"Our eyes are in front because it's more important to look ahead than to look back. Don't dwell on things in the past. Learn from them and keep moving forward."
"You have two basic options. Lose thirty pounds or get eleven inches taller!"
A guy and his date were parked on a back road some distance from town, doing what guys and girls do on back roads some distance from town.
As things really started getting hot, the girl stopped the guy and said, “I really should have mentioned this earlier, but I’m actually a hooker and I charge $20 for sex.”
The guy reluctantly paid her, and they went on with their business.
After they finished, the guy lit up a cigarette, sat back in the driver’s seat and stared out the window.
“Why aren’t we going anywhere?” asked the girl.
“Well, I should have mentioned this before, but I’m actually a taxi driver, and the fare back to town is $25.”
It's World Elephant Day! It's a day to remember the habitat and poaching crises those amazing giants are facing and do what we can to save them. From Bing: "Poaching and habitat loss have decimated elephant populations. In Africa, there are an estimated 350,000 elephants, but there are only about 40,000 Asian elephants alive today, with one in three of those living in captivity. Another depressing statistic: Every day, poachers kill about 100 African elephants for their ivory tusks, meat, and body parts, which is faster than these majestic giants can reproduce. World Elephant Day was established in 2012 to raise awareness of the plight of elephants and prompt action on their behalf." " Bonus fact: In increasing numbers, African elephants are being born without tusks due to a gene mutation as a result of poaching."
--Vinyl Record Day: to commemorate Thomas Edison's invention, the phonograph, in 1877, which ties in with the vinyl records we remember in our youth; that's a lot of memories; there's just something special about the sound of the needle on the record.
--IBM PC Day: today commemorates when IBM came out with its PC, the 5150, in 1981; our lives were greatly changed.
--International Youth Day: an UN initiative; a day to help the programs that help our youth around the world; to recognize young people as essential partners in change to face the challenges of our future.
--National Julienne Fries Day: aka French Fries which actually originated in Belgium; their first appearance was at a diplomatic dinner given by Thomas Jefferson.
--Victory Day: also known as V-J Day; on the 2nd Monday of August to commemorate the August 14, 1945 surrender of Japan, ending WWII; the iconic photograph of a sailor kissing a nurse, taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt, is a memory of that day.
--National Middle Child Day: dedicated to the middle children who felt left out and was constantly being told they were too old or too young for the privileges enjoyed by our siblings; were you a middle child?
--Truck Driver Day: a salute to the professionals who transport our belongings, food, supplies and everything this nation needs across the long highways, coast to coast.
--Peak of Perseid Meteor Showers is tonight; an excellent family activity, get outside where there's minimal city lights and watch for the shooting stars; make a wish tonight.