For 2018

"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Friday, July 23, 2010

Fun Friday with a little help from my friends . . .

1 year old golden retriever and 4 month old daschund. Must go together. Must also take the husband that belongs to these dogs!!!!

Have a great Laugh!!!

Observations on Growing Older ~Your kids are becoming you...and you don't like them ...but your grandchildren are perfect!

~Going out is good. Coming home is better!

~When people say you look "Great"... they add "for your age!"

~When you needed the discount, you paid full price. Now you get discounts on everything...movies, hotels, flights, but you're too tired to use them.

~You forget names ... but it's OK because other people forgot they even knew you!!!

~The 5 pounds you wanted to lose is now 15 and you have a better chance of losing your keys than the 15 pounds.

~You realize you're never going to be really good at anything .... especially golf.

~Your spouse is counting on you to remember things you don't remember.

~The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do, but you really do care that you don't care to do them anymore.

~Your husband sleeps better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than he does in bed. It's called his "pre-sleep".

~Remember when your mother said, "Wear clean underwear in case you GET in an accident"? Now you bring clean underwear in case you HAVE an accident!

~You used to say,"I hope my kids GET married...Now, "I hope they STAY married!"

~You miss the days when everything worked with just an "ON" and "OFF" switch..

~When GOOGLE, ipod, email, modem .... were unheard of, and a mouse was something that made you climb on a table.

~You used to use more 4 letter words .... "what?"..."when?"... ???

~Now that you can afford expensive jewelry, it's not safe to wear it anywhere.

~Your husband has a night out with the guys, but he's home by 9:00 P.M. Next week it will be 8:30 P..M.

~You read 100 pages into a book before you realize you've read it.

~Notice everything they sell in stores is "sleeveless"?!!!

~What used to be freckles are now liver spots.

~Everybody whispers.

~Now that your husband has retired .... you'd give anything if he'd find a job!

~You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet ... 2 of which you will never wear.

~But old is good in some things:
old songs,
old movies,
And best of all, OLD FRIENDS!!

It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived

When we arrived in Amsterdam at the Schiphol Airport I went to the men's restroom and saw a fly in the urinal but didn't think much about it.

Now I know why it was there!

Who says you can't potty train a man?

This is absolutely precious -- tell the puppy to sneeze and see what he does! You will love it!!

Type in a command and see what happens... sit, roll over, down, stand, sing, dance, shake, fetch, play dead, etc., and.... it's also very cute if you type in a command that's not recognized....!!!

Make sure you type in 'Kiss' too, but do that last.

Click here: I Do Dog Tricks

Click on the house and they will guess your number!

Happy Birthday Monica Lewinsky - wikiepdia

The affair led to a period of pop culture celebrity for Lewinsky as a younger-generation focus of a political storm. In early 1999, Lewinsky declined to sign an autograph in an airport, saying "I'm kind of known for something that's not so great to be known for."

On March 3, 1999, Lewinsky was interviewed by Barbara Walters on ABC's 20/20; the program was watched by 70 million Americans, which ABC said was a record for a news show. She cooperated with Andrew Morton in his telling of her life and her side of the Clinton affair, Monica's Story. The book was published in March 1999 and also excerpted as the cover story in Time magazine. Lewinsky made about $500,000 from her participation in the book and another $1 million from international rights to the Walters interview, but was still beset by high legal bills and living costs.

Lewinsky made a cameo appearance as herself in two sketches during the May 8, 1999, episode of NBC's Saturday Night Live, a program that had lampooned her relationship with Clinton over the prior sixteen months.

By her own account, Lewinsky had survived the intense media attention during the scandal period by knitting. In September 1999, Lewinsky took this interest further by beginning to sell a line of handbags bearing her name, under the company name The Real Monica, Inc.

At the start of 2000, Lewinsky began appearing in television commercials for Jenny Craig, Inc. The $1 million endorsement deal, which required Lewinsky to lose 40 or more pounds in six months, gained considerable publicity at the time. Lewinsky said that despite her desire to return to a more private life, she needed the money to pay off legal fees and that she believed in the product, while a Jenny Craig spokesperson said of Lewinsky, "She represents a busy active woman of today with a hectic lifestyle. And she has had weight issues and weight struggles for a long time. That represents a lot of women in America." The choice of Lewinsky as a role model proved controversial for Jenny Craig, and some of its private franchises switched to an older advertising campaign. Jenny Craig stopped running the Lewinsky ads in February, concluded her campaign entirely in April 2000, and only paid her $300,000 for her involvement.

Also at the start of 2000, Lewinsky moved to New York City, living in the West Village and becoming an A-list guest in the Manhattan social scene. In February 2000, Lewinsky appeared on MTV's The Tom Green Show in an episode in which the host took her to his parents' home in Ottawa in search of fabric for her new business. Later in 2000, Lewinsky worked as a correspondent for British Channel 5 on the show Monica's Postcards, reporting on U.S. culture and trends from a variety of locations.

In March 2002, Lewinsky – no longer bound by the terms of her agreement with the United States Office of the Independent Counsel – appeared in the HBO special "Monica in Black and White", part of the America Undercover series. In it, she answered a studio audience's questions about her life and the Clinton affair.

Lewinsky was the host of the reality television dating program Mr. Personality on Fox Television Network in 2003. There she advised young women contestants who were picking men hidden by masks. Some Americans tried to organize a boycott of advertisers on the show, in protest of Lewinsky capitalizing on her notoriety. Nevertheless, the show debuted to very high ratings, and The New York Times said that "after years of trying to cash in on her fame by designing handbags and other self-marketing schemes, Ms. Lewinsky has finally found a fitting niche on television." However, the ratings slid each successive week, and after the show completed its limited run it did not reappear.

After Clinton's autobiography My Life appeared in 2004, Lewinsky said in an interview with the British tabloid Daily Mail:

He could have made it right with the book, but he hasn't. He is a revisionist of history. He has lied. I really didn't expect him to go into detail about our relationship. But if he had and he'd done it honestly, I wouldn't have minded. I did, though, at least expect him to correct the false statements he made when he was trying to protect the Presidency. Instead, he talked about it as though I had laid it all out there for the taking. I was the buffet and he just couldn't resist the dessert. This was a mutual relationship, mutual on all levels, right from the way it started and all the way through. I don't accept that he had to completely desecrate my character.

By 2005, Lewinsky found that she could not escape the spotlight in the U.S., with both her professional and personal life difficult. She stopped selling her handbag line and moved to London. In December 2006, Lewinsky graduated with a master's degree in social psychology from the London School of Economics where she had been studying since September 2005.[33] Her thesis was titled “In Search of the Impartial Juror: An Exploration of the Third-person effect and Pre-Trial Publicity”. She has since tried to avoid publicity.

Lewinsky did correspond in 2009 with scholar Ken Gormley, who was writing an in-depth study of the Clinton scandals, maintaining that Clinton had lied under oath about his relationship with her: "There was no leeway [there] on the veracity of his statements because they asked him detailed and specific questions to which he answered untruthfully."

Okay - my question for today - did she show any remorse here - I mean I feel kind of sorry for her.


Sr. Ann Marie said...

Your observations on growing older are hysterical! I made a copy of them to share here at work and also with the sisters I live with. Thanks for giveing me a good early morning laugh on the very hot Friday morning!


This one made me LOL!!

~When GOOGLE, ipod, email, modem .... were unheard of, and a mouse was something that made you climb on a table.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the growing older list...OMG that is ME! Love the fly in the funny!!!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

LIfe was SO simple when it went straight on to ON or OFF.
Everything is much more complicated now, isn't it?
Loved todays post, and the update on Lewinsky too. Verrrry interesting!

ClassyChassy said...

My favorite - the 'four letter words'!!! What a hoot!

Jane said...

Love the dog link! By the way, what did those two dogs chew in your house???


Melanie said...

Your post gave me some good laughs this morning, Sandie. :)
I like the link to the dog. Cute.
Have a good weekend.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Sandie, those were just great! After each one, I'd say, that is the so right and then again, so I have to agree with each one! You are the best at getting me to smile and chuckle, thank you dear friend!


Terra said...

Funny list of growing older observations. Oh those naughty dogs in your photo!

FishHawk said...

As long as I did not have to clean up the mess, I could sure enjoy watching the fun those puppies were having!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I love the words on your blog

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Oh my gosh, I'm rollin'!! Those thoughts for the aged was truly a hoot. How many times can I relate to the discounts for seniors...wishing I had it when I was 30ish and now that I CAN get the discount, I AM too tired to use 'em.

Gotta love this post.

BECKY said...

Oh, Chatty! Loved all the sayings about getting older...I laughed out loud at many of them!..and gosh, whoever wrote those, must've been spying on me!! :D