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Fun Fact Friday - 05/09/14

I'm going to try to start  "Fun Fact Friday" where every Friday I'll come up with a fun fact about myself, just for fun.  I was just sitting here in the weather center thinking to myself, "I'd love a cup of coffee right now".  Fun fact:  I LOVE coffee.  I drink a lot of it.  (probably more than I should)  When I use to work on the morning shift, people would always ask me how I looked so awake at an ungodly hour.  My answer was always... COFFEE! 

I picked up drinking coffee like most others.  It was in college when I'd be up late studying for a big test the next day.  My mother always told me if I was going to drink coffee, drink it black.  It's easier to order and it has no calories.  So I did.  Now I like drinking black coffee for the taste and smell of it.  Don't you just love a hot cup of coffee?  And is it just me, or is the coffee at the end of dinner the best tasting coffee you can get.  Why is that?  Yum.  :)

 

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WINTER WEATHER-ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

HAMBURG, NY (AP) -- Enough is enough. That's how Tami and Dave Crimi feel. They're used to harsh winter weather in the Buffalo, New York, area. But this year's is never ending to them. Tami says she's "tried of being cold." A November storm dropped more than six feet of snow and their roof collapsed. Now, they've spent more than 100 days in a hotel with their 10- and 12-year-old sons and two dogs. Tami says usually they don't mind Buffalo winters.

DC-CROSS-COUNTRY E7110

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The heavy snow in Washington didn't keep Rob Pressly at home. He says he was going a little stir crazy after doing some work. So, Pressly strapped on his cross-country skis to take a tour of Capitol Hill. He's been skiing for years. But he says this is the first time he's ever done it in the city. He adds it took about 20 minutes to ski from his home to the Capitol area.

CATCH SHAGGY

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- It's a Shaggy dog story -- with Shaggy getting a new home. Shaggy the dog has been on the run for months in the Grand Rapids, Michigan, area. The dog was dubbed Shaggy because of his rough look from so much time outdoors. Shaggy had eluded repeated capture attempts since being spotted in July. But Shaggy has been caught by Melissa Borden of the Devoted Barn, an animal rescue group. She says she and an area homeowner had been working to win the dog's trust. She says Shaggy will now live at the Devoted Barn.

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POTTED PLANT TOILET

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Pooping in a potted plant is a legal no-no. Police in Omaha, Nebraska, report a 32-year-old man was busted after he pooped in one plant and peed in another at a federal office. The Omaha World-Herald reports the man was in the waiting room area of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services building. He's pleaded guilty to indecent exposure and received a five-day jail sentence in lieu of paying a fine. Police say the man told them -- quote -- "Sometimes you have to let the bear outside the woods."

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