Wednesday, June 4, 2014


…Hey there.  Happy Wednesday.  I need a productive day.  How about you?

…Here are some random things I recently learned…

-American’s all-time favorite books:
#1. The Bible
#2. Gone With the Wind
#3. Harry Potter
#4. The Lord of the Rings
#5. To Kill a Mockingbird
#6. Moby Dick

-Yearly salary for person with Bachelor’s degree--$45,500
Yearly salary for person with two-year degree/some college -- $30,000
Yearly salary for high school grad-- $28,000

-World’s busiest airports, passenger traffic per year in millions:
#1 Atlanta –94
#2 Beijing Capital --84
#3. Tokyo Haneda –69
#4. Chicago O’Hare –67
#5 LAX –67

-Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s wedding photos are expected to fetch over $1 million.
Last year Kim made $10 million and Kanye $20 mill.

-The U.S. accounts for 13% of obese people globally
-The number of overweight or obese individuals worldwide increased from 857 mmillion in 1980 to 2.1 billion in 2013

-(This is very disturbing).  Last week in India two girls went into a field to go to the bathroom because their house did not have one.  They were gang raped, strangled, and left hanging from a tree.
--In India a woman is raped every 22 minutes.

-(This is also disturbing).  There are 67,000 homeless Americans

-5,000 children are injured every year in Bounce House accidents…

…And here are some things I like on a Wednesday:

“-I don't like work... but I like what is in work -- the chance to find yourself. Your own reality -- for yourself, not for others -- which no other man can ever know.” Joseph Conrad

-“I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” Thomas Jefferson

-“The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.”  Benjamin Jowett

-“The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.” William James

-"To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of the heart, but strength of mind.”  William Hazlitt

-"Marriage is the only war where you sleep with the enemy." Calvin Trillin

-“Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.” Alexander Pope

-“The most that we can do is to hope for the best till we know the worst. Of course, we shall make the best of the worse when it comes.”  William Dean Howells

-“The world stands aside to let anyone pass who knows where he is going.” David Starr Jordan

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