Monday, March 16, 2009

Friends Report on March 16


What some folks are smiling at:
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MIKE C:
Mrs. Donovan was walking down O'Connell Street in Dublin when she met up with Father Flaherty. The Father said, 'Top o' the mornin' to ye! Aren't ye Mrs. Donovan and didn't I marry ye and yer hoosband 2 years ago?' She replied, 'Aye, that ye did, Father.'

The Father asked, 'And be there any wee little ones yet?' She replied, 'No, not yet, Father.'

The Father said, 'Well now, I'm going to Rome next week and I'll light a candle for ye and yer hoosband.' She replied, 'Oh, thank ye, Father.' They then parted ways.

Some years later they met again. The Father asked, 'Well now, Mrs. Donovan , how are ye these days?' She replied, 'Oh, very well, Father!' The Father asked, 'And tell me, have ye any wee ones yet' She replied, 'Oh yes, Father! Three sets of twins and 4 singles, 10 in all!' The Father said, 'That's wonderful! How is yer loving hoosband doing?'

She replied, 'E's gone to Rome to blow out yer fookin' candle.

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JERRY:
this is one of the "bumper snickers he sent, but it's doubtful all of it really fit on a little ol' bumper.
Heaven is Where:
The Police are British,
The Chefs are Italian,
The Mechanics are German,
The Lovers are French
and
It's all organized by the Swiss.


Hell is Where:

The Police are German,
The Chefs are British,
The Mechanics are French,
The Lovers are Swiss
and
It's all organized by the Italians.


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DASHMANN - read an article about the arrests that took place for a fight at a concert held for "non-violence." CLICK

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Random notes:
GRANDPA
-at The Villages
last month
Some of you will
recognize the
guy. Or the
kid?
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IRENE - has wrtitten this additional information about the Australian oil spill:
Well we have not really been affected, though Tony’s parents are heading to the Sunshine Coast this week - but they plan to have all of the beaches there cleaned up today. The problem is Moreton Island - I think most of the oil has washed up there. It's just off the coast of Brisbane and there are no bridges, only ferries, to all of the islands in the bay. So getting people and machinery there is a problem – most of the roads on the island are 4WD only and most of the roads are actually the beaches at low tide. It’s a shame, the bay is very clean and parts of the island were pristine. There are a lot of turtles, pelicans, dolphins, and dugongs (manatees) in the bay. Yesterday they thought most of the oil spilled had washed up on the beaches – in some ways that’s good because they can clean it up before too many animals are affected. But today they say a second wave of oil is coming. Not sure, the local paper here tends to sensationalise everything (it’s a Murdoch paper, need I say more).

The link you sent didn’t mention the 31 containers of ammonium nitrate that fell overboard as well – they are bobbing/sinking somewhere in the bay. Each container weighed 20,000 kg. They are worried other ships might hit one and spill oil as well. They are afraid that all of that fertiliser leaking out will cause algal blooms. The shipping company is in big trouble – they sailed straight into a hurricane for some stupid reason – and lied about how much oil was spilled. Another ship from that company sailed into an Australian port last week and immediately declared unseaworthy.

Here’s a link to some photos. CLICK



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MARSHA - says everyone should cheer for the U. of M. to defeat Clemson at the basketball tournaments, but SPARTY refuses to cheer for University of Michigan under any circumstances that do not favor his own team, even though Marsha says he must. Friendship does not wander much past the gummy banks of the Red Cedar 'River'.

SCOT and TRASE -Looking for a baby sitter so that they might go celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

LINDA: former "artiste de dressage" and friend of a world famous ichthyologist. made a splash at her coffee klatch, first with coffee and then with a revelation of under garments.

MIKE C (almost from C-ton): Still in Florida.

SANDY - says the baby is a boy, and has a sonogram to prove it. The kid does not suffer from ED.

MARI - a lady of many adventures. You have to ask about the strange offer she got from a bar patron not too long ago. Yikes!


2 comments:

Irene said...

Josh says he'll babysit Liam anytime. I might add: you just need to pick him up, no need to drop him off.

scot s w said...

I'm a Michigan graduate and I cheered for MSU yesterday. Does that make me arrogant?