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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on May 15, 2015 |

On my recent vacation I saw lots of wind turbines in Montana, Wyoming, Kansas and Nebraska. Since the wind goes sweeping across those plains, it seemed logical that wind farms would be prevalent there, but I didn’t know that my home state of Texas is actually the top wind producer in the United States. Now it appears that some legislators are looking to  gut renewable growth by eliminating the state’s current renewable goal and other critical wind energy incentives.

According to an article I read in Credo, Texas’ wind industry is enormous. If Texas were a country, it would be the sixth largest producer of wind energy in the world. And the industry supports more than 17,000 jobs throughout the state.

The attack on Texas’ wind industry is part of nation-wide campaign by Koch Brothers-funded front groups to roll back progress on climate change, and will come at the expense of new jobs and reduced pollution that Texas has enjoyed from its successful renewable standard. We need to tell our legislators not to pass Senate Bill 931. Here is a link to sign the petition if you are so inclined.

 Friday’s Funnies

That was good. What’s next?

A LOT OF JOKES ABOUT BLONDE FEMALES FLOAT AROUND THE INTERNET BUT SOME MAY BE SURPRISED THAT THERE IS A WHOLE GROUP OF JOKES ABOUT MEN THAT MANY DO NOT SEE.  ENJOY THIS OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN.

One day my housework-challenged husband decided to wash his Sweatshirt. Seconds after he stepped into the laundry room, he shouted to me, ‘What setting do I use on the washing machine?’  ‘It depends,’ I replied.  ‘What does it say on your shirt?’
He yelled back, ‘ Notre Dame !’
And they say blondes are dumb…

A couple is lying in bed. The man says,’I am going to make you the happiest woman in the world…’
The woman replies, ‘I’ll miss you…….

‘It’s just too hot to wear clothes today,’ Jack says as he stepped out of the shower..’Honey, what do you think the neighbors would think if I mowed the lawn like this?’
‘Probably that I married you for your money,’ she replied.

Q: What do you call an intelligent, good looking, sensitive man?
A: A rumor

Dear Lord,
I pray for Wisdom to understand my man; Love to forgive him; and Patience for his moods.
Because, Lord, if I pray for Strength, I’ll beat him to death.
AMEN

Q: Why do little boys whine?
A: They are practicing to be men.
A woman was outside pulling weeds on a hot summer day when her
husband walked up and asked her what they were having for dinner.
Irritated by the thought of him sitting in the air conditioned house
while she labored away on the weeds, she snapped,
“I can’t believe you’re asking me about supper right now!
Pretend I’m out of town, go inside and make dinner yourself!”

So he went back in the house and fixed himself a big steak,
potatoes, garlic bread, and a tall beer.

His wife walked in just about the time he was finishing up and
asked, “Where’s  my dinner?”

“Huh? I thought you were out of town.”

Writing Wisdom

I love reading books that contain bits of homespun philosophy that we can apply to our lives. Craig Lancaster’s The Fallow Season of Hugo Hunter had many that invited me to pause a moment and think about the message. This one says a lot. “He talked to me of commitment and of follow-through, of the notion that anyone can live with anyone else when times are good, and that the measure of things is taken when it’s easier to walk than to stay.”

Do you have big plans for the weekend? Mine is going to be incredibly busy, but also a lot of fun. Concerts and a hootenanny. I’ll tell you all about it on Monday. In the meantime, enjoy your weekend, and do let me know which joke you liked the best.

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