Dragonfly Treasure: May 2013
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Perfectly Imperfect Life..........

Friday, May 31, 2013

Freebie Friday

Be sure to snag this GREAT little *Sparkle and Shine* Frame set from
Touched By A Butterfly!

The FREEBIE is free until next Thursday
so be sure to grab it quick!

50 Years of Math

50 Years of Math 1959-2009 (in the USA )

Last week I purchased a burger at Burger King for $1.58. The counter girl took my $ 2 and I was digging for my change when I pulled 8 cents from my pocket and gave it to her. She stood there, holding the nickel and 3 pennies, while looking at the screen on her register. I sensed her discomfort and tried to tell her to just give me two quarters , but she hailed the manager for help. While he tried to explain the transaction to her, she stood there and cried. Why do I tell you this? Because of the evolution in teaching math since the 1950s:

1. Teaching Math In 1950s

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit ?

2. Teaching Math In 1960s

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?

3. Teaching Math In 1970s

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit?

4. Teaching Math In 1980s

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20. Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

5. Teaching Math In 1990s

A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of $20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes? (There are no wrong answers, and if you feel like crying, it's ok.)

6. Teaching Math In 2009

Un hachero vende una carretada de maderapara $100. El costo de la producciones es $80. Cuanto dinero ha hecho?

Monday, May 27, 2013

Dragonflies in the Garden!

Flea Market Gardening recently did an article on how to make some Dragonfly Decorations for your garden.
I was very excited and pleased that they asked to use my photo at the end of the article for inspiration!

Here are some of their readers ideas:

Fan blades and spindles were put to good use

Love the detail in the brackets on this one

These bring out the farm girl in me
Love that barbed wire!

This is so darn cute!
Wish I could figure how to make one like it.
I bet when the sun hits it it's glorious!

This Dragonfly Chime I made many, many moons ago with some left over beads, wire and some old flatware. I belonged to a crafting group back then and we had monthly projects. The original pattern was for a Butterfly...somehow mine turned into a dragonfly...hmm, wonder how that happened?  

Sunday, May 26, 2013

AMDRO PowerFlex Pest & Weed System Review


I despise Ants!
I swear they think they own this house and allow us to live it in.
They are outside, they are inside.
When I was asked by bzzagent to review the new
 Amdro PowerFlex Pest and Weed System Campaign
 I was eager to try it.
 Amdro claims "The AMDRO® PowerFlex® Pest & Weed System is a revolutionary new pest- and weed-killing system. A true all-in-one solution -- you can take AMDRO® PowerFlex®system from your lawn to your home in seconds to kill pests and weeds. Just fill your tank with water and attach any of the four AMDRO® cartridges to the system’s battery-powered sprayer. The adjustable, battery-powered sprayer automatically combines concentrate from the cartridge with water from the tank, so you get perfectly combined solution every time, with no wasted water or concentrate. And when the job is finished, cleanup and storage is easy. Simply take out the cartridge, press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds to flush the sprayer with water from the tank and snap partially used cartridges into the convenient storage area on the back of the system. Finally, a versatile system that’s better for all your pest and weed problems."
I was ready to attack not only the ants but those darn weeds too!
I followed the directions and was off.
I sprayed ants, aphids, any any bug that crossed my path!
I also sprayed the perimeter of my home.
Removed the outdoor pest cartridge and stored it in the storage are of the system.
 Next I flushed the hose as suggested,
placed the weed control cartridge in and I was off to say good by to weeds.
I sprayed and sprayed and was surprised how much of the cartridge was left.
A big plus in my book to know that you are getting a good bang for your buck.
Here are some before photos


After Photos

Good riddance Ants!

No more Aphids!!

  Adios dandelion

Dying Dock

Bye bye Spurge
I do have to admit that the weeds took several applications
 to get the weeds to even wilt which was very disappointing.
I did have plenty of product left so it was OK,
 as it did finally kill the weeds. 

The four cartridges available are:
Lawn Weed Killer Concentrate
Weed and Grass Killer Concentrate
Home Pest Indoor Insect Killer Concentrate
Yard and Perimeter Outdoor Insect Killer Concentrate
I was impressed with the ease of use.
The no mixing, no mess was equally impressing.
So handy to be able to change the cartridges out so quickly.
I am usually spraying for weeds then come across an Ant hill.
I stop and have to go get the Ant spray,
 or wait and hope I remember the Ants after spraying the weeds.
I can't impress how wonderfully easy this system is.
The only good bug is a dead bug
 Same with weeds!

*Disclosure - I was given the chance to try and review this product as a BzzCampaign through BzzAgent. I was not paid any money for this review. I was simply given the product to try. All opinions are my own.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Who needs a manual?

This brand spanking new Airbus 340-600, the largest passenger airplane ever built, sits just outside its hangar in Toulouse, France without a single hour of airtime.
Enter the Arab flight crew of Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT) to conduct pre-delivery tests on the ground, such as engine run-ups, prior to delivery to Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi

The ADAT crew taxied the A340-600 to the run-up area. Then they took all four engines to takeoff power with a virtually empty aircraft. Not having read the run-up manuals, they had no clue just how light an empty A340-600 really is.

The takeoff warning horn was blaring away in the cockpit because they had ALL 4 engines at full power. The aircraft computers thought they were trying to take off, but it had not been configured properly (flaps/slats, etc..)

Then one of the ADAT crew decided to pull the circuit breaker on the Ground Proximity Sensor to silence the alarm. This fools the aircraft into thinking it is in the air. The computers automatically released all the brakes and set the aircraft rocketing forward.

The ADAT crew had no idea that this is a safety feature so that pilots can't land with the brakes on.

Not one member of the seven-man Arab crew was smart enough to throttle back the engines from their max power setting, so the $200 million brand-new aircraft crashed into a blast barrier, totaling it.

The extent of injuries to the crew is unknown due to the news blackout in the major media in France and elsewhere. Because........

Coverage of the story was deemed insulting to Muslim Arabs.  

Finally, the photos are starting to leak out.

One French Airbus: $200 million dollars
Untrained Arab Flight Crew: $300,000 Yearly Salary
Unread Operating Manual: $300
Aircraft meets retaining wall and the wall wins.
"And that's why God gave them camels"!
-- Sue James

Friday, May 24, 2013

Freebie Friday

100% OFF! - Hello February Addon 4

The FREEBIE is free until next Thursday
so be sure to grab it quick!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Starbucks Coffee

Another one of my finer days.

 Life just gets better as you get older; doesnt it?
    I was in a Starbucks Coffee shop recently when my stomach started rumbling and I realized that I desperately needed to fart. The place was packed but the music was really loud, so to get relief and reduce embarrassment I timed my farts to the beat of the music. After a couple of songs I started to feel much better. I finished my coffee and noticed that everyone was staring at me….

 I suddenly remembered that I was listening to my Ipod through my headset…….. and how was your day?

   This is what happens when old people start using technology!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Miracle of Wine

The Miracle of Wine
In the Alcohol Aisle…
Praise the Lord!

"And God promised men that good and obedient
wives would be found in all corners of the earth."
Then he made the earth round
And he laughed and laughed and laughed."


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