My new companion and pal, Samantha B. Moran, is adjusting quite well to her new home. On the other hand, pictures and contrast of Samantha, are a bit challenging. In the dark of night and combined with my eyesight, she's quite the challenge to find.
Moreover, in a darkened room, I reach down to stroke her head and ofttimes find the wrong end. Samantha immediately takes this as a challenge and goes into play mode.
Sammy is very photogenic but, as with my beloved pal Possum, her "cute" pictures seem to come when I am sans camera. This, combined with the fact that animals are not prone to "posing", will make picture taking a new challenge.
Samantha has agreed to be the new host of Possum's Journal and I have given her all of Possum's files and notes. I look forward to her coming posts, the first of which may come this Sunday.
For those of you who regularly follow Possum's Journal and receive email notifications, you will continue be notified of new posts by Samantha.
The News As I See It: The White House was locked down twice last week after someone threw an object over the fence. Today, the Secret Service figured out what happened and hid Obama and O'Biden’s Frisbees.
Outside of the killings and robberies, Chicago, Detroit and Washington D.C. have one of the lowest crime rates in the country.
An Icelandic chef has created several patés and desserts made of fly larvae. So if you were looking for a reason to go to Iceland, keep looking.
In a new interview, Hillary Clinton said her guilty pleasure is eating chocolate. Meanwhile, Bill Clinton said his guilty pleasure is being Bill Clinton.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is in rehab and he said it is amazing. Ford said, "I love it so much, I'm going to do this every year."
This Date In History: 1870; Manitoba became a province of Canada. 1932; The body of Charles and Anne Lindbergh's kidnapped baby was found. 1937; Britain’s King George VI was crowned at Westminster Abbey in London. 1943; Axis forces in North Africa surrendered. 1949; The Soviet blockade that prompted the Berlin airlift was ended. 1970; Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, swatted his 500th home run.
1970; Harry A. Blackmun was confirmed as a Supreme Court justice. 2002; Former president Jimmy Carter became the first U.S. president (in or out of office) to visit Fidel Castro's Cuba. 2008; Tens of thousands killed and thousands injured when a 7.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Sichuan, Gansu, and Yunnan Provinces in western China.
2008; An estimated 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Sichuan, Gansu, and Yunnan Provinces in western China and as many as 68,000 people were killed. 2012; The 2012 World Expo began in Yeosu, South Korea.
Picture Of The Day: There's no question that the world needs to work on reducing pollution. Now we just need the
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) What I said was, "Just a trim, please." What barber must have heard, "Give me the Kim Jong-un." 2) I thought, "Nothing looks better than a man or woman in uniform" as I looked at the girl cooking the fries at McDonald’s. 3) A friend of mind who was temporarily incapacitated once asked, "I need you to be my eyes and ears." I told him, "Ok, if you can be my liver and prostate. 4) !klat kcab ruoy dna uoy nmaD 5) A tree fell in the forest. A man didn't hear it. He's dead now.....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Taurus - May 12th: Humor sometimes eludes you, but fear not. It is a common condition occurring in many. Keep in mind that "Sarchasm" is the gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it......
Birthdays: Music recording artist and friend Lee Tiger - Happy Birthday 19XX, Florence Nightingale, English nurse, founder of modern nursing, born Florence, Italy 1820, Henry Cabot Lodge, U.S. Senator 1850, Katharine Hepburn, actress 1907, Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, chemist, Nobel laureate 1910, Yogi Berra, baseball player 1925, Burt Bacharach, composer 1929, George Carlin, comedian 1937, Emilio Estevez, actor 1962.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: A man's wife, being the romantic sort, sent a text to her husband:
If you are sleeping, send me your dreams.
If you are laughing, send me your smile.
If you are eating, send me a bite.
If you are drinking, send me a sip.
If you are crying, send me your tears.
I love you xx.
The husband texted back:
I'm taking a crap. What should I do?
A man died and went to heaven. As he stood in front of St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, he saw a huge wall of clocks behind him. He asked, "What are all those clocks?" St. Peter answered, "Those are Lie-Clocks. Everyone on Earth has a Lie-Clock. Every time you lie the hands on your clock will move.''
The man said, I see. Whose clock is that?'' St. Peter said, "That's Mother Teresa's. The hands have never moved, indicating that she never told a lie.''
The man said, "And whose clock is that one?" St. Peter responded, "That's Abraham Lincoln 's clock. The hands have moved twice, telling us that Abe told only two lies in his entire life.''
The man then asked, "Where's President Obama 's clock?" St. Peter said, "Obama's clock is in Jesus' office. He's using it as a ceiling fan."
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The Hits Just Keep On Coming: My thanks to my pal Linda from Washington State for her contribution to today's stories.
The old prospector woman walked up and tied her old mule to the hitching post. As she stood there, brushing some of the dust from her face and clothes, a young gunslinger stepped out of the saloon with a gun in one hand and a bottle of whiskey in the other.
The young gunslinger looked at the old lady, laughed and said, "Hey old woman, have you ever danced?" The old woman looked up at the gunslinger and replied, "No, I never have danced. Never really wanted to."
A crowd had gathered as the gunslinger grinned and said, "Well, old lady, you're gonna dance now" and started shooting at the old woman's feet. The old woman, not wanting to get her toes blown off and started hopping around. Everybody was laughing.
When the young gunslinger's last bullet had been fired, he holstered his six-shooter and turned around to go back into the saloon. The old woman turned to her pack mule, pulled out a double barreled shotgun and cocked both hammers. The loud clicks carried clearly through the desert air and the crowd stopped laughing immediately.
The gunslinger heard the sounds too and he turned around very slowly. The silence was almost deafening. The crowd watch as the young gunmen stared at the old woman and the large, gaping hole of the shotgun's twin barrels.
The barrels of the shotgun never wavered in the old woman's hands as she quietly said, "Son, have you ever kissed a mule's ass?" The gunslinger swallowed hard and replied, "No Ma'am, but I've always wanted to....."
Miss Annabell had just returned from her big trip to New York City and was having refreshments on the front porch of her daddy's mansion with her southern belle friends. She tells them the stories of her trip as they stare spellbound.
Miss Annabell said, "You just wouldn't believe what they have there in New York City. They have men there who kiss other men on the lips." Miss Annabell's friends fan themselves and say, "Oh my!" Miss Annabell said, "They call them homosexuals." The young girls fan themselves and say "Oh my! Oh my!"
Miss Annabell continued, "They also have women there in New York City who kiss other women on the lips!" The girls asked, "What do they call them?" Miss Annabell said, "They call them lesbians."
Miss Annabell said, "They also have men who kiss women between the legs, there in New York City." The young girls squealed, "Oh My! Oh My!," as they sat on the edge of their chairs and fanned themselves even faster. "What do they call them?" they asked in unison.
Miss Annabell leans forward and said in a hush, "Why, when I caught my breath, I called him Precious."
That's it for today, my little pop tarts. Remember, a chicken coop always has two doors If it had four, it would be a chicken sedan.
More on Wednesday.
Stay Tuned !