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Newest Signs

More funny signs have come my way. Strangely enough, most of them are about either drinking or driving, or both.

Who could resist the bargain in the sign below?!

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Is this next sign really necessary?

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Here's a sign that wants to take every loophole into consideration.
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Meanwhile in Another Part of Town…

This weekend our family was excited about the wedding of Nora and Topher. The bride was beautiful (... and Dad is not a bit prejudiced here at all...), and the wedding ceremony was warm and personal. With Nora's creativity there were lots of little touches that made it truly unique to her. It was fun to see how many people from various stages of Nora's life came to wedding, some from great distances.

Here's a picture of the couple cutting the cake:

picture of Nora and Topher cutting the cake

Meanwhile, in another part of town, our son Mark and daughter-in-law Katie were in the hospital where she was in labor. We wish that Mark and Katie could have been there to enjoy the wedding, but we were also elated to go to the hospital in the evening to meet our new grandson, Ryan David Loach. Here's a picture of Mark and Ryan:
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Politically Incorrect Ads

This is a quick post, mainly to give you a link to my wife's blog post on many of the preparations going on this week for our daughter Nora's wedding. I hope you will peek in on the post to see what the creative women in my life have been up to.

Our son-in-law Jim shared an e-mail with me today that had some funny pictures I just knew my readers would enjoy. They clearly show how much times have changed since these ads were being used. I'll pass these nine ads on without comment.

picture of politically incorrect ad

picture of politically incorrect ad

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Just a Thought…

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"Wedding Central" here is a beehive of activity. Becka has started a blog post called Scenes from the Sweatshop in which she plans to post pictures of the various projects going on in our house this week in preparation for Nora and Topher's wedding this weekend. She tells about all the sewing, baking, and cooking she and our girls are doing this week, with lots of pictures.

This week I received a list of funny one-liners that I thought my readers might enjoy. I don't know who the "I" is in many of the thoughts, but it's obviously someone with a good sense of humor and a way with words.

Be sure you're in a place where you can laugh out loud as you read some of these. You have been warned!

Just a Thought...

I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was young.

There is a great need for a sarcasm font.

I would rather try to carry ten plastic grocery bags in each hand than make two trips to bring in my groceries.

LOL has gone from meaning "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say."

I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

Answering with the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.

How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?

MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
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Too Much

picture of too many choices

We live at a time where we have too many possible choices. One of the reasons I like shopping at Aldi is that the choices are so simple — there's only one brand of most items! In life, no one person can have all the good things or do all the good activities available to him. And it's so hard to say "no" to the great opportunities that are presented to us. As a result, life is a series of points of re-prioritizing. I've just hit one of those points myself. I'll explain more about that at the end of this post.

In the past I have posted pictures of several different years when chickadees nested in our bird house. Here's a link to one of the posts about the first nesting. Last week our bird house was visited by chickadees again, and so we thought we would get to see the process again. Then later this week a pair of bluebirds visited our bird house and even began to put grass and leaves inside. The past several days when the bluebirds aren't there, nuthatches have begun to put nesting materials inside also. We never knew we had such prime real estate in our back yard! Here's a picture of the female bluebird on top of the bird house yesterday afternoon.

picture of female bluebird

They can't all have a nest in there simultaneously. That would obviously be too much! I'll let you know who actually ends up nesting in our bird house, if anyone. They may all go away in disgust.

Here are several jokes I've received recently, both of which deal with some facet of too much.
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