RANDOM THOUGHTS FOR THURSDAY DECEMBER 18TH, 2014

WOW.  GET READY. HERE IT COMES, READY OR NOT!!!

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We just want to take this time to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas!!!  We hope that this time of year finds you happy, warm, and with family and friends.  Pierson Ford thanks you for your wonderful patronage, and we look forward to serving your needs into the future.  Again, Merry Christmas from your friends at Pierson Ford, in the auto plaza, Aberdeen, SD. 

1.  LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!!!!

One for you before I do my “Christmas” themed ones…..This one just made me laugh out loud!!

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And, now on to some Christmas cheer!!

I’ll be this is one fun meeting.

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This one makes good sense.

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This next one I don’t find funny, because it’s one of my biggest frustrations of this season.  Ha Ha…

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I have watched “Rudolph” dozens and dozens of times, but NEVER thought of this!!

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AWW…What a cute baby picture!!

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2. I am friends and a follower of many great country music singers the 70’s thru the 90’s on Facebook, and one of my absolute favorites is John Berry.

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John Berry had many hits songs in the 90’s including “Your Love Amazes Me”, “Kiss Me In The Car”, What’s In It For Me” and many more.  John wrote on Facebook the other day and it cracked me up. Here is what he wrote.

“There is a first time for everything!!  The bus drove off and left me at the TRUCK STOP in VIRGINIA last night with NO PHONE!!  I borrowed a phone and called the driver to come and get me.  The bus was 20 miles down the road.  Apparently nobody missed me!!!”

Isn’t that hilarious?  I have heard many times of band members or roadies being left behind, but never the lead singer, or the star.  That makes for some great conversation on that bus, I’m sure!

I want to play a couple of songs by John Berry.  This first one is my absolute favorite of his.  “What’s In It For Me?”

And, John Berry does one of my favorite, if not my all time favorite version of “O Holy Night.”  Check out the vocals on this song.  It gives me goosebumps.

3.  Speaking of music, you probably remember that my wife and I along with six friends went to Moondance Jam in Walker, MN last year.

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Well, it looks like this year it will be me and my two boys going!  I can’t wait for that!!  So far, they have announced two bands, and I’m looking forward to seeing both of them!

Nickelback.

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And, I’m REALLY excited to see the legendary Doobie Brothers!!!

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This next year’s dates are July 15th thru the 18th.  Hope to see you there.  I will announce more bands as they are announced.

4.  This past Sunday night was the series finale of the HBO hit “The Newsroom” starring Jeff Daniels, Sam Waterston and many more.  Here’s my feelings.  It was one of the most boring series finales that I have ever seen.  My wife and I were pretty disappointed in how it ended.  They did lots of “clips” from previous shows, and that’s NOT what we wanted to see.  Anyway, this series is well worth buying the box sets if you want to watch it.  I’m sure HBO will show them again and again as well.  I’m sorry to see this excellent cast go bye bye.  Thank you “Newsroom” for bringing lots of joy and satisfaction into our living rooms.

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5.  And, I have to mention my other favorite show right now, “American Horror Story-Freak Show.”  This show is WEIRD.  And it seems like it has the routine of one show being really good, and the next week’s show being fairly dismal.  There must only be a few left, so I’m intrigued by what’s going to happen.  One of my co-workers, Lee, watches it, and we rehash it every Thursday morning.

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The only thing I am hoping for is that Jessica Lange’s character gets killed off soon…She is SO annoying!!

6.  One more TV note, and it is DISGUSTING.  Apparently some weirdo out there wants to put a big amount of cash up for “Mama June” from the Honey Booboo debacle, to make a “sex tape.”  Thankfully for ALL of us, she says she won’t do it.

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Why in the world would ANYBODY watch that?  And certainly, why would they PAY to watch it?  I have said before that we make “celebrities” out of some of the most strange people in the world.  These two “five minutes in the sun” are over.  Please go away.

7.  I am not one of these people that HAS TO have a white Christmas.   I have spoken to many people who said “It’s not Christmas unless there’s snow on the ground.”  BAH HUMBUG…. I can celebrate Christmas just as easy without shoveling and sliding into the ditch. 

8.  I had really hoped that the loving feeling of the Christmas season would end the riots and protests around this country.  Apparently, I’m not hoping hard enough.  Sad….very sad…..

9.  We said goodbye to a couple of celebrities since we last talked.  Mary Ann Mobley died at the age of 77.  She was Miss America 1959.

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She went on to star and co-star in many movies and TV shows, including “Girl Happy” with Elvis Presley.

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She was married to Gary Collins.  He died in 2012 at the age of 74.

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Here is a fairly recent picture of Mary Ann Mobley.  REST IN PEACE.

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10.  Ken Weatherwax died.  Hmm..Don’t know the name?  Well, you will know him.  Ken played “Pugsley” on the hit TV show, “The Addams Family.” 

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He died at the age of 59 due to a heart attack.

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11.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

Little Susie, a six-year-old, complained, “Mother, I’ve got a stomach ache.” “That’s because your stomach is empty,” the mother replied. “You would feel better if you had something in it.” That afternoon, her father came complaining that he had a severe headache all day. Susie perked up, “That’s because it’s empty,” she said. “You’d feel better if you had something in it.”

AND ONE MORE!!!

A guy is going on an ocean cruise and he tells his doctor that he’s worried about getting seasick. The doctor suggests, ”Eat two pounds of stewed tomatoes before you leave the dock.” The guy replies, ”Will that keep me from getting sick, Doc?” The doctor says, ‘No, but it’ll look really pretty in the water.”

BLECK!!  Have a most awesome day today!!!

JAY DEAN

RANDOM THOUGHTS FOR TUESDAY DECEMBER 2ND, 2014

WOW…December is here.  That seems unreal.  And by the way, we’re a day past Monday.

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Well, here at Pierson Ford in Aberdeen, the excitement is building!!!  We are hopefully hours, or a few days away from the arrival of the ALL NEW 2015 FORD F-150.  All of us at Pierson Ford are so excited about these trucks.  our newly redesigned trucks are as much as 700 pounds lighter that it’s predecessor.  And, they are made with high strength, military grade aluminum alloy!!!  But, the best news is, THEY LOOK AWESOME.

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Make sure to keep watching for them. I will be updating you on the blog when they get here.  Contact us here at Pierson Ford today by calling us at 1-800-627-1237, or stop and see us in the auto plaza, north highway 281 in Aberdeen, South Dakota.  Our entire inventory can also be found online at http://piersonford.com/

1.  HOW ABOUT SOME FUNNIES…..

It took me a minute, but I got this one.

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Can i PLEASE put some names down for this next one?

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This next guy is serious!!  And I’m not lion……

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C’mon, admit it.  You looked.

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I thought this next one was cute.

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And, finally……..

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2.  Thanksgiving is over, and now we prepare for Christmas.  I was asked the other day if I have any ideas of what I want for Christmas.  My answer?  I don’t need anything.  And that’s true.  But, I’m sure I’ll be getting something. 

With that said, we’re in the season of the “ugly sweater” contests….Maybe there is something I want…..I think i could win some serious contests with these.

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WHOA!!!!  On second thought, I don’t know if i COULD wear these.  Oh, who am I kidding.  OF COURSE I COULD.

3. Speaking of RG3, or Robert Griffin III, a lot of things have happened to my Washington Redskins since we last talked.  RG3 has been benched in favor of Colt McCoy.  I am totally fine with that.  The rumor mill in DC says that RG3 has played his last game with my team.  I am also fine with that.  I was so high on this guy when we drafted him.  He had a tremendous first year, including winning “rookie of the year.”  But these last years have been inundated with injuries and backtalk.  I hate to say this, because I DO NOT wish injury on anybody, but I feel that RG3 is one injury away from never playing again.  I mean, how much more can his legs and knees take?  I am ready to rebuild.  This year has been so horrible and hard to watch.  We beat a good team like Dallas.  (I just threw up in my mouth saying that)  And then we lose to horrible teams like Tampa Bay and others.  I guess that puts us in the class of “horrible teams.”  And at this time of the year, I accept that, because it’s true.

4.  NOTE TO SELF:  DO NOT WRESTLE WITH YOUR 20 SOMETHING YEAR OLD NEPHEWS!!!

That’s right my friends.  Yours truly got carried away on Turkey Day, and tried grabbing a nephew from behind, only to have something pop in my back, and take me directly to the floor.  I have been doctoring for the past few days, and I have WEEKS of therapy to do to get back to whatever is considered normal for me.  Plus, my right arm has been going numb, and I found out too, that I have a pinched nerve.  GREAT…..On the positive side, the doc said no lifting and no shoveling for a few weeks…OH DARN. 

5.  I’m not a “rug guy.”  It doesn’t matter to me what’s on my floors at home, as long as it looks okay and feels okay.  With that said, I would TOTALLY put this in my house…..This is awesome!!!

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Someone is either super creative, or has WAY too much time on their hands.

6.  There are a couple of topics that are “not politically correct” to talk about on this blog.  Bill Cosby and Ferguson, Missouri.  I have SO MUCH to say about those subjects, but I have wisely chosen not to.  Why?  Because i could never say the right things to please everybody.  These are such “hot topics”, and it seems that everybody has different opinions….strong opinions….  And by the way, I don’t choose topics to “please everybody”.  You know from reading this that I voice MY opinion on many different subjects. These two, however, I choose not to.  And it’s probably for the better that I’ve made that decision.

7.  This is unreal.  I just read a story about a Pastor in, I believe, Texas, that WILL NOT bury a 93 year old woman, because she hadn’t given any offering money for the past two years…..UNBELIEVABLE.  According to this ladies daughter, her Mom has been deathly sick for a few years, and has even been comatose for a while during her illness.  This is very very bad press for this church.  I would imagine that the church council is going to step up and handle this.  WOW!!!

8.  In the past years, there have been some really cool names in the NFL….Real names of football players.  I want to share a few, and then give you my personal favorite name out there.  We have had names like D’Brickashaw Ferguson from the New York Jets, Beanie Wells from the Arizona Cardinals, and many others.

But my personal favorite?

HA HA CLINTON DIX from the Green Bay Packers.  In respect to him, his real first name is Ha’Sean, but his Grandmother gave him the nickname of “Ha Ha”, and it stuck….Keep it, Ha Ha.  You are totally one of a kind.

9.  Whatever happened to singer, actor, and dancer Ken Berry?  Remember him?  He starred in “F-Troop”, “Mayberry R.F.D.”, “The Carol Burnett Show”, and the Carol Burnett spinoff called “Mama’s Family.” 

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Here is the update.  Ken Berry is now 81 years old and is still out there performing.  Here he is today at 81.

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10.  JOKE OF THE DAY!!

A wife told his husband to whisper her dirty things, the man then replied, “The kitchen, the living room, the conservatory and the dining room.”

I am a BRAVE man for doing that one…ha ha.  Here’s another one.

A little girl asked her mother, “How did the human race appear?”
The mother answered, “God made Adam and Eve and they had children, and so was all mankind made..”
Two days later the girl asked her father the same question.. The father answered, “Many years ago there were monkeys from which the human race evolved.”
The confused girl returned to her mother and said, “Mom, how is it possible that you told me the human race was created by God, and Dad said they developed from monkeys?”
The mother answered, “Well, dear, it is very simple. I told you about my side of the family and your father told you about his.”

HAVE A TERRIFIC WEEK!!!

JAY DEAN

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!!!

I thought I would just stop by and wish all of you a very enjoyable and happy Thanksgiving…..and I thought I would share a little fun with you….

Let’s enjoy some Turkey Day fun…..

I find this one funny, but it completely shows my “demented” side…ha ha

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Now, this is one CREATIVE bird….

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another “twisted” one that I love….

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So, that’s when our Turkey Day fun started!!!

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You’ll love this one….

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And finally….

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But, on a very serious note….

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Please take some time during this joyous time of the year to think about how much you have, and to give thanks for all that you do have….There are many people in this world who do not have NEAR what we have, and we should feel blessed for that……Giving thanks for all we have should be done DAILY and not just on Thanksgiving….

The first Thanksgiving after my Papa died, we did what the above cartoon did….We left his chair open….It was very emotional and very hard, but it made the statement that we were blessed to have him and we miss him greatly….But, those of us with strong faith know that we are never ever alone….that they are always with us….

God’s blessings to all of you, and may you be found safe and warm and with loved ones during this Thanksgiving weekend….

JAY DEAN

RANDOM THOUGHTS FOR SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15TH, 2014

WOW..HALFWAY THRU NOVEMBER ALREADY….I DON’T KNOW MUCH…BUT I DO KNOW THIS….

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1.  LET’S HAVE SOME FUN…..

UMMMMM… you might want to rethink this one…..

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A big thanks to my wife as well….(PHEW)

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This message was thoughtful…until it ended…WOW….

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This one is funny…and does not reflect my life….(especially when some former girlfriends and schoolmates read the blog..hee hee)

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This one is just too cute and funny not to share…..

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And finally…..this one seems to pertain to all of us….at some time….

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2.  Well, my darling and I went to see “Dumb and Dumber 2″ last night….We very very seldom go to a movie on opening night because of the crowds….This one, however, we have been planning for quite some time….and the verdict?  AWESOME…HILARIOUS….GUTBUSTING FUNNY……  I really think that I should have worn a depends….

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Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels were hilarious again….I knew it had to be pretty good, because these two have turned down script after script….and it took 20 years for the sequel….

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If you liked the original “Dumb And Dumber”  you SHOULD love this one too…..The laughs come a mile a minute…I think I could get more out of the movie seeing it again…Which I’m sure we will…Numerous times….Maybe once more in the theater, and then countless times on TV…Just like we have with the original…

My wife and I are impressed with Jeff Daniels, and how he can go from playing “Harry” on this movie, to playing the lead on our favorite HBO show “The Newsroom.”

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3.  I’M GETTING CULTURED!!!   We are going to the Aberdeen Community Theater’s new play tonight…..

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I am really not excited getting crazy about Christmas this early, but we cannot turn down a chance to see another play with this theater company…THEY ARE AMAZING….And, it looks great, too….

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A lot of people must be excited as well….We had to try very hard to get tickets……

4.  Speaking of the Holiday season, I must get on my soapbox again…..I am sick and tired of the retail world taking away our family time…..The “Black Friday” sales are getting earlier and earlier…My son works in retail and he has to be at work at 5:00 Thanksgiving DAY!!!  That is silly……The very core of the family has been shaken for years…Torn apart by modern technology and other aspects….This idiotic move is also helping crush the family unit……I know of people who either skip, or leave their Thanksgiving meal early so they can get to town and get a hotel room to get rested for “Black Thursday” deals…..

To the retailers…..LEAVE OUR FAMILY TIME ALONE…..We need to have this time together and not worry about shopping…I could care less what you do at midnight on Friday…GO CRAZY…DO WHATEVER…But leave our Thanksgiving alone….And by the way, my prediction is that in the next 2-3 years, these sales will be taking place ALL DAY Thanksgiving…….THANKS FOR NOTHING…….

5.  Oh, by the way, now that “Dumb And Dumber” has been crossed off of our movie list, we have another one we are waiting to see….I believe it comes out next weekend…..

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I’m sure it will be a bit raunchy like the original, but the cast ensemble is hilarious…They work extremely well together….Can’t wait…..

6.  My heart is saddened every time a church closes….And it really hits home when it’s a local church…..My wife Jeannie’s home church is closing……Her Dad’s funeral was there, and we were MARRIED there…..

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I realize all good things must come to an end eventually, but this makes me very sad…We have many incredible memories from that church……Especially our wedding…..Thank you Roslyn Lutheran Church for your service to God!!!

7.  Remember the great singer Helen Reddy?

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Well, she apparently is getting ready to go out on tour again….She is now 73 years old, believe it or not….Helen Reddy had some really good music back in the 70’s…..

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And, by far, my personal favorite of hers….Love this one…..Can’t get enough of it…..

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I have always thought that she was such a pretty lady…And she still is at 73!!!!

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I would for sure drive to Minneapolis to see her…I hope she gets that close……

8.  OK…How about some Helen Reddy music?  Here’s my favorite……”LEAVE ME ALONE…RUBY RED DRESS.”

And here’s the anthem song “I AM WOMAN.”

Wow…she still sounds GREAT…..

9.  I love reading engagement announcements of people who have wild last names…Here are some i found…

Sounds like someone could be losing their mind in this one….

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MMM…CAN I HAVE SOME EGGS TOO?

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I think this marriage has the potential of being a party ALL THE TIME….

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This one must be a laugh a minute….(aren’t they all?)

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And finally, isn’t this kind of the goal of the whole thing?

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10.  Kim Kardashian….What can I say?  She is now posing nude in a magazine article for papermag.com…..I only give you the address to save you time if you want to see…..I don’t know why celebrities continue to feel that they have to prove something by appearing nude…..Some of them say that they are pushing the “censors” to see what the limit is….Well, in my opinion, this is overboard…..By the way, I think you could serve drinks on her behind……..

11.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

Adam was walking around the Garden of Eden feeling very lonely, so God asked Adam, “What is wrong with you?”

Adam said, “Lord, I don’t have anyone to talk to.”

God said, “Then I will give you a companion, and she will be called a ‘woman’. This person will cook for you and wash your clothes, she will always agree with every decision you make. She will bear your children and never ask you to get up in the middle of the night to take care of them. She will not nag you, and will always be the first to admit she was wrong when you’ve had a disagreement. She will never have a headache, and will freely give ‘love’ and compassion whenever needed. She will never question your behavior or the company you keep. She will support you and understand that you have important decisions to make throughout your life and don’t have time for nonsense…”

Adam asked God, “What will this woman cost?”

God said, “An arm and a leg…”

Then Adam says, “well, what can i get for a rib then?”

I WILL PAY FOR THAT ONE…HA HA

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND…

JAY DEAN

Adam said, “What can I get for just a rib?”

RANDOM THOUGHTS FOR MONDAY NOVEMBER 10TH, 2014

Yep, this is EXACTLY how I feel today…..

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1.  LET’S HAVE SOME FUN…..

God help me if I ever do this…..

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This one seems purrrrrr fect……

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The older I get, this seems to be more correct….

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and speaking of getting older…….

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2.  Well, we haven’t spoken for awhile, in fact, we haven’t spoken since my families big “Minneapolis weekend.”  I thought I would give you a quick rundown of the fun……..

We started out the weekend by seeing our beloved MINNESOTA WILD pound the DALLAS STARS into the ice by a score of 4-1……….In case you don’t know the story here, Minnesota’s hockey team used to be called the MINNESOTA NORTH STARS…..However, a bad guy named Norm Green took them to Dallas…Yeah, the same Dallas where the cow-pukes play……Anyway, Minnesota fans have never forgiven Norm for taking them away….Even though we have the MINNESOTA WILD right now…..We saw a couple of signs at the game that read “NORM STILL SUCKS.”   And, you can’t go wrong with this t-shirt either…..

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But, this time the home team put away the away team pretty early…..Seriously, there is nothing quite as cool as hearing the “GOAL HORN” go off at the X-cel Energy Center…….Here is a picture of my beautiful family at the game……And, YES, I am wearing MINNESOTA NORTH STAR gear…..

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You almost have to feel sorry for the beautiful girl trapped between three big lugs……..

3.  After a night of hockey, we went to bed and remembered to set our clocks back one hour, so we wouldn’t miss the MINNESOTA VIKINGS taking on my WASHINGTON REDSKINS…..First things first….We had the world’s coolest cab driver ever….He told us that he had just gotten home at 5AM from drinking all night…..He woke up in a bed with a girl he didn’t know…….He drank and partied with Minnesota Timberwolves star Andrew Wiggins…and he had to take a few “taxi runs” during the day, because he spent every dollar he had the night before….I have never laughed so hard as we did in the cab….The guy seriously should be a comedian…..

Now onto the game……I may have mentioned that my boys and I had front row seats in the end zone…..Well, guess what?  People all over the area saw us….One of my friends named Brad, posted it on Facebook….(Actually, Brad is the only friend I have…and he probably wouldn’t claim me.)

You can see my son Mitchell in the yellow jersey and me in my split jersey in the front row….My other son, Tyler, is sitting down…..not excited about either team…ha ha….

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How did the game go?  Pretty much like this….

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RG3 made his “less than triumphant” return to the field….Many of us thought that Colt McCoy earned a start after his great game in Dallas….But, the brainiacs in D.C. thought otherwise…..It was a very good game…I really thought that my Redskins had the game under control, but then our defense decided that it should head for the airport before the game was finished……..Results?  WE LOST….But, it wasn’t all lost….I cheer for the Vikings every week unless they play my SKINS……So, even though it hurt that my team lost, it made it feel a bit better being a team that i can cheer for……..

4.  JAMES TAYLOR……WOW….What can I say about this class act?  If you have never seen JAMES TAYLOR in concert, you have been missing out……He was terrific….He talked about different songs and how they came about……I had no idea that JAMES TAYLOR was in the studio in England when the Beatles recorded their “White Album.”  That’s something pretty cool to tell your kids…….He sang all the hits….”Handy Man”, “Fire And Rain”, “How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You”, and dozens of other songs……It was the PERFECT close to a PERFECT family weekend……..

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5.  Alright…on to the less than impressive part of the weekend……There were maybe 3,000-4,000 protesters at the Redskins and Vikings game protesting the name of my favorite team……I don’t have an actual number, but this is what some people are predicting…..I have a few things to say about this, but what sucks, is that in today’s world, I can’t really comment on it, because anything I say will be turned around to be “racist comments.”  But, I do want to say a few things………

****I was called a “racist” a few dozen times….I AM NOT A RACIST….Just because i wear the jersey of my favorite football team since 1972, doesn’t make me a racist……….

****There was a lady taking photographs of us with her camera….She told us that she wanted pictures to “show her kids and grandkids what true racists look like..”   SERIOUSLY? 

****One protester walked in front of us yelling, “I am not a mascot…My sons are not mascots…”  I just said, “good for you…I never said you were.”  

****One young protester, maybe all of 15 or 16 years old, wanted to fight me…..He called me a “racist”, and I told him that I am not one, and he said, “Come over here and say it to my face and see what happens.”  He had his fists pumped in the air as to engage in a fight……

All of this stuff was absolutely mind numbing to me….I am all for “free speech” and “right to protest”….I have no problems with that…I think that we live in the greatest country in the world, and we’re the greatest because of the different beliefs we have and for the freedom we have to believe in what we want to……But that particular Sunday got out of hand……More cops were needed to make a walkway for the football fans to get into the stadium, instead of having to be hounded constantly on the way in….I didn’t spend oodles of money to be yelled and screamed at…….

By the way, on a related note…….An ESPN series show the other day took a poll of thousands and thousands of people, and 91 PERCENT said “leave the name alone.”   Maybe that’s what we need to have happen….There are certainly bigger problems in the world than a football team’s name……

6.  OKAY…BACK INTO THE FUN……Well, not fun…..We had our first snowfall today……We were under a winter storm warning, and were expecting up to a foot……They are saying anywhere from 5-7 inches in our immediate area so far, with a couple more inches coming tonight………I will say this….The older I get, the less fun snow is…..We have plans to move to Colorado sometime in the next few years…If i get my way, we’re going to be moving that up a bit….I don’t know what it is, but I just can’t do winter anymore…..I know that Colorado still has winter…Don’t get me wrong, I’m not an idiot……But there snow doesn’t last from October to May…..In fact, their snow may be gone in 24 hours…..THAT’S WHAT I LIKE….

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7.  My wife and I are having split decisions on the season four of “American Horror Story” called “Freak Show.”  I am getting into it quite a bit, and she’s starting to lose her taste for the show……There have been a few things happening in recent weeks that have made both of us scratch our heads….However, it is fun to watch the cast they put together….And, I am having more fun finding out about the stars OUTSIDE of this TV show….

For instance, there is an actress by the name of NAOMI GROSSMAN who plays a creepy little character called “PEPPER.”  “PEPPER” actually was also in the second season called “Asylum.”….Here’s the deal…It’s amazing what they can do with makeup….the actress who plays “PEPPER” is actually very beautiful….Check this out….

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8.  One of my favorite characters on “American Horror Story-Freak show” is “MA PETITE” played by JYOTI AMGE….Get this…She is known as the world’s smallest living woman…..She is only 2 foot 6 inches…yeah, TWO AND A HALF FEET TALL….And, she is ADORABLE…..

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Here she is with “PEPPER.”

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And here she is with ERIKA ERVIN, who plays “AMAZON EVE” on the show….

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I also have a picture of her with the world’s smallest man….

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9.  I can’t wait for Friday night…Why?  Because my wife and I are going to do something we don’t normally do….We are going to the “opening night” of a major motion picture….Which one?  You might be surprised…

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That’s right, we have been waiting patiently for the JIM CARREY and JEFF DANIEL’S movie that brings back our two favorite nerdy people……I have to hand it to the promotion team who are creating impressive ways to promote the picture…….

Remember the movie poster for the SCARLETT JOHANSSON movie “LUCY” that was out recently?

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Well, our team of “Dumb and Dumber” promoters did one better…..

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Being in the promotions business for the past 25 years, I have this to say….BRAVO….WELL PLAYED!!!!

10.  One of the men that I admire most in this world turned 96 the other day…..The Reverend BILLY GRAHAM is still kicking, and still speaking up about the Lord…….I have always enjoyed listening to him speak…He has such a way with his voice……And, i love his conviction…….

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This next one is probably how most people remember him….

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And, here is BILLY GRAHAM today at 96….Including one with PRESIDENT OBAMA….

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Guess how many Presidents that BILLY GRAHAM has counseled?  TWELVE….YEAH…TWELVE…His first President that he guided was HARRY TRUMAN…..Here he is with President KENNEDY….

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What a tremendous man……What a blessing from God…….

11.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

A lady was in her local grocery store stocking up on items for Thanksgiving.  She notices a freezer full of turkeys, but they didn’t have one the size she needed.  So, she asks the clerk, “say, don’t these turkey’s get any bigger?”  To which the clerk responded, “No maam….THEY’RE DEAD.”  

HAVE A MOST FANTASTIC WEEK!!

JAY DEAN

RANDOM THOUGHTS FOR TUESDAY OCTOBER 28TH, 2014

WELL, HERE WE GO…DAY TWO OF THE WORK WEEK….

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I would certainly like to thank PIERSON FORD in ABERDEEN for sponsoring this blog….Without PIERSON FORD, I wouldn’t be doing this blog at this time!!!  So, if you like (or love) the blog, you should really thank them…..At PIERSON FORD, we are getting ready to end another month and get ready for another one……And, I hate to even think about it, or certainly SAY IT, but we have to get ready for winter…….We have an incredible lineup of new and pre-owned pickups, including dozens and dozens of brand new FORD F-150’S on the lot…..If you are looking pre-owned, we have FORDS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, DODGES, whatever you want in pre-owned, we have!!!

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Check out our incredible lineup online at http://piersonford.com/  call us at 1-800-627-1237, or better yet, come on out and see PIERSON FORD in the auto plaza, north highway 281 in ABERDEEN, SOUTH DAKOTA…..

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1.  LET’S HAVE SOME HALLOWEEN FUN!!!

Hmmm..I didn’t know this is what they meant!!!

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My wife loved this one…being she’s a zombie fanatic…..

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I never realized that Dracula suffered from the same disease as millions of others…..

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And now, some “ghostly” humor….

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THERAPY TIME!!!

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2.  Speaking of Halloween, I like to go back and remember some of my favorite Halloween costumes that I wore….I do believe that this one was my favorite……”I KNOW YOU ARE…BUT WHAT AM I?”

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Our son, Tyler was small when I did this and Mitchell was a baby….Tyler didn’t like Daddy dressing up like this….At first, he didn’t know who I was, so it scared him even more…….

3.  Tired of people stealing your lunch at work?  Tired of people saying that they “didn’t know the food was yours?”  Well, thank to yours truly, you will never have that problem EVER AGAIN…..Check out this lunchbox that everybody needs…..

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Hopefully people will “have a heart” and stop taking your food…..I don’t think they would have the “stomach” for this….sorry, I’m just “kidneying” around…….

4.  WHAT A MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL GAME!!!  It is one of the greatest rivalries in NFL history….My beloved WASHINGTON REDSKINS versus the much despised DALLAS COWBOYS…..DALLAS was a huge favorite in this game….Hardly anybody was picking my Skins to win……I told everybody at work and at church this week, that when these two teams play, you can throw the records out the window…..It took overtime, but my team prevailed…..It featured lots of drama including Cowboy’s quarterback Tony Romo getting hurt and having to leave the game….

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Dez Bryant snuck in for a touchdown…..

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And our “third string” quarterback Colt McCoy raced into the end zone as well…I will tell you this, Colt didn’t look third string last night……

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A couple of things really bothered me last night….First of all, Cowboy’s quarterback Tony Romo came back into the game with like two minutes left in the game……He was actually spotted on the sidelines BEGGING the doctors to let him in….I remember a time when the doctor’s orders STUCK and players LISTENED TO THEM….I have Cowboys fans who are friends of mine, that actually think that this bonehead move killed their chances of winning last night…..

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But the one thing that burned my buns more than anything last night was the CONSTANT camera footage of Cowboy’s egomaniac owner Jerry Jones…..They even went as far as to put headphones on him from his booth, so he could talk to the announcers…..I have NEVER EVER seen that done before…..And his being on the sidelines in the third quarter?  RIDICULOUS……Stay up in your suite where you belong!!!  This guy’s ego is actually BIGGER than the state of Texas……

5.  Speaking of football, I cannot wait for this weekend…..My families two weeks of fun comes to an end this weekend, as we head to Minneapolis for some fun……

First of all, this Saturday night, we are going to watch our favorite hockey team, the MINNESOTA WILD take on their arch rivals, the DALLAS STARS….Yes, the team that took the NORTH STARS from MINNESOTA…..And, the fact that they are from Dallas, makes me cheer against them even louder….Of course, I’m not happy with my WILD….They gave up FIVE GOALS in the THIRD PERIOD last night to lose to the New York Rangers….

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And, on Sunday noon, we get to see if my favorite football team can make it THREE in a row….You might see us on TV, because we have seats in the first row center in the end zone…..Watch for me and my boys…I will be wearing my Redskins “half and half” jersey…..

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Then to wrap up our weekend, we get to see the legendary JAMES TAYLOR in concert!!!!  I love the fact that my boys love our music from the 70’s and 80’s…They both even own turntables and are constantly buying ALBUMS….YES, ALBUMS….They are making a big comeback!!!

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I will be in “music heaven” when JAMES plays my favorite song of his….

It’s going to be a great weekend…but the best part is being with my wife and boys…..

6.  There are many injustices in our world…And this one is definitely  one of them…..17 years after his untimely death, this musical genius FINALLY got his Hollywood Star….

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  THE CRIME?  People like this already have their star….

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In this society, we make celebrities of the most undeserving people!!!

7.  MOVIE ALERT!!!!  My wife and I saw a great movie the other night….

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HOW CAN YOU GO WRONG WITH ROBERT DOWNEY, JR. AND ROBERT DUVALL?  Great story, superb acting…perfect combination….

8.  CAKE ANYONE?  We are in the process of ordering a cake that is 11 inches high, 10 inches wide and weighs 23 pounds!!! an apple pie, pecan pie, chocolate pie, and a pumpkin pie INSIDE of a cake…..

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We figured it out and we will each get TWO POUNDS of cake….CAN YOU SAY STOMACH ACHE?

9.  JOKE OF THE DAY….

A turtle is crossing the road when he’s mugged by two snails. When the police show up, they ask him what happened. The shaken turtle replies, “I don’t know. It all happened so fast.”

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!!!

JAY DEAN

RANDOM THOUGHTS FOR TUESDAY OCTOBER 21ST, 2014

HEY, I’M BACK FROM GOOD OLD D.C…..LOTS OF STUFF TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT…..

***by the way, Happy Birthday today to my beautiful Mama…She turns 71 today….LOVE YOU SO MUCH, MOM!!!

Your favorite blog is sponsored by the good folks at PIERSON FORD in ABERDEEN….Wow, I was told over 400 people attended our annual “hunter’s breakfast” this past Saturday morning!!!  That is impressive…..Do you know what else is impressive?  I was only gone for FIVE DAYS and there’s a bunch of different pre owned vehicles on the lot….That just goes to show that our inventory DOES change all the time!!!  I also noticed that a new batch of 2014 FORD F-150’S just came in too…..Not many people have such a great lineup as we have!!!!  To see our incredible lineup, you need to do one of three things…..call us at 1-800-627-1237, stop and see us in the auto plaza, north highway 281 in Aberdeen, right across from Shopko, or see all of our inventory online at http://piersonford.com/

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1.  LET’S LIGHTEN THE MOOD WITH SOME JOCULARITY……

Hmmm…so just how dressed up are they at the “other store?”  WOW….I must have missed that person…..

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Man, this brings back memories….

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Ummm…you had better go back to watch a few episodes of “WILD KINGDOM.”

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So, is this what I have to look forward to?

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FINALLY!!!  a workout created JUST FOR ME!!!!

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I knew this was a big deal, but I didn’t know HOW BIG!!!

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2.  Dear certain airline that we flew on…..I don’t feel it’s necessary to mention your name, because many will figure it out after reading this….I want to know where you get off charging me over $500 dollars per flight, and then adding on an ADDITIONAL $25 PER BAG THAT FLIES UNDERNEATH THE PLANE?  Seriously?  I spend over $1500 to take my kids on a vacation, and YOU have the gall to charge me another $150 dollars for a job that literally takes 2-3 minutes?  This is ridiculous……And, just to let you know…I saw quite a few people standing around scratching their behinds, and not working…..Hmmm…maybe here’s an idea……GET THEM TO LOAD PEOPLE’S LUGGAGE…FOR FREE…..Sincerely, one tired, cranky flyer…….

3.  My boys and I had an incredible few days in Washington, DC……I will give you a short synopsis, with pictures….

***We did a tour of the Capitol building and the White House, courtesy of Rep. KRISTI NOEM….Her office was terrific in lining up these two visits, and one of KRISTI’S employees, ANDREW, was incredible in his knowledge of the Capitol…..For instance, DID YOU KNOW that the speakers of the house and senate, get to personally walk into any Smithsonian Museum, and choose an ORIGINAL ART PRINT that they want put on their office walls?  Yep, it’s true…..Except when they are heavy smokers…..Then the Smithsonian can turn them down……

Our White House tour was a self guided tour, in which we saw numerous rooms around the legendary house….It was super cool, and we even saw the room where the President holds his meetings and press conferences…..Cool….

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We checked out the Washington Monument, and once again, didn’t get to go to the top…..Last time was because it was closed, and this time was because they had sold out on daily tickets before we got there……

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I always enjoy checking out the Lincoln memorial…..here are Mitchell, Tyler…and ABE….

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No doubt, the most emotional part of our trip was a visit to the Holocaust Museum.  I can’t, for the life of me think as to why someone in their right mind would do something so horrific as to what happened to these poor people….I guess the reason is why the words “right mind” don’t fit that maniacal leader…….Death, was too easy for Hitler…..

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We also went to see the band “AMERICA” at the legendary “BIRCHMERE MUSIC HALL.”  It was incredible….We made a stop at an area mall, and I found a very creative store name……

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And, we went to see an NHL hockey game….The Washington Capitals hosted the Florida Panthers….The home team won in a SHOOTOUT that went the full capacity……I will tell you this, however….There is NO better hockey game and fan participation than the Minnesota Wild at the ExCel Center…..

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But, the MAIN REASON we were there was….FOOTBALL….Yeah, my Washington Redskins played Tyler’s Tennessee Titans…I should clarify that my son Mitchell is a huge huge Skins fan, too…..

 

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We arrived early so we could walk the parking lots and check out some tailgating….Look at these vehicles we found…..

 

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I think that we had goose bumps when we walked over a small hill and saw the stadium…..

 

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My boys and I were dressed for the occasion….

 

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Here are some game day photos including Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien getting inducted into the Redskins Ring Of Honor…….

 

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Our Skins wore retro uniforms, I believe, dating back to their first year in 1937……

 

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D-JACK…..Desean Jackson…..

 

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And, I had to take a picture for my sister Krista, and our friend Tiffanie, who are IN LOVE with Ryan Kerrigan……My sister’s fantasy football team name is “Ryan taught me how to Kerrigan.”  say it a few times, you’ll get it…ha ha

 

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And, at the end of the game, you could hear over 80,000 screaming fans, and I could also hear my son Tyler’s heart breaking…..Skins kicker Kai Forbath kicked a field goal as time expired as the Redskins beat the Titans……

 

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4.  One observation from the game….We did not see ONE protestor at the game….And we walked almost completely around the building……IF, in fact, they WERE NOT there, then I think they are gutless…..It’s easy to go picket and protest at our away games when there are only a few thousand Skins fans in attendance….But, you want to stick by your guns?  Then come on into FedEx Field and protest in front of over 80,000 rabid fans……That would be interesting……By the way, I read about a new poll today that showed that only 14 percent of people polled think the name should be changed……That same poll a few months ago had over 20 percent wanting a name change…..People are losing interest in all of this…..People are finding out there is more things to worry about rather than a football team’s name……

 

5.  It’s one of my favorite weeks of the year……”THE HAUNTED FOREST” at Wylie park in Aberdeen……The Aberdeen Optimist’s Club and the Parks and Rec Department, put on this annual event, and it is INCREDIBLE……Every year these fine folks go to national meetings and gatherings to find out the latest in “scare tactics.”  This is truly one of the best haunts anywhere…..My wife and I go each year…..We actually plan OTHER events around this one…..Why?  check it out……

 

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NEED I SAY MORE?  The “Haunted Forest” is this weekend…..Friday’s show tour starts at 6:30pm, and Saturday will also start at 6:30pm, HOWEVER, they put on a Saturday afternoon, in the daylight, show for kids from 1pm to 3pm……..It’s an awesome time……spine tingling….exciting……

 

6.  Oh, one more football story…….IT’S THAT SPECIAL WEEK OF THE YEAR…..

 

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I do think it’s the best rivalry in sports…..I don’t know how this year will go, because my Skins are sucking it up, and the Cowboys are going gangbusters…..But, it’s still a great rivalry game…..Here’s how I hope it ends up…..

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7.  Sad news…..When I last left you, searchers were looking for actress Misty Upham….Well, they found her….unfortunately they found her body….Misty’s body was found in a Seattle suburb…She was only 32….Misty Upham appeared in movies like “Frozen River”, and “August Osage County”. Here is the beautiful actress, including one with Jane Fonda…..

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8.  More sad news….The founder and lead singer of the group “MANHATTAN TRANSFER” has died….Tim Hauser was 72, and died of cardiac arrest last Thursday…..

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“MANHATTAN TRANSFER” is known for their tight harmonies and their fun songs…..Their biggest hit was in 1981…..Remember “BOY FROM NEW YORK CITY?”

 

 

I was also a huge fan of their song “TRICKLE TRICKLE”….

 

 

9.  It’s amazing how used you get to things…..Jeannie and I have been married for 27 years now……I have a lot of trouble sleeping when I’m alone..and while we were in Washington, I had to reposition my pillows to feel like she was behind me……Silly….but it helped…ha ha….

 

9.  JOKE OF THE DAY: 

 

Lawyers should never ask a Georgia grandma a question if they aren’t prepared for the answer.

In a trial, a Southern small-town prosecuting attorney called his first witness, a grandmotherly, elderly woman to the stand. He approached her and asked, ‘Mrs. Jones, do you know me?’ She responded, “Why, yes, I do know you, Mr. Williams. I’ve known you since you were a boy, and frankly, you’ve been a big disappointment to me. You lie, you cheat on your wife, and you manipulate people and talk about them behind their backs. You think you’re a big shot when you haven’t the brains to realize you’ll never amount to anything more than a two-bit paper pusher. Yes, I know you.”

The lawyer was stunned. Not knowing what else to do, he pointed across the room and asked, “Mrs. Jones, do you know the defense attorney?”

She again replied, “Why yes, I do. I’ve known Mr. Bradley since he was a youngster, too. He’s lazy, bigoted, and he has a drinking problem. He can’t build a normal relationship with anyone, and his law practice is one of the worst in the entire state. Not to mention he cheated on his wife with three different women. One of them was your wife. Yes, I know him.”

The defense attorney nearly died.

The judge asked both counselors to approach the bench and, in a very quiet voice, said, “If either of you idiots asks her if she knows me, I’ll send you both to the electric chair.”

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!!!

 

JAY DEAN