Monthly Archives: April 2012

corny jokes

Today’s funny sparks:

  • Comic Tim Siedell – “Fascinating: Did you know you can just rip up a to-do list?”
  • Comic Janine Ditullio – “I finally have a dental plan: I chew on the other side.”
  • Amber Sandoe in Reader’s Digest – “What are those? asked my younger sister. She had just spotted the old encyclopedias our mother had unearthed in the basement. Mom tried to explain the concept of an encyclopedia to her, but it just wasn’t clicking. She finally blurted out, It’s like Google, but in a book.”
  • John Ernest Swapp in Reader’s Digest – “After serving 11 years in the Navy, I was discharged with-shall we say-a vastly increased vocabulary. This became evident one day as I drove with my five-year-old daughter. Everyone on the road was annoying me, and I let each of them know it. Eventually, my daughter asked, Daddy why are all the bad drivers around you and not Mommy?”





Today’s musical spark:

Artists: Black Eyed Peas

And an inspirational spark, too:

Allan Pineda Lindo, Jr. who is known as (pronounced “Apple D Ap”), is a Filipino-American rapper, record producer, and occasional drummer. He is probably best known as a member of the Black Eyed Peas. He works to improve the education system in the Philippines via Check out one of the inspirational songs he made for the little ones:



pandora’s music box

Have you heard of Pandora Internet Radio?

If not, head on over to

It’s fabulous. It’s free. 🙂

It’s part of the Music Genome Project.

You can create up to 100 unique stations and refine them whenever you want.

Start with typing in a song, artist, or composer and the website generates a channel/station from there using a musical family tree of sorts… You can click a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” to tailor the station in the future. You can also “add variety” to improve the station. Lyrics and biographies are included where possible on the screen. Other cool features include “shuffle” in which your stations can mix and match, and you can “share” your station with others. My favorite part of the whole experience is discovering new artists and songs along the way.

In case you’re curious or interested, here is a sampling of my stations:



Martin Solveig &  Dragonette

Michele McLaughlin

Sean Paul

The Killers

The Xx


I’m on it! Are you?

Today’s inspirational spark:

Dream on it.

Let your mind take you to places you would like to go, and then think about it and plan it and celebrate the possibilities.

And don’t listen to anyone who doesn’t know how to dream.

Liza Minnelli



rest assured

Today’s healthy & inspirational sparks:

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best. — St. Jerome

…but also…

Rest when you’re weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work. The effort is difficult. That’s what makes it worthwhile. Focus on the objective and move steadily forward. Keep going until the job is done and the goal is accomplished. Your weariness is evidence that you’re already paying the price. Make sure you stick around to reap the eventual rewards. — Ralph Marston




Are you a good egg?

Today’s inspirational spark:

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg.

We are like eggs at present.

And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg.

We must be hatched or go bad.

C. S. Lewis




sister synergy

“Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.” 

~ Sally Koch

Original photograph source unknown

(Reblogged from and



messing with your head…in a good way

Today’s funny sparks:

Word of the Day: kerning 🙂



These little gems come from XKCD, which is a “webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.” XKCD updates every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Check it out at .


little bit

Today’s inspirational spark:

“Even on my weakest days,

I get a little bit stronger.”

Sara Evans



buy a fun pass people

If a child has a lemonade stand, stop and make a purchase.

If a child hands you a tea cup, graciously accept your role in the tea party.

If a child cracks a knock-knock joke, laugh heartily even if the joke doesn’t make sense or falls flat.

If a child uses chalk to make a hopscotch game on the sidewalk, smile and join in.

If a child shows you his/her collection  – be it bugs, stamps, postcards, stickers, sports cards, or toys – show some interest in return.

If a child decides on a whim to play tag, hide & seek, catch, or some other activity outdoors, don’t miss out on the joy and exercise.

And if a child builds a entire cardboard arcade, buy a fun pass people:


And here’s a follow-up article for Caine’s Arcade:


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