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When Insults Had Calss III

Friday, July 27, 2012

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."

-- Oscar Wilde

  
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MS.ELENI 7/28/2012 6:17PM

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BREWMASTERBILL 7/28/2012 10:43AM

    I think I'm the latter :)

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IDLETYME 7/27/2012 6:47PM

    I've met some of them!!! emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 7/27/2012 5:03PM

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CAT609 7/27/2012 4:44PM

    Well said!

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Some Fruit This Year

Thursday, July 26, 2012

We finally got a decent crop from the avocado tree in the front This year. There were no fruits the first year, five fruits the second year (we got four and someone else got the last one), eight fruits the third year (we got one and someone else got seven) and this year I counted 51 fruits on the tree before we started picking them, and I had to buy a picker that extends to 10 feet in order to get the ones in the top of the tree. We turned down two people who wanted to buy some, and gave in to a neighbor down the street who has walked off with nine so far. But since we had a tree full of avocados in the front yard and a tree full of ripe limes in the back yard, we have been eating guacamole in pretty large amounts. It does really hit the spot.

The second year on the Noble grapes has been fairly good too. You're not supposed to get a crop until the third year, but we have quite a few black grapes from the Noble vines, and even some larger grapes on the Carlos (green) vines. I planted one Carlos to replace one of the green seedless vines that died, and then stuck two more in on either side of the middle post. I mistakenly trimmed off the largest runner from the first Carlos, which actually had a bunch of grapes showing on it, so it started behind the other two. The other two each have one bunch of grapes, larger than the nobles, so we will eventually get to try some of them (taste some of them) this year, if they don't all fall off before we realize they're ripe.

The Meyer lemon is looking good, and the grapefruit tree is full of fruit, but the Eureka lemon doesn't have any fruit on it this year. Since it had two crops last year I feel a little disappointed, but it's still a very young and small tree.

  
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MS.ELENI 7/28/2012 6:17PM

    Sounds great. The citrus sounds great. i love grapefuit. I have a blackberry bush for 3 years. no blackberries and vine dies every year but comes back

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RAWHIDE64 7/28/2012 11:17AM

    Congrats. We had 4 citrus trees that I just removed because of disease. It's a Florida thing. emoticon

Lew

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FIXED531 7/27/2012 4:24PM

    My pear tree was loaded this year, but the squirrels took all but one shriveled stunted fruit.

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S3XYDIVASMOM 7/26/2012 9:44PM

    Congratulations on your fruitful year. Our apple tree is producing abundantly, but the birds are eating them before they can get ripe. Don't remember that ever being a problem before. The serviceberry gave us many pints of canned fruit and jam. The prospect for our peaches looks great, but we still have most of last years crop on the shelves. Guess I'd better do something about all that "free" fruit.

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IDLETYME 7/26/2012 4:47PM

    Wow- you have a bunch of fruit trees to take care of. What do you do with all of the fruit? Is it more than you can use? Fruit is so expensive at the "market"! I finally got a "good" watermelon at the store and so far haven't found a good cantaloupe (they don't have any flavor).
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When Insults Had Class II

Thursday, July 26, 2012

"He inherited some good instincts from his Quaker forebears, but by diligent hard work, he overcame them."
-- James Reston (about richard Nixon)

  
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S3XYDIVASMOM 7/26/2012 9:33PM

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INGMARIE 7/26/2012 11:34AM

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we do lack class these days, do we not.

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IDLETYME 7/26/2012 10:08AM

    Compared to today's language, that was classy!!! emoticon

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JOHNMARTINMILES 7/26/2012 9:10AM

    That is classier than "Up your nose with a rubber hose" (Vinnie Barbarino)

Make it a great day!

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Opening Night

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play, bring a friend ... if you have one"
-- George Bernard Shaw to Winston churchill

"Cannot possible attend first night, will attend second ... if there is one."
-- Winston Churchill, in response.

  
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S3XYDIVASMOM 7/26/2012 9:29PM

    Two guys known for their quick wit.

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HIKINGSD 7/25/2012 8:27PM

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DOLLYHOLLY 7/25/2012 2:43PM

    Cute!

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IDLETYME 7/25/2012 2:33PM

    Oops - -- I sense some animosity there - what do you think??? emoticon

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Father Murphy in the Pub

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Father Murphy walks into a pub in Donegal, and says to the first man he meets, “Do you want to go to heaven?”

The man said, “I do Father.”

The priest said, “Then stand over there against the wall.”

Then the priest asked the second man, “Do you want to go to heaven?”

“Certainly, Father,” was the man’s reply. “Then stand over there, against the wall,” said the priest.”

Then Father Murphy walked up to O’Toole and said, “Do you want to go to heaven?”

O’Toole said, “No, I don’t Father.

The priest said, “I don’t believe this. You mean to tell me that when you die you don’t want to go to heaven?”

O’Toole said, “Oh, when I die, yes. I thought you were getting a group together to go right now.”

  
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NINJA_SMOO 7/25/2012 11:00AM

  Hahahah! Awesome :)

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S3XYDIVASMOM 7/24/2012 10:34PM

    Not right at the moment IS the right answer.

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LQUEST4754 7/24/2012 12:20PM

  Lol! Tip o the hat and mug to you! Love it!

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IDLETYME 7/24/2012 10:46AM

    I'm with O'Toole - I didn't know what he was doing??? emoticon

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