Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Guests

Trick or Treat
We had a couple of interesting guests last night looking for some sweet handouts. We had a Star Wars blue clone ranger and a flying pig. Zachary was the Star Wars ranger. Kara was a Flying Pig.

Kara made her pig nose, pig ears, and the sign that said, "Pigs Really Do Fly." Kara also had a cute pink curly tail on her backside.


Their "Trick or Treat" Bags were empty when they arrived, but they had some good stuff in them when they left. They headed back to their own neighborhood to meet up with other youngsters for some more "trick or treating".

Fall colors
I just love the beautiful fall colors. This picture was taken from within Warriors' Path State Park on banks of Fort Patrick Henry Lake, which is one of the TVA reservoirs in East Tennessee. It's just a few miles from where Tennessee Granddaddy lives.

Set Your Clocks
Don't forget about the time change. You'll to reset your clocks and watches on tonight. We're supposed to move them back one hour (Fall Back). Here's a nice web exhibit to learn more about Daylight Saving Time.

When I think of Daylight Saving Time, I am reminded of the man who was concerned that the extra hour of sunlight would hurt his crops. And there was the woman that was very concerned about it. She wrote the newspaper to explain that they were messing with nature and should leave time the way the Lord intended it to be. Hey, I'll bet all this global warming stuff is related to Daylight Saving Time.

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Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
There's just one thing more scary than Halloween...
And that's Election Night 2008!


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Quote of the Day
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
~Thomas Edison

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Joke of the Day
A man had been driving all night and by morning was still far from his destination. He decided to stop at the next city he came to, and park somewhere quiet so he could get an hour or two of sleep. As luck would have it, the quiet place he chose happened to be on one of the city’s major jogging routes. No sooner had he settled back to snooze when there came a knocking on his window. He looked out and saw a jogger running in place.

“Yes?”

“Excuse me, sir,” the jogger said, “do you have the time?”

The man looked at the car clock and answered, “8:15?. The jogger said thanks and left. The man settled back again, and was just dozing off when there was another knock on the window and another jogger.

“Excuse me, sir, do you have the time?”

“8:25!”

The jogger said thanks and left. Now the man could see other joggers passing by and he knew it was only a matter of time before another one disturbed him. To avoid the problem, he got out a pen and paper and put a sign in his window saying, “I do not know the time!”

Once again he settled back to sleep. He was just dozing off when there was another knock on the window.

“Sir, sir? It’s 8:45!”

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1 comment:

Skip and Vick said...

Hi Jim, As always, I enjoy reading your blog. If I need a laugh or a pick-er-upper....I look you up. Keep up the good work and you're right...nothing is scarier than election night 2008!
regards, Skip & Vick