It’s My 100th Post! How Long is a Jiffy?


It’s my 100th Post @!

Woohoo!  sounds like a reason for cupcakes with sprinkles – eh?!  🙂

What a joy this has been so far to share with all of you, and I am looking forward to another 100 or so if yinz all don’t mind.

Instead of letting the stress of what to say “special” in my 100th post, I just went with what was in my head and heart today – nothing extra special…. just random stuff from me…. at… Life in Between.

I must say, this first 100 posts and days sure flew by in a “jiffy!”

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Did you know a “jiffy” is an actual unit of time?

I didn’t…

I did know, however, that a pinch of salt is six shakes – did you?

It was one of the (ahem) very few Trivial Pursuit questions I got right back in the day – and you know how I knew?

When my mother-in-law taught me to make pie crust years and years and years ago – the recipe was:  1 cup of flour, a heaping 1/3 cup of shortening, 6 shakes of salt, and enough water to make dough.

That recipe is ingrained in my head, and I always smile when I make it and shake six times and think of my mother-in-law.  She loved to play games, and I loved that she loved to enjoy life and have fun.

Here are some more amazing (and mostly useless) facts* I thought were so interesting…


  • More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
  • The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter of the alphabet.
  • The “sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language…try it!
  • No word in the English language rhymes with month.
  • Shakespeare invented the words ‘assassination’ and ‘bump’.
  • “Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand, ‘lollipop’ with your right.
  • The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.
  • The words ‘racecar’ and ‘kayak’ are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.
  • TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters from only one row of the keyboard.
  • There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: “abstemious” and “facetious.”
  • There is a word in the English language with only one vowel, which occurs five times: “indivisibility.”
  • The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is “uncopyrightable.”
  • A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
* From a Weekly e-Newsletter I receive from Boyd & Nicholas Now Simione Healthcare Consultants that I always enjoy!  If you would like to receive it, you can sign up here.   Disclaimer:  None of these “factoids” have been verified.
Source:  Welcome to TIPS for Extraordinary Living”
Written & Published by Philip E. Humbert, PhD


You never know what you might find here, but thanks for stopping by!

Cheers & Hugs,


7 thoughts on “It’s My 100th Post! How Long is a Jiffy?

  1. Love it…
    And does “just a smidge” fall into this category?!?!
    Congratulations on your “100th” blog, I toast you with a “cupcake with, of course, sprinkles”!!!
    You have brought many an early-morning smile to my face.
    Bravo, and keep on with “life in between”. 🙂



    • We will have to research that Char – is a smidge a real measurement – hmmmm?? I have seen spoons with a smidge and a pinch on :). Thank you for the toast and your comment and your ongoing support and encouragement. You’re the best, and you bring me so many smiles in return!


  2. A smidge or a skosh? Jeez, I don’t even know how to spell that one. Anyway, congratulations, Jodi, on 100 posts including the awesome rosemary garlic pretzels which are forever more going to be a staple in my Virginia kitchen. And I’ll think of you when I make them! We did not try the Old Bay on corn, by the way. Forgot to pack the stuff into the camper. Next time!


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