Scope it, as in Horoscope: Taking part in that Secret Santa can be more stressful than you want. Your secret — do not take part and be quiet about it.
Bonehead Tip of the Day: Tell the boss you will be shopping all day online today. Make sure you pay no attention to the job right in front of you.
Trivia: What do a cat, dog, sheep, buffalo and zebra have in common? They are all fish. There are 4 percent of us who never laugh at work. Octophobia is the fear of opening your eyes. Of course, if you had this phobia, chances are you would not be reading this. It says here that glass-making was the first industry in America. The fear of leaves is called phyllophobia. I have a fear of raking leaves. But, let’s not make this one about phobias, shall we? It was reported on March 29, 1849, that Niagara Falls was passable by foot. As for the reason, that is your homework assignment.
The List: BO
1. “Harry Potter/Deathly Hallows” – $50.3 million
2. “Tangled” – $49.1 million
3. “Megamind” – $12.8 million
Source: Box Office Mojo
Notes: What film would finish second is what I had on my mind. “Tangled,” a new release, almost beat “Harry” but couldn’t quite overtake it. Can “Harry” make it three weeks in a row? We’ll see. Meanwhile, much hype is out for “Tron: Legacy” with Jeff Bridges, but not for me. Didn’t care for the movie the first go around. I’ll go with Bridges in “True Grit.” And being a baby boomer I’m getting a little tired a rehasing all the shows I grew up watching and ruining them for me. “See “Yogi Bear.” Wow, enough.
Closer: Remember, those “gold rings” in the “12 Days of Christmas” were originally ringed pheasants, not rings.