Saturday, February 24, 2007

Courage

Courage is being scared to death -
but saddling up anyway.
~ John Wayne (The Duke)

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Friday, February 23, 2007

Friday Feast #132





Antipasto

Where on your body do you have a scar, and what caused it?

I have more that “a” scar and I’m not telling…
If I told you then I’d have to kill you. …nuff said





Minestra

What is something that has happened to you that you would consider a miracle?

My children are my miracles.








Insalata

Name a television personality who really gets on your nerves.

Tele must be a big thing. It seems every Feast has a television question. I can’t answer. I don’t watch it.






Portata Principale
What was a funny word you said as a child (such as "pasketti" for "spaghetti")?

You would have to ask my parents. I only know the funny words from my own children and younger siblings. I laugh so hard at the convoluted words. It is a great joy for me.
My sister Laura was “Wawa” and then “Lawa.”
My little brother Tim saw bird’s “flooshing” by the window.
When my son was in Kindergarten he told me a boy was really sick with, “Dubayou Monomia” his face was full of seriousness and concern when he said it.
My daughter comes up with them daily. McDonalds is “MaryDolls”, Burger king is “Burberking”, and she asks for a “hangabur.” I could go on with this one...lol






Dessert

Fill in the blank: I have always thought ______ was ______.

I miss some very special people.
Although they are gone they will remain forever with me in all of my fondest memories. I shall never forget the wonderful experience of sharing my life with theirs. Rest in Peace Dear Ones.

I have always thought my sister Sruti’s soul was beyond special. You could actually feel this strong and powerful energy from being around her. I was in awe and captivated by her. A feeling of a great peace surrounded her like an energy field. It is very difficult to describe. She loved rainbows. I feel her energy every single time I see one, my heart fills with warmth and I smile.

I have always thought Orville was the best friend I ever had.


I have always thought my Grandma was funny.

I have always thought my Grandpa was larger than life.


I have always thought Ron was a good man.

I have always thought John was a great friend.

I have always thought Tory was a special and beautiful little girl.



I had an “afterism” on the Main Course.
How about a little regurgitation after desert?
Or maybe I will pull that dinner plate back because I see a little clump of crab meat I missed.

My son always said “flumb” instead of thumb.

It was so cute that I adopted the word and I always said “flumb” when referring to my thumb.

Joe was in first grade and I got called in to the school. I had to meet with a speech teacher. I was informed that my son was unable to say the letters “th” and that he would need to be enrolled in speech therapy.

I called Joe over in front of the woman and I told him to say this, Joe said “this”, then I told him to say that and he said “that” then I told him to say Thursday and he said “Thursday”. Then I said say thumb and he held up his thumb and belted out “Flumb!”….

I will never forget that moment. The teachers name was Judy. She actually wrapped her arms around her stomach and doubled over from laughing so hard.

I explained how I always used the word and apologized for messing up my child…. I think it was stupid parent day…





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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Thursday Thirteen 18th and Final TT


SO WHO IS DOING THE WORK?

1.The population of the USA is 300 million.

2. 160 million are retired. That leaves 140 million to do the work.

3. There are 85 million in school, This leaves 55 million to do the work.

4. Of this there are 35 million employed by the federal government. That leaves 15 million to do the work.

5. 2.8 million are in the armed forces.This leaves 12.2 million to do the work.

6. Take from that total the 10.8 million people who work for state and city governments. And that leaves 1.4 million to do the work.

7. At any given time there are 188,000 people in hospitals. This leaves 1,212,000 to do the work.

8. Now, there are 1,211,998 people in prisons.

9. That leaves just two people to do the work.

10. You and me.

11. And there you are,

12. Sitting on your arse,

13. At your computer, reading my stupid blog.


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!


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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

First Time Sex


Masturbation: the primary sexual activity of mankind. In the nineteenth century it was a disease; in the twentieth, it's a cure.
~Thomas Szasz


Thanks for the Story Coolpete!

A girl asks her boyfriend to come over Friday night to meet, and have dinner with her parents. Since this is such a big event, the girl announces to her boyfriend that after dinner, she would like to go out and make love for the first time.



The boy is ecstatic, but he has never had sex before, so he takes a trip to the pharmacist to get some condoms.
He tells the pharmacist it's his first time and the pharmacist helps the boy for about an hour.
He tells the boy everything there is to know about condoms and sex.
At the register, the pharmacist asks the boy how many condoms he'd like to buy, a 3-pack, 10-pack, or family pack.


The boy insists on the family pack because he thinks he will be rather busy, it being his first time and all.

That night, the boy shows up at the girl's parent’s house and meets his girlfriend at the door.
"Oh, I'm so excited for you to meet my parents, come on in!"
The boy goes inside and is taken to the dinner table where the girl’s parents are seated.
The boy quickly offers to say grace and bows his head.
A minute passes, and the boy is still deep in prayer, with his head down.
10 minutes pass, and still no movement from the boy.
Finally, after 20 minutes with his head down, the girlfriend leans over and whispers to the boyfriend,
"I had no idea you were this religious?"



”The boy turns, and whispers back,
"I had no idea Your father was the pharmacist."

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Monday, February 19, 2007

Simon & Garfunkel


There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music is. ~William P. Merrill


This post became longer than I intended. If you don’t have time to read this lengthy post just jump down to the end and click on the video called 1981. The video expresses what words can not. Five minutes of your time will be well spent.
Have a wonderful Monday!


Simon and Garfunkel
From Wikipedia

Simon and Garfunkel are an American popular music duo comprising Paul Simon and Arthur "Art" Garfunkel. They met in grade school in 1953, when they both appeared in the school play of Alice in Wonderland (Simon as the White Rabbit, Garfunkel as The Cheshire Cat). As Simon and Garfunkel, the duo rose to fame in 1965 backed by the hit single "The Sound of Silence." Their music was featured on the landmark film, The Graduate, propelling them further into the public consciousness. They are well known for their close harmonies and sometimes unstable relationship.

" They have received several Grammys and are inductees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (2007). In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked them #40 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

They have reunited on several occasions since their 1970 break-up, most famously for 1981's The Concert in Central Park, which attracted 500,000 people.

Early history
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel grew up in the same Forest Hills neighborhood just blocks away from one another and were classmates at Forest Hills High School in New York City.

Subsequent efforts in 1958 did not reach near their initial success, and after high school the duo went to separate colleges, with Simon enrolling at Queens College and Garfunkel at Columbia University. While enrolled in college, they both joined the same fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi.

Reformation and success
Bridge Over Troubled Water was at last released on January 26, 1970. Its title track, featuring Garfunkel's soaring vocals, was a massive hit and one of the best-selling records of the decade, staying #1 on the charts for six weeks and remaining on the charts for far longer. The album includes three other top-twenty hits: "El Condor Pasa" (US #18), "Cecilia" (US #4), and "The Boxer" – which, finished in 1968, hit #7 on the charts the following year – as well as a live recording of the Everly Brothers' "Bye Bye, Love" from a 1969 tour concert in Ames, Iowa.

At the subsequent March 1971 Grammy Awards, the album and single were named Album and Record of The Year, respectively, and also won the awards for Best Engineered Record, Best Contemporary Song, Song of the Year, and Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists. Their 1972 Greatest Hits album peaked at #5 on US charts.


The success of the 1981 concert prompted the duo to go on a world tour in 1982 (Europe and Japan) and 1983 (The U.S. and Canada).

Their next public appearance was in 1990, when the two performed at a ceremony for their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Simon and Garfunkel appeared together in 1993 for 21 sold out concerts in New York. Later the same year they did some charity concerts, including the Bridge School Benefit concerts.

In July 2002, Columbia Legacy issued a previously unreleased live recording of a Simon and Garfunkel concert, Live In New York City, 1967. It features an almost-complete recording of a performance given by the duo at Philharmonic Hall, at the Lincoln Center in New York City on January 22, 1967.

On February 23, 2003, Simon and Garfunkel reunited to perform in public for the first time since 1993, singing "The Sound Of Silence" as the opening act of the Grammy Awards. Before the show, the duo was presented with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring their musical contributions over the past four and a half decades.

The good feelings generated by their appearance on the Grammys led to another thaw in their relationship. Soon, Simon and Garfunkel launched a two-month long reunion tour of the United States (and Toronto, Canada), which ran from October 16 to December 21, 2003. Entitled Old Friends, their first tour in over twenty years included forty shows in twenty-eight cities and featured special guests The Everly Brothers.

The success of the first Old Friends tour led to an encore in June and July 2004 with over 25 shows, this time also in Europe. In July 2004, they completed the tour with a flourish, with a finale at the Colosseum in Rome before an audience which, according to the Mayor of Rome, exceeded 600,000--even larger than the audience at the famous Central Park concert.

A live CD and DVD from their Old Friends tour was released in late 2004.




If you are limited with time and can’t watch them all then click on the 1981 video. You can see and feel the love and joy that Art and Paul are experiencing together.

1967 The Sound Of Silence


1975 Paul talks turkey in the first part and then
the duo sings The Boxer


1981 This is a great clip, Old Friends and Feeling Groovy.


2003 Bridge Over Troubled Water




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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Sunday February 18, 2007

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius. ~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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