Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Taking advantage

The following is from the J-Walk blog - I'm glad John posted this because I was wondering about it when it was all over the news. Seems to me like - the next time this happens - nobody goes to the rescue. No reason that taxpayers in ANY country should have to pay for stupidity. Maybe Australia will sue - it might keep her from trying again.

You know that teenage girl who had to be rescued while trying to sail around the world? Family cannot afford to pay back teen sailor Abby Sunderland's rescue costs.

The mother of rescued American teenage sailor Abby Sunderland has said the family cannot afford to reimburse the Australian Government for the cost of saving her daughter which could top $300,000.

"We're not wealthy people."

And this: I'll try again to conquer the globe.

California teen sailor Abby Sunderland remained undaunted Saturday, saying she will try again to solo the globe even after a winter storm in the Indian ocean broke the rigging on her 40-foot Wild Eyes sailboat. "I'm definitely going to sail around the world again, or at least give it another try," she said, according to Australian broadcaster ABC.

[Her father] Laurence Sunderland, told the CBS Early Morning show Saturday that he would "wholeheartedly" support another global run for his daughter. "I don't think age should be a criterion in this," he said. "It should be the experience of the person and their level of expertise to undertake this."

Friday, June 18, 2010

Beautiful Day

It was a damn near perfect day here today - high temp was just about 80. Not a cloud in the sky. I played 9 holes of golf this morning, got my hair cut and did a little shopping this afternoon, and I put the top down on the convertible and my wife and I drove out to Sweet Inspirations in Fulton for dinner.

If only they could all be like this.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


A man went to his dentist because his mouth felt funny. The dentist examined him and said, "That new upper plate I put in for you six months ago is eroding. What have you been eating?"

The man replied, "All I can think of is that about four months ago my wife made some asparagus and put some stuff on it that was delicious. Hollandaise sauce. I loved it so much I now put it on everything - meat, toast, fish, vegetables, everything."

"Well," said the dentist, "that's probably the problem. Hollandaise sauce is made with lots of lemon juice, which is highly corrosive. It's eaten away your upper plate. I'll make you a new plate, and this time I'll use chrome."

"Why chrome?" asked the patient.

To which the dentist replied, "It's simple. Everyone knows that there's no plate like chrome for the hollandaise!"

I wouldn't know, but they say it's so.


1. Innovative
2. Preliminary
3. Proliferation
4. Cinnamon


1. Specificity
2. Anti-constitutionalistically
3. Passive-aggressive disorder
4. Transubstantiate


1. No thanks, I’m married..
2. Nope, no more booze for me!
3. Sorry, but you’re not really my type.
4. No thanks, I’m not hungry.
5. Good evening, officer. Isn’t it lovely out tonight?
6. Oh, I couldn’t! No one wants to hear me sing karaoke.
7.. I’m not interested in fighting you.
8. Thank you, but I won’t make any attempt to dance, I have no coordination. I’d hate to look like a fool!
9.. Where is the nearest bathroom? I refuse to pee on the side of the road.
10. I must be going home now, as I have to work in the morning.

Ellen and her corn starch experiment

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Rock Garden Story

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Horses among the rocks

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Plenty of torque

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Looking sad

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In Memory

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Tombstone Sentiments

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You're doing it incorrectly

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Who's staring at whom?

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Easy Rider

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Yep, I've seen this before...

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Now that's what I call belly-dancing

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Baby has something to ask you

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