Friday, October 27, 2006

Cleaning the Desk Top

Saying for the day: You can tell a lot about a person by the pile on their desk.

Today a few things that have piled up and aren’t enough for a whole days entry.

First the church is giving us a going a way coffee on the 5th of November.
The problem with this is what if we don’t go.
Will I have to hide, going out only at dark?
Will I have to join a different church?
Will I need plastic surgery or a disguise?
If we don’t get the house will I have to go live with my son.
Which son will have us?
Don’t you just hate when people are nice to you?

Second does anyone know where an old fellow would put his teeth?
I can’t find mine and I want to eat some corn on the cob.
They used to be next to the tap on the sink in the kitchen but not any more.

Third a telephone game too short for a whole entry:
telemarketer: This is ,,, mortgage services. Is this Mr. John Lena
Me– Before I answer that tell me why you think I would be interested In a mortgage? Keep in mind I’m recording this conversation.
She hung up. I win. What a poor player.

Finally –Why do banks put their forms on 8 1/2 by 14 inch paper instead of legal size?
My copier only does legal size.
Now my mortgage company wants a copy of the mortgage on this house so I have to find a big copier.

All this junk comes together because tomorrow I have to find my teeth so I can go up to the church and use their copier.
That’s so I can get the loan and leave so the coffee wont be wasted.
All the while I’m doing this I’m wondering who told the mortgage company on the phone I was looking for a loan.
My bet is the real estate agent in Neenah.

News from Pigeon Falls– the little town in my garage where the trains still run and where a big White Rabbit could be the next Mayor.-Tommy, the undertaker’s kid has a big sign on his wagon that says “Elect the White Rabbit Mayor”. One wonders if he wants the dragon on the council. Perhaps Nancy will ask him/ Pigeon Falls would make the national news again as the only town to elect a rabbit as Mayor. The Rabbits slogan could be “Elect Me and I’ll Keep Things Jumping”
Eino has yet to hear from his friend in Portland but then his friend has a lot of books to go through. While he is waiting he has been looking into the machine that can make small statues of the same material as the Hermit Statue. He is beginning to think that somebody made a bigger machine and copied the Hermit. But he can’t begin to fathom why. Why make a pseudo marble statue of the Hermit and cause it to be found? What purpose does it serve? Who do they want to fool and who is doing the fooling? Every time Eino gets an answer it gives him six new questions.
Nancy says she is giving up and getting ready to live in a town with no government. She assumes the state will come in and do something. That can be either good or bad. In State elections the town has always voted Democratic and the Governor is a Democrat so that could be good. Of course after the election the Republican could be governor. It all depends on whose lies you want to believe , his or hers.

Today's Link-The World According to Davenelli- Remember to leave the words Dr. John in the comment to get those very club oriented JCPOINTS. Check HERE for your totals. It is Friday and Betty will draw when she gets up for the PIc a Prize contest.

Betty is up. Betty draws.

There is a drumroll ( very quiet drum)

and the winner is


Congratulations. Now she needs to go to the Pic a Prize list and leave a comment with the number of the prize chosen.Betty finished painting the windows today. we filled out the pile of forms for the mortgage company and sent those in. I visited the Ellis Island web site and did some family research. I called my sister who wanted the information and she was very thankful. I called my Pastor but that converstaion will be the beginning of tomorrow's blog. Betty and I also went and took pictures of the quilters to use on the web site. Well I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Chana said...

you write so good...i love the way you made it all come together at the end..that takes brains and talents i say.

How nice of the church to give you a send off. They are going to miss you both terribly i'm sure.

I hope you do find your teeth. Not much eating can happen without them and that is just horrible.
I tell Joe that at the end of our lives, he will have to hand me my glasses so i can see where my teeth and wig are.

I loved that conversation. She obviously wasn't up to dare she..didn't she know you would tell us about it? lol..
I think all your work with the telemarketers is paying off..Your reputation is scaring them from bothering you..finally!

Banks are just a pain. Long is the day they try to make things easier for us, regardless of what they say in their commercials.

I hope you get all that paperwork done to their wishes so that you can have your home closer to family. Good luck.
OUt of everyone in the town i would vote, only if i could, for the Rabbit for Mayor and the dragon in council. How brilliant that would be.
Eino is working hard on this mystery but it certainly is like making a hole in the sand..Just when you are getting deep, more comes up..I do hope he gets a break but not if it means we loose the rabbit or dragon.
Page is down in the JC points eh? remember Dr. JOhn, it's free, it's free...don't worry, i'm sure it will be up soon and then we can see how the race, hmm, i mean how the points are going, lol..

I loved all the comments you and Betty got in Catch's blog. You deserve each one of them sir. I saw your answer, humble as usual..Certainly you don't think that would stop us from showering you with praise? Get used to it dr. John, you are much loved and appreciated and you too Betty.

hoping you are both on your way to a beautiful day. read you tomorrow God willing.

4:44 AM  
Blogger Kat Campbell said...

I would have some good advice on where you might have stashed your teeth but I can't think with the mess on my desk. The mail I haven't opened yet, my music for the play, three piles of notes for news articles I'm supposed to be writing, two empty diet pepsi cans, a cat, two staplers, the book I'm editing, nine markers without lids, a Barbie dress and what appears to be a ghost sucker stuck to the mouse pad.

5:22 AM  
Blogger The Rev. Dr. Kate said...

Yes, if our desks reflect the state of our souls we are in serious trouble come judgment! My desk here at work is in relatively good shape, but the one at home . . . not only are my sermon notes for next Sunday spread all over, the remnants of my recent doctoral application are there along with ALL of my son's college application stuff, my niece's scrunchies, a pile of halloween napkins, two gatorade bottles (courtesy of son) and one of the dog's bones. I'm guessing the glasses I can't find are at the bottom of the pile. Godd luck witht he teeth!

5:44 AM  
Blogger Lori's Minute said...

After my grandfather died, they found three of his false teeth in the garage....he kept losing them and forgetting where he put them and no one thought to look in the garage.

6:33 AM  
Anonymous Stacy said...

Woohoo! Winning the drawing made my day. Uh, I wanted the CD of dulcimer music, but my daughter informed me a while back that if I ever won I needed the Cookie Monster collectible so......#1 Cookie Monster, it is.

Thank you for the smiles today (and every day).

6:59 AM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

Sounds like you have the same problem with teeth as I have with my glasses. That is why I buy the cheater reading glasses in the three packs at Sams. Hmmm. Maybe someone needs to package teeth in multipacks. Find a need and fill it.

8:05 AM  
Blogger sleeplessinoklahoma said...

I agree...White Rabbit for Mayor & a Dragon on the Council. This would be wonderful. That could really upset a few people in the town.

Hope you find your teeth, don't have to resort to a disguise, or live with a son. ~smiles~

Love the telemarketer games. You ROCK!!

Have a wonderful day.

Blessed be...

9:23 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

I used to work in a medical clinic where every morning my desk was piled high with important papers and records. By the end of the day, they were all gone. That's how I knew I accomplished something.

Real estate people and mortgage people wear the same clothes and share pockets.

I'd bet who ever wins the election will surprise the town.

9:27 AM  
Blogger QuillDancer said...

Dr. John, I once worked on a hospital's housekeeping staff. I frequently found false teeth hidden in pillow cases. Please look there. Also, under the bed. Of course, if you are certain you left them by the kitchen sink you might want to check in the garbage disposal, or Betty's last casserole.

The day my father got his new false teeth ... you know what, I think I'll go post this little ditty on my blog. No reason you should have all the laughs!

10:31 AM  
Blogger Catch said...

I am cracking up about your teeth!!!! Years ago, before I was born, my Grandfather lost his teeth, when they discovered them the dog had chewed them,....rumor has it he shot the dog!

Lets face it, if you dont find your teeth, you wont be able to go to the coffee, Church or much of will be toothless in Seattle!!! lol

11:12 AM  
Anonymous TC said...

Ha ha! Your telemarketer didn't last long, Doc - she must have been a trainee! I must remember "I'll be recording this" line - I'l bet that's what made her scarper!

*toothless in Seattle!* - what's she like, our Catch!

11:34 AM  
Blogger Nea said...

ah, you have a lot to think about.....but first on the list is your teeth. I would think that is kind of important unless you want to stay inside for the rest of your life. Where to put teeth....hmmmmmmmmmmm

Reminds me of that old saying, a place for everything and everything in it's place, but they forgot to mention where to put teeth......maybe the sugar bowl.

12:01 PM  
Blogger QuillDancer said...

Dr. John, my cup came today and I love it! Thank you and thank, Betty very much! The CD was also in the box, but I haven't had a chance to listen yet. I barely waved good-bye to the mailman.

2:30 PM  
Blogger butterflies said...

I hope youve found your teeth by now..Im sure Betty knows where they are cos she hid them so they wouldnt be sitting on the bench by the tap.
You could live with both sons..3mths at each one..then swap.
Good to hear you chasing off the telemarketers.

2:34 PM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Not sure I follow. not sure where we go from fact to make believe. A motgage at your age?
Here England (uk) they now talk of realizing your capital to people retired. Yes you spend your working life paying a mortgage - "to leave something for your children" used to be the mantra in previous centuries
But in the 21st Century in England, it is realize your capital. You've worked you've upsized, downsized now in a bungalow, mortgage paid, home has gone up in value - now realize your capital. Yes, borrow £50,000 against the value of your house (at high interest) to be repaid from the sale of the house when you die.
The bank is safe, the house is sure to go up in value even if you live longer than they expect you to
So you spend your £50,000 go on that world cruise, and then live for another 25 years ... and it turns out you are living on borrowed time, you no longer owe thr house with the accumulated compound interest on the loan you took out for that cruise you never really wanted neede or enjoyed.
But it is good for the economy
See wealth is not build on manufacture or trade as some people still think.
Wealth is built on velocity of money, how fast can you eat hamburghers or icecream, how fast you can drink coffee or beer, how many shoes you buy, see Imelda Marcos was good for the economy the shoe economy I mean really a watch for life, not even a $10,000 Rolex, a pair of shoes for life, can't have that at least one new pair every year if not every month, or like shirts, socks & underwear, in this throw away society a new pair every day, if not more often. Of course fridges tvs and computers 10 years? nooo 5 years at most, cars ten years? nooo replace every three at least.
And the best for velocity of money is debt - yep credit cards, finance on your car, mortgage on your home & home improvements, loans for holidays ... and now realize your capital.
All ways to create unimaginable opportunities? YES
All ways to indebt those living on credit to those who have the money
But hey money makes the world go round, it is not just the Oil of industry it is The Industry. Would people get up ang go to jobs they hate were it not for pay, if they didn't have mortgages, loans and debts to pay.
Alas freedom comes at a price it seems. We are all chasing the dream, we are all chasing the fantasy, but the pyramid is top heavy, the pop stars & sport stars even tv stars open up their doors to the public. You too can have this million dollar home with 10 garages a bentlet, a ferrari and three porches.
Yeah, you too can have it in your dreams.
But hold on doctors, consultants, specialists, bankers, judges, lawyrers, businessmen even professors want a piece of the pie too ... "Don't we deserve it you" hear them cry - so every day they device how to provide for themselves ie feather their nests, and they've long forgetten their true purpose or vocation to heal, to be fair, to educate ...
for they really have sold their souls. It is the mark of the beast.
When a Nation justifies the destruction and rape of another country, do we learn from history?
but when a nation justifies to its people the destruction and rape of another country in the 21st Century because it is good for the economy, then it is 'evil hearts' rule, and we have learnt nothing from history.
No wonder the nation's heart is in need of surgery. No wonder there is a cancer threatens the population, and one third will suffer from cancer, all placing their hopes on godless Science, and the Science of Medicine.

The Real Mark of the Beast, everyone will bow to the Medical Profession, everyone will place their life in the surgeon's hand.
Is it the cycle of life, is it the way of things, is it the reality of Nature - or are we being led by the nose to the slaughter, not by the blind, but by those who would blind us with Science.

And having said all that, you'll ask me, "so where are my teeth"

PS -Dr John, I am increasingly of the opinion that as in the days of Old, God (energy or higher force) related to Israel, not as an individual but as a Nation. Except of course the nation of israel no longer since Christ. But just the same God relates to America USA, Europe and the rest of the world.
It is not individuals that have cancer, it is nations that are cancerous - individuals just pay the price in the flesh.
Like when a country goes to war, it is the soldiers of the losing side pay the highest price - the civilians no matter how great their numbers, are not counted. They are merely collateral damage in the grand scale of things

Having got that off my chest, let me wish you and all at fortress linna well. For despite it all it is we as individuals that make a difference in our own small ways. Were it not for the good people, the real meat grinder would be an unbearable sight, drama or tragedy to watch

2:47 PM  
Anonymous sandy said...

Left by the tap in the kitchen ~ I'd look in the fridge. It's obvious you went to make a cup of coffee right maybe a sandwich , so you washed your hands or filled the coffee pot at the sink, took out your teeth "thought" you left them by the tap, instead went to the fridge to get milk, your hands were full so you put the teeth downin the fridge picked up the milk, closed the door. Voila! Mystery solved. I do things like that all the time. Well not twith my teeth they are still attached, but my glases...
Hope you find them. If all else fails they might be under the mouse mat.

Definately White Rabbit for Mayor!!!

3:00 PM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Having just seen the prize from Cindra Jo's word competition

Cindra Jo, I couldn't have beaten Dr John anyway, even if I'd tried. But if I'd known that was the prize, hey I would have put up much much more of a fight.

I love them.
Dr John it is verbotten to me to be jealous, envy is forbidden to me, but I am as close to jealousy and envy as one can be - without in any way wishing to deprive you of the pleasure and delight of winning such a fine Prize.

He says graciously as he goes off to sulk in the corner

3:02 PM  
Blogger ArtsyTartsyViray said...

False teeth.. that reminds me of a childhood trauma I went through watching a close family pop her teeth outta her mouth..

That was quite disturbing.. perhaps I'll turn it into a blog entry!

3:56 PM  
Blogger Mimi said...

That telemarketer was a poor player indeed. I would think they are not allowed to hang up like that, so rude!

And as far as the mis-sized paper, don't you know those companies are not happy unless they make things hard on you?;-)

I hope you find your teeth. Once my MIL got sick in the toliet and accidentaly flushed them. My step dad used to coach a baseball team and my mom did the concession stand. The went on a away game and shared a hotel room with the assistant coach who was an older man. He said he lost his teeth. And then the next day he kept complaining that his back hurt. He eventaully found his teeth on the bed and realized from the markings that he had bit himself on the back while sleeping!:)

6:36 PM  
Blogger LZ Blogger said...

My desk is just FULL! ~ jb///

7:45 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

You should find your teeth in the shower next to the shampoo bottle. They're blending in with your ceramic tiles.

9:48 PM  

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