A Cop’s Cash for Life

edna-aguayoHas a psychic ever told you anything that turned out to be true? A lottery-winning police officer in New York says a fortuneteller she saw at a carnival in 1998 predicted she’d win the lottery one day. Edna Aguayo, a 20-year police veteran who retired in 2011, is the state’s first daily Cash4Life winner, winning $1,000 a day for the rest of her life, and she knew she would. She went to the a fair and visited a psychic who not not only predicted her win, but even what game it would be in, telling her to buy ‘for life’ tickets. And, the name of the game was Cash4Life, so she bought them every Monday and Thursday and it’s paying off. She’ll get $227,410 a year after taxes for the rest of her life. Hopefully she doesn’t try to hunt her back down and get investment advice.

A Safety Innovation

are we there yetDriving when you’re tired isn’t safe, just ask Tracy Morgan. A company has invented the Harken which is a seatbelt with sensors in it that monitor your heart rate and breathing and will sound an alarm if it thinks you’re falling asleep. Or, you could just drive everywhere with a 5 year old because it’s nearly impossible to sleep through them asking “Are we there yet” every 20 seconds!

The Weekend’s Here… Grab a Cold Beer!

BeerMugBourbon may be booming and more wineries are cropping up all over the nation, yet we still like beer the most. According to Gallup, 41% of drinkers say they typically drink beer, compared with 31% who go for wine and 23% who reach for liquor. It’s the biggest gap between beer and wine in six years, and except for 2005 when wine outpaced beer, beer has been the drink of choice since the ’90s.  And I’m certainly doing my part to keep it that way!

Movie Character Names

batesAnyone named after a character in a movie? The movie “Frozen” not only has made Adele Dazeem a house hold name thanks to John Travolta, but Idina Menzel has done well too and so have the names Elsa and Anna. According to birth records those are two of the hottest names of the year so far and it’s because of the characters in the movie. Which, if you’re parents are going to name you after movie characters, it beats Carrie, Samara (The Ring) or Annie (Wilkes from Misery). “This is our daughter Annie. We named her after Kathey Bates’ character in the movie ‘Misery’. She’s into hobbling.”