THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 10-23-09)

Lots of profound verbiage here for this fine Monday! Enjoy.

Patrick The Poet

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 10-23-09)

Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay its price.
–Sun Tzu

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
–Howard Thurman

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
–Danny Kaye

What an author likes to write most is his signature on the back of a check.
–Brendan Francis

You have a solemn obligation to take care of yourself because you never know when the world will need you.
–Rabbi Hillel

We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.
–Helen Keller

First we make our habits then our habits make us.
–Denis Waitley

If, presume not to God to scan; The proper study of Mankind is Man. Placed on this isthmus of a middle state, a being darkly wise, and rudely great.
–Alexander Pope

I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately, instead of at three o’clock in the morning.
–John Barrymore

There lies at the back of every creed something terrible and hard for which the worshipper may one day be required to suffer.
–Edward M. Forster

Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that’s printed about him.
–Orson Welles

The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him.

Through art we express our conception of what nature is not.
-Pablo Picasso

Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell.
–Frank Borman

Protection is not a principle but an expedient.
–Benjamin Disraeli

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six sharpening my ax.
–Abraham Lincoln

I have been complimented many times and they always embarrass me; I always feel that they have not said enough.
–Mark Twain


Couple Love couple hd wallpaper free – Nice HD Wallpaper

My consummate poem on the subject at hand!

Patrick The Poet


Like a sunny morning or a rainy day,
Like the earnest smile upon a baby’s face,
There is one treasure easy to give away,
We can endlessly replenish or replace!
How much is given or taken doesn’t count,
For both quantity and quality are free.
And since there’s no restrictions on the amount,
The more I give you, the more you will give me!
It lurks in the shadows and looms in the shade.
It lives in every heart you know and don’t know.
And even when it’s not being shared or made,
You can take it with you wherever you go!
It’s in the hopes we speak and the words we write.
And the greatest challenge for which we are tried.
Even when strife seems great and sorrow feels right,
It’s the only treasure to turn grief aside!
For it exists throughout time and never ends.
And will fill us up but never let us drown.
For we can call upon family and friends
To raise our souls and save us when we are down!
It’s in every sunset and in every breeze.
And in every living heart you seek, and don’t.
And though you be adrift ‘midst the darkest seas
Then believe it will abandon you—it won’t!
For it lives in the science of affection,
Even when it appears unwanted and strange.
And though you may doubt such cosmic connection,
Why avoid its infinite power of change?
For it moves you to rise even when you fall,
And desires to enwhelm your life every day!
It’s yours to have!—but the nicest thing of all?
You get to keep it when you give it away.


Didn’t I?

Kim Richey Music Guide - WikiMusicGuide, your music wiki

One of the most exceptional female songwriters in Country Music (and Pop) in recent years is Kim Richey.  A phenomenal singer, too, I don’t mind saying, with a beautiful voice.  Her masterpiece “Didn’t I” is one of my all-time favorite torch songs.  There’s nothing in all music quite like it.  I’ve also included three other premier gems written and sung by her to complete your discovery of this incomparable musical artist.  Her albums Bitter Sweet and Glimmer are treasures to own.  When you get to her song “I’m Alright,” you’ll know that this discovery was a treasure in itself.


Link to Didn’t I:
Link to Lyrics:

Link to Those Words We Said:

Link to Fallin’ + I’m Alright:

You can’t make this stuff up!!!

If dey axe you why, tell dem de dash don’t be silent.

You just can’t make this stuff up.

Patrick The Poet
*:-B nerd


You can’t make this stuff up!!!
New sign at Wal-Mart


Our society is doomed…………..

How would you pronounce this child’s name?

Leah?? NO

Lee – A?? NOPE 

Lay – a?? NO 

Lei?? Guess Again.

This child attends a school in
 Kansas City, Mo. 
Her mother is irate because everyone is getting her name wrong.

It’s pronounced “Ledasha”.

When the Mother was asked about the pronunciation of the name, she said, “the dash don’t be silent.” 

SO, if you see something come across your desk like this please remember to pronounce the dash.

If dey axe you why, tell dem de dash don’t be silent.
I handed the teller @ my bank a withdrawal slip for $400.00 
I said “May I have large bills, please”

She looked at me and said “I’m sorry sir, all the bills are the same size. “When I got up off the floor I explained it to her….

When my husband and I arrived at an automobile dealership to pick up our car, we were told the keys had been locked in it. We went to the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the driver side door. As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that it was unlocked. ‘Hey,’ I announced to the technician, ‘it’s open!’ His reply: ‘I know. I already got that side.

This was at the Ford dealership in Canton,MS

We had to have the garage door repaired. 
The Sears repairman told us that one of our problems was that we did not have a ‘large’ enough motor on the opener.

I thought for a minute, and said that we had the largest one Sears made at that time, a 1/2 horsepower.

He shook his head and said, ‘Lady, you need a 1/4 horsepower.’ I responded that 1/2 was larger than 1/4.

He said, ‘NO, it’s not..’ Four is larger than two.’ 

We haven’t used Sears repair since.

My daughter and I went through the McDonald’s take-out window and I gave the clerk a $5 bill. Our total was $4.25, so I also handed her a quarter.
She said, ‘you gave me too much money.’ I said, ‘Yes I know, but this way you can just give me a dollar bill back.

She sighed and went to get the manager, who asked me to repeat my request.

I did so, and he handed me back the quarter, and said ‘We’re sorry but we could not do that kind of thing.’

The clerk then proceeded to give me back $1 and 75 cents in change. 

Do not confuse the clerks at McD’s.

My daughter went to a local Taco Bell and ordered a taco.
She asked the person behind the counter for ‘minimal lettuce.’ 

He said he was sorry, but they only had iceburg lettuce.

— >From Kansas City 

I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked, ‘Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?’
To which I replied, ‘If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?’

He smiled knowingly and nodded, ‘That’s why we ask.’

Happened in Birmingham , Ala.

The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it’s safe to cross the street.
I was crossing with an intellectually challenged coworker of mine. She asked if I knew what the buzzer was for. I explained that it signals blind people when the light is red.

Appalled, she responded, ‘What on earth are blind people doing driving?!’

She was a probation officer in Wichita , KS 

At a good-bye luncheon for an old and dear coworker who was leaving the company due to ‘downsizing,’our manager commented cheerfully, ‘This is fun. We should do this more often.’
Not another word was spoken. We all just looked at each other with that deer-in-the-headlights stare.

This was a lunch at Texas Instruments.

I work with an individual who plugged her power strip back into itself and for the sake of her life, couldn’t understand why her system would not turn on. 

A deputy with the Dallas County Sheriff’s office, no less.


They walk among us……and theyVOTE.


THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 10-16-09)

Too bad we’re not all sitting at my home bar and reading these together…while listening to the sagacious tunes of JB, ND and CI. Of course!

Enjoy…and have a great week.


THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 10-16-09)

The battle that never ends is the battle of belief against unbelief.
–Thomas Carlyle

Suppose the world were only one of God’s jokes, would you work any the less to make it a good joke instead of a bad one?
–George Bernard Shaw

My happiness derives from knowing the people I love are happy.
–Holly Ketchel

One’s eyes are what one is, one’s mouth is what one becomes.
–John Galsworthy

Dont try to go too fast. Learn your job. Dont ever talk until you know what youre talking about. If you want to get along, go along.
–Sam Rayburn

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
–Robert Francis Kennedy

Poetry is at least an elegance and at most a revelation.
–Robert Fitzgerald

Grant what thou commandest and then command what thou wilt.
–St. Augustine

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.
–Kahlil Gibran

An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.
–Washington Irving

People are where they are because that is exactly where they really want to be — whether they will admit that or not.
–Earl Nightingale

When I think of vision, I have in mind the ability to see above and beyond the majority.
–Charles Swindoll

The doors of wisdom are never shut.
–Benjamin Franklin

Never argue with an idiot, onlookers may not be able to tell which one is which.
–Will Rogers

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.
–Abraham Lincoln


High_speed_train : Train at railway station, in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Our passion and enthusiasm for HSR and trains is undiminishing and full speed ahead! Let’s fill America with High Speed Rail! Its costs may be steep, but its benefits are immense and continual. Read our book FAST TRAINS and learn of HSR’s numerous benefits and the good it will do for America. And join us!

Check us out here:!

First Bionic Eye Receives FDA Approval



Now there is one more reason and new invention why I would not want to live a hundred or a thousand years ago.  Consider the radio, television, electric appliances, airplanes, automobiles, skyscrapers, wall-to-wall carpeting and modern industrial sanitation, magnificently orchestrated music recorded on CDs, beautiful movies and beautiful modern books, organ transplantation, computers, iPads, cell phones, cruise ships, lighted homes and cities, high speed trains, and tennis shoes and beautiful lingerie–and I’ve only named a few of a million reasons why these are magnificent and exciting times in which we live.  Well, here is another reason, to which you can add the recent successes of transplanted limbs:

Seeing is definitely believing!

Patrick The Poet

Hooked On The Memory of You‏

Famous Conservatives in Our History - US Message Board - Political ...

Our favorite artists often never release their best songs from their albums.  And radio stations aren’t always doing their job finding the best new songs to play for people to enjoy.  Neil Diamond sure has written a large catalog of beautiful songs he’s never released as singles.  Here is one that falls into that category of beautiful music deprivation–this gem of a romantic ballad from Diamond’s incomparable 1988 album The Best Years of Our Lives.  I remember it well.  It was one of the best years of my life.  And this melodic number may be one of the best songs by Neil Diamond you’ve never heard until now!

Patrick The Poet


THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (From 10-09-09)

Last week I was in Antarctica. But I’m back in the land of warm-blooded lifeforms and with a queue of earth-shattering bar quotes! Enjoy.

Patrick The Poet

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (From 10-09-09)

Books are the money of Literature, but only the counters of Science.
–Thoams H. Huxley

You know I say just what I think, and nothing more and less. I cannot say one thing and mean another.
–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The ultimate goal of a more effective and efficient life is to provide you with enough time to enjoy some of it.
–Michael Leboeuf

These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: Can’t live with them, or without them.

It is a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead — and find no one there.
–Franklin D. Roosevelt

Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
–Jim Rohn

To whom much is given is much required.
–Bible [Luke 12:49]

We don’t know one-millionth of one percent about anything.
–Thomas A. Edison

If we want to make something really superb on this planet, there is nothing whatever that can stop us.
–Shepherd Mead

Gossip is news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress.
–Liz Smith

The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
–Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn.
–William Shakespeare

In love, unlike most other passions, the recollection of what you have had and lost is always better than what you can hope for in the future.
–Henri B. Stendhal

I hold it true, whatever befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
‘Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
–Lord Alfred Tennyson



Read how an artist transforms a train into an experimental cross-country studio. It’s beautiful and amazing. So is our high speed rail book FAST TRAINS. Which is something you should also read. To be happy and smart and good looking for an entire lifetime!

Read here:

Previous Older Entries