Happy thanksgiving to all, and don't eat too much!|
Reply #781. Nov 22 12, 12:12 AM
I stopped to help a stranded motorist (I hate that phrase). He was no more stranded than a duck in water; he was about a quarter mile from a service station. I stopped, anyway.|
His car was "making a funny noise." He was overwrought. He'd been driving all day and night on his way from New Hampshire (is that really a place?) to San Antonio (that is a real place, may I never go there again, thank you, Jesus).
He had his hood up and was checking all the gizmos and gadgets and accoutrements. I pulled the dead limb of a tree (I think probably maple) from under his car.
Reply #782. Nov 22 12, 2:43 AM
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you quizzers on the other side of the big pond :)|
Reply #783. Nov 22 12, 4:26 AM
When I was growing up, I was taught how to hunt, shoot and fish. Over the passing years, anything that could run, fly or swim, if it tasted good, then I went after it and sometimes not always legally. I certainly had no qualms about taking any animals life. By heck, how my views have changed as I've become older.|
On a farm we have to pass on way into town, every Oct/Nov the farmer fills a roadside field with a few hundred turkey's fattening them up ready for the Christmas market. Now, when we are passing the field, I put my car window down and yell "Make a break for it lads, your time is almost up". My wife (Dot) reckons I'm going 'Bonkers' but I really do feel sorry for them Birds. So yes, I suppose I am getting soft in my old age.
Reply #784. Nov 22 12, 6:30 AM
2nd time I have had this challange so as I am out of storys and feeling sorry for myself (at work) I just wanat to say Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it and Happy Thursday to those who don't |
Reply #785. Nov 22 12, 6:46 AM
Happy Thanksgiving to everybody.|
Reply #786. Nov 22 12, 7:31 AM
I am a lifelong Detroit Lions fan and look forward to the Thanksgiving day game. They always seem to play their best on turkey day. One game that stand out is the game a few years back against the Chicago Bears. Dave Williams took the opening kickoff in overtime for a touchdown and a win for the Bears. I couldn't believe that happened, but my hopes are still out there for a trip to the Super Bowl for the Lions. |
Reply #787. Nov 22 12, 8:03 AM
Dee, you only had one story? I don't believe that. |
Reply #788. Nov 22 12, 10:13 AM
I have a neighbour who prides herself in being environmentally conscious. But she's really a walking contradiction. Earlier in the fall when we were fertilizing our lawn, she made sure to tell us not to accidentally get any on her lawn because it was bad for the environment. Her household members have a few vehicles, two of which are beaters that get parked on the street in front of our houses. Both leak oil all over the road, and not just a few spots. We're talking several large 2 ft by 2 ft patches. How's the environment liking that!? Probably as much as the huge pile of refuse they leave lying in the alley behind their home (the bylaw officers have been by twice about that). I think she better take care of her property first before she complains about how we take care of ours.|
Reply #789. Nov 22 12, 10:23 AM
A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the Bird's' mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to 'clean up' the bird's vocabulary. Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even ruder. John, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep, was heard for over a minute. Hearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer. The parrot calmly stepped out onto John's outstretched arms and said "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior." John was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude. As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, when the bird continued, "May I ask what the turkey did?" |
Happy Turkey Day!!! Gobble! Gobble!
Reply #790. Nov 22 12, 10:44 AM
Get a ukulele and play it - it can change your life!|
Reply #791. Nov 22 12, 11:27 AM
I have just been to the Podiatrist and I've got an ulcer on my foot. All of a sudden I'm taking 2 different types of Anti-biotic and I've got to get an x-ray. She also took a swab to see what exactly is happening. She said that the swab would be tested to see if the ulcer is affecting the bones of my foot and she wants to rule out the possibility of osteomyelitis. Saying I'm worried would be an understatement.|
Reply #792. Nov 22 12, 11:44 AM
Get your mind on other things, smudge, worrying won't change anything. I know, easy to say...|
I have to tell a story: visiting my cardiologist one day and waiting in my chic paper gown, I snuck a peek inside my chart before the doc came in - which I shouldn't have done. When he did come in and we got the usual pleasantries out of the way, I ventured to ask him if doctors or nurses ever put personal comments about patients in the folders. He assured me they didn't. Unable to contain myself, I asked why somebody had written "Extreme S.O.B." on a post-it in mine.
When he stopped laughing he told me that was the reason I was there to see him: "Extreme Shortness Of Breath" -- how embarrassing!
Happy Thanksgiving to all - we have much to be thankful for!
Reply #793. Nov 22 12, 2:30 PM
Your warning came too late, lumber. I think I ate more today than I do in an average week. But it was awesome!|
Reply #794. Nov 22 12, 2:34 PM
November 23, 2012 and still no snow on the ground. Green Christmas days are so not natural!|
Reply #795. Nov 23 12, 12:47 AM
The other day I was stopped by a cop for running a red light (in Massachusetts! Usually when I think I've cut it close, 3 people follow me....). I told him the truth: I rarely went that way, and expected the yellow light to last longer. He went away for the usual interminable period, then came back and gave me a warning, saying that there were a lot of complaints about that particular light having a too short yellow. So why'd he stop me?!|
Reply #796. Nov 23 12, 12:57 AM
My daughter's been asking me for ages ... "how many days till Christmas?" I've been casually counting down: "more than two months - it's not close yet!" ... "54 days - still not close" ... "45 days - mmm, getting there".|
Yesterday I realised with a jolt that there's just a month left to go. Damn! Done nothing. Better get sorted fast!
Reply #797. Nov 23 12, 1:46 AM
My 3 year old Great Nephew was over today and playing with a farming toy set...you know a barn, cows, hay, fence, etc. Well there was a pamphlet in the box as well, which showed all the other farming sets that are available. he was looking through them and pointing out which ones he "needs" and slapped his palm to his forehead and said "Oh my, what am I going to do! There's so many!". Had everyone in stitches...|
Reply #798. Nov 23 12, 2:44 AM
Hope you all get some good deals on Black Friday, a Thanksgiving tradition. I heard that there now is a Grey Thursday which is more shopping. Well now, enough is enough.|
Reply #799. Nov 23 12, 6:24 AM
Last month my 10 year old niece saw me purchasing a new expensive electronic item for myself. She wanted to know if I had a lot of money. I wanted to know why she needed that information. She nicely informed me that she wanted to be a Vet when she grew up and that maybe I could pay her college tuition for her if I saved the money. For a moment I was too speechless to respond. |
Her parents who were close by were hysterical with laughter.
Reply #800. Nov 23 12, 6:38 AM
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