JUST TAKE A PEAK

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https://wonderopolis.org/wonder/do-all-animals-leave-tracks


JUST TAKE A PEAK



After the weekend snows, the animals in my back year may run, they can’t hide.

I now know the hiding places of several of the rabbit… and cats the roam my yard.

I may have even spotted the tracks of a raccoon going toward the neighbors?



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CHANGING YOUR MOTOR OIL

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CHANGING YOUR MOTOR OIL



In a recent Popular Mechanics issue there was a great article about how often you should actually change your motor oil.

Who decided that motor oil over three months old was ‘bad’ motor oil?

If this is true, then shouldn’t there be expiration dates printed on motor oil cans?

I had never looked, but to my surprise… there was a FIVE-YEAR expiration date on one of my cans of motor oil.

So my next question, why five-years in a closed can, but only three-months in a closed engine?

Yes, I knew that USING the oil to lubricate the engine parts might cause a quota of ‘good-vs-bad’ on the mileage estimates… but then I wondered, who decided that?

“Quick-lube chains say 3,000 miles, auto manufacturers recommend 5,000 to 7,500 miles and synthetic oil companies, 10,000.”  ScientificAmerican

Not ever changing your oil will, of course,  void car warranties on their engines, but you might want to actually check to see what your car owner’s manual says about oil changes!

You are probably paying twice the price for changing oil than you need to be paying?



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NOT A NEW INVENTION, BUT A NEW PURPOSE

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NOT A NEW INVENTION, BUT A NEW PURPOSE



While I was reading Field and Stream, I stumbled across an innovative topic that I had dreamer of as a small child, but I had never thought would have happened in real life… Hunting with a Rifle Silencer

When I was little, I heard stories, and saw in the movies, of the bad guys killing their targets with a silencer so that they could escape into the casual society around them undetected.

My friends would tell stories of being on a deer hunt or a turkey hunt and taking the first shot… missing… and never having the chance again that day. The animals scattered at the harsh consequences of gun fire.

I jokingly told Ben, a friend when I was in sixth grade, that he should hunt using a silencer on his rifle. Then he could miss the first shot twice! We both laughed about it… and then made up terrifying, but quit successful, deer hunting stories until we fell asleep.

Now, to find out, silencers have been used in European hunting excursions for many, many years… and the prevalence of using a silencer (actually, a better name is a rifle suppressor), is catching on in the States.

“Sure silencers are for shooting, but they are also for hunting. I no longer go hunting without using a silencer and even bring extras for my friends to use so I don’t have to hear their loud guns.”       www.silencershop.com



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Share Your World: January 7, 2019

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Share Your World: January 7, 2019



  • Did you have to help out with chores when you were growing up?  If so, what were you assigned to do?
  • Have you ever researched your family tree?   What do you know about your family’s roots?
  • What’s your cure for hiccups?
  • What makes you roll your eyes every time you hear it?  Either figuratively or literally?

Did you have to help out with chores when you were growing up?  If so, what were you assigned to do?

As we were growing up, we did not have chore lists. We were expected to keep our rooms in some semblance of order, and do our homework. We often took turns setting the table and helping in the kitchen. I got to mow the lawn, but I did not realize that mowing was a chore until I was about 30-years-old?

If I was going to have a friend over for the weekend, it became my turn to assist in cleaning all the front rooms. My room was to be a tad bit cleaner than usual as well.

Have you ever researched your family tree?   What do you know about your family’s roots?

I have never researcher my family tree. I have a relative who was completed this task and written a books about two of four family lines.

I think it would be exciting to do the ancestry.com stuff, but I just haven’t done it.

What’s your cure for hiccups?

When someone has the hiccups, the best cure is to sneak up behind them and yell at the top of your lungs to scare the bejesus out of them.

I truly don’t know who effective it is…. But I do love to do it!

What makes you roll your eyes every time you hear it?  Either figuratively or literally?

At every political speech, I have to be careful not to allow my eyes to rotate all the way back into my skull. Especially when one says, “And if I am elected, I promise to….”



Written for Share Your World: January 7, 2019.

No Remorse: Evil Personified

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https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/silence-of-the-lambs-anthony-hopkins_us_57bd8d94e4b03d51368ba769


No Remorse: Evil Personified



Don’t you love to hate villains in movies?

One of my favorite actor’s to hate is Antony Hopkins. He was spectacular as Hannibal Lector!

A man so easy to understand it is terrifying. Even a an inmate… no remorse. I’ll help you solve the crime so that I can bask in the glory of the crime.

I do not usually enjoy horror-drama movies, but if it stars Anthony Hopkins… I will always give it a try.



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Ambition: Biting Off More than You Can Chew

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https://www.lexicallab.com/2017/01/bite-off-more-than-you-can-chew/

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?

According to researchers (so you know it must be true), most people’s resolutions only last until January 15th. That means that you only have to keep your resolution SIX MORE DAYS and you will be an above average person!

I don’t make a New Year’s Resolution per se, I make resolutions every 15 days. Every 15 days I do a goal check and assess and reassess what I wanted to do, how did achieving the goal go, and do I still want to work toward this goal.

By doing this, I keep my resolutions very short and very small.

I think that this gives me a better chance at being successful.



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Stymied by the Snows

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Winter has finally arrived.

Just three days ago it was 53 degrees and short-sleeve weather.

Today, it is 31 degrees with high winds. This gives my small town the chill factor of 14 degrees.

On top of that, it calls for snow.

Now don’t get me wrong… I love to see it snow.

I love to have snow days from work.

I love the see the house just across the street disappear in blizzard winds.

But, I hate to shovel snow… And I don’t drive in the snow.

Even though we are only to get maybe two inches of snow this from session of snowfalls…

Anytime I think if snow…

I see this picture.


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http://uberhumor.com/what-happens-when-you-leave-your-windows-open-when-it-snows


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