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Joke - Anon

Posted on August 30, 2010 at 4:38 PM Comments comments (0)

A dog went to a telegram office, took out a blank form and wrote: "Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof."


The clerk examined the paper and politely told the dog, "There are only nine words here. You could send another 'Woof' for the same price."


The dog replied, "But that would make no sense at all!"

Thirty-Six - I Live Alone- Rod McKuen from Listen To The Warm, 1967

Posted on August 26, 2010 at 12:49 PM Comments comments (1)

I live alone.

It hasn't always been that way.

It's nice sometimes

     to open up the heart a little

and let some hurt come in.

It proves you're still alive.


I'm not sure what it means.

Why we can not shake the old loves from our minds.

It must be that we build on memories

And make them more than what they were.

      And is the manufacture

Just a safe device for closin...

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Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Orange Pecan Cookies

Posted on August 22, 2010 at 9:44 AM Comments comments (0)


From Simply Recipes! 

Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Orange Pecan Cookies Recipe


1 3/4 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

16 Tbsp butter (2 sticks)

Grated zest of one orange

1/2 cup granulated sugar

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Posted on June 28, 2010 at 11:16 AM Comments comments (0)

There will come Soft Rain - Sara Teasdale (1884-1933)

Posted on June 26, 2010 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)
There will come soft rain and the smell of the ground,  
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;  
And frogs in the pools singing at night,  
And wild plum-trees in tremulous white;  
Robins will wear their feathery fire
Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire.  
And not one will know of the war, not one  
Will ...
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World View - John le Carre

Posted on June 19, 2010 at 10:29 AM Comments comments (0)

"A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world."  - John le Carre

The Princess Bride

Posted on June 15, 2010 at 4:52 PM Comments comments (0)

Vezzini: "Haha.. you fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The most famous is: Never get involved in a land war in Asia. Only slightly less well know is this: Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line! "

Spring Fever - Mark Twian

Posted on March 21, 2010 at 9:36 AM Comments comments (1)

"It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!"

Catholic Humor

Posted on February 23, 2010 at 1:19 PM Comments comments (0)

"Bless me Father, for I have sinned. I have been with a loose girl".


The priest asks, "Is that you, little Tommy Funachelli?"


"Yes, Father, it is."


"And who was the girl you were with?"


"I can't tell you, Father, I don't want to ruin her reputation."


"Well, Tommy, I'm sure to find out her name sooner or later, so ...

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Good One

Posted on February 22, 2010 at 1:16 PM Comments comments (0)

"I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead."  - Samuel Goldwyn