Friday, February 18, 2011

Wild and Howling

No, not my birthday celebration. The wind. What did you think I was talking about?

So yesterday I turned another year older (all of 57 years and the gray hairs were all earned). Four days from now L will have her birthday and join me in being older. (Notice that I did not say how old she was? A gentleman never discloses a ladies age. Just kidding.) The upshot of all that is that our real birthday quasi-celebration will be tomorrow night with our moms. Sort of splitting the difference if you will. 

It is funny to grow older. My friends and I were all convinced we'd never make it to age thirty in those halcyon years when we were sure we knew everything. Now we all laugh about it and remember those that are not still with us. One friend thinks that the fact we are all still alive is proof that we weren't living life to the limits. Of course he then has to back down a bit when we point out that he is still with us and hasn't led an exactly sedate life. {*grin*}

On a more serious note, you might have noted that Twitter shut down Twitdroyd and UberTwitter access today while at the same time pushing a commercial tweet for their new Twitter Mobile. Sounds like idiocy on the part of Twitter to me. I always figured people should be able to chose their own favorite method of using any service. A few more stupid moves and Twitter will be removed from my universe forever. (Facebook and MySpace already shot their own toes off and are long gone from my universe.)

Finally, I read a good joke today and thought I'd share it and leave you smiling.
B and T worked together in a factory and were both were laid off at the same time.   So they went to the unemployment office together.
Asked his occupation, B said, 'Panty stitcher. I sew da elastic onto da ladies cotton panties.' 
The clerk looked up panty stitcher. Finding it classified as unskilled labor, she gave B $300 a week in unemployment compensation.
T, when asked his occupation replied, 'Diesel fitter.'
The clerk looked up diesel fitter and it was classified as a skilled job. So, the clerk gave T $600 a week in unemployment compensation. 
Later, when B found out, he was furious! He stormed back into the office to find out why his friend and co-worker was collecting double his benefits.
The clerk explained, 'Panty stitchers are unskilled labor and diesel fitters are skilled labor.' 
'Wut skill?' yelled B. 'I sew da elastic on da panties. T puts dem over his head and says, 'Yeah. DIESEL FITTER'.


  1. Ha! Cute joke.

    Happy Birthday to you and your lovely wife. I hope you enjoy your celebration w/your mothers. What a blessing to be able to do that with them.

  2. That joke is ridiculous, lol! Happy dual birthdays to you!!!

  3. Hee. That joke is too cute :) Happy birthday to you and L!

  4. Happy Birthday.

    Hope you jokes improve with age. :-P

  5. I'm with Cosmo; hopefully your jokes will improve as YOU age because that thing was crappy back when it was told in vaudeville! BTW, Happy Birthday youngster!

  6. My husband lives every day like it will be his last and I swear it is going to kill him soon. I think there is a such thing as enjoying life a bit too much!

    Have a happy birthday!

  7. A true blogger ye be.
    But of course you know that you cannot really leave Facebook, once signed up and later "quit".

    "You can check out but you can never leave"



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