I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, April 2, 2011

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 link under the blog title and sign up to play!!  I think all the paper work for my new apartment has been taken care of -- the older you get the more papers you have fill out!  Anyway, I'm hoping next weekend will find me in my new home!! Still gray, rainy and cold and the hunt for shadows has become even more challenging! But here we go for today! Have a great weekend everyone!
 When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
Albert Einstein

Everyone has photographic memory; some just don't have the film.

Friday, April 1, 2011

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. Click on the web address under the blog title and sign up to play with us! Knowing you have to be as tired of my whining about the weather as I'm tired of listening to me, I have chosen some lovely reflections and wise words from ones much wiser than I!

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

The doors of wisdom are never shut.
Benjamin Franklin

Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Saint Augustine

Thursday, March 31, 2011

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.  The skies for today are to help me remember what blue skies in Seattle look like!!  Oh, I know! There I go whining about the weather again!  Well, not another word from me, I promise -- not another one today, but tomorrow is another day!!
All the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway.
Harry S. Truman

America's present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.
Warren G. Harding

Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote.
William E. Simon

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.
John Stuart Mill
If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.
Emma Goldman

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
Doug Larson

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.
Bern Williams

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
Nido Qubein

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Jim Rohn

Another Walmart Husband!!!

After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to WALMART.

Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunate, my wife is like most women - she loves to browse.

Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter from the local WALMART:

Dear Mrs. Harris,

Over the past six months, your husband has caused quite a commotion in our  store. We cannot tolerate this behavior and have been forced to ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against your husband, Mr. Harris, are listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras:

1. June 15: He took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in other people's carts when they weren't looking.

2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals.

3. July 7: He made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women's restroom.

4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice, 'Code 3 in Housewares. Get on it right away' This caused the employee to leave her assigned station and receive a reprimand from her Supervisor that in turn resulted with a union grievance, causing management to lose time and costing the company money.

5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&Ms on layaway.

6. August 14: Moved a 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area.

7. August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told the children shoppers he'd invite them in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department to which twenty children obliged.

8. August 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, 'Why can't you people just leave me alone?' EMTs were called.

9.. September 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose.

10. September 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, he asked the clerk where the antidepressants were.

11. October 3: Darted around the store suspiciously while loudly humming the 'Mission Impossible' theme.

12. October 6: In the auto department, he practiced his 'Madonna look' by using different sizes of funnels.

13. October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through, yelled 'PICK ME! PICK ME!

14. October 21: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed a fetal position and screamed 'OH NO! IT'S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!'

And last, but not least:

15. October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile, then yelled very loudly, 'Hey! There's no toilet paper in here.' One of the clerks passed out.

Some Humor for Wednesday!

 1.. It's important to have a woman who helps at home,
 cooks from time to time, cleans up,  and has a job. 
 2. It's important to have a woman who can make you
 3. It's important to have a woman who you can trust,
 and doesn't lie to you.  
 4. It's important to have a woman who is good in bed,
 and likes to
  be with you.  
 5. It's very, very important that these four women
 do not know each other.
Headstone of Russell J. Larsen in the Logan City Cemetery, Logan, Utah!
I wonder if he died knowing he won the 'Coolest Headstone' contest?  

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

ABC Wednesday - K!

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 guess what? It's that day again! 

Know what today is? What a Kick in the pants! It's the K day! Practice your Karate, get out your Kimono and we're going to sail off in a Ketch or a Kayak and we'll go enjoy some Kabuki theater! But first we stop for some delicious Kabobs at a place I know of! Keep your car Keys handy, take the Kids to the Kindergarten, the dogs to the Kennel and  put the Kittens in their bed by the Kitchen door. And don't forget to practice Kindness wherever you go. Use your Knowledge wisely and don't get your tail in a Knot -- oh, that's the Kittens tail, sorry!  Hopefully we won't encounter any Kinky Kings claiming to be Kindred spirits!! And no Kissing in public unless he's your Knight or you're likely to find a Knuckle under your nose!! And, yes, you can bring your Knitting -- I Know how much some of you like that.
Okay! You agree that we're Kindred spirits on this alphabetical K Day and we can all profess great Knowledge of the letter K!  And here are my K words for the day! Kinfolks,  Kids, Kindergarten, Kayak, Ketch, Kennel! All mine, but I did hide behind the door when I thumbed my nose at Sir -- Whatshisname???

Monday, March 28, 2011

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! Just click on the post title, read the rules, sign up and play with us! 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?  Hopefully in a couple of weeks I'll finally be able to get moved -- didn't realize it would take so long to get all the info together that is needed. But they're dealing with us old guys and gals and government -- doesn't get anymore paper laden than that! Anyway, I can't wait to share pictures from my new "world" with you, but thought today that I'd look back over some of the places that I will miss!!

The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.
-- Elbert Hubbard

Even when standing in the deepest, darkest valley, one can still see the stars.
-- David L. Weatherford

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
-- George Bernard Shaw

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.
-- Margaret Fuller

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Thomas Jefferson

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Love is a curious thing. The more you give it away, the more it comes back to you.
-- David L. Weatherford

on their
own thoughts,
they sit
virtually unspeaking,
on the appointed benches;
one ,
all tight
dry and clean,
the other,
in some
sea-weedy sands.

The world goes on,
wave after wave,
frothing and mixing
raising a toast
the snowy mountains,
Cheers to Life !

And the
lone seagull,
swooping around
these two
to the thinking tribe
have nothing to say to each other.....

Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over the Hill at March 27, 2011 9:54 PM 

I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
-- Martha Washington
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
-- George Bernard Shaw

Inner Peace: Know What That Is???

If  you can start the day without caffeine,
If you  can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and  pains, 
If  you can resist complaining and  boring people with your troubles,
If  you can eat plain food every  day and be grateful for it,
If  you can understand when your loved  ones are too busy to give you any  time,
If you can take criticism and  blame without resentment,
If  you can conquer tension   without  medical help,
If you can relax without  liquor,
If  you can sleep without the aid of  drugs,   
                                         ...Then  You Are  Probably  
                                                 The  Family Dog!     

Pet Pride!

Hey guys, get up off your tush and lets go see Bozo over at his pad in Mumbai! It's always a fun time when we all get together and talk about what's been happin', Bro! You know? Get your human to click on the Post Title, that'll take them to the website where you can sign up! We'll be waiting for you!!

Mom and I are still getting ready for our move! Seems to me like it's taking way too long, but she says it just takes extra time when you're getting such a great place! Seems silly to me but then most human stuff seems silly to me!! Anyway, probably in another couple of weeks I can show you pics of my new castle and then it will be, So long, Mojo! Bye, Stella!! That will be a great day! But don't tell anyone I said that, I'm trying to be nice and proper, but it surely is hard!!!

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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