Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Storm Threat on Thursday/Scam Clarified/Daniel Boone's Great Theme Song

HURRICANES AND WEATHER
More widespread wintry weather on Thursday across the northern 1 to 2 tiers of states. Very cold in North Dakota with highs in the negative single digits. There could be some severe storms in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Tennessee. Very mild across the south with highs in the 70s and 80s.

Tomball made it to 80 on Wednesday. Houston will be even warmer Thursday. Lows will be in the 60s and highs will be in the 80s with high humidity. Next cold front arrives early Saturday. Weekend will turn cooler.

SPANISH WORD OF THE DAY
Let's do scheming or maquinador, pronounced mah-key-NAH-door. Watch out for people who are maquinador. See the AND MORE section to learn more about it.

We're not scheming but we sure are planning. We have met with a publisher who wants to sell our award winning DVD, Let's Learn Spanish with Frank & Paco, directly to various school districts. But don't wait for it to come to your school. Order your own copy for your youngsters from www.frankandpaco.com/. You can also order from http://www.venturaes.com/, http://www.dololanguages.com/, http://www.carlexonline.com,www.thecuriousmindstore.com/, http://www.amazon.com/, http://www.bestbuy.com/, and http://www.barnesandnoble.com/. For our English as a Second Language (ESL) version, got to http://www.frankypaco.com/.

AND MORE
Lydia Baehr put together a wonderful video of The Groudhog Day Gala. You can watch it on Youtube via the following link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nd3qiwQHj4.
There is a very nice sound bite from Mayor Bill White (about 1/3 of the way in).

I got an alarming email about an 809 area code scam. The real truth is not quite as bad as the email that is circulating, but you can get the nitty gritty details at this SNOPES link:
http://www.snopes.com/fraud/telephone/809.asp
Basically, the 809 area code is in the Dominican Republic and because of that, there is no required disclosure of fees etc. You will usually get some enticing message which motivates you to dial a certain number. And when you do, you are given tricky information that encourages you to stay on the line for a long time--meanwhile you are being charged. AT&T also has info. on their web site. Bottom line is don't return a call unless you know the number you are calling. There are also a couple other area codes being used to this end. Be careful.

My sister Liz recently purchased the Daniel Boone show on DVD. I loved the theme song from that and was singing it. Sarah wanted to know more. So, we pulled it up on youtube. Here's the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhYRDPG8Mu0
Enjoy your trip down memory lane.

Have a terrific Thursday everyone!!!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

2 comments:

Scott said...

Regarding the 809 numbers, there's no need to not return phone calls from area codes you don't recognize. With the Internet, you can quickly look up the location at a site like http://www.WhereCall.com. Also, you can try entering the number into Google (e.g. 809-555-1212), and see what comes up.
-Scott

WonderWeatherWoman said...

Thanks Scott -
This is very helpful advice!!!
Cecilia