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Good Morning,   !
Sunday,  July 15, 2007

He who overcomes others has force;
he who overcomes himself is strong.
--- Lao Tzu

Seeing ourselves as others see us would probably confirm
our worst suspicions about them.
--- Franklin P. Adams


Thanks to Sandie for these stats:
A recent study found that the average American walks about
900 miles a year.
Another study by the American Beer Institute found that the
average American drinks 22 gallons of beer a year.

This means, on average,
Americans get approximately 41 miles per gallon.
Not bad!!!


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Thanks to Kati for this classic:
An old lady is walking around in a supermarket calling out,
"Crisco, Crisssssssco!"

Soon a store clerk approaches and says, "Lady, the Crisco is
in aisle D."

The old lady replies, "Oh, I'm not looking for the cooking
stuff. I'm calling my husband."

The clerk is astonished. "Your husband's name is Crisco?"

The old lady answers, "Oh no, no, no. I only call him that
when we're out in public."

"I see," said the clerk. "What do you call him at home?"



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=========================================== Thanks to Dianne for this picture: =========================================== A synagogue had just opened for business while at the same time a Catholic church opened across the street. After some time the Rabbi noticed that a convent had been added to the church, More time later a Catholic school was built, then a gymnasium. Concerned the Rabbi called together his staff and expressed his concern, "We've been here the same amount of time as our neighbors and look, they've grown while we still have our same small temple - what are we doing wrong?" And so it was decided, they'd send Morris to attend a service on Sunday and check out what was going on over there. Sunday comes and all the men from the congregation are peeking thru the windows as Morris enters the church. Not 15 minutes later and Morris comes flying across the street, yelling and waving his arms. "So what happened?" says the Rabbi "Oy, you wouldn't believe it" says Morris "I go into the church, I sit down, then from the left a guy in a dress comes out unto the stage and he's chanting "I can play dominoes better than you can - I can play dominoes better than you can", then from the right of the stage some young boys swinging incense followed by another guy in a dress starts chanting "I bet you don't - I bet you don't" then back and forth they go "I can play dominoes better than you can - -I bet you don't", then from outta' the back four men in black suits come down the aisles and pick up the bets !!!" =========================================== Get a Dish Network for as low as $19.99/month Free HD & DVR Equipment & Free installation Free Dish Network Satellite TV Systems We are nationwide Dishnetwork retailer! ================================== From the Tech Support Pits: From: Jai Re: Icon text Boxes Dear Webby I just added a new desktop photo, and it looks awful with all those black boxes all over the screen. Blah! Alas, I am so bad, I cannot find it in Tweak IU. There is no setting there, I went thru every tiny part of it and could not find it. Would it be possible for you to give me more information as to "how to"? I sure would appreciate it. I really want the transparent backgrounds!!! Thanks my friend, Jai Dear Jai I couldn't remember how to do it, so I looked it up. Seems I last wrote about it in May 2005: The icon text background transparency has absolutely nothing to do with system performance, but that's where the toggle for it is. 1. Open the Control Panel 2. Click System 3. Click the Advanced tab 4. Click Settings in the Performance section 5. Select Custom 6. Check the "Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop" checkbox 7. Click OK until you close the windows Have FUN! DearWebby ========================================== Save up to 70% on printer inkjet cartridges 100% Guarantee & Free shipping Discount ink cartridges, refill kits & laser toners. Recycle your empty cartridges - Save or make money! ========================================== Deeli's Kudos Kudos to quick thinking guest: July 13, 2007 - Washington, DC - AP Police on Capitol Hill are baffled by an attempted robbery that began with a handgun put to the head of a 14-year-old girl and ended in a group hug. It started around midnight on June 16 when a group of friends was finishing dinner on the patio of a District of Columbia home, authorities and witnesses said. That's when a hooded man slid through an open gate and pointed a handgun at the girl's head. "Give me your money, or I'll start shooting," he said, the witnesses told The Washington Post. Everyone froze, they said, but then one guest spoke up. "We were just finishing dinner," Cristina Rowan, 43, told the man. "Why don't you have a glass of wine with us?" The intruder had a sip of their Chateau Malescot St-Exupery and said, "Damn, that's good wine." The girl's father, Michael Rabdau, 51, told him to take the whole glass, and Rowan offered him the bottle. The would-be robber, with his hood down, took another sip and a bite of Camembert cheese and put the gun in his sweatpants. Then the story got even more bizarre. The man with the gun apologized, the witnesses told the Post. "I think I may have come to the wrong house," he said. "Can I get a hug?" Rowan stood up and wrapped her arms around the man and the four other guests followed. The man walked away a few moments later with the crystal wine glass in hand. No one was hurt, but once he was gone, the group went inside, locked the door and called 911. Police said Friday that the case was strange but true. Investigators have not located a suspect. "We've had robbers that apologize and stuff, but nothing where they sit down and drink wine," Cmdr. Diane Groomes said. "The only good thing is they would be able to identify him because they hugged them." ... 1667c.html
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Bob moved into an apartment and went shopping for cleaning equipment. His cart was loaded with a broom, mop, dust-pan, sponges and a full array of cleaning products. At the last minute he topped off his cart with a lone food purchase -- a large bag of potato chips. Seeing the checkout clerk's quizzical look, he explained, "I'm a very messy eater." ============================================= WADING POOL TERROR "Mom, the horse is in our wading pool again." I went to check. Sure enough, Robbie, our miniature horse was knee deep in the kids pool. He was defiantly holding his own against the kids, and our two dogs who also wanted to cool off. I wondered if summer holidays would ever end. I chased Robbie out of the pool, dumped it out, filled it again for the kids. A few hours later they came in grumbling the horse was in the water again. I went out, but decided to take a break. I'm glad I did or I would never have witnessed what happened. Robbie stood in the pool, both dogs yapping like mad. The mini horse, stepped on the edge of the wading pool, causing it to flip right over his head, water drenching him and the dogs. The pool stayed on his head. Robbie took a step, the thing went with him. He panicked. He raced across the yard with the pool clinging from his head to his rump. The dogs freaked, they took off in the other direction. I couldn't stop laughing. All I could see was that wading pool, with four legs, headed across the lawn. It finally fell off. I refilled it, expecting the horse and dog to start trouble again. It didn't happen. For the rest of the summer, Robbie and the dogs, refused to go near the pool. Peace reigned. I put a new wading pool out in the pasture for Robbie and the dogs. The grass grew around it in a lush circle. It remained untouched. I rather missed the excitement. Stormy O' =============================================
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======================================== Nine year old Little Johnny, was asked by his mother what he had learned in Sunday school. "Well, Mom, our teacher told us how God sent Moses behind enemy lines on a rescue mission, to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. When he got to the Red Sea, he had his engineers build a pontoon bridge and all the people walked across safely. Then he used his walkie-talkie to radio headquarters for reinforcements. They sent bombers to blow up the bridge so that the cops could not follow them, and all the Israelites were saved." "Now, Johnny, is that really what your teacher taught you?" his mother asked, scornfully. "Well, no, Mom. But if I told it the way the teacher did, you'd never believe it." ========================================
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