A few of my favorite sites.
For Pet Owners a Must Read:
www.entirelypets.com/toxicfoods.html - this site will tell you all things toxic for your pets. Some will surprise you, like did you know a grape or raisin can kill your dog?
Check to see if something on the Internet is true or not:
www.truthorfiction.com/ - You know all those e-mails that spread like wildfire but seem a bit too unbelievable?! ie; 'a special new spider that waits to attack you from underneath toilet seats'... or 'watch out for needles on gas pump handles'! Well this site will clue you in as to whether they are Truth or Fiction. I always go there now before forwarding any email to friends that way none of us look foolish :)
www.gardenersnet.com/ - Another must-log-onto site for gardeners. Any query you may have can most likely be answered here.
imdb.com/ - Okay how many times have you been chatting w/someone and either you or they are trying to remember; the name of an actor, what movie they were in, who directed a picture, or even who did the soundtrack. This site will instantaneously answer all those questions and more. Also a great cheat site to prepare for an upcoming game of Scene It!!
Thank our Troops:
www.letssaythanks.com/ Really great way, and super fast too, to say thank you to our troops. Just log on, pick a card to send and a message to include and Xerox will send the card to a soldier absolutely FREE!!! After all it wouldn't be home of the free without the brave; let's thank the troops for thier incredible bravery and show how much we appreciate them and thier sacrifices.
Ratt Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Over the weekend, we almost lost both RATT and DOKKENwhen a plane carrying both bands was forced to make an emergency landing.
Dokken bassist Sean McNabb says that smoke appeared in the plane's cockpit when they reached 7,000 feet . . . so the pilots put on oxygen masks, and turned it around. He said it smelled like it could've been an electrical fire.
Fortunately, they landed fine, and no one was hurt.
The smoke didn't enter the cabin . . . so the bands weren't in any real danger . . . you know, aside from the VERY REAL possibility that the pilots passed out, or that something was wrong with the plane, and the whole thing went down.
The bands were making a short, 170-mile trip across Illinois for a show in the Chicago area on Saturday. After the plane mishap, they hopped in some SUVs and still made it to the gig on-time.
Whew that was a close call .. musicians and planes just don't mix!
Some LIVE jams with both bands: