Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Isn't It ?

Post 79 - - - - - Tuesday, 28 November 2006.

Hi Everyone ~~ Good to be back with you once more.

I hope all is going well for you and there are no major

problems. Little ones, we can cope with, biggies are a

bit more difficult. But we can do it, folks !!

Well the shopping is done and put away, and I got a few

extras for Christmas. It has been very hot today, so it

was good to get back home and inside to the cooler!!!

Yesterday, I had trouble getting on to the Net and the

day before, had trouble signing in. So far, so good today.

I found a nice poem called “Isn’t it?” Strange name but

it is OK. I hope you enjoy it

Isn’t it hard when you’re out to tea

And you’re as hungry as you can be,

Isn’t it difficult not to take

The very largest piece of cake?

Isn’t it ?

Isn’t it hard when you’re in a fight

And trying to win with all your might,

Isn’t it difficult not to cheat

And use your teeth and your nails and feet?

Isn’t it ?

Isn’t it hard in the cricket team

To be twelfth man when your secret dream

Is to be the captain? It’s hard to wait,

Hoping some fellow will turn up late,

Isn’t it ?

Isn’t it hard when you’re filled with shame

Because some fellow has got the blame

For the lie you told? How it hurts your pride

To make the admission that you have lied,

Doesn’t it ?

So weather the storm till the worst is past

And you will come safely to port at last,

For each small victory you have won

Is one step nearer the great “Well done,”

Isn’t it ?

<><><><> I liked it !!

Another joke John sent - - - Mother knows best !!

Peter invited his mother over for dinner. During the meal, his mother couldn't help noticing how beautiful Peter's flatmate was. She had been suspicious for some time of a relationship between Peter and his flatmate and this had only made her more curious.

Over the course of the evening, while watching the two interact, she started to wonder if there was more between them than met the eye.

Reading his mother's mind, Peter volunteered, "I know what you must be thinking, mum, but I assure you, we are just good friends."

About a week later, Sara, the pretty flatmate, came to Peter and said, "Ever since your mother came to dinner I been unable to find the beautiful silver gravy ladle from the kitchen. You don't suppose she took it, do you?"

Peter pondered this for a while, and after a week or so, he couldn't stand it any longer so he wrote to his mother.

/"Dear Mother, I'm not saying that you did take the silver gravy ladle from the kitchen when you were here at tea the other night and I'm not saying you didn't take it. But the fact remains that, it has been missing ever since the night you came here for tea." /

Several days later, Peter received a reply to his letter.

/"Dear /Peter/, I'm not saying that you do sleep with Sara and I'm not saying that you don't. But the fact is that, if she were sleeping in her own bed, she would have found the gravy ladle. Love, Mum."


When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to Heaven. Sooooo let’s all get drunk

and go to Heaven.


A distaught man ran into the doctor’s office.

“Doc !” The man screamed, “I’ve lost my memory.”

“When did this happen ?” asked the doctor.

The man looked at him and said, “When did what happen ?”


He finally invested in a hearing aid after becoming virtually

deaf. It was one of those invisible hearing aids.

“Well, how do you like your new hearing aid?” asked his doctor.

“I like it great. I’ve heard sounds in the last few weeks that I didn’t know existed.”

“Well how does your family like your hearing aid ?”

“Oh, nobody in my family knows I have it yet. Am I having a great time !! I’ve changed my will three times in the last two



Why was the headmaster worried ?

Because there were too many rulers in the school.


Why are you always at the bottom of your class ?

What does it matter, Mom ? They teach the same things at both ends.


What did the father buffalo say to the son buffalo when he left for

school ? “Bye son !!”

<><><><> Some more Olds - - -

Old electrcians never die, they just lose contact.

Old garagemen never die, they just retire.

Old farmers never die, they just go to seed.

Old horticulturists never die, they just go to pot.

Old hippies never die, they just smell that way.

Old investors never die, they just roll over..

Old journalists never die, they just get de-pressed.

Old lawyers never die, they just lose their appeal.

Old limbo dancers never die, they just go under.

Old owls never die, they just don’t give a hoot.

Old pilots never die, they just go to a higher plane.

Old printers never die, they’re just not the type.

Old ministers never die, they just get put out to pastor.

Old teachers never die, they just lose their class.

<><><><> And a few quotes - - -

May the wind be always at your back. - - - Unknown.

Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds

to be. - - - Abraham Lincoln. (1809 – 1865)

Music has charms to soothe a savage beast. – William Congreve.

Necessity is the mother of invention. - - Irish proverb.

No-one is good at everything but everyone is good at something. - - - Unknown.

Nothing is impossible to the willing heart. - -John Heywood.

Once you reach the top, take care as the only way left to go

is down. - - - Darren Bateman.

One generation plants the trees, another gets the shade.

- - - Chinese proverb.

That is enough for this post. Look after yourselves and each

other. Enjoy the rest of the week. Cheers, Merle.

Post 79 - - - - - Tuesday, 28 November 2006.


Peter said...

Hi Merle, I like your "Olds" very funny.

Tammy said...

I've always loved the "Mother Knows Best" story...hehe!!

Sue said...

Love the Isn't It! I'd also heard the Mother Knows Best, but that's a very cute joke!
You're very warm and today we are freezing! No sunny California today!

carole_57 said...

Hello dear Merle...I didn't have a chance to visit yesterday so today I'm catching up!! We had freezing rain here last night so the roads are pure ice this morning...they've even had to take the school buses off the roads today. Loved the Isn't It...thoroughly enjoyed reading everything else too! My sons would love that "let's all get drunk" one! LOL Hope your day was a wonderful one dear Merle!! Hugs xoxo

PEA said...

Oops..that last comment was from me, for some reason it signed in with my google account!!

LZ Blogger said...

Merle - As I read the joke and Peter & Sara (and the gravy ladle)... I couldn't help but wonder if it was about your little brother at a much younger age? te he! ~ jb///

JunieRose2005 said...

Hi Merle,

I liked that poem a lot!

...also- the joke about the mother and son was good! :)


The Ramblin Irishman said...

Hey Merle,
Mother knows best, indeed. Loved it. We are COLD here, about zero or just above. Got the fire roaring and the hot chocolate perking. Up here we pray for a Christmas snow (well some of the idiots do) what do you guys pray for, Christmas rain? Be good and be happy, or what the heck just have fun.

Jeanette said...

Dear Merle
Its always good to get the shopping in and come home to a cooler house was 37c here yesterday.Heard the gravy ladle but still had a chuckle..Isnt it.. got my vote today along with all the oldies.
Take care keep smiling stay cool

mreddie said...

Smaller problems are eaiser to deal with - unless they are multitudinous - like ants. Hopefully yours haven't come back - I had to deal with some today myself - fortunately they are outside. ec

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Merle, commiserations on the ants. They are driving me to drink (or they will at five o'clock when I have a glass of wine, lol). I'm not sure if they've come inside looking for water or to get away from the heat. Whatever, I murdered a few hundred of the little suckers before! Even the geckos can't keep up with them.

So, I hope we're both free of ants soon.

Take care, my friend.

Love and hugs