Tuesday, December 21, 2010


A woman from Los Angeles, CA who was a tree hugger, a Democrat, and an anti-hunter, purchased a piece of timberland near Colville, WA .
There was a large tree on one of the highest points in the tract. She wanted a good view of the natural splendor of her land so she started to climb the big tree.  As she neared the top she encountered a spotted owl that attacked her. In her haste to escape, the woman slid down the tree to the ground and got many splinters in her crotch.
In considerable pain, she hurried to Mt. Carmel ER to see a doctor. She told him she was an environmentalist, a democrat, and an anti-hunter; and, how she came to get all the splinters. The doctor listened to her story with great patience and then told her to go wait in the examining room and he would see if he could help her.
She sat and waited three hours before the doctor reappeared.
The angry woman demanded, "What took you so long?"
 He smiled and then told her, "Well, I had to get permits from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management before I could remove old-growth timber from a recreational area. I'm sorry, but due to Obama Care, they turned me down.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Thinking About...In Pictures

Not in any specific order, I guess that's how my mind works.

My Girls
Banana Cream Pie
Burger and Sweet Potato Fries...

Sean's Apple Pie with his TRADEMARK Lattice Crust

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving and a Message From a Turkey

Most of us have something to be thankful for, unless of course,  you are a Turkey living in the United States today.
Even the Turkeys can be thankful for Vegans, Vegetarians and for those who might choose Ham over Turkey for their tables this Thursday.

Despite the wholesale slaughter of countless animals used for the consumption of us hungry Americans, I really love Thanksgiving. It's about community, family and friends getting together for a good meal and some wine too, I hope.

  • I am thankful that I don't have to go out and kill the animal myself.
  • I am thankful that I won't have to cook this Thursday.
  • I am thankful for my family & my friends
  • I am thankful that after only a 3 days rest my New England Patriots are playing The Detroit Lions because, honestly, the Lions suck and the Patriots are probably a little tired after their win over Indy Sunday .
  • I am thankful that I don't have to work on Thursday !
  • I am thankful that Guinness Stout was created, one of the best mistakes ever!
So I invite you to let me know what you are thankful for, and if by chance you read this and are not from the USA...Go ahead and celebrate with us, it's ok. Just take time to think about what you are thankful for and then just start eating and drinking!.

Happy Thanksgiving !

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Family

My Son Patrick and Daughter Jennifer 

My Granddaughter Raine

My Grandson Haven

My Granddaughter Jazzlyn (Jazzy)

Mom and my Aunt Alice

My Dad and his sister Alice

All these pics were taken last week as my Mom & Dad celebrated their 60th Anniversary and my Dads 82nd birthday, I would have included a picture of myself but I can't compete with these characters!
Jazzy sent me the news yesterday via the next picture...

She's gonna be a big sister next year!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sun Goes Down and The Moon Comes Up

This was the full moon rising over Swampscott, Ma a couple weeks ago, the sun still shining off the windows of Anthony's Pier 4...

Monday, November 08, 2010

Dating?? Guys, Be Sure to get that MSDS

MSDS you ask?? That's right guys they don't just make Material Safety Data Sheets for Hazardous Chemicals or Medications...They make them for women too..See Below.

I received this in an email today but I wish I got it years ago!

Monday, November 01, 2010

Another Bloggers Blog

It's gonna be cold tonight so I thought I'd put a picture of some palm trees I took in San Diego last October

Sometimes it's important to share a good post. My sister sent me a link to the Church of The Flying Spaghetti Monster and well....It's important to read it

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thought For the day

Why do people say "The car is making a funny noise" when their is usually nothing funny about the cost of car repairs these days??


photo courtesy of jyzz on FLICKR

Thursday, September 09, 2010


Pronounced "Door-E-O" often referred to as Dory or Do-Do....

A dogs life is a series of naps, walks,  treats, meals and of course the requisite petting....A dog's Life..

Never worries about money, doing the laundry  the dishes, or getting the painting done...

OKAY..I am Jealous!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Tom Wins Again

Tom...aka.. The King of Quiddler...I am just a master wordsmith!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Public Service---Jury Duty Scam

Pass this on to your grown children. This has been verified by the FBI (their link is also included below). Please pass this on to everyone in your email address book. It is spreading fast so be prepared should you get this call. Most of us take those summonses for jury duty seriously, but enough people skip out on their civic duty that a new and ominous kind of fraud has surfaced.

The caller claims to be a jury DUTY coordinator. If you protest that you never received a summons for jury duty, the Scammer asks you for your Social Security number and date of birth so he or she can verify the information and cancel the arrest warrant. Give out any of this information and bingo, your identity was just stolen.

The fraud has been reported so far in 11 states, including Oklahoma , Illinois , and Colorado . This (swindle) is particularly insidious because they use intimidation over the phone to try to bully people into giving information by pretending they are with the court system.

The FBI and the federal court system have issued nationwide alerts on their web sites , warning consumers about the fraud..

Check it out here:  The FBI Site: http://www.fbi.gov/page2/june06/jury_scams060206.htm
And here at SNOPES  http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/juryduty.asp

Yep! It's true

Monday, June 28, 2010

Some Pictures from Vietnam 1965-66

These are some pictures that my dad snapped while serving in the US Air Force in 1967...

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Friday, June 18, 2010

The Jello Shots were Great

Game 7 Celtics vs Lakers....we were ready
Things were looking good
It was a close game, but the Celtics fell short...
Minnie says...."Maybe Next Time"
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Primal Update

For those who know me or live in close proximity, then you know,  I've quit smoking for nearly  2 months and been all about dieting, exercise and well making the cover of November's edition of Men's Health...We all have to have goals right??

I have been living on about 90% Primal Diet for about 8 weeks now
I Work out every other day
Just went down a waist size after dropping, conservatively, 18 pounds
No Bread, no baked goods, high protien and lots of big assed salads....I am sure I'll be approached soon for the cover of Men's Health or maybe MAD Magazine
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Rainy Day

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Looks like rain through the weekend, still even in the rain we can find things that make you smile.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Happy Monday

Happy Monday....

Even happier after that late night Celtics Victory in Los Angelas last night.
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

It's Over, Goodbye..ADIOS my friend....

If you ever were my friend is the question. I have had it with you and I plan to keep a safe distance from now on...

I am sure I will see you around from time to time. You can come over for dinner, family parties...JUST don't sit next to me.....because even though I reallly like you, I know deep down. You are just no good for me.

Sure you try to slip in to my world in so many different forms...Bread, Sweeter Muffins, Potato Chips, Crackers all those "healthy snacks" you try to pawn off on me..

I'm done with baked goods and junk food because you are all just filled with carbs I don't need..

After kicking the smoking habit now for 20 days, leaving bread and all your relatives behind has helped me lose 12 pounds in the past few weeks.

Sure I have been somewhat consumed with my Primal Diet but I don't miss all those yummy baked goods one bit...

Cause they make you FAT!

Monday, May 03, 2010

I'm Going Primal !! I wonder if I'll need a spear?

It might be the affect that quitting cigarettes has on one's brain....but I have been reading quite a bit of Mark Sisson's Blog...Mark's Daily Apple : Primal Living In The  Modern World and I like it...I figure if I am gonna give up cigarettes, I might as well take it a little further.
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With few a few exceptions, I am gonna approach my diet like the Primal Man. If I can't kill it with a spear, or pick it off a tree or in a garden...I am not gonna eat it...

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Rain early but spring is here and it's geting nice out....

By Wednesday of this week it will be sunny here on the East Coast and it will be raining in San Diego...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tea Party Time in Boston

I really can't put words to how I feel about the Tea Party being here in Boston today so I'll leave it to the guys at the Boston Phoenix ...read the article Tea Is For Terrorism

Then you can give me your views.

Of course if you happen to be a right wing, bible thumping, gun toting death penalty advocate who is against abortion don't bother reading the article just use the comment area to say HI! I already know where you are coming from.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

A 28th Amendment...It's Time

An idea whose time has come
For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress.  Many citizens had no idea that members of Congress could retire with the same pay after only one term, that they didn't pay into Social Security, that they specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment) while ordinary citizens must live under those laws.  The latest is to exempt themselves from the Health Care Reform that is being considered...in all of its forms.  Somehow, that doesn't seem logical.  We do not have an elite that is above the law.  I truly don't care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent or whatever.  The self-serving must stop.  This is a good way to do that.  It is an idea whose time has come.

So here it is....

 Proposed 28th Amendment to the  United States  Constitution
"Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the  United States  that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the  United States ."

I received this in an email and am supposed to pass it  on so please tell your friends and their friends and their friends, friends and..
Well you get the picture!

Comments welcome below!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Celtics, St Patrick, Arks......

St Patty's Day is upon us and I'll be wearing the green at the Celtics game Wednesday night. I'm bringing a friend of mine who I don't see often enough. The last time we went to a game together was Game J in 1986 when Larry Bird and the gang trounced the Houston Rockets and won the NBA Championship.

Well the game Wednesday isn't quite as promising,  current Celtic team has been falling a bit flat lately,  but the company will be good and it is St Patrick's Day!!
In other NEWS!

The rain has finally stopped falling!! I was beginning to think the Mayans got it wrong and the world was ending now instead of December 21st 2012. Despite the fact that Peabody, Ma got over 8 INCHES of the wet stuff....... I never got to sign up for those Ark Building Classes and was beginning to regret it..But it stopped..

The Mayans are still on course...we got a good 20 months or so before were going to need  an Ark

Plenty of time to enjoy a couple Martinis and enjoy life...

Hope all is well in your world.

Thursday, March 11, 2010