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Check for Alzheimer's - Pretty Amazing

Thursday, February 03, 2011

The following was developed as a mental age assessment by the School of
Psychiatry at Harvard University . Take your time and see if you can read
each line aloud without a mistake.

The average person over 60 years of age cannot do it!

1. This is this cat.
2. This is is cat.
3. This is how cat.
4. This is to cat.
5. This is keep cat.
6. This is an cat.
7. This is old cat.
8. This is fart cat.
9. This is busy cat.
10. This is for cat.
11. This is forty cat..
12. This is seconds cat.

Now go back and read the third word in each line from the top down and I
betcha' you cannot resist passing it on

Just received this from a dear friend. Do you think she was trying to tell me something emoticon

emoticonMary Anne

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RAINBOWFALLS 2/7/2011 8:33PM

    That was a good one

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BUGSMIMI 2/5/2011 7:50AM

  Dale sent me this one day via email. I wasn't impressed, but was amused at the same time. I had to admit, he got me with that one. lol.

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ILOVEROSES 2/4/2011 9:03PM


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MCGS62 2/4/2011 3:16PM

    emoticon Oh!! that is funny !!! I new something was up when I read the word fart.

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SHAPELY 2/4/2011 2:37PM

    Loved it, funny. Rosalyn

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CATHY629 2/4/2011 8:21AM

    Great, must get hubby to read it when he gets home


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2MUCHRUTHIE 2/4/2011 5:04AM

    Love it! emoticon

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BEETH52 2/4/2011 4:45AM


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HOSTALADY 2/3/2011 11:10PM


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BUTEAFULL 2/3/2011 10:39PM

    got me emoticon

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LRKNOBS 2/3/2011 10:14PM

    Ahhhhhhhh, I was trying to read it so seriously to make sure I'd pass the test! I was laughing out loud at the end! Thanks for the laugh! Love it!! emoticon

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TEDDYTEDDY 2/3/2011 9:54PM

    Hillarious!!!!! The laugh's on us old farts.... emoticon

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GRAMMACATHY 2/3/2011 9:46PM

    LOL.....Yup you kept this old lady busy for forty seconds. Great joke. It is going on to my sister and DIL.

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RAINTHIEF 2/3/2011 9:09PM

    Aww.. I screwed up the first line. lol

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    Rinse Lather and Repeat emoticon

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    Love it!

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GOOZLEBEAR 2/3/2011 7:02PM

    Very clever Mary Ann, it could be that your friend was trying to tell you something!!!! LOL!!! Thanks for the chuckle!!!! emoticon

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    Pretty clever cat. MJ

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Weather Report for New England - can apply to a lot of us!!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

My cousin from Maine just sent me this and I'm still laughing! Sure looks like what's been going on lately. What do you think???

emoticonMary Anne

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ILOVEROSES 2/3/2011 6:56AM


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    Thankfully most of that mess went north of us, for a change - sorry you got it.

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FELIXC 2/2/2011 10:02PM

    Isn't that the truth? What a storm!

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    Tells it like it is!

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GOOZLEBEAR 2/2/2011 9:36PM

    Yeah, we are definitely having "whatever" in Florida!!!


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PEGGYO 2/2/2011 6:52PM

    We are having whatever here in Florida

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HOSTALADY 2/2/2011 6:23PM

    Yes the east has gotten the brunt of winter this year. Just wish you could have missed this one last night. Great calorie burn though!
Have to love that map for sure! emoticon

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FEISTY1949 2/2/2011 6:15PM

    Looks about right to me!

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SHAPELY 2/2/2011 5:20PM

    Thanks Mary Anne for sending this.
It is funny and gave me a few Giggles. Hugs Rosalyn

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YAZMAMA 2/2/2011 4:34PM

    That's FANTASTIC! Boy isn't it the truth. We got lucky, though we did get an inch of ice. No power outs (knock on wood) and the sun actually peaked through a little while ago. Keep safe and warm! emoticon

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TURTLETALK 2/2/2011 4:28PM

    I agree, I want that weatherman.

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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or
unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part. It is
frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect, sometimes producing an anticlimax.

Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.

The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.

Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong.

We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.

How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?

Dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish.

I thought I wanted a career, turns out I just wanted paychecks.

Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says "If an emergency, notify:" I put "DOCTOR".

I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.

Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others whenever they go.

When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.

To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

Some people hear voices. Some see invisible people. Others have no imagination whatsoever.

A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it.

Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine

emoticonMary Anne

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TEDDYTEDDY 2/5/2011 12:25PM

    Thanks for some great laughs.... emoticon

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CATLADY52 2/2/2011 4:46PM

    Some are really head scratchers but all are funny. emoticon

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MOPPIT 2/2/2011 11:51AM

    Those are great and so clever. Made me smile on one of those days where smiling wasn't on the agenda....Thank you! emoticon emoticon

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KAYDE53 2/2/2011 11:31AM

    These are emoticon! emoticon emoticon

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HOSTALADY 2/2/2011 1:04AM

    Couldn't sleep so I'm up surfing and glad I stopped by. Thanks for the laughs, great humor. Needed some as the drifts are getting deep here. Oh life and mother nature!
Thank you!

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GOOZLEBEAR 2/1/2011 10:46PM

    Love it!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DKELLEY35 2/1/2011 8:50PM

    Those are awesome, Thanks.

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    And as for the one about who to call in an emergency? I love the response..... a doctor.
But I'd prefer a doctor that has stopped practicing medicine and actually knows what he/she is doing. They should have practiced before they started treating me.
Just sayin'.

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ILOVEROSES 2/1/2011 5:45PM

    Thank you Mary Anne for this morning's laughs. emoticon

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LUGNUT_9754 2/1/2011 5:36PM

    Fantastic!! :D

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FELIXC 2/1/2011 5:09PM

    LOVE these!


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    emoticonThanks for brightening my day!

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BLESSED2BEME 2/1/2011 5:05PM

    Thanks for the chuckles this gave me! emoticon

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For Those of You who Have Pets - and even if you don't

Monday, January 31, 2011

The following was found posted very low on a refrigerator door.

Dear Dogs and Cats:

The dishes on the floor with the paw prints are yours and contain your food.

The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Placing a paw print in the

middle of my plate does not mean that is is suddenly your food, nor do I

find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Racing me

to the top of the stairs is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help

because I fall faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about

this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your

comfort. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It

is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other, stretched out to the

fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and

having tongues hanging out on the other end to maximize space that you are

taking up, is nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is no secret exit from the bathroom! If, by some

miracle, I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not

necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under

the edge in an attempt to open the door. I must exit through the same door

I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years - canine/feline

attendance is not required.

The proper order for kissing is: Kiss me first, then go smell the other dog

or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough.

Finally, in fairness, dear pets, I have posted the following message on the

front door:


(1) They live here. You don't.

(2) If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture.

That's why they call it 'fur'-niture.

(3) I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.

(4) To you, they are animals. To me, they are adopted sons/daughters who

are short, hairy, walk on all fours and don't speak clearly.

Remember, dogs and cats are better than kids because they:

(1) eat less,

(2) don't ask for money all the time,

(3) are easier to train,

(4) normally come when called,

(5) never ask to drive the car,

(6) don't hang out with drug-using people;

(7) don't smoke or drink,

(8) don't want to wear your clothes,

(9) don't have to buy the latest fashions,

(10) don't need a gazillion dollars for college and

(11) if they get pregnant, you can sell their children.

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emoticonMary Anne

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CHYRL_C 2/4/2011 7:27PM

    With seven cat and three dog we are just the care taking staff of the house they are the owners. emoticon

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MOPPIT 2/2/2011 11:56AM

    You looked right in my house! Loved this. emoticon

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MOPPIT 2/2/2011 11:55AM

    I'm pretty sure you have a window to my home also! Loved this! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RATHIMANI 2/1/2011 12:57PM

    LOL...awesome post....I loved every bit of it...I have a huge dog myself, and I can totally relate to the sleep part...haha...most night we chase my hubby to the other room, coz he cant put up with us...!!! Thanks for sharing emoticon

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SAASHA17 2/1/2011 11:52AM

    emoticonthat was super cute...hahha

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    Enjoyed this blog very much and, in particular, the front door message. How often I have wished to express those very same sentiments. FUR-niture, indeed! emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 2/1/2011 11:47:47 AM

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SONGOFLONGAGO 2/1/2011 10:49AM

    And this is exactly why we didn't have children...lolol!
Our adopted feline Bud is really all we need.
Although we only have ourselves to blame for his running up an down the steps.
His Daddy always tells him
"Last one up's a rotten egg!!!"
Thanks for the smiles
I loves me some kitty-cats emoticon

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PHEBESS 2/1/2011 9:48AM

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FEISTY1949 2/1/2011 6:28AM

    My one and only cat - Henny Penny - prefers sleeping on a blanket on the radiator, though she does prefer that I not sit in the rocker recliner if she's there. She's a good mouser so I often give her privileges that otherwise might not be given.


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Heyyyy have you secretly been to my place????

Everything here is my home, especially the "fur" niture.

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SHARONBAILEY913 2/1/2011 1:34AM

    A welcome laugh! emoticon

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KOMAL53 1/31/2011 11:54PM

    Oh that was GREAT!!!I'm still laughing!!!Sharing a home with Pets is a very satisfying experience---no one can give the absolutely Unconditional Love or Loyalty a Pet does!!!Thank You for a wonderful Post!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EARTHMOTHR 1/31/2011 10:17PM

    Funny furries and I have had these discussions.

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TEDDYTEDDY 1/31/2011 9:42PM

    Great blog!!!!

Very funny!!!! emoticon

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GOOZLEBEAR 1/31/2011 7:50PM

    That is adorable, I need to copy this and send to my kids!!! Thanks Mary Ann!!!! I'm still laughing!

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RAINBOWFALLS 1/31/2011 7:30PM

    How cute.

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BREEZY85 1/31/2011 6:46PM

    what a great blog! i love it! it is so true too! thanks!

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CATLADY52 1/31/2011 6:19PM

    Thanks for the laugh.

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PAWKETS 1/31/2011 6:11PM

    really cute

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JSHUFFLES 1/31/2011 5:58PM

    Love. It.
Thanks for posting!

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PURPLESPEDCOW 1/31/2011 5:24PM

    This is wonderful! Wish my two furbabies could read!

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NEWMAC2011 1/31/2011 5:19PM

    Loved this blog! Really brought a smile to my face.

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SBW1027 1/31/2011 3:02PM

    Love this! I need to take this home and post on my fridge too...LMAO

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ALICIA214 1/31/2011 2:57PM


Thanks for the pics your blog put in my head it is so true. good for a laugh too.

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GRAMMACATHY 1/31/2011 2:05PM

    Still laughing with tears in my eyes.

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MEANO124 1/31/2011 1:54PM

    Oh my gosh this is too funny...totally made my morning! Thanks for posting!
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YAZMAMA 1/31/2011 1:43PM

    Oh, you hit the nail on the head! I love the reasons they are better than kids because it's so TRUE!!!! I want to add one thing to the list, though...
Do not think yarn is your personal plaything! I'm working with it, I don't appreciate the stalking, hiding and pawing at it.

Made my day!

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SHAPELY 1/31/2011 1:39PM

    This is so so cute. Love it Rosalyn

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QUIKSYLVER 1/31/2011 1:36PM

    If they get pregnant, you can sell their children!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

That's my favorite part!!

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BLESSED2BEME 1/31/2011 1:33PM

    Oh ya! This is my house for sure!

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Winter in New Jersey

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Just received this from a friend who lives in New Jersey and just had to share. I think many of us can relate emoticon


It's winter in New Jersey

And the gentle breezes blow

Seventy miles an hour

At five below.

Oh, how I love New Jersey

When the snow's up to your butt

You take a breath of winter

And your nose gets frozen shut.


The weather here is wonderful

So I guess I'll hang around

I could never leave New Jersey

Cuz I'm frozen to the ground!

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emoticonMary Anne

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RAINBOWFALLS 1/31/2011 7:32PM

    That relates to New York too!

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BREEZY85 1/31/2011 6:52PM

    lol soo true this year the winter is worse than normal and more stnow on top of more snow, every week snice xmas we have gotten more snow!

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MRE1956 1/31/2011 11:35AM

    Boy, ya sure got that right....

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KOMAL53 1/31/2011 3:38AM

    That was so good!!!Like the sound of the Lady----someone after my own heart!!!My neice and nephew live there too---it's been a very cold Winter----that's an understatement!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JAKEANDNELLIE 1/30/2011 11:36PM

    Sounds a lot like winter in NE Ohio - especially in the lake effect snow belt!
I want - no, I NEED - Spring to hurry up and come!

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ILOVEROSES 1/30/2011 11:21PM

    Thanks Mary Anne for the laugh. Glad I am NOT in NJ, lol.

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*~*MICHELLE*~* 1/30/2011 9:24PM

    I live in NJ and I am hating this winter. HUGS! emoticon

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