Saturday, November 04, 2006
DiJaNo? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . This very important person died?
This is really sad. [The e-message said that, so I'm posting it in black for mourning.]
With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week.
Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.
Shut up. You know it's funny. Now send it on to someone else and make them smile.
Date: Fri 3 Nov 09:55:07 CST 2006
From: A friend in the subdivision here
Subject: Fwd: FW: Sad News
To: A whole lot of us . LaPrise Life Music movies,+tv,+celebrities celebrities Dance Song Humor Hokey+Pokey The+Hokey+Pokey Funny Fun
Friday, November 03, 2006
Be sure to vote by Monday!
That's GMA, ABC's Good Morning America, who is running this election. You have to do that on the GMA Web site (link). No pictures here, I didn't want to lift them from GMA. I do have some, maybe will post them later, of the four places I've been.
In the running are:
The Grand Canyon;
The Taj Mahal ;
The Great Wall of China;
Panama Canal; or
I've been to the Great Wall of China, Venice, and the Panama Canal, and worked at NASA, Houston, with the Saturn V. We made an aborted attempt to see the Grand Canyon last spring while we were in Las Vegas and ready to go, it was called off because of a late snow.
I may not live long enough to see them all! I'm votng for the Grand Canyon just to get one in the U.S.A! GMA Entertainment travel+and+places News Travel Current+Affairs Elections Life
How about you?
- Where of these have you been?
- Which one gets your vote?
Thursday, November 02, 2006
This and That -- Times six
$15.99 (order now)
The I Chong: Meditations From The Joint (hardcover)• book written by Tommy Chong while in prison discusses his childhood, growing up, his views on life, as well as his experiences in prison• 224 pages• RELEASED: AUGUST 8, 2006
Back home I looked in my big office Webster and located the Latin noun mulus. This word did give us our name for mule . . .This was not the first time I've caught that mule stretching the truth. Most mules are creative that way." (ibid)
Here come the trick and treater kids and their parents! A few thousand of them? Yesterday's blog, "our Woodlands Market Street Center Halloween Trick or Treat" mentioned this [my comment also--here]."
My old man's bench where I was sitting was on the sidewalk before the Corvette.
5. That -- Big motorcycle days coming for Galveston
This will be the third largest gathering in the U.S. behind Daytona and Sturgis, S.D. An estimated 120,00 bikes going up and down the streets, 300,000 expected to show up. (Island revs up for a two-wheeler party, Houston Chronicle link; Biker Fashions link [I'll take Irena Shyshkina]; Celebrity bikers link includes Lyle Lovett, Lauren Hutton, and Jay Leno; and The best of motorcycle movies link)
6. This -- My specialty sandwich last night
It was a mustard sardine with no fat cheese and pickles on whole wheat sandwich.
1 three to four oz can of sardines in oil
1 slice no fat American cheese cut in two
2 slices bread to suit, whole grain wheat recommended
~ mustard to suit (no fat Mayo could be substituted)
~ hamburger dill slices
Drain sardines and wash excess oil away with hot water.
Toast the bread.
Put mustard on both slices to suit.
Place pickles on one side, followed by cheese halves.
Clean insides of sardines. Place on top of cheese.
Heat in microwave on high for 25 seconds or until cheese starts to melt. This will warm the sardines also.
Approximately 320 calories, 6 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 45 mg Cholesterol.
. Food+and+Drink Food Recipes Life Motorcycles The+Woodlands Mules Cheech+and+Chong The+Rich+List Halloween Entertainment Humor Chong
1. Britmum, this recipe is proprietary, but you have permission to put it on your recipe blog, Britmums Fave Recipes. I'll even e-mail the HTML. Credit must be given to Jim at "JIM'S LITTLE BLOG"
2. Others, request permission at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cookbooks for sale may require royalties unless sale procedes are for charity. Credit must be given to Jim at "JIM'S LITTLE BLOG"
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Adi Can . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Have a Halloween impostor
This is not!
These impostors of Adi and Mrs. Jim were found on GMA [Good Morning America -- link] yesterday morning.
What to do, what to do?
[for Paris Hilton in a cute bunny costume--GMA--click here]
[Paris Hilton's other costume --Heidi Klum's party--click here]
While you are there, click on the Stores & More link to see why Mrs. Jim and I like to shop there. And free wi-fi while sitting on a bench when my feet get tired.
Come see us, you gotta go there!
Market Street Center Shopping link.
And the movie theatre [link]; ticket machines take your credit/debit card, small lines at these self service, you can even get senior citizen rate tickets!
The Jim Bunch Eats Again -- It's Jim's Birthday IV -- Site Meter Report for October, 2006
We ate last night at Ruggles Cafe & Bakery on Rice Blvd. (link) for my last, the fourth, birthday celebration.
Pictured are Mrs. Jim, daughter, Susie and husband, Anthony, son, Mitch and wife, Carmen, son, Tim, and son, Mike. Billy and grandkids Timothy and Jenna were at the house but couldn't stay to eat. It was Halloween, you know.
Before that we met at Mitch and Carmen's house for chatting and waiting for all to arrive. They live about seven blocks away.
No eating could be done either until a couch and three chairs were moved from the house up into the garage apartment. The door was too small for these so the fellows hoisted them up to the balcony and in that way. I forgot to get pictures.
Site+Meter Family Food+and+Drink Food Photos Jim+Bunch Restaurant Jim+Bunch+eating Life
This is the site meter findings graph for the month of October, 2006. Daily clicks were in the thirties, pages read at 60 a day for month's end. The meter was reading 10, 470. It won't quite make 12,000 by December, my one year marker.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
My vote for the worst looking pumpkin: Click here and cover your eyes.
Trick or Treat!
Labels: Jim in his Younger Days
Monday, October 30, 2006
The Jim Bunch Eats Again -- It's Jim's Birthday III
.Mrs. Jim treated me to lunch at our local Applebee's at Conroe (link) today. It was delicious. They even gave me this blue balloon because it was my birthday. Opposite us with those other balloons were several small children and moms. [click on picture for full screen].
Mrs. Jim had the very tasty SANTA FE CHICKEN SALAD (link) The half salad size was plenty for her, I even had a few bites. *** A word of caution though, put the dressing 'on the side' as it was literally drowned in dressing. ***
I had the CAJUN LIME TILAPIA (link) with its 310 calories and 6 grams of fat. Sounds like I'm getting with my diet in a big way! It was delicious, Mrs. Jim had a few bites of that too..
Ok, with the balloon request came a surprise a little later. All the wait staff showed up to sing Happy Birthday. There were twice as many as you can see here. And I had to stand up in my chair for the world to watch..
Then my diet went bye-bye. With the singing group came this delicious chocolate sundae with whip cream and cherry!
I was feeling pretty good about that, probably that free sundae was the reason I would condescend to stand.
All was well and fine. I got the bill and it seemed a little high. A good look showed (no, there wasn't a charge for the singing wait staff group) a charge of $2.99 for my sundae!
At first I was mortified, but Mrs. Jim calmed me down some. Then we both decided that the waitress was so nice that we would just overlook this and pay up as billed.
I don't know if the 'birthday sundae' is supposed to be free or not. We surely didn't ask for it or the singers, just a little blue balloon.
*** Restaurant rating: 3 1/2 of 5 forks -- too much salad dressing and a charge for an unasked for sundae. Jim+Bunch+Eats Photos Food Family Food and Drink Friends Life Humor Review Restaurant+Review Restaurant Applebee's Birthday Fun Conroe
The Jim Bunch Eats Again -- It's Jim's Birthday II
Saturday Billy, Karen, and GC#4 [at the far end of the table] took Mrs. Jim, Mema, and me to Lunch. It was at Candelari's Pizza near their home.
This was my birthday treat from these kids. We all knew it wasn't my birthday but Karen would leave for a week of business meetings in London after lunch.
I ended up with a very nice maroon Nordi golf shirt from our Nordstrom store as a present from them. I always request 'no presents' but everyone just ignores that.
After lunch we dropped Karen off at the George W. Bush Intercontinental Airport on our way home.
We had a very nice visit, as we had come in the morning. We watched some of our Russian river cruise video and visited.
Adi sure was glad to see us. She said goodbye to Billy, Karen, GC#4, and then she came home with us.
Yesterday a couple of our Sunday class groups met for lunch for church yesterday. They had mentioned with the announcements that my birthday would be Monday.
Although the lunch wasn't really for me, I got a lot of Happy Birthday wishes.
Susie has called me to arrange for the rest of the kids to party too. We are thinking it will be this some time week. It's nice to be remembered on your birthday.
In case you are wondering what the lunch was, it was Halloween. The food was Mexican. Halloween Friends Family Food Food+and+Drink Religion+and+Philosophy Pets+and+Animals LifeWe had my favorite vegetable too, pumpkin. I didn't get a picture, but they were pumpkin filled tarts with whipped cream on the top, i.e. miniature pumpkin pies.
My favorite vegetable -- It's Jim's Birthday I
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Winter, "to everything there is a season"
I hate to paint!
1 To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:
2 A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted;
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Now does this look like a nice winter day to you? Well, it is. The temp is in the low 60's, the wind is blowing from the north at 20 mph, and the morning sun is shining. What more could we ask for?
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I took this from our back balcony, what doesn't show is the balcony itself. It needs painting.
You see, early winter at the Jim home is a time to paint. Not too hot, not too cold.
But I hate to paint. This Scripture goes on to say that this hating painting is to be expected (I think): [assume a woman sews, while the man paints]:
From Ecclesiastes, Chapter 3 (NKJV): [there is] A time to . . .
sew paint; And a time to . . . hate . . .
1)I would much rather be here again, sailing or cruising along the Matushka ("Litttle Mother") Volga River: .
. [you can click on these pictures for full screen]
2) Per Wikipedia (link): Ultimately the author [of Ecclesiastes] concludes that his search for meaning to this life points to the fact that humankind's paramount duty is to "Fear God and keep his commandments (12:13)."
3) Montgomery winter weather forcast [picture was taken Friday]:
- Today: Sunny skies. High around 71F. Winds N at 20 mph.
- Tonight: Clear and windy. Low 48F. Winds NW at 15 to 25
- Tomorrow: Sunny skies. High around 75F. Winds NW at 5 to
- Tomorrow night: Clear skies. Low 47F. Winds light and
- Sunday: Mainly sunny. High 79F. Low 54F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
- Monday: Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 70s and
lows in the low 60s.
- Tuesday: Scattered thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s
and lows in the low 60s. Volga+River Russia travel+and+places Travel Work Religion+and+Philosophy Photos Life Humor Christianity
4) Chapter3:1 To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:
2 A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted;
3 A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to gain, And a time to lose; A time to keep, And a time to throw away;
7 A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak;
8 A time to love, And a time to hate; A time of war, And a time of peace.
9 What profit has the worker from that in which he labors?
10 I have seen the God-given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied.
11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.
12 I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives,
13 and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor; it is the gift of God.
14 I know that whatever God does, It shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it, And nothing taken from it. God does it, that men should fear before Him.
15 That which is has already been, And what is to be has already been; And God requires an account of what is past. Ecclesiastes 3 (New King James Version)(link)