Friday, September 24, 2010

Children are Quick!

To all who have loved children and especially those in the school systems.

Enjoy Children Are Quick


TEACHER: Maria, go to the map and find North America .

MARIA: Here it is.

TEACHER: Correct. Now class, who discovered America ?

CLASS: Maria.


TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?

JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables.


TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell 'crocodile?'


TEACHER: No, that's wrong

GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.

(I Love this child)


TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?


TEACHER: What are you talking about?

DONALD: Yesterday you said it's H to O.


TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago.



TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty?

GLEN: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are.


TEACHER: Millie, give me a sentence starting with ' I. '

MILLIE: I is..

TEACHER: No, Millie..... Always say, 'I am.'

MILLIE: All right... 'I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.'


TEACHER: George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry tree, but also admitted it.

Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn't punish him?

LOUIS: Because George still had the axe in his hand....


TEACHER: Now, Simon , tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?

SIMON: No sir, I don't have to, my Mom is a good cook.


TEACHER: Clyde , your composition on 'My Dog' is exactly the same as your brother's.. Did you copy his?

CLYDE : No, sir. It's the same dog.

(I want to adopt this kid!!!)


TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?

HAROLD: A teacher




Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Difference

“The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.” --Albert Einstein

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Times are a Changin"

I received this in and e-mail and although most are already quite obvious some others are just quietly sneaking up on us.

. THE POST OFFICE: Get ready to imagine a world without the post office. They are so deeply in financial trouble that there is probably no way to sustain it long term. Email, Fed Ex, and UPS have just about wiped out the minimum revenue needed to keep the post office alive. Most of your mail every day is junk mail and bills.

. THE CHECK: Great Britain is already laying the groundwork to do away with checks by 2018. It costs the financial system billions of dollars a year to process checks. Plastic cards and online transactions will lead to the eventual demise of the check. This plays right into the death of the post office. If you never paid your bills by mail and never received them by mail, the post office would absolutely go out of business.

. THE NEWSPAPER: The younger generation simply doesn't read the newspaper. They certainly don't subscribe to a daily delivered print edition. That may go the way of the milkman and the laundry man. As for reading the paper online, get ready to pay for it. The rise in mobile Internet devices and e-readers has caused all the newspaper and magazine publishers to form an alliance. They have met with Apple, Amazon, and the major cell phone companies to develop a model for paid subscription services.

. THE BOOK: You say you will never give up the physical book that you hold in your hand and turn the literal pages. I said the same thing about downloading music from iTunes. I wanted my hard copy CD. But I quickly changed my mind when I discovered that I could get albums for half the price without ever leaving home to get the latest music. The same thing is happening with books. You can browse a bookstore online and even read a preview chapter before you buy. An d the price is less than half that of a real book. And think of the convenience! Once you start flicking your fingers on the screen instead of the book, you find that you are lost in the story, can't wait to see what happens next, and you forget that you're holding a gadget instead of a book.

. THE LAND LINE TELEPHONE: Unless you have a large family and make a lot of local calls, you don't need it anymore. Most people keep their land line telephone simply because they're always had it. But you are paying double charges for that extra service. All the cell phone companies will let you call others that use the same cell provider for no charge against your minutes.

. MUSIC: This is one of the saddest parts of the change story. The music industry is dying a slow death. Not just because of illegal downloading. It's the lack of innovative new music being given a chance to get to the people who would like to hear it. Greed and corruption is the problem. Over 40% of the music purchased today is "catalog items", meaning traditional music that the public is familiar with -- older established artists. This is also true on the live concert circuit. To explore this fascinating and disturbing topic further, check out the book, "Appetite for Self-Destruction" by Steve Knopper, and the video documentary, "Before the Music Dies."

 . TELEVISION: Revenues to the networks are down dramatically, and not just because of the economy. People are watching TV programs and movies streamed from their computers. And they're playing games and doing all lots of other things that take up the time that used to be spent watching TV. Prime time shows have degenerated down to lower than the lowest common denominator. Cable rates are skyrocketing and commercials run about every 4 minutes and 30 seconds. I say good riddance to most of it It's time for the cable companies to be put out of our misery. Let the people choose what they want to watch online and through Netflix.

. THE "THINGS" That You Own: Many of the very possessions that we used to own are still in our lives, but we may not actually own them in the future. They may simply reside in "the cloud." Today your computer has a hard drive and you store your pictures, music, movies, and documents. Your software is on a CD or DVD, and you can always re-install it if need be. But all of that is changing. Apple, Microsoft, and Google are all finishing up their latest "cloud services." That means that when you turn on a computer, the Internet will be built into the operating system. So, Windows, Google, and the Mac OS will be tied straight into the Internet. If you click an icon, it will open something in the Internet cloud. If you save something, it will be saved to the cloud. And you may pay a monthly subscription fee to the cloud provider. In this virtual world, you can access your music or your books, or your whatever from any laptop or handheld device. That's the good news. But, will you actually own any of this "stuff" or will it all be able to disappear at any moment in a big "Poof?" Will most of the things in our lives be disposable and whimsical? It makes you want to run to the closet and pull out that photo album, grab a book from the shelf, or open up a CD case and pull out the insert.

. PRIVACY: If there ever was a concept that we can look back on nostalgically, it would be privacy. That's gone. It's been gone for a long time anyway. There are cameras on the street, in most of the buildings, and even built into your computer and cell phone. But you can be sure that 24/7 "They" know who you are and where you are, right down to the GPS coordinates, and the Google Street View. If you buy something, your habit is put into a zillion profiles, and your ads will change to reflect those habits. And "They" will try to get you to buy something else. Again and again. All we will have that can't be changed are the Memories.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Sticky Lips BBQ

I know my BLOG is supposed to be about "For people and issues in and around Salisbury" but I just had to put this on on the board.  My son's in-laws invited us to visit them over Labor Day Weekend in Rochester N.Y.  So far as the the central and western part of the New York goes they are about as far North as you can get.  The truth of the matter is if you walk in a northerly direction from their back door for more than 50-60 feet your gonna get your shoes wet in Lake Ontario and I'm told on a good night with the weather just right you can see the lights of Toronto on the horizon across the water.  It is an absolutely beautiful view.

Back to the subject at hand----BBQ.  Now to me I have always been pretty indifferent to BBQ.  There is good BBQ and then there is good BBQ.  Regardless of who makes it or what style it may be there has never been a BBQ I didn't like and for the most the part so far as I was concerned BBQ is BBQ.  All that changed on Sunday, September 5th, 2010.  For you see that was the evening Mr. & Mrs. G. Eisan of Ontario N.Y. introduced me to "Sticky Lips Pit BBQ" in Rochester N.Y.  Believe me, you have never tasted anything like the food this place serves up.  I was in heaven!  I had the brisket and pork ribs and you have to believe me it was perfection!  Others in our party had beef ribs and chicken and they too sang praises to the flavor.  Even the appetizer--deep fried dill pickles--were to die for. YES--I said deep fried dill pickles!   Honestly, they were great! 

It's a good 8-10 hour drive to get there so it certainly wont be a regular visit for us but if you ever find yourself in Rochester N.Y. and want a great place to eat I strongly recommend Sticky Lips Pit BBQ.  It's very informal there so dress is not an issue.  We had a short wait for a table but then again we were a party of 11 and that takes a little time to set up but I was not at all displeased with the wait.  Want to know more about the them?  Click on the title of this post to be taken to their website for a history of the establishment, great photos, and a copy of the extensive menu they offer.

You can bet it's on my "must do" list when I get back there again!

And one one more thing!  Thanks to the Eisan family for introducing us to Sticky Lips and the phenomenal weekend in Rochester!