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It's the Doorway!!!!

Sunday, August 17, 2014






Ever walk into a room with some purpose in mind, only to completely forget what that purpose was? Turns out, doors themselves are to blame for these strange memory lapses.


Psychologists at the University of Notre Dame have discovered that passing through a doorway triggers what's known as an event boundary in the mind, separating one set of thoughts and memories from the next. Your brain files away the thoughts you had in the previous room and prepares a blank slate for the new locale.


Thank goodness for studies like this. It's not our age, it's the damn door! I knew it couldn't be my fault.








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JANIEWWJD 8/20/2014 12:20AM

    What a relief!!!! emoticon

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    Someone who knows how to give us comic relief!


thanks Mary Anne!

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    emoticon emoticon What a relief, I thought it was me!! emoticon

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    Works for me!

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NORASPAT 8/17/2014 9:53PM

    What a relief to hear it is the door AFTER ALL. !! emoticon
THAT MEANS WHEN i LEAVE OR ENTER A ROOM IT IS NOT MY MIND FORGETTING IT IS MY BRAIN REMINDING ME TO TURN ROUND AND IT WILL COME BACK TO ME. i SURE WILL TRY THIS.
I WILL LET YOU KNOW IF IT WORKS.

IT'S THE PORTAL FOR THE MORTAL . emoticon emoticon
THANKS "Mary Anne" well done Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon

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LITTLEWIND53 8/17/2014 9:43PM

    You got that right ! ! !

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    makes sense!!

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    Hahahahaha!!!!

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GINIEMIE 8/17/2014 7:37PM

    OMGoodness! It happened to me today and I was so aggravated, because I actually walked past the door I needed to open, being in the wrong space did NOT help me remember anything!
Now I can blame the darn doors thank Mary Anne!
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NEW-CAZ 8/17/2014 4:06PM

    I knew it!!!!!! LOL

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TWEETYKC00 8/17/2014 3:35PM

    those darn doors!

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 8/17/2014 2:38PM

    Thanks for that laugh !!!

It hasn't rained yet today, but it keeps threatening then get sunny again. Feels like a nap weather. Maybe it will happen.
Hugs, Audra

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    Well glad to get this much needed information!!!!! emoticon

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    This explanes it !!

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    emoticon forgot what i was going to say why did i get a cumputer cupboard with doors on,lol. emoticon

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The Young Priest

Friday, August 15, 2014













The elderly priest, speaking to the younger priest, said, ''You had a good idea to replace the first four pews with plush bucket theater seats. It worked like a charm. The front of the church always fills first now.'' The young priest nodded, and the old priest continued, ''And you told me adding a little more beat to the music would bring young people back to church, so I supported you when you brought in that rock'n'roll gospel choir. Now our services are consistently packed to the balcony.'' ''Thank you, Father,'' answered the young priest. ''I am pleased that you are open to the new ideas of youth.'' ''All of these ideas have been well and good,'' said the elderly priest, ''But I'm afraid you've gone too far with the drive-thru confessional.'' ''But, Father,'' protested the young priest, ''my confessions and donations have nearly doubled since I began that!'' ''Yes,'' replied the elderly priest, ''and I appreciate that. But the flashing neon sign, 'Toot 'n Tell or Go to Hell' cannot stay on the church roof!"… emoticon









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~KINDREDSPIRIT~ 8/19/2014 8:44PM

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loved it

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    I've seen this before, but it still made me laugh. thanks GF. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Love it and I also love that last picture!!! emoticon

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JANET552 8/16/2014 6:37AM

    Cute pictures! Loved the joke!!!

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    emoticon Love the sign!

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    Love it..... Thanks.

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GOOZLEBEAR 8/15/2014 9:57PM

    Cute ones, Mary Anne!!!!

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PHEBESS 8/15/2014 9:41PM

    LOL - can't you just picture that sign???

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    emoticon Love the puppy & baby posters!!

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    CUTE cute cute!

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 8/15/2014 4:09PM

    That was so hilarious!!! I loved it!!!!

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 8/15/2014 2:55PM

    Thanks for this post... Great exercise for the laugh muscles... I need to print out the joke for a friend ... there is a group at her church which want to swap out the front pews for comfy seating!!! Do you think she will get a laugh out of this? or will she fear they will be going for the rest of the suggestions also ??? I hope for the laugh not the fear.
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    emoticon Love the Friday pictures!!!
Continued blessings and hugs,
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    Cute pictures and loved the story. emoticon

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    Loved the pics !!

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Docor Dementia Strkes Again! Yes

Thursday, August 14, 2014






Here's another trick of Doctor Dementia to test your skills...

Can you meet this challenge?

I've seen this with the letters out of order, but this is the first time I've seen it with numbers. Good example of a Brain Study: If you can read this OUT LOUD you have a strong mind. And better than that: Alzheimer's is a long, long, way down the road before it ever gets anywhere near you.

7H15 M3554G3

53RV35 7O PR0V3

H0W 0UR M1ND5 C4N

D0 4M4Z1NG 7H1NG5!

1MPR3551V3 7H1NG5!

1N 7H3 B3G1NN1NG

17 WA5 H4RD BU7

N0W, 0N 7H15 LIN3

Y0UR M1ND 1S

R34D1NG 17

4U70M471C4LLY

W17H 0U7 3V3N

7H1NK1NG 4B0U7 17,

B3 PROUD! 0NLY

C3R741N P30PL3 C4N

R3AD 7H15.

PL3453 F0RW4RD 1F

U C4N R34D 7H15.



To my 'selected' strange-minded friends: If you can read the following paragraph, forward it on to your friends with 'yes' in the subject line. Only great minds can read this. This is weird, but interesting!



If you can raed this, you have a sgtrane mnid, too.

Can you raed this? Olny 55 people out of 100 can.

I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in what oerdr the ltteres in a word are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it whotuit a pboerlm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! .





Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.








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    shows how bent we are

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    I could read this easily!!!! Aren't our minds amazing? emoticon

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PHEBESS 8/14/2014 10:27PM

    I find it easy to read both - but I've worked as a clerical aide while in college (professors tend to have horrible handwriting!) as well as a teacher for twenty-five years - again, students with terrible writing and worse spelling. So I figure both gave me training to excel at reading weird garble, LOL!

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MARIWELL 8/14/2014 10:26PM

    This was new to me. I was surprised that I could read it.
Sweet picturevof the sleeping buddies.
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EABL81 8/14/2014 10:15PM

    That was a fun one, Mary Anne - and I loved the pic at the end!



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LITTLEWIND53 8/14/2014 6:29PM

    I could read all the paragraph, but not all the lines above it ,,,,,,

Having said that, I do believe that spelling is very important if we want clear communications with others.....

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HOLLYM48 8/14/2014 6:02PM

    That was a good brain teaser and I could indeed read it. Thanks for the smile!

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    My writing is so bad anymore, I have to be able to read anything! emoticon

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 8/14/2014 3:09PM

    Being able to read those test cannot possible prove one to be a genius...
I know why, how? Cuz, read them.

Thanks for sharing the test... for a moment there I thought I might be special, wrong again! Thankful that I do have "SPECIAL" friends like you.
Hugs, Audra

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    This is amazing!

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LOUIE-LILY 8/14/2014 2:15PM

    Love these Mary Anne . . . and I could read it :)
Hope you're doing well - miss you - just no time to stay on line, have to choose between blogging and living life :(
Hugs to you and the girls,
N, L&L
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EVER-HOPEFUL 8/14/2014 1:44PM

    i always thought spelling was important too.obviously i was wrong,lol.thanks for sharing,lol. emoticon

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 8/14/2014 12:16PM

    I've done those on FB so many times, they're a piece of cake now!

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OPALMOON 8/14/2014 11:59AM

    it's always interesting when this one is circulated again - I enjoy it every time!

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NITTINNANA 8/14/2014 11:36AM

    Love it! I've seen similar posts to the second, but never one with numbers mixed in too.

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    I was shocked I could actually read it. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 8/14/2014 10:46AM

    my strange mind is still going strong!

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    Had no problem reading it. Thanks for making my day. emoticon

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Happy "Hump" Day!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014





Remember to share a smile today. You never know who might really need one!!!

On my way to spend the day with mom and dad. My cousin, his wife and daughter will be stopping in to see them on their way back home to Boston. Should be a fun day.



















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    Hi Marsha,
Yes, it's a shame I'm not closer as those fresh veggies sound wonderful - South Australia sure is a long way away, though!
Hope you had a wonderful day with your parents, and that your cousin and family arrive safely back in Boston.
Love the pics and captions - thanks for sharing, they are great!
Hugs, Nattacia

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    Have a wonderful day !!!! emoticon

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EABL81 8/13/2014 10:25PM

    Very cute! Hope you had a great day!

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    So cute!

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 8/13/2014 2:34PM

    Loved your pictures/posters....
The first thing I thought of when I saw the bed? What would that do to someone who suffered with "Vertigo" !!
Every so often I have an inner ear problem that makes my world spin at the oddest times for the weirdest reasons.


How is Dad adjusting to his new residence? If memory serves me right, mom was doing fine and dad was not so sure he was happy. Sure hope he is finding some friends to hang with... some younger healthier people, not just peers.
It is a rather dark dismal day here. I just looked outside and thought wow when did it get so late in the day, then looked at the clock and said, "It isn't December 31st and it isn't 3 PM yet either... therefore, it should not be this dark.
Ah, well, perfect weather for snuggling up with a good book!
Take Care, Chat again later, Audra

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    Awesome!

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    I would love that bed!


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    Ooooh, I want that bed!!!!!

And maybe the cute kitty, too!

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    That cat is priceless....

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    That last one gives all new meaning to a roll-a-way bed. The rest are great!

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Retirees!!!!!

Monday, July 21, 2014






Four old retired men are walking down a street in Yuma, Arizona. They turn a corner and see a sign that says, "Old Timers Bar - ALL drinks 10 cents."

They look at each other and then go in, thinking this is too good to be true.

The old bartender says in a voice that carries across the room, "Come on in and let me pour one for you!

What'll it be, gentlemen?"

There's a fully stocked bar, so each of the men orders a martini.

In no time the bartender serves up four iced martinis shaken, not stirred and says, "That's 10 cents each, please."

The four guys stare at the bartender for a moment, then at each other. They can't believe their good luck. They pay the 40 cents, finish their martinis, and order another round.
Again, four excellent martinis are produced, with the bartender again saying, “That’s 40 cents, please."

They pay the 40 cents, but their curiosity gets the better of them. They've each had two martinis and haven't even spent a dollar yet.

Finally one of them says, "How can you afford to serve martinis as good as these for a dime apiece?"

"I'm a retired tailor from Phoenix," the bartender says, "and I always wanted to own a bar. Last year I hit the Lottery Jackpot for $125 million and decided to open this place. Every drink costs a dime. Wine, liquor, beer it's all the same."

"Wow! That's some story!" one of the men says.

As the four of them sip at their martinis, they can't help noticing seven other people at the end of the bar who don't have any drinks in front of them and haven't ordered anything the whole time they've been there.

Nodding at the seven at the end of the bar, one of the men asks the Bartender, "What's with them?"

The bartender says, "They're retired people from Florida. They're waiting for Happy Hour when drinks are half-price, plus they all have coupons."








Ha, ha, ha.....I think I know one of them!!!


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~KINDREDSPIRIT~ 8/19/2014 8:52PM

    Mary Anne,

you are a hoot...another really LAUGH OUT LOUD moment...I never would have expected that was why they were waiting...too much...

PS: I am not retired yet so I'll have to pay the .10 cents for this martini.
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    That was funny!!! I'm going to think of this everytime I use a coupon from now on!!!

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Thank you for making me laugh tonight!!!
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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    I love it! The older I get the more coupons I find myself carrying around.
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    OMG! Visiting my in-laws in FL, bless their hearts, this was how it went!!!! LOL

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    That is so funny! My MIL and her friends live down there-I won't retire there.
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MAVERICKDR 7/21/2014 12:41PM

    Funny. I hope I can avoid retiring to Florida.
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OVERACTIVEELBOW 7/21/2014 9:46AM

    How cheap can you get???

Thanks for the Laugh.
Audra

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