Monday, April 25, 2011

Dark Lining to the Silver Cloud

Shortly after the Hunt brothers tried to corner the silver market in the late 1970s, I thought it could be a good time for me to buy cheap then sell high. So every year for the next 30 years, I looked up the price for an ounce of silver. I was waiting for the market to begin an upswing and then I would make my fortune. Yet, for every one of those years, silver kept an unprofitable love affair with the $5 mark. I gave up.

Over the this weekend, as I sat reminiscing over my lifetime of failed projects, I happened to look up silver's price. There the ticker sat, mocking me at over $45 an ounce. Instead of cashing in millions of silver bullion bars, I'm cashing in on plans untouched by my action. I missed again.

Next time, I'll get it. Next time, for sure.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Proof that Social Media is for the Birds

It's only a matter of time before these birds get together for coffee in their nest-cafe and update their Facebeak account. On the plus side, they won't be using pigeon english.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


A new Greek restaurant opened up a mile from my home. The food is great! Makes me want to sing, "Did I ever tell you you're my gyro?" I think Whitney would understand if she had eaten there as well.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Baseball in Japan

Today in Japan, fans flocked to the stadiums as their baseball season starts. I think everyone needed the slow, calming pace of the game as a break from hectic events of the past week.

No one did the wave, for obvious reasons. Well, one guy tried but the boo-nami swept him and his glow sticks out of the park. Of course, there is nothing earth shattering about that expected response from the sea of fans.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Thought for the day

When I was a child, my mom would warn me about get too big for my britches. Now I’m older and wiser. I just buy britches with expandable waistlines and hope for the best. Mom would be so proud. Maybe.

All It takes is just a few chemicals

Progesterone is one of those an important hormones in the lives of women. It also has some serious consequences as it rages through the feminine form.

For example, a progesterone side effect would be pregnancy. A result front effect would be an increasing bulge. A back effect would be mild aches and a widening tush. A top effect would be the feeling that our expecting woman has about being easily seen by over-head satellites. The bottom effect would be, well, that's beyond the scope of this modest post.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

The fight continues ... round 632

Woo Hoo! I've just been informed that, this time next month, I get to battle the wicked witch of the west in court. But I'm not worry about my upcoming confrontation with the dark side. I've heard some encouraging words. "Di-vorce is strong with this one." said Obi Wan Kenobi, my attorney-at-law. I know that this farce is with me...

Silence isn't worth the trouble

I would like to think that I'm now a little wiser and more resourceful than my youthful days. So when the local pawn shop made a big deal about paying lots of cash for any gold you brought in, I decided put my wisdom and resourcefulness to work and learning just how much money I could make.

I went to the pawn shop and told proprietor that I was interested in his "cash for gold” program. He then asked me what I had to offer. I gave most friendly smile, compose myself, and then stood there as quietly as possible. After all, everyone knows that "silence is golden" and I can be extremely silent when need be.

After a few minutes of staring at each other, the clerk moved his hand ever so slowly under the counter, and then continued his gaze upon me. We stood there for so long that I began to think that the silence-to-gold conversion rate must be very low. As I began to wonder how many minutes of silence would get me even a dollar, two police officers suddenly tackled me from behind.

Once they had the handcuffs on me, they immediately wanted to know what I was doing. I explained the brilliant wisdom of my "silence is golden” into “cash for gold” line of thought. "What are you?! Some kind of wise guy?" asked one officer. "Apparently not wise enough." I answered. The second officer then said, "Well, you have the right to remain silent … for what it's worth."

Saturday, April 02, 2011


I just learned that today is Mother's Day in England. Happy Mother's Day to my aunt and nieces across the pond! I won't tell anyone else. Mum's the word ...

Friday, April 01, 2011

Who was the fool?????

So today, I sat in our smelly trash bin for eight hours, waiting to surprise the garbage guy for April's Fools day. Last week, he had told me that they were changing the pick-up day from Thursday to Friday. But he never showed. Thank goodness, the trash bin was surprisingly empty today as I sat there in the grime.