Thursday, February 21

Quotes of Note

I feel like Edna today, after making vegetable soup and chicken salad for tomorrow's luncheon with mr. kenju's former hospital roommate. Do you remember reading about the Cornflake King? He and his wife are coming for lunch tomorrow, and it is the first time we have seen them since the middle of December. It is long overdue. We always enjoy their company.

Tomorrow evening we will go with our neighbors to a great local Northern Italian place here - Nina's - and I will probably have eggplant saltimbocca, with which they do an excellent job. I can't wait. Of course, we are both supposed to be watching our weight, and I, for one, am watching mine climb. I have to get serious soon, since my 50th class reunion is in August, and I'd like to look about the same as I did in 2003......LOL......if not better.
Chancy asked about C*stco for hearing aids. My appointment is next week, and I'll let you know what happens. The main thing I'm concerned about is being able to afford the best units for my type of hearing loss and not making a mistake. My dad had trouble finding a hearing aid he could wear easily and he had to buy several before he found what he needed. I'd like to make the best choice first!

A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition.

Jose Bergamin, author (1895-1983)


The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue. -Anonymous

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.-Ben Williams

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.-Josh Billings

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.-Andy Rooney

Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.-Franklin P. Jones

If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise -Unknown

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.-Robert A. Heinlein

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.-Mark Twain

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.-Roger Caras

If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them. -Phil Pastoret


Badabing said...

Eggplant Saltimoca sounds delicious.

Badabing said...

I meant Saltimboca...see, it got me so hungry just thinking about it that I couldn't type straight. :-)

PI said...

Once the weather improves it's an incentive to lose weight. At the moment I HAVE to have extra becos I need it.
I'm trying also to pluck up the energy to have a hearing test as mine is driving me nuts. Do let us know how you get on. There is so much hype for expensive stuff. said...

Judy, you and your hubby make friends no matter where you go.

Thanks for sticking with me through my extreme blogging slump.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I feel like Edna too!

rosemary said...

I always love your quotes...have fun eating.

Seamus said...

That's wonderful that you all are getting together.

The last quote about dogs and counting - I can certainly attest to that! Fox too!

paul maurice martin said...

"A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition."

Wish that would occur to those on the far right of their religious traditions, but they're generally too busy convincing each other of their certitude.


Good luck with finding a hearing aid that works well. I hope that you are able to look good for your reunion....and that you have a lot of fun. I have never tried that eggplant dish that you mentioned. Michele sent me. :-)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Have a lovely lunch tomorrow, Judy....! I too need to get serious about my diet....It really is hard, isn't it?

Those are great "sayings"....!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a fun post! I hope you find the right hearing aids! Xo lIdy

ET said...

You and Mr. Kenu must be very warm people to continue a relationship after you leave the hospital.

Granny Annie said...

I always believed that hospital roommates were the last people on earth anyone would want to see again. Should have known that you and Mr. Kenju would be the exceptions to the usual.

The dog quotes are so fantastic. I have had lots of pets buy my dog Slim is the first dog since my childhood that I have had time to really love. I get all emotional about her.

Laura said...

I've never had eggplant saltimboca, but I love eggplant, so I'll look it up. It sounds delicious!

Good luck with the hearing aid search! Have you tried using an audiologist at a hospital or medical center (if one is nearby) as opposed to one that is in private practice? They don't usually charge a commission that way, and you'll get a good, comprehensive exam to match your hearing loss.
Good luck with your search!

Beverly said...

Your cartoon and quotes are great. And how nice that you get to see the Cornflake king again. I indeed do remember him.

Have a good day. Don't work too hard, Judy.

Anna said...

I love that cartoon. I need to stock up on some of those cans I think Judy! :)

Dianne said...

great cartoon ;)

enjoy lunch and dinner, sounds like it is going to be a great day.

Nancy said...


My 92 year old Brother In Law wears a hearing aid and was always complaining that he was out of batteries for it. He said that half of the batteries that he bought were no good and he had to throw them away and get new ones.

So, I went to the store and bought a package of 24 hearing aid batteries and gave them to him.

He was sitting in his chair next to a metal trash can and began to put the batteries in his hearing aid. First one, No Good, PING.. it went in the metal can..Second one, that's Okay. Third one..Another one no good.PING..It hits the can.

All told, 13 of the 24 were no good and all I heard was PING,PING,
PING as they clattered into the can.

I knew this couldn't be right so I took all the batteries out of the trash and all the "Good" ones and checked them out. All Good! So, what was the matter?

What he was doing was putting some of them in backwards and naturally they wouldn't work, so those were the ones he was throwing out.

I tried to show him what he was doing but he really doesn't get it so I told his companion not to throw any batteries out and to take them out of the trash can and put them back in the new pack.

I figure that the next time around, the battery has a 50/50 chance of being a good one and won't make the can...

So far it's working ..

TLP said...

You'll look better than most at the reunion, I bet!

Pearl said...

I like the Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.-Franklin P. Jone

and the dog counting one. :)

Thanks for the smiles.

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

I love the Twain and Heinlein quotes. :-)

Carolyn said...

Love the dog quotes - they are ALL so very, very true!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

My hearing aids are the "over the ear" type. Not as classy-looking as the little "all in your ear" model, but it works better and I can keep it clean. Good luck, kid.

Ginnie said...

Judy, have you seen "The Bucket List"? At least Mr. Kenju isn't roaming the world with his hospital roomie (like in the movie) but I'd keep an eye on the guys just the same!

Anonymous said...

I love fried eggplant in tomato sauce, is that like Saltimbocca? Ah, I googled it & read up on it. Sounds delicious.
Michele sent me to consider something new for dinner tomorrow night!

Shephard said...

The dog quotes are great.
But the Jose Bergamin quote is probably the best quote I've read in years. Love that one, Judy. Thanks for sharing it.


Shephard said...

The first time I saw the Whoop-ass cartoon, I laughed so hard, I printed immediately and kept it on my bulletin board for months.

David said...


Claudecf said...

About the hearing aid, you have to be extra careful, because I have seen three people I really cared for spend a fortune on one and end up never really using it. Too noisy with lots of people around and not really necessary when face to face. So I guess you want to be able to give it a try under varied circumstances!