- At Lunch time sit in your parked car with sunglasses on and point a hair dryer at passing traffic.
- Every time soneone asks you to do something, ask them if they want fries with that.
- When money comes out of the ATM, scream, "I Won, I Won!!!!"
- Tell your children while at Dinner, "Due to the economy, we are going to have to let one of you go.
- Put mosquito netting over your cube at work and play tropical sounds all day.
- Specify that your Drive-Through order is "To Go."
- Finish all your sentences with the phrase: "In accordance with the Prophecy."
- Put the trash can on your desk at work and label it: "IN"
- Five days in advance, tell your Friends you can not make their party because you do not feel in the mood.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
In addition to the current fad of "Obesity News" there seems to be an abundance of information concerning Seasonal Affective Disorder and Restless Leg Syndrome. All of this coverage reminds me of a story that I heard from a real live person a few years ago.
This 74 year old woman made a life style choice to move from the Country to a High Rise Senior Citizen's Complex in a major Georgia city to be near here 94 year old Mother. Part of the process of obtaining an apartment in this progressive High Rise Senior Citizen's Complex was to obtain a complete physical. The Young Doctor ordered a "Cholesterol Check" for the 74 year old. This was done after it was ascertained that the potential resident discussed her normal morning breakfast of two fried eggs, a few strips of bacon and a couple of slices of toast with butter and orange marmalade. The young doctor was amazed that the woman was still alive. The woman was granted a waiver when she told the young doctor that she was born before they had invented Cholesterol.
To conclude this story, I found out last year that the 94 year old Mother passed away at the age of 97. The 74 year old woman is still alive in the Senior Citizen's High Rise Complex and she is still enjoying life and eating her normal breakfast.
While this may not always be the case for all peoples, I am confident that if we learn enough about all the diseases and read enough about them we can all begin to feel as if we have everything that comes along. I do believe that a lot of what we suffer from today is an over abundance of information. Admittedly there are those who do have real problems; however I am a fairly old person myself and I continue to enjoy life. Admittedly I do not dwell on what is wrong with me. Plenty of my peers tell me about my shortcomings!!! So I will leave my problems with them.
In the meantime, I think I will go outside and soak up some daylight to avoid the Seasonal Affective Disorder. From my research on Restless Leg Syndrome I have learned that exercise during the day can also help keep this problem at bay.
I realize that I am not a Medical Professional, but I drove by a Holiday Inn - Express just yesterday. Have a Great Day and as always, Enjoy Life. The alternative is not that nice!!!!
Monday, November 27, 2006
A Final Opportunity to enjoy the red dogwood leaves
Digital Photography certainly allows us all to enjoy the seasons and the pelthora of images in a cost effective manner. I do not even have to travel to the Georgia Mountains to enjoy the fine looking colors of Autumn.
Again, I urge you to take the time to step outside and enjoy the beauty around us all, here in Middle Georgia.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
As we begin the final days of preparation for Christmas 2006 may I encourage you to take the time to enjoy the beauty and abundance of our God's Creation.
Then to make the observance of Christmas even more complete, please, if you do not have a Church Home, consider visiting mine. You can find complete details here:
Friday, November 24, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Today, as I observed Thanksgiving Day, I could not help but think of the following quote from Douglas MacArthur: "the soldier above all others prays for peace, for it's the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war."
This is the reason that I have included the pictures that you have viewed above.
Thank You for Reading this Blog Today.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
As we all prepare our Thanksgiving Dinners for the Family and Friends and finally gather around the table for Family Fellowship between the Parade and the Plethora of Football Games on November 23rd may I encourage you to take the time to Pause to Remember the gallant Men and Women who are now in Harms Way as they serve us all.
Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!!!
Monday, November 20, 2006
But then, I may not be important enough to think in the new modern mode. I do not have to be on a phone trying to impress anyone. The simple things of life like enjoying the opportunity to practice "Socialization Skills," with other people is always exciting and rewarding. As you enjoy the next few days rushing around planning and preparing for the perfect Dinner and then the opportunity to get a jump start on Christmas shopping this Friday, may I encourage you to take the time to be really "Thankful." If you are like me, you may not have much as far as gold and silver; but you can certainly take the time to reflect on the past and also appreciate the present.
Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!!!!!
Friday, November 17, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Here is your opportunity to observe the ratio of home construction in Houston County, Georgia when compared to Bibb County, Georgia. Recent data indicates that for the last year with data available that over 1500 building permits were granted in Houston County.
Yet we continue to hear that some of the duly elected officials in Bibb County do not think that we need to do something about our dwindling population. It would appear to me that people are voting with their Choices. Where they want to live!!!!
What is so difficult about this concept? If an area is losing population there must be something wrong!!! This concept sounds so simple. Why must we in Bibb County and the City of Macon continue to ignore the obvious? It would appear that something needs to be done!!
All of this stated to reinforce to each and every one of our duly elected leaders in the City of Macon and the County of Bibb that "We The People Look To You To Do Something Now." We need to Consolidate. There I said it. To some of you this is a nasty word. You might as well get used to the word "Consolidate" because as it now stands all the nice new roads that you are in charge of improving will only help the moving vans transport even more of the God Fearing, Tax Paying Citizens of Macon and Bibb to neighboring Counties and Cities.
Several years ago, a young man I know obtained employment at a small business. After several years he was offered a promotion to foreman. Of course he took the opportunity and proceeded to work out the day. The very next day his promotion was announced and he was presented to his former peers as their new boss. No problem, but as the day wore on there appeared to be a lack of respect for the new boss. Why just yesterday he worked alongside them and even played practical jokes on management with them.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
November 13, 1942: During the Naval Battle at Guadelcanel the U. S. lost six ships, including the USS Juneau (CL-52) a Light Cruiser. On board the USS Juneau all five of the Sullivan Brothers from Waterloo, Iowa perished. At this time the U. S. Navy has honored this tragic loss with one Destroyer which bore the Name Sullivan to the current Guided Missile Destroyer: The Sullivans (DDG-68) which is homeported in Mayport, Florida. The five Sullivan Brothers were:
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Euonymus alatus - Burning Bush
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Friday, November 10, 2006
The entire event provided a very emotional high for "Flower Child" and was appreciated by all the Veterans and Students in attendance. Well Done to the Staff and especially the Students at Vineville Academy, Macon, Georgia.
In conclusion, A Thank You to all the Veterans who have served and all who serve today. Thank You!!!!
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
I have learned that if I had lived in the Atlanta Metro Area that I would not care about agriculture. Correct me if I am incorrect, I always thought that people in the Atlanta area enjoyed eating food as much as the rest of us.
Monday, November 06, 2006
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Friday, November 03, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Lacking the problem left exits, this design is a good choice for high traffic junctions. The ramps can be made two or three lanes wide for more capacity. It's semi-directional, meaning cars veer right before crossing both carriageways to the left, but the turns are gradual.
For additional information on the Semi-Directional T Interstate Highway Intersection please visit this link: