28 Mar 2009
SMILEY SATURDAY - What do old people do all day ?
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Usually I don't like jokes and wouldn't even read them. But this title draw my attention when I got an email :
What Do Retired People Do All Day?
Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting.
Well, for example, the other day my wife and I went into town and went into a shop.
We were only in there for about 5 minutes. When we came out, there was a cop writing out a parking ticket.
We went up to him and said, 'Come on man, how about giving a senior citizen a break?
He ignored us and continued writing the ticket. I called him a Nazi turd. He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having worn tyres.
So my wife called him a dick-head. He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first. Then he started writing a third ticket. This went on for about 20 minutes. The more we abused him, the more tickets he wrote.
Personally, we didn't care. We came into town by bus. We try to have a little fun each day now that we're retired. It's important at our age.
I recognized myself and Mr. Gattino. We could have lived this too and it's true a little fun each day is very important for all of us.
Posted by Gattina at 06:00 5 comments:
Labels: old people humour, Smiley Saturday
27 Mar 2009
SHOW & TELL
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Since we moved into our house in 1975, my kitchen was red and white and this is the only room in the whole house which never changed. I still like my red walls and the white furniture. All other rooms have changed colors and furniture.
Today I show you some decorative items I have in my red kitchen !
This advice I got from my Irish friend and I'll try to follow it. Besides is a mexican cat.
The plate is normally used for fruits, but I just put the tulip on for the photo.
My son offered me this brush to clean dishes, but as the brush is so nice I bought a simple one and this one is only standing besides the sink for visitors so they can make me compliments for my beautiful looking flower brush. (that's like times when our great grandmas used the living room only on sundays)
The same friend offered me this little old lady not bigger than an apple, which sits on my micro wave just to remind me that I have to live healthy not to end up like this. Of course this is not always the case otherwise where would be the fun ?
Posted by Gattina at 06:00 23 comments:
Labels: Kitchen decoration, Show and tell
26 Mar 2009
THURSDAY THIRTEEN - Absurd inventions
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13 Totally Absurd Inventions
cheese filtered cigarette
Kissing shield for bacteria anxious people
rain curtain, very practical for Belgium
Roller cane (for me)
Pet pet machine
Posted by Gattina at 06:34 10 comments:
Labels: absurd inventions, THURSDAY THIRTEEN
25 Mar 2009
Arthur in spring feelings
Asking for HELP
This is my official photo which should appear on all comments whatever the Blogprovider. But it only appears on Blogger Blogs.
Now I realized that on all other Blogs, like wordpress, www....com or www. the above picture appears. I had used it 2 year ago. How is it possible that it still appears ?? I must have forgotten to replace it somewhere but where ? I can't find it. Can somebody help me, I want to have control over my portraits (smile*)
Posted by Gattina at 06:00 14 comments:
Labels: humour, Wordless Wednesday
24 Mar 2009
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Today I show you why Waterloo has such a big English speaking community. It is because of the
St. John’s school which was opened in Waterloo in September 1969 with 420 students and 30 teachers. Between 1971 and 1973, the facilities were extended to include a High School. In 1979, St. John’s introduced the International Baccalaureate (IB) and was one of the early adopters of this curriculum. In 1986, the school restructured itself by creating a separate Middle School along with the Elementary and High Schools, an educational structure which has remained with us until today. (more to read here)
The poor people living in this house ! with all the noice a school creates !
We also have a lot of Scandinavian residents in Waterloo. For the same reason : A school
this is the way which leads to the Scandinavian School of Brussels, which is located
in this wonderful castle in Waterloo.
Posted by Gattina at 06:00 5 comments:
23 Mar 2009
FUN MONDAY - A Bargain
Our this week's host Mama Drama wants to know : What type of tale would you create as to why you had to ditch your underwear in the parking garage at work?
I think I have to change the story a bit, because I never had a parking garage at work. Fortunately I have another underwear story and this is a real one.
A lot of you know that when the sun is shining I like to take the train to Brussels and go to the big midi market on sundays. This time I found wonderful panties very chic and white like I love them and only for 1 € ! This was unbelievable. So I bought 5 put 4 in my little rucksack which I always take with me if ever I find something very cheap but heavy. To carry on your back is easier than in your hands. But as it is always difficult to get the rucksack off my back and I had finished my shopping, I put one panty in my purse because I wanted to show it to my friend whom I should meet at the Waterloo station.
When the ticket controller arrived, I opened my purse to take out the ticket but instead pulled out my beautiful white panty which fell on the floor. I bent down to pick it up, but the man was quicker, he held it up so that everybody in the compartment had a nice view on it and asked with a big smile : "Is that yours ?" I smiled too (what should I do else) and said "yes it's mine, I just bought 5 of them on the market ! it was a real bargain. I can only recommend". Then I took it back put it in my purse, gave him my ticket and we all laughed. Only the controller looked a little disappointed when he walked away.
Posted by Gattina at 06:00 18 comments:
Labels: FUN MONDAY, humour
22 Mar 2009
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As the sun was shining so bright I did a little walk through the domain of Argenteuil in Waterloo. Unfortunately it is still quite cold only 10 °C (about 50 F) It is a beautiful forest with 3 castles and parcs.
I discovered one of the castles hidden behind trees
I zoomed it a little nearer, but I have no idea who is living in there. Probably some of the Belgian aristocracy
I took this way
and found myself on a private property
Before a friendly Pitbull would chase me away, I quickly left.
The castle I was looking for, the one which was occupied by King Leopold III the father of our actual King Albert II, I didn't find. So this will be for the next time.
But to my big surprise I discovered a Hockey play field. I didn't even know that this exists in Waterloo, although it's now 33 years I am living here. It certainly hadn't exist when our son was the age of these players.
Posted by Gattina at 06:00 17 comments:
Labels: Domain d'Argenteuil, Hockey, Weekly Winners
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