Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Saying for the Day:One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. ~Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright, Pavarotti, My Own Story

If you are planning on eating cereal this morning or any morning be sure you do it before you leave the house. If you eat it in the car while driving to work you could be ticketed for DWEC( Driving While Eating Cereal).): Four people were injured in Houston in October when a driver failed to stop for a red light while eating a bowl of oatmeal and collided with a transit bus. (Three passengers were hurt, in addition to the motorist, and witnesses said oatmeal was found all over the inside of the car, and also inside the bus and on the ground
Two weeks earlier, in London, Ontario, a driver accidentally lost control of his car while eating cereal, drove through a grassy median, and hit two oncoming cars (but no serious injuries resulted).
So police are now cracking down on people who eat cereal and drive. The worst offenders, of course, are those who eat cereal and talk on a cell phone while driving. They increase their chance of having an accident and the people they are talking to can’t understand them. Didn’t their mother ever tell them don’t talk with your mouth full.
You have been warned.

#### News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal. It’s the day before Thanksgiving in Pigeon Falls and everybody is getting ready for the big day. The Methodist and Lutheran Churches will have a combined service tonight at the Methodist Church. It is a smaller church and the small number of worshippers won’t look so small there. For some reason not very many people want to take time from their getting ready for Thanksgiving to give God thanks. There are so many things to do and so little time before the relatives arrive.
Mrs. Trumble received a return receipt requested package from the ACLU this morning. It contained pictures of the community Christmas tree and close ups of the ornaments with manger scenes or angels. The lawyer wanted to know if she still denied that the community holiday tree violated the separation of church and state. She sent them a reply stating that the town doesn’t have a holiday tree and that the Christmas Tree in the picture violates no laws state or federal. She went on to say that she hoped they would have a good Thanksgiving on this day of state directed prayer.
Mrs. Trumble has made the Town Council aware that the ACLU will probably be starting some kind of lawsuit against Pigeon Falls. One of the council members said that the lawyers might spend a little while they are here and help the local economy.
If they are unhappy now wait until they see the manger scene that will be set up in front of the gazebo. That will stand their hair on end. What could possibly be a bigger threat to America than a tree with some religious ornaments and a big plastic manger scene.
Will the ACLU sue Pigeon Falls? Will they win? Does Mrs. Trumble know who she is dealing with ? Doesn’t Petrovich have a driblet with a way out of this one? How dangerous is a tree ornament ? And of course id Tommy UK really the undertaker’s kid? All these questions and some we haven’t asked will be answered in a future “News from Pigeon Falls”.

Today's Link-Daddy Likee- Now this is just a bit on the weird side.
It was one of those days. In the morning I got the three items I sold on eBay addressed and ready to mail. Betty went and had coffee with a friend from Crystal Falls. In the afternoon we took boxes of things we will never use to Good Will . This is better than letting them sit on shelves in the basement. Then we went to Hobby Lobby and got more plaster cloth and some Styrofoam. We came home the back road because 41 was so busy. Then I visited half of the links.
Now I need a breathing treatment.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is why they make the cereal bars. I am eating one now:)

6:09 AM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

Maybe the ALCU is upset that no one made an ornament in their honor.

8:24 AM  
Anonymous quilly said...

Do you suppose Mimi is blogging, eating a cereal bar AND driving all at once?

I understand that in Nevada it is illegal to drive while eating a hamburger.

8:52 AM  
Blogger Alpha Dude 1.5 said...

I would be afraid I'd spill the cereal on myself.

Gee, if only they hadn't gone for that extra few minutes of sleep....

Blessings to you, Dr. John.

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Quasar9 said...

lol Dr John,
Pavarotti might have been considered by some a great singer, but he was certainly a 'Great' eater by All.

10:13 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

We in Houston are known for the ability to multi-task. Just saw one the otherday talking on the cellphone while saluting another motorist. I miss Pavarotti.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

I think they should just change the charge to DWOO Driving While Otherwise Occupied- that would cover all the crazy things people try to do while they drive. Have a Happy Thanksgiving Dr. John!

2:23 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

Are Cereal drivers anything like Serial Killers? (Just joking)

I have this awesome recipe for cereal on the go. I was bad for a while, skipping breakfast and opting for just coffee.

So I now make a pan of Cream O wheat Cappachino. Easy, frothy steamed milky, thin so it's drinkable out of a cup - sweetened just right, with a tablespoon of instant coffee granules.. a spirtz of whipped cream and sprinkle of cinnamon at the top of one of those big giant to go coffee mugs ...

It's delish. In fact, I want one now. =O)

2:32 PM  
Blogger Stacy said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Betty and the gang!

5:56 PM  
Blogger Louisiana said...

i have seen twice now people brushing their teeth while driving. i was stunned and grossed out.

my sis scared me long ago with her attitude she could do all she was doing..i seen her manouver the wheel with her thigh/leg as she is on the cell in one hand and eating with the other or writting or even putting mascara..

she has gotten way better and thank goodness for she scared me often..

i'm glad i made you feel less worried about me and the kids. i love you very much and i'm very grateful to have you and Betty and yours in my life.

God Bless you all, hugs and kisses.....xoxooxoxo

6:03 PM  
Blogger patterns of ink said...

Dr. John,
Happy Birthday! Regardless of what the time stamp of this comment says, trust me, it's Thursday by about ten minutes. I have a house full of company sleeping all through our house and don't know if I'll get to drop by later today (when you're awake and you have a new post) so I'll wish you well now.

You are one of the few people in the blogosphere that I has sent me “proof of life” as they say. I once won one of your famous drawings and you sent me a blue porcelain hippopotamus in the male. My daughter has it in her room. Since one of her favorite Christmas songs is
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas, it was a great gift from a friend I’ve never met. Thank you for single-handedly pulling together this strange “congregation” of imaginative friends from the Island of Misfit Toys

9:11 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

Happy Birthday Dr. John.

AND... Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

We have a Present just for you!!!

I'll stop by later this morning after you wake up. =O)

9:11 PM  
Blogger Catch said...

hmmm... I never thought of eating cereal in my car!
I see its your birthday!!!! Happy birthday Dr John!! Wishing you a wonderful day and a happy Thanksgiving! Its so good to be back with all my blogger buddies!!!!

9:59 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

I have a hard time listening to the radio and driving. Guess I'd better not bring cereal too, not even a cereal bar.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! This year will be an extra special birthday and reason to give thanks.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Sue

1:51 AM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Pavarotti was known as a 'great' singer by some
and a 'great' eater by all.

2:17 AM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

That Dragon gonna catch a cold

2:18 AM  
Blogger Louisiana said...

Happy Birthday, Feliz Cumpleano Dr. John!!!

Hope you are ready for a very exciting day!

Wonderful Margie has been up to great mischief. You are now entering your suprise bday party day!

We have a present at our blog home for you and so do many others but you got to go to Maggies first..what she has done is amazing..

we love you...

Happy Thanksgiving for you and your wonderful family...


3:29 AM  
Blogger GA Peach said...

Dr. John, Miz Margie tells me today is your birthday! We'll all I gotta say is one more year of happiness and train rides is coming up for you and another train done gone! Have a Happy One and stick a candle in a turkey leg and fire 'em up! Take care and may many more blessings come your way today and everyday!

Hugs, y'all, GA Peach

4:54 AM  

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