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11/28/18 Stand

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

"If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything."

"Where'd you end up?"

An old cowboy sat down at the Starbucks and ordered a cup of coffee.

As he sat sipping his coffee, a young woman sat down next to him.

She turned to the cowboy and asked, ‘Are you a real cowboy?’ He replied, ‘Well, I’ve spent my whole life breaking colts, working cows, going to rodeos, fixing fences, pulling calves, bailing hay, doctoring calves, cleaning my barn, fixing flats, working on tractors, and feeding my dogs, so I guess I am a cowboy..’

She said, ‘I’m a lesbian. I spend my whole day thinking about naked women. As soon as I get up in the morning, I think about naked women. When I shower, I think about naked women. When I watch TV, I think about naked women. It seems everything makes me think of naked women.’

The two sat sipping in silence.

A little while later, a man sat down on the other side of the old cowboy and asked, ‘Are you a real cowboy?’

He replied, ‘I always thought I was, but I just found out I’m a lesbian.’

It's Red Planet Day! The Martian probe, Mariner 4, was launched this day in 1964. Rather appropriate since the InSight probe landed on Mars just two days ago. It's French Toast Day (origins aren't really known but a similar dish is noted in Roman times; just basically eggs, milk, and bread, a yummy breakfast dish that is eaten with many different toppings; what's your favorite?), It's Letter Writing Day (yep, that's the full title for today's celebration; there's Letter Writing Day which will be on December 7; both days celebrate the almost-lost art of handwriting letters and mailing them by post; surprise someone and send them a handwritten letter), Make Your Own Head Day (a day to make a likeness of yourself from any medium-besides photos--selfies don't count; remember drawing your own picture in grade school?), Turkey Leftover Day (a final day to celebrate those yummy--maybe boring--leftovers from Thursday; heads-up--tomorrow is Throw Out Turkey Leftovers), and the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting is always on the Wednesday after Thanksgiving, so look for it on TV tonight. From MSN: The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree draws throngs of people to Midtown each year to celebrate the holidays. The tradition started in the 1930s, when construction workers at Rockefeller Center pooled their money to buy a tree. Officials at Rockefeller Center later formalized the event, especially today’s lighting ceremony, which will be attended by thousands of onlookers. Each year’s tree is selected by the head gardener at Rockefeller Center and topped with a huge star adorned with Swarovski crystals. This year, the tree introduces a new star designed by architect Daniel Libeskind—it weighs 900 pounds, is more than 9 feet in diameter, and features 70 spikes and three million crystals outfitted with LED lights to emit rays in all directions. In January, the tree is milled, and the lumber donated to Habitat for Humanity. We think Santa would approve.

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