Thursday, September 30, 2010

Does that sound like a stupid question to anyone else??
As an evening weather update, we ended up getting a sun shower at about dinner time that produced an incredible rainbow. It was so close to the house, I couldn't get it all in one shot.

Then it turned into a double rainbow that was really cool. Around 8:30 we had a thunder storm go over the house with lots of lightning, some like the photos below, and thunder. I'm such a sucker for thunder and lightning that I took our rocking chair out onto the porch to watch. We want to move to a Florida beach condo when Karen retires and this will be our entertainment on many an day.
Enlarged prostrate suffers meet here!!
Weird weather the last few days. First it's 112 on Monday and then by Wednesday/Thursday we are having scattered thunder showers. I saw a bolt of lightning Wednesday evening, not as cool as this one, over the L.A. County Fair in some dark clouds. This morning I woke to the sound of rain drops on our patio roof. Come on rain!!!

Rode my bike to the beach today, Thursday, from the "Big A." It was really nice at the beach, with the temps in the 70's and a bit windy. But a head wind there, means a tail wind going home!!!

Wednesday I was exposed to mold while at work. I opened up a paper bag of evidence and found the beer cans and bottle covered with mold. It appears that the officer put the damp items into a plastic bag and then into a paper bag. The plastic doesn't allow the moisture to escape and heat and moisture with the beer caused mold.

Later in the day, I registered for a drawing at the "ride share" event at city hall. About 40 minutes later, I received a call on my cell phone telling me I had won something in the drawing. Because of the poor reception, I thought she said I had won a Ferrari!!! I actually won a gift card to In-N-Out!!! Yea!!! What would I do with a Ferrari anyway??

In two weeks I will be in Puerto Rico with my traveling buddy OB. We are leaving on Oct. 13th and will be back on Monday the 25th. Going back to the deaf school to do volunteer work and hit their beautiful beaches. It's a win-win!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Catherine Zita-Jones who turnes 41 years old today. Catherine was born in Swansea, Wales. Today is also the birthday of her husband, Michael Douglas who turns 66 years old today. Michael was born in New Brunswick, NJ, and is the son of actor Kirk Douglas. Michael has been in the news recently fighting throat cancer.

Michael and Catherine have two children, Dylan who is 10 years old, and Carys who is 7 years old.

Karen and I went to the Los Angeles County Fair Friday. We wondered thru the products buildings. Karen got her Sketcher tennis shoe cleaned by the "fellas." Boy can they talk fast!!When Karen wouldn't buy their product, they offerred to clean her other shoe for $2.00.

What ever they were using cleaned her ring as well.

Had to get a photo of this guy's really cool hat.

Karen bought a couple of wrist watches.

Had a "Pinks" kraut dog and chili cheese fries for dinner!! Good stuff!!

We bought a couple of margaritas and took in a couple of horse races. I picked #7 to win and it did. Too bad I hadn't bet a quick $100 on it!!!

There was a short parade that featured the city of Chino Hills for Chino Hills day. Ayala H.S. is my son Brian's alma mater. FYI, Ayala's football team is 4-0 so far this year.
Wednesday we celebrated the arrival of fall with a beautiful harvest moon. Three days later we are having temperatures of over 100 degrees. It's about 104 in our back yard this afternoon and it may be even hotter over the next couple of days.

Karen got a couple of tickets to the Angel game on Tuesday evening from her boss. The game was against the Texas Rangers. This would have been an important game if the Angels weren't 9 games out of first place.

Our seats were three rows from the playing field, down the first base line.

I got to get a good look at the former Minnesota Twin Torri Hunter.

I confess that I was doing a great deal of scoreboard watching as my Minnesota Twins came from two runs behind in the 8th inning to win 6-4 and clinch the American League Central Division title. Go Twins!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sadly, our law makers failed to repel the "don't ask, don't tell" rule in the military this week. There have been some great responses to it in the political cartoons.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Nude Limerick

There was once a young woman named Rose
Who enjoyed taking off all her clothes.
On her bike she would ride
Not ashamed of her hide
From her nose to her cute little toes.

It was summertime sweltering heat
Which made Rose expose more than her feet.
"Why, I haven't a care
Wearing only the air!"
She exclaimed as she rode down the street.

All the townspeople gathered to stare
Such a sight was incredibly rare.
'Cause this ample young girl
On her head had no curl
A Godiva with very short hair.

Soon the story spread out far and wide
Many others joined in for the ride
"Unless you are a prude
Being nude is not rude"
Rose explained with a heart full of pride.
Recently I was in a Barnes & Noble book store ( I know shocking!!! ) and I saw this magazine on the magazine rack. Now I know there are nude magazines of every name and persuasion, but for some reason this kinda surprised me. A magazine just on glutes!! Who knew!!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The harvest moon is also know as the wine moon, the singing moon and the elk call moon.

The autumnal or fall equinox is tonight at 3:00 am or so. We are blessed tonight with a beautiful full moon with Jupiter hanging nearby almost exactly like the photo below.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I found this story this morning on It's so funny that I'm just gonna copy the whole thing:

Delaware Masturbators March Against O'Donnell (Satire)
By Andy Borowitz

WILMINGTON (The Borowitz Report) - Galvanized by Republican senatorial nominee Christine O'Donnell's anti-masturbation stance, masturbators from across the state converged on Wilmington today in what some are calling the largest pro-wanking protest in American history.

Carrying signs reading, "O'Donnell: Hands Off Our Masturbation," the angry masturbators clogged downtown Wilmington, stopping traffic for blocks.

Harley Farger, a leading Delaware masturbator and planner of the Million Masturbators March, said it was difficult to organize masturbators "because they're used to acting alone."

Mr. Farger, the executive director of the pro-monkey-spanking group MasturNation, said that the "wank and file" of his organization believe that masturbation is an inalienable right guaranteed by the Constitution.

"Our country was founded by rugged individualists," he said. "And you know what individualists like to do."

He said that Ms. O'Donnell's anti-whacking position was "ill-timed," adding, "In this economy, masturbation is one of the few simple pleasures people still can afford."

Tracy Klugian, a homemaker and masturbator from Dover, Delaware, said she is "puzzled" by what she sees as the contradictory nature of candidate O'Donnell's position: "If you're against masturbation, why would you want to serve in Congress?"

A spokesman for the Wilmington Police Department, Crandall Darlington, said that the Million Masturbators March could cost the city tens of thousands of dollars, "especially when you include the cost of cleaning up afterwards."
Probably belongs to the guy in the jeep below!!!

This is going around, so I thought I would pass it along here. This is apparently from a Bill Gates speech: 11 rules your kids did not and will not learn in school.

Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used to it!

Rule 2: The world doesn't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

Friday, September 17, 2010

I just read on that Joe Torre will be retiring from his managers position with the Los Angeles Dodgers at the end of this season. Hitting coach, Don Mattingly, former star of the New York Yankees, is rumored to be taking his place.

Joe Torre turned 70 years old in July of this year. He has won 2,318 games in his managerial career that includes time with the Dodgers, New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, and the dreaded New York Yankees. Joe was selected as the "Manager of the Decade" by the "Sporting News."

Joe Torre was also a player. The nine-time all-star played for the Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, and the St. Louis Cardinals. Joe was a catcher, third baseman and first baseman. He was the "Most Valuable Player" in the National League in
1971 when he won the batting championship with a .363 average and led the league with 137 RBI's