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My Living Will

Friday, June 17, 2011

I, Patriciaann46,being of sound mind and body, do not wish to be kept alive indefinitely by artificial means.

Under no circumstances should my fate be put in the hands of pinhead politicians who couldn't pass ninth grade biology if their lives depended on it, or lawyers/doctors interested in simply running up the bills.

If a reasonable amount of time passes and I fail to ask for at least one of the following:

Glass of Wine
Cold Beer
Chicken Fried Steak
Cream Gravy
Mexican Food
French Fries
Ice Cream
Cup of Tea

It should be presumed that I won't ever get better. When such a determination is reached, I hereby instruct my appointed person and attending physicians to pull the plug, reel in the tubes, let the "Fat Lady Sing" and Call It A Day!

Resource: Maxine

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HELEN_BRU 6/19/2011 10:58PM

    Funny stuff!

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LINDAJ0621 6/18/2011 9:20PM

    Totally agree!!!!!! emoticon

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BENDER7 6/18/2011 9:01PM


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FLAME42 6/17/2011 3:54PM

    Today I am still asking for CHOCOLATE!
This was very cute.....

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CAZ5346 6/17/2011 3:53PM


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NEW-CAZ 6/17/2011 3:17PM

    love it Pat! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LMMIMI 6/17/2011 12:01PM

    Looks pretty decadent, but I love it. emoticon emoticon

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8 More Things A Burglar Won't Tell You

Thursday, June 16, 2011

1. Sometimes, I carry a clipboard. Sometimes, I dress like a lawn guy and carry a rake. I do my best to never, ever look like a crook.

2. The two things I hate most: loud dogs and nosy neighbors.

3. I'll break a window to get in, even if it makes a little noise. If your neighbor hears one loud sound , he'll stop what he's doing and wait to hear it again. If he doesn't hear it again, he'll just go back to what he was doing. It's human nature.

4. I'm not complaining, but why would you pay all that money for a fancy alarm system and leave your house without setting it?

5. I love looking in your windows. I'm looking for signs that you're home, and for flat screen TVs or gaming systems I'd like. I'll drive or walk through your neighborhood at night, before you close the blinds, just to pick my targets.

6. Avoid announcing your vacation on your Facebook page. It's easier than you think to look up your address.

7. To you, leaving that window open just a crack during the day is a way to let in a little fresh air. To me, it's an invitation.

8. If you don't answer when I knock, I try the door. Occasionally, I hit the jackpot and walk right in.

Sources: Convicted burglars in North Carolina, Oregon, California and Kentucky; security consultant Chris McGoey, who runs and Richard T. Wright, a criminology professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, who interviewed 105 burglars for his book Burglars On The Job.

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BENDER7 6/18/2011 8:59PM

    thank you

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NEW-CAZ 6/16/2011 3:20PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DONNAD222 6/16/2011 2:41PM

    Wow! This really makes one think. Thanks for all the good information.

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Thirteen Things Your Burglar Won't Tell You:

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.

2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier.

3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste.....and taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they have.

4. Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway. And I might leave a pizza flyer in your front door to see how long it takes you to remove it.....

5. If it snows while you're out of town, get a neighbor to create car and foot tracks into the house. Virgin drifts in the driveway are a dead giveaway.

6. If decorative glass is part of your front entrance, don't let your alarm company install the control pad where I can see if it's set. That makes it too easy.

7. A good security company alarms the window over the sink. And the windows on the second floor, which often access the master bedroom......and your jewelry. It's not a bad idea to put motion detectors up there too.

8. It's raining, you're fumbling with your umbrella, and you forget to lock your door.....understandable. But understand this: I don't take a day off because of bad weather.

9. I always knock first. If you answer, I'll ask for directions somewhere or offer to clean your gutters. (Don't take me up on it.)

10. Do you really think I won't look in your sock drawer? I always check dresser drawers, the bedside table, and the medicine cabinet.

11. Here's a helpful hint: I almost never go into kids' rooms.

12. You're right: I won't have enough time to break into that safe where you keep your valuables. But if it's not bolted down, I'll take it with me.

13. A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent than the best alarm system. If you're reluctant to leave your TV on while you're out of town, you can buy a $35 device that works on a timer and simulates the flickering glow of a real television. (Find it at http://www.faketv/

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SKYEPHOENIX 6/16/2011 2:13PM


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BENDER7 6/16/2011 8:15AM

    Great info--Thanks!

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NEW-CAZ 6/16/2011 3:02AM

    some great reminders Pat, it's frightening how easy we make it for opportunist thieves! emoticon emoticon

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LINDAJ0621 6/15/2011 11:39PM

    Good information! Thank you!

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FLAME42 6/15/2011 9:14PM

    These are good reminders, sometimes we do make things very easy for those burglars.

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HILDABRAND 6/15/2011 5:30PM

    Thanks for the reminders to be aware and be cautious

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ELSEEBEE 6/15/2011 5:30PM

    Excellent! Many of these I hadn't heard before or thought about! Thanks for posting.

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JULIENMM 6/15/2011 5:00PM

    Guess I'll be storing my valuables in the kids' rooms!

Thanks for the info.

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Protection For You And Your Home

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Put your car keys beside your bed at night.

Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your Dr.'s office, the check-out girl at the market, everyone you run across. Put your car keys beside your bed at night.

If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies. This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage. If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won't stick around. After a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and the criminal won't want that. And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.

PS........This would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you are alone and can't reach a phone. Also, if you fall and can't get up, it would serve as an alert.

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BENDER7 6/15/2011 8:02AM

    awesome idea!

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    great advice!

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BESTSUSIEYET 6/15/2011 6:14AM

    Great idea!

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FLAME42 6/14/2011 10:31PM

    Very smart idea, thank you for sharing. Those of us living in the country migt have less chance of neighbors hearing but still think it might scare off a person trying break in.

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Perfectly Logical To All Males

Monday, June 13, 2011

This is a story which is perfectly logical to all males:

A wife asks her husband, "Could you please go shopping for me, and buy one carton of milk, and if they have eggs, get 6."

A short time later the husband comes back with 6 cartons of milk.

The wife asks him, "Why did you buy 6 cartons of milk?"

He replied, "They had eggs."

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DONNAD222 6/13/2011 11:58PM

    Very true. For some reason men do only hear what they want to. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 6/13/2011 10:19PM

    OMG . . . that is soooooo my sweet husband!!!

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FLAME42 6/13/2011 9:51PM

    Oh the way men translate what we say, that is if they even hear what we say.

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THECRAZYMANGO 6/13/2011 9:45PM


This was perfect timing! Lately, I have been wondering with a heavy heart if I will ever understand men.

Thank you for posting this!

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