I went for a ride with a friend of mine Sunday. He is partly responsible for my getting into motorcycling… We went up into the hills in Northwest CT and a took this shot of him with his 1972(3?) Norton. I didn’t take any of my bike or me… The weather was perfect at 70 degrees and not humid. Too ad the weather is going to get cold soon cuz I really would like to hit the road a lot… Cheers…
September 28, 2007
Check out the clip of this local sports anchor reporting on the progress of injured Buffalo Bills player Kevin Everett.
Philosophies of the Famous
Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself ~~”Lillian, you should have remained a virgin.”
— Lillian Carter (mother of Jimmy Carter)
I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog: “No good in a bed, but fine against a wall.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt
Last week, I stated this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister, and now wish to withdraw that statement.
— Mark Twain
The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible.
— George Burns
Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year.
– – Victor Borge
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
— Mark Twain
By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.
I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury
— Groucho Marx
Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat.
I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything until noon.
Then it’s time for my nap.
— Bob Hope
I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.
— W.C. Fields
We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress.
— Will Rogers
Don’t worry about avoiding temptation as you grow older, it will avoid you
— Winston Churchill
Maybe it’s true that life begins at fifty, but everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out.
— Phyllis Diller
By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he’s too old to go anywhere.
— Billy Crystal
September 27, 2007
Hey! I’m just sayin’!
I had FB over for a VERY mellow Juggfest. It was fun. We had Feste over and another occasional JuggHead, Houston.
No good pics I am afraid othe than the BlogLord riding on the blue thing.
More later. it’s late here is Oklahoma City. …Cheers!
September 26, 2007
Yarbz, my #2 son, invited me to tell this story after I referred to it briefly in a recent comment.
The first morning after a short night’s sleep in the barracks, still scared numb by the always yelling and demanding Sergeant M.M. Camp, we fell out for the purpose of filling out various personal information forms. I suppose it was important to know everything about us in case we came home in a body bag.
Instructions were not stated, they were screamed, like “in the first block, print your last name, not write it you filthy dumb asses, print it!!”
“In the second block, print your first name, and in the third block, print your middle name. Not your initial, turd head, your full middle name, do it, right now!!”
Well, I don’t have a middle name so I was absolutely petrified, but I had to do something, and quick. So I filled the block as follows: B (only).
Afterwards, we were called to formation again, and while standing at attention in perfect silence, Sgt. Camp bellowed out, like a man speaking through a bull horn, “OK, who is this perfect shit head named Barkley Bonely Yardbird?”
I was saddled with the name “Yardbird” for many months, until I finally made Corporal.
Looking back, I’m not sure why I loved every minute of my years in the Corps, but I did.
Well all, it’s been a wild ride for me the last year. All the events I am going to tell you and many I won’t prior most likely caused my lack of blogging. So here it goes…
September 25, 2007
One, nicer chrome foot pegs.
Two, nicer chrome brake and clutch levers
Three, four & five: