This is why it's called Trestles
Why is it when you sweep there is always this one pile of sand that just chases you around? You sweep and sweep and no matter what you do there always seems to be a little pile of sand.
This is what my kitchen floor looked like.
Why do we have to change our T.V.'s over to digital? I mean the digital watch didn't last did it? Will the digital T.V.? How about the digital watch t.v.?
If you have read my blog for any length of time then you will know that one recurring theme exist. It is that I have a fear of being struck by an errant meteor plummeting to earth smushing me into molten nuclear lava. Go read "Found Under A Rock". Well today on the internet they have not only confirmed my fear but increased my phobia ten-fold. Now you know if it is on the internet it is true, right? Here is the article that appeared on MSN.
14-year-old German boy says flying rock from space left a scar
A 14-year-old German boy says he was hit in the hand by a pea-sized meteorite that scared the bejeezus out of him and left a scar.
Does this mean he will have magical powers like Harry Potter? Also I didn't realize bejeezus was a technical journalistic word.
"When it hit me it knocked me flying and then was still going fast enough to bury itself into the road," Gerrit Blank said in a newspaper account published Friday. Astronomers have analyzed the object and conclude it was indeed a natural object from space, The Telegraph reported.
As compared to what? An unnatural object?
"It's a real meteorite," Ansgar Korte, director of the Walter Hohmann Observatory in Essen, Germany, was quoted as saying.
Again as opposed to a ‘fake’ meteorite? Hey Sam let’s go hurl some fake meteorites at prepubescent boys in Germany.
OK Ernie, let me grab a six pack of Bud and some of Martha’s biscuits. They make real good fake meteorites.
Most meteors vaporize in the atmosphere, creating "shooting stars," and never reach the ground. The few that do are typically made mostly of metals. Stony space rocks, even if they are big as a car, will usually break apart or explode as they crash through the atmosphere.
This brings new meaning to the old song “Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket…”
There are a handful of reports of homes and cars being struck by meteorites, and many cases of space rocks streaking to the surface and being found later. But human strikes are rare. There are no known instances of humans being killed by space rocks.
According to a Space.com article on the topic a few years, back:
· On Nov. 30, 1954, Alabama housewife Ann Hodges was taking a nap on her couch when she was awakened by a 3-pound (1.4-kilogram) meteor that crashed through the roof of her house, bounced off a piece of furniture and struck her in the hip, causing a large bruise.
Ok this one might be a little suspect because she was an Alabama housewife. Aren’t these the same women they show after an alien abduction or tornado with their hair in curlers and a casserole dish in their hands saying, “I was just laying there watching Springer when all of a sudden…”
**disclaimer: That is a joke and I do not believe that about Alabama housewives. Now if it were Mississippi….
· On Oct. 9, 1992, a large fireball was seen streaking over the eastern United States, finally exploding into many pieces. In Peekskill, N.Y., one of the pieces struck a Chevrolet automobile owned by Michelle Knapp. Knapp was not in the car at the time.
Once again isn’t this one of those guys they interview on those “Aliens Among Us” shows?
· On June 21, 1994, Jose Martin of Spain was driving with his wife near Madrid when a 3-pound (1.4-kilogram) meteor crashed through his windshield, bent the steering wheel and ended up in the back seat.
OK this guy is from Spain so he MUST be believable right?
In 2004, a 2,000-pound (900-kilogram) space rock bigger than a refrigerator exploded in the night sky over Chicago, producing a large flash and a sound resembling a detonation that woke people up. Fragments rained down on that wild Chicago night, and many were collected by residents in a northern suburb.
Believe it or not I wasn’t in Chicago when this happened, so it must not have been meant for me.
· 1 cup all-purpose flour
· 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
· 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
· 1/2 cup butter, softened
· 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
· 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted, divided
· 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
· powdered sugar
Combine flour and cinnamon in a large bowl. Add butter, pecans, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, and vanilla, stir well until blended. Batter will be stiff. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 400 degrees fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool slightly. Roll cookies in powdered sugar, and cool completely on wire rack.