Friday, October 24, 2008

Random Thoughts IV

I think you're overdue for the penultimate annual installment of Random Thoughts.


Part the Fourth

I went over to a friend's house and as I stood before his front door, I looked down. There I saw the words, "Please stay on the mat. Your visit is very important to us. Your knock will be answered in the order in which it was received."

I lost five pounds but they came back. I didn't recognize them, though, because they were disguised as pizza.

Coach says I don't know the meaning of the word, "fear." And I'm flunking math, too.

The only thing worse than a flooded basement is a flooded attic.

Courtship: a game of hearts once played with clubs, but now we use diamonds.

Love may be blind, but it can sure find its way around in the dark.

With all the genetic work being done today, someone should make celery so it doesn't sound like I'm stepping on a wicker basket when I eat it.

When money talks, nobody cares about the grammar it uses.

An engagement can often be described as a short period lacking in foresight followed by a long period loaded with hindsight.

I don't know what's wrong with my TV. I was getting both C-Span and the Home Shopping Network on the same channel. I actually bought a congressman.

I'm a self-made man. But if I had to do it over again, I'd call in a professional.

Could you call coffee "break fluid"?

Give some weeds an inch and they'll take a yard.

With gas prices these days, you can tell how seriously a couple is interested in each other by how far they're willing to drive.

[with thanks, gratitude, appreciation, indebtedness, warm feelings toward and a tip o'the Mark's Musings cap to Signals, Randy Glasbergen, Hilary Price, list member Cliff R., Menards, Bruce Baum, Pastor Tim, Dave Aufrance's Monday Fodder, Charlie's Chuckles, and let's not forget the mind of Mark Raymond]


October has been "Pastor Appreciation Month" and I'm whipping up a little comedy with a friend for our church dinner this weekend honoring our Pastor. I hope you've done something this month to let your minister/priest/Right Reverend Person know how much you appreciate the long hours and low salary they willingly live with to provide your spiritual care and growth. If not, it's not too late!

I'll see you on Monday.



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WORDS for YOUR WEEKEND: "A mother should not be a person to lean on, but a person who makes leaning unnecessary." (Dorothy Fisher, paraphrased)

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