Thursday, August 21, 2008

Eeny Meeny Miny Mo, Fay's Not Sure Which Way To Go

Tropical storm Fay has meandered all over Florida like a drunken sailor, dropping between 20 to 26 inches of water. Although her winds have not been of much consequence, the water damage has been widespread. If Fay maintains her current path, the states of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana could be feeling her wrath. It kinda reminds me of some of my AREA 51 forays in my younger bar hopping days.

NOAA and NOAA Partnership Stations Relative to the Storm

My television watching is constantly bombarded with these commercials for Extendz, which is evidently a remedy for short-minded men with an I.Q. of 60 or less. It's bad enough that you have to watch this crap, but the cheesy, seedy actors who work in these commercials make it all the (you'll excuse the word) harder to withstand. Could you imagine the chaos in the streets if that garbage actually worked?

My Hump Day Trek did not come to pass mainly due to the craziness of the week and I decided that I'd just catch up on a lot of unfinished projects that I'm working on and wait until Friday night.

Congratulations to my pal, Julie, author of Julie Loses It, for winning last week's "What's The Caption" contest.

The Pictures: My pal, Nancy, tells me that I'm eclectic and according to my Mom we were Baptists, so there's a conflict there somewhere. Nevertheless enjoy these odd photographs while I look up eclectic in the dictionary.

This Date In History: 1831; Virginia slave Nat Turner begins a slave rebellion in Southampton County in which over 50 whites are killed. Turner is captured six weeks later after the rebellion has ended. 1858; Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas meet in the first of debates on the subject of slavery during the Illinois senatorial race.

1911; The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci is stolen from the Louvre museum, Paris, France. It is recovered in 1913. 1959; Hawaii becomes the 50th state in the Union.

1983; Philippine opposition leader Benigno Aquino is assassinated by allies of President Ferdinand Marcos as he steps off a plane in Manilla to end his three-year exile from the Philippines.

Birthdays: Phillip II, French king (1165), Jules Michelet, historian (1798), Aubrey Beardsley, artist (1872), Count Basie, jazz bandleader (1904), Wilt Chamberlain, basketball player (1936), Kenny Rogers, country music singer (1938), Archie Griffin, football player (1954).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming:

One Sunday morning, the priest saw little Johnny staring up at the large plaque that hung in the church's foyer. The plaque was covered with names and small American flags were mounted on either side of it.

Johnny asked, "Father Donovan, what is this? Father Donovan said, "It's a memorial to all the young men and women who died in the service." Little Johnny said, "Which service, the 9:00 or the 10:30?"

The attendants wheeled Grandma out on the lawn of her new retirement home for some fresh air. Grandma could not communicate well and had resorted to writing notes when she needed to communicate.

After a short time, Grandma began leaning to the right and the attendants rushed over and straightened her up, putting pillows on the right of her to prop her up. A few minutes later, Grandma began leaning to the left, and again, the attendants rushed over to her and put pillows on her left side to prop her up.

Shortly thereafter, Grandma leaned forward and the attendants came to her and tied a pillow to her stomach so that she could not lean forward.

Later that day, her nephew came by to pay her a visit and said, "Hi, Grandma, you look great. How are they treating you?" Grandma took out her notepad and slowly scribbled a note that read, "They won't let me fart."


That's it for today my little sweet peas. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !


rjsisti said...

ROTFLMAO............cracked up over the Grandma story!  Oh my

I'm glad you think Electic has something to do with your religion!  LOL

Oh damn, I'm out of wine............oh no........I need wine with my dinner.....I'm not going out in this damn rain to get it.

Water with a wedge of lemon in a wine glass will have to do to fake my brain!

Hugs, Rose

lsfp1960 said...

Fay's rain is hitting us too, we've had record breaking rainfall the last few days.  Bob is in the backyard starting on the ARK!   I'm a Baptist too, but electic also.  That makes us almost twins.  Loved the old grandma joke and of course the pictures.  Linda in damp Washington state  

midwestvintage said...

 Thanks for the congrats.  I always wanted to win one of those.  Hope you have your raft ready for the high waters.  You can just keep it down there off of the bike trials up here please.  Be good and talk to you later


salemslot9 said...

photo #7

nhd106 said...


Nancy in OH

plieck30 said...

Just got to put you on alerts, I'm missing too much here. I had to look up eclectic too. Still not sure I know exactly what it means but not to worry the dance halls are full of Baptist. lol Paula

debbyinfl1952 said...

Love the blog, still laughing,  about the gas and Obama.  And Fay, don't get me started on that subject.. We were given Tuesday off, as all orange county schools were closed, (had a great sunny day off), then back to work the rest of the week in torrential rains and gusting winds, go figure.

lurkynat said...

wow nice pcitures of the storm!
funny comments about lame commercials! lol!
hey hiya Jimmy