Monday, June 05, 2006

Well, why don’t you go back to Africa?

Yesterday, we went and visited some friends in Manahawkin. Manahawkin is a city on the bay a few miles north of here.  Yesterday, the weather was kinda chilly on the bay.  We went because our friends decided to cook out on the barbeque grill and invited us up to their house for dinner.

We talked about my recent trip to Senegal, West Africa and my wife’s trip to Georgia.  So, we all had our little drinks out on the back porch enjoying chips and pleasant conversation when it suddenly got too chilly to be pleasant.  We decided to go back inside to take advantage of indoor living.  After I finished my beer I was offered another beer which I declined.  I wanted some water.  I wanted some cool water.  I didn’t want too much ice in the water because I still had a little chill on me from just coming in from outside.  When the water glass was handed to me it had a little too much ice in it.  So I said, “That’s too much ice!”.  We have a good relationship with our friends so we can joke around and be direct without hurting each other’s feelings.  I knew that my comment wouldn’t be taken harshly.

My host, quick as a flash said, “Well, why don’t you go back to Africa.”

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Posted by SPN on 06/05 at 08:46 AM in Personal
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Friday, June 02, 2006

Awesome Video

A friend of my mother’s sent this video link to Oprah’s Legend’s Weekend last year.  It was the gospel music close-out with Bebe Winans, Chaka Khan, Shirley Ceasar, Dionne Warwick, Patti Labelle and others.  I think you’ll enjoy it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOLlFsj8sso

Posted by Nuttshell on 06/02 at 10:30 AM in Blogging
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Wanna get $25 for free?

I opened an ING Orange savings account.  They will give you $25 if you deposit $250 or more in the savings account.  Currently the savings rate is 4.25% There are no fees at all.

Let me know and I’ll send the referral.

Here is the quote from the “Refer a Friend”

Send your friends an email invitation to open an Orange Savings Account.
If your friend opens an account with at least $250, we will also deposit a $25 bonus in their new account and a $10 thank you bonus in your Orange Savings Account.

Orange Savings Account
Your friend’s initial deposit $250 or more Your Friend Gets $25 You Get $10
Less than $250 Your Friend Gets A great account You Get A friend for life

Posted by SPN on 06/02 at 10:08 AM in Personal
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A quote that I like…….

“We patronize them for thier incompleteness, for thier trajic fate of having taken form so below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.”
Henry Beston 1925

Posted by rosevine69 on 06/02 at 08:38 AM in Pet People
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Thursday, June 01, 2006

New scanned Photo

This is my Uncle.  I took this picture on 35mm several years ago in front of my Grandfather’s smokehouse that still stands behind his house in TN.  This picture was taken with morning sun in my Uncle’s eyes.

This photo has not been cropped or digitally enhanced.  The larger versions are available here.

Posted by SPN on 06/01 at 11:14 AM in Photography
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