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Thursday, November 22, 2007
  Went fishing last night....

What's with the look on my face you might ask???

That's the look that says...Hurry up and take the damn picture...at least one of these is kinda heavy!

Or...You shoulda seen the one that got away!!!

I love night fishing! You head out around 4 in the afternoon...get out to the bridge tunnel where the stripers like to feed after the sun goes down...and then, about an hour or so after sunset, these little silver locomotives start running around under the bridge! They're so much fun to catch and just as much fun to eat!

Flounder always USED to be my favorite fish...that's until I caught, cleaned and cooked one of these bad boys! Striped Bass, Striper, or Rockfish, whatever you like to call them are one of the tastiest fish I've ever had and I have a few good pieces to chow on today!

So...today we start a new Thanksgiving tradition. Turkey and Striper for Thanksgiving dinner!

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

Have a nice day!
 
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
  Got this in an e-mail and thought it was worth sharing...
I got this in an email and according to TruthorFiction.com The letter was written by Roosevelt, but after his presidency and shortly before he died in 1919. It says alot about the current situation in this country...





The year is 1907, one hundred years ago

Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907



'In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag.. We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language.. and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.'

Theodore Roosevelt 1907

Every American citizen needs to read this!

I think that not only should every American citizen read this but every person THINKING about becoming an American citizen should read this as well.


Have a nice day!
 
Monday, November 19, 2007
  Another e-mail..this one from my pop...thought it was worth sharing...
Slow down for three minutes to read this. It is so worth it.
Touching words from the mouth of babes.
What does Love mean?
A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, "What does love mean?"
The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think:

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"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore.

So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love."

Rebecca- age 8

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"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.
You just know that your name is safe in their mouth."

Billy - age 4

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"Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other."

Karl - age 5

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"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs."

Chrissy - age 6

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"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired."

Terri - age 4

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"Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK."

Danny - age 7

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"Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more.
My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss"

Emily - age 8

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"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen."

Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)

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"If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,"

Nikka - age 6
(we need a few million more Nikka's on this planet)

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"Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday."

Noelle - age 7

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"Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well."

Tommy - age 6

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"During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling.

He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore."

Cindy - age 8

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"My mommy loves me more than anybody

You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night."

Clare - age 6

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"Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken."

Elaine-age 5

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"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford."

Chris - age 7

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"Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day"

Mary Ann - age 4

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"I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones."

Lauren - age 4

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"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you." (what an image)

Karen - age 7

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"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross."

Mark - age 6

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"You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget."

Jessica - age 8

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And the final one -- Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge.

The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child.

The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife.

Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.

When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said,
"Nothing, I just helped him cry"

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Friday, November 16, 2007
  got this in an email...it made me laugh...
So, you get to see it too!




The Female Genie


While trying to escape through Pakistan, Osama Bin Laden found a bottle on the sand & picked it up. Suddenly, a female Genie rose from the bottle and with a smile said, "Master, may I grant you one wish?" Osama responded, "You ignorant, unworthy Daughter-of-a-dog! Don't you know who I am? I don't need any common woman giving me anything."

The shocked Genie said, "Please, I must grant you a wish or I will be returned to that bottle forever."

Osama thought a moment, then grumbled about the impertinence of the woman and said, "Very well, I want to awaken with three American women in my bed in the morning. So just do it and be off with you." The annoyed Genie said, "So be it!" and disappeared.

The next morning Bin Laden woke up in bed with Lorena Bobbitt, Tonya Harding, and Hillary Clinton at his side.

His penis was gone, his knees were broken, and he had no health insurance.

God is good.
 
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
  Just some pictures I never posted...






I haven't posted many pictures lately...so here's a few I took a while back...
 
Friday, November 09, 2007
  Got this in an e-mail and thought it was worth sharing...
Subject: FW: Living life backwords


Where do I sign up?




I want to live my next life backwards: You start out dead and get that out of the way. Then you wake up in a nursing home feeling better every day. Then you get kicked out for being too healthy. Enjoy your retirement and collect your pension.
Then when you start work, you get a gold watch on your first day. You work 40 years until you're too young to work. You get ready for High
School: drink alcohol, party, and you're Generally promiscuous. Then you go to primary school, you become a kid, you play, and you Have no responsibilities. Then you become a baby, and then... You spend your last 9 months floating peacefully in luxury, in Spa-like conditions - central heating, room service on tap, and Then... You finish off as an orgasm. I rest my case.


I just have one question...that last thing...only one time???
 
Thursday, November 01, 2007
  I had to do it...
I don't know why...I guess it's just because I got yelled at for it when I was a kid...

I passed out candy last night to all the little trick or treaters...we didn't have that many...but I like to mess with them.

Every so often I throw in an empty wrapper...I only do this becuase I know some kids will get in trouble for it...

You know there are parents out there that tell their kids...don't eat any of that candy until you get home...they get home...mom and dad see the empty wrapper in the bag of goodies...

And then they tell their kid...I told you not to eat any of that until you got home...now I see this empty wrapper...that's it...I'm taking it all away!

Ok...I didn't really do that...but I thought about it!

One more observation...the candy I got when I was a kid trick or treating sure seemed a lot bigger than the candy I give out these days! But I'm good about it...nobody get's just one piece of candy at my house...
 
Not sure if I am THE ugly American, but I must be AN ugly American, because some Canadian told me so!!!

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