Wednesday, February 18, 2009

First off

Abe's check up at the heart doctor went great. He doesn't have to go back for six months and the one pill they started him on in Dec. he said could now be stopped.

Then when I opened my e-mail, found this from my Brother-in-law in Texas.

When NASA started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ball-point pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat this problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion developing a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside-down, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to over 300 C.

The Russians used a pencil.

Your taxes are due again--enjoy paying them

15 comments:

अविनाश said...

that was intresting info, thanks for sharing.

And it was nice to know that u had some good time with ur family last week end....
Have a nice time.

Regards

Twisted Fencepost said...

I am glad you and Abe had good news!! You need it after the last few months of worry.

Just don't get me started on "taxes"!

Melinda said...

boy that's pretty sad

Gramma Ann said...

Oh, but I bet those pens are nice if you can afford one! They do have some out there that write upside down, I wonder if they are the same as these?

Brenda said...

Great news about your hubby! That pen info was somewhat disturbing...well more than somewhat...Very disturbing! A pencil would have done fine!

Tan said...

God Bless Abe and you too ... you gotto live a long long long life ...

Thanks for the joke ... I would like to suggest you this blog called Pagalpan or Madness (In Hindi) which has a good set of jokes and humour ... Not my own, but I enjoy visiting it, as much as I do coming to yours...

Femin Susan said...

hey!
very funny to hear the foolishness of NASA....

Renie Burghardt said...

Great news about Abe's checkup!

Guess the Russians have more common sense then NASA! Your brother has a warped sense of humor when it comes to taxes, eh? LOL.

Have a good night, Patty.

Renie

Shionge said...

Great news about Abe...wishing him best of health always :D

jinksy said...

Lateral thinking at its best...

Granny on the Web said...

Good news on Abe. Keep up the good works!
Love this about the pen and NASA. There sometimes is a much simpler answer than the question poses.
I'm sure God has many a chuckle at us silly humans.
Love Granny

Nancy said...

Happy that Abe had a good report and got rid one medication. It's about time he had some good news on the healthfront after all he's been through.

Loved the pen/pencil story. That's about how our tax money is wasted.

((( HUGS )))

Reader Wil said...

How great that the news about Abe's heart is good! Thanks for keeping us informed.

The Mulligan Family said...

That would have been even funnier if it was so close to true! ha ha.

Great news about Abe! Keep on feeling wonderful!

yamini said...

Hi Pat,
Nice piece of information. I guess sometimes, we just have to bear the odd things in life with a smile on our face.
By the way, it was great hearing about Abe. May God bless him with good health forever.
Take care