Monday, May 5, 2008

Monday Madness

I thought I would try something new today - Monday Madness. I usually scan the news headlines and I typically enjoy some of the most off the wall stuff. It really amazes me what makes the news so here are a few of my favorites.

MSN and FoxNews reported on a traffic sign violation in Oak Lawn Ill. It seems, in an effort to get traffickers to stop they changed the 'stop' signs to other creative signs. "At the time, Heilmann said he thought the remarks would get motorists to pause, if for nothing else, to read the phrases." Did I miss something here-when I went thru drivers ed I was taught STOP ment I had to STOP at the sign, not just pause to read the word?! The signs are being replaced with more traditional signs.

  • How would you like to answer your phone to find out that your dead? A woman in Massachusets received just that. "Someone played a cruel prank."

  • Irony at it's best is when you pull into the parking lot with a "no parking" sign attached to your front bumper and have no idea how/when it got there. Perhaps you should not be driving either.

And because I absolutely LOVE these...Darwin Award for Monday May 5

37-year-old man was killed trying to cross the Manasota Key drawbridge on his motorcycle. Wearing only swim trunks and sneakers, the man was seen racing at high speed towards the gap as the bridge began to open.

Bridge designers had anticipated such lunacy and invented the crossing guard. The closing gates swept him off his Suzuki and over the side of the bridge, in the water and out of the gene pool. By a twist of fate, the motorcycle continued up the ramp and made it across to the other side!

Happy Cinco De Mio!

White Sangria (pictured above)
  • 1 1/2 cups mixed colorful bite-size melon pieces
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 750-ml bottle crisp white wine
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 2 tablespoons Triple Sec
  • 3/4 cup sparkling water
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime or starfruit slices
  • Small mint sprigs
Stir melon and sugar together in a large pitcher. Let stand for 15 to 30 minutes to draw out the juices. Just before serving, stir wine, brandy, Triple Sec (or other orange liqueur) and sparkling water (or club soda) into the pitcher. Add ice cubes to 6 glasses. Fill the glasses with the sangria, spooning some of the fruit into each glass. Garnish each drink with a slice of lime (or starfruit) and a sprig of mint.

1 comment:

Aleta said...

I liked the changed Stop Signs "IN THE NAME OF LOVE - STOP!" LOL... Cute.