GO FIGURE....of all the.........!

You Are Halloween

You are a dramatic, wild, and even weird person.

The dark side of life fascinates you, and you enjoy being a little terrified.

You enjoy the hidden sides of life. You are interested in what lurks deep in people's hearts.

You are playful and creative. You enjoy pretending you're someone else.

What makes you celebrate: Anything bizarre, unusual, or freaky.

At holiday get togethers, you do best as: The entertainer. You really like to get into the mood of the holidays.

On a holiday, you're the one most likely to: Insist on a theme party of some sort.

Um.....thank you SINDI for this fun description!








Click on the link above to display your good deed on a post it note for the world to read.
I am a green post it on the letter C.
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For those of you who watch what you eat,
here's the final word on nutrition and health.
It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.
1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
3 The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
5. The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
Eat and drink what you like.
Speaking English is apparently what kills you.


We are BLESSED to be STRESSED....



I pray that each and every one of you
have a season of answered prayers.
May God bless you and may the joy of the season
fulfill your most precious dreams.



Be on the lookout for symptoms of inner peace.
The hearts of a great many have already been expose to inner peace and it is possible that people everywhere could come down with it in epidemic proportions.
This could pose a serious threat to what has, up to now, been a fairly stable condition of conflict in the world.

Some signs and symptoms of inner peace:

.A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experiences.
·An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.
·A loss of interest in judging other people.
·A loss of interest in judging self.
·A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.
·A loss of interest in conflict.
·A loss of the ability to worry.
(This is a very serious symptom.)
·Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation.
·Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature.
·Frequent attacks of smiling.
·An increased susceptibility to the love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it.

WARNING: If you have some or all of the above symptoms, please be advised that your condition of inner peace may be so far advanced as to not be curable. If you are exposed to anyone exhibiting any of these symptoms, remain exposed only at your own risk.


'Twas the night before Saturday and all through the house
Not a creature was stirring,
not even a mouse.
'Cuz the cat had pounced on him
and tore him apart-
Ate his mousey intestines
And chewed up his heart.

Kitty thought he heard sleigh bells,
which made him take pause-
He stopped daintily licking
the blood from his claws.

"Must be my Mommy" thought Kitty (that quite clever cat)
'Cuz nobody else drives through the refridgerator, quite....like that!

Indeed it was ol' Mommy, so jolly and fat
With a load of pretty presents
and most for the cat!

"Wow, the best Saturday ever!" Kitty thought with a purr,
Then he coughed up a hairball and then shed some more fur.
Welcome Home MOMMY!


1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside.
I just finished cleaning"
2. My mother taught me RELIGION.
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."
3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"
4. My mother taught me LOGIC.
"Because I said so, that's why."
5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC.
'If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."
6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."
7. My mother taught me IRONY.
"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."
8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS.
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper."
9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
"Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"
10. My mother taught me about STAMINA.
" You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."
11. My mother taught me about WEATHER.
"This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."
12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
"If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"
13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."
14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION.
"Stop acting like your father!"
15. My mother taught me about ENVY.
"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."
16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait until we get home."
17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING.
"You are going to get it when you get home!"
18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way."
19. My mother taught me ESP.
"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"
20. My mother taught me HUMOUR.
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."
21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."
22. My mother taught me GENETICS.
"You're just like your father."
23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
"Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"
24. My mother taught me WISDOM.
"When you get to be my age, you'll understand."
25. And my favorite: my mother taught me about JUSTICE.
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!"


The lady was a Southern Baptist who attended services and taught Sunday School every week. On one Sunday, an out of town acquaintance, a gentleman, was in the pew right behind her.
He noted what a fine looking woman she was.
While they were taking up the collection, the man leaned forward and said,
"Hey, how about you and I having dinner on Tuesday?"
"Why Yes, that would be nice," the lady responded.
Well, the gentleman couldn't believe his luck.
On Tuesday he picked the lady up and took her to the finest restaurant in that part of Mississippi.
When they sat down, the gentleman looked over at her and suggested,
"Would you like a cocktail before dinner?"
"Oh, no," said our circumspect fine example of southern womanhood,
"What ever would I tell my Sunday School class?"
Well, our gentleman was setback a bit, so he didn't say much until after dinner.
When he pulled out a pack of cigarettes and asked,
"Would you like a smoke?"
"Oh my goodness no!," said the woman
"I couldn't face my Sunday School class if I did."
Our boy felt pretty low after that, so they left,
got in his car and as he was driving the lady home,
they passed the local Holiday Inn.
He'd been morally rebuffed twice already,
so he figured he had nothing to lose so he ventured forth with,
"Ahhh . mmmm.....how would you like to stop at this motel?"
"Sure, that would be nice," she said in anticipation.
The gentleman couldn't believe his ears,
and did a fast U turn right then and there and drove back to the motel and checked in.
The next morning after a wild and passionate night,
the gentleman awoke first.
He looked at the lovely Dixie Darling lying there in the bed and with remorse thought,
"What have I done?"
He shook her awake and pleaded,
"I've got to ask you one thing, whatever are you going to tell your Sunday School class?"
The lady said, "The same thing I always tell them.
''You don't have to smoke and drink to have a good time, silly!"


It melts in your mouth and runs through your fingers.....


Funny Time of Year
These silent words of conversation
Hold me now this adulation
See me now
Oh it's easy now
Falling like a silent paper
Holding on to what may be
And I only hear
Only hear the rain
And many rains turn to rivers
Winter's here
And there ain't nothing gonna change
The winds are blowing telling me all I hear
Oh it's a funny time of year
There'll be no blossom on the trees
Turning now I see no reason
The voice of love so out of season I need you now
But you can't see me now
I'm travelling with no destination
Still hanging on to what may be
It's a funny time of year
I can see
There'll be no blossom on the trees
And time spent cryin' has taken me in this year
Oh it's a funny time of year
Falling like a silent paper
Holding on to what may be
It's a funny time of year I can see
There'll be no blossom on the trees
And time spent cryin' has taken me in this year
It's a funny time of year
I can see no blossom no blossom on the trees


I just can't help but love this fella.
He is one of my favorite Christmas characters!


"Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told,
'I'm with you kid. Let's go.''
-Maya Angelou


These glorious insults are from an era
when cleverness with words was still valued,
before a great portion of the English language
got boiled down to 4-letter words,
not to mention
waving middle fingers!

Lador Astor to Winston Churchill:
"If you were my husband I'd give you poison."
Winston Churchill to Lador Astor:
"If you were my wife, I'd drink it."
A Member of Parliament (MP) to Disraeli:
"Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease."
Disreaeli to the MP:
"That depends, Sir, on whether I embrace your policies or your mistress."
William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway):
"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary."
Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner):
"Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?"
George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill:
"I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend ... if you have one."
Winston Churchill to George Bernard Shaw:
"Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second ... if there is one."
"He had delusions of adequacy."
- Walter Kerr
"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."
- Winston Churchill
"A modest little person, with much to be modest about."
- Winston Churchill
"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure."
- Clarence Darrow
"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it."
- Moses Hadas
"He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know."
- Abraham Lincoln
"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it."
- Mark Twain
"He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends."
- Oscar Wilde
(And this one, my personal favorite of recent use)
"I feel so miserable without you; it's almost like having you here."
- Stephen Bishop
"He is a self-made man and worships his creator."
- John Bright
"I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial."
- Irvin S. Cobb
"He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others."
- Samuel Johnson
"He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up."
- Paul Keating
"There's nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won't cure."
- Jack E. Leonard
"He has the attention span of a lightning bolt."
- Robert Redford
"They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge."
-Thomas Brackett Reed
"In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily."
- Charles, Count Talleyrand
"He loves nature in spite of what it did to him."
- Forrest Tucker
"Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?"
- Mark Twain
"His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork."
- Mae West
"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."
- Oscar Wilde
"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts ... for support rather than illumination." - Andrew Lang (1844-1912)
"He has Van Gogh's ear for music."
- Billy Wilder
"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it."
- Groucho Marx



My Resignation

I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult.

I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of an 8 year-old again.

I want to go to McDonald's and think that it's a four star restaurant.

I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle and make a sidewalk with rocks.

I want to think M&Ms are better than money because you can eat them.

I want to lie under a big oak tree and run a lemonade stand with my friends on a hot summer's day.

I want to return to a time when life was simple;

When all you knew were colors, multiplication tables, and nursery rhymes, but that didn't bother you, because you didn't know what you didn't know and you didn't care.

All you knew was to be happy because you were blissfully un aware of all the things that should make you worried or upset.

I want to think the world is fair.

That everyone is honest and good.

I want to believe that anything is possible.

I want to be oblivious to the complexities of life and be overly excited by the little things again.

I want to live simple again.

I don't want my day to consist of being constantly brow beaten by my spouse, learning how to survive with more days in the month than there is money in the bank, doctor bills, gossip, illness, and loss of loved ones.

I want to believe in the power of smiles, hugs, a kind word, truth, justice, peace, dreams, the imagination, mankind, and taking my dogs on a "social tour".

So . . . here's my cash, my car-keys, my cell phone and my day planner I am officially resigning from adulthood.

And if you want to discuss this further, you'll have to catch me first, cause..............


"You're it."


"I feel so miserable without you;
it’s almost like having you here.”




Have added their very own Art Gallery within Around The Corner!
This month we are housing a "one man show" featuring local artist,
J O E Y - H O R N E
-view his work below-

....dare me....

....up up and away....

....green envy....

....her choice....




....rain dance....







Well, we finally got started decorating our home for the holidays.
Ah Choo's house was the first to be "BLINGED".
Not Shown:
The 50 little white lights that are woven into the garland on the roof.
Lights kick on around 5:30 p.m. every evening now.
And the funniest part of the whole sha-Bang is that
Ah Choo LOVES it!





If ever there were a castle of sorts,
I suppose this is what its remnants would look like today.


I just loved the layers covering the different spans of time on this doorway.
It was impossible to keep from walking over and touching the different textures shown here.


A bench that sits on 5th Street in downtown, Meridian Mississippi. It is located between two businesses. One is a Barber Shop and the other is a Beauty Salon.
Can you imagine the conversaitons that went on between patrons on this bench?
Heck, we might just have to shoot it!

katrina is still...NOT HOME....





I find it amazing how one texture ends and another one begins.......with a view to boot!


Another wall in the alley that looks like a painting of sorts.