Friday, January 3, 2014


How many of you ladies had her?  The beautiful, redheaded baby, Chrissy?  She could have short or long hair.  I thought I was the bomb!  Then a couple of months later she broke...with her hair in the long position.  One would think - no more short hair for her...but, not so!  All it took was a pair of scissors! 



Found this on Wikipedia....

The traditional culture of the Southern United States has been called a "culture of honor", that is, a culture where people avoid intentionally offending others, and maintain a reputation for not accepting improper conduct by others.
I'ammmmm Baaaaaaaak!  Now if I can just get my camera working!

Thursday, October 31, 2013



Halloween History: Origin
Halloween is the one of the oldest holidays still celebrated today. It's one of the most popular holidays, second only to Christmas. While millions of people celebrate Halloween without knowing its origins and myths, the history and facts of Halloween make the holiday more fascinating.

Some people view Halloween as a time for fun, putting on costumes, trick-or-treating, and having theme parties. Others view it as a time of superstitions, ghosts, goblins and evil spirits that should be avoided at all costs.

As the Christian debate goes on, celebrating Halloween is a preference that is not always viewed as participating in an evil holiday. Halloween is often celebrated with no reference to pagan rituals or the occult.

Halloween History
Halloween is on October 31st, the last day of the Celtic calendar. It was originally a pagan holiday, honoring the dead. Halloween was referred to as All Hallows Eve and dates back to over 2000 years ago.

All Hallows Eve is the evening before All Saints Day, which was created by Christians to convert pagans, and is celebrated on November 1st. The Catholic church honored saints on this designated day.

Origin of Halloween
While there are many versions of the origins and old customs of Halloween, some remain consistent by all accounts. Different cultures view Halloween somewhat differently but traditional Halloween practices remain the same.

Halloween culture can be traced back to the Druids, a Celtic culture in Ireland, Britain and Northern Europe. Roots lay in the feast of Samhain, which was annually on October 31st to honor the dead.

Samhain signifies "summers end" or November. Samhain was a harvest festival with huge sacred bonfires, marking the end of the Celtic year and beginning of a new one. Many of the practices involved in this celebration were fed on superstition.

The Celts believed the souls of the dead roamed the streets and villages at night. Since not all spirits were thought to be friendly, gifts and treats were left out to pacify the evil and ensure next years crops would be plentiful. This custom evolved into trick-or-treating.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


My friends got married...

We threw a party!

Everyone was there...

No one was tardy!

The beer was cold, the food was great.

They even had a wedding dress cake!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


~  A prairie dog, a guinea pig, and groundhog have something in common.  They are all rodents, though misnamed - there is not a dog, pig or hog among them.

~  In military jargon, an NBC suit is personal protective clothing designed to be worn in the event of a Nuclear, Biological, or Chemical attack.

~ There are only three sports films that have won Best Picture Oscars - Rocky (1976), Chariots of Fire (1981) and Million Dollar Baby (2004).

~  If you are suffering from amusia you are tone deaf - you have the inability to recognize or reproduce musical sounds.

~  Ice must be at least 2 feet thick so support a pod of walruses.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


~  21 U.S. states end in the letter "a."  In alphabetical order:  Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Virginia, and West Virginia.

~  The oldest known written version of the Cinderella story is in Chinese, circa A.D. 850.  In this version, the heroine, Yeh-hsien, wins the prince with the help of a magical golden-eyed fish instead of a fairy godmother.

~  The Internet shorthand for high five is "^5."

~  About 60 percent of the human brain is comprised of fat.

~  The Boston Red Sox were the last major league baseball team to break the color barrier by signing an African American player.  In 1959, Elijah "Pumpsie" Green joined the team.

Friday, August 30, 2013


Memorable quotes from our Nash Vegas weekend.

We are funny people.
And we tip least they do.

It's probably good that I am not that close to the stage.  (This was soon remedied)

Were we dancing?

I have irritable bowel syndrome.
No, you are just irritable and have a bowel.

That's a rash waiting to happen.

Chocolate Thunder.

If she needs to sit down, you just tell her so in your microphone.

That first beer went down hard.

I need the biggest glass of water that you have.

My heart can't take this.

You are going to have to help her in the car.

FP your FB.

I am not getting as crazy as I did last night.
Me either.  It is only Miller Lite for me.  (yeah right)

Are those the same socks you had on yesterday?

Act like you are passed out and let me take your picture?

Where's Lois?
We thought she was with you.

Are you getting married?
No, I am just wearing this veil for the free beer.