Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Funny For The Day........The cat has finally come out of her shell.

This is Mally (I did not name her) we have had her now 4  years.  She was a feral stray hanging around sister-in-laws house.  The poor little cat was eating bird seed to survive.  My sister-in-law finally caught her and brought her in the house, but she already had 9 cats at the time so that is how I got her.  She was extremely shy and hid all of the time.   She really is quite a goof and as dumb as a box of rocks.  As my daughter says the light is on but nobodys home.  Because she was eating bird seed she had some health issues but we were not prepared for what we found out.  First of all she has short little legs and a short little tail.  She is a dwarf cat.  Her pushed in face and not being smart at all and with the vet examination she has downs syndrome.  When we went on vacation we boarded her at the vet so she could be spayed.   We were at DisneyWorld on the Carousel Of Progress ride when my cellphone rang.  It was the vet in the middle of surgery so I had to take the call.  He was in the middle of surgery when he realized that my little girl cat was also a little boy cat.  Yes that is right she is a hermaphrodite and because this was now going to be a costly surgery did I want to go ahead with it.  Well of course I did.  She is now written up in the cat medical journal. Surgery now done and the cat is still goofy but it explains alot.  So for 4 years now this cat has been this extremely shy cat who comes out about once a day comes by for her daily pet then goes back into hiding. Oh I forgot to mention she does not meow, she just squeaks.  Now I have been doing doggie day care once a week for my daughters little dog for 5 months now.  It is a chance for her little dog and my big dog to play for the day.  Now little dog is the same size as Mally cat.  Mally cat has now taken into chasing little dog around and around the house.  She is out from hiding and sits on your lap or in my case my neck when I am laying down in the lazyboy chair.  She has has to be with you all of the time.  It is a constant pet me pet me pet me.  It is like she has 4 years to makeup for.  It is the funniest thing.   It has taken 4 years but she has finally come out of her shell and is starting to act like a normal cat.     

Nancy's Recipe Box.........Tator Tot Casserole

One of my favorite quick and easy dinners is Tator Tot Casserole.   I don't know there is just something about those little tator tots.  It brings you back to when you were a kid.


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. In a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, layer the beef, vegetables and onions. Dot with butter.
  • In a bowl, combine soups and milk; spread over vegetables. Top with Tater Tots. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until golden brown. Yield: 6-8 servings.

    When you remove the Tater-Topped Casserole from the oven, sprinkle with a little shredded cheddar, mozzarella or Swiss cheese.  Basically use your favorite cheese.  Mine is the shredded cheddar.
6-8 Servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef  or you can use ground turkey
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen vegetables, thawed  (my preferance is corn, carrots, green & red peppers)  
  • 1 can (2.8 ounces) french-fried onions
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen Tater Tots, thawed

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Nancy's Funny Life Stories & catlady531 on Etsy gift certificate

I only have 4 followers on my blog Nancy's Funny Life Stories and I would like to get 30 followers.  So, I have teamed up with catlady531 on Etsy.  When you signup to be a follower on my blog you will be entered in a contest to win a $20.00 gift certificate to be used in catlady531 store on Etsy.  When my goal of 30 followers in met,  I will do the old fashion thing of putting everyone's name in a hat and then draw the winning name.  The winner will be notified by me.  Your name and the certificate will be held by catlady531 for use by the winner in her store on Etsy.  The certificate will be used towards the purchase of a item in her store only.   The certificate is not good in any other store. The certificate cannot be redeemed for cash.  The certificate is only good in catlady531 store on Etsy.  Have fun reading my blog and get a chance to be the lucky winner of a gift certificate from catlady531 on Etsy.

Nancy's Product Reviews.....Philosophy Vanilla Birthday Cake Shower Gel

I was given Philosophy Vanilla Birthday Cake Shower Gel as a gift.  First of all I love Philosophy shower gels.  They foam, and foam and more foam.  It is rich and leaves your skin feeling baby soft.  My complaint is with the fragrance.  Yes it does smell like vanilla but barely.  The fragrance is very faint and does not last more than 2 seconds.  Very disappointed.  I will not be buying this fragrance.

John & Marlena back on Days Of Our Lives....all is right in the world again

I am so excited.  John and Marlena are back on Days Of Our Lives.  I have been watching DOOL for over 35 years.  I started when I first started working and had an hour lunch.  I lived real close so I could come home everyday for lunch.  My husband is the one that got me started on DOOL.  He started watching when he was in college so he has been watching closer to 40 years.  He worked his class schedule around DOOL.  I still love Days but something was missing.  It just wasn't the same without Doc and John.  Yesterday they both returned along with Carrie and Austin.  Oh I suppose we can't forget Jack.  When they were reminiscing about Alice and Tom it brought a tear to my eye.   All I can say is the world is right again.  Good going DOOL for bringing them back.

catlady531 on Etsy....Just listed....vintage 60s usaf navy issued raincoat

This is a vintage 60s United States Air Force issued navy blue nylon raincoat with the below the knee styling. The coat has the rounded mackintosh style collar and shoulder epaulets. The coat buttons down the front with 5 buttons. (1 at the neck, 3 main and 1 closure button below the knee). The coat also has the covered front placket. The jacket also has slash pockets. The back has the cape back detail and under the cape is the mesh netting vent. The long sleeves have the tab which is adjustable by 2 positions. The inside also has the neck loop for hanging. The coat is lined in the nylon waterproof lining some may call it rubberized but to me it is nylon. The coat has the original Centre Mfg Co label stating itis a man's lightweight blue it is number mil-r-38213A (USAF). There also is a tag in the coat for name, rank, serial no and organization. There are numbers in the jacket F6870. The jacket is marked a size 42S and measures....up to chest 50" (underarm to underarm and doubled), 24" sleeve, 20" shoulder point to point and is 43.5" long. The jacket is in fantastic vintage condition and gently worn. The only item to note is the below the knee button is broken in half, so all that is attached to the coat is a half of a button. It still works.

Nancy's Recipe Box......Italian Beef Hoagies


  • Place roast in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine the salad dressing mix and water; pour over roast. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until meat is tender. Remove meat; shred with a fork and return to slow cooker. Add pepper rings; heat through. Spoon 1/2 cup meat mixture onto each bun. Yield: 18 servings.
18 Servings
Prep: 25 min
Cook: 8 hours


  • 1 beef sirloin tip roast (4 pounds), halved
  • 2 envelopes Italian salad dressing mix
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) mild pickled pepper rings, undrained
  • 18 hoagie buns, split

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Catlady531 on Etsy Selected Half Off Sale Items

Today's special is selected half off sale items.  It starts out with the 4 featured items and as one gets sold another is added to the daily special.   This is one of the featured half off items .
Vintage 70s 80s ivory floral w lurex sweater vest l xl b45    Todays half price is just $7.00.   Don't Forget you can always make an offer for any item that is not on the half off or a $10.00 sale list.

Nancy's Recipe Box........Crumb Topped Triple Apple Pie

I love this apple pie recipe expecially with the 3 different types of apples.  This time of year it is fun to go to the orchard and pick fresh apples.  No store bought apples here.  


  • 1/2  of a 15-ounce package  rolled refrigerated unbaked pie crust (1 crust)
  • 2  teaspoons  butter, melted
  • 2  cups  peeled, cored, and thinly sliced Granny Smith apples (about 3/4 pound)
  • 2  cups  peeled, cored, and thinly sliced Jonagold or Jonathan apples (about 3/4 pound)
  • 2  cups  peeled, cored, and thinly sliced Braeburn, McIntosh or Northern Spy apples (about 3/4 pound)
  • 2/3  cup  sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  all-purpose flour
  • 2  to 3 teaspoons  ground cinnamon
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  •     Walnut Crumb Topping (recipe follows)
  •     Vanilla Ice Cream


1. Let pie crust stand according to package directions. Unroll pie crust; place into a 9-inch pie plate. Tuck pie crust under and flute edges. Do not prick pie crust. Brush the pie crust bottom and sides with the melted butter; set aside.
2. For filling: In a large bowl, combine the apples. In a small bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt. Sprinkle sugar mixture over the fruit. Toss to combine. Let stand for 10 minutes. Transfer apple filling to pastry-lined pie plate. Mound the Walnut Crumb Topping over filling.
3. To prevent overbrowning, cover edge of pie with foil. Place the pie on the center rack of a 375 degree F. oven. Place a large baking sheet covered with foil on a rack under the pie. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes more or until apples are tender, filling is bubbly and topping is golden. (If necessary, loosely cover top of pie with foil the last 30 to 40 minutes.) Cool on a wire rack. Serve pie slightly warm with ice cream. Makes 8 servings.
Walnut Crumb Topping: In a food processor combine 3/4 cup walnuts, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, and 1/4 cup packed brown sugar. Cover and process to grind the walnuts. Remove the lid; add 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Cover and process until combined. Remove the lid; scatter 6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into 1/4--nch-thick slices., over the flour mixture. Cover and process until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; transfer to a large bowl; rub the crumbs between your fingers to make large, buttery crumbs.

Cool: 1 hourOven: 375 degrees FBake: 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 10 minutesPrep: 40 minutes

The Funny For The Day.....Senior Exercise Program

For Seniors
This is a 2" X 4" block of wood

Monday, September 26, 2011

catlady531 has just joined twitter

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Vintage 80s mens purple velour pullover shirt l nwt nos preppy

One of todays featured items on Etsy is...
A new old stock with tags vintage 80s preppy mens purple velour pullover shirt. The color is purple. My camera hates the color purple so it is looking more navy but the color is purple. The shirt has the ribbed knit pointed collar done in navy with the accent stripes of purple, cream and deep teal. The shirt buttons down the front with 3 cream and purple marbled buttons. The shirt also has the large chest pocket. The shirt also has the ribbed knit cuffs and hem. The shirt is from Montomery Ward Chesterfied collection and is 80% cotton and 20% polyester. It is uber soft. It is marked a size large and measures....up to 44" chest (underarm to underarm and doubled), 24.5" sleeve, 19" point to point and is 28" long. The shirt is new old stock with tags and no items to note.   $30.00

Nancy's Recipe Box.......Turtle Brownies


  • 1/4  cup  whipping cream
  • 1/4  cup  butter
  • 1/3  cup  packed dark brown sugar
  • 1  tablespoon  light-colored corn syrup
  • 1/2  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 6  ounces  bittersweet chocolate (62 percent or more cocoa) chopped
  • 1/2  cup  butter
  • 3/4  cup  all-purpose flour
  • 2  teaspoons  unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  cup  pecan halves, toasted
  • 1  cup  granulated sugar
  • 2    eggs
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 1/3  cup  semisweet chocolate pieces


1. For caramel sauce, in a heavy small saucepan, combine whipping cream, 1/4 cup butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup. Bring to boiling over medium-high heat, whisking occasionally. Reduce heat to medium. Boil gently for 3 minutes more. Remove from heat; stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Let cool slightly. If desired, cover and chill for up to 2 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour before serving.
2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a small saucepan, combine bittersweet chocolate and 1/2 cup butter. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
3. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt; set aside. Set aside 25 pecan halves. Finely chop remaining pecans; set aside.
4. In a large bowl, combine the granulated sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until pale and thickened, about 4 minutes. Beat in the melted chocolate mixture. Gently fold in the flour mixture and finely chopped pecans until combined.
5. Spread the batter evenly into prepared baking pan. Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Sprinkle chocolate pieces on top of the brownies. Loosely cover with foil and let stand 10 minutes. Spread melted chocolate evenly over the brownies. Arrange reserved pecan halves evenly on top of the brownies. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Serve brownies drizzled with caramel sauce. Makes 25 brownies.

25 brownies Prep: 30 minutesBake: 35 minutesOven: 325 degree F

The Funny For The Day......Green Bay Packers Semi

Yesterday on the way home from work I saw the famous Green Bay Packers semi truck.  The cab was the gold color with the big green G logos on the side.  Again I did not have my camera with me.  I was wondering what it was doing here in town but then I realized how else do they transport all of the teams stuff when it is only going from Wisconsin to Illinois.  Go Pack Go. 

The Funny For The Day........The Wisconsin Food Pyramid

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Vintage 60s mens brown Icelandic fuzzy wool slouchy sweater L Hand Knit

This is a vintage 60s mens brown Icelandic fuzzy wool slouchy hand knit sweater. The base color is brown with the dark tan and cream pattern. The sweater has the ribbed crew neck, cuffs, hem and it has dolman sleevesThe sweater is fuzzy just like mohair (see picture 4). The sweater is from Icelandic Imports Inc and hand knit in Iceland. It is 100% icelandic wool. It is marked a size large and measures...42" chest (underarm to underarm and doubled) yes the sweater does have stretch so it will easily go to 44-46" chest, 30" sleeve (measuring from the neck) and is 27" long. The sweater is in fantastic vintage condition with no items to note. It has been gently worn. This also is a great unisex or boyfriend sweater.

Nancy's Recipe Box.......Pizza Casserole

I have now decided to add to the daily funny some of my favorite recipes.  

Pizza Casserole


12-oz. package uncooked penne, small ziti, or elbow macaroni
1/2 lb. mild Italian sausage
1/2 cup chopped onion
14-oz. can pizza sauce
8-oz. can tomato sauce
1/2 cup milk
3.25-oz. package of pepperoni minis or sliced pepperoni
1/4 cup chopped Green Pepper
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
3/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup fresh parsley
Preheat oven to 350°F. With cooking spray, lightly grease a 2.5-qt. baking dish.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Stir in pasta and cook for 8 — 10 minutes until al dente and drain.

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the Italian sausage and onion until sausage is evenly brown and onion is tender. Drain grease.

In a bowl, mix the pizza sauce, tomato sauce, and milk. Stir in the cooked sausage and onion, pepperoni, and Canadian bacon. Add the garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Gently mix in the cooked pasta until evenly coated. Transfer to baking dish.

Cover and bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove cover, top with cheeses, and continue baking for 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from the oven, sprinkle fresh parsley on top, and serve.  

Sides.....pair it up with garlic bread and a salad. 

The Funny For The Day.....Proof-reading is dead

Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn't you say? 
Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter
This one was caught in the SGV Tribune the other day and called the Editorial Room and asked who wrote this.  It took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible!!!  They put in a correction the next day.    
I just couldn't help but send this along. Too funny.
Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says
      Really? Ya think?
Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers 
       Now that's taking things a bit far!
Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over 
       What a guy!  
Miners Refuse to Work after Death
No-good-for-nothing' lazy so-and-so's!
Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant 
See if that works any better than a fair trial!
War Dims Hope for Peace 
I can see where it might have that effect!
 If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile
   Ya think?!
Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures 
      Who would have thought!
Enfield ( London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide  
They may be on to something!
Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges 
      You mean there's something stronger than duct tape?
Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge 
     He probably IS the battery charge!
New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group 
Weren't they fat enough?!
Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft 
That's what he gets for eating those beans!
 ---------------- --------------------------------- 
Kids Make Nutritious Snacks 
       Do they taste like chicken?
   Local  High School Dropouts Cut in Half 
       Chainsaw Massacre all over again!
Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors 
       Boy, are they tall!
And the winner is..... 
Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead 
     Did I read that right?
Now that you've smiled at least once, it's your turn to spread the stupidity and send this to someone you want to bring a smile to (maybe even a chuckle). We all need a good laugh, at least once a day!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Special offer from Nancy's Funny Life Stories and catlady531 on Etsy

Here is a special offer from Nancy's Funny Life Stories and catlady531 on  Etsy.  Sign up as a follower on my blog and on Etsy  and under actions click add to favorites and when you do this you will receive a special savings coupon code.  Have fun reading my blog and save some money while shopping in catlady531 shop on Etsy.

Vintage 60s 70s Squaw Valley tan brown half zip sweater l Pebble Beach

This is a vintage 60s 70s Squaw Valley tan brown half zip sweater. The colors are chocolate brown and tan with the milk chocolate accent stripes on the sleeves. The sleeves have a unique raglan sleeve. The sweater has the half zip neck so it can be worn open for a v neck exposure, zipped up to the neck for the collar look or zipped all the way up for the tube neck look. Lastly you can zip it all the way up and turn down the neck for the turtle neck look. The sweater is from Squaw Valley Originals by Pebble Beach. It is 100% acrylic and it is nice and soft. The sweater is marked a size large and measures....up to chest 44" (underarm to underarm and doubled), 31" sleeve (measuring from the neck) and is 26.5" long. The sweater is in fantastic vintage condition and gently worn, if worn at all. I would consider the sweater unisex.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Funny For The Day......Computer Skills

Tech support: What kind of computer do you have?
> > Customer: A white one.
> >
> > ===============
> >
> > Customer: Hi, this is Celine. I can't get my diskette out.
> > Tech support: Have you tried pushing the Button?
> > Customer: Yes, sure, it's really stuck.
> > Tech support: That doesn't sound good; I'll make a note.
> > Customer: No, wait a minute. I hadn't inserted it yet. it's still on my
> > desk. Sorry.
> >
> > ===============
> >
> > Tech support: Click on the 'my computer' icon on the left of the screen.
> > Customer: Your left or my left?
> >
> > ===============
> >
> > Tech support: Good day. How may I help you?
> > Male customer: Hello. I can't print.
> > Tech support: Would you click on 'start' for me and....
> > Customer: Listen pal; don't start getting technical on me! I'm not Bill
> > Gates.
> >
> > ===============
> >
> > Customer: Hi, good afternoon, this is Martha, I can't print. Every time I
> > try, it says 'Can't find printer.' I've even lifted the printer and placed
> > it in front of the monitor, but the computer still says he can't find it.
> >
> > ==============
> > Customer: I have problems printing in red.
> > Tech support: Do you have a color printer?
> > Customer: Aaaah....................thank you.
> >
> > ===============
> >
> > Tech support: What's on your monitor now, ma'am?
> > Customer: A teddy bear my boyfriend bought for me at the 7-11.
> >
> > ===============
> >
> > Customer: My keyboard is not working anymore.
> > Tech support: Are you sure it's plugged into the computer?
> > Customer: No. I can't get behind the computer.
> > Tech support: Pick up your keyboard and walk 10 paces back.
> > Customer: OK.
> > Tech support: Did the keyboard come with you?
> > Customer: Yes
> > Tech support: That means the keyboard is not plugged in. Is there another
> > keyboard?
> > Customer: Yes, there's another one here. Ah that one does work.
> > =============
> >
> > Tech support: Your password is the small letter 'a' as in apple, a capital
> > letter V as in Victor, the number 7.
> > Customer: Is that 7 in capital letters?
> >
> > ===============
> >
> > Customer: I can't get on the Internet.
> > Tech support: Are you sure you used the right password?
> > Customer: Yes, I'm sure. I saw my colleague do it.
> > Tech support: Can you tell me what the password was?
> > Customer: Five dots.
> >
> > ===============
> >
> > Tech support: What antivirus program do you use?
> > Customer: Netscape.
> > Tech support: That's not an antivirus program.
> > Customer: Oh, sorry... Internet Explorer.
> >
> > ===============
> >
> > Customer: I have a huge problem. A friend has placed a screen saver on my
> > computer, but every time I move the mouse, it disappears.
> >
> > ===============
> >
> > Tech support: How may I help you?
> > Customer: I'm writing my first email.
> > Tech support: OK, and what seems to be the problem?
> > Customer: Well, I have the letter 'a' in the address, but how do I get the
> > little circle around it?
> >
> > ===============
> >
> > A woman customer called the Canon help desk with a problem with her
> > printer.
> > Tech support: Are you running it under windows?
> > Customer: 'No, my desk is next to the door, but that is a good point. The
> > man sitting in the cubicle next to me is under a window, and his printer
> > is
> > working fine.'
> >
> > ===============
> >
> > And last but not least...
> >
> > Tech support: 'Okay Bob, let's press the control and escape keys at the
> > same
> > time. That brings up a task list in the middle of the screen. Now type the
> > letter 'P' to bring up the Program Manager.'
> > Customer: I don't have a P.
> > Tech support: On your keyboard, Bob.
> > Customer: What do you mean?
> > Tech support: 'P' on your keyboard, Bob.
> > Customer: I'M NOT GOING TO DO THAT!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Funny for the Day.......You can't write it in Chinese

Today I went to the post office and it always amazes me how some people really do not understand how to send a package.   This women wanted to send a package to China and she had the label on the package all written out in Chinese characters.  The lady behind the counter explained it has to be written in English.  The customer explained the package is going to someone that is Chinese.  Post office lady said I know but the package is now in the United States and they can't read Chinese.  The customer is like but customs will be able to read it.  Post Office yes the customs in China will be able to read it but not the customs in the US.  This went on back and forth for sometime.  The post office lady was trying to be very careful in what she was saying to the lady as to not offend her because she was also Chinese.  She finally came right out and said you will have to put it in english or else we cannot send it.  Customer....but there is no translation for this.  It is all characters.  My business was done so I left.  Did the women ever mail her package to China, I do not know.  Maybe she should go to google translation.

Catlady531 on Etsy....check out the new arrivals of vintage sweaters

catlady531 on Etsy has started to list her vintage ski sweaters.   Please check them out.

Vintage 70s Janus of Norway blue virgin wool ski sweater m l

This is a gorgeous vintage 70s Janus of Norway blue virgin wool ski sweater. The color is deep royal blue with the center pattern done in turquoise and green. The pattern down the front has the chevron design in the green. The sweater has what I believe is called the tube neck. The sweater is from Janus of Norway and is a Kari Bjorg design of Norwegian design. The sweater is 100% virgin wool. There is no size and it measures....up to 42" chest (underarm to underarm and doubled), 21" sleeve and is 27" long. The sweater is in fantastic vintage condition with no items to note. It has been gently worn, if worn at all. The sweater is thick and warm. Perfect to keep any skier warm on the slopes or if you just love beautiful vintage ski sweaters it is also perfect for shoveling the snow. The sweater is unisex.

The Funny For The Day.......Early Morning Police Stop

A Police STOP at 2 AM
An elderly man is stopped by the police around 2 a.m. and is asked where he is going at this time of night.
The man replies, "I am on my way to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body, as well as smoking and staying out late."
The officer then asks, "Really? Who is giving that lecture at this time of night?"
The man replies, "That would be my wife."

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

UPS Airlines......The funny for the day

Just in case you need a laugh:
Remember it takes a college degree to fly a plane, but only a high school diploma to fix one; a reassurance to those of us who fly routinely..

After every flight, UPS pilots fill out a form,
called a 'gripe sheet,' which tells mechanics
about problems with the aircraft.

The mechanics correct the problems, document their repairs on the form, and then pilots review the gripe sheets before the next flight.

Never let it be said that ground crews lack a sense of humor.

Here are some actual maintenance complaints submitted by UPS pilots (markedwith a P) and the solutions recorded (marked with an S) by maintenance engineers.

By the way,
UPS is the only major airline that has never, ever, had an accident.

P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.
S: Almost replaced left inside main tire.
P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.
S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.
P: Something loose in cockpit.
S: Something tightened in cockpit.
P: Dead bugs on windshield.
S: Live bugs on back-order.
P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200-feet-per-minute descent.
S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground..
P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
S: Evidence removed.
P: DME volume unbelievably loud.
S: DME volume set to more believable level.
P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
S: That's what friction locks are for.
P: IFF inoperative in OFF mode.
S: IFF is always inoperative in OFF mode.
P: Suspected crack in windshield.
S: Suspect you're right..
P: Number 3 engine missing.
S: Engine found on right wing after brief
P: Aircraft handles funny. (I love this one!)
S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right and be serious.
P:Target radar hums.
S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.
P: Mouse in cockpit.
S: Cat installed.
And the best one for last
P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer.
S: Took hammer away from the midget.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

catlady531 on Etsy has a cute Eagle's Eye cat sweater

I have just found one of the cutest sweaters ever for the cat lover.  It is a vintage 80s Eagle's Eye pink applique knit sweater featuring cats.  My favorite is the frisky little kitty trying to get the fish in the fish bowl.  Now this brings me to a story.  My daughter has a cat.  He really is a strange cat.  He does not like to drink water at all, so he rarely does.  My daughter has now bought a beta fish and every day she would notice the water in the bowl was getting real low.  Everyday she would put in new water and everynight when she came home from work the water in the bowl was low again.  Then one day she noticed the cat up on the bookshelf drinking the water in the fish bowl.  Pardon the pun he is drinking  like a fish.  Oh she still puts out his own water dish but he still prefers to drink out of the fish bowl.  No he does not try to catch the fish.  He only wants the water.  I guess he only likes fish flavored water.  I would post a picture of her cat but since he does not like me I have only seen him once in 5 years.  So I will post a picture of the sweater.


I forgot to tell everyone.  About 2 weeks ago I was looking out the front window and there was this dog or what I thought was a dog walking very fast but not really running on the side walk in front of my house.   He was looking back and forth as he ran as if to say...what am I doing here and where am I.  He turned to look at me and then it was when I realized it was not a dog but a coyote.  Helmsley saw him also.  He was watching out the front door.  Boy did that start Helmsley barking.    I have seen many creatures living here but never a coyote, especially in the daytime. 

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Little dog broke my new glasses

On Friday I had to take daughters little dog to the groomers and then I kept her for a little doggie day care time which allowers her some playtime with our big dog.  Little dog is like the energizer bunny.  She just keeps going and going and going.  I decided to sit down and rest for awhile in the lazy boy recliner so little dog had to lay on the top of the chair behind my head.  Suddenly she jumped down right over my head and I think what happened, really not sure, her hind leg caught my new glasses.  At first I didn't know what happened.  I am watching tv and it was like..whats wrong with this picture.  I reached up to feel my glasses and realized they were not on my face.  I looked down into my lap and there were my glasses broken right in half.  I just sat there stunned.  I did not know what to say.  They are wire rimmed glasses and where they broke there is no way to fix them.  I had the frames but never wore them but the lenses were new.  The progressive lenses were about $500.00.  Since I had bought the frames several years back I have no insurance on them.  I am hoping where I bought the frames still has them or at least something that the new lenses will fit into or else I am screwed.   The picture is of little dog the glasses breaker just groomed and looking so cute.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Catlady531 on Esty does accept offers

It is now getting easier and easier to shop with catlady531 on Etsy.  Besides the daily 1/2 price featured sale items and the 10 dollar sale items, you can now send her a conv making her a offer on any item.  But there is a couple of stipulations that go along with making an offer.  First of all Example...on a $10.00 dollar item don't offer $1.00 dollar then say can I also have free shipping.  Also the make an offer does not apply to the half off sale featured items.    Lastly and most important make it a reasonable offer. 

History Exam......Are you older than dirt?

NO  Cheating  - don't look at the answers until you take the

History Exam...

Everyone over 40 should have a pretty easy time at this exam. If you are under 40 you can claim a handicap.

This is a
History Exam for those who don't mind seeing how much they really remember about what went on in their


Get paper & pencil & number from 1 to 20.
Write the letter of each answer & score at the end.


before you pass this test on, put your score in the subject line. Send to friends so everyone can HAVE FUN!!!!

1. In the 1940s, where were automobile headlight
dimmer switches located?

A. On the floor shift knob.
B. On the floor board, to the left of the clutch....
C. Next to the horn.

2.The bottle top of a Royal Crown Cola bottle had
holes in it.. For what was it used?

A. Capture lightning bugs.
B. To sprinkle clothes before ironing.
C. Large salt shaker.

3. Why was having milk delivered a problem in
northern winters?
A. Cows got cold and wouldn't produce milk.
B. Ice on highways forced delivery by dog
C... Milkmen left deliveries outside of front doors and milk would freeze, expanding and pushing up the cardboard bottle

4. What was the popular chewing gum named for a
game of chance?

A.. Blackjack
B. Gin
C. Craps
5. What method did women use to look as if they
were wearing stockings when none were available
due to rationing during WW II.

B. Leg painting
C. Wearing slacks

6. What postwar car turned automotive design on its
ear when you couldn't tell whether it was coming
or going?

B. Nash Metro
C. Tucker
7. Which was a popular candy when you were a

A. Strips of dried peanut butter.
B. Chocolate licorice bars.
C. Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water
8. How was Butch wax used?
A. To stiffen a flat-top haircut so it stood up.
B. To make floors shiny and prevent scuffing.
C On the wheels of roller skates to prevent rust.

9. Before inline skates, how did you keep your
roller skates attached to your shoes?

A. With clamps, tightened by a skate key.
B. Woven straps that crossed the foot.
C. Long pieces of twine.

10. As a kid, what was considered the best way to
reach a decision?

A. Consider all the facts..
B. Ask Mom.
C. Eeny-meeny-miney-MO.
11. What was the most dreaded disease in the 1940s and

A. Smallpox
C. Polio

12. 'I'll be down to get you in a ________,

B. Taxi
C. Streetcar

13. What was the name of Caroline Kennedy's

A. Old Blue
B. Paint
C Macaroni

14.. What was a Duck-and-Cover Drill?
A. Part of the game of hide and seek.
B. What you did when your Mom called you in to do
C. Hiding under your desk, and covering your head with your arms in an A-bomb drill.

15. What was the name of the Indian Princess in
the Howdy Doody Show?

A. Princess Summerfallwinterspring
B. Princess Sacajawea
C Princess Moonshadow

16.. What did all the really savvy students do when
mimeographed tests were handed out in

A. Immediately sniffed the purple ink, as this was
believed to get you high.
B. Made paper airplanes to see who could sail theirs out the window.
C. Wrote another pupil's name on the top, to avoid their failure.

17.. Why did your Mom shop in stores that gave Green
Stamps with purchases?

A.. To keep you out of mischief by licking the
backs, which tasted like bubble gum.
B. They could be put in special books and redeemed for
various household items.
C. They were given to the kids to be used as stick-on

18.. Praise the Lord , & pass the _________?
A.. Meatballs
B. Dames
C. Ammunition

19.. What was the name of the singing group that made
the song 'Cabdriver' a hit?

A. The Ink Spots
B.. The Supremes
C. The Esquires

20.. Who left his heart in San Francisco?
A. Tony Bennett
B. Xavier Cugat
C. George Gershwin



1. (B) On the floor, to the left of the clutch.
Hand controls, popular in Europe , took till the
late '60's
to catch on.

(B) To sprinkle clothes before ironing.. Who had a
steam iron?

3 (C) Cold weather caused the milk to freeze and expand, popping the bottle top...

4 . (A) Blackjack Gum.

5.. (B) Special makeup was applied,
by drawing a seam down the back of the leg with
eyebrow pencil

6. (A) 1946 Studebaker.

7. (C) Wax coke bottles containing super-sweet colored water.

8. (A) Wax for your flat top (butch)

9. (A) With clamps , tightened by a skate
which you wore on a shoestring around
your neck
 10. (C) Eeny-meeny-miney-mo.

11. (C) Polio. In beginning of August, swimming pools were closed,
movies and other public gathering places were
closed to try to prevent spread of the

12. (B) Taxi , Better be ready by half-past eight!

13. (C) Macaroni

14.. (C) Hiding under your desk, and covering your head with your arms in an A-bomb drill.

15. (A) Princess Summerfallwinterspring. She was another

16... (A) Immediately sniffed the purple ink to get a high.

17. (B) Put in a special stamp book, they could be traded for
household items at the Green Stamp store.

18. (C) Ammunition, and we'll all be free.

19. (A) The widely famous 50's group: The Inkspots.

20.. (A) Tony Bennett, and he sounds just as good


17- 20 correct
You are older than dirt, and obviously gifted with
mental abilities. Now if you could
find your glasses. Definitely someone who should
share your wisdom!

12 -16 correct:

Not quite dirt yet, but you're getting there.

0 -11 correct: You are not old enough to share the wisdom of
your experiences.

Send this to your ('old') friends with your
score in the subject line