Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Sorry I am late with today's entry but this was my last day at Mom's for a while and sister is back after thirteen days on the road. I wanted to leave the house in great condition for sister so I cleaned Mom's house before I left. When I clean, I clean everything. Light switches, windows, TVs front and back, and so on. I am such a good cleaner I may open a business and start charging! However, I am not wearing those French Maid costumes.

When I got back from Mom's I started to fix lunch and my microwave exploded. Only victim was a bowl of soup and myself who had to clean another kitchen! I just got back from Target with a new Microwave in hand.

It was really an injustice to have my Microwave go out after working so hard to help my mother but it is nothing like the injustice in the following article:

There is so much wrong with the above story. My heart just goes out to the should be dad and the children. My angst is directed at the government that doesn't seem have any common sense or flexibility.

Let's switch from injustice to justice:

It will be crappy story if the scam artist don't end up in jail.

On to another story where the bank should have had the heart of the law and the movers:


Sister Corita Kent authored yesterday's quote. "I’m just a loud-mouthed middle-aged colored lady with a fused spine and three feet of intestines missing and a lot of people think I’m crazy. Maybe you do too, but I never stop to wonder why I’m not like other people. The mystery to me is why more people aren’t like me" was authored by a young woman living from 1916 to 2000. She was the daughter of a Pullman porter, graduated from Columbia Law School in 1951. She handled the estates of Charlie Parker and Billie Holiday. She was also known as a social activist, a feminist who was one of the founders of the National Organization for Women and a participant in the 1967 Atlantic City Miss America protest. She founded the National Black Feminist Organization in 1975 and published her autobiography in 1976. In all she was a U.S. lawyer, activist, civil rights advocate, and feminist. She was the author of COLOR ME FLOR, MY HARD LIFE AND GOOD TIMES. In her spare time she acted in two movies playing Enid The Maid in THE LANDLORD. Who authored today's quote?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Heart Attacks Suck.

I talked to my friend Ted's wife this morning and he is doing extremely well. The removed the breathing tubes last night and are going to sit him up in a chair sometime today. Speaking of heart health, when is the worst time to have a heart attack:

Personally, I think anytime is a bad time to have a heart attack.

Heart attacks really do suck and apparently so do some governors:

I really think the governor's office made a mistake by reacting to the tweet, they should have just ignored it.

Speaking of bad policy when are the big companies ever going to learn that they are going to get the public's angst when they go after the little guy.

Another case where ignoring would have been the best policy.


Wendy Kaminer authored yesterday's quote. "Creativity belongs to the artist in each of us. To create means to relate. The root meaning of the word art is "to fit together" and we all do this every day. Not all of us are painters but we are all artists. Each time we fit things together we are creating - whether it is to make a loaf of bread, a child, a day" was authored by an artist and member of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. She combined sacred and activist ideas with her silk screen for popular art and posters in the 1960s. Fellow artist Ben Shahn described her as a "joyful revolutionary." She designed the 1985 "Love" stamp, reportedly the best-selling postage stamp in history. In 1965 her "Peace on Earth" Christmas exhibit in IBM’s New York show room was seen as too subversive and Corita had to amend it. However, her work continued to be an outlet for her activism. "I am not brave enough to not pay my income tax and risk going to jail. But I can say rather freely what I want to say with my art." Born in 1918 & died in 1986. Tell me who designed the 1985 love stamp and then you can tell me who authored today's quote.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Healthy Differences

A lot of people have differences with each other during the holiday season. Just like cats and dogs. After taking care of a cat that thought he was a dog I found the following article interesting:

It is a deadly disease and sometimes a silent killer but it can be reversed unlike what some medical professionals tell you:

Speaking of health, here is the answer to the age old question does cold weather cause a cold?

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"A liberal is a conservative who's been arrested. A conservative is a liberal who's been mugged", was authored by a writer and a social critic and an ardent critic of "institutionalized whining" and protectionist forms of feminism. She's also criticized the self-help movement and the criminal justice system, including the death penalty. She is best described, on women's issues, as an egalitarian feminist. She is a lawyer that was born in 1949. Do you agree that women have A FEARFUL FREEDOM: WOMEN'S FLIGHT FROM EQUALITY? If you do it may be easier to tell me who authored today's quote.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


I'm taking a break from searching for articles today. We are just going to have an old fashioned update Sunday.

Last week was great. I do think I tired Mom out. The week started out with a nice dinner last Sunday with the wonderful Don and Belva and their beautiful daughter Christine. Monday was a night the caregiver wasn't supposed to work but with sis gone she worked Monday. In return I took her and Mom to dinner Monday night. Tuesday was my day at Mom's. We rested, cleaned, and played Scrabble. Wednesday was a nice lunch at The Astor House Retirement community with new residents, Mom's friends Rod and Marion. Thursday I cooked Thanksgiving Dinner for eight. Yes you read that right, I cooked Thanksgiving Dinner. Ham, scalloped potatoes, string bean casserole, pumpkin pie, and a fruit salad. Despite my cooking there were no food related emergency room visits and some people even asked if they could take leftovers home. I am now basking in my success and thinking about taking cooking classes. Friday I made Mom lunch and helped her with a few things like ordering checks for her. She had a really good day with some surprising things happening. Saturday was making lunch for Mom, watching the Oregon football game with my nephew who was in Portland to attend a wedding, and taking mom to dinner. We wanted to drop a housewarming gift off for Rod & Marion and just went to dinner near there and then dropped off the package.

On the agenda this week at some point is probably some rest. Today I am heading over to the Doofus Crew to watch a little bit of football, I am not staying very long because I have to be at Mom's to make her lunch and help her put dinner together. But I wanted to stop by the doofus crew to wish Ted good luck. He is having open heart surgery tomorrow. Tomorrow after noon and night, Tuesday day and night, Wednesday until about one are at Mom's. Sister is coming back tomorrow so she will do Wednesday night and then I won't have to be back to Mom's until the following Tuesday. So Wednesday afternoon, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Momday are resting, getting my house in order, and Christmas Shopping.

Sister and her husband had a great time on their trip. They visited his son for a couple of days and her daughter for a couple of days and they were able to go to the Dallas Cowboy football game on Thanksgiving Day. They were hosted by the CEO of the television my niece is the morning anchor so had a suite with food and drinks free! By the way Mom and I have been taking care of my sister's cat, Max while they have been gone. Max has taken to me and follows me everywhere when I am at Mom's. Normally not a lap sitter but Max is on my lap whenever I sit down. I will have mised emotions when Max returns home, will miss him but not the work that comes with it!

The blog is now yours to do with whatever you please, update, vent, ask for support, or just commeny way with anything that is on your mind.


These is the suite my Sister and her husband were in at the football game:

My neice is on the right, her friend and co-worker is on the left. This is thre front of the suite they were in:

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Holiday Hints

Laura Bush authored yesterday's quote. Here are some tips on how to have a happy holiday season.

In whatever you are doing use common sense. Certainly more common sense then the security guard at Safeway used:

Because the guard reacted with "I was just doing my job " I think he is not teachable and should be fired. What do you think?

Stress is a biggie during the holidays. Here are some things to help you manage those stressful moments: especially like the dot on the phone as a reminder to take a deep breath.

Dreaming is a good way to handle stress:

I am dreaming about the house in Bel Air. I have a picture of it on my refrigerator. I am looking forward to owning the home and also having a seventy-five million petty cash fund.

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Friday, November 25, 2011

The Inspiring, The Loyal, & The Big Tipper

Black Friday is going to have a missing ingredient. Me. No way am I going out to fight those crowds. Just not worth it.

Let's start the day with a very inspiring story:

The follow story just touched my heart to the core. I find it both sad and heartwarming:

Are you a big tipper? I think the most tip I've ever left was one hundred dollars for a hundred dollar tab. It was a case when the people with me kind of were not nice to the waitress and I tried to make up for it.


Sarah Josepha Hale authored yesterday's quote. "The power of a book lies in its power to turn a solitary act into a shared vision. As long as we have books, we are not alone" was authored by the wife and daughter-in-law of presidents. She was born in 1946 in Midland, Texas. She met her husband during his first campaign for Congress; he lost the race, but won her hand and they were married three months after they met. She had been working as an elementary school teacher and librarian. Uncomfortable with public speaking, she has nevertheless used her popularity to promote her husband's candidacies, to promote reading for children, and to work on awareness of women's health problems including heart disease and breast cancer. Who authored today's quote?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Hope this day is filled with family, friends, food, and for us guys football.

What I am thankful for:

The followers of the blog. You all know who you are! I love you all. There has now been about forty five thousand visits to the blog. I appreciate every one.

My Facebook friends.

The Dad I had.

The Mom I have.

The sister that helps me every day

The brother-in-law that treats mom so well and is truly my friend.

The brother I wish I would see more often.

My Albany Cousins

My sister cousin, Dixie and her siblings, Denny & Dave

My uncle Frank and Aunt Velma, truly a second set of parents.

Mom's friends Rod and Marion. We had a nice dinner with them yesterday. I hope when I am in my mid eightiest I can be as generous, as nice, as thoughtful, and as thankful as they are.

My friend Nancie who doesn't kill me if I wait to long to call.

My Section 16 friends.

My bosses and coworkers at Napier & Company. They ask me back every year and make
me feel useful and wise.

The caregiver Susan who gives sis and I nights off.

My Sunday morning football friends, Ted, Leland, Bill E, Greg, Jay, Doug, & Moi. Also known as The Doofus Crew we share more than football.

The Chaos Chronicles hosted by the beautiful and talented Lian Dolan..

They Chaos Crew. What a great group. How happy I am that so many "friended" me.

The Satellite Sisters hosted by the Dolan sisters, Sheila, Liz, Monica, Julie, & Lian. They let me post on their blog!

The sun rising over Mount Hood in the morning.

My Education.

My sense of humor that some say I have!

All the people that give up their time to Volunteer to help someone. Whether it be the disadvantaged, the elderly, sick children, the ill of all ages, or animals in need. Appreciated by me every day.

The Moon and its changing shapes.



Ashland, Oregon

The Columbia Gorge

My microwave.

The Ducks football team.

The Beavers Basketball team.

My Korean dry cleaner who makes me smile when he says "you always make me happy when you come in"

The ability to appreciate little things. A smile from a clerk. A teen opening a door for my mom in a wheelchair. Free cups of coffee for Mom and I and the clerk saying "just because."

The history of Thanksgiving:

And most of all I am Thankful for those that will forgive me if I forgot to mention them today. You know everyday how much I appreciate you!

Today's Quote

Mary Ritter Beard authored yesterday's quote. "There is something in the decay of nature that awakens thought, even in the most trifling mind" was authored by an American writer and an influential editor. She is the author of a very famous nursery rhyme. She famously campaigned for the creation of the American holiday known as Thanksgiving, and for the completion of the Bunker Hill Monument. She was born in 1788 and died in 1879. If you have ever had a little lamb you can tell me who authored today's quote.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Heroes, Divorces, & Movies

Is there a better time than the day before Thanksgiving to celebrate young heroes!

I've heard tell that the holidays bring the end to marriages. So in the spirit of the holidays here is the top ten things not to do in divorce court:

Going to any movies during the holidays? I am checking out THE DESCANDANTS. What do you think the best Thanksgiving movie is?

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Oksana Baiul authored yesterday's quote. "While it is generally agreed that the visible expressions and agencies are necessary instruments, civilization seems to depend far more fundamentally upon the moral and intellectual qualities of human beings -- upon the spirit that animates mankind" was authored by a woman born in 1876 and died in 1958 who was writing about women's history before women's history was an accepted academic field -- her major works were published in the 1930s and 1940s.. Have you ever looked at AMERICA THROUGH WOMENS' EYES or WOMEN AS FORCE IN HISTORY? If you have you can tell me who authored today's quote.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Getting To Know You.

A lot of people are traveling for Thanksgiving. Apparently people aren't the only one:

The holiday season is a great time to get to know you neighbors, no?

The holiday is a good season to have serious discussions about bias and discrimination. Just don't talk with your mouth full.

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Pearl Bailey authored yesterday's quote. "When I'm on the ice, I like being me and not imitate other skater's music" was authored by an Olympic Skater born in 1977. She won the Olympic gold medal for women's figure skating at the 1994 games in Lillehammer, Norway, after an accident the day of her long program that required three stitches. She narrowly beat Nancy Kerrigan, who had been injured earlier by an attack by someone hired by the boyfriend of rival Tonya Harding. Who Authored today's Quote?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Pictures, Fake Houses, & Dumb Criminals

How was your Sunday? I really enjoyed dinner with my cousins, Don, Belva, & Christine. Today I am taking my niece to the airport. She is flying to the east to spend Thanksgiving with her sister who is in the military. Then it is back home to take Mom and the caregiver out for dinner.

Let's start the day with some beautiful places:

You really don't have to view the entire 100 but just a few will give you an idea of what Time was going for.

We talked about a fake Paris a few days ago, What about fake White Houses?

How can we not end today's post with another dumb criminal story?

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Monday's Quote

"A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive. Having been alive, it won't be so hard in the end to lie down and rest" was authored by entertainer who combined singing with ad libs, was in 1975 a special ambassador to the United Nations. She's perhaps most famous for her version of Hello, Dolly! She was born in 1918 and died in 1990. If you can go to the beach and find what is hidden in oysters and then sing the song "Bill ______ won't you please come home" you can tell me authored today's quote.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Week Of Losses

This past week has been one of losses. My cousin Jack that I mentioned before on the blog is in hospice and not expected to make it beyond the next couple of days. My friend Judy that was part of a women's group that I am part of and have known for over twenty years passed away. And Oscar, the four year old son my England Internet friend, Anthony, was taken by brain cancer. My heart just goes out to the families of Jack, Judy, and Oscar.

On to next week. Today I will be at Mom's to fix her lunch and then Mom and I are going to meet some wonderful cousins (Don & Belva) and their beautiful daughter Christine at Claim Jumper for dinner. Looking forward to it. Monday I am taking Mom and Susan, the caregiver, for dinner. Tuesday night is at Mom's. Wednesday Mom & I are going to lunch at Rod and Marion's. They are friends of Mom that had to move to assisted living two weeks ago. Their facility has their Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday for lunch and we have been invited to be a part of it. Wednesday night is at Mom's. Thursday I am cooking for ten and maybe spending the night at Mom's. Friday I am avoiding the stores!

What does your coming week look like? What went on with you last week?

Today just a couple of articles to share.

Sunday for the last few weeks has been a day to look at houses:

I like all of the houses, can probably afford one or two but the idea of moving keeps me staying put. It is just to damn much work.

While flying around from open house to open house we may need to stop for gas:;_ylt=AjW8R3CFDV_sLjl1Lfzgw7ftiBIF;_ylu=X3oDMTNqNGdubWp2BGNjb2RlA2N0LmMEcGtnA2JhODE1MTYyLTliODMtMzA0Mi05ZjdiLTdiZGI1ZGU4ZDhiOARwb3MDNARzZWMDbW9zdF9wb3B1bGFyBHZlcgM2MjIwY2ZjZS0xMTNiLTExZTEtYjFiMy1mZmJlNjAyYjAyMDc-;_ylg=X3oDMTIwdWJsZnJ1BGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lfG9kZG5ld3MEcHQDc2VjdGlvbnMEdGVzdAM-;_ylv=3

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Hop To It!

Lady Astor was the author of yesterday's quote. I've got to hop to it and get the blog entry done and posted before spending the day at Mom's. Then back by five to watch the Oregon-USC football game. It just seems the first article should be all about hopping:

I've been so busy since sister left that I not only have forgotten everyone's name, I've forgotten my own. That I was so happy to discover the following article:

Once in a while Mom will say something that will just knock the air out of me. You think is a light material? Not the lightest according to my research:

Comment Away. Then go have a great Saturday!

Friday, November 18, 2011


With sister on her way to Dallas, Texas (they are driving) my days get a little busier. Over to Mom's to fix her lunch and then back this evening to cook dinner for the troops. Before starting my day away from home I am posting my blog entry today and it will be all about discoveries.

What you wouldn't want to discover in your chimney:;_ylt=AqtRvx.FV_fKp7_7IYBGvIrtiBIF;_ylu=X3oDMTNyZmExa2Q5BG1pdANUb3BTdG9yeSBPZGRVU1NGBHBrZwM2Y2E5NDRjYS0zYjVkLTNlNWYtYjY0Ni1mM2MwMjhmNzQyZGIEcG9zAzEyBHNlYwN0b3Bfc3RvcnkEdmVyAzg2ZjkyYzAwLTEwNmEtMTFlMS05OWJlLTFjZWU1ZTAwNWNmZg--;_ylg=X3oDMTIwdWJsZnJ1BGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lfG9kZG5ld3MEcHQDc2VjdGlvbnMEdGVzdAM-;_ylv=3

The intelligence level of some of future criminals never ceases to amaze me.

Now on to a discovery that interested me:

I wonder if we can learning anything important by discovering new islands.

On to the discovery of hidden meanings:

I will now play board games with a new interest and through a new lookout eye.

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Joan Wash Anglund authored yesterday's quote. "Women have got to make the world safe for men since men have made it so darned unsafe for women" was authored by a woman born in Virginia who married an English heir as her second husband. When her husband was elevated to the House of Lords she ran for his seat in Parliament, and became, in 1919, the first woman seated in the British Parliament. She supported women's rights and, during World War II, worked to keep up the morale of the British people and American troops stationed in the Plymouth area near her home. Who Authored today's quote?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Little History

A little review of history today. First two articles are about historical events

I am not surprised by anything in the above article, you?

Have you been Paris? Maybe not.;_ylt=AnFyo.iTVfwA8gUPHKn5GwntiBIF;_ylu=X3oDMTNqamtnOWk2BGNjb2RlA2N0LmMEcGtnA2NhN2YwYjg4LWMwMWEtMzliOC1iNTcwLWFkMmZkMTlmZmE0MQRwb3MDNARzZWMDbW9zdF9wb3B1bGFyBHZlcgNjMmM3ZDdiOC0wY2M4LTExZTEtYTBjMS03OGU3ZDE1ZDRjZjQ

Would you like to share your password with me? Here are some you should probably avoid using:

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Isabelle Allende authored yesterday's quote. "A bird does not sing because he has an answer. He sings because he has a song" was authored by a writer and illustrator of children's book who is best known for her round-faced, featureless characters and her inspirational messages, inspired largely from her own children, Joy and Todd. Her characters grace figurines, hand-made plaques, notecards, cross stitch patterns and ornaments. Her publishing success began with her first book, A Friend is Someone Who Likes You in 1958. During her lifetime she has written and illustrated over 75 children's books, selling over 40 million copies world wide. Perhaps you recognize her from a quarterly piece in Good Housekeeping or other titles like In A Pumpkin Shell (1960) or The Brave Cowboy (1959)? Regardless of how you know her because she has become a part of American culture and her words touch the hearts of children across generations. "Praise, like sunlight," she writes, "helps all things grow." Who authored today's quote?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Do You Believe?

Do you believe in Big Foot? Do believe in being able to be Big Foot?

Do you believe that sometimes it is to late for your wish to come true?

Do you believe Jane Austin died of natural causes? Suicide? Murder?

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Louisa May Alcott authored yesterdays quote. "For women the best aphrodisiacs are words. The G-spot is in the ears. He who looks for it below there is wasting his time " was authored by a, a novelist and journalist who left Chile with her husband and children when her uncle, a Chilean President, was overthrown in a coup. After a time in Venezuela, she came to live and write in the United States. She was born in 1942. Have you visited THE CITY OF BEASTS? If so you can tell me who authored today's quote.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Don't Fire The Cutie

My last day of freedom for two weeks. I am seriously thinking the movie J. Edgar is calling me. Let's start a don't fire campaign:

I mean none of us are perfect, I think it would pretty catty to fire the little dude.

From mice to dancing:

Good for Justin Timberlake to take time out from an acting career to keep his promise and to share the evening with the troops.

On to another service man story:

About damn time.

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Diane Ackerman authored yesterday's quote. "I believe that it is as much a right and duty for women to do something with their lives as for men and we are not going to be satisfied with such frivolous parts as you give us" was authored by woman author that was part of the Transcendentalist circle in Concord, Massachusetts, she was guided as a writer by her father and teacher, Henry David Thoreau, and friends Ralph Waldo Emerson and Theodore Parker. She began writing for a living to help support her family. She also briefly served as a nurse during the Civil War. She was born in 1832 and died in 1888. Women lovely come in all shapes and sizes but if you know LITTLE WOMEN you can tell me who authored today's quote.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Brain Freeze & Hitchhiking

Monday, Monday. Getting a lot of rest in because Thursday begins twelve days of increased Mom care. First up to day is how to increase you brain power:

I am seriously considering mediation!

Nordstrom's gets my thumbs up for holding off putting Christmas stuff out until the day after Thanksgiving, They want to celebrate one holiday at a time and I am completely with them. Apparently I am not the only upset about the rush to Christmas:

Have your ever hitchhiked? I don't think if I was as old as the hitchhiker in the next story I would hitchhike:

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I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. Was authored by an American poet and prose writer, whose works on science and natural history reflect a wonder of the natural world who was born in 1948 and describes herself as a sensuist. Have you heard of A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE SENSES?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Late To Bed, Early to Rise, Makes This Dude Tired.

I am really late today. Late night last night watching the Oregon-Stanford game and then it took a while to wind down before going to bed. Oregon upset Stanford 53-30, they were three point underdogs to the Stanford Cardinals. This should move Oregon up to third in the nation in the human polls and 4th in the BCS (Bowl College System) and put them in reach of playing in the championship game this year. It will take some unlikely things to happen but it is possible!

Didn't get to bed until after eleven and then had to be up this morning to get ready for the breakfast with the boys. Ted, Bill, Leland, and moi. Finished that about one and then over to Mom's to do some shopping for her. That required trips to Walgrens and The Grocery Outlet. Just got home a few minutes ago.

I've pretty much kept you up to date on my life all week so will just ask for your updates. Will share some articles with you.

Even if you aren't religious the ten commandments are pretty good way to lead you life. But are they real? Did they exist? What about the ark?

If you were a landlord what kind of tenants would you like?

That is all today. The blog is all yours. Update me. Comment Away. Post anything you damn well please!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Cute Videos,Free Beer, & Photos

The author of yesterday's quote was Faith Baldwin. Nothing cutter than animals. Nothing cuter than babies. What about animals and babies together:

Tonight at 5 Pacific Standard time the Oregon Ducks play the Stanford Cardinals in what should be one hell of a football game. If I were still a drinker I might like some free beer:

Dumb criminals. Got to love them.

Got any old photos lying around? Want to sell them? Don't say no so fast or at least until you checkout the following article:

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Friday, November 11, 2011


What are you doing today to celebrate 11-11-11? Getting married? Going to a casino? Having a baby? Going to the movie 11-11-11? Here is an article that attempts to explain the significance of 11-11-11:

First time is has happened in one hundred years, I certainly didn't know that.

November 11, 2011 is also Veterans day. Let's honor them with stories of their bravery:

Have you ever met a medal of honor winner? I don't think I have, I am certain I would remember it if I did.

The final article is to honor a segment of military men so often forgotten by us and definitely forgotten by the government:

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Lucille Ball authored yesterday's quote. "Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness" was authored by a very successful U.S. author of romance and fiction, publishing some 100 novels often concentrating on women juggling career and family. The New York Times said that her books had "never a pretense at literary significance" and were popular because they "enabled lonely working people, young and old, to identify with her glamorous and wealthy characters." She was born in 1893 and died in 1978. Have you ever met MAVIS OF GREEN HILL? If so you can tell me who authored today's quote.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

History Travels To The Future

Some interesting history:;_ylt=AlL2B.pClDgpFiNCobnNVOqs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTQ3NnBuaG5zBG1pdANTZWN0aW9uTGlzdCBGUCBTY2llbmNlBHBrZwMwMDM4NDcwMi0zMmQ0LTNjODctOGU3MS05ZjA3YTNlZWYzMWUEcG9zAzQEc2VjA01lZGlhU2VjdGlvbkxpc3QEdmVyAzhmZWZhMzYwLTA5ODYtMTFlMS1iYWU5LTMxYTIzNDRmZGUzNw--;_ylg=X3oDMTFpNzk0NjhtBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25z;_ylv=3

I'm not sure what we can learn from knowing this little bit of history. But maybe some things are just interesting and we don't have to read anymore into it.

The heck with history Oregon is traveling to the future:

This kind of bothers me. There is that hacking thing. And what if one person has more than one Ipad?

If you are traveling from the past to the future you might need a place to stay:

Any of the hotels are OK by me.

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Tallulah Bankhead authored yesterday's quote. Born in 1911 and died in 1989. "One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself" was authored by a famous lady who began her career in musical comedy, became a success in radio comedy, starred in several movie comedies, and achieved her greatest popular success with TV. She was married to one of her television costars from 1940 to 1960. She was nominated for an Emmy Award thirteen times, and won four times. In 1977 she was among the first recipients of the Women in Film Crystal Award. She was the recipient of the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1979, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kennedy Center Honors in 1986 and the Governors Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 1989. Who authored today's quote.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Celebrating Dad.

This is the date my dad died. I am taking Mom out to lunch to discuss dad stories and husband stories. Then tonight and tomorrow I'm at Mom's. Back to my home on Friday. Sister and her husband are leaving a week from tomorrow to spend Thanksgiving with their daughter in Dallas, Texas. That means about ten days of expanded mom duties for me. In the meantime my sister is doing an extra night next week. From Friday to next Wednesday I am a free man. I do think on one of those days I will get mom out. I really am the only one that gets mom out, nobody else wants to deal with the wheelchair. If I don't make room to take mom out once in awhile on my days off it will be a long as a week before mom sees the light of day. It was the same with my dad too. I'm not complaining because often special things happen when mom and I are out. Special things happened when I took my dad out also. One of my fondest memories was once when I took my dad out for lunch, just he and I. We were talking and dad, a dementia sufferer, turned to me and said "I like being with you, you are the only one that treats me like I am here." It touched my heart to the core for so many reasons. The waitress overheard the conversation and we ended up with a free lunch. She hugged both dad and I. That memory is mine, missing from the lives that found it to difficult to take dad out.

Dad was an honest man so lets celebrate him with an article about another honest man:

Character is what you do when nobody is watching. This man had character.

Dad worked in my office for a few years. He would deliver information to clients and pickup information from clients. He absolutely loved it and the clients loved him. I actually had a few clients tell me one of the man reasons they came to me was because Mom and Dad worked in my office. Dad was proud of me and loved the tax advise I gave clients. The next article is to advise readers of some tax moves you can make the next couple of months:

Dad and I had many of things in common. One of which was disliking immensely going to the doctor even if we were sick. Apparently we weren't alone:;_ylt=AkR86xBRZHAKCSVQ3BpVz8.s0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTQyaW84YW9oBG1pdANTZWN0aW9uTGlzdCBGUCBVUwRwa2cDNGQzY2QwYTUtNjE3NC0zMTgyLWIzYzAtMGRlYTRkZjY0OTk5BHBvcwMzBHNlYwNNZWRpYVNlY3Rpb25MaXN0BHZlcgMyNjE1OWZhMC0wYWU3LTExZTEtYjA1Ni1mYjM1MmEyYzZkNWI-;_ylg=X3oDMTFpNzk0NjhtBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25z;_ylv=3

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Clara Barton authored yesterday's quote. "Nobody can be exactly like me. Even I have trouble doing it" was authored by the daughter of an Alabama Congressman and a mother who died of complications from giving birth to her. She became an actress early and famous for her flamboyant personality and deep voice. Her acting career spanned stage, film, radio, and television, and she's remembered for her carefully nurtured wild reputation. She was born in 1902 and died in 1968. Have you been on the MAIN STREET TO BROADWAY and do you know the TARNISHED LADY? If you can tell me who authored today's quote.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

One For The Little Guy

One for the little guy:

Good for those folks for standing up to the oil companies.

One for the older folks.;_ylt=AthdpKgW_ZKbMlV._JREWI.s0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNsN2Roc2hvBG1pdANUb3BTdG9yeSBGUARwa2cDMTY3MDQ0YTEtMWQ3ZS0zODM1LWE5MmMtNzdhYTgzNTZmZjU4BHBvcwMzBHNlYwN0b3Bfc3RvcnkEdmVyAzQ2MTJmZTcyLTA5NDAtMTFlMS1iYjVhLTc4ZTdkMTVlYTE0OA--;_ylg=X3oDMTFpNzk0NjhtBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25z;_ylv=3

I have mixed emotions about this. I am glad those in or close to retirement have funds but if you take the hope away from the youth you take the hope away from the nation.

Let's end the day with some stunning pictures:

I love the Brazil falls. That gets my vote. What gets your vote?

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Antoinette Brown Blackwell authored yesterday's quote. "I may sometimes be willing to teach for nothing, but if paid at all, I shall never do a man's work for less than a man's pay" was authored by a woman who had been a schoolteacher and the first woman to be a clerk at the US Patent Office, served in the Civil War nursing soldiers and distributing supplies for the sick and wounded. She spent four years tracking down missing soldiers at the end of the war. She established the first permanent American Red Cross society and headed the organization until 1904. She was born in 1821 and died in 1912. Have you been to 5801 Oxford Road, Glen Echo, Maryland? If you go there now you can tell me who authored today's quote.

Monday, November 7, 2011

SAD Numbers Make Birds Sing.

Some of The Dahn Report followers do suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. It may in full bloom right now because of the time change. I was surprised to find that is one of the five times of the year that is bad for SAD:

Autumn surprised me too. Did you find any surprises?

Does your phone talk to you? Do you know what it spells?;_ylt=AoMhRZaj01gDMxRa_ZeYmw6s0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNtcjdqdjk3BG1pdANUb3BTdG9yeSBGUARwa2cDYjRkMmI2ZjMtZjcxOS0zNzU4LWIzMDctZjE4Yjc3ZjcwMWQ2BHBvcwMxNwRzZWMDdG9wX3N0b3J5BHZlcgNlOTExZjE5MC0wOTRiLTExZTEtYmRiZC03ZjVmNWE4Mjc1N2Y-;_ylg=X3oDMTFpNzk0NjhtBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25z;_ylv=3

Mine spells jodmajdwgm. I think that is Russian for good dude.

Monday is a good day for some music:

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"If woman's sole responsibility is of the domestic type, one class will be crushed by it, and the other throw it off as a badge of poverty. The poor man's motto, "Women's work is never done," leads inevitably to its antithesis -- ladies' work is never begun" was authored by the first woman in America ordained by a congregation that was part of a regular or major denomination. She was also a lecturer and writer for women's rights, abolition, and temperance -- and mother of five daughters. She was born in 1825 and died in 1921. If you know THE PHYSICAL BASIS OF IMMORTALITY then you can tell me who authored today's quote.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Lazy Sunday

Just got back from my breakfast out with the guys. Found out that my friend Ted is having heart surgery on the twenty-eighth of this month so good thoughts and prayers are appreciated.

I am lazy today so feel like doing much on the blog so if you want to bail me your updates would be very much appreciated.

Just a couple of articles today. If you by a lottery ticket do you know where it is so you won't lose a two hundred and forty-five million winner?

Do you believe him or is trying to scam the lottery officials?

Doesn't look like there is a gas shortage. Well at least some types of gases:;_ylt=AuizuoZkBHLXZeyVgWjtxu6s0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTQ3YWNpN212BG1pdANTZWN0aW9uTGlzdCBGUCBTY2llbmNlBHBrZwNlNTYxMzQwZS1kOGRlLTMwNjgtYmE4Mi05ZThkMGJmZmFmNzAEcG9zAzMEc2VjA01lZGlhU2VjdGlvbkxpc3QEdmVyA2UyMzM3NTA0LTA2ZWItMTFlMS1hZDkyLTc4ZTdkMTVkM2MxYw--;_ylg=X3oDMTFpNzk0NjhtBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25z;_ylv=3

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Spring Forward, Fall Back

Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell was the author of yesterday's quote.

Not much on the agenda today. I plan on going to the Body & Mind Expo at the Convention center this morning. Something different. On the way back I am getting Mom and taking her to get an anniversary gift and card for my sister and husband's anniversary tomorrow. Then this afternoon I am going to introduce my computer to my income tax program website so I can download some updates. The two have been arguing lately and I want them to make peace. Then this evening I am going to watch The Oregon Ducks take on Mary's Washington Huskies. Oregon has been doing good the last few years. Washington has been down but has been on the rise lately with some damn good coaching. Oregon is 7-1 and Washington is 6-2. This is the last game in Husky stadium due to some renovations. Going to be a great game!

And the game comes on the night that you have to set your clocks back an hour. Spring forward fall back. Don't forget!

The first article was brought to my attention by DR. Here is the link she provided:

I also thought DR's following comment was very interesting:

"One of the things it made me think about was the "lack" of certain cancers, when we were kids and during our parents' times. Maybe that was lack of diagnostics, but it seems to me that the key cancers were leukemia and maybe lung cancer. And I think about how our parents and grandparents worked, whether they were on the farm or in town. While it might not have been exercise as we think of it today - fitness centers - they and us kids got a lot of exercise, from kids playing outside to kids and parents helping in gardens, doing yard work, cleaning house (including windows!) and that sort of thing. There were no televisions or computers or video games or the like to just sit and watch or sit and play with. We were Active!"

Makes me pause a little. Also this week there was another cancer related article:

That is really surprising because how many articles have their been about wine being healthy for the heart? Confusing at best.

Let's end on a fun note. Well not that fun because it ends on a story about a wedding that ended. It only took seventy-two days for reality star Kim Kardashian to end her wedding to a basketball player. Still we should mourn the end of the wedding because by Hollywood Standards that is a long marriage:

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Rant Then Articles

I had a decent three days at Mom's. She did pretty well while I was there and she always seems to be better after I have been there for a few days. Tuesday we fixed dinner in. Wednesday we went out for a nice dinner. Thursday I took Mom to the doctor to get her lab tests. Her lab tests were at 8:45 and her appointment with the doctor was at 9:00. Then in the evening we went to dinner with sis and her husband. In between there were ten games of scrabble (I won six), a couple of visits from friends of Mom's (they needed assistance because of the financial reports they had to fill out to move into assisted living) and a visit from representative of a media research firm. Pretty busy.

Today I am having a lunch meeting that I am not really looking forward to. Remember the guy from last year that I ended up training and how hard it was to train him? The firm didn't ask him back this year. The reason they gave him is they were going to give more work to the two interns from last year that did so well. The real reason is that he treated the secretarial pool like crap. I really want to distance myself from him because he is so clueless. Here is an excerpt from his email this morning:

"looking forward to our lunch today at ruby tuesday at 12:00

couple of questions i want to discuss

1-is there anyone who provides volunteer tax services that is not super liberal (like AARP who i hate)
2-what do you think about doing tax classes to maintain my liscense--if so, who would you go to"

What bugs me to no end is that any idiot that spends two minutes with me knows I am Liberal and how insulting that statement about "super liberal" would be. And anyone that knows me, knows how much I hate labeling of person or a group. Besides it is extremely debatable that AARP is "super liberal" How soon they forget how many Democrats terminated their membership when AARP supported the Iraq war. Even if it was a "super liberal" organization if I wanted to volunteer then damn it leave the political bias and bullshit behind and volunteer. You might even help a Republican or two. I have no doubt that they seek out free help with their taxes from AARP as well as Democrats. As to his license status all he has to do his call the board that licenses him and get a list of classes.

I am really relieved that he isn't going to be back to the firm this tax season. A friend of mine that knows the female boss at the firm said they really want to make me happy and that they thought he took up to much of my time (I didn't say a word to the bosses). They have moved me into a bigger office. They are just going to leave me alone to work on my stats. That is important because my compensation is partially bonus based and they want to make sure I end up with more money. The less time doofus training the more time building up commission.

OK, rant over. On to the a couple of articles for the day. First, how stupid can people be:

Second how great can people be:

Third how big can we dream:

Comment Away. If I am not in jail for murder I will respond to the comments after the lunch appointment.


Amelia Bloomer (born Amelia Jenks) authored yesterday's quote. "It is not easy to be a pioneer -- but oh, it is fascinating! I would not trade one moment, even the worst moment, for all the riches in the world" was authored by a true groundbreaker, a featured woman on one of the Who Am I of the days. Featured because she was the first woman doctor in the United States. She was born in 1821 and died in 1910. With just this little bit of information you can tell me who authored today's quote.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Goose Bumps

The following story just makes me shake my head in anger:

Did the above story give you goose bumps:

If the first story didn't give men reading the blog goose bumps the follow X Rated story will. It is a shocking story so read at your own risk.

I suppose the good part of the above story is we no longer will being seeing those commercials for Cialis.

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Erma Bombeck authored yesterday quote. "The costume of women should be suited to her wants and necessities. It should conduce at once to her health, comfort, and usefulness; and, while it should not fail also to conduce to her personal adornment, it should make that end of secondary importance. " Was authored by a young woman born in 1818 and died in 1894. She was a temperance reformer who became interested in women's rights, and started the publication the Lily. In the Lily, she advocated for dress reform, and wore one of the new costumes herself: a bodice, short skirt, and trousers. Her name became associated with that costume. This is also a name you should remember from one of the Who Am I of the day a long time ago. If you know The Lily: A Ladies' Journal, devoted to Temperance and Literature then you can tell me who authored today's quote.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I Spy

Spy stories today. Or mostly spy like stories.

First up what do you think of when you think of a Russian Spy?

Did you ever wonder how errant spies are punished?

Here's looking at you kid:

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Anne Bradstreet was the author of yesterday's quote. "Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the 'Titanic' who waved off the dessert cart" was authored by one of Bill's all time favorites. An author and a humorist she was born in in 1927 and has been missed by many after dying in 1996. Did you know what she knew, that GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER OVER THE SEPTIC TANK? Do you even ask yourself, IF LIFE IS A BOWL OF CHERRIES WHAT AM I DOING IN THE PITS? Who authored today's quote.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Health Today

Let's do health news today. Mostly good news.

First up those is one of those stories because is bad news that there is shortages but it is also good news because somebody is doing something about it:

I kind of think the drug companies should have worked to prevent a shortage of living saving drugs on their own without being forced to. Now I am all for anything that makes the drug companies do the honest and correct thing.

I really like the following article. Since I am getting there anything to help the elderly is fine by me:

Sometimes I feel like I am under so much pressure that I just get a headache. What is the first thing you do when you get a headache? Reach for that over the counter medication? Maybe there should be a little hesitation before you do that:

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Rita Mae Brown authored yesterday's quote. "Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish" was authored by the first published poet in America. Her father and husband each served as governor of Massachusetts colony. She had eight children, and many famous Americans were her descendants, including William Ellery Channing, Wendell Phillips, and Oliver Wendell Holmes. She was born 1612 and died 1672. If you know this lady sent A LETTER TO HER HUSBAND, ABSENT UPON PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT then you can tell me who authored today's quote.