Saturday, July 31, 2010

The L Word

by Bonachichi

A man told me he loves me today. He's one of my show-biz friends/clients, so I said, "Yeah, ya luv me. You guys luv everyone."  "No," he said. "I really do love you."  WTH?

I don't like that word, simply because it's over-used. People love food. They love chairs. They love their cars. It's especially dangerous when saying it to a member of the opposite sex. When that happens, the other party has to wonder, "HOW do you love me?" I don't mind a gay man telling me he loves me. If a girlfriend says it, I know she is fond of me. When a straight man other than my husband says it, alarms go off. This opens a potential can of worms. How do you prove that the fondness you feel for a member of the opposite sex (okay, same sex for some of us), is innocent love and not lust?

When a woman tells a man she's dating that she loves him, it's our secret code. We're letting them know they're in our sites. We want more. So when a man says it to a woman, what's that mean? My client/friend hates his drunken wife. It's not a rumor, I've met her. She's a drunk. Still, I don't want to put myself in a position where I'm accused of being in the middle of someone else's marriage.

I wish people would stop using that "L" word. I say, "adore." You can back-pedal from that. That one word, "love" has destroyed more relationships than it's built.  When you tell someone you "love" them, what's it mean to you? Did you ever think it could make someone else uncomfortable?

Friday, July 30, 2010

Cash For Clunkers

by SacBarb


If my body were a car, this is the time I would be thinking about trading it in for a newer model. I've got bumps and dents and scratches in my finish, and my paint job is getting a little dull. But that's not the worst of it.
My headlights are out of focus, and it's especially hard to see things up close.

My traction is not as graceful as it once was. I slip and slide and skid and bump into things even in the best of weather.

My whitewalls are stained with varicose
veins. It takes me hours to reach my maximum speed. My fuel rate burns inefficiently.

But here's the worst of it --


Almost every time I sneeze, cough or laugh, either my radiator leaks or my exhaust backfires.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

~ Non-Rev Challenge ~

by Tina~in_ut

My company has a contest called the Non-Rev Challenge.  (Non-Rev stands for non-revenue....meaning that we standby for the flight and don't pay anything if there is a seat available for us to fly)  Teams of 5 people visit as many as 100 different places around the world to earn points and must take a picture of themselves at each place or performing the required task.  The team with the most points gets positive space business class tickets to anywhere we fly.  Also, each team gets donations, either lump sum or per destination or per mile flown, and the total is given to the charity of the winning team's choice.  Each team has to have at least one person in each picture wearing the non-rev challenge t-shirt.  They earn more points if there are more team members in the picture.  There are five different tiers and any team completing all of the tasks in a tier earn bonus points.

Tier 1: Anywhere!  Each extra team member in the picture earns 2 extra points.  If you complete all tasks in this tier, you earn an extra 50 points.  Here are some of the 25 tasks:
  • take a picture with someone with a mullet
  • sliding down a fireman's pole
  • with someone in a traditional geisha costume
  • while volunteering at an official United Way event
  • burying a team member in the sand

Tier 2: Focus! Each extra team member in the picture earns 4 extra points.  If you complete all tasks in this tier, you earn an extra 50 points.  Here are some of the 15 tasks:
  • at La Brea tar pits
  • doing jumping jacks in JAX
  • with one of the "Mermaids on Parade"
  • wearing a fake mustache with the Topiary French People

Tier 3:  In the Land of the Free!  Each extra team member in the picture earns 4 extra points.  If you complete all tasks in this tier, you earn an extra 75 points.  Here are some of the 20 tasks:
  • eating marshmallows in front of the Ghostbuster's Firehouse
  • straddling the Nevada/Arizona border at Hoover Dam
  • standing on the glass ledge at the Skydeck at the Willis Tower
  • with the world's largest shuttlecocks

Tier 4:  Across the Pond!  Each extra team member in the picture earns 8 extra points.  If you complete all tasks in this tier, you earn an extra 100 points.  Here are some of the 20 tasks:
  • at the entrance gates of Christiana
  • at Hagia Sophia
  • at the House of Blue Tiles
  • in front of the Narrowest Canal House

Tier 5:  Find Non-Rev Norman!  Each extra team member in the picture earns 8 extra points.  If you complete all tasks in this tier, you earn an extra 100 points.  This tier is the tricky one.  There are 20 pictures, some of which I have posted here, and the first thing you have to do is figure out where in the world the picture was taken and then go there and take a picture of your own.  These are the pictures that I cannot for the life of me figure out where they are.  I'm almost positive about one of them, but the others.....not a clue.  Do you have any ideas?  One of my friends is signing up for the challenge.  She did this last year and her team came in second.  I told her that I'd help her find out where these places were.  I wish I could go with her because it sounds like so much fun, but she's young and doesn't have a family, so I'll just root for her from home (and probably work for her too!).

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Booty Pop

by Shirley

This is just too stupid! Would any of you seriously by this product? First they wanted you to be skinny as hell and now they want you to add stuff to your clothes! What is wrong with this picture?! Be healthy and happy...that's it!


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Facebook: Keeping in Touch

By Just_Lin

I was very reluctant to get signed up on Facebook and I only did so because of the lure of Farmville and SacBarb's persuasion.  I'm really glad I did, though, as I've been having fun with Farmville and Frontierville.  I decided to sign up under my blog name, however, not my real name because, frankly, I don't want to be in touch with everyone I ever knew and don't want them to find me and then I'd be put in the awkward position of having to "ignore" them. 

Since I am mostly retired from the veterinary clinic, only working a couple of days a month, and my good friend, Lani, is also retired from the same clinic, we both find Facebook to be helpful in keeping in touch and up to date with the activities of our friends from work as well as with the friends we've made in the Nest.  Why just a month or so ago, Lani and I were talking on the phone and wondering why we hadn't seen any activity in several days on Facebook from one of our clinic co-workers.  A day or two after our conversation I read a notice from the co-worker on Facebook that her mother had died over the weekend and that's why she hadn't been online.  I immediately called Lani and left a message on her machine telling her to look at the girl's notice on Facebook.  A while later, Lani called me back after she had checked out Facebook and we discussed how sad it was that the girl's mother died.  I mentioned that I had just seen the co-worker and her mother in the grocery store about a week or so before and, although I knew the mother had health problems, she looked absolutely fine so we were sure her passing was sudden and unexpected.  Lani and I both left comments for the co-worker on Facebook.  I wrote that I was very sorry to hear the news and asked if there was anything I could do to help.  Lani gave her condolences on the passing of her mother.  The following day, there was an additional comment directed at Lani from another co-worker.  The comment was, "Monitor, Lani.  MONITOR."  Lani called me to bring the comment to my attention as she didn't know what the problem was about what she wrote that should have been monitored.  I re-read her condolences and couldn't figure out the problem either.  We discussed it for quite a while and then I realized the error.  Looking again at the original post, I realized that it wasn't the girl's mother who had died, it was her monitor that died!  I shared my revelation with Lani, who replied something to the effect that she didn't know the girl had a monitor but people get very attached to their pets, even lizards (thinking it was a Monitor Lizard that died).  At this point, I'm starting to laugh and saying, I think it was her computer monitor, not a lizard or her mother!  We laughed and laughed about our misunderstanding and we still find it amazing that we both read "mother" instead of "monitor".  It wasn't just us, either.  One of the veterinarians who read it also thought the girl's mother had died.  Ah, you gotta love this new world of ours with all these advanced communications.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Why God Made Mom's

by Jodi

Answers given by 2nd grade school children to the following questions:

Why did God make mothers?
 1.  She's the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.
 2.  Mostly to clean the house.
 3.  To help us out of there when we were getting born.

How did God make mothers?
 1.  He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.
 2.  Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring..
 3.  God made my mom just the same like he made me.  He just used bigger parts.

What ingredients are mothers made of?
 1.  God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.
 2.  They had to get their start from men's bones.  Then they mostly use string, I think.

Why did God give you your mother and not some other mom?
 1.  We're related.
 2.  God knew she likes me a lot more than other people's mom like me.

What kind of a little girl was your mom?
 1.  My mom has always been my mom and none of that other stuff.
 2.  I don't know because I wasn't there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.
 3.  They say she used to be nice.

What did mom need to know about dad before she married him?
 1.  His last name.
 2.  She had to know his background.  Like is he a crook?  Does he get drunk on beer?
 3.  Does he make at least $800 a year?  Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores?

Why did your mom marry your dad?
 1.  My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world.  And my mom eats a lot
 2..  She got too old to do anything else with him.
 3.  My grandma says that mom didn't have her thinking cap on.

Who's the boss at your house?
 1.  Mom doesn't want to be boss, but she has to because dad's such a goof ball..
 2.  Mom..  You can tell by room inspection.  She sees the stuff under the bed.
 3.  I guess mom is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad.

What's the difference between moms and dads?
 1.  Moms work at work and work at home and dads just go to work at work.
 2.  Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.
 3.  Dads are taller and stronger, but moms have all the real power 'cause that's who you got to ask if you    want to sleep over at your friends.
 4.  Moms have magic, they make you feel better without medicine.

What does your mom do in her spare time?
 1.  Mothers don't do spare time.
 2.  To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long...

What would it take to make your mom perfect?
 1.  On the inside she's already perfect.  Outside, I think some kind of plastic surgery.
 2.  Diet.  You know, her hair.  I'd diet, maybe blue.

If you could change one thing about your mom, what would it be?
 1.  She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean.  I'd get rid of that.
 2.  I'd make my mom smarter.  Then she would know it was my sister who did it not me.
 3.  I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back of her head.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

~ Thriller ~

by Tina~in_ut

Everyone got tired of listening to my Glee CD's so I put the other CD's I got for Christmas into my car CD player.  I won't freak you out with my Christmas CD, but the other two are Michael Jackson's This is It.  I tried to pick my favorite song, but there are so many.  I had forgotten that the video for Thriller is like a mini film.  Enjoy~

Saturday, July 24, 2010


by Bonachichi

I have a neighbor whom I've been slowly driving insane. His name is Lindy, and he's somewhere in his 70's. I think it started with the flamingos. Pink, yard-trash flamingos. Whilst he and his wife were on vacation, I bought these relics at a yard sale then installed them on his front lawn. Lindy is a staunch democrat, so I figured it would be fitting to add a "McCain/Palin" campaign poster, which I borrowed in the middle of the night from some street corner. I never did tell him it was me who did it.

Then we were talking about rats. Lindy hates his neighbor on the other side because he says they have rats.  A couple days later, I was up when the Sunday paper was delivered. It comes in little plastic bags. I'd found a golf ball the day before, which I thought was surely a sign. I put the golf ball in the bag with the paper and waited to see what happened. Lindy came out in his robe and slippers to get his paper. Apparently eager for news, he dumped it up-side-down and the golf ball came out, bouncing round his feet. He must have still had rats in mind, because he screamed and started dancing right there on the driveway. I never did tell him it was me who did it.

Lindy and his wife came home from an RV trip a couple weeks ago. I'd found one of those red flags that landscapers use to mark water lines and I put it in his front lawn. Just the one lonely flag. The next day, who do I see but Lindy. First, he went to the neighbor across the street. The two of them went over to look at the flag. Then Lindy got another neighbor from two doors down. The three of them were standing around the flag with puzzled expressions. I never did tell him it was me who did it.

The girls next door are the only ones who know. I didn't tell them, they figured it out. They tell me Lindy knows there's a joker in the neighborhood, but not who it is. They also tell me that once Lindy figures out he's been pranked, he gets a laugh. Do any of you prank your neighbors? Do they prank you?

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Secret to Courage

by Bebbi

In honor of the mighty Leo I am writing this blog.  Today is the start of the astrological calendar for Leo and I thought I would write about my experience with courage.  I should have written this at 4:00 a.m. when all this stuff comes to me, but I waited until I got to work (shhhhh!)…  Courage is….well, I am still learning every day what courage is, but here are my experiences so far….

I have struggled with courage at different points in my life. I have not had the courage to write down my thoughts and feelings because I was afraid that someone would take it and use it against me (which happened in my past).  I have learned that I can’t be afraid of what someone else will try to do to me, that I have to do what I need to do to make myself whole. What they do is THEIR problem, not mine. 

I have struggled with mental and physical games used by others to manipulate and control me. I have allowed this and haven’t spoken up because I don’t want to “rock the boat”.  I will have the courage to always stand up for myself and not allow them to pull me down by their hatefulness and their pains of unhappiness with themselves.  If I feel the attacks coming, I will remove myself from the situation after standing up and speaking out! No one knows that you are not going to take their crap if you don’t tell them you are not going to take their crap anymore.  And then, FOLLOW THROUGH..don’t be afraid to just do what your mind is telling you to do.  They will learn your strength if you follow through.  I will have the strength and do what I need to do to prepare for my future of being a fierce and courageous person!

I have the courage to live everyday for myself and for the people that have good intentions towards me and the rest can go to hell.  I have the courage to do this because I love myself and I alone allow others in. I, ALONE, allow others in my life.  I have the choice to have them in or not, and I can change my mind if I want! 

This has really helped me because since I have lost weight I am getting a lot more attention from men. I am not a “super hot mama” or anything but I have gotten more attention from men than I have in a long while. It makes me feel good to get compliments but in some ways it was easier for me to be heavy because I didn’t have the courage or wherewithal to hold back the advances (not that I got any, lol). Just because I am thinner doesn’t mean I want your attentions anymore than I did when I was heavier and it doesn’t mean that I am suddenly your “sex toy” either! No means NO!  Hey, I was a frigid ice princess before I lost weight, why would that change now? I don’t think there is a man in this world that could thaw me out!

I will have the courage and conviction to watch out for people who want to poison, manipulate and control my life.  I won’t be taken in by this anymore because I KNOW the secret.  I can’t share with you the secret because everyone has to learn it on their own and in their own way but here is a little hint (okay, maybe a big hint):

The Labrynth is a favorite movie of mine.  My son watched it when he was 3 years old so much that he had all the lines down. He was so cute when he would play he would say them.  My favorite quotes from that movie reminds me that I have the Leo in me and it is the heroine (Sarah) of the movie telling the Goblin King (Jareth) something. The first part of this is about Jareth’s feelings of what he’s done for Sarah and the second part is Sarah’s discovery of how to get the child (symbolizing anything you might need to obtain).

Sarah: Give me the child.
Jareth: Sarah, beware. I have been generous up 'til now. I can be cruel.
Sarah: Generous? What have you done that's generous?
Jareth: *Everything*! Everything that you wanted I have done. You asked that the child be taken. I took him. You cowered before me, I was frightening. I have reordered time. I have turned the world upside down, and I have done it all for *you*! I am exhausted from living up to your expectations of me. Isn't that generous?

Sarah – “Give me the child “Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the Goblin City to take back the child that you have stolen. For my will is as strong as yours, and my kingdom is as great...
[thunder rumbles]
Sarah: For my will is as strong as yours, my kingdom as great... Damn. I can never remember that line.
[Sarah looks up the line from the Labyrinth book]
Sarah: You have no power over me.”

The key to that is the last one….YOU HAVE NO POWER OVER ME.  That is a part of the secret but the rest you will have to figure out on your own and believe me, it’s NOT an easy road to travel!

I know that with the ebbs and flows of life I will misplace my courage, but the lesson here for me is that I can live through anything and be happy and at peace. Also, I have the courage to dream, while I am awake or sleeping..I have the courage to dream!

Now, all I need is the secret to finding my car keys in the morning when I am heading out to work…..and I am still working on that! 

I know that I am the sappiest owl ever, but I want to thank all of you for giving me courage too. Your words and kindnesses as I have struggled with issues in my life have helped me more than you can ever know! I love you guys! Also, this blog is dedicated to one mighty Leo and he knows who he is!

Tell me about your experiences with courage. Do you feel you have courage? Do you feel that there are areas where you need to gain more courage?  Tell me about times where you found courage in yourself that you didn’t realize was there…

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Neckline Slimmer

by Shirley

For all you turkey (or owl) necks out there (sorry Birdee) I have found the perfect product for you. After you see this video and all the before and after shots of people, I have no doubt all you owls will want one. Even pretty, sexy Tina!!


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Cow, an Ant, and an Old Fart!

by DeeDee

A Cow, an Ant, and an Old Fart are debating on who is the greatest of the three of them.

The Cow:  I give 50 litres of milk every day and that's why I am the greatest!!

The Ant:  I work day and night, summer and winter.  I can carry 52 times my own weight and that's why I am the greatest!!

Why are you scrolling down?  It's your turn to say something.....

Monday, July 19, 2010

~ Becky From Dublin ~

by Tina~in_ut

Hubby got this email and it made us laugh so hard~  I thought I'd share it~  Can't wait to show Janice, too~

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

And so it begins....

 Jess and my Mother

The countdown begins, my nephews wedding is just about 2 months away. The wedding shower was last weekend, and it was great. Jess was so thrilled, she was def nervous, but all went without a hitch. I toasted her, and the words I remember the most (they asked me at the shower and I had nothing prepared) was "Jess is a wonderful addition to our family, and she will be an amazing wife and mother. We are thrilled." I meant every word, this person who just a few short years ago was unknown to me has become such a special person in my life. Not only to me, but to my SIL and my parents as well. What I love the most about Jess, is you can see the love in her eyes for IS#1. It is so sweet to see her with him, and he with her. Young love is certainly a sight. I am enjoying every minute of seeing them together.

I have chosen my dress, as well as my mother and SIL, we had a fashion show the other night with all three of us, trying on our dresses. I had forgotten the laughter, but that night they both reminded me to take a moment and laugh. My SIL purchased her dress at Diane and Co, in Freehold NJ. There is a reality show on Oxygen called Jersey Couture, Diane and Co is the store the show is filmed at. My SIL and mother said the owner was just as she is on TV. So funny how New Jersey has all these reality shows. Who would have thought my SIL would have found a dress there. I actually recommended that she go there, and she is so thankful, her dress is gorgeous. The day after our "fashion show" my SIL called to tell me, that she loved the dress I had chosen and that it looked great on me. She knows how self conscious I am, so her call made that night even more special. 

So, now we move onto to the next step, which is just counting the days till they are Man and Wife. I just hope I can control my crazy self, and not cry like a fool. But truth be told not sure if I can, and ya know, really, what does it matter, they will certainly be happy tears.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Just me...

so you kinda wonder 
where have i been
well i am here
 just moving with life

did not realize how crazy things
can get
i guess my life was so complacent
it just moved with me
everything had a time and place
and mostly all went according
to the world of me

and then, well some sort of explosion
occurred, not the kind with smoke and fire
just the kind where you're swimming
in an infinity pool which we
all know has no end

weddings, showers, death, sickness
all rolled into one
how do we know which one to deal
with first or do we deal with them all

they say, one day at a time
i believe it
just have to figure a way to do it

Thursday, July 15, 2010

As I Mature

by SacBarb

I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is stalk them and hope they panic and give in.
I’ve learned that no matter how much I care, some people are just assholes.
I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust, and it only takes suspicion, not proof, to destroy it.
I’ve learned that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you’d better have a big willy or huge boobs.
I’ve learned that you shouldn’t compare yourself to others – they’re more screwed up than you think.
I’ve learned that you can keep vomiting long after you think you’re finished.
I’ve learned that we are responsible for what we do, unless we are celebrities.
I’ve learned that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades, and there had better be a lot of money to take its place!
I’ve learned that 99% of the time when something isn’t working in your house, one of your kids did it.
I’ve learned that the people you care most about in life are taken from you too soon and all the less important ones just never go away.

Pass this along to 5 me, they'll appreciate it.  Who knows, maybe something good will happen.

If not.....tough shit!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Real Life Wisdom

by Shirley
1 I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2 Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong

3 I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4 There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5 How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6 Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

7 I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

8 Bad decisions make good stories.

9 You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

10 I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

11 I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Damn it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voice mail. What did you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

12 I hate leaving my house confident, looking good, and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

13 I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

14 I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

15 I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

16 How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?

17 I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent an A-hole from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

18 There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

19 Sometimes, I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

20 Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet my ass everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!

21 Even when opportunity knocks, you still have to get off your ass and open the door.

I'm sure that some of us can relate to at least one or two of these little pearls of wisdom. For me it was numbers 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 14 and 16. How about you?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Say What!?

by Shirley

This was so funny, especially the last one!!! LMAO!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

~ To Sir With Love ~

by Tina~in_ut

     me:  This is my favorite song from this cd! (playing To Sir With Love)
Janice:  This sounds good.....similar to the original singer.
     me:  Who sang it? (while googling)
Janice:  I don't remember.
     me:  Oh!  Guess what?  It was a movie, too!
Janice:  Ya think?!
     me:  Oh!  I had no idea!
Janice:  Duh!  (rolls eyes!)

Janice and I get along so well!!!  Enjoy my favorite TV kids~

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Three Young Tenors

by EBJ

This is an incredible video.  It's of three Italian teens, ages 14 and 15.  Their voices are incredible!  I hope you enjoy it.

Friday, July 9, 2010

~ A Little, Tiny Porn for Carol ~

by Tina~in_ut

A woman was helping her husband set up his computer, and at the appropriate point in the process, told him that he would now need to enter a password. Something he will use to log on. The husband was in a rather humorous mood and figured he would try for the shock effect to bring this to his wife's attention. So, when the computer asked him to enter his password, he made it plainly obvious to his wife what he was keying in. "P....E....N....I....S.." His wife fell off her chair laughing when the computer replied:


Thursday, July 8, 2010


by Zona

This really is a cute video, but I have to admit that the first time I saw it, I had a fleeting thought that this play session could end badly. I'm curious to hear what you think though...cute?...or could this have been a disaster? Would you have let your baby or grandbaby play with the dog this way?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

And so it goes.....

For Shirley

and so when we become an existence 
it's our parents who we first see
their arms comfort us
and then allow us to grow

in times of life's troubles, it's our family
who grounds us, they keep us whole
and even when there are no words spoken 
we know in our hearts that they are there

some days of the years, time will go by
not a sight or sound from someone familiar 
but yet, when the good fortune of a holiday appears
our family surrounds us, so memories can be made

in the heart, the memories are stored
they beat in time with the heart
they allow us to feel the love
of those very special people whose arms held us
when we first met so very long ago

time will bring the sorrow to a hum
it however will always be there
as for reasons of the heart it never goes away
life will continue for we are only human
and what we feel is real

the peace is given, it must be embraced

and so it goes, and so it goes
for we are the only ones who know

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Kids Say The Funniest Things

by Shirley

1. Jack was watching his Mom breast feeding his new baby sister. After a while he asked: "Mom why have you got two? Is one for hot and one for cold milk?"

2. Melanie asked her Granny how old she was. Granny replied she was so old she didn't remember any more. Said Melanie, "If you don't remember you must look in the back of your panties. Mine say five to six."

3. Steven hugged and kissed his Mom goodnight. "I love you so much, that when you die I'm going to bury you outside my bedroom window."

4. Brittany had an earache and wanted a painkiller. She tried in vain to take the lid off the bottle. Seeing her frustration, her Mom explained it was a childproof cap and she'd have to open it for her. Eyes wide with wonder, the little girl asked: "How does it know it's me?"

5. Susan was drinking juice when she got the hiccups. "Please don't give me this juice again," she said, "It makes my teeth cough."

6. Danni stepped onto the bathroom scale and asked: "How much do I cost?"

7. Tammy was with her mother when they met an elderly, rather wrinkled woman her Mom knew. Tammy looked at her for a while and then asked, "Why doesn't your skin fit your face?"

8. Mark was engrossed in a young couple who were hugging and kissing in a restaurant. Without taking his eyes off them, he asked his dad: "Why is he whispering in her mouth?"

9. Clinton was in his bedroom looking worried. When his Mom asked what was troubling him, he replied, "I don't know what'll happen with this bed when I get married. How will my wife fit in?"

10. James was listening to a Bible story. His dad read: "The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city but his wife looked back and was turned to salt." Concerned, James asked: "What happened to the flea?"

Now I know those of you who have children must have some similar things to share that your kids have said. I loved to hear them!

Monday, July 5, 2010

~ Children...Who Needs 'Em? ~

by Tina~in_ut

I haven't talked to him in a week.  Well.....he tried to talk to me Friday night, but it was 10:31pm, I was just finishing a movie, and it was way past my bedtime!  I said no!  I know I'm the so-called adult, but I'm sad, I'm hurt, I'm scared, and......oh crap.....I'm furious! 
When I saw Janice at work last Tuesday, she said, "Guess what my son did!"  I took one look at her and said, "I bet my kid wins!"  She shook her head and said, "No way!"  Her 25 year old son got his 18 year old girlfriend pregnant!  Okay, so she wins!  It doesn't lessen how I feel about my son, though. 
In the grand scheme of things, what he did probably isn't THAT bad, but it's upsetting to me.  It's not something that I'd ever want my parents to know about......not for me, but because they don't need the stress.  It's one thing to do something stupid or embarrassing, but when you do it and risk your health, that's just reckless.  It shows his immaturity.......even if he is a big bad adult at 18!!!!
When someone posted on FB that she had a "child" clearing her fields and chopping down trees in Frontierville......without even being told, I laughed.  If only raising children was that easy.  The older they get, the harder it is.  I see what my parents are going through with my brother and SIL and it's exhausting.  I see what some of you go through with yours.  There is no escape.  I really think that when a child is born, the mother should be required to proclaim, "Til death do us part!" because that's truly what it is!  They may leave your house.  They may leave your city or state.  But they never leave your heart! 
Don't get me wrong.  I love my kid.  Maybe that's part of the problem!  I should have learned to hate all of them, then I wouldn't be so disappointed or hurt.  This too shall pass.  I just wish it had passed me by altogether~  Raising children is a bitch!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

History in the making...

Happy Birthday America!

It's a day to celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration was actually signed on July 2, 1776, but we celebrate on the 4th as that was the day Congress approved it.

As per Wiki.. John Adams wrote this letter to his wife Abagail:

"The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more."

His letter to his wife is so jovial, you can almost hear it in his words. I love the last few words "from this time forward forever more" so profound.

And ever since that day in 1776, Americas have been celebrating just has he imagined. Such a great memory in our history.

So go out and enjoy the 4th! Just as he predicted.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

iPhone 4

by DeeDee

DeeDee sent me this video and I laughed and laughed. Then I told her "thanks for the blog!" (be careful what you send me!) :)~

Friday, July 2, 2010

Stupid Sayings

by Shirley

A few more stupid sayings I knew I had to share with all of you!!

Televangelists: The Pro Wrestlers of religion.

Early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese

I’m not cheap, but I am on special this week

I intend to live forever – so far, so good

I love defenseless animals, especially in gravy.

If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?

If you ain’t makin’ waves, you ain’t kickin’ hard enough!

Sex on television can’t hurt you… unless you fall off.

Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm

Drink ’till she’s cute, but stop before the wedding

Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines

When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.

Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder…

24 hours in a day … 24 beers in a case …coincidence?

Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Going Forward...

life goes on, no matter what the circumstances
 we continue
no looking back, just go forward
keep the memories close
move to the light

the summer approached so soon
i have forgotten the spring of 2010
its a blur to me
as i was counting the days till the return
which was never to be

the anger, frustration is gone, it has be replaced by peace
i was so looking for the answer
and it was handed to me without me knowing
when it would arrive
i feel it now
its ok

so much going on, life has a funny way of helping the sorrow
no time to think, just move
go with the flow, write what is on the mind
i shall now and forever
its the words, it has always been