I miss you Sam!!

I miss you Sam!!
I miss you Sam!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday!

We do have sun again! As of yesterday! So, I have a few new things for this week. Anyway, for those of you who don't know about this addictive pastime that so many of us have gotten involved in, it's Shadow Shot Sunday and is hosted each week by Tracy over at Hey Harriet, so click on the icon and hop over to her blog, sign in and show and share the shadows that you discover!

Over at the Harbor these Seagulls were having a political rally -- I think. They were certainly trying to get people's attention!

The ducks were enjoying the sun as well!

Back at home there was lots of sun on the deck!

And I found some new colored glass to add to my collection!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Weekend Reflections

Weekend Reflections is hosted by James each week beginning Friday at 11 AM. It's another wonderful way of opening your eyes to new and different kinds of beauty. Click on the icon and join us! If the icon doesn't work here is the address and you can click on it instead: http://newtowndailyphoto.blogspot.com/

They're predicting sunshine for the next ten days! But you know how weathermen are! So who knows, but I am SO ready! But I went back to some more old shots and found one of my duck friend that I had forgotten. He was sailing along very properly and I grabbed a quick shot!

And immediately he turned upside down -- I got the message!!

This is just colored reflections that I caught while looking for something in the basement.

And, of course, my favorite sunset reflections!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sky Watch Friday!

Look up and tell us what you see! Are your skies blue, are there beautiful clouds, are they stormy? Do they take your breath away? Sky Watch is hosted each week by Klaus and the Sky Watch team of Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and me! Look up and share what you see with people from all of the world who contribute to this meme each week!

The coming week is going to be a wonderful one for me as I get to spend time with two of my favorite blogging friends who will be here in Seattle! And as I looked up at the skies and enjoyed the beauty I can always find there, I was thinking what a wonderful thing friendship is. So, here are some of our beautiful skies and some lovely thoughts about friendship.

A joy shared is a joy doubled.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Friends are the sunshine of life.
John Hay

Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.
Joseph Addison

Hold a true friend with both your hands.
Nigerian Proverb

Friendship is not diminished by distance or time, by imprisonment or war, by suffering or silence. It is in these things that it roots most deeply.
Pam Brown

Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
Woodrow Wilson

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Albert Camus

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A True Female Joke!

A woman was sitting at a bar enjoying an after work cocktail with her girlfriends when Steven a tall, exceptionally handsome, extremely sexy, middle-aged man entered. He was so striking that the woman could not take her eyes off him.
The young-at-heart man noticed her overly attentive stare and walked directly towards her (as any man would). Before she could offer her apologies for staring so rudely, he leaned over and whispered to her, 'I'll do anything, absolutely anything, that you want me to do, no matter how kinky, for $20.00......
On one condition'
Flabbergasted, the woman asked what the condition was. The man replied, 'You have to tell me what you want me to do in just three words.'

The woman considered his proposition for a moment, and then slowly removed a $20 bill from her purse, which she pressed into the man's hand along with her address. She looked deeply into his eyes, and slowly and meaningfully said....

'Clean my house.'

And a little known fact....

The first testicular guard, the "Cup", was used in Hockey in 1774 and the first helmet was used in 1874.

That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important.

Ladies.....Quit Laughing.

How the Fight Started!

Ever wonder, in relationships, how 'the fight' started' ?
One year, a husband decided to buy his mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a
Christmas gift.
The next year, he didn't buy her a gift.
When she asked him why, he replied,
"Well, you still haven't used the gift I bought you last year."

And that's how the fight started...
My wife and I were watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while we were in bed.
I turned to her and said, 'Do you want to have sex?'
'No,' she answered.
I then said, 'Is that your final answer?'
She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying, 'Yes.'
So I said, 'Then I'd like to phone a friend.'

And that's when the fight started...

I took my wife to a restaurant.
The waiter, for some reason, took my order first.
'I'll have the strip steak, medium rare, please.'
He said, 'Aren't you worried about the mad cow?'
'Nah, she can order for herself.'

And that's when the fight started...

My wife sat down on the couch next to me as I was flipping the channels.
She asked, 'What's on TV?'
I said, 'Dust.'

And then the fight started...
My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary.
She said, 'I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 200 in about 6 seconds..'
I bought her a scale.

And then the fight started...
My wife and I were sitting at a table at her high school reunion. She
kept staring at a drunk swigging his drink as he sat alone at a
nearby table.
I asked her, 'Do you know him?'
'Yes,' she sighed, 'He's my old boyfriend. I understand he took to drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear he hasn't been sober since.'
'Mon Dieu!' I said, 'Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?'

And then the fight started...
I rear-ended a car this morning. So, there we were alongside the road and slowly the other driver got out of his car.
You know how sometimes you just get so stressed and little things just seem funny?
Yeah, well I couldn't believe it - he was a DWARF!
He stormed over to my car, looked up at me, and shouted, 'I AM NOT HAPPY!'
So I looked down at him and said, 'Well, then which one are you?'

And then the fight started...

When our lawn mower broke and wouldn't run, my wife kept hinting to me that I should get it fixed.
But, somehow I always had something else to take care of first - the truck, the car, playing golf. Always something more important to me.
Finally she thought of a clever way to make her point. When I arrived home one day, I found her seated in the tall grass, busily snipping away with a tiny pair of sewing scissors. I watched silently for a short time and then went into the house. I was gone only a minute, and when I came out again I handed her a toothbrush.
I said, 'When you finish cutting the grass, you may as well sweep the
The doctors say I will walk again, but I will always have a limp.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

ABC Wednesday - U!

And, yes, U is for Unicycle!

And after riding that for awhile you might be ready to play with a Unicorn!

By now you're probably be ready to relax on a comfy, newly Upholstered chair!

And the perfect words written by Ugich Konitari just for today!
Beautifully beige,
the fibers
to the full
in accomodation,
taking a deep breath,
Ms Chair nudges
the cushion,
just recovered
from a Sylvian clutch,
as the lady sat,
feet on the
beige stool
tapping in beat
the Symphony.

"I thought
she'd never get up"
said Ms Chair
as she
looked piteously
at the stool
half hidden
by the shawl.
"The new fibres
are young,
and I need to
breathe a bit"

didnt notice
quietly listening,
behind the chair,
waiting for Sylvia
to return
with her
cup of coffee....
Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over the Hill at June 8, 2010 10:11 AM

Now, wasn't that the Ultimate fun?

Just type yes!

Monday, June 7, 2010

That's My World

My World is hosted each week by Klaus and the My World Team, Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and me! All our worlds are so different. What is it about yours that moves you, thrills you, saddens you? The only thing about my world that is lacking lately is sunshine! Ah, well! Click on the icon and join us in sharing those aspects of our worlds! And here are mine for the day!

A colorful trip to the market!

If you don't appreciate what you've got, you've got nothing.
~ David L. Weatherford

A flower that is not the prettiest in the garden may yet have the loveliest fragrance.
~ David L. Weatherford

Those who stop to whine every time they step on a pebble will never make it to the top of the mountain.
~ David L. Weatherford

A flower is an educated weed.
~ Luther Burbank

We never stand taller than when we stoop down to help someone who has fallen.
-- David L. Weatherford

What do I lose if I assume everything will turn out for the best?
-- David L. Weatherford

If you don't appreciate what you've got, you've got nothing.
~ David L. Weatherford

Sunday, June 6, 2010

MicroFiction Monday

>Susan at Stony River Farm hosts Microfiction Monday. She posts a picture and you compose a story in 140 characters. You can click on the icon to get further instructions. To help you along she has posted a wonderful link that counts your characters for you! How great is that! You can get the counter at Design 215.

This meme is easy and it's fun! Thanks, Susan for hosting.

And here's the picture for the day!

I've heard of bad hair days, but this is ridiculous!

Hey! Take a look in the mirror, I'd say you're having a bad beard day, too!
Hee Haw!

Where the White Man Went Wrong

A good friend sent this to me and it gave me a laugh to start the day so I had to share it. Because the print is so small, I've included a typed text.

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Indian Chief Two Eagles was asked by a white US government official. "You have observed the white man for 90 years. You've seen his wars and his technological advances. You've seen his progress and the damage he's done."

The Chief nodded in agreement.

The official continued, "Considering all these events, in your opinion, where did the white man go wrong?"

The Chief stared at the government official then replied.

"When white man find land, Indians running it, no taxes, no debt, plenty buffalo, plenty beaver, clean water. Women did all the work, Medicine man free. Indian man spend all day hunting and fishing; all night having sex."

Then the Chief leaned back and smiled. "Only white man dumb enough to think he could improve system like that."

What Can I Say?

What Can I Say?
I'm interested in almost everything. Use to like to travel, but it's too expensive now. I take Tai Chi classes, swim, volunteer in a Jump-start program for pre-schoolers. I'm an avid reader and like nearly everyone these days I follow politics avidly. I'm a former teacher and Special Projects Coordinator for a Telecommunications company, Assistant to the President of a Japanese silicon wafer manufacturing company. Am now enjoying retirement -- most of the time. I have two daughters, one son-in-law and two sons scattered all over the country. No grandchildren.

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