Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas Meme

 Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends. Okay.............Here’s what you're supposed to do, and try not to be a SCROOGE!!!   Just copy this into your journal and leave the link in my "Comments" section so I can see your answers.  Bill

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?  Wife does all the presents. I only make suggestions

2. Real tree or Artificial?   Gave up on tree, sons generally sends us a two foot one each year..

3. When do you put up the tree? When it arrives if it does.

4. When do you take the tree down?  Jan 2.
5. Do you like eggnog?  I drink anything with booze in it. Prefer a Manhattan
7. Do you have a nativity scene?   Yes
8. Hardest person to buy for?  my wife

9. Easiest to buy for?  Myself

10 Mail or email Christmas cards?   Only email when I respond to a journal or post on a message board. No cards

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Chalk from my brother when I was ten. We did not even have a blackboard

12. Favorite Christmas Movie?  White Christmas with Bing Crosby

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?   Don't do any
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?  Never, but I get a lot of recycled gifts, I m lucky that way.

15. Favorite things to eat at Christmas?   My wife's dinner with the family
16. Clear lights or colored on the tree?  Whtever comes on the tree
17. Favorite Christmas song? White Christmas"

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?  Only to the grandchildrens houses.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeers?   Yes

20. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?  After Christmas dinner

21. Most annoying thing about this time of year?  Nothing I flow with the flow.

22. Favorite ornament theme or color?  I like all of them.

 23. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Turkey. 
 24What you want for Christmas this year?   I am grateful for whatevr i get
25. Who is most likely to respond to this? No idea, I do not have a big following for my journal. 

26. Who is least likely to respond to this?   Dan Quinn, he is a real Scrooge.

OK, Linda i did it. Bill

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Pictures of Charleston, SC Area

Sorry about the pictures in last entry. I need help. If you click on the picture you will be able to see it in full screen. Bill

Trying to put up pictures of my trip to Charlestown, South Carolina to visit my son and his wife. Had a great nine days. Did some sighseeing and golfing. Had great food out and at home. Good weather but cloudy and windy at times which cut our golf time short.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Pumpkin's Meme

Pumpkin, never did one of these but what the heck since you Mom asked and you are such a good girl I had to do this. Bill


1   What's your favorite movie???

Saving Private Ryan

2    What's your favorite color???

Blessed Mother Blue

3    What's your favorite ice cream flavor???


4    Where do you want to go on vacation??

Around the world on a cruise four to six months.

5    What's your favorite animal???


6    What's your favorite T.V. show???

Golf on the golf channel 

7    What's your fav. drink???

Manhattans or a Gin and Tonic when it is hot

8    What's your favorite flower???

Day lillies

9    What is your favorite pet???

Had ten digs in my lifetime but the one I have now is not my favorite.

10   What's your favorite book???

Whatever one I am reading at the time. Never met a book I did not like or finish.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Too Good Not to Share

This is great. The cutest thing I have seen in a while. Bill

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Old Age

Just occured to me that  was seventy-five years of age when my oldest son got married and  I also have a seven year old grandson.

That seems odd to me except that I have four children and four grandchildren. Love those grandchildren.

The oldest son has recently sent me an email  and told me how much he has enjoyed his first year of teaching and how he does not miss his old job, of twenty fine years. He now loves to be  teaching  and has found a social life that he never had time for before. I think he has found out that making lots of money is not the end all and be all of life. I am overjoyed for him.


Thought I would throw up the rest of the "right angle" pictures as a treat for you for reading my full moon thoughts. Bill

Couldn't find the pictures. So here is my eighteen month old grandaughter eating her first ice cream cone.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Wild Pictures at the Right Angle

These are funny in my opinion. If you like these I will put up some more. Let me know.


Thursday, April 5, 2007

Dawn's Meme

Only doing this meme because Dawn  Carpe Diem - Seize the Day asked me to. I feel guilty reading her journal and not replying more often.

Don't expect too much of my journal. I am retired and really do not have time to post on a recurring basis.



1: Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 29, find paragraph/line 9:"some of us volunteered to fight for the Union. Some came in mainly because we were bored at home and this looled like it might be fun."

The Killer Angles, Michael Sharra. Great book about the three day battle at Gettysburg in the Civil war. I am a CW buff.

2: Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What do you touch first: 

To the left the window, to the front the computer screen.

3: What is the last thing you watched on TV?:

Rerun of Regis and Kellie

4: WITHOUT LOOKING, guess what the time is: 1:35PM

5: Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?: 1:45PM

6: With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?:

Nothing the radio cycled off, it does every hour so I can keep track of my unexciting day.
Wife and dog went shopping. Nice and quite in here.
7: When did you last step outside?

An hour ago to go to my son's house to pick up mail. It was windy and cold in the Philly burbs.

8: Before you came to your journal, what was the last website you looked at?

a survey on gas usage for heating and cooking in a home.
9: What are you wearing?:

Kahki pants, golf shirt, long sleeve fleece type pull over with a zipper, white untied sneakers.

10: Did you dream last night?

Yes.  A horrible nightmare where I killed or somebody killed my neighbor and I had him in my arms. I moved and have not seen this guy in ten years. Strange.

11: When did you last laugh?

Probably on Monday when my son paniced when I approached an alligator, eight foot long, who was sunning himself on a pond on a the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island in SC. I was determined to get my ball and he is afraid of alligators. Wasn't able to get a picture of the gator. Great golf course and I really enjoyed the round.
12: What is on the walls of the room you are in?:

An AOL disc in a frame that was sent to me, as a Community Leader, by AOL when they reached ten million members in Nov. 1997. Hard to believe. Several pictures and a crucifix over the bed. Computer is in my bedroom and when I look out the window I see the 6 th green of the golf course. 

13: Seen anything weird lately?:

The alligator as above. 

14: Name a song that defines you right now, today, this hour:

"Old Man River"
15: In three sentences or less, why do you blog?:

I don't really blog since I am lazy and would rather be golfing or reading. A lot of my reading is now other blogs. I am addicted to them and hope some day to get over it. I do spend five or six hours on the computer every day. At least two hours just playing Tiger Woods 007 computer golf.
16: If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy first?:

A trip on an Ocean Liner around the world with my family and friends. Have done many cruises but I picture a trip with most of the people who are near and dear to me would top them all.

If I had enough I would buy the ship or the Cruise Ship line. If I could convince my wife I would live on a liner all the time and just keep sailing.

Well that's it for me. Hard for me to admit it but I enjoyed doing this. It was even good for my stiff fingers. Have a great weekend and you do this meme leave me a link, thanks Bill