Thursday, April 21, 2016

HAVING SPENT THE MORNING

dumping shopping bags of photos from the good old days into plastic containers I couldn't help but be reminded of the cost of film and processing back then, which has now become totally obsolete as have picture frames that don't even fetch 50 cents at a garage sale.

You and I and many others spent silly sums to have pics we never put into albums, but had to have the shot in that moment. And even if u put them into albums u now have cartons full compared to having pics stored on smart phones and other devices.

Our goal is to go thru the plastic bins, find 6-10%that are worth keeping, scan them and put them on our computers for posterity, and probably never look at them again. That goal may go in the same direction as my weight loss one, leaving the plastic bins for my kids to trash or deal with as they see fit. Time will tell.

Enjoy your simpler "snap a picture" times.


Bye for Now,

Bill

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Funny

An elderly couple, Margaret and Bert, live in Arkansas.
Bert always wanted a pair of authentic cowboy boots. So seeing some on sale one day, he buys them, wears them home, walking proudly.
He walks into the house and says to his wife ‘Notice anything different about me?’
Margaret looks him over, ‘Nope.’
Frustrated, Bert storms off into the bathroom, undresses, and walks back into the room completely naked except for the boots.
Again, he asks, a little louder this time ‘Notice anything different NOW?’
Margaret looks up and says, ‘Bert, what’s different? It’s hanging down today, it was hanging down yesterday, and it’ll be hanging down again tomorrow.’
Furious, Bert yells, AND DO YOU KNOW WHY IT’S HANGING DOWN, MARGARET?
‘Nope’ she replies.
‘IT’S HANGING DOWN BECAUSE IT’S LOOKING AT MY NEW BOOTS!!!!!’ Bert yells.
To which Margaret replies…”Shoulda bought a hat, Bert. Shoulda bought a hat.”
 
Bye For Now,

Bill

Monday, April 18, 2016

SO I'VE BEEN QUIET OF LATE,

but much of my time these days goes to sifting thru 34 years of accumulated crapola so we can sell the house and move on.

Here is a notable quote:

"The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem."

—Theodore Isaac Rubin, MD

Dr. Rubin, a psychiatrist, was one of my favorite authors back in the day as he brought complex issues down to manageable sizes and gave us much insight into how the human mind works and why sometimes it doesn't and how to fix it.


Bye for Now,

bill

Friday, April 8, 2016

AND HERE IS ANOTHER

Little Johnny was in the classroom bored to the back teeth on a Friday afternoon, and the teacher decided to have a game for the kids to get them thinking.

      “Okay class. Now I'm going to say a famous quote, and the first person to tell me who said that quote, can have Monday off.” said the  teacher.
      “Who is credited with writing the phrase, “To be or not to be, that is the question”?” asked the teacher.

      Little Pham Lam Nguyen at the front of the class called out “Shakespeare”.

      “Well done!” said the teacher, “You can have Monday off.”

      “No thank you Miss. I am of Vietnamese origin and it is in our culture to study as hard as we can, so I will be here on Monday studying hard.” said Little Pham Lam Nguyen.

      “Well okay,” said the teacher.

      The next quote is, “I had a dream!”

      Little Fri Sum Kat also at the front yelled out “I bereiva it was Martin Ruther King!”

      “Well done!” said the teacher. 'You can have Monday off”

      “No thanka you miss I am of Chinese oligin and we also do not take time offa school. Education is evelything to us, so I will be in on Monday studying hard too.” said little Fri Sum Kat.

      “Okay,” said the teacher.

      Then she heard a voice from the back of the classroom, “F*%3ing Asians!”

      “Who said that?” yelled the teacher in an angry tone.

      “Donald Trump!” yelled little Johnny. “See ya next Tuesday.”

Bye for Now,

Bill 




 

THIS ONE IS WORTH SHARING

HILLARY CLINTON GOES TO A GIFTED-STUDENT PRIMARY SCHOOL IN NEW YORK TO TALK ABOUT THE WORLD.

AFTER HER TALK SHE OFFERS QUESTION TIME.

ONE LITTLE BOY PUTS UP HIS HAND. HILLARY ASKS HIM WHAT HIS NAME IS.

“KENNETH," HE SAYS.

"AND WHAT IS YOUR QUESTION, KENNETH - ??" SHE ASKS.

"I HAVE THREE QUESTIONS," HE SAYS.

"FIRST -- WHATEVER HAPPENED IN BENGHAZI - ??

"SECOND -- WHY WOULD YOU RUN FOR PRESIDENT IF YOU ARE NOT CAPABLE OF
HANDLING TWO E-MAIL ACCOUNTS - ??

"AND, THIRD -- WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE MISSING SIX BILLION DOLLARS WHILE YOU WERE SECRETARY OF STATE - ??"

JUST THEN THE BELL RINGS FOR RECESS.

HILLARY INFORMS THE KIDDIES THAT THEY WILL CONTINUE AFTER RECESS.

WHEN THEY RESUME HILLARY SAYS,

"OKAY, WHERE WERE WE - ?? OH, THAT'S RIGHT, QUESTION TIME.

WHO HAS A QUESTION - ??"

A DIFFERENT BOY -- LITTLE JOHNNY -- PUTS HIS HAND UP.

HILLARY POINTS TO HIM AND ASKS HIM WHAT HIS NAME IS.

"JOHNNY," HE SAYS.

"AND WHAT IS YOUR QUESTION, JOHNNY - ??" SHE ASKS.

"I HAVE FIVE QUESTIONS," HE SAYS.

"FIRST -- WHATEVER HAPPENED IN BENGHAZI - ??

"SECOND -- WHY WOULD YOU RUN FOR PRESIDENT IF YOU ARE NOT CAPABLE OF
HANDLING TWO E-MAIL ACCOUNTS - ??

"THIRD -- WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE MISSING SIX BILLION DOLLARS WHILE YOU WERE SECRETARY OF STATE - ??

"FOURTH -- WHY DID THE RECESS BELL GO OFF 20 MINUTES EARLY - ??

"AND, FIFTH -- WHERE THE HELL IS KENNETH - ??"


Bye for Now,

Bill

Sunday, April 3, 2016

RARELY DO I DISAGREE WITH A PROFOUND QUOTER LIKE SIGGY BUT...


"One day, in retrospect,the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful."

—Sigmund Freud

Perhaps that was the day he discovered cocaine and all was beautiful? There is no truth to this statement in my humble opinion. My years of struggle with panic attacks and agoraphobia taught me a great deal about how minds work, and what causes them not to, BUT beautiful those 5 fucking years were not!!!!! They were hell.

Ditto for my daughter's and our family's struggle with her cancer. My books are beautiful, but those years were all ugly and awful.

Bye for Now,

Bill