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Give a man a gadget and he is bound by nature to play with it.

This is one of those stories where you begin to chuckle…then find yourself laughing out loud.


Last weekend I saw something at Larry’s Pistol & Pawn Shop that sparked my interest. The occasion was our 15th anniversary and I was looking for a little something extra for my wife Julie. What I came across was a 100,000-VOLT, pocket/purse-sized taser. The effects of the taser were supposed to be short lived, with no long-term adverse affect on your assailant, allowing her adequate time to retreat to safety….??


Long story short, I bought the device and brought it home.I loaded two AAA batteries in the darn thing and pushed the button. Nothing! I was disappointed. I learned, however, that if I pushed the button AND pressed it against a metal surface at the same time I’d get the blue arc of electricity darting back and forth between the prongs. AWESOME!!!

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I have no idea where this originated, so don’t get too upset over your results.Five things are happening in your house at the same time. In which sequence would you solve them?

  1. The telephone is ringing!
  2. The baby is crying!
  3. Someone’s knocking or calling you from the front door!
  4. You hung the clothes out to dry and it is beginning to rain!
  5. You left the tap on in the kitchen and the water is already overflowing!

In which sequence would you solve these problems?Write the sequence and check below how your decisions were made. Then check the first comment below to see how your priorities stack up.

A tear jerker of a blog post

You guys have got to read this entry from Memphis Steve over on his blog.  But be sure to have the tissues ready. 

Wednesday night we went for a walk, just My Wife and I. My cat, Spongebob Stinkypants, walked a short distance with us. It was pitch black outside. We could only barely see him trotting long the grass somewhat behind us. Eventually he disappeared, in one of the yards close to ours, still very close to home.

We walked for about 2 miles. It wasn’t very far. We have both been dealing with a great deal of stress and needed the exercise and chance to get out in the fresh air.

When we came home there was no sign of Stinky. I figured he was off in the trees where he usually is at this time of night. So we thought nothing of it and went inside.

Late that night, when it was time for bed, I turned on the porch light and called him. But he did not come. There was no sign of him. Finally, I gave up and went to bed. I figured he’d be sleeping on the back porch in the morning, like he always does if he doesn’t come in.

The next morning I went to let him in. He wasn’t there.

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