Monday, December 18, 2006

Your Age by Chocolate Math !!

Post 97 - - - - - Monday, 18 December 2006.

Hello My Friends ~~ Well this may be my last post for a

while, although I will try for tomorrow night. Kathy and

her son and a daughter are coming and we will leave on the

Wednesday 20th. I hope to be back about the following

Wednesday 27th. But I have to fit in with my grand-

daughter’s plans, as she will bring me home.

I hope that everything is going well for you all , and that the

weather is not too hot or too cold depending on where you

live. The weather here has been a little milder which has helped the fire fighters make back burns and containment

areas etc. Several New Zealand men were hurt in the fires

but thankfully, none are in life threatening conditions.

Closer to home, there is a grass fire on the banks of the river

not too far from where I live. So I do hope there will be no

more fires from the embers, and people in the street are being

warned about flying embers. A couple of low flying planes flew

over, probably to photograph it. The air is very smokey tonight.

Just heard on local news, the planes were helping fight the fire

so it must have been a fair size.

Tonight I am going to post an item called “ Your Age by Chocolate Math !!” Our friend June posted it awhile ago.

Don’t Cheat by Scrolling Down First !!

It takes less than a minute.

Work this out as you read.

Be sure you don’t read the bottom until you work it out.

This is not a waste of time; It’s fun !!

First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate – (more than once but less than 10)

Multiply this number by 2

Add 5

Multiply it by 50 – I’ll wait while you get the calculator

If you have already had your birthday this year add 1756

If you haven’t, add 1755

Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.

You should have a three digit number

The first digit of this was your original number (how many

times you want to have chocolate a week)

The next two numbers are - - - -


This is the only year 2006 that it will ever work, so spread

it around in what is left of 2006.

<><><><> Clever one isn’t it? Thanks June for sharing this.

A short joke - - -

There’s a bloke who fell into an upholstering machine.

He received minor injuries, but he’s fully recovered.


A pastor and a taxi driver both died and went to heaven. St. Peter was at the Pearly gates waiting for them.

'Come with me', said St. Peter to the taxi driver.

The taxi driver did as he was told and followed St. Peter to a mansion. It had anything you could imagine from a bowling alley to an olympic size pool.

'Wow, thank you', said the taxi driver.

Next, St. Peter led the pastor to a rugged old shack with a bunk bed and a little old television set.

'Wait, I think you are a little mixed up', said the pastor. 'Shouldn't I be the one who gets the mansion? After all I was a pastor, went to church every day, and preached God's word.'

'Yes, that's true. But during your sermons people slept. When the taxi driver drove, everyone prayed.'


Married life is very frustrating. In the first year of marriage

the man speaks and the wife listens.

In the second year, the wife speaks and the husband listens.

In the third year, they both speak and the neighbors listen.


After a quarrel, a wife said to her husband, “You know, I was a fool when I married you.” And the husband replied, “Yes dear,

but I was in love and didn’t notice it.”


A perfect wife is one who helps her husband with the dishes.


When a man opens the door of his car for his wife, you can be sure of one thing : either the car or the wife is new.


How do most men define marriage?

A very expensive way to get your laundry done for free.


The lawyer cabled his client overseas. “Your mother-in-law passed away in her sleep. Shall we order burial, embalming or cremation? Back came the reply, “Take no chances –order all three.”

<><><><> A few quotes - - -

Let there be spaces in your togetherness. And let the winds

of the heavens dance between you. - - - Kahlil Gibran.

Four things I’d have been better without : love, curiosity, freckles and doubt. - - - Dorothy Parker.

Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. - - - Franklin P. Jones.

A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it.

- - - Frank A. Clark.

A happy home is one in which each spouse grants the possibility

that the other may be right, though neither believes it.

- - - Don Fraser.

Well, must away, lots to do. I wish you all a wonderful

Christmas with family and friends and may you all have a

very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year in 2007.

Take care and enjoy yourselves. Cheers, Merle.

Post 97 - - - - - Monday, 18 December 2006.



Joy Des Jardins said...

Have a safe and wonderful trip Merle. May your holiday be special in every way...surrounded by lots of warmth and love....truly what such a beautiful person as yourself deserves. Thinking about you my dear friend....

Kelvin said...

Merle, Season's Greetings to you & all your family Merle (including Peter - although I think he has got all his presents) from across the ditch. Thank you for the mention of the NZ firemen.

LZ Blogger said...

Merle ~ Hope you enjoy your trip to Princeland! I just wanted to wish a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family! ~ jb///

The Ramblin Irishman said...

Merle, I echo my sentiments as well. Have a very Merry Christmas and stay out of trouble.:)

Jim said...

Hi Merle -- have a nice Christmas and a Happy New Year.
You sure are working hard for this trip. Will you eat turkey sandwiches along the way?
Have a nice trip!

Tammy said...

Dear Merle,
You have a great Christmas!!
Got your card today, thanks so much!!

JunieRose2005 said...

Dear Merle,

Thanks for the mention of me in the chocolate math thing!
( lol- but a smart reader of my blog gave out the secret of that! )

Have a wonderful trip and a Very Merry Christmas!

Keep SAFE from the fires!!


Overwhelmed! said...

Merle, may you have safe travels this holiday season!

Merry Christmas & a blessed New Year to you and yours.

Sue said...

I hope you have a wonderful holiday celebration with your loved ones.
Merry Christmas!!

Meow said...

Merle, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family. Take care, and stay safe. Catch you on the flip-side !!
Hugs, Meow

mreddie said...

Hope you have a great trip and a wonderful Christmas! We will be looking for your return. ec

Lee said...

Thanks for the smiles, Merle. :) You have yourself a very Merry Christmas! :) I hope Santa is kind to you.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Thanks, Merle. I needed some new humor about this time of night!

Kila said...

Merry Christmas to you! Safe travels!

Jeanette said...

Dear Merle Have a wonderful Christmas with Kathy and her family and return to us safely.
A very Merry Christmas Merle

Granny said...

I'll have to tackle the math when I'm a little more awake.

Have a wonderful time and be safe. Hope you'll soon see an end to the fires.

I've had to scrape frost from my windshield for the second time in two days. I'd love a little of your summer.

UKBob said...

Hey Merle you make sure you have loads of fun ok, I will be looking forward to your return. Lots of Christmas wishes from UKBob.

Val said...

Just stopped by to wish you a happy and serene Christmas. From a lapsed blogger to one who looks like she will be lapsed. Happy lapsing!

And I hope the fires and smoke stay away from you and yours.

Judy said...

Merle, I hope you have a safe trip and a very Merry Christmas!

Pamela said...

Merle, I absolutely loved the chocolate math quiz and the take no chances - order all three joke. lol

I tried and tried to comment and blogger has just been a pain, so I just hope you know how special you are to me and that I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! May 2007 be full of blessings, good health and oodles of laughs! :)

Puss-in-Boots said...

Dear Merle

Have a wonderful Christmas with your family and thank you for the laughter and tears you have given us.

A big Christmas hug for you.

Robyn xoxo

Big Dave T said...

Have a great holiday season, Merle. Loved the chocolate math. Had to forward it on to the family. My wife did it and said, "Weird. How did they know?"

Michelle said...

Hey Merle, have a safe and happy xmas :o)

LittleJen said...

Hi Merle, Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

Dear Merle,
Came by to wish you a very, Merry Christmas. All the best to you and your family.


Margaret said...

Dear Merle, sorry I missed wishing you a Happy Christmas,( my ISP was out) for the week. Hope it was a great one, Love Margaret

DellaB said...

Great humour Merle, thankyou.

Hope you have a good trip and a wonderful Christmas. Stay Safe!

Gazza said...

Merry Christmas Merle

HORIZON said...

Dear Merle.
Lovely post as always to make me laugh and loved the chocolate and age game at beginning. Much love sent your way from Scotland- have a fantastic time with your family in Princetown- sounds like you deserve a nice rest after all the cooking you've been doing!
Thank you for your friendship over this past year.
Take care :) xx

audrey` said...

Hi Merle

Wishing you and your family a very Blessed Christmas =)

rhapsody said...

Merry Christmas to you & yours, Merle!

Haven't been able to comment here in a while, but it seems fine now:)

& a very Happy New Year to you, too!

Kerri said...

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family Merle! Thanks for always making us laugh and for the wise words too :) xox