Friday, October 21, 2011

This is what a picture looks like through a clean window for a change.  Yesterday was a wonderful opportunity to bask in the 16 C afternoon and wash windows on the west side of the apartment.  Today or tomorrow I will do the east side but not in the cold morning sun when I usually like doing them.  Afternoon will just have to do.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


This squirrel and many of his friends and family have been frantically scurrying around the last couple of weeks looking for and hiding the peanuts provided by a tenant in an apartment nearby.  Now that I killed my petunias day before yesterday they can have my boxes for their booty until spring.  Perhaps I will get another peanut plant growing in with the flowers next year again but our season isn't long or hot enough for them to produce any peanuts.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


One never can say for sure if these are true or not and in my own experience I have never read a 'blooper' and hope I never wrote one!  However, if they are true they are really are funny.

  1. The patient refused autopsy.
  2. The patient has no previous history of suicides.
  3. Patient has left white blood cells at another hospital.
  4. She has no rigors or shaking chills, but her husband states she was very hot in bed last night.
  5. Patient has chest pain if she lies on her left side for over a year.
  6. On the second day the knee was better and on the third day it disappeared.
  7. The patien is tearful and crying constantly. She also appears to be depressed.
  8. The patient has been depressed since she began seeing me in 1993.
  9. Discharge status: Alive but without permission.
  10. Healthy appearing decrepit 69-year old male, mentally alert but forgetful.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Five men were arrested and accused of cutting the hair of several people, offensive acts to the Amish, who believe the Bible instructs women to let their hair grow long and men to grow beards and stop shaving once they marry.
Two of those arrested a week ago are the sons of the breakaway group's leader, Sam Mullet. He has denied ordering the beard-cuttings but says they were in response to criticism he has received from other Amish religious leaders about his leadership practices, including excommunicating people in his own group.

There are times that I see the bizarre where others don't and this article is one very good example.  These self-proclaimed barbers who are running around shearing their brethren are I'm sure, ignorant of the fact that their leader, Sam Mullet, has the name of a once a very popular hair style, the mullet.  Perhaps he saw it as a sign from God.

The mullet is a hairstyle that is short at the front and sides, and long in the back.  Often ridiculed as a lowbrow and unappealing hairstyle, the mullet began to appear in popular media in the 1960s and 1970s but did not become generally well-known until the early 1980s. It continued to be popular until the mid-1990.

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