The US Treasury is releasing a new $100 bill to be circulated. The non stop effort to thwart counterfeit money, every few years or so, new methods are created and implemented in the making of US currency.
When I think of an amusement park or a county or state fair, I always think about the Ferris Wheel. Its that iconic structure that you can see from far distances and that you can use as a guide to getting you there. The views from some of the ferris wheels are spectacular and breathtaking depending on where it is. Here is a link to a story with some great pics.
Breaking Bad has concluded. Were you one of the millions who watched it? A lot of my friends and family were and loved talking to each other about it. The final episode aired over the weekend with many of the storylines finally at its end.
We all know the dangers of using your cellphone while driving. There are campaigns to inform the masses that texting while driving is not only dangerous but it is against the law. The state of New York has 'texting' zones. Areas on highways where you can safely pull over off the road and park to text. I actually think this is a good idea. You see rest stops every so often, now there could be text stops.
Only one day into the new season of TV where all the new shows debut and I am HOOKED. I have always been a fan of actor James Spader. His portrayel of Alan Shore in Boston Legal was one of my favorites. Now James is starring in a new TV show called The Blacklist. It debuted last night and all I can say is WOW! He is amazing and the show is really good.
I am a baseball fan. I play fantasy baseball, even though I never win. I played the game as a young kid to my teenage years. Growing up in Houston, I am and will always be a Houston Astros fan. The team has not been good for the last 3-5 years and so its been frustrating. So when a play like this happens, you just have to smile and laugh. The slide was good, but what happened after the slide is what will make you smile.
I don't think I'm the only one who has been a fan of Saturday Night Live since the 70's. Its that one show you know every Saturday night will come on and you will find yourself smiling and laughing throughout many of the skits. The musical performances have been stellar over the years as well.
Everytime the date happens to be Friday the 13th, I always find myself going to youtube to look up and watch the movie scene from the movie Friday the 13th featuring Annie the cook at the beginning of the movie. I've mentioned this before, the actress that played Annie is a cousin of mine. Her name is Robbie Morgan Walberg. When this movie first was released, I was young enough to think it was real and seeing my cousin on the big screen freaked me out. haha.
Kids are always finding ways to excel at things... school, sports, playing the washer? what? Check out this video of a kid with a really cool skill. You got to think though, mom and dad don't appreciate the noise in the house. haha
Another year has gone by, but the memory will live on forever on this day. We ALL remember where we were when we first heard about the attacks on the World Trade Centers. I personally don't have a connection to any person that was either killed or involved but I have many family that live on the east coast and in New York City. My thoughts are with everyone.
The band KISS recently bought an Arena Football League team. They are renaming the team the LA KISS... Now comes word, they've offered quarterback Tim Tebow a 3 year deal to come play for them. I actually like the idea.
Over the weekend, we found out about the 2020 Summer Olympics. It was down to Madrid, Istanbul and Tokyo as the three city finalists. In the end Tokyo won. Also announced, was the IOC reversing the decision to have wrestling back as a sport in the Summer Games.
WOW! Who remembers 'The Chevy Chase Show'...it was 20 years ago today that the talk show debuted. I actually remember watching that show a few times. And like most everybody, I thought it was a train wreck and stopped watching.
The new way to make single cup coffee these days is a little plastic container that you put in whole into the coffee maker and and out comes fresh coffee. Now Campbell's soup wants into that game and has made single cups of soup to be made the same way...
Have you heard the story about a building in London that can melt cars. I was curious as well when I heard that. Apparently the sunlight reflection combined with the contour of the building focusing downward can cause intense heat to actually melt metal.
Are you a nerd like me when it comes to the superhero action movies. From The Hulk, to Iron Man, Thor and Captain America with The Avengers, word comes now that the villian for the next installment of the Avengers franchise has been revealed. I like the villian and I even more so like the actor that has been named to portray the villian in the movie.