Thursday, September 30, 2010

Movie Names with a Twist

by Shirley

After reading Maureen's list of dirty names I started surfing the web and came up with my own list. Enjoy!!


Clear and Present Danger
The Rock
The Longest Yard
The Blob
Deep Impact
Big Business
Mother Lode
The Great Escape
Blow Out
Cast Away
Cry freedom
Rush Hour
Something's Gotta Give
Easy Come, Easy Go
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
The Big Squeeze
The Sweet Smell of Success
See Spot Run
Huge and Massive
Passing Glory
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
Toxic Avenger
Escape from Alcatraz
All Through The Night
The Happy Ending

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

"its ok"

in life there are so many surprises
just when you think you have it all 
figured out, the surprise appears
whether it's good or bad is up to you

for so many years i wondered 
if this is where i am suppose to be
did i miss all those opportunity's 
on purpose

they say you should always look forward
as behind you is the past which cannot be 
changed, you only have the future to change

i find myself changing, doing things i would 
not ordinarily do, i find myself taking risks
that I never thought I would

at the wedding a dear friend of mine
who knows my past, my skeletons, my history
simply took my hand
looked in my eyes and said
"it's time for you, it's time for you to be happy"
i felt a tear evolve, and then a second 
i stood there not saying a word
trying hard so a third would not appear
and he hugged me
whispered in my ear 
"it's ok, i know it's ok"
i allowed the hug to take hold of me
he felt good, a meaningful embrace
"yes i said, it is ok" 

strange things happen when you least expect it
from sources that are so unexpected
and those are the things that stick in your mind
the unexpected
so true

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Silvery Moon

by DeeDee

this is my favorite rendition of this classic......I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!!

(The song would not embed, so here's the link!)   

Monday, September 27, 2010

~ Anti-Theft Lunch Bags ~

by Tina~in_ut

I wish we had these years ago.  There is a person here at work that takes peoples lunches.  He doesn't take everything.  The weirdo actually picks and chooses what he wants.  I know he likes my Diet Pepsi's. He ripped a hole in my plastic bag to get it.  He steals sandwiches and frozen dinners and cookies and chips.  I wanted to get some of that exploding dye so when he got into my lunch (which I no longer keep in the fridge), he would really get it!  My bff used to work here.  She sent these pics to me because it made her think of our thief.  I knew why she sent it before I even read her note!  Do you have a problem like this at your place of employment?

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Bridal Party Surprise Dance!

The wedding was amazing, everything went perfectly. They were so happy, and so very much in love. It was so special to see, I am beyond happy for them. During the reception, the Bridal Party had a surprise dance for the Bride and Groom. I know some of you saw this vid, but I so wanted to share, and I thought what better way then a SMV.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


by Maureen

Names or labels derived by sexual terms and other innuendo by manipulating the spelling and also adding spaces when necessary. The purpose of these fake (though sometimes authentic and realistic) names is for humor and hilarity, and most of the time all in good fun!
Below is a list of some of them.
A. Nelprober,
Amanda Mount
Anita Hanjaab
Annie Position
Ben Dover
Ben Overbich
Betty Phuckzer
Buster Cherry
C. Mike Rack
Dick Ramdass
E. Normus Peter
Eric Shun
Harry P. Ness
Helda Dick
Hugh Jass
Jack Mehoff
Mike Hunt
Mike Rotch
Pat Myaz
Phil Accio
Shara Dick
Wilma Dickfit
I love Googling when bored!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

~ Alternates ~

by Tina~in_ut

The  Washington Post has also published the winning submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.

And the winners are:

 1. Coffee, n. The person upon whom one coughs.

 2. Flabbergasted, adj. Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained.

 3. Abdicate, v. To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

 4. Esplanade, v. To attempt an explanation while drunk.

 5. Willy-nilly, adj. Impotent.

 6. Negligent, adj. Absentmindedly answering the door when wearing only a nightgown.

 7. Lymph, v. To walk with a lisp.

 8. Gargoyle, n. Olive-flavored mouthwash.

 9. Flatulence, n. Emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has been run over by a steamroller.

10. Balderdash, n. A rapidly receding hairline.

11. Testicle, n. A humorous question on an exam.

12. Rectitude, n. The formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.

13. Pokemon, n. A Rastafarian proctologist.

14. Oyster, n. A person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.

15. Frisbeetarianism, n. The belief that, after death, the soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.

16. Circumvent, n. An opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

What's in a Name?

by Maureen

I recently asked SACBARB how her granddog got to be named CANTON, if it was after Canton, OH and the Football Hall of Fame. Lo and behold, that is indeed how the name came about.

I started thinking of pets and the names owners choose. I had the cutest little lab mutt and I named her SHAYNA as that means beautiful...because she was. Sadly she was a beautiful terror and ate EVERYTHING in sight, including linoleum and tore her cute little belly to shreds :( and we had to put her to sleep. I digress...

Once, my friend decided to buy her boyfriend a Beagle pup. Too damn cute. He didn't want it and I couldn't keep it nor could she, so we gave it to the dorm as their dorm pup! The guys decided to name it DAMN IT! They thought it would be cool when they wanted her to come to yell...come here DAMN IT!!

One of my friends found a stray Golden. It was emaciated and flea riddled. They bundled her up and took her to a vet. A dog was the last thing she wanted, but when the Vet told her she was lucky to be alive and had they not found her and brought her in she would have certainly perished quickly. 6 years later she is still known as LUCKY and lives a charmed life with my friend and her family.

Joni just got 2 new kitties (yes, more to take care of when she goes on vacation!!) and being the Seinfeld fan she is she named them ELAINE BENIS and JERRY SEINFELD.

If I ever got a pet I already decided that if I got a kitten I would name it PUPPY DOG and if I got a puppy it would be named KITTY CAT...just for shits and giggles and to see the looks on people faces when I called for my puppy..."here Kitty, here Kiity!"

Tell me about the names of your pets and how you came upon them. Were the names pre-determined or did you get the name after seeing it? And what would you name future additions to your fur family?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Bounce This Along

by Maureen

My mail carrier told me that the U.S. Postal service sent out a message to all letter carriers to put a sheet of Bounce in their uniform pockets to keep yellow-jackets away. 

Use them all the time when playing baseball and soccer.  I use it when I am working outside.  It really works.  The insects just veer around you. 

All this time you've just been putting Bounce in the dryer!

1.    It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near them.  It also repels mice.

2.   Spread sheets around foundation areas, or in trailers, or cars that are sitting and it keeps mice from entering your vehicle. 

3.     It takes the odor out of books and photo albums that don't get opened too often.

It repels mosquitoes.  Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season. 

    Eliminate static electricity from your television (or computer) screen.

     Since Bounce is designed to help eliminate static cling, wipe your television screen with a used sheet of Bounce to keep dust from resettling.. 

    Dissolve soap scum from shower doors.  Clean with a sheet of Bounce.

    To freshen the air in your home - Place an individual sheet of Bounce in a drawer or hang in the closet. 

     Put Bounce sheet in vacuum cleaner.

   Prevent thread from tangling.  Run a threaded needle through a sheet of Bounce before beginning to sew. 

   Prevent musty suitcases.  Place an individual sheet of Bounce inside empty luggage before storing.

  To freshen the air in your car - Place a sheet of Bounce under the front seat.

   Clean baked-on foods from a cooking pan.  Put a sheet in a pan, fill with water, let sit overnight, and sponge clean.  The anti-static agent apparently weakens the bond between the food and the pan.. 

 Eliminate odors in wastebaskets.  Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom of the wastebasket.

  Collect cat hair.  Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce will magnetically attract all the lose hairs. 

  Eliminate static electricity from Venetian blinds.  Wipe the blinds with a sheet of Bounce to prevent dust from resettling. 

  Wipe up sawdust from drilling or sand papering.  A used sheet of Bounce will collect sawdust like a tack cloth. 

   Eliminate odors in dirty laundry.  Place an individual sheet of Bounce at the bottom of a laundry bag or hamper. 

 Deodorize shoes or sneakers.  Place a sheet of Bounce in your shoes or sneakers overnight.

 Golfers put a Bounce sheet in their back pocket to keep the bees away. 

  Put a Bounce sheet in your sleeping bag and tent before folding and storing them.  It will keep them smelling fresh.

 Wet a Bounce sheet, hose down your car, and wipe lovebugs off easily with the wet Bounce.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Boys of Fall.....dedicated to my boys ♥

by Jodi

Here it is again.  My favorite season....fall!!  Both my boys are playing football this year and this video just seems right.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Wedding Day!

today is the wedding
the eldest becomes a husband
and takes his wife with love
i will watch with a heart filled 
with joy, and tears of happiness

i watch them together very often
and can see they have become one
they finish each others sentences
many thoughts they have are the same
he looks for her, as she looks for him

i don't remember the last time i have
witnessed such young love
in such a close manner
and each moment i cherish
to see them is pure

even tho i am not his mother
my heart feels as a mother would
letting go, and watching them
start their journey 
together as man and wife 
emotions are very strong

i will look to the altar as i walk in church
to see my three IS's standing there
one becoming the husband
and the other two standing at his
side as the best men

i will watch, and be grateful for what
i have been blessed with
and think, how did i get so lucky

my heart is filled
they all complete me
they give me my strength
they have made my life 
a precious one

yes grateful, very grateful

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

An Endearing Toast

My 50th Birthday came and went, it seems so long ago, yet it was just last month. Everything turned out great. It was truly one of the best days of my life. Everyone that was there has meant so much to me throughout my life, and it was great to celebrate with them. IS#2 toasted me towards the end of the evening, as everyone held their champagne glasses, filled to the brim with yummy champagne, he said the following:

"When I was trying to think of some things to say about my Aunt I was having a hard time. Mainly because there is so much I could say that to try to sum it up in a couple of minutes seems unfair. But I will try.....

Carol is one of the most caring and unselfish people I know. Often times she'll go above and beyond for those she loves, and even for people she doesn't that well. Unfortunately, that means that she often forgets to give herself time for her. And that's why today is so important, because it gives us all a chance to show her how much we appreciate all she's done, how much we love her, and how special she is to each one of us. 

Along with my mother, Grandmother, and Aunt Diane, Carol is one of the four women I've had throughout my entire life that I couldn't imagine being without. 

After all, there is no one more qualified and responsible to take care of my brothers and me when we were growing up than Carol. This is the woman who heard me screaming the words "Help me" repeatedly from a Roy Rogers bathroom when I was a child, but was too embarrassed to come and help. And let's not forget the day my eldest brother was choking me to the point where every blood vessel in my face popped. And what did Carol do. What any responsible adult would have done who was put in charge of minors... 

She laughed!!!!!

But all jokes aside, Carol is not just my aunt, she's also my friend. Lately, she has been asking if, when she gets older, will I pick her up and bring her to my home for the holidays, and let her be around my kids. I usually reply with a simple "no" or "I'll take you to a park and leave you there." But the truth is Car...I'll always be there to pick you up, whether it's to bring you to my home for Christmas 30 years from now, of just listening to you vent tomorrow, or just being there whenever you need me. 

I Love You.. Happy Birthday!!!!"

Thank You IS#2, I love you with all my heart...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Meaning of Colors

by Shirley

Blue - strong, important, peaceful, intelligent
Green - growth, health, environment, harmony
Red - love, passion, heat, joy, power
Pink - sweet, nice, romance, playful, delicate
Yellow - happy, joy, cheerful, remembrance
Gold - riches, extravagance, bright, traditional
Orange - energy, warmth change, health
Purple - royal, precious, romantic, sacred
Lavender - grace, elegance, delicate, feminine
Turquoise - feminine, sophisticated, retro
Beige - conservative, relaxing
Black - conservative, mysterious, sophisticated
Gray - formal, conservative, sophisticated
Silver - sleek, glamorous, rich
White - purity, innocence, softness
Ivory - quiet, pleasant, understated elegance
Brown - earthiness, wholesomeness, simplicity, friendliness 

What's your favorite color? Does the above description capture who you are? How important is color to you when you are buying clothes, a car, a house or just a pen?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Meaning of Life in 13 Words....

by EBJ

"Inside every older person
is a younger person wondering
what the fuck happened!"

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010


by Bonachichi

My oldest daughter loved public school. She made friends easily and was an avid learner. That changed in the 4th grade, under the tutelage of a Ms. Jamie Brown. Jamie Brown was verbally abusive. Not just to my daughter, but to any child who dared to be noticed by her when she was in one of her moods. I saw it myself. My dad saw it. I believe what my daughter told me about Ms. Brown's behavior when parents weren't in the classroom. If there was a child who wasn't reduced to tears in that class, I'm unaware of it.

In March of that school year, I requested a meeting with the principal to discuss this. It just seemed so wrong! The principal, Mr. Ackerman, informed me that I was the problem. Nobody else had complained and Ms. Brown was in fact, a highly respected teacher throughout the school district. Oak Park Unified. I've no problem naming names.

A couple weeks later, I was talking with a few of the parents. I learned that of the 4 of us, 3 had complained about this very same teacher, and we had all been told we were the only ones with complaints. Describing me as "livid" is like describing a hurricane as "a few rain sprinkles". After some thought, I went back to Mr. Ackerman and called him out. I didn't want a big to-do, I just wanted my daughter out of that class. He refused my request. He refused my request to move her to a different school within the district. So I filed a complaint with the District Office and pulled her out of public school altogether.

As of a couple years ago, Jamie Brown was still teaching, still abusing students. What a shame. Teaching is such a noble profession, yet I've nothing but vile disrespect for it. Not because there aren't good teachers, but because I've seen a corrupt system that directly impacts our children. People like our beloved Jennifer are being thrown in the same heap of trash that the school administrators are diligently building. This helps nobody except those who have no business being around children in the first place.

There is talk about establishing an evaluation system for teachers in California. I don't know the deatila, other than some group doesn't want it. Of course they don't. How will they keep their dirty little secrets? California is one of the lowest ranking states for education. No wonder. The teachers are running amok, the administrators are busy ignoring problems and villifying parents.

These days, we are seeing corruption and back-room deals everywhere. From Rod Blagojevich to the city of Bell. Even our schools. Is there hope for the future?  Is your locale free from scandal?

Friday, September 10, 2010

~ Neologisms ~

by Tina~in_ut

The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.
 Here are the winners:

1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.

2. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole.

3. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

4. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a  hillbilly.

5. Bozone ( n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

6. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.

7. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high

8. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

9. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

10. Osteopornosis : A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

11. Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious

12. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

13. Glibido: All talk and no action.

14. Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

15. Arachnoleptic Fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

16. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

17. Caterpallor ( n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Worst Pick Up Lines

by Shirley

Just call me milk, I'll do your body good.

Your body's name must be Visa, because it's everywhere I want to be.

Can I buy you a drink, or do you just want the money?

I may not be Fred Flintstone, but I bet I can make your Bed Rock.

I may not be the best looking guy here, but I'm the only one talking to you.

My love for you is like the Energizer bunny, it keeps going and going.

Yo Baby, you be my Dairy Queen, I'll be your Burger King, you treat me right, and I'll do it your way, right away.

I'd like to screw your brains out, but it appears that someone beat me to it.

If you were a new hamburger at McDonald's, you would be McGorgeous.

Is that Windex you're wearing? Because I can see myself in your pants.

I wish you were a Pony Carousel outside Walmart, so I could ride you all day long for a quarter.

Wanna play house? You be the screen door and I'll slam you all night long.

Excuse me, do you have your phone number, I seem to have lost mine.

I'm new in town, could I have directions to your house.

If your left leg was Thanksgiving and your right leg Christmas, can I visit you between the holidays?

I love every bone in your body - especially mine.

You might not be the best looking girl here, but beauty is only a light switch away.

Hi, I'm a necrophiliac, how good are you at playing dead?

I can't find my puppy, can you help me find him? I think he went into this cheap motel room.

Does anyone have any pick up lines they have used or were used on them that could possible be worst than these? After reading these I'm glad I have remained single!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

He Said To Me!

by EBJ

He said to me . ... . I don't know why you wear a bra; you've got nothing to put in it
I said to him .... . . You wear pants don't you?

He said to me. . Why is it difficult to find men who are sensitive, caring and Good- looking?
I said to him . . . They already have boyfriends.

He said....What do you call a woman who knows where her husband is every night?
I said. . . A widow.

He said to me.... Why are married women heavier than single women?
I said to him .. . . Single women come home, see what's in the fridge and go to bed.
Married women come home, see what's in bed and go to the fridge.

He said to me. ... What have you been doing with all the grocery money I gave you?
I said to him . .....
Turn sideways and look in the mirror!

He said to me. . How many men does it take to change a roll of toilet paper?
I said to him .. .. I don't know; it has never happened.

He said to me ... . ......... Shall we try swapping positions tonight?
I said . That's a good idea - you stand by the stove & sink while I sit on the sofa and do nothing but

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sweden's Got Talent

by Sac Barb

A friend sent this to me after we had a lengthy discussion about America's Got Talent.  I don't think we would ever see anything like this on American TV.  Welcome to Sweden's Got Talent.  I think the Owls will like it.

Monday, September 6, 2010

America's Official Language

by DeeDee
"I'm so sick of people that can't speak English"..."HEY YOU!! You're in the USA!! LEARN THE LANGUAGE!!...."Damn Foreigners".....

Do you know what the official language of the United States is? If you answered English, guess again. But don’t feel bad, the vast majority of people would answer that English is the official language of the United States of America. English is the de facto language since, at this point, it is the most widely spoken language in the nation. But Spanish is catching up with over forty million Hispanics speaking their native language at home, at work, and in their daily lives. 
This brings another point: Why is the U.S., an English-speaking country (or so you think), catering not only to the Spanish language, but to many others that you don’t even know about? Because the U.S. as a nation has never declared an official languageMany people have tried it with no success. In 1780, John Adams proposed to the Continental Congress that English should be declared the official language of the United States. His proposal was deemed "undemocratic and a threat to individual liberty.” This type of debate has been going on for years, with people on both sides of the fence. And yet, the issue isn't any closer to a resolution than it was 200 years ago. This doesn’t mean that the individual states have not declared an official language because many already have. Twenty-seven states, to be exact, have officially declared English as their language.   

Let’s not forget that since 1776 we have been—and continue to be—a multilingual nation. Back then, it wasn’t uncommon to hear up to 20 different languages spoken in daily life. Today, those numbers are more staggering. According to U.S. English Inc., an advocacy group that supports declaring English as our official language, 322 languages are spoken in this country, with 24 of those spoken in every state and the District of Columbia. California has the most languages, with 207, while Wyoming has the fewest with 56. So why won’t Congress declare an official language? Because we are a nation of immigrants and these numbers prove it. Because declaring an official language would abridge the rights of individuals with limited English proficiency, individuals who are paying taxes and who are entitled to the same rights as those who speak English.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

~ Yo No Sé Mañana ~

by Tina~in_ut

You've probably already heard this story, so you can skip this if you have.  When hubby and I were dating, my sister was all ga-ga about this singer.  He sang in Spanish.  I knew all about it.  I was used to it.  She loved him....blah...blah...blah!  One day hubby was over and my sister was all excited because Luis was going to be signing autographs in LA and she and our cousin were going to go.  My hubby asked who he was and my sister told him.  Luis Enrique.  She went a step further and showed him the album cover, and yes, it was an album cover.  She wanted to show him what a cute guy really looked like.  Well he got her!  He started laughing and told my sister what his real name is and that they went to High School together.  So instead of the two of them going to see Luis, all four of us went.  When it was our turn (long line), hubby got in his face and said, "Luis!  I'm your biggest fan!"  Luis laughed and came around to hug him and ended up hugging us all.  Very nice guy!  My sister.....omg!  I'm surprised she didn't pee her pants on the spot!~  I don't think she believed my hubby!  Anyway, when I told hubby that I didn't have a video for today, he suggested Luis.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Questions & Answers from AARP Forum

by Maureen

Q: Where can men over the age of 60 find younger, sexy women who are interested in them?
A: Try a bookstore, under fiction.

Q: What can a man do while his wife is going through menopause?
A: Keep busy.  If you're handy with tools, you can finish the basement.  WHen you're done you'll have a place to live.

Q: Someone has told me that menopause is mentioned in the bible.  Is that true?  Where can it be found?
A: Yes.  Matthew 14:92: "And Mary rode Joseph's ass all the way to Egypt...

Q: How can you increase the heart rate of your 60-plus year old husband?
A: Tell him you're pregnant.

Q: How can you avoid that terrible curse of the elderly....wrinkles?
A: Take off your glasses.

Q: Seriously!  What can I do for these crow's feet and all those wrinkles on my face?
A: Go braless.  It will usually pull them out.

Q: Why should 60-plus year old people use valet parking?
A: Valets don't forget where they park your car.

Q: Is is common for 60-plus year olds to have problems with short term memory storage?
A: Storing memory is not a problem.  Retrieving it is the problem.

Q: As people age, do they sleep More soundly?
A: Yes, but usually in the afternoon.

Q: Where should 60-plus year olds look for eye glasses?
A: On their foreheads.

Q: What is the most common remark made by 60-plus year olds when they enter antique stores?
A: "Gosh, I remember these!"

SMILE, You've still got your sense of humor, RIGHT?

Friday, September 3, 2010

Mr. Lynn D takes the Bitch to the Beach

by Lynn D

As many of you know, I recently took a mini vacation to the beach. Mr. Lynn D and I loaded up and headed out after I had a melt down and insisted we were going or I was going alone. This was a must and I am actually feeling the pull again. I really really really want to sell everything and move to Westport, Washington. I have always loved it and feel it calling me so strongly that it is driving me a bit crazy.

This part of Washington is called the Cranberry Coast, as there are several bogs and Ocean Spray has a huge facility there. I have included a picture if Tina can upload it of two huge wind machines, right below is an actual Cranberry bog. Contrary to what Farmtown would have us all believe they do not grow on freaking trees. They grow in bogs just like the commercials. Anyway, back to the beach.

I love this little town because it is also a fishing port and it is just a little village really. Off season, the population is about 2500 people. They run charters in season and have contests for biggest fishes caught. The boats come in and they weigh the catches to make it official. Once a month, someone wins money prizes for their catch. When we were there, they were fishing for Tuna, Salmon and Halibut. You can also go down and buy fresh fish right off of the boats to take home.

If we travel down this coast you go through several little towns. They are all located on this 18 mile arm of beach and land and it is a beautiful drive. You will see little shops, great restaurants, and beach houses of all makes and designs. Campsites and state parks, wildlife all around and the sound of the beach follows wherever you go. There is also a new Winery, trying to figure out exactly what grapes will grow here!( lol) I am planning on checking it out next time we go down there. You can also go to a fabulous Oyster Farm called Brady's Oysters. The man that owns it basically saved the oyster population here. It was declining for many reasons and he stepped in and cleaned the area up and brought them back. At the other end of the 18 mile arm is an area where they crab. You can see the crab pots all over and at the very end a great place to buy fresh crabs to take home or back to your camp site.

What I love about it is that it has not been over developed or taken over by huge condo's and other crap. No fast food restaurants can be seen here. It still retains the spirit of a real get away place for me. I know we all have these little pockets of calm. Where is your favorite place to escape to?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Out of the Mouths of Babes

by Bonachichi

What an 11 year-old boy says to his father:

"If I had a million dollars I would buy a house with big robot legs."

After being offered a yogurt sample in a supermarket:
"She was nice, you should ask her to be your girlfriend before someone else does."

Paying for petrol:
"Leaves burn, why can't we just fill our car up with them? They are free."

"You can't trust girls. When I get a girlfriend I am not going to tell her where I live or work."

Regarding a breakup:
"She was ugly and fat anyway, I dont even know how you could kiss her."

Explaining Grand Theft Auto to his grandmother:
"I don't shoot everybody, just the drug dealers and hookers."

2001 A Space Odyssey:
"This movie is so boring. I would rather be staring at the wall and holding my breath for two hours."

"If you swim in the sea then you should always go swimming with a fat girl because sharks will go for them first."

On cleaning up:
"It will just get messy again. I like it like this, it shows we have better things to do than cleaning."

"If you get married, do you have to let your wife look at your penis?"

"I don't understand why I have to go to school at all, the internet knows more than all the teachers there put together."

"If I was God I would make all the girls in the world wear no clothes."

"You should never wash your hands because then you will have more germs than everything else and other germs will just think "what's the point."

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

No Fat Girls

by Dianne

I saw this on the internet tonight and thought I would see what you all thought... Muzique Says "No Fat Girls": Does Club Have Right to Discrimate?

We are all constantly bombarded by messages to lose weight and get in shape, but one Montreal nightclub has taken to outright banning those who don't drop the pounds - at least for one night.

Last week, the Facebook page of Muzique posted an ad for a party that read "NO FAT GIRLS ALLOWED!!!!!!!!!!," according to the Montreal Gazette. The club's management claims it was meant as a joke and blamed the party promoters for posting it.

"We didn't even realize (the comment) was there until a couple of days ago, and it was too late to retract it because the event had already happened," John Jay, Muzique's press man, told the Gazette.

"We don't think it's funny at all."

Neither do some of the club's customers.

"When I saw it, I freaked out. I was livid," one plus-sized fan of the club told the paper.

"It's discrimination pure and simple and discrimination is wrong," Jeanette DePatie, spokeswoman for theAssociation for Size Diversity and Health told CBS News. "This isn't tolerated for most other disenfranchised groups anymore. And it's sad that this is still tolerated and in some circles approved of."

The offending line has been taken down from their Facebook page. But the club's message still seems clear.

The club is the "flagship for all things fabulous in Montreal's high-end party scene," the current page reads. "Attracting a bevy of models, actors and young financiers every weekend to experience Montreal's most extravagant and exclusive events for the mature and distinguished."

Still, Jason Tull, one of the owners, tells CBS News his club doesn't discriminate. "I don't care if you are purple," he says. "People are people."

Ironically, Tull is overweight himself, clocking in at 6-feet tall and 260 pounds. But, the club man says he looks great in a suit.