It’s somebody’s birthday, today!!!!!


On this date in history, many important things happened:

  • Texas entered the Union (but their Cowboys are still losers…heh).
  • The British captured Savannah, GA, but left behind enough butter for Paula Deen to make culinary history.
  • In 1956 the U.S. prepared a new “stragtegic plan for the Middle East”.  Yeah, that worked well.
  • The NCAA was born.

The most important event took place 40 years ago, though.  Fellow blogger, Sssteve, was born.

Go wish him a very happy birthday!

My gift to Sssteve is a pair of Bible verses to celebrate the 40 years of life that God has given him.  (Well, he’s my brother in Christ.)

This is the day the LORD has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

…I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you…
3 John 1:2

Have a most awesome day, Sssteve!!!!


My gift to you…

No weigh-in.  🙂  Well, I did weigh myself, and I weigh less than this time last week.  I just thought we could all use the break.

I don’t know about you all, but I think I’m developing a twitch from looking at my scale.

Hope you all have an awesome weekend!


On pointe

a-crackrWowzers!  What a day!  A good one, if I say so myself.  I got to fulfill a childhood wish, one born out of a book I read (when I was young) about a young girl and her experience of playing Clara in The Nutcracker.

A couple of weeks ago, I purchased a ticket to today’s matinee of the Pennsylvania Ballet’s version of The Nutcracker.  I must say, it is all pretty magical and moving.

I was surrounded by many little girls with dreams of becoming ballerinas.  They were all watching how their feet took position as they walked, mindful that they “showed” others that they knew what they were doing.  It was so cute.  I was like that when I was little.  They were even sure to be dressed in their prettiest outfits.  Too much sweetness and cuteness…think I left somewhat diabetic.

The ballet was wonderful.  The dancers were great, the children in the ballet were very good.  The young girl and young boy playing the lead-children’s parts were confident and carried themselves superbly…they were awesome.  I couldn’t help but wonder how proud their parents must be.  Many parents and relatives were present for the performance.

The downside?  Listening to some parents talk about the politics of ballet.  However, all of the children were deserving of their opportunities, no doubt.

While waiting for the performance, I took some pictures of the Academy of Music.  It is a beautiful building that a cell phone camera just doesn’t do justice.

Last time at the ballet for Dracula, I was in the nosebleeds.

Last time at the ballet for Dracula, I was in the nosebleeds.

Today, I was in the third row!  Very nice seats.

Today, I was in the third row! Very nice seats.

I kept looking for the old guys from The Muppets.  No dice.  The Philadelphia Boys' Choir did make an appearance (bottom box), though.

I kept looking for the old guys from The Muppets. No dice. The Philadelphia Boys' Choir did make an appearance (bottom box), though.

This chandelier is absolutely stunning--recently refurbished.

This chandelier is absolutely stunning--recently refurbished.

Here is my favorite part of the ballet (This is the Bolshoi Ballet):

Then to just make my day even better, my best friend and her husband are visiting her family and I got to see her for a while this evening.  The hug of a good friend that truly cares about you is the best present ever!  I needed it today.

Hope you are all enjoying your holidays.  🙂

Hope you aren’t eating right now.

Hmmm…before I had dental coverage, I was lucky enough to not have major problems, and could avoid the dentist for a while.  However, what do you do if you really have a problem?  Why if you are in Peekskill, NY, you go to your neighborhood faux dentist.  Be warned, though, he might exhibit the attention to hygiene and skill of a Civil War field surgeon.

A man has been accused of operating an illegal dentist’s office in the kitchen of his suburban New York City home and giving patients wine from a jug to help them cope with the pain.

Police arrested Carlos Flores on Tuesday night after raiding his home in Peekskill, about 45 miles north of midtown Manhattan. They say they learned about the dental office when a man who went there for a toothache ended up hospitalized after Flores broke the tooth while trying to pull it out.

Police say Flores treated poor Hispanics. They say they seized a dentist’s chair, drugs and bloodstained orthodontic equipment from his kitchen.

Sweet!  In addition to your root canal, you can get Hepatitis C and HIV!

I wonder if these folks know that they can go to a dental school for low-cost care (not to mention that there are probably state programs).

I wonder if he asked….”Is it safe?”

Some funnies for your Friday!

a-jokeToday, I am on one of my “adventures”.  In fact, I am fulfilling a childhood wish.  Nothing real huge, but it is a big deal to me.  I’ll tell you all about it later in the day.

Until then, enjoy these funnies.

0 to 200 in 6 seconds
Bob was in trouble. He forgot his wedding anniversary. His wife was really peeved.

She told him “Tomorrow morning, I expect to find a gift in the driveway that goes from 0 to 200 in 6 seconds AND IT BETTER BE THERE !!”

The next morning he got up early and left for work. When his wife woke up, she looked out the window and sure enough there was a box gift-wrapped in the middle of the driveway.

Confused, the wife put on her robe and ran out to the driveway, brought the box back in the house.

She opened it and found a brand new bathroom scale.

Bob has been missing since Friday.

A Really Bad Day
There was this guy at a bar, just looking at his drink. He stays like that for half of an hour.

Then, this big trouble-making truck driver steps next to him, takes the drink from the guy, and just drinks it all down. The poor man starts crying. The truck driver says, “Come on man, I was just joking. Here, I’ll buy you another drink. I just can’t stand to see a man cry.”

“No, it’s not that. This day is the worst of my life. First, I fall asleep, and I go late to my office. My boss, outrageous, fires me. When I leave the building, to my car, I found out it was stolen. The police said that they can do nothing. I get a cab to return home, and when I leave it, I remember I left my wallet and credit cards there. The cab driver just drives away.”

“I go home, and when I get there, I find my wife in bed with the gardener. I leave home, and come to this bar. And just when I was thinking about putting an end to my life, you show up and drink my poison.”

The man who lost his ear
There where two men in a bulding site.
One of them said “can you help me find my ear”
The other man said “is this it”
The other man said “no, mine has got a pencil behind it”

3 types of people
There are 3 basic types of people in the world:
1. Those who can count.
2. Those who can’t.

Monkey Organization
An organization is like a tree full of monkeys, all on different limbs at different levels.

Some monkeys are climbing up, some down.

The monkeys on top look down and see a tree full of smiling faces.

The monkeys on the bottom look up and see nothing but assholes.

Politics Quotes
A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
H. L. Mencken

Politicians are wonderful people as long as they stay away from things they don’t understand, such as working for a living.
P. J. ORourke

Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Ronald Reagan

Caption contest

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your loved-ones and friends.

Time to come up with witty captions for this photo. I’ll post winners Tuesday evening. Have a great weekend!


THE WINNERS!!!!! (Please note:  Beginning this week, I will try to link my winners in addition to just posting the winners.)
3.  John D:
Obama: I’ll trade you some hope and change for your cherry cobbler.

2.  Wyatt Earp:
Soldier: “Um, waiter, we need refills on our drinks.”

This week’s winner is. . .
1.  Fiar | Conservative Satire:
Obama: I think it’s good for everyone when you spread the lunch around.

Soldier: But I barely got a crumb?


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