Quotes to Live By

With all that has been happening lately in the world I have seen some pretty powerful quotes and sayings.

Here are some of them. 




These are words we should all live by. 

Saying for the Day

I’ve been seeing some really good sayings lately. Here is one of them.


Make it a great day.

Do you remember… Clackers

Clackers (also known as Ker-Bangers and numerous other names[1]) are a toy popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s.[2] They consisted of two plastic spheres suspended on string which, when swung up and down, banged against each other, making a clacking sound. Clackers are similar in appearance to bolas, the Argentinian weapons.




I Smell Cake*

R.I.P. Dick Van Patten

One of my favorite TV dad’s past away yesterday. I remember watching that show when I was a kid and wishing that I was part of that family.

The theme song to that show is one of my all-time favorite theme songs. It’s funny the things you remember when you were a kid and how something like this brings back all those memories.

It seems that more of those famous people that I grew up watching on TV are getting older and passing away. But thankfully we have the Internet, YouTube and other ways of watching our favorites over and over again.

Here is some advise Dick Van Patten gave Willie Aames.

“He said, ‘Remember today. Remember what you are doing. Time is short and these really are the good old days.’ “

* My brother, Joe and I would always say this to each other after someone famous died.

“I smell cake! If Uncle Bernie died, someone’s gonna have to go on a beer run!”— Dan Dorian

“My Cake” is the sixth episode of Scrubs’ fourth season. J.D.’s father dies and he and his brother Dan have to cope with it.

Shrimp Boil

This past weekend I went to Lake Charles, Louisiana girl the weekend. I had never been there and I thought it would be a fun place to go.

It’s about a six hours drive from San Antonio. I left on a Friday morning and made it to Lake Charles just in time to have dinner there.

A coworker suggested that I go to Steamboat bills to get some good food. The place is known for its good food and their seafood.

I decided to try the Spicy Shrimp boil boil in a side order of red beans and rice.

I think that that was the best shrimp tails I have ever had. The size of those shrimp with the biggest did that I have ever seen. So boil was spicy but not too spicy foods just enough to have a little heat. But I had enough sweet tea that I didn’t mind the little heat.

After I ate all of the shrimp I didn’t have room for dessert. But when I was leaving I did notice the cooler that was filled with all the desserts that they have. So I decided to get a piece of carrot cake to go. That was another good choice to make because that was probably one of the Top 3 best carrot cake that I have ever had.

After I left the restaurant I drove around downtown Lake Charles and I parked in the parking lot to the shore. Other people were walking and running on the sidewalk I was in my car eating my carrot cake. I didn’t feel bad at all sitting there while everybody else was exercising. The next day I decided to go to the newest casino in Lake Charles the Golden Nugget. I am not much of a gambler mostly because I have the attention span of a gnat. But I did manage spend about an hour at the penny slot machines. I made my money back and I even made five cent profit. So that is a win for me.

Once I was done at the slot machine it was time for lunch. At the casino they had a Saltgrass restaurant. I like that place the food is always good and I’ve never had a bad meal there. After lunch I drove around Lake Charles a little bit more before the heat and humidity of Southwest Louisiana got to me.

I went back to my hotel room and rested and relaxed for the rest of the evening, it was the end of a good day.

The next day I made it to the free breakfast before my trip back to San Antonio. Some things that I learned: 1) is that 6 hours driving now is a lot different than when I was 25. I was ready to pull over after an hour of driving and the traffic in Houston! It sucks! 2) I have some really strange music on my iPod. I am the type of person to put any type of music on my iPod. But there are some music that I even I question why I even have it? And C) I am a lone wolf traveler I have no problem taking a road trip or do anything by myself. I have the freedom to do whatever I want to do and not worry if the other person is having fun or not. Plus if I want to listen to a song 7 times in a row, I can do that.

Now I’m planning my next road trip, I think I’m going to travel west in Texas headed to El Paso and maybe go into New Mexico to see what is going on over there.

Rain in South Texas

Here’s a picture of our front yard after 30 minutes of rain so far. 

It amazes me how quickly it floods here in South Texas. 

The rains are an after effect of the the storm on the coast. It’s a hazy shade of gray in the skies. And I’m not too sure what that smell is in the air.  Just let me say, it’s not a fresh, flowery smell. 

While I enjoyed sitting watching and listening to the rain. My mosquitoes decided to attack and bite me. So, that enough nature stuff for me. Back inside with the air conditioner and TV. 

Words to Live By

I hate when I see something posted on Facebook… usually it’s something by hat hits the nail on the head.

Here is another example of how we should live.


Make it a great week.

Song of the Week — Mona Lisa

There have been a lot of songs popping in my head lately. From the classic oldies to the coolest music ever from the 80’s. But I’ve had this song playing in my head for a couple of days. It seems to be my go-to song to whistle to.

Mona Lisa” (1950) by Nat King Cole. Maybe its because I recently watched the movie “The Freshman” and they played that song. Now I am on a mission to find the other artists, including Jim Reeves, Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Art Lund, Shakin’ Stevens, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, the Neville Brothers, and Nat King Cole’s daughter Natalie Cole, who have sung this song.

“Mona Lisa” is track #9 on the album The World Of Nat King Cole.

It was written by Evans, Ray / Livingston, Jay.

Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa, men have named you
You’re so like the lady with the mystic smile
Is it only ’cause you’re lonely, they have blamed you
For that Mona Lisa strangeness in your smile?

Do you smile to tempt a lover, Mona Lisa?
Or is this your way to hide a broken heart?
Many dreams have been brought to your doorstep
They just lie there and they die there

Are you warm, are you real, Mona Lisa?
Or just a cold and lonely, lovely work of art?

Do you smile to tempt a lover, Mona Lisa?
Or is this your way to hide a broken heart?
Many dreams have been brought to your doorstep
They just lie there and they die there

Are you warm, are you real, Mona Lisa?
Or just a cold and lonely, lovely work of art?
Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa

Quote of the Day

Sharing a quote I saw on Facebook.


I think more people should live by this.

Mini Baked Ham Sandwiches

I have seen this receipe post several different times and each time I say to myself that I need to make these. 

I’m getting closer to making them… One of these days!

Mini Baked Ham Sandwiches

King’s Hawaiian Recipes

1 pound Deli ham shaved

1 pound Swiss cheese thinly sliced

1 1/2 sticks Butter

1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 1/2 teaspoons Minced onion dried

1 12-pack KING’S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls


Step 1

Melt butter and mix in mustard, sauce and onion.

Step 2

Cut the entire pack of rolls in half, horizontally (keeping all top and bottom halves separately in tact).

Step 3

In a 9×13 inch pan, place bottom half of rolls and cover with ham and cheese.

Step 4

Cover ham and cheese stacks with top half of rolls.

Step 5

Drizzle butter mixture over top of rolls, making sure onion is evenly distributed.

Step 6

Refrigerate over night.

Step 7

Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes and, once finished, separate for serving.

I really, really need to make these. 

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