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Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Hi gang, hump day is upon us! Another month has flown by Good by August!
John Milton. (1608–1674) (continued) 2508 For who would lose,
Though of pain this intellectual being,
Those thoughts that wander through eternity,
To perish rather, swallow’d up and lost
In the wide womb of uncreated night? Paradise Lost. Book ii. Line 146.

The excitement and uncertainties of tomorrow, ready or not here they come. I have always loved September as an adult but as a student I sure didn’t like it. It mint back to school, summer is over.

Tonight I am thinking of endings and beginnings. I read this the other day. The world mourns its greatest LOVER!

The death of silent film actor Rudolph Valentino in August 1926 caused a worldwide frenzy among his fans. Countless women idolized Valentino, who appeared in only 14 major films during his brief seven-year movie career, as the "Great Lover" of the 1920s. Born in 1895 in Castellaneta, Italy, Rodolfo di Valentina D'Antonguolla came to America in 1913 and worked as a gardener, dishwasher and vaudeville dancer until he moved to Hollywood and obtained his first important film role in 1921. In films like 1921's The Sheik, Valentino mesmerized female fans with his sex appeal and exotic good looks. In New York for the 1926 premiere of Son of the Sheik, the 31-year-old Valentino became ill on August 15 and died of peritonitis on August 23. Valentino's death caused worldwide hysteria, with several women reportedly committing suicide and riots breaking out in New York as thousands of fans tried to view the body.

Has love changed séance the twenties? I don’t think so. It has a hole new Dimension. Ladies of all ages still love their men. Some more than others.
Men cherish this! There is nothing better than to be hoodooed by the girls! Here’s a look at our modern day beefcake, courtesy of our U.S. Navy.

Ok girls! Don’t say I never give you any thing new!

I can’t forget the guys. This is for you to keep track of the days!

Thought for the day, I am reminded of the old song” I’ll see you in September”!

Word for the day; Septillion.

Monday, August 30, 2004

Hi gang, Mondays are not bad if you get to play golf like I did! Hope every one has had a great day. We had a heavy due this morning and my feet were wet the whole round. The course never did dry out overcast most of the day. It was tough but some one had to do it right!

I am still playing catch up. I have had things to share and I forget about it when I start talking to you guys. So tonight I wont to stat getting some of the articles to you. First for to night, did you guys see the ruling on the beach basketball at the Olympics? This one sort of fall by the way side I wander of the tag on your bikini was exposed if that would be advertising?

IOC reacts to the birth control patches Susanne Glesnes (right) and Kathrine Maaseide have been using during the Olympics. Now the beach volleyball duo has to manage without.

placed their patches very visible on their shoulders, and it has been noted.
After being informed of the issue, Gerhard Heiberg, board member in the IOC, reacted because according to the rules in the Olympics, it is illegal to advertise for products during the Olympics games.
«This is a problem in both sand volleyball and in volleyball, and we have to stop it,» Heiberg said to ANB. «There is a strict ban on this.»

Thought for the day, I saw deer tracks on the golf course today and could séance their presences!

Word for the day; Demesne.

Sunday, August 29, 2004

Hi gang, I hope you are having a beautiful day like we are here. The rain has cooled it down some. The high today will be in the mid 80s.

It is that time of week again! Photo Time Sunday. Today you get a glimpse of the area that was the state capital for twenty years. My photograph is not good. I forget about shadows!

The earliest inhabitants of Tuscaloosa
were the Cherokees, Choctaws, Chikasaws, Muscogees and Tensaws. Nearby
Moundville was a center of Native
American culture. In the 1500s Hernando
De Soto and his men marched through the state and brought an end to Chief
Tuscaloosa during the Battle of Mauvila.

Tuscaloosa became an incorporated town in 1819 and in 1826 began a short 20-year stint as the state capital. During this time, huge water oaks lined the streets of Tuscaloosa, which
led to the city's nickname of "The Druid City." In 1820, The University of Alabama was established by the General
Assembly and opened its doors in 1831. Just a few decades later, only four of the original 14 campus buildings made it through the "Last Great Unpleasantness" known to many as
the Civil War
Reconstructed architectural features of
the capitol building when Tuscaloosa was the state's capital from 1826-1846 can be found in the Capital Park located in downtown Tuscaloosa
Capital Park is used quiet frequently by bands, plays, and politicians. These are a few of the pictures I took of the park. It is a great historic place to visit.

The last picture with the five stones, are the mason marks. There were five who worked on the original building each left his mark!

Thought for the day, all my pets are sleeping and I am fighting to stay awake!

Word for the day; Swelter.

Saturday, August 28, 2004

Hi gang, hope you are enjoying your Saturday. It is almost time for golf to come on and I am going to be out tonight. So I wanted to at least say hellow and let you know I was think of all of you. Not much going on today i spent this morning changing the cars over. What a mess. Her stuf to the new car, mystuf to her old car. I foung junk I forgot I had. You would not belive all the golf score cards and tees. I even foun a pullover I have been lookin for.

Every one has been posting poem and old sayings so here is one sure enough old!

William Stevenson. 1530?–1575
49. Jolly Good Ale and Old

I CANNOT eat but little meat,
My stomach is not good;
But sure I think that I can drink
With him that wears a hood.
Though I go bare, take ye no care, 5
I nothing am a-cold;
I stuff my skin so full within
Of jolly good ale and old.
Back and side go bare, go bare;
Both foot and hand go cold; 10
But, belly, God send thee good ale enough,
Whether it be new or old.

I love no roast but a nut-brown toast,
And a crab laid in the fire;
A little bread shall do me stead; 15
Much bread I not desire.
No frost nor snow, no wind, I trow,
Can hurt me if I wold;
I am so wrapp'd and thoroughly lapp'd
Of jolly good ale and old. 20
Back and side go bare, go bare, &c.

And Tib, my wife, that as her life
Loveth well good ale to seek,
Full oft drinks she till ye may see
The tears run down her cheek: 25
Then doth she trowl to me the bowl
Even as a maltworm should,
And saith, 'Sweetheart, I took my part
Of this jolly good ale and old.'
Back and side go bare, go bare, &c. 30

Now let them drink till they nod and wink,
Even as good fellows should do;
They shall not miss to have the bliss
Good ale doth bring men to;
And all poor souls that have scour'd bowls 35
Or have them lustily troll'd,
God save the lives of them and their wives,
Whether they be young or old.
Back and side go bare, go bare;
Both foot and hand go cold; 40
But, belly, God send thee good ale enough,
Whether it be new or old.
Thought for the day, something new something old something to dream about along the way!

Word for the day; Trance

Friday, August 27, 2004

Hi gang it’s here the eagle has flown! Now what was it you wanted to do? Get out there and do it to it! One thing for sure Monday will be here before you know it.

Grampa use to tell me son, it use to be wild around here on Friday night. It was so bad I had to put the steels under ground. Put the cows in the barn and luck up your granma. I ask why did he locked up granma and he said son she was the ring leader!

Today has been hastiest. I helped a friend move some furniture and got back home just in time to take my wife to pick up her new car. My old car bit the dust so we switched. I got her old car and she got her a new one. Here is a picture only hers is moron not white. I was looking it over top to bottom and she said what are you doing? I told her I was looking for the kitchens sink! That car has got every thing. The on-star system is cool. What I need another phone bill!

I ran across this in my e-mail today about Bill Gates. Strong talk!

Subject: Bill Gates Speaks to Schools

To anyone with kids of any age, here's some advice.
Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a high school about 11
things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how

feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of
kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up
for failure in the real world.

To the teens of the world who think they know it all:

Rule 1: Life is not fair -- get used to it!

Rule 2: The world won't care about your self-esteem.
The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel
good about yourself.

Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of
high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until
you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till
you get a boss.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is NOT beneath your dignity.
Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping
-- they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If YOU mess up, it's not your parents' fault,
so don't whine about YOUR mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as
boring as they are now. They got that way from paying YOUR
bills, cleaning YOUR clothes and listening to YOU talk about how cool

YOU thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the
of your parent's generation,try delousing the closet in your
own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners
and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools they
have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as
MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This
doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in
real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't
get summers off and very few employers are interested
in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own

Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life
people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up
working for one.

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Hi gang can you hear me now? We have made it to the downhill run. I hope every one has a lot of planes for the weekend. I never use to plane any thing, something always came up and there goes the planes! I think it is still a good idea to plane ahead. Have some kind of a goal to accomplish that way you will feel real good for getting every thing done or bad that that you didn’t. Two choices didn’t or did!

I think that is one of our biggest problems. We have to many choices. I hate to go into a store. Or buy paint! OMG! How many colors can there possibly be? The old Henry Ford Policy is sounding better and better. “Give them a choice of colors, any thing they want in BLACK”!

Why do we have to have a new model anything every year? At the rate we are going we will be a new model every year. A new program, a new you! Sounds far fetched, don’t think so. Why waste all those years going to school? The coming technology will alter your genes and make you a doctor, a baker, or candlestick maker.

I ran across an article today on one of my favorite actress. She was out standing in The Matrix. She has been a busy lady as of late.

Exhibiting both grit and steely, almost otherworldly beauty, Canadian actress Carrie-Anne Moss rapidly ascended from obscurity to international stardom as the latex-clad cyber warrior Trinity in the Wachowski brothers' The Matrix. Moss' striking performance led many viewers to question where she had been all these years; like many other fledgling Hollywood actresses, she had done time as a model and an actress in second-rate films while waiting for her big break. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, on August 21, 1967, Moss decided that she wanted to be an actress at an early age. The younger of two children raised by a single mother, she grew up taking acting classes, and at the age of 20, she left Canada to pursue a career as a model. During a modeling stint in Spain, Moss managed to land a role on the TV serial Dark Justice. Upon her return to North America, she moved to L.A. and was cast on the Aaron Spelling series Models Inc. After making her film debut in 1996's Sabotage, Moss continued to do TV work (most notably on the Toronto-based F/X: The Series) and appeared in fairly obscure films. Thanks to her starring role in The Matrix in 1999, Moss was soon in great demand. In 2000 alone, she could be seen in no less than four films, including the action comedy The Crew, Red Planet, and as a bartender with questionable motives in director Christopher Nolan's unconventional breakthrough, Memento. Subsequently taking another stab at sci-fi opposite Val Kilmer in Red Planet, Moss would next appear in Lasse Hallstrom's romantic drama Chocolat before stepping back into her vinyl bodysuit for The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions (both 2003). ~ Rebecca Flint, All Movie Guide

Thought for the day, the possibilities in the future are unlimited.

Word for the day; Fiord.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Hi gang; can you see Friday over the horizon? I did manage to get the grass cut today in between thunderstorms. Buddy got his shoot, only one more to go. My other dogs are just now starting to have any thing to do with him. He is so wild jumping around like a cat. He is so homely he’s cute.

Over at Shelia’s place today she gave me a lot of food for thought. I have thought about her post on and off all day.

Things have changed dramatically over the years. People of all ages are afraid! Fear is a driving force in terror. I made the statement that I have always had to make my on security. That’s life! I didn’t mean it as a complaint but as a matter of fact. I have been on my on séance I was sixteen and have been afraid many times.

Security = the condition or feeling of being safe or sure; freedom from danger, fear doubt. Insurance, something given or pledged as a guarantee. Stock securities. Like so many of our words it has different meanings to different people.

Here we have been talking relationships. How we depend on each other and live from day to day in that relationship. This may not necessarily mean a human relationship but encompasses all our relationships. Like what Faith is going through with her daughters kitten that swallowed a needle. What Brian is going through starting a new life? What my great-grandchildren go through playing in the front yard.

That old saying live each day as though it may be your last may be your last!

Thought for the day, what does security mean to you?

Word for the day; Stave.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Hi gang, hard to belive it’s hump day already! I played golf today at the course we loose so many balls at and broke even. That doesn’t mean we played well! We were all in the 90s.

Yesterday was the 2004 Rush at the university sororities. They had over a thousand students for bid day. From what I have heard there were no blacks listed as wanting to get a bid. Last year that was a big issue.

New sorority members flock to their respective houses after receiving bids. Each girl found out which sorority they would be members of at 11:00 a..m. at Bryant Denny Stadium

Emily Sealy, left, and Julie Hinton , right, pose for their pledge class crazy picture during Monday's Bid Day. Sororities chose their new members after a week of visiting with one another. New sorority members flocked to their respective houses after receiving their bids on Monday morning. 2004 Rush

Alex Burns, left, and Laura Draper, right, celebrate being selected as a new members of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. New sorority members flocked to their respective houses after receiving their bids on Monday morning. Each girl found out which sorority they would be members of at 11:00 a..m. at Bryant Denny Stadium, then hurried off to their new homes.

Mary Rein, a senior at the University of Alabama smiles for a senior class crazy picture during Monday's Bid Day. Sorority chose their new members after a week of visiting with one another. New sorority members flocked to their respective houses after receiving their bids on Monday morning

Thought for the day, collage for so many has become an excuse to get away from home.

Word for the day; Cortex.

Monday, August 23, 2004

Hi gang, Blue Monday, I hope every one had a good day. I surfed around for response to why I hate Monday and was surprised at all the entries. There are a lot of people who don’t like Monday!

I really never gave it much thought until I started talking to all you guys. I think the main complaint has always been; I am pooped from over doing it on the weekend. We all try to cram a weed into two days and come out exhausted. Any way I came up with this post from 2002 that really HATES MONDAY!


I HATE MONDAYS! I think the universe is playing keep away with my happiness. I'm the universes bitch. I got a 40/100 on a CS "quiz" (one hour quiz is a damn midterm!). I hate people who don't understand that I have other things to do besides their shitty little questionaire. I spent 5 and 1/2 hours doing homework I didn't even finish. AND, the one time I don't go to my late CS class (because of 5.5 hours of statistics) the pop quiz is given. Granted this isn't the worst of events, however it has been all to clear that LIFE IS SCREWING ME because I could have been hitler in a past life. Well maybe not hitler, but someone who was a petty and selfish. If you've ever wondered why bad things happen to good people, it's because LIFE SCREWS WHOEVER IT WHISHES.

Thought for the day, some time I melt into my surroundings and become one with it!

Word for the day; Suet

Sunday, August 22, 2004

Hi gang, Head am up and move am out this weekend is gone! The rain has cooled us of somewhat but will be back in the 90s the rest of the week. You can feel fall in the air. Every day I have more and more leaves in the yard.

It has been a pretty uneventful weekend here at Boyd creek. I found out some one has started another Boyd creek today they must have bought the domain name. Oh well granpa use to say son, easy come easy go just keep that old plow going in a stright row!

Photo Sunday is a little big today because the post is smaller. Enjoy!

Greenwood Cemetery
9th Street and 27th Ave. SW
Greenwood is one of the oldest cemeteries in Tuscaloosa County, having been laid out shortly after the first survey of the city of Tuscaloosa in 1821. In it are the graves of many of early Tuscaloosa’s most prominent citizens
Side note Greenwood is right across the street from Bryant Deny Stadium

Murphy-Collins House

Tuscaloosa’s first licensed black mortician built this two-story craftsman bungalow in the early 1920s as his private residence. Materials from the old state capitol building a few blocks away, such as bricks and window sills, were salvaged when it burned in 1923 and used in the house’s construction. Today, the structure operates as a museum focusing on the lifestyle of affluent blacks during the early 1900s. The Murphy-Collins House is the home of the Murphy-African-American Museum
Hours 10 - 12 and 1 - 4 Tuesday through Friday
Tours available by appointment, call 758-2861

First Presbyterian Church
900 Greensboro Ave.

1830 building. (The congregation had been formed in 1820). The church features a surprising variety of antique European craftwork throughout. Some of the unique items include a 15th century French pulpit, 15th century German and Flemish stained glass, and 16th Century Italian baptismal font.
Admission is free to the public

Thought for the day, my son said the students look younger and prettier moving into their apartments. I told him that was a sure sing of him getting older!

Word for the day; Primacy.

Saturday, August 21, 2004

Hi gang, just getting in from supper. Man I am full. We split a Mexican sampler plate and it filled us to the brim! Hope every one has had a good Saturday. We had heavy rain late yesterday, today just overcast. Humidly is terrible!

I got this over at Shelia’s try it out!

Doctor Unheimlich has diagnosed me with
Cause:computer virus
Symptoms:embarrassing noises, tongue retraction, seeing dead people, panic attacks
Cure:smoke five cigarettes with meals
Enter your name, for your own diagnosis:

Thought for the day, every time I think of the alternative, I had rather be here talking to you!

Word for the day; Alpaca.

Friday, August 20, 2004

Hi gang, well we have made it through another adventure! I hope every one has had a good week. I know I have, if I can just remember what I did with it!

I dozed for a few minutes this afternoon and Buddy got my glasses. That was bad enough, when my wife came home she walked in and stepped on them. They are as flat as a flitter! Buddy didn’t look good in them any way!

We also confirmed our beach reservations today. Mid September this old boy is going to be socking on sun, watching eitseebitsee swim suites and loosing a few golf balls. I can hardly wait! Five days of golf and seafood oh my! How sweet it is. My granpa use to say son don’t worry be happy. All this work will be here waiting for you!

Thought for the day, I can smell the gulf breeze!

Word for the day; Guernsey.

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Hi gang, where did the day go? The only thing I am sure of is the eagle flies tomorrow! I have done nothing but mess around all day. I’m having car problems with my old buggy. I only have 178,000 on her. She just now gets broke in. So I thought!

Well that and messing around with go ogle my day has flown by! Less see what you guys have been up too.
Anne has another new look!
Leslie wants to go on a second honeymoon!
Desiree is on a second honeymoon!
Faith is giving biting lessons!
Brent wants to join the fair is a privet eye!
Phyllis got some bear drunk at an AA meeting!
Kim is up set that those bears ate her enhancements!
Mick is on honeymoon!
Goose wants to take one of my cats out to eat!
Will is still celebrating Degon&Dragons birthday!
Kimotion is chasing Dylan with a bucket!
Maggie is at the airport picking up Brie Tomorrow wish Brie a Happy Birth Day!
Michelle is in Norway chasing after a young jet pilot!
Paul eons to own a pet cemetery!

I have racked my little brain that’s it guy’s one last word on the TEN COMANDMENTS!

Ten Commandments

The real reason that we can’t have the Ten
Commandments in a Courthouse! You
Cannot post "Thou Shalt Not Steal," "Thou Shalt Not
Commit Adultery" and
"Thou shall not lie" in a building full of lawyers,
Judges and politicians! It
Creates a hostile work environment.

Thought for the day, are you lonely tonight my cats are starting to fight!

Word for the day; Tenement.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Hi gang, the week is flying! Has every one had a good one so far? Before I forget about it, jump over to Michelle’s and wish her a happy holiday. She’s getting ready to head out to Norway. It would be nice if we could meet her there. What has every one been up to? I have not gotten around to every one today.

Has anyone herd from Brian. I have not heard from him since he moved to Oklahoma. He may be still getting settled. Also have not heard from David at oceanlander. I think this time of the year it is hard to keep any kind of a schedule.

I wont to get back to letting you guys see some of the area I live in. I started out posting area seams on Sunday. I don’t know what happened. Anyway, tonight I am starting back with our Old Tavern!

2800 28th Ave.
The Old Tavern has been a fixture in downtown Tuscaloosa since the time of the capital era. Innkeeper William Dunton built the structure in 1827 three blocks from its current site as a tavern and hotel on the stagecoach route that passed through Tuscaloosa. One of the few remaining nineteenth-century inns in the state, the Old Tavern provides visitors with a rare glimpse of early Tuscaloosa commercial architecture. During its operation as a hostelry, it served as the temporary home and meeting place of legislators, Confederate soldiers, and countless people traveling to or through the city. At one time, it was even the temporary home of Governor John Gayle (1831-1835).
From 1882 to 1964, several local families occupied the structure as a private residence. The Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society acquired it through a deed in 1964. It was shortly relocated, and TCPS began a much-needed restoration on the tavern. Today the Old Tavern is a museum showcasing the early history of Tuscaloosa County and serves as the headquarters for the Preservation Society. The Society's Research Library is also housed here.
Admission is free to public Tue. -Fri. 8:30-4:30.

Thought for the day, have you ever thought about how special you are? There will never be another you!

Word for the day; Spikenard

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Hi gang, come on HUMP DAY! Are you ready, the week is gona get you!

Ashpattern: Hey, you know what "hump day" is?
Sandman: today is hump day
Ashpattern: grrr
Sandman: what? It is. Strange question. :-)
Ashpattern: Me and my wife were having an argument about whether or not it was a word
Sandman: well, first one would have to define what makes something a word. My non-argumentative definition of a word is something people say and other people know what they are talking about. Hump day fits those criteria, but I don't know if that makes it a valid word by oxford English dictionary standards
Ashpattern: year a freak... but you knew that
Sandman: I’ve heard the whispers, but I pay them no heed
Ashpattern: my thanks for your assistance
Sandman: nap. Also, it isn't in but a search for it on goggle yields 1,570 hits. Tough question. It reminds me of that old question "If a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it, is Hump day a word?"

I have heard the word HUMPDAY all my life. Why isn’t it in the dictionary? Hum…. What else are they hiding from us?

I had a friend in school his nickname was Hump. Every time someone said his name in class every one would laugh. He had a hump on his back!
Now tell me how you can have your mind in the gutter at seven years old?

Speaking of school, it has just started here and we have trouble already. Listen to what happened to little Johnny!

Little Johnny comes home from school with a note from his teacher, indicating that "Johnny seems to be having some difficulty with the differences between boys & girls" & would his mother, "please sit down & have a talk with Johnny about this."
So Johnny's mother takes him quietly, by the hand, upstairs to her bedroom & closes the door. "First, Johnny, I want you to take off my blouse..." So he unbuttons her blouse & takes it off.
"Ok, now take off my skirt..." & he takes off her skirt.” Now take off my bra..." which he does. "And now, Johnny, please take off my panties.” A
Nod when Johnny finishes removing those, she says, "Johnny, PLEASE don't wear any of my clothes to school any more!"

I hope none of you are having this kind of problem at home!

Thought for the day, I looked up in the tree and saw a bird today. Pretty is can be and I thought to my self that bird is looking back at me!

Word for the day; Humph.

Monday, August 16, 2004

Hi hang, todatada! Monday down. Hope every one had a good one. Why oh why can’t I keep track OF TIME! I did get the grass cut and the yard trimmed. And that is it. I get on this puter and it’s like I inter a time warp! There are a couple of sights that I go to say hey, make a comment and two hrs later I am still there. (Dah) I think they call that captive audience! Where they come up with all this stuff is beyond me. Where do they get the time to find all those links!

By the time I say hi to all my regulars there’s is no time to surf around. I think some of you have discovered how to let you puter surf for you. You just type in what you wont and the next morning you just post! Pretty sneaky if you ask me. I have got to get an upgrade to catch up with you! I typed in my search bar to see if I have that soft ware and it laughed at me. It said, your kidding right!

Any way when I was just a boy. The big kids had switchblade knifes they were neat but not legal! Never did find out why they were not legal. They were called stiletto knives. I ran across the word stiletto again but not in the same venue!

Stiletto hills

Wearing high heels alters a girl’s posture pushing her hips forward and her bum out, as well as emphasizing her figure, and causing her to develop a sexy wiggle as she walks. With a bit of practice it is guaranteed to drive a bloke crazy

I think Chuck Berry made this famous with his song REMEMBER!

Thought for the day, was Chuck Berry Right?

Word for the day; Wimple.

Sunday, August 15, 2004

Hi gang, another weekend gone. Hope every one had a good one. I have not heard from any one in the Florida area. They have it bad .My heart goes out to all of them. It is hard to believe people will take a chance on their life and stay put during that kind of a storm! 145mph wind is nothing to play around with.

Another PGA major is in the record books. V.J. Sing is the winner and will more than likely get player of the year. He is a hard worker and admired by all on tour!

One of my best friends mother died yesterday in Ohio. She was 96! Ed our love is with you and your family during this time of sorry.

My wife made my favorites dish today! Cajon chicken and rice! There goes my diet again! The weather has been cool so this food will go good. Course I love this dish year round!

Thought for the day, it is the simple things in life that mean so much to me!

Word for the day; Carafe.

Saturday, August 14, 2004

Hi gang I am running late. Went out to supper tonight and just getting back. Hope every one has had a good day. Also I hope every one made it through the storm in Florida.

I ran across this yesterday looking for things on the thirteenth. The reason they were listed is they had a meeting scheduled for Friday the thirteenth. I hate to read things like this because I know how true they are. What hurts is when there is a scale and you find that some are still making over the scale. Equality! I don’t think most companies know what the word means.

A Mission...Our Mission

Over three decades ago, I poked my toe into the water of the business world. As a young woman, I was full of "vim" and "vinegar" and just as eager to blaze a trail.

At that time, I landed a job as an assistant at one of the largest advertising agencies in the South, headquartered in Atlanta, GA. I was very excited about my position. I really wanted to make a difference and I set out to prove that I could measure up to any task. My desire to achieve spoke for itself as I worked my way into every aspect of the business. I was programmed early on to work hard and not ask many questions. So, I did. You bet... I was naive.

Women in any business management position were scarce in those days (still are) especially in advertising, which was run by mostly the "good ole boys." We were considered more like the pack mules picking up the end of the trail, doing most of the labor and getting little reward except for a pat on the hind-end for a good day's work.

I didn't mind working hard as long as I was paid on equal footing as my "good ole boy" counterparts. My suggestions and ideas were reviewed and implemented but I did not get one ounce of credit. The "good ole boys" hooted and cackled at my expense. I could hear them slapping each other on the back for doing a great job with that "idea."

My curiosity changed my life and it happened on payday. I was asked to make sure the "boys" got their paychecks. I just couldn't help myself, so I took a peek. "You can't be serious!” I screamed. The hammer of awakening just hit me. Being paid less would have pinched my pride. But, being paid a whole lot less really pickled my pepper! And, I was paid a whole lot less!

The next day I cornered my boss and challenged him to let me have a chance to run the PR department. I desired to make my own ideas sing and I wanted to be paid for what I was worth. "Not a chance and, if you don't like it, you're fired!" he grumbled. He fired me anyway.

I knew I wanted to manage my own destiny. I was on the street. I needed help. How I wish I could have huddled with other women like me! Where do other women meet to plan and build their lives? To take charge? I was in the "Dark Ages." I started down the path alone and uneasy. I would have given anything for some coaching. It would have saved me a lot of grief and a ton of time. To me, time is everything. There is so little of it to get done the things that need to be accomplished.

Now, women are building and planning every day. Countless women organizations are out there willing to help! Sure, it could be argued that the glass ceiling is still above. It is starting to crack and, with a little momentum and support, women will notice that the future is waiting for them to make changes. I want to help make a difference. I know you do, too.

This is my passion. This is our mission. Come join me!

Patricia Lynch
Women's Radio
Women's Calendar

Thought for the day, pressure is on when you feel you are under paid.

Word for the day; Presage.

Friday, August 13, 2004

Hi gang, Friday the 13 will soon be in the books. I trust every one had a good day. Mine was not to bad. O helped a friend move some donated items to our family services at church. I am glade we don’t do that every day. About wore me out.

Last word I had of the PGA, the cut was at +1 and Tiger was at +3 Hum…

I use to be a big eater. One of me growing up sayings was ‘I could eat the rear end out of a running cow! I was hungry all the time. Once when I was nine, my mom cooked fried chicken for supper and my step dad had to work over. She told me to go ahead and eat and she would wait for him. I EAT THE WHOLE CHICKEN! Talking about an upset redhead, I think if she could have caught me I may not be talking to you now! Any way I ran across this today. It reminded me of my eating days!

Where's the beef? It's at a Pennsylvania pub that serves the world's
biggest burger - weighing in at NINE lip-smacking pounds!
That's no whopper - you can actually get this meat monster for $23.95,
with all the "fixins"...
Two whole tomatoes

A half-head of lettuce

12 slices of American cheese

A full cup of peppers

Two entire onions

Plus, a river of mayonnaise, ketchup, and mustard.
Denny's Beer Barrel Pub is renown for its 6 lb. burgers. National and
local newspapers have reviewed the burger and its main appeal seems to

I started off looking for Friday the 13 and got side tracked. All of you probably know this but here is a little about it.

A friggatriskaidekaphobe (one of the Germanic pagan gods was Frigg, or Freyja, pronounced fry-yah, after which they named Freyja Day, from which comes the English Friday - see Sun Day, Moon Day, Tiw's Day) is someone who suffers from paraskevidekatriaphobia, defined as "a morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th."
"An irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear"

Thought for the day, have you ever not done something because it was Friday the 13?

Word for the day; Sundry.

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Hi gang, is every one smiling? Friday is sliding in. Or washing in if you live on the golf coast! Two hurricanes! My word…

I can still remember about seven years ago we were with two other couples at Padeo Bay Florida, and got a knock on the door at three in the morning to pack up and leave because of an approaching hurricane.

One of the couples was so up sat, they just through every thin in their bags and got out, hollering you guy better hurry up! It was so funny! The storm was five hours away!

We cleaned up and hit the road with a gill ion others heading north. It was bumper to bumper for miles. About ten miles north I spotted a McDonalds and pulled in with hundreds right behind me. What a mess, every one had the same idea. Let the traffic get head and then we would leave.

The golden arches were packed! We ordered breakfast, and sat there in disbelief at all the people! Traffic was so bad; we finally turned and headed west to get out of the mess we were in. It worked! What an experience. Our friends who left early got home in record time! They wonted no part of a hurricane the man sad leave and we did!

Bonnie is shooting up the east coast and Charley is right behind her!

Thought for the day, nature has a way of getting you attention, and you better listen!

Word for the day; Stratum.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Hi gang, one more day till the eagle flies! Every one had a good day I expect. Tomorrow is the last Major in Golf I know you are thrilled!

This the eight hole overlooking lake Michigan.

This course could prove to be a boggier bear! Whistling Straights. Built on the shores of lake Michigan in Kohler Wisconsin by Pete Dye. Pick you man! This should be a good course for a good European golfer!

Thought for the day, every bird has a song to sing, listen with your heart.

Word for the day; Sorghum.

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Hi gang, Tuesday down come on hump day! Hope every one had a good day. My day has been interrupted! My wife needed the puter this morning and didn’t go to work until 12:30pm. Not good but I can’t have my way all the time, can I.

Hooray for Buddy, he got the wire taken out of his jaw today. They had to put him to sleep so he has just lain around all afternoon. He has to go back in four weeks to make sure all is well.

I saw some are having strange weather around the country. We are too. Sure feels good to get a break in the heat.

Brenda had handwriting on the wall. Phyllis had granpa caught in the john. Here is one dear to my heart!

One Day on the GOLF COURSE... A foursome of friends was playing golf and the young man who was about to putt had a long and very difficult putt to make. He was surveying his situation, and murmured to himself, "I would give anything to make this shot and show these guys that I have become a really good golfer over the past few years."Just then, the devil popped up out of the ground right in front of the young man and said, "I can make a deal with you to make your shot, young man, but it will cost you."The man looked around cautiously, realizing that only he could see the infernal visitor, and replied, "What is the price?" The devil smiled and responded, "Five years of your sex life." The man thought about the offer for a moment, considering what the next five years would be like. He looked the devil in the eye and said, "Okay, it's a deal." He made an incredible shot and the ball dropped right into the cup.The last hole of the game was a difficult but short one, and the young man was only one stroke behind the leader. He stood at the tee, surveying the hole, and muttered to himself, "I would give anything to win this game, but a hole-in-one here would be a nearly impossible shot." In a flash of light, the devil popped up again, and said, "I can fix it so you make a hole-in-one and win the game, but it will cost you another five years of your sex life."The man again considered this offer, thinking about the next ten years, and finally he nodded and agreed to the terms. Sure enough, he sunk the hole-in-one with an incredible shot and won the game. As the young man was signing his game card and heading for the clubhouse with his friends, the devil popped up front of him again, this time with a pen and a pad, and said, "Now for the paperwork - what is your name?"The man replied, "Father Michael Flanigan."

Thought for the day, we have all heard of mind over mater. How about mid over pain?

Word for the day; Palaver.

Monday, August 09, 2004

Hi gang, hope every one had a good blue Monday! I played golf today. There was no rain in the cast but we got wet twice! Go figure! Where else can you be wrong and get seventy-five thousand plus per year!

Our weather people are pretty good though. They ride around the state having cookies and cake with the schools. Heck the never have to buy t-shirts! They keep us well informed that we are going to have WEATHER! Heck last winter they said it was going to be cold and it was.

I wander what ever happened to the hippie dippy weatherman? He told it like it was! Down here you have weather over here more weather …man. I mean you always new where you were at with him! What ever you had it was weather. Doppler Radar had nothing to do with it!

Oh yea first day of school! All day class, you are going to love this.
Hi Megan, hi papa. Well how was your first day of school, her shoulders go up in the air! Did you open car doors, no. Hum… more open up type of an approach. What did you study today? (I got her now) Shoulders go up and out comes the dreaded, word NOTHING! We did nothing all day no books, all we talked about was, what we will be doing tomorrow. Now we are getting somewhere. What will you do tomorrow? NOTHING if we don’t get our books!

Thought for the day, I wonder how much book salespeople make?

Word for the day; Wanton

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Hi gang, well it is all over, except good nights sleep! Another weekend closer to fall! This cool snap sure felt good while it lasted….. Back up to 90* today. Geez I have so many things to tell you I suppose I’m going to have to write them down so I don’t forget!

I am going to let you guess from pictures where I am going in the morning!

Megan is in the sixth grade this year and a first year safety patrol person. I am going to get a picture of her with her safety vest on. I told her no flirting with the boys! She is supposed to open the car door for kids as they arrive at school. I told her fine, but the guys can open there on door. She said PAPA!

Thought for the day, I heard some mothers and grand mothers saying they spent three to a thousand getting the kid ready for school. I think I will move in with them.

Word for the day; Scanty

Saturday, August 07, 2004

Hi gang, I think today was Saturday! It came and went so fast I am not sure. Hope every one has had a good day. One of my best friends has been on vacation and has just come back so we went to supper tonight.

So short post. Oh by the way supper was good! Margarita was better!

Subject: Stevie Wonder and Tiger Woods

Stevie Wonder and Tiger Woods are in a bar. Tiger turns to Stevie and says, "How's the singing career going?" Stevie replies, "Not too bad... How's the golf?" Woods replies, "Not too bad, I've had some problems with my swing, but I think I've got that right now". Stevie says, "I always find that when my swing goes wrong, I need to stop playing for a while and not think about it. Then, the next time I play, it seems to be all right." Tiger says, "You play golf?" Stevie says, "Yes, I've been playing for years". Tiger says, "But, you're blind. How can you play golf if you can't see?" Stevie Wonder replies, "I get my caddy to stand in the middle of the fairway and call to me. I listen for the sound of his voice ! and play the ball towards him. Then, when I get to where the ball lands, the caddy moves to the green or farther down the fairway and again I play the ball towards his voice." "But, how do you putt?" asks Tiger. "Well", says Stevie, "I get my caddy to lean down in front of the hole and call to me with his head on the ground and I just play the ball towards his voice." Tiger asks, "What's your handicap?" Stevie says, "Well, I'm a scratch golfer." Woods, incredulous, says to Stevie, "We've got to play a round sometime." Wonder replies, "Well, people don't take me seriously, so I only play for money, and never play for less than $10,000 a hole". Woods thinks about it and says, "OK, I'm game for that, - when would you like to play?" Stevie says, "Pick a night".

Thought for the day, Ruby, don’t take your love to town!

Word for the day; Demure

Friday, August 06, 2004

Hi gang, we made it free time on the range, make every moment count! This has been another one of those days I don’t know where the time went too. I ran across a budding technology today that I wonder if you have heard of it

Nanotechnology- the science of making invisible machines and material.

Scientists manufacture things less than 1,000th the width of a human hair, promises smaller computers, stronger and lighter materials, even nanobots able to cruse through peoples blood vessels to treat diseases. Billions are being pumped into this technology.

There is a draw back! Studies have shown that nanoparticles can act as a poison in the environment and accumulate in animal organs. Published documents support that lung damage more severe and strangely different than that caused by conventional toxic dust.

The risk may prove minor and avoidable but activists have begun to organize against the science. (Excretes taken from Washington Post)

Quotes and Factoids
In the nearer term, many businesses will see the impact of nanotechnology. Among the industries not explored here and likely to be impacted in the not-too-distant future include:
· battery-scale energy storage - nanostructured fuel cells
· textiles - novel fibers and fabrics
· defense and security - surveillance, explosive detection and communications
· medical research - scaled down gene and protein array-based diagnostics
As with previous disruptive core technologies, such as gasoline engines, integrated circuits, and cellular radio, two key questions will remain. Which companies will adopt and grow with this new field? and Which will be out-competed by new players?
—Dr. Andrew Mutz, Managing Director Codesta

Big Ideas In Little Things - A Guide to Working In Nanotechnology

According to estimates from the National Science Foundation, during the next decade the United States will need between 800,000 and 1 million workers in the field of Nanotechnology. The corresponding worldwide need for such workers by 2015 is estimated to be nearer 2 million.

Currently the number of employees in this field is approaching close to 20,000 across the globe.
—Callum Sutherland, Online Marketing Coordinator Working In Ltd. Old FutureTech News

As you can see not Rosie!

Nanogen Shares Nosedive as Q2 Loss Nearly Doubles August 04, 2004 Nanogen Inc., maker of the NanoChip molecular diagnostics system for biologic research, saw its stock drop nearly 21 percent today after posting a second-quarter loss that almost doubled its loss of a year ago. Nanogen shares (Nasdaq: NGEN) fell 99 cents, or 20.6 percent, to close at $3.81 today. The firm has a market cap of $97.65 million.

Thought for the day how small is small, how about so small it does not reflect light and is invisible!

Word for the day; Nanobotics

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Hi gang, another hot day at Boyd creek. The water is just a trickle now. I belive the weather is going to do it in. How ever a little rain….will make it different.

I got this in e-mail today. You may have seen it already. It just shows how much things have changed.

Know you’re living in 2004 when...

1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.
3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.
4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family
is that they don't have e-mail addresses.

6. You go home after a long day at works you still answer the phone
in a business manner.

7. You make phone calls from home, you accidentally dial "9" to
get an
outside line.

8. You've sat at the same desk for four years and worked for three different companies.

10. You learn about your redundancy on the 11 o'clock news.

11. Your boss doesn't have the ability to do your job.

12. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home.

13. Every commercial on television has a website at the bottom of the screen.

14. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the
first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.

15. You get up in the morning and go online before getting your coffee.

16. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. :)

17. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

18. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.

19. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.

20. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list.


Go on, forward this to your friends know you want to

Blogsurfing today I ran across something I have tried to do a little research on today but I am not having the luck I thought I would. After reading several posts I saw that there was a tension factor or age factor preeminent. I belive the older you get the more aware of the competition there is between the age groups.

We see it every day in sports, modeling, jobs and relationships. As we get older the harder it is in most cases to compete. For many these is a source of anxiety and depression. A feeling of worthleness.

I am sure there have been studies on this ferocity. I hope to find what the current thought is on this as our population ages.

I don’t know who said it but I believe it “YOU ARE NOT GETTING OLDER, YOUR GETTING BETTER! There is a time for every thing and this is our time. It is our choice what to do with it.

Sure I get aggravated when I can’t hit my seven iron as for as my grand son but that’s life. The clock is going to keep on ticking!

I know it is a lot more complicated than my seven iron. Our looks, health, weight, all are part of it. The young forget their elders have feelings just like they do and are just as passionate!

Tip for the day!
‘Any change works for a maximum of three holes…. or a minimum of not at all.’

Thought for the day, sunrise, sunset, every day be your best!

Word for the day; Sultry.

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Hi gang, I am running late tonight. Not much going on around here today. The hight of my excitement was taking in my aluminum cans. Ginger and I like to have famished it was so hot!

We are on the downhill run, Friday is in sight like the light at the end of the tunnel. Hang in there!

I ran across a sight today that brought back a lot of memories Of Kim and her Old sight! Kim this sight is for your information.

Tip of the day!
‘When you look up, causing awful shot, you will always look down again at exactly the moment when you ought to start watching the ball if you ever want to see it again.’

Thought for the day, "Is maith an scéalaí an aimsir"

Word for the day; Timorous

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Hi gang, can you belive hump day already. Time flies when you’re having fun. Today was the start of my doctor’s regimen the dermatologist took some sunspots off. Reminded me about warring a large brim hat and sunscreen.

I can remember the hat but forget to put the sun- screen on. I know I should put it in my golf bag. The last time I did that the darn stuff leaked in my bag turned all my golf balls spotted red!

There gone! Made the trip back to Joliet Ill. With know problem. Took them sixteen hours. I do it in twelve. They must stop a lot.

This is all the great-grand kids! What a time I had getting this picture. Allison started crying, she was not a happy camper, five boys one girl.

Tip of the day!
‘Since bad shoots come in groups of three. A forth bad shot is actually the beginning of the next group of three.’

Thought for the day, my doctor told me today that I must not be a golf addict, playing only once a week! Should I tell my wife?

Word for the day, Addict = A person who has a habit so strong that he can’t easily give it up.

Monday, August 02, 2004

Hi gang, I am popped, played golf, cut and raked the grass. I am so tired! How tired am I, glade you asked. I am so tired when I took a shower, the water would not run off. It sort of dripped!

I took a couple of pics. At the course today to show all of you that we do get out there and hack away! Above left to right me, Ray, Ed and Chuck.

Tip of the day!
‘The game is 90% mental and 10% mental.’

Thought for the day, my granpa use to say son, have all the fun you can. The chores will still be there when you get home!

Word for the day; Foible.

Sunday, August 01, 2004

Hi gang, well Sunday evening I hope all of you have had a great weekend. It has been hot here! A brief shower just enough to make it hotter. I have done very little today but watch golf. I sure was pulling for Big John but his putting didn’t hold up to the pressure!

Yesterday was day at the park with two of the Illinois great-grandsons and Megan went along to make sure I brought them back! Haha.

They didn’t want to come home! We started to the car and the bottom fell out. I got soaked. It rained hard for about five minutes.

New month new TIPS On things you should know! This is going to be for all golfers and the would bes around the world. Right here from Boyd Creek!

Tip of the day; to really be good at golf you need to go back and start at a very young age!

Thought for the day, playing golf on Monday is better than working any time!

Word for the day; Griffin.