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Remembering Prince Philip’s best quips
“I declare this thing open, whatever it is.” (visit to Canada in 1969)
“If it has got four legs and it is not a chair, if it has got two wings and it flies but is not an aeroplane, and if it swims and it is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it.” (1986 World Wildlife Fund meeting).
“How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to get them through the test?”(to a driving instructor in Oban, Scotland, during a 1995 walkabout).
“Oh, it’s you that owns that ghastly car is it? We often see it when driving to Windsor Castle.” (Talking to neighbour Elton John’s about his beloved Watford themed Aston Martin, in 2001)
‘Are you asking me if the Queen is going to die?’ (on when the Prince of Wales would succeed to the throne)
“If it doesn’t fart or eat hay, she’s not interested.” (on the Princess Royal)
“I’ve just done what I think is my best. Some people think it’s all right. Some don’t. What can you do? I can’t suddenly change my whole way of doing things. I can’t change my interests and the way in which I react to things. It’s part of my style. It’s just too bad, they’ll have to lump it.” (on his reputation)
“Bits are beginning to drop off.” (Approaching his 90th birthday, 2011)
“Tolerance is the one essential ingredient … You can take it from me that the Queen has the quality of tolerance in abundance.”
Adieu, Larry King
Remembering some of Larry King’s best quotes…
“I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.”
“You gotta ask ‘why’ questions. ‘Why did you do this?’ A ‘why’ question you can’t answer with one word.”
“I never use the word ‘I’ when I interview someone. I think it’s irrelevant.”
“Basically, what it comes down to is I love what I do. I don’t do it for fame. I don’t do it for money. I just love it.”
“I never forgot being poor, and I never stopped thinking how fortunate I am.”
“I’m 80 years old, and I don’t know what I’m going to be when I grow up.”
“I’ve got a nice car. I love my job. I’ve got a bagel store, and I have breakfast every morning with friends I grew up with. I’ve been in movies, I’ve written books – I don’t know how that all happened.”
“The Kardashians can be famous for being famous. What do they do? I can’t figure it out.”
“I don’t wish anybody ill, I really don’t. I’ve got a lot of faults, but I was never jealous or envious or… it’s a waste of time.
“If I do something caring for a friend, I have no doubt in my mind they would do it for me.”
“Getting your house in order and reducing the confusion gives you more control over your life. Personal organization some how releases or frees you to operate more effectively.”
“I’m sort of the comic relief after a hard day at work. My message is that it’s OK to relax.”
R.I.P. Sean Connery
“You call this archaeology?” [Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade]
“You call it luck. I call it destiny.” [The Man Who Would Be King]
“I take the good with the bad. I can’t love people in slices.” [First Knight]
“No thinking—that comes later. You must write your first draft with your heart. You rewrite with your head. The first key to writing is…to write, not to think!” [Finding Forrester]
“May God grant us the wisdom to discover right, the will to choose it, and the strength to make it endure.” [King Arthur]
RIP, sweet Ebi!
Three week ago,
Shaye, my 8-year old daughter
bought herself a blue budgie and a bird cage.
And she calls her Ebi
(named after her favorite Japanese food, Ebi Sushi).
Ebi is the sweetest little thing.
You know what they say about pets and their owners being so alike.
Well, Ebi was just like Shaye – cheerful, noisy and messy.
When we’re around she’s the most obedient sweet little creature.
This morning , when we woke up we were shocked to find Ebi’s lifeless body,
her head stuck in between the bars.
Perhaps she got curious, stuck her head in between the bars,
panicked and broke her neck.
Just two days ago, I was playing with Ebi and
noticed the bar spacing at the bottom corner of the cage was a bit too wide.
But I did not give it much thought nor did I mention it to hubby.
I believe if I had said something about the wide spacing,
he would have done something cos he’s Mr Fix-It.
Again, I had ignored the inner voice hinting that something is wrong.
It’s a painful and unfortunate incident and a lesson of life and death for Shaye.
But I’m thankful for the joy Ebi brought and the time spent with her.
Oh, how she loved watching television with us in the room at night.
And a reminder that life is fragile and we must enjoy every moment.
Little by little we will let go of our loss but never of our love.
Fly free now, sweet Ebi!
We love you and you’ll be dearly missed.
Quote of the day – Burt Reynolds
“All you really have in the end are your stories.”
– Burt Reynolds [11.2.36 – 6.9.18]
Quote of the day – Anthony Bourdain
“Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it’s a start.”
– Anthony Bourdain [25.6.56 – 8.6.18]
“Teach love, generosity, good manners and
some of that will drift from the classroom
to the home and who knows,
the children will be educating the parents.”
– Roger Moore [14.10.27 – 23.05.17]
A Special Place
You have a special place Dear Lord
that I know you’ll always keep
A special place reserved for dogs
when they quietly fall asleep
With large and airy kennels
and a yard for hiding bones
With maybe a little babbling creek
that chatters over stones.
With wide green fields and flowers
for those who never knew
about running freely under
Your sky of perfect blue.
Lord,I know You keep this Special Place
And so to you I Pray,
For one Special Rottweiler puppy
Who quietly died today
He was full of strength & love
and so very, very cute.
He is dearly missed my Lord
By a very good friend of mine.
He went to join his ancestors
To Your land that is Devine
So, speak to Zap softly please
And give him a warm hello.
He’s a Special gift to you Dear Lord
From Pat, Jan, Sydelle and Shaye, who loved him so.
Original poem by Jan Cooper 1994