Tuesday, December 16, 2014

News IQ Test

Being the dutiful daughter that I am, I'm passing this along:

This is a terrific test. And it shows results in a number of ways. It surely indicates that the majority of Americans don't know what's going on. It's astonishing that so many people got less than half right. The results say that 80% of the (voting) public doesn't have a clue, and that's pretty scary. There are no tricks here -- just a simple test to see if you are current on your information. This is quite a good quiz and the results are somewhat shocking. Test your knowledge with the challenge of 13 questions, then be ready to shudder when you see how others did: 
 
 
Please pass it on!

Sweeps links for 12/16

Hazelnuts from Turkey - Win a $1,000 Sur La Table gift card - Ends 12/19

Stanley Steemer - Win $1,000 in free cleaning - Ends 12/19

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

There'll be spell to pay later!

My dad sure loves to pass along these "St. Peter at the pearly gates" jokes! Here goes:

A woman arrived at the gates of Heaven. While she was waiting for Saint Peter to greet her, she peeked through the gates. She saw a beautiful banquet table. Sitting all around were her parents and all the other people she had loved and who had died before her. They saw her and began calling greetings to her: "Hello! How are you! We've been waiting for you! Good to see you."

When Saint Peter came by, the woman said to him, "This is such a wonderful place! How do I get in?"

"You have to spell a word," Saint Peter told her.

"Which word?" the woman asked.

"Love."

The woman correctly spelled "l-o-v-e" and Saint Peter welcomed her into Heaven.

About a year later, Saint Peter came to the woman and asked her to watch the Gates of Heaven for him that day. While the woman was guarding the Gates of Heaven, her husband arrived. "I'm surprised to see you," the woman said. "How have you been?"

"Oh, I've been doing pretty well since you died," her husband told her. "I married the beautiful young nurse who took care of you while you were ill. And then I won the multi-state lottery. I sold the little house you and I lived in and bought a huge mansion. And my new wife and I traveled all around the world. We were on vacation in Cancun and I went water skiing today. I fell and hit my head, and here I am. What a bummer! How do I get in?"

"You have to spell a word," the woman told him.

"Which word?" her husband asked.

"Czechoslovakia."

Moral of the story: Never make a woman angry....there will be SPELL to pay later!

Sweeps links for 12/14/14

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