Thursday, February 26, 2009

High School Reunion

Just found out about my 40th High School Reuion later this year. Boy, that sure opened the floodgates to a ton of memories. Ok, maybe not floodgate … but at least a trickle. (Which I will ask my doctor about next week during my annual physical.)

I remember our senior year going to Ottawa to see the Bulldogs play the Pirates for the Regional Championship basketball game. We trailed the entire contest until Gary Masley made a lay-up at the buzzer for the win! As we headed back to our car … we were jumped by a group of Ottawa students. I remember getting poked in the eye and screaming like a little girl who had her favorite Barbie run over by a lawn mower. That’s when Mike Cassidy stepped forward to face the bullies. Also about that time a really old couple came by. (I mean really old, probably in their 50’s) The Ottawa no-good-nicks scattered. I was so proud of Mike Cassidy for standing up to those guys that I wanted to hug him ... but back in those days that might have sent the wrong signal. That was well before the Manly Hug was accepted by society. So Mike … when I see you at the reunion … get ready for a really firm … handshake. Cause I’m still uncomfortable the whole men hugging each thing. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Stimulus Plan explained ...

Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House.  One is from Chicago, another is from Tennessee, and the third is from Georgia.  All three go with a White House official to examine the fence.  The Georgia contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures with a pencil.  "Well," he says, "I figure the job will run about $900: $400 for materials, $400 for my crew and $100 profit for me."  The Tennessee contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, "I can do this job for $700: $300 for materials, $300 for my crew and $100 profit for me."  The Chicago contractor doesn't measure or figure, but leans over to the White House official and whispers, "$2,700."  The official, incredulous, says, "You didn't even measure like the other guys!  How did you come up with such a high figure?"  The Chicago contractor whispers back, "$1000 for me, $1000 for you, and we hire the guy from Tennessee to fix the fence."  "Done!" replies the government official.  And that, my friends, is how the new stimulus plan will work.

(Thanks to Lanny)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Big Fun at Johnny's Hideaway!

Great time last night at Johnny's Hideaway with "The Mustangs"!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

First Daffies of Spring!

The first daffodils of spring in my yard.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Great Idea!!

Members of Congress should be compelled to wear uniforms like NASCAR drivers, so we could identify their corporate sponsors.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

February 8th ... 70 degrees?

Time to get outside and enjoy the nice weather!