Monday, June 24, 2013


…I think chocolate milk may be one of my favorite things ever.  It’s so creamy and silky all at once.
I had a glass after a five mile rain run.

…It doesn’t seem like Monday today.   Everything feels a bit off.
Still, it’s going to be a good day, I can tell.

…Here are some things that have happened in our world of late:

…The other day seven service members were reported killed in the Afghan war.  Four of those were 21 years of age or younger.
Can't we just get the hell out of there?

…93,000 people have died in the Syrian conflict so far.  6,500 of those were children under the age of 10.  On average, 160 people are killed there every day.

…32% of all Americans plan to vacation in Las Vegas or Atlantic City this summer.

…The typical American home is 2,300 square feet, 50% bigger than in 1973.

…62% -Average U.S. voter turnout
Mississippi ranks highest at 75%

…Every year over two million children are bitten by dogs.

…49% of women regularly worry about losing all of their money and becoming homeless.

…4 out of 10 Americans own a tablet, up 30% from last year.

…Last month a painting of Bea Arthur ("Maud") topless sold for $1.9 million.

…More than 6 million dogs are euthanized each year in the U.S.

…The nation's poverty rate is 15.9%.
It's a staggering 42.5% in Camden, NJ where Camden's murder rate is 12 times higher than the U.S. and New Jersey.

…35% of new marriages are from couples who met online.

…Mexico's drug syndicates are the No. 1 supplier of illegal drugs into the U.S.
65,000 Mexicans have been killed and 25,000 are missing from the drug cartels' war against one another and the government's operations to break them.

…3,700,000 people have purchased real estate on the moon.  Really.

…4% of all missing remote controls are found in the fridge.

…According to a recent survey, 44% of women and 63% of men have had one-night stands.

…Congress has failed to pass legislature making mandatory background checks for all gun purchases.  This, while 88% (yes, 88%) of all Americans support the potential law.

…Only 9% of Americans have a favorable view of Congress.  Head lice, Nickelback, colonoscopies, root canals, Donald Trump, traffic jams, cockroaches, France, used-car salesmen and brussels sprouts all ranked higher.

…21 -Number of calories a man in his 30's burns during six minutes (the average length) of sex.

…7 -Number of calories he burns watching TV

…Legalized sales of Marijuana 2011: $1.5 Billion
Estimated 2015: $3.3 Billion

…4.5 million Americans admit to regularly abusing painkillers such as Oxy Contin.

…281,000 Americans, 12 and older, admit to using heroin regularly, up from 111,000 in 2003.

…The average tax refund is $2,790.

…Sirius XM Radio CED Mel Karmazin exercised $244.3 million in stock options last year.  That on top of his $11 million salary.

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