GOANNA2's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GOANNA2 GOANNA2's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ You raise me up. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748717 <BR> <BR> I needed a lift today and then I listened to this little girl. <BR> <link> https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10203<BR>438311151901&set=vb.1636358788&type=2&<BR>theater </link> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:19:05 EST Whale watching on the beautiful Gold Coast. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747330 These photos were all taken by my cousin who was with me and has a better camera than my little I Phone camera. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2024583045.jpg"> <BR> This is looking back towards Southport,Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l163393500.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1216875051.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l681046724.jpg"> <BR> <img src... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 06:45:12 EST Just for laughs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746759 A woman decided to have her portrait painted. <BR> She said to the artist, "Paint me with diamond rings, <BR> a diamond necklace, and emerald bracelets, a ruby <BR> broach and a gold Rolex." <BR> <BR> "But you are not wearing any of those things," he replied. <BR> <BR> "I know," she said. "It's in case I should die before my <BR> husband. I'm sure he will marry right away, and I want <BR> his new wife to go crazy looking for jewellery." <BR> <BR> <BR> *************************************... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:32:02 EST A good case for movement and exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745437 I came across this video and it really tells us that if we can do some <BR> form of exercise, the health benefits are enormous. <BR> Healthy body and healthy mind is what we should all aspire to. <BR> <BR> <link>www.mindbodygreen.com/0-14623/a-surp<BR>risingly-simple-way-to-heal-lower-back<BR>-pain-video.html?utm_campaign= </link> <BR> <BR> I added the link but you might have to put it in your browser <BR> and try to open it that way. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:00:12 EST Joke of the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744646 Two young engineers applied for a single position at a computer company. <BR> <BR> As they both had the same qualifications, the applicants were asked to take <BR> a test by the department manager. <BR> Upon completion of the test, both men only missed only one of the questions. <BR> <BR> the manager went to the first applicant and said, <BR> "Thank you for your interest, but we've decided to give the job <BR> to the other applicant." <BR> <BR> "And why would you be doing that?" We both go... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:36:32 EST Just joking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734316 An elderly couple was celebrating their sixtieth anniversary. <BR> The couple had married as childhood sweethearts and had <BR> moved back to their old neighborhood after they retired. <BR> <BR> Holding hands, they walked back to their old school. <BR> It was not locked, so they entered, and found an old desk <BR> they'd shared, where Jerry had carved, 'I love you, Sally'. <BR> <BR> On their way back home, a bag of money fell out of an <BR> armored car, practically landing at their feet.... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 06:53:55 EST Winter's day in sunny Queensland. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731762 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2023900037.jpg"> <BR> This guy was without a shirt today. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1597752217.jpg"> <BR> Surfers Paradise in the background. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1036972723.jpg"> <BR> Sunshine and blue sky and clear water. I feel blessed to live here. Fri, 4 Jul 2014 07:40:30 EST Just joking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731075 During a visit to a doctor, a chap asked, <BR> "How do you determine whether or not an older person <BR> should be put in an old age home?" <BR> <BR> "Well," he said, "We fill up a bathtub and then we offer <BR> a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the person to empty it." <BR> <BR> "Oh,' the chap said, "a normal person would choose the bucket." <BR> <BR> "NO, the Dr said, "a normal person would pull the plug. <BR> Do you want a bed near the window?" <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> Thu, 3 Jul 2014 06:56:32 EST The wonderful English Language http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728163 <BR> I'm sure you will enjoy this. I never knew one word in the English language that can be a noun, verb, adj, adv, prep. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> UP <BR> <BR> <BR> Be sure to Read until the end... you'll laugh. <BR> <BR> This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is 'UP.' It is listed in the dictionary as an [adv], [prep], [adj], [n] or [v]. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 06:58:47 EST Joke of the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723316 A local business was looking for office help. They put a sign <BR> in the window, stating the following: <BR> <BR> "HELP WANTED. Must be able to type, must be good with <BR> a computer and must be bilingual. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer." <BR> <BR> A dog trotted up to the window, saw the sign and went inside. <BR> He looked at the receptionist, and wagged his tail, then walked <BR> over to the sign, looked at it and whined. <BR> <BR> Getting the idea, the receptionist got the off... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 10:26:11 EST Beautiful winter evening walk. Broadwater http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718889 Just wanted to share the magical pictures of a perfect winter's day in <BR> sunny Queensland. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1292757159.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1382943267.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1271916712.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l705828291.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1986390407.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 07:02:04 EST Friday the 13th Interesting Facts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716699 . Want to avoid bad luck on Friday the 13th? There are a number of things you can do to ward off ill fate, according to superstition: Touch wood, cross your fingers, avoid black cats, don't look at the full moon through a pane of glass, and throw salt over each shoulder. <BR> <BR> . Any month's 13th day will fall on a Friday if the month starts on Sunday. <BR> <BR> . There is no car in Formula 1 racing with the number 13. This number has been removed after two drivers were killed in cr... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:53:14 EST Stay Young My Friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712685 Stay Young My Friend <BR> <BR> We all need to read this one over and over - <BR> until it becomes part of who we are! <BR> <BR> HOW TO STAY YOUNG <BR> <BR> 1. Try everything twice. <BR> On one woman's tombstone she said she wanted this epitaph: <BR> "Tried everything twice. Loved it both times!" <BR> <BR> 2. Keep only cheerful friends. <BR> The grouches pull you down. <BR> (Keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches!) <BR> <BR> 3. Keep learning: <BR> Learn more abo... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 11:19:50 EST Church with Maxine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710324 Church with Maxine <BR> <BR> <BR> 4 Worms In Church" <BR> Four worms and a lesson to be learned!!!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l103781855.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> A minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon. <BR> Four worms were placed into four separate jars. <BR> The first worm was put into a container of alcohol. <BR> The second worm was put into a container of cigarette smoke. <BR> The third worm was put into... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 08:13:47 EST WHY GOD MADE MUMS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709594 WHY GOD MADE MUMS <BR> <BR> > Answers given by 2nd year school children to the following questions: <BR> <BR> > Why did God make mothers? <BR> <BR> 1. She's the only one who knows where the selotape is. <BR> <BR> 2. Mostly to clean the house. <BR> <BR> 3. To help us out of there when we were getting born. <BR> <BR> How did God make mothers? <BR> <BR> 1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us. <BR> <BR> 2.. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring. <BR> <BR> 3. God m... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 09:36:52 EST Irish Friendship Wish http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707264 <BR> AN IRISH FRIENDSHIP WISH:&#65533; <BR> <BR> <BR> I hope it works... <BR> <BR> May there always be work for your hands to do; <BR> <BR> May your purse always hold a coin or two; <BR> <BR> May the sun always shine on your windowpane; <BR> <BR> May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain; <BR> <BR> May the hand of a friend always be near you; <BR> <BR> May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you. <BR> <BR> and may you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows you're ... Sat, 31 May 2014 06:50:11 EST I AM THANKFUL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706494 This was sent to me at the beginning of the year but I just re-read it and thought I would post it for the beginning of the Middle of the year. <BR> Have a nice June everyone. We certainly have a lot to be thankful for! <BR> <BR> I AM THANKFUL: FOR THE WIFE <BR> WHO SAYS IT'S HOT DOGS TONIGHT, <BR> BECAUSE SHE IS HOME WITH ME, <BR> AND NOT OUT WITH SOMEONE ELSE. <BR> <BR> FOR THE HUSBAND <BR> WHO IS ON THE SOFA <BR> BEING A COUCH POTATO, <BR> BECAUSE HE IS HOME WITH ME <BR> AND NOT... Fri, 30 May 2014 03:17:34 EST Pets are better than children because they: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705143 Pets are better than children because they: <BR> <BR> 1. Eat less. <BR> <BR> 2. Usually come when called. <BR> <BR> 3. Are easier to train. <BR> <BR> 4. Don't ask for money all the time. <BR> <BR> 5. Don't drink or smoke. <BR> <BR> 6. Don't hang out with friends or use drugs. <BR> <BR> 7. Never ask to drive the car. <BR> <BR> 8. Don't have to have the latest fashions. <BR> <BR> 9. Don't want to wear your clothes. <BR> <BR> 10. Don't need a gazillion dollars for ... Wed, 28 May 2014 10:53:30 EST Photos of memories. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702662 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l164062812.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1783574416.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1976627847.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1334715685.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1420011553.jpg"> <BR> #1 is my house in greece <BR> #2 with my friend Sylvia in Sydney(SILVERANGEL) <BR> #3 with my friend Ania in Melbourne(I LOVE ROSES) <BR> #4 my brother ... Sun, 25 May 2014 09:40:32 EST Importance of Retirement. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699682 Importance of Retirement <BR> <BR> An inspiration to us all. <BR> <BR> As we get older we sometimes begin to doubt our ability to <BR> "make a difference"in the world. <BR> <BR> It is at these times that our hopes are boosted by the remarkable <BR> achievements of other "seniors" who have found the courage to <BR> take on challenges that would make many of us wither. <BR> <BR> Harold Schlumberg is such a person: <BR> <BR> HAROLD SAYS: "I've often been asked, <BR> <BR> 'What do you do... Wed, 21 May 2014 05:19:45 EST When a woman lies. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698225 When a woman lies <BR> >> <BR> One day, when a seamstress was sewing while sitting close to a river, her <BR> > thimble fell into the river. When she cried out, the Lord appeared and <BR> > asked, 'My dear child, why are you crying?' The seamstress replied that <BR> > her <BR> > thimble had fallen into the water and that she needed it to help her <BR> > husband <BR> > in making a living for their family. The Lord dipped His hand into the <BR> > water <BR> > and pulled up a golden thimble ... Mon, 19 May 2014 09:09:15 EST Another funny one! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696813 A man was taking his pregnant (with twins) wife to the hospital when <BR> he got into a bad car accident. <BR> <BR> Upon regaining consciousness, he finds his brother, a relentless practical <BR> joker, sitting bedside. <BR> <BR> He asks his brother how his wife is & his brother says, <BR> <BR> "Don't worry, everyone is fine. In fact, you have a healthy son & daughter <BR> too... but the hospital was in a real hurry with the birth certificate and I had <BR> to name the kids, because you ... Sat, 17 May 2014 07:04:47 EST Just for laughs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694615 The Smiths were shown into the dentist's office, where Mr. smith <BR> made it clear that he didn't want to spend a lot of money. <BR> <BR> "No fancy stuff, Doctor," he ordered. <BR> <BR> "No gas or needles or any of that stuff. Just pull the tooth and get it over with." <BR> <BR> "I wish more of my patients were as brave as you," said the dentist admiringly. <BR> <BR> "Now which tooth is it?" <BR> <BR> Mr Smith turned to his wife... <BR> <BR> "Show him your tooth, honey!" <BR> <BR> <... Wed, 14 May 2014 05:37:23 EST Beautiful sunset from the Broadwater. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690990 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l29919843.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1907722762.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l961851319.jpg"> Fri, 9 May 2014 01:22:12 EST MOTHERS DAY INTERESTING FACTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690250 . Just over half of women aged 15 - 44 are mothers <BR> <BR> . The modern version of Mother's day was first observed in 1907. Anna Jarvis started a letter writing \campaign to recognise mother's day, something she wanted to do to honour here deceased mother. She also filed a lawsuit in an effort to stop the over-commercialization of Mother's Day. She lost the fight. Anna had hoped for a day of reflection, letter writing and quiet prayer by families, thanking god for all that mothers had don... Thu, 8 May 2014 05:48:32 EST Your laugh for the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687062 <BR> <BR> <BR> Your smile for the day !!!! <BR> <BR> This was written by a black gent in Texas and is so funny. What a great sense of humour and creative thinking!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> When U Black, U Black <BR> <BR> When I was born, I was BLACK, <BR> <BR> When I grew up, I was BLACK, <BR> <BR> When I went in the sun, I stayed BLACK, <BR> <BR> When I got cold, I was BLACK, <BR> <BR> When I was scared, I was BLACK, <BR> <BR> When I was sick, I was BLACK, <BR> <BR> And when I die, I'... Sun, 4 May 2014 10:17:46 EST Just for laughs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5686266 A truck driver was driving along the freeway. <BR> <BR> A sign comes up that reads, "Low bridge ahead". <BR> <BR> Before he knows it, the bridge is ahead of him and he gets stuck <BR> under the bridge. <BR> <BR> Cars are backed for miles. <BR> <BR> Finally a police car comes up. The cop gets out of his car and walksto the truck driver, puts his hands on his hips and says, <BR> "Got stuck, huh?" <BR> <BR> The truck driver says, <BR> "Nah, I was delivering this bridge and I ran out of gas... Sat, 3 May 2014 07:47:50 EST Mexican Jews http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683064 MEXICAN JEWS <BR> <BR> Two old Jewish men, Sid and Abe, are sitting in a Mexican restaurant one day. <BR> <BR> Sid asks Abe, "Do you know if any people of our ancestry were ever born <BR> and raised in Mexico ?" <BR> <BR> Abe replies, "I don't know, let's ask our waiter." <BR> <BR> When the waiter arrives, Abe asks, "Are there any Mexican Jews?" <BR> <BR> The waiter says, "I don't know senor, I ask the cooks." He returns from the kitchen after a few minutes and says, "No senor, the coo... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 10:36:48 EST Amish meet the elevator http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681224 A fifteen year old Amish boy and his father were in a mall. They were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially by two shiny, silver walls that could move apart and then slide back together again. <BR> <BR> The boy asked, 'What is this Father?' <BR> <BR> The father (never having seen an elevator) responded, 'Son,I have never seen anything like this in my life, I don't know what it is.' <BR> <BR> While the boy and his father were watching with amazement,a fat old lady in a motor... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 21:50:46 EST Logic In Mathematics... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680127 <BR> A farmer died leaving his 17 horses to his three sons. <BR> <BR> When his sons opened up the Will it read: <BR> <BR> My eldest son should get 1/2 (half) of total horses; <BR> My middle son should be given 1/3rd (one-third) of the total horses; <BR> My youngest son should be given 1/9th (one-ninth) of the total horses. <BR> <BR> As it's impossible to divide 17 into half or 17 by 3 or 17 by 9, the three sons started to fight with each other. <BR> So, they decided to go to a farmer fr... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 10:15:42 EST The Land that Made me Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679286 <link>https://www.youtube.com/v/J55S38xwxn<BR>Q </link> <link>https://www.youtube.com/v/J55S38xwxn<BR>Q </link> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:03:40 EST The joys of computers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675571 <BR> A man living in Kandos (near Mudgee in NSW, Australia) <BR> received a bill in March for his as yet unused gas line stating that he owed <BR> $0.00. <BR> <BR> He ignored it and threw it away. In April he received another bill and <BR> threw that one away too. <BR> <BR> The following month the gas company sent him a very nasty note stating <BR> that they were going to cancel his gas line if he didn't send them <BR> $0.00 by return mail. <BR> <BR> He called them, talked to them, and th... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:17:52 EST Just Joking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674122 Two female teachers took a group of students from grades 1, 2 and 3 for <BR> a field trip to the Flemington Racecourse. <BR> <BR> When it was time to take the children to the 'bathroom', it was decided that <BR> the girls would go with one teacher and the boys go with the other. <BR> <BR> The teacher assigned to the boys was waiting outside the men's toilet when <BR> one of the boys came out and told her that none of them could reach the urinal. <BR> <BR> Having no choice, she went inside... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:06:14 EST IRISH GHOST STORY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670147 IRISH GHOST STORY <BR> This story happened a while ago in Dublin , and even though it sounds like an Alfred Hitchcock tale, it's true. <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> John Bradford, a Dublin University student, was on the side of the road hitchhiking on a very dark night and in the midst of a big storm. <BR> <BR> The night was rolling on and no car went by. The storm was so strong he could hardly see a few feet ahead of him. <BR> <BR> Suddenly, he saw a car slowly coming towards him and s... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:00:17 EST Very sad today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668133 My friend's mum Jean, whom I looked after a few <BR> years ago, passed away today. Very sad as yesterday, <BR> the doctors at the hospital told us she would be moved <BR> from the acute ward to a rehab centre because she was <BR> stable. then she just gave up and told my friend she was <BR> very sick and wanted to die. When my friend said her <BR> other daughter was coming from England on Tuesday, <BR> Jean just said emphatically,'It's too late!" And just like <BR> that she gave up. <BR> <B... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 10:31:49 EST Just joking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666182 John was sitting outside his local pub one day, enjoying a quiet pint and <BR> generally feeling good about himself, when a nun suddenly appears at his <BR> table and starts decrying the evils of drink. <BR> <BR> "You should be ashamed of yourself young man! Drinking is a Sin! <BR> Alcohol is the blood of the devil!" <BR> <BR> Now John gets pretty annoyed about this, and goes on the offensive. <BR> <BR> "How do you know this, Sister?" <BR> <BR> "My Mother Superior told me so." <BR> <BR>... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 04:58:52 EST Another blonde joke! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659181 <BR> <BR> A business man got on an elevator. <BR> <BR> When he entered, there was a blonde already inside who greeted him with a bright, <BR> "T-G-I-F" <BR> <BR> He smiled at her and replied, <BR> "S-H-I-T" <BR> <BR> <BR> She looked puzzled and repeated, <BR> "T-G-I-F," more slowly. <BR> He again answered, <BR> "S-H-I-T." <BR> <BR> The blonde was trying to keep it friendly, so she smiled her biggest smile, and said as sweetly as possibly, <BR> "T-G... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 09:24:26 EST CONNIE & EVELYN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658302 <BR> Subject: CONNIE & EVELYN <BR> <BR> <BR> Thought you might get a giggle <BR> <BR> CONNIE & EVELYN <BR> <BR> <BR> Two little old ladies, Connie & Evelyn, were sitting on a park bench outside the local town hall where a flower show was in progress. The short one, Connie, leaned over and said, 'Life is so boring. We never have any fun anymore. For $10.00 I'd take my clothes off and streak through that stupid, boring flower show!' <BR> <BR> You're on!' said Evelyn, holding up... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 04:02:54 EST I knew it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657456 Older people do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them <BR> longer to recall facts because they have more information in their <BR> brains, scientists believe. Much like a computer struggles as the <BR> hard drive gets full up, so too do humans take longer to access <BR> information, it has been suggested. Researchers say this slowing <BR> down it is not the same as cognitive decline. “The human brain <BR> works slower in old age,” said Dr. Michael Ramscar, “but only <BR> be... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:58:32 EST 7'S http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655795 This has been around many times but as I am starting to seriously think of the next stage of my life, I found it very meaningful and wise. <BR> <BR> <BR> Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio. <BR> <BR> "To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It <BR> is the most requested column I've ever written. <BR> <BR> My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more: <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Life isn't fai... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 23:28:08 EST Something to think about. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651362 <BR> If you're not familiar with the work of Steven Wright, he's the famous erudite scientist who once said: "I woke up one morning, and all of my stuff had been stolen and replaced by exact duplicates." His mind sees things differently than most. <BR> <BR> Here are some Wrightisms: <BR> <BR> 1 - I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize. <BR> <BR> 2 - Borrow money from pessimists -- they don't expect it back. <BR> <BR> 3 - Half the people you know are below average. <BR> <BR> 4 - 99%... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 08:28:01 EST Trivia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650426 > Glass takes one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out <BR> > and can be recycled an infinite amount of times! <BR> > <BR> > Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the <BR> > ground for thousands of years. <BR> > <BR> > Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one <BR> > end. <BR> > <BR> > If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human <BR> > body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 01:26:54 EST The computer swallowed Grandma http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648089 The computer swallowed Grandma, <BR> Yes, honestly it&#65533;s true! <BR> She pressed 'control and 'enter' <BR> And disappeared from view. <BR> It devoured her completely, <BR> The thought just makes me squirm. <BR> She must have caught a virus <BR> Or been eaten by a worm. <BR> I've searched through the recycle bin <BR> And files of every kind; <BR> I've even used the Internet, <BR> But nothing did I find. <BR> In desperation, I asked Mr. Google <BR> My searches to refine. <BR> The reply fro... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 23:52:02 EST Blind date http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647454 After being with her all evening, the man couldn't take another minute <BR> with his blind date. <BR> <BR> Earlier, he had secretly arranged to have a friend call him to the phone <BR> so he could have an excuse to leave if something like this happened. <BR> <BR> When he returned to the table, he lowered his eyes, put on a grim <BR> expression and said, "i have some bad news. My grandfather just died". <BR> <BR> "Thank heavens", his date replied. "If yours hadn't, mine would have had to!" ... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 05:07:36 EST Joke of the Week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645841 The phone rings at the military motor pool and an authoritative voice <BR> demands to know how many vehicles are operational. <BR> <BR> Paddy answers, "We've got 12 trucks, 10 utilities, three staff cars and <BR> the Bentley the big headed colonel drives around in". <BR> <BR> There is a stony silence. <BR> <BR> "Do you know who you are speaking to?" demands the gruff voice. <BR> <BR> "No," says Paddy. <BR> <BR> "It is the so-called big headed colonel you so... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:59:58 EST Just for laughs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641019 After 25 years of marriage, a couple went to marriage <BR> counselling. The counsellor asked what the problem was <BR> and immediately the wife began q tirade of complaints - <BR> he doesn't listen to me; he doesn't help around the house, <BR> and so on. <BR> <BR> After what seemed an eternity, the counsellor got up, <BR> walked around the desk and asked the wife to stand up and <BR> then kissed her long and passionately as her husband watched. <BR> <BR> The woman, now speechless, sat... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 05:52:13 EST Valentine's Day Interesting Facts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623346 . In Victorian times it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine's Day card. <BR> <BR> . 73% of people who buy flowers for VAlentine's Day are men, while only <BR> 27% are women. <BR> <BR> . About 3% of pet owners will give Valentine's Day gifts to their pets. <BR> <BR> . In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who <BR> their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for <BR> one week. To wear your heart on your s... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:37:49 EST How Great Thou Art http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622788 I was blown away when I heard this 5 year old singing this song. <BR> I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v<BR>=565874703479003 </link> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 02:19:56 EST Spreading his wings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621053 My DS is getting ready to move on Thursday. <BR> <BR> I am going to miss him but it is time for him to <BR> be on his own. <BR> <BR> Took him out to dinner tonight and it was nice. <BR> Told me he will miss me and that he is so grateful <BR> for everything I have done for him and that he <BR> loves me. That is worth more than all the tea <BR> in China so to speak. <BR> <BR> The good thing is that he is only a 45 minute drive <BR> away. We made a date to have dinner every two <BR> weeks ... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 07:36:19 EST Today's World. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620019 <BR> That's our world! <BR> <BR> WELCOME TO THE 21ST CENTURY!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> * Our Phones ~ Wireless <BR> <BR> * Cooking ~ Fireless <BR> <BR> * Cars ~ Keyless <BR> <BR> * Food ~ Fatless <BR> <BR> * Tires ~ Tubeless <BR> <BR> * Dress ~ Sleeveless <BR> <BR> * Youth ~ Jobless <BR> <BR> * Leaders ~ Shameless <BR> <BR> * Relationships ~ Meaningless <BR> <BR> * Attitude ~ Careless <BR> <BR> * Babies ~ Fatherless <BR> <BR> * Feelings ~ Heartless <BR> <BR> * Schools ~ Godless <BR> ... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 05:25:39 EST