Friday, July 29, 2005

Friday's Funnies

Four women were driving across the country. Each one was from a different area of the country: Idaho, Nebraska, North Carolina and one from a northern state.

Shortly after the trip began, the woman from Idaho started pulling potatoes from her bag and throwing them out of the window.

"What the heck are you doing?" demanded the Nebraskan.

"We have so many of these darn things in Idaho, I am just sick of looking at them!"

A moment later, the gal from Nebraska began pulling ears of corn from her bag and tossing them from the window.

"What are you doing that for?" asked the gal from North Carolina.

"We have so many of these things in Nebraska, I am just sick of looking at them!"

Inspired, the gal from North Carolina opened the car door and.....

pushed the Yankee out.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Nova Scotia

Here after dubbed:


We are going here in about a month. The hubs friend lives in Collingwood Corner. I hear it will be blueberry picken time.

Bit O tivia

The hubs friends wifes first husbands family invented the blueberry picker... they use it to pick cranberries also. (how many "s" can you pack into one sentence?)

Did you know the Blueberry plant turns red after being harvested? Weird ey?
I think so.

So this weekend I will pull all the camera gear out, check batteries, inventory and order film to start getting ready for this trip. Yes, I will fall back on the trusty ol' 35mm and slide film. The hub has a digital, (small but takes quite good pics). One day I will graduate to a good digital but not yet...

More updates on THE TRIP and the other things we plan to see and do as things progress forward!

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Laura (Blair) Yarbrough Posted by Picasa

Wednesday is for a Bit O'Family History

This was my Great Grandfathers first wife Laura. These are his first 3 children, from left, Lula L., John Brackenridge (baby), and Johnie Suiter Yarbrough. Laura passed away in Iowa Park Texas in 1905 so this picture is about 1904 to 1905. I am not sure what she passed away of, but it caused a family riff and my grandfather seperated from his family. This is my brick wall in my family genealogy and has been for years. The back of the picture has to Mr. Bud Blair wife from D T Yarbrough wife and children.
I think she was very pretty for the times she lived. Know any Yarbroughs or Blairs?

My great grandfather remarried to Nannie Mae Bazzell July 3rd, 1915. They has 3 children, Leona Mae(my grandmother), Woodrow Wilson and Charlie Yarbrough. She passed way in 1920. He never remarried again. Trying to raise 3 children and hold a job was hard for my great grandfather. The youngest child Charlie was taken by the older couple, The Reynolds, that had been helping him tend to the kids. My grandmother used to tell of her brothers and herself being tied to the clothes line to play. (all in keeping them contained you see)On the day Charlie was taken, they where tied to the clothes line and the Reynolds took off with Charlie. That would have been about 1921 or 1922. She did not find her brother again until the late 50's. But I am getting a little of here... more on that later.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Friday's Funnies

How many dogs does it take to change a light bulb?

1. Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb?

2. Border Collie: Just one. And then I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code.

3. Dachshund: You know I can't reach that stupid lamp!

4. Rottweiler: Make me.

5. Boxer: Who cares? I can still play with my squeaky toys in the dark.

6. Lab: Oh, me, me!!!!! Pleeeeeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh? Can I? Pleeeeeeeeeze, please, please, please!

7. German Shepherd: I'll change it as soon as I've led these people from the dark, check to make sure I haven't missed any, and make just one more perimeter patrol to see that no one has tried to take advantage of the situation.

8. Jack Russell Terrier: I'll just pop it in while I'm bouncing off the walls and furniture.

9. Old English Sheep Dog: Light bulb? I'm sorry, but I don't see a light bulb!

10. Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet in the dark.

11. Chihuahua: Yo quiero Taco Bulb. Or "We don't need no stinking light bulb."

12. Greyhound: It isn't moving. Who cares?

13. Australian Cattle Dog: First, I'll put all the light bulbs in a little circle...

14. Poodle: I'll just blow in the Border Collie's ear and he'll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry.

How many cats does it take to change a light bulb?

The Cat's Answer:

Cats do not change light bulbs. People change light bulbs. So, the real question is:

"How long will it be before I can expect some light, some dinner, and a massage?"


Wednesday, July 20, 2005

I am constantly amazed at some things....

Want to read some things that just boggle the mind??

Check out Chewies and the Troublemakers blogs posting some hearings happening here by the Greeensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission. (The sad day in question happened back in the late 70s, KKK, Nazis, people died.)

At least read Chewies last 2 posts including his transcript of a KKK leader. The Troublemaker has several on the subject also.

Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission
P.O. Box 20566
Greensboro, NC 27401
(336) 275-6462

Things that make you go


Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Not for Sale

We have officially taken the house off the market. The 6 months listing with the realtor is almost up and we got her to agree to take it off the market.
I am real surprised it didn't sell. We averaged 2 to 3 showings a week, my house is always clean, in a good neighborhood...I have my opinions as to why it didn't sell but you know how much opinions weigh..
I guess it wasn't meant to be.
So, now we are looking at using part of the equity to do some upgrades.
New kitchen counters, (they are currently formica)
Gas stove (we love to cook)
Tile in the living room, (it has carpet)
screen the porch in. add a spa.
etc etc..

Either way I can't say I am not glad that strangers will no longer be going through my home when we are not here.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Monday Monday... da da.. da da da da

So we are thinking of going away on a relaxing vacation. The hub has just completed a 4 year project for his company that was a major software write and an extreme upgrade for them. Needless to say he is a little tired and needs to de-stress. We looked at vacation packages for some places including Bahamas, Jamaca and the Carribean.

Looks like we have settled on Nova Scotia...

Did your head just spin? LOL

I know, that is quite the opposite of the places we where looking at. But I was thinking, relaxing means not having to run here to see this and that, going out if you want, staying in if you want..and most of all being cool!

I don't know about you but I can not relax if I am hot and the hub can't either..
He has a friend that lives there. Somewhere that is like an hour and half from Halifax. They have a empty house on the ocean they have offered up... So I am like..

have we left yet?

THe last week of August is when we are thinking of going and that is right at the end of peak whale watching season.. WOO HOO!
He wants to take the Cabot trail and go to Prince Edward Island. Maybe take in Quebec also..

I am thinking, cool weather, ocean water, whales and nature to take pics of... I am SOOOO THERE!!!

Friday, July 15, 2005

Friday's Funnies

This so reminds me of my place of business

An Indian walks into a cafe with a shotgun in one hand pulling a male
buffalo with the other. He says to the waiter, "Me want coffee." The waiter says, "Sure, Chief, coming right up." He gets the Indian a tall
mug of coffee. The Indian drinks the coffee, turns and blasts the buffalo with the shotgun, causing parts of animal to splatter everywhere, then just walks out.

The next morning the Indian returns. He has his shotgun in one hand pulling another male buffalo with the other. He walks up to the
counter and says to the waiter, "Me want coffee." The waiter says, "Whoa, Tonto! We're still cleaning up your mess from yesterday. What was all that about, anyway?"

The Indian smiles and proudly says, "Me training for upper management
position: Come in, drink coffee, shoot the bull, leave mess for others to clean up, disappear for rest of day."

Friday's Funnies - one more for the ladies

The Manogram

Thursday, July 14, 2005

My son and a Bud

a pic of my son from one of his recent excursions. My son is in the Bermuda shirt. I know he will be oh so honored that I chose this pic to post of him but I like it! He and a couple of friends went hiking in Texas. (should explain the sweat). Texas has been having record heat this year.
Check out his other pics and blog here.

Monday, July 11, 2005

So I come home and..

No one comes to greet me at the door! This is unusual, but then I find out why...

Are they live?

Or statues?? LOL

And they sit...

Reach Out...

And touch that birdie! They wish!

All nite long

Little Girl aka "Princess" is STILL at the window!

Friday, July 08, 2005

Friday's Funnies

Jim and Deb were walking hand in hand one muggy June night. They were headed to a secluded area they had used for clandestine encounters under the stars, and were excited at the prospect of an evening of sweaty, sticky sex.

Suddenly, a bright light came from above them, and they found themselves being pulled up and into an alien space craft. A male and female humanoid greeted them and told them not to fear anything. They were explorers as well as lovers, and they detected a strong amount of sexual pheromones being released by Jim and Deb. Curious about human sexuality, they offered to give the couple 200 pounds of pure gold in exchange for swapping partners. Figuring they had nothing to lose, they agreed.

Deb went with the male to a padded chamber where they proceeded to undress, revealing that the male had a diminutive sexual organ. Deb confided that the organ wouldn't do much to show the alien about human sexual arousal, to which the male smiled and put a finger in his right ear. He twisted his finger and slowly his penis got longer, but was still thin. Understanding the look on Deb's face, the alien put his finger in his left ear. Twisting it, his penis increased in girth until it was the perfect size for Deb.

Having extremely satisfying sex for hours, they returned to the main room where she found the female with Jim. Saying goodbye, they dropped the couple back where they picked them up. Walking back home, Jim asked Deb how the experience was. She told him that it was quite physically satisfying, and asked how his was.

Jim said, "It was good and all, but I was distracted: She kept playing with my ears!"

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

The Babies are Growing Up

They are getting brave now, sitting on the edge of the basket. Mom has left the nest and returns daily to check on and feed them. She now stands out on the edge of the porch coaxing them to "come on out" with her coo - cooo...

Mom On The Roof

Mom gets on the roof and calls for her 2 babies.....

One Gets Brave

One Baby Bird got brave and got up there with her!

Friday, July 01, 2005


Somebody over at this blog is having a birthday today!! Go say HI and Happy Birthday from her seaster for me!

Friday's Funnies

As I Mature

I’ve learned that you can not make someone love you. All you can do is stalk them and hope they panic and give in.

I’ve learned that no matter how much I care, some people are just assholes.

I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust, and it only takes suspicion, not proof, to destroy it.

I've learned that you can get by on charm for about 15 minutes. After that you better have a big willy or huge boobs.

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t compare yourself to others – they are more screwed up than you think.

I’ve learned that you can keep vomiting long after you think you are finished.

I’ve learned that we are responsible for what we do, unless we are celebrities.

I’ve learned that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades, and there better be a lot of money there to take it’s place.

I’ve learned that 99% of the time when something doesn’t work in your house, one of your kids did it.

I’ve learned that the people you care the most about in life are taken away from you much to soon and the less important ones just never go away.

Share these words of wisdom with your friends, trust me they will appreciate it. Who knows maybe something good will happen.

If not…

Tough Shit!