I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, November 20, 2010

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  the blog title and sign up to play!! No sun this week just rain and wind and cold!! Yuk!! Ah, well, it gave me a chance to look at some lovely summery memories!! Enjoy and have a great weekend! 

Ah, for the lovely spring and summer days of sunshine and color and shadows!

Friday, November 19, 2010

How About a Giggle to Wind Down the Day!!

A young woman was pulled over for speeding. An Oregon State Trooper walked to her car window, flipping open his ticket book.

"I bet you're going to sell me a ticket to the State Trooper's Ball," the young woman said.

He replied, "Oregon State Troopers don't have balls."  

There was a moment of silence. He then closed his book, tipped his hat, got back into his patrol car and left.

Way to go, Girl!!!

Weekend Reflections

Weekend Reflections is hosted by James each week beginning Friday at 11 AM Eastern Standard Time. It's another wonderful way of opening your eyes to new and different kinds of beauty. Once again our weather hasn't been particularly encouraging for any activity that requires sunlight! It's cold, windy, rainy as you can see in this first shot. That same neighbors tree showed up again in that reflection of a reflection and you can see the rain drops -- I haven't been trying to fool you! And you can see the reflection of the overhead light in the breakfast room. Then, of course, some of the other old regulars along with some more colored ones! Hope you have a wonderful weekend with lots of love and laughter and good food and a warm place to escape the cold!!

Thursday, November 18, 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 and me. Join us and the many people from all over the world who share theirs with us each week! Click on the post title to be taken to the SWF website where you can sign up. We had our usual amazing variety of skies this week -- as you can see! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend filled with beauty, laughter, joy and lots of love!

A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.
Mark Twain
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
Mark Twain

Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.
Mark Twain

Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.
Mark Twain

Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.Mark Twain

The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.
Mark Twain

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The Last Picture Show

all the world's
a stage,
and all the sky
the curtain,
given what
goes on
in the name
and so on,
is it any wonder,
that the moon
again and again,
the stage curtain
making an effort
to appear
in the sky ?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
Mark Twain

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
Mark Twain

Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.
Mark Twain

An Old Laugh for the Day, But Still Funny!

 Nymphomaniac Convention 

A man boarded an airplane and took his seat.. As he settled in, he glanced up and saw the most beautiful woman boarding the plane..

He soon realized she was heading straight towards his seat ... As fate would have it, she took the seat right beside his..

Eager to strike up a conversation he blurted out, "Business trip or pleasure?"

She turned, smiled and said, "Business. I'm going to the Annual Nymphomaniacs of America
 Convention in  Boston  " 
He swallowed hard. Here was the most gorgeous woman he had ever seen sitting next to him, and she was going to a meeting of nymphomaniacs.

Struggling to maintain his composure, he calmly asked, "What's your business role at this convention?"

"Lecturer," she responded. "I use information that I have learned from my personal experiences to debunk some of the popular myths about sexuality."

"Really?" he said. "And what kind of myths are there?"

"Well," she explained, "one popular myth is that African-American men are the most well-endowed of all men, when in fact it is the Native American Indian who is most likely to possess that trait.

Another popular myth is that Frenchmen are the best lovers, when actually it is men of Jewish descent who are the best.

I have also discovered that the lover with absolutely the best stamina is the Southern Redneck."

Suddenly the woman became a little uncomfortable and blushed. "I'm sorry," she said, "I shouldn't really be discussing all of this with you. I don't even know your name.."

"Tonto," the man said, "Tonto Goldstein, but my friends call me Bubba."

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

ABC Wednesday - R!

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: Denise, Annelie, Leslie, Nathalie, Joyce, Donna, Helen, Roger, Troy, Jay, Barb, Gattina and me!  And today? Why, today is the R day! Just ask Roger! Really! Right on! It's on the Radar! So Roll out the Red carpet And we're Ready for a Radiant day on ABC Wednesday! Nothing Radical or Random about that! So, no Ranting and Raving! Don't be Reluctant to Research the R! Release your concerns, Relax! Enjoy this Radiant day!
and here are my R words for the day!
R for Reindeer, Rabbit and Raccoon, Rose and Red fox!

So, Ready? Race to your computer and Reach for those R words!

With the exception of the Rose, the other Rs are courtesy of the fantastic GOOGLE!

Monday, November 15, 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. Join us 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? In spite of gray skies and fog for the most part these days, there's still gorgeous colors to be seen. And sometimes when I least expect it, a blue sky will suddenly smile on me and my world
Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.  — Mark Twain

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.  — Mark Twain (The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It)

Don't look at the world with your hands in your pockets. To write about it you have to reach out and touch it.  — Mark Twain

Many public-school children seem to know only two dates--1492 and 4th of July; and as a rule they don't know what happened on either occasion.  — Mark Twain

I must have a prodigious amount of mind; it takes me as much as a week, sometimes, to make it up!  — Mark Twain

It is easier to stay out than to get out.  — Mark Twain

Sunday, November 14, 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 link under the title 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 while it's hard to believe, this is post number 1505!!!

And here's the picture for the day!

This was more than a bit part in a cheap movie. He just hoped he could
pull it off. If Carlos found out where he was, he was a dead man. 

And here is what my friend in India wrote!
I know he said "change has happened", but I never thought I'd lose my shirt like this. I think I'll move from Arizona to Washington DC. 
Don't you love it? 

Deer Visits Cat in Yard Every Morning!

A cat in Harrisburg, PA has a special friend that visits every morning. The owner finally took pics.

Those we love don't have to be exactly like us.

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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