Tuesday, August 31, 2010

~ How Many Times Can One Person Cry? ~

by Tina~in_ut

Well, let me tell you:

1. On the way to the airport.
2. Just after takeoff.
3. During the flight to Spokane.
4. At dinner.

5. Visiting church.
6. Meeting in the McCarthey Athletic Center.
7. During President McCulloh's speech.
8. Again during speech (it was REALLY good!).

  9. At breakfast.
10. During parent meeting.
11. Again during parent meeting.
12. In library.
13. Buying books. (this one is could have been caused by the bill)
14. At lunch.
15. At dinner (he didn't want to go with us)

16. When President McCulloh gave homily at mass.
17. When Priest, toward the end of mass, told the freshmen to stand in the aisles and we all prayed for them.
18. When same priest told the kids to go outside (panicked!)
19. When same priest thanked the parents for entrusting our sons and daughters to their care.  (not too happy with this priest at that moment!)
20. At lunch after mass.
21. When I hugged him goodbye and told him I loved him. (actually, I couldn't even speak!)
22. In hotel room when hubby told me that he dropped the bag with all the mugs for the grandparents because the handle on the bag broke.  All but one shattered~
23. For the girl in the bookstore so she would replace the mugs for free. 
24. Again at the hotel when Di texted me.
25. When DeeDee texted me....but I also laughed. 
26. and 

I will say this.  Sending him to Gonzaga is the best decision the three of us could have ever made.  It makes it easier to write the damn check every month knowing and seeing where my brat will be for the next 4 years.  I'm so happy with this school and so excited for him. 

Monday, August 30, 2010

African Booze Tree

by Shirley

Can't wait to hear DeeDee's comment on this video! Although I look forward to EVERYONE'S comments.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Puns for Educated Minds

by Maureen

Someone emailed it to me yesterday and I couldn't wait to send it to you!  I almost pooped my pants when I saw Shirley's!!!!  (sent the same day Shirley's pun blog posted)

1. The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference.  He acquired his size from too much pi.

2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.

3. She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.

4. A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption.

5. No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

6. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.

7. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.

8. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.

9. A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it.

10. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

11. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

12. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other: 'You stay here; I'll go on a head.'

13. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.

14. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said: 'Keep off the Grass.'

15. The midget fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.

16. The soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.

17. A backward poet writes inverse.

18. In a democracy it's your vote that counts. In feudalism it's your count that votes.

19. When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.

20. If you jumped off the bridge in Paris, you'd be in Seine.

21. A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess looks at him and says, 'I'm sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger.'

22. Two fish swim into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and says 'Dam!'

23. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it too.

24. Two hydrogen atoms meet. One says, 'I've lost my electron.' The other says 'Are you sure?' The first replies, 'Yes, I'm positive.'

25. Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root canal? His goal: transcend dental medication. (Especially for DIANNE!!!)

26. There was the person who sent ten puns to friends, with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in ten did.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Animal Lovers

by Jennifer

You darn animal lovers, you've started to turn me into worrying about those four legged creatures. Yes, I'm talking to all of you that visit the blog. In the past, I will admit, I usually skimmed past the comments that were in regard to anything with four legs. However, I will tell you what really turned me around was our dear friend Caryn. Every day on Facebook she shares her stories of healing dogs that were neglected. The dog's stories and all what they have been through has my heart singing a different tune in regards to caring for pets. I'm truly amazed at the dedication and love she pours into their healing process. I so admire her for it.

Yesterday, there was a homeless man on the street corner with a sign looking for work to help with gas & food. Along beside him was his trusty dog. For the first time ever I was more worried about the dog then the guy. All afternoon, I kept thinking about that dog and was wondering if he/she was up to date on its shots!

Even though I'm really now into supporting neglected animals, I still have not bonded with the cat. Cats still scare the heck out of me. They look kind of cute on a card or calender, but in person I feel like they are always giving me the evil eye. Maybe that will change one day, but I think it is going to take a while.

So now that I have turned the corner about pets, please tell me more about yours.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Actual Doctors' Comments On Patient Charts

by Shirley

"Patient has chest pain if she lies on her left side for over a year."

"On the 2nd day the knee was better and on the 3rd day it disappeared completely."

"The patient has been depressed ever since she began seeing me in 1993." 

"Discharge status: Alive but without permission." 

"Healthy appearing decrepit 69 year-old male, mentally alert but forgetful." 

"The patient refused an autopsy." 

"The patient has no past history of suicides." 

"Patient has left his white blood cells at another hospital." 

"Patient had waffles for breakfast and anorexia for lunch." 

"She has had no rigors or shaking chills, but her husband states she was very hot in bed last night." 

"The skin was moist and dry." 

"Occasional, constant, infrequent headaches." 

"Patient was alert and unresponsive." 

"She stated that she had been constipated for most of her life, until she got a divorce." 

"Patient has two teenage children but no other abnormalities." 

"Skin: Somewhat pale but present." 

"The patient was in his usual state of good health until his airplane ran out of gas and crashed." 

"When she fainted, her eyes rolled around the room." 

"The patient expired on the floor uneventfully."

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ultimate Air Jaws

by Tina~in_ut

I missed Shark Week. I came home from work one day to find that the boys had taped some of the shows, though. My favorite was Ultimate Air Jaws. Watching those HUGE sharks flying through the air is amazing to me. I was a little bummed to learn that the "seals" that I thought were being killed were actually decoys! I know......I'm sick! But hey! That's life!

So you think there's nothing new that can be said or filmed for Shark Week. Wrong! Crazy Chris Chris Fallows has this HD camera that shoots a ridiculous 2000 frames per second. At one point in the show, he gets in the water and swims from the boat to Seal Island off the coast of South Africa. I kept waiting for a shark to take him out!

The pictures that he's able to get from the island and from the boat are incredible. He's able to show a shark shooting out of the water, grabbing hold of the "seal", realizing it's not a real, and spitting it, and all the water in his mouth, a matter of seconds. These sharks are no dummys~

One of the coolest scenes was of Chris on the "seal sled." They built the "sled" to carry Chris behind the boat, followed by the decoy seal. With the "seal eye", an amazing underwater camera, they were able to see the shark before he breaks the surface. They were able to capture him stalking his prey and then accellerating to about 25 mph. On the surface, Chris was able to observe the pressure wave the shark creates just before the breach. He thinks that's the warning the seal gets that the shark is about to attack. Between the camera on the boat and Chris' camera on the "sled", they were able to capture some amazing footage. When asked by the producer if he wanted to do this again (lay on the sled waiting for another shark to attack), Chris yelled back to the boat, "No way! I'm done!"

For you, DeeDee~

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sad Violin

by EBJ

Last night, we went to bed and were kind of joking and kidding around.  MR. EBJ said something kind of whiny, and I said "let me play my violin for you". 

So I grabbed my phone and pulled up You Tube, put in "violin" in the search, and this is was the first music video that came up.
I listened to it and it is beautiful, and has some incredible pictures! 

Saturday, August 21, 2010

"The Mosque" Opinion of a Survivor

by Goldie/M

First let me say that it was an honor for "M" to agree to discuss our debate and share her thoughts about the blog. M (as she will be referred to) told me that she thought the writer of the blog (DeeDee) did a terrific job of expressing her thoughts and the she was quite taken with her style and the way she relayed them.

M told me that she considers herself a survivor of 9/11. Not from the actual physical attacks, but of the emotional attack. The following is from M as told to me. I have done my best to quote accurately and I hope I have done so. M is a soft-spoken woman, but with a fierce personality and opinions. She asked me not to use her real name because of her children. She tries to live a quiet, normal life and she and her children honor 9/11, but she does her best not to make it the focus of their lives. She has given interviews in the past, and invariably someone will try to contact her children and ask them questions as well.
"From the moment it became a realization that my world had just come to a crashing halt, I blamed God." The God I knew and was raised with, the God my Husband was raised with, and the God my children were being raised with. How could MY GOD allow this to happen? A Catholic Church stands across the street from where my husband worked. Shouldn’t God have been there to protect him and all the others who perished that day? Didn’t we go to Mass, and try to live by the laws of church? Allah had attacked and God had let it happen.

The first year after the attack, I was in a fog. Many family members took turns to come stay and helped with the kids. Had they not, I don’t know that I would have lived. I had become so full of misery, hate, and fear that I couldn’t function rationally. I threw my Rosary and God out.

I could not get into a cab if there was a Middle-Eastern man driving. I backed away and took another route if I was walking and someone who "looked" like they were "Muslim" came my way. I literally was shaking during a recital when my daughter was standing next to a child of Middle Eastern decent. An innocent child! I had let fear and irrational behaviors take over. It was at that point which I knew I had to pull myself together and get on with living, for myself, my children and for ‘Jeff.’

It took me a long time to realize that my God and everyone else’s God didn’t make this happen. Allah had nothing to do with the terrorists; Allah was nothing more than a pawn in the mass murder of so many. Jeff’s death was the most painful thing I had to go through in life. Never getting to say goodbye, never finding his body, having to tell my children and try to explain when I did not have any answers. Two of my children don’t remember him- only from pictures and video’s because they were so young.

Over time, with much therapy, support groups and my church-yes, the same one I so easily blamed, I see things a different way. I see that it was the extremists using the name of their God in vain to shine light on themselves. The cowards who physically killed all those innocent people also caused much pain for the innocent Muslim people who had nothing to do with the terror. Except to worship in a faith that was soiled by terrorists, and share an ethnic heritage, they could not be farther apart in worlds.

So, my not so simple answer is this: YES in capital letters, the Mosque, which is also a community center, should be built. I believe all the debate over this has been perpetrated by the Media and politicians weighing in their personal beliefs. The politicians, and yes the President, should only be commenting on the legality of it. If the permits are in order for zoning, there is a constitutional right. We as a nation, we can not take away the very rights that make this country what it is-and what the terrorists tried to take away from us. We must unite, not push others away.

The terrorists will not use this Mosque. The people who will use this facility are Americans, just like you and me. They did not ask for the hand that was dealt them. Many of whom were born here in this country; some are second and third generation. Do we remember the Japanese camps after Pearl Harbor? The segregation and the way we treated citizens of our own country? We cannot allow that to happen again. We all came to this country through forefathers from a foreign land. We can never forget that.

The best way to honor those who died that day is to show the `terrorist world` that they did not bring down our country, or tear our beliefs of freedom and justice apart. We have to be strong, and stand one united.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Dumb Puns

by Shirley

Get ready to groan, some of these are so bad, but they are funny!

Did you hear about the guy that lost his left arm and leg in a car crash?
He's all right now.

How do crazy people go through the forest?
They take the psycho path.

How do you get holy water?
Boil the hell out of it.

How does a spoiled rich girl change a lightbulb?
She says, "Daddy, I want a new apartment."

What did the fish say when he hit a concrete wall?

What do Eskimos get from sitting on the ice too long?

What do prisoners use to call each other?
Cell phones.

What do you call a boomerang that doesn't work?
A stick.

What do you call cheese that isn't yours?
Nacho Cheese.

What do you get from a pampered cow?
Spoiled milk.

What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?

What do you get when you cross an elephant and a skin doctor?
A pachydermatologist

What has four legs, is big, green, fuzzy, and if it fell out of a tree would kill you?
A pool table.

What kind of coffee was served on the Titanic? Sanka.
and what kind of lettuce? Iceberg.

What lies at the bottom of the ocean and twitches?
A nervous wreck.

Where do you get virgin wool from?
Ugly sheep/the one that can run the fastest.

Why do bagpipers walk when they play?
They're trying to get away from the noise.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Top Ten Signs You're Obsessed With Facebook

by Dianne

I saw this on Letterman the other night and with so many of us on just gave me a laugh and thought I would share it with all of you. It just didn't mention our farming!!!



Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Comments Made in the Year 1955!

by Maureen

'I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $10.00.'

'Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long before $1,000.00 will only buy a used one.'

'If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. 20 cents a pack is ridiculous.'

'Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging 7 cents just to mail a letter.'

'If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store.'

'When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 25 cents a gallon. Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage.'

'I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any more ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying DAMN in GONE WITH THE WIND, it seems every new movie has either HELL or DAMN in it.'

'I read the other day where some scientist thinks it's possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas ..'

'Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $50,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn't surprise me if someday they'll be making more than the President.'

'I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even making electric typewriters now.'

'It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet.'

'It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work.'

'I'm afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.'

'Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to government.'

'The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.'

'There is no sense going on short trips anymore for a weekend, it costs nearly $2.00 a night to stay in a hotel.'

'No one can afford to be sick anymore, at $15.00 a day in the hospital, it's too rich for my blood.'

'If they think I'll pay 30 cents for a hair cut, forget it.'

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

How Was Your Summer?

by Jennifer

Now that school is about to start, the same old question comes up in the hallway as all staff members walk past each other. "How was your summer?" I always had something fun to share when that ritual question came up, but now it is just a little awkard to answer. I pause and am not too sure how to answer. The co-workers that I'm close with don't even ask the old seasonal question, because they know. However, there are the co-workers that I really don't see during the summer and they have no idea what I have been through. I don't want to be phony and say "fine" and I also did not want to get into details, so I found my loophole to that answer. I say either interesting with a smile and quickly change the subject or talk about all the fun I had with my kids.

If I really wanted to get into details I would say "June was a bitter month for me, July was rebuilding, and August has been reflecting." Right now I have been reflecting about my new "status" in the world. It just dawned on me last week that I'm now a Ms. not Mrs. Masini. I cried at that realization. Then I started to reflect on how exactly ten years ago I was single, 8 1/2 years ago married, and now divorced. I feel a little lost in who "Jennifer" is right now, so I have decided to call September "finding Jennifer month." It is time to fall in love with myself again. I'm looking forward to getting to know "Jennifer" again.

Monday, August 16, 2010

A Mosque at Ground Zero?

by DeeDee

For the sake of argument, let's just assume that the government report on 9/11 is true and that we were attacked by Muslim terrorists.

It’s hard to believe that we’re quickly approaching the 9th anniversary of September 11 attacks. I remember it like it was yesterday. The pain is still very real and the wounds haven’t fully healed for many of us.

This past summer, there was a lot of discussion/arguing about a proposed mosque to be constructed near ground zero. I did my best to listen to both sides without judgment, as clearly passions were very high for everyone involved.

But when I look back on the attacks, I think it’s important to remember who attacked us. It wasn’t Islam itself – but rather a handful of extremists who are not an accurate or complete representation of the roughly 1.5 billion Muslims in the world. We’d never assume all Christians shared Reverend Fred Phelps' "God hates fags" mentality, and so it’s important not to stereotype our Muslim brothers in the same way.

The United States was founded on many important freedoms that are protected by our Constitution. When the terrorists hijacked planes, they were not just attacking buildings and destroying lives – they were targeting our freedoms and our way of life. If we dissolve these freedoms, the freedom of assembly included, because of the September 11 attacks, then the terrorists have won in a very real way.

If, on the other hand, we stand by our freedoms even when it’s difficult to do so, then the spirit of this country lives on; protecting those freedoms – the backbone of this country – is one way we can honor the countless lives cut short on Sept. 11. And that’s why I support the mosque.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

My Way

by Shirley

Not sure which version I like better. How about you? Do you like Elvis or Frank or both? Enjoy!


Saturday, August 14, 2010


by Tina~in_ut

I'm sorry.  I just couldn't help it.  This makes me laugh my butt off!!!!~

Friday, August 13, 2010

Two Story Outhouse

by Sac Barb

Words fail me! This picture is worth 10,000 of them. 

Yep!!! This pretty much says it all.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


by Bonachichi

I just saw something, and I'm puzzled about it. It said, "I believe in Jesus." Really? How much of a stretch is it really, to believe in something that's real? I believe in gravity. Am I a visionary?
Isn't the existence of this Jesus fella unquestioned? I think his parentage is in question, or disagreed upon, but the fact that there was an actual person by that name was, I thought, unchallenged.

Maybe I'm missing the context of "believe in." People believe in me to get a job done. Great. So we believe in Jesus to do something? If I'm dead though, nobody's going to be expecting much from me. Why does Jesus have all this pressure?

I also see people have "found" Jesus. I didn't know he was lost. And if they've found him, why can't they just take him to wherever he belongs? I swear, by the number of people finding this guy, he must be lost all the time. Assuming he's not on disability due to being dead, how does he get anything done?

Now I know there are things we're supposed to take on faith and I've no problem with that. I don't even want a religious argument. These are just some things that make me go, "Hmmm."

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

~ KLM Comfort Seat ~

by Tina~in_ut

Angela's boss came over and told Kris that he was sending him an e-mail and wanted him, Angela and I to figure out "how they did that!"  Kris opened his e-mail and it was this video.  Now I want you to know, Angela has a VERY loud voice.  VERY LOUD!  Did I tell you that Angela is L O U D ? ! ! ! ! !  Anyway, we watched and smiled at the kids trying to figure it out.  All of a sudden, toward the end of the video, with her MALE boss standing there, Angela YELLED, "I think it's in his pants!"  I screamed!  Everyone in the room roared!  I've never seen a face AND cleavage go so red~

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ever Wondered What Ant Subterrain Structure's Looks Like?

by DeeDee

ok...look at this.....I saw it and was like OMG......the information is so phenomenally amazing......the first time I saw it I wasn't really paying attention and I thought they were excavating a dinosaur skeleton...standing

Monday, August 9, 2010


by Shirley

OK folks it's summer time and we are going on vacation!! Anywhere you want and by any means that you want.The trick is, besides clothes, shoes and money you can only take 3 other items with you. What do you absolutely HAVE to take? The twist to this whole scenario is that you can't say anything that someone else has already said. Sound fun? Too bad!! Do it anyway!! And enjoy it...damnit!!!!

Now I will go 1st and my three items are:

1 - pillows
2 - medication
3 - CPAP machine

Sunday, August 8, 2010

~ Billie Jean ~

by Tina~in_ut

I'm still on my Michael Jackson kick.  Listen to him every day.  I picked this version of Billie Jean because you can tell his fans just loved him.....young and old.  I picked it for one other reason......see if you can figure it out~

Saturday, August 7, 2010

My Living Will

by SacBarb

OK, one of my kids sent this to me on Mother's Day.  I can't believe he would really do this (well, maybe I can), and I know I can always plug the computer back in, but I am keeping one bottle of wine hidden, just in case.


  Last night, my kids and I were sitting in the living room and I said to them,
 'I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and
 fluids from a bottle. If that ever happens, just pull the plug.'

 They got up, unplugged the computer, and threw out my wine.
They're such assholes.    

Friday, August 6, 2010


by EBJ

For all the owls who are concerned about the spread of disease...

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Medley of TV Theme Songs

by Shirley

I found this video of Josh Groban singing TV show theme songs at the 2008 Emmy Awards. So of course I imediately thought of my Owl friends and decided to make a blog out of it! How many of them do you reconize and how many can you sing all the lyrics too? Plus Josh ain't bad to look at either!! Am I right ladies?! Enjoy!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


by Dianne

I thought this would be a cute blog follow-up to Jodi's about kids last week: these are so true and hopefully will give you a smile along the way.

1. She was in the bathroom, putting on her makeup, under the watchful eyes of her young granddaughter, as she'd done many times before. After she applied her lipstick and started to leave, the little one said, "But Gramma, you forgot to kiss the toilet paper good-bye!" I will probably never put lipstick on again without thinking about kissing the toilet paper good-bye...

2. My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday. He asked me how old I was, and I told him, 62. My grandson was quiet for a moment, and then he asked, "Did you start at 1?"

3. After putting her grandchildren to bed, a grandmother changed into old slacks and a droopy blouse and proceeded to wash her hair. As she heard the children getting more and more rambunctious, her patience grew thin. Finally, she threw a towel around her head and stormed into their room, putting them back to bed with stern warnings. As she left the room, she heard the three-year-old say with a trembling voice, "Who was THAT?"

4. A grandmother was telling her little granddaughter what her own childhood was like: "We used to skate outside on a pond. I had a swing made from a tire; it hung from a tree in our front yard. We rode our pony. We picked wild raspberries in the woods." The little girl was wide-eyed, taking this all in. At last she said, "I sure wish I'd gotten to know you sooner!"

5. My grandson was visiting one day when he asked, "Grandma, do you know how you and God are alike?" I mentally polished my halo and I said, "No, how are we alike?'' "You're both old," he replied.

6. A little girl was diligently pounding away on her grandfather's word processor. She told him she was writing a story. "What's it about?" he asked. "I don't know," she replied. "I can't read."

7. I didn't know if my granddaughter had learned her colors yet, so I decided to test her. I would point out something and ask what color it was. She would tell me and was always correct. It was fun for me, so I continued. At last, she headed for the door, saying, "Grandma, I think you should try to figure out some of these yourself!"

8. When my grandson Billy and I entered our vacation cabin, we kept the lights off until we were inside to keep from attracting pesky insects. Still, a few fireflies followed us in. Noticing them before I did, Billy whispered, "It's no use Grandpa. Now the mosquitoes are coming after us with flashlights."

9 When my grandson asked me how old I was, I teasingly replied, "I'm not sure.." "Look in your underwear, Grandpa," he advised, "mine says I'm 4 to 6."

10. A second grader came home from school and said to her grandmother, "Grandma, guess what? We learned how to make babies today." The grandmother, more than a little surprised, tried to keep her cool "That's interesting," she said, "how do you make babies?" "It's simple," replied the girl. "You just change 'y' to 'i' and add 'es'."

11. Children's Logic: "Give me a sentence about a public servant," said a teacher. The small boy wrote: "The fireman came down the ladder pregnant." The teacher took the lad aside to correct him. "Don't you know what pregnant means?" she asked. "Sure," said the young boy confidently. 'It means carrying a child."

12. A grandfather was delivering his grandchildren to their home one day when a fire truck zoomed past. Sitting in the front seat of the fire truck was a Dalmatian dog. The children started discussing the dog's duties. "They use him to keep crowds back," said one child. "No," said another. "He's just for good luck." A third child brought the argument to a close. "They use the dogs," she said firmly, "to find the fire hydrants."

13. A 6-year-old was asked where his grandma lived. "Oh," he said, "she lives at the airport, and when we want her, we just go get her. Then, when we're done having her visit, we take her back to the airport."

14. Grandpa is the smartest man on earth! He teaches me good things, but I don't get to see him enough to get as smart as him!

15. My Grandparents are funny, when they bend over, you hear gas leaks, and they blame their dog.

Monday, August 2, 2010

County Fair

by Mary/MI

Mr Mary & I went to our county fair this afternoon. It was hot,dirty and humid. We walked forever, ate wonderful nasty "fair food", looked at many art exhibitions, and listened to musicians.  We went through a large Merchants building that had many booths like fudge, jam, those pots you can't live without, jewelry,and sooo many doo- dads lol!  We try to go a few times to help keep the county fair from disappearing.

I love to see the faces of the little children. There is dust, sweat, and some very strange people walking around, kinda like those Walmart pics you see on the internet lol!  It's like they say, "what can we wear that will totally offend someone" lol!

I love the amateur stage shows. There is one I am going to next week "Elvis Idol."  Can't get more hokier than that!

Many ,many years ago they had freak & girly shows. I never went to the freak shows. I always wondered if there really was an alligator woman, two headed man, or the man that swallowed nails and other crap!

I truly hope the county fairs never disappear.  They at least give the kids an escape from the virtual world and a few hours of music, fun smells and of course, all those "Walmart people lol!!

Will you be going to a county fair? Do you have fun memories from them?

Did I mention I like to hang around the barn where they keep the Stallions? ;-)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Do You Know

by Shirley

I chose this video because the lyric "Do you know where you're going to? Do you like the things that life is showing you? Do you know...?" kind of reflex my life. As I was looking for a video to send Tina this one just jumped out at me. Enjoy!