Saturday, August 23, 2008

Saturday morning pick-u-ups

A "naked" cartoon link ************* Click if you dare!

Good News / Bad News:
(WARNING: read no further if you don't like sick jokes)
A couple of carrots were in a very bad car wreck.
The first carrot was released from the hospital after examinations showed he was OK.
The doctor told him his friend carrot was in for bad news.
The good news first (it always is), the friend carrot would recover.
But, bad news, "your friend carrot will always remain a vegetable."

Ha! Ha! Mom never liked Johnny Carson or Dave Letterman (she watched them every night) because they would laugh at their own jokes.

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

What is your score? A little test here: Us and Them / We and They / Me and You / You and I

We wonder ......................They're nosy
We're cautious .................They're paranoid
We're composed ...............They're stuffy
We're concerned ..............They gripe
We're determined ............They're bullheaded

The group above isn't original with me ***, but I think it is right. Some people just are ...

We live in nice areas ........They're big city folk
We raise our kids right .....Theirs are delinquents
We keep our kids nice ..... Theirs are ruffians

It isn't hard to see where we fit in those, was it?

We spend money wisely .......They waste on self indulgences
We earn our way .................They tip the welfare bucket
We carry health insurance ....They let the public pay their health bills

And it goes on and on, the We's and the They's.

The problem is towards those last ones. Can we honestly say we are always the We's? One stroke of bad luck, like a lay-off, cancellation of that insurance, a car wreck, $1000 a month medicine bills, (you can put your troubles here).

Well, now the teacher in me comes out. Maybe we had better give ourselves a grade. High school passing is 74, college passing is 60, but it won't transfer if below 70. See what your score is.

I'm not telling my grade, you don't have to either. But 100% is perfect, if you have 100% you might tell us. I hope everyone of you get an "A" (90-100) or have a chance opportunity to work for one.

Mart De Haan, Been Thinking About, September 2008 RBC Ministries pamphlet
......Mart De Haan blog,
..... RBC Ministries,
......Us and Them lyrics (Pink Floyd)

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ruby (Red) Tuesday -- Russia still looking a little red?

You can see for yourself:

Red Square, with Lenin's tomb on the right and St. Basil's Cathedral at the west end. It would be our first of many cathedrals we would visit.


The Kremlin Wall, behind which is the Kremlin. (dah)


The whole city of Uglich seems to be in the process of being remodeled. This chappel, the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood in Uglich, Russia, housed military equipment and operations back quite a few years.

Note: Blogger was not liking me to upload pictures tonight. If you have seen these previously please forgive. Click here to see my other Russia posts.

I thought I'd tell you about the rules of RUBY TUESDAY.
They are real simple:

On Tuesdays you can post any photo you like (it must be one of your own) that contains the color RED.

Your photo can contain lots of RED or a little bit of RED

AND (please) post your link here with MaryT

I will might post a NEW Ruby Tuesday each some Tuesdays.

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

A good reason to like McDonald's?

Picture by Jim, ©2006 Jimmiehov
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Proverbs 23 (
1 When you sit to dine with a ruler,
note well what is before you,

2 and put a knife to your throat
if you are given to gluttony.

3 Do not crave his delicacies,
for that food is deceptive.

4 Do not wear yourself out to get rich;
have the wisdom to show restraint.

(I like McDonald's)

McDonalds Restaurant in Moscow, Russia
street address unknown

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