Archive for ◊ August, 2011 ◊

Missy on a Bicycle Trek
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 | Author:

It took some arm twisting, but I was able to convince Missy to take a 10-mile bicycle ride with me along the River Corridor yesterday… We made plenty of stops at the scenic spots (see photos below) — Wegerzyn Garden, the 5-Tier Fountain, the Great Miami Waterfall…  She even admitted that she really enjoyed the trip.

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Quotes about Food
Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 | Author:
  1. A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch.
  2. The food in Yugoslavia is fine if you like pork tartare.
  3. Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.
  4. Avoid fruits and nuts. You are what you eat.
  5. Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs.
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Taking a Needed Vacation?
Monday, August 29th, 2011 | Author:

Is this how the population feels?


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Fire in the Neighborhood
Sunday, August 28th, 2011 | Author:

I was sitting on my deck reading the Wall Street Journal yesterday, when my olfactory nerves encountered the classic, “I smell smoke…”.   Well, I looked up and saw the billowing columns of black smoke from a nearby house fire, followed by the screaming sirens from the Butler Township fire department.

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They Walk Among Us – Part 3
Sunday, August 28th, 2011 | Author:

While working at a pizza parlor I observed a man ordering a small pizza to go. He appeared to be alone and the cook asked him if he would like it cut into 4 pieces or 6.

He thought about it for some time then said ‘Just cut it into 4 pieces; I don’t think I’m hungry enough to eat 6 pieces.

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Obama and the Sense of Urgency
Saturday, August 27th, 2011 | Author:

This sums it up nicely…


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Old Muscle Cars vs Newer Techno Cars
Friday, August 26th, 2011 | Author:

I often think about comparing the muscle cars that my oldest brother used to own in the early 1970s (GTO, Charger, etc.), and ponder how they would compare with the newer cars such as my BMW M5.

Well, a recent article in Popular Mechanics addresses some of the thought process by telling us 23 ways current cars are better than the cars that dad used to own.

Earthquake in Washington
Thursday, August 25th, 2011 | Author:

President Obama has just confirmed that the DC earthquake occurred on a rare and obscure fault-line, apparently known as “Bush’s Fault”.

Obama also announced that the Secret Service and Maxine Waters continue an investigation of the quake’s suspicious ties to the Tea Party.

Conservatives however have proven that it was caused by the Founding Fathers rolling over in their graves.

Hat tip to Joe K

Driving Style
Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 | Author:

From StrangeCosmos… I know where you’re from by the way you drive:

  1. One hand on wheel, one hand on horn: New York
  2. One hand on wheel, one finger out window: Chicago
  3. One hand on wheel, one hand on newspaper, foot solidly on accelerator: Boston
  4. One hand on wheel, cradling cell phone, brick on accelerator: California  (with gun in lap: L.A)
  5. Both hands on wheel, eyes shut, both feet on brake, quivering in terror: Ohio, but driving in California
  6. Both hands in air, gesturing, both feet on accelerator, head turned to talk to someone in back seat: Italy
  7. One hand on latte, one knee on wheel, cradling cell phone, foot on brake, mind on game: Seattle
  8. One hand on wheel, one hand on hunting rifle, alternating between both feet being on the accelerator and both on the brake, throwing a McDonalds bag out the window: Texas
  9. Four wheel drive pickup truck, shotgun mounted in rear window, beer cans on floor, squirrel tails attached to antenna: West Virginia
  10. Junker, driven by someone who previously had a nice car and who is now wearing a barrel: Las Vegas
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They Walk Among Us – Part 2
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 | Author:

While looking at a house, my brother asked the real estate agent which direction was north because he didn’t want the sun waking him up every morning.
She asked, ‘Does the sun rise in the north?’ My brother explained that the sun rises in the east and has for sometime.
She shook her head and said, ‘Oh, I don’t keep up with all that stuff…’

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