Wednesday, June 20, 2007

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Friday, June 01, 2007

Ant Remedies

Continuing the e-mail clear-out ....
My mom emailed that they had a parade of big ants in the kitchen, and she found an article that suggested the following remedy: Wash down counters or table with half and half solution of water and vinegar. Then sprinkle paprika, chili powder, cayenne, bay leaves, cinnamon or dried peppermint. Put bay leaves in your cupboards. Apparently the paprika combo worked well, although apparently my dad found it to be a rather tempting flavor mixture. A brother-in-law then replied with another, even better, suggestion: Keeping a large nest of spiders in the kitchen works well too.

Bit o' randomness

As I try to go through my backlog of emails from the last couple weeks, what with house stuff and school stuff and such, I came across this forward. Not that I'm anti-evolution or anything like that, but I was amused by the logical progression that occurs.
One day a 6 year-old girl was sitting in a classroom. The teacher was going to explain evolution to the children. The teacher asked a little boy, "Tommy, do you see the tree outside?"
TEACHER: Tommy, do you see the grass outside?
TEACHER: Go outside and look up and see if you can see the sky.
TOMMY: Okay. (He returned a few minutes later) Yes, I saw the sky.
TEACHER: Did you see God up there?
TEACHER: That's my point. We can't see God because he isn't there. Possibly he just doesn't exist.
A little girl spoke up and wanted to ask the boy some questions.
The teacher agreed and the little girl asked the boy, "Tommy, do you see the tree outside?"
LITTLE GIRL: Tommy do you see the grass outside?
TOMMY: Yessssss!
LITTLE GIRL: Did you see the sky?
TOMMY: Yessssss!
LITTLE GIRL: Tommy, do you see the teacher?
LITTLE GIRL: Do you see her brain?
LITTLE GIRL: Then according to what we were taught today in school, she possibly may not even have one!
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