||[Mar. 10th, 2008|12:17 am]
Learn 3 new things every day
Ok, so I haven't posted in a month, but that's only because I'm a terrible person. And technically it's already Monday...but somewhere in the world it's still Sunday. So here we go with some learnin'!|
The first step in making a successful omlette is bring your eggs to room temperature. This allows for the eggs to cook on the outside quicker. You won't find this step listed in a French cookbook because the French don't keep their eggs in the refrigerator.
In the history of the game of baseball only two switch hitting second basemen have hit at least 10 triples in their age 28 season. Adam Dunn is the only active left fielder in the game to hit at least 40 home runs in his fifth season in the major leagues. Toby Harrah was the only player in his 20's during the 1970's to hit at least 20 home runs and steal 20 bases in a season while playing at least 20 games at second, third, and short. Carlton Fisk holds the record for consecutive games with a hit (18) for a catcher playing for the Boston Red Sox. I know these things (and so much more) because I just shelled out $29 to baseball-reference.com and that allows me to sort through any statistic and any situation in the game of baseball. Best $29 I ever spent.
and because I'm bored with military we'll go with...
According to suicide statistics, Monday is the favored day for self-destruction. In 2005 Montana had more male suicides per capita than any other US State. Wyoming lead the way for women. Nebraska was second for both genders while Alaska was third for both. If I lived in states that boring I'd probably consider offing myself as well. But, in case you're worried, I wasn't googling suicide because I was looking into it. I googled "random facts" and this was better than "The surface area of an average-sized brick is 79 cm squared."
And that's all for tonight!
Montana is not completely boring.
That's true it does have....well...errr....Hey, it's famous for...well...no....
Ok, I got nothin'. I've never actually been there, so I can't say for sure, but it just doesn't seem like a happening place.
I moved away, but my hometown Butte (which rhymes with cute not butt) has some pretty cool things. They had a legal running bordello until 1984. Evel Knievel and his son Robbie Knievel are both from Butte. I remember watching Evel practice jumping rows of school buses and cars when I was a kid. We'd walk to the football stadium of the high school 1/2 a block away from my house to watch. ;) We have Evel Enievel days each year which packs in people from all over the world. Bikers and daredevils. It's not so much my bag now, but - eh, whatever. Oh yeah and I can't forget Butte's St. Patrick's Day celebrations. It is huge. The towns population triples for the week. It is a spring break desination for kids within a 1000 mile radius.
The city I live in now isn't so bad, except for the crime. Butte never got any concerts, except country wester *shudder*. This city has good concerts. Not the HUGE names like Madonna or U2, but we get stuff I want like Zombie, Ozzy, Seether, Papa Roach, etc..etc..
Anyway, 3 new things for you - http://www.outdoordrunks.com/stpats.phphttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butte,_Montanahttp://www.epspipeband.ca/Butte.htm
Outdoorsy people love Montana. City dwellers who sit inside all day and take cabs and trains - not so much.
P.S., I hate the friggen cold and plan on migrating south to the desert. heh.
The suicide rate here.. I think the meth problems and long cold winters have a lot to do with it. I don't know, it could be anything. My daughter had two friends commit suicide and also her favorite teacher (my daughter is in high school) killed herself too. Put a gun in her mouth. This is all in a one year period - within a few months even. =\ All the death had a huge effect on my daughter and she herself became suicidal. Sadly enough (living in the state which always ranks 1 or 2 on the suicide statistics) my health insurance wouldn't cover in patient care for her.
Crap man, a couple of years ago I had a shrink. I hadn't gone to my shrink for a few good months - everything was cool. I got to feelin low, called to make an appointment and the office gal had to tell me my friggin shrink put a gun in his mouth on thanksgiving morning. Talk about insane, after that phone call I was crying and laughing at the same time.
I am thinking everyone in Montana is related to or personally knows someone who committed suicide. I have also seen a domino effect here and there.