Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Funny Comments

My little friend, Lindsey Lewis sent me this in an email. It is pretty funny and really sounds like the "speakers"...sorta

Why did the chicken cross the road?

BARACK OBAMA:
The chicken crossed the road because it was time for a CHANGE! The chicken wanted CHANGE!

JOHN MC CAIN:
My friends, that chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialog with all the chickens on the other side of the road.

HILLARY CLINTON:
When I was First Lady, I personally helped that little chicken to cross the road. This experience makes me uniquely qualified to ensure -- right from Day One! -- that every chicken in this country gets the chance it deserves to cross the road. But then, this really isn't about me.......

DR. PHIL:
The problem we have here is that this chicken won't realize that he must first deal with the problem on 'THIS' side of the road before it goes after the problem on the 'OTHER SIDE' of the road. What we need to do is help him realize how stupid he's a cting by not taking on his 'CURRENT' problems before adding 'NEW' problems.

OPRAH:
Well, I understand that the chicken is having problems, which is why he wants to cross this road so bad. So instead of having the chicken learn from his mistakes and take falls, which is a part of life, I'm going to give this chicken a car so that he can just drive across the road and not live his life like the rest of the chickens.

GEORGE W. BUSH:
We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road, or not. The chicken is either against us, or for us. There is no middle ground here.

COLIN POWELL:
Now to the left of the screen, you can clearly see the satellite image of the chicken crossing the road...

ANDERSON COOPER - CNN:We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been allowed to have access to the other side of the road.

JOHN KERRY:
Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken's intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it.

NANCY GRACE:
That chicken crossed the road because he's GUILTY! You can see it in his eyes and the way he walks.

PAT BUCHANAN:
To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American.

MARTHA STEWART:
No one called me to warn me which way that chicken was going. I had a standing order at the Farmer's Market to sell my eggs when the price dropped to a certain level. No little bird gave me any insider information.

DR SEUSS:
Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I've not been told.

ERNEST HEMINGWAY:
To die in the rain. Alone.

GRANDPA:
In my day we didn't ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough.

BARBARA WALTERS:
Isn't that interesting? In a few moments, we will be listening to the chicken tell, for the first time, the heart warming story of how it experienced a serious case of molting, and went on to accomplish its life long dream of crossing the road.

ARISTOTLE:
It is the nature of chickens to cross the road.

JOHN LENNON:
Imagine all the chickens in the world crossing roads together, in peace.

BILL GATES:
I have just released eChicken2007, which will not only cross roads, but will lay eggs, file your important documents, and balance your check book. Internet Explorer is an integral part of the Chicken. This new platform is much more stable and will never cra...#@&&^(C% ........ reboot.

ALBERT EINSTEIN:
Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken?

BILL CLINTON:
I did not cross the road with THAT chicken. What is your definition of chicken?

Al Gore:
I invented the chicken!

COLONEL SANDERS:
Did I miss one?

DICK CHENEY:
Where's my gun?

AL SHARPTON:
Why are all the chickens white? We need some black chickens.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Steve Young in Fairhope, AL


Well, I really never thought I would get to see Steve Young preform live. But I did. And it was OUTSTANDING !
I was looking in last weeks Mobile Register newspaper (which I almost never do) and just happened to see a tiny article saying that Steve Young was going to be at this little used CD store in Fairhope, AL on Thurs nite. It said there were 50 seats at 10 bucks each.
Couldn't believe it.

I got my first Steve Yound CD in Austin, TX at the famous Waterloo Record store at the suggestion of radio programmer, Ed Dirmeier who was there too. Up until then, I had mostly only heard his songs that got indy radio play, like "Silverlake". But I knew it was a very special voice and equally special guitar skills, so I knew I'd enjoy everything on it and I did.


Turns out that Steve Young (not the football player, BTW) has a mom that lives in Fairhope. This is great news, as I might get to see him again one of these days. His mom is 85 yrs old but looks and acts about 75. I'd never have guessed that she was as old as she is. She sat in front of me on first row, Dave and I were on second row. We brought a bottle wine. I sat next to Terry Branch who is the wife of one of the musicians who did a few songs before Steve preformed.

Boy or boy, I wish that Gulf Shores had a little more of the offerings that Fairhope does. Fairhope is just an hour or so away, so it is pretty close. Fairhope is on Mobile bay and is one of the last two remaining single-tax colonies in the States. You don't own your home outright, you lease it for 99 yrs at a time from the town corporation, a non-profit. They are all ticky about what you can and can't do in Fairhope, and that is a pain, but it costs so much to live that that it does tend to keep out the riff-raff and we could sure use a dose of that down here.

Speaking of riff-raff. Today in the bank drive-in window, I was several rows over and a guy in another lane was told by the cashier behind the glass window that she could not cash the ck he presented as there was not enuf funds to cover the ck. He argued and still she said that SHE couldnt, that he would need the approval of an officer and at that moment no one was there to approve it. (Now, In MHO the bank should have an officer there all the time, but that is another matter) so the driver of the pick-up truck hollers at her that she is a BITCH and drives off.

Think I will go put on a Steve Young CD.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

My Bunny





Since I have a well, pump and sprinkler system at Hardwood Dr which backs up to the Bon Secour Wildlife Reserve, I am growing the most succulent grass on my stretch of the street. Therefore, I have a new friend. He comes to see me , well, my salad, almost every day. Bunny doesn't hop off when I go out and talk to him. He comes in broad daylight and hangs w/ me. He even stays in the yard when I go put laundry on the line to dry in the sun ....you know, I am so ecologically minded.

Sometimes he eats grass the whole time, but sometimes he just sits in the sun, wide-eyed.

Friday, May 16, 2008

First Cement Tiles Arrive--Yipee !!!












My first tiles arrived yesterday. I got 3 boxes which I just found in the garage. I wasn't here when they came. The three groups of tile came on another bigger order of other's tile to Wholesale Tile in Tampa. They re-boxed them w/ extra packing and shipped them on to me. They look fabo. I am very pleased. Just one issue w/ some yellow color shades that are not the colors they are suppose to be, so the different areas do not show up well against each other as they should.
I got just a few of three of the tiles I plan to use in the new house.
The casual kid's look sailboat tiles go in the guest bathroom. Some people think it is silly and juvenile looking, and it is. But it always makes me smile. The ribbon tiles will go in stripes in the upstairs half-bath. The blue and white wave tile called Surf will go all over the top floor living area.
These are patterns from Villa Lagoon Tile

The color is in a thick layer that will take centuries to wear thru.
Click on some of the photos to see huge ones that show the nice variations in color.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

It's May

May is flying so fast. The weather is perfect, we finally started having warm nights. I think the A/C at Hardwood Dr isnt working, but we have a little 100v window unit in the bedroom that Heather & I use for an office so I run that and leave all the doors open. So far so good.

I talked to the guys at Auburn Univ. and found out that no one has a salt tolerant website that any of us knows about. So I registered www.salttolerant.blogspot.com. I wish it didn't have two "T"s together, people tend to misspell double letters in URL's. I have been taking photos of the plants tha tI observe to be especially salt tolerant. When studies are done about salt tolerance at AG schools, they do not really simulate the conditions at the seaside. The air borne salt is not part of the testing I don't think. I looked up the regular www.salttolerant.com type domains but they are all registered. But I just now did register www.salt-tolerant.com so I may use it later on. I might be able to sell a few plants thru affiliate programs on it as well as have a very good, helpful info site.

Tomorrow I go see a doctor in P'Cola about my thumbs. I somehow screwed them up riding a different bicycle than my usual, It was 6 months ago at least, they have not gotten better, sometimes seems trhey are better then they get worse.

Too sleepy to write more, ....zzzz