Friday, September 05, 2008

A smile for the weekend...

I'm about to drop out of sight for a couple of days. Dottie is off this weekend; Bill and Laura are coming for dinner tonight for what may be his last Friday here, depending on when he starts driving to his new job back East. Tomorrow morning we're planning to try to catch a movie, then pick Dillon up on our way back to spend the night and Sunday.

I was a bit "precocious" growing up. I read early, and was lucky enough to not have my picking up of any book I had access to questioned.

The summer I was 6 my Dad took vacation and we drove to Texas to help his father rebuild an old house he had just bought for his retirement in Nocona, Texas. I-35 wasn't done yet, and Dad stopped in Claremore, Oklahoma overnight and we visited the Will Rogers Museum there. I became very enamored of the man, and as we were leaving used a bit of money I had saved to buy "The Autobiography of Will Rogers". I spent the rest of that vacation reading it, and have re-read it several times through the years, along with going back to find certain sections of it many times. At some point I need to replace it, or have it rebound...

Through the years I've quoted Will here, and once again he has come to mind as I know somewhere he's smiling at the video clip I'm going to use him to introduce:

"There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you."



I'll let Will close things for me as well...

"If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging."

May Friday be kind and your weekends all be lovely!

alan

9 comments:

zilla said...

Loved the video.

Wisdom is even better when dished out with a sense of humor, isn't it?

Have a relaxing, joyous time with your family this weekend.

beckyboop said...

Loved the video too! I actually watched the show. I laughed my a$$ off...Hypocrisy at its best.

Have a good weekend as well!

annie said...

i do believe we are dug-in pretty deep.

Debbie K said...

I hope you have a lovely weekend with your family.
Your party political broadcasts are so much more fun than ours!

Green tea said...

Enjoy your weekend Alan..you dserve some time off..

Connie in FL said...

Our other problem is that we are digging that hole in a pile of s**t!

Jon Stewart for President!!! He always gets it right.

Deb said...

Wow, totally cool that you were precocious!

You are right about the govt making it easy to be a satirist. I think the editing is so great in this montage and I lol each time I see it.

fineartist said...

Great clip and I love that John stewart guy.

Have a great week, since I missed the weekend, yourself Alan.

xx, Lori

nerdgirlsspace said...

Sunday night. Night for bloggers I believe! How was your family weekend??