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Tell me what you think 258 Views 01/05/14

This couple I met a couple of years ago, so I haven't known them all that long but we have hung out quite a bit. Well one night a bunch of us were at a bon-fire party, and the husband brought up how hard it was to be monogamus for so long. They've been Married 20 years. His wife was sitting right next to him, and she agreed. I really don't think they are swingers or anything funky like that. Later I was talking with the wife, and she mentioned that they are very open and honest with each other and they don't hide anything from each other. Fast forward a few weeks, she tells me her husbands best friend is a woman he used to date before they met, and that she comes to their house for dinner. Of course me being as old fashion as I'm, I said, your a better person than me.

 

Now that was just a little set-up for this. The wife said to me another time that the last time her husbands friend came over, they had dinner, and she thanked the woman for being her husbands friend. I said, what ! she said yes I don't mind them being friends, I said OK (shaking my head) she said, she gives him something he doesn't get from me, so if she can give it to him, and it makes him feel more complete, I'm all for it. (she said it was nothing physical)

 

So people, tell me what you think about the little I've told you. About a married man's best friend being a woman he used to date.

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Lets Keep our Priorities straight 135 Views 12/20/13

It's that time of year again, and Yes I know I've posted this twice before, and Yes I've been hanging around a long time. No need to comment on how long I've been here. I really need to get a life, I know already ! But hopefully this will remind us all of whats important, now more than ever.


With the upcoming Holidays. I like to post this for all to read. I guess this year is a little extra special since this Christmas I will get to spend a little time with one of my Nephews he is a Navy Seal and is going to be home from Afganistan for a few days. I can't tell you all how proud I'm of him. This poem fits perfect for what HE and the rest of them stand for. I don't know the writer but it sure fits.


The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.

My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.

Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.

The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.

My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.

In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.

The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.

Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know, Then the
sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.

My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
I crept to the door just to see who was near.

Standing out in the cold and dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.

A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.

Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, my wife and my child.

"What are you doing?" I asked without fear,
"Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!"

For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
Away from the cold and snow blown drifts..

To the window that danced with a warm fire's light
Then he sighed and he said "Its really all right,
I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night."



"It's my duty to stand at the front of the line,
That separates you from the darkest of times.

No one had to ask, beg or implore me,
I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me.

My Gramps died at ' Pearl on a day in December,"
Then he sighed, "That's a Christmas 'Gram always remembers."

My dad stood his watch in the jungles of ' Nam ',
And now it is my turn so, here I am.

I've not seen my own son in more than a while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile.

Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
The red, white, and blue... an American flag.

I can live through the cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my house and my home.

I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.

I can carry the weight of killing another,
Or lay down my life with my sister and brother..

We stand at the front against any and all,
To ensure for all time this flag will not fall."

"So go back inside," he said, "harbor no fright,
Your family is waiting and I'll be all right."

"But isn't there something I can do, at the least,
"Give you money," I asked, "or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you've done,
For being away from your wife and your son."

His eyes welled a tear that held no regret,
"Just tell us you love us, and never forget.
To fight for our rights back at home while we're gone,
To stand your own watch, no matter how long.
For when we come home, either standing or dead,
To know you remember we fought and we bled.
Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
That we mattered to you as you mattered to us."


Christmas will be coming soon and some credit is
due to our U.S. service men and women for our being able to celebrate
these festivities.Let's try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of
what we owe. Make people stop and think of our heroes, living and
dead, who sacrificed themselves for us.

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Ok single people ! 539 Views 12/11/13

Is there a new trend going on with the younger generation ?

 

I was talking to my niece, and asked her if she had a New boyfriend yet, she said, well kind of Uncle Ray, it's complicated and you won't understand. I said, sure I will whats going on. She said, well I don't have a new boyfriend but I'm in a relationship with Becka's  (her best friend) fiance. I said what ! She said yes, we all live together and are in a relationship. Then about 4 days later, I was in a Bar in Manhattan Beach California (which I love by the way) I was watching the Michigan State, Ohio State game. A bunch of younger people came in and were standing there shooting the bull. Well one of the young guys came up to me and started talking, he was really nice, then I said to him, is that your girlfriend, he said, oh sorry man for not introducing her, he said the is my girlfriend Sarah, and this beautiful blonde is our companion Kate. I said, (being old as I'm,,LOL) are you saying what I think your saying, he said, Yes, it's awesome and the 3 of us get along great, it's the best !

 

So I ask, since I never heard of such a thing, and then twice in one week,, is this a New Trend ? or have I just been in the dark ? ( you don't have to answer the last part)  LOL

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Kids say the darnest things ! 77 Views 07/30/13

Well, I'm talking to my son about his girlfriend, who does all she can (so it seems) to make him jealous and drive him nuts. According to him, she complains they don't spend enough time together etc. He's a police officer and works a lot of hours. Then in walks my daughter, she starts complaining about her boyfriend. My daughter is dating a lazy bum. My daughter works a full time job, goes to college full time, getting straight A's. Her boy friend doesn't work, only takes one college course, and of course its the same class with my daughter (go figure). Whenever they go anywhere, she has to drive because he has no gas money, they go to the movies, she pays (you get the picture).  

 

 

 

As we were talking I said, guys, it's not supposed to be this tough. Since you are so young and this is really the easiest time of your life, its only going to get tougher. If they are driving you nuts now, just wait until important issues come up. Marriage, Kids, house payments etc,, you know the grown up stuff, just wait !

 

 

 

Of course there was a lot more said by all of us.(but since I'm a terrible typer I'm just giving the highlights) My daughter was starting to get upset. (here's the funny part)  LOL,,, she said,, "well Dad,, lets face it,, between you and Mom we really haven't had relationship role models to follow". We all started laughing and said, well dam,, aint that the truth.  LOL Now lets go to dinner.

 

 

 

I thought it was great, straight forward and honest.

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Lets have a Blog about understanding 265 Views 01/29/13

I don't know how long ago it was, but it was a long while,,LOL, I started a Blog about women who say they Intimidate men,, it was fun and I think we all learned something,, I want to start that same type of constructive blog again here..

 

There seems to be a lot of confusion/misunderstanding of profiles, pictures, spirit, religion, non religion, sentences in profiles, terminology, intentions etc.. in Mens and Womens profiles and online experiences. I'm going to somewhat piggy back off Hope's Blog about "Nothing". I just want people to talk, maybe then we can understand things a little better. I also want to give everyone a heads up, if this Blog starts going the wrong way, like people bashing each other or in some way not in the spirit of good intentions,,I will say it up front,, right now,,I will delete the post. Seriously no name calling etc.. I want some constructive conversation. Maybe this way more people will post here and maybe, just maybe we can all learn something. I mean shoot for the most part I believe we are all here for the same reason,, to find LOVE and live happily ever after. yes, I know there are some scammer's on this site,,but I know for sure there are also some people who would love to find love.

 

 

 

Maybe we can share some experiences, if someone got scammed, enlighten us,,so no one else does,,no one will poke fun or anything,, lets learn,, if they do I will delete it. Lets try to clear up any mis-understanding of something you read in someones profile or whatever.

 

 

 

Maybe even ask us Bloggers to review your profile.

 

 

 

I'll start, here's a couple of things I don't understand.( I know there's more and I'm sure they will come out,, LOL)

 

 

 

Ok, I read this in a woman's profile. "I've had a dog for the last 10 years, he is the best companion, so I want to be clear, you will be second fiddle"...Now I don't speak for all men,, but for me,, there is no way I'm playing second fiddle to a dog.

 

 

 

Another one,,when I'm talking to a woman in person or on the phone, and she say's all the time, " I want to be honest with you",, so I'm to assume when she doesn't say that she's lieing ? I always always assume people are telling Their truth,, so why say that ?

 

 

 

Generous,, what does that really mean ? with your money,, with your heart, with what ?

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I'm so confused ! 356 Views 01/09/13

I really couldn't believe when I got this in my mail on MM today.

"Dear NGL2011,

We regret to inform you that your blog and/or blog comment was rejected. The blog title is"I have a confession to make."

The possible reasons:
1. Offensive, profile, vulgar, abusive, or pornographic messages.
2. Commercial solicitations, including URLs.
3. Contact information (email, home phone / address, etc).

Please refrain from posting any of the above reasons in future blog posts and/or comments.

 

Now we can rant at each other with horrible insults, men's penis sizes and all kinds of assorted unless topics,, but I Blog about a couple of horrible TV Shows I watched and it gets deleted !

 

Can someone please explain to me why ? Did I offend someone without realizing it ? Clue me in OK ?

 

 

 

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I'm posting this again, it's that time of year. 176 Views 12/06/12

I'm apologise to anyone who has seen me post this before and doesn't want to read,, but quite frankly, I don't care what you think..LOL It's that time of year again, and I think we need to get our thoughts together and be Thankful.

 

With the upcoming Holidays. I like to post this for all to read. I guess this year is a little extra special since this Christmas I will get to spend a little time with one of my Nephews he is a Navy Seal and is going to be home for a few days. I can't tell you all how proud I'm of him. This poem fits perfect for what he and the rest of them stand for. I don't know the writer but it sure fits.

 

The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.

My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.

Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.

The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.

My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.

In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.

The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.

Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know, Then the
sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.

My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
I crept to the door just to see who was near.

Standing out in the cold and dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.

A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.

Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, my wife and my child.

"What are you doing?" I asked without fear,
"Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!"

For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
Away from the cold and snow blown drifts..

To the window that danced with a warm fire's light
Then he sighed and he said "Its really all right,
I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night."



"It's my duty to stand at the front of the line,
That separates you from the darkest of times.

No one had to ask, beg or implore me,
I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me.

My Gramps died at ' Pearl on a day in December,"
Then he sighed, "That's a Christmas 'Gram always remembers."

My dad stood his watch in the jungles of ' Nam ',
And now it is my turn so, here I am.

I've not seen my own son in more than a while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile.

Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
The red, white, and blue... an American flag.

I can live through the cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my house and my home.

I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.

I can carry the weight of killing another,
Or lay down my life with my sister and brother..

We stand at the front against any and all,
To ensure for all time this flag will not fall."

"So go back inside," he said, "harbor no fright,
Your family is waiting and I'll be all right."

"But isn't there something I can do, at the least,
"Give you money," I asked, "or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you've done,
For being away from your wife and your son."

 

His eyes welled a tear that held no regret,
"Just tell us you love us, and never forget.
To fight for our rights back at home while we're gone,
To stand your own watch, no matter how long.
For when we come home, either standing or dead,
To know you remember we fought and we bled.
Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
That we mattered to you as you mattered to us."


Christmas will be coming soon and some credit is
due to our U.S. service men and women for our being able to celebrate
these festivities.Let's try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of
what we owe. Make people stop and think of our heroes, living and
dead, who sacrificed themselves for us.

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Diet & Exercise 157 Views 01/17/12

Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?
A: Heart only good for so many beats, and that it... Don't waste on exercise. Everything wear out eventually. Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like saying you extend life of car by driving faster. Want to live longer? Take nap.


Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?

A: Oh no. Wine made from fruit. Brandy distilled wine, that mean they take water out of fruity bit so you get even more of goodness that way. Beer also made of grain. Bottom up!

Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have body and you have fat, your ratio one to one.. If you have two body, your ratio two to one.

Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
A: Can't think of single one, sorry. My philosophy: No pain...good!

Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?

A: YOU NOT LISTENING! Food fried in vegetable oil. How getting more vegetable be bad?

Q
: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
A: Oh no! When you exercise muscle, it get bigger. You should only be doing sit-up if you want bigger stomach.

Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
A: You crazy?!? HEL-LO-O!! Cocoa bean! Another vegetable! It best feel-good food around!

Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
A: If swimming good for figure, explain whale to me.

Q: Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle?
A: Hey! 'Round' is shape!

Well... I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.

AND.....

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 beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.


CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

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One of my Favorites 137 Views 12/09/11

With our first snow fall here in Michigan and the upcoming Holidays. I like to post this for all to read. I guess this year is a little extra special since at Thanksgiving I got to spend a little time with one of my Nephews he is a Navy Seal and was home for the first time in awhile. I can't tell you all how proud I'm of him. This poem fits perfect for what he and the rest of them stand for. I don't know the writer but it sure fits.

 

The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.

My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.

Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.

The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.

My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.

In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.

The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.

Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know, Then the
sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.

My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
I crept to the door just to see who was near.

Standing out in the cold and dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.

A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.

Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, my wife and my child.

"What are you doing?" I asked without fear,
"Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!"

For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
Away from the cold and snow blown drifts..

To the window that danced with a warm fire's light
Then he sighed and he said "Its really all right,
I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night."



"It's my duty to stand at the front of the line,
That separates you from the darkest of times.

No one had to ask, beg or implore me,
I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me.

My Gramps died at ' Pearl on a day in December,"
Then he sighed, "That's a Christmas 'Gram always remembers."

My dad stood his watch in the jungles of ' Nam ',
And now it is my turn so, here I am.

I've not seen my own son in more than a while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile.

Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
The red, white, and blue... an American flag.

I can live through the cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my house and my home.

I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.

I can carry the weight of killing another,
Or lay down my life with my sister and brother..

We stand at the front against any and all,
To ensure for all time this flag will not fall."

"So go back inside," he said, "harbor no fright,
Your family is waiting and I'll be all right."

"But isn't there something I can do, at the least,
"Give you money," I asked, "or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you've done,
For being away from your wife and your son."

His eyes welled a tear that held no regret,
"Just tell us you love us, and never forget.
To fight for our rights back at home while we're gone,
To stand your own watch, no matter how long.
For when we come home, either standing or dead,
To know you remember we fought and we bled.
Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
That we mattered to you as you mattered to us."


Christmas will be coming soon and some credit is
due to our U.S. service men and women for our being able to celebrate
these festivities.Let's try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of
what we owe. Make people stop and think of our heroes, living and
dead, who sacrificed themselves for us.

 

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Dockers Interesting Ad ! 193 Views 11/18/11

“Once upon a time, men wore the pants, and wore them well. Women rarely had to open doors and little old ladies never crossed the street alone. Men took charge because that’s what they did. But somewhere along the way, the world decided it no longer needed men. Disco by disco, latte by foamy non-fat latte, men were stripped of their khaki’s and left stranded on the road between boyhood and androgyny. But today, there are questions our genderless society has no answers for. The world sits idly by and cities crumble, children misbehave and those little old ladies remain on one side of the street. For the first time since bad guys, we need heroes. We need grown-ups. We need men to put down the plastic fork, step away from the salad bar and untie the world from the tracks of complacency. It’s time to get your hands dirty. It’s time to answer the call of manhood. It’s time to wear the pants"

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Another one from Andy ! 91 Views 11/07/11

This is another Andyism. I think it kind of goes hand in hand with the other one I posted about women.

 

For all those men who say, 'Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?', here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!

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a tribute to Andy Rooney ! 61 Views 11/05/11

I personally think this is some of his best work. I know it's been posted before by someone, but since Andy is now past on, I just felt like posting it again. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do, but don't get hung up on the ages he uses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andy Rooney says:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As I grow in age, I value
older women most of all.
Here are just a few reasons why.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An older woman will never wake you in the
middle of the night to ask,
"What are you thinking?" She doesn't care
what you think.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An older woman knows herself well enough to be
assured in who she is, what she is, what she
wants and from whom. Few women past the age
of 40 give a damn what you might think about her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An older single woman usually has had her fill
of "meaningful relationships" and "commitment."
The last thing she needs in her life is
another dopey, clingy, whiny, dependent lover!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Older women are dignified. They seldom have a
screaming match with you at the opera or in
the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course,
if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you
if they think they can get away with it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most older women cook well. They care about
cleanliness and are generous with praise, often undeserved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An older woman has the self-assurance to introduce
you to her women friends. A younger woman with
a man will often ignore even her best friend
because she doesn't trust the guy with other women.
Older women couldn't care less.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women get psychic as they age. You never have to
confess your sins to an older woman. They always know.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An older woman looks good wearing bright red lipstick.
This is not true of younger women or drag queens.
Once you get past a wrinkle or two, an older
woman is far sexier than her younger counterpart.
Her libido's stronger, her fear of pregnancy gone.
Her experience of lovemaking is honed and reciprocal
and she's lived long enough to know how to please
a man in ways her daughter could never dream of.
(Young men, you have something to look forward to.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Older women are forthright and honest.
They'll tell you right off you are a jerk if you
are acting like one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, we praise older women for a multitude of
reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal.
For every stunning, smart, well-coifed babe of 40
there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants
making a fool of himself with some 22 year
old waitress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ladies, I apologize for all of us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That men are genetically inferior is no secret.
Count your blessings that we die off at a far
younger age, leaving you the best part of your
lives to appreciate the exquisite woman you've
become, without the distraction of some demanding
old man clinging and whining his way into your serenity."

 

 

 

 

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chemistry, I think ! 278 Views 11/03/11

Am I the only one who needs that first kiss to be super charged, like BAM ! POW ! what the hell just happened the hair on your arms stands up, your toes curl,, etc..

 

or is it something that can be worked on ? I really don't think it can be,, but hey, I open to other opinions.

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Why Men shouldn't write advise columns 128 Views 10/11/11
Dear John, I hope you can help me.The other day I set off to work, leaving my husband at home watching TV. About a mile down the road my car broke down and I had to walk about a mile back home to get help from my husband. When I got home I couldn't believe my eyes, he was in our bed with our neighbors daughter. I'm 32, my husband is 34 and the neighbors daughter is 19. We have been Married for 10 years. When I confronted him he broke down and told me they have been having an affair for about 6 months. He won't go to counseling and I'm afraid I'm a wreck and need your advise urgently !! Can you please help ? Sincerely Shelia. Dear Shelia, A car stalling after being driven a short distance can be caused by a variety of faults with the engine. Start by checking that there is no debris in the fuel line. If it is clear check the vaccum pipes and hoses on the intake manifold and also check the grounding wires. If none of these approaches solve the problem, it could be the fuel pump itself is faulty causing low delivery pressure to the injectors. Hope this helps. John
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Thoughts around Christmas Time 154 Views 12/13/10

I posted this last year and wanted to post it again this year. I find that sometimes I/we need a little reminder of things we need to be Thankful for.

Not sure who wrote this or where I got it,, but at this time of year,, I like it !

 
 
The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.

My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.

Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.

The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.

My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.

In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.

The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.

Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know, Then the
sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.

My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
I crept to the door just to see who was near.

Standing out in the cold and dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.

A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.

Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, my wife and my child.

"What are you doing?" I asked without fear,
"Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!


 




Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!"

For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
Away from the cold and snow blown drifts..

To the window that danced with a warm fire's light
Then he sighed and he said "Its really all right,
I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night."



"It's my duty to stand at the front of the line,
That separates you from the darkest of times.

No one had to ask, beg or implore me,
I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me.

My Gramps died at ' Pearl on a day in December,"
Then he sighed, "That's a Christmas 'Gram always remembers."

My dad stood his watch in the jungles of ' Nam ',
And now it is my turn so, here I am.

I've not seen my own son in more than a while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile.

Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
The red, white, and blue... an American flag.

I can live through the cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my house and my home.

I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.

I can carry the weight of killing another,
Or lay down my life with my sister and brother..

We stand at the front against any and all,
To ensure for all time this flag will not fall."

"So go back inside," he said, "harbor no fright,
Your family is waiting and I'll be all right."

"But isn't there something I can do, at the least,
"Give you money," I asked, "or prepare you a feast?

It seems all too little for all that you've done,
For being away from your wife and your son."

His eyes welled a tear that held no regret,
"Just tell us you love us, and never forget.

To fight for our rights back at home while we're gone,
To stand your own watch, no matter how long.

For when we come home, either standing or dead,
To know you remember we fought and we bled.
Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
That we mattered to you as you mattered to us."


 


Christmas will be coming soon and some credit is
due to our U.S. service men and women for our being able to celebrate
these festivities.Let's try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of
what we owe. Make people stop and think of our heroes, living and
dead, who sacrificed themselves for us.

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Internet can be confusing 643 Views 12/06/10

After spending a little time here, well really alot off and on,, I'm still trying to figure out how all this works. (I have been accused of being slow, so bear with me) I often sit here, looking at profiles, sending emails, answering emails,, you all know the dance,, right ?

I'm confused as to how this site works. I know it's supposed to be easy, you know, email, chat, meet, see if there's any chemistry etc..

So my question to you all is,, what is the thing that happens here or any dating site that makes you confused or makes you say "Huh" what the heck is going on ! or what the heck happened.

 

I'm interested to find out if your possibly in the dark like me !  ;)

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Finding Love 314 Views 04/20/10

As I was reading my book of Buddism, I came across a topic that I thought might be interesting for all of us here on the site. I see alot of questions or comments regarding what it takes to find your Match how long will it take, why can't I find my Partner etc.. so I thought I would write this blog to see what you all think.

 

Its called the Ultimate Law of Existence. All that is needed on our part is a "Total Invitation" not holding back even a small part of our being. If we are available, open and ready to receive the host, the host comes. It has never been otherwise. Truth cannot be conquered but it can be invited. One has to be a host for the ultimate guest. Thats what I call "Meditation" it makes you empty of all rubbish, it empties you completely so you become spacious, receptive, sensitive, vulnerable, available and all these qualities make you passionately inviting, an invitation for the unknown, unnamable, an invitation for that which will make your life a fulfillment, without which life is just an exercise in utter futility. But one cannot do any more than that, just offer an invitation and wait. This is what I call Prayer, an invitation and waiting in "Deep Trust" that it is going to happen !

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Whats your meaning of Love ? 332 Views 04/05/10

OK, lets hear what you think love means.

 

 

 

Heres the true meaning of love,

 

'When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love.'

Rebecca- age 8


'When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.
You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.'

Billy - age 4


'Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.'

Karl - age 5


'Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.'

Chrissy - age 6


'Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.'

Danny - age 7

 

'Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that.
They look gross when they kiss'


Emily - age 8


'Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.'

Elaine-age 5


'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.'

Chris - age 7


Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross.'

Mark - age 6
 

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2 horses 199 Views 02/22/10


Two Horses  
Author Unknown

Just up the road from my home is a field, with two horses in it. 
 

From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse.


But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing....
 
Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind.

His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him. 
 
   
This alone is amazing.
 
If you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell.  
Looking around for the source of the sound, you will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field.
 
Attached to the horse's halter is a small bell.

It lets the blind friend know where the other horse is, so he can follow..

As you stand and watch these two friends,
You'll see that the horse with the bell is always checking on the blind horse,
And that the blind horse will listen for the bell and then slowly walk
To where the other horse is,
Trusting that he will not be led astray. 
 
When the horse with the bell returns
To the shelter of the barn each evening,
It stops occasionally and looks back,
Making sure that the blind friend isn't too far behind to hear the bell. 

Like the owners of these two horses,
God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect
Or because we have problems or challenges.

He watches over us and even brings others into our lives
To help us when we are in need..
 
Sometimes we are the blind horse
Being guided by the little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives.

Other times we are the guide horse, helping others to find their way....
 
Good friends are like that...

You may not always see them, but you know they are always there.

 


Please listen for my bell and I'll listen for yours.


and remember...

 

 


Be kinder than necessary-
 
Everyone you meet is fighting
Some kind of battle.
 
 

 

Live simply,
Love generously,
Care deeply,
Speak kindly.......
 
                                               
And leave the rest to God !

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Insurance Money 117 Views 02/22/10

INSURANCE MONEY

A man wakes up in the hospital, bandaged from head to foot.

The doctor comes in and says, "Ah, I see you've regained consciousness

Now you probably won't remember, but you were in a huge pile-up on the
freeway.

You're going to be okay, you'll walk again and everything, but the bad
news is that your p* nis was severed in the accident and we couldn't
find it."

The man groans, but the doctor goes on, "But there is also good news.
You've got $9000 in insurance money coming, and we now have the
technology to build you a new p* nis . They work great, but they don't
come cheap. It will cost roughly $1000 an inch."

 The man perks up. "So," the doctor says, "You must decide how many
inches you want. But this is something you should discuss with your
wife. If you had a five incher before, and you get a nine incher now,
she might be a bit intimidated. And if you had a nine incher before,
and you decide to only invest in a five incher now, she might be
disappointed. So, it's very important that she plays a role in helping
you make this decision.

The man agrees to talk it over with his wife.

The doctor comes back the next day and asks, "So, have you spoken
with your wife?"

"Yes, I have," says the bandaged man.

"And has she helped you make a decision?"

"Yes," says the bandaged man.

"Alrighty then ...... What is your decision?" asks the doctor.

"We're getting granite countertops."

 

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