Monday, May 19, 2014

Getting Out Of Bed

MQTlogoaHave a great day and don’t be afraid to ask for help.

Sleeping Man1

TRAVEL1 So get out there and travel.. & A GOOD MORNING TO YOU.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Political Flogging of a Dead Horse


Flog a Dead Horse:::   To waste effort on something when there is no chance of succeeding.


However, Politicians have found more advanced strategies to use.

politician1 A few examples::::

1. Buying a stronger whip
2. Appointing a committee to study the horse
3. Changing riders
4. Arranging to visit other countries to see how other cultures flog dead horses.
5. Lowering the standards so that the dead horse can be included.
6. Reclassifying the dead horse as "living impaired".
7. Hiring outside contractors to flog the dead horse.
8. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.
9. Proving additional funding to increase dead horse's performance.
10. Rewriting the expected performance requirement for all horses.
11. Promoting the dead horse to supervisory position.

JOHN1 The first recorded use of the expression in its modern sense was by the English politician and orator John Bright, referring to the Reform Act of 1867, which called for more democratic representation in Parliament. Trying to rouse Parliament from its apathy on the issue, he said in a speech, would be like trying to flog a dead horse to make it pull a load.

a1 Thanks for stopping by My Quality Time. We hope you were able to LOL

I’ll leave you with one last thought:: Why close the barn door after the horse is gone?


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MQTlogoa A dead horse walks into a bar and orders a whisky.
“I’m sorry, sir,” says the barman. “We don’t serve spirits.

You really need to read this::
Young Chuck in Montana bought a horse READ MORE

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sundog at Great Dunes Beach …. Jekyll Island Georgia

MQTlogoa To view great sky photos from all over the world visit Sky Watch Friday

DSC_0103 A sundog at Great dunes Beach Jekyll Island Georgia.


Sundogs can be blindingly bright, at other times they are a mere colored smudge on the sky. If you are interested in the science of Sundogs READ MORE


  1. Red skies at night, sailors delight.
  2. Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning.


Several tales of the appearance of sundogs have existed in popular culture. Some say a sundog brings good luck when spotted on a long journey, others say it will bring a radical change in weather conditions, such as rain.


A birds eye view of the sky.


Sometimes you can’t see the sky if you are under a Georgia oak. LOL..

toddlindacrframedsidebar Thanks for stopping by. Linda and I hope you have a “Sundog” day…


To view great sky photos from all over the world visit Sky Watch Friday

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Camping On Jekyll Island Georgia our Home away from Home..


MQTlogoa Joe Todd reporting from Jekyll Island Campground … (A Few Thoughts On Camping)

Map picture

Linda and I spent about one week at this campground the first part of May (tent site 16). Excellent Campground and we had all sunshine with temps ranging from 65 degrees a night to 85 degrees during the day….


This was our home away from home. We have had this Eureka tent for over thirty years. It has seen a lot of use (North South East West) and it is still going strong… Thanks Eureka


“The place which you have selected for your camp, though never so rough and grim, begins at once to have its attractions, and becomes a very centre of civilization to you: “Home is home, be it never so homely.” – Henry David Thoreau….. Linda tells me I’ll be cooking breakfast in the morning.


“How hard to realize that every camp of men or beast has this glorious starry firmament for a roof!  In such places standing alone on the mountain-top it is easy to realize that whatever special nests we make - leaves and moss like the marmots and birds, or tents or piled stone - we all dwell in a house of one room - the world with the firmament for its roof - and are sailing the celestial spaces without leaving any track.”  ~John Muir …. Linda says, “That is all well and good but where is breakfast?”


Camping tip #1… If you are camping for any length of time and using a Coleman/Propane Stove get a 10 gallon propane tank. I used to get so tired of carrying and then disposing of the individual tanks

pptank If you look closely you can just make out the top of my 10 gallon tank. ( Just trying to be a little easier on the environment)


Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.  ~Garrison Keillor


FAV1 I even did the dishes when I got a

120px-RoundTuit Ok one more camping tip. That would be tip #2… Did you notice the size of the Eureka Tent? Well, when one gets a little older one might have to make a couple trips to the bathroom during the night and the bathroom might be a little distant from your camp. So……

DSC_0002a The Luggable Loo fit nicely in the corner of the tent and saved a lot of steps….

Linda and I say, “ thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more on Jekyll Island.”

“Pitch your tent, park your RV or camper under the magnificent oaks on the northern tip of Jekyll Island! Located opposite the Clam Creek Picnic Area, you are near by Driftwood Beach, the fishing pier and fascinating historic ruins.” READ MORE


DSC_0006A ALERT: In case anyone is considering doing some camping this spring or summer, please note the following public service announcement: In Alaska, tourists are warned to wear tiny bells on their clothing when hiking in bear country. The bells warn away MOST bears. Tourists are also cautioned to watch the ground on the trail, paying particular attention to bear droppings to be alert for the presence of Grizzly Bears. One can tell a Grizzly dropping because it has tiny bells in it. (sorry)


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A Thought From The Beach on Jekyll Island,Georgia

MQTlogoa Joe Todd reporting from Jekyll Island Georgia…


Thought For Today:: We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. Mother Teresa

FAV1 Have a great day….

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Cinco de Mayo…Sinko de Mayo at My Quality Time

MQTlogoa CELEBRATES CINCO DE MAYO………………………………………………………………

cinco1Not my photo (came in an email)


Watch the video for history of Cinco de Mayo


Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mariachi music performances and street festivals in cities and towns across Mexico and the United States. READ MORE





Each Year On May 5th

Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's Mayonnaise was Manufactured in England.  In fact,The Titanic was carrying 10,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico,which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York.  This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico ...  But as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York.  The ship hit an iceberg and sank.


The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss.  Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning. The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5 and is known,of course, as - Sinko De Mayo.

cincogif  Have a great day….

MQTlogoa CELEBRATES CINCO DE MAYO………………………………………………………………