Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Two Wheels Big Dream

Don't try this at home.


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The First Pitch for Sonia

How cool to be able to throw out the first pitch. Go Girl

... best of luck in your new job.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Zip Lock Bag/with pennies Fly Control

I got this email and realized it should be read to the very end.

We went with some out of town friends to Sweety Pies on Sunday for breakfast, and we sat in the enclosed patio section beside the house. We happened to notice a couple of zip lock baggies pinned to a post and a wall. The bags were half filled with water, each contained 4 pennies, and they were zipped shut.Naturally we were curious! Ms Sweety told us that these baggies kept the flies away! So naturally we were even more curious! We actually watched some flies come in the open window, stand around on the window sill, and then fly out again. And there were no flies in the eating area! This morning I checked this out on Goggle. Below are comments on this fly control idea. I'm now a believer! More comments not included here were about pet dogs and fly problems.

Zip-lock water bags
Sue says:

Many people swear that a zip-lock bag filled half-way with water and attached over entry-ways will repel flies. No one yet knows how or why it works, but there is speculation that it has something to do with the way the moving water refracts light. If you have tried this please use the comments form at the bottom of the page to share your results with the rest of us.

Ann Says:

October 5th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

I did tried the ziplock bag and pennies this weekend. I have a horse trailer with full LQ. The flys were very bad this weekend while I was camping. I put the baggie with pennies above the door of the LQ. NOT ONE FLY came in the trailer. The horse trailer part had many. Not sure why it works but it does!!!!!!!

Danielle Martin Says:

September 20th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

Fill a ziplock bag with water and 5 or 6 pennies and hang it in the problem area. In my case it was a particular window in my home. It had a slight but significant passage way for insects. Every since I have done that, it has kept flies and wasps away. Some say, that wasps and flies mistake the bag for some sort of other insect nest and are threatened by this.

maggie Says:

June 7th, 2009 at 11:40 am

I swear by the plastic bag of water trick I have them on side porch ( our house entry) and all around the basement door. We saw these in Northeast Mo at an Amish grocery store & have used them since. They say it works because a fly sees a reflection & won't come around.

Just DJ Says:

May 16th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

Regarding the science behind zip log bags of water? My research found that each of the millions of molecules of water presents its own prism effect and given that flies have a lot of eyes, to them it's like a zillion disco balls reflecting light, colors and movement in a dizzying manner. Then you figure that flies are basically prey for many other bugs, animals, birds, etc., they simply won't take the risk of being around that much perceived action. I moved to a rural area ant thought these "hillbillies" were just yanking my city boy chain but I tried it, worked immediately! We went from hundreds of flies to seeing the occasional one, but he don't hang around long.

June 20, 2009 at 3:13pm

complained that in the heat of summer the plastic bags burst spilling the water on people entering the house turning aunt Mable's grey hair green and drenching the welcome mat. While drying the stoop 30 flys worked their way into the house getting stuck in the frosting of the Banana Cream pie.

Don't believe everything you read in a chain letter, however, Listerine sprayed or wiped on arms and legs do keep mosquitoes away.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Something Worth Watching

I got this video from a friend and thought it was something worth watching. THe person being interviewed by Charlie Rose is Amory Bloch Lovins (born November 13, 1947 in Washington, DC) is Chairman and Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute, a MacArthur Fellowship recipient (1993), and author and co-author of many books on renewable energy and energy efficiency.

The other person interviewed is Ian Schrager (born New York City, July 19, 1946) is an American hotelier and real estate developer often associated with being the creator of the "boutique hotel" genre. He originally gained fame as one of the founders of the Studio 54 discotheque.

Enjoy here it is:

Friday, September 4, 2009

Separating wheat from chaff

We all get links in our E-mails with attachments that for whatever reason made someone Laugh, Tear up, get motivated and then we get unclassified things that force us to pass on the attachment.

Here are a couple:

The Anesthetists Hymn