Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Some funny; some cute.  Enjoy!

Scratch a little further down

Just had my nails done.  Don't want to get 'em wet.

All together now -- la la la...

...and dozey doates ...

I'm bearly making it today.

I like it up here.

Turn right at the next corner.

Like Ferdinand, I love flowers.
(Yes, that's a cockatiel)

I'm not cross-eyed!  That's my normal look!

Ain't I the cutest!  When's Easter?

Fun --

A young boy enters a barber shop and the barber whispers to his customer, "This is the dumbest kid in the world. Watch while I prove it to you."

The barber puts a dollar bill in one hand and two quarters in the other, then calls the boy over and asks, "Which do you want, son?" The boy takes the quarters and leaves.
"What did I tell you?" said the barber. "That kid never learns!"

Later, when the customer leaves, he sees the same young boy coming out of the ice cream store. "Hey, son! May I ask you a question? Why did you take the quarters instead of the dollar bill?"

The boy licked his ice cream cone and replied, "Because the day I take the dollar, the game's over!"


Yesterday morning I had my nails done -- manicure and pedicure.  No, no polish. Now if you think I’m indulging myself, you’re right.  But I am quite incapable of trimming my own nails, any of the twenty.  I’ve been going to the same shop for many years now, and while there has been some turnover in the hired help, the quality has remained high.

But yesterday I got a bit of a surprise.  The shop owner asked if I wanted my fingernails and toenails done at the same time.  Well, yeah, sure.  So there I was, sitting on my scooter (the seat turns) while two lovely Vietnamese ladies worked on me.  There was a problem, though.  My left hand likes to curl up, and yesterday it was most stubborn.  At one point there where three of us trying to get the hand open enough to be worked on.  Finally made it.  Cliff took this photo for me later in the day, and you can see how difficult it can be.
Open, O Sesame!

Humor --

A bee’s front end is good and kind
But never trust a bee’s behind.
A bee can sting if it can sit,
So always stay in front of it.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


I really must say what a great Thanksgiving Cliff and I had!  We, along with two others, were invited to the home of Russ and Sandy.  They had a magnificent spread, and that was just the noon time snacks.  This photo (thank you, Sandy) shows five of us.  Sandy was taking the picture.  I look as if I’m saying, “Why are you
interrupting my salad?  Marvelous food, great and sometimes hilarious conversation.  Oh, and I mustn’t forget J.D. and Snickers!  They are the timekeepers. 

Okay, I suppose I should explain.  The 6 of us sat down to dinner at 4 p.m.  Promptly at 5, the timekeepers let Russ and Sandy know what time it was, so Sandy had to go and feed these two lovely ladies -- the two golden retrievers.

Now if you believe as I do that I took a lousy photo, I have a recent alternative.  Our good friend Boyd was celebrating his 90th birthday.  He helped his daughter put this event together to which a goodly number of friends, including Cliff and I, were invited.  In the invitation we were told that we would be given the opportunity to make comments, congratulatory or otherwise, if we so wished.  So here I am, making my comments.

Now here is a photo of Boyd, who was standing right behind me at the time.  He looks less 90 years old than I, do you agree? 

A small bit of humor --

I always start running in the fall… Not all of me, just my nose.


I just love the foliage on the first day of November when the colors change instantly
from orange and black to red and green.

Friday, November 25, 2011


Most of it, anyway.  Here is our sun, the planets, and one rather peculiar object.

The following photos were taken by the Hubble telescope.

Here is our sun, shown with its atmosphere

Mercury is the planet nearest the sun.

Venus has an extensive cloud cover, but 
here it is without its clouds.

Our earth with a full moon.

And earth showing a new moon.

Next out is the red planet Mars

Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system.

Saturn is considered to be the most beautiful in the system.

Uranus -- a big blue dot.


Okay, here is the peculiar object.  This is Pluto, and was recently downgraded from a planet to a new category
of dwarf planet.  Hope we didn't hurt its feelings, but it is even smaller than some moons in the Solar System.
In addition it has a highly elliptical orbit that brings it inside the orbit of Neptune.  Go figure.

Fun -

A man in Florida calls his son in California two days before Thanksgiving and says, "I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing. Forty-five years of misery is enough."  “Pop, what are you talking about?" the son screams.  "We can't stand the sight of each other any longer," the father says. "We're sick of each other, and I'm sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Denver and tell her."

Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. "Like heck they're getting divorced," she
shouts. "I'll take care of this. "

She calls Florida immediately, and screams at her father, "You are NOT getting divorced! Don't do a single thing until I get there. I'm calling my brother back, and we'll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don't do a thing! DO YOU HEAR ME?" and hangs up.

The old man hangs up the phone and turns to his wife. "Okay," he says. "They're coming for Thanksgiving and paying their own way."


Unusual pictures show up all over he place.  For instance ...

Carry gently

Look what's for dinner!

Not twins

Push!  Push!


Keeping dry

Hey!  Gently!

Outa my way!  I'm comin' through!

Humor --

A woman walks in a store to return a pair of eyeglasses that she had purchased for her husband a week before."What seems to be the problem, madam?""I'm returning these glasses I bought for my husband. He's still not seeing things my way.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


New England is noted for its beautiful fall colors, but believe it or not, some of our trees, way out here in California, also make an autumnal change of dress.  Cliff was driving while I was snapping shots, so a few are a bit on the fuzzy side.  Cliff said it gave them an artsy look.  But the color is obvious, even on a cloudy day.  See for yourself.

I minimized the fuzzy pics by reducing the size.  Here is a fuzzy example--

As long as we're showing photographic differences, here are two versions of a photo of Pepper that happened to be in the same group --

This is the original photo

And Photoshopped
Which do you prefer?

And now a bit of humor to finish off the day --

Three friends from the local congregation were asked, 'When you're in your casket, and friends and congregation members are mourning over you, what would you like them to say?' 
Artie said: ' I would like them to say I was a wonderful husband, a fine spiritual leader, and a great family man.'

Eugene commented: 'I would like them to say I was a wonderful teacher and servant of God who made a huge difference in people's lives.'

Al said: 'I'd like them to say, 'Look, he's moving!'

Monday, November 21, 2011


I saw this line the other day --

"On Thanksgiving day, all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment -- halftime.'

And that seems to appropriately go with this cartoon sent to me by Margaret --

I hope this doesn't turn into a tradition!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

OWLS, conclusion

What can I say, except that most all forms of wildlife are fascinating!

I'd take off, but I seem to be tethered.

Yeah, these kids are all mine.

Dinner time!

I'm a teenager.  If you want to see a really young one, wait 'til you get to the last one.

I'm Darth Vader

I'm on the day shift.

I got my eyes on you!

Ready for take-off

Whoo was the question?

Ain't we cute!

They may be cute, but I'm adorable.

Humor -

I was in the express lane at the store quietly fuming. Completely ignoring the sign, the woman ahead of me had slipped into the check-out line pushing a cart piled high with groceries.

Imagine my delight when the cashier beckoned the woman forward looked into the cart and asked sweetly, 'So which six items would you like to buy?'