Post 663 ~ ~ ~ Thursday, 11th February, 2010.
Hello my Friends ~~ I hope you are all doing well and enjoying your lives.
My doctor told me today that I have Congestive Heart Failure - or in other
words, my heart is not pumping enough blood to work properly which has
caused the swelling in my feet, legs etc and shortness of breath etc.
The good news is he has given me an extra tablet which we hope will do
the trick and get it working right again. I see him again next Thursday to
check on the results of the extra tablet, so here's hoping it does.
Thank you to all my blogging friends for your care and concern and even
prayers. I thank you all most sincerely, and hope to be here for quite
some time yet. I have had 75 and a half years of life, some good, some
bad and some wonderful, so if the worst happens, on the whole it has
been great and I have particularly enjoyed the last few years with you,
my blogging friends.
The first item tonight was sent to me by my dear friend, Barbara, so
many thanks, it is lovely. I dedicate it to all my blogging friends who have
shown concern about my health of late. I appreciate you all, more than you
know. It's called "I wrote your Name."
I wrote your name on a piece of paper, but by accident I threw it away.
I wrote your name on my hand, but it washed away.
I wrote your name in the sand, but the waves whispered it away.
I wrote your name in my heart, and forever it will stay.
I believe in angels, the kind that heaven sends.
I'm surrounded by angels, but I call them friends.
For something different, my friend Linda L, sent me this puzzle. It is
called Lateral Thinking. Scroll down slowly and be honest to yourself.
Think like a wizard.
Ans. = man overboard. Okay let's see if you've got the hang of it.
Ans. = I understand. OK . . . . . Got the drift?
Q.3 . . . . /r/e/a/d/i/n/g/
Ans. Reading between the lines.
Ans = cross road
Ans. = tricycle
Ans. = two degrees below zero. C'mon give it a little thought.
Q 7 knee
Ans. = neon light. You can prove you are smart if you get the next one. I did.
Q 8 ground
- - - - - - - - - - -
feet feet feet feet feet feet
Ans = six feet underground
Q9. he's X himself
Ans = he's by himself
Q 10 ecnalg
Ans = backward glance
Q 11 death - - - - - life
Ans Life after death
OKAY last chance - - - -
Q 12 THINK
Ans = think big
Q 13 last one ababaaabbbaaaabbbbababaabbaaabbbb
Ans = long time no 'C'
A short joke from my friend Margaret in Queensland. Thank you.
A BEAUTIFUL MESSAGE ABOUT GROWING OLD :
I've forgotten what it was . . . .
Some interesting facts from my friend Gina - - Thank you.
It takes food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.
One human hair can support 3 kg (6.6 lb).
The average man's penis is two times the length of his thumb.
Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.
A woman's heart beats faster than a man's.
There are about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet.
Women blink twice as often as men.
The average person's skin weighs twice as much as the brain.
Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself when you are standing still.
If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.
Women reading this will be finished now.
Men are still busy checking their thumbs.
Another joke from Gina called "Moral Dilemma."
This test will only take one minute and only has one question, but it's a very
important one. By giving an honest answer, you will discover where you stand
The test features an unlikely, completely fictional situation, in which you will
have to make a decision.
Remember your answer needs to be honest, yet spontaneous.
Please scroll down slowly and give due consideration to each line.
THE SITUATION :
You are in Queensland -- Brisbane to be specific.
There is chaos all around you, caused by a cyclone, with severe flooding.
This is a flood of biblical proportions.
You are a photo-journalist working for a major newspaper, and you're caught
in the middle of this epic disaster.
The situation is nearly hopeless. You're trying to shoot career-making photos.
There are houses and people swirling around you, some disappearing into the water.
Nature is unleashing all of its destructive fury
THE TEST :
Suddenly you see a man in the water. He is fighting for his life, trying not to get
taken down with the debris.
You move closer . . . somehow, the man looks familiar . . . . You suddenly realise
who it is. It's Kevin Rudd :
You notice that the raging waters are about to take him under.
You have two options :
1. You can try to save his life; or . . .
2. You can shoot a dramatic Pulitzer Prize winning photo, documenting the death
of one of the country's most powerful men.
THE QUESTION :
Here's the question - and please give an honest answer . . .
Would you select high contrast color film, or would you go with the classic
simplicity of black and white?
One from my good friend Patty called "Retirement at 65."
Upon reaching 65, I decided to retire. After having me under her feet for a few
months, my wife became very agitated with me being at her feet all the time.
Today she suggested I go and do something to occupy my time, like join a club or
get a hobby. I obliged and left the house for a couple of hours.
When I got home my wife asked about my day and I replied, "Oh I just went down to
the park and hung out with the guys. And . . oh yeah, I joined a parachute club."
"What? Are you nuts? You're 65 years old and you're going to start jumping out of
"Yeah, look I even got a membership card."
"You crazy old coot, where's your glasses. This is a membership to a Prostitute Club,
not a Parachute Club."
"Oh, great ! Now what am I going to do? I signed up for 5 jumps a week !"
Last one for this post . . . . from Sue and Bob. Thank you for this one.
A guy is driving around the back woods of Montana and he sees a sign in front of
a broken down shanty -style house. "Talking Dog for Sale." He rings the bell and
the owner tells him the dog is in the back-yard.
The guy goes into the backyard and sees a nice looking Labrador retriever sitting
there. "You talk?" he asks.
"Yep," the Lab replies.
After the guy recovers from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he says,
"So what's your story?"
The Lab looks up and says, "Well, I discovered I could talk when I was pretty
young. I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA. In no time at all they
had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world
leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping."
"I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running, But the jetting
around really tired me out,and I knew I wasn't getting any younger, so I decided
to settle down.I signed up for a job at the airport to do some under-cover security,
wandering near suspicious characters and listening in. I uncovered some
incredible dealings and was awarded a bunch of medals. I got married and had
a mess of puppies and now I'm just retired. " The guy is amazed.
He goes back and asks the owner what he wants for the dog.
"Ten dollars," the guy says..
"Ten dollars? This dog is amazing. Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?
"Because he's a bl**dy liar. He never did any of that stuff."
I will close with three quotes about marriage . . . as it nears Valentine's Day.
Have a wonderful Valentine's Day everyone. And especially a very
Happy Birthday to my friend Nick of the Sometimes Saintly variety.
Have a happy day Nick on your special day. 14th February.
A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without
crises. ~ ~ ~ Andre Maurois.
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards.
~ ~ ~ Benjamin Franklin.
All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner.
~ ~ ~ Red Skelton.
Well that is it for this post, my friends. Enjoy your lives and be kind to each
other. Take great care. Love and Best Wishes to you all, Cheers, Merle.
Post 663 ~ ~ ~ Thursday, 11th February, 2010.