I have had a few requests not to post cat pictures anymore. Does this really count?
Hahahahahahaha (I can’t help it)
Yes, I am sure there is still some “cat picture anger”!
Which leads me to the Winston Churchill story. I always enjoy some “history” in Our Blog. Apparently at a party, Churchill was accused by either Lady Astor or Bessie Braddock of being ‘disgustingly drunk’. He simply replied, “My dear, you are ugly, and what’s more, you are disgustingly ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be disgustingly ugly.”
This pic o reminded me of that Churchill story. Part of his success was not being afraid!
If you are now making plans for summer travel, here are some websites to consider:
Kayak.com tracks the fares that you search and advises you on whether to buy now versus the likelihood of price fluctuation.
Skyscanner.com lists searches by “cheapest”, “fastest” and “best”.
Hipmunk.com searches your fares and suggests dates that would give better pricing.
Momondo.com and the more well known Booking.com are travel fare search engines for comparison shopping.
I thought this article (here) from CNBC was good information on why walking and thinking helps your creativity…and why Steve Jobs did it all the time.
You can see the randomness today. I enjoy just rambling on Our Wednesday Blog!
And finally, for our pic o’ day… I hope this brightens your day!
Yes… it’s a bit of laziness and a bit of busyness. Let’s tame the busyness! Or maybe it’s just the storm. For all of those… today’s blog is in pictures!
Right! And how about this thought?
Because I never tire of dogs driving cars!
and some good thoughts on hiring from Warren Buffett.
and finally… how about a root beer that makes you Roar! It’s not just for breakfast! Not sure I could stand the taste but I do like the thought.
Let’s keep it rolling! The best preparation for tomorrow is tackling today!
I have made a personal observation about Our blog. Usually I get to Wednesday and I find myself a little behind, a little bit scrambling and then I find myself posting pictures quickly for Our Blog. And here we are on Wednesday.
I thought I would post a couple today that just made me laugh. One I saw on Instagram, and another on Facebook. By the way, I always appreciate pictures for the blog, if you want to send one to me at Joel@JoelBieber.com. (Yes…shameless picture begging!) I promise to give credit for the laughs!
What do you think of these? First, meetings make me laugh anyway. Right?
And last, school pictures are classics anyway and this teacher took it to a new level!
It’s going to be a great Wednesday… I feel it! Happy Valentine’s Day!
First, some Halloween humor:
Trivial Pursuit is a board game that involves players attempting to answer questions to demonstrate their general knowledge. Here are some facts about women that you might not know:
Alene B. Duerk, head of the Navy Nurse Corps, was the first woman in the U.S. Navy to be promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral.
The designer of the Statue of Liberty, French sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, used his wife as the model for the body and his mother as the model for the face. (Just a thought. Were family holidays interesting… or argumentative?)
In 1930, the heaviest a female flight attendant could weigh was 115 pounds. They also had to be unmarried nurses. ( Seems to be a bit restrictive for application. And does it seem a bit disconcerting about flying safety that only nurses could apply? Might explain why I am not a big fan of flying.)
She was born Florence Nightingale Graham but was better known by her business name, which became a cosmetics empire: Elizabeth Arden.
Here is some Kennedy family history: Rose Kennedy was the daughter of the Mayor of Boston, the wife of the Ambassador to England, and the mother of a President: John F Kennedy; and two Senators Robert and Ted Kennedy. She lived to be 104 years old, outliving four of her nine children.
And finally, former Senator and Presidential/Vice Presidential candidate summed it up, “Behind every successful man is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law.”
And now our pic o’ day. A bit mean, but it when it was forwarded to me “for the blog”, it made me laugh:
It’s going to be a great Wednesday!!
I regularly get asked, “Who writes your blogs?” or “Where do you get the ideas for your blogs?”. All the answers are right in this blog, because this is what happens when I sit down to write a blog… and nothing! Stream of consciousness becomes unconsciousness!
I was going to make this into a food blog on consumer safety and I got distracted by the picture search.
And for all those Dallas Cowboy fans:
I guess I should mention some blog advice that has become one of my pet peeves. When I say thank you at a restaurant, I always appreciate “You’re welcome” instead of “No problem”. I didn’t know there was a problem.
And now I close with something that at least makes the blog a little bit worthwhile:
Here’s a good starter to the blog. I know it’s a little blurry but I laughed when I saw this. What emotion is captured here?
I have been having some “technology issues” with my computer in South Carolina. A printer picture seemed right on point.
Our final pic o’ is from a guest lecturer.
I always feel as though the Wednesday blog should be a bit unusual because, well, it’s Wednesday. So I thought I would mention three topics that are important in our lives. I write… you decide!
First is the basic premise of fitness:
How about that?
Our next topic is routine. Part of this story makes me wonder if this Cleveland guy is crazy; and the other part of me kind of respects the fact that his routine of cutting the grass just needed to get done! A Nike mentality of Just Do It!
I posted the picture first before writing about it because it’s almost unbelievable. This is not a Photoshopped picture.
It’s a story from Cleveland.com that shows a man mowing grass, despite having a tornado behind him. He tried to claim that it was no big deal because he didn’t feel like he was in danger. His wife took his picture with the tornado in the background and posted it on her Facebook (not surprisingly) with the quote, “My beast mowing the lawn with a breeze in his hair”.
The grass got cut, and I am guessing that he just came in the house and combed his hair. Certainly blog-worthy!
And then finally, this kind of exercise makes me laugh:
Since they call it Hump Day, this pic o’ seemed liked a good start to the blog:
And for today, I thought I would just mention a bad idea with good intentions.
Because I like to stay positive in the blog, I will state positively that this was a bad idea! Even worse than a password of 12345.
I was reminded of this while watching the Masters this past weekend. At one point during the tournament, a ball rolled under the tree and I thought, “Wouldn’t it be great to have a camera find your ball for you?”.
In 1950, B. F. Goodrich, the company known for its automobile tires, thought that it had come up with a great idea to help erratic golfers. Its engineers developed the prototype of an atomic golf ball. The ball, with a radioactive core, would be easy to locate with a Geiger counter. (Here’s a copy of the story from an old Popular Mechanics Magazine article)
As it turned out, this experimental ball was abandoned. I wonder why?
And for pic o’ day, a bit more golf:
Yesterday, I wrote about “choppin’ wood“, which brings me to Wednesday. I consider it my excuse to just post random pictures to the blog. Which causes me inexplicable excitement.
Now I take this opportunity to post a picture of downtown Richmond from the 1950’s. Recently, I spoke to an old-Richmonder, who described ordering a limeade at Thalhimer’s and enjoying the Tea Room at Miller and Rhoads. He told me that it was the good old days. For me, I look back and think, “these are the ‘good ole’ days, Now!”, Right?
And finally in my inexplicable Wednesday blogging, I now post a couple of pic o’s on the importance of names… or not remembering names. (And yes, the only thing that makes this a law blog is that it’s legal!)
I was up too late last night. I was in D.C. For the Wizards/Golden State game. Wizards won, but it zaps all creativity for blogging. These are the days when pic o’s come to the rescue!
So we start out with something that makes me smile. I might have posted this before, but he still makes me laugh:
And some dietary advice… maybe?
And who doesn’t walk their fish?