F. Scott Fitzgerald, letter to his 11 yr old daughter (1933

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What i did today…..

Today its raining here in Cape Town and as i sat around my office looking, i was disgusted at the heaps of papers lying around – yip patterns that i downloaded. So i decided today, is clean up day. And oh boy am i glad i am finally 99.9998% done!!

10 cds later – burned patterns off my laptop onto them so now i have more space…..

10 arch leever files – all named, index for each section made, duplicate patterns shredded…

6 flip files full and in order….

Patterns that i will never use, put it one side for the other ladies to take what they want…

Now i have just a small stack that i must still sort through and decide if i am going to make it or not….

Wow i have space and my bookshelf is looking good. I also cleaned out 2 drawers in my filing cabinet so that is a nice place to put some of my small balls of wool i think.

Anyway, thats what i did today. What did you do?

Grappies

TOWENAAR
Dis die seuntjie se eerste dag op skool en die juffrou vra wat se werk doen sy pa.
Seuntjie: “My pa is ‘n towenaar juffrou. Hy saag mense in die helfte.”
Juffrou: “En hoe kry hy dit reg?”
Seuntjie: “Ek weet nie juffrou, maar op hierdie dorp het ek vyf half boeties en drie half sussies.”

EWIGHEID
Gammat kyk vir oulaas na sy oorlede pêl in die kis en sê: “Dja, djy het mossie innie hiemel of innie hel gegloe nie, en nou lê djy hie, all dressed up and nowhere to go!!”

BANG-GATTE
Flippie: My pa en my ma is vrek bang vir cartoons. Hulle sit vir ons cartoons in die DVD, en dan hardloop hulle kamer toe, maak die deur toe, spring onder die komberse en lê daar en bewe, die banggatte!

DIE GOEIE OU DAE

Toe ek ‘n kind was het my ma my kafee toe gestuur met ‘n R5-noot en dan het ek teruggekom met ‘n sak meel, drie brode, twee liter melk, ‘n dosyn eiers, een kilogram kaas, ‘n hele pak lekkers en ‘n groot polonie. Jy kan dit nie meer vandag doen nie – daar’s te veel sekuriteitskameras!!

BETOOG
Hoe die toi-toi ding regtig werk:
Die voorste klomp skree almal: “We want equal rights!”
Die middelste klomp hoor nie mooi nie en skree: “We want electric lights!”
Die agterste klomp het geen  idée waaroor dit gaan nie en skree: “We want big corn-bites!”
En so weet niemand wat hulle eintlik wil hê nie!

What an awesome story…..

A nice story to brighten your day. They make an unlikely trio but Baloo the bear, Leo the lion and Shere Khan the tiger have forged an unusually strong bond. Considering that they would be mortal enemies if they ever were to meet in the wild, it is stunning to see their unique and genuine friendship in these intimate pictures. Rescued eight years ago during a police drugs raid in Atlanta, Georgia, the three friends were only cubs at the time at barely two months old.image

They had been kept as status symbol pets by the drug barons. Delivered to the Noah’s Ark Animal Rescue Centre in Locust Grove, Georgia, the decision was made to keep the youngsters together, because of their budding rapport. ‘We could have separated them, but since they came as a kind of family, the zoo decided to keep them together,’ said Diane Smith, assistant director of Noah’s Ark. ‘To our knowledge, this is the only place where you’ll find this combination of animals together.’ Living with the zoo’s founders for the past eight years, Shere Khan, Baloo and Leo have now moved to a purpose-built habitat where the US public can now witness first hand their touching relationships.image2

‘We didn’t have the money to move them at first,’ said Diane. ‘Now their habitat is sorted and they have been moved away from the children’s zoo areas where the public couldn’t really get a good look. ‘It is possible to see Baloo, who is a 1000lb bear, Shere Khan, a 350lb tiger and Leo, who is also 350lbs, messing around like brothers. ‘They are totally oblivious to the fact that in any other circumstance they would not be friends.’ Handled by Charles and Jama Hedgecoth, the zoo’s owners and founders, the three friendly giants appear to have no comprehension of their animal differences. ‘Baloo and Shere Khan are very close,’ says Diane. ‘That is because they rise early, and as Leo is a lion, he likes to spend most of the day sleeping. ‘It is wonderful and magical to see a giant American Black Bear put his arm around a Bengal and then to see the tiger nuzzle up to the bear like a domestic cat. ‘When Leo wakes up the three of them mess around for most of the day before they settle down to some food.’image3

Surprisingly for three apex predators with the power to kill with a single bite or swipe of their paw, they are very relaxed around each other. ‘They eat, sleep and play together,’ said Jama. ‘As they treat each other as siblings they will lie on top of each other for heat and simply for affection. ‘At the moment they are getting used to their new habitat. ‘Shere Khan is being quite reticent about the move, but Baloo, the bear, is very good at leading him on and making him feel comfortable and safe.’ Explaining that the three ‘brothers’ have always seemed to share a unique bond, Charles said: ‘Noah’s Ark is their home and they could not possibly be separated from each other. ‘You just have to remember who you’re dealing with when you are with them, though. ‘It’s when you forget that these fellows are wild animals that you get yourself in trouble.’ The trio’s new habitat had to be constructed carefully, in order to accommodate its occupants. Jama said: ‘The clubhouse had to be very sturdy for the guys, because they all sleep in it together,’ She added: ‘We had to include a creek, because the tiger and the bear both like to be in water.’image4

Annual senior citizen test….

It’s that time of year to take our annual senior citizen test.

Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. As we
grow older, it’s important to keep mentally alert. If you don’t use it,
you lose it! Below is a very private way to gauge your loss or non-loss of
intelligence.
Spaces below are so you don’t see the answers until you’ve made your
answer.

OK, relax, clear your mind and begin.

1. What do you put in a toaster?

Answer: “bread.” If you said “toast,” give up now and do something else.
Try not to hurt yourself. If you said, bread, go to Question 2.

2. Say “silk” five times. Now spell “silk.” What do cows drink?

Answer: Cows drink water. If you said “milk,” don’t attempt the next question. Your brain is over-stressed and may even overheat. Content yourself with reading a more appropriate literature such
as Auto World. However, if you said “water”, proceed to question 3.

3. If a red house is made from red bricks and a blue house is made from
blue bricks and a pink house is made from pink bricks and a black house
is made from black bricks, what is a green house made from?

Answer: Greenhouses are made from glass. If you said “green bricks,” why
the hell are you still reading these???
If you said “glass,” go on to Question 4.

4. It’s twenty years ago, and a plane is flying at 20,000 feet over Germany (If you will recall, Germany at the time was politically divided into West Germany and East Germany.) Anyway, during the flight, TWO engines fail. The pilot, realizing that the last remaining engine is also failing, decides on a crash landing procedure. Unfortunately the engine fails before he can do so and the plane fatally crashes smack in the middle of “no man’s land” between East Germany and West Germany. Where would you bury the survivors? East Germany, West Germany, or “no man’s land”?

Answer: You don’t bury survivors.

If you said ANYTHING else, you’re a dunce and you must stop. If you
said, “You don’t bury survivors”, proceed to the next question.

5. Without using a calculator – You are driving a bus from London to
Milford Haven in Wales. In London, 17 people get on the bus; In Reading,
six people get off the bus and nine people get on. In Swindon, two people
get off and four get on. In Cardiff! , 11 people get off and 16 people
get on. In Swansea, three people get off and five people get on In
Carmathen, six people get off and three get on. You then arrive at Milford Haven.
What was the name of the bus driver?

Answer: Oh,for crying out loud!
Don’t you remember your own name? It was YOU!!

Now pass this along to all your friends and pray they do better than
you.

PS: 95% of people fail most of the questions!!