Doctor Bloom

Marriage and Shopping

During our first year, we learned to bend to each others' idiosyncracies for the sake of our marriage. We learned to lower our pride and accept the slings and arrows we hurled at each other. We learned to respect our differences. And we learned not to go shopping together.
   It's true! Like most women my wife loves to shop and could spend the whole day trying on makeup, bags, and other "girly" things. Me? I go for the electronics, the trade magazines ... the "guy" things. Whoever said true love meant spending every moment with each other was probably never married. When I shop it's a planned mission --- I know my target, I know my budget --- zip! bang! I'm done! My wife? She absorbs the moment. And if you know anything about osmosis, that takes a very long time. We would get into fights because of the ridiculousness of waiting hours at the mall. The fighting stopped when I let her shop on her own. And when it comes to sports and music, she leaves me alone. We've learned to give each other space.
   Our kids are grown up. And our marriage is still going strong. I have different sets of friends for different stages of my life. But she has always been and remains my best friend.
  America has a new chief with a different direction. Sadly,. there is no honeymoon stage for this tumultuous marriage. But the sooner we realize that we're in this together, and learn to humble ourselves and respect each others' differences, the better for all of us. TGIF people and, to my wife, Happy Anniversary!

Wisdom from Tom of Pasadena, CAWords of Wisdom

A hero is someone who can keep his mouth shut when he is right.

Thanks to this week's winners:
Tom of Pasadena, Don of Kelowna, Mike of New York, Charlie of New Jersey, Rodney of Manitoba and Chuck of Whittier

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Leadership is taking responsibilty while others are making excuses.

--- John Maxwell

If you want to go quickly, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together.

TGIF Quickie

Contributed by Chuck of Whittier, CA


Men Shopping

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Doctor Bloom
Contributed by Mike of New York

Doctor Bloom, who was known for miraculous cures for arthritis, had a waiting-room full of people when a little old lady, completely bent over in half, shuffled in slowly, leaning on her cane. When her turn came, she went into the doctor's office, and emerged within half an hour walking completely erect, with her head held high.

A woman in the waiting room who had seen all this walked up to the little old lady and said, "It's a miracle! You walked in bent in half and now you're walking erect. What did that doctor do?"

She answered, "Miracle, shmiracle. . . he gave me a longer


Videos of the week:

Bad Lip Reading of the Trump Inauguration
Charlie of New Jersey

Bad Lip Reading Inauguration

I laughed so hard with this one. Okay, it's political but I think it made fun of everyone pretty evenly. If you're the sensitive kind, please skip.

Dave Allen on Religion
Tom of Pasadena, CA

Dave Allen on Religion

Irish comedian Dave Allen, talks about a little boy who learns about Christianity from a Nun. He's a good storyteller.
Look around the Youtube link because Allen has a lot of other videos. Just like THIS ONE.

Electric Car from MB
Mike of New York

MD Electric Car

Have you heard of the Mercedes Benz Double A Class Luxury sedan? Me neither. I guess it was a hush hush project ... just watch. TGIF people!

TGIF Final Shot
Rodney of Manitoba, B.C.

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