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JoSele Swopes
5 Hours Ago

Hi

Hi Sallye,
What's cookin Lady just thought I would drop in. I have been busy stayed with Mom last weekend. Then spent all week going back and forth going to the dentist... I also had a digestive test, I had to eat some nasty egg whites with tracers in them and dry toast with a smear of jam on it. I tasted the egg whites the rest of the day. The test took four hours of them taking pictures of my stomach. Just happy it is over.

sallye bates
8 Hours Ago

Today's Word

Aah, loosen that top button.

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sallye bates
9 Hours Ago

Today's Horoscope

Friday 5/26/17

ARIES.  (March 20 - April 18):  You may have underestimated an associate at work.  It’s not too late to make amends.  From the ashes springs a worthy friendship.

TAURUS.  (April 19 - May 19):  You’ve been so focused on people receiving their fair share that you overlooked yourself.  Make sure you get a piece of the pie too.

GEMINI.  (May 20 - June 19):  Why are you reconsidering something you rejected before?  Nothing has changed to make it more appealing.  Your first judgment call was right.

CANCER.  (June 20 - July 21):  Don’t fall prey to money schemes.  Though normally wary, you’re vulnerable now.  Stick to the straight and narrow.

LEO.  (July 22 - Aug. 21):  Nobody wants to take on a huge expenditure when finances are tight, but it’s a necessary evil.  Miraculously extra funds will be there when you need them.

VIRGO.  (Aug. 22 - Sept. 21):  Feelings of exploitation may be justified, but nobody will believe you if you sound off on every occasion.  Be choosier about what’s insufferable.

LIBRA.  (Sept. 22 - Oct. 21):  You like to keep options open, but it’s sending the wrong signal now.  Things are too risky to play with someone’s interests.  Be you.

SCORPIO.  (Oct. 22 - Nov. 20):  It’s the prospect of change that frightens you; not the circumstances.  Share apprehensions and you’ll receive encouragement to take the next step.

SAGITTARIUS.  (Nov. 21 - Dec. 20):  Truth may be relative, but people’s judgments of it aren’t.  Playing fast and loose with alt-facts could come back to haunt you.  Rethink it.

CAPRICORN.  (Dec. 21 - Jan. 18):  Regard current negotiations as works in progress.  Though not completely what you want, they’re not half bad either.

AQUARIUS.  (Jan. 19 - Feb. 17):  A client doesn’t like the results and wants a do-over.  Gently remind this person of the agreement in place.  Reneging isn’t an option.

PISCES.  (Feb. 18 - March 19):  Keep agreements vague for now.  More things are up in the air than not and you don’t want to lock yourself into any obligations prematurely.

sallye bates
20 Hours Ago

Extenuating Circumstances

While conducting some business at the Court House, I overheard a lady, who had been arrested for assaulting a Mammogram Technician, say, "Your Honour, I’m guilty, but there were extenuating circumstances."

The female Judge said, sarcastically, "I'd certainly like to hear those extenuating circumstances."
I did too so, I listened as the lady told her story.

"Your Honour, I had a mammogram appointment, which I actually kept. I was met by this perky little clipboard carrier smiling from ear to ear and she tilted her head to one side and crooned, "Hi! I'm Belinda! All I need you to do is step into this room right here, strip to the waist, then slip on this gown. Everything clear?"

I'm thinking, "Belinda, try decaf. This ain't rocket science."

Belinda then skipped away to prepare the chamber of horrors.

With the right side finished, Belinda flipped me (literally) to the left and said, "Hmmmm. Can you stand on your tippy toes and lean in a tad so we can get everything?"

"Fine," I answered.

I was freezing, bruised, and out of air, so why not use the remaining circulation in my legs and neck to finish me off? My body was in a holding pattern that defied gravity (with my other breast wedged between those two 4 inch pieces of square glass) when I heard and felt a zap!

Complete darkness, the power was off!

Belinda said, "Uh-oh, maintenance is working, bet they hit a snag." Then she headed for the door.

"Excuse me! You're not leaving me in this vice alone are you?" I shouted.

Belinda kept going and said, "Oh, you fussy puppy...the door's wide open so you'll have the emergency hall lights. I'll be right back."

Before I could shout "NOOOO!" She disappeared. And that's exactly how Bubba and Earl, "Maintenance Men Extraordinaire", found me...half-naked with part of me dangling from the Jaws of Life and the other part smashed between glass!

After exchanging a polite "Hi, how's it going? " type greeting, Bubba (or possibly Earl) asked, to my utter disbelief, if I knew the power was off.

Trying to disguise my hysteria, I replied with as much calmness as possible, "Uh, yes, I did but thanks anyway."

"OK, you take care now" Bubba replied and waved good-bye as though I'd been standing in the line at the grocery store.

Two hours later, Belinda breezes in wearing a sheepish grin. Making no attempt to suppress her amusement, she said, "Oh I am sooo sorry! The power came back on and I totally forgot about you! And silly me, I went to lunch. Are we upset?"

And that, Your Honour, is exactly how her head ended up between the clamps...."

The judge could hardly contain her laughter as she said "Case Dismissed."

sallye bates
20 Hours Ago

Before the Prom

We are having trouble uploading the pictures, but my son-in-law is working on the problem. This is the only one I have at the moment of my granddaughter before the prom.

Will post more later once he gets them downloaded.

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sallye bates
Yesterday at 7:08 AM

Today's Horoscope

ARIES.  (March 20 - April 18):  You can’t help it if a wedge is being driven between you and a friend.  It’s this person’s problem, not yours.  Give him/her time to get over it.

TAURUS.  (April 19 - May 19):  An agreement may be binding, but it’s not written in stone.  You have some ideas about how to make life easier.  Feel out what the other party has to say.

GEMINI.  (May 20 - June 19):  Your reluctance to act siphons precious energy and time.  Make the decision you’ve been avoiding.  You’ll be much happier.

CANCER.  (June 20 - July 21):  You can no longer abide by verbal agreements.  If this person’s serious then he’ll sign on the line.  Everything looks better when it’s in writing.

LEO.  (July 22 - Aug. 21):  Are you friends because you enjoy this person’s company or is it because of the company this person keeps?  The truth hurts but can also set you free.

VIRGO.  (Aug. 22 - Sept. 21):  You knew something had to give and now that moment has arrived.  Things won’t go exactly as predicted, so heads up.

LIBRA.  (Sept. 22 - Oct. 21):  Venus square Pluto could lead you to believe the worst when you should be keeping an open mind.  Don’t form conclusions before you have to.
SCORPIO.  (Oct. 22 - Nov. 20):  You’ll have to borrow to pay down loans.  Thank heavens there’s a loved one or friend on hand to help out.  You hate to ask, but ask.

SAGITTARIUS.  (Nov. 21 - Dec. 20):  Who do you turn to when making a big decision: an old friend or an acquaintance?  Choose the latter.  Familiarity harbors a blind spot.

CAPRICORN.  (Dec. 21 - Jan. 18):  You’re so used to doubt that you’ve forgotten how to be in your own corner.  Ease up on self-criticisms.  You need to believe in yourself.

AQUARIUS.  (Jan. 19 - Feb. 17):  Obligations will always be a part of your life which is why you can’t live by their timetable. Put yourself first and you’ll get a handle on things.

PISCES.  (Feb. 18 - March 19):  It’s time to get your house in order.  Literally.  Expect to be busy over the next four weeks with long overdue home improvements or upkeep.