Saturday, July 15, 2006

George Carlin, Nice Butt, & Review

This was sent to me by an 83-year-old cousin - I didn't even know he loved George Carlin, but the man sure loves life. Enjoy.

George Carlin On Aging

Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions.

"How old are you?"

"I'm four and a half!"

You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key.

You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.

"How old are you?"

"I'm gonna be 16!" You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16!

And then the greatest day of your life . . you become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony . . . YOU BECOME = 21. YESSSS!!!

But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed?

You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are gone. But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!

So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60. You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70!

After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!

You get into your 80s and everyday is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn't end there.

Into the 90s, you start going backwards; "I Was JUST 92."

Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. "I'm 100 and a half!" May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!


1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay "them "

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9 Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Today's graphic is sent to you by Sylvia in Michigan:

On the writing front (considering I've just given you a backside - baaad pun), MAJOR huge shout-out to MILA BEAN at COFFEE TIME ROMANCE for her review on The Promise: Stream of Time – appreciate you, Mila!!!

Introducing an interesting viewpoint, Ms. Cash presents to readers a story of time travel, and the theory that time is circular and can be found through distinct keys. With an intricate plot and subplot, the reader is lead through a journey forming a final picture that is not only breathtaking but spectacular. With strong lead characters in search of the truth, a mystery as suspenseful as the clues to the puzzle, this story keeps a reader not only riveted but glued to their seat as they try to find the ending answer. I was very moved by the intrigue presented and the chill the theme of synchronicity and coincidences brought to the overall story. This reviewer gives much applause to Ms. Cash on writing a well-crafted and brilliant story.

Five of these babies - they just won't post side by side for me for some reason.

Another shout-out - there's a reviewer with a new website for you authors - her name is Cathie (Caffey is what she sometimes goes by) and she reads a LOT. Drop by and welcome her to cyberworld reviewing here .

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone.



At 2:53 PM, Blogger Michele said...

Love #9 about guilt trips...going to the mall sounds good to me.
Any reason to go shopping is good.

Recently my DH said, you need to replace those horrible sandals!
He hated my serviceable brown leather sandles.
So. I went shopping.
Came home with ... five pairs.
White, green, beige, sling backs and toe hugging flip flops.
No guilt here!

Oh, Wow! Major Happy for your wonderful review!

Isn't George Carlin wonderful? And to think, he was the voice for Thomas the Tank Engine for many years, LOL

At 7:41 PM, Blogger Melany said...

LOL I love that picture. And congrats on the review.

Too funny on the jokes.

At 11:08 PM, Blogger Lyn Cash said...

Michele? Five freakin' pair of sandals?! - lol - I gotta shop with you some day. We'd get along great.

Melany, thanks! Good to see you!

At 8:54 PM, Blogger April said...

I sooooo needed that today! I decided after 21, I'd ignore the age thing. I can vote, I can have a margaritta, what else do I need age for? :-)

Congrats on the smashing review!

At 9:33 PM, Blogger Mila Ramos said...

Hello there. Thank you for your words you sent to CTR! I was sitting there floored and super touched by it. Thank you, thank you. Can't wait for more out of the Promise Series if you have more coming out. Thanks again.

Mila 'Bean'

At 11:01 PM, Blogger Lyn Cash said...

April, thanks! Totally agree - lol!

MILA! How awesome to see you here - the pleasure is all MINE, girl! And there are supposed to be 2 follow up books: Swept Away, which is Mimi's story, and Forevermore, the 2nd story involving Ken & Nora that wraps it all up.

At 10:32 AM, Blogger Rinda Elliott said...

What a fantastic review!!! Congrats!


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