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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....06-08-05....Words - It's Story Time
DollyCali | 06-08-05 | DollyCali

Posted on 06/08/2005 5:54:16 AM PDT by DollyCali



A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day
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WORDS!!! - It's Story Time

TTT/PPP/MMM Part 1

Tall Tails and Trivia; Pithy Platitudes and Proverbs; Monumental Movies and Minutia


Oh My.. words.. how they can paint a picture, rip apart a soul or start a war. From the same lips a mother can soothe a crying child and moments later destroy the ego of the child’s dad. Lyricists have inspired romance, tears and suicide. Authors make fortunes with eager fans awaiting the next offering from their keyboard. Poets are memorialized from the offerings of a broken or troubled soul. Screenwriters are in demand for the way they can modify existing writing or develop original material for the big screen. Students can be inspired or devastated by the words from their teachers and mentors over the years.

Words can be truthful, sincere, loving, supportive, encouraging. They can be evil, piercing, disingenuous, destructive, and deceitful. They can mend or they can rend.

The very same words from the same mouth can be quite different with tone, volume & body language at variance.

Words come from the heart and often the heart must be examined.

Today we will have fun with words…. Phrases, paragraphs, short stories.

What are the words that were the best you ever heard? What are the words that tore your soul apart? What is the funniest story you ever heard? The saddest? Most life changing?

What is your idea of a “good/acceptable” lie.. or is there such a thing?

What is your favorite biblical proverb?

What is the favorite or most memorable saying from your childhood (parent or teacher origin)?

What is your favorite author? His/her works?

What is your favorite movie? Screenwriter?

What is the funniest joke you can recall? What is the funniest play on words you recall? Are you an oxymoron fan?

Do you have story of personally being wounded by a “friend’s” words?

Do you have a favorite word?

Tall Tails


(Yes, I know it should be “tales” but then it wouldn’t fit my “tails” series, would it?)

“When I was your age I walked 15 miles each way to school in knee deep snow with holes in my shoes”

“You better clean your plate because the children in China are starving “ - huh?

“ It is just up the road “a piece”… you CAN’T miss it”

“My wife doesn’t understand me”

“Easy assembly”

“Pro wrestling is real… the moon landings are faked.”

“I just buy Playboy for the great articles.”

“Now, I am not meaning to gossip, I am just telling you this so you can PRAY FOR HER.”

“Love means never having to say you are sorry”

“No, my dog doesn’t bite (hard)”

“I have the prettiest blind date to fix you up with.”

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Quotable Quotes


“It is Finished” Jesus Christ 33 AD

“God is dead” Nietzsche 1882 AD

“Nietzsche is dead” God 1900 AD

“Before God we are all equally wise – and equally foolish” - Einstein 1879 - 1955 AD

“Imagination is more important than knowledge – Einstein

“Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes” Confucius 551 – 479 BC

“Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles” Confucius

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say , and what you do are in harmony” Mahatma Gandhi 1869-1948 AD

“I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers” Gandhi

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong” Gandhi

Trivia


Email, internet postings, crossword puzzles & a game called Trivial pursuit have made us a world knowledgeable on trivia. How else would you know:

The extract vanilla comes from an orchid plant

Orchid means “testicles”

Who the fourteenth secretary of state was.

The number of electrons in a hydrogen atom.

Pithy Platitudes

A stitch in time saves nine

A penny saved is a penny earned

The early bird gets the worm (great if you like worms, huh?)

The second mouse gets the cheese

The fool says in his heart, there is no God.

Time waits for no man.

Honey attracts more bees than vinegar.

Confession is good for the soul

Honesty is the best policy

Haste makes waste

Close only counts in horseshoes

There are no atheists in Foxholes

Fine wine is like a fine woman (or is it the other way around?)

Never do anything important when you are exhausted

Don’t put a pea in your nose

Proverbs


From the mind of Solomon, perhaps the wisest man who penned scripture (well if you consider someone with thousands of wives wise) comes the biblical book of Proverbs.

A few of my favorites:

12:18 – “Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”

23: 9 – “Do not speak to a fool, for he will scorn the wisdom of your words.”

12:10 – “a righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.”

31: 8-9 – “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”

21:3 – “To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.”

1: 7-9 – “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; but fools despise wisdom and discipline. Listen my son to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They will be a garland to grace your head & a chain to adorn your neck.”

19:22 – What a man desires is unfailing love; better to be poor than a liar.”

12:11 – “He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment.”

26:20 – “Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down”

12:19-20 – Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment. There is deceit in the hearts of those who plot evil, but joy for those who promote peace.”

12:22 “The Lords detests lying lips but he delights in men who are truthful.

20:3 – “It is a man’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel.”

25:15 – Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.

26:18-19 – Like a madman shooting firebrands or deadly arrows is a man who deceives his neighbor and says, “I was only joking!”

Monumental Movies


Yes, yes, I know –I KNOW!!! -.. Gone with the Wind, right? BUT…A movie with a title that goes with the thread today & is a really funny movie is TRUE LIES. Staring Jamie Lee Curtis & The Arnold. The tango scene was a hoot as was the scene when they are describing their “careers”…real & “the lies” with the bad guys.

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I am an epic movie fan & a fan of movies based on historical facts.. Loved many of the war movies of past & contemporary. Troy, The Patriot, Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, Saving Private Ryan….big casts, action, human emotions, joy & sadness.

The sentimental & scary ones.. Titanic, Casablanca, Ghost, Sixth Sense, Wizard of Oz, Psycho, and who could forget Jack Nicholson’s face in The Shining?

Special effects to me are special. Harry Potter, Matrix series, Star Wars, LOTR… In awe & think, How DO they DO that? I love good acting & when I want it, love live theater… no special effects (well, sometimes a few) there!

What are your favorites… what words in them struck a cord? Which character do you associate with to make this a relevant movie? (this shows the screenwriter did a good job!) AND MOST IMPORTANT FOR THIS THREAD, WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE LINE(S)???

Minutia


Much of minutia is the stuff that doesn’t need to be said…or dwelt on… like one’s digestive process or lack thereof; hours of telling & retelling and yet AGAIN telling what your cat or dog or kid did last night; the fun details of your three week hospital stay; recap of your weeks soap operas.. Believe you get the picture. Good or better minutia in conversation might include your true weight & age & hair color (ha); your best recipe for “whatever”. Still might not need to be said but at least they will feel the satisfaction of getting some REAL info.

NOW what is last word from you? Words of wisdom? Two Cents – opps that is tomorrow.









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1 posted on 06/08/2005 5:54:16 AM PDT by DollyCali
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Aquamarine; Billie; dutchess; Mama_Bear; The Mayor; dansangel; deadhead; Diver Dave; ...

2 posted on 06/08/2005 5:59:31 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
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To: DollyCali
Good Morning Dolli!

Memorable saying from my childhood was:"I brought you into this world and I can take you out of this world"!

That one stuck with me and I have used it on my kids!

My favorite authors are Clive Cussler and Tom Clancy!
3 posted on 06/08/2005 6:01:51 AM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman
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To: DollyCali

Long time no see ping!


4 posted on 06/08/2005 6:02:44 AM PDT by Gengis Khan (Since light travels faster than sound, people appear bright until u hear them speak.)
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To: Gengis Khan
Well, HELLLLLOOOOO stranger..and how are things in India? Being a single man with a honey, figured you have been keeping busy.
5 posted on 06/08/2005 6:06:48 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
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To: DollyCali; Mrs.Nooseman

Great opening Dolly.

Mrs.Nooseman ...

"I brought you into this world and I can take you out of this world"!


I heard that all the time growing up. Not from my parents but from neighbors. They'd be yelling it- usually at one of their sons. :)


6 posted on 06/08/2005 6:07:12 AM PDT by kassie ("It's the soldier who allows freedom of speech, not the reporter..")
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

I have read ONE of TC's books, but have seen ALL of the movies...am I sorry or what? I liked your mom's "pithy saying"...the universal one, I believe is "because I SAID SO"


7 posted on 06/08/2005 6:08:22 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
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To: DollyCali

Morning, Dolly. One of my favorite quotes:

Other People's Expectations by George Bernard Shaw:

"The only man who behaved sensibly was my tailor; he took my measurement anew every time he saw me, while all the rest went on with their old measurements and expected them to fit me."


8 posted on 06/08/2005 6:09:58 AM PDT by Texagirl4W ("I am too blessed to be stressed and too anointed to be disappointed!")
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To: kassie

Hi Kassie, I think southern Mom's had their own set of phrases.. Some are uiversal but so many regional


9 posted on 06/08/2005 6:12:24 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
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To: Texagirl4W

Gee, that is an interesting quote..me, I can still get into skirts that i wore in high school...(as long as I wear them around my neck!!)

The tailor saved himself grief didn't he?


10 posted on 06/08/2005 6:14:50 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
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To: DollyCali

Yes I am more busy now then I used to be. ;)
Though I do keep visiting FR every now and then.


11 posted on 06/08/2005 6:15:20 AM PDT by Gengis Khan (Since light travels faster than sound, people appear bright until u hear them speak.)
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To: kassie

Well my parents didn't yell it!

It would come up in a lecture and I think that is why it made an impact and why it is stuck in my head!
:)


12 posted on 06/08/2005 6:17:56 AM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman
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To: Gengis Khan; Texagirl4W; kassie; All
In case you missed Billie's (yesterday thread) wonderful & fun/laugh filled HTML tutorial ...Click hereabouts

13 posted on 06/08/2005 6:19:47 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
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To: DollyCali
LOL.

TC's books are not for everyone,so you are not sorry!

I remember that saying ,too,I think all parents use it,me included!LOL.
14 posted on 06/08/2005 6:19:58 AM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman
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To: Gengis Khan

I am not around as much as before the election either..the nicer weather with it's yard demands & play desires are present. So is a LOT of "situations" that devour time. It is really good to see you. I had wondered how you were doing


15 posted on 06/08/2005 6:21:32 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
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To: Gengis Khan

If you have time before sleep ( think that is your time), were there any phrases that your mom used or phrases that are typically Indian?


16 posted on 06/08/2005 6:25:07 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
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To: jwfiv; DollyCali

'Oh, Johnny Mac!! -- WAKE UP!!"

Miss Dolly is serving a regular smorgasboard


(with Sven and Gali to serve..:))

of ** WURDZ ** --

Time for Johnny Fox to come out to play -- !!!

~ Maggie Malone

17 posted on 06/08/2005 6:29:04 AM PDT by LadyX ((( To God be all praise and honor and glory -- )))
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To: DollyCali

Morning :)


18 posted on 06/08/2005 6:37:04 AM PDT by fivekid ( STOP THE WORLD!!!!! I wanna get off.........)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman
"My favorite authors are Clive Cussler and Tom Clancy!"

Mornin' Noosie -- I have *many* favorite authors, and among them definitely is Clive Cussler with his improbable explanations of life's little mysteries!

The delight of older age and retirement is being able to indulge in reading whenever I choose - if unable to sleep, grab a book and read a few hundred pages and sleep late if I like!

Balances all those years of getting up at 0430 to go to work - after going to bed at midnight...

Your day will come..:))

- - Noosie Now --

19 posted on 06/08/2005 6:40:05 AM PDT by LadyX ((( To God be all praise and honor and glory -- )))
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To: DollyCali

I am a lot busier now and I really miss all you good 'ol folks here at ATRW. (Sigh) wish had more time to spend at FR. And read all the post i get.

*I had wondered how you were doing.*

Hey I am doing fine! And if you are talking about my gal (and I am sure you are :) ) she is doing fine too. And she is now in Pune! So I dont need to be on the net so much. So now you know why you cant see me so often around here.


20 posted on 06/08/2005 6:50:10 AM PDT by Gengis Khan (Since light travels faster than sound, people appear bright until u hear them speak.)
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To: DollyCali
Free Republic - The Best, Most Complete News Source In The World - Linked At JoeClarke.Net
21 posted on 06/08/2005 6:53:01 AM PDT by joeclarke (Wrong Place, But Right Time)
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To: DollyCali

Well I have plenty of time. Its just 7.30pm over here. I generally go to bed at say 1 am.

"were there any phrases that your mom used or phrases that are typically Indian?"

Well she uses a lot of phrases. She is a woman of many words ya know. Is there anything specific you have in mind?


22 posted on 06/08/2005 6:54:54 AM PDT by Gengis Khan (Since light travels faster than sound, people appear bright until u hear them speak.)
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To: fivekid

Hi there.. now you are the mom of five... what did your mom say (that you SWORE) would never come out of your mouth... but has. One day you woke up, opened your lips & your mom fell out - more or less???


23 posted on 06/08/2005 6:59:03 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
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To: LadyX

you are right about the time differential.. funny thing is when you have the time , you don't always have the body todo what you wish. Those who are stay at home mom's might be home but they have a VERY full time job.. just no monetary pay.

Right now I have what seems to "outsiders" to be a full day...

could be if I didn't have to mow (with push/electric lawnmower) 1 acre of grass; do 4 loads of wash (and here is not exactly down by the river - beating with rocks, but close...and, YOU DON"T WANT TO KNOW); take an aunt to follow up Doc appt from the resultant outcome of fun last night at ER; and tackle the wet boxes, "stuff" in basement. I can't do more than an hour a day there.. Mold,mildew...bad headaches etc. even with tons of meds.

All this makes me think of one thing my mom has ALWAYS said and now at 86 keeps repeating...

"Just wait til you get to be my age, then you'll "see" "


24 posted on 06/08/2005 7:04:49 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
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To: DollyCali
Oh no, much worse...

The MOTHERS curse (from both mom and mom in law)

"I hope YOUR kids are TWICE as bad as YOU"
25 posted on 06/08/2005 7:08:39 AM PDT by fivekid ( STOP THE WORLD!!!!! I wanna get off.........)
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To: joeclarke

love your webpage Joe. I have bookmarked it. Thanks for sharing the info with us. and welcome to the Finest. By reading over your webpage I see you are a man of choice/good words!!!!


26 posted on 06/08/2005 7:10:47 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
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To: LadyX

Good Morning LadyX!


27 posted on 06/08/2005 7:11:35 AM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman
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To: DollyCali

sheesh... and I thought broken ribs were bad....

{{{{{{{{{DOLLI}}}}}}}}}


28 posted on 06/08/2005 7:13:05 AM PDT by fivekid ( STOP THE WORLD!!!!! I wanna get off.........)
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To: LadyX

LOL.

I love the graphic !

How did you know I feel like that on most days?


29 posted on 06/08/2005 7:13:17 AM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman
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To: Gengis Khan
The kinds of words from mom (or could be dad) are the kind that siblings laugh about together as they are older... they typify her discipline, frustration with you kids, philosophy. They often lack rationale or reason.
30 posted on 06/08/2005 7:14:14 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
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To: fivekid

spelling....... yup...

{{{{{{{DOLLY}}}}}

:)


31 posted on 06/08/2005 7:14:47 AM PDT by fivekid ( STOP THE WORLD!!!!! I wanna get off.........)
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To: fivekid

Oh lord!

I have heard that one before myself!

How could I have forgotten about this favorite saying by my mother?


32 posted on 06/08/2005 7:17:08 AM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman
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To: fivekid
Broken ribs aren't bad...they are terrible.. (had them several times myself).. Hurts to breathe, move etc.. hurts intently for 6-8 weeks & then pain is gone. No gradual diminishing. Bless your heart. How did you do that?
33 posted on 06/08/2005 7:19:12 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
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To: DollyCali
My last name isn't "dammit" -- God

34 posted on 06/08/2005 7:35:03 AM PDT by Diver Dave (Stay Prayed Up)
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To: DollyCali
I have two german shepards, and am taking care of a third

(my brothers)I was training the pups (mine)

We have deep window wells were we live, have to have them

by code. Anyway, I bent over to get their toy and all

three of them came a charging, and in the well I went.

It has been 3 months now, and still very sore.....

My kids think that the bruising on my back is cool.

They want to get tattoo's like it.... YUCK!!!
35 posted on 06/08/2005 7:35:08 AM PDT by fivekid ( STOP THE WORLD!!!!! I wanna get off.........)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

Mean old mommy...... LOL!!!


36 posted on 06/08/2005 7:36:45 AM PDT by fivekid ( STOP THE WORLD!!!!! I wanna get off.........)
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To: DollyCali

all.. a few tidbits from the DollyHumor archives...If you get DollyHumor via email, you might recognize a few (or you MAY have sent me the thing!). They will be fun with words, bad communication etc... WORD HUMOR!

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*Stuff You Don't Want To Hear From Tech Support*

"Do you have a sledgehammer or a brick handy?"

"...that's right, not even McGyver could fix it."

"Looks like you're gonna need some new dilythium crystals, Cap'n."

"Press 1 for Support. Press 2 if you're with 60 Minutes. Press 3 if you're with the FTC."

"We can fix this, but you're gonna need a butter knife, a roll of duct tape and a car battery."

"I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that."

"In layman's terms, we call that the Hindenburg Effect."
"Okay, turn to page 523 in your copy of Dianetics."

"Mommy, tell Johnny to stop hitting me"

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If You Love Something Variations


THE ORIGINAL VERSION:
If you love something,
Set it free...
If it comes back, it's yours,
If it doesn't, it never was yours....

THE PESSIMIST VERSION:
If you love somebody,
Set her free ...
If she ever comes back, she's yours,
If she doesn't, well, as expected, she never was.

THE OPTIMIST VERSION:
If you love somebody,
Set her free ...
Don't worry, she will come back.

THE SUSPICIOUS VERSION:
If you love somebody,
Set her free ...
If she ever comes back, ask her why.

THE IMPATIENT VERSION:
If you love somebody,
Set her free ...
If she doesn't comes back within some time limit,
forget her.

THE PATIENT VERSION:
If you love somebody,
Set her free ...
If she doesn't come back, continue to wait
until she comes back ...

THE PLAYFUL VERSION:
If you love somebody,
Set her free ...
If she comes back, and if you love her still,
set her free again, repeat

THE LAWYER'S VERSION:
If you love somebody,
Set her free...
Clause 1a of Paragraph 13a-1 in the second
amendment of the Matrimonial Freedom Act clearly states that...

THE BILL GATES VERSION:
If you love somebody,
Set her free...
If she comes back,
I think we can charge her for re-installation fees
and tell her that she's also going to get an upgrade.

THE STATISTICIAN'S VERSION:
If you love somebody,
Set her free...
If she loves you, the probability of her coming back is high
If she doesn't, your relationship was improbable anyway.

THE POSSESSIVE VERSION:
If you love somebody
don't ever set her free.

THE MBA VERSION: If you love somebody
set her free...
instantaneously...
and look for others simultaneously.

THE PSYCHOLOGIST'S VERSION:
If you love somebody
set her free...
If she comes back, her super ego is dominant
If she doesn't come, back her id is supreme
If she doesn't go, she must be crazy.

THE FINANCE EXPERT VERSION:
If you love somebody
set her free...
If she comes back, its time to look for fresh loans.
If she doesn't, write her off as an asset gone bad.

THE MARKETING VERSION:
If you love somebody
set her free...
If she comes back, she has brand loyalty
If she doesn't, reposition the brand in new markets.


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I pulled into a crowded parking lot and rolled down the car windows to
make sure my Labrador retriever had fresh air.

She was stretched out on the back seat, and I wanted to impress upon her
that she must remain
there.

I walked to the curb backward, pointing my finger at the car and saying
emphatically, "Now you stay. Do you hear me? Stay!"

The driver of a nearby car gave me a startled look.

"I don't know about you, lady," he said incredulously. "But I usually
just put my car in park."

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During the second Gulf War, I was an Air Force colonel. I routinely flew on different aircraft to familiarize myself with their capabilities. One day I was aboard an intelligence aircraft where each crew member was surrounded by complex gear.
A young major showed me his computer screen. "That's a chat screen, Sir," the soldier said. "We use it to relay enemy information to the crew. It's like instant messaging."
Nodding, I moved down the line. Flashing on an airman's screen several feet away was this warning: "Heads up! The colonel's on the way!"

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Excerpts from Real Science Papers Written by Kids

One horsepower is the amount of energy it takes to drag a horse
500 feet in one second.

You can listen to thunder after lightning and tell how close you
came to getting hit. If you don't hear it, you got hit, so never
mind.

When they broke open molecules, they found they were only stuffed
with atoms. But when they broke open atoms, they found them
stuffed with explosions.

While the earth seems to be knowingly keeping its distance from
the sun, it is really only centrificating.

Most books now say our sun is a star. But it still knows how to
change into a sun in the daytime.

A vibration is a motion that cannot make up its mind which way it
wants to go.

Many dead animals of the past changed to fossils, others
preferred to become oil.

Vacuums are nothings. We only mention them to let them know we
know they are there.

Some people can tell what time it is by looking at the sun. But
I have never been able to make out the numbers.

I am not sure how clouds get formed. But the clouds know how to
do it, and that is the important thing.

In making rain water, it takes everything from H to O.

Rain is saved up in cloud banks.

Cyanide is so poisonous that one drop of it on a dog's tongue
will kill the strongest man.

Thunder is a rich source of loudness.

Isotherms and isobars are even more important than their names
sound.

It is so hot in some parts of the world that the people there
have to live in other places.

@@@

*Interview Phrases*

Phrases for you to use in a job interview - or to interpret when
interviewing!

Phrase: I'm extremely adept at all manners of office organization.
Meaning: I've used Microsoft Office.

Phrase: I'm honest, hard-working and dependable.
Meaning: I pilfer office supplies.

Phrase: I take pride in my work.
Meaning: I blame others for any mistakes.

Phrase: I'm personable.
Meaning: I give lots of unsolicited personal advice to co-workers.

Phrase: I am very adaptable.
Meaning: I've changed jobs a lot.

Phrase: I am on the go.
Meaning: I'm never at my desk.

Phrase: I'm highly motivated to succeed.
Meaning: The minute I find a better job, I'm outta here.

@@@

Late one Saturday evening, I was awakened by the ringing of my phone.

In a sleepy grumpy voice I said hello. The party on the other end of
the line paused for a moment before rushing breathlessly into a lengthy
speech.

"Mom, this is Susan and I'm sorry I woke you up, but I had to call
because I'm going to be a little late getting home. See, Dad's car has
a flat but it's not my fault. Honest! I don't know what happened. The
tire just went flat while we were inside the theater. Please don't be
mad, okay?"

Since I don't have any daughters, I knew the person had dialed my number
by mistake.

"I'm sorry dear," I replied, "but you've reached the wrong number. I
don't have a daughter named Susan."

"Wow, Mom," the young woman's voice replied, "I didn't think you'd be
this mad."

@@@

The following list of phrases and their definitions might help you
understand the mysterious language of science and medicine. These
special phrases are also applicable to anyone reading a PhD
dissertation or Graduate-level academic paper.


The Real Meaning

The following list of phrases and their definitions might help you
understand the mysterious language of science and medicine. These
special phrases are also applicable to anyone reading a PhD
dissertation or Graduate-level academic paper.

"IT HAS LONG BEEN KNOWN"
... I didn't look up the original reference.


"A DEFINITE TREND IS EVIDENT"
... This data is practically meaningless.


"IN MY EXPERIENCE"
... Once


"IN CASE AFTER CASE"
... Twice


"IN A SERIES OF CASES"
... Thrice


"WHILE IT HAS NOT BEEN POSSIBLE TO PROVIDE DEFINITE ANSWERS TO THE
QUESTIONS"
... An unsuccessful experiment, but I still hope to get it published.


"THREE OF THE SAMPLES WERE CHOSEN FOR DETAILED STUDY"
... The other results didn't make any sense.


"A STATISTICALLY-ORIENTED PROJECTION OF THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THESE
FINDINGS"
... A wild guess.


"THESE RESULTS WILL BE IN A SUBSEQUENT REPORT"
... I might get around to this sometime, if pushed/funded.


"IT IS BELIEVED THAT"
... I think.

"IT IS GENERALLY BELIEVED THAT"
... A couple of others think so, too.


"CORRECT WITHIN AN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE"
... Wrong.


"ACCORD1NG TO STATISTICAL ANALYSIS"
... Rumor has it.


"A CAREFUL ANALYSIS OF OBTAINABLE DATA"
... Three pages of notes were obliterated when I knocked over a glass
of beer.


"IT IS CLEAR THAT MUCH ADDITIONAL WORK WILL BE REQUIRED BEFORE A
COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING OF THIS PHENOMENON OCCURS"
... I don't understand it


"TYPICAL RESULTS ARE SHOWN"
... This is the prettiest graph.


"AFTER ADDITIONAL STUDY BY MY COLLEAGUES"
... They don't understand it either.


"THANKS ARE DUE TO JOE BLOTZ FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THE EXPERIMENT AND
TO CINDY ADAMS FOR VALUABLE DISCUSSIONS"
... Mr. Blotz did the work and Ms. Adams explained to me what it
meant.

"A HIGHLY SIGNIFICANT AREA FOR EXPLORATORY STUDY"
... A totally useless topic selected by my committee.


"IT IS HOPED THAT THIS STUDY WILL STIMULATE FURTHER INVESTIGATION IN
THIS FIELD"
... I quit.

@@@

Five things you won't hear a Redneck say

1) I'll take Quantum Physics for a thousand, Alex.

2) No way Duct Tape can fix that.

3) I'll have a Light Raspberry Lager and a pack of KOOL, please.

4) You can't feed that to a dog.

5) I just love the regular chitchat with my hair stylist, especially when the
new GQ comes out.


37 posted on 06/08/2005 7:37:45 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
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To: fivekid

LOL.

I love her to pieces and she isn't all that mean!


38 posted on 06/08/2005 7:43:35 AM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman
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To: DollyCali
Another great quote from a great lady whose birthday is today:

And who knows? Somewhere out there in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president's spouse. I wish him well!
-Barbara Bush
39 posted on 06/08/2005 7:55:12 AM PDT by Texagirl4W ("I am too blessed to be stressed and too anointed to be disappointed!")
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To: Mrs.Nooseman; fivekid; DollyCali; Brad's Gramma; Texas Termite; STARWISE; Txsleuth; Lakeside; ...
"How did you know I feel like that on most days?"

Remember the phrase "Been there - done that!" ??

Played in the Marine Corps, and became a military wife -first Navy, and had to sink that boat - then a Marine/Air Force hubby.

Had two boys and a girl, hauled around with *great frequency* - -
SC, Florida, Rochester, New York, Ohio, Virginia (2 places), New York, Florida, South Dakota (1 year), Fairbanks, Alaska (3 1/2 years), Myrtle Beach and Charleston, SC - - did odd jobs here and there, throughout, to supplement meager pay - including teaching school a year in Myrtle Beach at the base school.

Out of Service in 1969, and back to several places in Florida, both hubby and me now in retail management.

That took us, then, from Florida to Winston-Salam, NC (4 years; I changed from retail mgt. to the medical field for the next 19 years) - Ohio again - Panama City, Florida - Columbia, SC - Greensboro, NC (16 years there) and back to South Carolina, where we've parked for 10 years...

Juggled all kinds of ups and downs and outright disasters, and was blessed to have somehow managed to rear three wonderully versatile, outgoing, secure and productive children (with 8 grandchildren).

Boils down to going wherever God sends you - keeping your perspective and a sense of humor - -
and beseeching The Good Lord repeatedly to

"Please Help Me!!" - - -

40 posted on 06/08/2005 7:55:31 AM PDT by LadyX ((( To God be all praise and honor and glory -- )))
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To: DollyCali; All
Good morning you wonderful Finest ladies and gents!

This is a funny line, from my (current) favorite movie, "The Writer" (Jeremy Piven...sigh ;)

Hostess to woman arriving at her party...
"How good to see you! If I'd known you were coming I would have sent you and invitation!"
LOLOL Funny, huh?

I'll be back later, hopefully with a ta(i)l or two. Have a great day everyone.

41 posted on 06/08/2005 8:00:57 AM PDT by Libertina (nonewgastax.com (We're going to win!))
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To: LadyX

Please GOD give me strength :)


42 posted on 06/08/2005 8:01:47 AM PDT by fivekid ( STOP THE WORLD!!!!! I wanna get off.........)
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To: LadyX
LOL.

I do remember that phrase!

Boils down to going wherever God sends you - keeping your perspective and a sense of humor - - and beseeching The Good Lord repeatedly to "Please Help Me!!" - - -

I agree!

God bless you!!!
43 posted on 06/08/2005 8:02:16 AM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman
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To: fivekid; All

Gotta go...

kids, mud puppies, hubby...... bbl

GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!!!!!!!


44 posted on 06/08/2005 8:06:07 AM PDT by fivekid ( STOP THE WORLD!!!!! I wanna get off.........)
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To: Fawnn; Kitty Mittens; snugs

Cooking Words Accurately Defined

Tongue: A variety of meat, rarely served because it clearly crosses
the line between a cut of beef and a piece of dead cow.

Yogurt: Semi-solid dairy product made from partially evaporated and
fermented milk. Yogurt is one of only three foods that taste exactly
the same as they sound. The other two are goulash and squid.

Calorie: Basic measure of the amount of rationalization offered
by the average individual prior to taking a second helping of a
particular food.


Recipe: A series of step-by-step instructions for preparing
ingredients you forgot to buy, in utensils you don't own, to make a
dish the dog won't eat.

Porridge: Thick oatmeal rarely found on American tables since
children were granted the right to sue their parents. The name is an
amalgamation of the words "Putrid," "hORRId," and "sluDGE."

Preheat: To turn on the heat in an oven for a period of time before
cooking a dish, so that the fingers may be burned when the food is
put in, as well as when it is removed.


Oven: Compact home incinerator used for disposing of bulky pieces of
meat and poultry.

Microwave Oven: Space-age kitchen appliance that uses the principle
of radar to locate and immediately destroy any food placed within the
cooking compartment.


45 posted on 06/08/2005 8:09:30 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
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To: Libertina; Tuba Guy; writer33; pookie18

My style of writing can obviously come under scrutiny.. many might call it "loose".. I call it casual. In either event if I were in High school English, I might get a c- if lucky.. but prolly a D... so in the effort to improve, heresawhatImagonnado...a new set of rules for editing.

1. Verbs HAS to agree with their subjects.
2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
3. And don't start a sentence with a conjunction.
4. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.
5. Avoid cliches like the plague. (They're old hat)
6. Also, always avoid annoying alliteration.
7. Be more or less specific.
8. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are (usually) unnecessary.
9. Also too, never, ever use repetitive redundancies.
10. No sentence fragments.
11. Contractions aren't necessary and shouldn't be used.
12. Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.
13. Do not be redundant; do not use more words than necessary; it's highly superfluous.
14. One should NEVER generalise.
15. Comparisons are as bad as cliches.
16. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
17. One-word sentences? Eliminate.
18. Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
19. The passive voice is to be ignored.
20. Eliminate commas, that are, not necessary. Parenthetical words however should be enclosed in commas.
21. Never use a big word when a diminutive one would suffice.
22. Use words correctly, irregardless of how others use them.
23. Understatement is always the absolute best way to put forth earth shaking ideas.
24. Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know."
25. If you've heard it once, you've heard it a thousand times: Resist hyperbole; not one writer in a million can use it correctly.
26. Puns are for children, not groan readers.
27. Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.
28. Even IF a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.
29. Who needs rhetorical questions?
30. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
And the last one...
31. Proofread carefully to see if you any words out


46 posted on 06/08/2005 8:14:15 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
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To: DollyCali

Cute.

My food advice du jour:

Get thyself some fig preserves!

It's hard to find, but my overnight "cooking" experiment proved it's well worth getting! (My sister-in-law found some for me at Whole Foods Market when she was in Ann Arbor over the weekend. It's also available via http://www.spoon.com .)

I made some lemon-shallot-avocado-creme fraiche dressing and added it and a layer of fig preserves (plus some cucumber slices and ham) to some "tea sandwiches." Absolutely delicious!!!

No idea exactly how I'm going to work that into the next cookbook, but I'm confident that I'll find a way. ;)


47 posted on 06/08/2005 8:16:35 AM PDT by Fawnn (Canteen wOOhOO Consultant and CookingWithPam.com person - Faith makes things possible, not easy.)
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Aquamarine; dutchess; Mama_Bear; dansangel; Billie; Aeronaut; deadhead; Diver Dave; ...


June 8, 2005

A Crooked Generation

Read:
Philippians 2:12-16

Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless . . . in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation. —Philippians 2:14-15

Bible In One Year: Proverbs 25-28

coverYou could call today's generation "crooked and perverse," just as Paul described his own generation in Philippians 2:15. Even Moses would have understood what Paul was talking about, for he said of Israel, "They have corrupted themselves; they are not His children, because of their blemish: a perverse and crooked generation" (Deuteronomy 32:5).

Crookedness refers to the means by which people accomplish their objectives—doing whatever it takes to get what they want. Shortcuts to success are applauded. Some even boast about how they circumvent the law.

Perversion refers to the way people distort the truth. For example, I heard about three teenagers who wanted to end their stay in a youth hostel long before their expected departure. They angrily insisted that the manager return their nonrefundable deposit. When he finally gave in and the three teens were on their way out, they exclaimed to the hostel's other guests that they had been forced to leave.

We may sometimes get hurt by the crooked behavior and distorted thinking of people. But we are called to be "blameless and harmless" and to "shine as lights in the world" (Philippians 2:15).

Let's show the world a different way of living. —Albert Lee

We are called with a holy calling
The light of the world to be,
To lift up the lamp of the Savior
That others His light may see. —Anon.

The straight and narrow way is God's way for a crooked generation.

FOR FURTHER STUDY
Right & Wrong

48 posted on 06/08/2005 8:39:38 AM PDT by The Mayor ( Pray as if everything depends on God; work as if everything depends on you.)
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To: Fawnn; DrDeb; ohioWfan; dutchess; JustAmy; WVNan; mountaineer; Mama_Bear; Its_me_K.E.T.
drooling again(yesterday it was over hunks)... I refuse to tell you what I just gobbled down (combo of breakfast/lunch).

sounds wonderful Fawnn.. I love all the ideas you share. How has your health been? Hoping maybe you can join us in the next Ohio/WVa get together later this summer. WE are going to have two California FReepers come here to see us.
will be in I-77/I-70 vicinity - I will keep you in loop via email. We aren't putting details on any thread.

And Nan could use some cooking lessons.. she says she doesn't cook. How does someone not cook? She needs to post a thread on that one..
49 posted on 06/08/2005 8:43:06 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Aquamarine; dutchess; Mama_Bear; dansangel; Billie; Aeronaut; deadhead; Diver Dave; ...

I have no ping list, just grabbed some names..
My computer is in MrK's hands and hope fully soon I will have it back.
Hard drive decided to just stop working. I hope to be able to get some of the data.
If not, oh well have to start all over.
Could one of you send me freep mail the ping list.
I will wait on the other stuff till I get my puter back or
till the weekend before Monday.
I am on my kids gaming computer..


50 posted on 06/08/2005 8:43:29 AM PDT by The Mayor ( Pray as if everything depends on God; work as if everything depends on you.)
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