Monday, December 6, 2010


I enjoy walking in the morning (except after trips to AREA 51 the previous evening) and it just so happens that I've made friends with a little squirrel that lives in an oak tree down the road. It has become so common to see him that I bring little treats which I leave on the ground for him. Once I walk away from the tree, he scampers down and retrieves the treats and scurries back up the tree.

I have tried to take pictures of him and thus far, I have only managed to get one picture (below) using my cell phone camera. It's not real clear but I couldn't get close enough for a good picture. Then, I began taking my Canon with me but either I couldn't find him or he would hide.

Today, I took my walk and did not bring my Canon or my cell phone. When I got to his tree, he came down the tree and ambled over next to me looking for his treats. As I emptied my pockets of treats, I politely asked him why he wouldn't come down from the tree when I had my camera. He didn't answer, just grabbed his treats and went back up the tree. Maybe he lost his voice.....

It's the time of the year that every conniving, thieving company will be on television advertising for your Christmas dollars. If you hear the terms "But wait, that's not all" or "we'll double the offer", it's crapola. Finally, if it's "only $19.99", grab your wallet and a pistol.

On Dec 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, killing more than 2,300 soldiers and civilians and injuring many more. The unprovoked attack woke up a sleeping giant and came to an end in 1945 when Japan surrendered to America after two devastating H-bomb drops on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Tomorrow is a day to remember the men and women, both past and present, of our armed forces.

The picture below is the USS West Virginia under siege at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

The News As I See It: President Obozo made a surprise visit to Afghanistan. Nobody knew he was going, well.....except for the WikiLeaks guy. Obie was going to have a meeting with Afghan President Karzai about the country’s corruption, incompetence and the wasting of American tax dollars. And that’s just what Karzai was going to lecture Obama about.

What kind of name is WikiLeaks? It sounds like a Hawaiian guy that’s incontinent.

Nigerian authorities are charging Dick Cheney in a bribery scandal involving Halliburton. You know it’s bad when guys in Nigeria are accusing you of a scam.

This Date In History: 1884; Construction of the Washington Monument was completed. 1889; Jefferson Davis, the first and only president of the Confederate States of America, died in New Orleans. 1923; A presidential address was broadcast on the radio for the first time when Calvin Coolidge spoke before Congress.

1926; French impressionist painter Claude Monet died at age 86. 1973; Gerald Ford was sworn in as vice president, replacing Spiro T. Agnew. 1992; The destruction of a mosque in India by Hindu extremists set off two months of Muslim-Hindu fighting that claimed at least 2,000 lives. 1998; Hugo Chavez elected president of Venezuela.

Picture Of The Day: Eclectic is the word used to describe my choice of pictures for today. I think the fact that it's Monday also enterd into the equation. Nevertheless, these are the pics that amused me, especially the one of Brother Kirt (above right with beer) holding a beer. He asked me to send him a copy of the picture of us working on race cars when we were young.

I see "us" in the picture and I see "beer" in the picture, but I see no one "working" on the race cars. This is how it used to start. I call it "Good intentions but we strayed."

That's me and my pals (below) sitting on the hood of a Rambler in the infield at the 1964 Daytona 500. Admission $5.00 - Good times!

Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) Real women don't have hot flashes, they have power surges. 2) Despite constant warning, you have never met anybody who has had their arm broken by a swan. 3) Old ladies can eat more than you think. 4) Unless you're the lead dog, the view never changes. 5) Women never know where to look when eating a banana......and that's five !

Birthdays: My niece, Kimberly (Sissie). Happy Birthday Babydoll ! 19XX, Jean Eugene Robert Houdin, conjurer and magician 1805, Joyce Kilmer, poet 1886, Ira Gershwin, lyricist 1896, Gunnar Myrdal, economist 1898, Agnes Moorehead, actress 1906, Eleanor Holm, swimmer 1913, Dave Brubeck, jazz musician 1920, Patsy Takemoto Mink, U.S. representative 1927.

The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar and Grill: A man left work one Friday afternoon. Since it was payday, instead of going home, he stayed out the entire weekend partying with the boys and spending his entire week's wages. When he finally appeared at home on Sunday night he was confronted by a very angry wife and was barraged for nearly two hours with a tirade befitting his actions.

Finally his wife stopped the nagging and simply said to him, "How would you like it if you didn't see me for two or three days?" To which he replied, " That would be fine with me!"

Monday went by and he didn't see his wife. Tuesday and Wednesday came and went with the same results. Come Thursday, the swelling went down just enough where he could see her a little out of the corner of his left eye.

A man woke up with a bad hangover after a long evening of partying. As his girlfriend was coming out of the bathroom, she asked him how he was feeling. He replied, "Well, I think I'll be ok. Did you enjoy last night?"

She replied sarcastically, "Well, if you consider having your boyfriend fall asleep during reciprocation as fun, what do you think?" The boyfriend answered dejectedly, "Well, I guess that explains why I dreamed I was kissing Abraham Lincoln."

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: A man has six children and is very proud of his achievement. He is so proud of himself that he starts calling his wife "Mother of Six" in spite of her objections. One night they go to a party. The man decides that it's time to go home, and wants to find out if his wife is ready to leave as well.

He shouts at the top of his voice, "Shall we go home Mother of Six?" His wife, irritated by her husbands lack of discretion shouts back, "Anytime you're ready, Father of Four!"

A man comes home from work and finds his wife admiring her breasts in the mirror. He asks, "What are you doing?" She replies, "I went to the doctor today, and he told me I have the breasts of a 25 year old." The husband retorts, "Well, what did he say about your big fat ass?" She replied, "Frankly dear, your name never came up."

A husband and his wife had a bitter quarrel on the day of their wedding anniversary. The husband gave his wife a gift - a tombstone, with the inscription: "Here Lies My Wife - Cold As Ever." Later, the furious wife bought a return present - also a tombstone, on which the inscription read: "Here Lies My Husband - Stiff At Last."

Three men were hiking through a forest when they came upon a large raging violent river. Needing to get on the other side, the first man prayed, "God, please give me the strength to cross the river." Poof! God gave him big arms and strong legs and he was able to swim across in about 2 hours, having almost drowned twice.

After witnessing that, the second man prayed, "God, please give me strength and the tools to cross the river." Poof! God gave him a rowboat and strong arms and strong legs and he was able to row across in about an hour after almost capsizing once.

Seeing what happened to the first two men, the third man prayed, "God, please give me the strength, the tools and the intelligence to cross the river." Poof! He was turned into a woman. She checked the map, hiked one hundred yards up stream and walked across the bridge.

That's it for today my little glow worms. Remember, the smaller the monkey, the more it looks like it would kill you at the first given opportunity. More on Wednesday.

Stay Tuned !


Paula said...

Love the squirrel pictures.The jokes aren't bad either.

jack69 said...

I am absolutely proud of anyone who would publish their picture on a Rambler!
(WE had ne just about like that one!)
Take care and thanks for the laughs.

Julie said...

I like the Ole Rambler also, my sister had one like it. Funky old thing but it ran great.

Rose said...

So you mean I'm having Power Surges? Damn, they are so annoying and the discomfort.....never goes away!

Linda's World said...

You can have the nasty little squirrels in my yard. Someone in the neighborhood gives them peanuts & they like to bury them in my hanging baskets and the darn things actually sprout sometimes. Hugs to PSH....Linda in Washington

Joann said...

"Women never know where to look when eating a banana".... LOL!!!

Great old pics!!