Friday, November 29, 2013

Wise man

Something to keep in mind when you're Christmas shopping for gifts for like-minded family and friends!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

The way it used to be:

This year, for the first time since Mrs. AOW and I got married in 1972, we'll be spending Thanksgiving alone.

I'm not bitching! Not really.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Time for trivia

1. What is the full name of Cap’n Crunch, the cartoon cereal mascot?

2. How many guests can be served in the White House’s state dining room?

3. How many volts of electricity can an electric eel generate?

4. How did Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gargarin return to earth after becoming the first man in space in 1961?

5. Who coined the phrase skim milk?


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Wheelchair van adventures

Friday afternoon, Mrs. AOW dropped me off at the local VFW while it was still daylight. Since her eye surgery last month, she's not ready yet to do any driving after dark. Too bad that we're not still on daylight savings time.

Anyway, our local VFW is on a bit of a slope.  This was our first van trip there, and Mrs. AOW picked a drop off point that wasn't too steep.

But apparently it was too steep!

Or else I was going down the ramp too fast.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Time for humor

Received in email from Mrs. AOW's lifelong friend:

Pelosi declared saint by Catholic Church

Last Saturday afternoon, in Washington, D.C, an aide to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi visited the Cardinal of the Catholic cathedral in D.C. He told the Cardinal that Nancy Pelosi would be attending the next day's Mass, and he asked if the Cardinal would kindly point out Pelosi to the congregation and say a few words that would include calling Pelosi a saint.

The Cardinal replied, "No. I don't really like the woman, and there are issues of conflict with the Catholic Church over certain of Pelosi's views.

Pelosi's aide then said, "Look, I'll write a check here and now for a donation of $10,000 to your church if you'll just tell the congregation you see Pelosi as a saint."

The Cardinal thought about it and said, "Well, the church can use the money, so I'll work your request into tomorrow's sermon."

As Pelosi's aide promised, Pelosi appeared for the Sunday worship and seated herself prominently at the forward left side of the center aisle. As promised, at the start of his sermon, the Cardinal pointed out that Pelosi was present.

The Cardinal went on to explain to the congregation, "While Congresswoman Pelosi's presence is probably an honor to some, the woman is not numbered among my personal favorite personages. Some of her views are contrary to tenets of the Church, and she tends to flip-flop on many other issues.

Nancy Pelosi is a petty, self-absorbed hypocrite, a thumb sucker and a nit-wit. Nancy Pelosi is also a serial liar, a cheat, and a thief. I must say, Nancy Pelosi is the worst example of a Catholic I have ever personally witnessed. She married for money and is using her wealth to lie to the American people. She also has a reputation for shirking her Representative obligations both In Washington and in California. The woman is simply not to be trusted."

The Cardinal concluded, "But, when compared with President Obama, Pelosi is a saint!"

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Ban nerf guns?

Another crazy story:
Toy nerf guns — the weapon of choice for students participating in Missouri State University’s semi-annual “Humans vs. Zombies” live-action game — may be the latest casualty of irrational anti-gun hysteria at American universities....
After I heard last week, that there is a rain tax on property owners in Maryland, I decided that we really do live in a mad, mad world.

According to the Executive Director at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation:
“All residents of maryland are a pollution source.”

Monday, November 11, 2013

Veterans Day

Mrs. AOW and I will go to a remembrance ceremony is the weather isn't bad.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Nightstand project

My nightstand is a hospital table and a cluttered mess!

My iPad is buried in there. Somewhere.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Another coin show this weekend

I don't have as many prep notes as usual this time.

But a couple of friends have commissioned me to buy selected items for them.

If I can even find those items!

Silver and gold prices are down, so many dealers may not be willing to part with certain items in their inventory.

It will be a relief to be out and about if only for one day.  We've been real shut in here since Mrs. AOW's eye surgery back on October 2.   She's still miserable, but isn't letting on.  When she can help letting on, that is.  I know that she's still in quite a bit of pain and very, very tired. She was going to go to the coin show with me, but I'm not sure that she's up to it.