pulled into doing it, have fun with it. At the end of the night, drop them off at the wrong house.”
— Jeff Foxworthy

(4) “If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant’s life, she will choose to save the infant’s life without even considering if there is a man on base.”
— Dave Barry

(5) “My Mom said she learned how to swim when someone took her out in the lake and threw her off the boat. I said, ‘Mom, they weren’t trying to teach you how to swim.'”
–Paula Poundstone

(6) “Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant? I’m halfway through my fish burger and I realize, Oh my God…. I could be eating a slow learner.”
–Lynda Montgomery

(7) “I think that’s how Chicago got started. Bunch of people in New York said, ‘Gee, I’m enjoying the crime and the poverty, but it just isn’t cold enough. Let’s go west.'”
–Richard Jeni

(8) “If life were fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.”
–Johnny Carson

(9) “Sometimes I think war is God’s way of teaching us geography.”
–Paul Rodriguez

(10) “My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned sixty and that’s the law.”
–Jerry Seinfeld

(11) “Remember in elementary school, you were told that in case of fire you have to line up quietly in a single file line from smallest to tallest. What is the logic in that? What, do tall people burn slower?”
–Warren Hutcherson

(12) “Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But I repeat myself.”
–Mark Twain

(13) “Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student. At least they can find Afghanistan.”
–A. Whitney Brown

(14) “You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, ‘My God, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!'”
— Dave Barry

(15) Do you know why they call it “PMS”? Because “Mad Cow Disease” was taken.
–Unknown, presumed deceased

(16) “Everybody’s got to believe in something. I believe I’ll have another beer.”
– W. C. Fields


>For New Yorkers only:

What is BBBB? It stands for Bigger Better Bottle Bill. The Bottle Bill is what NY calls their refund program for soda and other carbonated beverage bottles. NY is trying to expand the program to include water and juice bottles.

We are closer to victory on the Bigger Better Bottle Bill than ever before. Governor Paterson has proposed including the BBBB in the state budget this year. With only weeks to go before April 1st when state lawmakers are supposed to finalize the budget, your calls and letters now could make all the difference!

The public strongly supports this environmental measure:
– More than 700 groups, businesses, and local governments endorse the BBBB
– 3 polls show that more than 80% of New Yorkers support the BBBB
– More than 100 editorials have been published calling on lawmakers to pass the BBBB

The Bigger Better Bottle Bill updates New York’s 5-cent deposit law on beer and soda to include non-carbonated beverages, like bottled water and sports drinks, which now make up a third of the beverage market. This would increase recycling and make our communities cleaner and healthier. It also would require beverage companies, who currently keep the deposits when people don’t return their bottles and cans, to turn this money over to the state. This would generate more than $200 million a year for environmental protection in New York.

This measure has been “bottled up” in Albany for many years due to opposition from the powerful beverage and supermarket lobbies. While the Assembly has passed it several times, the Senate has consistently failed to take action.This year, however, with new leadership in the Senate and a massive budget gap that lawmakers are struggling to fill, we are very, very close to achieving a landmark environmental victory.

Please contact your state legislators and urge them to include the Bigger Better Bottle Bill in the 2009-2010 state budget.

>According to the calendar, today is the first day of Spring. So what do I see as I look out my window? Blue skies? Robins? Crocuses? No, I see the same thing I saw looking out the window of the train as I was coming into work, snow. Yes it is snowing here in New York on the first day of Spring.

I had originally typed this while having a ‘sit n sip’ at Starbucks. Another person was having a ‘sit n snooze’, not that I’m judging, I was doing that on the train. Then I went ‘back’ and lost everything, that is the kind of day I have been having, forgot my oatmeal, which I had put in a bag and put next to my work bag, and my library books, not one I’m reading, the ones I was going to give Stitch in case he took Gwen to the library so they could be returned. Also in a bag by my work bag. When I looked out the window and saw snow, I thought, well this is just perfect, snow and I am wearing the wrong outerwear again!