Friends, the sayings and quotes from this page were compiled from
a variety of different sources.
Then was our mouth filled with laughter... Psalms 126:2a
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine... Proverbs 17:22a
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance... Proverbs 15:13a
To everything there is a season, and a time to every
purpose under the heaven:... and a time to laugh... Ecclesiastes 3:1 & 3:4b
HOLIDAY EATING TIPS
(And waddle through the rest of the year!)
Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots
on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if
you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they’re serving
Drink as much eggnog as you can. And
quickly. It's rare. You can't find it any other time of year but now. So
drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if
you're going to turn into an eggnog alcoholic or something. It's a treat.
Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two. It's later than you think. It's
If something comes with gravy, use it.
That's the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand-alone. Pour it on.
Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the
As for mashed potatoes, always ask if
they're made with skim milk or whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother?
It's like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.
Do NOT have a snack before going to a party
in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas
party is to eat other people's food for free. Lots of it. Hello?
Under no circumstance should you exercise
between now and New Year's. You can do that in January when you have nothing
else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you'll need after circling
the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of
If you come across something really good at
a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of
Santa, position yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can
before becoming the center of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of
shoes. If you leave them behind, you're never going to see them again.
Same for pies. Apple. Pumpkin. Mincemeat.
Have a slice of each. Or, if you don't like mincemeat, have two apples and
one pumpkin. Always have three. When else do you get to have more than one
dessert? Labor Day?
Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's
loaded with the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost! I
mean, have some standards.
One final tip: If you don't feel terrible
when you leave the party or get up from the table, you haven't been paying
attention. Reread tips; start over, but hurry, January is just around the
I used to eat a lot
of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.
Gardening Rule: When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a
weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the
ground easily, it is a valuable plant.
The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a
Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.
There are two kinds of pedestrians: the quick and the dead.
Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.
Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying
Have you noticed since everyone has a camcorder these days no one talks
about seeing UFOs like they used to?
Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again
All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to
In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is
weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.
Why is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole
box to start a campfire?
Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer?
If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him?
Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?
Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you,
but when you take him on a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?
Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?
SIGNS YOU'RE AT A BAD BAPTISM SERVICE
The Coast Guard is involved.
9. The service is held at Splash Mountain Water Parks.
8. Pastor wears scuba gear.
7. As the baptism begins the organist plays the theme from "Jaws."
6. The preacher uses a "Billy the Bass" singing "Take Me to the River"
instead of the traditional "Shall We Gather at the River?".
5. You keep hearing the pastor saying, "Oops! Honestly, sister; I didn't
know about that drop-off!"
4. The pastor can't get the rather large person being baptized back up out
of the water and calls for help.
3. The deacon board shows up with fishing gear.
2. Just as the choir starts to sing, Paul Hogan jumps out of the water and
wrestles the preacher into submission.
AND THE NO. 1 SIGN YOU'RE AT A BAD BAPTISM SERVICE
1. Two Words: Alka Seltzer
YARD WORK - AS VIEWED FROM
(Overheard in a
conversation between God and St. Peter)
Peter, you know all about gardens and nature; what in the world is going on
down there in the U.S.? What happened to the dandelions, violets, thistles
and the stuff I started eons ago? I had a perfect no-maintenance garden
plan. Those plants grow in any type of soil, withstand drought, and
multiply with abandon. The nectar from the long-lasting blossoms attracts
butterflies, honeybees, and flocks of songbirds. I expected to see a vast
garden of color by now. All I see are patches of green.
(St. Peter) It's the tribes that settled their,
Lord. They are called the Suburbanites. They started calling your flowers
"weeds" and went to great lengths to kill them and replace them with grass.
(God) Grass? But it is so boring; it's not
colorful. It doesn't attract butterflies, bees or birds, only grubs and sod
worms. It's temperamental with temperatures. Do these Suburbanites really
want grass growing there?
(St. Peter) Apparently not, Lord. As soon as
it has grown a little, they cut it.... sometimes two times a week.
(God) They cut it? Do they bale it like hay?
(St. Peter) Not exactly, Lord. Most of them
rake it up and put it in bags.
(God) They bag it? Why? Is it a cash crop?
Do they sell it?
(St. Peter) No sir, just the opposite. They
pay to throw it away.
(God) Now let me get this straight...they
fertilize it to make it grow and when it does grow, they cut it off and pay
to throw it away?
(St. Peter) Yes, sir.
(God) These Suburbanites must be relieved in
the summer when we cut back on the rain and turn up the heat. That surely
slows the growth and saves them a lot of work.
(St. Peter) You aren't going to believe this
Lord, but when the grass stops growing so fast, they drag out hoses and pay
more money to water it so they can continue to mow it and pay to get rid of
What nonsense! At least they kept some of the trees. That was a sheer
stroke of genius, if I do say so myself. The trees grow leaves in the spring
to provide beauty and shade in the summer. In the autumn they fall to the
ground and form a natural blanket to keep the moisture in the soil and
protect the trees and bushes. Plus, as they rot, the leaves become compost
to enhance the soil. It's a natural circle of life.
(St. Peter) You'd better sit down, Lord. As
soon as the leaves fall, the Suburbanites rake them into great piles and pay
to have them hauled away.
(God) No way! What do they do to protect the
shrubs and tree roots in the winter to keep the soil moist and loose?
(St. Peter) After throwing the leaves away,
they go out and buy something-called mulch. They haul it home and spread it
around in place of the leaves.
(God) And where do they get this mulch?
(St. Peter) They cut down the trees and grind
them up to make mulch.
(God) Enough! I don't want to think about this
anymore. Saint Matthew, you're in charge of the arts. What movie have you
scheduled for us tonight?
(St. Matthew) "Dumb and Dumber," Lord. It's a
really stupid movie about....
(God) Never mind--I think I just heard the
whole story from Saint Peter!
"Cash, check, or charge?" I asked, after folding items the
woman wished to
purchase. As she fumbled for her wallet, I noticed a remote control for a
television set in her purse.
"So, do you always carry
your TV remote?" I asked.
"No," she replied, "but my
husband refused to come shopping
with me, so I figured this
was the most legal evil thing I
could do to him."
WOMEN (A MAN'S PERSPECTIVE)
know I'm not going to understand women. I'll never
understand how you
can take boiling hot wax, pour it onto
your upper thigh, rip the
hair out by the root, and still be
afraid of a spider.
While attending a marriage seminar dealing with
and his wife Grace listened to the
instructor say, "It is
essential that husbands and wives
know the things that are
important to each other." He then
addressed the men: "Can you
describe your wife's favorite
Tom leaned over, touched his wife's arm gently, and
Pillsbury, isn't it?"
rest of the story gets rather ugly, so I'll stop right
husband read an article to his wife about how many words
women use a day:
30,000 to a man's 15,000. The wife replied,
"The reason has to be
because we have to repeat everything
husband then turned to his wife and asked, "What?"
Age Activated Attention
is how it manifests:
I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide my
car needs washing.
As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is mail on the porch table
that I brought up from the mailbox earlier.
I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.
I lay my car keys down on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can
under the table, and notice that the can is full.
So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage
But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I take out the
garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.
I take my checkbook off the table, and see that there is only one check
My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my
desk where I find the can of Coke that I had been drinking.
I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so
that I don't accidentally knock it over.
I realize the Coke is getting warm, and I decide I should put it in the
refrigerator to keep it cold.
As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the counter
catches my eye--they need to be watered.
I set the Coke down on the counter, and I discover my reading glasses that
I've been searching for all morning.
I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the
I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water and
suddenly I spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table.
I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I will be looking for the
remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to
put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.
I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.
So, I set the remote back down on the table, get some towels and wipe up the
Then I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.
At the end of the day:
The driveway is flooded, the car isn't washed, the bills aren't paid, there
is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter, there is still only one check
in my check book, I can't find the remote, I can't find my glasses, and I
don't remember what I did with the car keys.
Then when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled
because I know I was busy all day long, and I'm really tired.
I realize this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it,
but first I'll check my e-mail.
Do me a favor, will you? Forward this message to everyone you know, because
I don't remember to whom it has been sent.
Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!