Saturday, September 13, 2008

Saturday morning pick-u-ups [003]

[10:40 AM Friday, September 12, 2008] We are hunkering down for Hurricane Ike. It should come right over our house. Since we live 94 miles from Galveston, the winds are expected to die down to around 80 MPH when it gets here. Those strong winds may last up to three hours.
What is going on?
Here is the NOAH track (ABC13 Weather Storm News).
We are expecting to lose power for up to a week, probably happening during the night or early tomorrow.
Catch you after the storm (or from a friendly MacDonald's with WiFi).

Good News / Bad News
(update on the Carrot couple and their kids):

(WARNING: read no further if you don't like dog jokes)
Mrs. Carrot:
The kids found a dog today and brought him home. The good news is that it was free.
Mr. Carrot: That's good, but you don't look happy.
Mrs. Carrot: It had fleas ...
Mrs. Carrot: But we gave it a bath.
Mr. Carrot: That's good, but you still don't look happy.
Mrs. Carrot: It ran into a different room before we could dry it"
Mr. Carrot: So? ...

Mrs. Carrot: The dog is dry now.
Mr. Carrot: That's good, but you still don't look happy.

The next Bad News/ Good News is UP TO YOU. Please help keep this going through the comments.

Click here for a religious cartoon for you that I don't understand.

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Have you had your car read lately? #006 -- Looks like a nice fellow here

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That's too pretty a Mustang to treat it badly? Is this car owner (not the rapper guy) feeding his car hot dogs?

That hot dog does look pretty good, it is a 'Johnsonville' wiener with lots of sweet relish and mustard.

This scene says wonders for the owner. He has good taste. (Reminds me of Charlie Tuna, in his commercial he says "we want tuna that tastes good, not tuna with good taste.")

Too, this driver has good taste in automobiles. Who wouldn't drool for this shiny black Mustang GT Convertible! He sure does keep it polished as well, that shows he is cool and collected and always wants to show his good side. He may not even have a bad side.

I don't see him listening to that rapper. This shows our driver has good taste in music, I hear his favorites are classic rock and oldies from the 60s and 70s. You just can't beat this fellow. Not even with a stick.

Now I'll show you what else I found.

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Now we know where he is and where he 'buys' his hot dogs. Hot dogs are Free! I only see one so he doesn't over eat either. He must be tall and handsome and well disciplined with his eating. [Please note that I didn't say cheap. We do see that the second hot dog is regular price, 99¢.]

It isn't a JACK IN THE BOX hot dog, but rather a Quickstuff hot dog. I asked the owner if all Shell gas stations had free hot dogs on Friday (I was going to get one here and another one down the road at the next Shell station.).

The attendant said no, only the Shell stations with a Jack in the Box were having Free Hot Dog Fridays. She added that this Shell station was the only one in Conroe, Texas, having a Jack in the Box. Darn.

Now lets follow the fellow to the gas pump.

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What has happened here, wasn't this supposed to be a Shell station?

Our driver is also prudent. Shell gas was $3.41 a gallon so our buddy drove his Mustang over to the Exxon station where it was only $3.37 a gallon. He was saving 48¢ on his gasoline!

Well, didn't he buy an exhorbantly high priced drink at one of those stops? No, our driver had brought his own canned Diet Coke in his cooler.

He really is prudent, he saved $1.47 on this gas and food purchase plus the price of a drink. I did note also that over by his home, gasoline was $3.45 and $3.49 a gallon at the Citgo or other Exxon stations.

I believe he is a winner.

Really good after that last few weeks of weirdos.

This Friday feature for JIM'S LITTLE BLOG helps me tackle the blogging problem of writer's blahs. So my advice is "when you don't feel like writing anything, post a picture." That's what is happening here.
This is not an original idea. Reading cars came from a sermon I heard last Sunday, brought by Dr. Roger Yancey, Director of Missions, Tryon Evergreen Baptist Association, of which our church, First Baptist Church of Conroe Texas, is associated. I believe my count of 118 was pretty close (link for you to check yourself).
I saw a few cowboy churches and quite a few Hispanic churches. All are within a 35 mile radius of our home.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Carnage revisited

Today U.S. is remembering the 7th anniversary of terror attacks (2,751 NYC deaths).
Today our Houston area is preparing for Hurricane Ike (remembering at least 1,956 deaths in 2005 from Katrina and Rita).

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

[This]-- A pig wearing lipstick [and That] Our preacher's birthday today

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.That isn't really a pig. At least these aren't but they won't be wearing lipstick either. They are my toy pigs.

These toy pigs are gifts. My grandfather told me to "never look a gift pig in the mouth." So if they were wearing lipstick, I wouldn't know it because I don't look these pigs in the mouth.

Back when I was dating, I did meet some pigs wearing lipstick. Some of them were kind of after me, perhaps that's why I thought they were pigs.

These two pigs:
The one on the left is almost as old as I am, our Vet, Dr. Scott, gave it to me when I was very young. I have kept the pig and treasured it ever since.

The black and white pig is a gift from Mrs. Jim. She knows I like pigs (I talk to them quite often, they are very interesting to talk with, try it sometime) and this doorstop has a permanent place in our home now, right beside the front door.

Preacher's birthday:
The Jim Bunch is eating tonight at the church. For the preacher's birthday supper we are having fried catfish, hush puppies, French fries, cold slaw, salad, and desert.

Oh yes, and birthday cake. If I can get close I will count the candles for you. And take a picture.

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Well, I did get close and there WEREN'T ANY CANDLES.

I was told by a reliable authority that he is ... years old today. No, I can't tell you because maybe I am not supposed to tell. I didn't ask if I could so I won't tell.

I didn't get any cake either as I had to go to a meeting before it was cut.

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Monday, September 08, 2008

Ruby (Red) Tuesday -- Adi can . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Play King of the Hill

Adi loves to be in 'high places.' She can see for miles and miles sometimes.

On this day, she was looking down the street and seeing our house at the end.

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Ain't she cute!

You ought to see her 'walking down the street.'

'Adi (our beagle dog) Can'
sit with the crimson crepe myrtles.

The rules are 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, September 07, 2008

8 Listen, my son, to your father's instruction
and do not forsake your mother's teaching.

9 They will be a garland to grace your head
and a chain to adorn your neck.

10 My son, if sinners entice you,
do not give in to them.

Proverbs 1:8-10 (NIV)

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Don't be alarmed, that is water
in my glass and I didn't go in.

Tag: Colorado Holiday

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