On this day:


1982 1st reports appear of death from cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules

1975 - Bill authorizes admission of women to military academies

1968 - Beatles' "Hey Jude," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks

1955 1st World Series color TV broadcast on NBC-TV (New York Yankees beat Dodgers)

1920 - Eight members of the Chicago White Sox were indicted in what was called the "Black Sox" scandal. They were accused of throwing the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds.



1950 John Sayles, born in Schenetady, New York, actor, Brother from Another Planet

1943 Lou Piniella, outfielder/manager, New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners


Think about it....

"For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe




Why do we put suits in a garment bag and put garments in a suitcase?





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Solve the riddle: There is a clothing store in Bartlesville. The owner has devised his own method of pricing items. A vest costs $20, socks cost $25, a tie costs $15 and a blouse costs $30. Using the method, how much would a pair of underwear cost?

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Food for Thought

An unusual find: Something interesting has happened recently……..no I didn’t acquire a new gadget or find a new restaurant. I found some time in my day for me!

In current times we are so plugged in to just about everything and everyone at all times. Our cell phone, email, Facebook accounts have us constantly updating something (one) or being updated ourselves. The benefit of this is that we know what everyone is doing but the cost comes at not having any down or quiet time to ones self. This feeds into the new talent we’ve mastered called multi-tasking. We’ve become extremely good at this. Even that description doesn’t cover the number of things I’ve witnessed people trying to do at once. For instance drive (which gets the least focus), eat, write something down, while talking on their wireless headset. Another interesting one was at a drive up ATM. The person was on the phone, eating and trying to lean out the window and complete some banking transactions. Needless to say it took FOREVER for this to all happen.

While waiting, I did use this down time to wonder how often I try and do exactly the same thing and realized that this has probably become a lost art, in a sense. Try and take five minutes daily to have some quiet time. See what happens.

Thoughts? comments? Send me an email at alicia@coffeeshopchatter.com