Monday, March 23, 2009

Signs Of Spring (And One Billboard)

It hasn't been a very bad winter for me, which stands to reason since I live in Miami, but I am ready for spring. Cold weather in Miami is normally accompanied by a very humid breeze and when it gets into the 40's, the cold cuts like a knife. With this in mind, I was happy to see the first day of Spring roll in on Friday, March 20th. Unfortunately, no one told Mother Nature about the normally grandiose entry of spring as it was rainy, windy and chilly the entire weekend.

That factoid considered, today the sun rose over Miami in all its splendor and everything looks good for a nice sunny week. For those of you in the snowy areas of America, keep the faith as Spring has sprung and hopefully the snow will begin to dissipate in an orderly manner and signs of spring are hopefully beginning to appear.

Spring is cherry blossom time and the Cherry trees are beginning to bloom, especially in Wasington, D.C. This time of year, the street monkeys of D.C. admire this beautiful event as they clean their weapons in preparation for the Spring robbery season around the nation's capitol. It kinda brings a tear of nostagia to your eye, doesn't it.

Octomom has brought two of her litter home and things are abuzzin' around her new house. The pitter patter of little feet brings joy to the hearts of the people who are paying for the care of her children. Planned parenthood aside, it's great to see another generation of welfare recepients well on their way to the good life, thanks to the American taxpayer.

I've added a new survey site to my growing group of trusted sites that I use for earning extra cash. Surveyhead is a site that I like and you receive $5.00 in you account just for enrolling. You can sign up for any and all the sites for free by clicking the links on my sidebar. Surveyhead cash accounts can be cashed in once you earn $25.00. My survey sites are my way of saving money for Christmas, however they can be cashed in as you deem necessary. I figure if I can spend a lot of time posting my journal on the Internet for free, I might as well invest some of that time getting paid as well. If you have any questions, you can email me at .

This Date In History: 1919; Benito Mussolini holds the founding meeting of the Fascist Party in Milan. 1933; The Enabling Act is passed by the Reichstag, granting dictatorial powers to Adolf Hitler and ending the Weimar Republic. 1983; Retired dentist Barney B. Clark dies 112 days after receiving the first artificial heart.

1996; Lee Teng-hui becomes Taiwan's first democratically elected president. 2001; The Mir space station, the first permanently orbiting space station, is brought out of orbit and disintegrates as it re-enters the Earth's atmosphere.

Picture Of The Day: Spring is in the air and hopefully, life begins anew. I noticed this morning that the angle of the sun is different and that's really the first sign of Spring. So with that in mind, today's pictures will revolve around the beautiful signs that appear to let us know that Spring is here.

Naturally, I have a different criteria as to the signs of Spring as witnessed by this photograph of my lovely sweetie Rocio (center) and a couple of her friends. Ah yes, Spring is in the air!

Birthdays: Schuyler Colfax, 17th vice-president of the United States 1823, Erich Fromm, psychoanalyst 1900, Akira Kurosawa, film director 1910, Wernher Von Braun, German-born American rocket engineer, developer of the liquid-fuel rocket, and leading authority on space exploration 1912.

Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) I think that some days you're the dog and some days you're the hydrant. 2) I took my basic training in the U.S. Army at a place called Fort Polk, Louisiana. I'm not going to say that it was bad, but suffice to say if they ever give the world an enema, Fort Polk is where they will insert the tube. 3) I once flew down to San Juan, Puerto Rico to close a real estate deal and was introduced to a dish called Mofongo. Although it sounds lewd and lascivious, its a popular dish, made from fried green plantains or fried yuca, seasoned with garlic, olive oil and pork cracklings, then mashed. 4) I have a mind like a steel trap, rusty and illegal In 37 states. 5) No matter where I go, there I am.

The Hits Just Keep On Coming:

A kilted Scotsman was walking down a country path after finishing off a large amount of whisky at a local pub. He felt quite sleepy and decided to nap against a tree. As he slept, two female tourists heard his loud snoring. When they found him, one said, "I've always wondered what a Scotsman wears under his kilt." She boldly walked over to the sleeper, raised his kilt, and saw that he wore nothing at all. Her friend said, "Well, the mystery is solved! Let's thank him for sharing!"

She took off her pretty blue hair ribbon and gently tied it around the Scotsman's endowment. A while later, the Scotsman was awakened by the call of nature. He raised his kilt and was bewildered at the sight of the neatly tied blue ribbon. He stared for a minute, then said, "I don't know where y'been laddie... but it's nice ta see you won firrrst prrrize!"

A big earthquake with the strength of 8.1 on the Richter scale has hit Mexico. 150,000 Mexicans have died and over a million are Injured. The country is totally ruined and the government doesn't know where to start with providing help to rebuild. The rest of the world is in shock.

Canada is sending troopers to help the Mexican army control the riots. The European community (except France) is sending food and money. The United States, not to be outdone, is sending 150,000 replacement Mexicans.

Two Middle East mothers are sitting in the cafe strip chatting over a pint of goat's milk. The older of the mothers pulls her bag out and starts flipping through pictures and they start reminiscing, "This is my oldest son Mohammed. He's 24 years old now" The other mother says, "Yes, I remember him as a baby." The older mother says, "He's a martyr now though.

The older mother continues, "And this is my second son Kalid. He's 21." The other mother says, "He had such curly hair when he was born." The older mother says, "He's a martyr too " The other mother says, "Oh gracious me, they blow up so fast, don't they?

That's it for today my little fur babies. More on Wednesday.

Stay Tuned !


Rose said...

What's this making money taking surveys???? I thought they were all scams.

Loved the two Middle East Mothers!

Hugs, Rose

Jimmy's Journal said...

That's a great question, Rose. Some sites are scams, but these are sites that I personally use and they are for real (read my sidebar on this subject).

I made over $1,000 last year answering surveys. I'll email you with more details.


Linda's World said...

Spring hasn't arrived here yet. Well it was nice, briefly Saturday afternoon but that changed quickly. Maybe she's working her way west. They are jsut saying on the tube; 34-39* tonight thru tomorrow morning with rain. Sounds like winter to me. But the daffodils are blooming so that's comforting. Linda in dreary Washington

garnett109 said...

Spring up here in pa. starts in may

Paula said...

The picture of the bird and plant is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

madcobug said...

I would love to see those Cherry blossoms in Washington. I have never been there. Helen

Bama said...

HI Jimmy! Glad to see your radar still works and you have come out of the winter cave.

I liked the Scottish guy story. We all need a first place sometimes!

Luv ya!

Monica said...

I came by way of Linda who had mentioned you and I was thinking she was talking about another Jimmy.

So, this taking surveys sounds interesting yet, I'm doubtful. Especially since I've had one scam played out on me recently.

I had to chuckle about the US sending 150,000 replacements to Mexico. I'm half Mexican, are they sending me?!? :-P


Pamela said...

Hey Jimmy, haven't been by in awhile. I need to catch up. You sound in good form as always. LOL on the blue ribbon. You always make me laugh! Hope you have a good day.

Anonymous said...

Sorry can't work up any "hope Spring weather comes soon for Jimmy" SINCE YOU LIVE IN MIAMI!

I actually tried to feel some compassion for Octo mom. I have a lot of it for those babies, but I am wanting when it comes to feeling her pain...taking taking taking,without reliance on self is against the fiber of who I am.

Ally Lifewithally said...

The picture of those trees and the plant with the bird ~ are just beautiful ~ Ally x