Quote of the day

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it…. People think pleasing God is all God care about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.
~Alice Walker, The Color Purple, 1982

Cool website

I found a neat little part of Discovery Health’s website…it’s an animated body atlas and it has a list of ailments and conditions and the video shows details of different illnesses. There are normal, un-gross things like migraines, and the more unpleasant video of what pubic lice looks like and how they lay their eggs, etc.

http://health.discovery.com/tools/blausen/blausen.html

Check it out!
P.S. Got my stitches removed today….thank God, I can shave my leg again!

Bird sightings


Well, my Mom has bested me again in the bird category. We have this little “bird war” going on…tonight, while watching some deer in her backyard, Mom noticed a small bird that had landed on her windowsill, right by her face. It was a SAW-WHET OWL.

THE ABOMIDABLE SOAP MONSTER


Someday we will be able to really embarrass her…

Are you brave enough for…. Frankenfoot?

A Bird Joke

The Parrot
A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird’s mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change the bird’s attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to “clean up” the bird’s vocabulary.Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even ruder. John, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute. Fearing that he’d hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer.The parrot calmly stepped out onto John’s outstretched arms and said “I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I’m sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior.” John was stunned at the change in the bird’s attitude. As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird continued,”May I ask what the turkey did?”

If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear flowers in your hair

Geoff may get to travel to San Francisco soon for AOL, and if the Fates are with me, I get to go, too! The rates are very affordable in the next few months, so everyone keep your fingers crossed for me. Now, I will be just getting back to actually walking on both feet around then, so for a laugh, picture me in a cast walker, hoofing up and down the hills of San Francisco. Some of you have seen me many times in a cast walker, so imagine me with that peg-legged gait as I careen down a hill trying to catch a trolley.
BTW: If you haven’t read Geoff’s AOL stuff, go to www.aol.com and look up the Small Business section and click on “The Start-Up”. There’s video along with Geoff’s profiles and updates of all these businesses. It’s really interesting to follow these people’s lives as they struggle with being their own boss and trying to make it big. Geoff will be going to San Fran to interview the guys from New Orleans who owned the day spa and B & B. After Katrina, they sold their property and moved to just outside San Fran.
I will let everyone know if I get to go!