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Florida
Sunday, April 19, 2015      7 comments

Florida, alphabetically the 9th state, became the 27th state in 1845. Very agricultural - orange groves and cowboys - now it seems to be known mostly for Disney World, Universal Studios, and other resorts. Nickname: The Sunshine State (nobody ca... Read more
Delaware
Saturday, April 18, 2015      7 comments

Delaware, 8th state alphabetically, nicknamed "First State" as it was the first to ratify the Constitution, the second smallest state. It only has 3 counties in it, but has 10 universities and colleges. The state bird is the Blue Hen Chicken. Vi... Read more
Connecticut
Friday, April 17, 2015      8 comments

One of the original colonies, Connecticut was the 5th state of the union. I always have this Currier and Ives picture of horse sleighs in the snow when I think of Connecticut, never think of Yale. ... Read more
Colorado
Thursday, April 16, 2015      6 comments

The 38th state of the union, Colorado is known as the "Centenial State" because it joined the union in 1876. Rocky Mountain High By John Denver, 1972. (BTW, he deni... Read more
California
Wednesday, April 15, 2015      8 comments

Fifth alphabetically, the largest state by population, California was the 31st to join the union. Hotel California by The Eagles, 1976 ... Read more
Southern Nights - Arkansas
Tuesday, April 14, 2015      5 comments

Arkansas, 4th state alphabetically, 25th in the union, is a southern state perceived by many to be the home of hillbillies and the Ozarks. Many famous people have come from Arkansas, including President Bill Clinton, Sam Walton of Walmart, and ... Read more
King Tut - Arizona
Monday, April 13, 2015      8 comments

Arizona is 3d in the alphabetical listing of the US States. In 1978, Steve Martin and the Toots Uncommon band informed us of a little known historical fact. King Tutankhamun (KingTut) was born in ARIZONA! ... Read more
Springtime in Alaska
Sunday, April 12, 2015      13 comments

Going thru the states alphabetically - here's Alaska! Johnny Horton, 1959 I mushed from Port Barren through a blizzard of snow Been out prospecting for ... Read more
Sweet Home Alabama
Saturday, April 11, 2015      14 comments

Got this idea in my head to do songs from all 50 states. Sweet Home Alabama, by Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1974 Big wheels keep on turning, carry me home to see my kin Si... Read more
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Friday, April 10, 2015      7 comments

The Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior classes were much better than I expected. There were 5 of us from the Emergency Department (4 from night shift), about 40 in the class. The first class was about why the VA is pushing the clas... Read more
Kung Fu Fighting
Thursday, April 09, 2015      9 comments

Tomorrow (Thursday), I have to attend 2 classes (8 hours worth) of "Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior". I am so (NOT) looking forward to it. (Dayshift bites). I'm taking 4 hours of leave in the afternoon. No way am I staying to wo... Read more
Hall & Oates, Maneater
Wednesday, April 08, 2015      7 comments

Hall and Oates, 1982 She'll only come out at night The lean and hungry type Nothing is new, I've seen her here before Watching and waiting She's sitting with... Read more
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Tuesday, April 07, 2015      6 comments

Had a terrific massage today. I always wonder how she can find tight spots I wasn't aware of? Heard this on the radio today. Breakfast At Tiffany's By Deep Blue Someth... Read more
Here Comes Peter Cottontail
Sunday, April 05, 2015      9 comments

Think I'm finally on the mend - only coughed a few times (not for 10 minutes at a time), itchy nose that's snotty, but not bad. Yeah! Quiet enough at work tonight to actually E-file my taxes. Don't know why I hate it so - I generally get $ back,... Read more
I'll Never Fall in Love Again
Saturday, April 04, 2015      5 comments

Still under the weather. Worked 2 nights ago, had to call off last night. Took the new Nyqil severe cold and flu stuff. Yikes, staggered up 10 hours later to let the dogs out and feed the critters. Sniffle, sneeze, cough. Wish the stuff worked l... Read more

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