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I can't make this up
Dang! now I have to turn the crank forever to empty the hamper onto my hot dog!... Read more
I'm always chasing rainbows
Keep looking up to find these gems in the clouds.... Read more
Help with a joke, please, chapter 2
My friend Terracottage posted a one-liner, something like "if your plums dry out on the tree, it's time to prune." I posted one back about grapes and raisins, but the groaner I really want ends with something about wine and whine. Any suggesti... Read more
Don't panic: July 20, 2014
Heard on the radio: intelligence agencies are turning back to typewriters for secure communication.
Okay, maybe panic. Intelligence agencies are developing technologies for reading the typewriter ribbons. Or listening devices that can... Read more
Beauty Natural and Human, chapter 2
Another high-speed moment of grace. I was driving (at the speed limit) on a four-year divided highway in Maryland, when I saw a cable-company van pulled over onto the median. Then I saw the snapping turtle in the middle of the fast lane. As I... Read more
The White Squirrel Strikes!
I rest assured that this little guy will survive just fine, in spite of his unfortunate fur color.
Wishing happiness to all Sparkpeople, I remain, TennesseeWalker... Read more
Don't Panic, chapter four
From a cardiac rehab room: one of the patients couldn't get the treadmill to go, so she called the nurse over to help her. The nurse smiled and turned the machine off ... and on again.... Read more
Don't Panic, ch. 3
You'll have to take my word on this one. I can't give you a picture because I drive past this one at high speed.
Here it is:
Virginia DOT is widening a four-year divided highway to six lanes. The first order of business is clearing a... Read more
Beauty Natural and Human
The other day, I set out for a walk outside. I thought I would set a new speed record for myself, because I'd been working out on my treadmill.
I was making good time until I got to milepost 1.1, when a Great Blue Heron caught my eye. I h... Read more
Don't Panic, ch. 2
For the past couple days, I've been wearing two pedometer on my belt. As if my waist needs help being wider! One pedometer was sent to me by my health insurance provider after I logged onto their site and tried to use their weight and fitness ... Read more
My local grocery store has the set-up that allows customers to pick up a handheld device so we can scan and bag our purchases as we are shopping, and perform our own check- out. All very modern and high-tech and impersonal.
Well! Yesterday... Read more
Helping others is helping yourself.
I have read in books and pamphlets about the psychosocial aspects of disasters and recovery from disasters that helping others is a powerful way to help yourself recover from the disaster. So, that's why... Read more
Help with a joke, please
November 6 - A sparker posted a joke that Tur-key is a key that won't unlock a door. I'm thinking a Mon-key also won't unlock a door plus there's the play on words of the "monk" idea. Okay so I'm seeing brother monkey outside the monastery aft... Read more
If you eat it at church, does it have calories?
The answer is 'yes' of course. That's the bad news. The good news is that the fellowship that accompanies the meal is so much sweeter, and carries no calories. I'm confident this is true for all faiths.
(I went home and rejiggered my nutri... Read more
Shopping list: leather punch
I bought a nice XXL belt a couple of years ago. Today I'm looking at the belt, cinched in to the first hole, and it's hanging down lower than the waist band of my pants. Worse yet, the belt is not holding the pants up at my new waist.
Hmm... Read more