Saturday, November 28, 2009



*_And they ask---Why I Like Retirement?_*

*Question: How many days in a week?
Answer: 6 Saturdays, 1 Sunday *

*Question: When is a retiree's bedtime?
Answer: Three hours after he falls asleep on the couch.*

*Question: How many retirees to change a light bulb?
Answer: Only one, but it might take all day. *

*Question: What's the biggest gripe of retirees?
Answer: There is not enough time to get everything done.*

*Question: What do retirees call a long lunch?
Answer: Normal *

*Question: What is the best way to describe retirement?
Answer: The never ending Coffee Break. *

*Question: Why don't retirees mind being called Seniors?
Answer: The term comes with a 10% percent discount. *

*Question: Among retirees what is considered formal attire?
Answer: Tied shoes.. *

*Question: Why do retirees count pennies?
Answer: They are the only ones who have the time.


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Say "I Love You"

One day a woman's husband died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't "anymore". No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more "just one minute." Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used up and goes away, never to return before we can say good-bye, say "I love you."

So while we have it, it's best we love it, care for it, fix it when it's broken and heal it when it's sick. This is true for marriage.....And old cars... And children with bad report cards, and dogs with bad hips, and aging parents and grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it.

Some things we keep -- like a best friend who moved away or a sister-in-law after divorce. There are just some things that make us happy, no matter what.

Life is important, like people we know who are special.. And so, we keep them close!

I received this from someone who thought I was a 'keeper'! Then I sent it to the people I think of in the same way... Now it's your turn to send this to all those people who are "keepers" in your life, including the person who sent it, if you feel that way.  Suppose one morning you never wake up, do all your friends know you love them?

I was thinking...I could die today, tomorrow or next week, and I wondered if I had any wounds needing to be healed, friendships that needed rekindling or three words needing to be said.

Let every one of your friends know you love them. Even if you think they don't love you back, you would be amazed at what those three little words and a smile can do.  And just in case I'm gone tomorrow.


Live today to the fullest because tomorrow is not promised..   


Friend --

Tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day, Americans across the country will sit down
together, count our blessings, and give thanks for our families and our
loved ones.

American families reflect the diversity of this great nation. No two are
exactly alike, but there is a common thread they each share.

Our families are bound together through times of joy and times of grief.
They shape us, support us, instill the values that guide us as
individuals, and make possible all that we achieve.

So tomorrow, I'll be giving thanks for my family -- for all the wisdom,
support, and love they have brought into my life.

But tomorrow is also a day to remember those who cannot sit down to
break bread with those they love.

The soldier overseas holding down a lonely post and missing his kids.
The sailor who left her home to serve a higher calling. The folks who
must spend tomorrow apart from their families to work a second job, so
they can keep food on the table or send a child to school.

We are grateful beyond words for the service and hard work of so many
Americans who make our country great through their sacrifice. And this
year, we know that far too many face a daily struggle that puts the
comfort and security we all deserve painfully out of reach.

So when we gather tomorrow, let us also use the occasion to renew our
commitment to building a more peaceful and prosperous future that every
American family can enjoy.

It seems like a lifetime ago that a crowd met on a frigid February
morning in Springfield, Illinois to set out on an improbable course to
change our nation.

In the years since, Michelle and I have been blessed with the support
and friendship of the millions of Americans who have come together to
form this ongoing movement for change.

You have been there through victories and setbacks. You have given of
yourselves beyond measure. You have enabled all that we have
accomplished -- and you have had the courage to dream yet bigger dreams
for what we can still achieve.

So in this season of thanks giving, I want to take a moment to express
my gratitude to you, and my anticipation of the brighter future we are
creating together.

With warmest wishes for a happy holiday season from my family to yours,

President Barack Obama

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Do magic with Photoshop Elements 8

Terry White of Adobe and Detroit MUG walks you through some of the interesting things in the latest version of Photoshop Elements. The video shows how to stretch your photo without stretching the guys with surf boards, some great exposure things, how to make your teeth whiter than your dentist can, how to get rid of the guy who walked into your scene and a couple of other neat things.

Check out his other podcasta too. He is great.

Gaining Access to Your Vehicle With Power Locks


If there is any chance of this being true, I'm passing it along......

Roy Frost

 Gaining Access to Your Vehicle With Power Locks

With the holiday season upon us, security of your personal vehicle is very important to prevent theft of items you may have in your car.  Read the story below on one of the newest ways to gain access to your vehicle.  Technology advances are great, but with the good always comes some bad. 

This is a real situation, as described by an owner of a new car with power door locks. 

I locked my car recently, and as I walked away I heard my car door unlock. I went back and locked my car again three times. Each time, as soon as I started to walk away, I would hear it unlock again!! Naturally alarmed, I looked around and there were two guys sitting in a car in the fire lane next to the store. They were obviously watching me intently, and there was no doubt they were somehow involved in this very weird situation.

I quickly chucked the errand I was on, jumped in my car and sped away. I went straight to the police station, told them what had happened, and found out I was part of a new, and very successful, scheme being used to gain entry into cars.

Two weeks later, my friend's son had a similar happening.  While traveling, my friend's son stopped at a roadside rest to use the bathroom. When he came out to his car less than 4-5 minutes later, someone had gotten into his car and stolen his cell phone, laptop computer, GPS navigator, name it. He called the police and since there were no signs of his car being broken into, the police told him he had been a victim of the latest robbery tactic -- there is a device that robbers are using now to clone your security code when you lock your doors on your car using your key-chain locking device.

They sit a distance away and watch for their next victim. They know you are going inside of the store, restaurant, or bathroom and that they now have a few minutes to steal and run. The police officer said to manually lock your car door-by hitting the lock button inside the car -- that way if there is someone sitting in a parking lot watching for their next victim, it will not be you.

When you hit the lock button on your car upon exiting, it does not send the security code, but if you walk away and use the door lock on your key chain, it sends the code through the airwaves where it can be instantly stolen.  This is very real.  Be wisely aware of what you just read and please pass this note on. Look how many times we all lock our doors with our remote just to be sure we remembered to lock them -- and bingo, someone has our code...and whatever was in our car.

Captain Jeffrey L. Succi

Information Technology Project Coordinator

Technology and Communications Section

Florida Highway Patrol

600 SE 25 Avenue

Ocala,  Florida  34471

Office:  352-732-1426

Fax:      352-369-2413

Cell:     352-208-2352

Our  Mission :  Providing Highway Safety and Security through Excellence in Service, Education and Enforcement.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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SO amazing! NH Black Bear Quintuplets

>> Black bears typically have two cubs; rarely, one or three. In 2007,
>> in northern New Hampshire, a black bear Sow gave birth to five
>> healthy young. There were two or three reports of sows with as many
>> as 4 cubs, but /five/ was, and is, very extraordinary. I learned of
>> them shortly after they emerged from their den and set myself a goal
>> of photographing all five cubs with their mom - no matter how much
>> time and effort was involved. I knew the trail they followed on a
>> fairly regular basis, usually shortly before dark. After spending
>> nearly four hours a day, seven days a week, for more than six weeks,
>> I had that once-in- a-lifetime opportunity and photographed them. I
>> used the equivalent of a very fast film speed on my digital camera.
>> The print is properly focused and well exposed, with all six bears
>> posing as if they were in a studio for a family portrait.
>> I stayed in touch with other people who saw the bears during the
>> summer and into the fall hunting season. All six bears continued to
>> thrive. As time for hibernation approached, I found still more folks
>> who had seen them, and everything remained OK. I stayed away from
>> the bears as I was concerned that they might become habituated to me,
>> or to people in general, and treat them as approachable friends.
>> This could easily become dangerous for both man and animal.
>> After Halloween, I received no further reports and could only hope
>> the bears survived until they hibernated.
>> This spring, just before the snow disappeared, all six bears came out
>> of their den and wandered all over the same familiar territory they
>> trekked in the spring of 2007.
>> I saw them before mid-April and dreamed nightly of taking another
>> family portrait, a highly improbable second once-in-a-lifetime
>> photograph.
>> On 25 April 2008, I achieved my dream.
>> When something as magical as this happens between man and animal,
>> Native Americans say, We have walked together in the shadow of a
>> rainbow. And so it is with humility and great pleasure that I share
>> these exhilarating photos with you. Do pass them on!
>> Sincerely,/ /Tom Sears./
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

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Don't send a man to the grocery store!

New Apple Products Introduced TODAY

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Apple unveils new iMacs with 21.5 and 27-inch displays

Apple on Tuesday unveiled an all new iMac line dual- and quad-core iMacs
featuring LED-backlit 21.5 and 27-inch widescreen displays in a new
edge-to-edge glass design and seamless all aluminum enclosure. ( 259
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Apple intros MacBook overhaul with LED display, 7-hour battery

Apple Tuesday released a newly redesigned MacBook with a polycarbonate
unibody design, LED-backlit display, multi-touch trackpad, and built-in
battery with 7 hours of run time. ( 66 comments

Apple takes wraps off new multi-touch Bluetooth Magic Mouse

Apple on Tuesday released what the company heralded as the first-ever
multi-touch mouse, a new product called the Magic Mouse, the successor
to the Mighty Mouse. ( 86 comments
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Apple quietly unveils new hardware remote

Amidst a number of new product launches Tuesday, Apple also released a
new aluminum remote that can be used with any Mac or iPod Universal
Dock. ( 11 comments
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Apple's offers faster Mac minis and new server-oriented model

Three new Mac mini models were released by Apple Tuesday, with a 1TB Mac
OS X Server option accompanied by two faster, upgraded consumer-level
versions. ( 29 comments
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Apple updates Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme with speed boost

Both the AirPort Extreme wireless networking tool and Time Capsule
backup appliance were given speed and performance upgrades by Apple on
Tuesday. ( 3 comments
<> )

Snow Leopard

* Read BEFORE you upgrade to Mac OS X v10.6
/ Posted by: "Gary Kampel"//
gekampel <>
/ Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:51 am (PDT)

<>> Mac OS X v10.6: About
incompatible software
Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard is designed to protect your Mac from
certain incompatible software that can quit unexpectedly or cause
other issues in Mac OS X v10.6.

When you install Snow Leopard or migrate to Snow Leopard,
known-incompatible software is moved to a folder named
Incompatible Software on your hard drive.

Snow Leopard also prevents known-incompatible software from
opening. If you see an "Incompatible software" message, contact
the software's vendor or visit their website for a later,
compatible version.

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