Saturday, September 16, 2006

Birthday Girl

Jaycee turned 4 on September 2nd!

There was cake.
She was thrilled when we sang Happy Birthday!



There was a new chair and a new dress...



There were presents. The Dinosaurs and Horses were her favorites.




There was lotsa Love.
She loves her big brother, Joe.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Bill Engvall

William Ray (Bill) Engvall, Jr. was born in 1957 in Galveston, Texas. Bill is an American comedian best known for his work as a stand-up comedian. He is a member of the Blue Collar Comedy group.~Wikipedia
The members are Bill, Ron White, Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy.

Take some time and let Bill to tickle your funny bone.
Be ready to laugh..
I have all of the BCCT DVD's.
I showed the one linked on this post to my Dad when he was here for a visit.
He enjoyed Bill the most and it was great to hear his laughter.

Bill on tour Part I (About 10 minutes)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jovsckwNF6U

Bill on tour Part II (About 10 minutes)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66LtvcsyMwI

Bill on tour Part III
(Video is 10 minutes but only the first 2 minutes are Bill closing his act)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oulugnCUcw

Bill's most famous routine is "Here's Your Sign" in which he proposes hanging signs on people who are stupid, so others would know not to rely on them for anything. Engvall's criteria for getting signed is asking something stupid or obvious, to which he replies with a sarcastic remark and a "heeeeeeere's your sign." An example of this joke would be: "I was walking my dog the other day and my neighbor saw me and asked, "You walking your dog?" I said, "Nope, I was walking the leash and the dog ran into it. Heeeeeeere's your sign." On occasion, others have signed him, much to his chagrin. ~Wikipedia

End of tour 8:31 of “Here’s your sign”
All the boys (Bill, Ron, Jeff, and Larry)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MQ1BRJHbsk

I saw Ron and Jeff perform live.
I saw Jeff a long time ago when I lived in Pennsylvania.
I saw Ron recently.
I was looking forward to seeing Ron live HERE .
After I saw Ron's show is HERE .



A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. ~Irish Proverb

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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Thursday Thirteen (11th)


I am known for my use of one liner quips and zingers. These little quips and things are stuck in my head. I don’t even know they are there until I will hear something that will cause them to fly out of my mouth. If my real life people were to read this then I am sure they would remember one of those moments when they were the recipient or were present when it happened. I don’t know why it happens but it does. I have actually used these and have so many that this will be a four part Thursday Thirteen.
Some people who I have used them on like them so much that they can’t help but remember it and find themselves doing the same thing. I love when this happens.


Telephone conversation:
Engineer or Customer: Talking really fast and in a panic.
”Slow down please; I only have a high school diploma, sir.” (Great deterrent for stopping them in their tracks provided they don’t know who you are.)

Today is Part One….

1.
Me: “I am having a Deja Moo.”
Tom: Don’t you mean a Deja voo?”
Me: “Nope, Deja Moo, the feeling I have heard this bull before.”

2. Next time you shave, try standing an inch or two closer to the blade.

3. Anybody who told you to be yourself simply couldn't have given you worse advice...

4.
Date: "Why don't you slip into something more comfortable?"
Me:"Why don't you slip into something more comfortable...like a coma."

5. If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

6.
Steve: "Are you getting smart with me?"
Me: "Am I getting smart with you? ....How would you know? "

7. It was an accident officer. I was cleaning my fingernails, with a hunting knife, and he ran into me, backwards, 17 times.

8.
Q: “Why are you snickering?”
A: I was having an afterism, sorry.”
Q: “What is an afterism?”
A: “A concise, clever statement I did not think of until it was too late.”

9. " Who are these kids and why are they calling me Mom? "

10. After someone telling me about their divorce…
Me: “My husband and I divorced over religious differences.”
Her: “Really?”
Me: “Absobloodylootly, He thought he was God and I didn't.”

11. Does your train of thought have a caboose?

12. I don't have a solution, but I admire your problem.

13. Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!
The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged!




Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Derrick and Dr. Phil


“Laughter is an interior convulsion, producing a distortion of the features and accompanied by inarticulate noises. It is infectious and, though intermittent, incurable.” ~Ambrose Bierce


PART ONE


Derrick went to the supermarket.
A beautiful woman walked up to him and said: "Hello!"



He is rather taken aback, because he can’t place where he knows her from.
Unable to resist he questions her: “Do you know me?”
“I think you are the father of one of my kids,” she says.

Now his mind travels back, to the one and only time he has ever been unfaithful.

Derrick says, “My god, are you the stripper from my bachelor party that I danced naked on the pool table with, while all my friends were watching and your partner whipped me with wet celery?”


She looks into his eyes and calmly said:” No, I’m your son’s math teacher!!”




PART TWO



By following the simple advice I heard on the Dr. Phil show,
I have finally found inner peace.
Dr. Phil proclaimed:
"The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you've started and never finished."

So, I looked around my house to see all the things I started and hadn't finished, and before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of White Zinfandel, a bottle of Vodka, a bottle of Kailua, a package of Oreos, the remainder of my old Prozac prescription, the rest of the cheesecake, some Doritos and a bag of truffles.

You have no idea how freaking great I feel.


Monday, September 11, 2006

2996



Four freedoms:
The first is freedom of speech and expression,

everywhere in the world.
The second is freedom of everyone to worship God in his own way,
everywhere in the world.
The third is freedom from want...
everywhere in the world.
The fourth is freedom from fear...

anywhere in the world.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Michael Benjamin Packer
World Trade Center

"He shouldn't have been in the building, except he was going to give the speech," recalled his wife,Rekha Packer.

Musical and Mechanical
Michael B. Packer had a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which came in very handy at his children's science fairs and birthday parties."When you walked into the house, you usually walked into a scientific experiment," said Ronald Soiefer, a close friend who had met Mr. Packer when they were Harvard undergraduates. One contraption had a microphone hooked up to a laptop computer, which recorded human voices and showed them as sound waves on a colored screen. Mr. Packer, 45, of Hartsdale, N.Y., had many other sides. He played the piano and, in his spare time, made harpsichords, a trade he had learned as a student at Phillips Exeter Academy and Harvard. He made sure that his children — Sarita, 11, and Jonathan, 7 — were steeped in the classics. In June, he and his wife, Rekha, took the children on a tour of the Aegean Islands, following in the footsteps of Homer's Ulysses.Mr. Packer, who was to be the keynote speaker at a technology conference at Windows on the World on Sept. 11, joined Merrill Lynch in 1999 as a leader of a major e-commerce initiative. "He was very good at managing things," said Mrs. Packer, who remembers most vividly how he coped with the family, the house, his job and her convalescence when she suffered a brain injury in 1990. "Nothing really got him down. We really miss him for that now."



Michael's Guest Book

Several months before the WTC attacks, Michael Packer offered to assist, pro-bono, the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center -- a non-profit, consortium of schools in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties -- in achieving our goal of being an organization synonymous with excellence. He was a world class business executive with a successful track record as a strategist, team builder and manager. When he first met Michael in August, we were impressed by his expertise and humor, as well as his genuine wish to help us. In one meeting, he established a bond of trust. We decided to get together again on September 14th, and we all had the highest hopes. We at the LHRIC were but a small part of Michael Packer's world but his kindness and sincerity were evident in each of our encounters.
~Peter Reilly, acquaintance

Short video, worth the view....One minute 45 seconds. G RatedSeptember 11th Tribute
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I am honored to participate in 2996.
I think it is beautiful that the blogging community has taken on and supported this wonderful way to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families who lost their friends and loved ones in this tragedy.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Sunday September 10, 2006



You can do very little with faith, but you can do
nothing without it. ~ Samuel Butler



Faith is the very first thing you should pack in a
hope chest.~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

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