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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 17, 2004
"Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching." Thomas Jefferson
Source: Quotes From The Masters, http://mailroom.dailyinbox.com/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
An Irish Friendship Wish
May there always be work for your hands to do;
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
Source: Quotes of the Day, mailto:email@example.com?subject=Subscribe_Quotes_of_the_Day
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
The older the fiddle the sweeter the tune
Itís no use boiling your cabbage twice
Drink is the curse of the land.
It makes you fight with your neighbor.
It makes you shoot at your landlord
And it makes you miss him.
If you lie down with dogs youíll rise with fleas
There never was an old slipper but there was an old stocking to match it
Firelight will not let you read fine stories but itís warm and you wonít see the dust on the floor
Humor to a man is like a feather pillow. It is filled with what is easy to get but gives great comfort
Itís no use caring an umbrella if your shoes are leaking
A silent mouth is sweet to hear
Every patient is a doctor after his cure
Neither give cherries to pigs nor advice to a fool
Youíll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind
Submitted by R P Cly
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A vacationer e-mailed a seaside hotel to ask its location. The reply came back; "It's only a stone's throw away from the beach."
"But how will I recognize it?" asked the man.
Back came the reply: "It's the one with all the broken windows."
Source: Monday Fodder mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Subscribe_Monday_Fodder
Wildfires came within a mile of Madeleine Landry's Simi Valley, California, home last October, but she and her husband, Ed, weren't budging. "When I asked the firefighters what to do if the fire came closer, they said, 'Go inside, close the windows and doors, and let it go by,'" she recalls. Unconventional advice, perhaps, but then again, this is not just any house. The Landrys' 11,000-square-foot homestead is equipped with vacuum-sealed doors, a steel frame, and an exterior clad only with steel and concrete -- that is, it can survive the odd brush with fire.
The home protects against more than just heat. In an effort to reduce the need for cleaning chemicals (Madeline became extra-sensitive to them after the Landrys' previous home was treated for termites), the steel used for the home's touch surfaces -- doorknobs, handrails, refrigerators -- is coated with an antimicrobial compound, called AgION, intended to inhibit mold, mildew, bacteria and yeast. Silver ions in the compound kill microbes by disrupting their respiration.
The coating also does something else well: It masks the fingerprints that are usually so visible on stainless steel, a quality that may get it into stores sooner rather than later. Take a full, multi-media tour of the house at http://akconcepthome.com
Source: Popular Science, February 2004, http://www.popsci.com