Friday, September 27, 2013


Take this 10 question quiz to verify your baby boomerness!

1. The bottle top of a Royal Crown Cola bottle had holes in it.  For what was it used?

                                                        A. Capture lightening bugs.
  B. To sprinkle clothes before      ironing.       
  C. Large salt shaker

2. Before inline skates how did you keep roller skates on your shoes?
A. With clamps tightened by a skate key.
B. Woven straps that crossed the foot.
C. Long pieces of twine.

3. What was the most dreaded disease in the 1940's and 1950's?
A. Smallpox
B. Aids
C. Polio

4. What was a Duck-and-Cover drill?
A. Part of the game Hide-and-Seek.
B. What you did when your mom called you to do chores.
C. Hiding under your desk and covering your head in a bomb drill.

5. What was the name of Caroline Kennedy's pony?
A. Old Blue
B. Paint
C. Macaroni

6. What was the name of the Indian princess on The Howdy Doody Show?

A. Princess Summerfallwinterspring
B. Princess Sacajawea
C. Princess Moonshadow

7. What was the name of Running Bear's Indian maiden?
A. Rainfall
B. White Dove
C. Fawn

8. Who was the miner who stood 6'6 and weighed 245?
A. Tremendous Tom
B. Big John
C. Coal Boss

9. Line from 77 Sunset Strip song, "Kookie, Kookie, lend me your. . ."
A. car
B. shades
C. comb

10. Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier, "killed him a bar when he was only. . ."
A. 3
B. 6
C. 9

Scroll down for answers.

1. B
2. A
3. C
4. C
5. C
6. A
7. B
8. B
9. C
10. A

Thursday, September 19, 2013


Billboards across America display some of these.  They were designed in Singapore for a church. The photography is spectacular.  Special thanks to my friend and fellow writer, Judy Combs, for sharing these with me.

Friday, September 13, 2013


Last week's pro-men blog deserves a counterpoint this week. We all hear the blond jokes aimed at women.  So here are some directed at men! (Ask your wife to explain them, guys.)

Blond Men Jokes

A friend told the blond man, "Christmas is on a Friday this year."

The blond man said, "Let's hope it's not the 13th." 
Two blond men find three grenades, and they decide to take them to a police station. 

One asked, "What if one explodes before we get there?"

The other says, "We'll lie and say we found only two." 
A woman phoned her blond neighbor man and said, "Close your curtains the next time you and your wife are having sex. The whole street was watching and laughing at you yesterday."

The blond man smirked, "Well the joke's on all of you because I wasn't even at home yesterday." 

A blond man is in the bathroom and his wife shouts, "Did you find the shampoo?" 

He answers, "Yes, but I'm not sure what to do.  It's for dry hair, and I just wet mine." 

A blond man spies a letter lying on his doormat. It says on the envelope, "DO NOT BEND." 

He spends the next 2 hours trying to figure out how to pick it up.

A blond man shouts frantically into the phone, "My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart!"

"Is this her first child?" asks the doctor.

"No!" he shouts, "this is her husband!" 
A blond man was driving home, drunk as a skunk. Suddenly he has to swerve to avoid a tree, then another, then another.

A cop car pulls him over, so he tells the cop about all the trees in the road. The cop says, "Sir, that's your air freshener swinging about!" 
A blond man's dog goes missing and he is frantic. 

His wife says, "Why don't you put an ad in the paper?"

He does, but two weeks later the dog is still missing. 

"What did you put in the paper?" his wife asks.

"Here boy!" he replies. 
A blond man is in jail. A guard looks in his cell and sees him hanging by his feet. "Just WHAT are you doing?" he asks.

"Hanging myself," the blond replies.

"It should be around your neck," says the guard.

"I tried that," he replies, "but then I couldn't breathe." 
(This one actually makes sense.)
An Italian tourist asks a blond man, "Why do Scuba divers always fall backwards off their boats?"

To which the blond man replies, "If they fell forward, they'd still be in the boat."

Thursday, September 5, 2013


That's quite a nebulous blog title.  I thought about Men vs. Women but that theme's overdone already and I really don't subscribe to it.  

Yes, we're quite different by our Designer's design.  My revelation came when I realized Doug is not my enemy and our contrasts actually make us both better. The knots in his head fit the holes in mine!

Yet the pop song belts out the common belief that It's a Man's World.  For fun, I'll slide my soapbox over to that side and spout a few reasons supporting that view.

Why men are happier:

Your last name stays put.

The garage is all yours.

Wedding plans take care of themselves.

Chocolate is just another snack.

You can become President.

You can never be pregnant.

You can wear a white t-shirt to a water park.  Actually you can wear no t-shirt to a water park.

Car mechanics tell you the truth.

You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too dirty.

Same work, more pay.

Wrinkles add character.

Wedding dress $5,000.  Tux rental $100.

Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat.

A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase.

New shoes don't cut, blister or mangle your feet.

You can open all your own jars.

You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.

If someone forgets to invite you, he can still be your friend.

Your underwear is $8.95 for a 3-pack.

You almost never have strap problems in public.

The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades.

You only have to shave your face.

You can play with toys all your life.

Your belly usually hides your big hips.

One wallet, one pair of shoes, one color for all seasons.

You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look.

You can do your nails with a pocket knife. 

You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache.

You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes!

Men. . .amazing!

One day I'll have to mount my soapbox and list why I love being a woman!  One day.