Thursday, December 30, 2010

Senior Texting Code

Since seniors are texting and tweeting more and more there appears to be a need for a STC (Senior Texting Code).  If you qualify for Senior Discounts this is the code for you. 
  • ATD ~ At The Doctor's
  • BFF ~ Best Friend Farted
  • BTW ~ Bring The Wheelchair
  • BYOT ~ Bring Your Own Teeth
  • CBM ~ Covered By Medicare
  • CUATSC ~ See You At The Senior Center
  • FWB ~ Friend With Beta Blockers
  • FWIW ~ Forgot Where I Was
  • FYI ~ Found Your Insulin
  • GGPBL ~ Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low!
  • GHA ~ Got Heartburn Again
  • IMHO ~ Is My Hearing-Aid On?
  • LMDO ~ Laughing My Dentures Out
  • LOL ~ Living On Lipitor
  • LWO ~ Lawrence Welk's On
  • OMMR ~ On My Massage Recliner
  • OMSG ~ Oh My!  Sorry, Gas!
  • ROFL-CGU ~ Rolling On The Floor Laughing-Can't Get Up
  • SGGP ~ Sorry, Gotta Go Poop
  • TTYL ~ Talk To You Louder
  • WAITT ~ Who Am I Talking To
  • WTP ~ Where's The Prunes?
  • WWNO ~ Walker Wheels Need Oil  
  GGLKI ~ Gotta Go, Laxative Kicking In

     NCDCWPH ~ Never confuse denture cream with preparation H

Guide To What A Woman Needs

Ok guys listen up , here is a quick guide to what women NEED .... Use this guide wisely and you will have a great 2011 .

A woman needs her best friend in times of crisis . Just accept it .
 A  woman needs chocolate . It helps her go to the ZONE.

A woman needs to talk . A lot. About stuff.
 A woman needs retail therapy . Really !

A woman needs to know you appreciate her once in a while.

A woman needs perfume. It makes us smile.

A woman needs some one that will tell her everything will be alright.Even if it won't.
A woman needs to hear the truth. No lies.  

A woman needs to have beautiful lingerie . It makes us feel so....well , you know.
A woman needs to laugh at silly things.

A woman needs to know you like her , not just love her.
A woman needs to hear those three little words ... "I love you."

Painting by: Hall Groat ll , "Supersize Kiss"

Monday, December 27, 2010

Sleep All Day, Out All Night ,I Know Where Your Going

Back when Moe and I first met in 1971,this song "Funk#49 " by The James Gang was a hugh favorite of all. We used to love to dance to this song because of it's fantastic rhythm. I also used to think of this as my " unofficial " theme song,lol.I guess it still is , just not the staying out all night . Now I just stay up all night, lol. Hope you enjoy this blast from my past.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Peace On Earth

Today is Christmas. Many around the globe will celebrate the birth of Jesus  today. His message was mainly one of peace and love , among the many other things Jesus was sent to teach . So, even if you are not a Christian,but of some other belief , you may wish to dedicate today as a Day Of Peace and Love For All Mankind . Merry Christmas to those that celebrate, and to those that don't , have a wonderful day of Peace.

10 Tips About Santa

Here's 10 things what we know about Santa .......

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Friday, December 24, 2010

The Real Saint Nicholas

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Turkish town cashes in on Saint Nick legacy

  • Hometown of the man who inspired the Santa Claus legend is in Turkey
  • Muslim-majority Demre gets Christian and Orthodox tourists
  • Santa Claus photos on sale alongside Saint Nicholas icons
  • Shopkeeper Baris Yuksel: After lots of centuries we are earning money thanks to Saint Nicholas
Demre, Turkey (CNN) -- The hometown of the man who inspired the legend of Santa Claus is a long way from the snow and arctic lights of the North Pole.
The land Saint Nicholas is originally from rarely sees snowflakes -- it is a village of palm trees and orange groves on the Mediterranean Sea in what is modern-day Turkey. Nicholas, patron saint of sailors and children, lived and died there nearly 18 centuries ago.
The legend of the 4th century bishop who gave gifts to the poor has spread since the earliest days of Christianity.
Eventually, Saint Nicholas evolved from the bald and bearded man depicted in Orthodox icons -- dressed in long robes and clutching a bible -- to the more rotund and secular character of jolly old Saint Nick.
Though Santa Claus is today inextricably intertwined with Christmas, hardly any of the residents of Saint Nicholas' hometown celebrate the holiday.
Demre is an overwhelmingly Muslim town where the call to prayer periodically echoes from minarets over the sun-bleached stones of chapels and a sprawling Roman amphitheater that was constructed long before the days of Saint Nicholas.
"Nobody celebrates Christmas here. It's interesting," said Baris Yuksel, speaking in his shop amid a sea of gold-framed icons of Saint Nicholas -- a man locals know here as "Noel Baba," or Father Christmas.
Like many other residents of Demre, Yuksel grows and exports tomatoes from some of the many greenhouses that surround this small community.
But in recent years he has also made a lucrative business selling images of Demre's most famous son to the hundreds of thousands foreign tourists who visit the Church of Saint Nicholas every year.
"We are so happy with Saint Nicholas," Yuksel said. "After lots of centuries we are earning money thanks to Saint Nicholas."
Demre's gratitude is evident in the town's official logo -- which features the familiar bearded face of Santa Claus -- and a bronze statue of a slimmer Saint Nicholas holding hands with two smiling children, which overlooks the central town square.
The man behind the legend is believed to have died in Demre in 343 AD, when the city was then known as Myra and many of the inhabitants spoke ancient Greek.
"Nicholas is a real man. He lived here and he died here, and he talked about Christianity in a widespread area," said Nevzat Cevik, a Turkish archaeologist unearthing history about one of the world's earliest Christian civilizations.
Cevik said Nicholas of Myra was a Christian bishop, who is depicted in ancient engravings chopping down a tree that symbolizes the region's earlier pagan Roman religion.
"He destroyed pagan temples also," Cevik said, referring to the Temple of Artemis, which is believed to have been razed to the ground on Nicholas' order. "They destroyed the pagan buildings ... and then they used the materials of those buildings to build their churches."
As evidence, Cevik points to a 12th century Byzantine chapel his team recently discovered buried next to the house of an elderly Turkish man named Ahmet Gezer, whose bushy white beard was surprisingly Santa shaped.
Part of the floor of the chapel is constructed out of stones pillaged from the sarcophagi of earlier pagans.
After his death, Saint Nicholas was honored as a martyr. Cevik argues that his legend began to grow after it was retold by another Christian priest named Nicholas of Sion, who lived in the area more than 100 years after Saint Nicholas' death.
Cevik theorizes that Christian believers began combining the stories of the two men named Nicholas. "After the 6th century AD, there are 2 Nicholases in one figure," Cevik said. "They come together and we know only one Saint Nicholas."
In subsequent centuries, the tomb of Saint Nicholas became a place of pilgrimage for Christians traveling from around the Mediterranean Sea.
Gradually, other European cultures adopted the popular saint, and added their own twists to his image.
The Santa Claus we see today appears to have evolved out of a Scandinavian version of the saint, who was later popularized by 19th century American writers and U.S. companies like Coca Cola, which used Santa's image to promote their products.
The mayor of Demre is a big fan of this contemporary Santa Claus, which some Turks refer to as the "Coca Cola Santa."
"Indeed, he is something that the Americans invented," said Mayor Suleyman Topcu, "[but] he is nice and colorful."
Topcu said he planned to put a big red Santa statue up overlooking the new street and beach he recently named after Father Christmas.
But some of Demre's younger residents want to set the record straight on their town's most famous son.
"He didn't have magic powers or flying reindeer. That's only in the cartoons," said 10-year old Habip Erdogan. His friend, Batuhan Katilimis, also 10, said: "He was a good man who gave gifts."
No matter what version you believe in, everyone in Demre seems to agree -- it is the spirit of Saint Nicholas giving to those who are in need that is the legendary man's most enduring legacy.
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Tips For Christmas Dinner

Christmas  Dinner Tips

1.  Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the holiday spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls.

2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. It's rare... You cannot find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into an eggnog-alcoholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two. It's later than you think. It's Christmas!

3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.

4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.

5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Holiday party is to eat other people's food for free. Lots of it. Hello?

6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's. You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you'll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.

7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the center of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of shoes. If you leave them behind, you're never going to see them again.

8. Same for pies. Apple, Pumpkin, Mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or if you don't like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day?

9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean, have some standards.

10. One final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from the table, you haven't been paying attention. Re-read tips; start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Winter Solstice In The Dark Of The Moon

 Yahoo News Says:

Red Moon: Lunar eclipse will make it a memorable solstice

PARIS (AFP) – Weather permitting, skygazers in northern America and Europe are in for a treat in the early morning hours of Tuesday, when the first total lunar eclipse in almost three years is poised to turn the Moon pink, coppery or even a blood red.
Coinciding eerily with the northern hemisphere's mid-winter solstice, the eclipse will happen because the Sun, the Earth and its satellite are directly aligned, and the Moon swings into the cone of shadow cast by its mother planet.
The Moon does not become invisible, though, as there is still residual light that is deflected towards it by our atmosphere.
Most of this refracted light is in the red part of the spectrum and as a result the Moon, seen from Earth, turns a reddish, coppery or orange hue, sometimes even brownish.
"The entire event is visible from North America, Greenland and Iceland," says NASA's veteran eclipse expert Fred Espenak, pointing out that for observers in the western US and Canada, the show will start on Monday evening rather than Tuesday morning.
"Western Europe will see the beginning stages of the eclipse before moonset, while western Asia will get the later stages after moonrise."
The eclipse runs for three and a half hours, from 0633 GMT to 1001 GMT, although the stage of total eclipse -- when the Moon heads into the "umbra" cast by the Earth -- lasts from 0741 to 0853 GMT.
Two factors affect an eclipse's colour and brightness, says the US astronomy magazine Sky & Telescope.
"The first is simply how deeply the Moon goes into the umbra. The center of the umbra is much darker than its edges," it says.
"The other factor is the state of Earth's atmosphere along the sunrise-sunset line. If the air is very clear, the eclipse is bright. But if a major volcanic eruption has polluted the stratosphere with thin haze, the eclipse will be dark red, ashen gray, or blood-black."
Lunar eclipses have long been associated with superstitions and signs of ill omen, especially in battle.
The defeat of the Persian king Darius III by Alexander the Great in the Battle of Gaugamela in 331 BC was foretold by soothsayers when the Moon turned blood-red a few days earlier.
And an eclipse is credited with saving the life of Christopher Columbus and his crew when they were stranded without supplies on the coast of Jamaica.
According to legend, Columbus, looking at an astronomical almanac compiled by a German mathematician, realised that a total eclipse of the Moon would occur on February 29, 1504.
He called the native leaders and warned them if they did not help, he would make the Moon disappear the following night.
The warning, of course, came true, prompting the terrified people to beg Columbus to restore the Moon -- which he did, in return for as much food as his men needed. He and the crew were rescued on June 29, 1504.
The last total lunar eclipse took place on February 21 2008. Next year, says Espenak, will see two: on June 15 and December 10.
A solar eclipse happens when the Moon swings between the Earth and the Sun.

And the Christian Science Monitor Says :

Lunar Eclipse: First to coincide with Winter Solstice in 372 years

The lunar eclipse early Tuesday morning will be the first total lunar eclipse to occur on the Winter solstice since 1638. The Winter solstice is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

The lunar eclipse early Tuesday morning will be the first total lunar eclipse to occur on the Winter solstice since 1638. The Winter solstice is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
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In a lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covers the moon. This image of the moon was taken Oct. 27, 2004 during a total lunar eclipse by a Dobsonian telescope from the Coca-Cola Space Science Center in Columbus, Ga.
(Columbus Ledger-Enquirer/ Philip Wartena/AP/File)

By Joe Rao, Skywatching columnist,
posted December 19, 2010 at 1:58 pm EST
The upcoming Dec. 21 full moon — besides distinguishing itself from the others in 2010 by undergoing a total lunar eclipse — will also take place on the same date as the solstice (the winter solstice if you live north of the equator, and the summer solstice if you live to the south).
Winter solstice is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and marks the official beginning of winter. The sun is at its lowest in our sky because the North Pole of our tilted planet is pointing away from it.
So, how often does the December full moon coincide with the solstice? To answer this question, let's use Universal Time (UT), also sometimes referred to as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). We do this because in answering this question, it's important to define a specific time zone.
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For example, if you live in Honolulu, this December's full moon does not fall on the date of the solstice. Hawaii Time runs 10 hours behind GMT and the full moon occurs on Dec. 20 at 10:13 p.m. local time, while the solstice comes the following day at 1:38 p.m. Alaska, too, will have the full moon and the solstice occur on these respective dates, but in a time zone one hour later than Hawaii.
But both the full moon and solstice do occur on the same date (Dec. 21) in Greenwich, as well across the contiguous United States and Canada.
Prior to this year, there were solstice full moons in 1999 (Dec. 22) and 1980 (Dec. 21).
Interestingly, after this year, we'll have a long time to wait until we have a December full moon occur on the same date as the solstice: Dec. 21, 2094! And even more interesting – just like this year – that same full moon will fall into Earth's shadow in a total lunar eclipse. However, unlike this year, the 2094 eclipse will not be visible from the Western Hemisphere, but will be able to be seen from Europe, Africa and much of Asia. [How to Watch the Dec. 20 Total Lunar Eclipse]
Finally, this raises the question — prior to 2010, when was the last time that we had a total lunar eclipse occur on the same calendar date as the winter solstice? The answer, incredibly, takes us back nearly four centuries.
On Dec. 21, 1638, the full moon was in total eclipse from 1:12 to 2:47 UT. And the solstice occurred later in the day at 16:05 UT. [Amazing photos of a total lunar eclipse]
Once again, it's important to note that this occurred at the Greenwich meridian. For the Americas, this eclipse actually occurred during the evening of Dec. 20, while the solstice occurred on the following day.
IN PICTURES: We love the moon

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Excitment In The Condo On The Seaside

It's raining.It's pouring. The old witch is snoring .
Lovey , lovely rain falling ,singing a siren sing .
I wish I could live inside a rain cloud .

Ok , here's what really happened tonight .After a day filled with low black clouds that baptized us off and on, the evening brought far off rumblings and flashy illusions of misty light in distant sky , occasionally we would have fleeting showers to punctuate the night.As the storm drew closer and closer the misty light became like popping flash bulbs, blindingly brilliant  . The Condo shook as the rumbling morphed into shaking earthquakes
 of sound.The cat ran to hide under the bed seeking refuge .We turned off the electricity , in hopes that the lighting wouldn't search for a way into the Condo.Moe and I sat mesmerized watching the show  being played out in the inky black sky.

The tempest came to a crashing crescendo just as the neighbors began to pound on our door . Moe went to open the door and in doing so allowed a cascading waterfall that was tumbling down the stairs from the roof of the building into our apartment.The neighbors had come to tell us the building was drowning .The drains on the roof top became clogged from the debris the rain had washed into the drain pipes.Only one way for the water to escape it's confinement on the roof top , down ; down the stairs and into any apartment it could take sanctuary , flooding all in it's mad dash.

There was much shouting. Excited rushing to and fro, up and down the stairs with giant squeegees on long handles , mops , brooms,and clothes to help soak up the waterfall .Freezing cold water flowing like a river around the tops of ankles,while drenching clothing .An entire hour was devoted to bring order from chaos.I am sure tomorrow  will see all manner of carpets , drapery , and soft furniture hung out on balconies to dry .

Several blessings came from this near disaster ...... the earth was given a much needed drink of fresh water . We were provided a sound and light show of  unmeasurable beauty. The neighbors came together as a united group to solve a common problem . But the one I love the most ... the building was washed from head to toe in sweet water and is sparkling clean .WOW , you just can't buy excitement like this anywhere .

Painting by :Barbara Kacicek , " Late Rain".

                                        Here is a video by Mystic Moods Orchestra: " One Stormy Night", for you to enjoy.                                                                                                                                                                                              

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Lost Keys

Moe lost his keys .We have searched everywhere for them, for 2 weeks . Under the car seat . In all his trouser pockets . Asked the guy at our laundry if they found them .Maybe they fell under the bed , well it could happen .Nope, not there ,not anywhere .

Today we decided to make him copy's of the keys he lost.Also, to buy him a key chain to put his new shiny keys on once we had them  made .This has happened in the past , lost keys, so we knew exactly where to go in Tagura to have keys made .A tiny little shop ,on a tiny little side street, that has been in the same spot for 40 years , until today .The shop had been knocked down ..... to make room for one more new street.

Oh no ! What to do ? There are of course other key shops but we liked this one . The man made good keys . We never got a key from him that needed to be jiggled in the lock to make it work .Off we went in search of a new key shop. We found one that was located next to a mosque and a coffee shop.

The only place to park was in front of the coffee shop . Not a ideal spot for me to park . It was filled with migrant workers tired from a hard days work, drinking coffee. I saw that they had noticed me , a foreigner with blonde hair .Moe got out of the car. Leaving me all alone in the car to go have his keys made. He took my car key on the same key chain with the rest of my keys .Only one problem with that scenario ..... my car key has buttons on it that when punched , will lock or unlock the car doors .. and cause the head lights to go on or off as the doors are locked or unlocked .I guess I should be thankful that it doesn't cause the horn to honk as well . Some do that you know .

Well , Moe is walking down the side walk with his cane in his good hand holding on to the keys , and with every step , he is pushing the button on the car key. This is causing the car door locks to lock and unlock with his every step. Clunk clink I am deafened by the locks opening and closing .The first couple of times it happened I was surprised , wondering how it was possible they could open and close on their own ... without me using the key. I know ... dumb , but I am blonde ! About the time I realized that it was Moe  walking , pushing the buttons , I also noticed the men in the cafe staring at me in the car.It was because the lights were flashing like mad, on and off them ! Several men looked like they were considering whether or not this just might be their lucky day !OMG !

Moe continued walking along the side walk for about 50 yards all the while the car's headlights were flashing the men in the cafe .I started to laugh , I mean what else could I do ?That seemed to make things more interesting for the men , an insane foreigner sitting in a car in front of the cafe and near a mosque, with clunk clinking door locks and flashing head lights . It just boggles the mind what I must be thinking to behave in such a bold manner, when clearly my man has walked off leaving me all alone in the car .

I thought since there was nothing I could do about the situation I might as well enjoy it . I continued to laugh but secretly hoping that when Moe went around the corner the entire Morse Code of flashing lights accompanied with the clatter of  door locks would end . It didn't .It went on for what seemed like forever. Stopping only when he entered the key shop . Oh, thank goodness !!! But then there was his long.... and need I say SLOW walk back to the car .He walks up to the car with a look of wonderment on his face . He gets in the car and asks ME...... how did I make the car lights flash on and off like that ? And ....WHY ?

Monday, December 13, 2010

Ancient Christian site in UAE opens to visitors, UAE General News - Maktoob News

Ancient Christian site in UAE opens to visitors

Dec 12, 2010 at 12:30

DUBAI - A 1,400-year-old monastery that is the only known pre-Islamic Christian site in the United Arab Emirates has opened to visitors, The National newspaper reported on Sunday.

The monastery on Sir Bani Yas island in Abu Dhabi emirate is "believed to be the only permanent settlement ever established on the island" and "the only pre-Islamic Christian site known in the UAE," it said.

It is believed to have been built around 600 AD by a community of 30-40 monks and was discovered in 1992, said the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Development Company which is developing the island.

Dr Joseph Elders, the chief archaeologist for the Church of England, is leading the team excavating the site, the company said in a statement.

"Twenty years ago, we had no idea that Christians came this far south and east" in the Gulf region, The National quoted Elders as saying. "We don't have many monasteries from this period."

The people who lived at the monastery probably belonged to the "Nestorian Church, or Church of the East," it said, adding that the settlement was abandoned after about 750 AD.

It opened to the public on Saturday.

Tis The Season To Be Jolly !

Tis the season to be jolly 
have a laugh or two .......

Merry Christmas to all !

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Children's Bible in a Nutshell

A young child was asked to write a book report on the entire Bible. 
This  brought tears of laughter to my eyes. 
I wonder how often we take for granted that children understand  what we are teaching???

Through the eyes of a child:

The Children's Bible in a Nutshell
In the beginning, which occurred near the start, there was nothing but God, darkness, and some gas.  The Bible says, 'The Lord thy God is one, but I think He must be a lot older than that. 

Anyway, God said, 'Give me a light!' and someone did. 

Then God made the world.
He split the Adam and made Eve.  Adam and Eve were naked, but they weren't embarrassed because mirrors hadn't been invented yet. 

Adam and Eve disobeyed God by eating one bad apple, so they were driven from the Garden of Eden.....Not sure what they were driven in though, because they didn't have cars.

Adam and Eve had a son, Cain, who hated his brother as long as he was Abel.

Pretty soon all of the early people died off, except for Methuselah, who lived to be like a million or something.

One of the next important people was Noah, who was a good guy, but one of his kids was kind of a Ham.  Noah built a large boat and put his family and some animals on it. He asked some other people to join him, but they said they would have to take a rain check

 After Noah came Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  Jacob was more famous than his brother, Esau, because Esau sold Jacob his birthmark in exchange for some pot roast.  Jacob had a son named Joseph who wore a really loud sports coat.

Another important Bible guy is Moses, whose real name was Charlton Heston.  Moses led the Israel Lights out of  Egypt and away from the evil Pharaoh after God sent ten plagues on Pharaoh's people.  These plagues included frogs, mice, lice, bowels, and no cable.

God fed the Israel Lights every day with manicotti.  Then he gave them His Top Ten Commandments. These include: don't lie, cheat, smoke, dance, or covet your neighbor's stuff.
Oh, yeah, I just thought of one more: Humor thy father and thy mother.

One of Moses' best helpers was Joshua who was the first Bible guy to use spies.  Joshua fought the battle of Geritol and the fence fell over on the town.

After Joshua came David.  He got to be king by killing a giant with a slingshot.  He had a son named Solomon who had about 300 wives and 500 porcupines.  My teacher says he was wise, but that doesn't sound very wise to me.

After Solomon there were a bunch of major league prophets.  One of these was Jonah, who was swallowed by a big whale and then barfed up on the shore. 

There were also some minor league prophets, but I guess we don't have to worry about them.

After the Old Testament came the New Testament.  Jesus is the star of The New.  He was born  in  Bethlehem  in a barn.  (I wish I had been born in a barn too, because my mom is always saying to me, 'Close the door! Were you born in a barn?' It would be nice to say, 'As a matter of fact, I was.')

During His life, Jesus had many arguments with sinners like the Pharisees and the Democrats.

Jesus also had twelve opossums.
The worst one was Judas Asparagus.  Judas was so evil that they named a terrible vegetable after him.

Jesus was a great man.  He healed many leopards and even preached to some Germans on the Mount.

But  all those guys put Jesus on trial before Pontius the Pilot.  Pilot didn't stick up for Jesus.  He just washed his hands instead.

Anyways, Jesus died then came back to life again.  He went up to Heaven but will be back at the end of the Aluminium..  His return is foretold in the book of Revolution.

Busy Month Of December !

Well , it is a busy month , no matter what your beliefs may be , it seems.Like yesterday ( Wednesday Dec.7, 2010) was the Islamic New Year . Moe nor I had any idea that it was the Islamic New Years until the news announcer on CCN told us so .We're bad , I know . Then Ashura is coming , some say say on the 16th of this month . This is another Islamic holiday . You can read about it here .Neither one of these holidays are very important here in Libya. I think right around that time (?) it will be Hanukkah also , again , not too sure on that date . And of course , that isn't celebrated at all here in Libya .Next on the holiday list is Christmas on the 25th of Dec. It is celebrated by the many Christians living here in Libya. THEN is Kwanzaa which is mainly celebrated by African-Americans in America.And of course  Jan.1st is the western calendar's New Years day , can't leave that one out !So , it looks like if you are thinking about giving a party and need a reason ( WHO NEEDS A REASON FOR A PARTY ? LOL!) to throw one , just make a choice of one of the above and have a great time ! Happy Whatever everyone !!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

International HIV AIDS DAY

Today is International HIV AIDS DAY. Save a life ... yours and those you love . Support your local and national area HIV AIDS research . Educate yourself and others about the causes of AIDS and prevention . Every 9 and half minutes some one in America is infected by HIV. That is in America ..... 9 1/2 minutes someones life will change forever .Their loved ones , their friends and neighbors , fellow co-workers all will be affected one way or another .
People with HIV AIDS still face massive discrimination world wide .This is not necessary  if one knows the proper precautions and has taken the time to learn how to prevent HIV AIDS  .Become aware , have open discussions with your family's and friends . Learn , stop HIV AIDS today .

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My Grandbabies

 Haroun ( 3 1/2 years old) and Yousef(13months) with Tony Soprano . The new Mafia , lol .
 Yousef ( 13months ) not too sure about all this Eid stuff , with  Moe .
 Gail ( 2 1/2 years old) with her long curly hair and twinkling eyes .
Super girl herself ... Sophia at age 2 years ( almost) old this past Halloween.

Thanksgiving Can Can

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Wishing everyone a good Thanksgiving on Thursday . Hope you can spend it with family and friends .