Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Keen Type.

Hello there Everyone ~ I hope all is well with all of you. All is well at
my place, and another shopping trip done and all put away. I even
have a piece of Silverside – (Corned beef) in the crockpot with
carrots and onions cooking and tomorrow I will do more vegetables.

Today our weather was supposed to be 28, but got to 30 degrees
C which is about 86 degrees Faranheit.
Tomorrow we expect rain and 18 degrees. It was the warmest
September day on record. Too much, too soon !!

I have chosen a poem called “Keen Type.”

There seems to be a trend today
For doing things in a hang-dog way
So that life is a colour scheme in grey –
Here’s hoping it hasn’t come to stay.

It’s probably square, outdated, unsmart,
But I have a liking for the art
Of doing a thing with all one’s heart –
Not just a couldn’t-care-less-sized part.

I like a dog who buries a bone
As if life depended on that alone.
I like a man (and they’re getting rare)
Who isn’t too tired and bored to care;

Who doesn’t sit down and sigh and say
That the worlds in a terrible state today –
For the world after all, is me and you,
And if we keep going, the world wll too.


And some jokes - - - -


A distinguished young woman on a flight from Switzerland asked the priest
beside her,

"Father, may I ask a favour?"

"Of course. What may I do for you?"

"Well, I bought an expensive! electronic hair dryer that is well over the
Customs limits and I'm afraid they'll confiscate it. Is there any way you
could carry it through Customs for me? Under your robes perhaps?"

"I would love to help you, dear, but I must warn you: I will not lie."

"With your honest face, Father, no one will question you."

When they got to Customs, she let the priest go ahead of her.
The official asked, "Father, do you have anything to declare?"
"From the top of my head down to my waist, I have nothing to declare."

The official thought this answer strange, so asked, "And what do you
have to declare from your waist to the floor?"

"I have a marvelous little instrument designed to be used on a woman,
but which is, to date, unused."

Roaring with laughter, the official said, "Go ahead, Father! Next! "

And one from the paper - - - -

The room was full of pregnant women, with their partners, and the
class was in full swing. The instructor was teaching the women how
to breathe properly, and was explaining the role of exercise at this
stage of the pregnancy.

“Ladies, remember that exercise is good for you,” she said.
“Walking is especially beneficial because it strengthens the pelvic
muscles and will make delivery that much easier.”
Then she looked at the men in the room.
“Gentlemen, remember you’re in this together, so it wouldn’t hurt
you to go walking with your partners,” she said.

The room went very quiet as the men slowly absorbed this
information. Then a man at the back of the room slowly raised
his hand.

“Yes?” said the teacher

“I was just wondering,” the man said, “Is it all right if she
carries a golf bag while we walk ?”


Tomorrow is the day of Steve Irwin’s Memorial, so I would
like to post a tribute in form of a poem, written by
Kate Daniel from Katamatite, a small town near here.

The Wildlife Warrior.

On the fourth September people cried
That was the day the Wildlife Warrior died
He had touched many hearts this young Aussie bloke
With his “Crocs rule” and “Crikey folks.”

Steve Irwin lived his whole life with a passion
He even made “khaki” a fashion.
A Dr. Doolittle for the animals became his crusade
A warrior who always came to the aid
Of the sick, injured, endangered and rare
He tried to teach us all to care.

The world needs more Wildlife Warriors to carry on
Now that the Crocodile Hunter has gone
A great legacy he has left behind
“Crocs Rule” and “Crikey” Steve was one of a kind.


I do my thing, and you do your thing,
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations
And you are not in this world to live up to mine.
You are you and I am I,
And if by chance we find each other, it’s beautiful.
If not, it can’t be helped.

--- Frederick (Fritz) Salomon Peris


The worst moment for the atheist is when he is
really thankful, and has nobody to thank.

---Dante Gabriel Rossetti.


Bye now, till next time, Take care friends. Merle.

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wazza said...

Gidday Merle, nice piece on Steve Irwin. Would you believe I too cooked some silverside on Sunday. I often do this and use it to make sandwiches to take to work during that week.

Tammy said...

Hey Miz Merle...loved your post especially the prieste...lol and the athiest not having anyone to thank was thought provoking!
PS...I've sent you an email with some blog fodder.

JunieRose2005 said...

Hi Merle,

A very good post again.

I liked that first poem a lot- also the priest joke! :)


Karen said...

The Keen Type poem was great and the poem for Steve Irwin was wonderful. The world lost a fantastic human being that day... may he rest in peace.

YAY for shopping :-) Our weather is wild too, we were in the 90's F last week then down to 50's during the day and 40's at night (with the snow in the mountains). The snow is melted now though, I knew it wouldn't take long.

Have a great day! *HUGS*

Raggedy said...

We have had big weather swings here too. It is impossible to dress for it...
Today is nippy...8 degrees...brrr
Great post..
I am glad you are all stocked up.
Good tribute to Steve..
Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from da Cool Raggedy one

kenju said...

You've made me hungry for corned beef!!

I like the poem about Steve, Merle, and the joke about the hairdryer made me laugh!!

Kristen said...

Hi Merle!

I am dropping by to say "thanks" for coming by my blog and commenting on my 125th post! you helped me reach my goal! I hope you'll come back again sometime!

PEA said...

Hugs dear Merle...another delightful post! I still can't believe that Steve Irwin is gone and he certainly shall be missed by his family, friends and legions of fans. The tribute poem to him is beautiful and very touching. Loved the poem and jokes...we should all have a priest helping us at customs!! lol Take care dear friend xoxo

Sue said...

Hi Merle,
Loved the priest joke. I've never heard corned beef called silverside, so I learned something here today.
We love corned beef and cabbage.

Puss in Boots said...

I adore silverside and had a piece last week, cooked for hours in the crockpot.

Yep, it was Steve's memorial and I blubbed my eyes out. Great poem.

Really like the little sentence about the atheist, very profound.

Take care

Love and hugs, Robyn

Margaret said...

Hi Merle, It must be silverside week, I too have cooked silverside also in my crock pot. Great tribute to Steve What a great poem. Love Margaret

Margaret said...

Hi Merle I have just read your comments on Warrens' post. That has happened to me with the sentances running into each other. Annoying isn't it? I was able to edit the last time but had not been able to edit an earlier one myself. Love Margaret

Ruth said...

Hi Merle, thanks for popping by my blog today!! I love that Priest joke!! and the poem for Steve Irwin is great!

jel said...

hey merle,
my husband whats to know what time is dinner, he will be right there :) and I told him not with out me !

have agreat day!

Jeanette said...

HI Merle
I agree with Margaret corn beef week I also cooked a piece in the crock pot . I had a tear for Steve Erwin during his televised service it was so moving specially little Bindi.
Take care keep smiling, Janxxx

Granny said...

It fascinates me how we speak the same language so differently. I'd never heard corned beef called silversides either but it fits.

Lovely post and funny jokes - as always.

Peter said...

Hi Merle, I see we have the old problem back, I tried to edit it for you but without the missing icons there wasn't much I could do.
So I changed your template hoping that might bring things back to normal but again no luck!!!
I've written to the blogger help group but haven't got anything back from them yet.
I can comment everywhere now complete with picture and everything, hope the same applies with you?

Peter said...

More fiddlin' about, your text is set out correctly and it's on your old new site, just smile and don't ask questions 'cos I don't have answers, enjoy.

LZ Blogger said...

Merle ~ SILVERSIDE = Corned Beef? Who knew? That would have been one of my last guesses! Some great quotes here too! ~ jb///

Donnak said...

I love corned beef - but I'm the only one in my family that will eat it so I don't get it very often.

I liked Steve Irwin too. He was really neat.

I'm pleading temporary insanity. :)

audrey` said...

Hi Merle
It was so touching when Bindi Irwin gave the eulogy.
May our good Lord comfort the family.