Monday, November 12, 2012

Veteran's Day 2012 - A Time To Remember

Sunday, the 11th of November, was Veteran's Day and since it fell on a Sunday, today is designated as the day of celebration where many people have the day off with pay and the more fortunate even have a barbecue. It is also a day to remember the scared young soldier who gave his or her life or was injured making sure that America is free.

Please take the time today to say a prayer for all the soldiers and their families, both past and present, who sacrificed their youth serving their country. It is because of them that you may be in good health, have the day off and are enjoying a barbecue on this beautiful Monday, 2012.

The News As I See It: David Petraeush, the head of the CIA and former General,has resigned because of an extramarital affair. So guys, let that be a lesson for you. If the CIA director can't keep an affair secret, you don't have a chance.

The U.S. Postal Service has announced that they are expecting this year's holiday season to be their busiest ever and also their slowest ever. That's probably the only business in America that is complaining about being busy.

Thousands of people complained on Twitter after Facebook recently went down for 60 seconds. It reminded me of the time my grandparents complained about having to make soup out of shoes during World War II.

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving when you find real bargains. It works on our innate desire to save money and to get away from your family after Thanksgiving.

They've finished counting the votes in Florida even though the election is no longer in doubt and the people who cast them are no longer living.

Honey Boo Boo's in the news A representative from PETA has written her a letter urging her not to eat her new pet chicken. So instead Honey Boo Boo ate the representative from PETA.

This Date In History: 1920; Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis was elected the first commissioner of baseball. 1927; Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Communist Party and Joseph Stalin became the ruler of the Soviet Union. 1942; The World War II battle of Guadalcanal begins.

1954; Ellis Island stopped serving as the chief immigration station for the United States. Twenty million immigrants went through Ellis Island in its 62 years of operation. 1970; A cyclone and tidal wave hit East Pakistan, killing over 200,000 people.

1981; The space shuttle Columbia was launched for the second time. It was the first time a space vehicle was used more than once. 1990; Akihito becomes emperor of Japan. 1997; Ramzi Yousef, the man behind the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, was convicted in New York.

Picture Of The Day: There comes a time when a young kitten has to summon all his courage and walk into the valley of the shadow of death to see if there is a stray kibble or bit that has not been consumed.

Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) The phrase "All In" takes on a whole new connotation when playing Texas Hold 'em strip poker. 2) I adopted a rescue dog. He rescues food from the table, socks from the laundry, trash from the bin and shoes from the closet. 3) Nine months before I was born, I went to this awesome party with my dad and I left with my mom. 4) Onions don't make me cry. It's just being in the kitchen in general. 5) I don't have a microwave oven, but I do have a clock that occasionally cooks stuff.....and that's five !

Today's Horoscope: Scorpio - November 12th: The size of your shoes indicates that you are unlikely to fall down during a mild earthquake. You are a shopping bag and life is one big supermarket, so have at it. Love may find you this week. If it does, be wary since sometimes love can cause you to have to give back half of your shopping bag accumulations. Get a pre-nuptial shopping bag agreement. 

Birthdays: Auguste Rodin, sculptor 1840, Sun Yat-Sen, founder of modern China 1866, Harry Blackmun, Associate Justice 1908, Grace Kelly, actress, Princess of Monaco 1929, Neil Young, singer, songwriter, guitarist 1945, Nadia Comaneci, gymnast 1961, Sammy Sosa, baseball outfielder 1968, Ryan Gosling, actor 1980, Anne Hathaway, actress 1982.

The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: The angry husband said to his sympathetic pal at the bar, "That wife of mine is a liar." His friend asked, "How do you know?" The husband said, "She didn't come home last night and when I asked her where she'd been, she said she'd spent the night with her sister, Shirley."

The friend replied, "So?" The husband replied, "So, she's a liar. I spent the night with her sister Shirley!"

An old maid wanted to travel by bus to the pet cemetery with the remains of her cat. As she boarded the bus, she noticed the driver looking at the small container she was carrying. She whispered to the driver, "I have a dead pussy."

The driver pointed to the woman in the seat behind him and said, "Sit with my wife. You two have a lot in common."

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: A woman in her 30's was taking her mother, who was in her 50's to the gynecologist. After dropping her mother off, she and her daughter ran a few errands, then returned to the doctor. While the older woman had her feet in the stirrups, the doctor remarked, "Don't we look pretty today", as he performed his examination. The lady was quite shocked, but said nothing.

When her daughter picked her up, she was quite upset. The mother said, "Do you know what that doctor said to me? He said, 'Don't we look pretty today', while he was looking between my legs! Do you think that was appropriate?"

Her daughter said, "No! Are you sure he wasn't referring to your hairstyle or something?" The mother said, "Well, it still wasn't appropriate or professional. I wonder if it could be considered sexual harassment. What do you think?"

The daughter said, "I don't know. We're you embarrassed?" The mother said, "I was very embarrassed. I used some of your FDS this morning and he may have smelled that, but I still don't think he should have commented!

The daughter said, "I don't have any FDS." The mother said, "Why, sure you do! In the blue can that was on back of the toilet. I used some before the appointment." The granddaughter said, "That's my Barbie Golden Glitter Hair Spray!"

A woman goes to her doctor and says she wants an operation because the lips on her private parts are much to large. She asks the doctor to keep the operation a secret as she's embarrassed and doesn't want anyone to find out. The doctor agrees.

She wakes up from her operation and finds three roses carefully placed beside her bed. Outraged she immediately calls in the doctor and says, "I thought I asked you not to tell anyone about my operation!"

The doctor says, "Don't worry, I didn't tell anybody. The first rose is from me. I felt bad because you went through this all by yourself. The second one is from the nurse. She assisted me with the operation and she had the operation done herself." The woman asked, "Who is the third rose from?" The doctor says, "Oh, that rose is from the guy upstairs in the burn unit. He wanted to thank you for his new ears!"

That's it for today, my little rose petals. Remember, Twitter users say that it makes them feel like they're home. Nobody listens to them there either. That's it for now. More on Wednesday.

Stay Tuned !


jack69 said...

Very good memorial to the Vets. Thanks also go to you, for the time in service to our great country.

Now I must say this is one of the most insightful observations:

So guys, let that be a lesson for you. If the CIA director can't keep an affair secret, you don't have a chance.

This should go on billboards, if its a secret, someone will sell it!!
Have a great week.
Sherry & Jack

Chatty Crone said...

Thank you Veteran's! sandie

Woody said...

I almost lost it on the one about the "New Ears" !!! Good One !

Thank you and all the other Veterans !