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Day By Day© by Chris Muir.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

today's email humor

Retiree Bathtub Test

During a visit to my doctor, I asked him, "How do you determine whether or not a retiree should be put in an old age home?"

"Well," he said, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the retiree and ask him or her to empty the bathtub"

"Oh, I understand," I said. "A normal person would use the bucket because it
is bigger than the spoon or the teacup."

"No" he said. "A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window?"


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

tanker mirrored

tanker mirrored
Originally uploaded by Tim the sailor
some of the folks i know take amazing photos. here's one from an Irish captain of a merchant marine ship sailing the cold cold waters of the Atlantic. This is from Tim at Tim's Times. he's shown me that it doesn't matter if the sailors are foreign, military, surface or submariners. his stories prove sailors are sailors regardless of what or where they are sailing.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

it's almost tax day, and I'm feeling the pain

Are you one of the 47% of this nation's population that aren't paying federal income tax this year? if so, please come visit me, and bring a couple of steaks...i prefer grass fed, and a sixer or two as thanks. uncle sam got deeeeep into our pockets this year.
and of course, this is the time the pundits find a receptive audience, especially those of us that actually paid taxes this year.

this article by Phyllis Shlafly in Town Hall magazine just hits a lot of valid talking points before wandering off into the typical rant. but her points are damned valid.

Income tax day, April 15, 2010, now divides Americans into two almost equal classes: those who pay for the services provided by government and the freeloaders. The percentage of Americans who will pay no federal income taxes at all for 2009 has risen to 47 percent.
When Obama told Joe the Plumber he wanted to "spread the wealth around," Obama wasn't kidding. That's exactly what he is now doing: taking money from taxpayers and spreading it around to non-taxpayers.


Sunday, April 04, 2010

Happy Easter.

let's see.
20 pound spiral cut honey baked ham.....check.
3 quart casserole dish with scalloped potatoes ready to go in the oven.....check
4 pounds of asparagus ready for the steamer......check
big bowl of homemade applesauce?.....check
salad fixin's ready?.....check
pink bunny frosted coconut cake and an apple pie?......check
tables set up, and 22 chocolate bunnies, one for each person set as a part of the table decoration?.....check
plastic eggs filled with candy and coins for the kiddies?......check

guess we're ready.
may all of you have a joyous and happy Easter.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Delta Airlines can kiss my keister

so i've got to go to Philly next month, and like a good employee, i bought the tickets early enough to minimize the financial impact of the trip.
so today, i get an email from delta telling me that due to their scheduling changes, my flight itinerary has changed. to the point where i've got to get on three airplanes to get home, with layovers in two different airports.
bull sh*t!
looks like i'm canceling my flights, and rebooking on another airline.