Posted by: gymcandy1

Thursdiner - 12/19/12 08:52 PM

"After three days men grow weary of a wench, a guest, and rainy weather."
Benjamin Franklin

Three sons left home, went out on their own and prospered. Getting back together, they discussed the gifts they were able to give their elderly mother. The first said, "I built a big house for our mother." The second said, "I sent her a Mercedes with a driver." The third smiled and said, "I've got you both beat. You remember how mom enjoyed reading the Bible? And you know she can't see very well. So I sent her a remarkable parrot that recites the entire Bible. It took elders in the church 12 years to teach him. He's one of a kind. Mama just has to name the chapter and verse, and the parrot recites it."

Soon thereafter, mom sent out her letters of thanks: "Milton," she wrote one son, "The house you built is so huge. I live in only one room, but I have to clean the whole house."

"Gerald," she wrote to another, "I am too old to travel. I stay most of the time at home, so I rarely use the Mercedes. And the driver is so rude!"

"Dearest Donald," she wrote to her third son, "You have the good sense to know what your mother likes. The chicken was delicious."

A man placed some flowers on the grave of his dearly departed mother and started back toward his car when his attention was diverted to another man kneeling at a grave. The man seemed to be praying with profound intensity and kept repeating, “Why did you have to die? Why did you have to die?” The first man approached him and said, “Sir, I don’t wish to interfere with your private grief, but this demonstration of pain is more than I’ve ever seen before. For whom do you mourn so deeply? A child? A parent?” The mourner took a moment to collect himself, then replied, “My wife’s first husband.”

Two hunters are in the woods in deer season. The morning hunt over, they head back to camp together. As they make their way along the path, they hear a loud crashing noise and look up to see a very large bear charging down a hillside. Realizing simultaneously, that they are the bear's intended targets, not to mention lunch, one of the hunters immediately takes off his back pack, drops to the ground and begins to change from his hunting boots to tennis shoes. The other hunter bewildered asks "You don't really think you can out run that bear do you?" The first hunter replies, "No, but I can outrun you."

A big-game hunter went on safari with his wife and mother-in-law. One evening, while still deep in the jungle, the Mrs awoke to find her mother gone. Rushing to her husband, she insisted on them both trying to find her mother. The hunter picked up his rifle, took a swig of whiskey, and started to look for her. In a clearing not far from the camp, they came upon a chilling sight: the mother-in-law was backed up against a thick, impenetrable bush, and a large male lion stood facing her. The wife cried, "What are we going to do?" "Nothing," said the hunter husband. "The lion got himself into this mess, let him get himself out of it."

There was 3 guys stranded in the mountains and they weren't going to be rescued for 3 days. So they all made a plan that each night one would get the food. So the first night the 1st guy goes out and comes back with a big deer. So the guy who was hunting tomorrow ask for advice on how to catch another one, and the guy said see tracks, follow tracks, BAM!! shot the deer... So the next night the 2nd guy went out and came back with an even bigger deer than the 1st guys, and the 3rd guy was amazed so he asked how he could catch one like that for the next night. And the guy told him see tracks, follow tracks, BAM!! shot the deer... The next night the 3rd guy went out to get a deer and comes back hours later all beat up and bloody, so the the other 2 guys ask what happen. And the guy said i seen tracks, followed tracks, BAM!! got hit by train.

A couple of Oklahoma hunters are out in the woods when one of them falls to the ground. He doesn't seem to be breathing, his eyes are rolled back in his head. The other guy whips out his cell phone and calls 911. He gasps to the operator, "My friend is dead! What can I do?" The operator, in a calm soothing voice says, "Just take it easy. I can help. First, lets make sure he's dead."

... There is a silence, then a shot is heard. The guy's voice comes back on the line. He says, "OK, now what?"

At the police station, Bubba explained to the police officer why his cousins shot him. "Well," Bubba began, "We wuz havin' a good time drinking, when my cousin Ray picked up his shotgun and said, 'Hey, der ya fellows wanna go hunting?'" "And then what happened?" the officer interrupted. "From what I remember," Bubba said, "I stood up and said, 'Sure, I'm game.'"

Happy Thump Day everyboomie! santa

Ok Ok, "ThirstDay" then. wink12

Now, what wuz I gunna talk about? think

At 8:00 at night I'm not really leaning towards a very long dialogue.

I have to get up at 3:30.

I'm rather leaning towards the bedroom actually.

I'm really leaning towards the bedroom.

I'm almost horizontal, I'm leaning so much.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzz sleep12

What's that buzzing noise?

I thought I would get the diner started, and then go do some gaming, but I started the post about a half hour ago, and I have a bald spot on my head now from scratching my noggin so much. headscratch

I may not have a hair left by the time I finish it.

On the bright side I don't have to cut my hair anymore.

On the other side.... think .....It's bright too because of the glare of the sun.

I guess I don't have to worry then, because it'll be all-bright. thumbsup12

Nobody can ever call me Harry either.

They don't call me Harry now though.

Why would they, I'm not Harry? shocked

I'm Confused......and tired.

Have a harry happy day everyboomie.

Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Thursdiner - 12/19/12 09:03 PM

I hope you have a happy day as well Joe! When do your off holiday hours start so you can stop getting up in the middle of the night.

Today is a hike the dogs day and then in the corner the rest of the day.

Sharon I hope your day went well yesterday and you are home now.

Evelyne, safe travels my friend.

Have a great day everyone! hearts
Posted by: Space Quest Fan

Re: Thursdiner - 12/19/12 09:19 PM

Hi Ana wave12

Have a great Thursday Joe thumbsup12
Posted by: Haroula

Re: Thursdiner - 12/20/12 02:40 AM

Good morning Joe,Ana,SQF and all who follow santa
Have all a nice day santadance
Posted by: cailyn

Re: Thursdiner - 12/20/12 03:25 AM

Good morning Joe,Ana,Space,Haroula wave12Only 4 more days left till Xmas I'll be glad when it gets here happydance12 Coffee is brewing!Hi Gerry to you when you arrive santaHave a great day everyone winter
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: Thursdiner - 12/20/12 05:31 AM

wink12 Good Morning Joe, Ana, SpaceQ, Haroula and Cailyn. Joe don't forget the old saying "Early to bed early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise" so cheer up! lol12 Ana have fun with the pups. puppy SpaceQ and Haroula enjoy your day. wave12 Cailyn 4 days till Christmas oh my!! rolleyes12 A Wonderful Day wished for everyone! wink12
Posted by: GBC

Re: Thursdiner - 12/20/12 06:39 AM

Good Morning Boomers

Joe, have a great day!

Ana, have a good time with the dogs. Hope your corner time rund smoothly.

Space, good morning!

Haroula, how's your weather?

Cailyn, I can't wait till Christmas.

Gerry, good morning.

To all who come in I'm wishing a super good day!

Think I'll be going grocery shopping this morning after a nice dog walk.
Posted by: connie

Re: Thursdiner - 12/20/12 07:20 AM

Good morning everyone. Midge prayers and hugs on the way. kissy12 Sharon, prayers that all went well yesterday. kissy12 I think a Sams trip is in the cards for today. To all here and all who follow, have a Wonderful Thursday. Danish and Waffles in the NC. winter
Posted by: venus

Re: Thursdiner - 12/20/12 09:27 AM

Good morning and have a terrific day Joe, Ana, Space Quest, Haroula, Cailyn, Gerry, Gail, Connie and all who come in after me. wave12

I'm off today - finally. happydance12 These long weeks are exhausting me, but at least I'm getting good paychecks. smile12

Today I'm pretty much going to do nothing but game and practice my singing. thumbsup12

Hope everyone here has a fantastic Thursday. winter
Posted by: Darlene

Re: Thursdiner - 12/20/12 10:03 AM

wave12 Howdy ho, sweet Joe! Thanks for the openers! Have a happy day, as well!

Good morning, sweet 'Boomies!

Alrighty, gotta skoosh! See you later!
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Thursdiner - 12/20/12 11:14 AM

Thumping Good Thursday ya'll happydance12

Woke up this morning to weather alerts all over the place. 2 minutes of the Today show and now The View followed by 20 minutes of weather news, rinse and repeat. December seems an odd time for tornados but as warm as it has been, I guess I should not be surprised.

They tell ya to go to the lowest room and as that is where we spend all our time, we are good.

Today is Monday, take 2, so I'll be paying bills as long as my net stays up. Need to zoom through it. Tonight if the weather allows, we are going to finally go see the new 007 movie as it's leaving our theaters tomorrow.

Did anyone see the new Total Recall? Son rented it last night for us.

Tomorrow, we will be picking up the boys and heading out to Fantasy in Lights, which includes more than 8,000,000 lights. We've gone every year since they started it. As it turns out, that has pretty much spoiled us for most other light displays.

We will be back late tomorrow night, then cleaning and decorating on Saturday and collapsing from it all on Sunday. rotfl12

It will be a long day but I think the boys are old enough to really like the lights. Then we have the boys til Christmas Eve night, then back to mom, then back to us Christmas night until school starts back in Jan. My head is spinning...I hope their's is not.

Joe, you have to be sure and keep sun block on that bright spot so you don't get burned. whistle

Ana, here's hoping the puzzles solve themselves.

Quest, ya'll have any snow yet?

Haroula, have a great day.

Cailyn, ya'll having company for Christmas?

Gerry, do you guys have big plans for the holiday?

Gail, are all the presents wrapped and under the tree?

Connie, have fun!!

Venus, rest well.

Happy Skooshing, Darlene wave12
Posted by: auntiegram

Re: Thursdiner - 12/20/12 12:46 PM

Joe thanks for the laughs! May work fly and go well.

Ana hope the project is going well for ya. Have a nice run with the dogs. Well if your rain stops long enough. Radar shows some snow too but not sure it will make it there otherwise you could maybe have a white Christmas. lol12

Space have a wonderful day!

wave12 Haroula, Cailyn and Gerry! Have a lovely dauy!

Gail have a nice walk with the dogs and fun shopping!

Connie have fun shopping!! Thanks for the danish!

venus enjoy your day off and have fun gaming!!

Darlene may all go smoothly today!

Sharon hope that all is well with you!

L4l what a lovely site!! Enjoy!!

Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Thursdiner - 12/20/12 01:00 PM

Good morning boomies! I've been in the corner all morning working. No dog run it's been raining and we had an inch already and there is too much mud and water right now to run the dogs. We have a winter storm warning and supposed to get 6 inches. It's been 290 days since we had any measurable snow. We broke all records for Chicago.

I need to go back to the corner....have a great day!
Posted by: 3dobermans

Re: Thursdiner - 12/20/12 03:37 PM

Afternoon; cloudy and a bit windy. Power out about 10:30 last night due to high winds again so missed the ending of WWE which was a tribute to the troops.
Most of the snow has melted though.

Off to play a demo game to see if I like it.

A good day to all.
Posted by: Space Quest Fan

Re: Thursdiner - 12/20/12 03:39 PM

Plenty of rain but the snow has not hit here yet. happydance12
Posted by: Haroula

Re: Thursdiner - 12/20/12 03:39 PM

sleep12 wave12
Posted by: Yankee Clipper

Re: Thursdiner - 12/20/12 03:41 PM

Oh my how the wind is blowing and will be in the 20"s tonight and after all the lovely weather we've been having -come on Spring, hurry up. I'm making vegetarian bean soup and garlic and onion aroma -kinda heavy!!

Tomatos made it OK through the night and only 1 looks kinda peuncy. I will cover them this eve due to the cold and high winds. It's good I bought 2 row covers and I'll use them both.

Moira (kitty) is curled up in a pizza pan on the front porch in the sun -how bout cat-hair pizza anyone.

The days will start getting longer -how wonderful

On to sudoku and mastermind online -fun games

happy thursday all
Posted by: Sorta Blonde

Re: Thursdiner - 12/20/12 04:08 PM

Temp was 38 overnight and it's 70 (yes it is) now. Amazing. This is a temp taken in the SHADE. I sense bad things coming (earthquake conditions). Very cold then warms up quickly and bingo. Hope I am wrong.

Sidewalks in progress. They are actually pouring cement today. Wow.

Ambulance and firetruck last night at the 'compound' 2 doors down. Not at the apartments. That was the police TWICE in the same day. Geez. We sure have a lot of 'public services' around us. Always something fun to watch.

HUGE hawk was circling this morning. Must have had a wingspan of 5 feet. Amazingly huge. I checked out the outdoorsies because one of the 'oldies' is pure white and only weighs about 5 lbs soaking wet. Tiny thing her whole life. She's ok but I'll be on guard all day. That was one big hawk!

Off to hawk watch!
Posted by: manxman

Re: Thursdiner - 12/20/12 06:59 PM

Hi everyone wave12 Snow is on its way holidays
Posted by: gymcandy1

Re: Thursdiner - 12/20/12 09:36 PM

Howdy folks. wave12

Oh what a night, Oh what a shocked

No sooner than I posted the diner last night, a storm hit, and I mean thunder, lightening, and driving rain, and some hail. I lost internet, TV and thankfully not my electricity.

I think we got a couple of inches of rain. It sounded like the house would blow away all night. eek12

Then we had the wind all day long and I mean all day, plus it was pretty darn cold. shiver

Despite that, I got off at 1:00, came home and loaded Pepper, went to Mom's, took Baby walking around hill and dell, like we were in the cast of the Sound of Music. puppy

All in all I'd say it was a pretty good day. thumbsup12

How was your's? wink12

Trippy I have not seen the Hobbit. Have you? happydance12

Posted by: Lotus777

Re: Thursdiner - 12/20/12 10:26 PM

Hi All.. Wow Joe, I'm really sorry about that awful weather. I didn't mean to send it your way, honest!!! Sounds exactly like what we had all last night, I finally crawled into bed around one thirty this was still gusting but not so much and then it rained steadily all night and into the morning...we got three inches and are flooded again...we are okay where the house is though. Now it is trying to snow. Merry Christmas and HoHoHo!!! presents12
Posted by: gymcandy1

Re: Thursdiner - 12/20/12 10:43 PM

Merry Christmas Lotus. christmas

Feel free to send any rain this way, or snow for that matter. wink12

Posted by: auntiegram

Re: Thursdiner - 12/20/12 11:38 PM

Joe I'm sure some of those people a little farther south of me would gladly send you their snow. It has been snowing there all day and making it hard to travel. None here though.

Lotus be safe in those storms!!!

Well I think I shall call it a day! Night all sleep well and pleasant dreams!!

Ana is it snowing yet?????

Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Thursdiner - 12/20/12 11:40 PM

It is snowing but it's 31 degrees so it is only leaving a white slush. Sweet dreams!
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Thursdiner - 12/21/12 12:32 AM

Well, it finally turned cold here. Dashed from the theater to the car after watching Skyfall. Good movie!

Off to bed now. Must rest as we begin 2 weeks with the boys. sleep12