Friday, February 27, 2009

The Orient Express? No, It's Metra!

On President’s Day Lynn and I took our (or my) long awaited Metra trip to Union Station in Chicago. We took the train from Aurora to Chicago. Our train stopped at several small communities. It took about an hour to get to Union Station. Once at Union Station, we quickly ran outside the train station to take a few pictures. We looked at the large hall in Union Station with all the hard benches and architectural detail, and then took one of the faster trains back to Aurora. The train didn’t stop at all the little stations like it did on our way to Union Station, but it did stop at our parking lot. It took about 30 minutes to go from Union Station to Aurora. I had a fun time. Lynn groaned; but, I think he had a nice time too.


Saturday, February 21, 2009

More Snow ...

The snow is flying everywhere today. More snowball type snow storms are heading our way during the week. My friend sent me this picture and I thought it was appropriate for the day. :)
I actually did leave our little cat CC outside. If it wasn't for Lynn's good ears she would have spent the entire night outdoors.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

From "The Conversation Piece"

Here's a little tidbit from a book titled, "The Conversation Piece", authored by Bret Nicholaus and Paul Lowrie. Lynn and I thought we'd share with you some of their conversation pieces and see if their ideas could get you talking or 'thinking' of things you might not consider unless the question was asked. Here is the conversation piece for this week.

"Suppose you owned a large home in the country with a huge circular drive. If you could place one thing in the center of that circle to greet your guests as they approached your home, what would it be?"

If you know me, you wouldn't be the least surprised to find a giraffe enclosure in my circular space that would give me and my house guests the rare opportunity of a man/woman/child-to-giraffe and giraffe-to-man/woman/child relationship.

Lynn, on the other hand, wants just a nice tailored yard with grass, flowers, and bushes that he doesn't have to take care of but can utilize when he needs a bit of fresh air, a little serenity, and a quiet place to think. :)

Monday, February 9, 2009

I Have a Question!

Can you answer these?

If one doctor doctors another doctor does the doctor who doctors the doctor doctor the doctor the way the doctor he is doctoring doctors? Or does the doctor doctor the way the doctor who doctors doctors?

If something happened in the nineteenth century, but nobody really knew about it until the twentieth century, which century should it be tested with? Does the answer change for something that was started in the nineteenth century but continued on into the twentieth century?And who, pray tell, made a reading list that lumps the two centuries together and then organized the exam with them separate?

What about saying these tongue twisters really fast?

  • A good cook could cook as much cookies as a good cook who could cook cookies
  • I saw a saw that could out saw any other saw I ever saw.
  • Betty Botter bought some butter, but she said "this butter's bitter! But a bit of better butter will but make my butter better" So she bought some better butter, better than the bitter butter, and it made her butter better so 'twas better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter!
  • I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won't wish the wish you wish to wish.

Have a Good Week and Happy Valentine's Day! Chocolate Valentine ! :)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Happy Groundhog Day!

Here's a Little Groundhog
(can be sung to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot")

Here's a little groundhog
Furry and brown
He's coming up
To look around
If he sees his shadow
Down he goes
Then six more weeks
Of winter snows.
Lynn & Shelly

Sunday, February 1, 2009

A Comment From Garfield

We received this cartoon from one of our fantastic friends and E-mail buddy. Looking down at our (Lynn and my) physiques, Garfield clarifies everything.