Tuesday, August 3, 2010


This is the eighth installment of my list of valuable information usually learned the hard way. Follow the links if you are interested in reading one, two, three, four, five, six and seven.

1.  Chocolate can lower blood pressure as much as prescription drugs, a new German study notes.  People who ate about three and a half ounces of cocoa products daily for two weeks lowered their risk of heart attack and stroke by ten to twenty percent. --Melissa Gotthardt
2.  A bald guy looks silly with a pony tail.
3.  Put the list of important things to do where you can find it.
4.  I can walk to work faster when I don't have to plod through snow drifts or balance on sheets of ice.
5.  Getting older is mandatory.  Acting old is not.
6.  Motel shampoo makes good bubble bath and laundry soap.
7.  An automatic can opener is a waste of electricity and is difficult to clean.
8.  A rainy night far from town is a bad time to discover your car needs new wiper blades.
9.  Don't worry about the hair in your soup.  It's the worry that will kill you not the hair.
10.  Battle scars are displayed with pride.  Pimples are not.

11.  It is difficult to open old posts and read comments left by loved ones now passed.


DayPhoto said...

The bald guy with a pony tail is as bad as the guy with a mullet.


Jill said...

Wise words indeed Leenie.

Janie said...

Funny. I like the wisdom in putting the list of important stuff where you can find it. I need to remember this. I'll put it on a list...that I'll probably never see again!

TALON said...

I knew that my daily chocolate consumption was a good thing (love the super dark stuff). I'm going to start thinking of it as a daily dose :)

No. 11 nearly broke my heart.

Kilauea Poetry said...

This was cute..I have a weakness for chocolate Leenie! My sister's been harvesting her cocoa..she'll grind it up then drink it like coffee. Never tried motel shampoo for laundry soap but dish soap works too in a pinch- and automatic can openers are a waste of juice! Thanks for the wisdom my dear!! Hope you have a wonderful tomorrow-

Carla said...

Much wisdom, shared with many. Good idea!
I like all of them for different reasons.

Ha, my word verification is Nonski---that would be me. I am a non-skier.

Maude Lynn said...

Based upon #1, I shall live forever!

frayedattheedge said...

Someone should have told my sister about #5 - she has looked and acted middle-aged for many, many years!! And #11 obviously was written from the heart .....

Anonymous said...

Read all the installments, from one to eight this morning Leenie, and loved them. #11 tugged at the heart though.I felt for you with this.


#7 I find most electric labour saving kitchen gadgets hard to clean and they take up more space than necessary.