Words to noodle on

Thanks to my buddy Rick for sharing this with me. Now, I’ll share it with you.

The nicest thing about the future is . . .
that it always starts tomorrow.

Money will buy a fine dog . . .
but only kindness will make him wag his tail.

If you don’t have a sense of humor . . .
you probably don’t have any sense at all.

Seat belts are not as confining . . .
as wheelchairs.

A good time to keep your mouth shut is . . .
when you’re in deep water.

How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark . .
to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?

Business conventions are important . . .
because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.

Why is it that at class reunions . . .
you feel younger than everyone else looks?

Scratch a cat (or dog) . . .
and you will have a permanent job.

No one has more driving ambition than the teenage boy (or girl) . . .
who wants to buy a car.

There are no new sins . . .
the old ones just get more publicity.

There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4 a.m. . .
like, it could be the right number.

No one ever says “It’s only a game” . . .
when their team is winning.

I’ve reached the age where . . .
‘happy hour’ is a nap.

Be careful about reading the fine print . . .
there’s no way you’re going to like it.

The trouble with bucket seats is that . . .
not everybody has the same size bucket.

Do you realize that, in about 40 years . . .
we’ll have thousands of old ladies running around with tattoos? (And rap music will be the Golden Oldies!)

Money can’t buy happiness . . .
but somehow it’s more comfortable to cry in a Cadillac than in a Yugo.

After 60, if you don’t wake up aching in every joint . . .
you’re probably dead.

Life isn’t tied with a bow . . .
but it’s still a gift.

I hope you enjoyed these statements.

Top 10 Posts of 2012

I love to write. And, I love to go back and see what I wrote and look for ways to improve my writing and sharing of good stories.

Here are the top 10 (+1) Posts of 2012 on my personal blog. I loved writing these stories and hope you enjoyed reading them and sharing them with others.

Let me know which one is your favorite.

My First E-commerce purchase

Money Trucks are not locked

Happy 3rd Anniversary

I love to get Naked in Public

Are there Maggots in your car?

Our Lives need Warmth

A Great Grandfather’s Gift

Every action has an equal or greater reaction

Deadly Lingerie

Married Bliss – a Sweet Story

Here Sex, here boy

 

I took Banging her Boyfriend and Bullshit Bingo out of the list. They got lots of reads, but likely because of the titles and not the content, even though I think the stories were funny as heck.

Doggone it

I hear this word often.

“Doggone computer is screwed up”
“Doggone car won’t start”
“You are a pain in my doggone *&^%”

So I “Binged it and got an idea where it came from:

According to an Answers.yahoo.com posting, which seems valid –

“Doggone it” is a minced oath, expressing annoyance. Like other minced oaths, it probably came from “damned” > durned > darned > goll-durn-it > goldarn it > dadgum it = God damn it.

Or another answers.yahoo page said

“I believe it is a more polite way of saying “gosh darnit”, which is a nicer way of saying “god darnit”, which is a more polite way of saying…”

Or

from http://onlinedictionary.datasegment.com/word/doggone

doggone dog”gone, doggoned dog”goned, a. [Euphemism from
God-damned.]
Damned; confounded; — used as an expression of displeasure;
as, I wish those doggone telemarketers would quit calling at
suppertime. [Informal]
[PJC] doggone

doggone dog”gone, doggoned dog”goned, adv.
Damned; darned; — used as an informal intensifier; as, he’s
a doggoned good golfer. [Informal]
[PJC]

doggone dog”gone, v. t. [Euphemism for God-damn.]
Damn; — used to express displeasure or annoyance; as,
doggone it!. [Informal]

Doggone internet is Smart!