Hello my Friends ~~ After another week of cyclones and damage
to North Queensland - with entire towns damaged and ruined.
We are expecting severe rainfall and winds on the back end of
Cyclone Yasi. I hope that things are better where you are, but
I hear the snow is very severe this year. We cannot do much
about either the heat, storms or the snow. Just have to take
what we get don't we? I hope all is well in your lives apart from
I saw a specialist yesterday who is happy to leave the kidney
stones alone, but ordered an ultra scan of the kidneys as there
is a cyst in one, which is quite common apparently. I had that
done today so far, all is well.
First joke today has the answer before the question - oh well
Thanks to my good friend, Lady Di. for this one.
The Silent Generation are people born before 1946.
The Baby Boomers are people born between 1946 and 1959.
Generation X are people born between 1960 and 1979.
Generation Y are people born between 1980 and now.
Why do we call the last one generation Y?
I did not know, but a cartoonist explains it eloquently below...
Learned something new today.
Now, make someone else laugh. Have a great day! The secret to happiness is a good sense of humor and a bad memory.
One from my dear friend Patricia Lincoln. Is sex work???
A U.S. Marine Colonel was about to start the morning briefing to his staff.
waiting for the coffee machine to finish it's brewing. The colonel decided
to pose a question to all assembled.
He explained that his wife had been a bit frisky the night before and he
failed to get his usual amount of sound sleep. He posed the question of
just how much of sex was "work" and how much was "pleasure"? A Major
chimed in with 75-25% in favor of work.
A Captain said it was 50/50%. A lieutenant responded with 25/75 in favor
of pleasure, depending upon his state of inebriation at the time.
There being no consensus, the colonel turned to the PFC who was in
charge of making the coffee. What was HIS opinion.
Without any hesitation, the young PFC responded, "Sir , it has to be 100%
The colonel was surprised and as you might guess, asked why?
"Well, sir, if there was any work involved, the officers would have me
doing it for them."
The room fell silent.
God bless the enlisted man.
One from my U.K. friend Biker Bob - all about Penguins. Thanks.
Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins in the
Antarctic - where do they go. Wonder no more.
It is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird which lives
an extremely and complex and ordered life
The penguin is very committed to its family and will mate for life, as well
as maintaining a form of compassionate contact with its offspring for life.
If a penguin in found dead on the ice surface, other members of the family
and social circle have been known to dig holes in the ice, using their
vestigal wings and beaks, until the hole is deep enough for the dead bird
to be rolled into and buried. The male penguins then gather in a circle
around the fresh grave and sing:
"Freeze a jolly good fellow"
"Freeze a jolly good fellow."
"Then they kick him in the ice hole."
You really didn't believe that I knew anything about penguins, did you?
One from Mountain Winga called The Golfer and the Caddy.
Golfer: "I think I'm going to drown myself in the lake."
Caddy: "Think you can keep your head down that long?"
Golfer: "Do you think my game is improving?"
Caddy: "Yes sir, you miss the ball much closer now."
Golfer: "I'd move heaven and earth to break 100 on this course.
Caddy: "Try heaven, you've already moved most of the earth."
Golfer: "Do you think I can get there with a 5iron?"
Golfer: "You've got to be the worst caddy in the world."
Caddy: "I don't think so ma'am. That would be too much of a coincidence."
Golfer: "Please stop checking your watch all the time - it's distracting."
Caddy: " It's not a watch - it's a compass."
Golfer: "How do you like my game?"
Caddy: "Very good ma'am, but personally I prefer golf."
Golfer: "Do you think it's a sin to play on Sunday?"
Caddy: "The way you play, Ma'am, it's a sin on any day."
Golfer: "This is the worst course I've ever played on."
Caddy: "This isn't the course. We left that an hour ago."
Golfer: "That can't be my ball, it's too old."
Caddy: "It's been a long time since we teed off, Ma'am."
Well , my friends the really heavy rain is pouring down with thunder and
lightning, so I had better say goodnight for now. Turn off my computer
as I don't want to do another router. It is a bit scary out there, but it
is nothing to what Queensland has been having. Take care of yourselves
and each other. Love and Best wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.
Post 723 ~ ~ ~ Friday, 4th February, 2011.