Sunday, October 31, 2010

Senior Halloween

You know you are too old to Trick or Treat when:

10. You get winded from knocking on the door.

9. You have to have another kid chew the candy for you.

8. You ask for high fiber candy only.

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Last Tuesday President Obama got off the helicopter in front of The White House - carrying a baby piglet under each arm. The squared-away Marine guard snapped to attention, saluted and said:

"Nice pigs, sir."

The President replied: "These are not pigs. These are authentic Arkansas Razorback Hogs. I got one for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and I got one for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi."

Friday, October 29, 2010

Splish Splash

Click on the graphic and it will take you to a little jingle that made me laugh out loud. Hubby liked it too. This kid is going places. What do you think?

Hat tip: Princess Barb

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Nightmare

In the nightmare I found myself nude in bed, and I was looking at a mirror on the ceiling, and I discovered that I am a Black, and I'm circumcised! Quickly I jumped up, found my pants and looked in the pockets to find my driver license photo and it was that same color. Black. I felt myself being very depressed, downcast, sitting in a chair. But it's a wheelchair!

That means, of course, besides being black and Jewish, I'm also disabled! I said to myself, aloud, 'This is impossible. It's impossible that I should be black and Jewish and disabled.'

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Many women are afraid of their first mammogram, but there is no need to worry. By taking a few minutes each day for a week preceding the exam and doing the following exercises, you will be totally prepared for the test and best of all, you can do these simple exercises right in and around your home.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Encinal Yacht Club

Hubby and I had a fabulous time at the International Order of the Blue Gavel (IOBG) Installation Dinner this past Saturday night. We arrived at our hotel around 4:00 pm and checked in then walked over to the yacht club to see if there was anything that needed to be done. There wasn't so we had a cocktail with Dr. Vern Bendsen who was checking the dining room to see if it met with his approval. After all it was his big night.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Inner Peace

If you can start the day without caffeine,

If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,

If you can resist boring people with your troubles,

If you can eat similar food every day and be grateful for it,

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Archaeological Dig

An archaeological team, digging in Washington DC, has uncovered 10,000 year old bones and fossil remains of what is believed to be the first politician.

I see nothing has changed.

Hat tip: ♥Hubby♥

Saturday, October 23, 2010

IOBG Dinner

Today hubby and I travel to Encinal Yacht Club for the Installation Dinner & Dance to watch Dr. Vern Bendsen be sworn in as the International President of the International Order of the Blue Gavel. This is an exciting time for him and his lovely wife, Dr. Linda Bendsen, and for all of us in attendance. They are truly a very special couple in the boating world and have been wonderful in helping me through the chairs of our yacht club.

Friday, October 22, 2010

By Request

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) asked what our autumn screen savers or desktop choices are. Well, I don't do autumn but I will post what I have currently. Remember I'm a summer girl. I'll do a Christmas desktop, but it will go right back to spring/summer after the first of the year. I do have a ton of desktop icons, but I hid them for this screen shot. Do you see WillThink4Wine at the bottom. This is as autumn as I'm going to get. Now if you'll excuse me I'm going to hop into that boat and take it for a spin. Have a terrific day y'all. Did I do that right Miss Bee?

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Two good ol' boys in a trailer park were sitting around talking one afternoon over a cold watermelon after getting off of work at their local asbestos plant.

After a while, Skeeter said to his buddy, Skooter, "If'n I was to sneak over to your trailer Saturday & make love to your wife while you was off coon huntin' and she got pregnant and had a baby, would that make us kin?"

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Comment Game

It's time to play the comment game again. I've a very busy week this week so I wanted you to have something constructive to do. Now play nice okay!

Here's how it goes: I'll start the game off at the bottom of this post by choosing two words or phrases, like coffee or tea, and which ever one you prefer you choose. You can also explain why. When you have done that you do two new words or phrases for the next commenter to choose from. Feel free to come back as often as you like. Just have fun. If someone derails the game will one of you put it back on track? Thanks.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Greeks and Italians

A Greek and Italian were talking one day discussing who had the superior culture. Over coffee the Greek says, "Well, we have the Parthenon."

The Italian replies, "We have the Coliseum."

The Greek retorts, "We Greeks gave birth to mathematics."

Monday, October 18, 2010

Time To Retire

There are three signs of old age. The first is your loss of memory. You forget the other two.

When you don't care where your spouse goes, just as long as you don't have to go along.

When work is a lot less fun - and fun is a lot more work.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

San Quentin

One our way to the bay we always pass San Quentin State Prison. Over my years of working I've seen lots of men sentenced to death row. I always wave when I go by. The name that most will remember is Scott Peterson. California will just not execute those folks on death row. Well rarely in any event. The horrible crimes they have committed and been convicted of doesn't seem to come into play here. The term cruel and unusual punishment is a favorite term for the lawyers defending these death row inmates.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Benicia YC

Benicia is a waterside city in Solano County, California, United States. It served as the state capital for nearly thirteen months from 1853 to 1854. The population was 26,997 at the 2010 census. The city is located in the San Francisco Bay Area along the north bank of the Carquinez Strait. Benicia is just east of Vallejo and across the strait from Martinez. Elizabeth Patterson has served as Mayor of Benicia since 2007. Source: Wikipedia

Friday, October 15, 2010

Leaving the Bay

We are heading toward Martinez Yacht Club on Friday and we have one more night before we head to our perspective marinas. This is what we look like out on the water. There's nothing like boating on the California Delta.

The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta is an example of an inverted river delta, one of only a few worldwide. It is the largest estuary on the United States' Pacific Coast.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Port of Oakland

We left the Oakland guest docks after two nights of fun in Alameda and we passed a container ship being off loaded. It's just another sight one sees while traveling in the bay.

One of the main limitations to growth was the inability to transfer containers to rail lines, all cranes historically operating between ocean vessels and trucks. In the 1980s the Port of Oakland began the evaluation of development of an intermodal container transfer capability, i.e. facilities that would allow trans-loading of containers from vessels to either trucks or rail modes. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

San Pablo Bay

Yesterday I posted about the superyacht Octopus and today I want to share with you our kind of boating. Here are four of the six vessels that went to the bay. We have Time Out, Holy Moly, Sport 'n' Wood and Our Destination.

Our vessel Anewatee and the commodores Delta Bear didn't make this shot. All of our boats range from 32' to 38'. We were in San Pablo Bay heading for the San Rafael Yacht Club.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Superyacht Octopus

For the next few days I'll be posting about our annual bay cruise. They are not in order, so don't expect that. We have hundreds of pictures and the one below really stuck out.

We were heading under the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge and docked at Treasure Island was this superyacht. Thanks to Duffy who knew the history of this superyacht, I give you Octopus.

Monday, October 11, 2010

More on Cats

With their qualities of cleanliness,
discretion, affection, patience, dignity,
and courage, how many of us,
I ask you, would be capable of becoming cats?"

- Fernand Mery

Sunday, October 10, 2010

On Cats

"Of all God's creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the lash.
That one is the cat. 
If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man,
but it would deteriorate the cat."

- Mark Twain

Friday, October 8, 2010

Heading Home

Today we are heading back towards home with a visit to Martinez Municipal Marina. We like the park like setting and it's a short walk into downtown Martinez. There's plenty of shopping and places to eat. We spend one night here and then it's back to Willow Berm Marina. Another fine bay cruise enjoyed by all those in attendance. I hope you've enjoyed going along with us. We sure have enjoyed having you come along.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Gun Owners

We don't compromise.  You shouldn't either.

If guns kill people, then...

- pencils miss spel words.

- cars make people drive drunk.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Oakland Yacht Club

Today we leave San Rafael Yacht Club and head to Oakland Yacht Club. We've been by this yacht club, but we've never ventured inside. Another new experience to be enjoyed. Here's a bit of history about the Oakland Yacht Clubs beginning.

In January 1913, a handful of sailors met at Peterson's Boat House at the foot of 12th Street in Oakland. They formed Oakland Yacht Club which was incorporated in December of that year.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

911 Call

A salute to an idiot!

A mother calls 911 very worried asking the dispatcher if she needs to take her kid to the emergency room, the kid had eaten ants. The dispatcher tells her to give the kid some Benadryl and he should be fine, the mother says, 'I just gave him some ant killer...'

Monday, October 4, 2010

San Rafael

Today we set sail to San Rafael Yacht Club. We will spend a couple of days here and we are really looking forward to this stop as we've not been here before.

We have dinner at the club one of the two nights we spend here and the other we are own our own. Unknown if we are going out, or doing another potluck.

Whatever we do it is always fun.

Saturday, October 2, 2010


After three weeks in the Garden of Eden, God came to visit Eve. "So, how is everything going?" inquired God.

"It is all so beautiful, God," she replied. "The sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking, the smells, the sights, everything is wonderful, but I have just one problem.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Benicia Yacht Club

As always we kick off our annual bay cruise at Benicia Yacht Club. This is a great group of folks that treat us great. We also love the town of Benicia and we spend three days here before we depart for the next port of call. To learn about Benicia click HERE.

We'll have dinner somewhere on Friday night, and on Saturday night we have drinks and dinner at the yacht club. Sunday night we will have a Mexican potluck dinner on the dock. Our club can really put together some great food. Come on...join us.