25 Lessons from Mom

Speaking of Mother’s Day … I think I heard most of these, growing up in the 60’s when sayings like these didn’t raise an eyebrow. 25 REASONS I OWE MY MOTHER 1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE . “If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just … Read more

Funny Money

Long time readers of this site probably know my political leanings, but even I think this is taking things a bit too far: If you’re still confused, look at the date of this posting. Tip of the hat to PSD and AF.

Post Turtle

While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old rancher, his doctor struck up a conversation. Eventually the topic got around to current affairs. The old rancher said, “Well, ya know, let me tell you about the ‘Post Turtle’.” The doctor said “What’s a ‘Post Turtle’ ?” The old rancher said, “When … Read more

We Get Spam

Dear American: I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude. I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America. My country has had crisis that has caused the need for large transfer of funds of 800 billion dollars US. If you … Read more

A Slight Amusement

I came across this today and just had to share: Yeah, it took me a few seconds … (Later: I remembered where I found this: Stu Savory’s Blog.)

Light Summer Fare

Too busy doing things that aren’t really bloggable, so it’s been pretty quiet around here lately. I have posted a couple of nice fireworks photos on my photo blog, luminosity: /luminosity/2008/07/beautiful_fireworks.html /luminosity/2008/07/fire_wheel.html I still squeeze in some time for blog reading (via Google Reader, naturally), and that’s how I found this quick little quiz from … Read more

How Long?

Everyone is different, but from what I’ve heard, the flu that’s going around locally seems to last about a week. I’m in my sixth day, so that seems about right. My fever receded a day or so ago, which is a good sign, but I still feel terrible, and given the (so far) slow rate … Read more

Balloon Hats

I’ve spent time visiting our local nursing home since I was a young cub scout performing Christmas carols, and I’m pretty sure the residents of Bethany Home would enjoy a visit from the balloon hat man. His creations are so whimsical and colorful that it makes me interested in learning more about how they’re done! … Read more