A few thoughts on April Fools Day

How to avoid being played the fool
            How to avoid being played the fool

A few thoughts on April Fools Day.

To avoid being played the fool, just be yourself, and don’t participate in practical jokes.

court jester

Happy April Fool Day
        Happy April Fool Day
Happy April Fools Day
         Happy April Fools Day

court jester

                             court jester

court jester mask

                               court jester mask

The Main Ingredient – Everybody Plays The Fool (1972)

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If we could go back in time

old clock

old clock

If we could go back in time to some point where we had made a critical decision that changed the path of our life. If we could just go back and change the decision we made so we could take  a different life path

back to the beginning

back to the beginning

time travel clock

time travel clock

two points in time

two points in time

Ideally, we could pick a point in time where we feel we may have made a wrong decision and if go back to a place in time where we could change that decision. That, in fact, could be a GAME CHANGER.

game changer

game changer

You can't turn back the clock

You can’t turn back the clock

turn back the clock

turn back the clock

back in time

back in time

typewriter

typewriter

 

 

old car radio

old car radio

 

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The end of the handshake, as we know it

greetings around the world

Types of greetings around the world

Two businesswomen in suits shaking hands and smiling.

friendly business handshake

handshake

a firm handshake

It has been a long time coming, but it appears we are near to the end of the handshake, as we know it.

handshake

a firm handshake

One of the main factors  that seems to have brought about the demise of the handshake, as we know it,  may be all the bugs and viruses that have been going around recently. The handshake is being perceived as a medium that can spread germs

Which greeting is the cleanest?

Which greeting is the cleanest?

The next obvious step is the  fist bump, but the question is, if someone extends their hand to you for a handshake, do you respond with a fist bump, just to avoid some nasty germs?

fist bump or handshake

fist bump or handshake

 I think that the fist bump, will gradually catch on, even with  mainstream business circles. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that if you will get the job if you fist bump someone who is extending their hand to you expecting a handshake.

fist bump procedure

fist bump procedure

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Climbing Poison Ivy vine in the garden

Nature ranger award

Nature ranger award

getting back to nature

getting back to nature

National fish and wildlife foundation

National fish and wildlife foundation

don't touch this plant

don’t touch this plant

warning - do not touch

warning – do not touch this plant

Climbing Ivy plant
Climbing Ivy plant – Poison Ivy
Climbing Ivy plant
Climbing Ivy plant  – Poison Ivy
don't touch this plant

don’t touch this plant

 

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The many benefits of chili peppers

Variety Chili Peppers

Variety of  Chili Peppers

Chili peppers nutrition facts and health benefits

The chili pepper plant belongs to the nightshade family (Solanaceae), as are tomatoes.

Chili Peppers are a rich source of Vitamin-C

Chilies contain health benefiting an alkaloid compound in them,capsaicin, which gives them strong spicy pungent character. Early laboratory studies on experimental mammals suggest that capsaicin has anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, analgesic and anti-diabetic properties. It also found to reduce LDL cholesterol levels in obese individuals.                                                                    (http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/chili-peppers.html)

Heat strength of peppers in SHU's

Heat strength of peppers in SHU’s

Health benefits of chili peppers

Health benefits of chili peppers

Eat healthy

Eat healthy

Jalapeño Peppers

Jalapeño Peppers

Serrano peppers

Serrano peppers

Habanero peppers

Habanero peppers

Types of chili peppers

     Types of chili peppers

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Finishing projects

 

finishing my goals

finishing my goals

 

Finishing up my projects

It’s great to be able to be able to start on a project and being able to finish it. I find that I do my best work if I  get straight to the project and do what needs to be done in order to complete the project…and the main thing is not to waste time!

working on a project

working on a project

 

keep pushing yourself

keep pushing yourself

 

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One step at a time

One Step at a time

One Step at a time

 

Taking life one step at a time

 

I am taking life one step at a time, carefully putting one foot in front of the other.  Watching closely as the sands of time sift slowly through the hourglass.

 

hourglass

hourglass

 

walking up the steps

walking up the steps

 

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Motivational Monday: Ready for the new year

Motivation

Motivation

Motivational Monday

Motivational Monday

            We are already one month into the new year and I am still organizing my goals and plans for this year. I am making good progress everyday and continue working on my goals one step at a time. Hope to get back into blogging on a regular basis!  I have many things to write about, it is just a matter of putting my rusty old pen to the paper.

Pen in hand

Pen in hand

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see you later

see you later

Cole Porter – Anything Goes (1934)

Anything Goes - Cole Porter

Anything Goes – Cole Porter

Anything Goes - Cole Porter

Anything Goes – Cole Porter

Cole Porter – Anything Goes (1934)

 

 

Anything Goes - Cole Porter

Anything Goes – Cole Porter

Times have changed
And we’ve often rewound the clock
Since the Puritans got a shock
When they landed on Plymouth Rock.
If today
Any shock they should try to stem
‘Stead of landing on Plymouth Rock,
Plymouth Rock would land on them.

In olden days, a glimpse of stocking
Was looked on as something shocking.
But now, God knows,
Anything goes.
Good authors too who once knew better words
Now only use four-letter words
Writing prose.
Anything goes.
If driving fast cars you like,
If low bars you like,
If old hymns you like,
If bare limbs you like,
If Mae West you like,
Or me undressed you like,
Why, nobody will oppose.
When ev”ry night the set that”s smart is in-
Truding and nudists party in Studios.
Anything goes.

When Missus Ned McLean (God bless her)
Can get Russian reds to “yes” her,
Then I suppose
Anything goes.
When Rockefeller still can hoard enough money to let Max Gordon
Produce his shows,
Anything goes.
The world has gone mad today
And good’s bad today,
And black’s white today,
And day’s night today,
And that gent today
You gave a cent today
Once had several chateaux.
When folks who still can ride in jitneys
Find out Vanderbilts and Whitneys
Lack baby clothes,
Anything goes.

When Sam Goldwyn can with great conviction
Instruct Anna Sten in diction,
Then Anna shows
Anything goes.
When you hear that Lady Mendl standing up
Now turns a handspring landing up-
On her toes,
Anything goes.
Just think of those shocks you’ve got
And those knocks you’ve got
And those blues you’ve got
From that news you’ve got
And those pains you’ve got
(If any brains you’ve got)
From those little radios.
So Missus R., with all her trimmings,
Can broadcast a bed from Simmons
‘Cause Franklin knows
Anything goes

Anything Goes - Cole Porter

Anything Goes – Cole Porter

Toad the Wet Sprocket – Good Intentions (1995)

Toad the Wet Sprocket - Good Intentions

Toad the Wet Sprocket – Good Intentions

Toad the Wet Sprocket – Good Intentions

 

Toad The Wet Sprocket - Good Intentions

Toad The Wet Sprocket – Good Intentions

Toad The Wet Sprocket - Good Intentions

Toad The Wet Sprocket – Good Intentions

TOAD THE WET SPROCKET LYRICS – Good Intentions  (1995)

It’s hard to rely on my good intentions
When my head’s full of things that I can’t mention
Seems I usually get things right
But I can’t understand what I did last night
It’s hard to rely on my own good senses
When I miss so much that requires attention
Have to laugh at myself sometimes
And I can see that I’m not blind

There’s little relief
Give us reprieve
For all the things I’ve left behind
I’m positive that I’m not blind

I’m not afraid things won’t get better
But it feels like this has gone on forever
You have to cry with your own blue tears
Have to laugh with your own good cheer

It’s hard to rely on my good intentions
When my head’s full of things that I can’t mention
Seems I usually get things right
But I can’t understand what I did last night

There’s little relief
Give us reprieve
Imagining the world outside
I’m positive that I’m not blind

I can’t be hard on you
’cause you know I’ve been there too
Learned a lot of things from you

But life gives little relief
Give us reprieve
And when everyone is cold as ice
I clinch my fists and close my eyes
Imagining the world outside
But I can see that I’m not blind

 

Toad The Wet Sprocket - Good Intentions

Toad The Wet Sprocket – Good Intentions