Friday, October 17, 2008

Have you had your car read lately? #010 -- Have you ever had a sad car? Tell me about it!

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Left: Little truck that might squeeze in anyplace

Right: Car that didn't squeeze in someplace
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Left: Some cars headed the wrong way (which ones?), scooters don't help

Right: Sad, can't leave town on its small batteries


Have you ever had a sad car? Tell me about it!
Mrs. Jim and I have had a couple or more.
First was our 1976 Plymouth Volare four door wagon. This car was pretty rusty, Mrs. Jim swore that a hole was happening in the floor beneath the passenger seat. We sold it for $200 when the transmission was leaking badly when the car had 178,000 miles on it. The new owners put stop leak in the transmission and the leak stopped.
Second was our 1981 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. It was a one owner, pretty light blue in color, and with a dark blue vinyl top. There were two problems with this car; the gas gauge didn't work, and it had a baseball sized hole in the passenger side.
Mrs. Jim ran out of gas one time in our own neighborhood while driving with an elderly lady friend. We put silver duck tape over the hole in the side. We had that car for quite a few miles also, until it got over 150,000 miles. Then we sold it to a young couple for $500.
The A/C worked wonderfully on both cars, neither overheated or anything like that, they were both great cars. Just a little sad.

My happy cars are my Mustangs.

1998 GT Convertible
1974 Mustang II Ghia


Comic for the day: Jack in trouble (link)

More pictures of the day (more sad cars):

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Left: Red car on wrong side of street, headed wrong way

Right: Parked Sable doesn't care which way -- does it go?

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Left: Waiting for lift kit and large tires

Right: Too cheap to get taxi -- has all essentials, like a bag man with shopping cart has his

The top four are all Italian cars, the bottom four are U.K. except for the pretty blue and red, it was found in Louisiana.

Word for the day: tinnies

Urban Dictionary -- Australian, n , cans; tins of beer.
Hundreds of empty tinnies littered the bed of the red neck's pickup truck.

Last words here, all our cars were bought used. Mrs. Jim and I have never purchased a new one since we have been married. We were in education you know, retired now.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Sis! Happy Birthday Lois!

My favorite (and only) sister, Lois


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I remember when I turned 70, I wanted to run away. I had told Mrs. Jim and started to make my plans.

Of course I would come back in two weeks (I promised Mrs. Jim that).

About that time Karen's friend decided she couldn't run the New York City Marathon and so she invited us to come with her instead. ( And I hadn't even decided where to run away to yet!)

So I ran away to New York City alone with Mrs. Jim and Karen. We had fun.

I am glad you are running away to Minnesota and are enjoying yourself. Of course you did have to take the "Old F**t" along just like I had some of my nice family with me.

Bet it is fun, I know you are enjoying watching all those ships. That beats watching airplanes a long way!

Once more,
HAPPY 70 LOIS! HAPPY 70 LOIS! HAPPY 70 LOIS! HAPPY 70 LOIS! HAPPY 70 LOIS! HAPPY 70 LOIS! HAPPY 70 LOIS! HAPPY 70 LOIS! HAPPY 70 LOIS! HAPPY 70 LOIS! HAPPY 70 LOIS! HAPPY 70 LOIS!

Jim (these links are OK to open) --> [message 1] [message 2]

And thank you for my early Birthday card, the second of these attachments is the Basset hound you sent, I'm sending him back to you, two dogs are enough for us. Jim

Jim's note: When Lois turned 65 I had hacked into her Yahoo e-mail account and sent (from her) everyone on her mailing list a notice and sob story that she wouldn't get very many cards for this momentous birth anniversary.

I don't have her password or the addresses any more so this will have to do.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Ruby (Red) Tuesday — My __________(??) last year — A quiz today

Something's missing in these pictures.
(it would be RED)
If you think you know what it could be,
please tell me along with your comment.



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There are a few hints here and there. They are very subtle,
not obvious at all.




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The best hint is on the left above.




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Too bad this isn't a 'where was Jim' quiz today, there is a pretty good hint for that in this fajita dinner setting. And it isn't the Jim Bunch eats for a change.


Note: The Jim Bunch was eating.
After our order came, that is.



Click the Ruby Tuesday button if you want to play Mary's hidden object too.

I think I have found her hidden red object (see my first comment) but I could be wrong.

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Update:

OK guys, you all did really good here. Thank you for telling what you saw and didn't see. Mojo and Bobbie had it right.

Yes, missing are candles for my cake (Mojo). There was none to be found at the orphanage where we were.

Also missing from the pictures was the piñata (Bobbie). We did have them but I don't really like the way my picture turned out doing that so I left it on my computer.

This was last year's birthday party. We were helping at an orphanage in Guatemala and my birthday came on the 30th.

Since we will be there again this year on my birthday I thought these had better be here now. I may not be able to post from Huehuetenango, Guatemala, as I expect very limited Internet access.

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Feast or famine?



20 Do not join those who drink too much wine
or gorge themselves on meat,

21 for drunkards and gluttons become poor,
and drowsiness clothes them in rags.

Proverbs 23:21 (NIV link)

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Word of the Day: GLUTTONY (source: 7 Deadly Sins)

Gluttony is an inordinate desire to consume more than that which one requires.
Why you do it: Because you were weaned improperly as an infant.
Your punishment in Hell will be: You'll be force-fed rats, toads, and snakes.

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