28th 2011
That’s Life #368 (7-28-11)

Posted under That's Life Columns

Feel Free to Email: Tedhick@gmail.com




Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says,

who to notify ‘In case of an emergency’:  I put ‘DOCTOR.’



Grillin & Chillin



If you were one of the few folks that didn’t go downtown last Saturday you really missed something. Conservative estimated put the total day’s crowd at between 7,000 and 10,000 attendees. Promoters of the event estimated an inflated 15 to 17,000 people attended. Neither side factored in that many of the people were the same people returning from the day to evening activities. Regardless there was good food, good entertainment and good times had by everyone I talked to. It was like old home week, or the May Fair, running in to so many people you don’t see that often.

          We kept watching to see if the whole downtown would crumble under the vibrations of the bands and that many people. The old brick buildings have no reinforcement and in a sizable earthquake will crumble like clay…and the city knows it. So just don’t be inside any of the old buildings when the quake hits or at least wear a helmet when shopping downtown…I’m not kidding about this.

The question now remains since the private event, which is supposed to be non-profit, was such a huge success is the city going to ask for an audit and to be reimbursed for the thousands of dollars (in kind or not so kind) of taxpayer’s dollars spent to help the event? Only makes sense but weak elected officials make little cents when it comes to the use of taxpayer’s dollars.

         If you didn’t go this year make sure to plan for the next one. This one was a lot bigger than the first year and I’m sure next’s year’s will be even bigger and better.



Alzheimer’s  Test for Modern  Seniors


How fast can you guess these words

(I screwed it up last week so let’s try it again). 
1. F_ _K
2. PU_S_
3.  S_X
4. P_N_S_
5. BOO_S
6. _ _ _NDOM
*See Answers Below:




Here’s A Surprise for You


          Many of you know I earn my living selling real estate for Kappel and Kappel in Dixon (and I sure appreciate your referrals and business) and write for the paper to help the publisher out. This publication is kind of the step child of the paper I started before Dave Scholl took it over and made it into what it is today…A few years ago when he became seriously ill he asked me to start doing a little writing and photography…that was about 368 weeks ago. When he got better and I just kind of stayed on.


         That’s beside the point (except if you want to buy or sell a  house I’d appreciate a chance to help you) the real point is Dixon’s assessed valuation between 2010-11 and 2011-12 has dropped $44,206,382 or about -2.62 per cent…ouch. See why I had to go back to work. Like everyone else our property took a dump in value…that’s the bad news. The good news is, besides houses still being bought and sold, our county assessor is reassessing homes and lowering the assessment which will lower taxes. Don’t fall for those ads that promise to get you assessment lowered. Go on line to www.solanocounty.com, assessor’s office, and ask to have it done…simple, just do it yourself.



Egg Whites…Who Knew?





          A young man sprinkling his lawn and bushes with pesticides wanted to check the contents of the barrel to see how much pesticide remained in it.  He raised the cover and lit his lighter; the vapors inflamed and engulfed him.  He jumped from his truck, screaming.  His neighbor came out of her house with a dozen eggs, yelling: “bring me some more eggs!”  She broke them, separating the whites from the yolks.  The neighbor woman helped her to apply the whites on the young man’s face.  When the ambulance arrived and when the EMTs saw the young man, they asked who had done this.  Everyone pointed to the lady in charge.  They congratulated her and said: “You have saved his face.”  By the end of the summer, the young man brought the lady a bouquet of roses to thank her.  His face was like a baby’s skin.

Healing Miracle for burns:

Keep in mind this treatment of burns is reportedly included in teaching beginner fireman/EMT about this method.  First aid consists to spraying cold water on the affected area until the heat is reduced and stops burning the layers of skin.  Then, spread egg whites on the affected are. One woman burned a large part of her hand with boiling water.  In spite of the pain, she ran cold faucet water on her hand, separated two egg white from the yolks and beat them slightly, and dipped her hand in the solution.  The whites then dried and formed a protective layer. She later learned that the egg white is a natural collagen and continued during at least one hour to apply layer upon layer of beaten egg white.  By afternoon she no longer felt any pain and the next day there was hardly a trace of the burn.  Ten days later there was no trace was left at all and her skin had regained its normal color.  The burned area was totally regenerated thanks to the collagen in the egg whites, a placenta full of vitamins. This information, if accurate, could be helpful to a lot of people.


*ANSWERS from above…





You got all six wrong …didn’t you? 

Don’t worry the good news is you don’t have Alzheimer’s.  

You’re just a pervert.







Your cholesterol doubled just reading this…but clever!


Calling all you California bar-b-que chefs…this is a new recipe from Missouri…Red-Neck Turtle Burgers WOW! Only in Missouri. Here’s a new twist on how to serve burgers and if you don’t cook, give this handy little guide to someone that does and request them to make ‘em for you.



Hand make ground beef patties and top with sharp cheddar cheese (or any other kind I’d guess), wrapped in a bacon weave, then the next step, add hotdogs as the heads, legs with slits for toes and tail.  Next step.  Place on an oven rack, covered loosely with foil and baked for 20-30 minutes at 400 degrees.  A little crispy, not too crunchy…just how a turtle should be, no? (Who said there is no art, culture or appreciation for the finer things in this column?)


California State Fair


            My first wife Linda and I just attended the California State Fair at Cal Expo yesterday to get some photos of the $45,000 Solano County exhibit and a picture of a Dixon state fair dairy winner winner. It ends Sunday and if you’ve never been you should take the family and go early…because it’s going to be HOT!



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