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Initial post: Mar 7, 2014 11:35:18 PM PST
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Posted on Mar 7, 2014 11:38:27 PM PST
Happy Birthday to B. England!
Happy Birthday Melissa Smith - we hope it's a day of healing and love from your family and friends.
PlaysInTheDirt - Hope your finger is starting to heal too. Jewelry can be healed later, and often both things will end up stronger than before.

Posted on Mar 7, 2014 11:39:56 PM PST
The book discussion nomination thread is up and running for our April 3 book discussion:

Looking forward to seeing some more nominations today. Remember too, even if you didn't nominate a book, you can still vote later.

Posted on Mar 7, 2014 11:42:25 PM PST
Today is International Women's Day!
In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political, and social achievements. Started as a Socialist political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries, primarily in Europe, including Russia. In some regions, the day lost its political flavor, and became simply an occasion for men to express their love for women in a way somewhat similar to a mixture of Mother's Day and Valentine's Day. In other regions, however, the political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner. This is a day which some people celebrate by wearing purple ribbons.

Posted on Mar 7, 2014 11:43:57 PM PST
On a tired note, I had a wonderful time with my daughters at the Lady Antebellum concert. They sounded (and looked) fabulous, and we are all a bit hoarse. It was a get up and dance and sing concert, and we enjoyed ourselves from our head to the tips of our cowboy boots. I'll see you all in the morning for some great books and chatting around the world :)

Posted on Mar 8, 2014 12:00:39 AM PST
redandwhite says:
@ DonnaBeeGoodAndSparkly
Thank you for doing today's start, and reminding us all of International Women's Day which is a very important day for many.
So glad that the concert was good and that you have a really good night's sleep, see you again when you wake up

Posted on Mar 8, 2014 12:09:50 AM PST
redandwhite says:

Posted on Mar 8, 2014 12:11:20 AM PST
redandwhite says:
. . HAPPY BIRTHDAY Melissa Smith

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 8, 2014 1:03:59 AM PST
I think that Melissa is going to go home during the day Sat...
She and Timmy are going to her parents for a little while till she gets her strength built up....
What a great Birthday for her..

Posted on Mar 8, 2014 1:09:46 AM PST
redandwhite says:
Hospital regulations require a wheelchair for patients being discharged. However, while working as a student nurse, I found one elderly gentleman already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet who insisted he didn't need my help to leave the hospital.

After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly let me wheel him to the elevator. On the way down I asked him if his wife was meeting him.

"I don't know," he said. "She's still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown."

Posted on Mar 8, 2014 1:11:45 AM PST


Posted on Mar 8, 2014 3:04:20 AM PST
redandwhite says:
The Last Field Marshal. One Man's Struggle Between Duty and Conscience During World War II. by Robert Munchenberg (Historical Fiction)

This epic story, set between the years 1918 and 1945, follows the life and times of a German officer and his family through both peace and war. Following the ascension of the Nazi Party to power in 1933 he gets caught up in the heady days of Germany's secret rearmament and the development of its panzer forces. When war breaks out he quickly achieves promotion and decoration for his exploits on the battlefield. But his rise in the ranks of the German Army exposes him to the crimes being committed by his country. As the war continues his devotion to duty and personal ambitions conflict more and more with his conscience.

Posted on Mar 8, 2014 3:09:23 AM PST
redandwhite says:
Genevieve: Based on a True Story of Pain, Perseverance, and Triumph by Mary Laurienti
(Historical Fiction - Women's Fiction)
The irony of disease is that it often strikes the right person, not because she deserves to suffer or is unlucky, but because she can endure it. The deeper irony is that she is typically the one person who serves as a source of strength for those around her of lesser fortitude. Genevieve is a historical novel about Genevieve Patrick's trials with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), the death of her unborn child, and her triumph over the disease's damning impact on three generations of family. The novel takes place between 1937 and 1948, traversing Great Depression and World War II events that frame Genevieve's struggle with MS. The novel is based on a true story and includes short interludes of biographical nonfiction commentary from the author.

When Gen is stricken with MS at age 25-newly married and pregnant-she musters the inner strength to bounce back to near normalcy only to suffer a debilitating MS attack several years later, an event that forces her husband, parents, a sibling, and the Church to fiercely debate and choose the fate of her unborn child. Near death, Gen endures an interstate voyage in the bed of her father's truck to undergo surgery that ultimately terminates her pregnancy but saves her life. Faced with a multi-year recovery, a strained marriage over the loss of her child, a husband drafted into military service, and the dispersal of her three children with family members, Gen relies on nothing more than her unyielding character to mend literal and figurative wounds, rebuilding her life and the lives of those around her.

Posted on Mar 8, 2014 3:42:52 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 8, 2014 3:44:01 AM PST
redandwhite says:
Computer Helpline

Helpdesk: What kind of computer do you have?
Female customer: A white one...
Hi, this is Celine. I can't get my diskette out.
Helpdesk: Have you tried pushing the button?
Customer: Yes, sure, it's really stuck.
Helpdesk: That doesn't sound good; I'll make a note ...."
Customer: No ... wait a minute... I hadn't inserted it yet... it's still
on my desk... sorry ........
Helpdesk: Click on the 'my computer' icon on to the left of the screen.
Customer: Your left or my left?
Helpdesk: Good day. How may I help you?
Male customer: Hello... I can't print.
Helpdesk: Would you click on start for me and ..
Customer: Listen pal; don't start getting technical on me! I'm not Bill
Hi good afternoon, this is Martha, I can't print. Every time I try it says
'Can't find printer'. I've even lifted the printer and placed it in front
of the monitor, but the computer still says he can't find it...
Helpdesk: What's on your monitor now ma'am?
Customer: A teddy bear my boyfriend bought for me in the supermarket.
Helpdesk: And now hit F8.
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Customer: I hit the F-key 8-times as you told me, but nothing's happening...
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V as in Victor, the number 7.
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A customer couldn't get on the internet.
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Posted on Mar 8, 2014 4:43:22 AM PST
redandwhite says:
Alaskan Birthday Party

Sam has been in business for 25 years and is finally sick of the stress. He quits his job and buys 50 acres in Alaska as far from humanity as possible. He sees the postman once a week and gets groceries once a month. Otherwise it's total peace and quiet. After six months or so of almost total isolation, someone knocks on his door. He opens it and there's a big, bearded man standing there.

"Name's Lars ...Your neighbor from forty miles away....Having a birthday party Friday ... Thought you might like to come. About 5...

"Great," says Sam, "after six months out here I'm ready to meet some local folks. Thank you."

As Lars is leaving, he stops. "Gotta warn you...There's gonna be some drinkin'."

"Not a problem... after 25 years in business, I can drink with the best of em."

Again, as he starts to leave, Lars stops. "More'n'likely gonna be some fightin' too."

Sam says, "Well, I get along with people. I'll be there. Thanks again."

Once again Lars turns from the door. "I've seen some wild s€x at these parties, too."

"Now that's really not a problem," says Sam. "I've been all alone for six months! I'll definitely be there. By the way, what should I bring?"

Lars stops in the door again and says, "Whatever you want, just gonna be the two of us".

Posted on Mar 8, 2014 5:25:47 AM PST
redandwhite says:

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 8, 2014 6:09:37 AM PST
kathy04092 says:
Good morning, hope you're enjoying your relaxing weekend.
I'm finally back on line after needing computer repair, which lasted a week. A lot of things were wrong with it.
Carson continues to enjoy and pass along your jokes to Blind Forum. He turned 53 yesterday and I told him I would take him wherever he wanted to eat for his birthday. He decided on Burger King to satisfy his meat craving. As we sat there, he said "Ahh...they should call this 'hamburger under glass'."

Have a great weekend, everyone.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 8, 2014 6:27:49 AM PST
redandwhite says:
@ kathy04092
I am so pleased that your computer has now been restored to life so you are able to post here a bit more.

Happy belated birthday to Carson

I was wondering whether perhaps you had been in the same eatery as the following folks

I took my Dad to the mall the other day to buy some new shoes (he is 66).
We decided to grab a bite at the food court.
I noticed he was watching a teenager sitting next to him.
The teenager had spiked hair in all different colors - green, red, orange, and blue.
My Dad kept staring at her.
The teenager kept looking and would find my Dad staring every time.
When the teenager had had enough, she sarcastically asked: "What's the matter old man, never done anything wild in your life?"
Knowing my Dad, I quickly swallowed my food so that I would not choke on his response; I knew he would have a good one!
In classic style he responded without batting an eyelid ............
"Got stoned once and screwed a peacock. I was just wondering if you were my daughter."

Posted on Mar 8, 2014 8:12:34 AM PST
redandwhite says:
Is there really no one out there that is willing to post ?

Posted on Mar 8, 2014 8:17:43 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 8, 2014 8:18:09 AM PST
Morning redandwhite. Just a very busy day today

Etc. typo

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 8, 2014 8:26:43 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 8, 2014 8:27:19 AM PST
redandwhite says:
@ BayouLady USA / LA

Thanks so much for coming in - I was feeling pretty silly being here all alone for hours, that is until Kathy04092 showed up :-) and now you too :-) My day is nearly over, beginning to get dark now, and I had hoped to be able to actually chat with folk before my evening. Ooh well such is life.

What are you up to this weekend ?

Hope you have time to go and nominate some books

Posted on Mar 8, 2014 8:35:44 AM PST
I just woke up red.
I know how you feel...
Sometimes it can be like talking to yourself.
I will check over and over and no new posts...

Good jokes today..

Posted on Mar 8, 2014 8:36:52 AM PST
robb says:
Nite Red
Thanks for the help desk. I had not seen those particular problems before.

Posted on Mar 8, 2014 8:41:00 AM PST
Lenora says:
Hi Red! I stayed up way too late reading NOT FREE Paper Towns, which I haven't done in a long time. So I'm slightly zombieish today. Thanks for the jokes.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 8, 2014 8:45:59 AM PST
redandwhite says:
@ Sandy
So nice to be understood - my F5 button is getting quite worn out LOL
Glad I could make you smile
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