Monday, 31 December 2012
Saturday, 29 December 2012
Tuesday, 25 December 2012
The importance of having an occupation after retirement.
As we get older we sometimes begin to doubt our ability to "make a difference" in the world.
It is at these times that our hopes are boosted by the remarkable achievements of other "seniors" who have found the courage to take on challenges that would make many of us wither.
Harold Schlumberg is such a person:
THIS IS QUOTED FROM HAROLD:
"I've often been asked, 'What do you do now that you're retired?'
Well...I'm fortunate to have a chemical engineering background and one of the things I enjoy most is converting beer, wine and whisky into urine. It's rewarding, uplifting, satisfying and fulfilling. I do it every day and I really enjoy it."
Harold should be an inspiration to us all.
Posted by John Greenwood at Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Monday, 24 December 2012
Sunday, 23 December 2012
Are my father and I the only people who hate Christmas? It's the inconvenience for one thing. When you're disabled, you have to have a routine in your life, but all that goes out of the window.
Another thing is the pub is packed with people who only use it once a year, and, when they leave they leave the bloody door open! The television is showing more crap than usual (my DVD's are going to get well used!)
In the meantime, you all enjoy yourselves, and don't get too drunk!
Roll on Jan 2nd, normality resumes.
Posted by John Greenwood at Sunday, December 23, 2012
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
A teenage granddaughter comes downstairs for her date with this see-through blouse on and no bra. Her grandmother just pitched a fit, telling her not to dare go out like that!
The teenager tells her 'Loosen up Grams. These are modern times. You gotta let your rose buds show!' And out she goes.
The next day the teenager comes down stairs, and the grandmother is sitting there with no top on.
The teenager wants to die. She explains to her grandmother That she has friends coming over and that it is just not appropriate... The grandmother says, 'Loosen up, Sweetie. If you can show off your rose buds, then I can display my hanging baskets.
Happy Gardening and don't mess with a Senior Citizen!
Posted by John Greenwood at Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Friday, 14 December 2012
I Have e-mailed this to a few friends, but it is too good not to share!
Sit down and raise your right leg and make clockwise rotations with your foot. At the same time raise your right hand and draw the number 6. Your foot will change direction.
Try it on friends over Christmas.
Posted by John Greenwood at Friday, December 14, 2012
Thursday, 13 December 2012
And still the Christmas parties continue. Three lots in today, about 30 meals.
In other news, it was -6c here this morning, and as I type it's -3c. Tonight, however the temperature is expected to rise with torrential rain forecast for tomorrow!
I'm going to get wet!
Posted by John Greenwood at Thursday, December 13, 2012
Monday, 10 December 2012
Friday, 7 December 2012
DISASTER! There are 156 booked in on Sunday for Christmas lunch, between 12 and 3pm. This means I am stuck with bloody Turkey (not keen), roast spuds(like), sprouts(I can live with), honey-roast parsnips(yuk), and stuffing(ish).
Roll on the New Year! Bah Humbug!
Posted by John Greenwood at Friday, December 07, 2012
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Monday, 3 December 2012
There was an elderly couple that went to a burger restaurant. They ordered one cheeseburger, one large fries, one large drink, and an extra large soda.
When the old couple sat down, the man sitting next to them watched the old man cut the burger in half, taking half of the fries and giving his wife half, and pouring the soda in the extra cup he ordered.
The man at the next table was confused, so he went over there and told the couple that if they couldn't afford a meal for each of them, he would be happy to pay for it. The old man shook his head and told him that there was no need because he and his wife had shared everything for the last 40 years.
The man went back to his seat and then he saw the old man eating while the old woman just sat there doing nothing.
He went over to them again and asked the old lady why she wasn't eating. She said, "Well, it's his turn to use the teeth."
Posted by John Greenwood at Monday, December 03, 2012
Sunday, 2 December 2012
Now it's December the festive silly season has already started. The pub is really busy on the food side all this month, which is obviously good news! I had my usual Sunday roast this afternoon, which was delicious! I am now stuffed!
The pub only opens on Christmas Day for a couple of hours, 12 'til 2. I don't bother as I go to my "sisters" for the day, and besides the pub is packed with people who only use it once a year, showing off their new Christmas sweaters! New Years Day is Paul's day with his family, so he stays shut all day....his time.
Posted by John Greenwood at Sunday, December 02, 2012