Sunday, August 21, 2011

Check where the heat is coming from

Staying married is like keeping an electrical appliance running.  You have to keep feeling and watching where the heat is coming from.  If it’s coming from the right places, be happy that things are going well.  If it is from an inappropriate place then you have to check where the source is.  Is it coming from loose joint, jammed parts or ruptured cable? 

Sometimes you can’t find where the fault is until you see sparks flying.  When that happens, you have to shut down the appliance, find the cause of the problem and correct the fault before everything goes haywire. 

Sometimes there is just that irritating buzz and rattle and you get a whiff or two of burnt insulation.  That’s the best time to correct the fault and solve an impending problem before it flares up (and sparks fly and things get ugly).

The best way to keep an appliance running perfectly is keep checking periodically and maintaining it.  Prevention is better than cure. 

But this is not a perfect world.  So don’t be dismayed that sometimes you still get some unexpected sparks or shocks from unexpected sources.  Best thing you can do is ensure it doesn’t get too big or happen too often.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

A Feeling of Weightlessness

I feel like I’m a loose piece of Styrofoam 
floating around in the water, 
going whichever way the current takes me 
or whichever way the wind blows.  

like the lightweight piece of debris, 
I go round and round in circles 
because the tide flows in one direction 
and the wind blows the other way.   

My mind is drifting aimlessly
And just like any piece of packing material, 
used and discarded, 
or chucked in a corner 
for any ‘just-in-case’ occasion
I lose my direction.  

I could not forsee
I thought I was such 
a happy-go-lucky ex-worker 
glad to get out of the rat race
heading for the retirement village 
only to be waylaid 
and recycled 
for some other purposes.

is this all
a part of life?
is it just an existence?
to be borne till the day 
Someone switches off 
this life-support system?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

In the US the recession has hit everybody really hard...

Thanks, Quinnie for this one....

My neighbour got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.

CEO's are now playing miniature golf.

Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen.

A stripper was killed when her audience showered her with rolls of
pennies while she danced.

I saw a Mormon with only one wife.

If the bank returns your check marked "Insufficient Funds," you call
them and ask if they meant you or them.

McDonald's is selling the 1/4 ouncer.

Angelina Jolie adopted a child from America.

Parents in Beverly Hills fired their nannies and learned their children's

My cousin had an exorcism but couldn't afford to pay for it, and they
re-possessed her !

A truckload of Americans was caught sneaking into Mexico.

A picture is now only worth 200 words.

When Bill and Hillary travel together, they now have to share a room.

The Treasure Island casino in Las Vegas is now managed by Somali

And, finally....

I was so depressed last night thinking about the economy, wars, jobs,
my savings, Social Security, retirement funds, etc., I called the Suicide
Hotline. I got a call centre in Pakistan, and when I told them I was
suicidal, they got all excited, and asked if I could drive a truck !

Thursday, August 4, 2011

I'm a lot

I'm a hero to some
a nobody to others
a saint to a few
a Mr fix-it sometimes
a butler
a shoulder (to cry on)
an ATM
an 'uncle' to many

a son to a couple of old folks
a 'brother' to all
a dad to 3
a hubby to 1
hey! that's a lot!