Thursday, July 17, 2008

I am hooked.

 

I got this one from http://journals.aol.com/fowfies/the-new-chicken-chronicles/, I think I am getting addicted. Bill

 

If you came to my house… 

You would see: That my back deck is right on the 7th tee of the golf course I live on. It is where I spend a lot of afternoon time when the sun goes around the house.

I’d probably feed you: Peanuts, chips cheese and crackers, since we probably had lunch or dinner at the golf course after our round. 

And offer you this to drink:  A Manhattan since that is what I drink most of the time. If you wanted something else I would hit up on one of my neighbors who could probably supply what you desired.  

I would  undoubtedly ask if you have read:  any good books lately and would offer the opportunity to go through the five large boxes of books that I have read over the last ten years to see if you like any of them. Wish someone would take some to them since I can't lift them up to get them out of the basement. 

I would d want to play this music for you:  Sorry I ain't got no music in this house, you may bring your own. If i turn on the radio it will be tuned to 24 hour news station.

I would want to tell you about:  My best golf shots.

I would probably suggest a game of: golf the next morning.  

I would definitely show off:  latest or newest golf clubs or props.

I might get on the computer and show you: the other golf courses in the area that we could play. How I chart and analyze my golf rounds and score.

If it was a long enough visit, we might watch:  go to see the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and Betsy Ross' house and many other historical sites in or around Philly. But since you came to my house you must be a golfer so I guess we will just play another 36 holes.  

I would share my. anything except my favorite driver.

If you want to give this a try feel free and leave me a linkto your journal. Bill

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Meme from Donna

Reaponding to Donna, Nightmare Mom.
 
1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?  My father.
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? A weej agi
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Not at all, never did and it got worse.4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Liverwurst on rye with onions, No mayo
.5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? Yes, four and four grandchildre..
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Tough question. I guess I would 90 % of the time. 
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? All the time it is my forte.
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS No lost them 72 years  and never missed them.
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Would like to but I fear I am too old to survive a jump.
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Rice Krispies for lunch.Coffee..
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Yes but mostly wear shoe with no laces.
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?  No I am a flabby old man. But i do have a nive tan.
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Pistachio, always has been. 
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Their smile or lack there of. 
15. RED OR PINK? Red
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? My lousy golf game.
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST My paremts.
18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU? Yes why not I rarely do these but for Donna I generally make an exceptiom. Anyone who reads will probably know more about me than my family does.
19. WHAT COLOR  SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? black slipper type shoes.
20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? ice cold pears in sweet syrup for desert. 
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? The hum of the ceiling fan. Nice and cool 70 in the Philly area right now.
22. IF YOU WHERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?  Pink my granddaughter favorite
23. FAVORITE SMELL?  Woods, fir trees wet with rain or dew. Reminds me of my Boy Scout Days
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? Allison Schwartz, a local politician who invited me to  atown hall meeting.
25. FAMOUS PERSON YOU WOULD LIKE TO MEET?  Any President including the two probably nominees. I have questions for them all.
25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?  Donna, one of my favorite Jlanders. 
26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?  Golf, Use to be NFL football.
27. HAIR COLOR? Salt and pepper.
28. EYE COLOR? Brown
29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? No reading glasses. Optometrist says next time bifocals or no driving.  
30. FAVORITE FOOD? Fried Oysters which I only get three or four times a year. Second oyster stew, wife won't cook it so when she is away I do it and love it with a Manhattan as I cook it and two beers to wash it down.
31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Happy Endings  Either will do. The last movie I went to see was Saving Private Ryan
32. I screwed up and erased most to this questionIE YOU WATCHED? I think it had to do with TV movies or shows and I never watch either except for the news. 
33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? Nice white golf shirt with blue stripes, One of my favorite shirts. 
34. SUMMER OR WINTER? Give me summer with the heat and humidity. I love it. 
35. HUGS OR KISSES? Been a while but now I take a hug from the grandchildren any time they are not much on kisses unless I am clean shaven.
36. FAVORITE DESSERT? Pineapple upside cake.
37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? I trust all who happen to stumble onto my journal.
38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?  Certainly not my best friend Dan.
39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? Just started "One Lasr Read" by a Philly newspaper sports writer. I read about two books a month. 
40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Picture of me teeing off on the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island in SC. My son had it made for me Thanks Bill
41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT? Nothing after the 6 PM news. 
42. FAVORITE SOUND? "Hear comes Grandfather" coming from any the grand kids when I am at their door.
43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Neithers
44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?  Probably Hawaii or Italy. I am not sure which is further. Never thought about it.
45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? Blowing smoke rings.
46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?  Upper Darby PA at home
47. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK?  Any one's who responds.
I must be really be getting senile. I think I might have enjoyed doing this.
If you complete this meme leave me a link, Bill

Thursday, July 3, 2008

At the request

At the request of a number of Jlanders whose journals I read and comment on I have decided to put another entry on my journal.

Being in my thirteenth year of my retirement I really live and enjoy a very quiet un eventual life.

My wife, children and grandchildren all do their best to keep me active and entertained and they do it well. I enjoy my mornings reading the paper from back to front starting with the cryptogram, crossword puzzle and the jumble. I always complete the crypto and about ninety-five percent of the crossword. That takes me to noon when I go to my computer and read about thirty or forty journals and comment on five or six. Then I do an online cryptogram and complete about ninety-eight percent of them. On to a jig saw puzzle. Then to my message boards AOL Golf and The Golf Channel Discussion Board. Time for dinner and maybe a cocktail. Them back to the computer to catch up and then play an hour of Slingo. Then if I have time I will play some Tiger Woods' golf. By 10 PM O am in bed and read for an hour or two and then sleep soundly for eight plus hours.

Now isn't that exciting? See why I rarely do a journal. I am not bored but I sure you would be if I told you what I did with my day.

Only exercise I get is a weekly round of golf, usually playing alone, and the few "honey do" chores that my wife requests. I enjoy golfing even though I am not very good at it. Most fun I have on the course is when I play with either of my sons or my good friend Dan.

Couple of times a week and every weekend we visit our children and their kids who are the joys of my life.

Living on a golf course with an association most of the chores outdoors like grass cutting, shrubbery trimming and painting are the responsibility of the organization.

I do take digital pictures and videos mostly of the grand kids. Take a trip or mostly a cruise every two years and visit my son in SC a couple of times a year.

Will try to add a picture of the new bridge in Charleston, SC that I took from the boat that was taking us to Ft. Sumtner in the spring of this year. I think it is one of my better photos. It got added but it is up the top ^.

Well that it for now I probably won't have another entry for anothe six months.

Hope you all have a Happy Fourth of July and enjoy the day and fireworks.