Monday, March 13, 2023

Wisdom Jokes & Travel... At My Quality Time Blog Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens A collection of glass works by artist Dale Chihuly Wisdom Jokes & Travel


Let's Start With A Joke:::

For several years, a man was having an affair with an Italian woman. One night, she confided in him that she was pregnant. Not wanting to ruin his reputation or his marriage, he paid her a large sum of money if she would go to Italy to secretly have the child. If she stayed in Italy to raise the child, he would provide child support until the child was 18. She agreed but asked how he would know when the baby was born. To keep it discrete, he told her to mail him a post card and write ‘Spaghetti’ on it. He would then arrange the child support payments. One day about 8 months later, he came home to a very confused wife. “Honey, you received a very strange postcard today.” “Oh really? Let me see…” he said. The wife gave him the card and watched his face as he read it, turned white, and then fainted. The car read: “Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti. Two with meatballs, one without. Send extra sauce.”

Today's Quotes......

"Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today and you make your tomorrow."

"Happiness and strength endure only in the absence of hate. To hate alone is the road to disaster. To love is the road to strength."
"If you want to earn little money, write a book. If you want to make a lot of money, create a religion."
"To love in spite of all is the secret of greatness. And may very well be the greatest secret in this universe."
"Are you making life or is life making you?"

-L. Ron Hubbard


Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is Central Ohio’s premier botanical garden and home to the iconic John F. Wolfe Palm House which dates back to 1895. Situated just east of Franklin Park, the Conservatory is approximately two miles from downtown Columbus...... A collection of glass works by artist Dale Chihuly is also on display and included with admission.

Have A Great Day .... Joe Todd

Wisdom Jokes & Travel
Wisdom Jokes & Travel
Wisdom Jokes & Travel
Wisdom Jokes & Travel

Thursday, March 02, 2023

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not.” Not One Adult Gave A Single Shit About It... #WISDOM #JOKES #TRAVEL AT MY QUALITY TIME BLOG


“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It's not.”
“You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!”
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
“A person's a person, no matter how small.”
“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
― Dr. Seuss

Joe Todd Says, " Have A Great Day




Friday, February 24, 2023



"You know what ? Certain people think they will feel good if certain things happen… The trick is: you have to feel good for no reason."
"Remember, it’s your own body, your own brain. You’re not a victim of the universe, you are the universe."
"The greatest personal limitation is to be found not in the things you want to do and can’t, but in the things you’ve never considered doing."
"If you can’t enjoy what you have, you can’t enjoy more of it."
"Sometimes people say, 'One day you are going to look back at this and laugh.' My question is: 'Why wait?'"
- Richard Bandler

Have A Great Day. Joe Todd


Thursday, February 23, 2023



Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards. With his first swallow of coffee, he takes his daily medication. His medications are safe to take because some stupid commie liberal fought to insure their safety and that they work as advertised.
All but $10 of his medications are paid for by his employer's medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance - now Joe gets it too. He prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs. Joe's bacon is safe to eat because some girly-man liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing industry.
In the morning shower, Joe reaches for his shampoo. His bottle is properly labeled with each ingredient and its amount in the total contents because some crybaby liberal fought for his right to know what he was putting on his body and how much it contained.
Joe dresses, walks outside and takes a deep breath. The air he breathes is clean because some environmentalist wacko liberal fought for laws to stop industries from polluting our air. Joe begins his work day. He has a good job with medical benefits, retirement, paid holidays and vacation because some lazy liberal union members fought and died for these working standards. Joe's employer pays these standards because Joe's employer doesn't want his employees to call the union.
If Joe is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed, he'll get a worker compensation or unemployment check because some stupid liberal didn't think he should lose his home because of his temporary misfortune.
Its noontime and Joe needs to make a bank deposit so he can pay some bills. Joe's deposit is federally insured by the FSLIC because some godless liberal wanted to protect Joe's money from unscrupulous bankers who ruined the banking system before the Great Depression.
Joe has to pay his Fannie Mae-underwritten mortgage and his below-market federal student loan because some elitist liberal decided that Joe and the government would be better off if he was educated and earned more money over his lifetime.
Joe is home from work. He plans to visit his father this evening at his farm home in the country. He gets in his car for the drive. His car is among the safest in the world because some America-hating liberal fought for car safety standards. He arrives at his boyhood home. His was the third generation to live in the house financed by Farmers' Home Administration because bankers didn't want to make rural loans. The house didn't have electricity until some big-government liberal stuck his nose where it didn't belong and demanded rural electrification.
He is happy to see his father, who is now retired. His father lives on Social Security and a union pension because some wine-drinking, cheese-eating liberal made sure he could take care of himself so Joe wouldn't have to.
Joe gets back in his car for the ride home, and turns on a radio talk show. The radio host keeps saying that liberals are bad and conservatives are good. He doesn't mention that the beloved Republicans have fought against every protection and benefit Joe enjoys throughout his day.
Joe agrees: "We don't need those big-government liberals ruining our lives! After all, I'm a self-made man who believes everyone should take care of themselves, just like I have."

Have A Great Day.... Joe Todd


Joe Todd Says "Let's Get Speedy" Life in the holler At My Quality Time Blog

Joe Todd Says "Let's Get Speedy"

Today's Quotes

To be happy--one must find one's bliss”
“We are not put on this earth to see through one another. We are put on this earth to see one another through.”
"You must always have great, secret, big fat hopes for yourself in love and in life. The bigger, the better."
"I do take very good care of myself, and I'm always in love. And by that I mean I have an appetite for life. I'm in love with beauty and things and people and love and being in love, and those things I think, on the inside, show on the outside."
"There's a saying I read recently; I painted it on the fireplace and in my studio: 'Be kind to everyone you meet, for everyone is fighting a great battle.' We all are. Everyone."
“I've always believed that one woman's success can only help another woman's success.”
― Gloria Vanderbilt

Life in the holler...Little Winters...After the January thaw we are always looking forward to Spring. But here in the country Spring likes to play all kinds of tricks on us. We have what Appalachian folklore calls Little Winters. There is all kinds of good stories, legends, & myths in our folklore about these Little Winters. Along about the last of Feb. or early March we get use to a warm snap. Everything is wanting to bloom, makes us want to put away our winter clothes & Spring hits us with a frost, cold morning mist, & breezes that nips at us. Old timers, like me, knew this was coming & what to look forward too. Every change in the weather & surroundings had a name. Generally on & about a two week period there are some changes, but occasionally they get repeated.
The first Little Winter that comes along is Redbud winter. Mid march to the first of April. Periods of warm spells but still frosty mornings. Redbud trees starting to bloom, pink & red showing everywhere. Daffodils popping up all over. Also known as Apple Blossom winter because the apple trees start showing leaves & hint of blooms. Time to make Redbud jelly. Next comes Locust winter. Early to mid April. Orchards are full in bloom. Peach, pear, cherry, & plum. The locust trees are leaving out & starting to bloom. Warm days, cold nights. Time to plant them taters. Winter number three is Dogwood winter. Mid to late April to first of May. Also known as the Easter Squaw. Dogwood trees blooming, honey bees everywhere. Reminds us of the legend of the Dogwood tree. Still can have a frosty morn. Cold weather plants can be put out, cabbage, onions. Corn has been planted. Next we have Blackberry winter. Early May to mid May. Blackberry bushes blooming telling you that by July when the June bugs are flying you'll be eating blackberry cobbler. Still the threat of frost. Last we have Cotton Britches winter. Also known as Long Britches or Linsey Woolsey Britches winter. Because you are going to have need of them linen wool long johns to sleep in one more cold snap. After all of that if you hear a lonesome whippoorwill back in the holler before the summer solstice best save a log for the fire. It's Whippoorwill winter. Also known as Stump winter because you've burned up all your cut wood & there is nothing left to burn but the stump.
By now it's mid May the holler is green, squirrel nest are no longer setting on bare limbs easy prey for the hawk. There are wasp in the outhouse, hens are lying good again. Plant them matters. Enjoy the warm mornings setting on the porch sipping coffee talk'n to Jesus. Don't just call it Spring, our heritage is too full for that...Hidd'n in the holler...Lame Turtle.

Have A Great Day... Joe Todd

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

A Good Day For Jokes At My Quality Time Blog


A Good Day For Jokes

Life In The U.S.A.::: One evening a husband, thinking he was being funny, said to his wife, 'Perhaps we should start washing your clothes in 'Slim Fast'. Maybe it would take a few inches off of your butt!' His wife was not amused, and decided that she simply couldn't let such a comment go unrewarded.The next morning the husband took a pair of underwear out of his drawer. 'What the heck is this?' he said to himself as a little 'dust' cloud appeared when he shook them out .'Cathy', he hollered into the bathroom, 'Why did you put talcum powder in my underwear?' She replied with a snicker. 'It's not talcum powder; it's 'Miracle Grow'!

A man and his wife were having some problems at home and were giving each other the silent treatment. Suddenly the man realized that the next day he would need his wife to wake him a 5:00 A.M. for an early morning business flight. Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and LOSE), he wrote on a piece of paper, “Please wake me at 5 A.M.” He left it where he knew she would find it. The next morning the man woke up only to discover that it was 9:00 A.M. and he had missed his flight. Furious, he was about to go see why his wife hadn’t waken him when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed. The paper said, “It 5:00 A.M. Wake up.”

Have A Great day... Joe Todd

A Good Day For Jokes At My Quality Time Blog

A Good Day For Jokes At My Quality Time Blog

A Good Day For Jokes At My Quality Time Blog