Saturday, June 26, 2010

Saturday Morning Reflection #43

Good morning everyone...

I want to start off this morning with a short story about Alex Cat and....Jackie. As many of you already know, Alex has started eating CAN FOOD. Fancy Feast to be exact. Josie Cat will eat anything....SO, we go to the store and I start to pick up a box of Fancy Feast. Jackie says.."No, Let's get this Aristocrats's cheaper." When we get home she puts some out for Alex Cat. He sniffs it and WALKS AWAY. Needless to say, we have been back to Kroger and bought Fancy Feast. Jackie is considering changing his name to..."Finnicky Little Bastard."

My work life has changed (as of Friday). I resigned as Chief Steward of the local union. There were "things" going on that I just would not tolerate nor be a part of. I enjoyed my time there and can only hope that I gave as much to them as they gave to me.

I have some very, very sad news to report. As of this coming friday I on vacation for 2 weeks. Yipppppeeeeee!!!!!!

Here you go, Ginger...

"It's time to see how clearly you can think," the teacher said to his class. "Now, listen carefully, and think about what I'm saying. I'm thinking of a person who has the same mother and father as I have. But this person is not my brother and not my sister. Who is it?"

The kids in the class furrowed their brows, scratched their heads, and otherwise showed how hard they were thinking. But no one came up with the right answer.

When everyone in the class had given up, the teacher announced, "The person is me."

Little Jeffrey beamed at learning the answer. "That's a good one," he said to himself. "I'll have to try that on Mom and Dad."

At dinner that night, little Jeffrey repeated the riddle to his parents. "I'm thinking of a person who has the same mother and father as I have," he said. "But this person isn't my brother and isn't my sister. Who is it?"

His parents furrowed their brows, scratched their heads, and otherwise pretended that they were thinking hard. Then they both said, "I give up. Who is it?"

"It's my teacher!" Jeffrey said.

Well, until the next time...please remember that I have to pay the bills.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Saturday Morning Reflection #42

Good morning everyone...

The past week has had several incidents worthy of being written about. The first is "The BUG incident." Seems there was a lightning bug that got into the house. Josie cat and Alex cat chased him from room to room. Finally the bug settled on the side of the refrigerator. Alex cat sat down and meowed "treed" just like an old coon dog would have.

Vacation plans are starting to come together. A Port Clinton trip has been scheduled. Alas...I will be there for 2 for 1 bottles of wine night. How terrible for me.

After I finish writing this I believe Jackie and I are going to find a hotel for vacation. North Carolina beaches look out, cause here we come.

The past week at work has been just fine. Nothing too far out happening...just work.

Tonight, the plans seem to be dinner and a movie for Jackie and I. Sounds like a good time. Maybe I will convince her to take me to a fancy go to eatin' place...never can tell.

Here you go, Ginger...

Three elderly men are at the doctor's office for a memory test. The doctor asks the first man, "What is three times three?" "274," came the reply. The doctor rolls his eyes and looks up at the ceiling, and says to the second man, "It's your turn. What is three times three?"

"Tuesday," replies the second man. The doctor shakes his head sadly, then asks the third man, "Okay, your turn. What's three times three?"

"Nine," says the third man.

"That's great!" says the doctor. "How did you get that?"

"Simple," he says, "just subtract 274 from Tuesday."

Well, until the next time...please remember that I have to pay the bills.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Saturday Morning Reflection #41

Good morning everyone....

This morning I would like to start with a comment about Jackie. I truly believe that I have found someone special. She seems to be in step with my heart. I can only hope that I can come close to being for her what she is for me.

Lets talk about BP. What in the world are they thinking? I am not normally for Government controls, but I believe that the USA needs to take control of this company, fire a large percentage of the upper management (without the "GOLDEN PARACHUTES) and pay out a lot of money (NOW) to the devastated economies in the areas affected by this spill. Yes, I realize that the company is not an American company...but they have a lot of assets here. Lets make them fix this without any cost to the American taxpayer.

On a brighter is only three more weeks unitl VACATION. I am so looking forward to NOT going in to work. The thought makes me GIDDY.

Now, as for vacation plans...Gonna be some fishing. I believe that Jackie and I will be heading south for a couple of days. I am not sure what I will do with the rest of my time. I keep thinking I want to go north and fish at Lake Eerie but I also want to go in september and Jumbo Perch fish out of Vermilion. Gosh, what a quandary...2 fishing trips or 1? Also, for those of you that know Jackie...Fishing isn't the only vacation plans. There are some plans in the works for her also.

Bob, you said you wanted to make it over to Lake Eerie this year...maybe september would be the right time...Adam, same for you...might have to schedule on a tuesday since it 50% off bottles of wine (or is that 2 for 1)?

Lets discuss cats. Alex cat has been "off his feed" for quite a while. Yesterday, I bought a different kind of cat food and got out a bowl and gave it to him. He ate like there was never going to be cat food again. This morning Jackie put the same food in the cat food bowl. Alex cat would not eat it. I thought maybe it was the wrong flavor or something. Jackie got out another bowl (the throw away plastic bowls) and put some in it. Alex cat ate it. Turns out he has to have his own bowl. I guess from now on we will have to refer to the cat feeding area as the cat smorgasboard.

Do you suppose the cats are spoiled or are they really supposed to smell that way?

Here you go, Ginger...

Freddie was eighteen years old, friendly, and eager to do things right. Unfortunately, he wasn't especially bright. He had just started his first job, as a delivery boy and general "go-fer" at a furniture warehouse. His first task was to go out for coffee.

He walked into a nearby coffee shop carrying a large thermos. When the counterman finally noticed him, he held up the thermos.

"Is this big enough to hold six cups of coffee?" he said. The counterman looked at the thermos, hesitated for a few seconds, then finally said, "Yeah. It looks like about six cups to me."

"Good," Freddie said. "Give me two regular, two black, and two decaf."

Well, until the next time...please remember that I have to pay the bills.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Saturday Morning Reflection #40

Good morning everyone...

This past week there have been some items in the news that have weighed heavily on my mind. I can sum it up with..."BP...what in the hell are you thinking?"
This large conglomerate of people, interested only in making money, have orchestrated a disaster of Biblical proportions. There are more and more people being affected by the greedy (and incompetent) actions of these oil executives. Will we see CEO's being fired (or even taking a paycut). I think not. Will we see many idle shrimp boats along the coast? I believe we will. Will the greedy oil people bring in cheap labor from 3rd world countries to clean this up? Watch and see. I realize the American government does not have the expertise to clean this up, but how about we seize this company, under one of those wonderful laws we have, and let the government execs direct the "oil experts" in the cleanup. Lets also take the salaries of the "oil execs" and a bunch of the profits and put the affected people along the coast line on BP's payroll (benefits included).

I am sure I will have more to say on this in the future.

The past week of work has been hectic. Business seems to be doubled for me.

The house is coming along just fine. Rose bushes planted in the yard. Jackie is very pleased to have them in the ground. Here is something for those of you that know her...ask her about her cucumber plants. She is still pissed about that. She told me she needs a new gun (or slingshot).

I am ready to grab a boat and head down the lake at Beech Fork. Summer is upon us and I have the urge to be on the water. I might even try to catch a fish or two.

Here you go, Ginger...
A young boy had just gotten his driving permit. He asked his father, who was a minister, if they could discuss the use of the car. His father took him to his study and said to him, "I'll make a deal with you. You bring your grades up, study your Bible a little and get your hair cut and we'll talk about it."

After about a month the boy came back and again asked his father if they could discuss use of the car. They again went to the father's study where his father said, "Son, I've been real proud of you. You have brought your grades up, you've studied your Bible diligently, but you didn't get your hair cut!"

The young man waited a moment and replied, "You know Dad, I've been thinking about that. You know, Samson had long hair, Moses had long hair, Noah had long hair, and even Jesus had long hair...."

To which his father replied,"Yes, and they walked everywhere"

Well, until the next time...please remember that I have to pay the bills.