...the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support. Geo. Washington Feb. 22, 1732
Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert Kennedy, South Africa 1966.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Since the pictures were not coming through I have deleted them. I do leave the post up because Don M commented on it and I agree with him. I was just being lazy because I did not have any Miles Pics to post but he is here now after visiting the Spa this morning so there will be pictures of him (without costumes) later.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
When that was over I came home and did some things around the house and then I fell asleep. I imagine it has something to do with waking up at 5:00 AM and not being able to go back to sleep. Anyway I did not wake up until too late to go down to the Scottish Rite which is also meeting this week-end. What is it they say "It never rains but what it pours."
Today I have to go back down for the business meeting and give the Report to Grand Chapter from the Board. It is not a difficult task but you never know when you are going to be called on to give it and I will have to hang around near the podium until I am called upon. Then I will try to make a quick stop at a bookstore before I head home. I need a "book-fix" - The nicest thing about it is that I am really enjoying driving the new car. I came back home by the back road today and it was wonderful to see the harvested fields and the river valley. I had a ham sandwich at the Nevada Battles' BBQ.
That is it - not much to report. Thanks for stopping by. Hugs, j
Friday, October 28, 2011
1. So...What did you get in the sack?
2. Once you get under the sheet, start moaning and groaning!
3. Just hop on that broomstick and ride it!
4. Those small suckers are gone in a few licks.
5. You scared me stiff!
6. Quit screwing around on the porch!
7. Stick your hand in and guess what you're feeling.
8. Can I eat your Zagnuts?
9. They'll suck you dry if they get their teeth in you.
Answer: Because their husbands have crystal balls
10. You get winded from knocking on the door.
9. You have to have another kid chew the candy for you.
8. You ask for high fiber candy only.
7. When someone drops a candy bar in your bag, you lose your balance and fall over.
6. People say, "Great Keith Richards mask!" and you're not wearing a mask.
5. When the door opens you yell, "Trick or..." and can't remember the rest.
4. By the end of the night, you have a bag full of restraining orders.
3. You have to carefully choose a costume that won't dislodge your hairpiece.
2. You're the only Power Ranger in the neighborhood with awalker.
1. You avoid going to houses where your ex-wives live.
The Cab Driver And the Nun
A cab driver picks up a nun. She gets into the cab, and the cab driver won't stop staring at her.
She asks him why he is staring and he replies, "I have a question to ask you but I don't want to offend you."
She answers: "My dear son, you cannot offend me. When you're as old as I am and have been a nun as long as I have, you get a chance to see and hear just about everything. I'm sure that there's nothing you could say or ask that I would find offensive."
"Well, I've always had a fantasy to have a nun kiss me." She responds,
"Well, let's see what we can do about that: #1, you have to be single and #2 you must be a Catholic."
The cab driver is very excited and says, "Yes, I am single and I'm Catholic too!"
The nun says, "OK, pull into the next alley." He does and the nun fulfills his fantasy.
But when they get back on the road, the cab driver starts crying. "My dear child." said the nun, "Why are you crying?"
"Forgive me sister, but I have sinned. I lied, I must confess, I'm married and a I'm a Baptist."
The nun says, "That's OK, I am on the way to a Halloween party, and my name is Kevin."
A couple was invited to a swanky masked Halloween Party. She
got a terrible headache and told her husband to go to the
party alone. He, being a devoted husband, protested, but she
argued and said she was going to take some aspirin and go to
bed, and there was no need of his good time being spoiled by
not going. So he took his costume and away he went.
The wife, after sleeping soundly for one hour, awakened
without pain, and as it was still early, she decided to go to
the party. In as much as her husband did not know what her
costume was, she thought she would have some fun by watching
her husband to see how he acted when she was not with him.
She joined the party and soon spotted her husband cavorting
around on the dance floor, dancing with every nice chick he
could, and copping a little feel here and a little kiss there.
His wife moved on up to him and being a rather seductive
babe herself, he left his partner high and dry and devoted
his time to the new stuff that had just arrived.
She let him go as far as he wished; naturally, since he was
her husband. Finally he whispered a little proposition in her
ear and she agreed, so off they went to one of the cars
and had a little romp.
Just before unmasking at midnight, she slipped away and went
home and put the costume away and got into bed, wondering
what kind of explanation he would make for his behavior.
She was sitting up reading when he came in and asked what
kind of a time he had. He said, "Oh, the same old thing. You
know I never have a good time when you're not there."
Then she asked, "Did you dance much?"
He replied, "I'll tell you, I never even danced one dance.
When I got there, I met Pete, Bill Brown and some other
guys, so we went into the den and played poker all evening.
But I'll tell you... the guy I loaned my costume to sure had
a real good time!"
What do you get when you cross a vampire and a snowman?
Why do witches use brooms to fly on?
Because vacuum cleaners are too heavy...
How do witches keep their hair in place while flying?
With scare spray...
What is a vampire's favorite holiday?
What did one ghost say to the other ghost?
"Do you believe in people?"
What do you call someone who puts poison in a person's corn flakes?
A cereal killer...
Thursday, October 27, 2011
I believe Christianity has to do not with guilt and sin, but with increased humanity and heightened awareness; with breaking barriers that separate us from one another in our quest for survival and with calling us to move beyond self-consciousness into universal consciousness where, I believe, we touch the edges of eternity.
I found this on Facebook:
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
There is a reason that the dog is sitting beside the man. Dogs are always your friend. I have lost too many of the other type over the years. I still miss the friendship I used to have. The next three speak for themselves. Hope your Tuesday is a great day.
There is a Grand Master's Area Meeting tonight. I went to one last year and it was rough. I may go but then again I may just stay home.
Monday, October 24, 2011
When I found out that I could keep that number on my cell phone I was ready to make the change.
Of course there are some disadvantages to the number:
1) children playing phone games are likely to use that number as an easy one to call so I can get phone calls to see if my refrigerator is running or asking whether or not I have Prince Albert in a can.
2) It is the same last for digits for Scott Randall Real Estate so I get calls asking if I have an apartment for rent.. (That actually will come in handy when I get the downstairs fixed up to rent to a quiet, non-smoking, single quiet student who loves to shovel snow and mow grass.) Their number starts differently 233 rather than the number I get my calls on.
3) it is also close to the Coach House Gifts number (theirs is 3580) and so I get calls about candles and cards and how many do I want.
But those are minor and all in all I love the number. Aside from that I really didn't do much of anything this week-end. I had a "Movie Night" last night and watched 3 movies which I had DVRed overnight.. Since there wasn't anything else on that I wanted to watch I saw"
1) About Schmidt
2) Krull, the Conquerer.
3) Max Dugan Returns.
I would list Max Dugan as my favorite of the three and About Schmidt as the second favorite. I had seen both of them previously and loved them both. The Krull movie was OK. I like Kevin Sorbo the lead actor so that made a fantasy palatable.
I accidentaly deleted The Good Wife so I will have to watch it on HULU tomorrow. I did watch the new show "Once Upon A Time" and I enjoyed it. It probably won't last for that reason. There has not been much new to watch this season that I am interested in. The new Tim Taylor show is just a redone Tool time with daughters instead of sons. I watched about 1/2 of the first show before I gave up on it. I am mad at ABC for taking Brothers and Sisters off so I am boycotting Desperate Housewives...
Thank God for PBS. Have a great week and Thanks for stopping by
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
The teacher gave her fifth grade class an assignment: Get their parents to tell them a story with a moral at the end of it. The next day, the kids came back and, one by one, began to tell their stories.
There were all the regular types of stuff: spilled milk and pennies saved. But then the teacher realised, much to her dismay, that only Janie was left.
"Janie, do you have a story to share?"
"Yes ma'am. My daddy told me a story about my Mommy. She was a Marine pilot and her plane got hit. She had to bail out over enemy territory, and all she had was a flask of whiskey, a pistol, and a survival knife.
She drank the whiskey on the way down and then her parachute landed her right in the middle of 20 enemy troops. She shot 15 of them with the pistol, until she ran out of bullets, killed four more with the knife, till the blade broke, and then she killed the last with her bare hands."
"Good Heavens,' said the horrified teacher. What did your Daddy tell you was the moral to this horrible story?"
"Don't f**k with Mommy when she's been drinking
The Italian says, "I'm tired and thirsty. I must have wine."
The Frenchman says, "I'm tired and thirsty. I must have cognac."
The Russian says, "I'm tired and thirsty. I must have vodka."
The German says, "I'm tired and thirsty. I must have beer."
The Mexican says, "I'm tired and thirsty. I must have tequila."
The Jew says, "I'm tired and thirsty. I must have diabetes."
Jewish marriage advice: "Don't marry a beautiful person. They may leave you. Of course, an ugly person may leave you too. But who cares?"
My father says, "Marry a girl who has the same belief as the family." I said, "Dad, why would I marry a girl who thinks I'm a schmuck?"
If a married Jewish man is walking alone in a park and expresses an opinion without anybody hearing him, is he still wrong?
A Jewish woman goes to see her Rabbi and asks, "Yankele and Yosele are both in love with me, who will be the lucky one?"
The wise old Rabbi answers, "Yankele will marry you. Yosele will be the lucky one.
I am a twenty-three year old liberated woman who has been on the pill for two years. It's getting expensive and I think my boyfriend should share half the cost, but I don't know him well enough to discuss money with him.
My forty year old son has been paying a psychiatrist $50.00 an hour every week for two and a half years. He must be crazy.
I was married to Bill for three months and I didn't know he drank until one night he came home sober.
You told some woman whose husband had lost all interest in sex to send him to a doctor. Well, my husband lost all interest in sex and he is a doctor. Now what do I do?