Monday, January 23, 2006

A Joke

Ok, this joke was going around my place of work and I found it funny. So... since I found it sooo hilarious I thought I would share it. Please beware that this is a PG-13 joke and I do not mean any offense, just laughter.

New Church

A married couple wanted to join a new church. The pasor told them, " We have special requirements for new parishioners. You must abstain from sex for one whole month."

The couple agreed and, after two-and-a-half weeks, returned to the Church. When the Pastor ushered them into his office, the wife was crying and the husband is obviously very depressed.

"You are back so soon...Is there a problem?" the pastor inquired.

"We are terrible ashamed to admit that we did not manage to abstain from sex for the required month," the man replied sadly.

The pastor asked him what happened.

"Well, the first week was difficult. However, we managed to abstain through sheer willpower. The second week was terrible, but with the use of prayer we managed to abstain. However, the third week was unbearable. We tried cold showers, prayer, reading from the Bible..anything to keep our minds off carnal thoughts. One afternoon, my wire reached for a can of and dropped it. When she bent over to pick it up, I was overcome with lust and had my way her right then and there," admitted the man, shame-facedly.

"You understand this means you will not be welcome in our church, stated the pasor.

"We know." said the young man, hanging his head, "We're not welcome at Home Depot either."

I hope that didn't offend your sensiblities and that you all are laughing or at least chuckling.


Monday, January 16, 2006

housekeeping nemsis

I've been surfing the net this morning trying to find out information on turnips, my new favorite snack, renewing library items, and realized I need to catch up on my blogging. So here I am.

I think each housekeeper has a housekeeping nemesis. For some it may be dusting, others ironing. What about vacuuming or washing windows? Mine happens to be paper. My house is clean and I try to keep it fairly tidy, until you take a closer look. You will see little piles of paper tucked in a corner on this shelf, or lain in neatly stacked piles on the desk, or tucked discretely in a file drawer where they should be in files not just laying in the bottom of the drawer.
You might wonder how many papers can we have in our house. Lots!!! I get scared to throw papers away because you never know when you might need it. I have no problem with throwing away junk mail, but receipts, any type of bill, and any thing I think we might need, or will one day be of interest I don't like to get rid of. What if I need it tomorrow and I throw it away today?
You'd think after working in a library for five years and knowing the Dewey Decimal system inside out, shelving books by author, title, and then publication date I'd have no problem filing phone bills. Or after maintaining client files at an attorney's office it'd be no big deal to sort through receipts and know the ones to keep and to throw away.
Since the beginning of this year I have been spending an hour each day working on my piles. I wouldn't call this a New Years resolution, since I've made some type of similar resolution every couple monthes for the last 4 1/2 years. But I'm hoping this time to overcome my nemesis, and be able to find the bill for the car parts we bought two years ago in the car file under 2004 if it's ever needed.


Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Enjoying the Great Northwest Posted by Picasa

Kojo and Kaia hot on the trail of the Sasquatch Posted by Picasa

My Dad with his, "Do I have to smile?" face. Posted by Picasa

Salome with Kaitlyn, the pretty little princess Posted by Picasa

A long time tradition of Christmas lighting with Mom, Tim and Ben Posted by Picasa

Kaitlyn and Kaia, "Let's play" Posted by Picasa

Kaitlyn and Kojo, love at first sight Posted by Picasa