Just when I thought it was safe to go back into the water........! I keep forgetting that I have passed the age of 39. Although Jack Benny cornered the market on that fine age, alas, it has long since passed for the likes of me. The main problem is that I forget this important fact. Many times I have entered the restroom at one of my watering holes and upon nearing the sink, have become irritated waiting on the silver haired man in front of me to finish and move, so that I can wash my hands.
I was feeling pretty well after making my Tuesday entry and I undertook several tasks shortly thereafter that needed to be finished. Afterwards, I returned to the computer to do a few more things and then went to bed around 1:00 a.m. I awoke Wednesday around 9:00 a.m. feeling rested and refreshed. I swung my legs to the floor and when I stood up, the pain in my right knee and my ankle was beyond belief. I laid back down and thought "now, what?".
I suddenly remembered the phrase, "too much, too soon", a concept I've rarely had to apply to myself, but now seems like a viable alternative to burning the candle at both ends (especially with a short candle. Shutup !). So, once again, I did not post for the second time this week. My apologies !
Orel B, the toothbrush people, only slightly irritated me when they came out with the electric toothbrush. Now, they have me rolling with laughter on their newest invention. I apologize, in advance, to anyone who has purchased this product, but if you have, you seriously need to re-examime your priorities.
Their newest product is a computerized toothbrush. Yes, Bucky Beaver, you have competition. The computer tells you if you haven't done enough strokes (I wonder if this concept could be carried to the boudoir), if you are doing it incorrectly (redundant), and other valuable pearls of wisdom. Call me silly, but if you are unable to count to thirty, or your saliva is red or if you are unable to ascertain why you have a sharp pain in your gums, methinks, you'll also be unable to operate the computerized toothbrush, anyway. As for carrying the concept to the boudoir, it doesn't matter that much in games of solitaire.
Odds And Ends: I saw a television show the other evening where one of the people mentioned the "mile high club". I don't know if I qualify for the club due to my fear of flying, but I did spend several amorous weekends in Denver. I did qualify for another club, however, called the "mile ahead club' where you have an amorous interlude in your car while parked behind a Cracker Barrel billboard.
The Pictures: I found some exceptional pictures for you today and if you would really like to see them in their best light, view them larger in a slide show. There's no rhyme or reason as to subject matter, merely some excellent shots. I can't show them all today but out of 50 shots I received, I only eliminated one. I'm sure you will enjoy them.
This Date In History: 1864; U.S. military forces attack a Cheyenne encampment at Sands Creek, massacring over 400 men, women and children. 1890; The first Army-Navy football game is played between the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy. 1963; President Lyndon B. Johnson establishes the Warren Commission, headed by Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren, to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Birthdays: Louisa May Alcott, novelist and author of "Little Women" (1832), Busby Berkley, stage and motion picture director (1895).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming:
A 65 year old man went to the doctor for his Class II exam and the doctor was amazed at what good shape the guy was in.
The doctor asked, "To what do you attribute your good health?"
The old timer said, "I'm a pilot and that's why I'm in such good shape. I'm up well before daylight, climb all over the aircraft doing my pre-flight inspection, fly all day, etc."
The doctor said, "Well, I'm sure that helps, but there's got to be more to it. How old was your dad when he died?"
The old timer said, "Who said my dad's dead?"
The doctor said, "You mean you're 65 years old and your dad's still alive? How old is he?"
The old timer said, "He's 84 yrs old and, in fact, he built and flies his own airplane!
He went flying with me this morning. That's why he's still alive... he's a pilot too!"
The doctor said, "Well, that's great, but I'm sure there's more to it. How about your dad's dad? How old was he when he died?"
The old timer said, "Who said my grandpa's dead?"
The doctor said, "You mean your dad is 84 years old and
his father is still living?! How old is he?"
The old timer said, "Grandpa is 102 years old and he was a pilot too."
The doctor was getting frustrated at this point and said, "I guess he went flying with you this morning too?"
The old timer said, "No...Grandpa couldn't go this morning because he just got married and he's on his honeymoon."
The doctor said in amazement, "Got married?!! Why would a 102-year-old guy want to get married?"
The old timer said, "Who said he wanted to?"
That's it for today, my little hush puppies. More tomorrow.
Stay Tuned !