Thursday, August 30, 2012

Touchdown Jesus

This can't be true..
but it is funny,

June 2010 the King of Kings statue in front of the Solid Rock Church in Monroe, Ohio was struck by lighting and burnt to a crisp.
(This is not the funny part)

I am sure the church members were very upset, and I can empathize with their loss.  However, even before its demise, this icon of the Interstate was the butt of jokes.

Also known as:
Big Butter Jesus
Big J
Goalpost Jesus
Touchdown Jesus
Quicksand Jesus

What did they expect, it was just asking to get struck by lightening!

However, the church persevered and a new Jesus is on its way. 
(still not the funny part)

Someone with a delicious sense of humor decided to give the new Jesus a proper comedic christening.

Funny story reported here:
(this is the funny part)

While being hauled to its new home at the Solid Rock Church in Monroe, the 50 foot tall statue of Jesus was trapped as it was being driven through a McDonalds drive-thru. One outstretched arm of the statue caught on a statue of Ronald McDonald causing it to shift, stand semi-upright and lodge between a drive thru window and a McDonaldland Playland.

“It was the loudest, craziest, most disturbing thing I have ever seen,” said McDonald’s employee Darren Bick. “One minute I’m typing an order into the computer, the next minute there is a thunderous noise, the building shakes, and the face of Jesus is pressed staring at me through my drive thru window. I’m going to have nightmares. If I ever sleep again.”

The driver of the truck had attempted to maneuver the vehicle through, despite turns that were obviously too tight and a warning sign indicating that he did not have enough clearance. “I know I should have just parked and gone inside,” said driver Fred Holland. “But I truly thought I was going to make it. I don’t know what it was. I think that I just had this feeling that, with him, all things are possible.”

Local authorities said that extracting the enormous statue will be a very difficult task. “This is too big to just get out the jaws of life,” said city contractor Raymond Moore. “And it is too delicate to just try to ram it through with a bulldozer. We may have to break it into nuggets.  However, I am certain if we left him alone Jesus will ascend from this predicament in a few days.”

(it would have been even more funny if it had really happened)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Joy of Painting

Painting the town...but not red.
Ohio widower paints the town to make it a brighter place.

Everyone deals with depression or grief differently.

This man chose to get up and paint the town.

He started the ball rolling and things started to happen.
If I could clap my paws, I would applaud.
You don't have to be an artist to paint a house.  Pick up a paintbrush and make your own magic happen.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Redheads Rule!

True Story:
Once upon a time Ronnie was traveling with her family.  As they sat in their motel breakfast bar enjoying their Continental Breakfast of juice and waffles, a woman carrying a baby walked in followed by three girls.

The woman sat the girls at a table and still holding the baby began filling glasses of juice and placing them on the table.  Moments later two more older girls came ambling in and it was obvious they belonged to the group because every last one of them had red hair ranging from the mother"s deep auburn to the baby's strawberry blonde.  They made a stunning group, especially when the father joined them.  He was bald - obviously a side effect from living with so many redheaded women.  Ruadh gu brath!!

I love redheads.

I don't think they are evil.

I do think they are special.

Some redheads are famous.

Not every redhead is born that way.

"Gentlemen may prefer blondes, but it takes a real man to handle a redhead."

"A trucker will slow down for a blonde, stop for a brunette, but he'll back up 500 yards for a redhead!" 

Some of my hairs are red.


Vita cum rubeo nunquam est odiosis

Monday, August 20, 2012

Snowflakes Up Close And Personal

I am so not ready for snow...but...WOW!

Wanna try this for your self?

I think it is conceivable that....
I could be looking forward to winter this year....
one day....
weather permitting.


Sunday, August 19, 2012

BFF's With Janet Napolitano!!
Oh my goodness...
Oh my goodness...
I am now BFF's with
Janet Napolitano
Don't know who that is?
let me tell you...
my new best buddy....
is none other than....
the ...
United ...
States ...
Secretary ...
of ...
Homeland ...Security...

How about them apples?!

Just HOW did this come about?? 
She must follow my blog and is a big fan because Janet sent me an e-mail.
She loves me so much, she is worried that I haven't claimed my money from the Nigerian government. (I copied her e-mail below)
We a talking about fifteen million five hundred thousand dollars so I can understand her concern. 

See how much she loves me? 
I might use some of my money to buy her a bouquet of flowers.

I am a teeny tiny bit worried though, I think Janet needs to go back to Sandia High School in Albuquerque, NM and ask to take her English classes over or give her diploma back.  If she managed to graduate and not learn basic spelling and grammar there is something seriously wrong with the school system.

I only make this comment because I gotta look out for my girl Janet.

We'll be hanging out on a regular basis I am sure. 
Come join is and I'll introduce you.


U.S..........Department of Homeland Security
Washington, D.C. 20528,USA
From The Desk Of BG F. David Sheppard
Director Management Program Specialist Department of Homeland Security

Dear Citizen, We have been given your file directly from the NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT as they cliamed that it has been approved for a long time but the huge rate of coruption in there
system there bankers and government officials claim to get you your funds and go
behind trying to keep it all for themself. We ordered them to send a Notice to you to contact us at our Transfer Department , Oregon USA to enable us Re confirm some detials and Document before we have the Nigerian Ministry of Finance issue out your payment in any form of your choice. Furthermore i advice you confirm to me if you sent Mr. Frank T.Kehoe of U.S.A
California, with an application to receive your payment on your behalf, Please as a
matter of urgency, you are required to verify the following information and inform
us if you are aware or know anything about this. This morning Mr. Frank Kehoe called our office claiming that you have instructed him to come and receive the payment on your behalf as your representatives. Below is the information submitted on the phone by Frank T. Kehoe I have ask him to call back tomorrow as he did not provide any power of an attorney from you which will
proof that you thoroughly send him, I did that to have the time to contact you and verify how genuine this man is to you. 1. Did you instruct one Mr. Frank T. Kehoe of 14 Rice Terrace Apt.306 Branford, Connecticut 06405 whose information's is below, to claim and receive the payment on
your behalf? 2. Did you sign any 'Deed of Assignment' in his favor thereby making him the current beneficiary with the following account details: Account Name: Mr. Frank T. Kehoe Group Ltd, A/C #USD 586017794661, Bank Name: Bank Of America Routing Code: 026009593. Finally, you are hereby advised to inform us with immediate effect,if you are the person that instructed Mr. Frank T. Kehoe to come for the claim of your fund worth of USD15,500.000.00.
We await your respond or call immemediately :
 Yours sincerely, Mrs Janet Napolitano
U.S Department of Homeland Security
From the The office U.S Department of homeland security

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Julia Child
IF she were still ALIVE, I would be wishing her a happy birthday. 
IF she were still alive, Julia Child would be celebrating her 100th birthday. 
IF she were still alive, she would probably be cooking up some grand meal with a delicious wine and sumptuous dessert.
Or at the very least, eating a grand meal with a delicious wine and sumptuous dessert.

Julia loved food.
I love food.
I love Julia.

She was wise, she was wonderful, she was funny

Happy B-Day Julia!!

PS  Remember to save the liver!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Getting to the Point

Pointillism: a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of pure color are applied in patterns to form an image.

A new venture in Pointillism by Philip Karlberg using photography.


A couple of months ago I came up with an idea I have had in mind for years. I just did not know what I could use it for. But then I did a test with sunglasses, and it really turned out great. So I sent an image with the test to Plaza Magazine, and a week later I started shooting.
It was a real challenge to ”sculpture” the faces of some classic wearers of sunglasses. It took me 6 days to shoot the 6 faces, and around 1200 sticks was used.

Georges Seurat would be proud.


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

I'm Such a Sneaky Dog

I have a confession.

(don't I look innocent?)

I love my humans, and I love Spencer


I love my sleep too

So.....last night I ran David out of bed so I could sleep there.


I used Spencer to do it.

I feel so bad (not really)

First let me say that I could never do this with Ronnie, she doesn't allow me on the furniture at her house so there is no way she would let me sleep in her bed.  Fortunately for me David is easier less strict.

I can, and do, sleep just about anywhere in the house, but last night I wanted to sleep with David.

My first try was at 2am, but I miscalculated and didn't get to the bed in time.  So I had to enlist Spencer's help.  (poor stupid gullible Spencer).

I waited until 4am,  Then I convinced Spencer to ask to go out.  Since Spencer is so much bigger than I am, when he asks to go out he makes noise just wagging his tail.  While Spencer was distracting David with the "take me out" ploy, I hid in the closet.

When they went downstairs, I jumped on the bed.  By the time David made it back upstairs, I was sound asleep....right smack in the middle of the bed.  It was so cozy!!  I'm such a dog.

David is so easy gullible sweet that he didn't even try to move me over or make me leave.  He just crawled in bed beside me and let me sleep.  Happy dog.  I love my human. 

I wonder if I can get away with it again tonight?  Oh Spencer......


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Locking Lips

I started out in search of LIP ART because I thought this picture was so cool and I loved the lips on this site.

Google turned up all these other sites...
NOT about lip art BUT about the art of kissing
I found out that in human history kissing wasn't always part of normal behavior
I found out where the ubiquitous "they" think kissing started
(would you believe INDIA??)


Five ways to kiss (with pictures!)
Apparently kissing isn't just kissing,
there are different ways to do it.


Who knew the simple act of placing one set of lips on another set of lips could be so complicated.
Who to kiss
Where to kiss, both location and placement
How long to kiss
How to hold your mouth/tongue/teeth
It is all too much for me.
Happy to be a dog and just lick those I like.


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Once in a Blue Moon

If you pay attention to celestial happenings....

like a full moon

or two

in the month of August

and if the weather cooperates

you might actually get to see

a full moon

or two

in the month of August

AKA a Blue Moon