Fighting Germs!

handwashreminderhandsApparently, most people aren’t using antibacterial soap right. It’s soap, how hard can it be?
Well, it all depends upon how long you scrub with it. Experts say that to get it to do its job, you need to scrub with antibacterial products for 20 to 30 seconds. But studies show people average only six seconds, making it just as effective as normal soap.
I don’t know about you, but based on what I’ve observed in public restrooms, I would give someone a medal if I saw them washing their hands for even 6 seconds — let alone 20 or 30!

Top 3 Things: Social Media Bug-a-boos Edition

So if you’re not into the whole social media lifestyle yet, first of all, that’s a little odd. And second, I want to applaud you. It is quite the magical beast. And by that, I mean it’s really a great medium, but I have some issues. 

 

Here are the Top 3 things that bug me when it comes to the ease of using social media:

 

#3 *SPOILER ALERT* <You see this all over the place these days. Especially when it comes to TV shows, movies, books, etc. I kind of hate that if I don’t want something ruined, like the season finale of a TV show, I have to completely log off the grid Walden style. We all now how hard it is to completely disconnect from all of our devices. Soooo there’s that.  Few things are worse than when you’re on the 3rd and last book of a series and then by accident, you see an article about everyone who dies at the end. 

  

#2 Accidentally “Like”-ing something. You’re finger is browsing through and you accidentally like some random person’s family reunion picture. You haven’t spoken to said person in what seems like 20 years. What do you do know? It’s just a bucket of awkward. 

  

#1 Posting something with a typo. I HATE IT WHEN THIS HAPPENS. I could look over a status or a post 8 times and still mess something up. It’s not a life-ending problem, but it’s like nails on a chalk board. Grammar flubs also fall into this category. Don’t act like you haven’t judged someone for using the wrong form of “your”/”you’re”…

 

What are some of your Facebook, Twitter, etc. bug-a-boos?

 

Bigfoot’s a Fake?

bigfoot1n-1-webThe guy who said he killed Bigfoot after luring it with Walmart pork ribs was lying. Again. This is the second time for Rick Dyer. In 2008 he stuffed a gorilla costume and said it was bigfoot. This time it was a costume he had made by a toy company in Washington. They couldn’t say anything because he had them sign an agreement that they’d keep it secret. Everything came apart though when his own PR guy found out it was a lie. He says so far this year he had made $60,000 from people who were willing to pay $10 a piece to see the body. How does he get $10 a pop to see this but the Dragon Lady at the fair who’s charging 50-cents has no takers?

Top 3 Things: Feel Fancy Edition

I’ve been feeling kind of blah lately. I blame exhaustion over the long winter and the emotionally-draining end to some of my favorite TV shows this season. So, in case you’re feeling kind of blah too…

 

Here are the Top 3 things you can do to feel a little fancier about life:

 

#3 New socks! There are actually studies that talk about how putting on a new pair of socks can be a good stress reliever. Plain or fancy…so delightfully comforting.

 

#2 Go buy some fresh berries. Not just any fresh fruit. Something about berries just feels a little fancier, right? 

 

#1 Pick up a “Just Because” gift for someone. Doesn’t have to be overly expensive. This will bring a smile to your face and the face of the person getting the nice gift. 

 

What are some things you do to feel a little more fancy?

 

Allergies Could Be Worse

sneezerAs much sneezing as you’re doing already this spring it could be worse, you could live in Louisville. It’s the allergy capitol of the country this spring. Everywhere will be worse than normal because of the brutal winter. Just about everything, everywhere went completely dormant and with the warmer temperatures everything is pollinating. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has released its list of the worst cities for spring allergies in 2014, based on their pollen levels, use of allergy medications and the number of board-certified allergists in the area.

And the cities are:

1. Louisville, Kentucky

2. Memphis, Tennessee

3. Baton Rouge, Louisiana

4. Oklahoma City

5. Jackson, Mississippi

6. Chattanooga, Tennessee

7. Dallas

8. Richmond, Virginia

9. Birmingham, Alabama

10. McAllen, Texas

More ‘Harry Potter’

After eight films and $7.7 billion in worldwide box office, Warner Bros. has found a way to cash in on JK Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series once again: They won’t just make one semi-prequel movie based on a text the author wrote as an accompaniment to her international bestsellers, titled “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” but instead chop it up into three new feature films.

 

 

 

Word of the magical segmentation came in a New York Timesprofile of new WB chief Kevin Tsujihara, who was responsible for getting Rowling on board with the plan, which will involve her writing the big screen adaptations herself.

“When I say he made ‘Fantastic Beasts happen, it isn’t PR-speak but the literal truth,” Rowling told The Times. “We had one dinner, a follow-up telephone call, and then I got out the rough draft that I’d thought was going to be an interesting bit of memorabilia for my kids and started rewriting!”

 

 

 

 

The trilogy will be set 70 years before the first “Harry Potter” installment began, and involve the New York-set adventures of a “magizoologist” named Newt Scamander.

The new movies are just the latest continuation of Rowling’s beloved series; she’s also writing new chapters for the official fansite, Pottermore.com, and there will be a “Harry Potter” stage play, as well.

Top 3 Things: Procrastinating Fool Edition

April Fool’s Day is tomorrow people! If you have not been maniacally planning all your tricks and want to throw something together, I’ve got you covered!

 

Here are the Top 3 best pranks you can get for your procrastinating buck:

 

#3 Go buy a bag of Reese’s Pieces, M&M’s and Skittles. Mix them ALL into a bowl. Watch while delicious mayhem ensues!

 

#2 All you need are cups of any variety and water. Fill all the cups up with said water and cover the surface of a room or hallway. Watch people try to get around this mouse-trap-like scenario!

  

 

#1 All you need is a phone and quick wit. Just watch. :) 

 

What are some of the greatest pranks that you’ve either pulled off or have been the victim of?

Don’t forget to listen to QMIX all day tomorrow for your chance to win a $50 Circle K gas card!

Terminus. I don’t know.

 

 

WHAT THE HECK, “THE WALKING DEAD?”

 

 

 

THIS SEASON REALLY HAS BEEN A LACK LUSTER ONE. OK. I HAVE ENJOYED THE CHACACTER DEVELOPMENT. HOWEVER, IT WAS LIKE SHOVELING IDEAS INTO THE WHEELBARROW OF “LET’S DRAG THIS OUT LONG ENOUGH TO MAKE MILLIONS IN ADVERTISING DOLLARS.”

 

JUST CHOP MY HEAD OFF ALREADY.

 

 

OH. WAIT. TOO SOON?

 

AND DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THE GOVERNOR!

 

 

 

EVERY TIME HE WAS ON CAMERA, I WANTED TO BE LIKE:

 

 

STUPID GOVERNOR.

 

 

 

AND THEN THERE WAS SOME PUDDING.

 

 

 

CRAZY LIZZIE, TOO.

 

 

AND THEN TERMINUS

 

 

AND THE BEST REUNION SINCE ROMY AND MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION!

 

WAIT A TICK…

 

 

THERE WE ARE….

 

 

OH IT’S A NICE LADY! SHE WANTS TO GIVE THEM FOOD!

 

 

OMG. I FORGOT ABOUT THE TIME MICHONNE DID SOME STUFF AND FOUND A PAINTING!

 

 

NNNNNOOOOOOO!!!!!

 

 

 

THEY SCREWED WITH THE WRONG PEOPLE!

 

 

OH. PLEASE KILL CARL. NO ONE LIKES HIM ANYWAY.

 

 

WAAAIT! NO. DON’T KILL HIM!

 

YAYA! THEY’VE MET UP WITH THE OTHERS! FINALLY. NOW WHAT THE HECK IS THIS PLACE?

 

 

OH. I GUESS IT’S OVER. BUT HEY. WHERE’S BETH?

 

 

 

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? LET ME KNOW!!!!