Sunday, September 29, 2013

Funny Pepsi Commercial

 
 
I can still remember when 25 cents would buy you a soda in a pop machine. I can also remember when gas was 27 cents a gallon and 3.00 would fill my tank of my vw bug. But then I hear this is last year of the VW Bus.  It is hard to argue with a machine and the machine usually wins.
 
Q: Did you hear about the guy who got hit in the head with a can of Pepsi?
A: He was lucky it was a soft drink.
 
A man notices a blonde sucking on the bottom of a Pepsi can.
Curious, he asks her what she's doing.
"Don't you know! It says for best taste drink by date on the bottom."

I thought I was drowning in Pepsi, but it was only a fanta sea.

I have a job crushing Pepsi cans. It's soda pressing
 
 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Chicken Dance

 
My daughter Darcie, made a video several years ago, I rescued this one from youtube.com before she removed it. Its called the Chicken Dance. She is quite talented in taking photos and I think she did a good job on this video- just too bad the kids are growing up so fast.
As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend..
I have seen too many dear friends leave this world too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.
Whose business is it if I choose to read or play on the computer until 4 AM or sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 60 &70's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love ... I will.
I will walk the beach in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves with abandon if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set.
They, too, will get old.
I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And I eventually remember the important things.
Sure, over the years my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us strength and understanding and compassion. A heart never broken is pristine and sterile and will never know the joy of being imperfect.
I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face.
So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.
As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore..
I've even earned the right to be wrong.
So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day(if I feel like it).

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Doritos Sling Baby

I needed a funny commercial to take my mind off politicians. They remind me of the mean brother in this commercial. I always look forward to spending time with my grandkids so this one caught my eye. It was a super bowl commercial a few years ago.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Why Your Faith is so Important

Zig Ziglar has passed on, I admired his faith and his life. I think his message needs to be heard all the more today. I can only say Amen and hope you will know how important my faith is to me as well. I accepted Christ as my savior at a kids camp when I was just 9 years old. I was blessed with Christian parents and God has been so good to me. He is my savior. You and I may disagree on some issues, but I hope we both agree on the importance of Asking Jesus into your heart and following him.
A country boy in the late 1800s who had never seen a circus was allowed by go to town the day a traveling circus was scheduled to perform. As he neared the village, he noticed people lining the streets. He worked his way through the crowd until he could see what was happening.
Lo and behold, it was the approaching spectacle of a circus parade! The parade was the grandest thing this lad had ever seen. Caged animals snarled as they passed, bands beat their rhythms and sounded shining horns, midgets performed acrobatics while flags and ribbons swirled overhead. Finally, after everything had passed where he was standing, the traditional circus clown, with floppy shoes, baggy pants, and a brightly painted face, brought up the rear.
After the clown passed, the boy turned around and went home.
He thought he had seen the circus when he had only seen the parade.
Are you experiencing all that God has for you? The Christian life is a marvelous adventure, an exciting journey. Many people -- including Christians -- seem to be content to float in a sea of mediocrity, settling for second best. Give yourself to Christ, follow Him completely, and allow the Holy Spirit to work in you and through you. You ain't seen nothin' yet

-- Adapted from Hot Illustrations For Youth Talks, by Wayne Rice (Zondervan)

Sunday, September 22, 2013

German Forklift First Day of Job

Safety is important in any language. This video is about forklift Safety as we watch a new employee receive his forklift certification, but forgetting to practice safety. Your actions affect so many people- not just you. I wish I could edit the last half- it forgets the safety theme- but the first half has some good reminders of what not to do. It also will help you with your german language skills. Be Safe!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Why Women Hate Sports

The fall sports season starts soon- I never have been a big sports fan. My sports is limited pretty much to seeing the grandkids in hockey, soccer, baseball and wrestling. Someone sent me this video called Why Women hate Sports- I will let you decide if its true.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Is Marriage a 50/50 Proposition?

I am posting an exam below that a company used to hire someone. It reminds us to put others ahead of ourselves and life is not always about us being #1. Marriage is putting others ahead of yourself as well.
One big company was hiring new staff, one of the questions from the written exam was: 
All by yourself, you are driving a car on a bad stormy night. You pass a bus station, where there are three people waiting for the bus; one old lady who is dying, one doctor who saved your life before, one gorgeous guy/lady who is someone you have been dreaming to be with. Due to the limited room in the car, you can give lift to only one person. Which one you will choose? Please explain your reason.
Think about it before you read the following... What will be your answer ?Every answer has its reason.

* The lady who is about to die, you should save her first. However, she is dying anyway. Is it worth it?
* May be you should take the doctor, because the doctor saved your life before, this is the perfect chance to pay him back. He may live to save more lives... On the same token, you have already paid his fees....

* The person you have dreamed about... You may never be able to find such an opportunity again. Stormy night spent all cuddled up....
Among the two hundred candidates, the one who was hired, simply stated, "I would give the car key to the doctor, so that he can take the old lady to the hospital and I stay to wait for the bus with the lady of my dream!"
Everyone I know think the above answer is the best answer, but there is no one (including myself) who can think of this answer first. Is that because we never want to give up anything? Not letting go anything? Think about it.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Love is Spelled TIME

I am so thankful for the men who have influenced my life for the better. I am enjoying Pastors Wednesday night study on Exodus in church. I was wondering if Moses ever saw his Father in Law after he left to  lead the Children out of Egypt. I felt Moses was not completely honest in verse Exodus 4:18 . Upon research- his father in law was actually a priest and yes, they did meet up later. Not only did they meet up, in chapter 18 his father in law told him he was too busy and needed to delegate some of his work. I was even more happy to read Moses did all that his father in law suggested. It reminds me of the importance God places on Family and that as in this video, Love is sometimes spelled TIME. Maybe we need to delegate some and spend more time with our families.
“A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door.

SON: ’Daddy, may I ask you a question?’
DAD: ‘Yeah sure, what it is?’ replied the man.
SON: ’Daddy, how much do you make an hour?’
DAD: ’That’s none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?’ the man said angrily.
SON: ’I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?’
DAD: ’If you must know, I make $50 an hour.’
SON: ’Oh,’ the little boy replied, with his head down.
SON: ’May I please borrow $25?’
The father was furious, ‘If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I don’t work hard everyday for such childish frivolities.The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door.
The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy’s questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?
After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down and started to think:
Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $25.00 and he really didn’t ask for money very often The man went to the door of the little boy’s room and opened the door.
‘Are you asleep, son?’ He asked.
‘No daddy, I’m awake,’ replied the boy.
‘I’ve been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier’ said the man. ‘It’s been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here’s the $25 you asked for.’
The little boy sat straight up, smiling. ‘Oh, thank you daddy!’ he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills.
The man saw that the boy already had money and started to get angry again.
The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his father.
‘Why do you want more money if you already have some?’ the father grumbled.
‘Because I didn’t have enough, but now I do,’ the little boy replied.
‘Daddy, I have $50 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.’
The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son, and he begged for his forgiveness.” ~ Unknown

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Go See Cal

Cal Worthington died last Sunday- I remember hearing some of his car ads. Since I have so many car commercials, it is only fitting I include one of his ads since they pioneered so many car ads. I also found his lfe story so interesting, it is posted below. Sometimes we deal the best with what we are given and our life impacts so many around us. I just hope he was right with his maker.

Cal Worthington, a car dealer whose off-the-wall commercials, first broadcast in the 1950s, bombarded California television viewers for more than half a century and made him a pop culture legend, died on Sunday at his ranch in Orland, Calif. He was 92.

His family confirmed his death.

Mr. Worthington sold a lot of cars — more than a million of them, by his count — and at his peak in the 1960s ran an empire of 29 dealerships from San Diego to Anchorage. But it was the way he sold them that made him a byword for creative hard-sell salesmanship in the great American tradition.

Stuck with a dud location when he bought his first dealership, Mr. Worthington decided that the only way to attract customers was to hit the airwaves hard with radio and television commercials that stood out from the pack. This turned out to be his ticket to fame and fortune.

In relentless campaigns that treated television viewers to as many as 100 commercials a day, Mr. Worthington proclaimed the virtues of the latest gem on the lot while, for example, strapped to the wing of a soaring biplane or standing on his head on the hood of a car — a visible demonstration of his motto, “I will stand upon my head until my ears are turning red to make a deal.”

In the background, a chorus of male voices and frantic banjo pickers sang a jingle to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It,” each of its many verses ending with the tag line: “Go see Cal, go see Cal, go see Cal.”

The madness only escalated. When a rival dealer began using a pet dog in his television advertisements in the early 1970s, Mr. Worthington rustled up a gorilla and told the audience: “Howdy, I’m Cal Worthington and this is my dog Spot. I found this little fella down at the pound and he’s so full of love.”

Spot reappeared as a hippo, an iguana and a snake, but never a dog. In other Spot spots, which ran until the 1980s, Mr. Worthington rode Shamu the killer whale at an aquatic theme park while waving his cowboy hat, chauffeured a tiger in a golf cart and sat astride an elephant. All the while, the Cal chorus belted out the promise of fabulous deals:

If you need a better car, go see Cal.
For the best deal by far, go see Cal.
If you want your payments low, if you want to save some dough,
Go see Cal, go see Cal, go see Cal.

The exuberant cheesiness of Mr. Worthington’s ads made him a folk hero, as much a part of California popular culture as Woodies with surfboards on the roof or Orange Julius stands. He was a frequent guest on “The Tonight Show,” where Johnny Carson performed ad parodies. He appeared as himself in the 1973 Jack Lemmon film “Save the Tiger” and was the model for the car salesman played by Ted Danson in the 1993 film “Made in America.” He even infiltrated Thomas Pynchon’s novel “Inherent Vice.”

Calvin Coolidge Worthington was born on Nov. 27, 1920, in Bly, Okla., a tiny town that no longer exists. He was one of nine children living in a shotgun house with no plumbing. He wore clothes made from old flour bags. “We were starving and barefooted,” he told The Los Angeles Times in 2010. “I had a very awful childhood.”

His father moved the family to Kilgore, Tex., where there was work in the oil fields. Cal dropped out of school at 13 and, after working as a water boy on a road crew, signed on with the Civilian Conservation Corps, blazing trails in what would become Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.

Keen on becoming a pilot, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942 and flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on 29 bombing missions over Germany. He left the military with the rank of captain, a Distinguished Flying Cross and hopes of becoming a commercial pilot, but lack of a college degree disqualified him.

Instead, using the $500 he made from selling his car, he bought a gas station in Corpus Christi, where his family had moved. The station did not prosper, but he sold used cars on the side and, after getting rid of the station, established his first dealership, Dependable Used Cars.

In 1948 he bid on a load of welding rods being sold off as war surplus in Hawaii, sold his car dealership to pay for them and drove out to Los Angeles to take delivery, hoping to save money by shortening the distance. A longshoreman’s strike stranded the rods, and by the time they were unloaded they were so water-damaged that it took Mr. Worthington two years to sell them off.

Improvising, he bought a Hudson dealership on Slauson Avenue in Huntington Park for $2,600 from Earl Muntz, also known as Madman, who pioneered the kind of lunatic hard-sell commercials on radio that Mr. Worthington would perfect on television.

Initially he made commercials with himself as the star, but in 1959 he began broadcasting a live three-hour country-music show from the dealership on Friday and Saturday nights. “Cal’s Corral,” which ran until 1972, featured performers like Johnny Cash, Buck Owens and Roger Miller, who shared airtime with the car commercials.

The rising cost of television time forced Mr. Worthington to give up that show and concentrate on 90-second ads. He eventually created his own company, Spot Advertising, to film as many as 40 ads a week at a studio on his ranch in Orland, near Chico. This prolific output led to a love-hate relationship with Californians, who sometimes felt as if they were slowly being driven mad by his nonstop assault.

At the same time, there was no denying the genius of the famous Cal jingle. Rare was the listener who could not manage a smile when hearing:

If your axle is a-saggin’, go see Cal.
Maybe you need a station wagon, go see Cal.
If your wife has started naggin’, and your tail pipe is a-draggin’
Go see Cal, go see Cal, go see Cal.

“I try to make my commercials a little less obnoxious than the other guy,” he told The Los Angeles Times in 2003. “They’re obnoxious, but I try to make them a little less obnoxious.”

Through the 1960s he was the top-selling Dodge dealer in the United States. He overextended, however, and the oil embargo of the early ’70s hit hard. To supplement his income he sold motorized pogo sticks and flew a helicopter, delivering live traffic reports to radio stations.

He rebounded, selling $200 million to $300 million worth of cars annually in the ’80s. Over the years he acquired eight ranches in California and Nevada, shopping centers and an office building. At his death, he owned five dealerships, including the flagship Ford dealership in Long Beach, which he bought in 1974.

In 1978 California sued him for deceptive advertising. The case was settled without an admission of guilt by Mr. Worthington, who faced a similar suit the next year. This also resulted in a settlement, and he complained that if his ads included all the disclaimers required by state regulators, there would be no time left to sell a car.

His four marriages ended in divorce. He is survived by his sons, Rod, Cal Jr., and Coldren; his daughters, Barbara Worthington, Susan Skellenger and Courtney Worthington Shepherd; and nine grandchildren.

The nation’s most famous car dealer never bothered to own a car — he simply borrowed one from the lot. And he was not too crazy about selling them, either.

“I never much liked the car business,” Mr. Worthington said in 2007. “I just kind of got trapped in it after the war. I didn’t have the skills to do anything else. I just wanted to fly.”

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Soldiers Deck of Cards

Someone sent me this video, as he states, he is not the original, but he is very good. I was raised where cards were not allowed in our home and thus the video caught my attention.  Although I have changed my stand on cards, there are some areas that I still will not change my stand on, most of them are based on scriptures in the Bible. I think the most positive scripture in the Bible is John 3:16. I would like to thank those who protect our freedoms and serve in the military as well. I also appreciate those who are fighting to protect the religious rights of those in military. You may recall Franklin Roosevelt made sure any serviceman was given the opportunity to receive a new testement Bible if they wished and even included a quote from him in the cover of the Bible.
Q: What did the dealer say to the deck of cards?
A: "I can't deal with you anymore."

Q: What's the difference between prayer in church and prayer in a casino?
A: In a casino, you really mean it!

Q: How can you tell if a poker player is bluffing?
A: His chips are moving.

Q: How were Adam and Eve prevented from gambling?
A: Their paradise (pair-o-dice) was taken away from them!


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

No Excuses-Just Do It

Yesterday while researching yesterdays blog topic, I came across this video. It is a Nike Commercial about excuses we use every day. Its hard to add to this commercial-a well done commercial.


"Wisdom does not always come with age - sometimes age comes alone."
"For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he." (The Holy Bible, Proverbs 23:7)
"Always remember those people who help you when you are going up,as they will remember you when you are going down "

"Success comes in cans."

Life is not about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Funny Church Signs

A new pastor in a small Oklahoma town spent the first four days making personal visits to each of the members, inviting them to come to his first services.
The following Sunday the church was all but empty. Accordingly, the pastor placed a notice in the local newspapers, stating that, because the church was dead, it was everyone's duty to give it a decent Christian burial. The funeral would be held the following Sunday afternoon, the notice said.
Morbidly curious, a large crowd turned out for the "funeral." In front of the pulpit, they saw a closed coffin, smothered in flowers. The minister delivered a short eulogy. THen he opened the coffin and invited the congregation to come forward and pay their final respects to their dead church.
Filled with curiosity as to what would represent the corpse of a "dead church," all the people lined up to look in the coffin. Each "mourner" peeped into the coffin, then quickly turned away with a sheepish look.
In the coffin, tilted at just the right angle, was a large mirror

Church Bulletin Bloopers from 2006 Humor Book
* Several members who have been in the hospital are not on their way to recovery, for which we are thankful.
* The Jack and Kill Daycare is looking for someone to help part time on Saturdays.
* We'll kick off the Christmas season this morning with our first hymn, "The First Nowell"
* Our Wednesday Night Family Cafeteria meal will feature a variety of Chinese dishes including One Ton Soup.
* Events: December 9th, Christmas Caroling at the Parkview Nursing Home 7:00 p.m., December 10th, Breakfast with Satan 6:00 to 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
* Saturday the Youth Group will Serenade a number of our Seniors with Christmas Thongs.
* Last Saturday the Men's Group had a great fellowship that included good conversation and delicious coffee. Special thanks to Kate Michels for providing teats.
* The Youth Group had a scavenger hunt, did face painting, and played a game called, "Find the gun." They had a great time.
* The Pastor's Corner: A Personal Massage from Jesus.
* Don't forget to make some New Year's Resolutions. It's a great way to start off with a new ear.
* Due to Construction on the North side of the parking lot, we will soon be changing entrances. Please exit the new driveway which is the one in between the old entrance and the old exit. Please exit from the new exit which is the old entrance.
* What are you doing for Lunch Tuesday? Local Funeral Director Barry Gilbert will talk about the benefits of cremation.
* The Riegieman Chiropractic Center will host Kid's Day this Saturday. They'll be treating the youth group to spinal exams, backpack checks, I.D. Cards, etc

Sunday, September 8, 2013

What A Wonderful World

                                                                                                                       Happy Grandparents Day.  I am so blessed to have 6 wonderful Grandkids, each one so different and each so special. The are growing up too fast. Even This video that I made several years ago does not have all the grandkids in it. I posted some recent photos below so you can see how fast they have grown.  I love spending time with them. It is fun being a Grandpa.
 Someone said “One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather.”
Above is Billy- almost 5 months old already. Jan gets to watch him on Thursday and myself on Fridays. He likes to go on walks in his front pack. 
"To A Small Child, the perfect Granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms, but absolutely terrified of the word "Boo".
Above is Caitlyn- She is now a First Grader! She is involved in Soccer this fall.
  
Do you know why grandchildren are always so full of energy? They suck it out of their grandparents.
Above is Cody- Already in third Grade. He is doing Hockey this fall.
"I don't intentionally spoil my grandkids. It's just that correcting them often takes more energy than I have left".
 Above is Emilee- already in Sixth Grade. She loves animals .She is doing Soccer this fall.
"You're more trouble than the children are" is the greatest compliment a grandparent can receive."
Above is Trent-already in 4th Grade. He is doing Home School and taking Piano Lessons.
"A grandfather is a father who has a second chance"
Above is Grace. She is in Ninth Grade- high School already, and very involved in Ballet.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Bobcat VS Snake

Today's video is not just an animal video, it shows me the dangers of playing with Sin. Someone said they were going to preach a sermon called "How much is your Sin going to Cost me?" What you do affects so many besides yourself. Someone said people would sin a lot less if the consequences were immediate- they are not. I don't need to tell you what is Sin, that is found in the Bible and does not change no matter what man may say. As King David said, I am thankful for the Law. I would warn you, the Devil is like the Bobcat in this video- you may think you are winning for now- but beware of his snares. I think the best advice is found by a young man in the Bible who when was tempted- RAN. That advice is found in other places, under "Flee"...
One of my favorite authors is Max Lacado. Today I would like to share one page from his book, Its Not About me, called, "My Success is About Him".
With success comes a problem. Just ask Nadab, Elah, and Omri. Or interview Ahab, Ahaziah, or Jehoram. Ask these men to describe the problem of success. I would, you might be thinking, if I knew who they were. My point, exactly. These are men we should know. They were kings of Israel. They ascended to the throne...but something about the throne brought them down. Their legacies are stained with blood spilling and idol worship. They failed at success. They forgot both the source and purpose of their success. You won't be offered a throne, but you might be offered a corner office, a scholarship, an award, a new contract, a pay raise. You won't be given a kingdom to oversee, but you might be given a home or employees or students or money or resources. You will, to one degree or another, succeed. And when you do, you might be tempted to forget who helped you do so. Success sabotages the memories of the successful. Kings of the mountain forget who carried them up the trail. The man who begged for help in medical school ten years ago is too busy to worship today. Back when the family struggled to make ends meet, they leaned on God for daily bread. Now that there is an extra car in the garage and a jingle in the pocket, they haven't spoken to him in a while. In the early days of the church, the founding members spent hours in prayer. Today the church is large, well attended, well funded. Who needs to pray? Success begets amnesia. Doesn't have to, however. God offers spiritual ginseng to help your memory. His prescription is simply, "Know the purpose of success." Why did God help you succeed? So you can make him known. Why are you good at what you do? For your comfort? For your retirement? For your self-esteem? No. Deem these as bonuses, not as the reason. Why are you good at what you do? For God's sake. Your success is not about what you do. It's all about him--his present and future glory.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

No Devils

The Devil is seldom mentioned anymore in Church, but I read about him and his ways in the Bible. As a child we would sing a song called "The Devil is A Sly Old Fox..." He has not changed and he is still there even if he is not mentioned. Most of the time he is referred to in humor? Check out Arron Wilburns video called No Devils and "Beware." 
Never give the devil a ride -- he will always want to drive.
Give Satan an inch & he'll be a ruler.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Dean Jenkinson Humor

I love good clean humor- it is good for us, so today lets just listen to some good clean humor. For you who cannot view the video on your handheld, let me post some humor below for you to read.



Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Ferry Granddaughters

Comedy can make us laugh and it can also remind us of what is really important in life- like family and grandkids! Each of my grandchildren is so different and special- what a Gift from God. I am thankful for my six grandkids
Dancing With God
When I meditated on the word Guidance,
I kept seeing 'dance' at the end of the word
And I remember reading that doing God's will is a lot like dancing.
When two people try to lead, nothing feels right.
The movement doesn't flow with the music,
And everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky.
When one person realizes that, and lets the other lead,
Both bodies begin to flow with the music.
One gives gentle cues, perhaps with a nudge to the back
Or by pressing Lightly in one direction or another.
It's as if two become one body, moving beautifully.
The dance takes surrender, willingness,
And attentiveness from one person
And gentle guidance and skill from the other.
My eyes drew back to the word Guidance.
When I saw 'G': I thought of God, followed by 'u' and 'i'.
'God, 'u' and 'i' dance.' God, you, and I dance.
As I lowered my head, I became willing to trust I would get guidance about my life and once again,
I became willing to let God lead.
My prayer for you today is that God's blessings
And mercies are upon you on this day and everyday.
May you abide in God, as God abides in you.
Dance together with God,
Trusting God to lead and to guide you through each season of your life.
 
And I Hope You Dance

Monday, September 2, 2013

Hawaii

I can't believe this summer is over- and grandkids start school tomorrow. We did not do any big vacations this summer- but it was a fun one, just went too fast. We did make it to Wild Waves and Silverwood both this summer, our 40 year class reunion, and enjoyed our wonderful state of Washington. Will have to keep entering those contests to win a trip to Hawaii maybe?
A man was walking along the beach and found a bottle. He looked around and didn't see anyone so he opened it.
A genie appeared and thanked the man for letting him out. The genie said, "For your kindness I will grant you one wish, but only one."
The man thought for a minute and said, "I have always wanted to go to Hawaii but have never been able to because I'm afraid of flying and ships make me claustrophobic and ill. So I wish for a road to be built from here to Hawaii." ...
The genie thought for a few minutes and said, "No, I don't think I can do that. Just think of all the work involved with the pilings needed to hold up the highway and how deep they would have to be to reach the bottom of the ocean. Think of all the pavement that would be needed. No, that is just too much to ask."
The man thought for a minute and then told the genie, "There is one other thing that I have always wanted. I would like to be able to understand women. What makes them laugh and cry, why are they emperamental, why are they so difficult to get along with? Basically, what makes them tick?"
The genie considered for a few minutes and said, "So, do you want two lanes or four?"

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Laugh

Sometimes we need a good laugh- and if you have listened to todays news, I bet you need a laugh to help relieve stress. Maybe we can learn from children the importance of laughter?
Laughter is “Internal Jogging.” A good belly laugh can give you the same benefits as an aerobic workout. Laughter boosts the immune system, and lessens pain. Laughing also reduces stress,  lowers  blood pressure,  and has a beneficial effect on our overall well being. It can double the heart rate for three to five minutes and provide a complete workout for the  upper torso.  It  can  reduce  muscle  tension, deaden pain, and energize the brain.