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Thursday, February 16, 2012

How to Lock Your Car and Why

I received this from my sister and thought I'd pass it on. You can never be too careful.

I locked my car. As I walked away I heard my car door unlock. I went back and locked my car again "three times". Each time, as soon as I started to walk away, I would hear it unlock again!!

Naturally alarmed, I looked around and there were two guys sitting in a car inthe fire lane next to the store. They were obviously watching me intently, and there was no doubt they were somehow involved in this very weird situation .

I quickly chucked the errand I was on, jumped in my car and sped away. I went straight to the police station, told them what had happened, and found out I was part of a new, and very successful, scheme being used to gain entry into cars.

Two weeks later, my friend's son had a similar happening....While traveling, my friend's son stopped at a roadside rest to use the bathroom. When he came out to his car less than 4-5 minutes later, someone had gotten into his car and stolen his cell phone, laptop computer, GPS navigator, briefcase.....you name it

He called the police and since there were no signs of his car being broken into, the police told him he had been a victim of the latest robbery tactic --there is a device that robbers are using now to clone your security code when you lock your doors on your car using your key-chain locking device.

They sit a distance away and watch for their next victim. They know you are going inside of the store, restaurant, or bathroom and that they now have a few minutes to steal and run.

The police officer said to *manually lock your car door-by hitting the lock button inside the car -- that way if there is someone sitting in a parking lot watching for their next victim, it will not be you.*

When you hit the lock button on your car upon exiting, it does not send the security code, but if you walk away and use the door lock on your key chain, it sends the code through the airwaves where it can be instantly stolen.

This is very real.

Be wisely aware of what you just read and please pass this note on. Look how many times we all lock our doors with our remote just to be sure we remembered to lock them -- and bingo, someone has our code...and whatever was in our car.

Snopes Approved --.Please share.

Thanks Sandy ♥

Is it Fall, Winter, or Spring ?

I'm joining in these blooming garden parties:

Etsy Cottage Style

 Tootsie Time 

We have had such a mild and dry Winter this year it's scary.
In the 70's, lots of wind, with little rain leaves it feeling more
like Fall than Winter.
My gardens are also so confused.

Daffodils and

Narcissus are blooming all over.

We had this nice crop of Swiss Chard for dinner already ;)

The Rosemary in front is covered on blooms
and those 2 little purple flowers to the right are Stocks!

 The Poor Man's Orchid /Bergenia are in full bloom too.

Katie and I sat by the pond for a spell and just enjoyed the "Spring" weather.

The Koi noticed us and started coming up

Ah, I know what they want...food!

This has popped up in the front garden.
I don't remember what I've planted out there....I know I'm bad.
BUT isn't it pretty!

There are white and purple ones grouped together.
They remind me of Lenten Roses but I don't think that's what they are.
But who knows?

I wish this photo wasn't so blurry,
 but I wanted to show you this white and purple two toned one.

My Nectarine is starting to bud out...

and LOOK at this..can it be??
two of my dead Petunia's are sprouting up!
I pulled out all my others and forgot these......
darn! I should have left the others.
Well, it just goes to show you how mild our Winter has been.

Wild Rose hips

My childhood fave from Mom's garden...and part of the same plant...
Oxalis is loving this weather!
We called it Sour Grass and used to pluck and suck on the stems.

The Sun just disappeared and the sky turned from a beautiful blue to gray.
Think we'll get some much needed wet stuff??

:( We didn't.
Just a 15 minute drizzle :(

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Marylin Monroe

Marilyn, August 1953: The Lost LOOK Photos

Photographs by John Vachon, Text by Brian Wallis

Picture this: A master photographer shoots the most breathtaking movie star of her time high in the Canadian Rockies in the summer of 1953. And the negatives are filed away for nearly sixty years—never to be seen until now!

When John Vachon arrived in Banff, Alberta, in mid-August of 1953 to shoot Marilyn Monroe on location making River of No Return, he encountered an opportunity never afforded the many great photographers who took pictures of Marilyn during her short life. Due to an injured ankle that prevented her from filming, Vachon got access to Marilyn over a period of several days. Vachon's lens captured her in a variety of contexts and countenances.

Here is Marilyn the way we want to remember her: luminous, sexually charismatic, smiling radiantly — even on crutches. This extraordinary portfolio of revealing images ranges from her mugging poolside to riding high on a ski lift to nuzzling with her then-husband-to-be, the legendary Joe DiMaggio — the only time that the two posed formally together for a photographer. In his ability to present her humanity without either idealization or guile, Vachon has given the legions of Marilyn fans worldwide a very rarely seen portrait of their idol.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

♥♥ Happy Valentine's Day ♥♥

Just wanted to wish all my good friends out in blog land a very Happy Valentine's Day!
I'm serenading you thru some of my fave pictures :)


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Better than a FLU SHOT

Miss Beatrice, The church organist, Was in her eighties And had never been married.
She was admired for her sweetness and kindness to all.

One afternoon the pastor came to call on her and she showed him into her quaint sitting room.
She invited him to have a seat while she prepared tea...

As he sat facing her old Hammond organ, the young minister noticed a cut glass bowl Sitting on top of it.
The bowl was filled with water, and in the water floated. of all things, a condom!

When she returned With tea and scones, they began to chat. The pastor tried to stifle his curiosity

About the bowl of water and its strange floater, but soon it got the better of him and he could no longer resist.
'Miss Beatrice', he said, 'I wonder if you would tell me about this? Pointing to the bowl.

'Oh, yes,' she replied, 'Isn't it wonderful? I was walking
through the park a few months ago and I found
this little package on the ground.

The directions said To place it on the organ,
Keep it wet and that it would prevent the spread of disease.

Do you know I haven't had the flu all winter.
Thanks Sandy 


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