Wondering about wild grapes

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Did You Ever Want a New Body?

As we get old, some of us would like to have our younger body back, but that can't be.  Now wait a minute, maybe it can.  No, not your own younger body, that would be impossible, at least for now.  I never like to say that anything is impossible, because sooner or later someone will figure out how to do it.  Now, what about a new body?


No, I am not talking about a mad scientist or some kind of scary fiction.  I mean that this guy and his doctor are planning to just that:


They live in Russia and I don't know what laws cover this sort of thin over there.  I couldn't find out where they are going to get a body but I assume that it will be someone who donated their body to science.  Now isn't this really the stuff of science fiction?  If you want to read more, here is a link to the internet site where I found this information:
 http://weirdthings.com/2015/04/russian-man-volunteers-for-first-probably-last-head-transplant-by-controverisal-neuroscientist/

OK, I am not sure if I am ready to do anything like that, anyway, the cost is way out of my ball park at eleven million dollars and 36 hours of surgery.  No, I think I will stick with this old worn out body.  At least it is mine and it has served me for over seven decades.  I can see why someone like him, with a useless body would consider such procedure.  Would you consider it?  Now, have a nice day and don't think of Frankenstein, you hear?





Friday, July 3, 2015

A Bank Robbery Gone Bad

OK, I found something on the internet that made me laugh, so of course I have to share it with you.  Yes, I know it is not in good taste, but the Devil made me post it (grin).

The Wrong Bank
Subject: Vanilla Pudding
This is just too funny not to share. Excerpted from an article which appeared in the Dublin Times about a bank robbery on March 2, 1999.
Once inside the bank shortly after midnight, their efforts at disabling the internal security system got underway immediately.
The robbers, who expected to find one or two large safes filled with cash and valuables, were surprised to see hundreds of smaller safes scattered throughout the bank.  The robbers cracked the first safe's combination, and inside they found only a bowl of vanilla pudding.
As recorded on the bank's audio tape system, one robber said, "At least we'll have a bit to eat." The robbers opened up a second safe, and it also contained nothing but vanilla pudding. The process continued until all the safes were opened.
They found not one pound sterling, a diamond, or an ounce of gold. Instead, all the safes contained covered bowls of pudding.
Disappointed, the robbers made a quiet exit, each leaving with nothing more than a queasy, uncomfortably full stomach.
The newspaper headline read:
"IRELAND'S LARGEST SPERM BANK ROBBED EARLY THIS MORNING."
I got this from http://urbanlegends.about.com/. OK, I went and did it and I hope you got laugh out of it, I did.
Have a great day, you hear?


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Got New Reading Material

I bought a new (actually I believe it was a "once read") book at Hastings Book Store in Conroe, TX.  All the preppers I have heard about stock pile food, water, firearms, and other supplies in case of a doomsday caused by zombies or nuclear war, etc.  I decided that maybe I should have a handbook to help me and my family survive an alien invasion from outer space. . . Here is the handbook that I bought:

There now, I feel a lot safer, or at least I will after I read it.  It does say that it is SECRET, so I may not be allowed to divulge what all it says, but if you promise not to tell anyone, I may just let you in on a few of its secrets, that is, after I start to read it.  It says it has actual documentation of past encounters with alien beings.  Like I said, I will let you in on some of them as soon as I read it.

When I was a kid and my parents and I were visiting my grandparents, when we were leaving, my grandpa would always wave and yell to us "Keep looking upwards".  Maybe if I read this book I will know what he meant (grin).  Actually, I knew what he meant and it didn't have anything to do with aliens.  Now, you all keep looking upwards and have a great day, you hear?

BTW, just in case you thought I was being serious, I bought that book in the "humor" section. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

I'm a Little Slow Today.

I am a little slow getting a blog written today.  Today was grooming day for the three dogs.  We took them down for their appointment at 0900 this morning.  Went on into town to take care of some business and also stopped at Hastings to look around.  Hastings is a huge book, etc. store.  I got one book to read and a box of sweet and sour candy.  Then went home to wait on the call that the grooming job was complete on our three pups and they would be ready to come home.  All went well and everyone is back home and happy.  This house sure feels too quiet and empty when those pups are not here.

Did I say that I was moving a little slow?  Well, I had a good teacher on how to do just that.


That is all for today.  The End:

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Don't Tread On Me. . .?


No, I don't mean the early American slogan and flag.
Just take a look at the leaf below and then tell me if you would want to tread on this leaf if it were laying on the ground? 

Just think if there were a whole forest of these trees and those trees shed their leaves and you had to walk through it in your bare feet!!  Oh my, I shudder to even think of it.

OK, you don't like the red thorns on your leaves, then how about yellow thorns?
Just to prove that they are not all that bad, they also have small, pretty blooms.  You know, to me, that doesn't seem to make them any more loving and I wouldn't want to try to pick a bouquet of them. 

The next time you take a walk in the woods, just be thankful that you are not in Madagascar, where they are native.  If you were, I guess that you could wear steel toed shoes that also had steel soles.  Now, try not to step on any thorns but rather have a great day, you hear?

BTW, the name of that plant is a Porcupine Tomato.


Monday, June 29, 2015

Wondering About Nelson Eddy

A hundred and fourteen years ago, Nelson Eddy was born on this date.  No, I am old but not old enough to remember when he was born but do remember some of his music.  He passed away in 1967, so if you are old enough to be retired, I am sure you have heard of him.  He also was a movie star and did 19 films, of course they were musicals.

Here is a list of some of his songs that you may remember:
     
     The Ghost Riders In The Sky
     The Surrey With the Fringe On Top
     Indian Love Call
     Oh, What A Beautiful Morning
     Oklahoma
     Rosalie
     And many more. . .     



I hope I have brought back some old memories for some of you.  It seems to me that after the sense of smell, music comes in a close second for activating memories of long ago. . . or not so long ago.  I sure hope all your memories are good ones, and have a great day, you hear?



Saturday, June 27, 2015

Wondering About Ceres.

Ceres is found in the asteroid belt and is the largest object in that mass of rocks and asteroids.  This belt circles the sun between Mars and Jupiter.  It is the 5th orbiting large body from the sun, as this following pictures show:

This next picture shows both the Asteroid Belt where Ceres is located and the Kuiper Belt out past Neptune which Pluto and Makemake are part of it.  Our solar system is quite large with a lot of planets, minor planets, asteroids, and comets.

So now you have an idea where Ceres is located in respect to Earth.  There was a recent flyby and pictures taken from our Dawn space craft.  A couple pictures showed very unexpected, and thus strange, lights coming from a crater.  There is one large gathering of light in the center and some lesser dense lights between the center and the rim.  Here, see for yourselves: 

Ceres has only a 291 mile radius (582 mile diameter) and orbits the sun every 1680 days.  Not a very large object but those lights are a huge surprise that it held for our probes.  OK, now tell me what you think is causing those lights.  Could it be an alien outpost for studying us here on Earth or is it some natural phenomenon?  Now, don't let this worry you, but have a great day any way, you hear?