Saturday, July 22, 2006

Odds and Ends.

Hello My Friends ~~ I hope the world is treating you well. I can’t complain; any day above ground is a good day. Mind you, this gets a bit stretched when, in one fell swoop, I got 130 Spam e-mails. It is nice to be a bit popular, but that was going too far. I see my brother also got the same amount today.

Another thing I wanted to say is the little <><><> s I use are to separate verses or items. I can try leaving about 5 spaces between things, and they still compact everything. So they are not for my amusement or for decoration. Seem to be necessary on my blog.

Some Oriental Sayings.

Ah Too he say – It is nice to be important, but more important to be nice.

Ah Too he say – Fathers are people who give away their daughters to boys who are not half good enough, so they can have grandchildren who are smarter than anybody else’s.

Ah Too he say – Synonym is word to use when you can’t spell the other one.

Ah Too he say – Money isn’t everything --- often it’s not even enough.

Ah Too he say – If man is not able to make light of his troubles, at least he can keep them dark.

Ah Too he say – The other fellow’s sin is like car head- lights. They always seem more glaring than your own.

Ah Too he say – Pedigree tells where you came from, but not where you are heading.

Ah Too he say – Man if he cannot find the bright side he should try brightening up the dark side.

Ah too he say –Fellow who keep his feet on the ground he never get hopping mad.

A Little Poem called “FAITH”

Doubt sees the obstacle, Faith sees the way, Doubt sees a long dark night, Faith see the day !! Doubt dreads to take a step, Faith soars on high. Doubt thunders, “Who believes?” Faith answers, “I”.

A little story about “The Horse”.

The horse is man’s best friend if he has a horse.

You put a saddle on a horse.

Some people put money on a horse.

The horse has a leg at each corner, like a cow but is not as oblong.

Our neighbor knows an awful lot about horses and gives tips to everyone.

Our neighbor is poor.

In 1014, Brian Boru rode out of Clontarf on a horse, but he is dead now and so is the horse.

You can tell a horse’s age by staring at his teeth.

Donkeys and mules are related to the horse, but my father said that relations are always like that.

Well I don’t know what to make of that !! The oblong bit amused me. I guess it is meant to be funny and not just silly.

Now a Joke I found in the Paper.

An elderly man went to see the Vet the other week and asked if he would cut off the tail of his faithful old dog.

“I don’t do unnecessary operations on man’s best friend, the vet told him.

“Oh, this one is necessary doc,” the man told him.

“The mother-in-law is coming to visit next week, and I don’t want her to get any sign at all from anybody of any sort of welcome.”

Not very nice. "I’ll be back," as Arnie says.


Tammy said...

God Bless You...oh you weren't sneezing...Ah Too is a very wise man...lmbo!!!

Granny said...

Hi Merle

Happy Birthday to Kari. I'll go over in a minute and say it personally.

I use word verification even those I know those silly codes are a nuisance.

I notice Peter turned his back on.

Granny said...

Oops. Kali.

Susiebadoozie said...

the dog tail thing is hilarious.

as for the horse thing i got lost on that one

i have an old chinese saying for you

the man who farts in church must sit in his own pew

Crazedmomof4 said...

I like your > >< < > >< >
if I did that right. :)

Thanks for the hint on links. Now I just need to figure out how to post them in my side bar.

Michelle said...

That's a lot of spam Merle...any from Nigerian Banks?!!

JunieRose2005 said...

Oh ,my, Merle!!! All those spam emails!!

I got I think it was 64 -yesterday!! I hate that....and they are scattered through out my blog!! I got them out of my email box but they are still in my blog! (LOL- and they said they have me booked marked!!!!)

I hate to have to go to WV- or whatever it's called but I may have to!

:) good post as always! :) that last one was really funny!


Sue said...

I've been having trouble posting a comment! I had to go to word verification after some undesirable spam. Many sites use this, so I don't think it will bother your blogger buddies!

Lucy Stern said...

I like your poem about Faith..... We all need to have faith.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Blessings to ya, Merele. It's late here and I'm doing my bedtime reading.

booklogged said...


I thought those little ><><><>'s were XXXX's which mean 'hugs'. A closer look shows me how different they really look. Thanks for coming to my blog and sharing the poem on books - I posted in in the right sidebar. Also, thanks for advise about getting my mother to blog. I think she's close.

Also, borrowed the quote you added to this post about faith. I put it on my blog where I do my Thursday 13's. The blog is called In Season. The address is if you want to visit me there.

doubleknot said...

Nice post. I can't imagine recieving 130 spam emails. My service filters out most of the spam and though I don't like it I use word verivacation to keep the spam off my blog.

Ah Too was a wise man.

Alice said...

All those Ah Too sayings makes me think you must have Russ Tyson's Philosophers Notebook too. Am I right? Do you remember his 'Hospital Half Hour' program on the ABC years ago?