Musings of the Chronologically Challenged™ Fourth Generation
Friday, February 25, 2005
"OPERATION STARS & STRIPES"
C/O CHARTER ONE BANK
LYONS, ILLINOIS 60534
ObDrop GOC has been asking for linkage on this. Sorry about my dilatory response, GOC. Been meaning to link it but forgot to make a note. (SMs, ya know!)
>^..^< So who's running BlogSpot now anyhow? A bunch of Islamists? I posted a generic prayer in conjunction with the Gresham Memorial Ceremony and haven't been able to get back on my site since. It is now 11:00 pm Thursday night. Maybe after midnight. (hmmm -good name for a song!)
UPDATE: Nope, it didn't work after midnight either. Now 1:00 am Friday.
>^..^< This guy says "Blah, Blah, Blah" to Blogging.
>^..^< For a treat in hilarity and truisms, try this Hog - er - Blog. TY to Baldilocks.
>^..^< That Straight White Guy has "borrowed" a very special e-mail. Everything I've ever admired about a Marine --- all here in one blog!!! Read all the way to the end so you can enjoy the commentary on the Kansas City Chiefs ball game. This one teared up this Marine-loving ole granny!!!
>^..^< Mike King runs headline: "Hell freezes over: 'Song of the South' due out on DVD in 2006!" Wouldn't it be ironic if it became a big hit? Again. Call me Pollyanna, but I think we're all adult enough to enjoy this classic movie.
>^..^< Retired Marines set up a security watch around the North Carolina home of accused 2nd Lt. Ilario Pantano, after a Pakistan-connected Web site depicted a beheading of the Marine Corps officer. FBI has opened an investigation after a Web site established by the officer's mother was shut down by repeated cyberattacks that might have come from Pakistan. The Web site is up again now.
>^..^< La Shawn Barber has a say (and many comments) on the recent Bill Cosby flap.
>^..^< Just for a test, how about going over to Spudlets and tell him not to quit blogging. He's in a funk over low hits. (my diagnosis) Whatever. We need Spudlets for balance in this crazy blogosphere.
>^..^< Michelle Malkin has just about everything you'd ever need to know about the Ward Churchill fiasco.
I mean EVERYTHING you need to know!!!
>^..^< Are you up to date on Charm Offensive? This guy is.
>^..^< A senior pearl from the mailbox here
>^..^< UPDATE: Rivrdog has a beautiful blog on the Memorial Ceremony in Gresham. Please go read it and see the pictures. Very impressive. Thanks to Rivrdog for the presentation. It was very meaningful to me, and I'm sure to others.
from Jimmy, Ayden, NC
Subject: Fw: A REAL MAN
The room was full of pregnant women, with their partners. The Lamaze class was in full swing. The instructor was teaching the women how to breathe properly, and was telling the men how to give the necessary assurances to their partners at this stage of the pregnancy.
She said: "Ladies: remember that exercise is GOOD for you. Walking is especially beneficial. It strengthens the pelvic muscles and will make delivery that much easier!"
She looked at the men in the room. "And gentlemen, remember: you're in this together. So it wouldn't hurt you to go walking with your partner."
The room suddenly got very quiet as the men absorbed this information. Then a man at the back of the room slowly raised his hand. "Yes?" asked the teacher.
"I was just wondering," the man said, "is it all right if she carries a golf bag while we walk?"
** Reporters interviewing a 104 year-old woman: "And what do you think is the best thing about being 104?" the reporter asked. She simply replied, "No peer pressure."
** An elderly woman from Brooklyn decided to prepare her will and make her final requests. She told her rabbi she had two final requests. First, she wanted to be cremated, and second, she wanted her ashes scattered over Bloomingdales.
"Bloomingdales?" the rabbi exclaimed.
"Then I'll be sure my daughters visit me twice a week."
** Morris, an 82 year-old man, finally went to the doctor to get a physical. A few days later the doctor saw Morris walking down the street with a gorgeous young woman on his arm. A couple of days later the doctor spoke to Morris and said, "You're really doing great, aren't you?" Morris replied, "Just doing what you said, Doc: 'Get a hot mamma and be cheerful.'" The doctor said, "I didn't say that. I said, 'You've got a heart murmur. Be careful.'"
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
~~ Walter Bagehot
The ordinary moments are where life comes to life. What you do with the ordinary moments can play a major role in the way your life progresses.
~~ Ralph Marston