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Gender stereotypes are alive and well.

Check this out!  The peeps at UCLA recently finished a 3 year study testing men and women's stress levels around the house. (I'm not sure who thinks these things up, but I digress.) Anyway, they monitered people's brain chemicals to see exactly what stressed people out and what chilled them.

Botox for an 8 year old? Don't get me started!

This story has been in the news for a little while, but I finally had to comment on it.

Last week on “Good Morning America,” there was a story about a mom giving her 8-year-old Botox. I don’t think you’ll be surprised to find out the child competes in pageants. Britney Campbell and her mom Kerry appeared on the show to talk about her “beauty regimen.”

The Curse of the Ugly Shirt

I love shopping for clothes between seasons.  You know, when stores are thinning out their inventory and put a lot of stuff on sale.  Dillards does a wonderful job of slashing end-of-season apparel and you can get great deals on decent clothes.  Generally, you also have a limited selection.  Here’s the shirt we talked about on the WIKY Morning Show.   I bought it last Fall for $8.  I wore it a few times before my wife noticed it and asked, “Where did you get that ugly shirt?”  I don’t think it’s that bad and judging

When are you too old to wear this? The results could surprise you!

So ladies, got a question for you to ponder.  How old is "too old" to wear certain clothes, jewelry or hairstyles? Women across the country were recently polled and the answers might just surprise you. Here are the results:

Bikini---you're too old at age 47

Miniskirt--age 35

Tube Top--age 33

Stilettos--age 51

Belly button ring--35

Knee-high boots--age 47

Leather pants--age 34

BATMAN BUSTED

Okay, here's the funniest news story of the day.

I used to live in this small town in Northern Michigan, where the winters are cold and long.  Spring does bring out the crazies, but this one beats all... A guy dressed as Batman was arrested climbing on the buildings downtown.

http://www.petoskeynews.com/news/pnr-batman-busted-20110511,0,3042122.story

Stacking 'em Correctly

With record flooding across the Tri-state, we’ve heard from a number of families and neighborhoods where sandbagging has taken on the literal meaning of using a shovel and a strong back.

 

The 55 Gallon Elephant in the Room

Driving a House

 
I’ve heard from a number of folks curious about our American RV adventure to Gulf Shores (or judging from the number of people we ran into from the Tri-state while we were there, “Evansville-by-the-Sea.”)
 
The American RV rental we used was a 28 foot Class C recreational vehicle. Those are the kind built on a truck frame (as opposed to the flat front bus-like Class A RV). Handling is a big question. A few I’ve talked to were a bit intimidated by having to drive such a large vehicle. And, I was

Seriously? I've turned into my mother?

We found this item absolutely fascinating! It seems as a woman, no matter how much you think it will never happen to you, one day you're going to wake up and realize you've turned into your mother! And a new survey has tried to pinpoint exactly when that's going to happen.

Well, the folks at Hallmark surveyed a bunch of people and it turns out that the average age a woman turns into her mother is 32! Seriously?!

A Spring Break of Firsts

 
It was a Spring Break of firsts - first ever Spring vacation, first time to Gulf Shores, Alabama, and the first time on any trip in an RV. American RV, in the recreation vehicle business in Evansville for 40 years, set us up with one of their rental units and off we went to the sand and surf of the Gulf Coast. 
 
My impression? It was, top to bottom, one of the nicest vacations my family has experienced. Being a long-time tent camper, I was a bit skeptical how the whole RV thing would work out for us. Come on?  Y
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