I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Pet Pride!

Hey guys, get up off your tush and lets go see Bozo over at his pad in Mubai! It's always a fun time when we all get together and talk about what's been happin', Bro! You know? Get you human to click on The Man's pic and sign you up! We'll be waiting for you!!

I love summer! It smells wonderful!

That's not summer you're smelling it's the chicken Mom is cooking!

Oh, then I guess I have time for a nap!

Somehow I knew you were going to say that!

Shadow Shot Sunday!

Get out the magnifying glass, get into your best sleuthing clothes and start prowling your environment looking for those wonderful, but sometimes elusive shadows. This fun and challenging meme is hosted each week by Tracy over at Hey Harriet! Click on the icon, sign up and show us how clever you are!

I've been cleaning out my files and decided to share some of my favorites with you. Some you've probably seen and some of them may be new. Hope you enjoy them!

Friday, July 30, 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/
Some of my favorites!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sky Watch Friday!

Time to share your skies, the beauty over your world, the clouds, the colors! Sky Watch is hosted each week by Klaus and the Sky Watch team of Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and me. Join us and the many people from all over the world who share theirs with us each week! Click on the icon and sign up today!

Our weather and our skies have been extraordinary and I'm so grateful we have the deck because my car is in the shop -- again, but fortunately finding beautiful skies is rarely if ever a major problem in Seattle! Also, I'm on a Mark Twain kick, as you will notice. I love his take on just about everything and I love his sense of humor -- so humor me and enjoy!

"Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life."
— Mark Twain

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."
— Mark Twain

"Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company."
— Mark Twain

"Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it."
— Mark Twain

"What would men be without women? Scarce, sir...mighty scarce."
— Mark Twain

"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with."
— Mark Twain

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Thoughts for the Evening

We spend most of our lives conjugating three verbs: to want, to have, and to do. ~ Evelyn Underhill

Optimist: Person who travels on nothing from nowhere to happiness.
~ Mark Twain

How Dinosaurs Became Extinct

The very first "senior moment"!!

How to tell if you're a loser!

A UCLA Study

UCLA STUDY (very interesting and short)

A study worth sharing with friends both male and female:

A study conducted by UCLA's Department of Psychiatry has revealed that the kind of face a woman finds attractive on a man can differ depending on where she is in her menstrual cycle. For example: if she is ovulating, she is attracted to men with rugged and masculine features. However, if she is menstruating or menopausal, she tends to be more attracted to a man with duct tape over his mouth and a spear lodged in his chest with a bat up his ass while he is on fire.

No further studies are expected on this subject.


Management with a sense of humor.

Guess Where This Is?

Viagra head office-----seriously!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

ABC Wednesday - B!

Got your dictionary out? You ready to play with the letters? It's that time again! ABC Wednesday is hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt and the ABC team and we have new members to our team! Denise has added Annelie, Nathalie, Joyce, Donna, Helen and then, of course, us old guys -- well not literally, except for me -- Roger, Troy, Jay, Barb, Gattina and me! And today is the B Day! And I'm Broadcasting the news with lots of help from our Babbling Babies! How about a Barbecue in the Backyard? A Barbershop quartet for entertainment! So bring your Backpack and a Basket full of goodies, but no Badmouthing the Barnyard critters! They enjoy fun, too! Maybe we can even have a Barrel race down to the Beach!

And B is for Blue flowers, Boats, Blue water, Beaches, Buddies, Beautiful Blue skies and Butterflies!

Monday, July 26, 2010

That's My World!

That's My World is hosted each week by Klaus and the My World team, Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and me. Click on the icon and share your world with others from all over Our World! So! How is your world this week? Have you taken time to see the beauty there? What is it about your world that makes you smile or laugh or feel grateful for? Here are some of those things from my world today.

All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Marie Curie

Nature is the art of God. ~ Dante Alighieri

The poetry of the earth is never dead. ~ John Keats

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. ~ Rachel Carson

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. ~ Mark Twain

A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory. ~ Mark Twain

Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in. ~ Mark Twain

Sunday, July 25, 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!

She watched the little ones placing the stars in the sky for the night,
she had been like them, but her wings were gone now, as was the joy.

And Speaking of Pets ......

Free to good home. Excellent guard dog. Owner cannot afford to feed him anymore, as there are no more drug pushers, thieves, murderers, or molesters left in the neighborhood for him to eat. Most of them knew Jethro only by his Oriental street name, Ho Lee Schitt.

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.

Portland Time