I'm writing this email in the palacious kitchen of Manny, an old college chum, who turned into an oncologist. Eyeing his 3 story, 2 acre mansion with a BMW, Porsche, GMC SUV Cadillac, antique furnitures, oil and water color paintings I'd say he's doing okay. A few hours ago he let me fly his Cirrus SR22 to and from an airline restaurant for breakfast. Let me tell you, working those controls was harder than I expected. It was like using a joystick with a 3D flight game in front of you. I spent half of the time just looking at the digital displays. A slight jerk on the yoke (the "joystick") -- forward, backward, left or right --- could shift the direction drastically.

Friends from all over are popping up for Manny's big birthday bash on Saturday. It's a joyous time. This couldn't have happened to a more deserving friend. He studied hard, he worked hard, he played his cards right, married the most down-to-earth generous woman. I'm so happy for him.

In this crazy world where people get to the top because of social influence, dishonest dealings, political favors, it's comforting to know that the sweat of your brow could still usher you to a life of luxury. As God has blessed him, it blesses those of us who see a textbook climb up the ladder of success..

Whichever step you're on in your ladder of life, I know that God is there. He is still in the business of blessing you.

We're about to start dinner now. Gotta go back and put on my party face. May you have a wonderful weekend. TGIF!

Wisdom from Tom of Pasadena, California
Words of Wisdom

Young enough to know I can. Old enough to know I shouldn't. Stupid enough to do it anyway!

Thanks to this week's winners:
Tom of Pasadena, Don of Kelowna, John of Rancho Palos Verdes, Rick of Arcadia and Carlos of New York.

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A penny saved is a government oversight.

He who hesitates is probably right.

Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are 'XL'.

Birds of a feather flock together...
And then poop on your car.

The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends.

The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.

The sole purpose of a child's Middle name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble.

Did you ever notice: When you put the 2 words 'The' and 'IRS' together it spells 'Theirs....'

Aging: Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.

When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to your youth, think of Algebra.

You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.

One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young. Ah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.  

Lord, Keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

Videos of the week: (click on the picture)

Medical Procedure
Contributed by Carlos of New York

Caleb playdough laugh

I wondered what the heck this movie was about and I burst out laughing when it all made sense. Hope you get it.

One Upmanship in China
Contributed by Carlos of New York

Chinese Discussion

A typical Chinese conversation. If you are familiar with the culture, there is constant social competition. I didn't expect the ending.

The Present
Contributed by John of Rancho Palos Verdes

Heart Warming Present

This is another non-English video but you can tell what's happening --- the parents are giving their son a present that turns out to be a fake one --- a practical joke. Then they hand their son a second "real" present. The kid's reaction will break your heart.

Bill Murray: Excerpt from Stripes
Contributed by Rick of Arcadia, CA

Bill Murray  in Stripes

A classic scene from the 80s movie. I think this was the inspiration to a lot of our modern snazzy marching drills.

TGIF! You folks in America, have a good Labor Day weekend!


Hey Bro!

Thanks for the TGIF. I enjoyed the "Sayings". Enjoy your visit with Manny.

Take care!


Glad to see you're having a get-together for another celebration, and this time in Manny's mansion. Very glad for Manny too. Like you said, he truly deserves it, and from the way you talk about your reunion, it seems he hasn't changed. True friends go more precious thru the years. God bless you all.
P.S. What's an oncologist?


Thanks Raoul, great Wisdom and Learning. That Plane is one of my favorites from the cockpit it is very neat and clean with joy sticks instead of yokes.


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