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Holiday Eating Tips

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

 

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HOLIDAY EATING TIPS

1.  Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Holiday spirit.  In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately.  Go next door where they’re serving rum balls.

 

 

2.  Drink as much eggnog as you can.  And quickly.  It’s rare.  You cannot find it any other time of year but now, so drink up!  Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip?  It’s not as if you’re going to turn into an eggnog-alcoholic or something. It’s a treat.  Enjoy it.  Have one for me.  Have two.  It’s later than you think.  It’s Christmas!

 

 

3.  If something comes with gravy, use it.  That’s the whole point of gravy.  Gravy does not stand alone.  Pour it on.  Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes.  Fill it with gravy.  Eat the volcano.  Repeat.

 

 

4.  As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they’re made with skim milk or whole milk. If it’s skim, pass.  Why bother?  It’s like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.

 

 

5.  Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Holiday party is to eat other people’s food for free. Lots of it.  Hello??!!

 

 

6.  Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year’s.  You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do.  This is the time for long naps, which you’ll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.

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A Kindergarteners’ Thanksgiving Cookbook

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

 

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For the seven of you who have never seen this before – and for those of you who think you might have but it was probably at least a year ago so you’re not sure…

 

 

A Thanksgiving Cookbook

by Mrs. Geraghty’s Kindergarten Class

 

Note: Mrs. Geraghty will not be responsible for medical bills resulting from use of her cookbook

 

 

Ivette - Banana Pie: You buy some bananas and crust. Then you mash them up and put them in the pie. Then you eat it.

 

Russell – Turkey: You cut the turkey up and put it in the oven for ten minutes and 300 degrees. You put gravy on it and eat it.

 

Geremy – Turkey: You buy the turkey and take the paper off. Then you put it in the refrigerator and take it back out and cut it with a knife and make sure all the wires are out and take out the neck and heart. Then you put it in a big pan and cook it for half an hour at 80 degrees. Then you invite people over and eat.

 

Andrew – Pizza: Buy some dough, some cheese and pepperoni. Then you cook it for 10 hours at 5 degrees. Then you eat it.

 

Shelby – Applesauce: Go to the store and buy some apples, and then you squish them up. Then you put them in a jar that says, “Applesauce”. Then you eat it.

 

Meghan H. – Turkey: You cut it into 16 pieces and then you leave it in the oven for 15 minutes and 4 degrees. You take it out and let it cool and then after 5 minutes, then you eat it.

 

Danny – Turkey: You put some salt on it to make it taste good. Then you put it in the oven. Then you cook it for an hour at 5 degrees. Then you eat it.

 

Brandon – Turkey: First you buy it at Fred Meyer. Then you cut it up and cook it for 15 hours at 200 degrees. Then you take it out and eat it.

 

Megan K – Chicken: You put it in the oven for 25 minutes and 25 degrees and put gravy on it and eat it.

 

Christa – Cookies: Buy some dough and smash it and cut them out. Then put them in the oven for 2 hours at 100 degrees. Then take them out and dry them off. Then it’s time to eat them.

 

Irene – Turkey: Put it on a plate and put it in the oven with gravy. You cook it for 1 minute and for 100 degrees. Then it’s all cooked. Your mom or dad cuts it and then eat.

 

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Some Things I Learned Very Young Growing Up on the Farm

Monday, October 28th, 2013

 

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Baby chicks smell good and feel funny when they walk on your hand.

 

Caterpillars don’t taste very good.  Box Elder bugs either…

 

If something tastes bad, spit it out.  Unless it’s spinach, then you have to eat it anyway.

 

Freshly mowed alfalfa smells really good.  Sweet clover in bloom does too.

 

Frogs can make a lot of noise at night.

 

Wasps can sting you more than once.

 

Animals and birds make more animals and birds by humping.  People too.

 

Dried cow patties can fly – sort of like a pie tin.  (This was before Frisbees…)

 

Dried corn silk doesn’t make a very good cigarette.

 

Hay mows (that’s pronounced like the “ou” in ouch… not like “oh”) are a great place to hang out with the neighbor girl.  OK, city slickers – a hay mow is the area on the upper floor of the barn where you store… yep, hay…

 

You can swim in the irrigation ditch.  (Irrigation ditch – a medium-sized ditch that is used to transport water from a lake or reservoir to farmers many miles away.)

 

Skinny dipping feels funny.

 

Ditch water tastes really bad.  (Think cows upstream…)

 

Hens can peck really hard when you’re trying to reach under them to gather their eggs.

 

Throwing eggs down a cistern (a place where water is stored) will make your Dad really mad.

 

You can kill a chicken with an BB gun.

 

Chickens are stupid.

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You Know You’re Not a Kid Anymore When…

Friday, February 8th, 2013

 

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You know you’re not a kid anymore when…

 

 

You’re asleep, but others worry that you’re dead.

 

You can live without sex but not without glasses.

 

Your back goes out more than you do.

 

You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room.

 

You buy a compass for the dash of your car.

 

You are proud of your lawnmower.

 

Your best friend is dating someone half his age…and isn’t breaking any laws.

 

You call Olan Mills before they call you.

 

Your arms are almost too short to read the newspaper.

 

You sing along with the elevator music.

 

You would rather go to work than stay home sick.

 

You constantly talk about the price of gasoline.

 

You enjoy hearing about other people’s operations.

 

You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.

 

People call at 9:00 pm and ask, “Did I wake you?”

 

You have a dream about prunes.

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Forty Ways to Determine Your Level of Inner Freedom

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

 

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**A reminder from the archives…

 

 

In the category of “Some of the Best I’ve Ever Read”, here are some great words of wisdom from Guy Finley…

 

 

Want to know how free you really are? Good! You’re about to be presented with a unique opportunity to learn all about your individual level of inner liberty.

 

As you review each of the inner liberties on the list, just note mentally whether or not that particular freedom belongs to you. Our intention is simply to learn what’s true about ourselves, not to prove anything about ourselves. Allow these forty freedoms to awaken and stir that secret part of you that knows living in any kind of bondage is a lie. Then follow your own natural sensing all the way to the free life.

 

You’re Well Along Freedom’s Path When:

 

1. You have no desire to change places in life with anyone else.

 

2. You step over setbacks without stopping or looking back.

 

3. You accept and appreciate praise, but never take it to heart.

 

4. You don’t overeat or feel driven to diet.

 

5. You don’t think about your sex life.

 

6. You meet and do what’s true without fear of the consequences.

 

7. You really don’t want anything from anyone.

 

8. You stop thinking about how much money you may or may not have.

 

9. You don’t carry any upset from the last moment into the present one.

 

10. You have no interest in old resentments.

 

11. You start spending more time alone and enjoying it more.

 

12. You stop dreaming of the perfect vacation.

 

13. You’re neither frightened nor shocked by the evening news.

 

14. You stop making deals with yourself.

 

15. You dress for comfort, not for compliments.

 

16. You lose all interest in trying to win mental arguments.

 

17. You don’t blame anyone else for the way you feel.

 

18. You forget what it was you didn’t like about someone.

 

19. You’re awake to and spontaneously considerate of the needs of others.

 

20. You see beauty in life where you never could see it before.

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The Rules for Being Human

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

 

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Just a reminder from the archives to start off the New Year…

 

 

THE RULES FOR BEING HUMAN

 

 

1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period this time around.

 

 

2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time, informal school called life.  Each day you will have the opportunity to learn lessons.  You may like the lessons or think them irrelevant and stupid.

 

 

3. There are no mistakes - only lessons. Growth is a process of trial and error and experimentation.  The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately “works”.

 

 

4. A lesson is repeated until it is learned.  A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it.  When you have learned it, then you can go on to the next lesson.

 

 

5. Learning lessons does not end. There is no part of life that does not contain its lessons.  If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.

 

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Children’s Answers to Questions about Mothers

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

 

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Why did God make mothers?

 

1. She’s the only one who knows where the scotch tape is

2. Think about it, it was the best way to get more people.

3. Mostly to clean the house.

4. To help us out of there when we were getting born.

 

 

How did God make mothers?

 

1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.

2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.

3. He made my Mom just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts

 

 

Why did God give you your mother and not some other Mom?

 

1. We’re related.

2. God knew she likes me a lot more than other people’s moms like me.

 

 

What ingredients are mothers made of?

 

1. God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world, and one dab of mean.

2. They had to get their start from men’s bones. Then they mostly use string. I think.

 

 

What kind of little girl was your Mom?

 

1. My Mom has always been my Mom and none of that other stuff.

2. I don’t know because I wasn’t there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.

3. They say she used to be nice.

 

 

How did your Mom meet your dad?

 

1. Mom was working in a store and dad was shoplifting.

 

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About Mans’ Best Friend

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

 

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The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.

–Anonymous

 

 

Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.

-Ann Landers

 

 

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.

-Will Rogers

 

 

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

-Ben Williams

 

 

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.

-Josh Billings

 

 

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.

-Andy Rooney

 

 

We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It’s the best deal man has ever made.

-M. Acklam

 

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Observations on Politics and that sort of thing…

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

 

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If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.

Mark Twain

 

 

Suppose you were an idiot - and suppose you were a member of Congress….  but then I repeat myself.

Mark Twain

 

 

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.

Winston Churchill

 

 

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

George Bernard Shaw

 

 

A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.

G. Gordon Liddy

 

 

Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.

James Bovard, Civil Libertarian

 

 

Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.

Douglas Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University

 

 

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

P.J. O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian

 

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A Wednesday Potpourri

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

 

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THE FAIRY TALE THEY SHOULD HAVE READ TO US

 

 

Once upon a time In a land far away, A beautiful, independent, self-assured princess happened upon a frog as she sat contemplating ecological issues on the shores of an unpolluted pond in a verdant meadow near her castle.

 

The frog hopped into the princess’ lap and said “Elegant lady, I was once a handsome prince, until an evil witch cast a spell upon me. One kiss from you, however, and I will turn back into the dapper young prince that I am.

 

And then my sweet, we can marry and set up housekeeping in your castle with my mother. Where you can prepare meals, clean my clothes, bear my children, and forever feel grateful and happy doing so.”

 

That night, as the princess dined sumptuously on lightly sauteed frog legs seasoned in white wine and onion cream sauce, she chuckled and thought to herself…

 

I don’t friggin’ think so…

 

 

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COME TO THE EDGE

 

 

“Come to the edge.”

 

“We can’t. We’re afraid.”

 

“Come to the edge.”

 

“We can’t. We will fall!”

 

“Come to the edge.”

 

And they came.

 

And he pushed them,

 

And they flew.

 

 

French poet William Apollinaire

 

 

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ST. THERESA’S PRAYER

 

 

May today there be peace within.

 

May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

 

May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.

 

May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.

 

May you be content knowing you are a child of God.

 

Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.

 

It is there for each and every one of us.

 

 

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POST TURTLE

 

 

While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old Texas rancher, whose hand was caught in a gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the man.

 

Eventually the topic got around to politics and the people who have been elected – or are trying to be elected - to public office.

 

The old rancher said, “Well, ya know, every once in a while, we wind up with a ‘post turtle’.”

 

Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a ‘post turtle’ was.

 

The old rancher said, “When you’re driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that’s a ‘post turtle’.”

 

The old rancher saw a puzzled look on the doctor’s face, so he continued to explain. “You know he didn’t get up there by himself, he doesn’t belong up there, he doesn’t know what to do while he is up there, and you just want to help the dumb ass get down.”

 

 

U.S. Folks… let’s do our best in the upcoming election to keep the turtles off the fence posts!

 

 

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