Fifty, Cincuenta, Fünfzig, Cinquante, Cinquanta!

Want to know some interesting things about the number 50?

1.  In the movie, Along Came Polly, Reuben Feffer yells “50!” while bumping uglies with Polly Prince.

2.  The 50th episode of Beverly Hills 90210 was called “Wedding Bell Blues.”  

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3.  Thanks to the book, 50 Shades of Grey, sales of duct tape, cable ties and rope at a hardware store in Pennsylvania skyrocketed….people in Pennsylvania are kinky.

4.  In the video game, Sonic the Hedgehog, you need 50 rings to transform Sonic to his super form.

5.  In 1979, the year I was born, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” by the Charlie Daniels band ranked number 50 on Billboard Year-End Hot 100 Singles.

6.  Charlie Sheen will turn 50 in 2015….anyone else surprised he made it?

7.  If you play all seven of your tiles at once in a game of Scrabble, you get 50 extra points.

8.  Referring to police officers as “the 5-O” was derived from the television show, Hawaii Five-O.

9.  50 Cent throws like a girl.  Google it….true story.

10.  Best of all….my blog recently surpassed 50 followers.   Whether accidental, intentional or because we’re friends and I made you….thank you for reading!

11.  Bonus tidbit….Many recently found my blog through Austin’s Blog Party…..whose better than The Modern Philosopher!?…. which was a great opportunity to promote, but also discover some great blogs!   Thank you!  If you haven’t found him yet…what are you waiting for!  The Return Of The Modern Philosopher

Better Than Breaking a Hip….

In the last few years, my grandma and her sisters have taken the plunge into the world of social networking and can now be found on Facebook sharing pressing news reports from highly reliable sources (World Truth, Right Wing News, MRC TV, The Patriot Survival Plan, American, etc.) and the occassional notice to friends and family advising they are NOT stuck in Nigeria on holiday and no matter what the International Futbol Association says, we should not be sending them our banking information.

I often consider sending them a private message to advise headlines like the one below are probably not entirely believable, but who am I to correct a group of women with a combined age of 327….

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So, I bite my tongue and enjoy their quirky world view instead….

My Great-Aunt Sharing a Helpful Parenting Tip

What are you up to at 5:54am?

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This Would Never Happen at Target 

When my grandma “liked” this article, I admit I was lured by the headline to open the link….then I couldn’t help but wonder if she also requested more information on dating hot Philippine women online….or, if she requested her free “Concealed Carry Guide.”  Maybe both.

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My Grandma on Immigration

Sure….tell that to all those third-world countries the Duggar’s have visited looking for converts….and the Native American population.

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Dude Looks Like a Lady’ish?

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Also….Grandma….I too think you’re sexy when you’re you!

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I Wasn’t Aware The YAYA Sisterhood Were Covert Operatives….

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Intestines in My Hands!

I’ve never actually had intestines in my hands….I saw it on an episode of Grey’s Anatomy….but the following did actually happen this week….which I feel is kind of the equivalent:

1.  An applicant told me he was a 7 Day Advantageous…..yup….Advantageous.

2.  An associate quit because he said it was, “just too cold,” when he got up in the morning to come to work.

3.  I was asked if “shiny polyester pants” were allowed under the dress code policy.

4.  I saw a bumper sticker on a station wagon that said, “If You’re Riding My Ass, You Better Be Pulling My Hair.”  It was applied adjacent to another sticker that looked something like this….


5.  I saw a sign outside of an assisted living facility that said, “We Have Openings.  Free Shovels!”  I assume it was meant to be a reference to the snow….but, considering the clientele with one foot in the grave….maybe not the best advertising pitch.

6.  I got this email from an internal employee I was working on transferring to a new role….

Job Abandonment

May God be with you too buddy….maybe he’ll have insights on a new job.  Bye.

7.  I got an application from someone with the last name Annis.  I’ve seen the name in my openings before, but we’ve never connected.  I don’t think he’s qualified, but I would love to know if his last name is pronounced ANNUS….and I kind of hope it is.

8.  I spent part of a work day with a piece of a Platex tampon wrapper stuck to the side of my pant leg.  I have no idea how long it was there.

9.  Someone quit on Monday, without notice, then asked for his job back on Thursday.  I gave it to him….because I’m desperate.

10.  I found out that alcohol will NOT be supplied at my company’s upcoming leadership meeting….this does not bode well for me.  How am I supposed to superficially connect with these people if they aren’t all drunk?

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