Monday, June 29, 2009

PABST-A BOXER MIX

It’s not exactly “the face that launched a thousand ships”, but it did win a thousand bones, and more.

Pabst, a boxer-mix shelter dog, scored an underdog victory at the 21st annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest Friday at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California.

This was the first time in seven years a mutt has won the competition. Pabst, with his trademark under bite, won over the audience and the judges quickly with his sweet personality.

Do you think MY dog, YOGI, could have won?

Friday, June 26, 2009

ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING

People have been talking about using Sharpie pens for doing all kinds of art. Here is a link for you to check out. http://www.sharpieuncapped.com/default.aspx

Monday, June 22, 2009

LESSER BY THE DAY

We are becoming lesser by the day
  • Our communication - Wireless
  • Our dress - Topless
  • Our telephone - Cordless
  • Our cooking - Fireless
  • Our youth - Jobless
  • Our food - Fatless
  • Our labor - Effortless
  • Our conduct - Worthless
  • Our relationships - Loveless
  • Our attitude - Careless
  • Our feelings - Heartless
  • Our politics - Shameless
  • Our education - Valueless
  • Our follies - Countless
  • Our arguments - Baseless
  • Our Job - Thankless
  • Our Salary - Very Very less

Sunday, June 21, 2009

SHOT OF EXPRESSO

My husband brought home a Starbucks® Sirena™ Espresso Machine for me yesterday. Of course it was a VERY LATE birthday gift but I didn't mind one bit. We had been looking for the right one. I finally read the directions, cleaned and primed it for use this morning.

VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all you Dads out there...

Saturday, June 20, 2009

PETS

TO ALL NON-PET OWNERS WHO VISIT AND LIKE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT OUR PETS: (1) They live here. You don't. (2) If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. That's why they call it 'fur'-niture. (3) I like my pets a lot better than I like most people. (4) To you, they are animals. To me, they are adopted sons/daughters who are short, hairy, walk on all fours and don't speak clearly.
Remember, dogs and cats are better than kids because they (1) eat less, (2) don't ask for money all the time, (3) are easier to train, (4) normally come when called, (5) never ask to drive the car, (6) don't hang out with drug-using people, (7) don't smoke or drink, (8) don't want to wear your clothes, (9) don't have to buy the latest fashions, (10) don't need a gazillion dollars for college and (11) if they get pregnant, you can sell their children.

Friday, June 19, 2009

CLOWNING AROUND

These photos were taken last night at the beginning of clown school.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

HUMAN FLY SWATTER

PETA condemns Obama for murdering innocent fly

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has condemned President Obama's ninja-like killing of a fly earlier this week. It is unlikely however that members of PETA will show up to protest in front of the White House.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

GAMES FOR WHEN WE ARE OLDER

GAMES FOR WHEN WE ARE OLDER
  1. Sag, you're It.
  2. Hide and go pee.
  3. 20 questions shouted into your good ear.
  4. Kick the bucket
  5. Red Rover, Red Rover, the nurse says Bend Over.
  6. Musical recliners.
  7. Simon says something incoherent.
  8. Pin the Toupee on the bald guy

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

LOOK AT A BANANA

After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again.
Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout.. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet. Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier. PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood. Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia. Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke. Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert. Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.. Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system. Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.. Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness. Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation. Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system. Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady. Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach. Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan. Smoking &Tobacco Use: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal. Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack. Strokes: According to research in The New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%! Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape! So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!" PASS IT ON TO YOUR FRIENDS PS: Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the time! I will add one here; want a quick shine on our shoes?? Take the INSIDE of the banana skin, and rub directly on the shoe...polish with dry cloth. Amazing fruit

Monday, June 15, 2009

CLOWN SCHOOL TIME

Are you interested in becoming a clown? Clown School begins this Thursday.

Do you love to work with people? Want to try something new and have fun? Why not go back to school this summer -- CLOWN SCHOOL 2009!

Some of our class topics are: Clown makeup application, costuming, balloons, face painting, clown ministry, volunteering, magic & character development. All classes are taught by our experienced clowns.

  • Eight week course - June 18th to August 15th and includes:
    • 8 classes to be held Thursday nights
    • 6:45 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Graduation ceremonies,
    • August 15 (Saturday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm)
  • Grace Presbyterian Church
    • 10221 Ella Lee Lane, Houston, TX 77042
  • Tuition:
    • $250.00 per student
(281) 437-0999 for more information

Sunday, June 14, 2009

MANHOLE COVERS

Many of you know my fascination with finding different manhole covers. Here are two that I found when I was in Chicago last month.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

PHOTOS FROM THE CRUISE

I can't believe that I have gone so long without posting to my blog. I feel lost at the moment trying to play catch up. My week on the Conquest was fabulous. NO COOKING, CLEANING, SCHEDULING, to have to worry about. It was great! Here are just a few of the pictures I took with my new camera.