Saturday, April 22, 2017

Earth Day 2017

On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment. Groups that had been fighting against oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the loss of wilderness, and the extinction of wildlife suddenly realized they shared common values.

Earth Day 1970 achieved a rare political alignment, enlisting support from Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, city slickers and farmers, tycoons and labor leaders. By the end of that year, the first Earth Day had led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts.

The Earth Day theme for 2017 is Environmental & Climate Literacy. Environmental and climate literacy is the engine not only for creating green voters and advancing environmental and climate laws and policies but also for accelerating green technologies and jobs.

Source: http://www.earthday.org/

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

eCard of the Week #188: Spring Break At My Age

At my age, Spring Break means taking my 
full 30 minutes for lunch!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Sunday Stealing: The Place for Pumpkin Questions

1. If "happiness" was the global currency, what kind of work would make you a gazillionaire? Rescuing animals.

2. Would you break the law to save someone you loved? And, if so, how far would you be willing to take it? None that I can think of.  Hopefully nothing like that ever comes up.  I am not willing to take it very far, but who knows.

3. Is it possible to really know the truth without questioning it first? Sometimes.

4. Do you remember that one time . . . oh, about 5 years ago or so . . . when you were really, really upset? Does it really matter now? If not now, then when? At the time it greatly mattered but in a different way than it matters now.  Now, it just makes my heart and soul ache more.

5. Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil? Sometimes.

6. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you? Nothing I can think of.

7. Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing? More work I enjoy doing.

8. Would you rather be an anxious genius, or a tranquil fool? An anxious genius.

9. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things? Doing the right things.

10. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? 80!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Birthday Vickie

Happy Birthday to my beautiful daughter, Vickie.

No matter how old you get, you will always be my baby girl. The miles may separate us but I think about you every day. Today I am remembering how small you were and rejoicing in all that you have grown to be. Having you as my daughter has been one of my greatest accomplishments.

My wish for you is a better tomorrow that is full of promise and hope. My wish for you is that you will never give up and that your inner strength will help you when you feel you’re at the end of your rope.

My wish for you is happiness and that you get a taste of all good things. And my wish is for you to have a wonderful life and all that it shall bring!

I hope you have a wonderful birthday.  I miss you more than you will ever know!

I love you to the moon and back a million times, and a million times more.

Friday, April 14, 2017

"You Should Be Here" by Cole Swindell


"You Should Be Here"

It's perfect outside. It's like God let me dial up the weather.
Got the whole crew here, I ain't seen some of them in forever.
It's one of those never-forget-it-better-stop-and-take-it-in kinda scenes.
Everything's just right, yeah, except for one thing.

You should be here, standing with your arm around me here.
Cutting up, cracking a cold beer, saying cheers, hey y'all it's sure been a good year.
It's one of those moments, that's got your name written all over it.
And you know that if I had just one wish it'd be that you didn't have to miss this
You should be here.

You'd be taking way too many pictures on your phone.
Showing them off to everybody that you know back home.
And even some you don't, yeah
They say now you're in a better place
And I would be too if I could see your face.

You should be here, standing with your arm around me here.
Cutting up, cracking a cold beer, saying cheers, hey, y'all it's sure been a good year.
It's one of those moments, that's got your name written all over it.
And you know that if I had just one wish it'd be that you didn't have to miss this.
Aw you should be here.

You'd be loving this, you'd be freaking out, you'd be smiling, yeah
I know you'd be all about what's going on right here right now.
God, I wish somehow you could be here.

Oh, you should be here.

Yeah, this is one of those moments that's got your name written all over it
And you know that if I had just one wish it'd be that you didn't have to miss this.
Aw you should be here.
You should be here.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

eCard of the Week #187: Do Not Wear Flip Flops If....

Please do not wear flip flops if your feet 
look like they could swoop out of the sky 
and snatch your dinner from a lake.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Stuck in My Head: "There's A Zombie On Your Lawn"


Sunflower
One, two, three!

There's a zombie on your lawn
There's a zombie on your lawn
There's a zombie on your lawn
We don't want zombies on the lawn

I know your type: tall, dark, and dead
You want to bite all the petals off of my head
And then eat the brains of the one who planted me here
I'm just a sunflower but see, me power an entire infantry
You like the taste of brains we don't like zombies

[Football Zombie]: I used to play football
[Conehead Zombie]: Road cones protect my head
[Screen Door Zombie]: I have a screen-door shield
[All]: We are the undead!

There's a zombie on your lawn
There's a zombie on your lawn
There's a zombie on your lawn
We don't want zombies on the lawn

Maybe it's time to reevaluate
I know you have a lot of food on your plate
Brains are quite rich in cholesterol
You're dead so it doesn't matter, instead we'll use this solar power
To make a lawn defense at any hour

[Digger Zombie]: I like your tricycle
[Zombie]: There's buttter on my head
[Dolphin]: I'm gonna eat your brains!
[All]: We are the undead!

There's a zombie on your lawn
There's a zombie on your lawn
There's a zombie on your lawn
We don't want zombies on the lawn