Saturday, August 28, 2010

Milestone

Dear Readers,

I missed you the past few days.  There were some important events going on, with so many people coming to visit.  I had to stay with them - you know, just like a wedding host, entertaining them.  The week went by, and so far, everything is under control.  My work pressure has build up so much, that I am working crazy amount of hours, and hence the delay in my postings.  I shall do my very best to post regularly :-)

Today, I crossed an important milestone in my life - I turned 40 today!!  Had a great day.  Looking back, I am an extremely happy person, with only good things to remember.  God has been great to me in supporting me with everything.  I have a great family, good friends, and life is excellent.  No complaints at all. 

Let me share few quotes that I enjoyed reading today:

"You're not 40, you're eighteen with 22 years experience." - Author Unknown

"Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed." - Charles M. Schultz

"You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older." - Anouk Aimee

"At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty the wit; at forty the judgment." - Benjamin Franklin

"The first forty years of life give us the text, the next thirty supply the commentary on it." - Schopenhauer


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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Price of a cow

Over the years, a farmer had purchased several cars and trucks from his local automobile dealer. One day, the car car salesman contacted the farmer about buying a cow.   The farmer and the saleman negotiated, and the salesman bargained the farmer from his initial $750.00 asking price down to $499.95 and a contract was signed at that price.

However, on delivery, the farmer presented the car salesman with the following invoice:

Basic cow 499.95
Shipping and handling 35.75
Extra stomach 79.25
Two tone exterior 142.10
Produce storage compartment 126.50
Heavy duty straw chopper 189.60
Four spigot/high output drain system 149.20
Automatic fly swatter 88.50
Genuine cowhide upholstery 179.90
Deluxe dual horns 59.25
Automatic fertilizer attachment 339.40
4 x 4 traction drive assembly 884.16
Pre-delivery wash and comb 69.80

FARMERS SUGGESTED LIST PRICE: 2843.36

Additional dealer adjustments: 300.00

TOTAL LIST PRICE (Including options): $3143.36

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Precious friend


A friend is like a flower,
a delicate rose in bloom,
Or maybe like a sun filled sky
that's chased away the gloom.

A friend is like an owl,
both beautiful and wise,
Or perhaps a friend is like a ghost,
whose spirit never dies.

A friend is like a heart that beats
strong until the end.
Where would we be in this world
if we didn't have a friend.


Credits: D. Townsend

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Elderly couple


An elderly couple was celebrating their sixtieth wedding anniversary. The couple had married as childhood sweethearts and had moved back to their old neighborhood after they retired. Holding hands, they walked back to their old elementary school. It was not locked, so they entered, and found the old desk they’d shared, where Andy had carved on the desk, "I love you, Sally."

On their way back home, they took a shortcut via a foot bridge they used to cross, and across the main road.  When they reached the main road, a bag of money fell out of an armored car, practically landing at their feet. Sally quickly picked it up and, not sure what to do with it, they took it home. There, she counted the money-fifty thousand dollars!

Andy said, "We’ve got to give it back."

Sally said, "Finders keepers."

She put the money back in the bag and hid it in their attic.

The next day, two police officers were canvassing the neighborhood looking for the money, and knocked on their door.

Pardon me, did either of you find a bag that fell out of an armored car yesterday?"

Sally said, "No".

Andy said, "She’s lying. She hid it up in the attic.

Sally said, "Don’t believe him, he’s getting senile"

The agents turned to Andy and began to question him. One said, "Tell us the story from the beginning."

Andy said, "Well, when Sally and I were walking home from our elementary school yesterday ...."

The first police officer turned to his partner and said, "Let's get out of here as soon as we can!"

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Memory test

Three elderly men are at the doctor's office for a memory test. The doctor asks the first man, "What is three times three?"

"274," came the reply.

The doctor rolls his eyes and looks up at the ceiling, and says to the second man, "It's your turn. What is three times three?"

"Tuesday," replies the second man. The doctor shakes his head sadly, then asks the third man, "Okay, your turn. What's three times three?"

"Nine," says the third man.

"That's great!" says the doctor. "How did you get that?"

"Simple," he says, "just subtract 274 from Tuesday."

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