Adultery is Illegal.

Adultery used to be illegal in most states. But, no one goes to jail for it. Not so in South Korea. In South Korea, people are put into prison for up to 2 years.

Most recently, a famous TV star was convicted of adultery and sentenced to prison. After much legal haggling, her sentence was commuted.

I guess South Koreans are much more careful about their indiscretions.

Take Our Money, Please!

It seems for the past few years, the brothels in Nevada have tried to get legislation passed that would tax the services of the brothels. After all, Nevada could use the money. But the legislators refuse to pass the law so the brothels still do not have to pay taxes on their services.

Maybe the politicians refuse to pass the tax law because they are the biggest users of the brothels and are afraid that the taxes would be passed back to them. Makes you kind of wonder doesn’t it?

Another One Bites the Dust.

I went to Taco Bell the other day.  Since I like hot and spicy food, I thought that I would try their new Volcano Taco.  No such luck.  The Volcano Taco is history.

Needless to say, I was disappointed.  Taco Bell advertised this item just a few months ago and already it has been pulled from the menu.  I guess I am just going to have to be faster.

The Foot Massager.

Three people have been killed after using a Japanese foot massager. Of course, they were not massaging their feet at the time. In one accident, the woman was massaging her neck when her shirt collar got caught in the machine and strangled her.

I imagine the others died while trying to use it in the bathtub.

Snowzilla Lives!

Every year, for the past few years, a family in Anchorage would build a huge snowman. Since this snow man was about 16 tall, they named it Snowzilla.

The problem was that Snowzilla drew too much attention and turned an otherwise quiet neighborhood into a real side show. So, this year, when construction was started on Snowzilla, the neighbors called the city and had it stopped. No more Snowzilla.

Well, Snowzilla mysteriously appeared last night.  No one know where he came from.  This year, he is 25 feet high and even bolder.

It reminds me of the good folks in Ann Arbor complaining about the Christmas display at Domino Farms. Bah! Humbug!

The Ottoman Exchange.

For one of my co-workers, English is not her first language. In fact, English is her 5th language. And even though she has lived in the US for about 30 years, her vocabulary is not the greatest.

The other day during a meeting, she announced that she had to go out at lunch and buy an ottoman because her daughter was involved in an ottoman exchange at school. This didn’t sound quite right to all of us so we asked her if she was really going to buy an ottoman. She said that she was and added that it would be something to hang from a Christmas tree.

At that point, we all responded with “ornament”. When we told her that an ottoman was a foot stool, she started laughing.

It is a good thing that she didn’t say just to buy her an ottoman for Christmas, because we probably would have done so.

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow.

My oldest daughter was concerned that we might not have a white Christmas this year. Well, given the fact that another 6 inches fell yesterday, I think that there is a really good chance that we will have a white Christmas.

The snow is so deep that the squirrels can’t been seen. When they move through the snow, they jump forward. It is like they are doing the breast stroke. Needless to say, our bird feeders are full of birds.

Fortunately, Kathy and I are on vacation until the first of the year and we have enough food so we really don’t need to go out. Besides, I have enough home projects to keep me busy for quite a while.

13.5 Inches of Snow.

Yesterday it snowed, which is not uncommon for Michigan in December. But what is uncommon is that we got as much snow as we did. 13.5 inches!

When I was growing up, it was not uncommon to have that much snow in December. But, up until the last couple of winters, we have not had much snow in December. In fact, some years it was so mild that we did not have any snow for Christmas.

Having grown up in Michigan, snow was always a part of Christmas. I remember when my cousins would come over on Christmas day and we would all go up the street to the sledding hill. We could sled for hours. So, snow at Christmas brings back many fond memories of my youth.

Now granted, I am sure that there are people who would be happy with no snow, but this is Michigan and it is December. But, take heart. Next week the days will start getting longer.