Thursday, May 30, 2013

Kerri Pomarolli Comedy

I look forward to meeting Kerri someday in person- she visited my blog and commented on one of my posts last year. I discovered her videos on youtube and its nice to hear clean comedy without 4 letter words in it. I have an entire label of humor devoted to videos by her. Laughter is good for you.

· Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity?

· Can you cry under water?

· How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?

· Why do you have to 'put your two cents in'? But it's only a 'penny for your thoughts'? What's that extra penny going to?

Some men carry and handle their diplomacy better than others........
When former U.S. Military commander in Afghanistan, Stanley McChrystal,
was called into the Oval Office by Barack Obama, he knew things weren't
going to go well when the President accused him of not supporting him in
his political role as President....
"It's not my job to support you as a politician, Mr. President, it's my
job to support you as Commander-in-Chief," McChrystal replied, and he
handed Obama his resignation.
Not satisfied with accepting McChrystal's resignation the President made a
cheap parting shot. "I bet when I die you'll be happy to pee on my grave."
The General saluted. "Mr. President, I always told myself after leaving
the Army I'd never stand in line again."

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Working 9-5

I was saddened to hear our former WSDOT District Administrator Don Senn passed away last weekend. He retired a few years ago, and lost a battle to cancer. Don never thought he was too good not to talk to anyone at DOT and always would stop and visit and listen when he could. He set a good example, was tremendous leader in our community and at work, and actually started working over the striping crew when he started his career at WSDOT. I have worked for WSDOT since 1992 and they truly are a great bunch of people to work with-I just don't tell them that enough. When people ask, when I will retire?; I ask why or I don’t know? We have had a few retire, a few quit, a few transfer, and even a few die of natural causes since I made this video several years ago, when Dwayne Standerford retired. It has photos of many of my co-workers and This video reminds me of what a great team I work with every day and to count my blessings again. It also reminds me to thank those around me while they are still living.

"Several years ago when I received my 25 year Plague"
Dennis Hendricks, Don Senn, Jennene Ring, Dave Bierschbach

Donald Stephen Senn
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Donald Stephen Senn, 70, of Wenatchee, died Friday, May 24, 2013.
He had resided in Wenatchee for 38 years and had been a regional administrator for the Department of Transportation.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Senn of Wenatchee; his children, Kevin Senn of Reno, Nev., and Jared Senn of East Helena, Mont.; his brother, Ron Senn of Selah; and his sister, Sherrill Senn Mozey of Minneapolis, Minn.
Services will be June 15th at Grace Lutheran Church..
are by Jones & Jones-Betts Funeral Home, Wenatchee.

Glen S. Puterbaugh, 77, a 39-year resident of East Wenatchee, died Monday, May 26, 2014.
He worked as a safety officer for the state Department of Transportation.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Puterbaugh of East Wenatchee; his sons, Kevin D. Puterbaugh of Auburn and Brian E. Puterbaugh of Othello; and his sister, Julia Marshall of Edmonds.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are by Telford’s Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee.

Searles McCarver, 81, of Wenatchee, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
Arrangements are by Jones & Jones-Betts Funeral Home, Wenatchee.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Jesus in Every Book of the Bible

Some peoples values change every day it seems. Others base their values on the Bible that does not change.The Gallup polling company released its most predictable findings of the year. Asked if the state of moral values in America is "getting better" or "worse," 72% of Americans responded "worse." Although married, churchgoing, or Republican Americans were the most negative, Gallup pointed out, "No major demographic group evaluates moral values positively overall."
But here's the irony: Many of the Americans who recognize our moral problems are also the quickest to justify them. As a country, we have a higher tolerance than ever for divorce (68% believe it's morally acceptable), premarital sex (63%), out-of-wedlock births (60%), and homosexual behavior (59%). On two explosive issues--human cloning and polygamy--the public's support has actually doubled. Believe it or not, more Americans now have a problem with "wearing fur" (59%) than aborting a human life (42%). Only adultery lost ground in the battle over values--falling just a single point, from 7% approval to 6%.
If there was ever a time that our nation needed its pastors preaching without apology, it's now. This video features an ll year old boy telling how Jesus is in every book of the Bible.  A pretty good sermon I would say. I just wish  more Americans would read the Bible- it is our owners manual. 
Jesus Christ Is In Every Book of the Bible
(author unknown)
In Genesis, Jesus is the seed of the Woman.
In Exodus, He is the Passover Lamb.
In Leviticus, He is the Priest, the Altar and the Lamb of Sacrifice.
In Numbers, He is the pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night.
In Deuteronomy, Jesus is the Prophet like Moses.
In Joshua, Jesus is the Captain of our salvation.
In Judges, He is our Judge and Law-Giver.
In Ruth, He is our Kinsman and Redeemer.
In 1 & 2 Samuel, He is our trusted Prophet.
In Kings & Chronicles, He is our reigning King.
In Ezra, He is the rebuilder of the broken-down walls of human life.
In Nehemiah, Jesus is our Restorer.
In Esther, He is our Advocate.
In Job, Jesus is our Ever-Living Redeemer.
In Psalms, He is our Shepherd.
In Proverbs, He is our Wisdom.
In Ecclesiastes, He is our hope of resurrection.
In the Song of Songs, He is our loving Bridegroom.
In Isaiah, Jesus is the suffering Servant.
In Jeremiah, He is the righteous wronged.
In Lamentations, He is our weeping prophet.
In Ezekiel, He is the one with the right to rule.
In Daniel, Jesus is the fourth man in the fiery furnace.
In Hosea, Jesus is the faithful husband forever married to the sinner.
In Joel, He is the one who baptises with the Holy Spirit, fire.
In Amos, He is the restorer of Justice.
In Obadiah, He is mighty to save.
In Jonah, He is our great foreign missionary.
In Micah, Jesus is the feet of one who brings good news.
In Nahum, Jesus is our stronghold in the day of trouble.
In Habakkuk, He is God my Saviour.
In Zephaniah, He is the King of Israel.
In Haggai, He is the signet ring.
In Zecharish, He is our humble King riding on a colt.
In Malachi, Jesus is the son of righteousness.
In Matthew, Jesus is God-with-us.
In Mark, He is the Son of God.
In Luke, He is the Son of Mary, feeling what you feel.
In John, He is the Bread of Life.
In Acts, Jesus is the Savior of the world.
In Romans, Jesus is the righteousness of God.
In 1 Corinthians, He is the Resurrection.
In 2 Corinthians, He is the God of all comfort.
In Galatians, He is your liberty, He sets you free.
In Ephesians, Jesus is the Head of the Church.
In Philippians, Jesus is your joy.
In Colossians, He is your completeness.
In 1 & 2 Thessalonians, He is your hope.
In 1 Timothy, He is your faith.
In 2 Timothy, Jesus is your stability.
In Titus, Jesus is Truth.
In Philemon, He is your benefactor.
In Hebrews, He is your perfection.
In James, He is the power behind your faith.
In 1 Peter, He is your example.
In 2 Peter, Jesus is your purity.
In 1 John, Jesus is your life.
In 2 John, He is your pattern.
In 3 John, He is your motivation.
In Jude, He is the foundation of your faith.
In Revelation, Jesus is your coming King.
He is the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
He is the Keeper of Creation and the Creator of all.
He is the Architect of the Universe and the Manager of all Time.
He always Was, He always Is and He always Will Be,
Unmoved, Unchanged, Undefeated and never undone.
He was bruised and brought healing,
He was pierced and eased pain,
He was persecuted and brought freedom,
He was dead and brought life.
He is risen and brings power,
He reigns and brings peace.
The world can’t understand Him,
Armies can’t defeat Him,
Schools can’t explain Him
And the leaders can’t ignore Him.
Herod couldn’t kill Him,
The Pharisees couldn’t confuse Him,
The people couldn’t hold Him,
Nero couldn’t crush Him,
Hitler couldn’t find Him,
The New Age can’t replace Him
And Oprah can’t explain Him away.
He is Life, Love, Longevity and Law.
He is goodness, kindness, gentleness and love.
He is holy, righteous, mighty, powerful, good.
His Way is Right, His Words Eternal.
His rules unchanging, and His mind is on me.
He is my Redeemer, His is my Savior, He is my God, He is my Priest,
He is my Joy, He is my Comfort, He is my Law, and He rules my life.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Go Home and Love Your Wife

I would like to meet Vodie Bochman in person someday- he is one of my favorite radio speakers. I debated to put this  under marriage or fathers- lets go with marriage as both sides need to hear this story. There is a entire book in Bible, called Hosea, that deals with this topic. To put it in simple terms, "Husbands, Go Home and Love Your Wife". They say the best thing we can do our children is to show our kids a good marriage- don't get that example from TV shows.
Two Women were chatting in office..
Woman 1:"I had a fine evening, how was yours.. ??
Woman 2:"It was a disaster.. My husband came home, ate his dinner in 3 minutes and fell a sleep.. How was yours.. ??
Woman 1:"Oh it was amazing! My husband came home and took me out for a romantic dinner.. After dinner we walked for an hour.. When we came home he lit the candles around the house..It was like a... fairy tale!
At the same time, their husbands are talking at work..
Husband 1:"How was your evening.. ??
Husband 2:"Great.. I came home, dinner was on the table, I ate and fell asleep.
What about you ??
Husband 1:"It was horrible. I came home, there's no dinner, they cut the electricity because I forgot to pay the bill; so I took her out for dinner which was so expensive that i didn't had money left for a cab. We walked home which took an hour and when we got home i remembered there was no electricity so I had to light candles all over the house!!
12 Marriage Killers by Dr. James Dobson
All that is needed to grow the most vigorous weeds is a small crack in the sidewalk.
Would you identify some of the major "marriage killers" that are most responsible for the high divorce rate that plagues today's families?
It would take perhaps 50 volumes to describe them all, and even then we would only scratch the surface. Any one of the following "dragons" can rip a relationship to shreds if given an opportunity to do so:
Overcommitment and physical exhaustion: Beware of this condition. It is especially insidious for young couples who are trying to get started in a profession or in school. Do not try to go to college, work full-time, have a baby, manage a toddler, fix up a house, and start a business at the same time. It sounds ridiculous, but many young couples do just that and are then surprised when their marriages fall apart. Why wouldn't they? The only time they see each other is when they are worn out! Husbands and wives must reserve time for one another if they hope to keep their love alive.
Excessive credit and conflict over how money will be spent: We've said it before. Pay cash for consumable items or don't buy. Don't spend more on a house or a car than you can afford, leaving too few resources for dating, short trips, baby-sitters, etc. Allocate your funds with the wisdom of Solomon.
Selfishness: There are two kinds of people in the world, the givers and the takers. A marriage between two givers can be a beautiful thing. Friction is inevitable for a giver and a taker. But two takers can claw each other to pieces within a period of weeks. Selfishness will devastate marital partners in short order.
Unhealthy relationships with in-laws: If either the husband or wife has not been fully emancipated from the parents, it is best not to live near them. Autonomy is difficult for some mothers and fathers to grant, and close proximity is built for trouble.
Unrealistic expectations: Some couples come into marriage anticipating rose-covered cottages, walks down primrose lanes, and unmitigated joy. There is no way a marriage between two imperfect human beings can deliver on that expectation. The late counselor Jean Lush believed, and I agree, that this romantic illusion is particularly characteristic of American women, who expect more from their husbands than they are capable of providing. The consequent disappointment is an emotional minefield.
Space invaders: By space invaders, I am not referring to aliens from Mars. Rather, my concern is for those who violate the "breathing room" needed by their partners, quickly suffocating them and destroying the attraction between them. Jealousy is one way the phenomenon manifests itself. Another is a poor self-concept, which leads the insecure spouse to build a cage around the other. It often suffocates the relationship. Love must be free, and it must be confident.
Sexual frustration and its partner, the greener grass of infidelity: It is a deadly combination!
Business collapse: Failure in work does bad things to men especially. Their agitation over financial reverses sometimes precipitates anger within the family.
Business success: It is almost as risky to succeed wildly as it is to fail miserably in business. King Solomon wrote: "Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread" (Proverbs 30:8). Edward Fitzgerald said it another way: "One of the saddest pages kept by the recording angel is the record of souls that have been damned by success." It's true.
Getting married too young: Girls who marry between 14 and 17 years of age are more than twice as likely to divorce as those who marry at 18 or 19 years of age. Those who marry at 18 or 19 are 1.5 times as likely to divorce as those who marry in their 20s. The pressures of adolescence and the stresses of early married life do not mix well. Finish the first before taking on the second.
Alcohol and substance abuse: These are notorious killers, not only of marriages, but of the people who indulge excessively. Research indicates that 40 percent of all Americans and Canadians are close family members of an alcoholic.
Pornography, gambling, and other addictions: It should be obvious to everyone that the human personality is flawed. It has a tendency to get hooked on destructive behaviors, especially early in life. During an introductory stage, people think they can tamper with various enticements, such as pornography, gambling, hard drugs, etc., without being hurt. Indeed, many do walk away unaffected. For some, however, there are a weakness and a vulnerability that are unknown until too late. Such people then become addicted to something that tears at the fabric of the family. This warning may seem foolish and even prudish to my readers, but I've made a 20-year study of those who wreck their lives. Their problems often begin in experimentation with a known vice and ultimately end in death ... or the death of a marriage.
These are a few of the common marriage killers. But in truth, the list is virtually limitless. All that is needed to grow the most vigorous weeds is a small crack in the sidewalk. If you are going to beat the odds and maintain an intimate, long-term marriage, you must take the task seriously. The natural order of things will carry you away from one another, not bring you together.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Leavenworth Police

One of our favorite places to take guests is Leavenworth- about 30 minutes from us.  Some call it Heavenworth.  This video was made several years ago, when safeway was still downtown, and called Leavenworth Cops. Actually Leavenworth contracts with Chelan County for law enforcement and keep talking about having their own department? I think Wenatchee is the only city with its own police in Chelan County and East Wenatchee is the only city in Douglas County with its own police department. Anyway, I hope you have a safe Memorial Day and look for us in Leavenworth today after church.

A husband went to the sheriff’s department to report
that his wife was missing.
Husband: My wife is missing. She went shopping yesterday and has not come home....
Sergeant: What is her height?
Husband: Gee, I’m not sure. A little over five-feet tall.
Sergeant: Weight?
Husband: Don’t know. Not slim, not really fat.
Sergeant: Color of eyes?
Husband: Never noticed.
Sergeant: Color of hair?
Husband: Changes a couple times a year. Maybe dark brown.
Sergeant: What was she wearing?
Husband: Could have been a skirt or shorts. I don’t remember exactly.
Sergeant: What kind of car did she go in?
Husband: She went in my truck.
Sergeant: What kind of truck was it?
Husband: Brand new 2015 Ford F150 King Ranch 4X4 with eco-boost 5.0L V8 engine special ordered with manual transmission. It has a custom matching white cover for the bed. Custom leather seats and “Bubba” floor mats. Trailering package with gold hitch. DVD with navigation, 21-channel CB radio, six cup holders, and four power outlets. Added special alloy wheels and off-road Michelins. Wife put a small scratch on the drivers door. At this point the husband started choking up.
Sergeant: Don’t worry buddy. We’ll find your truck

A police recruit was asked during the exam, "What would you do if you had to arrest your own mother?"
He said, "Call for backup."

How do police officers hand cuff a one armed man?

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Should You Go First

Happy Memorial Day Weekend.  I love family photos, they are so full of memories for me- I added a few to a song by George Younce called "Should You Go First". George Younce has gone on ahead as well. I added some photos are of loved ones I hope to meet someday in Heaven, my grandparents, my parents, my sister, my aunt/uncle, sister in law, - kinda makes me homesick just naming a few...

Thursday, May 23, 2013

I Don't Regret A Mile

God has been so good to me- I am thankful for Christian Parents, my friends, family, the many great examples I have had in my lifetime to follow. I am thankful for accepting Christ as my savior at a young age- actually at Devils Lake Bible Camp when I was nine. Rick Klinge sent me a ancestory research study he had done on our family. Its very interesting and I learned a lot. I often wish walls could talk and we could listen and see back in time instead of just seeing names. Life is made up of moments not days. I dug out a resume of the many jobs I have been blessed with, and perhaps there are some things I should have done differently, some areas would have been differently if I had chosen different jobs, but I certainly don't regret a mile serving for my Lord....
Dennis Hendricks
1331 N. Ashland
East Wenatchee, WA. 98802
(509) 884-9620=phone = email

Employment History:
WA St. Dept. of Transp. (NCR-Wenatchee Offices) Maintenance Tech 1992 to Present
Plowed snow, applied de-icing chemicals, traffic control, training seasonal temps, guardrail
Pavement markings, paint Striping, update no pass log, clean/load striper, drive warning vehicles
Maintain a Current CPR/First Aid Card. Maintain current Flagging Card, CDL Endorsement
Handled safety meetings for WSDOT and compiled over a dozen safety/work videos.
Suggested ideas to improve Efficiency under Brain Storm Program, awarded savings.

City of East Wenatchee, WA. City Council Member;) 1988 to 2012
Approve/monitor city budgets, payroll and accounts. Approve bids. Served on various committees, work with two employee unions. Employee recognition lunches, AWC Certified Municipal Leadership Training Program, Campaigned, Survived 5 elections- chose not to run in 2011

Washington State Utilities and Transp. Commission, Olympia MCLE Investigator/Inspector - 1985 to l992
Worked Pasco, Snohomish, Wenatchee, Okanogan, and Kent offices.
Managed, staffed, and maintained two WUTC offices. Offices covered all of Chelan, Douglas and
Okanagon counties. Drove approximately 31,000 miles per year. Served as District Safety Rep.
Certified Vehicle Safety Alliance Inspector (CVSA) Certified/trained to insure safety of Trucks
Audit Carriers Books, drivers files, maintenance records, hours of service, equipment, rates, and authority. Assist in filing of applications for authority, rates, protests, appeals, transfers, of for hire vehicles/permit. Peace Officer, Enforce Title 81Laws, and testify in court as required
Commission lost major funding source and laid off most field investigators in 1992

Denny’s Restaurant, LaMarada, California (Olympia) Assistant Restaurant Manager; -1984 to 1985
Assisted and Filled in where needed, balanced cash registers, bank deposits, handled customer complaints, worked with employee morale, training of new employees.

Charlie’s Home Center, Tumwater, WA Truck Driver/Set up;. –1981 to l984
Deliver and set up Manufactured Homes,(single, double and triple wides) blocking, leveling, roofing, loading trucks, inspect homes, repo homes, plumbing, home repairs, carpet laying,

Allen Homes, Olympia, WA Service Manager/Sales Rep;. –l979 to 1981
Managed manufactured housing service department. Hired, laid off, scheduled service for a five state area, set up new dealers, handle questions/complaints/took orders/ factory tours

Community Relations, Hobbies and Other;
-Served as a Church Trustee/Board Member; - SS teacher.
-Wrote and published 7 humor books, maintain a blog(over 600 blogs)
- Created over 130 Videos that are on
-Listed and sold real estate and mobile homes. (Realtor)

Business Administration; Northwest College, Kirkland, WA. (1973)
Business Administration; Big Bend Community College, Moses Lake,Wa (1974)
Real Estate law: Olympia Tech Community college, Olympia, Wa (l982)
Computers; Wenatchee Valley Community College, Wenatchee, WA. (1992)
Lake Roosevelt High School, Coulee Dam, WA. Graduated 1973
Listed in Who’s Who among High School Students 1972

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Don't Judge Too Quickly

Don't Judge Too Quickly  is a famous quote that I do not know who to contribute it to- but an Insurance company picked up that quote and made several commercials with it that are quite funny. Its been interesting to read comments posted about a bridge collapsing after tv news last night gave full coverage to an event they never had all the facts on and raised all kinds of speculation without knowing the facts of how it happened. Its a good reminder and goal- "Don't Judge Too Quickly, -We Won't".

A lady in a faded gingham dress and her husband, dressed in a homespun threadbare suit, stepped off the train in Boston, and walked timidly without an appointment into the Harvard University President's outer office.
The secretary could tell in a moment that such backwoods, country hicks had no business at Harvard and probably didn't even deserve to be in Cambridge.
"We'd like to see the president," the man said softly.
"He'll be busy all day," the secretary snapped.
"We'll wait," the lady replied.
For hours the secretary ignored them, hoping that the couple would finally become discouraged and go away.
They didn't, and the secretary grew frustrated and finally decided to disturb the president, even though it was a chore she always regretted.
"Maybe if you see them for a few minutes, they'll leave," she said to him!
He sighed in exasperation and nodded. Someone of his importance obviously didn't have the time to spend with them, and he detested gingham dresses and homespun suits cluttering up his outer office.
The president, stern faced and with dignity, strutted toward the couple. The lady told him, "We had a son who attended Harvard for one year. He loved Harvard. He was happy here. But about a year ago, he was accidentally killed. My husband and I would like to erect a memorial to him, somewhere on campus."
The president wasn't touched. He was shocked. "Madam," he said, gruffly, "we can't put up a statue for every person who attended Harvard and died.. If we did, this place would look like a cemetery."
"Oh, no," the lady explained quickly. "We don't want to erect a statue. We thought we would like to give a building to Harvard."
The president rolled his eyes. He glanced at the gingham dress and homespun suit, and then exclaimed, "A building! Do you have any earthly idea how much a building costs? We have over seven and a half million dollars in the physical buildings here at Harvard."
For a moment the lady was silent.
The president was pleased. Maybe he could get rid of them now.
The lady turned to her husband and said quietly, "Is that all it costs to start a university? Why don't we just start our own?"
Her husband nodded. The president's face wilted in confusion and bewilderment.
Mr. and Mrs. Leland Stanford got up and walked away, travelling to Palo Alto, California where they established the university that bears their name, Stanford University, a memorial to a son that Harvard no longer cared about.
You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who they think can do nothing for them.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Stutter Song

Everyone has their weakness and strengths- focus on your  strengths and laugh at your problems. Don't judge by first impressions- Tim Lovelace is a very gifted individual. Tim Lovelace has appeared on several Gaither videos, one was called THE 4th MAN that was so funny. I have another blog featuring his piano playing that is very good. This video is called the stutter song that I found on youtube- I needed a good laugh tonight...

· If  a   man  could  make  a  statement in the middle of a forest and  there  is  no  woman  to  hear  him  say  it,  Tell  me; “ Is He Still Wrong?”

A man came into a shop with a 'Salesman Wanted' sign In a window. He went up to the owner and said, "I-I-I w-w-waannn-t the j-joooob-b." "I don't know if this job would suit you because of your speaking impediment," said the owner.
"I h-h-havvve a w-wi-wiiiife and s-s-s-six k-kkkids, iiii-I re-really neeeed thi-thi-this j-j-job!" said the man.
"O.K. Here are three Bibles. Go out and sell them." said the owner.
So the man went out and came back an hour later.
"H-here-sss your m-m-money." said the man. The owner was impressed, so he gave the man a dozen more Bibles and sent him out. The man came back in two hours and said, "Her-ers y-yooour m-m-money."
The owner said, "This is fantastic. You sold more Bibles in three hours than anyone has sold in a week. Tell me, what do you say to the people when they come to the door?"
"W-welllll," said the man, "I r-r-ring the d-door bell, a-a-and s-s-say 'H-Hel-Hello, M-m-maaaaddam, d-d-do you w-w- want t-t t-to buy thi-thi-this B-B-Bible, oooor d-d-do y-you w-w-want m'me t-toooo read it t-t-t-t-to you?"

A man walked into a very high-tech restaurant in a fancy hotel. As he waited to be seated, he noticed that the Maitre D' was a robot.
The robot clicked to attention and said, "Sir, there is a one hour wait. I am programmed to converse with you until a table is ready, if you please."
Intrigued, the man said, "OK."
...The robot clicked a couple more times and then asked, "Sir, what is your IQ?"
The man answered, "Oh, about 164."
The robot then proceeded to discuss the theory of relativity, Interstellar space travel, the latest medical breakthroughs, etc. The man was most impressed.
The next day he returned, but thought he would try a different tack. The robot again asked, "What is your IQ, sir?"
This time the man answered, "Oh, about 100."
So the robot started discussing NASCAR racing, the latest basketball scores, and what to expect the Red Sox to do this weekend.
The guy had to try it one more time. So the next day he returned. Again the robot asked the question. "What is your IQ?" This time the man drawled out, " Uh.....'bout 50."
The robot clicked, then leaned close and very slowly asked, "A-r-e?? y-o-u-r?? p-e-o-p-l-e?? g-o-i-n-g?? t-o?? n-o-m-i-n-a-t-e???? H-i-l-l-a-r-y?"

Monday, May 20, 2013

Pastors Keeping Attention

Tim Hawkins in on my bucket list of people to see live- I love his sense of humor at everyday things. Here is on he does on pastors and worship music- no need to comment on this one. No one can agree on music styles and it must be tough  being a pastor today. I think we can agree on the importance of praying for our pastors. I love my Pastor and Pray for him.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Pink and Blue Sun Glasses

I am no expert on marriage, and I certainly am not a role model as the perfect husband- I do know it's important to keep working at improving communication and ones marriage. I attended the Love and  Respect Conference in Spokane a few years ago- I probably have forgotten and much glazed over my head. The best time to take such a class is when your marriage is going well. I highly recommend couples attending marriage conferences/retreats as well as pastors teaching on this topic.  On June 9th, many church's will be speaking on marriage- I can't wait that long to share this marriage video.

· After being away on business, Tom thought it would be nice to bring his wife a little gift. How about some perfume? he asked the cosmetics clerk. She showed him a bottle costing $50.00. That's a bit much, said Tom, so she returned with a smaller bottle for $30.00. That's still quite a bit, Tom groused. Growing annoyed, the clerk brought out a tiny $15.00 bottle. What I mean, said Tom, is I'd like to see something really cheap. So the clerk handed him a mirror.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Redneck Changing Tires (3 of 3)

Ok, one last tire changing commercial- these could be filed under commercials, humor and also traffic safety.  I will probably play one of these 3 commercials at my safety meeting on June 5th. Be Safe.
An elderly man was driving his Buick down the freeway when his cell phone rang.
Answering, he heard his wife's voice urgently warning him, "Herman, I just heard on the news that there's a car going the wrong way on 280. Please be careful!"
"It's not just one car," said Herman. "It's hundreds of them!"

Friday, May 17, 2013

Changing Tires is Dangerous (2of3)

Yesterday I posted a video on changing tires. Here is another look at safely changing a tire. There may be lots of ways to change a tire, but make sure you are safe.
The other day I was in the local auto parts store. A lady came in and asked for a seven ten cap.
We all looked at each other and one of the service guys asked, "What's a seven ten cap?" She replied, "You know, it's right on the engine. Mine got lost somehow and I need a new one."
"What kind of car do you drive?" another guy asked. (Thinking that perhaps she drove an old Datsun Seven Ten.) The lady replied, "I drive a Buick." We asked her how big is the cap. She made a circle with her hands about 3 1/2 inches in diameter.
"What does it do?" asked one of the service guys. She replied, "I don't know, but it's always been there."
One of the guys gave her a note pad and asked her if she could draw a picture of it. So she made a circle about 3 1/2 inches in diameter and in the center she wrote 710.
As she was drawing, the guys behind the counter looked at it upside down and they fell behind the counter laughing their heads off.
(Directions: Draw a circle and write 710 in the center. Now look at it upside down.) Dope slap!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Workplace Safety

I am in charge of the June Safety meeting at work. I am working on finding some safety videos that may be interesting and teach a point. this one asks, "Is there such a thing as an accident?" Be Safe and think safety!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Don't text or phone while Driving

We certainly do not know when our time on this earth will be up, no need to worry about that. However, we do know that it is unsafe to text or use your cell phone while driving. Everyone thinks that it will be the other person who this applies to? Usually we get called out to flag for major accidents- here is what a major accident looks like from a camera- it was not staged. I hope you are never involved in such an accident or are the cause either. Please do not text or phone while driving.-please.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day. What a high calling and important role. I am glad we cannot change the definition of Mother! There are so many good videos of there for moms, hard to choose just one for today. I want to thank those moms who care more about the next generation than themselves and put others ahead of themselves. Someone once said Jesus, Others and You, what a wonderful ways to spell JOY. Thank you to the Moms who  have impacted my world so much.
You Know You've Turned Into a Mom When...

You automatically double-knot everything you tie.

You find yourself humming the Barney song as you do the dishes.

You hear a baby cry in the grocery store, and you start to gently sway back and forth, back and forth. However, your children are at school!

You actually start to like the smell of strained carrots mixed with applesauce.

You weep through the scene in Dumbo when his mom is taken away, not to mention what Bambi does to you.

You get soooo into crafts you contemplate writing a book called 101 Fun Crafts to do with Dryer Lint and Eggshells.

You spend a half hour searching for your sunglasses only to have your teenager say, "Mom, why don't you wear the ones you pushed up on your head?"

You are out for a nice romantic meal with your husband, enjoying some real adult conversation, when suddenly you realize that you've reached over and started to cut up his steak!
Things Mom Would Never Say

•"How on earth can you see the TV sitting so far back?"
•"Yeah, I used to skip school a lot, too"
•"Just leave all the lights on ... it makes the house look more cheery"
•"Let me smell that shirt -- Yeah, it's good for another week"
•"Go ahead and keep that stray dog, honey. I'll be glad to feed and walk him every day"
•"Well, if Rahul's mamma says it's OK, that's good enough for me."
•"The curfew is just a general time to shoot for. It's not like I'm running a prison around here."
•"I don't have a tissue with me ... just use your sleeve"
•"Don't bother wearing a jacket - the wind-chill is bound to improve"

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Mothers Day Rhapsody

I am so thankful for my mother, what an influence and example- wish I could stop in for a visit again today and I so  wish my grandkids could meet have met her as well.  Those first few years are tough after they are gone. I think many of you can relate and realized that too late.  Sometimes humor can say it better, so checkout this Rapsody song about mothers and most of all- Happy Mothers Day to all the "moms" out there.  I wish we had more "good" moms running our country.
My Mother Taught Me About...

1. My Mother taught me about ANTICIPATION...
"Just wait until your father gets home."

2. My Mother taught me about RECEIVING....
"You are going to get it when we get home!"

3. My Mother taught me to MEET A CHALLENGE...
"What were you thinking? Answer me when I talk to you! Don't talk back to me!"

4. My Mother taught me LOGIC...
"If you fall out off that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."

5. My Mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE...
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way."

6. My Mother taught me to THINK AHEAD...
"If you don't pass your spelling test, you'll never get a good job."

7. My Mother taught me HUMOR...
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

8. My Mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT...
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

9. My Mother taught me about GENETICS...
"You're just like your father."

10. My Mother taught me about my ROOTS...
"Do you think you were born in a barn?"
11. My Mother taught me about WISDOM OF AGE...
"When you get to be my age, you will understand."

And last but not least...
12. My Mother taught me about JUSTICE...
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you....Then you'll see what it's like!"
Most people say that you can't put a dollar amount on everything moms do, but if you did, says they would earn about $118,905 a year. That ranks right up there with top ad executives, marketing directors, and judges. And unlike them, some moms are putting in as much as a 96-hour work week! Each year, in advance of Mother's Day, experts crunch the wages by combining the earning power all the jobs a mom does -- like a facilities manager, teacher, babysitter, cook, driver, CEO, and psychologist.
In the end, though, no website can put a price tag on the sacrifices our moms make to raise children of strength and character. Back in Old Testament days, people didn't need a survey to understand a woman's value. Proverbs says, "A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies." "She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue... Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: 'Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.'" (Proverbs 31:10, 25-26, 28-29)
I am blessed to have both a mother and a wife that fit that description! To all the moms out there who make such an indelible impact on our families and our culture, thank you and Happy Mother's Day!  (from Family Research Center 5-9-14)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

God is in the Interuptions

Mark Lowry will be in Spokane-Thursday- May 9th, 7:00pm. I wish I could make it to see him- but guess not this time, so this video instead. This is a recent video recorded March of this year at a Tracy Stuffle Benefit Concert.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Trouble At The Airport

Fear can make us do strange things and put up with even more stranger things. I have several blogs on airport security- but this is the only one by Ken Davis I think. Mike Huckabee shared the following news story on his show today- You can only file this under humor- except I have a special label just for Ken Davis and Mark Lowry. I think there are several airport security blogs filed under humor.
Aug 14 2012-  TSA Fail-   Mike Huckabee
Here’s a story to think about the next time the TSA is groping your body and confiscating your shampoo. The New York Post reports that the city spent $100 million on a state-of-the-art security system for JFK Airport called the Perimeter Intrusion Detection System, or PIDS. But all its cameras and motion sensors were too piddling to catch Daniel Casillo. He was jet-skiing in Jamaica Bay around dusk when his ride sank. He started swimming for the only lights he could see. They were from JFK’s Runway 4. He made it to land, climbed the security fence, walked across two runways in a bright yellow life jacket, right through the PIDS system, and into Terminal 3. He was walking up to the Delta counter for help when security finally grabbed him. He’s charged with criminal trespass. Authorities may say he has a lot of questions to answer…but I’d say, so do they.

AP/ October 25, 2012, 7:35 PM

TSA quietly removing some full body scanners
CHICAGO The federal government is quietly removing full-body X-ray scanners from seven major airports and replacing them with a different type of machine that produces a cartoon-like outline instead of the naked images that have been compared to a virtual strip search.

The Transportation Security Administration says it is making the switch in technology to speed up lines at crowded airports, not to ease passenger privacy concerns. But civil liberties groups hope the change signals that the equipment will eventually go to the scrap heap.

"Hopefully this represents the beginning of a phase-out of the X-ray-type scanners, which are more privacy intrusive and continue to be surrounded by health questions," said Jay Stanley, a privacy expert at the American Civil Liberties Union.

TSA removing x-ray machines from airports.The machines will not be retired. They are being moved to smaller airports while Congress presses the TSA to adopt stronger privacy safeguards on all of its imaging equipment.

In the two years since they first appeared at the nation's busiest airports, the "backscatter" model of scanner has been the focus of protests and lawsuits because it uses X-rays to peer beneath travelers' clothing.

The machines are being pulled out of New York's LaGuardia and Kennedy airports, Chicago's O'Hare, Los Angeles International and Boston Logan, as well as airports in Charlotte, N.C., and Orlando, Fla.

The TSA would not comment on whether it planned to remove machines from any other locations

Yet more potential evidence that the 2012 presidential campaign is already upon us.

Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and Fox News personality, has dared President Obama to motorcade to Washington Reagan National Airport with the First Family and have the Obamas submit to one of those very controversial airport pat-down inspection.

Huckabee made his interesting suggestion on Fox and Friends. Huckabee apparently believes that profiling would be a better way to go.

National Journal reports:
"If he thinks this is an appropriate way for us to deal with security as he has defended, then I've said, 'OK, Mr. Obama, take your wife, your two daughters and your mother-in-law to Washington Reagan National Airport and have them publicly go through both the body scanner and the full enhanced pat-down in front of others,'" Huckabee said in an interview on Fox and Friends. "'If it's OK for your wife, your daughters, and your mother-in-law, then maybe the rest of us won't feel so bad when our wives, our daughters and our mothers are being put through this humiliating and degrading, totally unconstitutional, intrusion of their privacy.'"

Huckabee's dare to the president is certainly dramatic though it's unlikely to happen

Monday, May 6, 2013

Gruesome Work Safety

I am not sure if this video is real or not- It does not matter, accidents happen and they hurt. Think twice and be safe- take time to think what could go wrong and what ways you could do to make it safer.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Ultimate Dog Tease

Someone sent me this video today, you may have seen it already, but I needed to smile and laugh and thought you would enjoy it too. Someone has a talent in making that video. As you know we have a cat that we inherited from Darcie when she was in high school and a bird that is almost one year old. we have lots of birds outside as we have three bird feeders. Today is a perfect day here to paint- I need to paint our house here and a house in Tumwater as soon as it quits raining over there.  Hope you have a good Memorial Day Weekend.  In the meantime, thanks for sending me emails- the posting below was sent to me earlier and I needed a place to post it, so here it goes;
What to Say to Telemarketers     Guaranteed to work! (Or not.)
If they want to loan you money, tell them you just filed for bankruptcy and you sure could use some money.
If they start out with, "How are you today?" say, "Why do you want to know?" Alternately, you can tell them, "I'm so glad you asked, because no one these days seems to care, and I have all these problems; my arthritis is acting up, my eyelashes are sore, and my dog just died" when they try to get to the sale, just keep talking about your problems.
If they say they're John Doe from XYZ company, ask them to spell their name. Then ask them to spell the company name. Then ask them where it is located. Continue asking them personal questions or questions about their company for as long as necessary.
This works great if you are male: Telemarketer: "Hi, my name is Judy and I'm with XYZ company" You: Wait for a second and with a real husky voice ask, "What are you wearing?"
Cry out in surprise, "Judy, IS that you? Oh my God, Judy, how have you been?" Hopefully this will give Judy a few brief moments of terror as she tries to figure out where the heck she could know you from.
Say "No," over and over. Be sure to vary the sound of each one and keep a rhythmic tempo, even as they are trying to speak. This is most fun if you can do it until they hang up.
If MCI or AT&T calls trying to get you to sign up for the Family & Friends Plan, reply in as sinister a voice as you can. "I don't have any friends. Would you be my friend?"
If the company cleans carpets, respond: "Can you get out blood? Can you get out goat blood? How about human blood?"
After the telemarketer gives their spiel, ask him / her to marry you. When they get all flustered, tell them that you could not just give your credit card number to a complete stranger.
Tell the telemarketer that you work for the same company, they often can't sell to employees.
Answer the phone. As soon as you realize it is a telemarketer, set the receiver down, shout or scream, "Oh my God!" Then hang up.
Tell the telemarketer that you are busy at the moment and ask them to give you their HOME phone number so you can call them back. When they explain that they cannot give out their HOME number, you say "I guess you don't want anyone bothering you at home right?" The telemarketer will agree and you say, "Now you know how I feel!" Hang up.
Ask them to repeat everything they say, several times.
Tell them it is dinner time, but ask if they would please hold. Put them on speaker phone while you continue to eat at your leisure. Smack your food loudly and continue with your dinner conversation.
Tell the telemarketer you are "grounded" and ask if they could bring you some beer.
Ask them to fax the information to you, and make up a number.
Insist that the caller is really your buddy Leon, playing a joke. "C'mon Leon, cut it out! Seriously Leon, how's your mom?"
If they are selling magazines, ask them if they come in Braille.
Tell them to talk VERY SLOWLY, because you want to write EVERY WORD DOWN.

Friday, May 3, 2013

1965 Chevrolet Commercial

I enjoy old cars and this 1965 Chevrolet Commercial caught my attention. I actually have a label just for car commercials. This commercial was probably filmed 49 years ago and I doubt if any of the actors are still alive? Its fun to see what was so important to buyers back then- I often think of all the cars in a Junkyard and how most of those were such dreams to the owners when new, most saying, "this will be the last car we will ever need, or now I am happy?.....". It also reminds me of this weekends Classy Chassis Car show in East Wenatchee where classic cars are brought out and displayed at Eastmont Park. Mostly, it reminds me to keep my priorities straight and people are what really matter in this life.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Happy Birthday Dawn

This is a Red Letter Day for Us- Our first daughter was born on this date. I have several birthday videos of Dawn posted- rather than embarrass her with another video, I will just post this video we took of last years Birthday celebration and wish her a Happy Birthday! Dawn was our first child and born on this date in Grand Coulee Dam Hospital. Where does time go? Wish we could be with her today for cake and sing her Happy Birthday in person; she has had a busy spring. Happy Birthday Dawn! We Love You and are very proud of You!