Sunday, November 11, 2012

Over The Cliff

Going over the Fiscal Cliff
It's time for a sing-a-long! The name of the tune is: "Over The Cliff". (Sung to the tune of: Over the River and Through the Woods.)

Over the cliff
And into the sea
America now goes
Of course we all pray
It won't happen this way
 But no one really knows

All business shuts down
And no jobs left in town
It's the new American Way
Obama is King
And soon He will bring

Foodstamps to the whole USA

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Saint of the Week

Our Saint of the Week is Pope Saint Damasus. After you click on his name and have a chance to study his bio, there will be a short quiz.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Creating Jobs

One of my pet peeves is when someone in government says they need to focus on the economy and creating jobs. It's been shown many times that the best way for government to "create jobs" is to get out of the way and let the private sector create real jobs. That is one of the differences between Democratics and Republicans. Dems want to create more government jobs. Trying to improve the economy by growing government is like trying to push a rope.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Feeling Safe

It should certainly make us all feel safer knowing that our government is now flying domestic drones. These UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) use infrared sensors and have high-resolution cameras. They can also be armed with lethal force or rubber bullets and tear gas. By being operated from a remote location, government bureaucrats can now make sure that you are safe and that all your needs are being taken care of, by Big Government.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Heart Candy

Even tho it is an election year, I was quite surprised to find this particular saying on one of the Valentine's Day candies purchased at a random place at a random time. Speaking of politics, I heard that Hope and Change have changed into Hype and Blame. Those sound like winning planks of a popular platform.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Snowflake of the Week

Saturday Haiku:
Six-sided snow flake
Added color and effects
With Pixlr Express

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Looking Around

I captured this bird with my camera. Pixlr Express was used to transform the original picture into something special. My wife thinks this picture looks religious. I was quite disappointed when Google pulled the plug on Picnik (for image editing). If you have not yet discovered Pixlr Express, it can be a religious experience. Now I just hope Google doesn't change the Blogger Interface so much so that it is no longer user friendly. Change isn't always for the better, as we've seen with the Obamaization of America.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Pattern Of The Week

Haiku For You:
Old-fashioned striped seats
The back seat of a Hudson
Lots of good times here.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Duane's House of Pizza

After doing a drive-about the other weekend, we came back into town planning on stopping to eat some good Chinese cooking at a local restaurant. While parking, we drove by Duane's House of Pizza. An executive decision was made to wait on the Chinese, and instead order a large pepperoni and beef pizza. That was a very good decision.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Green River

Green river picture
Not your normal fixture
Delivers unknown mixture
Bending further flexure
Never-ending conjecture
Show up for the lecture.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Snowflake Of The Week

Even tho this snowflake looks like a dartboard, it is still just a six-sided snowflake. You can throw darts at it if you want.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Chicken Tax

President Obama and Vice President Sharpton getogether to discuss a possible new tax on fried chicken, along with a controversial racial profiling tax, in addition to a new umbrella tax on all taxes. These gifted national organizers believe the best way to improve the economy and to create more federal jobs is to dramatically increase taxes and play the class warfare card wherever possible. When asked about possible challenges by Congress to these new mandates, their reply was: "Could we get some more chicken, here?"

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

White Forest

Back on February 4, 2012 everything was heavily frosted. It must have been the perfect conditions for frost making, including zero wind. Since then, we have had weeks of temperatures in the 60s and 70s, so all the snow is long gone. Last night we had thunder. Today we are in a strong wind advisory. If you like a variety of weather, Fargo has everything you seek.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

High Tech Country

Apparently Australia has a new high-tech invention that could give the Apple iPad a run for its money. The Radiolette can apparently receive radio waves transmitted through the air from a radio station's antenna. It then amplifies them as sound waves for your home listening pleasure. The term FM must stand for "finest mantel" as is indicated in the above advertisement.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Milk Man

Here is a rare self-portrait of Johnnny. It was taken in a grocery store. In the milk section.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Local Tower

Picture #1: Local area tower structure apex.

Picture #2 is a zoom-in of Picture #1 top right portion.

End of post. Thank you for your undivided cooperation.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Snowflake Of The Week

In honor of just having done some shovelling, t'is time once again for The Snowflake Of The Week. We present: FeatherFlake!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Best Singer Ever?

If I had a dollar for every time in the last couple of weeks that I heard that Whitney Houston was the best singer ever, I'd probably have about $20. One so-called pundit said it was arguable that she was the best singer of all time. Johnnny would stress the "arguable". I would argue that one. When they made this declaration, weren't they forgetting about: Robert Plant, Freddie Mercury, Stevie Wonder, Jon Anderson (Yes), Ella Fitzgerald, Adam Lambert, Frank Sinatra, Bonnie Raitt, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Michael Jackson, Sir Paul McCartney, Etta James, and Todd Rundgren? Apparently so.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

New Phones

Kit and I just got new cell phones! We've now finally entered the world of texting. We had texting capability with our older phones, but texting on a number pad is so slow. We each now have the Kyocera Brio (with the full keyboard) on the major recommendation of Brother Scott. Thank you, Scotty. Thank you, Sprint. Thank you, Kyocera. Thank you, Blogger.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Pattern Of The Week

Every weekend, I bring all of our recyclables to one of the area recycling centers. (Hopefully everyone recycles. If you don't, thanks for starting.) This was an early morning frosty fence that was waiting to be photographed.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Happy Birthday President Reagan

Happy Birthday #101 to President Reagan. He was born on Monday, February 6, 1911. {Click for more info.} This picture is from 1983.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Saturday: Day Of Rust

This is the side of an old cupola caboose. Click on the picture to zoom in for a better view.

Gateway to the Wild West

As you drive through Fargo on I-94, you're bound to see this arched walk-way. Some people call it an over-walk, some call it the Fargo Arch and some call it the Gateway to the West**. Whatever you want to call it, it needs some twinkly lights or something to really make it look great at night. (Click on the picture to see it in its full glory.)

**Some say that St. Louis copied the idea of Fargo's Archway for their larger version.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Happy Friday

Have a great Super Bowl weekend everybody! Remember to not drink and drive, but rather, think and thrive.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Scenic Fargo

Fargo, North Dakota was recently voted one of the most scenic cities in the country. Vistas like this overpass show why. This photo was snapped on eastbound I-94 at the tri-level overpass. Q: Were you driving while you took this picture? A: No, I was being driven by my driver, but thanks for axing. (Click on picture to zoom in.)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Swan Song

Just because swans mate for life, I don't think it's that big a deal. First of all, if you're a swan, you're probably not going to find a swan that looks much better than the one you've got, so why not mate for life? --Jack Handy

BLOGGER stands for

As an acronym, have you ever wondered what BLOGGER stands for? Here is one possibility:
Be Yourself
Looking Good
Good Times
Global Network
Extra Ordinary
Road Scholars
What do you think BLOGGER means?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Back Seat Driver

In the grocery store parking lot the other day, I noticed a family of dogs out shopping. They must have been low on dog food.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Google Shutting Down Picnik

Early on this Sunday morn, I sit down to my computer only to learn that Google is shutting down on April 19, 2012. Thanks for the heads-up warning but it is still devastating news. Reading some online comments, I think a google of users wish that Google would kindly reconsider shutting down this great website. Picnik is such a wonderful stand-alone website for working with pictures. I hope April 19, 2012 never comes. Google have mercy.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Our Internet Cafe

We have our internet access in the dining room where a second new computer was recently added to our older one. Now it feels like our very own little Internet Cafe. Above the dining room table hangs this fixture (shown above). It's always nice to have a dimmer switch to control your lights. I wonder if dimmer switches will work with those new compact fluorescent lights (mandated by our government)?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Yard Art

Happy 2012! We finally got some snow in Fargo. I shovelled our whole driveway and put it all in one spot. It was that nice sticky snow. There were already a few snowmen in the area. So, I made a nice little pile and put a rock on top. We thought it kind of looked like a DQ ice cream sunday. Now we call it a Donkervoort, especially since I added a string of cream-colored rope lights going around the whole thing. We hope to have more Donkervoorts if we get more good snow.