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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Unity in Diversity

I haven't heard anyone comment on their diet and gem activities lately. Me I am still plugging away and I hate it! I can't believe they have not come up with a pill you take and your ripped with muscle and look like a Greek God! LOL!

Yesterday at the gem, I was sweating, huffing and puffing. Wondering why I'm putting myself through this at my age, when in walked one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen!

All eyes were on her as she ran her routine. She worked out on the treed mill walking then running for what seemed like an hour! She moved like a gazelle floating through the air as she ran.

This wonderful distraction made me forget how much I didn't want to be there! I finished my weight routine and moved to the treed mill next to her and started walking trying to keep from looking at her was in all honesty an improbability!

She finished her work out and left as silently as she came. I now am more convinced then ever there is a GOD! Who else would have brought her to a sweaty gem to enlighten mer mortals! My time on the treed mill was the shortest ever as I watched her pull out of the parking lot, I was thankful for once being at the right place at the right time!

I no your wandering what this wonderful creature looked like and to me she looked like...

yap a young Tyra Banks!

Thought for the day, my grandpa use to say son, beauty is only skin deep so make sure you get a thick skinned girl!

Monday, January 30, 2006

Have You had your Worm Today

I just had to open my big trap and put my foot in it! Not making excuses but "The Plan" was sent to me via e-mail from a very reputable retired University Director of
engineering. Now I retract my post and apologies for any misinformation I posted.

Variations: Early versions of this list included an eleventh entry:
11) And lastly bring back the manufacturing from our country, curtail the cheap imports from all over the world and put the middle class back to work in our country.
Origins: We don't know who is responsible for the piece quoted above, but it definitely wasn't actor/comedian Robin Williams (of Mork & Mindy television fame). This item's debut appears to have been a 20 March 2003 posting to the USENET newsgroup, and from there it was rapidly disseminated via e-mail and blogs, credited to either "author unknown" or no one at all. The Robin Williams attribution wasn't tacked on until several weeks later, apparently because along the way the eleventh entry was dropped and a genuine Robin Williams quote appended in its place:
"The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying 'Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses.' She's got a baseball bat and she's yelling, 'You want a piece of me?'" — Robin Williams.
The 'Robin Williams' attribution for the final item was interpreted as applying to the list as a whole, so now the entire piece circulates as 'the Robin Williams plan.'

I broke my on rule of posting on Politics & religionn! It's a no contest argument that leave people frustrated.

The Gospel messagee of Jesus is known by most every one. Love your enemie and those that hate you and persecute you for no, they have hated me Before you!

Tell this to the men and women fighting on the front line or the family blown apart by some radical in the name of their God.

My point is the Christian has had their noise rubbed in crap long enough. Did Jesus turn the other check when he through the money changers out of the synagogue!

No I don't condone violence! I will be the first to seek peace! There seems to be quite a few who feel Peace is a gift!

The haves grow complacent with the havenots! Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all else will be given to you! Spiritually without guidancee from above the world as we know it would be a much different place!

This is my rambling some of my disturbing thoughts. I'm not asking for a agreement Or for you to come up with an opposing view.

Thought for the day, my grandpa use to say son, you can lead a horse to water but you will have one heck of a time trying to make him drink!

Saturday, January 28, 2006

The Plan!

>> Robin Williams, wearing a shirt that says "I love New York" in Arabic.

>> You gotta love Robin Williams......
>> Even if he's nuts! Leave it to Robin
>> Williams to come up with the perfect
>> plan. What we need now is for our
>> UN Ambassador to stand up and
>> repeat this message.
>> Robin Williams' plan...(Hard to
>> argue with this logic!)
>> "I see a lot of people yelling for peace
>> but I have not heard of a plan for
>> peace. So, here's one plan."
>> 1) "The US will apologize to the world for our "interference" in their
>> affairs, past &present. You know, Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Tojo,
>> Noriega,
>> Milosevic, Hussein, and the rest of those "good ole boys", we will never
>> "interfere" again.
>> 2) We will withdraw our troops from all over the world, starting with
>> Germany, South Korea, the Middlle East, and the Philippines. They don't
>> want us there. We would station troops at our borders. No one allowed
>> sneaking through holes in the fence.
>> 3) All illegal aliens have 90 days to get their affairs together and
>> leave give them a free trip home. After 90 days the remainder will
>> be
>> gathered up and deported immediately, regardless of whom or where they
>> are.
>> They're illegal!!! France will welcome them.
>> 4) All future visitors will be thoroughly checked and limited to 90 days
>> unless given a special permit!!!! No one from a terrorist nation will be
>> allowed in. If you don't like it there, change it yourself and don't
>> hide
>> here. Asylum would never be available to anyone. We don't need any more
>> cab drivers or 7-11 cashiers.
>> 5) No foreign "students" over age 21. The older ones are the bombers.
>> If
>> they don't attend classes, they get a "D" and it's back home baby.
>> 6) The US will make a strong effort to become self-sufficient energy
>> wise.
>> This will include developing nonpolluting sources of energy but will
>> require
>> a temporary drilling of oil in the Alaskan wilderness. The caribou will
>> have to cope for a while.
>> 7) Offer Saudi Arabia and other oil producing countries $10 a barrel for
>> their oil. If they don't like it, we go someplace else. They can go
>> somewhere else to sell their production. (About a week of the wells
>> filling
>> up the storage sites would be enough.)
>> 8) If there is a famine or other natural catastrophe in the world, we
>> will
>> not "interfere." They can pray to Allah or whomever, for seeds, rain,
>> cement or whatever they need. Besides most of what we give them is
>> stolen
>> or given to the army. The people who need it most get very little, if
>> anything.
>> 9) Ship the UN Headquarters to an isolated island someplace. We don't
>> need
>> the spies and fair weather friends here. Besides, the building would make
>> a
>> good homeless shelter or lockup for illegal aliens.
>> 10) All Americans must go to charm and beauty school. That way, no one
>> can
>> call us "Ugly Americans" any longer. The Language we speak is
>> ENGLISH...Learn it...Or LEAVE...Now, isn't that a winner of a plan?
>> "The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying "Give me your tired, your
>> poor,
>> your huddled masses." She's got a baseball bat and she's yelling, 'you
>> want
>> a piece of me?'

Thought for the day, my grandpa use to say son, the highest values the world has ever known are Christian values yet look at the mess our world is in! To err is human to forgive is divine!

the Post that was not to Be

I started out writing about statistical data on RAPE in the world and lost all my data. Firefox has been acting strange all week for me. This is the third time it has shut down on me this week?

controversial subject but one that has to be addressed! The static are alarming! Has the whole world gone Morley MAD! I read article that would curl your hair and make you sick at our lax attitude toward this abusive crime!

There are those who openly oppose the death penalty but somewhere a line must be drawn!
Our country is busting at the seams with prisons and more are being build every year!

We have made medical strides to balance the minds of sick individuals,who commit these crimes. However the desire is still ingrained.

The farmer would never tolerate a dog that killed his chickens! He knows the dog will kill again. In India a tiger who has tasted blood has to be destroyed, it's the same with the African lion.

Have we placed our Christian Morals so high that we tolerate this atrocity! A known raper, goes to prison and returns to society to rape again and again!

Building more prisons,in my opinion is not the answer to our crime problem!

Thought for the day, play golf America, is a wonderful program. How about Wake up America a deterrent to Crime must be brought forward!

Friday, January 27, 2006

Weather Forcast

It never rains in southern Califorinia! The rain in Spain is mainly in the plans! In the windy city, you can turn the corner four times and the wind will be in your face! If you don't like the weather stick around, it will change! How about Gene kelly Dancing in the Rain.

Mir ist kalt. I feel cold./I'm cold.
Ist es dir zu heiß? Do you feel too hot?/Are you too hot?
DATIVE PHRASES: Although it is okay to say "I'm hot/cold" in English, this is not the case in German. To express that you feel hot or cold in German, you use a dative pronoun (dir and mir in the examples above). The German says "to me it is hot" rather than "I am hot" — which means something like you are "in heat"!

Japanese Language
Simple Japanese Phrases
Genki o dashite.

Cheer up. The weather will soon change!

Whatever the season, it is wise to bring your umbrella and a windproof raincoat or jacket. You will do a lot of walking in St. Petersburg, so think carefully about footwear. Depending on the time of year, you will need warm boots with a non-slip sole, waterproof boots/shoes, comfortable sandals. In Winter it can get very cold outside, but hotels and homes are reasonably well heated, which makes it a good idea to dress in layers. In Spring it might be chilly at times, but in mid-May it gets warmer. You can wear shorts in Summer, though shorts might prevent you from entering churches. Bring a sweater or light jacket for those chilly evenings. It is in Autumn that you are most likely to use your umbrella and waterproof boots, though a Russian version of an Indian Summer (around mid-September) can be mild and fairly dry.

Sydney's climate is in its favour - the warmest months of December to February have an average maximum temperature of 26º Celsius. Being close to the ocean, hot days are often tempered by cooling sea breezes and evening temperatures are balmy - perfect for relaxed outdoor dining. June to August are the coolest months, with daytime temperatures rarely falling below 7º Celsius. Even on mid-winter days, with their bright blue, wide-open skies, an overcoat is usually not necessary in Sydney.
H 84°F - L 72°F

H 84°F - L 70°F

H 84°F - L 70°F

H 84°F - L 70°F

Hum... I wonder how the golf courses are in Sydney? Point being my friends as the Hipy Dippie Weather Man use to say " Todays Weather is realy depending on where you live"! Have a wonderful day regardless of the weather, "Stick Around It Will Change"!

Thought for the day, my grandpa use to say son, take care of the live stock, they get hungery regardless of the WEATHER!

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Gulf Shores Sun Rise

Subject: the minister and the cowboy

A minister was seated next to a cowboy on a flight to Texas. After the plane took off, the cowboy asked for a whiskey and water, which was brought and placed before him.

The flight attendant then asked the minister if he would like a drink.

Appalled, the minister replied, "I'd rather be tied up and taken advantage of by women of ill-repute, than let liquor touch my lips.

The cowboy then handed his drink back to the attendant and said, "Me too, I didn't know we had a choice.

I played golf yesterday and had my best nine hole round. Don't want to talk about the second nine!#%^&*!

Thought for the day, my grandpa use to say son, the sun shines on the good and the bad some or just a little hoter than others!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

"Teals of Yesterday and Tomorrow"

I ran across this little jewel at the junk yard. I was so excited to see this horse drawn machine of by gone days. Looking at it I could visualize the muscles on the horse pulling this road scraper through the streets!

Road scrapers are still used across the world today to help keep dirt roads smooth. We have a dirt road a mile or so down from our home and see the modern day scraper after it rains. After the rain the road is much easer to run the scraper on.

I ran across this web sight looking at history of the road scraper. It is a wonderful story of a woman's determination to succeed! If you like history I belief you will find this sight will keep your interest! Enjoy

Thought for the day, my grandpa use to say son never forget where we have come from. With out our history where would we be!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

'The Big Three Twins Birth Day'
Gone fishing
My Birth Day Truck!
Meme, It goes here!
Megan helping with there presents.
It's all ours Papow.

They had a good day, and will be with us untill Thursday! ( Lord give me strength)

Thought for the day, I even got a Birth Day cake this year. I thought I could just sneak this one by!

Monday, January 23, 2006

Want More Bang for You Bucks

The E represents the pinnacle of the S281 lineup, which also includes the 325 horsepower S281 3Valve and the 400 horswpower S281 Supercharged (SC) muscle cars. With 500 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque, Saleen says that the E

I had the chance to see this car at a dealership in Gulf Shores. They had two, red and white.

This is another great muscel car, street leagle but set up as a all race car. Everything is special. Engine, suspenshion, tires, and wheels. The inside is as impresive as the out side with large gauges to moniter this monster machine.

If you ever get the chance to see one you will be as impressed as I was!

Thought for the day, sad I am writeing this on the day Ford anounced a 25,000 lay off!

Sunday, January 22, 2006

When you feel like doing nothing

Have a great week end all! Hope to catch up with every one by Monday. We are celebrating the Twins birthday today at the lake The Big THREE!

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Researchers in France and at Harvard University have found that isolated indigenous peoples deep in the Amazon readily grasp basic concepts of geometry such as points, lines, parallelism and right angles, and can use distance, angle and other relationships in maps to locate hidden objects. The results suggest that geometry is a core set of intuitions present in all humans, regardless of their language or schooling.

I have given you this so you will no if you have trouble comunating with someone draw them a line!

Thought for the day, I hope all have a good weekend, thinking of each of you! UMwa!

Friday, January 20, 2006

What I Brought Back From The Beach

Esophageal erosion and ulcers caused by GERD

The backup, or reflux, of stomach acids and juices into the esophagus that occurs with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can wear away (erode) the lining of the esophagus and cause sores, called ulcers.

GERD is caused when stomach acid and juices reflux into the esophagus. This happens when the valve between the lower end of the esophagus and the stomach (the lower esophageal sphincter, or LES) does not close tightly. This reflux can cause irritation, inflammation, or wearing away of the lining of the esophagus, which is called esophagitis.

In severe cases, patches of the lining of the esophagus wear away completely, and ulcers may develop. Ulcers can be shallow or deep and can destroy the lining of the esophagus where they develop.

Treatment for ulcers in the esophagus usually means treating the GERD that caused the ulcer in the first place. Treatment for GERD usually involves one of two options:

* Medication. Long-term, often lifelong use of medications called proton pump inhibitors, such as esomeprazole (Nexium), lansoprazole (Prevacid), omeprazole (Prilosec), or rabeprazole (Aciphex), that reduce the amount of acid produced in the stomach may be necessary. This leaves less acid in the stomach juice so that if stomach juice backs up into the esophagus, it is less irritating. This allows the esophagus to heal. Other types of medications used to treat GERD—such as acid reducers like cimetidine (Tagamet), ranitidine hydrochloride (Zantac), or famotidine (Pepcid)—are not as effective at helping heal injuries to the esophagus or in preventing a recurrence.1
* Surgery. Fundoplication surgery is the most common surgery used to treat GERD. During surgery, the upper curve of the stomach (the fundus) is wrapped around the esophagus and sewn into place so that the lower portion of the esophagus passes through a small tunnel of stomach muscle. This surgery strengthens the lower esophageal sphincter, which stops acid from backing up into the esophagus as easily. This allows the esophagus to heal.

Both types of treatment are about equalleffective.1

I started out playing golf yesterday and had to pick up and go to my doctor! The pain became more than I could bear. It hurts to breath Duhah... how do you not breath?

I have no idea how long it will take to heal but I am in miseryry! Can't sleep hurts eaterer way , awake or trying to sleep.

Looks like I have nothing to talk about as of late but crap like this. One piece of good news, they weighed me at the doc. Office, and I have lost twelve pounds! Right now I feel too bad to be excited! LOL!

Thought for the day, some one once said we were never promised a rose garden. Right now I would settle for sun flowers.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Memories of Broken Hearts

This picture is of l/r my daughter, x sl. daughteer and sl. taken just before the baby was stolen from her mother and my daughter ran away from home at sixteen.

We were at the lake on vacation from Chicago and when it was time to leave our little girl was no where around. We did no she was alright,finding that out from the parents of the boy she was with. She made up her mind to be a dope head just like he was.

"Her high meant more to her than her family or her life."

Driving back to Chicago with out her was the longest drive of my life. I actually felt like I was dyeing inside it hurt so bad. The thoughts still bring tears to my eyes after twentynine years! Some how I can relate to all those who have lost a child. Her running away felt like she had died but yet worse because she had rejected us!

I could write a book on her life and near death experiences. The life of a addict is not a pretty one. It is one filled with one rainbow high to the next. Reality no longer exist and its memory painful.

My wife found this picture while getting ready for an estate sale at the lake this spring. As soon as I saw it I cried! Yap the pain is still there and I suppose it always will be. Now I no how my mother felt when I did the same thing at sixteen!

The baby in the picture is Sara. Her mother was also a addict and alcoholic. She left my BL. for an Iranian guy had Sara and she was taken from her while she was on one of her highs by the Iranian and has not been seen since. She hooked up with an off shore oil man and was found dead one day when he came in from work. She too died with a broken heart!

I would like to end this by saying my heart goes out to all who have gone through this with a child or love one. There are millions of stories like this around the world. This is but one and the pain is difficult to bear!

Thought for the day, "love is the revelation of our deepest personal meaning, value, an idenity. But this revelation remains impossible as long as we are the prisoners of our own egoism." Tmomas Merton Love and Living

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Grandpa woke up at home with a huge hangover he can't believe. He
forced himself to open his eyes and tried to remember the night
before. He's sure he's in BIG trouble with his wife but he doesn't
remember coming home. He sits up and the first thing he sees is a
couple of aspirin next to a glass of water on the side table. And,
next to them, a single red rose!

Jim looks around and sees his clothing on the bedroom chair,
all clean and pressed. Looking further he sees that the room is in
perfect order, spotlessly clean. So is the rest of the house. He
takes the aspirin, cringes when he sees a huge black eye staring
back at him in the bathroom mirror, and notices a note taped to the
mirror: "Honey, breakfast is on The stove, I left early to go shopping
**I LoveYou!**"

He stumbles to the kitchen and sure enough, there is hot breakfast
and the morning newspaper. His son is also at the table, eating.
Jim asked him, "Son...what happened last night?"

His son said, "Well, you came home after 3 A.M., drunk and out of your
mind. You broke some furniture, puked in the hallway, and got that black
eye when you ran into the door."

"So, why is everything in such perfect order, so clean, I have a rose,
and breakfast is on the table waiting for me?"

His son replies, " Oh THAT... Mom dragged you to the bedroom, and
when she tried to take your pants off, you screamed, "Leave me alone,
lady, I'm married!"

Broken furniture - $85.26
Hot Breakfast - $4.20
Red Rose bud -$3.00
Two Aspirins -$.38
Saying the right thing, at the right time.........Priceless
Thought for the day, sometimes a little is whole lot!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006


Fact is, our week end was a duty turned into a retreat! My Grandson, had to be in court Friday at 8:30am, and his car couldn't make the trip. Grandpa did some fast talking And talked my best friend into going with us.

Without a dout it was good to get away but Chad got a continuance on his court case. Gulf Shores is still cleaning up after Camille. It's hard to believe after all this time you can still see the after affect of that hurricane.

The State Parks beach front facilities are just sitting there? You would think that would have been the first to get rebuilt. I can imagine the developers are DROOLING wanting to get their hands on that location!

We went by where Chad use to live with his dad's parents and all that's left is the empty lot. Strange, there is five homes and only there's was destroyed! They lived on the bay some ten miles or so from the beach.

Golf was fun we played three different courses. Two are my favorite Glen Lakes and Rock Creek in Fairhope. It's a shame that it cost so much, I'm sure the price is high for the snow birds that flock to the beach. A round of golf has jumped fifteen dollars in five years! Wouldn't be bad if you wages went up 40% to match the increase!

Bottom line it was good to get away and we took full advantage of it.
Chad & Grandpa
Thought for the day, next time I go to the beach it will be McDonald morning noon and night!

Monday, January 16, 2006




suffice to say we eat too much spent to much and played golf not near enough! LOL! I have missed all of you and hope all are well! I will get around today to visit all I hope!

Thought for the day, How do you delay credit cards rec. from coming in? My wife will not be a happy camper!

Thursday, January 12, 2006

What You Do when you have nothing to say

These last ones are in tribute to were I going today! Mini Three day Retret! Gulf Shores Alabama Yahoo!

Thought for the day. sometime a golfer got to do what a golfer got to do!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Imo Jima Fly By

It's not my intention to make a political statement but just give my opinion WAR SUCKS However our FREEDOM ISN'T FREE

Thousands gave their live for this tinny south pacific island. The coast was overwhelming but thousands more were spared as a results.

I have read on line the comparison of this battle to the battle being waged in Iraq! Doesn't any one realize that a human live is given! It doesn't matter where it is!I get sick at my stomach at the protest of this WAR Our troops are dying so some idiot is free to protest! I don't agree with war but all had better look at the alternative!

Regardless of how we got into this, we must support our troops! They are there so you can be here!

Thought for the day, blood of those fighting for our freedom has been written in the sand all over the world! Freedom ISN'T"FREE!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006


Australian motorcyclist Andy Caldecott during the 27th Dakar Rally between Bamako and Kayes, Mali, January 2005. The death of Caldecott in the Dakar Rally has sent shockwaves through the local community.

What draws us to the anticipated thrill of an accident? High risk sports are the most popular drawings in the world. You anticipate a wreck at a Nascar race! The Dakar Rally has seen 23 deaths in 28 years! Not a good track record!

Look at boxing, wresling, ice hokey, football, just to name a few where the adrenalin runs high and accidents are anticipated. These are sports but how does this effect every day life?

Could this adrenalin high be why we run red lights and cause accident? Pull out in front of an on coming car. HURT the one we love!

Have you ever seen the Bull Run in Spain, or watched a bull fight; dog or chicken fight? How bout the caged fight no holds bared!

Then we can look at why we cheat on each other, is it the thrill of you might get caught? Is this what drives the child molester and ripest? The Adrenalin High!

All of us at some point in our life have done something we were not suppose to and experienced this high but never thought of why we did it! Could it be some are so addicted to this high they can't quit and we call it a neuroses!

We no so little about the human mind! One thing is for sure the adrenalin high is real and can be dangerous if not controlled.

Thought for the day, high risk are part of our every day life. Try not to think of this as you drive you five thousand pound car down the road. Don't anticipate!

Monday, January 09, 2006

I've been Mooned

This pic. Was sent to me by one of my best friends. He got a telescope last year and a didigel camera this year therefore S + C = Mooned!

Star gazing is a great hobby for him. But like most hobbies expensive and time consuming. I suppose I have turned bloging into a hobby. Very time consuming not to bad expense wise.

I like most of you can sit down to check on something and hours will go by. I's worse than a good book that you have trouble putting down. As a results many things I want to get done doesn't get down. I have books and CD's to study on photoshop, creating html, illustrator, ans flash mx! I cant stay away from bloging and surfing long enough to study anything!

I have always considered myself having a very strong WILL POWER! Ha, cyber space has put a kink in me self control! :-)

Thought for the day, how much is too much? I ran across some one yesterday who gave up taking a shower so they could blog a few more minutes before going to work!

Sunday, January 08, 2006

First impressions

I was up and on the putter by 4:30am! My intent was to post early for all, but I got caught up in flicker pics. There are so many great pics. Posted. You could spend weeks looking at them.

This one taken by cephs is called October Light. I was spellbound when I first saw it. Almost like the Sean and I were frozen in time! I would love to have a large print of this, but can't afford it! It would be nice to have my own galery and rotate it every week!

Thought for the day, have you ever been mesmeric with you first impressions?

Saturday, January 07, 2006

"Saturday Morning"
30" x 30"
Kathy Parks

A picture is worth a thousand words, but it uses up three thousand times the memory.

I am the worlds worst at saying photos. If I see something I like, Click, save as...
Most of the time I will save with the intent to post about it but by the time I get around to posting I don't remember why I saved it

Saturday morning Ill. Hit me as one, today is Saturday, two, I love Ill.! There are so many people with great talent. Some make a living off their paintings and Ill., others fall into the starving artist file.

This is a large file with great artist who can't sell their work. Most will give up, but some can hang in there and reap a meager existence or have hit it big.

I love ART! However buying it is another story! For one, I have never had enough money to warrant buying art. Two I would go broke quick!

Thought for the day, my grandpa use to say son, life is a canvas and each day is a brush stroke. Saturday is a good time to reflect on the theme of your life!

Friday, January 06, 2006

New Course in school

LONDON (AFP) - It is one of the most fundamental -- and, for men, potentially hazardous -- questions of modern life, for which academics now hope to provide the definitive answer: "Does my bum look big in this?"

The School of Textiles and Design at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh have begun what is believed to be the world's first-ever study on how women's clothing affects the bottom.

Models with variously sized posteriori will wear different types of clothing as part of the research, which will examine how designs, colors, patterns and fabric types affect perception.

Others will be asked to assess how big or small each model's backside appears to look in the outfits.

"This study will provide for the first time detailed and usable information that would enable designers to make the clothes that help women make the most of their natural assets," said Dr Lisa McIntyre, who is leading the study.

"There's much discussion in the media of clothing styles that flatter the body and it's generally accepted that enhancing body perception can improve confidence and self-esteem.

"But the factors behind this have never been fully investigated in a proper scientific manner.

"Designers and consumers don't currently have access to established information that could enable them to make or choose garments that enhance body size and shape."

Four models had been chosen to provide a representative sample of female backsides, Macintyre said: the "standard", the full "pre-Raphaelite" type, the smaller backside of a slim model and a curvier behind, like the famed example of actress and singer Jennifer Lopez.

Thought for the day, men have pondered this wiggle for ions! What will they think of next!

Thursday, January 05, 2006


~ D E A T H ~

A sick man turned to his doctor, as he was
preparing to leave the examination room and said,
"Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on
the other side."

Very quietly, the doctor said, "I don't know."

"You don't know? You, a Christian man, do not know
what is on the other side?"

The doctor was holding the handle of the door; on
the other side came a sound of scratching and
whining, and as he opened the door, a dog sprang
into the room and leaped on him with an eager show
of gladness.

Turning to the patient, the doctor said, "Did you
notice my dog? He's never been in this room before.
He didn't know what was inside. He knew nothing
except that his master was here, and when the door
opened, he sprang in without fear. I know little of
what is on the other side of death, but I do know
one thing... I know my Master is there and that is
May today there be peace within you. May you trust
God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
I believe that friends are quiet angels who lift us
to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

Thought for the day, death is all around us every moment of our lives, yet rest assured it's only fear is fear itself!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

How much is that hog in the window

When we went to pick up Megan at the air port my son and daughter went with so they could go to the HARLEY dealer down the road!

Scott found the bike he wants It cost as much as his new truck!

JoJo wanted one of each especially the cycle salesmen! This guy was broken all up from cycle accidents!

Thought for the day, My grandpa use to say son, stay away from those big stores that you can only dream about!

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

My grandpa use to say son, take the old farmers advice...

An Old Farmer's Advice:

* Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.

* Keep skunks, bankers and lawyers at a distance.

* Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

* A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.

* Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.

* Meanness don't jes' happen overnight.

* Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.

* Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.

* It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.

* You cannot unsay a cruel word.

* Every path has a few puddles.

* When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.

* The best sermons are lived, not preached.

* Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen anyway.

* Don't judge folks by their relatives.

* Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

* Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.

* Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't botherin' you none.

* Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.

* If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.
* Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.

* The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'.

* Always drink upstream from the herd.

* Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.

* Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in.

* If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.

* Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

Thought for the day, good way to look at the New Year!

Monday, January 02, 2006

negative to Positive or Southern Charm!

Turning - to +! When you have heart burn you take an antacid. When you have a mind burn you change your thought process. How easy it is to say woe is me when things don't go our way. Less face it many times it just isn't going to happen!

I told you that Megan went to Chicago to spend the holidays with her sister and my oldest daughter. Note this was her idea! She was their one day and started complaining that she wanted to come home!

I agreed to meet them in Metropolis Ill. on the fourth of January again note this was not my idea for her to go to Chicago. On the thirty of December she put fourth an all out come and get me! Her sister started having car trouble so she couldn't bring her to Metropolis! My daughter couldn't take off from work!

I want to come home now!!!!

The last time I went to Chicago for Christmas we were caught in a snow storm, so going north for me was a no go! Hard head meets harder head! I am sure all my friends in Canada heard the explosion and saw the southern aria!

What do you MEAN I can only get youth flights on certain days? Read my lips! She wants to come home NOW!

SouthWest flight 3284 Y! Note the Y is for youth the fair was not! My daughter had to travel fourtyseven miles to get her to her flight two hours early in the middle of a snow and ice storm! Note why I don't travel north in the winter!

What happened on my end to get to the airport to pick her up will have to be another post! I am still working on the - To + on that one! ...

Thought for the day my grandpa use to say son when the grandkids rap you around their little finger just smile! You don't stand a chance!

Sunday, January 01, 2006

My prayer for you this New Year, is to open you heart for all the possibilities this year may bring your way and trust that you will not be alone! Shalom my friends!