Saturday, November 14, 2015

Is It True? Are Men Really Happier Than We Are?

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Needs no explanation...and is fun to read no matter your gender.  Men Are Just Happier People --
 What do you expect from such simple creatures? Your last name stays put. The garage is all yours. Wedding plans take care of themselves. Chocolate is just another snack. You can never be pregnant. You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park. You can wear NO shirt to a water park.

  Car mechanics tell you the truth. The world is your urinal. You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky. You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt. Same work, more pay. Wrinkles add character. Wedding dress $5000. Tux rental-$100. People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them. New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet. One mood all the time. Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat. You know stuff about tanks.

   A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase. You can open all your own jars. You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness. If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend. Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack. Two pairs of shoes are more than enough.. You almost never have strap problems in public You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes. Everything on your face stays its original color.. The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades. You only have to shave your face and neck. 

     You can play with toys all your life. One wallet and one pair of shoes -- one color for all seasons.You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look.. You can 'do' your nails with a pocket knife. You have freedom of choice concerning growing a moustache. You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives On December 24 in 25 minutes. No wonder men are happier.

· If Laura, Kate and Sarah go out for lunch, they will call each other Laura, Kate and Sarah.

· If Mike, Dave and John go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat Boy, Bubba and Wildman.

· When the bill arrives, Mike, Dave and John will each throw in $20, even though it's only for $32.50. None of them will have anything smaller and none will actually admit they want change back.   
· When the girls get their bill, out come the pocket calculators.

· A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.   
· A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need but it's on sale.
· A man has six items in his bathroom: toothbrush and toothpaste, shaving cream, razor, a bar of soap, and a towel.   
· The average number of items in the typical woman's bathroom is 337. A man would not be able to identify more than 20 of these items.

· A woman has the last word in any argument.   
· Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

· A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
· A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.

· A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
· A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, but she does.
· A woman will dress up to go shopping, water the plants, empty the trash, answer the phone read a book, and get the mail.
· A man will dress up for weddings and funerals.   

· Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed.   
· Women somehow deteriorate during the night.    
· Ah, children. A woman knows all about her children. She knows about dentist appointments and romances, best friends, favorite  foods, secret fears and hopes and dreams.
· A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house.

A married man should forget his mistakes. There's no use in two people remembering the same thing. 

 (Thanks to Tom Z, Bob A and Mary F for sending this post.) 

Holidays=Photos of Friends and Family. Make Sure Pictures of You Show You at Your Best!

Warning!!  The photos are of professional models/actresses.  So we're not advocating that the fantastic outfits would look great on all of us or that we should go out and splurge on what we see.  But the tips ARE great!
"The Worst Poses to Strike in Photos (and How to Make Them Better)"
 October 12, 2015

 We’ve shown you several ways to look better in photos—squinching, anyone? But what should you avoid in order to look your absolute best and the most photogenic? Well, we tapped photographer Mike Coppola from Getty Images (which has a talented team of expert photo specialists led by VP of entertainment Roxanne Motamedi) photographer Mike Coppola—who constantly snaps celebrities and knows what works and what doesn’t—to spill on the worst poses you can strike in photos, along with what you should do instead
Bobby Schuessler   by Bobby Schuessler .

Keep scrolling for your dos and don’ts to make your next snaps that much better.

A Great Place in the USA to Visit if You Can Convince the Owners to Guide You to Fly Geyser. Justin Majeczky
In the early twentieth century, a farmer decided that he needed to improve the agriculture on his
 ranch in Nevada. He figured that a well needed to be dug to bring water and nutrients to the soil
 above. He lived in a barren desert and the water stored deep beneath the Earth’s crust would have
 provided a more sustainable crop for this harsh and dry area. He knew that a well with ample water
 was needed to supply bountiful crops. What he didn't know was what was waiting for him deep
below the soil . He began to dig a deep well when problems soon arose. After digging deep into
the Earth searching for water, he found what he was looking for. The problem was that the water 
was incredibly hot. Over 200 degrees in fact, making it impossible to create a well at the time.
He capped off his ventures and was forced to forget about supplying the area with a sustainable
water source.

  A team came to the area with better drilling technology in 1964, in order to create a successful
well. Their plans didn’t go as expected as the water was still too hot for them to deal with. The 
drilling operation was immediately suspended and abandoned. The team that came in 1964 didn’t
 cap their drilling ventures properly and they created a small geyser. Under extreme pressure and
at extreme temperatures, gasses, water, minerals, and nutrients flooded to the surface. This small
geyser has grown at an incredible rate creating something that nobody expected. It is not a typical
geyser at all. This type of geyser is actually called a fly geyser and it pumps the nutrient rich water
above ground where these nutrients and minerals have collected, creating a colorful mountain that continues to grow to this day.

  The fly geyser in Nevada started out as an attempt to create a well but the drillers got much more
than they bargained for when they were faced with scolding hot water. After the operations were abandoned, a beautiful monument created by nature was formed and it has taken on a life of its own, continuously growing and changing. The mineral-rich water has created a mountain of colorful
formations that have stunned the world.

The fly geyser in Nevada has created its own unique ecosystem in and around the water.
If you get close enough, you’re able to see small fish swimming in the hot spring waters and
many birds flying around feeding on the organisms that have come to call this magical fantasy
land, home.

  The different nutrients, gasses, and minerals that are expelled from this fly geyser in Nevada
react differently to the sun, as well as the oxygen in the air. This reaction creates some magnificent
 colors that are constantly changing. The longer this geyser flows, the more beautiful it becomes.
 Look out Yellowstone. It looks like you have some serious competition in Nevada.
The fly geyser in Nevada is located on private land so you would need permission to see the rare
sight. Many people have contacted the land owners with offers to purchase the land in order to
transform this desert oasis into a tourist attraction. The land owners have no intent of letting that
happen. This is their own private oasis and they are happy with keeping it that way. They have
refused all offers and keep their property fenced in to prevent the hoards of people that flock to
this area to see the geyser from ruining their land. Few people, family and friends, even a few photographers have been allowed access, but this is someone’s land. I can understand the owners
not wanting too many strangers trampling the beautiful rural area.

  The land owners will give you a guided tour if you can get a hold of them. The price varies on
their mood and the time of year, so if you want to make plans to see this place you better be nice
to the owner and his family.

  Check out this amazing aerial video of the fly geyser in Nevada
Text, photos and video by Justin Majeczky.  See Majeczky's website at
(Thanks to Bob A for giving us a fantastic place to visit n the USA ...if we can convince the owners to guide us to the site.)