Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I Went to a Party.

Post 642 ~ ~ ~ Wednesday 11th November, 2009.

Hello my Dear Friends ~~ I hope you are all well and enjoying your
lives. It has been so hot here, over 100 F today and has been for all
the week with more to come. Our Summer starts on 1st December,
so it is early and breaking records everywhere. The "Powers that Be"
have started to do burning off, just when the heat wave started. A
few have got away on them, but none life-threatening or near homes.

More "Powers that Be" have decided to ease our water restrictions,
which is crazy when we haven't had rain. We are now able to water
our lawns and even wash cars. So many are against it at this time.
Right enough complaints - sorry about that, I don't do it often.


Today was Rembrance Day in Australia, when the whole nation stops
for a minute's silence at 11 am on the 11th day of November. In
Memory of all the servicemen and women who gave their lives in
all the wars since World War 1, and for the servicemen and women
who are serving today in all parts of the world, and as Peace-
keepers. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will
remember them.

A few more flower pictures will cheer me up!!

A not very good picture of my sweet peas which are now done and are waiting
for me to get a burst of energy and a cooler day to pull them out.

A few more of the pelargoniums, which are my favorites.

The First item tonight came in an e mail from Sue and Bob from the
U.K. and is a warning about Drink Driving. Thank you for this one.

I went to a party.
And remembered what you said.
You told me not to drink, Mum.
So I had a Sprite instead.

I felt proud of myself.
The way you said I would,
That I didn't drink and drive,
Though some friends said I should.

I made a healthy choice,
And your advice to me was right,
The party finally ended,
And the kids drove out of sight.

I got into my car,
Sure to get home in one piece,
I never knew what was coming, Mum
Something I expected least.

Now I'm lying on the pavement,
And I hear the policeman say,
The kid who caused this wreck was drunk,
Mum, his voice seems far away.

My own blood's all around me,
As I try hard not to cry.
I can hear the paramedic say,
This girl is going to die.

I'm sure the guy had no idea,
While he was flying high,
Because he chose to drink and drive,
Now I would have to die.

So why do people do it, Mum
Knowing that it ruins lives?
And now the pain is cutting me,
Like a hundred stabbing knives.

Someone should have taught him,
That it's wrong to drink and drive.
Maybe if his parents had,
I'd still be alive.

My breath is getting shorter, Mum
I'm getting really scared.
These are my final moments,
And I'm so unprepared.

I wish you could hold me Mum,
As I lie here and die.
I wish I could say, "I love you, Mum"
So I love you and good-bye.


A Bear, a Lion and a Pig.

A bear, a lion and a pig meet. I know what you're thinking -
they eat the PIG . . . NO

The bear says, "If I roar in the forest, the entire forest is
shivering with fear."

The lion says, "If I roar in the jungle, the entire jungle is
afraid of me."

The pig says, "Big deal . . . .I only have to cough, and the entire
planet goes into mass panic."

One from my good friend Patty. Thank you Patty.


Read this question, come up with an answer and then scroll down
to the bottom for the result. This is not a trick question. It is as
it reads. No-one I know has gotten it right. Few people do.....

A woman, while at a funeral of her own mother, met a guy whom
she did not know. She thought this guy was amazing. She believed
him to be her dream guy so much that she fell in love
with him right
there, but never asked his number and could not find him. A few
days later she killed her sister . . .

Question : What is her motive for killing her sister?

(Give this some thought before you answer, see answer below.)

Answer :
She was hoping the guy would appear at the funeral again.
If you answered this correctly, you think like a psychopath.
This was a test by a famous American psychologist used to
determine if one has the same mentality as a killer.
Many arrested serial killers took part in the test and answered
the question correctly. If you didn't answer the question
correctly, good for you.

If you got the answer correct, please let me know so I can take
your crazy ass off my e-mail list.

A man was driving down the road when he saw a baby pig along
side of the road. He stopped and picked it up and headed home to
the city with his new found pet. AS the man drove home, the
piglet jumped up on the shelf in the back window and paced back
and forth - creating quiite a distraction for passing motorists.

After entering the city limits, a cop saw this and pulled the car over.
"Hey, what are you doing with that pig in the car?" the cop asked.

The driver replied, "Well, I just found him beside the road, so I thought
he'd make a great pet."
The cop responded, "I want you to take that pig to the Zoo."
The driver agreed and drove off.

The next day the cop saw the man driving around with the pig in the
back window again and pulled him over.

TO THE ZOO" He yelled.

"Well, I did take the pig to the Zoo. We had such a good time, we
are going to the ball game now."

Religious Differences.

A little boy was walking down a dirt road after church one Sunday
when he came to thd crossroads where he met a little girl coming
from the other direction.

"Hello," said the little boy.
"Hi," replied the little girl.
"Where are you going?" asked the little boy.
"I've been to church and I am on my way home," answered the girl.

"Me too," replied the little boy. "I'm also on my way home from
church. Which church do you go to?" the little boy asked.
"I go to the Baptist church back down the road. What about you?"
The boy replied, "I go to the Catholic church at the top of the hill."

They discover they are both going the same way so they decided
to walk together.
They came to a low spot in the road where spring rains had
partially flooded the road, so there was no way that they could get
across to the other side without getting wet.

"If I get my new Sunday dress wet, my Mom's going to skin me
alive," said the little girl.
"My Mom will tan my hide too if I get my new Sunday suit wet,"
replied the little boy.

"I tell you what I think I'll do," said the little girl. I'm gonna pull off
all my clothes and hold them over my head and wade across."
"That's a good idea," replied the little boy. "I'm gonna do the
same thing with my suit."

So they both undressed and waded across to the other side without
getting their clothes wet.
They were standing there in the sun waiting to drip dry before
putting their clothes back on, when the little boy finally remarked,

"You know, I never did realize before just how much difference there
really is between a Baptist and a Catholic."

A little boy asks his father, "Daddy, how was I born?"

The father answers, "Well, son, I guess one day you will need to find
out anyway. Your Mom and I ffirst got together in a chat room on
Yahoo. Then I set up a date via e-mail with your Mom and we met
at a cyber-cafe. We sneaked into a secluded room, and googled each
other. There your mother agreed to a download from my hard drive.
As soon as I was ready to upload, we discovered neither one of us had
used a firewall, and since it was too late to hit the delete button, nine
months later a little Pop-Up appeared that said:

You've Got Male.

Time to say Goodnight my friends. Look after yourselves, and
each other. I hope you are happy with your lives. My love and
very best wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 642 ~ ~ ~ Wednesday, 11th November, 2009.


Margaret Cloud said...

I hate it when they restrict the watering, but we had lots of rain this year, thank God. You know that was so sad, it is probably what some think that die in a wreck, they wish they could see their loved ones just once more and touch them and hold their hand. Good one, I never got the answer. Very funny post, I really liked the computer one. Have a great week, take care and be safe.

Jack K. said...

Glad to know that the flowers are still blooming. Perhaps they could use a couple of drops of water.

Happy to report that I flunked the psychopath exam. It never entered my mind why she killed her sister. It does make sense in a twisted way. But it is a bit over the top.

I think I'll copy the drunk driving poem. It is too important to keep to myself. I'll also link to my FB page.

As for the jokes, well, the laughter is still echoing from the walls.

I wonder if the pig would like bowling?

There certainly must be some differences between Baptists and Catholics. Good to know that young man can tell the difference. chuckle.

Stay cool.

Gina E. said...

This heat wave is awful, isn't it, Merle? I've been using our tank to water our garden every night this week, to keep our new plants alive. But what happens if we don't get much more rain over the next two months? There won't be much water left to keep the garden alive, let alone fight a possible bushfire.
Ken has a virus in his liver and has been home from work all this week. I'm just thankful he isn't out in that heat driving around all day.
I've potted all the pelargonium cuttings I took from MIL's house; hopefully they'll survive the summer!

Christina said...

Hi Merle, I haven't blogged at all lately, but I had to stop by and see how you were doing. glad to hear all is well, and your flowers are lovely!

Great jokes as always, esp. the Pig one. the drunk driving poem almost made me cry.

Take care, Christina

Dave said...

Great post as always Merle... *S*

You know, as much as I try, I don't know that I could ever get used to Christmas in the summertime like you have. To think you'll never have snow on Christmas morning... just plain sounds strange to me! *LOL*

Patty said...

Dear Merle, I hope they don't let the fires get out of control trying to burn stuff off. Wonder why they don't do it in cooler weather and perhaps when things are a little damp outside? Thank goodness you didn't pass that PSYCHOPATH TEST, I did have one lady tell me she passed, I told her I feel sorry for her husband, since she lives in England I don't have to worry about her coming after me. LOL Loved the man that found the pig along side the road joke. Actually I've heard little pot belly pigs make great pets, but I still don't think I would want one in the house. LOL Have a great evening, Love, Patty

Puss-in-Boots said...

You've got Now that's very clever.

I wish it was hot up here. At night it's cold and the days are very ordinary. Although the met bureau are promising us 34 on I'll believe it when it happens.

We're promised a storm for tonight and that's more likely to happen. There's a bushfire somewhere and the smoke is awful today. I've been coughing my head off so a storm will be most welcome to put that out.

Have a lovely weekend. Hugs

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Sweet Merle, I so enjoyed reading your blog today. The drunk driving post was very poignant very true. I love your beautiful flowers, and am very interest in your fencing! Is that thatched? It's lovely! Be well friend~stay cool!! We are getting into the 30 degree weather now. Gearing up for snow!! Hugs to you, and Blessings too! Sharon


Hi Merie, how are you? you have got lovely flowers, thank God! I did not take the psycho- test:)
have a gr8 weekend

Big Dave T said...

My father, who is active with local veterans having been wounded in the Korean War, also participated in events marking 11-11-11 on Wednesday. I had no idea they did that in Australia as well.

That was a sad story about the drunken driver. I don't like driving late at night for fear of meeting up with one of those guys.

Better take my name off your e-mail list. I got that question right.

Jim said...

Hi Merle, we had water every other day for watering this summer. They made a big deal of telling everyone.
I didn't hear a word about it being lifted but the signs are now gone.

I passed your psychopath test by not having the faintest idea. We need more tests that we could pass by not knowing the answer.

You little girl at the party poem was real sad. ;-)

Pearl said...

Always a very special day to remember my father who served in Europe in WWII under Patton. Losing my father was like losing a whole history book filled with personal accounts since 1913. When I was young my dad never spoke of the war. As he grew older into his late eighties and early nineties he began to share. Oh my how tough they must have had it. His stories brought tears to all who were listening.
Men who fight for us should be honored every day.

Hope you are doing well. Sending you big hugs.

linda may said...

Love your pelargoniums Merle. Beautiful. But those sweet peas. I couldn't bear to pull them out auntil the very very last flower was finished even if they were old, dry and straggly. Hehe, love them. Also loved the bessie story.

audrey` said...

I love your floral arrangements, Merle. They are so sweet =)