Sunday, July 31, 2011

Denounce the Devil

The priest was preparing a man for his long day’s journey into night. Whispering firmly, the priest said, “Denounce the devil! Let him know how little you think of his evil!”

The dying man said nothing.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Little Larry

Little Larry attended a horse auction with his father. He watched as his father moved from horse to horse, running his hands up and down the horses legs, rump and chest.

After a few minutes, Larry asked, 'Dad, why are you doing that?'

Friday, July 29, 2011

The Rabbi

A man goes to see the Rabbi. ‘Rabbi, something terrible is happening and I have to talk to you about it.’

The Rabbi asked, ‘What’s wrong?’

The man replied, ‘My wife is poisoning me.’

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Entitlement My Ass!

I cruised over to Steve's blog (Burnt Food Dude) and read an interesting piece about our government. The piece was written by Jodi of Jodi's Journey titled, Yep... Here I Go Again!, and it just nails what many of us feel about the government. All government in my book. Please keep in mind that I also live in California and a crazier place in the nation cannot be found.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wednesdays Question

It's Wednesday so that means it's question time. There isn't a right or wrong answer to this question as everyone has different opinions on any given issue.

So here's this weeks question: Who is the person you most admire and why?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday (WW) is a visual blogosphere phenomenon. Whereas blogs (web journals) are primarily about "words" bloggers love to dress their journal entries with imagery. WW is a simple blog post featuring a photo which conveys a message that speaks for itself without using words.

Katie

This is the completed Story Game of "Katie" that you all did an outstanding job in authoring. The one thing that's always a constant in all these story games, is that someone always mentions cake. Enjoy your Story Game:

Katie is getting ready for her summer vacation and she doesn't want her boyfriend to come along. She has other plans that don't include him. What she wants to do is book a Trans-Atlantic Cruise and spend a month seeing Italy followed by another Tran-Atlantic cruise.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Awww...Mondays

Join us every Monday for Awww...Mondays. Post a picture that makes you say Awww...and that's it.

Make sure you leave a link to your post here and I'll visit your Awww...Mondays post. What better why to start the week than with a smile.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Wisdom

The Wisdom of Thomas Jefferson

When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Fable of an Ant

Every day, a small ant arrives at work very early and starts work immediately. She produces a lot and she is happy.

The Chief, a lion, was surprised to see that the ant was working without supervision. He thought if the ant can produce so much without supervision, wouldn’t she produce even more if she had a supervisor! So he recruited a cockroach who had extensive experience as supervisor and who was famous for writing excellent reports.

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Naval Aviator

The Naval Aviator As Seen by Himself:

An incredibly intelligent, tall, handsome, innovative, and highly trained professional killer, idol to countless females, and Gentleman Adventurer, who wears a star sapphire ring, carries a hair-trigger .45 automatic in a specially designed, hand-made quick draw holster along with his trusty survival knife, who is always on time thanks to his ability to obtain immediate transportation and the reliability of his Rolex watch.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tor and Anna

Last Friday afternoon I got to do something that I've wanted to do for many years. I got to meet Tor and Anna from Oslo Norway. His website is called TorAa Mirror. They have traveled to the United States before, but didn't get close enough for a meet. This year was different. We started talking about getting together some months ago and needed to get the dates to make our meeting happen. During their visit in the area that only left Friday and most of Saturday while our club was at Driftwood Yacht Club. Tor said... 'We shall meet' and meet we did.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wednesdays Question

It's Wednesday so that means it's question time. There isn't a right or wrong answer to this question as everyone has different opinions on any given issue.

So here's this weeks question: What is the greatest gift you've ever received?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Story Game

It's time to play The Story Game again. Here's how it works. I'll start a story. You continue it in comments. Each commenter picks up where the last left off. In a few days I'll give it an ending and post our story with the links to everyone who participated under the heading, "Contributing Authors". You can play as many times as you want. If someone derails the story will one of you put it back on track? Thanks for playing along and have a great day.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Awww...Mondays

Join us every Monday for Awww...Mondays. Post a picture that makes you say Awww...and that's it.

Make sure you leave a link to your post here and I'll visit your Awww...Mondays post. What better why to start the week than with a smile.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Commandments

Centuries ago, God came down, went to the Germans and said, "I have Commandments that will help you live better lives."

The Germans ask, "What are Commandments?"

And the Lord says, "Rules for living."

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Saturday Musings

There are at least two people in this world that you would die for.

At least 15 people in this world love you in some way.

The only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Comment Game

It's time to play the comment game again. We are on the boat, but most of you already know that.

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.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Four Generations

On July 7th our family celebrated Sarah's (our granddaughter) 20th birthday. Her favorite food is shrimp and she always wants to go to Red Lobster. So Red Lobster it was. After we finished dinner hubby wanted a picture of the four generations in attendance. So here we are.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wednesdays Question

It's Wednesday so that means it's question time. There isn't a right or wrong answer to this question as everyone has different opinions on any given issue.

So here's this weeks question: What is the best movie, television show, or play you've ever seen?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mandy's Diary

DEAR DIARY – DAY 1
All packed for the cruise ship — all my nicest dresses, swimsuits, short sets. Really, really exciting.
Our local Red Hat chapter – The Late Bloomers decided on this “all-girls” trip. It will be my first one, – and I can’t wait!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Awww...Mondays

Join us every Monday for Awww...Mondays. Post a picture that makes you say Awww...and that's it.

Make sure you leave a link to your post here and I'll visit your Awww...Mondays post. What better why to start the week than with a smile.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

VJ Day - 1945

Great video of a Spontaneous Victory Parade in Honolulu in1945.

Take a look at this video-absolutely fabulous! Notice the cars and jeeps, youth. The guys in khaki or gray shirts and black ties are Navy officers or chiefs. The rest are Army or Marine. How young they all were to do what they did.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Bridgeport - Part III

There were tons of different events going on all weekend. Bridgeport didn't just have a parade, they had a host of fun events for every age group. Here is their FLYER. I've not seen a town in a very long time that has so much going on all weekend long.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Bridgeport - Part II

We were up, showered and dressed fairly early as we had a full day of exploring to do. There was a rodeo all weekend long so we saw lots of friendly cowboys, friendly cowgirls, cowboy hats, cowboy boots with spurs and of course wrangler blue jeans. Cowboys won't wear anything but wranglers. Levis are for yuppies and such. Just so you know.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Bridgeport - Part I

Last Saturday hubby, me and our dog Little Bit headed toward the eastern sierras for the 4th of July weekend. We were heading to Bridgeport California for three nights and were about to participate in an old fashioned Independence Day weekend. We went with one of our boating buddies that has family in Nevada. We arrived mid afternoon and checked into our motel. That night our boating buddies brother had gotten all of us tickets for the cowboy poetry show at the Bridgeport Ranch. The headliners were Don Edwards and Brenn Hill.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wednesdays Question

It's Wednesday so that means it's question time. There isn't a right or wrong answer to this question as everyone has different opinions on any given issue.

So here's this weeks question: If you had to move to a state besides the one you currently live in, where would you move?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Sign From Heaven

I about fell off my chair watching this video on hubbies computer.

A question for the ladies...

Haven't you wanted to do this very thing at one time or another?

I know I have.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Awww...Mondays

Join us every Monday for Awww...Mondays. Post a picture that makes you say Awww...and that's it.

Make sure you leave a link to your post here and I'll visit your Awww...Mondays post. What better why to start the week than with a smile.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

American Symbol

Ten Independence Day Items of Trivia About The Bald Eagle:

Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson served on the committee that picked the eagle for the national seal [Franklin wanted the turkey].
Bald eagles have few natural enemies and live only in North America.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Little Andy

Mrs Whyte, the teacher advises the class that each school day starts with the "Pledge of Allegiance"*** and instructs them to put their right hand over their heart and repeat after her.

As Mrs Whyte starts the recitation she looks around the room, 'I pledge allegiance to the flag...', when her eyes are drawn to Andy who has his hand over the right cheek of his bottom.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Patriotism

The Fourth of July weekend was approaching, and Miss Pelham, the nursery school teacher, took the opportunity to tell her class about patriotism.

'We live in a great country,' she announced. 'One of the things we should be happy is that, in this country, we are all free.'

Trevor, who was a little boy in her class, came walking up to her from the back of the room. He stood with his hands on his hips and said loudly, 'I'm not free. I'm four.'