Monday, May 28, 2007

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Farmers Market

I think they should have changed the sign to "Farmer" Market...
Perhaps everyone else was in the fields...

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Lola Takes A Walk

Lola Takes A Walk -

We can also say that, ..."no good deed goes unpunished." My youngest daughter agreed to dog sit a bulldog of one of her friends. The dog was cute and cuddly. As I understand it, Lola is 80 lbs+, but thinks she is a lap dog. My daughter and her husband also have a cat, "Patches" , a small poodle "Hanna" and a Sheltie collie, "Buster." Quite the menagerie. At this point I don't think there are any fish, but...

Lola had a habit of getting a little friendly with Buster, and Buster didn't like that at all, so Buster got to go live at the farm for the week. Also, since Lola was looking at Hanna like she was a French fry, she also got to go live at the farm. Poor Patches had no place to go and was put in the basement for the duration.

It seems that midweek Lola became bored and decided she needed to take a "walk about." Since she is 80 lbs she had no problem breaking the chain that she she was tied to and escaped from the back yard. She was eventually apprehended by the doggie police and taken to doggie jail.

Bail for Lola was $60.00. Good news is that everyone is home where they belong. Lola went home, Buster and Hannah came home, and Patches got out of the basement so he could pester the dogs.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Shhh - Don't Tell Anyone!!

I went shopping with my wife this evening and midway during the shopping I had a need to find a restroom. We were in a familiar department store and I thought I knew where the restrooms were. I typically have used the restroom on the 1st floor of the department store, and we were on the 2nd floor, so I had to hunt around a bit. I found the restroom and went in to do my business.

As I went in the door my first thought was, "Where are the urinals?" My second thought was, "This is a pretty nice men's Room with a sitting area and large mirrors..." Then my 3rd thought hit me, "I don't think this is the men's room."

I turned around and left and as I opened the door I saw the sign on the other side of the hall...Men's Room. The architect had "reversed" the location from the 1st floor - Oh well - I was fortunate that there was no one in the ladies room, so no one knows...shhhhh.

As long as I'm talking about "restrooms" I need to relate a story about my mother. She was visiting with us when we lived in New Orleans, and while we were at the airport picking them up she had to use the restroom after her long flight from Iowa. She came out of the restroom and announced (so all could hear within a 100 yard radius), "George, you have to go to the bathroom, it does everything for you; the toilet flushes by itself, the water starts all by itself, and the hand dryer starts all by itself. All you have to do is your business. Come try it"

She really enjoyed that restroom and talked about it for days...