Going to the Jim

Exciting Times

    For the past weeks I've been suggesting that we push each other to be the best we could ever be. Well, just to show I heed my own advice, I've been pushing myself to meet more and more people and to try new things.
    I met a blonde who was carrying a book written by Susanne Sumers (from the TV sitcom Three's Company) and when I asked her about it. She extolled the wisdom of Susanne's health regiment. It turns out that she's the sister of Susanne's deceased husband. Met a low-profile inventor who has a multi-million dollar invention to cut auto energy consumption. His invention has granted him a meeting with Elon Musk (the CEO of Tesla). He said Elon thinks so far ahead that he rambled several thoughts ahead of him and it was hard to keep up. I talked to a retired restaurateur who still goes out to chamber meetings to encourage entrepreneurs and is part of the Boys and Girls Club. Recently, he helped launch a garment store comprised of High School volunteers. Talked with a talented and creative young man who has written a musical and wants to turn it into a play or a movie. He wants me to do illustrations for him. One of my clients is partnering with me and we're going after failing restaurants to help them turn their business around. I'm about to do business with a realtor, a developer, a church planter, and a few non-profits.
    This Saturday I will continue my classes to help in a new business I am launching. In the evening, I will be drawing caricatures for a non-profit and then on Sunday will be doing the same for a birthday party for a senior citizen and her family. Starting Tuesday, my wife and I will be leading a small group that will be studying the book of Ephesians. Every other Saturday I bring my guitar and harmonica and sing at the La Habra Art Gallery.
    Life isn't slowing down. Growing old doesn't mean you have to slow down. Growing old means you need to catch up and do things you still have not done. And the best part is I'm having fun.

Wisdom from Tom of Pasadena, CA
Words of Wisdom

You are loved when you are born.
You will be loved when you die.
In between you have to manage.
If you want to Walk Fast, Walk Alone.
But if you want to Walk Far, Walk Together.

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Tom and Art of Pasadena; Charlie of New Jersey; Don of Kelowna.

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... complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

--- Philippians 2:1-4

How the Fight Started
Contributed by Tom of Pasadena, CA

One year, I decided to buy my mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift.

The next year, I didn't buy her a gift.

When she asked me why, I replied, "Well, you still haven't used the gift I bought you last year!"

And that's how the fight started.

* * * *

I took my wife to a restaurant.

The waiter, for some reason, took my order first.

"I'll have the rump steak, rare, please."

He said, "Aren't you worried about the mad cow?"

"Nah, she can order for herself."

And that's when the fight started.

* * * *

When our lawn mower broke and wouldn't run, my wife kept hinting to me that
I should get it fixed. But, somehow I always had something else to take care of first, the shed, the boat, making beer... always something more important to me.

Finally she thought of a clever way to make her point. When I arrived home one day, I found her seated in the tall grass, busily snipping away with a tiny pair of sewing scissors. I watched silently for a short time and then went into the house. I was gone only a minute, and when I came out again I handed her a toothbrush. I said, "When you finish cutting the grass, you might as well sweep the driveway."

The doctors say I will walk again, but I will always have a limp.

Contributed by Don of Kelowna. B.C.

I decided to change calling the bathroom the John and renamed it the Jim.

I feel so much better saying I went to the Jim this morning.

Contributed by Don of Kelowna. B.C.
I don't think I could improve on this so I'm passing this joke as I got it. --- Raoul

Videos of the week:

Rare Substance Falling from the Sky
Contributor: Tom of Pasadena, CA

Rain in LA

If you live in Southern CA you will appreciate this joke.

For the uninformed, Southern California experiences a drought almost every year and you can be fined $500 a day for wasting it on your lawn.

Bluebarry Hill
Tom of Pasadena, CA

Putin Bluebary Hill

One of the strangest videos I've seen. Here's a famous "politician" singing something so incongruous to the words of "freedom." I thought it was a body double and was waiting for a joke somewhere.

Late Night Cathecism 2
Don of Kelowna, B.C.

Late Night Cathecism 2

"Sister" Maripat Donovan does it again. Not sure about her doctrines but she's sure as hell funny.

Dogs Loving Cats
Art of Pasadena, CA

Dogs who love cats

More and more the old stereotype of dogs hating cats is falling apart.

Is nothing sacred anymore?

The Canine Soldiers of Singapore

Art of Pasadena, CA
Dog soldiers

My history with German Shepherds goes way back. My grandfather had one and he was an excellent guard dog. He was named Krushev (after the Russian Communist leader) and he certainly lived up to his name. He bit me twice and he ushered me in to this wonderful world of tetanus shots.

Hotel California Acapella
Charlie of New Jersey

Hotel CA acapella

"Hotel California with just voices? Is that even possible?" Yup! And watch the suspense build with the guitars at the end.
TGIF people! Hey, if you will be in the La Habra, CA area on Saturday I will be doing caricatures for a charity event. Call Sandi for more info (310) 560-5271.

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