Sunday, April 28, 2013

Posterous posts (because I wanted to put them somewhere)


If you go out in the woods today
You're sure of a big surprise.
If you go out in the woods today
You'd better go in disguise.

For every bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain, because
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic.

Picnic time for teddy bears,
The little teddy bears are having a lovely time today.
Watch them, catch them unawares,
And see them picnic on their holiday.
See them gaily dance about.
They love to play and shout.
And never have any cares.
At six o'clock their mommies and daddies
Will take them home to bed
Because they're tired little teddy bears.

If you go out in the woods today,
You'd better not go alone.
It's lovely out in the woods today,
But safer to stay at home.

For every bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain, because
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic

Every teddy bear, that's been good
Is sure of a treat today
There's lots of wonderful things to eat
And wonderful games to play

Beneath the trees, where nobody sees
They'll hide and seek as long as they please
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic

5 June 2012


The scene, Friday afternoon, rush hour, headed into the long Labor Day weekend. Stopped for sustenance at the supermarket, then needed to refuel the car. Trying to cross 5 lanes of heavy traffic - no light. Red light for the folks already on the road, so pulled out. Small white car, seemed to be leaving a gap, so pulled into it. Guy decided that was definitely NOT what he intended so sped up and then honked loudly (and gestured) (and was clearly shouting)... took immediate right into the gas station and the guy follows in...he looked apoplectic and not interested in congratulating us on our fine driving skills. Decided stopping was not in best interest so pulled back out in traffic to head to next gas station. He (fortunately) got stuck in traffic trying to follow us out.
On to the next gas station (really not the next one but a bit further up the road). There was a guy at the next pump who could not seem to restart his car. The starter seemed to be grinding. The woman at the pump behind him was finished pumping and waiting for him to pull out so she could leave. Seeing the man was having difficulty, she got out of her car and said, 'Sir are y'all having some trouble with your starter?" "Yes m'aam I am." "Well you need to try some of this starter spray." She goes up to the open hood of his car and sprays this 'starter spray'. His car instantly starts and he pulls out.

Funny Airplane Story

I was flying home to Charlotte this afternoon and was seated in front of a man who was a 'talker'. He talked practically every minute of the 90 minute flight to the 24-year old man seated next to him. Only pausing to occasionally 'talk' to his very young daughter who was seated across the aisle with mommy.

The topics were many and varied. Talking about Charlotte (a place he'd visited once two decades ago - but apparently knew everything about), the housing market, the fine restaurants, etc., etc, etc. to an extensive and eclectic list of subjects:

(in no particular order)

1.Machu Picchu

2. Rosebud the sled (he couldn't recall the movie from the '40s that this was from - and I resisted the urge to jump into the conversation and tell him...)

3. The importance of staying physically fit

4. That life is not a dress rehearsal - so if you are somwhere and want to see something do it

5. Hitchhiking across Ireland

6. Strange boutique brokerage accounting

7. Changes in Westchester / Stamford areas over the last decade

8. Readiness to 'find the right woman'

9. Pessimism and the deep deep hole we are in right now (economics)

10. Car accidents and related injury (no need for the details here)

11. Others I'm sure however I just can't remember now...

On the approach for landing the man seated next to me says, 'so where are you going?' I reply, 'Charlotte', he asks 'Is that home for you?' I say 'Yes it is.' he pauses then says, 'so did you learn anything on this flight?' ROFL

18 August 2011