Monday, May 21, 2007

More of My Boring ol' Life.

Someone said I should keep posting so that's what I'll do. What should I post I wonder? I know!How about some of todays comings and goings.
I spent most of today mowing the field as you can see here. It took around 2 1/2 hrs.
I also got a little sunburnt.
Here's one picture.
and another...

and yet another...

I'll just put these pictures on so that this post won't look so tiny.

Yeah, this is me millions of years ago (or is it part of me)? Hmmm...

Sure have a lot of hair!


Hi everyone! Look I know that I haven't posted for a while but I've been doing a lot of different things lately.You probably have too, (maybe) I mean now that it's Almost summer. It sure is getting hot out! Recently I've been plaing piano, doing the garden, listening to many different sermons and much more! Bye!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

You Think English is Easy???

Can you read these right the first time?

1) The bandage was wound around the wound.

2) The farm was used to produce produce.

3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

4)We must polish the Polish furniture.

5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.

6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.

8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

10) I did not object to the object.
11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

13) They were to close to the door to close it.

14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.

15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

16) To help with planting, the farmer taght his sow to sow.

17) The wind was to strong to wind the sail.

18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

Let's face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore it's paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, two meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be commited to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on.

English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all. That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.

PS. - Why doesn't "Buick" ryme with "quick."

Thursday, May 10, 2007

5th Rule of Civility

5 If you Cough, Sneeze, Sigh, or Yawn, do it not Loud, but privately; and Speak not in your Yawning, but put Your handkerchief or Hand before your face and turn aside.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Some of Today.

Here's my little brother Jonathan thinking that he's Spiderman. (More like Spidey-Baby to me). But I just had to take a pic (or two).
But Isn't he just the cutest little guy ya ever did see.Here's our Mama Cat and Jonathan Staring at her with his Spidey eyes. Hey, give her a brake! This is her third batch of kittens!
She had to get a little quality time sometime, right?

4th Rule of Civility

4 In the Presence of others Sing not to yourself with a humming Noise, nor Drum with your Fingers or Feet.

Show respect to others that are around you. This is also a wonderful rule to follow. God Bless you all!

Can You Read This?

I Cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. ??Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!??
God Bless

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Truck Art

You don't see these Trucks on the highway much!
This one's carrying an aquarium.

Here's a library on the road.
It was too hot I guess.Drinking & Driving don't mix.That's Just Weird.I like this one a lot!
It's very Creative. Pretty Cool.

3rd Rule of Civility

3rd Show Nothing to your Friend that may affright him.
The Prayer at Valley Forge

Like I said at the beginning all these rules are based upon the first rule which is about showing respect to others. This rule tells us not to show anything that might scare or frighten others because that is not respectful in any way at all. We should also not jump out of corners and give people heart attacks either, right? What about the Golden Rule which says, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

God Bless

What I've Learned Through Clarion Speech Club

First of all, I had a blast through Clarion Club. I mean, it was awesome. I have learned so many things that it's hard to think of them all at once. But I'll try anyhow.

The first thing I'd like to say is that before I started this club I was terrified of public speaking. In Dec. 2005 I did a small 1 min. talk up on stage at a party and I could hardly breath much less talk. But I think I can do better than that now.

When I heard about how the Deems were gonna start going to a speech club I was thinking, "Oh, that's sorta neat I guess." But when my mom said I was to go I was TERRIFIED. I kept thinking about it every night and telling my self that I could never give a speech (or compete against others with it). I pleaded with my mom not to go but she knew better and I was WRONG. Now I thank her so dearly for sending me. (I just wish I would of started more speeches earlier).

The number one fear in America is public speaking and the second greatest fear is to start a conversation with a stranger. I believe that I have conquered both of these very much. And about 70% of it was because of this Speech Club. I believe, and everyone else around me believes that I've come out of my box (Comfort Zone) and that I'm turning into a different person altogether. What do you think?

There's much more I could say but I don't want to take your day away so I'll close with this.
If you haven't got started in a public speaking club or class and you don't want to than DO IT!
I have learned to try new things and every time I do I grow more and more and you can too!

Find out who you really are.