Showing posts from February, 2010

Did You Know....

I found some interesting facts about things I didn't know. Like they say, you learn something new everyday.

Did you know...,.

that more than 100 billion crayons have been produced so far. The first crayons consisted of a mixture of charcoal and oil. In the early 1900s, cousins Edwin Binney and Harold Smith developed a nontoxic wax crayon. Binney’s wife, Alice, attached the French word for chalk, craie, with “ola,” from oily, to form the Crayola brand name. Their first box of Crayola crayons were sold for a nickel in 1903.

The first Crayola crayons came in a box of eight colors: black, blue, brown, green, orange, purple, red and yellow. By 1957, 40 new colors were introduced. Today there are more than 120 crayon colours, including Atomic Tangerine, Blizzard Blue, Mango Tango, Outrageous Orange, Laser Lemon, Screamin’ Green and Shocking Pink. Over 5 billion crayons are produced each year.

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Tobacco is a $200 billion industry, producing six trillion cigarettes a year –…

Winter Wonderland

This photo was taken the night of Friday February 5th in my back yard. As you can see it was really starting to pile up. This is just the beginning of the storm.

You guessed it SNOW!!! and more SNOW! As much as I have been wanting snow, this season has turned out to be the worse snow I have seen since I have been living in VA. I haven't seen snow like this since the Winter of 96 and I was living in Phila. Back then it was about 30 inches of snow and we have surpassed that amount in the past 2 months. This is including the snow we had just before Christmas which was about 20inches then again 2 weeks ago which wasn't much about 8-10 inches and on February 6 30 inches of snow and again on February 9 which was about 5 inches but very windy and dangerous. So am I sick of snow right about. Hell yes!!

We live so close to DC (about 30 minutes) that we pretty much got what DC got as far as snow but according to what I have seen on the news, I think DC got hit a lot harder. They have be…