random thoughts for tuesday july 10th, 2012


okay, most importantly, today i want to wish belated happy birthday wishes to my baby….that’s right, my youngest son MITCHELL turned 20 yesterday…..we no longer have teenagers…how sad…..


1.  here are your tuesday funnies…..

this is a hilarious one…..

this next one was actually my birthday card this year from my boys….

all i can say about the next one is…umm…YIKES….

this next one is crazy funny……

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wife: “honey, did you clean the pool?”

husband: “well, that DEPENDS…”

(okay, that was lame…but what else do you expect from me?)

2.  sad news….actor ERNEST BORGNINE died over the weekend at the age of 95…….

he, of course, was a veteran actor, known mostly for playing on “MCHALE’S NAVY.”

and here’s a picture of ERNEST BORGNINE recently…..

3.  happy birthday wishes are going out today to actor JONATHAN GILBERT, who played the naughty “WILLIE OLESON” on “LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE.”  he terrorized the town with his sister NELLIE….

he is the adopted brother of MELISSA GILBERT, who played LAURA INGALLS on the show….

JONATHAN GILBERT is now 44 years old…here he is today…….

4.  well, our church groups made it back from NASHVILLE…our HECLA group traveled with a group from FREDERICK…those poor FREDERICK folks…ha ha…they had to leave FREDERICK at 2:00 in the morning this past fourth of july to get to their flights out of SIOUX FALLS…meanwhile, we didn’t have to be in S.F. until late morning…then last night, our group got back to SIOUX FALLS at 5:00, and back home by 8:30….while we were at home, the FREDERICK group was still in DALLAS…yuck…..

but, we had an incredible time…..GOD was evident all over the place during our time together…we had inspirational speakers, and great music from bands like “ECHELON” and “BREAD OF STONE.”

one of the neatest things we did was prepare packaged meals for starving children around the world……we prepared over 3400 meals in over a half hour…amazing…

we did hear some horrible stats thought…

***we were told that a starving child dies every SIX SECONDS due to malnutrition….isn’t that pathetic?

i am hoping and praying that people’s lives changed during the weekend…..

5.  this past saturday night we had the honor of attending the GRAND OLE OPRY…what a show….

it kicked off with the legendary LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS….

JIMMY is basically the spokesperson for the OPRY…he is now 91 years old and still performs all the time….

ROY ACUFF was always the “amassador” of the GRAND OLE OPRY…after he died, PORTER WAGONER took over, and after he passed, LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS took the reigns….he was excellent….very funny and still a wonderful voice…..

during the show that night we saw some pretty good entertainment like 90’s country star BILLY DEAN…. he performed “BILLY THE KID”, and “WE JUST DISAGREE.”

country legend JEAN SHEPHERD was there, too…….

JOHN CONLEE was the host for a half hour of the show…i was hoping he would sing “ROSE COLORED GLASSES”…he didn’t…but he did sing “GOT MY HEART SET ON YOU”, and “COMMON MAN”, so that was okay….

but, the highlight of the night was the band “PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE” making a reunion trip to the OPRY…they had the hit “AMIE” over 40 years ago….and VINCE GILL was a member of the group in the late 70’s and early 80’s……

by the way, how long has LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS been in the business?  since the early 40’s…yes, i said the EARLY FOURTIES….and still coming out on weekends to entertain at the GRAND OLE OPRY…what a treasure…….

here’s LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS with some others back in the late 40’s, including my all time favorite singer/songwriter HANK WILLIAMS on the right……

6.  things are changing at the airports….security is still tight, but i had to almost BEG for a patdown…ha ha….

7.  some members of JORDAN’S parliament were holding a live televised debate last week that got so heated, one of them pulled a gun on the other…wow….should do that here…would really spike the ratings for C-SPAN….

8.  KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN had a baby girl on sunday…great…another KARDASHIAN that lies around and doesn’t do anything…..

9.  JUSTIN BIEBER caused choas when he arrived in JAPAN and was greeted by a crowd of screaming crying fans at the airport…..of course they were screaming and crying…..first they get an earthquake and tsunami…and now they have to deal with JUSTIN BIEBER’S driving skills….



My dog sleeps about 20 hours a day. He has his food prepared for him. His meals are provided at no cost to him. He visits the Dr. once a year for his checkup, and again during the year, if any medical needs arise. For this he pays nothing, and nothing is required of him. He lives in a nice neighborhood in a house that is much larger than he needs, but he is not required to do any upkeep. If he mak…es a mess, someone else cleans it up. He has his choice of luxurious places to sleep. He receives these accommodations absolutely free. He is living like a king, and has absolutely no expenses whatsoever. All of his costs are picked up by others who earn a living. I was just thinking about all this, and suddenly it hit me like a brick ………..

My dog is a CONGRESSMAN !!!!



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