Thursday, December 10, 2009

Three for Thursday! What a week!

"God always takes the simplest way." ~ Albert Einstein

"There is no way to prosperity, prosperity is the way."
~ Wayne Dyer


"May the forces of evil beco
me confused on the way to your house. " ~ George Carlin
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#1~ T
his way.. That Way.. Which Way??


This Way Thurs-Way
Turning off of the main road.. in the direction of the pointing yellow arrow.. that promised a Wildlife Preserve.. onto a rough and bumpy dirt road.. Dave and I wound and weaved through some trees.. passed some gated dirt trails.. crossed a shallow creek..where teenagers crowded the narrow bridge.. doing only God knows what in the light rain.. besides giving us dirty looks that is..the road didn't seem to be going anywhere.. yet it didn't seem to have an end....after what seemed like ten miles in Dave said.. "my gasoline warning light is on".....pulling into a road side clearing to turn around and head out.. we finally discovered this sign.... and another post with two photo's under glass nailed up on it..



An Aiken Gopher Tortoise... This is the "sensitive species" that the sign above mentions.. this small glass covered photo had a simple request.."Take Care!" just to the right of that Photo was another one also covered by glass.. This handsome fellow
had only a one word warning below his photo... "BEWARE!"

Seeing these wonderful signs made me wonder if I really wanted to walk on the nature trail.. I suddenly became very weary and offered to wait right there for Dave if he wanted to take a stroll over the field we could see just ahead
... being too much of a gentleman to leave me there in the misting rain alone.. Dave naturally declined my offer and we headed out.. taking the same path as we had traveled into the sad little wild life preserve.. we slowed down as we crossed the narrow teenager filled bridge.. I gave them dirty looks right back and then smiled as one of them looked guilty.. I guess I shouldn't have flashed my camera in their direction... Finally we emerged from the dirt road.. we felt lucky.. a person could get lost back there.. From now on maybe we will stick to the main roads..
Patsy

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#2~ Thursday Thunks!



1. Isn't showing a condom commercial during sex rehab with Dr Drew almost like showing a pain narcotic or an alcohol commercial during intervention? ~~I reckon it might be.. then again maybe they can get someone who is still a sex addict to at least practice safe sex.. Is sex rehab a real thing?.. I bet it's made up just for this crazy question..

2. Burger King and Ronald McDonald met Colonel Sanders in a dark alley. They beat him down for just serving chicken and not sharing his "11 herbs & spices". The Colonel goes down. Begs for his life. Where do they go to eat afterward?~~ I hate to say it but I hate both the Burger King king and that creepy hamburger eating clown.. I hate the commercials .. I hate the posters.. I hate them.. they both look like perverts to me.. I actually met the very nice Colonel Sanders when I was a child at one of his restaurants..
he came out to where we were sitting and gave My Daddy back the cost of our food and complimented my parents on how well behaved we children were.. It was not everyday a family with eight children went into restaurants or stores.. we were often commented on.. We behaved.. we knew better than to misbehave in public.. I'd say the cree
py clown and the pervert king went to Subway to eat..

3. You take a shower, go to leave the bathroom and the door is stuck. Due to humidity and moisture it won't budge. It will not open. No one else is home. You can't go out the window. How long do you sit in the bathroom and how do you occupy your time?~~ If I was going to take a shower and no one was here but me.. I would leave the door open.. no way I'd fit through the tiny windows in my bathroom and I am not about to be shut up in a little room for long.. I'd tear the door down.. or tear my hands off trying... so I just leave it open.. problem solved...

4. You are a rock-star, but you need a cool rocker name. What is it and how did you decide on that name?~~ I will never be a rock-star.. I won't need a fancy name.. I will just be Patsy.. My Mama and her friend Patricia decided on my name.. I do like it though!

5. Have you ever gotten naked at a family function? ~~I would say NOT.. what kind of family would I have if we had clothing optional family gatherings?..

6. If purple ate yellow, what color would come out? brown..

7. The closest paper and pen to you right now. What color are they?~~ White paper in the printer and a cup slam full of pens in a rainbow of colors..

8. Corn chips or potato chips?~~ Corn Chips please.. the scoop kind if i can get some dip with that..

9. You are forced to swallow either a diamond or a piece of coal. Don't ask. Just do it. Which do you choose?~~ I think that's a stupid choice.. but if I have to I'll swallow the diamond.. then when I get home I'll eat a loaf of bread and drink a bottle of Castor oil.. Now who wants to buy a diamond???
10. If your mouse decided to attack your keyboard, who would win?~~ I would win because if my mouse starts attacking anything it will be killed with a large hammer..

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#3 ~ an acrostic poem ~

A Gift ~ Life!

Wisdom and wishes
openness of mind
respectful and resolute

daring yet kind

strong and determined


obstinate and bold

friends of our youth

~our friends when we're old


love everlasting
~forever and a day

Instinct keen and cunning

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a talent they say
freedom .. free rein

~ some far fetched ideas

enduring and enjoying

~ God's gift of the years


written by: Patricia Sawyer

9-8-2009

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This has been a very long and sad week for me.. this week started with the death of a young man who once worked with me and who's life took a tragic turn after he was shot in a robbery where two of his co-workers and friends died... needless to say that the "Rumor mill" has worked overtime this week with stories from the super fantastic to the plain old lie.. I have had a blue gazillion phone calls and text messages aski
ng me for information I just don't have..and if I did have all the info people want I would most likely not share what I consider private information.. The only thing I can tell them is that I sure am going to miss him!



~~~ Shaun Edwards ~~~
June 17th, 1982- December 8th, 2009




2 comments:

Torilpia said...

This is so terrible .. very sad ..

You're doing right by keeping such info to yourself.

I'm sending you a big hug :o)

jakill said...

So sorry for your loss, Patsy. But you still turn out a beautiful poem.