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February 21, 2024


BG’s Positively Speaking

Take It To The Limit

What do we mean by “Take it to the limit”? We usually mean,”take it as far as you can go”. If When talking about a car or a motorcycle we usyally mean “as fast as it will go”, putting our foot down and “Putting the peddle to the metal”. We don’t know what the limit is so we need to put it to the test. It’s a safe assumption that, most people have a fairly accurate idea what the limits of performance are on their machines (cars, bikes, snowmobiles, etc;). But do those people know, really know, what their own limits are? Probably another safe assumption is that the majority of them have no idea of what their own limits are. They go through life without ever testing their limits, never knowing what they could achieve, if only…….. !

Do you know Your Limits?

The first message of my book ‘Positively Speaking’ is about Dreams and what they can do for you. As an example of someone who achieved a dream I write about Novak Djokovic and his dream of becoming Wimbledon Men’s Champion, which he did in 2011. Three years later, I watched him on TV winning the 2014 title.  In the interview that followed, he talked about the ups and downs since his first win. About struggling with his defeats, how he had to “Put his foot down” and push himself to new limits. He understood that life is like a rubber band, once stretched it will never go back to it’s previous size.

Are you ready to stretch your rubber band? To put your foot on the accelerator? To find out what your limits really are? You can achieve great things, if only…

You take it to the limit…One More Time.


Not Clowning Around

Employers in New Zealand are legally required to offer employees the chance to bring a “support person” to so-called pink slip meetings to help them cope with being laid off. But while most people opt to bring a close friend or a family member, A young copywriter for an advertising agency in New Zealand recently made international headlines for bringing a professional clown as a support person to a company meeting where he expected to be fired. Upon receiving an email from management regarding a discussion of his role in the company and the mention of a support person, Josh Thompson expected the worst, so he prepared for it. Instead of asking someone close to accompany him, Thompson spent $200 to hire a professional clown. It was one of the most awkward pink slip meetings in history.


The Taxi Driver?

Magistrate: “What was he doing when you arrested him?”
Policeman: “He was arguing with a taxi driver, Your Honor.”
Magistrate: “That is no proof he was drunk.”
Policeman: “Well, Your Honor, there was no taxi driver there.”


Editors Quote Book


Only In Canada

Only in Canada do we work hard on a farm so we can move into town, where we can make more money… so we can move back to the farm.


Trivia Quiz

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1. Morocco is part of which continent?
Africa.
2. What type of alcohol is traditionally used in a margarita?
Tequila.
3. What are the bones in your spine called?
Vertabrae.
4. What's the technical term for a lie detector?
Polygraph.
5. If it's 5 pm. in Vancouver, what time is it in London?
One am.
6. Which actor starred with Julia Roberts in the 2022 Movie Ticket to Paradise?
George Clooney.
7. How many planets are in our solar system?
Eight.
8. Which letter is representative of 50 in Roman numerals?
‘L’.

 


Your Horoscope

For Amusement Only

ARIES (Mar 21- Apr 19):   An unexpected event will set the wheels in motion. You should jump on the cart before it passes you by.

TAURUS (Apr 20- May 20): Don’t be afraid to voice your opinion. You may be out ranked but you have the superior judgement.

GEMINI (May 21- Jun 20):  Your romantic life has a couple of abrupt changes. Just go with the flow and wait for things to settle.

CANCER (June 21-July 22):  Things will look much brighter if you change your outlook. Be optimistic. Expect the best to come your way.

LEO (Jul 23- Aug 22): Consult with someone older and wiser. They have walked in your shoes and know the path to follow.

VIRGO (Aug 23- Sept 22): Problems are looking for you. Your guardian angel will on alert keeping you free from harm, tread cautiously.

LIBRA (Sept 23- Oct 22): Extend an olive branch in order to save a friendship. It won’t heal all wounds but will help the healing.

SCORPIO (Oct 23- Nov 21): A trivial comment gets blown out of all proportion. Keep your thoughts to yourself and let things pass over.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22- Dec 21): Your determination will turn out to be your strong point and your saving grace. Keep following your chosen path.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22- Jan 19): We all have room for improvement and your no exception. Listen to constructive criticism and apply it to yourself.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your vision for the future needs to be more flexible. There are many twists and turns in life’s road.

PISCES (Feb 19- Mar 20): Your debt is becoming a burden. Tighten you belt. Even a little will help you in the long term.



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Silver Lining

There was a married couple who were in a terrible accident. The woman’s face was burned severely. The Doctor told the husband they couldn’t graft any skin from her body because she was too skinny. The husband then donated some of his skin…. however, the only place suitable to the Doctor was from his buttocks. The husband requested that no one be told of this, because after all this was a very delicate matter!
After the surgery was completed, everyone was astounded at the woman’s new beauty. She looked more beautiful than she ever did before! All her friends and relatives just ranted and raved at her youthful beauty.

She was alone with her husband one day and she wanted to thank him for what he did. She said, “Dear, I just want to thank you for everything you did for me! There is no way I could ever repay you!” He replied, “Oh, don’t worry, Honey, I get plenty of thanks every time your Mother comes over and kisses you on your cheek!!”


They Left Their Mark

The 20th century was a time of change and upheaval in which many of history’s influential figures made themselves known. As a result, some years stand out when it comes to notable births.

Take 1929 for instance. On January 15, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was born. On June 12, author and Holocaust victim Anne Frank entered the world. Then, legendary TV journalist Barbara Walters was born on September 29 that same year. Numerous other notable figures were born in 1929, but these three are most interesting because they each appeared to belong in different eras. Frank made her mark before and after World War II, King Jr. changed the world in the ‘60s, and Walters was active up until she retired in 2014.

The impact of these three lives was such that we still feel that impact today.


How Many Wives?

Two little boys were at a wedding when one leaned over to the other and asked, “How many wives can a man have?” His friend answered, “Sixteen… four better, four worse, four richer, and four poorer.”


Rednecks Go Fishing

Two rednecks go on a fishing trip. They rent all the equipment – the reels, the rods, the wading suits, the rowboat, the car, and even a cabin in the woods. I mean they spend a fortune! The first day they go fishing, but they don’t catch anything. The same thing happens on the second day, and on the third day. It goes on like this until finally, on the last day of their vacation, one of the men catches a fish. As they’re driving home they’re really depressed. One guy turns to the other and says, “Do you realize that this one lousy fish we caught cost us fifteen hundred bucks?” The other guy says, “Wow! Then it’s a good thing we didn’t catch any more!”


The Password Is

I was in a couple’s home trying to fix their Internet connection. The husband called out to his wife in the other room for the computer password. “Start with a capital S, then 123,” she shouted back. We tried S123 several times, but it didn’t work. So we called the wife in. As she input the password, she muttered, “I really don’t know what’s so difficult about typing


The Last Word

A good joke and a big belly laugh beats pills for many of the things that ail us.


3 comments on “Midland/Penetanguishene

  1. Lydia Ehmcke on said:

    I will try again since the first message did not work.
    It is always nice to read the Perkolator, it gives you food for thought and also lightens your day with the funny little stories.

  2. Lydia Ehmcke on said:

    It is always nice to read the Perkolator, it gives

  3. Lydia Ehmcke on said:

    It was wonderful to read the Percolator today, it made me smile for minutes and I think I will keep it up all day. Lydia

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