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I don't do Ups

Sunday, October 03, 2010

I'm heading outside to enjoy this gorgeous day.
Wishing you plenty of fresh air and sunshine, with a smile.
So I leave you this link for
John Pinette--I don't do Ups (very very funny)
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JILLINWONDER 10/4/2010 5:38PM

    Hillarious!! Amazing he doesn't laugh at it himself! Thanks!

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PENNYAN45 10/4/2010 4:28PM

    This had me laughing out loud! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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PATRICIAANN46 10/4/2010 12:08PM

  With my "Dial-up Internet Service", it took me almost an hour to download the video, but it was worth it.
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BIKE2BE 10/3/2010 10:04PM

  after an 11 hour shift at work watching him was really refreshing.

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MBBUC1T 10/3/2010 8:12PM

    This was great! I needed a good laugh.

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ELSEEBEE 10/3/2010 7:24PM

    Where do you find all these funny things? Thanks for giving me another smile for my day!

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STRINGS58 10/3/2010 5:07PM

    I obey the LAW! Very good! I'm still gonna have to do a few ups though.

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    Very funny!!

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GRAMMIE1959 10/3/2010 2:13PM

    ahahaha! thanx for the laugh!

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ONECOOKIETWO 10/3/2010 1:11PM

    This is hilarious!
Thank you for a real upper!

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ROSY_TIAMO 10/3/2010 12:12PM

    Thanks for that emoticon

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DIANE7786 10/3/2010 10:48AM

    I'm still laughing! Thanks for sharing.

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SEATURTLE86 10/3/2010 10:39AM

    Hey! You should of had a "pee in your pants" WARNING on that one!! I spit Diet Coke everywhere! emoticonI wasnt expecting that. I have never heard of him. Thanks for sharing. That was great! LOL LOL

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HCARTZ1964 10/3/2010 10:26AM

    very fun!! Good luck on your healthy path.

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MRSGIXXER 10/3/2010 10:22AM

    I saw him on Dr. Phil I think it was. That was sooooo funny!!

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If I were Queen of the Internet

Saturday, October 02, 2010

The War against Cyber Bullies
I believe in Freedom of Speech and I believe in the Protection of Privacy. And both of those privileges come with a price…they also protect people who have the intent of doing others harm. So how can we deal with the new crime of cyber-bullying? There should be standards as to what legally qualifies as cyber – bullying.

If I were Queen of the Internet I would modify a few things.

Most of the popular websites have login/password ability. Most require that you be a member before you POST. Let the member, who wants posting rights, choose his login name but change the registration process to a standard identity check against a real person (like Social Security Number) and have a REAL identity for that user. Have the Laws protect their privacy, But if they violate someone else’s rights, they should be accountable for the contents. I bet that would have a huge impact on cyber bullying. And let existing website members have their posting rights suspended until they pass the standard identity check as well.

Each POSTING should have the ability to allow viewing Members to flag it as a possible example of cyber-bullying. Let the websites use software to scan the captions and written contents for ‘key words’. If it gets picked out for hitting a keyword, let it go into some kind of review process like the film rating system. Chances are the descriptions and captions give a clue to the overall content of the posting. If it gets flagged by the system, it should be reviewed. Make the websites accountable as well; they are participants in the process. There is nothing like liability lawsuits $$$ to gain cooperation. If it qualifies as cyber-bullying it should be removed, and the Offenders should have their POSTING rights revoked.
to lift your spirits after I brought you down.

Those who jump off a bridge in Paris are in Seine.

A man's home is his castle, in a manor of speaking.

Dijon vu - the same mustard as before.

Practice safe eating - always use condiments.

Shotgun wedding - A case of wife or death.

A man needs a mistress just to break the monogamy.

A hangover is the wrath of grapes.

Dancing cheek-to-cheek is really a form of floor play.

Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?

Condoms should be used on every conceivable occasion.

Reading while sunbathing makes you well red.

When two egotists meet, it's an I for an I.

A bicycle can't stand on its own because it is two tired.

What's the definition of a will? (It's a dead give away.)

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

In democracy your vote counts. In feudalism your count

She was engaged to a boyfriend with a wooden leg but broke
it off.

A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.

If you don't pay your exorcist, you get repossessed

With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.

The man who fell into an upholstery machine is fully

You feel stuck with your debt if you can't budge it.

Local Area Network in Australia - the LAN down under.

Every calendar's days are numbered.

A lot of money is tainted - Taint yours and taint mine.

A boiled egg in the morning is hard to beat.

He had a photographic memory that was never developed.

A midget fortune-teller who escapes from prison is a small
medium at large.

Once you've seen one shopping center, you've seen a mall.

Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead-to-know basis.

Santa's helpers are subordinate clauses.

Acupuncture is a jab well done.

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PENNYAN45 10/4/2010 4:21PM

    I think your idea is a good one. Holding people accountable - even when operating under an alias - could be very effective in preventing a lot of bullying online.

The bottom line is that the websites know who you are anyway. They can trace you somehow. That has come as a surprise to some people.

I remember reading last year how a man posted a message on a social network about a murder he had committed by setting a fire. Somebody hunted him down - and pointed the officials in his direction -- and he was eventually charged and found guilty of the crime.

I'll bet that as time goes on there will be more controls and restrictions put in place to deal with cyber bullying.

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STRINGS58 10/4/2010 7:18AM

    Some funny ones!
I've been telling teenagers not to post, text or send any pictures that they don't want to have posted by someone else. (some adults need that advice too.) We have the technology, but we don't have the rules and responsibilities. The personal rights violations are huge. Editing yourself first is the first protection.

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GRAMMIE1959 10/3/2010 2:23PM

    You've got my vote! emoticon

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    I love the sayings! Hilarious, very clever.

I also agree with you about the Internet. cyberbullying is horrible. there should definitely be something done about it.

take care, Sheryl, have a good day!

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BENDER7 10/3/2010 7:38AM

    Great ideas about cyberbullies & loved your funnies too.

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    I agree too. Something needs to be done about this new form of discrimination. The people who want to do things like this need psychological help and should be required to get it.

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PATRICIAANN46 10/2/2010 12:27PM

  I agree with you totally. As a teacher my entire working life, I have seen bullying at its worst and the damage it does to the victim. I always made my classroom a safe zone and dealt with bullying the very minute it came to my attention. The fact that I wouldn't tolerate it became known and after the first year of teaching, I didn't have to deal with it again in the classroom. I did, however, have a unit on bullying and sexual harassment in both my 8th and 12th grade classes. The students seemed grateful that it was being discussed and that safety measures were in place in the school. I think, as parents, we must be aware of what sites our kids are visiting. If anyone watched CSI New York last night, there was a good example of how our kids can get on sites that are extremely dangerous and we might not even be aware of them. As we know, our kids are much more savy about getting around on the computer than we are.
I like your ideas.......

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ANNIE924 10/2/2010 11:23AM

    I would vote for you as queen of the internet. You make some very good points here. Loved the funnies too!

Thank you.

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KASEYCOFF 10/2/2010 9:51AM

    I think it would help if there were more websites and discussion forums that had the 'Report This Comment' feature, like SP does. If each site that had the capacity for posting messages also had the option to submit a posting for review (and maybe even a window in which to add your own comments, as to why you think it should be pulled or something) at least cyber-bullies (and those flamewar fanatics) wouldn't have the satisfaction of seeing their posts linger very long. Thinks me. :-)

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ROSY_TIAMO 10/2/2010 9:46AM

    I am in total agreement with you on all counts. The only thing I would not want to do is put my social security out there in cyberspace. I don't care how safe they tell me it would be. I hope someday most of your ideas will be in force.

It seems that bullying can't even be controlled in schools let alone on the net. It's really scary!

Thanks for sharing your morning humor......... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ELSEEBEE 10/2/2010 9:22AM

    You are so right about needing to come together to stop the cyberbullies, Sheryl! I saw on the news the other day where one high school principal was monitoring what his students said on Facebook to get an idea of what was going on in his school. Now he could only see comments made by the students who had chosen to friend him, but there were still bleeding hearts who were complaining that he was invading the kids' privacy! As a retired teacher I must say that parents need to be much more involved in their kids' activity on the internet. If I were raising my daughter now, the rule would be that the computer must be in a common room where parents can see the screen whenever they want.

Thanks for the funnies. I'm sending them on to friends and family.

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Invasion of Privacy

Friday, October 01, 2010

In a world where technology advances in audio/visual communications are happening daily, we have INVASION OF PRIVACY.

This week's headline is the case of the Rutgers student who committed suicide after an intimate encounter with another student was shown on the Internet, by his roommate. . Prosecutors say that, Clementi's roommate, Dharun Ravi used a webcam to surreptitiously transmit a live image of Clementi having sex and that Ravi tried to webcast a second encounter, the day before Clementi's suicide. New Jersey's invasion of privacy statutes make it a crime "to collect or view images depicting nudity or sexual contact involving another individual without that person's consent." It's a separate crime to transmit or distribute those images. The penalty can include a prison term of up to five years. If the hate crime enhancement were applied, it would raise the maximum penalty to 10 years.

Invasion of Privacy is defined as: The wrongful intrusion into a person's private activities by other individuals or by the government. Tort law protects one's private affairs with which the public has no concern against unwarranted exploitation or publicity that causes mental suffering or humiliation to the average person. Some catagories of invasion of privacy are public disclosure of a private persons affairs, intrusion of solitude, appropriation of a persons name or likeness and talk about a person which cast a false light on them.

Now…There are a lot of morally challenged people looking to ‘entertain’ others by transmitting images of unsuspecting victims. So where does it stop. They can film you almost anywhere and post it on the web in seconds. They can put any caption they want. And they can be hard to trace back. If you’re in a locker room, do you know for sure that the person on the phone is talking or are they uploading a video to If you are in a locker room shared with others, is it considered Invasion of Privacy? And for these idiots, as usual, a favorite target are people who don’t fit society’s norm…the OBESE.

Who knew it would turn out to be some idiot nearby.

I wonder what Dharun Ravi thinks about Invasion of Privacy now.

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DENI_ZEN 10/3/2010 8:25AM

    I was anxious to read this blog entry of yours, Sheryl, after visiting Pennyan's blog this morning. News of what befell this poor young man broke my heart, as does the hatred and disregard for human life and spirit which filled the perpetrator(s). It is helpful to know that tort law protects individuals from this hideous abuse. Hate crimes never have ANY justification. - Sandi emoticon

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    They should prosecute the little bast*** to the fullest extent of the law. I saw on the news that California has just passed anti-papparazi laws to limit their harrassment. About time!

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    Definitely true, I completely agree. Many people today have absolutely no sense of decency, good judgment, or respect of others' personal space and privacy. It's horrific.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/1/2010 10:45PM

    I hope the little creep is shaking in his boots. He has caused the death of another human being for the worst possible reason. People need to get over their ridiculous persecution pf people who are different than them. Stop looking for someone to bully.

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PENNYAN45 10/1/2010 10:34PM

    This is a tragic tale.

Young people today have such powerful tools to humiliate each other via the world wide web. And yet many of them are completely unaware of the potential consequences of publicly exposing themselves and others on the internet.

You have prompted me to post a blog of my own - about this story and the college students in my English class.

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ASPENHUGGER 10/1/2010 11:08AM

    That just sickened me. I just can't figure out why people think they can treat others so cruelly.

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MEL_UNRAU 10/1/2010 9:18AM

    It is such a tragedy and so preventable. Really, what is the world coming to? It has been one of my major hold ups in being really honest at times here on SP. I have edited and edited and edited blogs and posts at times because while I want to be honest and share, it is hard when things are going out into the "world" in such a public way--

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    Decline of morals....Great blog as always!!! emoticon

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STRINGS58 10/1/2010 7:44AM

    The rapist mentality of the paparazzi contributes to the mindset that this kind of thing is okay -- we have technology but do we know how to responsibly use it? This is a big problem because people choose cyber-bullying as a way to feel powerful. Anything put out on line or via the cell phone is at risk of being posted or used without permission. For entertainers and politicians and those celebrities who become celebrities by doing whatever it takes to get noticed (see Paris Hilton), anywhere the camera can reach, they are invaded.
A legal backlash is needed to feel the sting of this wrongdoing. I'd like every paparazzi who takes an unauthorized picture to go to jail. Some of them would still feel entitled to do it, even after jail, but that's a cognition error, so repeat consequences are needed.

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ANNIE924 10/1/2010 7:40AM

    This is a very sad story, and so unnecessary. But don't you think with all the reality shows that seemingly follow the participants 24 hours a day that we have desensitized our society to the concept of privacy and boundaries? Also what passes as entertainment is basically voyeurism. Just a thought.

Thanks for the thoughtful blog. Have a great weekend. emoticon

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ROSY_TIAMO 10/1/2010 7:24AM

    This really makes me so angry. With all the intellect and wisdom we have about our high tech world, it is so sad that there is no control. Some people are too stupid to even be alive! Thanks for letting me vent........

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NEVERMIND2010 10/1/2010 6:45AM

    Good points.

I really hope those kids get the maximum penalty. They should also have their every move videotaped and live-streamed to the Internet for the rest of their lives. EVERY move.

My heart goes out to that poor young man, and his family.

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JILLINWONDER 10/1/2010 6:31AM

    It's a very sad story. Fortunately, the vast majority of people would never consider doing such a thing as Ravi did. Let's hope that for any who might consider it, this story may make them a little wiser. Thanks for the blog, Sheryl.

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 10/1/2010 6:11AM

    Seryd, Great blog. I have often wondered where our society is headed these days. Respect for others seems to have evaporated in the wind along with common sense.

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Anger Management

Thursday, September 30, 2010

I read a news story yesterday about outrageous reality shows and they cited ‘REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY’ as an example. So I watch a clip featuring Teresa Giudice. Is this woman bipolar? She scares me….a lot.

(WARNING: the following clips contain some profanity)
Here is Teresa at the ‘Last Supper’ episode

Here is Teresa at the Real HouseWives of NJ Reunion Show

Now I have to laugh, because in MY world this TANTRUM is inappropriate behavior. But I got to thinking about how I handle Anger and I realize that I eat. I use to sedate myself with food to avoid EXPLODING. So instead of emotionally exploding... I was physically exploding.

Now I have heard people suggest over and over, exercise helps getting the tension out. That's great...if that's what you're into...but I'm not. The best I can do is physically remove myself from the area, go somewhere to chill out, and limit contact with the offender as much as possible. And if the offender is like an obnoxious child, doing everything for more attention...I distance myself or shut down totally. Some people tell me this is the wrong approach. But I find confronting some of these obnoxious types, a lot like playing tennis...respond and they act like it's GAME ON. For me, removing toxins from my life is the best approach. If I can't have harmony, I'll settle for peaceful isolation.

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JILLINWONDER 10/1/2010 6:49AM

    WOW! Imagine living with that kind of explosive confrontation among your circle of acquaintances! I grew up with "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." It takes time for me to even get angry. Thanks for an enlightening moment.

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PENNYAN45 9/30/2010 11:37PM

    I prefer walking off anger to eating my anger.

The walking gives me all the same physical feelings that Theresa got from screaming and tipping over the table: my heart beat speeds up, I perspire, and the blood is running!

The drama is not there though, thank goodness - and if I'm lucky I manage not to alienate anyone.

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    I prefer to distance myself from insanity too but maybe we should turn over more tables and screech more. emoticon

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ASPENHUGGER 9/30/2010 12:17PM

    We are so alike! I also generally don't have tantrums or display my anger publically. I also "try to limit contact with the offender as much as possible. And if the offender is like an obnoxious child, doing everything for more attention...I distance myself or shut down totally. " The problems start when that person is someone who's prominent in my world & I can't just walk away completely. I shut down emotionally towards that person, but that often causes more problems yet. I'm currently struggling with exactly this issue with my elderly client -- I am so angry at her I could slap her silly, or walk off the job completely. Neither option is very productive (although either would be very gratifying!) I've asked for caregiver counseling or training from the hospice social services guy -- he's supposed to contact me today, so I hope that comes through. I'm in a really difficult space, and need to learn some other way to deal with the anger & frustration!

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THECRAZYMANGO 9/30/2010 11:41AM

    No one can tell you how YOU should deal with the situation. Yes, for me, when I am stressed out, I should work out. But, that does not mean that is a good solution for YOU as long as it is fairly healthy. If you need to remove yourself, than go for it. Do what is best for YOU!

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ELSEEBEE 9/30/2010 8:39AM

    What a powerful blog, Sheryl! So many of us are here because we made food our drug of choice. I know that's what I've done for years. Do you think if you and I started turning over tables when we got upset, we'd develop a body like Teresa's?

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 9/30/2010 8:37AM

    I clean when angry. My brother broke up with a girlfriend in High School and cleaned the entire basement to ward of his anger. So if I am angry I try to find something constuctive to do. Now physically cleaning or gardening or doing heavy chores works real well. You can toss, throw, stomp, and still get the the job done without distruction. FYI, I rarely lose my temper. My sons say I never yell and I can count on one hand the times I yelled at my husband during our 34 yrs. Working out the negative feelings seems to work well for me. My recent de-cluttering has more to do with weight loss not anger. By de-cluttering I get my mind off food and my house in order. Its a two-fer!

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STRINGS58 9/30/2010 7:52AM

    The clip is soo funny "pay attention? who is she G-d?" Oh, my, but we do have a hard time taking responsibility for ourselves? The table flip makes for good tv for some execs, as evidence by the replays! But, she could have been arrested if there hadn't been some staging. "I was fine" -- really? you call that fine? I call it bullying. The glorification of the a-hole behavior is kinda sad. The child knows better! She acted out in front of a child? And she uses it as an aphrodisiac? Twisted
The reunion show -- so much botox and lipo! This is how they really live? How they really think? O yeah, it's nice to know how to be truthful, responsible, accountable and peaceful!

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BANDMAMAPC 9/30/2010 7:48AM

    I have to admit that I watched this show. So damn addictive watching other women just crack like Teresa. She is a whacko woman. Paranoia surrounds her and I think she uses it as a crutch. It is so true that if you keep your frustration pent up for too long, it is unhealthy and can affect your day to day life. I am guilty of this. I tend to keep a grudge way too long because I keep on replaying the moment that got me there. It hurts more because it was my mom who was the one who emotionally attacked me and it is so hard for me to let it go. Ok, I'm rambling. Have a good day!

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STRINGS58 9/30/2010 7:39AM

    I watched my cat being scolded by a squirrel and stay in zen-like calm and thought, I wanna be like my cat. And I got my chance working with juvenile offenders. Assertive communication doesn't change the offender immediately, but it changes your turnaround and bounce back time better than stuffing feelings or concerns. It takes practice as does staying calm with an angry teenager putting on a show for peers with finger pointing and f-bombs. I'm a big fan of oxygen -- it helps burn off the chemicals in the upset, and that's why I like exercise for anger management. It's important to keep breathing while in contact with the offender or thinking about contact with the offender because it helps you dial down and be the one to harness self-control.

Isn't it nice to know that you can achieve the peace in isolation? Being able to "change the channel" is a good thing (I refer to that concept alot)

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SUZYMOBILE 9/30/2010 7:10AM

    There's a whole school of thought holding that bottled-up anger leads to physical ailments--your body's way of distracting you from the anger, whether you're aware of it or not. These women obviously have no physical ailments! LOL!

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ROSY_TIAMO 9/30/2010 5:23AM

    I choose to go off by myself also, but only if my loud reasoning doesn't work! emoticon

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Humor--The Secret of Youth

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A doctor on his morning walk, noticed the old lady pictured above, sitting on her front step smoking a cigar, so he walked up to her and said, "I couldn't help but notice how happy you look! What is your secret?"

"I smoke ten cigars a day," she said. "Before I go to bed, I eat a box of Oreos with a Regular Coke. Apart from that, I drink a whole bottle of Jack Daniels every week, and eat only junk food. On weekends, I pop pills, stay in bed all day, and don't exercise at all."

"That is absolutely amazing! How old are you?"

"Forty," she replied.


Hope this made you smile today. emoticon

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    LOL. I'm thinking I might look good in a tiarra too.

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SLBRANTLEY 9/30/2010 12:13PM

    Hee-hee! emoticon

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STRINGS58 9/30/2010 7:34AM

    Why does Snoop Dog carry an umbrella? ForDrizzle!
What does Snoop Dog use to wash his whites? Blee-otch
Those are new ones I heard yesterday.

I hope you have had many good belly laughs today.

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SEATURTLE86 9/29/2010 11:55PM

    LOL Thanks that was hilarious! LOL emoticon emoticon

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ANNIE924 9/29/2010 9:20PM

    As usual very funny, thanks for the chuckle.

Hope you are doing well friend. emoticon

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THECRAZYMANGO 9/29/2010 8:56PM

    LOL!!! You are TOO funny! I hope you had a fantastic night!

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    Where do you find these...gut busters lol!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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