Thursday, May 28, 2015

Throw Back Thursday

I first posted this in 2013:

This is the latest crop of grapes from our grape vines...

It reminds me of an old joke:

A duck walks into a bar and asks, "Got grapes?"

The bartender, confused, tells the ducks that no, his bar doesn't serve grapes. The duck thanks him and leaves.

The next day, the duck returns and asks, "Got grapes?"

Again, the bartender tells him that, no, the bar does not serve grapes, has never served grapes, and, furthermore, will never serve grapes. The duck, a little ruffled, thanks him and leaves.

The next day, the duck returns, but before he can say anything, the bartender begins to yell: "Listen, duck! This is a bar! We do not serve grapes! If you ever ask for grapes again, I will nail your stupid duck beak to the bar!"

The duck looks at the bartender and asks, "Got nails?"

Surprised, the bartender says, “No, we don’t have any nails.”

“Good," the duck says, "Got grapes?”

It's an oldie but a goody.


Our crop this year has yielded very few grapes. Luckily we only use the grape leaves and not the grapes.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Eagle Knows

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Photographer Frank Glick just happened to snap this photo of an eagle at Fort Snelling National Cemetary. The rest of the story is heartwarming...

Photo Of Eagle On Fort Snelling Gravestone Touches Hearts, Goes Viral

If that doesn't touch your heart, you don't have one.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day

This Memorial Day Cartoon POWERFULLY Reminds Us About The Price Of Freedom

This Memorial Day take a few minutes to reflect on those who gave it all so you could be free.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Corollary To 'Where's Satan?'

This is one smart dog.

Where's Satan?

"where's satan?... good boy."

Posted by Gosteffects on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

This good dog seems to know...

Friday, May 22, 2015

Weekend Warning

As the long holiday weekend approaches, be warned about the dangers of driving and drinking, but did you know that deriving complex calculus problems while driving is even more dangerous than texting while driving?


Leave the calculus book at home this weekend and stay safe.


Sunbeam Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

... our cat, Shoshin, enjoying some rays on this long holiday weekend.

Happy Friday, everybody!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Gift Idea

I can think of quite a few people that could use some target practice with this baby.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Seems like a lifetime ago when George W. Bush quit playing golf because our soldiers were fighting in the Middle East...

As Ramadi Falls To ISIS, POTUS Goes Golfing, Gets New Twitter Account

#King_Putt has no such compunctions.

Monday, May 18, 2015


Holy mother of GOD this is terrifying.

Posted by UNILAD on Monday, March 24, 2014

Beware, it will make eye contact with you and it's creepy when it does.

Expand the screen at your peril.


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Revolution Solution

I remember 33, 45, and 78, but not 16. What's up with that?

Friday, May 15, 2015

Owl Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

... Cleo, a pussycat whose real life friend is Forbi the owl.

Happy Friday, everybody!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Hillary Skates

In this American Thinker article, Daniel John Sobieski asks whether we hold NFL quarterbacks to higher standards than presidential contenders...

Brady Deflates, Hillary Skates

Sobieski writes, "We should all be asking ourselves just why there is more concern and angst over Tom Brady’s use of slightly deflated footballs to get a better grip and improve his chances of winning a football game than regarding Hillary Clinton’s use of private email accounts on a private server and her deleting of 30,000 emails to improve her chances of winning the White House in 2016."

Let's not forget that Brady didn't bring us the horrendous events in Benghazi, or lies about undergoing sniper fire in Bosnia, or the acceptance of millions of dollars from donors (foreign and native) in exchange for favors.

Hillary hasn't answered a single question since April 21st... and the media is fine with that.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Chic Owl

Isn't this owl the cutest little thing?

And patient, too.

Blue Sunset

The Curiosity Mars rover's Mastcam high-resolution, color camera captured the setting sun on the Red Planet.

This Is What Sunset Looks Like On Mars

Of course, this brings up the Martian Sunset Debate... when you look at the Mars sunset, is that blue or do you see gold or black?


Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

ChiCom May Day

Pigs Can Fly: Chinese May Day Celebration Criticized For Pushing Pigs Off Bridge


I spent my May Day at my daughter's Commencement Convocation for her graduation from university.

Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

Monday, May 04, 2015

May The 4th Be With You

Happy Star Wars Day, everybody.

Always remember Chewbacca's advice:


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Florida Flakka Wackos

Like Florida needs something like this to add to its already crazy image...

Flakka Is Wreaking Havoc On Floridians

*face slap*

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Giant Manta

Fishermen In Peru Catch GIANT 26ft Manta Ray

This giant manta ray (Manta birostris) weighed in at ~ 1000 kilograms which, for the record, equals 2,204.62 pounds.


I caught a small sting ray, about two feet across, and I've never had a fish fight so hard. I thought I had caught a whale. I was six months pregnant and my husband was afraid I'd hurt myself and offered to help me, but I was determined to bring it onto the boat on my own. I didn't know how to fillet it, so I gave it to our friend. Minutes later, I felt another huge tug on the line and sure enough it was another sting ray, a bit larger that the first one.

An exciting day of fishing, but we went home empty handed.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Don't Blow It

This story made me giggle:

Hillary Furious As Thousands Of Americans Send Cigars To Her Office

I hope they're not sending the good cigars...

Monday, April 27, 2015

A Shell-fie?

Ever since my daughter got a turtle, I find myself being more interested in turtle stories. This is a really sweet one:

Ultimate Turtle Photobomb

How cute is that.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Worry Sun

I've been torn about this for a while now..."> The Dangers Of Tanning

I want to sit out in the sun and read a trashy novel in the sun.

The rational part of my brain tells me to read said trashy novel inside.

Which side of my brain do you side with?

Friday, April 24, 2015

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

... a cat we all know.

Happy Friday, everybody!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Snake Kissssss?

This is one for the, "What In The World Were You Thinking?" file:

Florida Man Tries To Kiss Cottonmouth Snake, Hospitalized After Bite

The Florida Cottonmouth, also known as the Cottonmouth Moccasin, a Water Moccasin, a Moccasin (Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti) "is a venomous snake, a species of pit viper, found in the southeastern United States. Adults are large and capable of delivering a painful and potentially fatal bite. When antagonized, they will stand their ground by coiling their bodies and displaying their fangs."

My husband sees them on the golf course and has seen many a smart golfer just walk away from a ball near this snake.

Play keep away... no kissess.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Earth Day

Next time you wish someone a Happy Earth Day...

Reminder: Earth Day Co-Founder Killed And Composted His Girlfriend


Have a happy Wednesday :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sleep Deficit

I have a few questions about this study and you probably do too:

NASA Study Pays To Lie In Bed 70 Days

I only brought this up because today I slept in until 8:30 AM. I don't remember the last time I slept in that long, and I only woke up because my husband yelled at me, "Hey, are you going to sleep all day or what?"

I was in the middle of a dream, too.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Secret Crawlspace

Have you checked, really checked, your house lately?

Two Kids Accidentally Knocked Over A Bookcase, But What Was Behind It Was TERRIFYING.

This is very creepy. Reminds me of that old TV movie of the week Bad Ronald (1974) starring Scott Jacoby.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Stranger Twins

There is no way these two women aren't related...

The Strangers Who Are So Alike They Could Be Identical Twins: Student Stunned To Find Doppelgänger Living Just An Hour Away

I suspect there are some family secrets in the back story.

Who is your doppelganger?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Mystery Machinations

Articles such as this one from American Thinker encourage me somewhat...

The Astonishing Incompetence Of Hillary's Campaign Rollout

The thought that this scandal-ridden harridan wants us to believe that she's just one of us folks is ridiculous. Remember, this is the woman who once commanded the White House staff to not look her in the face.

Yeah, just one of us common people.

It's a mystery to me that anyone can think of Hillary as presidential, but then again I didn't get the Obola electoral attraction either.

[UPDATE: It didn't take long for this EXCLUSIVE: Campaign staff recruited and DROVE 'everyday' Iowans to Hillary's first campaign stop – including health care 'lobbyist in training' who was an Obama campaign intern and Biden chauffeur

I didn't even bother to capitalize.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Abraham Lincoln

Back in the day when we had good presidents, one exceptional one was taken from us 150 years ago today ...

This Is What Lincoln Had In His Pocket When He Was Assassinated


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