Showing posts from November 8, 2009

A Funny For You

A Catholic priest went into a barber shop for a haircut. When he was finished, the barber refused to take payment saying, "You are a man of the cloth... This is a free service that I offer to you." The Priest thanked the barber and went on his way. The next morning the barber found seven fishes and seven loaves of bread on his doorstep in gratitude from the priest.The next week, a Jewish Rabbi went into the same shop for a cut. AgainThe barber refused payment saying, "You are a man of God... This is a free service that I offer to you." The next morning the barber found a fitting gift from the Rabbi.The following week, two LDS Missionaries went into the shop for haircuts.Again, the barber refused payment saying, "You work in the service of God... This is a free service that I offer to you." The next morning the barber arrived to find 12 LDS Missionaries on his doorstep.
Have a great weekend!

Socks for Dinner?

One of my favorite shows growing up was The Cosby Show. It was fresh and funny. And if you have never seen BILL COSBY HIMSELF, I highly recommend it. Because like his show, this concert can make kids, adults, and just about anybody laugh their heads off. One of the things I really loved(and still do) about The Cosby Show was the unique way they got their message across to their children. A few examples include: Denise comes home from college to visit her family and really she visits her friends instead. To make their point, the family ignores her when she is ready to leave. Message was loud and clear. Theo believes he can make it in "the real world" as most kids do. Family puts on an elaborate scheme of the "real world" where Theo must buy his food, furniture, rent his room etc. Lesson learned. The real world is harsh. Vanessa spends an evening with friends. They get drunk. Next day she is sent to school completely hungover. If that isn't punish…

Veterans Day

I couldn't embed the video because it has been requested that you don't. Please go to the link to see The Changing of the Guard. I was privileged enough to see this in person. I can not even describe the spirit that is felt during this ceremony. Turn learn more you can go here.

Me? Now I'm Blushing!

Molly from As Told By Molly has given me this award. Thanks again, Molly! You made my day.

Now my acceptance speech goes something like this: I answer the next 35 questions with one word? Me? Well...I will try.

1. Where is your cell phone? Purse
2. Your hair? Tawny
3. Your mother? Best Friend
4. Your father? Grumpy
5. Your favorite food? Chocolate
6. Your dream last night? Forgot
7. Your favorite drink? Water and Diet Coke
8. Your dream/goal? To lose at least 25 pounds
9. What room are you in? Family room
10. Your hobby? blogging
11. Your fear? The unknown
12. Where do you want to be in six years? Out of debt(except a house payment)
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something you aren’t? Male
15. Muffins? Yes please.
16. Wish list item? New laptop
17. Where did you grow up? S. CA
18. Last thing you did? Drank hot chocolate
19. What are you wearing? Clothes
20. TV? Nightly
21. Your pets? Fish--they belong to the kids actually
22. Your friends? Golden
23. Your life? Blessed
24. Your moo…

New Discoveries

In our house we have five, yes five working computers...ooops I mean six!!!! The sixth does not have internet and is used for studying purposes by Rich. But yeah, five computers. Why? Because we do not play well with others? Because we are all hopelessly addicted? Well I will enlighten you, since you obviously asked.

Once upon a time we had exactly one computer. I used it occasionally for email purposes only. Then I got a little brave and got on the internet. I always had to ask Rich to get me "online" and find the sites for me. Yes, I was that computer illiterate! I think I knew how to turn it on and off at least. Finding a program to use...I needed desktop icons for that. Rich made them. I didn't.

After 9/11 happened my husband signed up to go to DC for the opening of Homeland Security. I told him to go for it because it seemed a good opportunity. Well, not wanting to be without a computer for 8 weeks--he went ahead of us--he bought an old IBM laptop. It di…