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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thursday Inspirations . . .what I'm thinking about today...

Rod Steward was the grave digger before he was a singer. Hard to imagine I know.

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What am I thinking about today - Halloween of course - just because it is fun. I 'heard it through the grape vine' that it was going to be really fun this year. lol



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Believe it or not this is a Halloween card - a good one. Pincha aqui

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Now Linda sent me this:
http://www.realage.com/tips/increase-blood-flow-hot-cocoa?eid=7229&memberid=32608208
Increase Brain Blood Flow with This Chocolaty Treat By RealAge

There is a hot chocolate recipe and some facts on laughter.

Laugh, and you may keep your arteries healthy. Why? Cracking up relaxes blood vessels and increases blood flow -- the exact opposite of what happens when you're tense. When people with normal blood pressure watch a funny movie, their blood flow increases by about 20%. But when they watch an intense, violent film, they get stressed out, their blood vessels constrict, and their blood flow decreases by about 35%.

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1. Which phobia is the fear of Halloween?
A. Caspariophobia
B. Samhainophobia
C. Demonophobia
D. Boophobia

2. Where does the name "Halloween" come from?
A. In Scotland, the Celtic Feast of the Sun, which marked the end of summer was known as "Hallowe'en."
B. In Ireland, the Celtic Feast of the Sun, which marked the end of summer was known as "Hollow Eve."
C. The Druids held a ritual on that night honoring the leader of their sect. His name was Hal Ween.
D. The Roman ceremony of burying a hollow casket to trap evil spirits beneath the ground.

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A lot to do about nothing today. Oh here are some things to think about ~

"If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing." ~ Margaret Thatcher

"Life is sweet, Life is all so very short, Life is sweet." ~ Natalie Merchant

"One big reason I do what I do is there's no two days alike. It's not work for me. It's my life. My passion." ~ Emeril Lagasse (ME TOO SAYS CHATTY)

Do you like these?


Sandie

Answers to the questions above~
1. B. Samhainophobia
2. A. In Scotland, the Celtic Feast of the Sun, which marked the end of summer was known as "Hallowe'en

10 comments:

Cheri said...

Good Halloween post, love the song.

Ginny said...

Really interesting facts about blood flow! So I guess to be in top form, we need to drink a strong cup of hot chocolate while watching a funny movie. Gosh, I wonder what being SCARED does to your blood flow!! Probably stops it altogether! Hnmmm...perhaps that's why zombies are so brainless.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Good fun today! Your posts make me smile!

That corgi :) said...

that was a cute card! now I'm going to have that song stuck in my head all afternoon :)

I liked that quote about life. Life is sweet, life is all so short, life is sweet.

Life will always have its problems, Jesus said it would, but generally speaking life really is so very nice and sweet if we set our hearts on the right things (Jesus, love, family, etc)

I really liked that quote :)

betty

Kathleen said...

Love that song, and Rod Stewart too! Saw him at a concert at Jones Beach here on L.I.

Sharon Kirby said...

What fun I had wandering around in your thoughts! Loved the stuff about laughter. Now when someone takes notice of my cackling, I can say, "Hey. I'm just keeping the arteries healthy...!"

I liked the Margaret Thatcher quote the best. Why, you ask (you asked, didn't you? Tell me you asked...)
Where was I? Oh yeah, I liked it because it challenged me to stop worrying about what other people think. Take a stand, stick with it, and full speed ahead!"

Hope you had a good Thursday!

(sent an email back to you :)

Angela said...

So Rod Stewart was a grave digger! Who would have thought that!

Happy Halloween!
Angela

Life is good! said...

another wonderful reason to consume chocolate!

Just Be Real said...

Interesting. I knew about the Rod Stewart one. Good quotes here that you share. Thank you. Blessings.

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

what an awesome post Sandie, I was laughing so hard, you made my day.

I loved all the jokes, I thought that murder one was because they all had their name on their uniform except for the fireman, haha. I was wrong!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.