Saturday, July 26, 2008

Vacation Quote Blog - GBE 46

Merriam-Webster's defines a vacation as follows:

Main Entry:1va•ca•tion
Pronunciation: ..vā-ˈkā-shən, və-..
Function: noun
Usage: often attributive
Etymology: Middle English vacacioun, from Anglo-French vacacion, from Latin vacation-, vacatio freedom, exemption, from vacare
Date: 14th century

1: a respite or a time of respite from something: INTERMISSION
2 a: a scheduled period during which activity (as of a court or school) is suspended b: a period of exemption from work granted to an employee
3: a period spent away from home or business in travel or recreation
"had a restful vacation at the beach"

Other words used for vacation are break, leave, recess, and holiday, hence the song that is playing now. Enjoy my friends………












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Holidays are enticing only for the first week or so. After that, it is no longer such a novelty to rise late and have little to do. ~Margaret Laurence




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If some people didn't tell you, you'd never know they'd been away on a vacation. ~Kin Hubbard




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We hit the sunny beaches where we occupy ourselves keeping the sun off our skin, the saltwater off our bodies, and the sand out of our belongings. ~Erma Bombeck




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No man needs a vacation so much as the person who has just had one. ~Elbert Hubbard




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A good vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work. ~Morris Fishbein




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A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you've been taking. ~Earl Wilson




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A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in. ~Robert Orben




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I do not really like vacations. I much prefer an occasional day off when I do not feel like working. When I am confronted with a whole week in which I have nothing to do but enjoy myself I do not know where to begin. To me, enjoyment comes fleetingly and unheralded; I cannot determinedly enjoy myself for a whole week at a time. ~Robertson Davies




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The alternative to a vacation is to stay home and tip every third person you see. ~Author Unknown




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Every man who possibly can should force himself to a holiday of a full month in a year, whether he feels like taking it or not. ~William James




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Those that say you can't take it with you never saw a car packed for a vacation trip. ~Author Unknown




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The rainy days a man saves for usually seem to arrive during his vacation. ~Author Unknown




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By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class. ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh




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Vacation: Two weeks on the sunny sands - and the rest of the year on the financial rocks. ~Sam Ewing




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College is the longest vacation you will ever take. ~ Dan Indante and Karl Marks




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Too much work, and no vacation, Deserves at least a small libation. So hail! my friends, and raise your glasses, Work's the curse of the drinking classes. ~Oscar Wilde




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Exchange your troubles for some love, Wherever you are. Let me take you far away, You'd like a holiday. ~Klaus Meine



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This is my submission to the GBE. This week's topic is VACATION.
The GBE, or Group Blogging Experience is great fun. Each week (usually on Tuesday) we are given a general topic by our fearless leader Alicia and we have until that Saturday to blog about it. Say whatever you want. Silly, serious, true, fiction, debate.... whatever. It's up to you. If your interested just go to Alicia's Blog and check it out. If you want to participate comment her blog saying "I'm in" , that's it. No big sign up or anything. You blog and she'll link to your blog and everyone else's on Saturday. Make sure you're not private though. So that everyone can read your blog.


Saturday, July 19, 2008

And then the fight started.....

Category: Life


When I got home last night, my wife demanded that I take her someplace expensive....Sooo, I took her to a gas station.....And then the fight started....

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After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply for Social Security. The woman behind the counter asked me for my driver's license to verify my age. I looked in my pockets and realized I had left my wallet at home.I told the woman that I was very sorry, but I would have to go home and come back later.The woman said, 'Unbutton your shirt'.So I opened my shirt revealing my curly silver hair.She said, 'That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me' and she processed my Social Security application. When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at the Social Security office. She said, 'You should have dropped your pants. You might have gotten disability, too' And then the fight started.....

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My wife and I were sitting at a table at my high school reunion, and I kept staring at a drunken lady swigging her drink as she sat alone at a nearby table. My wife asked, 'Do you know her?''Yes,' I sighed, 'she's my old girlfriend. I understand she took to drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear she hasn't been sober since.' 'My God!' says my wife, 'Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?' And then the fight started.....

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I rear-ended a car this morning. So, there we were alongside the road and slowly the other driver got out of his car. You know how sometimes you just get soooo stressed and little things just seem funny? Yeah, well I couldn't believe it.... he was a DWARF!!! He stormed over to my car, looked up at me, and shouted, 'I AM NOT HAPPY!!!' So, I looked down at him and said, 'Well, then which one are you?' And then the fight started.....

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Cheating (GBE 45)

Last week, the subject was Independence. I participated for the first time and did my blog in a format that was comfortable to me. It was well received, and just like people who do poetry blogs or music blogs, I think quote blogs will become my thing. Cheating is defined as many things. As a transitive verb: 1: to deprive of something valuable by the use of deceit or fraud, 2: to influence or lead by deceit, trick, or artifice, 3: to elude or thwart by or as if by outwitting. As an intransitive verb: 1 a: to practice fraud or trickery b: to violate rules dishonestly (cheat at cards) (cheating on a test), 2: to be sexually unfaithful —usually used with on (was cheating on his wife). So I have gathered quotes from songs and from people, along with pictures. I hope you enjoy.




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~ He who praises me on all occasions is a fool who despises me or a knave who wishes to cheat me ~ Chinese Proverb




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~ I would prefer even to fail with honor than to win by cheating ~ Sophocles




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~ If you marry a man who cheats on his wife, you'll be married to a man who cheats on his wife. ~ Ann Landers




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~ The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one's self. All sin is easy after that. ~ Pearl Bailey




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~ Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn't blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won't cheat, then you know he never will. ~ John D. MacDonald




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~ Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something. ~ Henry David Thoreau




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~ Children are the most desirable opponents at scrabble as they are both easy to beat and fun to cheat. ~ Fran Lebowitz




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~ One must not cheat anybody, not even the world of one's triumph. ~ Franz Kafka




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~The men don't know, But the little girls understand.~ Backdoor Man ~ Willie Dixon




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~You don't have to say what you did, I already know, I found out from him ~ Cry Me A River ~Justin Timberlake




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~And I often sit and wonder why, You're not with me tonight, I stayed at home remaining true, While you do what you want to do ~ So Tired ~ Ozzy Osbourne




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~Into the boundary, Of each married man, Sweet deceit comes calling, And negativity lands ~ Sacrifice ~ Elton John/Bernie Taupin




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~Do you plan to let me go? For the other guy you loved before? ~ I Heard It Through The Grapevine ~ Marvin Gaye




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~Me and Mrs. Jones, we got a thing going on, We both know that it's wrong ~ Me and Mrs. Jones ~ Billy Paul




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~You're fooling around, I can't stand it. You're running around, I can't stand it. You're fooling around with my heart. ~ I Can't Stand It ~ Eric Clapton




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~Your cheatin' heart will make you weep. You'll cry and cry and try to sleep. But slee-eep won't come the whole night through.
Your cheatin' heart will tell on you. ~ Your Cheating Heart ~ Hank Williams




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This is my submission to the GBE. This week's topic is CHEATING.

The GBE, or Group Blogging Experience is great fun. Each week (usually on Tuesday) we are given a general topic by our fearless leader Alicia and we have until that Saturday to blog about it. Say whatever you want. Silly, serious, true, fiction, debate.... whatever. It's up to you.

If your interested just go to Alicia's Blog and check it out. If you want to participate comment her blog saying "I'm in" , that's it. No big sign up or anything. You blog and she'll link to your blog and everyone else's on Saturday.

Make sure you're not private though. So that everyone can read your blog.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Independence - GBE 44


I am new at the GBE. My job is a compiler, so what better way to start than by compiling quotes on Independence. I hope you enjoy my first attempt.
Happy Birthday, America!




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Do you know freedom exists in a school book? Author: Jim Morrison




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If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. Author: Henry Ford




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When women hold off from marrying men, we call it independence. When men hold off from marrying women, we call it fear of commitment. Author: Warren Farrell




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Impatience is the mark of independence not of bondage. Author: Marianne Moore




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The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. Author: Denis Waitley




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The price for independence is often isolation and solitude.
Author: Steve Schmidt






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True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what's right. Author: Brigham Young




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It's easy to be independent when you've got money. But to be independent when you haven't got a thing -- that's the Lord's test. Author: Mahalia Jackson





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You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence. Author: Charles Austin Beard




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To exclude from positions of trust and command all those below the age of 44 would have kept Jefferson from writing the Declaration of Independence, Washington from commanding the Continental Army, Madison from fathering the Constitution, Hamilton from serving as secretary of the treasury, Clay from being elected speaker of the House and Christopher Columbus from discovering America. Author: John F. Kennedy




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Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal. Author: Louis K. Anspacher




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You can't build character & courage by taking away men's initiative & independence.
Author: Unknown






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The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence. Author: Edward Rickenbacker




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It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson




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This week the GBE's topic is INDEPENDENCE.

The GBE, or Group Blogging Experience is great fun. Each week we are given a general topic and we have until that Saturday to blog about it. Blog whatever you want. Silly, serious, true, fiction, debate.... whatever. It's up to you.

If your interested just go to Alicia's blog, by clicking the banner at the top of this page and check it out. If you want to participate comment her blog saying "I'm in" , that's it. No big sign up or anything. You blog and she'll link to your blog and everyone else's on Saturday.

Make sure you're not private though. So that everyone can read your blog.