Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Some Rules For Daily Living.

October 17th, 2006. - - - - - - Post 44.

Hi Folks ~ Another nice Spring day here in Victoria.

Michelle and I are enjoying our time together, as I

knew we would. My son John came after work and put

up a shade gazebo. A fabric top on 4 legs and I have

put a table and chairs in there, and it looks great.

So we plan to breakfast out there in the morning.

Tonight’s article is “Some rules for daily living.”

To talk with God each morning before I walk and talk

with man. To be strong in the presence of temptation,

awake in the presence of opportunity, open-hearted

to my neighbors, obedient to the calls of good conscience,

open minded to views of truth,

To make duty a joy, and work a pleasure. To work and not worry, to be energetic without being fussy. To be true to

myself, false to no one, and earnest to make a real life,

while trying to make a living.

To cherish friendships, and guard my confidences.

To be loyal to principle even at the loss of popularity.

To make no promises I do not mean to keep.

To be faithful to every honest obligation.

To be sweet tempered, charitable in my judgements,

discriminating in my adjectives. To honor no one simply

because he is rich, to despise no one simply because

he is poor. To be respectful, but not cringing, to the gteat,

gentle to the weak, helpful to the fallen, and courteus to all.

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Men Are Just Happier People.

What do you expect from such simple creatures? Your last

name stays put. The garage is all yours. Wedding plans take

care of themselves. Chocolate is just another snack.

You can be Prime Minister. You can never be pregnant.

You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park.

You can wear NO shirt to the water park.

Car mechanics tell you the truth.

The world is your urinal.

You never have to drive to another service statiom, because the toilet at this one is just too icky.

You don’t have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt. Same work more pay. Wrinkles add character.

Wedding dress $5000. Suit rental - $100.

People never stare at your chest when you’re talking to them.

The occasional well-rendered belch is practically expected.

New shoes don’t cut, blister or mangle your feet.

One mood all the time.

Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds.

You know stuff about cars.

A five-day trip requires only one suit-case.

You can open all your jars, You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.

You never need instruction booklets, they are for idiots and

females. If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still

be your friend. You don’t have to worry about your belongings;

they have a way of getting to where they should be no matter

where you leave them.

Entertainment consists of a TV, a remote and three shows

all at once.

Your underwear is $8.95 for a three pack.

Three pairs of shoes are more than enough.

You almost never have strap problems in public.

You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes.

Everything on your face stays it’s original color.

The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades.

You only have to shave your face and neck,

You can play with toys all your life.

Your belly usually hides your big hips.

One wallet and one pair of shoes, one color for all seasons.

You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look.

You can “do” your nails with a pocket knifel

You have freedom of choice concerning growing a moustache.

You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December

24th in 25 minutes.

No wonder men are happier.

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I am struggling to keep awake, so will leave it at that for tonight. Take care, my friends, Merle.

Post 44 -- - - - - - - October 17th, 2006.

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16 comments:

Joy Des Jardins said...

Your shade gazebo sound pretty nice Merle....especially having breakfast out there. So glad your visit is going so well.

I've seen Men Are Just Happier People before... it's so true...scary, but true. Thanks, and take care dear friend...

Sue said...

How nice that you're going to eat breakfast outside. We're preparing to move our patio cushions into the shed for the wet weather that's beginning.
Those men do have it easier! I tell Bill that all the time!!
((hugs))

JunieRose2005 said...

:) That about men was written by someone who knows what SHE'S talking about!


...that little breakfast spot sounds like a lot of fun! ENJOY!

June

The Ramblin Irishman said...

Oh Merle! Men Are Such Simple Creatures indeed. You know God created "Man" and said, "It is good.", then created woman and said, "What have I done?"

The Ramblin Irishman said...

Merle, my wife just said, "You go girl." She agrees with the "Men are such simple creatures." Sounds like a woman conspiracy.:)

Granny said...

Sue and Junierose

You can skip my next post. I'm stealing Merle's joke about men.

It's wonderful.

Ky Boo Gal said...

well you deserve a rest after such a long post...lol!!
Loved it all!!
:-D

mreddie said...

The two rules that caught my attention that are often ignored are - To make no promises I do not mean to keep. To be faithful to every honest obligation. Would be a much better world if just these two were kept. ec

PEA said...

That's it...I want to be a man in my next life!! lol They do seem to have it much easier don't they!!! Oh Merle, how I would enjoy having breakfast under the gazebo with you...I love eating outside when the weather is perfect:-) Take good care and I hope you had a good night's sleep!! Hugs xox

Peter said...

Hi Merle, I like it that "wrinkles add character" wouldn't know what to do with 'em otherwise.
Your printing has started to go a bit funny again at times, are you using a big text?12 seems to be safest I find.

Hi Michelle, hope you enjoy your visit, don't forget to send your new address or you won't get your Christmas message.... I'll know you don't want it if I don't get a new address

somershade said...

Wish I could be there under that lovely thing for breakfast.

Another great post that I copied and saved and printed for hubby to read.My documents are full of your post.keep up the good work.xxxooo

Janice said...

Hi Merle,

Yeah I noticed that men thing that The world is your urinal. I have told my neiphew if you must pee out side do not
1. pee on my house
2. near the front door
or 3. in my garden
And everything else is up for grabs as long as no one sees you doing it.

Janice~

DellaB said...

Must be something in the air - I've just come from Lee's place at Kitchen Connection, and she was making some comments about men.

This is great Merle, I haven't seen it before, someone else said - scary but true - I agree.
:-)
Della

Puss in Boots said...

Hi Merle, looks like you hit the nail on the head with the "men" thing.

Here's one:

When God made man, SHE was only joking!

Glad you're enjoying time with Michelle under the gazebo! I love having breakfast on my patio the mornings I don't work in the city, especially in this weather.

Have a lovely day, my friend.

Love and Hugs

Robyn xoxo

Jeanette said...

Dear Merle
Were having good weather so will be lovely having breakfast outside under your gazebo with Michelle.
Men"chocolate is just a snack"
Take Care Get plenty of rest Merle.

LittleJen said...

great quotes Merle, hope all is well.