Tuesday, February 07, 2006


Good Tuesday ya'll!

Well they threatened us with snow yesterday and today...nothing has happened yet. This winter has been a real bust as far as snow is concerned. That's how I give myself vacation days. This winter it seems to be, no rest for the wanting!

Hey, I found a good story in the Calgary Sun, about a Woman Ice Fishing that pulled in a shark as long as a car.

And speaking of sharks, here are some real pictures of sharks...no trick photography...but excuse the sharks for being naked!

Now the picture below has a story!

Although this looks like a picture taken from a Hollywood movie, it is in fact a real photo taken near the South African coast during a military exercise by the British Navy.

It has been nominated by National Geographic as "The Photo of The Year"!

This story below isn't a Joke, 'cause it's really true...but it's funny all the same!


1930's 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's!!

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they
carried us.

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.

As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soda pop with sugar in it, but we weren't overweight because...


We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, no video tape movies, no surround sound, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms. WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!

The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!

And if YOU are one of us! CONGRATULATIONS!

You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as
kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good.

And while you are at it, send your kids over so they will know how brave their parents were.

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!

The Thought of The Day

Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie!'... till you can find a rock.


  1. Bernita said...
    I remember the taste of that mud pie still...
    Thank you, Bonnie.
    Bonnie S. Calhoun said...
    I always made gourmet mud pies, but like a coutier chef, I never tasted my own work! LOL..I was told they were most excellent...ROFL....my thing was the BB gun and pidgeons that hung around the slaughterhouse!
    Anonymous said...
    I love the Thought Of The Day - Excellent.

    Keep 'em, coming, Bonnie.
    WannabeMe said...
    So you're saying our parents should be the ones raising our kids then, since we're screwing it up royally!!!
    Anonymous said...
    wow, I never thought of it that way...but then again, my parents did the same thing to me!! But we usually got yelled at for playing with snapping turtles, shooting eachother with pellet guns, and jumping our bikes off of roofs. Maybe I should sue??
    Bonnie S. Calhoun said...
    Hey....there's Donnie...hey, dude..hey everybody, this is Donnie. He's a youth leader at our church...when he's not trying to blowup barns...LOL

    Yes, Dana...I think its a ying/yang thing from your perspective...LOL

    Thanks Ric...you know I'm full of it...er, uh...did I say that...Donnie , don't look...bad, Bonnie..bad, Bonnie!
    Denise McDonald said...
    holy smoley - those pics....

    makes you wonder how people can keep having kids...
    Sandra Ruttan said...
    Imagine, I come here to find out what's in the Calgary paper! LOL!

    I think she got fined because she didn't have a license to catch shark, though.
    Bonnie S. Calhoun said...
    Hey, Sandra...and did you know that those twin peaks in Brokeback Mountain (I didn't see the movie, just read it in the Sunday paper) are in Canada also. Apparently that's where they filmed most of the movie!
    James Goodman said...
    Great post, Bonnie. Sorry it took so long to write the comment after I read the post. I had to go have a pair of scissors removed from my foot. Now I remember why I'm not supposed to run run with them.
    Anthony said...
    bonnie so i fell to pier pressure, and retrieved one of these bolg things...so yes, i now have one... it is tonguesofdeathorlife.blogspot.com
    bye ;)

    M. C. Pearson said...
    Oh dear! I need a rock to throw at those naked sharks! Yikes!!!

    Thanks for the reminder...I may have to send Keegan and Evan outside to play Star Wars tomorrow...instead of in the living room with my remaining lamps. LOL.
    Sandra Ruttan said...
    I made a big post Bonnie, and blogger ate it.

    But it does need to be fed routinely!
    Lisa S. said...
    Yep Bonnie, my mother (memory eternal) had a doctor who when mom was preganant with me, advised a glass of sherry in the evenings . Lord only knows she needed plenty of sherry afterwards.
    Bonnie S. Calhoun said...
    Sandra, didn't you see the sign...NO Feeding Blogger...now you cut that out...LOL we'll nedd to put it on Jenny Craig!

    Lisa...your poor mom...has she recovered since you're in the garret?

    M.C. behave!

    Anthony...welcome to the other side!

    And Goody...Oh, you poor thing, come here...*slap across the back of the head*...didn't I tell you not to run with scissors!
    Ballpoint Wren said...
    Isn't that funny, Bonnie, how medical advice changes? My mom still has the pamphlet the doctor sent home called "How to Feed Your Baby."

    It says that by the fourth week or so you can start grinding up foods like shrimp for your baby!

    About those photos: the one with the surfer is of a dolphin. See here. And the one with the heliocopter... that's a fake!

    Still, they're both lots of fun to look at.

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