A long (very, very) long time ago I was out in a canoe with two teenage friends. It was all terribly Huckleberry Finn. Continue reading “Give Life a Happy Shrug (or Remember Your Umbrella)”
I don’t know what it is. I like the term thankful. But I dislike the term gratitude. Continue reading “A Little Bit of Thankfulness (But Not Gratitude)”
We all need a smile now and then, eh? This smile is brought to you by the PBS show, Antique Roadshow.
A humble, sweetheart of a man named Ted brought in a rug to be appraised when the tv show came to the town he lived, Tucson.
The said rug hung on the back of a chair for generations.
This is how it unfold….
(Oh, btw, the money shot is at the end but I really think you should watch the whole thing. What’s 3-ish minutes out of your life?)
The Afterword. Ted sold the blanket for an undisclosed amount.
“We said, ‘We can’t keep this. This is too valuable. What would the kids do with it? Would they fight over it?’ So we decided we would have to sell it.”
It is now in a museum on display.
A win, win. Such a lovely ending for a lovely man. I just never tire of this clip. Hope you don’t either.
This is a sheepdog named Ci. Don’t ask me how to pronounce it. Chee? Key? Chi?
Anyway, Ci lives in England and, despite centuries of breeding to herd sheep, he’s defying nature. Hates sheep, scared of them, runs from them.
From the owner:
Jane, 54, said: “I have tried to use Ci to herd the sheep lots of times, but they are just too scary for him. He is terrified of them.
Can’t say I blame him. A herd of sheep can be pretty gangster.
I can call you that, I’m an old goat too.
Anyway, so yay, it’s The Muppets!
It’s kinda cool in this CGI-world that they have lasted this long…personally, I can’t wait. I will elbow small children out of line if I have to, I will.