Tuesday, October 23, 2007

June Bug! . . . No, It's October, 2007, Bug (NOT) -- and two (2) items for "Didya know?" -- and one (1) lagniappe

October Bug could not be found. I wonder where he went?

San Diego Fire Map link

--Didya know? President Bush is going to put out the fires around San Diego so our Houston Texans can play football there in QUALCOMM Stadium this Sunday? (link)

--Didya know? It's been "A Rainy Night in Georgia?" Those people have been waiting a long time for this rain.

BTW, it has been discovered that "the end of the rainbow" is at the A-ANOTHER STORAGE facility. This picture proves it!

--the lagniappe: Wet Pants Story

A nine-year-old was kid sitting at his desk when suddenly there is a puddle between his feet and the front of his pants are wet. He thinks his heart is going to stop because he cannot possibly imagine how this has happened. It's never happened before, and he knows that when the boys find out he will never hear the end of it. When the girls find out, they'll never speak to him again as long as he lives.

The boy believes his heart is going to stop; he puts his head down and prays this prayer, "Dear God, this is an emergency! I need help now! Five minutes from now I'm dead meat"

He looks up from his prayer and here comes the teacher with a look in her eyes that says he has been discovered.

As the teacher is walking toward him, a classmate named Susie is carrying a goldfish bowl that is filled with water. Susie trips in front of the teacher and inexplicably dumps the bowl of water in the boy's lap. The boy pretends to be angry, but all the while is saying to himself, "Thank you, Lord! Thank you, Lord!"

Now all of a sudden, instead of being the object of ridicule, the boy is the object of sympathy. The teacher rushes him downstairs and gives him some gym shorts to put on while his pants dry out. All the other children are on their hands and knees cleaning up around his desk. The sympathy is wonderful. But as life would have it, the ridicule that should have been his has been transferred to someone else - Susie.

She tries to help, but they tell her to get out. "You've done enough, you klutz!"

Finally, at the end of the day, as they are waiting for the bus, the boy walks over to Susie and whispers, "You did that on purpose, didn't you?"

Susie whispers back, "I wet my pants once too."
[From Spiritual-Short-Stories.Com (link)]
Lagniappe defined:
NOUN: Chiefly Southern Louisiana & Mississippi 1. A small gift presented by a storeowner to a customer with the customer's purchase. 2. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. [From The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000 (link)

--Another lagniappe: For you, Mrs. Mac, the mail (link) is gone now too!

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I could not see any of your pictures on your blog today ??? Not sure why as your other pictures are showing up. I'm guessing the photo was/is of your table top of that great antique/vintage table ... minus the piles of mail. I like all things vintage ;)
I think Blogger is acting up a little. A few times today I have had to go to 'refresh' and then the pictures come in ok the next time.
Not just this blog either.
Hi Jim,

hi Mrs,Jim

Great pictures Jim! I really like that rainbow picture!! Now we really know what's at the end of the rainbow!!
By golly ... now I see what was not seen earlier ... nice table ... and chairs!
Jim very impressive blog I will research it more fully when I have time! I would be pleased if you use my Mormon cricket photo...Feel free to help yourself! Happy WW
Hi Jim ~~ Enjoyed your post ~ enjoyed
the pictures and the Wet Pants Story. Lovely table and chairs. My computer
is working well, but thanks for the tip about the Escape key. Will try it
next time I have strife.
I also liked the three choices for drug users in your previous post and
will pass it on to a friend.
Take care Jim, Hope all is well with you and Mrs. Jim. Regards, Merle.
Hi Jim, Nice photo's
Wow I love your antique table, hahaha to the wet pants story...
hiya thanks for visiting my blog. I love the photo of the rainbow
LOVE that story ^j^
Hi Jim ~~ Glad you found Grandma ans sent her back home. That had to be the longest e mail ever. I will have to post shorter ones. Take care Jim. Thanks for wishing Trucker Bob Happy Birthday. Kindest regards, Merle.
Gidday Jim,

Loved the wet pants story.
What a cutie Susie was helping out.
Should be more compassionate people in the world.

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