Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Bagel Song

Does anyone recognize this tune as the theme song from the Benny Hill show?

Other Bagel Blogs

I was amazed at how many blogs exist about bagels! You may enjoy checking out some of these yourself. This one is written by a cute 20-something in Chicago. She keeps in touch with her four sisters via her blog. This one describes making bagels for a virtual blog party. Gee, we'll have to try that sometime! / This one discusses weight loss and the bagel. Doug, you need to read this for your scoop and butter weight loss plan. Software designer in England enjoys his bagels. Journal of a recently married couple.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

When Insults Had Class

Submitted by Pat Richardson

These glorious insults are from an era before a great portion of the English language got boiled down to 4-letter words, not to mention waving middle fingers.

  • The exchange between Churchill & Lady Astor: She said, "If you were my Husband I'd give you poison," and he said, "If you were my wife, I'd drink it."

  • A member of Parliament to Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the Gallows or of some unspeakable disease." "That depends, Sir," said Disraeli, "on whether I embrace your policies or your mistress."

  • "He had delusions of adequacy." - Walter Kerr

  • "He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." - Winston Churchill

  • "A modest little person, with much to be modest about." - Winston Churchill

  • "I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure." Clarence Darrow

  • "He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the Dictionary." - William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway). "Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?" - Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner)

  • "Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time Reading it." Moses Hadas

  • "He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know." Abraham Lincoln

  • "I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved Of it." - Mark Twain

  • "He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends." - Oscar Wilde

  • "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a Friend.... If you have one." - George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second... If there is One." - Winston Churchill, in response.

  • "I feel so miserable without you; it's almost like having you here." - Stephen Bishop

  • "He is a self-made man and worships his creator." - John Bright

  • "I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial." - Irvin S. Cobb

  • "He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others." - Samuel Johnson

  • "He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up." - Paul Keating

  • "There's nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won't cure." - Jack E. Leonard

  • "He has the attention span of a lightning bolt." - Robert Redford

  • "They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of humanKnowledge." - Thomas Brackett Reed

  • "In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily." Charles, Count Talleyrand

  • "He loves nature in spite of what it did to him." - Forrest Tucker

  • "Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on It?" - Mark Twain

  • "His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork." - Mae West

  • "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go." - Oscar Wilde

  • "He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts.. . For support Rather than illumination. " - Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

  • "He has Van Gogh's ear for music." - Billy Wilder

  • "I've had a perfectly wonderful evening But this wasn't it." - Groucho Marx

Thank You

Dear Bagel Bunch,
Thank you all for the lovely plant basket. It certainly is a warm and wonderful feeling to have friends just like you!
Lois and Gene

Monday, March 3, 2008

Latest Blog Statistics (Don't Know What it Means, But It is Fun!

It is good news that most of our readers are faithful, return visitors. Keep sharing and reading!

Here is the location of our readers from last week.

Num, City ,Region , Country Name

72 Baltimore, Maryland United States

33 Arlington, Virginia United States

22 Annapolis, Maryland United States

8 Gaithersburg, Maryland United States

7 Salisbury, Maryland United States

6 Catonsville, Maryland United States

3 Columbia, Maryland United States

3 Bronx ,New York United States

3 Sheboygan ,Wisconsin United States

3 Lafayette ,Louisiana United States

2 Ames, Iowa United States

2 Champaign, Illinois United States

2 Reading, Pennsylvania United States

1 Pt. Jefferson Station, New York United States

1 Vancouver ,British Columbia Canada

1 Charlotte, North Carolina United States

1 Jacksonville, Florida United States

1 Janesville, Wisconsin United States

1 Brooklyn, New York United States

1 San Jose, California United States

1 Mountain View, California United States

Here are the latest key words readers have typed to "search" and ended up on our blog.

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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Another Weekend

Nancy discussed how her clothing purchases, such as this beautiful sweater, support women's businesses in South America and India.
Sue and Harold's children are reunited: Katelyn, Sarah and Paul.

Sue finally redeems a free coffee card after 14 years of coming to Sam's.

Some poor person at Twenty Nine Palms, CA military base falls for the "Big Boobs" search and finds Sam's. And gets bagels instead of boobs.

Janice visits and actually admits to being married to Bill!
Happy Belated Birthday, Janice.

Max and Zach win the award for Sam's best artists!

  • Pat's cabinets were finally her bedroom. Let's hope they get installed in her kitchen this week. We have our fingers crossed for you, Pat.

Doug was looking forward to going to the Maryland/Clemson game tonight with Glenn. Hope he enjoys a night off from being the basketball referee.

  • Didn't have my camera battery this morning and I missed lots of photo opportunities. First there was a team of folks (Patty, Paul, Bill) trying to adjust the table legs to create a level surface. This took more people and time than you can imagine. Then Jack left for a haircut, but the establishment was still closed. When he returned, he sat alone at a separate table as if he were in time out. Gladys changed seats at least four times. She moved once to make room for Marty, don't know why she moved the other times. There was a jacket strategically hung on the entrance door to block out the sun. Finally, Mike was having such a good time he refused to leave, so his Dad carried him out over his shoulder.

  • Glenn, Doug, and Bill recalled wearing platform shoes in the seventies. Bill wore them at his own wedding! This led to a discussion of favorite movies and Bill's discovery of digital cable and movies on demand. Saturday Night Fever made a big impression on the guys.

  • I had a power outage last Sunday and it disrupted our cable TV service. I gradually got fewer and fewer channels in my bedroom until there was just Channel 50, the one with the nun praying the rosary much of the day. I began to wonder if this was a sublime message. When the cable repair guy came, he determined that the problem was with the outside cable running from the street to the house. (Outside cable repairs are free, in the house cable repairs are billable). Of course, this guy only handled inside cable repairs , so now I am on the waiting list for the outside cable repairs. On the bright side, I am remembering a lot about the rosary.

The Bagel Crowd Ventures Out After Dark!

6644 Security Boulevard, Gwynn Oak, MD 21207
(Take Security Blvd. from 695 , head AWAY from the mall)
(The Salsa Grill is located in the strip mall on the left across from the car dealership.)
Bill T. has invited us to try one of his favorite restaurants, the Salsa Grill, on Friday, March 14th at 6 pm. He claims they serve the best crab cakes and fabulous desserts. If you'd like to reserve a spot, please leave a comment here or let Bill know next weekend at Sam's. You can check at the menu at the Salsa Grill's website at