Friday, March 27, 2009

Photo Hunt ~ Weekly Theme: HANDS

Weekly Theme: HANDS

Hands Hands Hands

Slimy hands
Dry hands
Wet gross dirty hands
Clean tiny soggy hands
Those are just a few

Hot hands
Smelly hands
Frozen big hard hands
Sweaty bendy moving hands
Fat hands too.

Small hands
Gloved hands
Little cute tired hands
Last of all, best of all,
I like my hands!

Just another poem writen by my 17 year old when he was in grade 2
Tracey Collins

Royal Flush- This is the best possible hand in standard five-card Poker. Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10, all of the same suit. 29 Hand - The best hand in Cribbage and a 216,580 to 1 shot. Consists of holding three 5s and a Jack, with the Jack being of a different suit than any of the three 5s. The starter card turned must then be the fourth 5 and being the same suit as the held Jack, makes the hand count 29.

29 Hand - The best hand in Cribbage and a 216,580 to 1 shot. Consists of holding three 5s and a Jack, with the Jack being of a different suit than any of the three 5s. The starter card turned must then be the fourth 5 and being the same suit as the held Jack, makes the hand count 29.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Carol Burnett Show

My niece Bonnie and I recently had an opportunity to hear Carol Burnett speak at the HP Pavilion in San Jose. We really enjoyed her comments and tv clips. The following is the program description:

A Conversation with Carol Burnett where the Audience Asks the Questions
Six-time Emmy Award winner Carol Burnett has demonstrated such versatility since ending the 11-year run of THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW that she is now as widely recognized for her dramatic abilities as she is for her comedic & musical talents. As a weekly visitor in America’s living rooms, Carol always opened her show with a few minutes of hilarious banter with the audience. UNIQUE LIVES is proud to present a rare opportunity to talk to Carol in the same enjoyable and intimate audience-interactive format. Carol says, “I love the spontaneity of these evenings. I never know what anybody is going to say or do or ask.”

Friday, March 20, 2009

Photo Hunt ~ Weekly Theme: Yellow

This week's theme is YELLOW.
"When life hands you lemons, make
lemon aid."

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wait until Saturday 3-21-09

Monday, March 16, 2009

St. Patrick’s Day Riddles

St. Patrick’s Day Riddles

What is out on the lawn all summer and is Irish?
Paddy O’Furniture

What do you call a fake stone in Ireland?
a sham rock

Why do frogs like St. Patrick’s Day?
because they are always wearing green

What do you get if you chase a Leprechaun for his pot of gold?

When is an Irish Potato not an Irish Potato?
when it is a French fry

Why did St. Patrick drive all the snakes out of Ireland?
he couldn’t afford plane fare

What happens when a leprechaun falls into a river?
he gets wet

What do you call a diseased Irish criminal?
a leper con

Where will you always find gold?
in the dictionary

What kind of bow can’t be tied?
a rainbow

What do you call an Irish man who knows how to control his wife?
a bachelor

What do you get if you crossed Christmas with St. Patrick’s Day?
Santa O’Claus
What do you get if you crossed Quasi modo with an
Irish football player?
the halfback of Notre Dame

What do you call an 8 foot tall leprechaun who carries a large club?

Why do so many people live in Ireland?
because the capital is always Dublin

Why do we wear shamrocks on St. Patrick’s Day?
because regular rocks are too heavy

Why should you never iron a 4-leaf clover?
you don’t want to press your luck

Do leprechauns get angry when you make fun of their height?
only a little

What do you get when you cross a leprechaun and a frog?
a little green man with a croak of gold

Did you hear about the man who wanted to sound Irish?
he decided to go for brogue

Where would you find a leprechaun baseball team?
in the little league

What do you call an Irishman who keeps bouncing off the walls?
Rick O’Shea

What was missing from the Irish stew?
It could have used a pinch of Gaelic!

How can you tell if an Irishman is having a good time?
If he’s Dublin over with laughter.

Who drove the snakes out of Ireland?
No one--there weren’t any cars back then.

Why did the leprechaun wear green suspenders?
To keep his dander up.

How late do leprechauns stay up?
Until the wee, small hours.

Knock, knock,
Who’s there?
Irish who?
Irish you a happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Photo Hunt~Weekly Theme: Four

For the theme "Four"...I choose the
"four seasons"!

No, not those four seasons...the one's from
Simon and Garfunkel's song "Scarborough Fair".

Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
I really wanted to put the song on here
but alas, I do not know how to do that.

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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Photo Hunt ~ Weekly Theme: Space

I took my laptop computer in with a few
questions and I came home with a new
larger desktop! I went from a small amount
of space to a larger amount of space!

In the TMZ's photos, the "Octomom"
has no more space in her uterus!

Sorry, I couldn't resist!

Addendum: I thought today was Friday, sorry to post early.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Genocide No More

Genocide No More

Darfur is a region in west Sudan that has been experiencing genocide since 2003, with a death toll topping 450,000. More than 2.5 million people are being driven from their homes.

When high school students in Redding learn about this they recognized the horror of it and decided to take action. They formed a group called “Genocide No More -- Save Darfur”. For the last few years they have been finding ways to raise money and help out.

This year, I again attended a benefit concert, they and others organized. It featured the Enterprise High School Jazz band, the University preparatory School Jazz Band, the Shasta High School Madrigals, and a “Genocide No More”, member, Greg Lawson, who performed his original songs for Darfur.

Below are photos from that evening. I hope they make you think again about what is happening in Darfur.