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Tuesday, September 6, 2011


The Average Woman Spends $779 Reinventing Her Image After Being Dumped:

--$144 on a new hair.

--$62 on tanning.

--$192 on new clothes.

--$96 on new shoes.

--$76 on new make-up.

--$81 on manicures and pedicures.

--And $128 on a gym membership, boot camp, and other attempts to get into shape.

--On top of that, the average woman also spends $109 a week going out once they're single. And 11% immediately buy an online dating membership.

--Finally, the study also found that 6% of women say they've spent around $829 on PLASTIC SURGERY and BOTOX after being dumped.


Most Modern Men Can't Do Even the Most Basic Home Improvement Tasks:

Remember back when you were a kid and you'd watch your father fixing the pipes under the sink, or changing the insulation? And you just kinda assumed one day when you were a dad, you'd suddenly wake up knowing how to do all that too?

--Well . . . you don't. And most other guys don't either.

--In a new survey, 72% of men said they could handle VERY basic home repair or improvement stuff, but for anything that requires even SLIGHT skill . . . like replacing a broken tile . . . they'd call in a professional.

--40% of men say they either CAN'T do ANYTHING around the home or they probably could, but they'd choose to call a handyman anyway.

--14% of men say that their pride won't let them call a repairman . . . no matter how unqualified they are to make the repairs themselves.

--Changing a fuse is the task that the most men believe they can do, at 70%. Stripping wallpaper and painting the house tied for second, at 61% . . . fitting a curtain rod is fourth, at 53% . . . and unclogging a toilet is fifth, at 51%.

--Installing a brand new kitchen is the skill the fewest men believe they have, at 14% . . . laying new carpet or putting up a deck tied for second-fewest, at 22% . . . installing a sink, laying vinyl floor, and removing a radiator tied for fourth, at 24%.

(Daily Mail)

(--If this sounds familiar it's because in April we told you about a similar study, and in March we told you how 61% of women have no faith in their husbands' home repair abilities.)
________________________________ has a list called "The Most Horrifying Lies the Food Industry Is Feeding You". And some might surprise you. --For example, when you see the ingredient "cellulose" in food, it's really just a fancy word for "wood pulp" . . . a.k.a. SAWDUST. --A while back, the food companies figured out that sawdust adds texture to processed foods. And it's 30% cheaper than flour. It's also organic, so it won't kill you . . . which is a plus. -And if you look for it, it's in EVERYTHING . . . from Eggo waffles to the Fish Filet at McDonald's. Here are three more secrets the food industry doesn't want you to know.

Read more.... HERE


Q: In a survey of working Moms what came out on top of the things they Most look forward to at home after a stressful day?" what was the #1 answer ?
A: Having a drink! #3 was seeing their husband, #2 was seeing their kids...

You do this with your parents, your kids, your partner, your friends and maybe even stranger or 2 - Over your life time you’ll spend more than 2 weeks doing it…. What is it
ANSWER: Kissing.

It’s the usual suspects taking up the top spots still on the annoying chart - KIM KARDASHIAN came in in the a lead in a recent poll . Who came in in 5th palce?
Answer: Donald Trump


Q. Parents Would Rather Talk to Their Kids about Sex, Drugs, Alcohol and Weight -Than do this with them….
A. Help Them With Their (Algebra )Homework

Q. According to a survey Single Men said that they are more productive & do better at work when this is going on in their lives– woman think the same thing makes them perform worse
A. Dating
Q. People tend to gain weight heading in to winter according to Dr. Oz this is the main reason for picking up pounds….
#1.) Not Enough Water. When it's hot out, we drink a lot without even thinking about it. But once it starts to cool down, we drink less. And the more water you drink, the less likely you are to snack.

--Maybe you've heard this before, but Dr. Oz thinks it's worth repeating: In one study, dieters who drank two eight-ounce glasses of water 20 to 30 minutes before each meal lost 40% more weight.

#2.) Less Time Outdoors. It's unavoidable once the days get shorter and the temperature drops. So you have to do more INDOOR activities . . . like going to the gym, or playing basketball at an indoor court.

--Dr. Oz also suggests buying a pedometer . . . which measures how many steps you take in a day . . . so you'll know exactly how much you're moving.

#3.) Comfort Foods. You're more likely to eat baked goods, simply because more people start baking this time of year. And when you eat too much fat and sugar, it tricks your brain into thinking you still need food.

--Plus, instead of grilling on the barbecue . . . which is a fairly healthy way to cook . . . you eat more things like casserole and mashed potatoes.

#4.) Snacking on Junk Food. This one kind of goes hand-in-hand with "Comfort Foods," but it's different because it has a lot to do with one specific holiday: Halloween.

--It's only a month-and-a-half away, which means pretty soon everyone will have little bowls of bite-sized candy sitting around.

--So pay attention to what you're eating between meals. And instead of candy, eat more healthy snacks, like apples and carrots.

#5.) Too Much Alcohol. It depends on what you're drinking, but every ounce-and-a-half of alcohol generally equals about 90 calories. So a few drinks can easily derail a diet.

--Dr. Oz says that if you're really serious about keeping your summer body, you should avoid alcohol COMPLETELY, and just drink water.

TTT Q&A 9/13/11

Q. According to the big 3 powerhouses (Billboard, MTV & Rolling Stone) rating the best songs of this summer 2011 – no one can definitively agree on the best summer song & only one song showed up on all 3 lists. What was that song?
A. Edge of glory – Gaga

Q. Who is the currently Highest-Paid Man In Entertainment?
A. Tyler Perry

He earned $130 million between May of 2010 and May of 2011, ranking him ahead of
Jerry Bruckheimer, Steven Spielberg and Simon Cowell. In a bit of gender irony, Perry collected some of that cash by dressing up as a woman: Madea
#1.) Tyler Perry, $130 million
#2.) Jerry Bruckheimer, $113 million
#3.) Steven Spielberg, $107 million
#4.) Elton John, $100 million
#5.) Simon Cowell, $90 million
#6.) Author James Patterson, $84 million
#7.) Dr. Phil, $80 million
#8.) Leonardo DiCaprio, $77 million
#9.) Howard Stern, $76 million
#10.) Tiger Woods, $75 million

Q People on average do this 12 minutes longer on Monday than any other day of the week.

We complain for around 34 minutes on a Monday morning, compared to just 22 minutes during the rest of the week


For the 10th anniversary, Pepperdine will host other events on 9/11, including a reading of the 2,977 victims' names from 11am-3pm, film screening of United 93 at 1pm and remembrance ceremony at 4pm.

4th Annual Ride to the Flags event starts at Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu in the morning and culminates in over 700 motorcycles riding to Pepperdine via Oxnard/Hidden Valley on 9/11.

Fire stations in Oxnard will be participating in the National Moment of Remembrance at 10am across the city. The public is welcome to join in.

10th Anniversary of 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at the Ventura Government Center at 11am will feature a ceremony, helicopter fly-over, bagpipes and musical tributes. I suspect this will be a largely attended event.

10th Anniversary of 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Constitution Park in Camarillo starts at 4pm includes various tributes, flag ceremony, moment of silence and patriotic music.

The 6th Annual Simi Valley Freedom Walk starts at 4:30pm at Reagan Library and ends at Rancho Madera Community Park. Features ceremony, fly-over, musical performances and 1.8 mile walk. Register in advance if you can.

9/11 Twin Tower Survivor Judith Francis will be discussing "What Really Happened at the Twin Towers on Sept 11, 2001" at Moorpark College at 9am and 10:30am on 9/11.

Cal Lutheran University presents two 9/11 Memorial Concerts in Thousand Oaks on Thursday, September 8th and Sunday, September 11th.

By the Sea with the Buenaventura Art Association 9/11 Remembrance family arts and crafts event at Ventura Harbor Village

The life of Chad Keller, a Santa Barbara resident killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, will be honored, along with a benefit performance of "I Was Greta Garbo" at the Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara.

In addition to these remembrance events, the following local events will take place on 9/11/11:

Ventura Vintage Rods Harbor Run 21 at Ventura Harbor Village

Aloha Beach Festival in Ventura

33rd Annual Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show at Westlake Hyatt

Free Bluegrass Concert at Peter Strauss Ranch in Agoura at 3pm

Museum of Ventura County Presents Sulf Culture Afternoon Event

More details at the Events Calendar!


Three Steps to Train Yourself to Become a Morning Person

Three Steps to Train Yourself to Become a Morning Person

According to a new article in "Reader's Digest", you can TRAIN yourself to be a morning person. The key things you need to do are kind of obvious, but they're also pretty easy. For example, making sure you eat breakfast is one of them.
--But not just ANY breakfast. You're supposed to load up on things that are high in fiber . . . like oatmeal . . . and things that are high in protein . . . like eggs. Here are three more simple things you can do to turn yourself into a morning person.

#1.) Don't Stay Up Past Your Bedtime. Obviously, you'll be tired in the morning if you don't get enough sleep. But just getting the recommended seven to eight hours won't make you a morning person.

--You also have to go to bed at roughly the same time every night, so you don't mess with your body's internal clock. If you go to bed at the same time every night . . . for enough nights in a row . . . you'll start waking up feeling refreshed instead of tired.

#2.) Let More Sunlight Into Your Bedroom. A lot of people sleep with their window blinds down to keep the room dark. But when your room is pitch black, your body thinks it's still the middle of the night.

--So even if you get enough sleep, you'll be groggy when your alarm clock goes off. Opening up the window blinds will let more light in the room, which will help you wake up gradually.

-If you CAN'T get more sunlight in your room, they make special alarm clocks now that wake you up with ARTIFICIAL sunlight. You can get one for around $125.

#3.) Get Some Early Exercise. If you're not a morning person, then you probably won't be willing to hit the gym before work. But the good news is, you don't have to. Even a quick walk or a few push-ups can help get you going.

Just don't go nuts, because several studies have shown that you're also more likely to suffer a fatal heart attack early in the morning.

(Reader's Digest)

Q. 9 out of 10, teenagers admit they're EMBARRASSED by their parents --The two main causes of embarrassment are when their parents and when their parents engage in public displays of affection and ________

--72% of teenagers say they hold off on introducing a new boyfriend or girlfriend to their parents because they're afraid of being embarrassed.

--60% say their parents tell them exaggerated stories about back when THEY were teenagers.

--And a quarter of parents admit their kids are RIGHT, they do exaggerate . . . 26% have lied to their kids about how well they did in school, and 24% lie about having gone to a classic concert.

Q. According to recent survey data, Americans purchase 350 million pounds of this a year
A: hot dogs at retail stores

- The Council estimates Americans consume 20 billion hot dogs a year - more than twice the retail sales figures. That works out to about 70 hot dogs per person each year. Hot dogs are served in 95 percent of homes in the United States. Fifteen percent of hot dogs are purchased from street vendors and 9 percent are purchased at ballparks, according to statistics from the Heartland Buffalo Company.

Q. For Men the number is 3; for women it is 14 - what are these magic numbers?
A: # of dates before you realize you are falling in love.

Q: What is the most popular tattoo for a woman over 50?
A: A rose

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