Wednesday, March 26, 2008

~ Wordless Wednesday ~

Lamp at the dentist's office...

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Don't you just hate that ?

738 annoying things by Scott Cohen

Recently, I stopped at one of our local thrift shops. I was looking for teacups for my collection, and every once in a while, I hit it lucky. This was not one of those times.

But the title of this little book caught my eye and it was only 50 cents, so I bought it. I had to laugh as I read some of these because they are truly annoying:

Wondering if the appetizer you're sharing with a friend is being divided evenly.

Having to make that face to people in the hallway at work that implies "Hey".

Watching a movie with your parents that you thought was PG, and find out that it isn't.

Politicians who believe that any economic problem can be cured by opening a casino.

The feeling you get when you clip your nail to far.

When a Staples opens next door to your new business, "Three hole punch".

When you try on a garment in a store and think, I wish I could wear this-and then think,
I can, I can wear this. So you buy it, and never wear it...

Leave a comment and tell me what annoys you....

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Have a blessed Easter...

The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction
and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances.
~Robert Flatt
Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer;

Death is strong, but Life is stronger;

Stronger than the dark, the light;

Stronger than the wrong, the right...
~Phillips Brooks,
"An Easter Carol"

Thursday, March 20, 2008

What Jeff Foxworthy has to say about...


If your Dairy Queen is closed from September through May,
you live in Pittsburgh.

If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance
and they don't work there,
you live in Pittsburgh .

If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time,
you live in Pittsburgh .

If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation
with someone who dialed a wrong number,
you live in Pittsburgh.

If"Vacation" means going anywhere south
of the Mason Dixon line for the weekend,
you live in Pittsburgh.

If you measure distance in hours,
you live in Pittsburgh.

If you have switched from "heat" to "A/C"
in the same day and back again ,
you live in Pittsburgh.

If you can drive 75 mph through 2 feet of snow
during a raging blizzard without flinching,
you live in Pittsburgh.

If you carry jumper cables in your car and
your wife knows how to use them,
you live in Pittsburgh.

If you design your kid's Halloween costume
to fit over a snowsuit,
you live in Pittsburgh.

If the speed limit on the highway is 55 mph --
you're going 80 and everybody is passing you,
you live in Pittsburgh.

If driving is better in the winter because the potholes
are filledwith snow,
you live in Pittsburgh.

If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter,
still winter and road construction,
you live in Pittsburgh.

If you have more miles on
your snow blower than your car,
you live in Pittsburgh .

If you find 10 degrees "a little chilly",
you live in Pittsburgh.

If you actually understand these jokes,
you live...or have lived in Pittsburgh!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

~ Wordless Wednesday ~

Come on in...the water is just a little chilly...

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

~~Just beautiful...

I received this photo in an e-mail ...isn't it one of the most amazing flowers you've ever seen?

This is a flower from Thailand. It is also a protected species and is not allowed to be exported. This will be the only way we will be able to view this flower .

Wow, who but God could make this? ... Hope all of you are having a great week!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Who's googling you?

Every once in a while, I check in with Sitemeter to see what people are googling. It's interesting to see what they're looking for...and find me!

Most popular:

"Dionne quintuplets"
I did a post about a antique postcard that I have from 1934, picturing the girls.
Posted - July 20, 2007

Running a close second:
"American sweetheart"
I wrote a post about my collection of pink depression glass.
Posted -September 21, 2007

And believe it or not, people always google the word "bloomers", looking for ladies undergarments, which never crossed my mind when I chose the name "Suzy's Bloomers".
I'm referring to the flower garden variety!

Now I have a question for all you fellow bloggers:

At what point do you start to delete old posts? yearly? never?
And being a novice at the computer, are all these posts stored on my memory or Bloggers?
Just curious.
Let me know what you think...

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

~Wordless Wednesday ~

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

~ Random thoughts over the teacup...

I received this in an e-mail some time ago, and it amazes me what lengths people will go to trying to fit in. Those who bake for church events….will find this amusing.

Alice Grayson was to bake a cake for the Baptist Church Ladies' Group in Tuscaloosa, but forgot to do it until the last minute. She remembered the morning of the bake sale and after rummaging through cabinets, found an angel food cake mix and quickly made it while drying her hair, dressing, and helping her son pack for Scout camp. When Alice took the cake from the oven, the center had dropped flat and the cake was horribly disfigured. She thought, "Oh dear, there is not time to bake another cake.

"This cake was important to Alice because she did so want to fit in at her new church and in her new community of friends. So, being inventive, she looked around the house for something to build up the center of the cake. Alice found it in the bathroom - a roll of toilet paper. She plunked it in and covered it with icing. Not only did the finished product look beautiful, it looked perfect.

Before she left the house to drop the cake by the church and head for work, Alice woke her daughter Amanda and gave her some money and specific instructions to be at the bake sale the moment it opened at 9:30 and to buy the cake and bring it home.

When Amanda arrived at the sale, she found the attractive, perfect cake had already been sold. She grabbed her cell phone and called her mom. Alice was horrified - she was beside herself. Everyone would know! What would they think? She would be ostracized, talked about, and ridiculed! All night, Alice lay awake in bed thinking about people pointing fingers at her and talking about her behind her back.

The next day, Alice promised herself she would try not to think about the cake and would attend the fancy luncheon and bridal shower at the home of a fellow church member and just try to have a good time. Alice did not want to attend because the hostess was a snob who more than once had looked down her nose at Alice because she was a single parent and not from the founding families of Tuscaloosa. But, having already RSVP'd, she couldn't think of a believable excuse to stay home.

The meal was elegant, the company was definitely upper crust old South and, to Alice 's horror, the cake in question was presented for dessert! Alice felt the blood drain from her body when she saw the cake! She started out of her chair to tell the hostess all about it, but before she could get to her feet, the Mayor's wife said, "What a beautiful cake!" Alice still stunned, sat back in her chair when she heard the hostess (who was a prominent church member) say, "Thank you, I baked it myself."

Alice smiled and thought to herself, "God is good."
Just goes to prove, honesty is the best policy...Have a good day!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Cope fans say goodbye...

The man who is synonymous with the official flag of Steelers Nation was given a send off by its citizens yesterday in a ceremony that could only be characterized as Terrible. A Terrible Towel twirling tribute seemed a fitting farewell for Myron Cope, the famed Steelers broadcaster and sports journalist who died Wednesday.
Around 350 fans with nearly as many Terrible Towels braved heavy snowfall to remember famed broadcaster and native Pittsburgher Myron Cope in front of the City-County Building at noon Friday.
His creation of the Terrible Towel has developed into a worldwide symbol of Steelers football.'' The idea was launched at WTAE in 1975.“They told me to come up with a gimmick,” he once remembered. “I told them, ‘I’m not a gimmick guy.’ They said, ‘Your contract expires in March.’
“ ‘I’m a gimmick guy,’ I told them.”
In 1996, Mr. Cope donated the trademark for the towels and associated items like gloves and pillows to the Allegheny Valley School for the disabled of Corapolis, Pa., where his son, Daniel, born with brain damage, is a resident. The school has received more than $2.2 million from sales.
Myron Cope embodied the spirit of our city and team, and he'll never be forgotten. We'll think of him whenever his Terrible Towel is waved, and we'll miss his unmistakable, joyful voice whenever the Steelers score. He was a true original."