Monday, 30 April 2012

Not guilty!

Pirouette destroyed all our houseplants. She could have used the same excuse as her canine counterpart...

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Saturday, 28 April 2012


I don't know who painted this, but I find it beautiful.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

The storm

MD sent me this dramatic story of a forbidden liaison. Thank you, MD.

They were together in the house.

Just the two of them.

It was a cold, dark, stormy night. The storm had come quickly

and each time the thunder boomed he watched her jump.

She looked across the room and admired his strong appearance... and

wished that he would take her in his arms, comfort her and protect her

from the storm.

Suddenly, with a loud crack, the power went out..... She screamed...

He raced to the sofa where she was cowering.

He didn't hesitate to pull her into his powerful arms.

He knew this was a forbidden union and

expected her to pull back.

He was surprised when she didn't resist but instead clung to him.

The storm raged on...

They could only catch glimpses of each other through the scary lightening.

She trembled in his arms.

They knew it was wrong...

Their families would never understand... So consumed were

they in their FEAR that they heard no opening

of doors... just the faint click of a camera.....

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Tuesday, 24 April 2012


Mrsgunka sent me this fine example of male logic:

A wife asks her husband, "Could you please go shopping for me and buy one carton of milk, and if they have eggs, get 6."

A short time later the husband comes back with 6 cartons of milk. The wife asks him, "Why did you buy 6 cartons of milk?"

He replied, "They had eggs."

Thank you, Mrsgunka.

Monday, 23 April 2012

It makes sense...

View_From_here sent me an interesting story:

Start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside the cage, hang a banana on a string from the top and then you place a set of stairs under the banana. Before long a monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the banana.

As soon as he touches the stairs, you spray all the other monkeys with cold water. After a while another monkey makes an attempt with same result ... all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it. 

Now, put the cold water away. Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one. The new monkey sees the banana and attempts to climb the stairs. To his shock, all of the other monkeys beat him up. After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs he will be assaulted. 

Next, remove another of the original five monkeys, replacing it with a new one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment...... with enthusiasm. 

Then, replace a third original monkey with a new one, followed by the fourth, then the fifth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs he is attacked. Now, the monkeys that are beating him up have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs. Neither do they know why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey. 

Finally, having replaced all of the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys will have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, not one of the monkeys will try to climb the stairway for the banana.

Why, you ask? Because in their minds...that is the way it has always been! 

This, my friends, is how Congress operates... and this is why, from time to time: 

ALL of the monkeys need to be REPLACED AT THE SAME TIME.

Thank you, View.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Cats and dogs - Aww...

Mrsgunka sent me a lovely collection of photos. The subject line was "Every cat should have a dog." Well, every dog should have a cat, it works either way!

Thank you, Mrsgunka.

I would also like to wish Stryker a speedy recovery.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Cool wind

Queen of Sheba sent me a link to a mesmerizing wind map. I took a screenshot to illustrate this post, but do have a look at the site as the moving map is really cool.

The artists who created the map have many other interesting visuals on their website.

Thank you, Queen of Sheba. As you said, we love a bit of weather here on What Time!