YES…I’M ALIVE….(hope you’re not disappointed…hee hee)

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It is so wonderful to be back….I am rested from my vacation…Had a terrific time…More on that coming up in just a bit!!!

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1. LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!!!!

Here is a nominee, and probably potential winner of the “DUH AWARD.”

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Hmmm…this is probably why my car SNAKES, I mean SHAKES when it goes down the road…..YUCK…

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and now for your pleasure…a little “shark humor.”

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and, obviously, this is MY SENSE OF HUMOR…..

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Love this one….

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This seems to make sense…..

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2. Our vacation to WALKER, MINNESOTA was INCREDIBLE!!!! We had four couples from our hometown of WARNER, SOUTH DAKOTA….We rented a five bedroom home on the beach, we had lots of quality time together outdoors, indoors, and by the fire……It was honestly, the PERFECT VACATION……Here are a few pictures of the great time…Obviously, the first couple of pics are my lovely bride and myself…..

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And here is one of our entire group outside of the home we rented…..

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We spent eight or nine days up there, depending on how you look at it….I AM SO RESTED…I AM SO PEACEFUL….I just hope this feeling sticks for awhile……

Not only were we there for our vacation, but we were also there for some GOOD OLD ROCK MUSIC……

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Here are the band that we saw……

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AND NOW…OUR GROUP’S CHOICE FOR BEST BAND OF THE WEEKEND? it was easy….

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“FOREIGNER” rocked the house…Man, they were AWESOME……Obviously, their original lead singer, LOU GRAMM is not with the band…But they have a young man named KELLY HANSON who is simply amazing…He sounds exactly like LOU GRAMM in LOU’S early days……Every song sounded like the record……And it was hit…after hit…after hit…after hit…after hit……

The only thing that made me sad about this show was that “FOREIGNER’S” creator and guitar player, MICK JONES didn’t come out on stage at first…..I was wondering why he wasn’t there, and then BOOM…he appeared…..It was announced that MICK is only working part time with the band because of serious health issues….I could see that…He was very very thin compared to the last time that we saw this awesome group….Nonetheless, they were INCREDIBLE!!!!

REO SPEEDWAGON rocked the house as well…..funny story…..REO lead singer and original member KEVIN CRONIN was singing a song, when all of sudden we say something fly our on the stage by him….He shouted “HOLY S@#$”, and then backed away from the microphone…We thought at first that he got a shock from the microphone or something…..After the song, he said the following words…..

“You guys are my friends, and I am your friend, and I believe in complete honestly…….Here’s the deal….There are no good dentists in Walker, Minnesota at 10pm on a Saturday night……”

HIS CROWN HAD COME OFF…..CROWN, OR BRIDGE…can’t remember which…But it was hilarious….I felt sorry for him, but, I had to remember that he’s in his sixties now….Things start falling apart…ha ha…….

MY BIGGEST SUPRISE OF THE CONCERTS?

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“BADFINGER” was there, with their original member JOEY MOLLAND…He is now 67, and sounded great!!!

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When I was young, I used to confuse “BADFINGER” songs with “BEATLES” songs…I thought that some of the BADFINGER songs were actually songs by the FAB FOUR, but I was wrong…..What is my favorite BADFINGER song? It’s easy….this one…….

Overall, an awesome vacation…..It fell together so easily, and went flawlessly…..We are definitely going again next year!!!!!!

3. OK…Everybody knows that I despise clowns….They have always freaked me out, and still do to this day…..When I was a kid, I used to almost cry when they came near me…..Well, it comes to nobody’s surprise that the clown “PENNYWISE” in the STEPHEN KING book and movie called “IT”, is a much hated clown to me……

With that said, PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT MAKE ME THIS BIRTHDAY CAKE NEXT YEAR…..

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HORRIFYING!!!

4. There are many many creative people in this world….This person is one of them….Check out this guy’s “ceiling art” in a “smoking room.” I use the word “smoking” because of what the picture is about….THIS IS POWERFUL…..

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5. Oh, by the way, the WORST moment of the trip? Being out by the campfires at night, with these doggone things buzzing our heads……

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YEAH, BATS….

Apparently, the eat the mosquitos and other bugs that are in the air, but I don’t care…..They freaked us out……One night, one buzzed right over my wife’s head, and seconds later, right over my head, and we immediately were headed for the house……

On a sad note…….Three of our friends are now vampires………

6. We stopped in FARGO on the way up to WALKER a week ago to have dinner, and to mainly see our son MITCHELL…..All four couples were in FARGO and we decided to meet up for lunch at OLIVE GARDEN before we headed to our vacation destination…..It was rather painful for me to be in FARGO that particular day……Yes, I was pumped about being on our vacation and heading to our vacation home, but something was happening that day that almost drove me crazy…..

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That’s right, SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY was at the FARGODOME that night….I was so jealous….I have wanted to see him for decades!!! I guess I may have to try and see him at TARGET FIELD in MINNEAPOLIS in August…..yeah right….sorry…no money left after vacation…ha ha……

Some of my friends were at the concert and they said that PAUL was amazing…….He performed for almost three hours from what I hear……

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PAUL MCCARTNEY is now 72….Heck, I’m running out of time to see him!!!! Of course, again, he may outlive me!!!!

7. I was deeply saddened on the way home yesterday to hear that one of my favorite actors EVER had passed away….JAMES GARNER was 86 when he died on Saturday……..I have always been a huge fan of JAMES GARNER…….Good looking man, too……

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You probably remember him as “BRET MAVERICK”….

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He also came back and performed in the MEL GIBSON movie called “MAVERICK.”

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However, a large part of society knows JAMES GARNER as “JIM ROCKFORD.”

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My favorite movies of JAMES GARNER? Easy……

I thought he was top notch in “SPACE COWBOYS.”

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And, even though he had a major role in a minor appearance in this next movie, it is among my favorite…It was a Christian movie that I encourage EVERYBODY to watch!!! GREAT STORY MOVIE…

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Here is a photo of JAMES GARNER from the last few years……

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Thank you, MR. GARNER for decades of entertainment, and may you REST IN PEACE…..

8. We lost another great actress over the last week as well…..ELAINE STRITCH died at the age of 89….She has been a movie actress, TV star, and Broadway star for decades…..

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You probably remember her as ALEC BALDWIN’S Mother on a few episodes of “30 ROCK.”

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The lights of Broadway will be dimmed in her honor….A fitting tribute…….

9. THREE STRIKES AND YOU’RE OUT….On vacation, we went to a winery that was very mediocre……My friends stopped at a brewery that was really not very good….And we ate at a steakhouse that was some of the worst food I have ever had at a fine establishment…..I guess everything can’t be perfect, right?

10. JOKE OF THE DAY:

A guy walks in for his interview.
The interviewer asks, “What’s the first thing you notice about me?”

The guy responds, “Why, You don’t have any ears.”

Interviewer: “Get out! Send in the next guy.”

2nd guy walks in for his interview.

The interviewer asks, “What’s the first thing you notice about me?”

The guy responds, “Why, You don’t have any ears.”

Interviewer: “Get out! Send in the next guy.”

This guy on the way out says to the 3rd guy “What ever you do, don’t say anything about his not having any ears – He’ll kick you right out.”

3rd guy walks in for his interview.

The interviewer asks, “What’s the first thing you notice about me?”

The guy looks at the interviewer intently for a few seconds and responds, “Why, you wear contact lenses don’t you.”

The interviewer says, “That’s impressive that you’re so observant. How could you tell I wear contact lenses?”

3rd guy “Because you don’t have any damn ears to hang glasses on.”

IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK!!! TALK TO YOU SOON!!!

JAY DEAN

THIS OLD BOY IS GOING ON VACATION…..

So sorry I haven’t written a blog in awhile….I am suffering from extreme burnout…..Working a full time job and taking care of three churches is taking it’s toll on me…..And, so, with that in mind, I will be gone for the next week or so….I will try to get a blog done after that…..

Thanks for sticking with me!!!

Jay Dean

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN IN THE WORLD……She is the mother of millions of children, and has cared and nurtured all of them…..Who is it?

MOTHER FREEDOM…..

On this Fourth of July weekend, I hope you take some time to think about the freedoms we have….Freedoms that could be taken away at any given time…..

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The good old U.S. OF A. is by far, the greatest country in the world….God has richly blessed this country……..

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May God continue to bless the greatest country in the world!!!

Be safe, and enjoy your Fourth of July weekend!!!!

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SERIOUSLY? JULY 1ST? where in the world has this year gone? But don’t worry…it’s almost Friday…OR IS IT?

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1. HERE WE GO……

Poor R2D2…I wondered what happened to him…hee hee

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And now today’s award for creative advertising…….

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Ummm….all signs point to “YES.”

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CRAZY BUGS….

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This one cracked me up…..

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And, a little “kitty cat” humor…..

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Now, if it was the music section……….

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2. Are you ready to see one of the funniest things you may ever see in a newspaper? This was in the Monday edition of the ABERDEEN AMERICAN NEWS….That is our hometown paper, for those of you who live a ways away…….Each Monday, they have a section called “GOOD FOR YOU”, plus they announce marriages and divorces….Well, today’s columns got a bit screwed up!!!

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Of course, for SOME of them, it MAY be good news……

3. SOUTH DAKOTA, YOU ARE ON THE CLOCK……..GIVE US YOUR BEST SHOT…..

Kudos to NORTH DAKOTA for really stepping it up on your new license plates!!! I LOVE THEM!!!

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They are quite eye catching…..I don’t know if my home state of SOUTH DAKOTA is ready to update their plates, but I hope they are….AND THE PRESSURE IS ON…..There seems to be a lot of competition between “the Dakota’s”, and the license plate war may be heating up!!! (OK, that may be an exaggeration.)

4. Very seldom to I see a movie that I will pay TWICE to go see…..I saw one of those movies this past Sunday…..My gorgeous wife and I went to see “JERSEY BOYS.” This movie, of course, is the story of FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS……It’s based on the award winning play of the same name, and is directed by CLINT EASTWOOD…….

In a few words? OUTSTANDING….AWESOME….SPECTACULAR…….need I say more?

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I don’t profess to be a historian of FRANKIE VALLI, but I do know a lot about his career…..Obviously, I didn’t know much…..There were a few plots in this movie that blew me away….AND THE MUSIC IS INCREDIBLE!!!

I highly highly recommend you to see this….If you love the history of the classic bands, you will LOVE this……..

5. And, that brings us to MR. FRANKIE VALLI….Where is he now? let’s find out……By the way, my boys and I had the opportunity to see FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS a while back….They were incredible….FRANKIE could still belt out the tunes…..

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FRANKIE VALLI is still out performing, and just turned 80 years old in May….How about that? EIGHTY!!!

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6. IT’S MUSIC TIME!!!

By far, my favorite FOUR SEASONS song is “DAWN, GO AWAY.”

Here’s the classic that got it all started…”SHERRY.” Along with other great hits in a medley…..

7. SAD NEWS TO REPORT….Actor MESHACH TAYLOR has died at the age of 67 from cancer….He played the loveable ex-convict character ANTHONY BOUVIER on “DESIGNING WOMEN.”

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Here is MESACH TAYLOR in the last couple of years……

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8. PIZZA BIRTHDAY CAKE? YES PLEASE!!!

A note to my dear wife……Please look at your calendar and put a mark on next May 5th to get a PIZZA CAKE for your hubby….YUMMY….

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My mouth is watering…..

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9. JOKE OF THE DAY:

A wife was making a breakfast of fried eggs for her husband. Suddenly, her husband burst into the kitchen. ‘Careful,’ he said, ‘CAREFUL! Put in some more butter! Oh my gosh! You’re cooking too many at once. TOO MANY! Turn them! TURN THEM NOW! We need more butter. Oh my gosh! WHERE are we going to get MORE BUTTER? They’re going to STICK! Careful. CAREFUL! I said be CAREFUL! You NEVER listen to me when you’re cooking! Never! Turn them! Hurry up! Are you CRAZY? Have you LOST your mind? Don’t forget to salt them. You know you always forget to salt them. Use the! Salt. USE THE SALT! THE SALT!’ The wife stared at him. ‘What in the world is wrong with you?You think I don’t know how to fry a couple of eggs?’ The husband calmly replied, ‘I just wanted to show you what it feels like when I’m driving.’

OR HOW ABOUT THIS ONE?

A blonde decided she needed something new and different for a winter hobby. She went to the bookstore and bought every book she could find on ice fishing.
For weeks she read and studied, hoping to become an expert in the field. Finally she decided she knew enough and out she went for her first ice fishing trip. She carefully gathered up and packed all the tools and equipment needed for the excursion. Each piece of equipment had its own special place in her kit.
When she got to the ice, she found a quiet little area, placed her padded stool and carefully laid out her tools.
Just as she was about to make her first cut into the ice, a booming voice from the sky bellowed, “There are no fish under the ice!!”
Startled, the blonde grabbed up all her belongings, moved further along the ice, poured some hot chocolate from her thermos, and started to cut a new hole.
Again the voice from above bellowed, “There are no fish under the ice!!”
Amazed, the blonde was not quite sure what to do as this certainly was not covered in any of her books. She packed up her gear and moved to the far side of the ice. Once there, she stopped for a few moments to regain her calm. Then she was extremely careful to set everything up perfectly–tools in the right place, chair positioned just so. Just as she was about to cut this new hole, the voice came again.
“There are no fish under the ice!!”
Petrified, the blonde looked skyward and asked, “Is that You, Lord?”
The voice boomed back, “NO THIS IS THE MANAGER OF THE SKATING RINK!”

HAVE A FANTASTIC WEEK MY FRIENDS….

JAY DEAN