Joe's FriDiner

Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Joe's FriDiner - 07/18/13 11:07 PM

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world. ~Leo Buscaglia


PARAPROSDOKIANS (Winston Churchill loved them) are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected and frequently humorous:

1. Where there's a will, I want to be in it.

2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on my list.

3. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

4. If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

5. We never really grow up; we only learn how to act in public.

6. War does not determine who is right - only who is left..

7. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

8. They begin the evening news with 'Good Evening,' then proceed to tell you why it isn't.

9. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.

10. Buses stop in bus stations. Trains stop in train stations. On my desk is a work station.

11. I thought I wanted a career. Turns out I just wanted paychecks.

12. I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.

13. I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

14. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.

15. Behind every successful man is his woman. Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman.

16. A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.

17. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

18. Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.

19. I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not so sure.

20. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

21. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

22. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

23. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.

24. I am neither for nor against apathy.

25. Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

26. I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather, not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.

27. How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?

28. Dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish.

29. The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!

30. Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.

31. Hospitality: making your guests feel like they're at home, even if you wish they were.

32. A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it.

33. When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.

34. Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others whenever they go.


You will be happy to know that I will be turning the keys to the Diner back to Joe today. yay I missed you Joe! hearts

I will run the dogs in the morning, work until hubby comes home and then it's off to Top Golf for dinner, live music and golf with hubby, daughter and SIL. It's my favorite place to go on a date! woot

I hope you all have a great Friday! Let the weekend begin!

Ana wave
Posted by: Haroula

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 02:28 AM

Joe,we miss you hearts
Ana have fun happydance
Good morning everyone,have all a great Friday. wave
Posted by: cailyn

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 04:07 AM

Good morning Ana,Haroula waveJoe you we're missed you'll be welcomed back with open arms!Ana you did a great job standing in for Joe waveCoffee is on! Our temps could reach 100 today! eekI've had enough of this heat wave!Wishing everybody a happy day! summer
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 04:31 AM

Good Morning Ana, Haroula and Cailyn. Ana thanks for keeping the Diner open. I hope Joe is ready to come back. We are all here to welcome him back! Haroula enjoy your day. SCailyn we are expecting the same weather as you! I hope this heat wave ends soon. Stay Cool All! wave
Posted by: Gimli

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 05:42 AM

Good morning, it's Friday all around the world... (I guess?)...

Ana: yes, we love to have Joe back, but we loved your opening the Diner for him too! Thank you for all your work and time for us
Would that be the real thing (golf) or miniature golf?
Either way: enjoy!

Joe: welcome back home kissy kissy

Haroula: Kalimera

Sue: 100F - puhhhh how hot. Stay cool and inside the house if possible.

Gerry: good morning to you.

L4L/Soot: I hope the plumber could help yesterday. What a mess.

Lotus: prayers heading your and Mum's way! HUGS

And a good morning to all who come after me to the best and nicest Diner in town.

We have been invited to supper by one of our neighbors yesterday. We have been in a "Agriturismo" and here 's the link.

It was spectacular, the view and also the food. We had a very nice evening with the couple. She is an artist too (painter) and we had a lively discussion about art. Live is good.

Today is relaxing day because temps here too are very hot (87F) and the humidity sky high. In the afternoon an official from the insurance company is visiting us to talk about the break in we had in November last year. If he want to leave his ventilated office to come up the hills to visit us in this heat, that's his problem..

To all of you I wish cooler temps and a nice day.

Posted by: venus

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 06:08 AM

Hello and goodbye. wave
Posted by: SharonB

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 06:13 AM

Good morning Gameboomers! Temp is going to 95F today with high humidity. Don't want to go out today, but I must. Thank heaven for AC!

Posted by: connie

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 06:55 AM

Good morning everyone. Joe, Hugs. hearts High temps and humidity are normal for here all summer, which lasts 4 to 5 months. summer I'm not thrilled with living in Florida, but hubby is. We've lived here since 1963, and I'm still not used to it. duh Going shopping and to lunch with best friend today. It's been awhile since we've gotten to go out together. To all here and all who follow, have a Wonderful TGIF. Danish, BB Pancakes, and Fresh Fruit in the NC. penguin
Posted by: GBC

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 07:30 AM

Good Morning Boomers

Morning Ana, (Joe, you're missed), Haroula, Sue, Gerry, Evelyne, Venus, Sharon, Connie and all who come in.

Swooshing this morning, I have a Doctor's appointment. Very very hot here. summer
Posted by: MsMercury

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 09:48 AM

Hi Boomers! Hope everyone is well!

Ana, you've done a great job opening the diner every day! kissy

Joe, will be great to see you back...hugs! kissy

Another steamy hot day here...we actually have heat warnings in place, most unusual for Scotland! I'm in the kitchen today, baking and prepping...trying everything I can think of to keep my work area cool!

Will post pics of some more of my cakes when I get some time to myself.

Have a great day all!

Mary hearts
Posted by: Darlene

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 10:04 AM

wave Ana, thanks for opening the Diner this week! You're awesome! Have a great time tonight!

Joe, you have been missed! Welcome back! hearts

Good morning, sweet 'Boomies!

Alrighty, gotta skoosh! See you later!
Posted by: gymcandy1

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 10:16 AM

Originally Posted By: Darlene
wave Ana, thanks for opening the Diner this week! You're awesome!

My sentiments exactly Darlene. yes

Thank you very much Ana. hearts

Good morning everybody. wave

Thankfully this is my scheduled day off. I'm weary from all the folks running through the house, and of course the events of the week. slapforehead

My son is still here. He's leaving later today or tomorrow.

The oldest of my sisters is still here to help clean up.

After that it's just my younger sister, and I left.

It was a long week, and I thank each of you from the bottom of my heart for all the continuous thoughts, and prayers. Much appreciated. hearts

Tomorrow I'll be back at work and back to living my life. thumbsup

It's nice to be back. yay

I hope you're all having a great day. happydance

Posted by: MaG

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 10:21 AM


Hope everything works out for the best. We're here if you need anything. kissy
Posted by: gymcandy1

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 10:40 AM

Thank you very much MaG!!! hearts

Posted by: auntiegram

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 10:58 AM

Ana sounds like you have some lovely plans for today!! Enjoy!! Thank you for having Joe's back this week, you are so kind! Have a lovely day!

Haroula have a lovely day!

Cailyn thanks for the coffee. Have a lovely day!

Gerry stay cool and have a lovely day!

Evelyne what a lovely place and so glad you had a wonderful time. Stay cool and good luck with the insurence man!!

venus......Happy working!!!

Sharon stay cool in the heat!!

Connie my niece can't handle the heat here when we get it but she still wants to move to Florida. lol Stay cool and have fun shopping. Thanks for the danish!

Gail stay cool in that heat. Prayers that all is well and good luck with the doc appointment!!

Mary I have seen some of those cakes on FB and they are awsome!!! Keep cool and Happy Baking!!

Darlene may work fly and all go smoothly!!

Joe....welcome back!!! HUGS!! HUGS! HUGS!

wave howdy MaG!!

Doing laundry and then to the dentist and then the taxi shall run! It was already 75F out when I got up and took Sassy out. Another hot one.

Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 11:08 AM

Fantastic Friday ya'll puppy

Hubby is furloughed today, so we will use the time to get some house chores done. Since the laundry room flooded, hubby moved everything from there into the den. So we will go through it all and toss toss toss before we reassemble the room.

The flood last night was my fault blush The plumbers came around supper time and fixed the original problem. Then, trying to be helpful, I cleaned out a filter in the washer that has to be screwed in and out. Well, apparently I didn't get it back in correctly. The washer wasn't working 'cos hubby had turned the water off to it because of the flood, but he hadn't told me. lol He turned it back on when he got home, we ran a wash, and presto chango...flood from the filter being not seated correctly. So, now laundry room floor is dry and the washer works happydance

I'll be doing some reorganizing in the kitchen today as that is the easiest room to hang in with Keoki. I'll also be baking bread as soon as I post. We are out. It's always so fun to bake in the summer cos stuff rises fast!

We are hot hot hot and humid humid humid, but as Connie says, we will be that until at least Sept.

Joe, so happy to have you back.

See you guys after I get some kitchen stuff accomplished.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 11:29 AM

Good morning boomies! Count us in with the hot and sticky crowd. We are going to 97 today. I love it though so no complaints here.

L4L, so sorry about the flood. I hope your luck turns around today and its uneventful except for fun stuff.

Nan, enjoy taxi night and I hope the dentist is pain free.

MaG, hearts

Joe, I am so happy to see you back! yay Enjoy your sons company while you can. That is nice of sister to stay and help. hearts

Darlene, I hope you have a fun and relaxing weekend planned.

Mary, I have seen your cakes on FB as well and you are an artist! You are very talented!

Gail, I hope the doctors appt goes well.

Connie, where did you move from when you went to Florida? Have a great lunch.

Sharon, be careful out there!

Venus, have a good day!

Evelyne, the place looks wonderful. How fun! Top Golf is like playing darts with a golf ball. You can see the field Here. We play on a deck on the third floor in the open air and the view of sunsets is beautiful.

Gerry, be careful walking in the heat.

Sue, do you use your swimming pool in this weather?

Haroula, is it a beach day? to the river with the dogs before it gets hotter. Have a happy day!
Posted by: cailyn

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 12:19 PM

No swimming pool here Ana! But we have a lake that I can see out my window,take 10 steps and we're there.That's we're I'm headed now!Stay cool everyone if you can! summer
Posted by: connie

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 01:55 PM

Ana, I'm from West New York, New Jersey. Right across the Hudson from New York. We moved here in 63. Hubby is a West Virginia boy, and didn't like the city. Cailyn, there are Alligators in the lakes here. eek
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 02:44 PM

Ok, dumb question...are there alligators in Mass? I thought gators were a southern blessing rolleyes
Posted by: cailyn

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 02:49 PM

No alligators here! wave
Posted by: auntiegram

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 03:59 PM

lol no gators here either. Poor things would freeze to death during our winters. lol

L4l glad everything is up and running now. Have fun sorting!

Ana dentist was painless. lol Hope you had a good run with the dogs and have fun tonight!!

Well I am off with the taxi!! Have a lovely evening all!!

Posted by: luv2travel

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 04:03 PM

L4L, Connie's in Florida. There are many gators in the lakes there. They are fond of poodles and other small dogs and cats. Everybody thinks how neat it would be to have a water view (like a lake in your back yard) from your home in FL. Not me! I would want to be as far from the small lakes and canals as I could get. No gator neighbors for me!
Andrea wave
Posted by: Haroula

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 04:31 PM

sleep wave
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 05:05 PM

Andrea, that is hysterical. I totally misread that sentence and thought Connie was telling Cailyn there were gators in Cailyn's lake. I missed the word "here." rotfl

Bread is made, kitchen is cleaned, car is dropped off for service and now I'm going to go fold clothes and after that, make dinner.

Sweet dreams Haroula sleep
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 05:06 PM

Sweet dreams Haroula.

Andrea, I think that L4L was asking Sue in Mass because she was swimming in her lake.wave

Sue, that sounds great! Do the dogs swim too? Mine were very happy to soak in the river today. puppy

Nan, have fun tonight! Glad the dentist was kind today!

Connie, quite a difference from NY to Florida. We are hoping to move to the Carolinas eventually.

Trippy, hope all is well by you!
Posted by: 3dobermans

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 05:27 PM

Ana, great job opening the Diner; maybe Joe will hire could sing, serve coffee, wash windows, mop floors, wash dishes... grin
Doing okay; also temps in the 90's and think I'll be turning the ac on shortly.
Wheat harvest has started and I don't envy those in the fields.

Dogs doing well, but will only stay out for awhile.

Looked for gators but no luck...whew.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 05:34 PM

Hi TRippy! yay I am gladly handing the keys back to Joe. He runs it so much better than me and I appreciate his talent in not only opening the Diner but entertaining us as well. grin
Maybe if he spikes the coffee I'll dance on the tables though. rotfl

My dogs wouldn't stay out either in this heat. When we go out, we walk, they swim,walk some more, swim some more. lol
Posted by: MaG

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 05:34 PM

Trippy wave

I thought Ana was doing all that already. think
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 05:45 PM

rotfl Shhhh MaG. Don't let the word get out or people will think I'm the cleaning fairy and want me to do their houses too! lol
Posted by: Space Quest Fan

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 06:21 PM

Running late today. Welcome to the weekend Boomers. wave
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 06:39 PM

Originally Posted By: BrownEyedTigre
rotfl Shhhh MaG. Don't let the word get out or people will think I'm the cleaning fairy and want me to do their houses too! lol

Me first! wave
Posted by: luv2travel

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 07:36 PM

L4L...It was all in fun! I was just pulling your leg! lol
Andrea wave
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 09:32 PM

You got me, Andrea lol How are the kitties? How is Remy doing?

We have dined ( Home made chili and cornbread with a kick) and cleaned the kitchen. Dogs are fed. Now I'm off to bed to put a heating pad on my back as it is talking back. Time to relax a bit. wave I think hubby and I are going to watch Red as we've never seen it. Or if we did, we forgot. rotfl
Posted by: 3dobermans

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 10:22 PM

Hi Mag; guess I've been breezing through the Diner to quickly and not posting.

Ana, I too, am glad to see Joe back. I was following his posts on FB.

It reached 100 today.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 10:37 PM

Date night canceled due to tornado sirens. They evacuated us.
Posted by: Space Quest Fan

Re: Joe's FriDiner - 07/19/13 10:53 PM

Ouch. That stinks Ana. Stay safe.