random thoughts for wednesday june 26th, 2013

IT’S WEDNESDAY…BUT IT’S ALSO ANOTHER DAY….KNOW WHAT IT IS?  JUST WATCH THIS HILARIOUS GEICO COMMERCIAL AND FIND OUT…(i laughed out loud when i saw this on tv)

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1.  READY TO LAUGH A BIT?  here we go….

wow…this next one is so me…my wife would vouch for that…..

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well…..good deed done for the day….i guess……maybe……

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ummm…i don’t think this next one is what they mean…..

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okay…we don’t have any pets…but if i did, i think i would do the following….very creative…ha ha….

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and finally…unfortunately, the next one seems to be true quite often…..

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2.  happy birthday wishes are going out today to singer PATTY SMYTH…she was the lead singer of the band “SCANDAL” that had a huge hit in 1984……

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also, in the early 90’s, she had a great ballad with DON HENLEY of “THE EAGLES.”  the song was called “SOMETIMES LOVE JUST AIN’T ENOUGH.”

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PATTY SMYTH is 56 years old today…and still adorable….and guess who she’s married to?

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that’s right…tennis legend JOHN MCENROE….they have been married since 1997 and have SIX KIDS….how about that?  here’s another picture of PATTY SMYTH today…..

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3.  LET’S DO SOME PATTY SMYTH MUSIC……crank up the speakers and sing along…..

here’s “THE WARRIOR.”  great song….

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and the ballad “SOMETIMES LOVE JUST AIN’T ENOUGH.”

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there’s another song i really liked by PATTY SMYTH and “SCANDAL.”  it’s called “GOODBYE TO YOU.”  see if you remember this one….

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4.  the beautiful actress who played “STEPHANIE” on the 80’s tv classic “NEWHART” has a birthday tomorrow…..actress JULIA DUFFY will turn 62……and by the way, she’s a midwestern girl…born and raised in MINNEAPOLIS….here she is in the 80’s…..

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here’s JULIA DUFFY today at the age of 62…including one with BOB NEWHART, who by the way is 83……..we’ll be saluting him in september when he has a birthday….

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5.  okay…i was corrected yesterday…apparently my FARRAH FAWCETT poster wasn’t FARRAH wearing a “bikini” it was just a swimsuit….heck, i don’t know the difference…i just know what looks good….typical man, huh?

6.  okay…i couldn’t sleep last night….so, i spent three hours in the middle of the night watching HBO and SHOWTIME….i found a couple of programs that peaked my interest…one of them shouldn’t have, but did…..let’s focus on that one first….

it’s a show called “THE WILD AND WONDERFUL WHITES OF WEST VIRGINIA.”  ummm…all i can say is…WOW….seriously…WOW….here’s the premise of the show…..

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i tend to disagree…this show is TOTALLY a redneck show…..not to be mean, but it makes me feel awfully good about my life…..once again…WOW….here are some of the characters of the show…and by characters i mean actually REAL LIFE PEOPLE…..

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the breaks between scenes of the show featured HANK WILLIAMS III playing his guitar with guys dancing up a storm on the tables…..yeah…it’s true…..

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if you get a chance to watch it…check it out….maybe you have already……my favorite was the girl who was taking drugs like they were water, and then wondered by her newborn baby was taken away from her…..oh yeah, she also liked to show her chest off too……YIKES…..

7.  right after that show i had to clear my mind with a movie….it was a movie called “GROUPIE” from 2010…..

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for being a movie i have never heard of, it wasn’t half bad….it was about a rock band that used to light the lead singer on fire for the last song of the set….and you guessed it, he starts a nightclub fire one night where a young boy is trampled……so, this young lady becomes a “groupie” of the band to slowly take out the band member……as in KILLING THEM….like i said, it’s not a bad movie whatsoever…of course, it was 2:30am….about anything seemed good at that time…….

8.  MARIE OSMOND announced that she is going to be a GRANDMA….i’ll tell you one thing…SHE IS ONE HOT GRANDMA….i don’t remember grandmas looking like this back in the 70’s….no disrespect to anyone out there….but YOWZERS….

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i spent a ton of time at my grandma’s house when i was younger…if my grandmas looked like this, i would have spent TWO OR THREE TONS OF TIME THERE……

9.  the LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS basketball team recently traded the BOSTON CELTICS for their head coach DOC RIVERS….umm…i don’t ever remember before hearing that a COACH could be traded for a first round draft pick….maybe it has happened before, but i’ve never heard of it…..rumor has it the MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES and the HOUSTON ROCKETS are going to be switching waterboys…..

10.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

Albert Einstein used to go to dinners where he was invited to give a speech. One day, on his way to one of those dinners, he told his chauffeur (who looked exactly like him) that he was dead tired of giving the same speech, dinner after dinner.

“Well,” said the chaffeur, “I’ve got a good idea. Why don’t I give the speech since I’ve heard it so many times?” So Albert’s chauffeur gave the speech perfectly and even answered a few questions. Then, a professor stood up and asked him a really tough question about anti-matter which the chauffeur couldn’t answer.

“Sir, the answer to your question is so easy that I’ll let my chauffeur answer it!”

 

HAVE A TREMENDOUS DAY MY FRIENDS!!!!

JAY DEAN

random thoughts for tuesday june 25th, 2013

I WISH I COULD TAKE MY OWN ADVICE….

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1.  HOW ABOUT SOME FUNNIES?

 

geez…i would HOPE the next one is correct….wow….how did this get past the editor?

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my answer to the next one would be….NO KIDDING…..

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i miss my old phones……we had a rotary dial in our church basement in HECLA…i used to make a lot of my calls down there just to use the phone….

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this next one is MY RULE NUMBER ONE….

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i kind of wish the next one was true…however, then i would be the subject of some people, too…..ha ha

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2.  i DO NOT play CANDY CRUSH on FACEBOOK…however, i know many people who are honestly ADDICTED to the game….i don’t play games on FACEBOOK, because it would take up my whole day….to those of you that are hooked, look into the next picture……

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3.  happy birthday wishes today are going out to a beautiful woman…JUNE LOCKHART….you probably remember her as “TIMMY’S MOM” on “LASSIE.”

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you may also remember her from “LOST IN SPACE.”

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i had the honor of meeting JUNE LOCKHART one night at the GRAND OLE OPRY in NASHVILLE….she was a special guest that night…i walked up to her and couldn’t quite remember her name….so, i said to her, “i’m very sorry, but i know you and i just can’t think of your name.”  she smiled and said, “i’m timmy’s mom from lassie….”  what a great comeback…anyway, JUNE LOCKHART is 88 today…and may i say, a very beautiful 88….and young looking 88….these pictures are from a couple of weeks ago…..

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4.  remember this tv theme song?

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it, of course, is the theme from the 70’s hit “GOOD TIMES.”  one of the stars, if not the biggest star of the show has a birthday today….JIMMIE “JJ” WALKER turns 66 today….how old does THAT make you feel?  his catch phrase was, of course, “DYNOMITE!!!”

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JIMMIE WALKER has a book out…..

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the book sounds like good reading….he supposedly drops a lot of “dirt” on the show…in a recent radio interview, JIMMIE said that he rarely talked to the cast of the show…he said it wasn’t arrogance or anything like that, he said that everybody just went to their corners when they weren’t filming.  truthfully, i don’t like to read a lot, but this book sounds great….

 

JIMMY “JJ” WALKER is 66 today….here he is recently, and check out a cast photo in recent times….

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5.  i woke up this morning thinking “gee…i would sure like to buy a black nightie worn by MONICA LEWINSKY…i wonder where i could find one..”  and lo and behold, i turn on my computer and find out that I CAN BUY IT….(okay, i never said that this morning…or would i EVER…)…..there is an auction house that is auctioning off MONICA LEWINSKY apparel including her sexy black negligee, plus cards and letters written to her by PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON….i’m suprised that BILL isn’t pooling a bunch of money together to buy all of it AND BURN IT…ha ha…..

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i think i’ll save my money……i’d rather buy some autographed WASHINGTON REDSKINS stuff……

 

6.  it’s summertime…BIKINI TIME…and when i think about bikini’s, and i often do, (NOT),i think about the most famous bikini of all time….

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that’s right, it’s the world famous FARRAH FAWCETT swimsuit poster from 1976….i have to admit…I HAD ONE….actually two….the first one got ruined, so i bought another……it certainly brightened up my mostly dull junior high bedroom…….here’s a little trivia….do you know how many posters have been sold since 1976? get ready for this….OVER SIX MILLION….WELL OVER SIX MILLION…how about that?  of course, when young boys like myself are buying TWO, it tends to add up…..

 

7.  AND NOW…AN OPEN LETTER TO THE STATE OF MINNESOTA….

Dear Minnesota,

as a person that comes over to your lovely state quite often, i have some words i would like to share……PLEASE GET WITH THE TIMES AND MOVE YOUR SPEED LIMITS UP TO 65….SHEESH….it’s annoying as heck, coming out of SOUTH DAKOTA, or NORTH DAKOTA and cruising 65 miles per hour and then having to slam the brakes on and poke along at 55…..okay, i get your possible motives…..going slower saves lives…and that’s great….but seriously, it’s time to change…unless you are driving on a four lane at 65mph, you have to go 55…and your enforcement crew is doing their jobs and stopping us at 58 miles per hour….yes, we’re breaking the laws, but, c’mon….55 is too doggone slow……..i know that i don’t mean a hill of beans to you…..but i can guarantee that i am speaking for thousands and thousands all over the midwest.  here’s hoping you will read this and make changes……….

***oh, and one more thing…please don’t blow up the METRODOME…it seems to silly to waste such a great building……

yours truly,

Speedy Gonzalez

 

8.  speaking of MINNESOTA, we attended a beautiful wedding in BAXTER, MINNESOTA over the weekend…what a lovely lovely city…..you already probably know that COLORADO is where i want to end up in the next couple of years, but seriously, this city wouldn’t be bad either…..i heard, though, that it’s mighty costly to live down there…..and i’m certainly not made of money…in fact, if i had a dollar, my good looks, and my personality, i’d still only have a dollar……..anyway, it’s a beautiful city…and it’s hooked on to BRAINERD….another bonus….

 

9.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

 

an athiest is walking in the woods when he comes upon a huge grizzly bear……he freezes and doesn’t know what to do…..the bear charges him and at the last minute he prayed “GOD, i don’t know who you are or if you’re real…but show me a sign that you are here…..MAKE THIS GRIZZLY BEAR A GOOD CHRISTIAN BEAR.”  at that moment, the bear stopped and got down on his knees and prayed “DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER, I THANK YOU TODAY FOR THE MEAL THAT YOU HAVE PREPARED FOR ME….”

 

an all time favorite….HAVE A GREAT DAY…

JAY DEAN

random thoughts for friday june 21st, 2013

IT’S ALMOST THE WEEKEND, BABY……well, doesn’t mean a lot when you work saturday….WAIT…I’M NOT WORKING THIS SATURDAY….going to a weddin’…as they say down south…hee hee

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1.  ALRIGHT, LET’S CRANK OUT THE FUNNIES…..

well, i guess this one makes sense…sort of….

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DAMN…i just ate there today…is this what will happen tonight?

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i read a statement that somebody thought the next one was the “grossest” thing they have seen…sorry, dude, i think it’s the FUNNIEST thing i’ve seen recently…..

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what kind of an idiot developed this elevator button pad?  wow….

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hmmm…i’ve always wondered about the next one…..

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and finally, i laughed out loud when i found the next one….

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2.  WOW…sad news out of HOLLYWOOD…actor JAMES GANDOLFINI, who played “TONY SOPRANO” on “THE SOPRANOS” collapsed and died at the age of 51……it’s shocking….but it’s also shocking to me, that he was only 51……i thought he was a whole bunch more than two years older than me….check out his cool high school picture….

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my personal favorite role of his was in the 2011 movie “CINEMA VERITE.”

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but, of course, he will always be known as “TONY SOPRANO” on “THE SOPRANO’S.”  guess what…i’ve never seen A MINUTE of that show…hear it’s pretty awesome though….

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here are a couple of fairly recent photos of JAMES GANDOLFINI…may he rest in peace…..

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3.  some more sad news too…SLIM WHITMAN, the singer that could sing three octaves and yodel, too, has died at the age of 90….

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most people remember SLIM WHITMAN as the guy who had that tv album back in the 80’s…by the way, “that tv album” sold millions and millions and millions…..remember the album?

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however, LONG before that album, SLIM WHITMAN was a musical icon…mostly in EUROPE…in fact, his 1955 hit “ROSE MARIE” was the biggest song ever in EUROPE until a song by BRYAN ADAMS came along in the 80’s……he’s a legend across the waters……

in recent years, though, SLIM WHITMAN is known for the cult favorite movie “MARS ATTACKS!!!”….the first time my wife and i saw this movie we hated it….now, however, we watch it every time it comes on tv….in the movie, SLIM WHITMAN’S hit song “INDIAN LOVE CALL” is used to kill the aliens…..when the aliens heard his yodeling, their heads would explode….very funny, except rumor has it, SLIM wasn’t very impressed with the idea….but, it brought his song back and gave him more years of popularity…..

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there aren’t a lot of recent pictures of SLIM WHITMAN, but we’ll post one  anyhow….rest in peace SLIM….

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4.  for those of you who would like to remember some SLIM WHITMAN hits, let’s do it….here’s the song made popular in the movie “MARS ATTACKS!!!”  this is “INDIAN LOVE CALL.”  a monster number one for him….

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and here’s the hit “ROSE MARIE.”

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5.  there’s a former NFL football star named STEVE GLEASON…he was a member of the NEW ORLEANS SAINTS…but, recently has been making news for having ALS…..he is in a wheelchair, and has to use a computer voice to speak….well, recently some idiotic, moronic radio announcers in ATLANTA, GEORGIA, decided to make fun of STEVE and the machine he uses to speak…but, justice was served….they were all fired…..announcers like that give radio a bad name…and after being in radio for 25 years, i’m ashamed at what some people will do for ratings……i don’t wish bad on these guys, but i hope their days in big city radio are over…i would like to see them stuck in a small town in the midwest, with their radio career in jeopardy….that would serve them right……and, the classy STEVE GLEASON took the high road, of course…what a guy…..

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6.  you probably don’t know the name GEORGE ZIMMER…but you do know his face and his famous line from the “MEN’S WEARHOUSE” commercials….he says the line “you’re going to like the way you look…i guarantee it.”  well, the only thing he can’t be guaranteed is his job…..ZIMMER, even though he FOUNDED the company, was FIRED this week…FIRED….he started the doggone company and was fired….he was the spokesperson and the voice and face of the company, and was FIRED….he said that he brought up concerns about the direction of the company and they let him go….that’s unreal….but, it’s THE AMERICAN WAY….sadly…..

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7.  apparently, one of the KARDASHIANS had a baby….don’t care…

8.  one of my favorite comedy movies is “DUMB AND DUMBER.”  for years, they have been talking about bringing JEFF DANIELS and JIM CARREY back to do a sequel…..it’s been on…it’s been off….just recently it was on, and off again….well, today the stars are saying it’s back on…..i’m not getting excited yet……i don’t want my dreams dashed….

9.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

this guy goes to the doctor and says, “doc, you have to help me…all day long i walk around singing “what’s new pussycat.”  i can’t think of anything else but that darn song….i sing “what’s new pussycat” during the day, the night, all the time…”  the doctor says, “hmm..sounds like you have TOM JONES disease…”  the guy said, “TOM JONES disease…is it common?”  and the doctor says, “well…it’s not unusual…”  

LOVE THAT ONE….HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND…

JAY DEAN

MY HEART IS BROKEN…..

my heart is broken…..while in COLORADO, i received a phone call that nobody ever wants to receive…..one of my church youth was killed in a head on collision back in SOUTH DAKOTA….actually, i read it on FACEBOOK….i have a severe problem with FACEBOOK….people were offering their support and prayers to the family while the family was still at the accident site….that’s very sad……i’m sure some family members and many many friends found out on FACEBOOK instead of getting a phone call……

 

the young man’s name is TREVOR WAMPLER….i have known TREVOR for the last 8 years.  or, being he was 17 at the time of the accident, i knew him when he was 8 or 9……TREVOR was an incredible kid….which showed yesterday when over 430 people completely packed our church for the service…..we had his entire class at BRITTON-HECLA schools….we had his soccer team…his youth group from our church sat together….massive amounts of family, and a tremendous amount of friends…..TREVOR has the most wonderful smile…his eyes lit up when he smiled….and this boy could crack me up like no one else….he had such a dry sense of humor, but it was the humor that would absolutely crack you up when you got it…….here’s a picture of my little buddy….

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you see that goofy smile?  i will miss that so much…here’s another picture with, evidently, someone who doesn’t want their picture taken…..

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I LOVED THIS KID….we were very very close, and the last thing i wanted to do was his funeral….actually, it has been my fear that i would someday have to do a funeral of a baby, a child, or a teenager….well, i have now been initiated…..and i don’t like it……i had trouble trying to stop crying from the day i found out until after the service yesterday……for those of you that don’t know, i am also the pastor at two churches in northeast SOUTH DAKOTA….this funeral just about did me in….i haven’t felt this kind of sadness for a long long time……and it’s so tragic to have it be someone who is so greatly loved, and who had such a promising future ahead of him…….

my heart also breaks for his parents…they have now lost two children….and could have lost a third in an accident a few years back……they had four children…now they have two that are still here…….it just makes you wonder why that big dark cloud is hanging over them……they seemed to do pretty well the last couple of days…but their hard days are still ahead……that’s when i’ll be there for them……

i pray that all of you will never have to go thru something like this….and i’m saddened that a few of you probably already have…..it’s so unfair…….TREVOR WAMPLER, I LOVE YOU AND I WILL MISS YOU FOREVER……

 

while i was in DENVER, i had a hat made for him that i wore during the ceremony for a short while, and then at the cemetery TREVOR’S dad made me wear it the whole time…ha ha…

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someone also developed a logo for stickers….i bought some smaller ones and a big one for my garage….

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REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND….until we meet again…which we will….and, by the way, it’s not GOODBYE…it’s “SEE YOU LATER.”  I LOVE YOU……

random thoughts for tuesday june 18th, 2013

I’M BACK….the COLORADO vacation is history….and it was awesome…..and i guarantee you one thing….

****AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE, I WILL LIVE IN COLORADO…..love that state…love that region….

 

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okay, onto the trip….the first day we traveled to NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA…..i love this city…i could easily live there…..but, i suck at picking hotels in this town….this is the third year we have stayed there, and the third year of picking a crappy hotel….you may remember last year’s hotel where i didn’t know if we would live thru the night…ha ha….well, this year was a little bit better, but was totally worn down, needed paint…rooms stunk, and just overall looked horrible……..but, we did have a great meal at RUBY TUESDAY’S in NORTH PLATTE….

the second day, we made it to COLORADO….

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and, of course, the weather was INCREDIBLE…and back home it was raining…so i had to have a little fun with everyone back home…..

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day two started out with an incredible visit to my wife’s cousins house to visit her cousin and his wife….we have a powerful spiritual talk, which seems to always happen in COLORADO….then it was off to ESTES PARK, COLORADO….. we stayed at the luxurious STANLEY HOTEL, which is where STEPHEN KING wrote “THE SHINING.”

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another movie that was filmed partially at the STANLEY HOTEL?  “DUMB AND DUMBER”….that’s right…remember the scenes where JIM CARREY was in the bar dressed in a cowboy getup?  remember when they had those GOD awful suits on?  those scenes were filmed where we were staying….

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inside the bar is the famous newspaper headline that is used in the movie…..

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one thing my wife and i will NEVER EVER do again, is travel the ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK route…..

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we were TERRIFIED….the roads are not as wide, and the ditches drop off like 1,000 feet to 2,000 feet in places…WITH NO GUARD RAILS….we were white-knuckling it all the way……and i’m not kidding….we were scared silly and kept wondering, “how the heck can anyone enjoy this trip by looking out the windows?”  we had to pull over to see things….

like snow….LOTS OF IT UP IN THE MOUNTAINS…..check out this picture of me standing next to a wall of snow…..(but it was melting fast.)

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after that, it was off to BUENA VISTA, COLORADO to stay at the pastor’s retreat up in the mountains…the owners and hosts of the place, KEVIN AND JULIE, are truly remarkable….and are definetly gifts from GOD….their visits and talks helped change us……

while there, my gorgeous wife and i did some hiking…WAY UP in the mountains…..you can see in the next picture how far we went, and how close we came to the top….

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after three days of paradise, we headed into COLORADO SPRINGS and had a blast…..we visited with friends who are originally from the HECLA area…and we had supper at their house with one of the most beautiful women in my church in HECLA, who recently moved to COLORADO SPRINGS to be near family…it was a glorious day….

we also visited the U.S. OLYMPIC TRAINING CENTER….here i am after i won the gold in “goofing off.”

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and then, the next day it was off to DENVER….this would be our final stop before heading home……we had a blast with our wonderful niece AMY….we went to COORS FIELD and watched the COLORADO ROCKIES lose to the PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES….but, we were excited, because one of our favorite MINNESOTA TWINS players now plays for the ROCKIES…it’s MICHAEL CUDDYER…..he played pretty good, except for striking out when they needed him in the 9th inning…oh well, that’s how the game is played…….

here we are at the field….

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they even handed out FREE T-SHIRTS when we walked in..BONUS!!!

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and here we are enjoying the game…

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on saturday we drove 14 hours straight to get home…that went actually pretty quickly, but it drained us…….

here’s the deal…I HAD A BLAST WITH MY WIFE….we LOVE COLORADO…and if i’m not living in COLORADO two years from now, i’ll be disappointed….it’s definetly where i want to retire……

 

alright, thanks for listening….another “real blog” will be coming up this week….

JAY DEAN

 

random thoughts for FRIDAY june 7th, 2013

I THINK I’VE PRAYED THE FOLLOWING ABOUT 15 TIMES TODAY…HA HA…

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more on that in a short time…

 

first of all, i want to let you know again, that PIERSON FORD in ABERDEEN is the place to go for superb prices on vehicles, a very knowledgable sales staff, a service department that is second to NOBODY, plus a fantastic body shop,  incredibly cool detail center, and office staff that will charm your shoes off……whatever that means….anyway, with PIERSON FORD there is really no need to go anywhere else.  we not only carry the best brand on the market, FORD, but we have the pre-owned section full of every other make and model you can think of….here’s what you should do….drive thru our lot in the auto plaza, north highway 281 in ABERDEEN….then grab a sales person and go for a ride….you can also call us at 1-800-627-1237…or check out the vehicles at:  http://piersonford.com/

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1.  i love road signs….and there are a few i will be looking for this weekend……especially this one….

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we are going to begin our vacation staying in this beautiful town….

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while staying in ESTES PARK, we are going to splurge for one night and stay at the luxurious STANLEY HOTEL….it’s the hotel that was the inspiration for the STEPHEN KING movie “THE SHINING.”  in fact, he wrote that book in the hotel……and there supposedly is a haunted room in the hotel…our luck it will be ours……

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and then, we climb way up in the ROCKIES to go to one of my favorite places in the world……

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while in BUENA VISTA, my gorgeous wife and i will stay, for the third consecutive year at a five million dollar pastor’s retreat…check this place out!!!!

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also, one of the days we are staying there we will go to the next beautiful city…

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no disrespect to my home area, but i could move to COLORADO SPRINGS tomorrow…..love love love that area…..

and then, next friday we go to hang out with our niece AMY in the big city of………

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my wife normally gets disturbed that every time we go to a big city we have to go to a “sporting event.”  ha ha….so, i was shocked when she said we should go to a baseball game….so, the three of us are going to see a game…..guess who’s playing…..

the hometown:

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and the visiting….

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it’s going to be a fabulous week off…as i mentioned before, my battery is on zero…i need a recharge….with GOD’S help, i will get it…….

 

2.  ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FUNNIES?

there’s a new medication i’m trying…..i think you should get it prescribed for you, too……

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alright….here’s a nominee for greatest signage…ha ha…

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and this one isn’t bad either…..

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don’t we all, huh?  GROSS….

i cracked up and laughed out loud when i saw the next one….

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okay…here’s a warning for parents…BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY TO THE YOUNGER GENERATION….

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here’s a good one….

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and finally, I LIKE THIS GUY’S THINKING….

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3.  happy 73rd birthday wishes are going out to the ladie’s man…TOM JONES…he’s celebrating today……

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TOM JONES is known for a few big hits including the following….

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here’s what TOM JONES looks like today at 73……..(today women don’t throw their panties on stage…they throw their DEPENDS…)  wow…another gross joke…..i’m on a roll…ha ha….

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4.  how about some TOM JONES music?

i love this song…”IT’S NOT UNUSUAL.”

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and here’s “DELILAH.”

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5.  also, tomorrow a great singer from WHALES is celebrating a birthday…it’s BONNIE TYLER….she has had a few big hits in her career…..

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BONNIE TYLER will turn 62 tomorrow…here’s what she looks like today….

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6.  let’s listen to a couple of BONNIE TYLER classics…..here’s the 70’s smash, “IT’S A HEARTACHE.”

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such a cool raspy voice…here’s the 80’s number one “TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART.”

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7.  well, the NBA finals are set……and i really couldn’t care less….

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i sincerely doubt that i will watch any of it….although i will say this…I HOPE THE SPURS SWEEP THE HEAT…doubtful it will happen, but i hope it will…i’m not a LEBRON JAMES fan in the least….and you have to respect the SAN ANTONIO SPURS….every single year they’re in the run for it…very impressive…..

 

8.  i guess that one of the things we are going to see in COLORADO is the olympic training center in COLORADO SPRINGS….

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i didn’t want to go to this last year, but i think it looks kind of fun…

 

one place we will NOT be going is the ROYAL GORGE….

 

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especially not doing what some very silly people do there….

 

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and people even “ZIP LINE” across it….NO WAY IN….WELL, YOU KNOW WHERE….

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9.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

 

A man was walking down the street when he was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless man who asked him for a couple of dollars for dinner. The man took out his wallet, extracted ten dollars and asked, “If I give you this money, will you buy some beer with it instead?” “No, I had to stop drinking years ago,” the homeless man replied. … “Will you use it to gamble instead of buying food?” the man asked. “No, I don’t gamble,” the homeless man said. “I need everything I can get just to stay alive.” “Will you spend this on greens fees at a golf course instead of food?” the man asked. “Are you NUTS!” replied the homeless man. “I haven’t played golf in 20 years!” “Will you spend the money on a woman in the red light district instead of food?” the man asked. “What disease would I get for ten lousy bucks?!!” exclaimed the homeless man. “Well,” said the man, “I’m not going to give you the money. Instead, I’m going to take you home for a terrific dinner cooked by my wife.” The homeless man was astounded. “Won’t your wife be furious with you for doing that? I know I’m dirty, and I probably smell pretty disgusting.” The man replied, “That’s okay. I just want her to see what a man looks like who’s given up beer, gambling, golf, and sex.”
TALK TO YOU SOON….BE GOOD….
JAY DEAN

random thoughts for wednesday june 5th, 2013

HEY HOWDY PARTNERS!!!! i’m back from our youth group trip to MINNEAPOLIS….i’ll have all the details shortly….

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it’s a 2014…yes i said 2014 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE….the color is “GRABBER BLUE”…beautiful car….complete with heated seats, shaker audio system, leather seats, and so much more…call us for more information at 1-800-627-1237, or better yet, stop by and see us in the auto plaza in ABERDEEN…see us online at:  http://piersonford.com/

1.  WHAT A TRIP….this past few days, i have been in MINNEAPOLIS with our youth groups from HECLA, FREDERICK, AND WESTPORT…and what a glorious time we had….hopefully the kid’s lives changed forever, as we helped out at a women’s shelter, and worked at a homeless shelter…..we did daycare for homeless kids sunday afternoon and i warned our kids that they were going to fall in love with the kids….and they did…..some of our kids even had tears in their eyes when we left……on monday we cleaned the yard, washed the windows, and swept the driveway at a women’s shelter in ROBBINSDALE…they were so appreciative of our work……and then it was back to the awesome homeless shelter called “MARY’S PLACE”……MARY is an absolute saint…..she is getting up there in age, but rides a stationary bike every day, and her husband lifts weights with the kids everyday….she walks around and hands out two dollars to the kids who are there, and prays with each group that comes to eat….she is truly one of GOD’S ANGELS….amazing amazing woman…..here she is….

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here’s a picture of my HECLA kids…whom i love love love dearly….(we are missing SHELBY…she was busy on the other side of the METRODOME….)

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here’s our entire group…..

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here are all the kids working outdoors at the women’s shelter….

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some of our girls were SO excited to be doing windows, that they cleaned the windows on the building NEXT to the shelter…by accident of course…ha ha…..we laughed about what those people in their offices were thinking……

here are some photos from MARY’S PLACE homeless shelter…….this is a picture of the PARTIAL amount of clothes we donated from clothing drives…..we packed the underbelly of a charter bus, plus packed the last 8-10 seats to the ceiling, and still couldn’t get over 80 bags in there….

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and here are our awesome kids working the food line at the homeless shelter….

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here are the adult chaperones…we had A BLAST together…..

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great trip…very moving…life altering….i highly suggest that if you have the time, volunteer yourself or a group to help out MARY’S PLACE…it will change you!!!

2.  DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS?

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it’s a piece of the METRODOME roof that collapsed last year…….each of us got a piece of it when we toured the METRODOME yesterday……remember that accident?

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it’s pretty cool to have a piece of it considering they are going to tear down the dome at the end of the football season….

***INTERESTING FACT….the tour guide told us that the completed cost of the METRDOME back in 1982 was 82 million dollars….the cost of the new VIKING’S stadium that will be built in the same location?

975 MILLION DOLLARS….wow….

***i personally can’t believe we are tearing down that beautiful METRODOME….yeah, i understand about “progress” and “making more seats and more money”, but there’s nothing wrong with that building…oh well, I’M NOT PAYING FOR IT….ha ha

3.  HERE ARE YOUR FUNNIES….

i’ve used this one before, but it still cracks me up….

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here’s a reminder for all adults….ha ha…..

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and, a reminder to all PARENTS….

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wow…i didn’t know they had this for animals….

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and last, but certainly not least….

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4.  READY FOR MORE HIGH SCHOOL PHOTOS?

recognize this beauty?

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it’s the beautiful, late great FARRAH FAWCETT….

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how about this “mouthy” gentleman?

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it’s RUSH LIMBAUGH….

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how about this little hottie?

Amy Adams yearbook photos from Douglas County High School in Colorado

it’s actress AMY ADAMS….

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how about this handsome “morning guy?”

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it’s the always entertaining MATT LAUER…

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how about this funnyman? (and he had HAIR)

Jason Alexander before he was famous

it’s “SEINFELD” star JASON ALEXANDER….

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and one more…i would have gotten this one wrong if i had to guess…..

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okay, i would have eventually got it…it’s busty beautiful PAMELA ANDERSON…

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that was fun…more to come later….

5.  i was SHOCKED to hear this morning that country legend CONWAY TWITTY died TWENTY YEARS AGO TODAY…how could it possibly be that long?  i remember the day he died…..ironically, his singing partner LORETTA LYNN was at the same hospital with her husband MOONEY…..she reportedly went down to CONWAY’S room, held his hand and said, “don’t you dare die on me CONWAY.”  he did….and a great big piece of country music history went with him….and he was only 59….

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6.  we simply must do a couple of CONWAY TWITTY songs…

here’s the all time classic “HELLO DARLIN”.

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and one of my favorites “DESPERADO LOVE.”

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7.  we lost an acting legend while i was gone…the great JEAN STAPLETON died at the age of 90…..she will forever be known as “DINGBAT.”  yep, she played EDITH BUNKER on “ALL IN THE FAMILY.”

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honestly?  EDITH BUNKER will go down in history as one of the greatest tv roles of all time……R.I.P. JEAN…

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8.  and, football legend DEACON JONES died at the age of 74…he played for mainly for the LOS ANGELES RAMS, but also played for the SAN DIEGO CHARGERS and my beloved WASHINGTON REDSKINS…although he wasn’t with my SKINS long, i decided to use his picture in our uniform for this blog….(hey, it’s my blog, i can do what i want..ha ha)

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9.  I CANNOT WAIT FOR FRIDAY…first of all, it kicks off my weeklong vacation as we head to COLORADO on saturday…however, friday night will be AWESOME…we are going back to my beautiful wife’s hometown of ROSLYN, SOUTH DAKOTA, because a music icon group is playing at their football field….it will be the biggest thing ROSLYN has ever seen since their “hometown” boy MYRON FLOREN came home….guess who’s playing?  THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND…..

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they have been performing since 1966…and are still going strong….

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i would love to see you there…i think tickets are still available at all KEN’S SUPER FAIR FOODS locations in the area…..

10…yes, of course we’ll do some NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND music…..

here’s one of their hits when they were “THE DIRT BAND”…back in the 80’s…a lot of their fans forget that they did thing song….it’s “AN AMERICAN DREAM.”

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one of my faves…”I LOVE ONLY YOU.”

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and, of course, the song that everybody knows…”FISHIN’ IN THE DARK.”

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11.  JOKE OF THE DAY:  (in honor of the great CONWAY TWITTY)

there was this young pastor who moved to a new location to take over a church….he had always heard that he resembled CONWAY TWITTY…everywhere he went he heard that. so, this new pastor goes door to door to meet his new congregation…he walks up to one door, knocks on the door, and an 80 year old lady opens it and says, “OH MY, IT’S CONWAY TWITTY.”  the pastor says, “no maam, i’m your new pastor at your church, but thanks for the compliment.”  he goes to his second door and knocks…a 65 year old lady opens the door, drops her mixing bowl on the floor and says, “I CAN’T BELIEVE IT..IT’S CONWAY TWITTY.”  the pastor says again, “no maam, i’m your new pastor…but thanks for the compliment.”  so, he goes to his third door…he knocks….and a gorgous 30 year old woman comes to the door wrapped in a towel from just getting out the shower…she drops her towel, and yells “OH WOW…IT’S CONWAY TWITTY.”  to which the pastor says, “HELLO DARLIN.” 

(one of my all time faves…)

HAVE A TREMENDOUS DAY…..

JAY DEAN