Monday, November 19, 2012

In the Spirit of Giving

Now that we are getting closer to Christmas, I have been noticing that the 'Spirit if Giving' is growing as we get closer. Never mind the busy stores, the commercialism, or the advertising blitz, when you do see the Spirit of Giving happen 'just because,' it is wonderful to see. I found this little story about giving back to the community, and think that it's a wonderful way to start the season, and I just had to share.

The Haircut

One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he
asked about his bill, and the barber replied, 'I cannot accept money
from you, I'm doing community service this week.'
The florist was pleased and left the shop.

When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a
'thank you' card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.

Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replied, 'I cannot accept money from you, I'm doing
community service this week.' The cop was happy and left the shop.

The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a 'thank
you' card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.

Then a Member of Parliament came in for a haircut, and when he went to
pay his bill , the barber again replied, 'I cannot accept money from
you. I'm doing community service this week.' The Member of Parliament
was very happy and left the shop.

The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen
Members of Parliament lined up waiting for a free haircut.


At least we know that our MP's are 'practiced' at the Spirit of Receiving!


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Okay I know I'm getting older but really !!

It seems that many of my friends and family have been trying to tell me something. My inbox has been flooded with these nice photo reminders. Don't worry, I know who they are and I will get my sweet...Mmmmm, something sweet sounds nice, "Lola, what's the name of that place that serves that peanut and ice cream, and chocolate fudge dish?"

"You mean DQ?"

"No. That Dairy place I like. I'm just telling every one here on Facebook how much I like Star Trek."

 "You're talking about a Peanut Buster at Dairy Queen, and you're not on Facebook you are blogging."

"No, but that sounds nice. Let me just finish this tweet about the elections, I can't wait till they are over."

"The elections are over."

"Really? Al Gore got re-elected didn't he?"

"Al never ran, and was never President,  Obama got in for a second term."

"Oh, then let me just finish this email to Jodi. I want to thank her for this google map to the Senior's Center to go see Mom. Then we'll go to Tim Horton's for a dough-nut and coffee like you said."

"Your Mom's not in a center, she's at home with the puppies."

"Oh, See this picture that Jason Instagrammed on his travels to Colorado?"

"Jason was never in Colorado, and he didn't send it, I did."




But I really did get this photo in my inbox on my birthday. I know where you live John! Bwhahahaha

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Dining Etiquette with Little Edward

 It's been a while since I've really posted anything on Honk'n'Holl'r, so I thought I would post some humor featuring Little Edward. Little Edward is Little Johnny's "Uptown" cousin.

The Polite Way To Pee

During one of her daily classes, a teacher trying to teach good manners, asked her students the following question:

“Michael, if you were on a date having dinner with a nice young lady, how would you tell her that you have to go to the bathroom?”

Michael said, “Just a minute I have to go pee.” The teacher responded by saying, “That would be rude and impolite. What about you Sherman, how would you say it?”

Sherman said, “I am sorry, but I really need to go to the bathroom. I’ll be right back.”
“That’s better, but it’s still not very nice to say the word bathroom at the dinner table. And you, little Edward, can you use your brain for once and show us your good manners?”

“I would say, ‘Darling, may I please be excused for a moment? I have to shake hands with a very dear friend of mine, who I hope to introduce you to after dinner.’”

The teacher fainted…

And have a Great Day!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Blogblast 2012

This year I decided to do something a little different for Blogblast 4 Peace. Usually, as the date approaches, I scour the internet for picture, inspiration, post ideas, or relevant art stuff to make my peace post. Playing with Google Images search page, I tried the usual type of searches that trigger a post idea. But then I got the idea to type in Dona Nobis Pacem just to see what would come up. Besides images of the sheet music, many, and I mean many Peace Globes images were displayed. I took this screen shot (click for larger image).
 You can even see Mimi's Grandfather's Marbles. I took this image on November 3rd. One thing that struck me right away was the amount of image results (hits) that Google was reporting 144,000 results, and many were Peace Globes. I decided to try Blogblast 4 Peace
31,800 hits, and as you can see they are almost entirely Peace Globes. 

Mimi has been expanding Blogblast 4 Peace to include social networks, so I tried, Blogblast 4 Peace Facebook and...
21,100 image hits. 

After 6 years of Blogblast for Peace, I was really quite pleased with how many results were appearing, and it was all started by one wonderful woman that I had the privilege of spending the first Blogblast (Then Dona Nobis Pacem) cataloging Peace Globes. 

Looking at these google pages, which I saved on November 3rd, I thought that if tomorrow is Blogblast, how would these pages change on November 6th after everyone has Blogged, Facebooked, Tweeted, Pinned, or Instagrammed their Peace Globes. So I postponed my own Peace Post, and reGoogled the searches and saved them. 
Dona Nobis Pacem --  179,000 hits
Blogblast 4 Peace -- 49,800 hits
Blogblast 4 Peace Facebook -- 33,400

In approximately 2 days from the initial Googling to the Googling on the 6th (I like saying Googling) 
DNP --> 179000 - 144000 = 35000 posted images
B4P --> 49800 - 31800 = 18000 posted images
B4PFb --> 33400 - 21100 = 12300
That's 65,300 posted images if Google's numbers are correct.
And if you do this experiment yourself, you will see that the majority of these images are Peace Globe. That's a lot of Globes.

Thank you Mimi for getting all this spinning in the first place.


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