Just so you know …


A guy is driving in rural Alabama and he sees a sign in front of a tired old house with lots of deferred maintenance: ‘Talking Dog For Sale ‘ 

He rings the bell and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard. The guy goes into the backyard and sees a nice looking Labrador retriever sitting there.

‘You talk?’ he asks.

‘Yep,’ the Lab replies.

After the guy recovers from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he says ‘So, what’s your story?’

The Lab looks up and says, ‘Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young. I wanted to help the government, so… I told the CIA. In no time at all they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping.’

‘I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running…but the jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn’t getting any younger so I decided to settle down. I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security, wandering near suspicious characters and listening in.  I uncovered some incredible dealings and was awarded a batch of medals.  I got married, had a mess of puppies, and now I’m just retired.’

The guy is amazed. He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants for the dog.

‘Ten dollars,’ the guy says.

‘Ten dollars? This dog is amazing! Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?’

‘Because he lies more than Hillary; He’s never been out of the back yard’

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Random thoughts for Hump Day


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What a topsy-turvy day today.  At least the work day is half over for me now.  I can just focus on the last half and forget about the morning.  Some things are better left in the past.

So I was offered a pretty good deal on next year’s vacation and I’m thinking I’ll take it while I can.  My financials could be better than I would like but I’ve been thinking that I’ve been overly conservative and I need to chill out a bit and use some of that “Mad Money” that I stashed away for a rainy day.  Things would be hard pressed to make my life any more rainier than it presently is.  Some time away from here next August would be a good thing.  Life isn’t just an Income Statement.

It looks like some rain for us today. tomorrow and maybe on Friday.  Rain will be spotty after that.  That’s gonna make working in the garden interesting.

I have decided that I need a change in my approach to my WP account.  I think I may have inadvertently aggravated some people.  For that I am truly sorry but I will deal with it by trying to do a better job.  You see, I don’t view people as “followers”; I view them as “friends”.  I have met some very interesting and diverse people on WP and I love having the opportunity to see their lives by the little windows they offer via their WP posts.