Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Across the street and down one block from our mobile home park is Sylvan Park. It’s a great place to have a picnic on a warm, sunny day, keep the little ones out of trouble for an afternoon, have a barbecue (there are barbecue pits), play tennis, or just play around on the big, open, green expanse. There was not a great deal going on the day I took these photos, but they will give you a notion.

Most all the paths are curvy.

A family enjoying the sun. Dad had a toy rocket that he would load on a spring loaded base, and the youngster would send it flying midst squeals of delight.

She wasn't really swinging -- just twisting around and around.

But they were!

There's a soccer ball near the kid on the right which he is about to kick. His brother waits.

So dad kicked the ball, and the little one is chasing it.

No one on the slide set, but ...

two youngsters were under it playing in the sand.


Laws of the Natural Universe

Law of Mechanical Repair:
After your hands become coated with grease your nose will begin to itch or you'll have to pee.

Law of the Workshop:
Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

Law of Probability:
The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

Law of the Telephone:
When you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal.

Law of the Alibi:
If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.

Variation Law:
If you change lanes (traffic lanes), the one you were in will start to move faster than the one you are in now (works every time). (The rhyme that goes with it: It happens to me every time;
Every lane moves but the where I’m.

Law of Close Encounters:
The probability of meeting someone you know increases when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.

Law of the Result:
When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will.

Law of Biomechanics:
The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.

Theatre Rule:
At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle arrive last.

Law of Coffee:
As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.

Murphy's Law of Lockers:
If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.

Law of Dirty Rugs/Carpets:
The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor covering are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet/rug.

Law of Location:
No matter where you go, there you are.

Law of Logical Argument:
Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.

Brown's Law:
If the shoe fits, it's really ugly.

Oliver's Law:
A closed mouth gathers no feet.

Wilson's Law:
As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.


  1. What a pretty park!

    I thought "Wilson's Law" was "Lynn's Law." Glad I'm not to blame for so many fine products being discontinued--I'll blame Wilson!

  2. Brown's Law almost applies to 6.5EE--or did, till I discovered Birkenstocks, which I love.