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Political Correctness.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

An Englishman, a Scotsman, an Irishman, a Welshman, a Latvian, a Turk, an Aussie, a German, a Yank, an Egyptian, a Japanese, a Mexican, a Spaniard, a Russian, a Pole, a Lithuanian, a Swede, a Finn, an Israeli ,a Romanian, a Bulgarian, a Serb, a Swiss, a Greek, a Singaporean, an Italian, a Norwegian and an African went to a night club.

The bouncer said "Sorry, I can't let you in without a Thai"


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FEISTY1949 4/2/2011 12:13PM

    It's good to smile about politics instead of frown!

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TOBEARUNNER 4/1/2011 8:13PM

    Gotta love a blog that when you read the title you think one thing, and it turns out to be something completely different! emoticon

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ROCKYCPA 4/1/2011 10:45AM

    Very cute!!

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SEYSARAH 4/1/2011 3:02AM

    I love these wonderful blogs..get to giggle to myself each time I read one..thanks so much!

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LIZZYP609 3/31/2011 9:57PM

    That is funny! LOL

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MRE1956 3/31/2011 1:37PM

    heh, heh.....

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FEISTY1949 3/31/2011 12:27PM

    Good one! LOL

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CANDIS799 3/31/2011 12:18PM

    Thanks for a giggle!


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    I didn't see that coming..... emoticon

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Just in case you're planning to do a little cooking...

To keep potatoes from budding,
place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.

Buy Smash mashed potato mix.
Keeps in the cupboard for up to a year.

When a cake recipe calls for flouring
the baking tin, use a bit of dry cake
mix instead and there won't be any
white mess on the outside of the cake.

Go to the bakery!
Hell, they'll even decorate it for you!

Wrap celery in aluminium foil when putting
in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.

Never heard of it!

Cure for headaches: take a lime, cut it in half and
rub it on your forehead.. The throbbing will go away.

Take a lime, mix it with tequila,
chill and drink! All your pains go away!

Don't throw out all that leftover wine.
Freeze into ice cubes for future use
in casseroles and sauces.

Leftover wine???????

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TOBEARUNNER 4/1/2011 8:14PM

    Leftover wine? Who knew there was such a thing! :)

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*MADHU* 3/31/2011 10:37AM

    Liked this emoticon

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GOANNA2 3/31/2011 6:13AM

    I needed tha laugh today Ania. emoticon emoticon

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SEYSARAH 3/31/2011 1:59AM

    Fun blog.. emoticon

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One more sleep before we fly out!

Monday, February 21, 2011

I am getting very excited about tomorrow! Mind you, it's already tomorrow and I haven't gone to bed, lol. I am all packed and ready to leave home at 3pm for the airport. My DS is driving us there. I bet he'll be glad to have the house to himself for the next 3 weeks. emoticon

I've had a very busy day today. DH came from tennis yesterday and asked whether I knew that we had to have some vaccinations before flying to Argentina. That was news to me. emoticonIt turned out, he was correct. We need SEVEN vaccinations and one is COMPULSORY- Yellow Fever. We can't get back into Australia without it!

So this morning I made 3 phone calls trying to find a clinic that can give them all to us. It wasn't so easy but eventually we found one in Wheelers Hill about 30 min from our home. The appointment was for 4pm but we left earlier, so as not too be late in the afternoon traffic and got there 25 min before the scheduled time. Wouldn't you know, we didn't get to see the doc until 4:30! We ended up with 4 injections each, two in each arm and some malaria tablets to take daily for the next 6 weeks! The bill for the dr visit plus the meds/jabs came to almost $800! emoticonI hope I get some money back from the insurance.

This morning we had time to go to our bridge class and a couple of people told us that they enjoyed cruising on Celebrity Cruises ships and one girl went on Infinity and had a ball. I hope we will too.

Nan, I am going to be making notes about everything so I can report then to you Mum.

I am taking my little pink Netbook and will try to post from Argentina if I get free access.

Bye for now. emoticon

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OPALMOON 2/22/2011 7:58AM

    I sure hope you get something back on your health insurance too!

Have a wonderful and safe trip Ania!

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AIDELADE27 2/21/2011 11:13PM

    Have fun on your trip! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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PATJ7084 2/21/2011 4:26PM

    have a wonderful trip, hugs Pat emoticon

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GOANNA2 2/21/2011 4:23PM

    Bon Voyage Ania.
Wow, I hope you get some$s back from
your insurance.
You will have a fantastic time.
Looking forward to hearing all about it.

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PHEBESS 2/21/2011 3:40PM

    Have a wonderful trip! And I hope you feel okay after all those inoculations!!!

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ROCKYCPA 2/21/2011 1:24PM

    Sounds wonderful - have a great trip. Blog so we can hear all about it.

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SEYSARAH 2/21/2011 12:16PM

    Ania I had no idea how many vaccinations etc one had to take...expensive and not all that fun I'm sure.

I look forward to when you are back and let us all know how it was..mother is super interested and who knows..she's about due for a cruise and might very well love that.

Have a wonderful time..will be missing you but know you are having quite an adventure!!!!

Travel safe!

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JOPAPGH 2/21/2011 11:43AM

    Have a great time! keep up posted on the sights and sounds you see!

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TOBEARUNNER 2/21/2011 11:35AM

    How exciting Ania! I look forward to receiving your texts from all over! The Dragons will leave the light on for when you return!
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*MADHU* 2/21/2011 10:57AM

    Have a safe and wonderful trip will be missed amongst the Dragons emoticon

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MINNA72 2/21/2011 10:43AM

    How cool! Enjoy your vacation!

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LINDENSGIRL 2/21/2011 10:10AM

    Happy Landings! Have a great trip.

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LIZZYP609 2/21/2011 9:37AM

    emoticon Time! I am so excited for will be missed in the Lair!
Have a BLAST! Too bad about the $$$ for the vaccinations! Luckily you got them in before leaving though!

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Observations on Growing Older!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

~Your kids are becoming you...and you don't like them
...but your grandchildren are perfect!

~Going out is good.
Coming home is better!

~When people say you look "Great"...
they add "for your age!"

~When you needed the discount you paid full price.
Now you get discounts on everything ...
movies, hotels, flights, but you're too tired to use them.

~You forget names ... but it's OK
because other people forgot
they even knew you!!!

~The 5 pounds you wanted to lose
is now 15 and you have a better chance
of losing your keys than the 15 pounds.

~You realize you're never going
to be really good at anything .... especially golf.

~Your spouse is counting on you
to remember things you don't remember.

~The things you used to care to do,
you no longer care to do,
but you really do care that you
don't care to do them anymore.

~Your spouse sleeps better on a lounge chair
with the TV blaring than he does in bed.
It's called his "pre-sleep".

~Remember when your mother said
"Wear clean underwear in case you GET in an accident"?
Now you bring clean underwear in case you HAVE an accident!

~You used to say,
"I hope my kids GET married ...
Now, "I hope they STAY married!"

~You miss the days when everything worked
with just an "ON" and "OFF" switch..

~When GOOGLE, ipod, email, modem ...
were unheard of, and a mouse was something
that made you climb on a table.

~You used to use more 4 letter words ...
"what?"..."when?" ???

~Now that you can afford
expensive jewelry, it's not safe to wear it anywhere.

~You read 100 pages into a book before you realize you've read it.

~Notice everything they sell in stores is "sleeveless"?!!!

~What used to be freckles are now liver spots.

~Everybody whispers.

~You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet ....
2 of which you will never wear.

~~~~But old is good in some things:
old songs
old movies
And best of all OLD FRIENDS!

Friends don't let friends go
through trials alone!
My Spark Friends! emoticon

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OPALMOON 2/21/2011 3:55AM

    What a hoot!!

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JUDYBUGS 2/20/2011 11:53PM

    You made me think of things that cross my path every day. emoticon

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MILLISMA 2/20/2011 9:04PM

    Thanks for making me emoticon

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GOANNA2 2/20/2011 3:27PM

    Thanks Ania. Brought a laugh to this old fogey too! emoticon

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PATJ7084 2/20/2011 2:38PM

    very funny, thanks emoticon

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*MADHU* 2/20/2011 12:48PM

    Now that I am turning 30 this year, these are emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MINNA72 2/20/2011 12:36PM

    This was funny! Thanks for sharing, Ania!

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PEGGYO 2/20/2011 8:06AM

    Thanks for sharing.

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SEYSARAH 2/20/2011 7:38AM

    Your blogs are a staple in my necessary reading on Spark..they make me laugh, think, educate me and so on...thanks so much for taking the time to blog...I will miss these daily "pearls" when you go on holiday but hope you have a great time and come back ready to resume the has benefitted me and others a lot..thanks so much!

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Why simple is best!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

How many foods do you eat that truly resemble their source? Getting back to basics and eating foods in their natural form is a great way to boost health and lose weight.

Minimally processed foods have a number of benefits: they are usually higher in fibre and nutrients and lower in fat and sugar.

Choose fresh fruit emoticonand veg emoticonand non-processed meats. emoticonEat plenty of wholegrain foods. Choose brown rice or quinoa over more processed versions.

Be a smart shopper: when it comes to processed foods, select the item with the shortest ingredients list - and with ingredients that you recognise. If it's got a long, scientific-sounding name or lots of numbers, give it a miss.

If it looks like a food, smells like a food and tastes like a food, it should be on your plate. emoticon

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ILOVEROSES 2/18/2011 5:00PM

    Candis, it's been hot and humid here and I've been eating lots of emoticon

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CANDIS799 2/18/2011 3:55PM

    We all need this reminder every now and then! Thanks. Makes me want spring to hurry up and get here so I can plant my veggie garden!

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Wish I could grow ice cream cones, too ....

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OPALMOON 2/18/2011 2:25AM

    Love my fresh fruit and veggies! It is amazing how many chemicals are in processed foods - nothing beats natural!

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SEYSARAH 2/17/2011 10:45PM

    Just reading your blog has inspired me to start making my grocery list for the top..produce of course!

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MILLISMA 2/17/2011 9:21PM

    That's why I spend most of my time in the fruit and veggie isle!

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PHEBESS 2/17/2011 9:53AM

    That's what I loved about the food in Italy - simple and flavorful and FRESH!

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GOANNA2 2/17/2011 9:30AM

    I love simple food.
Greek food is really simple and I am
finding I am cooking more of the food
I grew up with. My gran knew what she
was talking about. She didn't even use cans...

Thanks Ania. emoticon

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