Thursday, July 1, 2010


Ahh...the weather has been wonderful! I'm so glad that the weather has turned for the better. Those record high temperature days and nights were beginning to make me think that we had jumped right over our usual June & July and hit August without blinking.

It was different leaving out this morning with one less tree at the end of the driveway. Dad came over yesterday evening with Sean and cut up the tree that had fallen; and cut down the remaining portion of the one that was struck by lightning and the one that had the top broken out during the previous storm. Trees everywhere again. Sean cleared up the wood from the tree out front and is scheduled to come on Saturday and work on the tree that is left.

I attended a great Lunch & Learn at TecHead today. Sean presented a great class on the new features of Adobe Creative Suite 5. Anyone that is looking for first class training can find it here.

It was a great day to be out of the office. I really did enjoy the drive into town. Normally it's not a fun trip between the traffic and the heat. It really would have been a nice day to go down to the river and take some photos of the wildlife. Perhaps this weekend.

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Gonorrhea Lectim

This is good Information about Gonorrhea Lectim

The Center for Disease Control has issued a warning about a new virulent strain of this old disease. The disease is called Gonorrhea Lectim. It's pronounced "Gonna re-elect 'em," and it is a terrible obamanation. The disease is contracted through dangerous and high risk behavior involving putting your cranium up your rectum. Many victims contracted it in 2008...but now most people, after having been infected for the past 1-2 years, are starting to realize how destructive this sickness is.

It's sad because Gonorrhea Lectim is easily cured with a new drug just coming on the market called Votemout. You take the first dose in 2010 and the second dose in 2012 and simply don't engage in such behavior again; otherwise, it could become permanent and eventually wipe out all life as we know it. Several states are already on top of this, like Virginia and New Jersey , and apparently now Massachusetts, with many more seeing the writing on the wall.

Military Inspection

The colonel who served as inspector general in our command paid particular attention to how personnel wore their uniforms. On one occasion he spotted a junior airman with a violation. "Airman," he bellowed, "what do you do when a shirt pocket is unbuttoned?"

The startled airman replied, "Button it, sir!"

The colonel looked him in the eye and said, "Well?"

At that, the airman nervously reached over and buttoned the colonel's shirt pocket.

A Sermon Walking
Author Unknown

Reporters and city officials gathered at a Chicago railroad station one afternoon in 1953. The person they were meeting was the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize winner. A few minutes after the train came to a stop, a giant of a man - six feet four inches - with bushy hair and a large mustache stepped from the train. Cameras flashed. City officials approached him with hands outstretched. Various people began telling him how honored they were to meet him.

The man politely thanked them and then, looking over their heads, asked if he could be excused for a moment. He quickly walked through the crowd until he reached the side of an elderly black woman who was struggling with two large suitcases. He picked up the bags and with a smile, escorted the woman to a bus. After helping her aboard, he wished her a safe journey. As he returned to the greeting party he apologized, "Sorry to have kept you waiting."

The man was Dr. Albert Schweitzer, the famous missionary doctor who had spent his life helping the poor in Africa. In response to Schweitzer's action, one member of the reception committee said with great admiration to the reporter standing next to him, "That's the first time I ever saw a sermon walking."

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