I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, October 9, 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 icon, sign up and show us how clever you are!

It's been a frantic week, company this weekend and I'm so short of time, but here's my shadows for the week! Hope you enjoy them! I'll get to all of your blogs, but I may be a little late!
Hope you're all enjoying a great weekend!

Friday, October 8, 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. 

It is gray, grim, windy, rainy here in Seattle! So, I had to prowl through the photos for an entry for today.

Good friends of mine in Portland took this at the Wooden Ship Festival and I love it!

Sun on the water, always a favorite!

Always love the colored patterns!

I love green, too! I found these in our basement!

Wednesday, October 6, 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!

There's a bit of a chill in the air even today without a cloud in our very blue skies and the variety of autumn skies gets a little bigger every day along with ever changing colors!
It is a breathtaking time of year!
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.  — Mark Twain

Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.  — Mark Twain

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.  — Mark Twain

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

Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is.  — Mark Twain

I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.  — Mark Twain

Paraprosdokian!! Curious? Check This Out!

To save you the trouble of looking it up:
A paraprosdokian  (from Greek "παρα-", meaning "beyond" and "προσδοκία", meaning "expectation") is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe the first part.  It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect, sometimes producing an anticlimax. For this reason, it is extremely popular among comedians and satirists.

 Ø   I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.

Ø   Do not argue with an idiot.  He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
Ø   The last thing I want to do is hurt you.  But it's still on the list.

Ø   Light travels faster than sound.  This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

Ø   If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong.

We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

Ø   War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

Ø   Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

Ø   The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Ø   Evening news is where they begin with 'Good evening', and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.

Ø   To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism.  To steal from many is research.

Ø   A bus station is where a bus stops.  A train station is where a train stops.  On my desk, I have a work station.

Ø   How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?

Ø  I thought I wanted a career, turns out I just wanted pay checks.

Ø   A bank is a place that will lend you money, if you can prove that you don't need it.

Ø   Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says "If an emergency, notify:" I put "DOCTOR".

Ø   I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

Ø   Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Ø   Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.

Ø   Why do Americans choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America ?

Ø   Behind every successful man is his woman.  Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman.

Ø   A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

Ø   You do not need a parachute to skydive.  You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

Ø   The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!

Ø   Always borrow money from a pessimist.  He won't expect it back.

Ø   A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you will look forward to the trip.

Ø   Hospitality:  making your guests feel like they're at home, even if you wish they were.

Ø   Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.

Ø   Some cause happiness wherever they go.  Others whenever they go.

Ø   There's a fine line between cuddling, and holding someone down so they can't get away.

Ø   I used to be indecisive.  Now I'm not sure.

Ø   When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.

Ø   You're never too old to learn something stupid.

Ø   To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

Ø   Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
Ø   Some people hear voices.  Some see invisible people.  Others have no imagination what so ever.
Ø   A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it.
Ø   If you are supposed to learn from your mistakes, why do some people have more than one child?
Ø   Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

ABC Wednesday - L!

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, Nathalie, Joyce, Donna, Helen, Roger, Troy, Jay, Barb, Gattina and me!

Listen up, Ladies and men (you'll get to be capitalized next week!)! This is the day to have the time of your Life, use any Language you want, join with Like minded people even some from the Left Bank! Time for Laughter and not the time to be Lethargic or Lament about the Lack of sunshine or whatever! So forget about raking the Leaves off the Lawn, throw a Log on the fire, get yourself a big plate of Lasagna. Pretend Like you're tucked away in a Lovely Lighthouse with your Lap dog and a friendly Llama. It's getting Late! No time to Lose! It's the L Day!  And here are my Ls for the day!
L is for Lake, Lace, Llama, Lavender, Lily and Lap dog!

Monday, October 4, 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?

It's hard to believe that it is already October! Time does fly whether you're having fun or not! But I have had fun lately even though I haven't been able to take as many pictures as I would like, but I did get some of my lovely world to share with you along with some of my favorite quotes to add some wisdom and humor to all of our day.

Love that is shared cannot be affected by time.  - Lee Jampolsky

Drag your thoughts away
from your troubles...
by the ears, by the heels,
or any other way you can manage it. 

Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest. - Mark Twain

Everything has its limit - iron ore cannot be educated into gold.  — Mark Twain

Sunday, October 3, 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!

Wind in her hair, awesome city below, handsome dude's arms around her! If she'd
known dreams were this good she'd have gone to bed earlier!

And now I have to add what my good friend in India has written -- it's priceless!

Horse to Control tower " "Mayday Mayday, jettisoning these two . They forgot the sugar..and his sword is poking me in the backside..

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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