Friday, September 28, 2007

funny friday

For this edition of Funny Friday,

I'd like to show you what happens on your computer when you don't turn it off when you go to bed.

It's 3 am.........do you know where your icons are, .......and what they're doing?????

Click this link to find out.......http://www.xs4all.nl/~jvdkuyp/flash/see.htm
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And since I always need to post a pic,
and this is funny Friday,
and we're talking about computers.............
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Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Just another week

Ya, I know. It's been a while since I've posted. Like I've said before, been busy, and haven't had much going on to post about. Our weekend, (remember, ours is Sun, Mon, and Tues.) went about normal. We mowed the yard, I did some more dead heading in the perennial beads, and sprayed the lawn for weeds. Craig did laundry and bookkeeping, and paid bills.
Had Pork steaks on the grill Sunday with Craig's home made Pasta Salad, Turkey Breast on the grill Monday with Baked Potato and Corn, and Oven Fried Chicken Breasts on Tuesday with Fried Rice and Asparagus. We try to eat fairly healthy, so I'm going to tell you about the best stuff to use for fake fried food. It's called Panko
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Panko is a Japanese style bread crumbs.
Click here to read why they're so different.
They will give you a light crispy coating to most anything!
We dip the boneless skinless Chicken breast
in
Egg Beaters , then the crumbs.
we first mix into the crumbs,
Some garlic powder, and Parmesan cheese
for more flavor. YUMMY!
And no, this isn't a paid advertisement.
I don't have enough readers to
make it worth while.
I just like sharing.
And it gives me something to post about.
Also this coming weekend we're making a trip back to Saugatuck. This weekend at Campit, is their Haunted weekend. Should be fun! So we thought we'd dress up the motor home for the occasion.

What do you think? Of course we'll add lights at the camp ground, and a couple of tiki torches.

Friday, September 21, 2007

pluck yew!

The history of the middle finger
Well, now......here's something I never knew before, and now that I know it, I feel compelled to send it on to my more intelligent friends in the hope that they, too, will feel edified. Isn't history more fun when you know something about it?


Before the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the French, anticipating victory over the English, proposed to cut off the middle finger of all captured English soldiers. Without the middle finger it would be impossible to draw the renowned English longbow and therefore they would be incapable of fighting in the future.

This famous English longbow was made of the native English Yew tree, and the act of drawing the longbow was known as "plucking the yew"
(or "pluck yew").


Much to the bewilderment of the French, the English won a major upset and began mocking the French by waving their middle fingers at the defeated French, saying, See, we can still pluck yew! Since 'pluck yew' is rather difficult to say, the difficult consonant cluster at the beginning has gradually changed to a labiodentals fricative F', and thus the words often used in conjunction with the one-finger-salute! It is also because of the pheasant feathers on the arrows used with the longbow that the symbolic gesture is known as "giving the bird."



IT IS STILL AN APPROPRIATE SALUTE TO THE FRENCH TODAY!
And yew thought yew knew every plucking thing.
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

the great blue

Just a quick post. Work has been very busy, and at home I've started the fall yard clean-up. Which basically means cutting back all the perennials that have finished blooming. Fall is a good time because I can gradually do this as each group of perennials get done blooming. Then the job doesn't seem as overwhelming as it would if I waited till early spring.
Also Tuesday, while cleaning inside the house, I looked our the patio door and spotted a Great Blue Heron at the pond! The pic isn't real good, because I had to shoot thru the glass in the bright sunlight. They are magnificent birds! Huge! But it helps keep the frog population down, and that's also why I have no fish in the pond.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Live from Saugatuck!

Yes, we're back at Campit! Near beautiful Saugatuck! It's been one of the coldest weekends of the season. The high on Saturday was only 60. And with a cold north wind. Even too windy to enjoy a campfire. Fortunately, we have a furnace in the motor home, as it got down to 39 Degrees. We felt for the tenters. But due to the weather, the campground wasn't very busy. But we made the best of it.
This is site 82. A spacious corner lot in what they call, the east village. This section has full hook-up. We like that so we can take as long of a shower as we want. We also have a dishwasher, that's right, I said a dishwasher. This motor home has all the comforts of a house. That's the way we "camp" now. And it seems there are more RV's at campgrounds then tents these days.


Today we pack up and head home. We have just 2 more planned weekends untill we have to store it for the long winter. Here's a couple pics of beautiful Lake Michigan


Thursday, September 13, 2007

We Won!

I'd like to thank everyone who voted! Old Town Lansing WON the Ikea makeover contest!
Here's the vote totals. And with nearly a thousand votes to spare! They will receive a $50,000.00 make-over award to help up to 10 new Old Town businesses. And being a small business owner myself, I know how important help can be early on. To see the 3 minute clips they produced, click here.


Thanks again, You guys are great!

And since this is funny Friday, here's a *fun* pic!


I must say, I've never seen a men's room like this!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

an update

Sorry for my lack of posts lately, been very busy at work and home. This time of year makes for so many chores to do. But let's recap the weekend!

Michigan State is now 2-0.
The University of Michigan, 0-2.
Michigan State started the season un-ranked,
with a new coach,
and a so-so team.
U of M started with a #5 national ranking.




Now, I never went to either University,
but living in Lansing instead of Ann Arbor,
makes me a hometown fan.
So I always root for the Spartans!
And it's fun seeing our in state rival having a poor start! Especially since they all usually the better football team.

Also this weekend, I cleaned the mo-ho, restocked and we're ready for our next trip!
Did more yard work, trimmed bushes, weeded, mowed, cleaned out the shed, you know, all the stuff home owners need to do.
And to complete this post, some pics of some of my ornamental grasses.

One of my faves, Japanese Blood Grass. Starts out green and turns fire red by autumn.

Variegated Silver Grass. About 6 ft tall. Will flower later this fall.
Little Bunny Fountain Grass. Just starting to flower.

And a giant! This grass gets 12 feet tall! Looks great in the middle of a shrub planting.
Well that's all for now.
Another busy week at work ahead!

Friday, September 07, 2007

funny friday

For this edition of Funny Friday, we have another short funny from my Florida friend Patty.



The phone rings and the lady of the house answers. "Hello."
"Mrs. Ward, please."
"Speaking"
"Mrs. Ward, this is Doctor Jones at the Medical Testing Laboratory. When your doctor sent your husband's biopsy to the lab yesterday, a biopsy from another Mr. Ward arrived as well. We are now uncertain which one is your husband's. Frankly, the results are either bad or terrible."
"What do you mean?" Mrs. Ward asks nervously.
"Well, one of the specimens tested positive for Alzheimer's, and the other one tested positive for gonorrhea. We can't tell which your husband is."
"That's dreadful! Can't you do the test again?" asked Mrs. Ward.
"Normally we can, but Medicare will only pay for these expensive tests one time."
"Well, what am I supposed to do now?"
"The people at Medicare recommend that you drop your husband off somewhere in the middle of town. If he finds his way home, don't sleep with him."





And of course I need to post a pic, so here's my latest attempt at catching rabbits.

I believe it's a squirrel. I guess they like apples too!


Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Labor Day weekend

We're back from our holiday.
Went to Indiana Dunes State Park.
Another great weekend, with the best weather.
Since we've been to this park before,
we always reserve the same spot.
Site 83, a spacious corner site.




Indiana and Ohio have much larger sites than
the state parks we've been to in Michigan.
But we've only been to 2 in Michigan, and 2 in Ohio,
and just one in Indiana, so it's not a real good sampling.
So I guess we'll just have to try some more!



Of course,
the main reason we go to this campground,
Is it's only a short hour's drive to Chicago!
So one day we drive into the city
for food and fun!
I must say Chicago does it up real nice.
They have flowers everywhere!
Planters on the sidewalks,
hanging baskets on the light posts, and on the sky walks.
And these massive planters on Michigan Avenue!
And of course we ate lunch at the Park Grill in Millineum Park! In the summer, the restaurant spills out into the ice rink. And becomes a massive out door cafe. Here's a view of "the bean" above and behind the restaurant. It's a massive highly polished oval like sculpture. You see the city reflected in it, no matter where you stand, or sit!
So, we had a fun relaxing weekend, and a safe one. And now I need to clean up the mo-ho for the next trip, which are becoming fewer as the camping season becomes shorter. The campgrounds start closing down beginning October, with most closed by the end of October. But we're going to try and squeeze 3 more in! Let's hope the weather holds out!
And a question.
I've been posting lately with larger pics, and smaller click-able pics. Which do you prefer. The small click-able pics get larger than the large non click-able pics. Just asking.
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