Saturday, July 02, 2005

Summer Fun
Trivia Questions Week 2

1. A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years. Which room is safest for him?

2. A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?

3. There are two plastic jugs filled with water. How could you put all of this water into a barrel, without using the jugs or any dividers, and still tell which water came from which jug?

4. What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away?

5. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?

6. This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is unusual though. Study it, and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out.

Answers to last weeks trivia questions

Answers to Summer Fun Trivia Questions Week 1

1. Bottom
2. 50
3. Right
4. Red, White, Blue, Gold, Yellow, and Black
5. P, Z (although both numbers are on my portable handset - go figure)
6. 1, 0
7. Right
8. 20
9. Red
10. 88
11. Clock – in the Northern Hemispher
12. Upper Left to lower right
13. 12
14. Left
15. Clockwise as you look at it
16. FDR
17. Eight
18. Left
19. Five
20. Six
21. Bashful
22. Eight
23. Ace of spades
24. Left
25. ONE
26. #, *
27. Three
28. Counter (a merry-go-round turns clockwise)
29. Seven (I counted)

Pay Raise?

I just got a pay raise that is nearly insulting, but when crunching the numbers (I like crunching numbers, you might remember), I found that I can’t blame my employer. Not too much anyway. And in any case, it only supports, no, enflames my burning desire to get rid of the IRS.

I work two forty-hour weeks in one pay period. We’re paid 26 times per year. It takes a couple of extra steps to figure out how much per month I make if I need to know a monthly figure, but it’s not hard. Just multiply the pay figure by 26 then divide by 12. Close enough for government work, as we always say.

Anyway, seventy-four cents an hour comes to $59.20 a pay. My Federal payroll deductions went up $55.21 leaving me with a cool $3.99 per pay to spend however I choose. Gee…I can buy an extra gallon and a half of gas every two weeks! Woo-hoo!

Decisions. Decisions. What ever will I do with that extra $3.99 every two weeks?

Update: Forgot to mention it before, but the Federal government took 93% of my raise. 93%! Do you wonder why I'm all for eliminating payroll taxes?

Fair Tax all day, everyday!

Friday, July 01, 2005

July Holidays

July's list of holidays and observances on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. You've got to see some of these!